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"Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once.." - Isaac Asimov

"An office is a machine for dying." - Steve Aylett

"The presidency is not an office job." - Jakaya Kikwete

"You can run the office without a boss, but you can't run an office without secretaries." - Jane Fonda

"There needs to be an order of office, but in every single office that is presented in the Scriptures there is the personal emphasis within that legal concept. In the Church the elder is an office-bearer. But both the preaching elders and the ruling elders are "ministers," and the word "minister" is a personal relationship, it does not speak of dominance. There is to be order in the Church, but the preaching elder or the ruling elder is to be a minister, with a loving personal relationship with those who are before him, even when they are wrong and need admonition." - Francis Schaeffer

"With unfailing kindness, your life always presents what you need to learn. Whether you stay home or work in an office or whatever, the next teacher is going to pop right up." - Joko Beck

"But inwardly we are as corrupt as the person who sits in an office and plans war-because, we want to be somebody in the family, in a group, in society, in the nation." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"I have only an office here, and no opinion." - Friedrich Schiller

"I never worked in an office in my life." - Jack Vance

"the middle manager is doomed to remain just that. Once an office rat, always an office rat." - Corinne Maier

"I'm an office manager for Office Max. I have two daughters. I'm married. I have a normal Job." - Suzanne Crough

"I would love to do a really stupid character on 'The Office'. I'm so an 'Office' fan." - Marisol Nichols

"When [a politician] is in opposition, he is an expert on the means to some end; and when he is in office he is an expert on the obstacles to it. In short, when he is impotent he proves to us that the thing is easy; and when he is omnipotent he proves that it is impossible." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"To show an unfelt sorrow is an office Which the false man does easy." - William Shakespeare

"To show an unfelt sorrow is an office Which the false man does easy." - William Shakespeare

"An office is a place to... live life to the fullest. To the max. To... an office is a place where dreams come true." - Michael Scott

"I took an oath of office to the Constitution, I didn't take an oath of office to my party or my president." - Chuck Hagel

"There are many people making a difference. I mean, Dr. King never held an office. Gandhi never held an office. There are people who are archetypes in our society who have never held office and made a difference." - Dennis Kucinich

"The new political gospel: public office is private graft." - Mark Twain

"The presidential office is not a rosewater affair. This is an office in which a man must put on his war paint." - Woodrow Wilson

"I hate how box-office failures are blamed on an actress, yet I don't see a box-office failure blamed on men." - Ellen Page

"Connectivity is productivity - whether it's in a modern office or an underdeveloped village." - Iqbal Quadir

"He that hath a calling, hath an office of profit and honor." - Benjamin Franklin

"When a king creates an office, Providence creates immediately a fool to buy it." - Jean-Baptiste Colbert

"I have never ceased to rejoice that God has appointed me to such an office." - David Livingstone

"Remember that when an employee enters your office, they are in a strange land." - Erwin H. Schell

"Ten Downing Street is a house, not an office. That is its most important characteristic." - Douglas Hurd

"I wish to God she had had an M-4 in her office..." - Louie Gohmert

"Every vote for a governing office is an instrument for enslaving me." - M. E. Lazarus

"She is an office girl, her name is Betty. Her favorite group is Helen Reddy." - Frank Zappa

"I shall never ask, never refuse, nor ever resign an office." - George Washington

"Just because someone isn't working at an office doesn't mean they're not working hard at something." - Linda Cardellini

"Corrupt, adj. In politics, holding an office of trust or profit." - Ambrose Bierce

"Every time I fill an office I make a hundred malcontents and one ingrate." - Louis Xiv

"The office of the public teacher is an unenviable and thankless one." - Felix Adler

"Office hours are from 12 to 1 with an hour off for lunch." - George S Kaufman

"I know it's a cliche, but I didn't want to work in an office." - Paul Ogrady

"The less important you are in an office, the more they expect the happy smile." - Don Delillo

"I have an office in Argentina, I go there every day, so I work." - Gabriela Sabatini

"I find it exhausting to administer a magazine without an office or paid staff." - John Barton

"You moon the wrong person at an office party and suddenly you're not 'professional' any more." - Jeff Foxworthy

"Later, I went down to the Washington field office and an onsite polygraph was administered." - Steven Hatfill

"I need an office, so I can have a place where I don't write." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"When someone leaves an office, often there's a series of successors until you settle on one." - Paul Lieberstein

"I don't live in D.C. I keep an air mattress in my office." - Kevin Mccarthy

"Because of an adulterous affair I shall leave office in November." - James Mcgreevey

"I was an office secretary for a long time. A good secretary." - Laurie Metcalf

"An entrepreneur is someone that steals office supplies from home and brings them to work." - Auren Hoffman

"I just used to have a really normal life, working in an office." - Roz Savage

"I probably write best in my office, which is an extra bedroom in my house." - Sara Shepard

"Acting in a stage play is like working the evening shift in an office." - Arthur Smith

"My mother is an office manager, my father a professor of economics and financial planner." - Poppy Z Brite

"There's something boring about people who have to go to an office for a living." - Karl Lagerfeld

"He that hath a trade hath an estate; he that hath a calling hath an office of profit and honor." - Benjamin Franklin

"He and I had an office so tiny that an inch smaller and it would have been adultery." - Dorothy Parker

"After I left college I thought, very naively, that either you became someone interesting - an artist - or you went into academia. If you ended up in an office you were dull and lacking. And I ended up in an office." - Joshua Ferris

"What an augmentation of the field for jobbing, speculating, plundering, office-building and office-hunting would be produced by an assumption of all the state powers into the hands of the general government." - Thomas Jefferson

"Definition of lecture: An art of transmitting Information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of students without passing through the minds of either. Definition of conference: The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present Definition of office: A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life. "What people say about me behind my back is none of my business."" - RuPaul

"I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute - where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishoners for whom to vote - where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference - and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the president who might appoint him or the people who might elect him." - John F Kennedy

"Estiven Rodriguez couldn't speak a word of English when he moved to New York City at age nine. But last month, thanks to the support of great teachers and an innovative tutoring program, he led a march of his classmates - through a crowd of cheering parents and neighbors - from their high school to the post office, where they mailed off their college applications. And this son of a factory worker just found out he's going to college this fall." - Barack Obama

"The presidency is not merely an administrative office...It is pre-eminently a place of moral leadership." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"No people is fully civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The appointment of a woman to office is an innovation for which the public is not prepared, nor I." - Thomas Jefferson

"I think some of these solutions are prepared in an office without a full understanding of the local situation." - Wangari Maathai

"I have never had an office that I work out of and work has become intertwined with my personal life." - Richard Branson

"A public office is not a job, it is an opportunity to do something for the public." - Franklin Knight Lane

"I know that I and my office acted with the highest integrity as an independent inspector general should act." - Gerald Walpin

"No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse." - Theodore Roosevelt

"I wanted to figure out a way of living where I didn't have to be in an office every day." - Ruth Reichl

"No man who has managed to keep out of an office can be called a failure in life." - Richard Aldington

"I never wear very serious suits. I don't have to because I don't go to an office, so it's fine." - Jean Pigozzi

"I opened an office in Terre Haute, established eight of them, and became one of the eight county agents." - Orville Redenbacher

"I am not the President. Instead, I hold an even higher office, that of citizen of the United States." - Martin Sheen

"I'd like to run for office someday, but I'm afraid my ability to spell might give me an unfair advantage." - April Winchell

"When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing." - Woodrow Wilson

"Our first remark on this subject is that the ministry is an office, and not merely a work." - Charles Hodge

"I'm not an employee who goes to the office every morning at the same time. Then, vacations are needed." - Karl Lagerfeld

"I know I never work in whatever gets called an office, e.g., a school office I use only for meeting students and storing books I know I'm not going to read anytime soon." - David Foster Wallace

"I've always wanted an office job so I can tell someone, "I'm going to take a long lunch," or "I'm out of the office." I don't know why, but I've always seen so much stability in clocking in." - SZA

"I went to work in an office and learned, among other lessons, to do things I did not care for, and to do them well. Before I left this office, two of my books had already been published." - Sigrid Undset

"When you're a kid and your father is an engineer, he goes to the office. I saw my father get up and go to the office in the house and write. But I don't see any similarities." - Jacques Audiard

"Every man who takes office in Washington either grows or swells, and when I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is growing or swelling." - Woodrow Wilson

"The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly." - Frederick William Robertson

"Politics is a jungle-torn between doing the right thing and staying in office." - John F Kennedy

"I'm running for office, for Pete's sake, I can't have illegals." - Mitt Romney

"The insolence of office." - William Shakespeare

"I received a letter just before I left office from a man. I don't know why he chose to write it, but I'm glad he did. He wrote that you can go to live in France, but you can't become a Frenchman. You can go to live in Germany or Italy, but you can't become a German, an Italian. He went through Turkey, Greece, Japan and other countries. But he said anyone, from any corner of the world, can come to live in the United States and become an American." - Ronald Reagan

"Benchley and I had an office in the old Life magazine that was so tiny, if it were an inch smaller it would have been adultery." - Dorothy Parker

"The office of president requires the constitution of an athlete, the patience of a mother, the endurance of an early Christian." - Harold Wilson

"Sometimes the difference between two candidates is an important one in the immediate sense, and then I believe trying to get somebody into office, who is a little better, who is less dangerous, is understandable. But never forgetting that no matter who gets into office, the crucial question is not who is in office, but what kind of social movement do you have. Because if you have a powerful social movement, it doesn't matter who is in office." - Howard Zinn

"How lovely." The old lady sighed. "An office romance. I always wanted an office romance. Of course I never really had a job, which made the situation more challenging. Oh, I worked on an assembly line during World War II, but there weren't very many men around and as my husband was off serving his country, an office romance would have been unpatriotic, don't you think?-Mrs. Ford" - Susan Mallery

"The problem with elections is that anybody who wants an office badly enough to run for it probably should' have it. And anybody who does not want an office badly enough to run for it probably should' have it, either. Government office should be received like a child's Christmas present, with surprise and delight. Instead it is usually received like a diploma, an anticlimax that never seems worth the struggle to earn it." - Orson Scott Card

"The problem with elections is that anybody who wants an office badly enough to run for it probably shouldn't have it. And anybody who does not want an office badly enough to run for it probably shouldn't have it, either. Government office should be received like a child's Christmas present, with surprise and delight. Instead it is usually received like a diploma, an anticlimax that never seems worth the struggle to earn it." - Orson Scott Card

"Accuse American businessmen of being responsible for radicalism and they would indignantly deny the accusation. Yet, in one fundamental sense, they are responsible. They are responsible in the sense that they have utterly neglected to take part in the work and the organization which precede the choosing of candidates for political office. Local political organizations all over the land are conducted and controlled, as a rule, by politicians.... Businessmen have shirked such responsibilities, leaving an untrammeled field to others less capable of carrying on the administration of government." - B C Forbes

"In nine months, a group of children left alone with a computer in any language will reach the same standard as an office secretary in the West." - Sugata Mitra

"Whether you're on a sports team, in an office or a member of a family, if you can't trust one another there's going to be trouble." - Stephen Covey

"After endless days of commuting on the freeway to an antiseptic, sealed-window office, there is a great urge to backpack in the woods and build a fire." - Charles Krauthammer

"Depose him,' said Will Scott, astonished. 'The Grand Master's holy office terminates with his life.' 'And can nobody think of an answer to that?' said Will Scott." - Dorothy Dunnett

"The idea of Jewish settlements under Palestinian sovereignty, as was suggested by someone in the Prime Minister's office, is very dangerous and reflects an irrationality of values." - Naftali Bennett

"Whether you're a mechanic or you build houses or you work in an office, you don't have to like your boss." - Tim Cahill

"There really wasn't an environmental movement 30 years ago. The Sierra Club national office in 1969 consisted of one full-time volunteer." - Denis Hayes

"I think that the very earliest influence was a horror of having to work in a bank or an office, a desire for a free and creative life." - Frank Auerbach

"I do not think I could myself, be brought to support a man for office, whom I knew to be an open enemy of, and scoffer at, religion." - Abraham Lincoln

"Achieve order within yourself...an inward tranquility which knows no disturbance at any moment...in the daily life of the home and the office." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Since President Bush took office in 2001, this Congress has supported an agenda of democracy, freedom and expansion of rights for all peoples throughout the world." - Ginny Brown-Waite

"I could have an office all to myself but since my collaborators do' have one, then I too am contented to have a desk in a shared room." - Ingvar Kamprad

"Christmas begins about the first of December with an office party and ends when you finally realize what you spent, around April fifteenth of the next year." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Depose him," said Will Scott, astonished. "The Grand Master's holy office terminates with his life." "And can nobody think of an answer to that?" said Will Scott." - Dorothy Dunnett

"When people make a contract with the devil and give him an air-conditioned office to work in, he doesn't go back home easily." - James Lee Burke

"I could have an office all to myself but since my collaborators don't have one, then I too am contented to have a desk in a shared room." - Ingvar Kamprad

"Bayern's midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, who scampered around the pitch like an office boy on amphetamines for the last 25 minutes or so." - Rod Liddle

"To be turned from one's course by men's opinions, by blame, and by misrepresentation shows a man unfit to hold an office." - Fabius Maximus

"...every time someone dies as a result of floods in Bangladesh, an airline executive should be dragged out of his office and drowned." - George Monbiot

"Whoever functions in an office or calling received from one who holds priesthood keys exercises priesthood authority in performing her or his assigned duties." - Dallin H. Oaks

"God uses lust to impel men to marry, ambition to office, avarice to earning, and fear to faith. God led me like an old blind goat." - Martin Luther

"I went to business school but left after four months because I just didn't want to be a puppet of society, stuck in an office, craving some sunlight." - Michelle Rodriguez

"I was friends with President Ronald Reagan and he once said to me, 'I don't know how anybody can serve in public office without being an actor." - Warren Beatty

"One famous movie executive who shall remain nameless, exposed himself to me in his office. 'Mr X,' I said, 'I thought you were a producer not an exhibitor'." - Shirley Temple

"The Government's first priority on coming to office was to secure long-term economic stability and put an end to the damaging cycle of boom and bust." - Alan Johnson

"Ministry need not be an office; it's a lifestyle devoted to attracting the lost to Christ and encouraging other believers in the faith." - Dwight L Moody

"When I watch like The Office I'm fascinated because most of America works in an environment where they see the same eight people every day." - Jay Mohr

"My home office and workshop are on an overlook on the only deep river gorge on the entire length of the Mississippi River." - William Gurstelle

"There are no laws that prohibit an American president from continuing to be involved in their private business matters while in office, right?" - Rachel Martin

"It couldn`t be clearer, any person who holds an office of trust is not allowed to accept favors or gifts from foreign governments." - Chuck Todd

"As for meetings, I think the President-elect [Donald Trump] should be given an opportunity to first form his administration and assume office. Meetings will come next." - Vladimir Putin

"Everyday life is interesting enough, whether it be in an office or being ignored on the set of something supposedly more glamorous." - Ricky Gervais

"Sistani's office refuses the replacement of the law because it is not an Iraqi demand but it is a political demand to please some sides." - Ali Sistani

"Always remember, Mr. Robarts, that when you go into an attorney's office door, you will have to pay for it, first or last." - Anthony Trollope

"To be turned from one's course by men's opinions, by blame, and by misrepresentation shows a man unfit to hold an office." - Quintus Fabius Maximus

"Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once." - Isaac Asimov

"Since President Bush took office in 2001, this Congress has supported an agenda of democracy, freedom and expansion of rights for all peoples throughout the world." - Ginny B. Waite

"Acheson never for one moment believed that the holding of office was a source of power - it was an obligation of service." - Dean Acheson

"Remember that sign they hung up in an EPA office during the Reagan administration, No good deed goes unpunished? Under George Bush, no good science goes unpunished." - David Helvarg

"[Writing a joke] there is no team of writers. It's just you in an office, staring at yourself in the mirror." - Jimmy Fallon

"I liked to go to court. I became a lawyer because of the allure of the courtroom, not necessarily to be chained to an office desk." - John E. Jones III

"Yeah, I look at the box office as an indication as how many lives that you've touched, so my hope is touch as many lives as possible." - DeVon Franklin

"When an office begins to look like a family tree, you'll find worms tucked away snug and cheerful in most of the apples." - George Horace Lorimer

"Thy money, thy office, thy reputation are nothing; put away these phantom clothings, and stand like an athlete stripped for the battle." - John Lancaster Spalding

"Whether you're a mechanic or you build houses or you work in an office, you don't have to like your boss." - Timothy F Cahill

"So we have a group within the office that is devoted to support for the war fighter. That's, of necessity, an operational and tactical level of concern." - Stephen Cambone

"An office occupation is another example as not only douse it disrupt the activities of the organization it also can raise the media profile of the campaign." - Ben Edwards

"The only reason I'm an actor is that a lady pulled out of a parking space in front of a producer's office." - James Garner

"I share an office with Jason Sudeikis, and I'm friends with him, so I end up writing for him a lot." - Mike Obrien

"Remember that sign they hung up in an EPA office during the Reagan administration, "No good deed goes unpunished"? Under George Bush, no good science goes unpunished." - David Helvarg

"Some candidates can sit in an office for 10 hours a day asking for money. That's just not who I am." - Paul Sadler

"It seems to limit you; when you're working in an office, you're a creature in a small cell under somebody's supervision and surveillance." - Jack Vance

"For years I wrote in my basement. More recently I graduated to one floor above, an office with all my books and music and - ta da! - a window." - Mitch Albom

"I couldn't sleep one night and I was sitting in my office and I realized that I was an independent filmmaker." - Darren Aronofsky

"You know, I was a community activist, so I'm used to standing out in front of an elected official's office and protesting." - Karen Bass

"I was friends with President Ronald Reagan and he once said to me, 'I don't know how anybody can serve in public office without being an actor.'" - Warren Beatty



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