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It's good to keep in mind that prominence is always a mix of hard work, eloquence in your practice, good timing and fortuitous social relations. Everything can't be personalised.
Barbara Kruger

There's nothing our rulers [Labour government] enjoy more than banging up a decent, hard-working taxpayer, especially if they're suspected of voting Tory.
Richard Littlejohn

Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for tomorrow
Don Herold

Footballers wives are just as bad as benefit scroungers. These women have nannies, they don't cook or clean, and never do a days work. What kind of aspiration is that?
Cheryl Tweedy

"My career never suffered from my not being skinny. I never did catwalk work because I was always too big. I couldn't get the clothes over my hips."
Heidi Klum

It was rought - we worked in it for a long time, then found out that Snakes on a Plane was doing the same story! [on the Simpsons movie]
James L Brooks

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work
Thomas Edison

It was the heaviest costume I've ever work - it was like carrying several small children around with me all the time [Queen Victoria costume]
Pauline Collins

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

The one thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.
Margot Fonteyn

I am a working mother who has set goals to accomplish a lot in this world. I want my wardrobe to be beautiful, sexy and comfortable, all at the same time.
Angelina Jolie

I know I'm not in government anymore. In fact I'm out of work.
Ronald Reagan

My head and my heart are really keen to race, but my body just keeps telling me I haven't done the work.
Michael East

Editing a philosophy dictionary is jolly hard work!
Edward Craig

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future
Jessamyn West

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
Pablo Picasso

There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame; life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work.
Jean De La Bruyere

Jonny's had his problems [with injury] but he's been really determined and worked through them.
Shelley Jenkins

I work with horses a lot on the show and am aware that Strangles really is an awful, painful disease for horses
Georgia Slowe

The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity - an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.
Bruce Barton

A fly cannot go in unless it stops somewhere: therefore weapons, fuel, food, money will not go to Afghanistan unless the neighbours of Afghanistan are working, are cooperating.
Lakhdar Brahimi

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Samuel Johnson

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Samuel Johnson

For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke

A man beaming with enthusiasm naturally accomplishes his works easily and quickly.
Atharva Veda

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
Lao Tzu

If you're in a band like Travis, you work with artists - whether video directors or whatever - and you let them get on with it.
Fran Healy

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
Isaac Asimov

Even now a team of linguists is at work translating Don Revie's writings on the game [of football] from the original gibberish into Arabic.
Michael Parkinson

If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light, not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work.
Beryl Markham

This week my work has allowed me to have more fun with my clothes on that ought to be allowed.
Sandi Toksvig

Writing is hard work and bad for the health.
E B White

Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.
Joseph Barbara

Advertising ought to work by telling you what it is you want to tell, you should understand what you want us to do, what you want us to think, where you want us to shop.
Jay Chiat

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

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 played a Bosendorfer when I was little. I felt a difference in the presence of this instrument. It was like it had a ghost protecting it. Sometimes it was sinister, others alluring. It was like the soul of it came from the underworld. Iíve played some Steins that Iíve had a relationship with For the most part, the Bosendorfers are hand made, you get the personality of the maker. It gives you more stuff to work with as a player. Theyíre live things, they really are.
Tori Amos

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
Lily Tomlin

Praise the green earth. Chance has appointed her home, workshop, larder, middenpit. Her lousy skin scabbed here and there by cities provides us with name and nation.
Basil Bunting

After you've done all the work and prepared as much as you can, what the hell, you might as well go out and have a good time.
Benny Goodman

A lot of guys think the larger a woman's breasts are, the less intelligent she is. I don't think it works like that. I think it's the opposite. I think the larger a woman's breasts are, the less intelligent men become.
Anita Wise

The first funeral for Andrew Goodman was at night and it was a lot of work. To begin with they had to kill him.
Jimmy Breslin

It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work.
Edward Gibbon

My two best pieces would have to be Ghosts of Mississippi and my new film Bookworm. Bookworm was special for me to do because I really idolize the writings of Mamet. Also, I got to work with Tony Hopkins, and I really love Tony.
Alec Baldwin

I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place.
Steven Wright

I would show up for work and look at the pairs of tight, shiny shorts or jeans that made up our $4 wardrobe and wonder if we were making Showgirls..
Ryan Phillippe

I will always remember him for the many and various characters he portrayed. He has left behind a library of work which will entertain this nation for many years to come [on Ronnie Barker]
David Suchet

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Albert Einstein

My favourite look was the French maid's outfit with garters and fishnets. I showed my mum a polaroid and she laughed. I was like, 'Mum, that's me at work today.'
Jennifer Love Hewitt

To invoke a Kierkegaardesque figure of speech, the beauty of the language of the Bible can be like a set of dentist's instruments nearly laid out on a table and hanging on a wall, intriguing in their technological complexity and with their stainless steel highly polished--until they set to work on the job for which they were originally designed. Then all of a sudden my reaction changes from 'How shiny and beautiful they all are!' to 'Get that damned thing out of my mouth!'
Jaroslav Pelikan



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