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The new All Saints sound just sounds like us. They must have looked at what's working at the minute and thought 'We'll go that way'.
Cheryl Cole

Every time a man expects, as he says, his money to work for him, he is expecting other people to work for him.
Dorothy L Sayers

Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done.
William James

Most of us work all day, but the Spanish have a siesta - clever them, stupid us!
Anonymous

Nobody should have to be a systems integrator to make a convergence network work in their home.
Steve Case

Modelling is a tough job, your co-workers are your rivals, it really puts a damper on your perspective of other girls.
Adriana Lima

If my tricks don't work, my looks will
Amanda Marchant

A lot of my work has to do with not allowing my characters to have an ego in a way that the stomach doesn't have an ego when it's wanting to throw up. It just does it.
Matthew Barney

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
Milton Friedman

Don't do housework: after a few years the dirt doesn't get any worse.
Quentin Crisp

Our forbears worked hard this difficult land, and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency.
James H Douglas

When your hobbies get in the way of your work - that's OK; but when your hobbies get in the way of themselves... well...
Steve Martin

The jobs I'm being asked to do, the five hats that I wear, are too much for this mortal. I'm a little amazed at the workload
Porter Goss

Follow your dreams, because you wouldn't want it so bad if you couldn't have it. The universe gives you these dreams because you can have them. If you're willing to work for it, you can have anything you want.
Michael Flatley

The worker is the slave of capitalist society, the female worker is the slave of that slave (The Re-conquest of Ireland)
James Connolly

Necessity does the work of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

Art is a private thing, the artist makes it for himself; a comprehensible work is the product of a journalist. We need works that are strong, straight, precise, and forever beyond understanding.
Kenneth Tynan

It has been a tough decision to not work at this level. The day has come and I felt this is the moment
Michael Schumacher

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
Bette Davis

It's fun to be on the edge. I think you do your best work when you take chances, when you're not safe, when you're not in the middle of the road, at least for me, anyway.
Danny DeVito

I think it is true what they say that retirement is the death of some people, so more and more people are choosing to do work of some sort when they have retired.
Anna Harrison

I feel badly for those mothers who work hard, and can't do it [raise their children] all the time.
Eric Braeden

Each time it was like a favourite uncle coming back into the studio [on working with Richard Whiteley]
Richard Stilgoe

I don't want to go to work and get into bed with someone else, not even Tom Cruise. It's not like I enjoy it
Cameron Diaz

When I stop working the rest of the day is posthumous. I'm only really alive when I'm writing.
Tennessee Williams

I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?
James Thomson

I came fifth in Helsinki, which is gold if you remove all the American and non-European athletes. [Nice try Tim but that's not how it works!]
Tim Benjamin

World peace and a diet pill that really works. [what she'd like to invent]
Joan Rivers

In business, when things aren't working it's time to mix it up - The Apprentice
Donald Trump

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
Robert Orben

I wanted to work in either Miami or L.A. After Canada, I wanted warm weather
Jillian Barbarie

But till we are built like angels, with hammer and chisel and pen,
We will work for ourself and a woman, for ever and ever, Amen
Rudyard Kipling

Several of the actors I've had the good fortune of working with stand out in my mind as 'ultimate'. I guess the obvious would be Tom Hanks, because he really is as fun and as genuine as he comes across in his films and interviews.
Barry Pepper

His glovework is improving and I've seen him take some absolutely stunning catches [on Geraint Jones]
Mark Butcher

A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him.
H S M Burns

I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.
Charles Schwab

God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal.
Samuel Butler

I need to play matches and get runs. I have to work on getting my form back and I won't get it back by sitting at home.
Sourav Ganguly

Even when you are out there in the middle suffering you have to appreciate a genius at work
Brian Lara

It's just nice to be working on something that doesn't involve sitting with earplugs in, in front of a computer screen.
Nick Laird

I always feel nervous for the people we have worked with [on Bafta nights], but it's always great that there are so many British actors up there. It's going to be a fun night.
Tessa Ross

A lot of people are a lot different at work than they are at home.
Barry Bonds

A job is something we do to get a pay cheque and pay our bills. Jobs are legitimate, at times, but work is why we are here in the universe.
Matthew Fox

I have a bad time between jobs because I'm always convinced I'll never work again. I think it may be an English thing, this fear of unemployment.
Tim Roth

The work I did in Vertigo meant nothing if no one cared about the movie. Luckily, Vertigo had a revival and people had begun to recognize there was something special and it gained in reputation.
Kim Novak

But I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, his greatest fulfillment of all he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.
Vincent T Lombardi

Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Having lots of people talking highly of you and respecting your art and your work, this is one of the best feelings that you can have.
Peter Gabriel

Working on the Samurai sword is very different because your body position has to be very still. It's a much quieter was of fighting.
Lucy Liu

A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
Fred A Allen



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