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"Life's been nothing but paperwork." - Gustav Mahler

"I have so much paperwork. I'm afraid my paperwork has paperwork." - Gabrielle Zevin

"The world is full of dumb paperwork." - Nice Peter

"Paperwork will ruin any military force." - Chesty Puller

"So much paperwork to read! So much paperwork to push away! So much paperwork to pretend he hadn't received and that might have been eaten by gargoyles." - Terry Pratchett

"Death should take more care with his paperwork." - A. Lee Martinez

"We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming." - Wernher Von Braun

"Paperwork is the embalming fluid of bureaucracy, maintaining an appearance of life where none exists." - Robert H. Meltzer

"No more misquoted forms, lost invoices, redundant entries, missing checks, or delays caused by incomplete paperwork." - Bill Gates

"Paperwork wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for all the paper. And the work." - Darynda Jones

"English rain feels obligatory, like paperwork. It dampens already damn days and slicks the stones." - Maureen Johnson

"I've actually considered going with my married name, Julia Hall, but all the paperwork." - Julia Louis-Dreyfus

"Rigorous teaching schedules combined with mounds of paperwork can lead to burnout." - Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

"Bound by paperwork, short on hands, sleep, and energy... nurses are rarely short on caring." - Sharon Hudacek

"Paperwork would' be so bad if it were' for all the paper. And the work." - Darynda Jones

"Procrastination is probably my worst habit out of many. Especially when it comes to paperwork." - Tom Conti

"I've actually considered going with my married name, Julia Hall, but all the paperwork." - Julia Louisdreyfus

"You talk to the real cops and they say ninety percent of it is paperwork." - Joe Mantegna

"Getting paperwork under control makes me feel more in control of my life generally." - Gretchen Rubin

"I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork." - Peter De Vries

"I'm going to shoot somebody," Maddie said. "Sawyer hates when people do that. It's a whole bunch of paperwork." - Jill Shalvis

"Reading isn't an occupation we encourage among police officers. We try to keep the paperwork down to a minimum." - Joe Orton

"If possible, try to avoid pushing each other over the edge, as that would cause me extra paperwork." - Rick Riordan

"For small business people, less paperwork means higher profits, boosted sales and more time with the family." - Tony Abbott

"The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love. What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork." - Pearl Bailey

"Zebrowski says that if you killed someone else just hide the body, he's not starting over on the paperwork." - Laurell K Hamilton

"I have three desks. One empty for paperwork, one for the internet and email, and one for the writing computer." - Lee Child

"Small businesses want things streamlined, and one of the great successes we're having is less paperwork, faster turnaround times." - Karen Mills

"Misdirected focus on paperwork, on procedures, and on bureaucracy frustrates teachers and fails to give children the education they need." - Christopher Bond

"When you do a studio picture, all the paperwork and legal stuff is already taken care of!" - David Twohy

"Despite the reams of paperwork, obstacles worthy of a horse show, and a wait that can rival an elephant's gestation, adoption feels no different on the inside." - Scott Simon

"The PURPOSE of the DATA INTEGRITY BOARD review meeting is NOT for the purpose of reviewing the INTEGRITY of the paperwork because that has already been decided, it is for the PURPOSE of determining the CHARACTER & STANDING of THE MAN/WOMAN who brought the perfect paperwork and was intending to use the perfect paperwork for COMMERCIAL settlement and closure. So they have to find out if the STATUS and CHARACTER of the party who is going to use the paperwork was going to be ALLOWED to use it." - Jack Smith

"I'd signed six things and my stack wasn't getting any smaller. It was like the paperwork was breeding while I worked." - Ilona Andrews

"Marriage is when two people love each other so much that they promise that if they ever, ever stop they'll fill out tons of paperwork." - Eugene Mirman

"Current government regulation interferes with honest voluntary exchanges by imposing arbitrary terms and requiring tons of paperwork disclosing information no one wants anyway." - John Stossel

"It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice - there are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia." - Frank Zappa

"I"d signed six things and my stack was' getting any smaller. It was like the paperwork was breeding while I worked." - Ilona Andrews

"You're...a demon hunter?' 'It's not as exciting as it sounds,' he said. 'There is a surprising amount of paperwork involved." - Maureen Johnson

"It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia." - Frank Zappa

"I'm pretty good at getting things out of the way, especially paperwork. I hate it sitting about, as it somehow weighs me down." - Cherie Lunghi

"For me, marriage is about love, not paperwork. I've never been the kid who dreamed of the big white dress, the long veil, the fancy diamond ring." - Crystal Bowersox

"I have always been structured. What has changed is the proportions. Now it is eight hours of paperwork and one of painting." - Gerhard Richter

"OFSTED has made large cuts in the paperwork which schools are asked to provide and further steps to reduce the bureaucratic burden will be introduced in September." - Estelle Morris

"Vlad hated doing the paperwork as much as he did when a human employee quit, which was why they'd both made a promise not to eat quitters just to avoid the paperwork. As Tess had pointed out, eating the staff was bad for marale and made it so much harder to find new employees." - Anne Bishop

"The explosion would be just the right size to maximize the amount of paperwork your lab would face. If the explosion were smaller, you could potentially cover it up. If it were larger, there would be no one left in the city to submit paperwork to." - Randall Munroe

"I went down for a week with the Houston Marshals. I didn't know that they hated paperwork as much as I hated it. They loathe it, man. They want to be in their cars catching the bad guys. They don't want to be filling out paperwork about the bad guys, you know, and the ones they've caught." - Kelli Giddish

"Management cares about only one thing. Paperwork. They will forgive almost anything else - cost overruns, gross incompetence, criminal indictments - as long as the paperwork's filled out properly. And in on time." - Connie Willis

"The KGB still killed people, the KGB would not execute its last prisoner until the final days of its existence in 1991, but by the eighties a termination required paperwork and signatures and a post-action review." - Tom Clancy

"President Obama announced his re-election campaign, though it's not really a surprise. He did all the things that make it official: He filed the paperwork, redesigned his website, and printed another fake birth certificate." - Craig Ferguson

"President Obama announced his re-election campaign, though it's not really a surprise. He did all the things that make it official: He filed the paperwork, redesigned his website, and printed another fake birth certificate." - Craig Ferguson

"If anybody had shown me the paperwork for how my life was going to look in five years, I would have said, "No. That is not where I want to go."" - Ann Patchett

"I refuse to confirm or deny anything about any deal to purchase an American NHL franchise and move it to Canada until I've completed all of the paperwork and the deal is closed." - Jim Balsillie

"We in Congress need to do everything possible to encourage and cultivate small businesses, so that they can expand and create jobs. Far too often, however, U.S. small businesses are impeded by government paperwork and bureaucratic red tape." - Kay Hagan

"To the teacher weighed down with paperwork, I say: you've been messed around too often. You came into teaching to spend your time teaching children not filling in forms." - William Hague

"When I got the paperwork for Superstars, and I saw they asked what size swimsuit I wear, I had a hot flash, nearly broke into cold sweats and hired a trainer immediately." - Ali Landry

"The man whose life is devoted to paperwork has lost the initiative. He is dealing with things that are brought to his notice, having ceased to notice anything for himself." - C Northcote Parkinson

"Actually ideas are everywhere. It's the paperwork, that is, sitting down and thinking them into a coherent story, trying to find just the right words, that can and usually does get to be labor." - Fred Saberhagen

"So it was sort of an odd time because I had been hired, but my paperwork hadn't gone through. So I worked as an intern during the government shutdown, as an intern, but I already had a job." - Monica Lewinsky

"More time on paperwork means less time spent with students or preparing lessons for students. It is as simple as that. The numerous reforms in the bill will go a long way to free our time of special educators." - Christopher Bond

"If you come to Georgia, you can open up a company in a day. You yourself can come tomorrow and establish a company in a day, and you're not halted by paperwork." - Bidzina Ivanishvili

"I'd like to do a film in Canada, but it's too difficult. National Film Board funding takes too long, and there's too much paperwork; by the time the film is approved the topic is dead and gone." - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

"Just as in policing there is an emphasis on civilians to help with paperwork, we must free up trained and experienced social workers to focus on children, not bureaucracy." - Andy Sawford

"Finally, the House is working to require a comprehensive federal review of IRS regulations with a follow-up report to Congress on possible actions to reduce the tax paperwork burden imposed on small businesses." - Michael K Simpson

"I had to get out of my record deal that I signed with my previous band and get a full solo record deal going so, with all of the paperwork that, that entails it did take a while." - Sebastian Bach

"I'd like to do a film in Canada, but it's too difficult. National Film Board funding takes too long, and there's too much paperwork; by the time the film is approved the topic is dead and gone." - Sharmeen Obaidchinoy

"Then, as she turned to walk away, Fred dropped the guillotine."So we're making Ev CEO," he said, his fork clenched in his hand. "You're going to get a passive chairman role and a silent board seat. We have some paperwork for you and a recommendation for a lawyer."Jack felt like he had just been hit in the face with a baseball bat. "Say that again," he stuttered to Fred, thinking he had heard incorrectly.Fred repeated himself almost verbatim: We're making Ev CEO. You're getting a passive chairman role. You will have a silent board seat. Here's the paperwork. Call a lawyer." - Nick Bilton

"The expenses of the paperwork and court fees involved in pursuing the appeal through the courts were not too high. In fact, as I recall, removing prayer from U.S. public schools cost less than $20,000... no Christian organization filed a brief in support of our opponents." - William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield

"All right, cupcakes. You are about to see the Grand Canyon. Try not to break it. The skywalk can hold the weight of seventy jumbo jets, to you featherweights should be safe out there. If possible, try to avoid pushing each other over the edge, as that would cause me extra paperwork." - Rick Riordan

"Paperwork, cleaning the house, dealing with the innumerable visitors who come all through the day, answering the phone, keeping patience and acting intelligently, which is to find some meaning in all that happens-these things, too, are the works of peace, and often seem like a very little way." - Dorothy Day

"A woman will not understand what true dependency is until she is cradling her own infant in her arms; nor will she likely achieve the self-confidence she craves until she has withstood, and transcended, the weight of responsibility a family places upon her - a weight that makes all the paperwork and assignments of her in-basket seem feather-light." - Danielle Crittenden

"I sat back in my wooden chair as they signed the paperwork and stared down at the arm rests, studying the various layers of paint, the chips and cracks. How many hands had gripped them? I wondered. What lives were attached to those hands, what dreams were shattered, what sorrows were they trying to squeeze out of their souls?" - Jimmy Santiago Baca

"The true nature of bureaucracy may be nowhere more obvious to the observer than in a developing country, for only there will it still be made manifest by the full complement of documents, files, veneered desks and cabinets - which convey the strict and inverse relationship between productivity and paperwork." - Alain De Botton

"My administration is going to stop the tens of thousands of people coming in from Syria. We have no idea who they are, where they come from. There's no documentation. There's no paperwork. It's going to end badly folks. It's going to end very, very badly." - Donald Trump

"Countries in which immigration will be suspended would include places like Syria and Libya.And we are going to stop the tens of thousands of people coming in from Syria. We have no idea who they are, where they come from. There's no documentation. There's no paperwork." - Donald Trump

"The Small Business 'common app' would function much like the one that students complete to apply to multiple colleges and universities simultaneously. It would ensure that small businesses across the country can concentrate on growing and creating jobs - not wasting time, filling out mountains of repetitive paperwork." - Kay Hagan

"Even when all the paperwork-a marriage license, a notarized deed, two birth certificates, and seven years of tax returns-clearly indicates you're an adult, but all the same, there you are, clutching the phone and thanking God that you're still somebody's daughter." - Kelly Corrigan

"The more moral the people are in their business dealings, the less paperwork you need, the more handshakes you can have, the more the wheels of capitalism work better because there's trust in the marketplace. Business ethics is not a joke. And, in fact, I think most businesses that I've dealt with encourage exactly that type of behavior." - Rick Santorum

"My first job out of college was as an editorial assistant in a New York publishing house. Being an editorial assistant is the purgatory would-be editors must endure before they can ascend the ladder and begin acquiring books on their own. I spent a year filing paperwork, writing copy, and typing rejection letters." - Lincoln Child

"Non-crazy gun advocates - the ones who aren't stockpiling in preparation for a zombie invasion - don't like the idea of expanding background checks because they think it'll be a lot more paperwork. And it probably would make it more difficult to sell guns at, say, a flea market." - Gail Collins

"I don't understand, given the constraints physicians have in doing their job and the paperwork demanded of them, why people want to be physicians. I think we've made it very, very difficult for them to perform their job. I think that's a shame." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Politicians also have a love affair with the 'small business exemption.' Too much paperwork? Too heavy a burden? Not enough time? Just exempt small businesses from the rule. It sounds so pro-growth. Instead it's an admission that the costs of a regulation just can't be justified." - John Sununu

"But the most precious research to me came from the paperwork filed on behalf of my grandparents and great-grandfather. The ship's manifest showed that they could read and write. I am still emotional when I look at those boxes checked yes." - Adriana Trigiani

"My whole life, I wanted to be a fighter pilot; it's what I wanted to do. I set up all of my classes for it, but I got lazy my senior year in high school and didn't get my paperwork in." - Mike Vogel

"You know what I find amazing is within Christianity it is not uncommon to find [married] people who don't have sexual intimacy, don't have emotional intimacy, don't have spiritual intimacy, don't pray together, don't do their life together, don't put their schedules together, don't put their budgets together, but they don't get divorced. So they can pat themselves on the back and say, 'We're good Christians.' They're divorced in everything but the paperwork." - Mark Driscoll

"It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia. Eventually within the next quarter of a century, the nostalgia cycles will be so close together that people will not be able to take a step without being nostalgic for the one they just took. At that point, everything stops. Death by Nostalgia." - Frank Zappa

"On both sides of the Atlantic, our citizens are confronted by yet another danger - one firmly within our control. This danger is invisible to some but familiar to the Poles: the steady creep of government bureaucracy that drains the vitality and wealth of the people. The West became great not because of paperwork and regulations but because people were allowed to chase their dreams and pursue their destinies." - Donald Trump

"My question is about the head of the Office of Government Ethics. Is he acting ethically when he sent out nine tweets praising Donald Trump saying that his plan was brilliant. How did he come to that conclusion? And how does come to his current conclusions having never done an investigation and never looked at the paperwork in the point where he can actually come to a reasonable conclusion?I think that's unethical." - Jason Chaffetz

"There are so many issues that impact women. When we talk about prison reform, for example, women were [once] sterilized in women's prisons. When they were giving birth, they were asked to sign paperwork but they weren't even completely conscious of what they were signing. That sounds like something that would never happen in America, but it was happening, not just in America, but in [California], one of the most progressive states in the United States." - Patricia Arquette

"Barabas placed a stack on the table and held the chair out for me. "For you." "I'm hungry and I don't have time for this." Barabas's eyes held no mercy. "Make time, Alpha. You have two hands. You can eat and sign simultaneously." Curran grinned. "Enjoying my suffering?" I asked. "I find it hilarious that you'll run into a gunfight with nothing but your sword, but paperwork makes you panic." Barabas put a thicker stack in front of him. "This is yours, m'lord." Curran swore." - Ilona Andrews

"You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. And now they're coming for your Social Security money. They want your f**kin' retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street." - George Carlin

"At most corporations if you make an acquisition and it turns out to be a disaster, all the paperwork and presentations that caused the dumb acquisition to be made are quickly forgotten. You've got denial, you've got everything in the world. You've got Pavlovian association tendency. Nobody even wants to even be associated with the damned thing or even mention it. At Johnson & Johnson, they make everybody revisit their old acquisitions and wade through the presentations. That is a very smart thing to do. And by the way, I do the same thing routinely." - Charlie Munger

"We've now got a group of young people in this country who for all practical purposes are American. They grew up here. They've gone to school here. They don't know anything other than being American kids. But their parents may have brought them here without all the proper paperwork - might have brought them here when they were three, might have brought them here when they were five. And so, lo and behold, by the time they finish school, and they're ready to go to college, they find out they can't go to college and, in fact, their status as Americans are threatened." - Barack Obama

"Barabas placed a stack on the table and held the chair out for me. "For you." "I'm hungry and I do' have time for this." Barabas's eyes held no mercy. "Make time, Alpha. You have two hands. You can eat and sign simultaneously." Curran grinned. "Enjoying my suffering?" I asked. "I find it hilarious that you"ll run into a gunfight with nothing but your sword, but paperwork makes you panic." Barabas put a thicker stack in front of him. "This is yours, m"lord." Curran swore." - Ilona Andrews

"I have the final say in the business side of my boxer's career. But as far as me being in the meetings every day, the back and forth of the paperwork and stuff like that, I have got a job to do. I am in the gym every day. The fighting lifestyle is an unforgiving one. You want to keep yourself as focussed and stress - free as possible. I have a team who focus on the more complicated aspects, on the business side of boxing, which I don't need to get myself involved in. I think I am involved in the business as much as I need to be." - Chris Eubank, Jr.



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