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I walked out of show business in 1968 because I thought that would be good for the family.
Pete Best

Everyone in my family is in the film business; I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important in my family to be artistic.
Sofia Coppola

How to succeed in business without really trying (title of book)
Shepherd Mead

No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist.
J P Getty

I think you need a really strong businessperson running the state, a person who's used to turning negatives into positives, which is what happens in business. [On California]
Mike Curb

I've never told anyone how old I am. The minute they ask me I say, 'That's none of your business'. So that means I've never once lied about my age. Now that's true.
Calista Flockhart

The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.
Henry Ford

And it's absolutely hypocritical for the political party that talks about states rights, to suddenly ignore states rights, that say that the federal government or federalism has no business in this kind of business.
Gary Ackerman

American business long ago gave up on demanding that prospective employees be honest and hardworking. It has even stopped hoping for employees who are educated enough that they can tell the difference between the men's room and the women's room without having little pictures on the doors.
Dave Barry

Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.
Walt Disney

No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work.
Hosea Ballou

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
Ronald Reagan

Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world.
Emma Goldman

Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide.
Larry King

Taxes, social security and health care are a heavy burden on emerging and growing businesses.
John Evans

The trouble with movies as a business is that it's an art, and the trouble with movies as art is that it's a business.
Charlton Heston

A man's success in business today turns upon his power of getting people to believe he has something they want
Gerald Stanley Lee

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
Bill Gates

Creative ideas flourish best in a shop which preserves some spirit of fun. Nobody is in business for fun, but that does not mean there cannot be fun in business.
Leo Burnett

If the power goes out, business stops... whether you sell roses or you're a big manufacturer. [Are flowers petrol powered now then?]
Eric Johnston

We can't be in the business of carting fresh air around the country.
Alistair Darling

Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.
Robert Frost

Iím a businesswoman in public and a total slut in the bedroom.
Jenny McCarthy

The car business is a lot like football. In football, you have to win once a week. In the car business, you have to win every day.
Tom Dempsey

Well, when you get into the business, what you have to realize is that signing autographs and getting 'bothered' is just part of the deal. It's not a bother to me at all. That's part of being an actor and that's something you have to realize before you ever get into this business. Your fans are the ones who get you everywhere in the world.
Zachary Ty Bryan

They say that politics is show business for ugly people, but as I always crack, what would I know about that? I like a challenge
George Galloway

I'm not sure I knew what an entrepreneur was when I was ten, but I knew that starting little businesses and trying to sell greeting cards or newspapers door-to-door or just vending machine kind of thing is... there's just something very intriguing to me about that.
Steve Case

At the time I was growing up in the business I was very well established within the industry as a child actor and as I grew up and turned into a teenager there was less and less work.
Morgan Brittany

I think that it's always possible to have a great company if you have great ideas. I will say that since the web has become more commercialized, it also takes some good financial resources to build a great business, but as I always say, you have to have the idea first.
Jerry Yang

It really isn't anybody's business how many people we have working for us. What's offensive is that I'm portrayed as this prima donna with these sycophants telling me how great I am all the time. Yes, they do work for me, but we're working together for a higher good...
Demi Moore

Drawing is many things all at once - it is a hobby, a pastime, a pursuit and of course a business as well.
Bill Griffith

Like many businessmen of genius he learned that free competition was wasteful, monopoly efficient. And so he simply set about achieving that efficient monopoly.
Mario Puzo

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
Samuel Butler

A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
Amos Bronson Alcott

If you can't pay for a thing, don't buy it. If you can't get paid for it, don't sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad. If you have time, don't wait for time.
Benjamin Franklin

Hiccups in the international business scene are not new to us.
Arthur Bryan

When I started eBay, it was a hobby, an experiment to see if people could use the Internet to be empowered through access to an efficient market. I actually wasn't thinking about it in terms of a social impact. It was really about helping people connect around a sphere of interest so they could do business
Pierre Omidyar

I'm an introvert at heart... And show business - even though I've loved it so much - has always been hard for me.
Roy Rogers

It is a dangerous business going out your front door.
J R R Tolkien

If you go out to Hollywood you'll find a lot of fantastic plastic people there in the business and a lot of people in life generally. They find it so hard to be themselves that they have to be plastic.
Jimmy Cliff

People tell me not to do a soap, but it was a great learning experience because I became familiar with the technical aspects of the business. Besides, look who came out of soaps - Julianne Moore, Demi Moore, Tommy Lee Jones, Parker Posey, Kathleen Turner. All amazing people.
Sarah Michelle Gellar

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.
Dave Barry

I like Mr Gorbachev, we can do business together.
Margaret Thatcher

Before I got in this business I was in the chicken business.
Chubby Checker

Nothing is so much fun as business. I do not expect to do anything but work as long as I can stand up.
William Wrigley Jnr

Capital isn't so important in business. Experience isn't so important. You can get both these things. What is important is ideas. If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life.
Harvey Firestone

Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way.
Edna Ferber

There's no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting.
David Letterman

The chief business of the American people is business.
Calvin Coolidge

For me, campaigning and good business is also about putting forward solutions, not just opposing destructive practices or human rights abuses.
Anita Roddick



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