Making A Living Quotes

Making A Living Quotes by Chrissie Hynde, David Ben-Gurion, Rudolf Virchow, Elizabeth Hardwick, Alexander Chee, Bruno Sammartino and many others.

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There’s this celebrity thing that goes along with making records or being a rock star. I’m into this celebrity thing just enough to let me go on making records and making a living out of it.
Chrissie Hynde
We don’t consider manual work as a curse, or a bitter necessity, not even as a means of making a living. We consider it as a high human function, as the basis of human life, the most dignified thing in the life of the human being, and which ought to be free, creative. Men ought to be proud of it.
David Ben-Gurion
Medical education does not exist to provide students with a way of making a living, but to ensure the health of the community.
Rudolf Virchow
Making a living is nothing; the great difficulty is making a point, making a difference-with words.
Elizabeth Hardwick
At first, teaching was more or less a straightforward way of making a living and having access to institutional resources while writing – aka libraries. And that was not inconsiderable. But it didn’t in any way touch the writing. Maybe it would push the writing aside sometimes, but mostly it was fine.
Alexander Chee
Wrestling was my way of making a living. I did the very best I could.
Bruno Sammartino
It’s not easy making a living as a writer, and for many years I worked at a Waterstones in Dublin. It was a good environment for an aspiring writer, with lots of events and authors appearing.
John Boyne
Being an artist and a musician, I have witnessed the previous generation taking the art form, not as a way of making a living, but as a belief, an almost maniacal, sometimes insane devotion and commitment to communication.
David Finckel
My parents were always doubtful about my making a living as an artist. Even when I was up for the Turner Prize, my mum suggested I apply for a curator’s job.
Cornelia Parker
I love to perform and I love to perform characters, and sometimes when I’m doing television and film, I just feel like I’m making a living. I’m good at it, but I’m not really being artistically challenged.
Amy Hill
Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.
Dolly Parton
The strength of British theatre should be that these actors in their middle years know what they’re doing and are good at it. Not rich, not famous, but making a living.
Ian Mckellen
Making a living in the arts, though, creates so many jobs for other people.
Maureen Forrester
When I was 19 or 20 years old, I wasn’t making a living wrestling. I needed a full-time income.
Adam Page
The profit motive, when it is the sole basis of an economic system, encourages a cutthroat competition and selfish ambition that inspires men to be more concerned about making a living than making a life.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mindfulness is natural when you do not need to think about minor daily problems like making a living!
Om Malik
Well, we’re in show business, and I have been making a living in this business a long time and inevitably it means taking what it is that you’ve done and hopefully you’re showing it to a lot of people who like it.
Walter Hill
I’m fortunate that I’m making a living at it now because I’m not equipped to do anything else.
Sonny Rollins
Art is not to do with the practical side of making a living. It’s to live a fuller human life.
Henry Moore
Just to live in the country is a full-time job. You don’t have to do anything. The idle pursuit of making a living is pushed to one side, where it belongs, in favor of living itself, a task of such immediacy, variety, beauty, and excitement that one is powerless to resist its wild embrace.
E. B. White
My own personal goal is I just hope to still write songs and kind of let that sustain me as a job. If I could never have a 9-to-5 job, and making a living doing this, it’d just be incredible.
Oliver Sim
As an adult, I think I wanna be living in New York City and help a lot of homeless people and try to become vegan and maybe be a band with some good friends and be making a living and be happy with how much money I have.
Rachel Trachtenburg
I have been writing since I was about 20, and at first I wrote in secret and never showed anybody. I was very concerned about making a living, so I conducted.
David Friedman
We can make black lives matter in the labor movement by building the kinds of movements that black women need to shape a new economy and a new democracy that don’t force them to choose between making a living and being a part of a healthy democracy.
Alicia Garza
I remember, after graduating high school, I got a part in a play with the Washington Shakespeare Festival – a little part. But I remember thinking this would be a great way of making a living… to be an actor. I never really thought I’d make a lot of money at it.
Daniel Stern
You know, I like playing music and playing guitar, and I like to draw, so I thought I would end up just probably barely making a living, or probably having to have some other job, but being involved in one of those things that I really like to do. But that didn’t work out like that.
John Corbett
I spent much of my college life prepping for other careers, but I was always drawing and painting whenever I had free time. Eventually, thanks to the internet, I started noticing that there were such things as art schools, and professional artists, and people making a living doing a variety of types of art.
Julie Dillon
Why should I stop working? If I do, I’ll die and it’ll all be finished. ‘m lucky to work in the most perfect of conditions. I can do what I want in all kinds of areas. The expenses are not expenses. I would be stupid to stop that. Work is making a living out of being bored.
Karl Lagerfeld
Regardless of what we think we know and should happen the reality is that a lot of stock action is random. Therefore, money management is crucial if you want to be successful as a trader. To me, it`s the cornerstone of both making a living at trading and building wealth.
Jeff Cooper
Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.
Denzel Washington
I was having a nice anonymous little time as a writer. I really was on the writer path. I was sort of minding my own business. I loved making a living in music.
I see myself working, making a living and doing projects that I’m passionate about, regardless of the medium.
Matt Bomer
No matter what went down, music was always going to be a part of my life. What ultimately happened is that, over a period of time, I just kind of looked around and when like, ‘Wow! I’m actually making a living doing this.’
Taj Mahal
I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.
Robert Henri
I always felt that making a living wasn’t the easiest thing in the world, and I decided I was going straight ahead and try to be as uncomplicated as possible. The important thing in life is just living and loving.
Doris Day
I didn’t associate playing tennis with making a living until I was maybe 18 or 19.
Johanna Konta
I think by the time I finished college I was calling myself a professional because I was, you know. I was making a living playing music.
Terry Bozzio
When we talk about chefs, we often talk about their love of food or their passion for it, but cooking is also about making a living; it’s a job.
Alex Guarnaschelli
I am getting to travel all over the world doing what I love and making a living out of it. That is a huge blessing to me.
Tessa Blanchard
A man can be so busy making a living that he forgets to make a life.
William Barclay
Obama and the liberal Democrats fail to represent the silent majority: the conservative women who are too busy raising families, paying bills, and making a living. These women prefer to listen to Rush Limbaugh, not Nancy Pelosi, and want their children to have jobs and a bright future in this great country.
Mercedes Schlapp
Don’t sweat it if you are stuck in the corporate job right now. But begin to plan ahead. I know from much personal experience that it takes 1-3 years to transition from total scratch to making a living from home in any career you want.
James Altucher
The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.
Elise M. Boulding
In my mid 30’s, after a decade or so of giving full time to the music thing and finding myself with about $10 in the bank and no assets other than my musical equipment, I realized I needed to get serious about making a living.
Mark Edwards
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
I’ve always considered myself an actor, but I wasn’t making a living as an actor.
Alan Arkin
I played guitar. I’ve always considered myself an actor, but I wasn’t making a living as an actor. So I was in a couple of folk groups that managed to keep me in underwear and burritos.
Alan Arkin
I had success early on where I’m able to try to keep it fun, and I don’t have to do things just for the sake of making a living, which a lot of my musician friends don’t have that luxury of course.
Norah Jones
I want the Brahmins to realize that the Dravidian people today are very much hating those who cunningly cheated them with absurdities. They are now aware of the particular community making a living by spreading the foolishness. People have begun to hate god, religion, caste, mythologies (puranas) and so on.
Periyar E. V. Ramasamy
As far as making a living, if plumbing earned more, I’d probably do it. At least you can leave the job at home once the tools are put away. A writer works in his mind 24/7.
James McBride
If anybody had a sense of history, it wasn’t me, I’ll tell you that. I, I was just enjoying life and, and making a living and, and, you know, listening to all this good music. No, there was never in my mind any kind of sense of history, nothing.
Cosimo Matassa
Making a living and having a life are not the same thing. Making a living and making a life that’s worthwhile are not the same thing. Living the good life and living a good life are not the same thing. A job title doesn’t even come close to answering the question. “What do you do?”.
Robert Fulghum
Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating…too often fathers neglect it because they get so caught up in making a living they forget to make a life.
John Wooden
I do feel incredibly lucky to be making a living at things I love doing.
Victoria Coren Mitchell
I love my job. I love waking up in the morning and doing this, and I want to continue making a living doing it.
Adam Page
At this stage, my chief professional goal is simply to keep on writing and making a living at it.
Fred Saberhagen
My motivation is to keep fighting, to keep putting food on my family’s table, keep making a living off of boxing. That’s my motivation.
Chris Arreola
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. And by the grace of God, I will.
Edward Everett Hale
We all have obligations and duties toward our fellow men. But it does seem curious enough that in modern neurotic society, men’s energies are consumed in making a living and rarely in living itself. It takes a lot of courage for a man to declare, with clarity and simplicity, that the purpose of life is to enjoy it.
Lin Yutang
The only people who have control over their careers are the ones you see on the covers of magazines. Everyone else is just plodding along making a living. The key is not to live over your means and overdo it.
Adam Baldwin
It’s easy to let life deteriorate into making a living instead of making a life. It’s not the hours you put in, but what you out into the hours that count. Learn to express rather than impress. Expressing evokes a me too attitude while impressing evokes a so what attitude.
Jim Rohn
I am from a family of artists. Here I am, making a living in the arts. It has not been a rebellion. It’s as though I had taken over the family Esso station.
Kurt Vonnegut
Fishing makes us less the hostages to the horrors of making a living.
Jim Harrison
It doesn’t matter how big the shows are, as long as I’m making a living playing music. That’s all that matters to me.
Lewis Capaldi
Any time you’re making a living at what you love to do, you’re blessed.
Tom Petty
As an actor, I have casting issues. I’m a minority. I don’t have trouble making a living, but as far as being on the food chain of the pecking order of actors, I’m not at the top of it. With the jobs that I do, there are always control issues with directors and producers.
B. D. Wong
I just have to focus on what I can do and keep making a living and keeping my name up there as the best pound-for-pound fighter.
Terence Crawford
My daughter recently reminded me not to get so busy making a living, I forget to make a life and I’m going to take that advice.
Angie Stone
It was my dad’s idea that music is supposed to be more than simply about entertainment and making a living, but about being of service as an integral part of the consciousness of the world. In honor of him and because it’s right, I use music in that light.
Ziggy Marley
For a lot of young managers, especially those who have not played at the top end of the game, there is also a financial need to work. Some of them could find employment in another field, but you can’t beat making a living out of something you really enjoy doing.
Neil Warnock
Work is about more than making a living, as vital as that is. It’s fundamental to human dignity, to our sense of self-worth as useful, independent, free people.
William J. Clinton
The economics favour one-man comedy shows: all you need is one person, a microphone and a PA system. But I’m pleased so many people are making a living out of comedy – it’s a wonderful business to be in.
Paul Merton
I don’t think of myself as an American Master. I’ve just been making a living.
Bob Newhart
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
Albert Einstein
I wanted to write a book about Hemingway’s Paris, but a professor beat me to it. I suddenly realized other people were making a living off all the things that have to do with my family background so I’ve got one good story to tell and I’m telling it.
Jack Hemingway
Sheet music, recording, radio, television, cassettes, CD burners, and file sharing have all invalidated, to some extent, the old model of making a living making music.
Kent Beck
It’s a tough business. To my parents or to their friends, I was not a success, but to me I was a huge success. I was having a blast. I was working on shows I loved, I was working with actors I loved, and I was making a living as an actor. And I loved every second of it.
Christina Hendricks
I moved to Chicago when I was 28, and I wasn’t completely idealistic about going to Second City and making a living from comedy, but I knew it would be great for the resume.
Allison Tolman
Growing up with Bronx Irish parents during an era of protests against the status quo, I was especially committed to doing the opposite of what I was told to do. Forty-four years later, I am left with only one means of making a living: comedy.
Greg Fitzsimmons
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Albert Einstein
If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking ‘Do you want fries with that?’
John Cleese
I never thought I’d be making a living off of acting – it’s still kind of a shock for my family and friends to see my face on TV every Wednesday night.
Matthew Gray Gubler
Why isn’t it natural for people who have lived and worked at something to want to use the knowledge and capacity in a new way, free from the burden of making a living?
James Rouse
Every individual was put on this earth to accomplish some purpose bigger than just making a living.
Joe Tye
In all honesty, I’m super happy to be where I am, doing what I’m doing and making a living doing what I love to do.
Eli Drake
If you love writing or making music or blogging or any sort of performing art, then do it. Do it with everything you’ve got. Just don’t plan on using it as a shortcut to making a living.
Seth Godin
Don’t be so busy making a living that you forget how to live. Work hard to be successful, but enjoy the journey.
David Cottrell
I was a loser, most concerned with making a living. It took me 30 years to understand… I had to reinvent a system, find a way out, and set some rules that could work for me and a few others. I guess in the end that’s what we all are trying to do.
Maurizio Cattelan
My first summer at a repertory theater, I was making $20 a week. I was making a living, as far as I was concerned, and I was doing theater. And next season, I made $40 a week. But I don’t think anyone in my family would have considered that making a living.
David Morse
I’m used to the fact that the world views movie actors as personalities. I’m in the extremely fortunate position of making a living at something I’m passionate about. It’s all about choices. By the nature of what I do, I make a choice. I invite them in.
Benjamin Bratt
The best things in life aren’t things.
Art Buchwald
I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance, Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance.
Ogden Nash
To be in opposition is not to be a nihilist. And there is no decent or charted way of making a living at it. It is something you are, and not something you do.
Christopher Hitchens
Creating music based on art and giving away from your spirit is more important than making a living.
Arturo O’Farrill
Making a living out of acting sounded like science-fiction when I was growing up. I didn’t know anyone around me who lived from anything related to art.
Penelope Cruz
It’s always good to have your fan base and to continue to do what you love to do and making a living and seeing the people and travel and do everything, it’s always a great thing for me.
Making a living and making a life sometimes point in opposite directions.
Pico Iyer