Professional Quotes by Raven-Symone, Alma Guillermoprieto, Omari Hardwick, Peter Thiel, Scott Hamilton, John Lydon and many others.
Be very professional because it will get you a lot further. You have to treat people with the same respect whether they’re signing your checks or cleaning up after you.
I’m an efficient, good, professional reporter. But I also write. And so what I try to do is write about places that I know that I care about intensely and write about them in a way that conveys the fact that I care.
Life as a poet and actor truly became full circle as I stood on stage as host of ‘Verses & Flow’ and lived in both of these outfits. It was one of the best experiences of my professional life.
Credentials are critical if you want to do something professional. If you want to become a doctor or lawyer or teacher or professor, there is a credentialing process. But there are a lot of other things where it’s not clear they’re that important.
When you turn professional, you become an entertainer, and like every other entertainer, you don’t want to get a bad review.
All the things that you would have thought would have made me a professional A1 criminal… wrong. I decided that was too lazy and easy, and because of the way British society is, quite frankly you were denied an education, so I got one of my own.
There are so many food shows, really beautiful ones, that exist to elevate professional cooking and professional chefs. But there aren’t that many that really celebrate home cooking or are for home cooks especially.
I will never again stand on the pitch as a professional player. But I won’t stop playing the game.
I can take a beginner kid that has never danced in their lives, and I can teach them something, or I can take a really advanced dancer, and I can make them into a professional.
Today’s Little Leaguers, and there are millions of them each year, pick up how to hit and throw and field just by watching games on TV. By the time they’re out of high school, the good ones are almost ready to play professional ball.
Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
That’s the one regret I have in all the years that I’ve played professional sports, that I didn’t win a championship in the N.F.L. And that’s why you play on any level of team sports: you want to win a championship as part of a team.
They have accorded me my constitutional rights, and that is to their credit because the media hate campaign against me has been so intense and so vicious that it’s a miracle that the police have taken such a professional approach.
I feel as though we’re living in a time where there is very little distinction paid between the personal and the professional.
There is no correlation between a childhood success and a professional athlete.
I began wearing hats as a young lawyer because it helped me to establish my professional identity. Before that, whenever I was at a meeting, someone would ask me to get coffee.
As a professional skateboarder, I can’t look at anyone getting hurt – it freaks me out.
Once I found professional happiness, it gave me time to think about other areas in my life in which I wasn’t happy. The next obvious candidate for introspection was my marriage.
If you think back to the days of Phil Anderson, when there were very few Australians to now when you have a Tour de France winner in Cadel Evans, a professional team in GreenEDGE, and classics winners in Stuart O’Grady and Matt Goss – the sport is bigger and bigger in Australia.
Obviously, you’re known for what you do. But you still want to be known as a good person. You’re a person a lot longer before and after you’re a professional athlete.
I think the biggest difficulty from transitioning from professional wrestling to the acting world is generally toning down your performance.
I just like when I work with people that are professional and good.
Grades can matter, especially for those students and parents who live for the next round of applications to graduate or professional schools. But there’s a problem with the grade emphasis. Math or science graduates earn more than students majoring in the humanities.
I’m not a professional entertainer. I’m not Neil Diamond.
I’m a science guy. I’m a geek. I love geology and botany and marine science. I thought maybe I’d be a professional guide, or maybe even a park ranger, working for the Department of Fish and Game.
I was a fan of the Marx Brothers. One of them had this character where he pretended not to be able to talk, but then he wrote this autobiography called ‘Harpo Speaks!’ He wrote about how he quit school at nine years old to become a professional.
Several professional athletes have wrongly taught many young Americans by example that the only way to succeed in sports is to take steroids.
I’ve had an amazing professional life, personal life, but at 64 to have a son who gives us that much love and enjoyment is, wow!
I’m the kind of person who always has to be on time and I’m incredibly professional.
For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a professional hockey player.
Respect is important, and if you don’t have it you won’t be on the professional level very long.
Honestly, I would love to sing too but I don’t have the courage to sing on a professional level.
My father is a college professor and that’s about the extent of my college experience. I’m sort of a professional student forever. I think just as human beings we always have a student who is alive in us and is waiting to pop up and make us feel like we are 16 years-old again.
I was 23, and that was my first professional job. Anybody who has curly hair knows you don’t want it to be brushed out because it becomes a never-ending tangle.
My teachers encouraged me to audition for some professional work during our summer vacation. I landed my first job. It was for the National Theatre Company’s Mimika Pantomime troupe. I ended up touring with them for the next two years.
The pride and presence of a professional football team is far more important than 30 libraries.
I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it’s fundamentally a form of entertainment.
You say he’s childish, but he’s very professional about business transactions.
Professional competitions are overrated.
The professional arsonist builds vacant lots for money.
It was really cool to work with Dakota Fanning. I’ve watched her grow up and I’ve always loved her films, loved her. It was amazing working with someone who was American as well, because obviously it’s going to be a different energy straightaway. We got on really well; she’s so professional and hardworking.
Thus, during the winter of 2003 I ventured into a new arena as a professional photographer.
I know I’m a good professional, I know that no one’s harder on me than myself and that’s never going to change, under any circumstances.
But charity is a very complicated thing. It’s important to find an area where you can really help and you can feel the results. Charity is not like feeding pigeons in the square. It is a process that requires professional management.
There are so many things I want to do! Some are personal. Some are professional.
My principal professional objective is to introduce intelligence as the ubiquitous utility. I’d like to be the Thomas Edison of intelligence.
My first professional role was in ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ and I played Tybalt, who was Romeo’s enemy, in a small production of that in the U.K.
I’m here to work.. not to like or dislike people. Neither am I here to win a Miss Congeniality competition. I maintain professional relations with my co-stars.
So long as there is one pretty girl left on the stage, the professional undertakers may hold up their burial of the theater.
It’s not just the NFL. Every other league has a draft. It has been fundamental to the success of professional sports.
I had never thought that I would be involved in narrative structures. As a young guy, I was more interested in abstract modeling. But as I got older, I began to see that there was no reason to limit myself to any intellectual or conceptual postulate, when in fact I’m a professional student of music.
I don’t watch that much comedy. I think it’s professional jealousy. That and a lack of support for my community.
The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can’t help it.
In 2002, the Cincinnati Reds selected me with the 44th pick in the Major League Baseball draft. At 18 years of age, I began my professional career, traveling around America on buses, growing up in clubhouses that were predominantly divided between white Americans and Latinos.
You need to understand that a skilled professional songwriter can accelerate your success as an already talented musician. These people are writing every single day, so their craft is really sharp, and it’s the best songwriters who consistently get on the radio.
Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.
It never occurred to me that I was a leading man until I was 19 years old. I had been acting since I was 10, so that’s nine years and 30 or 40 plays, in school and summer stock, professional theater, too.
I am who I am: I have my life experiences and my professional experiences.
When you have a son in football like Anton, it will always be deemed as if he got the prop up and given the contract, no matter how hard he works. So much so that when he was offered a deal at Chelsea, I advised him not to take a professional contract.
Well, I’m a professional.
I grew up a competitive swimmer. I wanted to go the Olympics. Both my parents were professional swimmers. I competed internationally quite often, right up until I moved to California to pursue music.
As an entrepreneur and mother, I support the need to put women at the center, recognizing their crucial impact on social development and their important role of balancing family and professional responsibilities.
I had a lot of success from the start. I never really was tested for long periods of time. I got my first professional job while I was a senior in college. I signed with the William Morris Agency before I graduated.
I mean Buckingham Palace has never hired a professional public relations outfit let alone a Madison Avenue type and they would throw up their hands in horror at the very idea.
My father loved baseball and he cultivated my talent. I don’t think he ever had any doubt in his mind that I would play professional baseball someday.
Mentors provide professional networks, outlets for frustration, college and career counseling, general life advice, and most importantly, an extra voice telling a student they are smart enough and capable enough to cross the stage at graduation and land their first paycheck from a career pathway job.
So in one leap we had gone from being a friendly society to something almost professional.
I had to get out of America to get a professional life going where I could actually make a living.
I have worked with some of the most important players, like Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic, Kaka, Zidane, but the best are easy to work with because they are so professional. Their winning mentality, professionalism, helps the manager. Of course, sometimes I become angry, but usually my relationship with the players is calm.
I’m not a professional; I lack even basic knowledge about writing music.
I know I’m a good professional, I know that no one’s harder on me than myself and that’s never going to change, under any circumstances.
In my professional life, when I started I felt it was very transitory. You meet people, you have to make this very intense connection and then you might not see them for two years. It was kind of odd and when I started out I didn’t like it.
I am a trained, professional stunt driver. I’m a great driver.
I can only guess that, for guys in their 30s and 40s who watched me play, they understood that the score never mattered and my paycheck never mattered (in relation) to how I played. I played with Little League enthusiasm and professional flair. That’s what fans are really looking for.
In regards to being a fashion aficionado, there’s a certain amount of taking yourself seriously in the professional world. The self-effacing person can’t completely go down the serious road. But I design, and love when things are beautiful.
Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
In terms of being a professional, I want to be professional with everyone.
I’m not that professional.
I’m impressed with how professional they are and what they can get an animal to do. I mean, dogs and cats – that’s one thing. But when you get into the larger animals, that’s a different thing all together.
It’s interesting when people make comments about celebrities’ weight gain or lack of weight gain as if they’re a medical professional that’s treating that celebrity. Like, ‘This doctor does not treat Jessica Simpson, but thinks her weight is unhealthy.’ If you don’t treat her, then how do you know?
You can’t let players do what they wish and be professional. That’s a fact. As for the team, Boro had two internationals when I got there in 1995. Now they have more than 15. And they didn’t cost the fortune some suggest.
As a professional, I get in a dilemma between sport and entertainment. There’s these two sides.
If you’re trading individual securities, you’re almost certainly making a mistake. Because most professional managers can’t outperform their benchmarks, and there’s little reason to think that individuals can.
As a professional climber and photographer, I am asked to shoot in a lot of situations with a lot of different people. Sometimes I’m with the hardest, most seasoned alpinists in the world. Sometimes I’m hanging out with celebrities doing a benefit climb.
Because our father played professional soccer, being in the spotlight never felt weird to me and my brother. We always felt we could do anything.
I used to bodyguard for Muhammad Ali, Leon Spinks, Sugar Ray Leonard. I used to bodyguard a lot of diamond merchants; I would travel with a suitcase full of diamonds and take them from point A to point B. My reputation grew because I was a professional. I did my job, and I was courteous – a no-nonsense guy.
I’ve said numerous times the hardest job in America isn’t being a professional athlete. It’s not being a matador or having some job that puts your life at risk. The hardest job in America is being black, because it’s the one thing you can’t outrun.
I’d gone professional when I was about seventeen.
I think all actors are professional liars.
As a professional football player, I have known perfectly well from the day I started playing that every day I have to fight for my place.
I’ve been a reporter for 20 years, and I don’t ever get things wrong. That’s important in terms of my professional status.
I never thought about becoming a professional singer, but I am in touch with Bono about releasing a musical movie. It will be about an Irish band during the ’70s who are looking for fortune in Las Vegas. I should play the singer of the band but I don’t want to sing in front of anybody.
We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals. Lincoln was a professional politician.
If you are serious about being a professional chess player, do know what your parents think and what their expectations are from you.
There wasn’t much technical terminology, and then, most academics are not trained in writing. And there is what is probably worse than ever before, the growing use of professional jargon.
The word liberal distinguishes whatever nourishes the mind and spirit from the training which is merely practical or professional or from the trivialities which are no training at all.
When I go to see theater, I’m consumed with professional jealousy.
I was pursuing the arts with theater in school, and I was doing after-school activities, but not in any real movement towards a professional career.
I wanted to be a professional motor racer. It was only due to lack of sponsors that I could not do it.
We’re the only dance in town. We don’t compete with any professional teams for the entertainment dollar.
We had built up a team in Edmonton that really knew who each other was from a personal standpoint and from a professional standpoint. Our nucleus had stayed together for a long time.
Professional wrestling in Europe is more of a sub-culture. It is not as popular as it is here in the United States. The people that were drawn to it were also people that were into sub-culture, hardcore sub-culture. It is basically an alternative scene that is sub-culture.
I’ve been acting since I was six. I actually played a boy when I was six in ‘Tommy.’ I played Tommy and they put a wig on me. They put up my hair and put this little boy wig on me and that was my first acting experience. Then I did some other professional theater. I did Shakespeare when I was older.
Frequent worshippers are also significantly more active citizens. They are more likely to belong to community organizations, especially those concerned with young people, health, arts and leisure, neighborhood and civic groups and professional associations.
It’s incorrect to assume you can be a fashion editor because you blog, if you don’t have experience to look at fashion in a professional way.
I never had a black teacher or lecturer, I never once met a black British person who held any sort of professional or managerial role.
Nothing is more despicable than a professional talker who uses his words as a quack uses his remedies.
I was born in Dortmund and grew up here, so you become automatically a black and yellow. I played here for many years in the youth ranks, but at first I did not have the chance to become a professional football player at BVB and to realize my dream.
I am different as soon as I am on the pitch, because I had to fight so much and work so hard to become a professional footballer, so I have to give everything that I can.
I have dreams of becoming a professional pastry chef and having a little bakery – that’s how much I love baking. I love to cook in general, but my heart lies in desserts.
However, I think, first of all, that what’s happening in Sierra Leone is going to have the great influence on those governments who will be asked to provide forces to the Congo. Second, of course, the Security Council has no professional military advice organized in any way.
When you talk about professional footballers, rightly or wrongly, people often already have an idea in their head about what they’re like; they’ll paint a picture before they’ve met them.
My whole life, not just in my professional career but in community theater, I played the supporting role.
What you’re doing is putting into professional play the way that you relate to other people, the way that you analyze and relate to a written text, the way that you would persuade anybody to do anything. It has to do with listening, with humility and a sense of yourself.
The Professional Children’s School, it’s for professional kids, so if you wanted to ditch, you could just write, Audition on a note and leave. I didn’t really like school all that much.
I am very proud to be taking command of a Type 23 frigate, which is an extremely flexible warship, and I’m looking forward to taking HMS Portland on operations with a professional and focused team.
It’s a true honor to have the endorsement of the Kentucky Professional Fire Fighters.
So, through all that early professional career I would occasionally do a musical, a pantomime or a play with songs. The next stop would be a Shakespeare, or an Ibsen, or a play by a brand new writer who had never done anything in the theater before.
My professional acting life, stage and screen, has brought me public support, emotional fulfillment and material comfort. It has brought me together with fine people, good companions with whom I’ve shared the inevitable lot of all actors: flops and hits.
I have been working since I was 20, and I’m 38. I actually once averaged out what I had made over my professional life. I think I could have made that much as a waiter or an insurance salesman. You know, I spent so many years in my 20’s making $10,000 a year.
I became a professional musician and played all kinds of music. I played bluegrass, I played classical music, and for many years, I played jazz.
Listening is a master skill for personal and professional greatness.
The best thing I can say is professional football is a business. When they are recruiting football players, they are not recruiting model citizens. Everybody has to be aware of this. What’s being selected for the NFL is the ability to play and perform on Sunday afternoons. Everything else is secondary.
In professional cricket, everybody wants to win.
The acquisition of Vettery accelerates the development of the Adecco Group’s digital strategy, broadening our offering into the fast-growing digital permanent recruitment market and complementing our professional recruitment businesses.
I’m an amateur science enthusiast. I’m not even a professional enthusiast. I don’t know anything; I never even passed biology in high school. But I read the science section of the newspaper.
But as an amateur, the highest level you can box at is the Olympics. I did that at 18 and felt it was time to move on to other challenges as a professional.
Most professional women I know – myself included – long since gave up looking for a rulebook or a roadmap; we make it up as we go along. Every day presents a new choice, a new challenge, which makes long-term career planning seem like an especially abstract exercise.
We want to christen every city that Kris has played in during his professional career.
When I was very young I wanted to be a professional horseback rider. Then I wanted to be a pop singer. Then I wanted to be a psychiatrist. Then I wanted to be a movie director.
There needs to be a demarcation between personal and professional lives.
I think many women are successful in their professional lives – they are making the money and all that – but in their personal lives are a complete mess, because they haven’t paid any attention to it, because they spent all of their time being successful.
Nick Aldis is a great champion. He looks like a professional athlete. He dresses like one. He carries it well.
I am a professional. At the circuit I am calm. At home I am very different.
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
My story is similar to every ordinary Indian boy’s tale. My father wanted me to become an engineer or a professional but I was sure that I have to be in the Hindi film industry. I joined college through the quota for extra curricular activities but I am still not a graduate.
In reality, we can prove that the incidents of drug, alcohol abuse and violence have dropped dramatically among professional athletes – but the problem is it would be impossible to convince than fans, because of what they read on the AP wire.
I’m not a professional. Yet somehow, I manage to get away with it.
I’m still very professional about my fitness. I stay in trim as I always did.
The background – your own history – is way more important than what you can achieve as a professional.
I used to make up stuff in my bio all the time, that I used to be a professional ice-skater and stuff like that. I found it so inspirational. Why not make myself cooler than I am?
Before I was an actor I was a break dancer, one of those street performers you see. I guess my introduction into the professional world of performing was a stint as back up dancer for Lionel Richie and I performed at the closing ceremony at the ’84 Olympics.
I was a very good athlete: actually professional in the sport of handball.
The majority of the members of the Irish parliament are professional politicians, in the sense that otherwise they would not be given jobs minding mice at crossroads.
The head of NASA ought to be a space professional, not a politician.
I love doing voiceover work. I started doing voiceover work when I had just dropped out of school, and the first few professional jobs I got were plays, but then I started making money doing voice-overs.
This wealth of experiences, personal and professional, have helped me appreciate the variety of perspectives that present themselves in every case that I hear.
Larry, I spent probably most of my professional life helping to build Enron Corporation. I don’t think there was anyone that was as shocked by the – by the collapse of the company as I was.
To stay at the elite end of professional sport you need to show an awful lot of dedication.
I went online with winelibrary.com in July of 1997; that was my first professional online play.
Professional sports are something they can’t control.
My mother, who was professional schoolteacher, was particularly concerned about our formal education and even went so far as to start a private school together with some other parents so that our intellectual needs would be met.
I was rejected a lot in the early days – I think I heard the word ‘no’ nine times – and I began to think that maybe I wasn’t going to make it as a professional, let alone play for the national team.
Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be.
The word career is a divisive word. It’s a word that divides the normal life from business or professional life.
The first play I did was ‘Philadelphia Here I Come.’ Can you imagine that? I am 37 years old I am doing my second professional play and I am on stage with John Malkovich. Joan Allen, Laurie Metcalf and Gary Sinise. One huge name after another. I was terrified and petrified, could hardly get a word out of my mouth.
If you would be just as content winning a local Golden Gloves fight as you would making a pile of money as a professional, then fine, go become a boxer. But if the whole idea is for you to get rich, my God, stay in school and learn a profession.
I started with Paul Le Guen. He told me to double up in positions if he was missing a left back or a midfielder. From that moment, it was clear in my mind that I would be a professional footballer, and I began working even faster to get there.
I watched professional wrestling at a very early age.
A lot of professional dancers become professional when they turn 15 or 16 years old, when they’re still children. So you’ve trained every single waking moment up until that point for a career that could maybe only last 10 years, maybe longer if your body holds up, if your injuries are kept at bay.
I have about 20 to 25 platonic relationships with women all across the board from professional to artistic and they always give little clues on what they like.
I want to be a professional.
All I wanted to do was ride skateboards – I wanted to be a professional skateboarder. But I had this problem. I kept breaking half of my body skateboarding.
It took a long time for me to accept I was an actor, a professional actor, and that, actually, I make a living out of this.
I think that anybody who says ‘This is the one way to go about being an actor’ has probably not done a lot of professional work before.
My professional career only began at 21, really.
My dad was a great athlete growing up, and he could never fulfill his dreams of playing professional baseball.
‘Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind’ was born out of my own journey of self-discovery within both my personal and professional life.
I was the last member of the family to get involved on the professional scene, although music has always been with me.
Jeremy Lin is the only Asian American in the NBA today and one of the few in any professional U.S. sport. His arrival is surely leading other talented Asian American athletes this week to contemplate a pro career.
Under Hitler it was the entrepreneurial and professional classes who were the first victims of Nazi boycotts and exclusion. Today it is Israel, the most powerful symbol of Jewish national resurgence in two millennia.
I’ve become a professional failure – in order to pay the mortgage I have to remain unemployed. Luckily, a disaster always seems to befall me at exactly the right moment.
I went to professional men’s soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends. We would go every weekend and I thought it was great, but I just thought of it as recreation, as family fun.
This 90/10 rule holds true in almost anything financial. Take the game of golf, for example. Ten percent of the professional golfers make 90 percent of the money.
Sixteen games, to me, is a long enough schedule for anybody. We’re already concerning ourselves with head injuries and bodily harm to all of the professional athletes. Add to extra games to it, (and) you are just increasing those risks.
If you want to be a professional writer then you need to write consistently. Inspiration strikes about once every blue moon which, for me, is once every two and a half to three months, which is when I’ll get really and truly inspired about something.
I’m a professional cook. I’ve worked with other cooks from all over the world, but my family is not that way – they’re always lived within 25 miles of my hometown!
As a former professional patient advocate, I believe prescription drugs are an essential part of high-quality medical treatment, and I supported enactment of the Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act.
If you understand the independent worker, the self-employed professional, the freelancer, the e-lancer, the temp, you understand how work and business in the U.S. operate today.
I always told my dad I’d play professional football.
So the whole of war, when you look at it is probably run by professional soldiers, and the rest of them are just recruits, or people who are just forced to join the army.
It’s always been really important for me to try to maintain a balanced life, professional and personal, and this was absolutely something that my husband and I had hoped for.
The great classics that, as a professional you don’t get to do, you do as a student, when you don’t know any better.
I’m talking as a professional impresario. I’m not judging anybody at all.
Call it nature or nurture, there are differences in how men and women approach professional conduct, and facing these issues head-on will make us all more equipped to succeed.
The citizen’s job is to be rude – to pierce the comfort of professional intercourse by boorish expressions of doubt.
I have no interest in owning a football club; I don’t play golf; I don’t like horseracing and I’d rather become a professional bungee jumper than enter politics.
My politics are private, but many of my feminist politics cross over into my professional life.
I grew up with sports, but I was definitely not good enough to become a professional athlete – I just loved the storytelling aspect of it.
That is what I always tell service clubs: If you hear of somebody who is very young and talented, pick them up and give them that little assistance to make sure that they get to the professional stage.
I sail, run dogs, ride horses, play professional poker and tell stories about the stuff I’ve been through. And I’m still a romantic; I still want Bambi to make it out of the fire.
My professional life in Hollywood has been filled with joy and laughter.
I fought all my life for women to make their own choices, in their personal and professional lives. I made mine.
Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil.
I have many golfer friends whom I play with, including my good friend Ian Poulter, a professional golfer who’s coming to Asia to play in a few tournaments.
I used to go to my kids’ soccer games and I was the only parent who wasn’t screaming, because I’d have to do a show that night. It was hard. Moms and dads get more emotional at those soccer and Little League games than at a professional game.
My mother turned into a professional widow. She couldn’t understand why I wanted to be an engineer; she thought I should be a chicken farmer.
Professional sports is a business.
I admit I do have some drawbacks and limitations as a candidate. Although I am a professional comedian, some of my critics maintain that this is not enough. I cannot deny that I stand before you untested and inexperienced – I only spent two years in television, never as a romantic lead or a song and dance man.
If you want to become a professional football player at any level, when you’re growing up, you have to make sacrifices, and it’s very difficult. It’s not easy, but you have to train hard, you have to live right, and you have to rest.
I had such a good time working with John Woo and John Travolta, and it was so professional. I want to work with people who are real professionals.
There is also an epidemic of infertility in this country. There are more women who have put off child-bearing in favor of their professional lives. For them, the only way they are going to have a family is to adopt from China.
I had a small investment in Twofold, following guidance from my professional advisers. I had, however, claimed no tax relief of any amount in regard to this investment. Given the concerns raised about it, I have now instructed my advisors to withdraw me from the scheme with immediate effect.
Surely being a Professional Beauty – let alone an ageing one – is one of the most insecure and doomed careers imaginable.
I want to separate my professional life from my personal life. I want to live a normal life and be a normal mother.
That’s how easy baseball was for me. I’m not trying to brag or anything, but I had the knowledge before I became a professional baseball player to do all these things and know what each guy would hit.
Without Police Woman I wouldn’t have had a career. The show started about the same time the women’s movement was taking off. Ours was the first prime-time one-hour show featuring a strong, professional woman. It paved the way for other series to follow.
If you’re a happy person around food, you can be a professional chef. It’s fueled by passion.
The truth is, I have absolutely no professional credentials – literally, which is why I’m teaching at MIT.
Certainly, our work has identified CTE in many professional football players, but we’re also seeing it in a very high percentage of college players.
I’d always have grease in at least two places, in case the umpires would ask me to wipe one off. I never wanted to be caught out there with anything though, it wouldn’t be professional.
You face challenges in your personal life and in your professional life. I continue to be relentlessly optimistic and not focus on the negative.
There’s a bigger difference now than when I first got into professional baseball because that was before guaranteed contracts, before there was a lot of money, so it was mostly survival. You had more competition.
Most of us who work as professional futurists never really stop gathering information – you never know when a provocative, potentially disruptive new development might appear.
If you ask the people who are professional political analysts, they would say that the way redistricting has worked, that the Republicans have something of a lock on the House until a redistricting occurs after 2010, particularly as a result of what DeLay did in Texas.
I don’t see myself going back to ‘Strictly’ as a professional in the same capacity as I started. But I’ll definitely keep dancing.
The abuse of power in the film and television industry is a tale as old as time. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I have attended professional meetings with someone in a more powerful position than myself under the pretence of work.
I wasn’t good enough to be a professional soccer player obviously but that was my first goal in life.
My father was a professional artist all his life who encouraged my path as an artist.
On a professional side, you’ve got a tough problem to fix, Geoff Miller’s going to do it, and he’s always going to do it to very high standards, and he’s always going to be on the side of right. He’s always talking about ‘what right looks like’ – just a phrase he would always use.
Doctors, dressed up in one professional costume or another, have been in busy practice since the earliest records of every culture on earth. It is hard to think of a more dependable or enduring occupation, harder still to imagine any future events leading to its extinction.
In a professional kitchen, the idea is to have your cooks not moving much while they’re cooking. You want them to stay in the same spot.
During my years of professional cricket in England, I realised that although the Australians were talented players, tactically they were a bit naive when compared to those who played full-time on the English circuit. You might find this arrogant, but that was the reality then.
I’ve always thought my soundtracks do pretty good, because they’re basically professional equivalents of a mix tape I’d make for you at home.
I’d never been to a science-fiction convention until I became a professional writer.
By patting somebody on the back, a boy or a girl, a professional dancer, male, female, it really makes people feel good and I know it certainly made me feel good.
I love snowboarding, but I would never want to do it competitively or at a professional level. Snowboarding is a spawn of skating, and skating is my passion.
I had professional stunt racers teaching me how to drive.
I’ve always wanted to become a professional soccer player.
You see a hockey player, you’d never know he’s a professional athlete. But you put the skates on him, and he becomes a beast.
I wanted to be a professional drummer.
I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn’t dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
Mental discipline and tenacity in the face of obstacles are traits that have greatly helped me in both my personal and professional journey thus far. I am also very optimistic by nature and tend to focus on the positive and remain hopeful when faced with adversity.
My mom was a professional. My dad and mom met each other in a movie called ‘New Faces of 1937.’ My mom went under the name Thelma Leeds, and she did a few movies, and she was really a great singer, and when she married my dad and started to have a family, she sang at parties.
I’ve had the good fortune to have a much more diverse life than most people would, professional sports and television and news and movies.
I think my cooking these days is a lot more relaxed from when I was working in professional kitchens. Spending time in people’s kitchens made me realize that people want to eat healthy meals that are easy to prepare, with minimal ingredients that can be made on a budget.
In a country with an overabundance of food, no one should go hungry because of a lack of funds or technical and professional knowledge. We have the food, and we have the networks; we now need to support the providers.
I use a professional researcher in New York who does all the legwork, all that stuff which would take me days and weeks of calling, waiting for people to call back.
I’ve never been asked to appear on ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!,’ so I guess I mustn’t be on the professional skids just yet.
There is a short window at the beginning of one’s professional life, when it is comparatively easy to take big risks. Make the most of that time, before circumstances make you risk averse.
As a kid, you obviously dream of being a professional footballer. I would watch players like Ronaldo of Brazil and pretend to be him in the playground. But I don’t think about trying to become one of the best in the world or anything like that. I just play football.
I like writing about big turning points, where professional and personal lives coalesce, where the boundaries are coming down, and you’re faced with a set of choices which will change life forever.
Being fit is the easiest part of being a dance professional. I used to just throw on a backpack full of rocks and run up a hill. You don’t even have to go to a gym.
At Berkeley I had my first encounter with real professional scientists.
Well, I’ve been a professional racer for nine years. And if I could get it to pay me as much as acting, I’d give up all the rest in a second. Working in television, however, has made me accustomed to a certain lifestyle that I’d like to maintain.
People complain professional sportsmen are locked away but when they get out and enjoy themselves, people have a go.
I wish over the years I had kept my private life private and my professional life a little more professional.
As soon as I started to realize that I could make a living playing professional soccer, I went to that place where I could torture myself because I knew it would make me better for the championship game.
I knew nothing about professional comedians when I became a comedian. I was a rabbi. So I had no professional comedians to learn from.
I don’t have a formula to pass on. I always did it my own way. Even today, I hold my independence close. It’s what’s most precious to me. Passion. Risk. Tenacity. Consistency. This is my professional history.
I’m very professional.
Truthfully, being pregnant is changing me as a person. Each day is part of this amazing journey that has completely shifted the focus of my life and made me reevaluate my personal and professional goals.
At ten I was playing against 18-year-old guys. At 15 I was playing professional ball with the Birmingham Black Barons, so I really came very quickly in all sports.
Amateurs in professional situations make me very impatient.
I’m a professional non-fiction reader, that’s what I do. But in my 20s we had our own vampire and witch moment, courtesy of Anne Rice, whose books I read and loved.
To have success in your professional life is not so hard. To succeed as a man is more difficult.
Rush Limbaugh is a lame professional swine, and he makes a good living at it. He is like a hired geek in some traveling backwoods carnival – the freaks who bite the heads off chickens – but Limbaugh is a modernized geek who thinks he can bite the heads off of people.
It’s the same old story. Nothing in this world happens unless white folks says it happens. And therein lies the problem of being a professional black storyteller – writer, musician, filmmaker.
You know raising a family in the lifestyle of a professional athlete can be very difficult.
Having this other career in music made me work harder as an actress. It’s made me more professional.
When I was 30 or so – by that time I had become an assistant D.A. – I decided I would try to write a novel. To be clear: I did not decide to become a novelist. Honestly, it never crossed my mind that I could actually earn a living as a professional novelist.
There are two classes of women in Soviet Russia. There is the professional class, which has taken the place of the nobility and includes government officials, artists, doctors, composers and writers as well as former members of the old nobility whose sympathy is with the Soviets, and also the peasant class.
I have tried to be as eclectic as I possibly can with my professional life, and so far it’s been pretty fun.
I grew up in a great era of professional wrestling. WWF was just really coming into it’s own. The start of WrestleManias, the legendary performers like Macho Man, Hulk Hogan, Honky Tonk Man, Iron Sheik, Sgt. Slaughter.
I always think part of success is being able to replicate results, taking what is interesting or viable about yourself as a professional person and seeing if you bring it into different situations with similar results.
Just because you have a good athletic background doesn’t make you necessarily a good wrestler. Because it takes a lot to be a good professional wrestler.
The BBC’s television, radio and online services remain an important part of British culture and the fact the BBC continues to thrive amongst audiences at home and abroad is testament to a professional and dedicated management team who are committed to providing a quality public service.
I don’t think there’s any question that the UFL or any other league that wants to challenge the NFL can have an impact. The demand for professional football is off the charts.
Without hard work and discipline it is difficult to be a top professional.
Employ oneself upon trifling professional matters which others could do.
When public figures remain silent about depression, there is a cost to the rest of society. Silence contributes to the misperception that successful people do not get depressed, and it keeps the public from seeing that treatment allows many individuals to return to competitive professional lives.
It’s important for closet gay athletes everywhere, not just at the professional level, but more importantly athletes at the younger level in high school and college, to understand they do have support around them and that they can come out and feel comfortable. And honestly, that is going to help save lives.
You’re made to feel ugly, and I made ugly beautiful. Just by sheer persistence. Nobody has the right to say that I am ugly, and I will not be a professional victim, you know. Sorry!
I’ve always wanted to be a professional dancer, I’d always wanted to be a ballerina. I trained for 13 years but it never came to be.
My greatest political asset, which professional politicians fear, is my mouth, out of which come all kinds of things one shouldn’t always discuss for reasons of political expediency.
We’ve all heard stories of lottery winners, rock stars, heirs and heiresses, and professional athletes becoming millionaire morons who wake up rich but are broke by nightfall.
Part of the success of This American Life, I think, is due to the fact that none of us sound like we should be on the radio. We don’t sound professional; we sound like people you would know.
Yes. I’m a doctor, an epidemiologist, and lots of my professional colleagues flip back and forth between industry and medical roles. I know them; they are not bad people. But it is possible for good people in bad systems to do things that inflict enormous harm.
Good critical writing is measured by the perception and evaluation of the subject; bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining the professional standing of the critic.
Professional people make everything look perfect, they make everything that you’re wearing look great, if it’s in a picture or on the runway.
A passive approach to professional growth will leave you by the wayside.
My first professional acting job was in ‘Hair’ during the Vietnam War. So I think I’ve always been drawn to projects with a social conscience.
I mean that what makes me a professional, but the market itself has been fabulous during this whole period and I’ve got to give the market credit before I give myself credit.
From exam grading to health education to professional training to democratic participation, paths towards self-realization and success in the world are often daunting and obscure: journeys only the privileged feel confident setting off along.
I basically have needed to go to the piano and give voice periodically to, you know – I’m always afraid to describe it as a kind of therapeutic process, but nevertheless it was a type of unloading that had to occur due to my personal life with my mother’s health or just my professional trials and tribulations.
It is bizarre to see the NFL attacking an America that has treated it so well over the years. Taxpayers pay over 70 percent of the cost of stadiums. Our citizens pay more and more for tickets, and valuations of professional sports franchises have skyrocketed. Player compensation keeps growing.
If I wasn’t a professional scientist, I’d be an amateur scientist. But plan B was to go into computers.
I started in high school and then I went onto professional training after that.
An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to paint. A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint.
You never really forget who you are. If you did, you’d need to seek some professional help.
As a professional cricketer we are used to prepare for any format. For me switching between formats is a mental thing. I always think technique is only that important and mental preparations are more important.
You can draw Family Guy when you’re 10 years old. You don’t have to get any better than that to become a professional cartoonist. The standards are extremely low.
I feel like my career is to speak truth to power, and a lot of times, that sounds like troublemaking. If speaking truth is troublemaking, then yes, I will consider myself a professional at that.
I could describe my career in two words: who knew. I was on the path to becoming a professional baseball player, but I got injured in college. When I decided to move out to L.A. to try acting, nobody was betting on me, not even my family.
Christina Ricci is amazing, the most professional actor I think I’ve ever met. You can be chatting with her and when they call action, she’s right there.
There was no professional theater in Cork, but still I did a lot of performing.
For a long time, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was desperate to find something that fit me and I just decided that if I could organically make a professional living out of the things that interested me, then I would be a happy person.
There are so many little girls who follow me and look up to me. I’m their role model, so I have to make sure I’m always being professional and not putting any swear words out there – just really putting positive things out there on the Internet.
One of our six key strategic priorities was the reinforcement of all professional staffing and solutions business.
Psychiatrists always say, Oh, we’re very professional. I use exercise as my medication.
Every citizen has the real right to receive general education and professional training at no cost, something that the United States has not been able to ensure for all its inhabitants.
To have a Japanese wrestler standing as the face of professional wrestling, there’s only one person for that spot, and it’s me.
At the end of the day I’m just Linda, and Linda is a single professional woman, and a lot of women can relate to what I talk about.
Now that I work as a professional model, I advise people to stay away from any television shows. It’s a waste of your time; it’s just entertainment. It’s not the fashion that we now know.
Judgment is very easy, but I think, on the whole, professional critics maybe see too much, and compare too much, and forget the joy of actually looking and contemplating for its own sake.
I never bring a role home with me. The moment they say, ‘It’s a wrap,’ it’s gone completely. I’m a totally ruthless professional, and life is my family, not my work.
I know that if I went to other studios, like in Vancouver, that those are set up to be as professional and as true, so it’s just a different flavour, it’s a different sound, but I think both have their place.
My first professional job was to sell heavy-duty waterless cookware.
I don’t think any professional accepts defeat.
It’s not a bad thing fighting for equality and helping the poor. It’s not a bad thing to have on your professional tombstone: ‘He believed in equality and he helped the poor.’
A musician is a professional, whether he or she is successful or not. The profession itself must be regarded as a stable job.
Once upon a time, it was hard to decipher what was more difficult to stomach: the foolish, detrimental behavior of a professional athlete or the apologists disguised as their inner circle, eager to excuse the inexcusable. And then there came Allen Iverson, who didn’t make it difficult at all.
As a professional athlete, the small print says there could be a trade at some point in your career. Sometimes expected, sometimes not. You have to be able to handle that.
I’ve made a life and career as a professional musician.
Any professional knows that the flute and the piano is a boring combination. All you’ve got to arrive at is a kind of typical gestural crap, right? You might agree, though you wouldn’t call it gestural crap.
I really counted on my technical ability and my passing for everything. Then once you got to bigger stages and the professional level, you can get shoved off the ball and you need to be fit and you need to be at your top level at all times.
We played hard and we partied hard. I’m not ashamed of that. I was no angel – I did some things I shouldn’t have done, lived a lifestyle I shouldn’t have lived. I had a blast at times; other times, I probably compromised my job, my duty to do my job, to be ready as a professional.
I knew I was never going to play professional sport, but I loved playing and I went to all the games I could afford to.
The Commission has five commissioners from each side, plus three alternates, so all together sixteen members, people who are independent from the two governments, who have a lot of integrity, professional competence, and who have credibility in their respective countries.
Even the small amount of infamy I have makes me uncomfortable – on a personal level and on a professional level.
I was a professional athlete, the best baseball player in the world at one point.
I’m thrilled, I’m grateful, I’m blessed. I played for the world’s greatest professional sports team in history. Once a Dallas Cowboy, always a Dallas Cowboy.
As a professional athlete, I believe that I need to explore my opportunities to the maximum, in order to excel and continue to play the best football I can.
I reveled in the most basic rules and techniques that are the foundation of professional cooking. For example, it is essential to use a sharp knife: the sharper the knife, the more fluid and precise your work and the less likely you are to get hurt. Dull knives are a danger – they slip far more often.
People around the world now complain about stressors everyday, and the word shows up throughout professional and lay literature. But in reality there is no such thing as a stressor. Why not? Because nothing has the inherent power to provoke stress.
I love clothes but I have spent so much of my professional life creating an image of one kind or another that it is nice not to care about it in life and let your skin breathe.
In therapy I have learned the importance of keeping spiritual life and professional life balanced. I need to regain my balance.
All I have ever wanted to do is be a professional footballer.
I am interested in the art. I’m a professional woman.
It’s an amazing life, don’t get me wrong. But being a professional athlete, is… is not as glamorous as everybody sets it out to be.
The president and I sat down in the Oval Office, and he expressed very clearly that what he wants from me is my best professional military advice.
I used to draw and illustrate, but I don’t do that anymore because I just like to write. I like to leave the illustrations to actual professional illustrators.
I never imagined when I began writing in the early 1960s I’d become professional and my life would be transformed.
I went to Northwestern in Chicago, in Evanston, and then I ended up trickling down in Chicago theater. I did a bunch of plays, but I was non-equity. For a lot of people, non-equity means you’re not yet professional. But for me, if you’re in a mainstream theater, you’re doing something real.
There is a lot of use of ProTools in professional studios, but this is mostly for the special effects it allows, not for sound quality. These special effects soon fall out of fashion, and I don’t think this trend will define studios permanently.
I’m a professional, and I know in football that everything can change in one day, so I am excited to show everyone my football.
As a professional, you can afford to pick some stocks and be wrong about a few of them. To keep your job, you cannot take the risk of being seen to be wrong about the ‘big picture’ for very long.
Younger women have no problem in reconciling beauty with ambitions as a professional woman.
Do you need to train two hours a day? Probably not. The reason why my celebrity clients have to train two hours a day is because their endurance level is so strong. For Madonna to get results and keep results, it’s like a professional athlete training – she has to push harder.
Increasingly, stars are recruited from the ranks of professional models, with the result that today’s starlets are better dressed and better groomed than ever before, though it is doubtful if they are better actresses.
When I was a kid, I never thought much about football. I thought about following in my family’s footsteps and going into professional wrestling.
The only thing wrong with the NBA – or any other professional sport, for that matter – is a wild epidemic of Dumbness and overweening Greed. There is no Mystery about it, and no need to change any rules.
Even though I have spent literally years of my life trying to learn another language, any other language – and even though I have in the past claimed in several key professional contexts that I speak other languages – I am in fact still trapped inside the bubble of English.
Some people make sharp distinctions sort of between their recreational musings and their professional work. I don’t make that distinction very much.
My earliest professional musical experiences were really as a session player, and every day was an adventure. Three sessions a day, every day, and you never knew who you would be working with until you arrived at the studio.
Well, I was always really mature for my age. I’m an above-age reader. I’m not trying to come off like, ‘I have a high IQ number. My parents gave me the test.’ That’s the way I was, I guess. I am still a kid. I love doing kid activities. I’m such a kid, but when I’m on set, I do like to be professional.
I didn’t know the organization, but the one thing you can say about the FBI, it’s tremendously professional.
In L.A., if you’re an actor, your personal and professional lives are too intertwined.
You’re a person a lot longer before and after you’re a professional athlete. People always say to me, ‘Your image is this, your image is that.’ Your image isn’t your character. Character is what you are as a person. That’s what I worry about.
I was pretty nervous when I met Robert DeNiro. I kind of felt like a kid in a candy store for the first time. I couldn’t wipe the grin off of my face. But Bobby DeNiro was really, really sweet and made me feel very comfortable. He’s very low-key and just a superstar professional, and totally someone to be admired.
Being a professional woman, I function the best when I don’t distinguish between work and play.
I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today.
I don’t think I will ever cross-contaminate my private life and my family life with my public and professional worlds.
Venture capitalists are professional money managers. We are provided capital to invest as long as we can return it to our investors with a strong return in a reasonable amount of time. A strong return is three times cash on cash. A reasonable amount of time is ten years max.
The final group, on Sunday at the Masters, is the greatest feeling in the world for a professional golfer.
My one remaining professional ambition is to read the shipping forecast. I live in hope.
The people I idolized I saw once a year on the Tony Awards. I would buy the cassette tapes of the various Broadway shows and scour the photos inside the recording package. That’s how I exposed myself to the arts – New York and professional theater felt like a very distant thing.
If you are a professional, the speed with which you react to a potential problem separates the men from the boys.
A lot of people, myself included, are excited about blogging and stuff like that, citizen journalism, but I do remind people that no matter how excited we are, there’s no substitute for professional writing, no substitute for professional editing, and no substitute for professional fact-checking.
It’s not the easiest thing in the world to act with Harry – we are very close. I’m not saying it won’t ever happen again but it’s best to work with other people. There are no professional boundaries at which to stop when you act with a sibling.
It is never easy for a professional cricketer, who has represented his country for 17 years, to forget the past and adopt a new lifestyle.
Stan Hansen was a tough-as-nails freshman middle linebacker when I was a senior at West Texas State. He was a damn good football player, but he developed some problems with his knees. When football didn’t work out he asked me about professional wrestling.
From the time I was very young, I was a professional, making money and assuming responsibilities. I didn’t live the life of a child. I was living the life of a 30-year-old.
I have been spending the better part of my professional life trying to create self-driving cars. At Google, I am working with a world-class team of engineers to turn science fiction into reality.
Professional athletes have been blessed by God.
It’s really a testament to my parents, because I was active, curious and creative as a child, and my parents nurtured that. But I wouldn’t say that I was a professional child actor at all. I was never the breadwinner of my family.
The professional world was much more unpleasant than I thought. I was always wishing I could get back that enthusiasm I had when I was doing shows at college.
I am not a professional politician.
I think I’m a survivor. I could have suffered at least 100 professional deaths. I could come up with a list of the 100 times I’ve come closest to death, from having pneumonia as a child to car crashes.
Facebook is massive in scale and scope. Twitter is a public communication forum, but if I’m following you, you’re not necessarily following me. LinkedIn is, simply, a professional network.
My professional dreams were coming true while I was living a personal nightmare.
I think it’s important how I come across to my students. I want them to see how professional women dress.
I’m not a professional politician, I’m a problem solver.
I was brought up correctly and in the right way, and my parents are very proud of the fact that I am a professional footballer.
I was a professional dancer before I was an actor.
Professional cinema image-taking should integrate, serve, interest, and enhance the story. I judge cinematography not just for a story well told but for what the story is.
Let’s face it, who among us wouldn’t take a pill or potion that would make us better at our job? Goodness knows, we abuse substances for just about everything in our personal lives; why not in our professional lives as well?
I love what I do for a living, it’s the greatest job in the world, but you have to survive an awful lot of attention that you don’t truly deserve and you have to live up to your professional responsibilities and I’m always trying to balance that with what is really important.
The thing that I had saved up for myself and wanted most to bring off was a fully fledged professional production of Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Theater in Stratford.
I think, a lot of guys who want to be professional football players, they see the Premiership players, and they see the finished article, but there’s a lot of hard work that’s gone into their careers for them to get there. There’s a lot of sacrifice, and I think people tend to forget that.
There’s no medals for trying. This isn’t like eighth grade where everybody gets a trophy. We are in a professional sport, and it is competitive to win. That’s what we do.
I wanted to be a professional dancer for a period of time, and I did a lot of dancing and choreography and got paid for it.
Mormons are an extraordinarily educated and professional population. They have all these virtues: They work hard, don’t skip school, have no scandals. Consequently, you find them in a lot of consequential places.
I have spent my years since Princeton, while at law school and in my various professional jobs, not feeling completely a part of the worlds I inhabit. I am always looking over my shoulder wondering if I measure up.
When it comes to professionalism, it makes sense to talk about being professional in IT. Standards are vital so that IT professionals can provide systems that last.
To me, breakfast is my most important meal. It’s often the meal you play a game on. I make sure I have oatmeal, milk, and fruit. It’s the fuel you use to hopefully do your best, so eating right is a big part of being a professional athlete. I wish I paid more attention to it earlier in my life.
Kat and I were in our 20s when we won in ’88. Our personalities were already established. We were ready to move on to a life of professional skating.
I have a lot of trouble understanding all the detail of finance and administration – but if you combine intellectual and professional capacity with a social conscience, you can change things: countries, structures, economic models, colonial states.
I think the director is becoming more important. To work under rushed conditions, you need to have an extremely professional director. If the director’s good than the end result will be good.
Even if your job is a professional singer, we still dork out at home.
I moved to Princeton, Indiana, and became a professional Farm Manager for that Princeton Farms.
My main objective is to prepare candidates for professional baseball; however, the majority of our graduates will go home as much better qualified amateurs.
With the EU taking in ten more countries and adopting a new Constitution, organisations need more than ever intelligent professional help in engaging with the EU institutions.
What happens when you’re a child professional is that you have to be, well, professional. You’re taught not to have tantrums, to always people-please.
I’m not a professional politician. I’m a professional problem solver, and I believe we should cut the salaries of senators and congressmen 10 percent until they balance the budget. I call that conservative common sense.
Since turning professional at 18, I have travelled the world playing the game that I love and consider myself a global player. As the World No.1 right now, I wish to be a positive role model and a sportsperson that people respect, and enjoy watching.
The first professional play I ever saw was The Importance Of Being Earnest, and I just fell in love.
Having a Congress with a more diverse educational and professional background would serve the country well. And given the budget challenges facing America today, we might benefit from a few more cold, calculating problem solvers, and fewer courtroom impresarios.
To a lot of MMA fighters, pro wrestling is a very popular thing and I’m very thankful for them to try and make the transition into professional wrestling. But then they figure out its not as easy as a lot of people think.
Being a professional athlete, people respect the fact that I respect eSports professional gamers.
Remember, you’re not always the professional.
Magic Johnson, former basketball player, may run for mayor of L.A. in the next election. Remember the good ‘ol days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers.
The Million Dollar Man was to professional wrestling what Ebenezer Scrooge is to Christmas. He was like a rich bully. He bullied everybody with his money, and his motto was ‘Everybody’s got a price.’
There are professional negotiators working for the writers and the actors, but basically you’ve got the writers and actors negotiating against businessmen. That’s why you get rhetoric.
My very, very first professional job was when I was 19 years old – I got a job doing an educational industrial film on Shell Motor Oil’s oil products. I really put my heart into it – I wrote a script for it, I did a lot of research.
If I’m only defined by my sport, I really have failed. Yes, I’ve opened myself up for more criticism, but I’m a professional athlete. I get criticised every week. I’m used to it. It doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt, but you get used to it.
It came as a surprise to find that a professional society and journal (Econometrica) were flourishing, and I entered this area of study with great enthusiasm.
A professional player is smarter than a college man. He uses his noodle. He knows what to do and when to do it. He rarely goes up in the air as is the case with most of our college players when they get in a tight place.
Even now it is no longer composed of the traditional political class, but of a composite layer of corporate leaders, high-level administrators, and the heads of the major professional, labor, political, and religious organisations.
Even prior to marriage and motherhood, it’s always been about prioritising and focusing on what you can commit to. That’s been my approach to every aspect of my life, be it my relationships or my professional commitments.
Despite my professional experience, the fifteen-hour workdays, and a successful new show that I had helped build, MSNBC was still refusing to pay me what I was worth.
After years of working in professional kitchens, and then spending so much time in a lot of different home kitchens, I realized that there’s a huge gap in the market where you have people who develop cookware but who don’t actually cook.
I think a lot of times it’s not money that’s the primary motivation factor; it’s the passion for your job and the professional and personal satisfaction that you get out of doing what you do that motivates you.
‘Rent’ was my first professional job, ever.
Nobody will give a single rupee if you cannot match value in a professional way. For that, you need paid professionals.
The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.
I have the best entrance in all of professional wrestling for crying out loud.
To practice – write each and every day if possible – then try to attend professional writer’s conferences where you can learn your craft, get to know fellow writers, and meet editors and agents.
It’s very expensive to be a professional tennis player with all the travel and the flights and the hotels and everything.
As a former career intelligence professional, I have a profound appreciation for the value of intelligence. Intelligence disrupts terrorist plots and thwarts attacks. Intelligence saves lives.
Well, I think any actor can probably identify with being a professional liar. You don’t always look at yourself that way, but I know a lot of days I do.
We can trust our doctors to be professional, to minister equally to their patients without regard to their political or religious beliefs. But we can no longer trust our professors to do the same.
I certainly feel my career was a great career because it inspired so many many people, literally hundreds of people to follow a new kind of life and to realize that they could make out and advance their own professional and private and social lives.
You have no choice as a professional chef: you have to repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat until it becomes part of yourself. I certainly don’t cook the same way I did 40 years ago, but the technique remains. And that’s what the student needs to learn: the technique.
I’m a professional maker of online video and I love platform diversity of every kind.
I’ve been very lucky, getting to travel the world with professional photographers. I’d grab their equipment, get a few lessons, and start firing shots.
Even though we work in the same field, we have an intense private life away from our professional lives.
I’ve only worked with very professional people.
Jobs offshoring began with manufacturing, but the rise of the high-speed Internet made it possible to move offshore tradable professional skills, such as software engineering, information technology, various forms of engineering, architecture, accounting, and even the medical reading of MRIs and CT-Scans.
Men can be sex symbols and also earn respect for their professional accomplishments, and the same standard should apply to women.
I have the cliche ‘struggling actor’ story. I was waiting tables in New York, went out to L.A. soon after graduation to get some jobs, but it didn’t work out. I wanted to cut my teeth in professional theater, so I came back to New York. It made my journey a longer one, but I really wanted to excel in the theater.
In our personal and professional lives, we are constantly hit with one adversity after the other, most of which we have no control over. But the four things we have total control over is how we react, how we adapt, how we breathe, and how we take action.
I don’t have a family that grew up singing and playing all the time. I didn’t really have anything to judge my abilities against until I got out into the professional world and met other professional musicians. All I had was my own way of arriving at a song. That was it.
So I had to be careful. I recognized the responsibility that, whether I liked it or not, I had to accept whatever the obligation was. That was to behave in a manner, to carry myself in such a professional way, as if there ever is a reflection, it’s a positive one.
It’s almost like, when someone plays poker for the first time, they might be a professional poker player out of ignorance, just accidentally winning. That was how it felt in my first stand-up appearance.
I’m against the draft. I believe we should have a professional military; it might be smaller, but it would be more effective.
Amateur bureaucrats are often even worse than professional bureaucrats.
The most important thing to strive for in life is some kind of personal and professional achievement. Not as a man or a woman, but as a person.
Professional men, they have no cares; whatever happens, they get theirs.
It’s hard to decide how to match words to music. It’s not like it’s twice the work. It’s always difficult for me to explain to the composer what I’m looking for. I’m not a professional; I lack even basic knowledge about writing music.
I wanted to be a professional dancer my whole life.
I grabbed 19 rebounds in my first professional game, and somehow found a way to score 20 points. I felt real good about it. I felt that this was the beginning of something good.
Watching Jodie on this is incredible; it’s the perfect role for her. It’s so intense and so emotional. She just jumped right into it and is so professional.
In science, a healthy skepticism is a professional necessity, whereas in religion, having belief without evidence is regarded as a virtue.
I want people to see that golf is fun and it’s cool. You don’t have to be a professional golfer to enjoy it.
The reality of professional skateboarding contests is that they’re not relevant in our world.
As a professional writer of detective stories, I string along with the ballplayers. I love a ball game.
If I would take a job with a professional league, I need to be ready.
I’m a professional; I feel I’m one of the best in the game.
I would love nothing more than to become a professional ice skater, but I would rather do it privately.
My professional life has been about public service. My personal life I define very intently through my family.
Bill Condon, I must say, may have been one of the best professional experiences of my life, collaborating with him. He, himself, is an Academy Award winning screenwriter. He is a storyteller first and foremost, so we speak the same language. We approach things always from the story.
But when I will call it a day, I could become a professional poker player.
My high school coach was Ray O’Conner. He has coached a lot of players that have signed professional contracts, and many of those have gone on to play in the major leagues.
Where I come from, out in the suburbs, I didn’t know anyone who was a professional actor. And girls that looked like me? No girls like that were on TV.
I feel like I am a good person and a professional, very able leader of men.
I’m a very professional man. I’m not out for the experience of adventure.
And I’m proud of what I do as a professional, too.
The moment you design the post of a HR manager in the police, your whole outlook towards your team changes. You designate an official to look after their health, their professional needs, their preparedness and motivation, which in most cases becomes quintessential.
As I look back on the day I signed my professional contract in 1973, I’ve never gone to sleep wondering if I could pay the bills or take care of my family. That’s what basketball has done for me. It’s given me the greatest of thrills from high school to college to the Olympics to coaching to broadcasting.
I love being a woman and I was not one of these women who rose through professional life by wearing men’s clothes or looking masculine. I loved wearing bright colors and being who I am.
I had two ambitions: One was to be in The Actors Studio, and the other was to walk into a bar where actors hung out, and everyone would know that I was a professional actor and I would be accepted.
WWE is the biggest, most wonderful company, and they have WrestleMania, so almost any professional wrestler is going to seek that goal.
It was delightful but, of course, it was pretty insulting to my professional reputation.
Professional comedians, surprisingly, have a lack of humor. They’re insensitive to the insanity of our times.
Even in 2012, if there’s a black character in the movies or on television that’s a professional, if we even hear about their backgrounds they’re always ‘up from the streets.’
Whether you want to be a good actor or singer, you need to be responsible and professional – and you have to learn to work well with other people and be a team player.
In many ways professional wrestling is a dance.
When you are a professional, you go into the next game wanting to win.
He was a professional rugby player in the area that I played as a youngster. So a lot of people who I went to school with knew who he was and knew that he was black. So I would get racist taunts in school.
You may not like the idea of putting money into a home when you’re moving out. But it’s demanded by the market. You need to show it off. You don’t have to rip out the kitchen and bathroom. But maybe replace the tiles or the countertops. Get professional advice.
The American professional schedule gives players a six-month off-season, so many of us have become pickup regulars while training without an organized team.
I started to act in highschool and became a professional actor at 19.
I’m glad Reagan is president. Of course, I’m a professional comedian.
Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.
Sometimes, there’s a fine line between bravery and utter stupidity. The day I decided to climb into a boxing ring for a professional fight was probably on the side of stupidity.
At this stage, my chief professional goal is simply to keep on writing and making a living at it.
For me, wigs and hairpieces are an everyday part of my life. One day I can wear what I like to call my ‘Back to you, Barbara’ look – professional and full of layers – and the next day you may see me in my ‘Bubblin’ Brown Sugar’ look – curly, fun and bubbly.
MySpace is like a bar, Facebook is like the BBQ you have in your back yard with friends and family, play games, share pictures. Facebook is much better for sharing than MySpace. LinkedIn is the office, how you stay up to date, solve professional problems.
When it came time to be a professional rapper, I wouldn’t sign anything without reading it. There was no way I was going to have people make decisions for me or wake up one day and find that I was broke because I never bothered to read a contract.
If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.
When you step foot into your first professional tournament, everything you’ve done in your amateur career really doesn’t matter any more.
My most important professional accomplishment to date is the ability to keep working with absolutely no skills whatsoever.
I have my flaws too, but I am a professional who doesn’t like to miss or lose.
First of all, I really never imagined myself being a professional athlete.
I thought I was going to be killed. The casualties were so heavy, it was just a given. I learned to take each day, each mission, as it came. That’s an attitude I’ve carried into my professional life. I take each case, each job, as it comes.
I am a professional actor, and I am very careful about being sincere to the characters I play.
It was incredible being on tour with Taylor Swift: she was the epitome of a professional, and she works so hard. For someone as successful as her to work that hard every night – truly inspirational.
I was thrown into a position where I had to learn a new language, become professional and not be just that child anymore coming into a team. I was able to learn from players that were so experienced at such a high level. You can’t get that anywhere else. Nothing against college, but you can’t get that in college.
I don’t actually feel multi-talented. I just feel that I’m in this business where we give ourselves 100 titles and gold statues. It’s like, lawyers aren’t like, ‘You’re incredible! You’re a professional arguer in front of the judge! You’re great at paperwork!’ No, you just get credit for one job.
You can have anything you want, but not everything. If it was really important to spend an afternoon at my daughter’s school, I had to think, how was I going to organize my life to do that? How could I become more efficient? I always tried to put my priorities on the table, personal and professional, and work around them.
I was in constant demand, in my professional life and my personal life.
I started playing with a group of young people when I was 13. I turned professional when I was 15 and I played dance halls, this on bass guitar.
Because I have sixty years of being a professional composer, conductor, musician, whatever, and you develop a lot of friendships and you get involved with a lot of sort of long-term commitments and obligations.
That professionalism comes from what I’ve watched people do on the set. I’m just trying to be as respectful to the environment, as they have been. I think I still act like a kid. I just try to be as professional as I can.
One must never compromise on finances and confuse personal friendships with professional charges.
American professional athletes are bilingual; they speak English and profanity.
I am not someone who deserves to be dissected and analyzed like some tragic example of everything that can possibly go wrong for a professional athlete.
I was at Boulogne, in the second team – the sixth, then the fifth division. I wasn’t professional, so I kept studying because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to make a living as a footballer.
I keep telling people I’ll make movies until I’m fifty and then I’ll go and do something else. I’m going to be a professional gentleman of leisure.
Had I not become a professional golfer, I think I would have pursued some type of career in aviation.
I tell her all the time I’d gladly retire and hang out with the kids and clean the house. I want to have a good life and great family, and from a professional standpoint I want to be successful, but it’s not the most important thing at all.
In Indian cinema there are no professional voice trainers.
A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.
When I got into college, I found what ultimately became my life’s work. I couldn’t sleep at night, I was so excited about it. So I’m attracted to people who play at that level. They actually want to play in their professional life.
There’s no difference between fame and infamy now. There’s a new school of professional famous people that don’t do anything. They don’t create anything.
Ever since I was a boy, I have wanted to be a professional footballer and to captain my country one day.
While I have served in public office for 30 years, my professional training is as a pharmacist, not a lawyer or an accountant.
Affirmative action is a little like the professional football draft. The NFL awards its No. 1 draft choices to the lowest-ranked team in the league. It doesn’t do this out of compassion or guilt. It’s done for mutual survival. They understand that a league can only be as strong as its weakest team.
The grandmother, the mother, the worker, the student, the intellectual, the professional, the unemployed, everybody identified with the songs because they were descriptions of life in the city.
So as an amateur Olympic competitor I loved criticism, because it made me better. But now as a professional I don’t really know how to channel it or where to take it, so I don’t take it quite as well.
Professional golfer… what a life.
Little did I know that there’s nothing more competitive in the world than a professional ballroom dancer. They are as competitive as Olympic athletes.
I used to tell the players that professional football is a part-time profession. I used to tell them it gets you ready for your life’s work.
Cameron was able to get an inside look at professional football from the standpoint of athletes and agents and general managers that few people have ever seen.
Being a black woman, there’s so many different sides of us. We are funny, silly, romantic, professional, smart, and we have good jobs.
I am like the Jack Nicholson of the Kings – every single game. If there was a game tonight I wouldn’t be here. I used to play hockey. That was my original thing. My first thing, I wanted to play professional hockey.
As soon as you think you can do whatever you want and you have whatever great professional in the world waiting to work with you, then you are sunk.
As a professional broadcaster, I can tell you that over the course of my career, there is an adage: don’t ever apologize.
The cutthroat part of it is that professional wrestling has no union. There are a number of people that are taken advantage of on a daily basis.
‘Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind’ was born out of my own journey of self-discovery within both my personal and professional life.
A wingnut is someone on the far-right wing or far-left wing of the political spectrum – the professional partisans, the unhinged activists and the paranoid conspiracy theorists. They’re the people who always try to divide rather than unite us.
I live in Vermont, and we don’t have a tax incentive there, and therefore, we don’t have professional crew there.
I’d had 35 professional fights and mentally I was tired of it. I’d sort ot fallen out of love with the sport.
I never intended to be a professional writer; as the story developed, the one thing I had in my hopes was that this would be something tangible to separate me from the nameless, numbered masses.
I don’t think exactly like a professional economist. I think about economics and economic ideas, but somewhat like an outsider.
The word user is the word used by the computer professional when they mean idiot.
I don’t think your personal life has anything to do with your professional life. They are separate things. Whatever is happening at home shouldn’t be carried to work. Everyone has his/her own journey. Some revel in the fact that they derive that from personal contentment, and others draw it from extreme sorrow.
I just decided that I would not put my professional life on hold to raise children. I know that sounds selfish to a lot of people and I don’t know if what I’m doing is the right thing. But that’s the way I’m doing it.
I love and collect contemporary art and go to all the art fairs. I love Damien Hirst and Matthew Barney. I grew up in Italy and had a humanistic education in philosophy and literature – things I love and appreciate. People are richer and more complex than just their day-to-day professional pursuits might suggest.
I’d like to run a professional football team. I’d love to run the USTA, be the sports editor of the ‘New York Times.’
I enjoy the work, I enjoy every minute of my professional life.
You can look at everything from pre-Heisman to post-Heisman, and I think that’s why it ranks up at the top, because before then, I didn’t even think I was good enough to be a professional ballplayer.
Anyone interested in becoming a professional umpire and becoming eligible to work in the minor leagues must attend one of the two umpire schools sanctioned by Major League Baseball.
When I was signed by Elite Model Agency, my mom felt it was the right place as it was a professional agency.
I’m here to work.. not to like or dislike people. Neither am I here to win a Miss Congeniality competition. I maintain professional relations with my co-stars.
I’m quite sure that all true professional artists, of every description, in all walks of life, whether their craft is painting, music, sculpture, medicine or anything, have one primary concern – mankind.
If I’d written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people – including me – would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
I always seem to get parts where I play the sports professional – and that’s not me at all!
Madonna is an athlete; she has to be treated like a professional athlete. She doesn’t work out for six hours a day, though, like some of the press says. She never works out for more than two hours a day, and then only when she has the time.
‘Top Chef’ is a very smooth-running machine. All the people working there are incredibly professional and absolutely at the top of their game.
When I work, my first relationship with people is professional.
I started playing violin when I was six, so I thought I could be a professional. It wasn’t until I was 15 when I got into acting classes and realized this was what I wanted to do.
As a child, I wanted to be an athlete, a professional tennis player or something like that.
In carrying out every aspect of our work, CIA officers are guided by a professional ethos that is the sum of our abiding principles, core values, and highest aspirations. These include service, integrity, excellence, courage, teamwork, and stewardship. Sacrifice, too, is an inescapable part of our mission.
I’m not a professional. Yet somehow, I manage to get away with it.
Running for office is important, and you don’t really need more than to be right on the issues, and to be able to articulate what it is you believe. You don’t need a certain background. You don’t need to be a lawyer. You don’t need to have some professional degree.
No one else in our family was a professional musician so this took an enormous leap of faith on their part.
I’ve made a wonderful living playing that theatrical character – the professional brassy dame.
We’re the only major company in the U.S. that is solely in the professional beauty industry. We promised hairdressers when we started that we would stay with them. If I went retail tomorrow then we would be four times our size overnight, but I’m going to be the one guy who kept his word.
Unless you are a professional, you will find the tart to be a high-maintenance, unforgiving whistle-blower of a pastry.
We’re professional footballers, so we have to go out there and perform as best we can and try and get the results that we want.
I don’t know where horse riding could have taken me, and it’s something I can always go back to when I’ve retired from football, but the crossroads came in my life when Chelsea wanted to sign me and make me a professional footballer in 2013 when I was 20.
Boyfriends have to understand me and my needs. They have to know what I want out of my life and about my strict regime. I go to bed at 10pm and not later. I separate my professional and private lives.
Most people aren’t familiar enough with what actually goes on in professional wrestling to know just how badly women are treated in WWE narratives.
I am a professional photographer because it is the best way I know to earn the money I require to take care of my wife and children.
The beauty comes with the balance. Everyone should find his own balance in his personal as well as his professional life. Once you do so, you will feel and look beautiful.
A lot of people have a different perspective on this but my personal view is that while things have become more professional with we being centrally contracted, we don’t play as regularly as the men do. The number of matches we play is too less as compared to men.
Every now and then, Prince decides to try being a normal rock star. You know, the kind who does a professional arena tour where he plays the hits. But part of what makes him such an eternally fascinating star is that he lives in his own private purple world, even when he sets out to make the house quake.
I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
I do believe that the United Nations needs to have more exacting, more enhanced professional standards for the military peacekeepers that are deployed.
Football is something I would never give up on, whether I ended up playing professional or in a Sunday league team.
I am over that phase where any kind of story would bother me, be it personal or professional. I just laugh it off and forget about it.
The credibility comes before you get on air. It comes with coming to the production meeting and having ideas and being prepared and being up on everything that’s going on, being professional, and showing up every day and working hard. I think that’s where you build the credibility and the respect.
When I see professional clowns, mimes, or people who makes ballon animals, I think of their relatives and how disappointed they must be.
To be a professional tennis player you need to put in these sort of hours.
I’ve been a professional actor now for 38 years. A long time. And it’s wonderful to earn your living doing something that you love. To think people actually give you money for it!
The people among which I lived – and yet live, mainly – made their living from cotton, wheat, cattle, oil, with the usual percentage of business men and professional men.
Although I was not aware of it at the time, the experience of growing up during the Great Depression was to have a profound impact on my intellectual and professional career.
To me, the greatest asset of the Fed is the people. We have a tremendously dedicated staff… They feel proud to work for the Fed because this is such a competent, professional and well-respected organization.
Greatness comes by doing a few small and smart things each and every day. Comes from taking little steps, consistently. Comes from a making a few small chips against everything in your professional and personal life that is ordinary, so that a day eventually arrives when all that’s left is The Extraordinary.
My mother has never been involved in my professional life. I am very close to my mother but we keep it on a mother-daughter basis and not a work-related basis.
It is wonderful… Steve and Dan took professional football to a whole different level with the way they played the game. The fact that Steve is going in with Dan is very special.
The first professional training I received of any kind was when I was 14 years old and we were in Kansas City, Missouri. I attended the Kansas City Art Institute for one summer.
I don’t have anything interesting to conceal or reveal in my private life, and it is really only my work and professional life that I want to talk about.
But I’ve worked where they’ve had animals before, and animal wranglers, the people who raise animals and train animals for films and television, they’re all very, very professional.
You’re a professional. You don’t need for me to break a film down for you. If you want to stop the guy you’re playing, they pay you millions of dollars. You get you a TV and break the player down yourself.
The professional study of economics has become ideological brainwashing. It is a defense of the excesses of the capitalist system.
My hope is that we would begin to have a dialogue in this country about the importance of civility. We can have strong differences, but it does seem to me that most of the country believes it’s gone to critical mass in what I would call the professional class across the political spectrum – left and right.
I am not a politician but I have dedicated the biggest part of my professional life to economic policy both in Greece and Europe.
The major championships have always been a special focus in my career, and as a professional, I think Augusta is where I need to be.
That’s a traditional Samoan dance. I was lucky that I was able to fly my cousins, who are professional dancers, up from Hawaii and they were able to be in the movie with me. We had a great time.
I was a total athlete. I loved sports, but when I realized I wasn’t going to be a professional athlete, I realized I wanted to be in movies.