Quotes about business
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— Meryl Streep American actress 1949
When asked about her retirement.
„Formerly when great fortunes were only made in war, war was a business; but now, when great fortunes are only made by business, business is war.“
— Christian Nestell Bovee American writer 1820 - 1904
Source: Intuitions and Summaries of Thought (1862), Volume I, p. 82.
„The. manager must never be lacking in knowledge of the special profession which is characteristic of the undertaking: the technical profession in industry, commercial in commerce, political in the State, military in the Army, religious in the Church, medical in the hospital, teaching in the school, etc. The technical function has long been given the degree of importance which is its due, and of which we must not deprive it, but the technical function by itself cannot endure the successful running of a business; it needs the help of the other essential functions and particularly of that of administration. This fact is so important from the point of view of the organization and management of a business that I do not mind how often I repeat it in order that it may be fully realized.“
— Henri Fayol Developer of Fayolism 1841 - 1925
Source: Industrial and General Administration, 1916, p. 68 ; as cited in: Albert Lepawsky (1949), Administration, p. 6-7
„They are made for life, not for thought. Yes, and he who thinks, what's more, he who makes thought his business, he may go far in it, but he has bartered the solid earth for the water all the same, and one day he will drown.“
Source: Steppenwolf (1927), p. 16
Context: Wait a moment, here I have it. This: 'Most men will not swim before they are able to.' Is not that witty? Naturally, they won't swim! They are born for the solid earth, not for the water. And naturally they won't think. They are made for life, not for thought. Yes, and he who thinks, what's more, he who makes thought his business, he may go far in it, but he has bartered the solid earth for the water all the same, and one day he will drown.
„Susan [Silver] was really busy with one of her bands, and there was about a month where I never left the house. I didn’t go out in public; I didn’t talk to anyone on the phone—I went a little psycho. If I hadn’t been alone so long, I would not have gone as far as I actually went. But one day, I went from wondering what I would look like with a shaved head to ‘That’s pretty cool.’ Then I put my hair in a big envelope and mailed it off to my wife. The funny thing was, I did this really silly, personal thing for no reason, and then all of a sudden it was on MTV News and in Newsweek, and I still hadn’t left the house. I thought it was strange, because I don’t know how anyone found out about my hair, and I don’t know why they cared.“
— Chris Cornell American singer-songwriter, musician 1964 - 2017
On why he shaved his head in 1993 ** Interview with Details Magazine, December 1996 https://pitchfork.com/features/article/10081-chris-cornell-searching-for-solitude/,
„She's driving me crazy, but I'm into it, but I'm into it
I'm kinda into it
It's getting crazy, I think I'm losing it, I think I'm losing it
Oh, I think she said "I'm having your baby, it's none of your business"
"I'm having your baby, it's none of your business"
"I'm having your baby, it's none of your business"
"I'm having your baby, it's none of your, it's none of your"“
— Harry Styles English singer, songwriter, and actor 1994
"Kiwi", written by Harry Styles, Jeff Bhasker, Mitch Rowland, Alex Salibian, Tyler Johnson, Ryan Nasci
„I left home, and I wasn’t going back until I could make a living on manga. I’m happy that my wish was granted and that I’ve gotten a series, but now I’m busy and have no time to go home. I’m kind of happy and kind of sad.“
— Hiromu Arakawa award winning Japanese manga artist 1973
Interview with mobuta.com (2004)
— Dolly Parton American singer-songwriter and actress 1946
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„While my insides may be rotten, I still like a good reason to kill someone. It has to be either business, personal, or out of sheer boredom.“
— Derek Landy Irish children's writer 1974
Source: The Maleficent Seven: From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant
„I don’t like looking back. I’m always constantly looking forward. I’m not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I’m too busy looking for the next cow.“
— Gordon Ramsay British chef, writer and TV presenter 1966
„I will not spend the money for myself. I will rather spend it in special business on a no-profit-no-loss policy. We will also establish an eye hospital where even beggars will be given treatment at the cost of Taka 10-20.“
— Muhammad Yunus Bangladeshi banker, economist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient 1940
The Daily Star (14 October 2006)
Source: The Great Gatsby
„A sign in the Hall of Biodiversity offers a quote from the Stanford ecologist Paul Ehrlich: IN PUSHING OTHER SPECIES TO EXTINCTION, HUMANITY IS BUSY SAWING OFF THE LIMB ON WHICH IT PERCHES.“
— Elizabeth Kolbert journalist and author 1961
Source: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
„We’ve also been laughed at, argued with, booed, and threatened with hellfire—or gunfire. But Jarret’s kind of religion and Jarret himself are getting less and less popular these days. Both, it seems, are bad for business, bad for the U. S. Constitution, and bad for a large percentage of the population. They always have been, but now more and more people are willing to say so in public. The Crusaders have terrorized some people into silence, but they’ve just made others very angry.“
Source: Parable of the Talents (1998), Chapter 21 (p. 430)
„I had a good political career, and I have a good business career. I didn't get the brass ring, but I did very well.“
— Dan Quayle American politician, lawyer 1947
Interview with Cathleen Decker (5 September 2008) "Before Sarah Palin, the GOP had Dan Quayle", Los Angeles Times
— Christian Dior French fashion designer 1905 - 1957
When his interview with Lucien Long failed to get him an employment in an office job.
Source: Marie France Pochna, "Christian Dior: The Man who Made the World Look New", p. 57
— Al Capone American gangster 1899 - 1947
As quoted in Iced: The Story of Organized Crime in Canada (2009) by Stephen Schneider, chapter Five, p. 206 http://books.google.bg/books?id=ZO8jKSn25DAC&printsec=frontcover&hl=bg