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Factory Worker Quotes


"I want to make a film about a factory worker." - Richard Linklater

"I'm in show business. I'm not like a poor factory worker who'd been laid off." - Woody Allen

"Factory farming's evil; you know that." - Eric Ripert

"One day I heard a speech of Hitler. In this speech he said that the German factory worker and the German labourer must make common cause with the German intellectual worker." - Fritz Sauckel

"A factory worker at an assembly line, who can learn their job in 5 minutes, can get bored fairly easily, and disengage completely." - John Medina

"And I think it is the genius of actors to be able to escape whatever people are expecting of them. Otherwise you become like a factory worker." - Olivier Martinez

"My father was a factory worker, and we were really poor. But everything I earned peddling papers and working in stores, he made me put aside for education." - Abraham A Ribicoff

"The message is that all brilliance emanates from the top; that the worker on the floor of the store or the factory is insignificant." - James Sinegal

"Every boss started as a worker." - Rick Ross

"My father was a manual worker." - Diane Abbott

"This year - a factory of semiconductors. Next year - a factory of whole conductors!" - Todor Zhivkov

"And Hillary Clinton is going to do nothing for the African- American worker, the Latino worker." - Donald Trump

"The world is not a wish-granting factory." - John Green

"Our brain is the factory of the emotions" - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"Our ability to factory farm animals is coldly psychopathic." - Eden Robinson

"My parents were Muscovites. They worked at the Kaliber factory." - Mikhail Khodorkovsky

"Factory farming is the attitude that commodifies sentient life." - Gene Baur

"The chemistry involved made everything Factory did quite special." - Peter Hook

"The situation of the factory worker today is reminiscent in certain respects of that of the nineteenth-century capitalist whose wife dragged him reluctantly toward "culture" and away from his "materialistic" preoccupations." - David Riesman

"By the 20th century, war ceased to be an encounter between two armies. It became an encounter between two societies, because a factory worker producing a gun or a bomb is as deadly as a pilot." - George Friedman

"An economic message, an economic platform unites the factory worker in Scranton, the young woman in Los Angeles struggling to pay her college debt and the single mom in Buffalo who's on minimum wage." - Charles Schumer

"The situation of the factory worker today is reminiscent in certain respects of that of the nineteenth-century capitalist whose wife dragged him reluctantly toward culture and away from his materialistic preoccupations." - David Riesman

"I love the fact we're still on the road. I was born to be a factory worker really, so for me the chance to get on stage at Wembley 30 years after we started is amazing." - Joe Elliott

"Obscene salaries send the wrong message through a company. The message is that all brilliance emanates from the top; that the worker on the floor of the store or the factory is insignificant." - James Sinegal

"disorder is the slowest worker in the universe." - Julia McNair Wright

"Education is the miracle; I'm just the worker." - Taylor Mali

"You rush a miracle worker, you get lousy miracles!" - Jim Butcher

"The dignity is in the worker, not in the job." - Howard Fast

"I'm a hard worker. I get my hands dirty." - Tori Amos

"I'm not a superhero - I'm a super worker!" - Carine Roitfeld

"Work is valued by the social value of the worker." - Gloria Steinem

"Barack Obama is betting on the American worker." - Ted Strickland

"Capital, created by the labour of the worker, crushes the worker, ruining small proprietors and creating an army of unemployed." - Vladimir Lenin

"You don't want to say somebody did a great job of acting. You want to say, "Where did he find that person? How did he get that factory worker to come out of the factory and be on camera?" You want to believe that person is real." - Ronee Blakley

"If you're paying $12, $13, $14 an hour for a factory worker, and you can move your factory south of the border, pay $1 an hour for labor.... Have no environmental controls, no pollution controls, and no retirement. And you don't care about anything but making money. There will be a giant sucking sound going south." - Ross Perot

"For the blue-collar worker, the driving force behind change was factory automation using programmable machine tools. For the office worker, it's office automation using computer technology: enterprise-resource-planning systems, groupware, intranets, extranets, expert systems, the Web, and e-commerce." - Tom Peters

"Ideas aren't a sideshow that make our factory a little more valuable. Our factory is a sideshow that makes our ideas a little more valuable!" - Seth Godin

". .women are house as well as factory slaves and are forced to bear a double workload." - Clara Zetkin

"Trusting the government with money creation is like trusting a drunk with a whiskey factory." - Doug Casey

"Get back to work all of you! I'm not running a happy factory here." - Mr. Krabs

"I do' need the factory behind me. I just need help getting my music heard." - Kaskade

"It's like trying to train an ADD cat in a mouse factory." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"In the factory we make cosmetics. In the store we sell hope." - Charles Revson

"Oh yeah, this was so comforting. Like a porcupine in a condom factory." (Danger)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"The big corporations and the big companies turned musicians into factory workers on an assembly line." - Ray Davies

"... we use Dr.Ducks Ax Wax religiously on all Danelectros before they ever leave the factory..." - Brian Martin

"If people will bring dynamite into a powder factory, they must expect explosions." - Dorothy L Sayers

"The world is not a factory and animals are not products for our use" - Arthur Schopenhauer

"This car is more fun than the entire French air force crashing into a firework factory." - Jeremy Clarkson

"Philosophy is just a hobby. You can't open a philosophy factory." - Dewey Selmon

"Schools and colleges are really a factory for turning out clerks for the Government." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The artist is seen like a producer of commodities, like a factory that turns our refrigerators." - Sol Lewitt

"Women movements would form among the factory workers, a great mobilisation that destroyed the old models." - Emma Bonino

"I am not a piece of hash. I'm in charge of Factory Records. I think." - Tony Wilson

"The United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known." - Charles Evans Hughes

"A factory can be closed down, its chimneys smokeless, waiting for the worker to come back to his job, and all will be peaceful. But the moment workers are imported, and the striker sees his own place usurped, there is bound to be trouble." - Charles M Schwab

"When you come into a creativity-driven environment, things are very different and there is the danger that a traditional managerial mind-set could even do damage. That is because managing creative teams and people is very different from managing the factory worker/foreman relationship." - John Kao

"You know, the average Chinese factory worker must think Americans are insane. Picture this: you work at a plant that makes Halloween stuff-you know, like, rubber severed heads. And you're all like: Americans decorate their homes with severed heads? These fuckers are savages, man." - Daniel Suarez

"My grandfather was a really, really tough no-nonsense factory worker who emigrated from Ireland in about 1900 to Bridgeport, Conn. He had a big effect on me. Those guys who took a great leap out into what they knew not were the ones who were the real stars, the real heroes." - Brian Dennehy

"It makes sense that we came up with our public school system during the Industrial Revolution because it's like everybody is a factory worker, eating their terrible food and going back to the room where you're silent and listening to an idiot. That's an epitomizing idea, getting called 'Nothing' for your whole high school experience." - Ezra Miller

"But doing 'Parenthood,' I've never ever been happier in 35 years. I drive to work and I drive home. I'm like a factory worker and that is in my DNA. I love having a steady job with the same people. It's made me so much calmer and more content. Now I just hope the series goes on for 15 years." - Dax Shepard

"My father was brought up in an orphanage in the Catskills. He was a factory worker. And because his family wasn't there for him, family was everything. We could disagree inside the house, but outside the house it was us against the world. So when I became a drag actor, he looked sideways but said okay." - Harvey Fierstein

"Man must be a co-worker with God in making this earth a garden." - Joseph Hertz

"As soon as the harvest is in, you're a migrant worker. Afterwards just a bum." - Nunnally Johnson

"When I was a worker I busied myself with socialist or, if you like, marxist literature." - Adolf Hitler

"The first step toward making the worker achieving is to make work productive." - Peter Drucker

"The worker is far more important to our Lord than the work." - Lettie Cowman

"If there is no worker involvement, there is no quality system" - Lloyd Dobyns

"A worker voting for Mitt Romney is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders," - Richard Trumka

"My children needed me, and I like my job as a social worker." - Indira Gandhi

"Shun those studies in which the work that results dies with the worker." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"I felt like a social worker a lot of the time." - Stella Vine

"Try first thyself, and after call in God; For to the worker God himself lend aid." - Euripides

"The worker is not the problem. The problem is at the top! Management!" - W Edwards Deming

"The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager." - Peter Drucker

"I never felt entitled to anything. I'm the hardest worker I know." - Daryl Hall

"I was called the greatest director in Europe, but I was just a hard worker." - Fritz Lang

"I had been very close to Anne Bancroft when we worked together in The Miracle Worker." - Patty Duke

"I loved playing the part of the feisty Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker." - Mercedes Mccambridge

"Everyone I've worked with on any film will say I'm the hardest worker." - Sienna Miller

"I've always been a pretty hard worker. That's how I've written over a hundred books." - Colin Wilson

"My mother was a housewife. My father was a garment worker." - Alan Sugar

"A reputation as a hard worker is a good reputation to have." - Kevin Hart

"If I hadn't been an actor, I probably would have been a social worker." - Pierce Brosnan

"I will support legislation that benefits the American worker and prevents the outsourcing of American jobs." - Ed Pastor

"I'm not a Casanova in 'The Newsroom,' by the way - just another hard worker." - Dev Patel

"Acknowledge to yourself that the factory job is dead. Having a factory job is not a natural state. It wasn't at the heart of being human until very recently. We've been culturally brainwashed." - Seth Godin

"The library is the biggest cracker box factory in the world. The more you eat, the more you want." - Ray Bradbury

"I wrote my first book in a toilet in a factory where I was a floor sweeper." - Geoff Thompson

"I almost shouldnt be in Limp Bizkit, its like I got matched in the factory with the wrong band." - Wes Borland

"When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming our own." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"I used to work in a factory and I was really happy because I could daydream all day." - Ian Curtis

"The factory farm has succeeded by divorcing people from their food, eliminating farmers, and ruling agriculture by corporate fiat." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"If a kid ever realized what was involved in factory farming, they would never touch meat again." - James Cromwell

"It's not fair," I said. "It's just so goddamned unfair." "The world," he said, "is not a wishgranting factory," - John Green

"Mama's in the factory, she ain't got no shoes. Daddy's in the alley, he's looking for food." - Bob Dylan

"Which is more musical: a truck passing by a factory or a truck passing by a music school?" - John Cage

"Hollywood is a mirage factory ..." - Anais Nin

"That's your truck parked up by the factory isn't it?" Magnus pointed. "It's awfully butch for a bookseller." - Cassandra Clare

"Luck is manufactured in the factory of GOD only. So no reason for believing only GOD and not LUCK." - Anuj

"It's not fair," I said. "It's just so goddamned unfair." "The world," he said, "is not a wishgranting factory," - John Green

"If I went to work in a factory the first thing I'd do is join a union." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"On completion of my military service, I went back to the factory and to the trade union." - Leon Jouhaux

"The dream factory of that time was much simpler. As media outlets grew, everything became so complicated." - Janet Leigh

"Ross Perot came and visited Apple several times and visited the Macintosh factory. Ross was a systems thinker." - John Sculley

"The house is a factory." - Dave Eggers

"My first-ever visit to a cheese factory was in Tillamook Washington... yes, I am that nerdy." - Kyle Maclachlan

"An environmentalist can oppose factory farming because it's reckless stewardship. A conservative can oppose factory farming because it is destructive to small farmers and to the decent ethic of husbandry those farmers live by. A religious person can oppose factory farming because it is degrading to both man and animal - an offense to God." - Matthew Scully

"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 totalitarian states can do great things, but there is one thing they cannot do: they cannot give the factory-worker a rifle and tell him to take it home and keep it in his bedroom. That rifle, hanging on the wall of the working-class flat or laborer's cottage, is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there." - George Orwell

"The fatal flaw of most utopian visions is that they're fundamentally static, and that's not a comfortable place for humans to live. Fourier was very good at imagining a utopia that is constantly changing and very busy, but a vision of paradise that would have been most tantalizing to an underfed overworked factory worker in 1840 doesn't have much appeal in fiction because it's not a story." - Christine Jennings

"An understandable hunger for ... potential clients tempts many [career counseling therapists] to overpromise, like creative writing teachers who, out of greed or sentimentality, sometimes imply that all of their students could one day produce worthwhile literature, rather than frankly acknowledging the troubling truth, anathema to a democratic society, that the great writer, like the contented worker, remains an erratic and anomalous event, ... immune to the methods of factory farming." - Alain De Botton

"Sport carries on without deviation the mechanical tradition of furnishing relief and distraction to the worker after he has finished his work proper so that he is at no time independent of one technique or another. In sport the citizen of the technical society finds the same spirit, criteria, morality, actions and objectives in short, all the technical laws and customs which he encounters in office or factory." - Jacques Ellul

"Hypotheses are the scaffolds which are erected in front of a building and removedd when the building is completed. They are indispensable to the worker; but the worker must not mistake the scaffolding for the building." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Homemakers work longer and harder than any other class of worker in the United States for less pay, and are the most likely to be replaced by a younger worker." - Gloria Steinem

"There is nothing but a lack of social vision to prevent us from paying an adequate wage to every American citizen whether he be a hospital worker, laundry worker, maid or day laborer" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The Holy Spirit is a great worker, not a 'trade unionist.' He is a great worker, and He works in us, always. He does this work of explaining the mystery of Jesus, and of giving us this sense of Christ." - Pope Francis

"Jehovah is the great Miracle Maker, the unrivaled Wonder worker. None can be likened unto Him, He is alone in wonderland, the Creator and Worker of true marvels, compared with which all other remarkable things are as child's play." - Charles Spurgeon

"A massive new guest worker program hurts American workers. ... If a guest worker program were to provide a path to citizenship, we would be rewarding lawbreakers with the greatest honor our country can bestow - citizenship." - Lamar S Smith

"I believe in imagination. I was a worker when I was 17. Between 17 and 21, I was a worker in the telephone company and imagination saved my life." - Jean-Pierre Jeunet

"The man who seeks to arouse prejudice among workingmen is not their friend. He who advises the white wage-worker to look down upon the black wage-worker is the enemy of both." - Eugene V Debs

"I just have this deep kind of connection to reality of being like... in a way, I feel like a dock worker. I want to stay in connection with my dock-worker side, 'cause that's how I grew up." - Eddie Vedder

"It is possible for the assembly-line worker consigned to tightening the bolts on the transmission and the office worker who processes medical insurance claims to work with pride and efficiency, but it's not easy to maintain that attitude." - Paul Hawken

"The ingenuity of the average worker is sufficient to outwit any system of controls devised by management." - Douglas McGregor

"Ours is a people's democratic dictatorship, led by the working class and based on the worker-peasant alliance." - Mao Zedong

"A just wage for the worker is the ultimate test of whether any economic system is functioning justly." - Pope John Paul Ii

"The artist's job? To be a miracle worker: make the blind see, the dull feel, the dead to live...." - Edward Abbey

"Do what you love. When you love your work, you become the best worker in the world." - Uri Geller

"It does not matter whether the worker wants responsibility or not, The enterprise must demand it of him." - Peter Drucker

"I'm not an extraordinary worker, I'm an extraordinary daydreamer. I exceed all my fantasies-even that of writing." - Blaise Cendrars

"And my one prayer to God, the miracle worker, was that I would wake up lighter-skinned," - Lupita Nyong'o

"The age of miracles has not past. The Miracle Worker is still ALIVE. His name is Jesus Christ!" - T. B. Joshua

"A worker must win the hearts and affections of the people before he can do any effective work." - Dwight L Moody

"The average American worker enjoys amenities for which Croesus, Crassus, the Medici, and Louis XIV would have envied him." - Ludwig Von Mises

"What the American worker needs is more of what WalMart offers and less of what the government offers." - Llewellyn Rockwell

"Today, the message is that we have to help the middle class and the aspirational worker in the United States." - Anthony Scaramucci

"The manual worker does not have to sell his personality. He doesn't have to sell his smile." - Erich Fromm

"Just like Trump Tower, he [Donald Trump] must have hired a foreign worker to do his own tweets." - Marco Rubio

"It feels good to finally stand on top of vanquished sloth, and actually impress some people as a hard worker." - Guy Maddin

"Ours is a people's democratic dictatorship, led by the working class and based on the worker-peasant alliance." - Mao Tse-Tung

"Music is a friend of labor for it lightens the task by refreshing the nerves and spirit of the worker." - William Green

"It does not matter whether the worker wants responsibility or not,...The enterprise must demand it of him." - Peter Drucker

"She likened her job to running a small country, a medium corporation, and being a social worker." - Wilma Mankiller

"I am a worker, a tombstone mason, anxious to pleace averyburies and jully glad when Christmas comes his once ayear." - James Joyce

"You're better off being a brick layer if you're going to play guitar than a sheet metal worker." - Roger Daltrey

"If you can't play guitar and sing in Nashville, you might as well just be a construction worker." - Patrick Carney

"I'd like to be remembered as someone who showed up for the job. I consider myself a worker." - Ernie Harwell

"We should work to guarantee that there is a midwife or health worker by every woman's side during childbirth." - Liya Kebede

"I love J. F. K. My mother had been a worker on his campaign and adored him." - Tim Matheson

"The purpose of work is to make the worker - whether a working stiff or a CEO - feel good about life." - Ricardo Semler



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