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„I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man!“

—  Jay-Z American rapper, businessman, entrepreneur, record executive, songwriter, record producer and investor 1969

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„I don't really. In our business, you're not kicked out necessarily …“

—  Meryl Streep American actress 1949

When asked about her retirement.

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„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.“

—  Hermann Hesse, book Steppenwolf

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.

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„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

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„I think I would be more suited to the couture side of the business!“

—  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

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„Do I do business with Canadian racketeers? I don't even know what street Canada is on.“

—  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

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