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My father being in the movie business, I thought being an actor would be great. But when I started singing to people in coffee houses - folk music - then, later, singing songs that I started to write myself, I felt more than an affinity for it.
David Crosby

When you are led by values, it doesn't cost your business, it helps your business.
Jerry Greenfield

If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business.
B C Forbes

My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business arenít so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more.
Michael Gerber

I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality.
Harold Geneen

Woman, a pleasing but a short-lived flower, Too soft for business and too weak for power: A wife in bondage, or neglected maid: Despised, if ugly: if she's fair, betrayed. (An Essay on Woman)
Mary Leapor

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

If you want to succeed, you'd better look as if you mean business.
Jeanne Holm

There's no doubt about it, show business lures the people who didn't get enough love, attention, or approval early in life and have grown up to become bottomless, gaping vessels of terrifying, abject need. Please laugh.
Dennis Miller

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

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

I know that my fans want to know who I'm sleeping with, but it's really none of their business.
Diana Ross

The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
Harold Geneen

Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.
Elbert Hubbard

The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people.
Tom Peters

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

Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbour on an empty stomach.
Woodrow Wilson

Christ would be a national advertiser today, I am sure, as He was a great advertiser in His own day. He thought of His life as business.
Bruce Barton

I repeat, I made a good decision. Anyone who understands the rules of football must see that. In all this business, I have never doubted for a moment that I was right. Not for one moment. [On disallowing Campbell's goal]
Urs Meier

Our grandly business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand
Thomas Carlyle

I am still looking for the modern equivalent of those Quakers who ran successful businesses, made money because they offered honest products and treated their people decently... This business creed, sadly, seems long forgotten.
Anita Roddick

I was so enamoured at the idea of being in show business that everything seemed really bright to me. [On entering show business]
Billy Eckstine

If this was a normal business I'd fire her [he did - on Karen in Make me a Million]
Ivan Massow

Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one's heart; but death is a splendid thing - a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always see that in their faces.
George Bernard Shaw

What helps people, helps business.
Leo Burnett

No employer today is independent of those about him. He cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his ability or capital. Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation.
Orison Swett Marden

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

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

No self-respecting small businessman with a brain... would ever employ a lady of childbearing age.
Godfrey Bloom

The wireless segment is approximately 50 percent of our business we believe this is an industrywide phenomenon and that we are, in fact, maintaining if not gaining market share.
Antonio Perez

Television is one of the most fickle businesses that there are, you are in favour one minute and out the next.
Jeff Greenfield

In the publishing business you have to learn to greet failure with the same handshake as you would success.
Eddie Bell

To be in this business and have tremendous integrity and only make distinguished choices is very tough.
Alec Baldwin

I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations.
Ralph Nader

A businessman is the only man who is forever apologizing for his occupation.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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

Everyone tells me it's impossible. But they said that about starting
my own business. I'm not smart, but I'm totally inspired to do this.
Beri Smither

The minute you try to talk business with him he takes the attitude that he is a gentleman and a scholar, and the moment you try to approach him on the level of his moral integrity he starts to talk business.
Raymond Chandler

When you own your own business, you only have to work half a day. You can do anything you want with the other twelve hours.
Anonymous

You know criticism when you get into this business. You accept the bad with the good, the tabloids and the positive side of it.
Carmen Electra

Business today consists in persuading crowds.
T S Eliot

Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone.
Sigmund Freud

Well: what we gain by science is, after all, sadness, as the Preacher saith. The more we know of the laws and nature of the Universe the more ghastly a business we perceive it all to be - and the non-necessity of it.
Thomas Hardy

Business, labour and civil society organisations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.
Kofi Annan

We are in a results business, so Stuart Pearce being a jolly old boy won't keep me in a job.
Stuart Pearce

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
Aristotle Onassis

Business is the art of extracting money from another man's pocket without resorting to violence.
Max Amsterdam

It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can;
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity
George Bernard Shaw

I like to tell people that all of our products and business will go through three phases. There's vision, patience, and execution.
Steve Ballmer

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
Thomas Hardy



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