163 Inspiring Quotes about Jobs

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about jobs? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 163 most beautiful jobs quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

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The citizens of Ludania would finally be free, no longer forced into a class system that determined what language they could speak, what jobs they could do, or who they could be

— Kimberly Derting, The Pledge

I was kicked out of school because of my attitude. I was not assimilating. So I went to work, taking any jobs I could get.

— Richard Pryor

Yet in this global economy, no jobs are safe. High-speed Internet connections and low-cost, skilled labor overseas are an explosive combination.

— Bob Taft

Time given out through jobs can be channeled into something productive

— Sunday Adelaja

A 2002 Oxford study showed counting sheep actually delays the onset of sleep. It’s just too dull to stop us from worrying about jobs and spouses

— A.J. Jacobs, Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection

I’ve met a lot of people who’ve lost their jobs and they still have a sense of humor.

— Louis C. K.

One of the most important jobs of the youth is to make the elderly happy.

— Mehmet Murat ildan

I’ve had some pretty awful jobs that I don’t miss, like working on a nightclub door, or compiling VIP lists at 3 A.M. in the morning, but sometimes it’s just got to be done.

— Luke Evans

Youths are passed through schools that don’t teach. Then forced to search for jobs that don’t exist and finally left stranded to stare at the glamorous lives advertised around them.

— Huey Newton

Simply expanding Medicaid does not improve health care outcomes. In Louisiana, instead we’re helping people getting better paying jobs so they can provide for their own health care.

— Bobby Jindal

What companies want most from their managers is what they most stop their managers from giving. What managers want most from their jobs is what they most stop themselves from getting.

— Stan Slap

People are fed up with the way things are. There is a lot of bitterness out there, a lot of anger about a lack of jobs and concerns for the next generation.

— Gary Lineker

Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvellous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family.

— Francesca Annis

When I graduated college I had a series of just humiliating jobs that I couldn’t believe I was at.

— Lena Dunham

My father took one of the toughest jobs in the government because he cared about his nation more than himself. His courage and conviction have always driven me to want to make a difference.

— Pardis Sabeti

Everybody knows how others should do their jobs – but they don’t know how to do theirs.

— Nabil N. Jamal

God didn’t bring us together. Our jobs brought us together. That’s not divine intervention, that’s just life.

— Tiffany Quay Tyson, Three Rivers

Women have made tons of progress. But we still have a small percentage of the top jobs in any industry, in any nation in the world. I think that’s partly because from a very young age, we encourage our boys to lead and we call our girls bossy.

— Sheryl Sandberg

There’s no requirement that jobs be meaningful. If there was, half the country would be unemployed.

— Max Barry, Company

12% of dreams create jobs. 88% of jobs destroy dreams.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana, N for Nigger: Aphorisms for Grown Children and Childish Grown-ups

When white-collar people get jobs they sell not only their time and energy but their personalities as well. They sell by week or month their smiles and their kindly gestures and they must practise prompt repression of resentment and aggression.

— C. Wright Mills

Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher.

— Maggie Gallagher

When we accept tough jobs as a challenge and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm miracles can happen.

— Arland Gilbert

Americans would prefer that immigrants do their jobs and then disappear at the end of the day.

— George F. Will, The Woven Figure: Conservatism and America’s Fabric

One simple way to keep organizations from becoming cancerous might be to rotate all jobs on a regular, frequent and mandatory basis, including the leadership positions.

— Robert Shea

Our economy is based on spending billions to persuade people that happiness is buying things, and then insisting that the only way to have a viable economy is to make things for people to buy so they’ll have jobs and get enough money to buy things.

— Philip Slater

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

I encourage everyone to pay attention to the issues that matter to you, from jobs and the economy, to education and our schools, to criminal justice reform. Whatever it is that you care about, make sure you use your voice.

— Two Chainz

As a historical novelist, there are few jobs more retrospective.

— Sara Sheridan

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” —

— William Arthur Ward

Scotland forms a crucial part of our Armed Forces which should not be jeopardised by rushed cuts or a rush to the exit from the U.K. Defence jobs are vital to the Scottish economy and yet independence puts thousands of jobs at risk.

— Philip Hammond

I want my list of works to be lean and mean and everything was urgent and had to be done. Nothing to play the market. My family’s had to suffer for that, that I haven’t done commercial jobs just to bring home the bacon.

— Josh Alan Friedman

Second, we will give our fellow citizens the skills they need for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow. When it comes to the school your child will attend, every parent should have a choice, and every child should have a chance.

— Mitt Romney

Investment is crucial. Because the truth is, you only get jobs and growth in the economy when people invest money, at their own risk, in setting up a business or expanding an existing business.

— John Key

The arts can play a vital role in revitalizing neighborhoods, using and improving vacant space, bringing new jobs and new sense of opportunity, and improving public safety by generating more foot traffic and more eyes on the street.

— Gavin Newsom

Let’s make sure we’re doing what we can in our own backyard to gain our energy independence and to create American jobs with American energy.

— Cory Gardner

Money is still the root of all evilYet we tell our kids don’t get that degreeThe jobs don’t pay enough.

— Prince Ea

All jobs must be respected, because they are being done unto God.

— Sunday Adelaja

Pay attention to those employees who respectfully ask why. They are demonstrating an interest in their jobs and exhibiting a curiosity that could eventually translate into leadership ability.

— Harvey Mackay

When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm miracles can happen.

— Arland Gilbert

The fact is that we cannot drill our way to independence. We cannot drill our way to freedom, and we cannot drill our way to create jobs in this country.

— Jay Inslee

To truly invest your time into doing what you were born to do, you should be running away from jobs not running to jobs.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

My dad worked two jobs and moved us to the suburbs, and just being a black person, I went through a lot of racism and being called names and being bullied every single day. And it was hard. I didn’t have any friends.

— Sherri Shepherd

A good place to meet a man is at the dry cleaner. These men usually have jobs and bathe.

— Rita Rudner

Because the truth is, today’s immigrants, as they have for generation after generation, work the longest hours at the hardest jobs for the lowest pay, jobs that are just about impossible to fill.

— Luis Gutierrez

Health is more than the absence of disease. Health is about jobs and employment, education, the environment, and all of those things that go into making us healthy.

— Joycelyn Elders

An amateur is an artist who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to paint. A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint.

— Ben Shahn

But, as environment minister, I am very interested in a thriving German automobile industry, because I can only pay for the rising costs of environmental protection at home and abroad if there are people in Germany with jobs and who pay taxes.

— Sigmar Gabriel

Education makes children less dependent upon others and opens doors to better jobs and career possibilities.

— Solomon Ortiz

I did plenty of jobs that I hated. I was a bank teller and terrible at it. I parked cars, a valet. I answered phones. I somehow avoided being a waiter. I knew I wouldn’t be able to keep the order straight. I’m not much of a multi-tasker.

— Will Ferrell

In many cases, jobs that used to be done by people are going to be able to be done through automation. I don’t have an answer to that. That’s one of the more perplexing problems of society.

— John Sculley

Don’t only think of which job to get and live on. Think about which problem to solve and the jobs will keep suggesting themselves.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

I was very lucky – it wasn’t a question of being wealthy my father was just extremely lucky with the couple of jobs he got. So we got a chance to travel when nobody else could travel.

— Romesh Gunesekera

DIGNITY OF LABOR indicates that all types of jobs are respected equally.

— Sunday Adelaja

Investing in industries and technology for the 21st century generates high-skilled, high-wage jobs for industries of the future.

— Jay Inslee

THE MAIN DUTY OF LAW enforcement is law breaking. Right now the disciplined forces jobs are the reserve of the ‘elite’ and security has little meaning, money is the arbiter of law breaking.

— Vincent de Paul, Flashes of Vice: Vol III

The personal values managers reported being the most under pressure to compromise to do their jobs successfully: 1. Family 2. Integrity.

— Stan Slap

By including children with different learning abilities in mainstream and specialized schools, we can change attitudes and promote respect. By creating suitable jobs for adults with autism, we integrate them into society.

— Ban Ki-moon

The girls were expected to grow up to be somebody’s wife. They were also expected to read and write, those being considered soft indoor jobs that were too fiddly for the boys.

— Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth.

— Jennifer Aniston

When I started acting, I thought if I got one or two jobs a year I’d be lucky. So yeah, my career has gone so much farther than I ever suspected it would, and as such I feel lucky for everything I get. I feel thankful and grateful.

— James McAvoy

What galled him most was the presumption of these writer types, as if there weren’t actual people in the world, with jobs to do, appointments to keep, wives to appease, but only so much material.

— Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

Small business is the backbone of our economy. I’m for big business, too. But small business is where the jobs are generated.

— Michele Bachmann

The offshoring of American jobs by global corporations and the deregulation of the U.S. financial system have resulted in American economic failure.

— Paul Craig Roberts

We have to face the fact that countries are going to lose jobs to robotics. The only question that needs to be answered is which country will create and own the best robotic technology and have the infrastructure necessary to enable it.

— Mark Cuban

I’ve given guys blow jobs just because I’ve run out of things to talk about.’Oh, Rae. Who hasn’t

— Anne Lamott, Crooked Little Heart

Taking care of yourself is one of the hardest jobs — don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise. It’s much easier to take care of others.

— Charity Shumway, Ten Girls to Watch

My mother told me that life isn’t always about pleasing yourself and that sometimes you have to do things for the sole benefit of another human being. I completely agreed with her, but reminded her that that was what blow jobs were for.

— Chelsea Handler, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

If cheap immigrant labor is made unavailable, employers can hire Americans at a higher wage, or replace low-wage immigrant workers with technology and automation, which will create a smaller number of skilled jobs for Americans.

— Jan C. Ting

Gomst’s mouth framed a ‘no’, but every other muscle in him said ‘yes’. You’d think priests would be better liars, what with their jobs and all.

— Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

The kinds of jobs a fifteen-and-a-half-year-old can get are not worth doing. They pay shit and suck.

— A.D. Aliwat, Alpha

I suppose one oughtn’t to marry anybody, unless one’s prepared to make him a full-time job.”“Probably not; though there are a few rare people, I believe, who don’t look on themselves as jobs but as fellow creatures.

— Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

In a bid for change, we have to take off our coats, be prepared to lose our comfort and security, our jobs and positions of prestige, and our families… A struggle without casualties is no struggle.

— Steven Biko

When you make the decision to start something new, first figure out the jobs you want to do. Then position yourself to play where no one else is playing.

— Whitney Johnson, Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work

For African societies, no issue looms larger than employment. Only vibrant entrepreneurship and thriving small businesses can hope to provide the millions of jobs that are needed.

— Richard Attias

People who end up with the good jobs are the proactive ones who are solutions to problems, not problems themselves, who seize the initiative to do whatever is necessary, consistent with correct principles, to get the job done.

— Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

As Jim Lawrence, a black labor activist at a GM plant in Dayton, Ohio, describes it, during the 1960s ‘the union gave foremen a blank check to mistreat blacks and keep them out of the high-rate machine jobs and the skilled trades.’ 

— David T. Hardy, Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Stupid White Man

She works on her never-ending project for hours at a time. In art school they talked about day jobs in tones of horror. She never would have imagined that her day job would be the calmest and least cluttered part of her life.

— Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven

People get devalued in Hollywood when they age, despite all their efforts to stay relevant and beautiful and young. They can’t get jobs anymore.

— David LaChapelle

Though one’s occupation for his or her livelihood involves physical work or menial labour, it is held that the job carries dignity, compared to the jobs that involve more intellect than body.

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With what dread and apprehension we entrust important jobs into the hands of others. Imagine the love of a needless God who is willing to want our work.

— Calvin Miller, The Words of Christ: An Every Day Journey with Jesus

My first jobs after graduation in 1955 were as a project engineer for G.E. and later with the U.S. government in Washington, D.C., where I met and married my wife, Dolores Celini.

— Oliver E. Williamson

Scientific research and other studies have demonstrated that arts education can enhance American students’ math and language skills and improve test scores which in turn increase chances of higher education and good jobs in the future.

— Thad Cochran

In terms of environmental impact, Samasource jobs are very green. Our product is human intelligence, and it’s transported through the Internet rather than via carbon-intensive trucking, shipping, and warehousing.

— Leila Janah

It makes a lot more sense for us to be investing in jobs and education rather than jails and incarceration.

— Bernie Sanders

The Recovery plan will put money in the pockets of the American worker, create and save millions of new jobs and invest in crucial areas such as health care, education, energy independence and a new infrastructure.

— Valerie Jarrett

My husband changed jobs so fast that I simply never knew what business he was in.

— Rose Kennedy

Some think of Islam as an expedient jobs program that moves the female half of the population out of the way.

— William Langewiesche, Sahara Unveiled: A Journey Across the Desert

I find blow jobs to be highly respectable. In fact, I can’t think of many things I respect more than your lips around my cock.

— Heather M. Orgeron, Boomerangers

I studied the lives of great men and famous women and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.

— Harry S. Truman

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

— William Arthur Ward

By fulfilling our divinely appointed jobs as parents, we can be God’s tools that define and refine our children as they are sculpted into the individuals that He wants them to be.

— Tamara L. Chilver

Cat, I’ll let you in on a little secret. We don’t all love our jobs every day. And doing something you have passion for doesn’t make the work part of it any easier…It just makes you less likely to quit.

— Kate Jacobs, The Friday Night Knitting Club

We’ve each given the hours of our lives in dull rote jobs for other men’s profit, and have been asked to be grateful for doing that.

— Charles Bukowski, Absence of the Hero

What a man accomplishes in a day depends upon the way in which he approaches his tasks. When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm miracles can happen.

— Arland Gilbert

NASA is an engine of innovation and inspiration as well as the world’s premier space exploration agency, and we are well served by politicians working to keep it that way, instead of turning it into a mere jobs program, or worse, cutting its budget.

— Bill Nye

People work harder, longer, and more creatively if they are motivated by the intrinsic pleasure of their work. Managers must do everything they can to make the value of jobs obvious and the joy in them accessible.

— Robert Watson, Leadership Secrets of the Salvation Army

Companies like Google and Facebook may offer jobs allowing or requiring imagination and creativity, but the whole of Silicon Valley accounts for only 3 percent of national income and a smaller percentage of national employment.

— Edmund Phelps

Mitt Romney will stop the attacks on job creators, encourage entrepreneurs to chase their dreams, and bring good jobs and a better future to all Americans.

— Marco Rubio

The dreams we had of finding meaning and fulfillment through our jobs have faded into the reality of professional politics, burnout, boredom and intense competition.

— Vicki Robin

Holding your team accountable to do the jobs they’re being paid to do is not being mean; it’s being a manager, and that’s your job.

— Liz Weber, Something Needs to Change Around Here

When I was in Philadelphia during the Depression in 1930 or ’31, I got a very sad job as a night watchman in a garage. The cars in the garage had been abandoned by their owners, since they had lost their jobs and couldn’t keep up the payments.

— Tom Glazer

Though one’s occupation for his or her livelihood involves physical work or menial labor, it is held that the job carries dignity, compared to the jobs that involve more intellect than body.

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I felt a failure because I couldn’t sustain myself from what I earned from my writing. My day jobs were what mattered, and it was hard to even get those because universities wouldn’t hire me as a real writer.

— Sandra Cisneros

In all modern depressions recessions or growth-correction as variously they are called we never miss the goods that are not produced. We miss only the opportunities for the labour – for the jobs – that are not provided.

— J. K. Galbraith

Public confidence in, and support for, the euro – and, indeed, the European Union – will ultimately be determined by how well we deliver on growth and jobs rather than on institutional wrangling and complex legal or technical negotiations.

— Enda Kenny

And to get real work experience, you need a job, and most jobs will require you to have had either real work experience or a graduate degree.

— Donald Norman

Journalists couldn’t do their jobs overseas without taking risks, and the same is true for diplomats and intelligence officers.

— David Ignatius

I think most of us are looking for a calling, not a job. Most of us, like the assembly-line worker, have jobs that are too small for our spirit. Jobs are not big enough for people.

— Studs Terkel, Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do

Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

— Dale Carnegie

The only jobs kids have are to do well in school, to be charming and polite, and be thankful. That’s it. I’ll house you, protect you, I’ll even give my life for you, and in return, you will behave.

— Gene Simmons

One: balance the budget now, not later. Two: Get Americans jobs by ending illegal immigration and making legal immigration harder. Lastly: Impose term limits.

— Virgil Goode

The spread of computers and the Internet will put jobs in two categories. People who tell computers what to do, and people who are told by computers what to do.

— Marc Andreessen

Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life.

— John Updike

Sadie, ” he said forlornly, “when you become a parent, you may understand this. One of my hardest jobs as a father, one of my greatest duties, was to realize that my own dreams, my own goals and wishes, are secondary to my children’s.

— Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid

I want to create an economy where minimum wage is a very brief stepping stone to higher-paying jobs so people can realize their dreams.

— Thom Tillis

Treat life as a suicide mission, take on the impossible jobs and attack with the gusto of someone who has nothing to lose…. and when you revel in victory, make like it’s a dirty win

— Josh Stern, And That’s Why I’m Single: What Good Is Having A Lucky Horseshoe Up Your Butt When The Horse Is Still Attached?

I think that stocks have been this tremendous, tremendous equalizer for people in this country. Guys who can’t make a lot of money at their jobs have been able to make a lot of money in the stock market.

— Jim Cramer

If America is to be strong in the future, Americans must see America as home, not divided by race or region. Build American jobs for the future and come together with compassion to solve problems.

— Phil Mitchell, A Bright New Morning: An American Story

We need the private sector to create jobs. If the government could create jobs Communism would have worked, but it didn’t.

— Tim Scott

Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s jobs with yesterday’s tools!

— Marshall McLuhan

Firefighters are essential to the safety and security of our local communities. We owe it to these men and women to provide them with better training and equipment so they can do their jobs more effectively and safely.

— Carl Levin

After college, I did a bunch of different jobs – taught English in Mexico, worked in public radio, worked for a web design company – but there was something about documentaries that really attracted me.

— Marshall Curry

You can find heroism everyday, like guys working terrible jobs because they’ve got to support their families. Or as far as humor, the things I see on the job, on the street, are far funnier than anything you’ll ever see on TV.

— Harvey Pekar

Good education, housing and jobs are imperatives for the Negroes, and I shall support them in their fight to win these objectives, but I shall tell the Negroes that while these are necessary, they cannot solve the main Negro problem.

— Malcolm X

What were we, but kids with apartments and jobs anyway?

— Brian Joyce, The B-Side Diaries

I had gone to New York with no plan at all. I did a lot of jobs – barman, teacher, security guard, postman and construction worker – and I was meeting many eccentric characters, and they were saying funny things, which I always wrote down.

— Adrian McKinty

Environmental spending creates jobs in engineering, manufacturing, construction, materials, operations and maintenance.

— Keith Ellison

I’m not a DJ, I don’t know how to scratch and I don’t know how to mix, but I do know how to party. One of my jobs is actually to travel the world and party.

— Amber Rose

If you went to Harvard Medical School, chances are you’ll be a doctor at some place. There’s a career trajectory. Acting, there’s nothing. It’s constantly trying to procure jobs – it’s very disconcerting.

— Jesse Eisenberg

You have to learn when it’s best to delegate those hard physical jobs to others while you tackle the heavy thinking.

— Stephen Richards, Six Figure Success: Time To Think Big – You Can Do It

And what is needed to prevent them from joining gangs was ample recreation for boys as well as girls, jobs and internships for training and money, and assistance to allow their families to live in decent homes.

— Bobby Scott

Many people who have lost jobs . . . find that this was God’s way of redirecting their lives.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Additionally, this tax forces family businesses to invest in Uncle Sam rather than the economy. When families are forced to repurchase businesses because of the death tax, that means less money is being invested in new jobs and capital expansion.

— Todd Tiahrt

The same magazines which not long before advertised products which would quickly allow women to return to their war work now extolled elaborate recipes which women could attempt if they stayed home and vacated jobs for men.

— Doris Kearns Goodwin, No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

Where are the jobs going to come from? Small business, manufacturing and clean energy. Where’s the money to finance them? The banks and the corporations in America today have lots of money that they can invest right now.

— William J. Clinton

Labor saving devices have destroyed many jobs but have given rise to many new ones. It simply is up to us if we are going to resist or embrace the future.

— Miles Anthony Smith, Becoming Generation Flux: Why Traditional Career Planning is Dead: How to be Agile, Adapt to Ambiguity, and Develop Resilience

Managers and leaders cause most of the organizational confusion and frustration by not doing their jobs — their real jobs.

— Liz Weber, Something Needs to Change Around Here

Besides taking jobs from American workers, illegal immigration creates huge economic burdens on our health care system, our education system, our criminal justice system, our environment, our infrastructure and our public safety.

— Jan C. Ting

Without international participation, jobs and emissions will simply shift overseas to countries that require few, if any, environmental protections, harming the global environment as well as the U.S. economy.

— Fred Upton

Parenthood is harder than conventional work, the author suggests, because our jobs develop a somewhat predictable flow and offer relatively short-term feedback. This leads to internal comparisons to the improvisational nature of parenting

— Jennifer Senior, All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

I came to London. I spent nine months doing domestic work and gardening because I knew I wanted to get a West End show. So, when I was offered jobs in Stoke or Leicester or whatever, I’d say no. Eventually, I got ‘Godspell.’ It was gently building.

— Jeremy Irons

I think doing ‘Teen Wolf’ is just giving me a really great opportunity to possibly get other jobs and show what I can do.

— Colton Haynes

You have the dreams that you want, and then you have to do other jobs until you can get to that dream.

— Channing Tatum

In school, many of us procrastinate and then successfully cram for tests. We get the grades and degrees we need to get the jobs we want, even if we fail to get a good general education.

— Stephen Covey

Now listen, the one thing about agriculture is we’ve lost our manufacturing, we’ve lost a great deal of jobs overseas, lots of our industry. The last thing in the world we need to do is lose the ability to produce our food.

— John Boozman

NAFTA recognizes the reality of today’s economy – globalization and technology. Our future is not in competing at the low-level wage job; it is in creating high-wage, new technology jobs based on our skills and our productivity.

— John F. Kerry

All businesses and jobs depend on a vast number of people, often unnoticed and unthanked, without which nothing really gets done. They are all human and deserve respect and gratitude.

— Margaret Heffernan

The desire to get money through jobs enslaves us

— Sunday Adelaja

A huge number of jobs that are filled are never advertised to the public, or if they are, they’re filled by people who have a connection to the employer.

— Melanie Pinola, LinkedIn In 30 Minutes: How to create a rock-solid LinkedIn profile and build connections that matter

Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need.

— Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

there was nothing to be ashamed of in doing jobs simply to make a living, so long as those jobs fueled other creative efforts

— Alec Baldwin, Nevertheless: A Memoir

Why is computer science a good field for women? For one thing, that’s where the jobs are, and for another, the pay is better than for many jobs, and finally, it’s easier to combine career and family.

— Madeleine M. Kunin

Donald Trump is actually the voice of the silent majority, and I think he’s awoken that silent majority. People are very angry, and the people who are the most angry are actually the legal immigrants who see their jobs fleeing.

— Michael D. Cohen

Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.

— Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

My mother was a very wonderful woman. When she and my dad divorced, she moved to California and worked two jobs in the cannery at night and as a waitress during the day. But she saved enough money to establish a restaurant.

— Dolores Huerta

There are really not many jobs that actually acquire a penis or a vagina, and all other occupations should be open to everyone.

— Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road

All my jobs have been with food in one way or another since 1948. My parents were in the hotel business, and I just loved the warm hearted people who worked so hard with such good humor.

— Graham Kerr

In Swat, there are two jobs a woman’s going to do: a teacher or a doctor. If not, then become a housewife.

— Malala Yousafzai

The rejection that we all take and the sadness and the aggravation and the loss of jobs and all of the things that we live through in our lives, without a sense of humor, I don’t know how people make it.

— Marlo Thomas

All jobs are odd, or they would be games or naps or picnics.

— Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

Often our self-esteem is tied to our work. In our culture, men and women often define themselves by the jobs they hold . . . But a person’s job tells you nothing about a person’s character or value.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Most important jobs of a parent: unconditional love, comfort and protection, and a solid platform and values for future success

— M. James Airey

The jobs in the greatest demand in the future don’t yet exist and will require workers to use technologies that have not yet been invented to solve problems that we don’t yet even know are problems.

— Gavin Newsom, Citizenville: Connecting People and Government in the Digital Age