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The base paths belonged to me, the runner. The rules gave me the right. I always went into a bag full speed, feet first. I had sharp spikes on my shoes. If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt, that was his fault.
Ty Cobb

It's excitement, it's show business, it's chic [on wrestling]
Andy Warhol

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

During this campaign the chancellor and the prime minister will stand up and say it [the government] hasn't increased taxes, and that's just not true for business.
Digby Jones

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

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

We made a plan at school to meet in her garage and kiss. It was like this little business deal. I kissed her and then I ran home (on his first girlfriend)
Brad Pitt

The most important lesson I've learned in this business is how to say no. I have said no to a lot of temptations, and I am glad I did.
Penelope Cruz

Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government.
Wendell Phillips

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

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

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

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
Henry Ward Beecher

Business is the salt of life, which not only gives a grateful smack to it, but dries up those crudities that would offend, preserves from putrefaction and drives off all those blowing flies that would corrupt it
Owen Feltham

When I started in the business [acting], I was told that if I made it, I would not do so for a good many years, because of the physical and vocal type I am.
Thayer David

Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty.
Steve Martin

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

Alcohol and drug addiction are problems, and we should use outside agencies that know the business.
Richard Daley

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

The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich.
Michael Moore

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.
Charlie Chaplin

What helps people, helps business.
Leo Burnett

There are three things that you should spend you time doing: Marketing, marketing, marketing. It is the most important thing that someone growing a business should be doing. If you are not prepared to do that, then everything else is irrelevant
Emma Harrison

I don't consider stardom to be anything related with me. I hope that the only way this business will ever change me will be (giving me) a good life.
Jennifer Love Hewitt

Kids are great. That's one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It's a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names
Charles Barkley

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

The fact that I have entered into IT-related business is proof that businesses have to evolve and keep with time. One has to re-invent continuously.
Kerry Packer

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

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

If you can run one business well, you can run any business well.
Alan Bleasdale

The music business has let me touch a lot of people with my talent.
Britney Spears

Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers
William Feather

Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.
Ronald Reagan

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

If you are looking for a small slice of power then you could do worse than get involved in business.
Garet Garrett

Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.
J P Getty

Football's a difficult business and aren't they prima donnas?
Queen Elizabeth II

A person or business without friends is insolvent.
William Feather

Leonardo DiCaprio (Quick and the Dead): 'When we see each other now, it's a very pleasant experience. It's beyond his being smart. He has something good inside of him, mate, that you can't destroy with this business. He's gone from strength to strength as an actor.'
Russell Crowe

The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you
Charles Dickens

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

After all, it's the future of business communication that we're looking toward.
Jim Barksdale

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

There are always opportunities through which businessmen can profit handsomely if they will only recognize and seize them.
J P Getty

She is cool. It's good to have older friends in the business, because they've seen it and they've done it. A lot of madness they've gone through, you can relate to. It's cool being able to vent sometimes and have someone truly understand. [On Sharon Stone - Jane September 2004]
Christina Aguilera

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Abraham Lincoln

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

Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn't work!
Robin Williams

In show business, you get chewed up and spit out.
John Aniston

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



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