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

We as consumers will not tolerate a poor product or service, then why do we allow and in fact manage and lead a business that allows a less than tolerable product or service to exist?
Jonathon J Salomon

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
Mahatma Gandhi

There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
Anthony Robbins

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

Business today consists in persuading crowds
Gerald Stanley Lee

To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.
J P Getty

I've had a pretty good trawl through this business. I don't see the bogeyman anywhere.
Michael Hitchcock

Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.
Henry Ford

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

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

It's a business. If I could make more money down in the zinc mines I'd be mining zinc.
Roger Maris

My love life is nobody's business... if I give it to 40 million people to read, what do I have left when I go home? I'm protective of my personal life that way.
Julianna Margulies

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

To be successful, you have to be able to relate to people; they have to be satisfied with your personality to be able to do business with you and to build a relationship with mutual trust.
George Ross

Most of my relationships were people in the business. Having said that, me and Tim don't really talk that much about work. He comes into my bit of the house every so often to vent but we don't really have very high, cultured conversations.
Helena Bonham Carter

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

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

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

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

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

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

There's a subterranean impetus towards pornography so powerful that half the business world is juiced by the sort of half sex that one finds in advertisements.
Norman Mailer

We mean by 'politics' the people's business - the most important business there is.
Adlai E Stevenson

In this business, if you don`t have the capacity to step back and have some sort of relativity about things, you're screwed
Leonor Varela

EBay's business is based on enabling someone to do business with another person, and to do that, they first have to develop some measure of trust, either in the other person or the system
Pierre Omidyar

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

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

Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.
Virginia Woolf

Soloing is serious business, because you can be seriously dead.
John Bachar

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

'The whole of this unfortunate business', said Dr Lyster, 'has been the result of Pride and Prejudice' [Cecilia]
Fanny Burney

There's no business like show business.
Irving Berlin

If a man with a business brain like Richard Branson's felt the girls should take their clothes off, I knew it must be a winner [on the success of his nightclub]
Peter Stringfellow

A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.
Henry Ford

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

Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
Ayn Rand

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

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

My advice would be: if you want to pursue a career in the music business, don't
X Factor

The Internet is the Viagra of big business.
Jack Welch

The difference between having a Labour government for business to having a Tory government has been fairly negligible.
Richard Branson

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

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

Hopefully we can take them back to our place and do the business
Nicky Weaver

Business is not financial science, it's about trading... buying and selling. It's about creating a product or service so good that people will pay for it.
Anita Roddick

Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.
Henry Ford

If Roman Abramovich helped me out in training we would be bottom of the league and if I had to work in his world of big business, we would be bankrupt!
Jose Mourinho

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

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



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