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Odd Jobs Quotes


"When I say work I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs." - Margaret Laurence

"When I say "work" I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs." - Margaret Laurence

"All jobs are odd, or they would be games or naps or picnics." - Catherynne M Valente

"But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland, like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees." - Elliott Smith

"I was in tailoring business, I sold flowers on the street, I worked construction and many odd jobs." - Manny Pacquiao

"All my legitimate jobs were embarrassing. I used to be stock boy at an Odd-Lot, making $35 a day." - Method Man

"When I was writing my first two books I was also freelancing and teaching and doing other odd jobs." - Curtis Sittenfeld

"I supported myself by delivering the 'Wall Street Journal' and doing odd jobs. I love plumbing and carpentry." - David Lynch

"Good luck lies in odd numbers." - William Shakespeare

"Government does not create jobs. Government does not create jobs." - Mitt Romney

"Technology is always creating jobs. It's always destroying jobs." - Erik Brynjolfsson

"20,000 jobs is really not that many jobs." - Jan Schakowsky

"I started acting pretty young, so I haven't had too many odd jobs. But I used to sell candy out of my locker in middle school." - Paul Dano

"I borrowed a lot of money from my parents in the years leading up to the 2000 Olympics, and I worked odd jobs." - Bryan Volpenhein

"People quit managers, not jobs." - Marcus Buckingham

"If blue collar jobs are leaving and white collar jobs are outsourced what color collar jobs are left?" - Bob Edwards

"The bill that was about jobs, jobs, jobs has turned into a bill that's about spending, spending, spending." - John Boehner

"Reengineering eliminates work, not jobs or people." - Michael Martin Hammer

"ObamaCare will ultimately destroy valuable jobs." - Morgan Griffith

"If jobs are important, education is important." - Amartya Sen

"I was involved in school plays, but when I left school I did a couple of odd jobs as a baker's apprentice and then as a fruit market porter in Manchester" - John Thaw

"I went to college in Connecticut, which was when I still lived at home. I worked at a video store, a wine store, and did odd jobs here and there like landscaping." - Christopher Abbott

"Our culture has kind of let the concept of the Renaissance Man die out. We don't really tell the kids that it's okay to bounce around the world, work odd jobs, and do six different things." - Ronan Farrow

"I've worked in construction, in a factory sewing clothes. I also sold flowers and doughnuts - just odd jobs to try to make 10 pesos, which is equivalent to 20 cents." - Manny Pacquiao

"I think with all the odd jobs I ever had, there was some kind of enlightenment but, yes, a lot of pain and suffering that I don't want to re-live." - David Boreanaz

"I was very driven in high school. I worked a bunch of odd jobs. I never partied. I never drank. I was just a theater geek who was obsessed with movies." - Aaron Paul

"I was involved in school plays, but when I left school I did a couple of odd jobs as a baker's apprentice and then as a fruit market porter in Manchester." - John Thaw

"The government's not going to create jobs. It does' have to. People have to create jobs..." - Bob Dylan

"The gambling interests like to point to the construction jobs, but those jobs go away" - John Warren Kindt

"I will bring back jobs. You [Hillary Clinton] can't bring back jobs." - Donald Trump

"Protectionism will do little to create jobs and if foreigners retaliate, we will surely lose jobs." - Alan Greenspan

"I had a lot of different jobs between fifteen and nineteen. I'd moved out of my house way, way younger than I should have. So I was living out on my own with my brother when I'd just turned sixteen. I did busboy stuff, and worked in warehouses, and did odd jobs, and stuff. I earned me some Pesos." - Ryan Reynolds

"I am an artist you know ... it is my right to be odd." - E. A. Bucchianeri

"To liken them to your auld-warld squad, I must needs say comparisons are odd." - Robert Burns

"I do not like odd things until I can understand them." - Robert Jordan

"Thoughts are odd misfires." - Patricia Cornwell

"I heard Amos yell, "For Brooklyn!" It was an odd battle cry." - Rick Riordan

"Odd as this might sound, I suppose I'm glad you're here, Jacob. [Edward Cullen]" - Stephenie Meyer

"A poem should be odd as a small cast-iron platypus." - Dean Young

"The wives of Spartans are the secret pillars of the world."-Odd Thomas" - Dean Koontz

"An odd outlook on life is the beginning of good comedic writing." - Phil Vischer

"It's an odd world." - Timothy Spall

"As president, I will create 12 million new jobs." - Mitt Romney

"People need to know what their jobs are." - W Edwards Deming

"D energy - Domestic jobs; Domestic energy; Deficit reduction." - David Vitter

"Volunteer. Sometimes the jobs no one wants conceal big opportunities." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"We weren't doing blow jobs when I was growing up." - Judy Blume

"We're going to bring our jobs back home." - Donald Trump

"A shrinking economy means lost sales and lost jobs" - John Warren Kindt

"More freedom means more jobs... less government and less taxes." - Todd Akin

"Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth." - Jennifer Aniston

"The JOBS Act is the 'topic of the moment.'" - Jerry Moran

"My job is to help more people have jobs." - Jack Ma

"It would cost Americans their jobs when they have to compete with millions of more [immigrants] for scarce jobs." - Lamar S Smith

"Some of you guys must have real jobs - office jobs. Anybody? By a show of broken spirits." - Christian Finnegan

"Those who have safe and secure jobs pay more taxes than those who own the business that provides the jobs" - Robert Kiyosaki

"I'm really calling for major jobs, because the wealthy are going create tremendous jobs. They're going to expand their companies." - Donald Trump

"The shortest path to more American jobs is more American energy and more jobs that relate to American energy." - Roy Blunt

"Government does not create jobs, it only creates the conditions that make jobs more or less likely." - Mitch Daniels

"And folks are beginning to think it looks odd, To choke a poor scamp for the glory of God." - James Russell Lowell

"Eighty odd years of sorrow have I seen, And each hour's joy wracked with a week of teen." - William Shakespeare

"Neurotics always feel as though they were going way up or way down, which is odd in people going sideways." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"There's luck in odd numbers." - Samuel Lover

"The very odd thing about sagas is that they very rarely mention dry mouths and full bladders." - David Gemmell

"Why is it that we entertain the belief that for every purpose odd numbers are the most effectual?" - Pliny The Elder

"In some situations I was difficult, in odd moments impossible, in rare moments loathsome, but at my best unapproachably great." - Oscar Levant

"I find American behaviour...odd" - Kate Beckinsale

"I love playing odd roles." - Aaron Paul

"I wanted to be a therapist if the acting didn't work. I also did a lot waitressing and odd jobs. I'd audition but couldn't get hired to save my life. I'd do Off-Broadway theatre and that was great and I was excited and thrilled, feeling like, 'Well, it's Off-Broadway, but there's still the Broadway in there.'" - Jennifer Aniston

"I'd be dong something creative - something I could express my personality through. I enjoyed working as a gardener before music consumed more of my time. I would probably be still working as a gardener, perhaps, and I wouldn't mind doing odd jobs on the side that were creative, but I'm not sure what they'd be." - Vance Joy

"I tried working odd jobs that had nothing to do with creating, and it was difficult for me. In the end, I just always loved movies. When I'm making a film I feel most alive, like I'm doing the right thing, and I'm in the place where I need to be." - Harmony Korine

"[My mother] worked at thrift stores and she didn't have a high school education. She sacrificed everything she had for me and my brothers. I never went without. She showed me that she could put food on the table, buy us Jordans, we had the best clothes and she worked two-three odd jobs." - Cory Hardrict

"I did plays in high school, but I was convinced you couldn't make a living doing it. You don't have a lot of options in Indiana anyway, though, so I didn't want to stay there. I graduated early and worked a bunch of really odd jobs, and then I joined the Marines." - Adam Driver

"I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office." - John Boehner

"It might be odd for people to hear this, but honestly, you know, when you're on stage, I don't think people realize how grueling eight shows a week is. And as far as jobs go, being a Broadway actor, it's hard. It's fun, but it's hard." - Will Chase

"I've had tons of odd jobs, but I think that I would probably be a fireman because you get to see the results of your job. You get there and there is a house on fire. You leave and there's not a fire anymore." - Luke Perry

"Everyone is living for everyone else now. They're doing stuff so they can tell other people about it. I don't get all that social media stuff, I've always got other things I want to do - odd jobs around the house. No one wants to hear about that." - Karl Pilkington

"I've done a lot of odd jobs, including waitressing, which most actors have done. I was a busboy - girl - when I was younger and sold things at little fairs when I was younger. I mostly related the role to being a waitress and having to deal with customers. There are good people and some not-so-good people." - Jess Weixler

"I tried working odd jobs that had nothing to do with creating, and it was difficult for me. In the end, I just always loved movies. When I'm making a film, I feel most alive, like I'm doing the right thing, and I'm in the place where I need to be." - Harmony Korine

"In the past, we've always come up with new jobs for humans to do and so it's always benefitted us, technological progress, but now we're not really creating enough new jobs to replace the jobs that are being automated." - Gemma Chan

"I've gotten jobs because I'm a woman, and I've lost jobs because I'm a woman. So just do the best work you can. It won't go unnoticed." - Gren Wells

"Unions don't create jobs. People create jobs." - Richard Shelby

"The legacy of Steve Jobs and the strength of Steve Jobs is that he established a company that's clearly firing on all cylinders and clicking very well." - Al-Waleed bin Talal

"The flaw in our character is our insistence on separating blue-collar jobs from white-collar jobs, and encouraging one form of education over another." - Mike Rowe

"There must be 15 shows about people's jobs: 'Ice Road Trucker,' 'Axe Men,' 'Dirty Jobs.' Unemployment is so high, we're watching people work." - Dov Davidoff

"The creation of new capital always... releases... labor. Its actual effect [though] is not to make jobs scarce, but to free men's labor for other jobs." - Frederic Bastiat

"And ICE and Border Patrol officers will be allowed to do their jobs the way their jobs are supposed to be done." - Donald Trump

"I know how to really work to get new jobs and to get exports that helped to create more new jobs." - Hillary Clinton

"We have to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. That means we need new jobs, good jobs, with rising incomes." - Hillary Clinton

"In the interests of the ideal of maximum output, judges men by their fitness for jobs, not jobs by their fitness for men." - John Passmore

"Jobs follow people. People don't follow jobs." - Mick Cornett

"Jobs are a priority for every country. Doing more to improve regulation and help entrepreneurs is the key to creating jobs - and more growth." - Paul Wolfowitz

"My days in hostel were tough. I was ragged by my seniors. We were asked to wash their dirty clothes, do their odd jobs, etc. When it came to eating, we would be often given burnt rotis and milk that had awful odour. But, never once did I call home. I knew if I had to become a tough cricketer, I would have to handle the pressure." - Suresh Raina

"Pliny hath an odd and remarkable Passage concerning the Death of Men and Animals upon the Recess or Ebb of the Sea." - Thomas Browne

"Thus I clothe my naked villany with old odd ends, stolen out of holy writ; and seem a saint when most I play the devil." - William Shakespeare

"And thus I clothe my naked villany With old odd ends, stol'n out of holy writ, And seem a saint when most I play the devil." - William Shakespeare

"And he's just plain odd. And what is your problem that you keep putting yourself in my way? (Geary) She's feisty, Skotos. I can see the appeal. (ZT)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"If Shakespeare can compare all of life to a stage, maybe it's not odd to believe that part of the play can take place on a basketball court." - Bill Russell

"Richard liked to say he picked things up for a song, which was odd, because he never sang. He never even whistled. He was not a musical person." - Margaret Atwood

"I'm fascinated by's so odd." - John Prine

"I can show you that the art of calculation has to do with odd and even numbers in their numerical relations to themselves and to each other." - Plato

"Regret is an odd emotion because it comes only upon reflection. Regret lacks immediacy, and so its power seldom influences events when it could do some good." - William O'Rourke

"Everyone seems to be running against a liar, but nobody seems to be one. Odd - I mean, the math doesn't work out." - Meg Greenfield

"Odd that we think definitions are definitive." - Larry Wall

"We get the odd notion that God is showing mercy because Jesus died. No. Jesus died because God is showing mercy." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"It felt odd to realize she was frightened more by what he might know, and not of what he might be." - J.R. Ward

"Woo the muse of the odd." - Lafcadio Hearn

"Odd that we think definitions are definitive. :-)" - Larry Wall

"Of all my Russian books, the defense contains and diffuses the greatest 'warmth' which may seem odd seeing how supremely abstract Chess is supposed to be" - Vladimir Nabokov

"The truth will make you odd." - Judy Blume

"I've had such an odd career." - Sally Field

"No man who has not sat in the assemblies of men can know the light, odd and uncertain ways in which decisions are often arrived at." - Arthur Helps

"exaggerated sunsets / splashed with rain, odd collisions / of roots, animals, seeds. / I didn't like a thing I saw, / so much effort to be strange." - Stephen Dunn

"I think we're all pretty odd." - Michael Tippett

"Odd thing about death ... it reaffirms life." - Rita Mae Brown

"Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease." - Lisa Alther

"An employer verification system must be implemented to ensure jobs are not given to illegal immigrants." - Mitt Romney

"There are only people doing their imperfect best at doing their imperfect jobs" - Stephen Nachmanovitch

"One bad programmer can easily create two new jobs a year." - David Parnas

"Some people have jobs where other people do' clap for them. I do' understand that." - Laura Benanti

"Jaguar - For men who'd like hand-jobs from beautiful women they hardly know." - Dudley Moore

"Do the jobs you like least first. It makes each successive job easier." - Jim Henson

"I know I can act. There aren't too many other jobs I know how to do" - Jack Nicholson

"Politicians don't create jobs." - Jamie Whyte

"Diamonds are only lumps of coal that stuck to their jobs." - B C Forbes

"All of my friends were doing babysitting jobs. I wanted money without the job." - Adam Horowitz

"Remember: Jobs are owned by the company; you own your ? career !" - Earl Nightingale

"Astonishingly, American taxpayers now will be forced to finance a multi-billion dollar jobs program in Iraq. Suddenly the war is about jobs. We export our manufacturing jobs to Asia, and now we plan to export our welfare jobs to Iraq, all at the expense of the poor and the middle class here at home." - Ron Paul

"One of the most important jobs of the youth is to make the elderly happy." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Together we can save American lives, American jobs, and American futures." - Donald Trump

"Offers come up, but I'm still fighting for jobs and auditioning and being rejected." - Aya Cash

"Remember: Jobs are owned by the company; you own your career !" - Earl Nightingale

"Therefore 5,000 new video gambling machines costs the economy 5,000 lost jobs each year" - John Warren Kindt

"We have to stop our jobs from being stolen from us." - Donald Trump

"The first thing you do is don't let the jobs leave. The companies are leaving." - Donald Trump

"People who are wise, good, smart, skillful, or hardworking don't need politics, they have jobs." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Creating investment, growing the economy and creating jobs is what this government wants to do." - Peter Gutwein

"Most contemporary philosophers are conservative and eager to keep their jobs." - Mario Bunge

"I talk about jobs, I talk about our veterans being mistreated." - Donald Trump

"My aim is to integrate business connections into vulnerable communities thus creating jobs." - David Batstone

"Steve Jobs was a digital pioneer, but when he went home, he listened to vinyl." - Neil Young

"Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher." - Maggie Gallagher

"I lost money, coaching jobs, a shot at the Hall of Fame." - Curt Flood

"Making a living in the arts, though, creates so many jobs for other people." - Maureen Forrester

"China is crippling our manufacturing economy and eliminating our jobs by illegally flooding our markets." - Virginia Foxx

"I've had bad jobs. Now I have a good one. I'm thankful." - Maurice Greene

"I really believe waiting tables, and service industry jobs in general, make you a better person." - Judy Greer

"My dad worked several jobs to pay for my expense in skating." - Nancy Kerrigan

"No matter who it is, I hate to see people losing their jobs. I really do." - Jimmy Kimmel

"I created jobs and saved the taxpayers money on every road I built." - Steve King



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