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"You do not install quality; you begin to work at it." - W Edwards Deming

"It's quantity of time at home and quality of time at work that counts; don't mix them up!" - Brian Tracy

"Quality is decided by the depth at which the work incorporates the alternatives within itself, and so masters them." - Theodor Adorno

"We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in." - Arianna Huffington

"You can't throw money at the Internet to make it work - it really is all about the quality of the content." - Chris Hardwick

"I always try to work hard and get things done as soon as possible, but never at the loss of quality of the product." - Chet Faker

"Quality of work is directly related to the quality of a person's character." - Orrin Woodward

"Expensive quality work doesn't cost more - it pays." - Louis C K

"Over time, quality work will lead to an audience for your work." - Nicholas Sparks

"My goal is to stay happy in my work and to do quality work." - Eve Myles

"I get very surprised and shocked because there is so much prejudice against me as a celebrity, instead of them looking at the quality of my work. Just look at the work. Forget about who I am. But there is so much perception in the art business that blurs that insight. The work speaks, so just look and then judge from there." - Michael Chow

"Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life." - Brian Tracy

"It [9/11 event] transcended the political and moved into the metaphysical. There was a kind of cosmic, demonic quality of mind at work here, which refused to have any interest in dialogue and political organization and persuasion." - Edward Said

"Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life." - Brian Tracy

"As a financial historian, I was quite isolated in Oxford - British historians are supposed to write about kings - so the quality of intellectual life in my field is much higher at Harvard. The students work harder there." - Niall Ferguson

"Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of evry part of your life." - Brian Tracy

"I've never been happy with the quality of my work. I always felt as though my musicianship was lacking and that I should have worked harder at it when I was younger. As I sang and sang, I improved." - Linda Ronstadt

"Just make up your mind at the very outset that your work is going to stand for quality... that you are going to stamp a superior quality upon everything that goes out of your hands, that whatever you do shall bear the hallmark of excellence." - Orison Swett Marden

"Just make up your mind at the very outset that your work is going to stand for quality... that you are going to stamp a superior quality upon everything that goes out of your hands, that whatever you do shall bear the hall-mark of excellence." - Orison Swett Marden

"Plagiarists at least have the quality of preservation." - Benjamin Disraeli

"If you think your work is ultimately about a paycheck, then that will affect the quality of your work as well as the quality of your own life." - David Kim

"I think it's a great time to put out quality work, and it will speak for itself. You don't have to work so hard at being successful at it, because it is something that people want, so when they want it and it is good, then they're going to get it and continue to give it to other people." - Anthony Hamilton

"Although not of the quality of my later work, I feel there is some quality to it [my early work] in an art sense, and probably some additional quality in a biographical sense." - E. J. Hughes

"You have the quality of your work and the integrity with which you do it," - Ezekiel Emanuel

"When you know the builder, you can have complete confidence in the quality of his work." - Steven Furtick

"I don't want every fan; I'm interested in fans interested in quality work, authentic archetype depictions." - Romany Malco

"Love has the quality of informing almost everything - even one's work." - Sylvia Ashton-Warner

"a manufactured interest has no staying quality - especially if it involves any hard work." - Margaret Deland

"Can a nasty, horrible person still produce good quality, uplifting and inspirational work?" - Oliver $

"The results of quality work last longer than the shock of high prices." - Anonymous

"It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Love has the quality of informing almost everything - even one's work." - Sylvia Ashtonwarner

"I'm more interested in the quality of the work than its medium." - Gale Harold

"I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"I have an obsession for quality. I work for my guests, not to obtain Michelin stars." - Alain Ducasse

"It surely gives you a high to be an international actor with quality work." - Irrfan Khan

"I could not work with a girl who did not have a spiritual quality." - Erich Von Stroheim

"I'm not a person who believes in the great difference between women and men as editors. But I do think that quality is key. We're very good at organizing and discipline and patience, and patience is 50 per cent of editing. You have to keep banging away at something until you get it to work. I think women are maybe better at that." - Thelma Schoonmaker

"The import is not the kind of work woman does, but rather the quality of the work she furnishes." - Emma Goldman

"If you look at the recent Nobel Prize winners, one couldn't say that the work didn't matter and the political commitment did. Who had ever heard of the Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz? He is not politically involved. Octavio Paz is a great poet, also not politically involved. The Nobel Prize is for literature, for the quality of work over the years." - Nadine Gordimer

"I like to work out. I work out hard when I get to it, but it's so sporadic, I'm not sure it counts at all! I eat pretty much anything, but I eat high-quality food. There was never a packet of chips or box of candy in my house when I was growing up. Ever." - Rachael Taylor

"To make flexibility work, it is not only necessary to change our attitude about who is a good worker and who is not, but we have to train managers at all levels to recognize the difference between the number of hours worked and the quality of work produced." - Madeleine M Kunin

"Work hard at . . . something." - David Nicholls

"Create quality art.... meaningful, passionate and high quality work! If it's not meaningful to you, how can you expect it to be meaningful to anyone else?" - Cory Trepanier

"I would never diminish the quality of Hermes. Hermes can be an even rarer and greater quality business, if they ever wanted to work with us." - Bernard Arnault

"I have never known a concern to make a decided success that did not do good, honest work, and even in these days of fiercest competition, when everything would seem to be a matter of price, there lies still at the root of great business success the very much more important factor of quality. The effect of attention to quality, upon every man in the service, from the president of the concern down to the humblest laborer, cannot be overestimated." - Andrew Carnegie

"Our music is always a reflection of where we are in a society. That's what enables so many people to do what they do. So my advice is to work at your craft. Be the best you can be at your craft and do it sincerely. Even in the world we live in today, that will give you longevity. At the end of the day, I want the quality of my work to stand, not how much I did." - Lenny Kravitz

"Whether at home or at work, ISTJs are nothing if not reliable, particularly when it comes to inspecting the people and things in their jurisdiction-quietly seeing to it that uniform quality of product is maintained, and that those around them uphold certain standards of attitude and conduct." - David Keirsey

"Patience is no small, fell-good personal quality. It is at the heart of diplomacy and civility, lawfulness and civil order. Without it, people can't work together and society can't function at all. With it, we create the possibility of peace between people and between nations." - M. J. Ryan

"No good book or good thing of any kind shows it best face at first. No the most common quality of in a true work of art that has excellence and depth, is that at first sight it produces a certain disappointment." - Thomas Carlyle

"Work hard or don't work at all." - Walter Payton

"Work hard at work worth doing." - Theodore Roosevelt

"My success was the shock of recognition, probably, rather than the quality of the work. I mean, the quality may have been fine, but there's a lot of fine work out there. It was the fact that I was doing something that at that time, nobody else was doing, except for say, Mort Saul out in San Francisco on The Hungry Eye, and "Second City" was emerging out in Chicago. Nothing in print. It was basically happening in cabaret and nothing in fiction. And certainly nothing in New York in cartoons." - Jules Feiffer

"Raise your quality standards as high as you can live with, avoid wasting your time on routine problems, and always try to work as closely as possible at the boundary of your abilities. Do this, because it is the only way of discovering how that boundary should be moved forward." - Edsger Dijkstra

"I wasn't a babe in the woods. I'd watched a lot of stars, from James Dean to Brando, and I'd seen everybody alive work at MGM. I had a certain old-timer's quality, even though I was young and new, and drew on what I believed before I made it." - Jack Nicholson

"It isn't necessary for a work to have a lot of things to look at, to compare, to analyze one by one, to contemplate. The thing as a whole, its quality whole, is what is interesting. The main things are alone and are more intense, clear and powerful." - Donald Judd

"Many men absorbed in business show such a rare quality of culture that we are surprised at it. The reason invariably is partly because hard work and even the weariness it leaves carry a nobility with them, but also because there is no room in such lives for inferior mental occupation." - Ernest Dimnet

"Paradox is an overrated threat. There is...a quality similar to inertia at work. Once an event has occurred, there is an extremely strong tendency for that event to occur. The larger, more significant, or more energetic the event, the more it tends to remain as it originally happened, despite any interference." I frowned. "There's...a law of conservation of history?" - Jim Butcher

"I love the new technology in terms of giving access to doing more independent work. When I first started out, any film had to rent from Panavision and the expenses were humongous. Now, given the advances in technology, you can put out extraordinary quality filmmaking at nothing like the price it used to be." - Kathleen Turner

"It [9/11] transcended the political and moved into the metaphysical. There was a kind of cosmic, demonic quality of mind at work here, which refused to have any interest in dialogue and political organization and persuasion. This was bloody-minded destruction for no other reason than to do it." - Edward Said

"I keep [portraits of Jigoro Kano and a bust] at home, in my residence, where I live permanently. It's a very good, high-quality work by a Russian sculptor, depicting not just a strong-willed but also thoughtful and kind man." - Vladimir Putin

"The selfish and usually pointless approach is to try to get both done simultaneously - accomplish your work at hand while begging forgiveness of those close to you while you're basically working in front of them during what could've been specifically 'quality time.'" - Bob Saget

"I'm very, very lucky to be a working actor, but I've also been careful. I don't just take anything. 'Durham County' came to me. You have to look at the quality of work you do, and 'Durham' set the standard. I wait for things that keep me really interested." - Hugh Dillon

"Sleep has been provided by nature to do the body's healing work, and it takes seven or eight hours for this process to happen. Commit to getting at least seven to eight hours of good quality sleep every night to keep your body and hormones in balance." - Suzanne Somers

"I am excited to partner with Aeropostale for my very own collection. It was a great experience to be able to work with them. Not only did I get to design an entire fashion line, but I got to do it at a great price point with quality clothes, both of which are very important to me." - Bethany Mota

"Work hard until hard work isn't work at all." - Behdad Sami

"There is this quality, in things, of the right way seeming wrong at first." - John Updike

"Customers want high quality at low prices and they want it now." - Bill Gates

"I'm trying to put together quality at-bats and hit the ball hard somewhere." - Garrett Atkins

"My commitment is to produce at the cheapest price and the best quality." - Dhirubhai Ambani

"Stay focused and don't try to do too many things at once. Care about execution quality." - Sam Altman

"'Quality' means what will sell and do a customer some good - at least try to." - W Edwards Deming

"It's good to have high-quality competition. It helps drive research forward at a faster pace." - Shuji Nakamura

"There are times when quantity is at least as important as quality in learning an art." - Lawrence Watt-Evans

"The quality of artistry is the capacity to assume innocence at will, the quality of experiencing innocence as if for the first time." - Robert Fripp

"The less control people had over their work, the higher their blood pressure during work hours. Moreover, blood pressure at home was unrelated to the level of job control, indicating that the spike during work hours was specifically caused by lack of choice on the job. People with little control over their work also experienced more back pain, missed more days of work due to illness in general, and had higher rates of mental illness-the human equivalent of stereotypies, resulting in the decreased quality of life common to animals reared in captivity." - Sheena Iyengar

"Vital to quality of life is the ability to work together, learn from each other, and help each other grow." - Stephen Covey

"I don't worry about maintaining the quality of my life, because every day I work on improving it." - Tony Robbins

"I've loved doing "E.R." for the quality of the writing and the great people I get to work with." - Julie Bowen

"With three work days a week, we would have more time to relax; for quality of life," - Carlos Slim

"The quality of your thinking is largely determined by the quantity of the information you have with which to work" - Brian Tracy

"When work is no more than a means to an end, it cannot be of high quality." - Eckhart Tolle

"When I decided I wanted to be an actor, I said I wanted to work with quality actors and directors." - Puff Daddy

"Happiness doesn't come from commercial success but from the quality of work that you give back to your immediate community." - Adrian Grenier

"I have infinite capacity to do more work as long as you don't mind that my quality approaches zero." - Scott Adams

"It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family." - Philip Green

"There are many women with children under five who want to work and who lack affordable, high-quality child care." - Harriet Harman

"I'm bringing what I've always wanted: film quality work on television. That's the way it should be." - Maggie Q

"When I decided I wanted to be an actor, I said I wanted to work with quality actors and directors." - Sean Combs

"I've loved doing 'E.R.' for the quality of the writing and the great people I get to work with." - Julie Bowen

"Quality survives." - Leonard Maltin

"Above a certain level of income, the relative value of material consumption vis-a-vis leisure time is diminished, so earning a higher income at the cost of working longer hours may reduce the quality of your life. More importantly, the fact that the citizens of a country work longer than others in comparable countries does not necessarily mean that they like working longer hours. They may be compelled to work long hours, even if they actually want to take longer holidays." - Ha-Joon Chang

"The question for so many is the quality of work, the future of work under globalism and de-industrialization. A typical example is a person who had a good factory job making 80,000 dollars, with health insurance, who was able to send his kids possibly to college and then he or she suddenly loses that job because the factory closed down. And now that same person is bagging groceries at Walmart and making $35,000." - David Remnick

"All nature seems at work." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"I have fun at work." - Carol Kane

"Let's have fun at work." - Tyra Banks

"I don't worry about overexposure [in work], I think it's important just to go in, and think about quality work and try to put the best movies out." - Dwayne Johnson

"I haven't really been auditioning. For me is about finding quality work versus finding work. I get a considerable amount of offers everyday." - Romany Malco

"There must be some one quality without which a work of art cannot exist; possessing which, in the least degree, no work is altogether worthless." - Clive Bell

"Our aims in political activism are not, and should not be, to create a perfect utopia. What we seek is more simply to improve the quality of human life while at the same time respecting the natural environment which sustains it: 'Not a heaven on earth but a better earth on earth.' This is not at all a timid agenda, far from it. The work ahead of us is enormous!" - Paul Wellstone

"Every Maryland family wants financial security, schools that work, quality healthcare, safer neighborhoods, and ever-expanding economic opportunity. These are the building blocks of a superior quality of life." - Robert. L. Ehrlich

"The deepest quality of a work of art will always be the quality of the mind of the producer...No good novel will ever proceed from a superficial mind." - Henry James

"Ridley Scott's company makes great work in whatever arena, whether it's movies or commercials or television. They just do really quality stuff, so you know it's going to be quality." - Rob Lowe

"Every Maryland family wants financial security, schools that work, quality healthcare, safer neighborhoods, and ever-expanding economic opportunity. These are the building blocks of a superior quality of life." - Bob Ehrlich

"One thing I have throughout my career, it felt like I did my best to align myself with quality artists, quality work, and it is a situation of steel sharpening steel." - Common

"High quality water is more than the dream of the conservationists, more than a political slogan; high quality water, in the right quantity at the right place at the right time, is essential to health, recreation, and economic growth." - Edmund Muskie

"Like Hemingway and Faulkner, but in an entirely different mode, Fitzgerald had that singular quality without which a writer is not really a writer at all, and that is a voice, a distinct and identifiable voice. This is really not the same thing as a style; a style can be emulated, a voice cannot, and the witty, rueful, elegaic voice gives his work its bright authenticity." - William Styron

"When I think of the future, I think a lot of Quincy Jones and how he is an inspiration. Look at the quality of his work over so many years. He didn't even make his best record, 'Thriller,' until he was 50. That gives me something to look forward to. Nothing pulls you back into the studio more than the belief that your best record is still ahead." - Dr Dre

"Commit yourself to quality from day one ... it's better to do nothing at all than to do something badly." - Mark Mccormack

"If you don't manufacture a quality product all you've got at the end is a bunch of expensive mistakes." - Eliyahu M. Goldratt

"At all times and under all circumstances, we have the power to transform the quality of our lives." - Werner Erhard

"The chief losses to investors come from the purchase of low-quality securities at times of favorable business conditions." - Benjamin Graham

"I think New York has the most diverse and best quality representation of so many different cuisines at all levels." - Bobby Flay

"Whoever aspires to win the grace of God should cultivate at the outset the quality of Kshama (Forgiveness)." - Sathya Sai Baba

"The essential idea is that the quality of the result is continually at risk during the process of making." - David Pye

"Finally, education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity." - Horace Mann

"I am impressed with the natural health programs at Nature Care College. Their dedication to quality education is truly inspiring." - Deepak Chopra

"At all times and under all circumstances,we have the power to transform the quality of our lives." - Werner Erhard

"Cynicism is cheap-you can buy it at any Monoprix store-it's built into all poor-quality goods." - Graham Greene

"Cynicism is cheap - you can buy it at any Monoprix store - it's built into all poor-quality goods." - Graham Greene

"For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through." - Steve Jobs

"Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they're tender. They have to be persistent." - Ralph Fiennes

"'At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom' by Amy Hempel showed me the lean quality of prose." - Chuck Palahniuk

"In general in New York, we all eat like kings. Insane quality, mind-blowing variety, at all price ranges." - Ira Glass

"I don't think I'm very ambitious at all. But I seem to play people who have that quality." - Catherine Keener

"Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity." - Horace Mann

"Commit yourself to quality from day one... it's better to do nothing at all than to do something badly." - Mark Mccormack

"I'm always champing at the bit to try everything new. It's a terrible quality that I have." - Liz Phair

"If our Christianity does' work at home, it does' work." - Alistair Begg

"If our Christianity doesn't work at home, it doesn't work." - Alistair Begg

"One clear difference between art and commercial work is that commercial work is exploitive: the work may be high quality but the intention is to sell product or tickets. Art exists with or without ticket sales." - Twyla Tharp

"Great teachers and schools expect and nurture quality work and quality performance. Great teachers inspire and demand quality, ever urging their students to higher levels of excellence. They shun mere conformity and expect their students to think and perform to their ever-increasing potential." - Oliver DeMille

"There is more to military units than hardware. There is the character of the unit's personnel: their strengths, experience, and knowledge, their ability to get along and work together amid the horrors of the battlefield. There is an almost undefinable quality. That quality is the Marine Corps' secret weapon. Their edge. That quality is their ethos." - Tom Clancy

"There's a lot of great stuff on television and that's very appealing to actors who want to work, who do good quality and high quality work. But you're always concerned that the time demands on television will interrupt or interfere with your film work." - Wesley Snipes

"It would be a fallacy to deduce that the slow writer necessarily comes up with superior work. There seems to be scant relationshipbetween prolificness and quality." - Fannie Hurst

"The quality an artist must have is objectivity in judging his work, plus the honesty and courage not to kid himself about it." - William Faulkner

"... Don't mistake any of this for altruism...Fear and greed just doesn't work. If you want to be successful, quality and service just works better." - Larry Ellison

"There's a nimble quality to the way a television actor can work. When that muscle gets strong it's a very valuable thing." - David Oyelowo

"It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from - if you put quality work out there, it will be appreciated." - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

"Startup success is driven most by the product passion, quality, vision, team-work and persistence of the founding team and the talent that the team attracts." - Jim Breyer

"More than any other factor, it is the people we have to deal with that determine the quality of our work lives." - David Maister

"You can never plan anything, you're never guaranteed anything. As long as I'm getting the work and it's quality then I'm happy. But you never know." - Danny Dyer

"It is this quality, the power of seeing order in apparent confusion, that has marked the work of all great men." - John Chadwick

"When a photographer masters the tools and processes of the art, then the quality of the work is only limited by his creative vision." - Edward Weston

"The greatest productions of art, whether painting, music, sculpture or poetry, have invariably this quality-something approaching the work of God." - D.T. Suzuki

"Mind, it is our best work that He wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion. I think He must prefer quality to quantity." - George Macdonald

"My success is due more to my ability to work continuously on one thing without stopping than to any other single quality." - Thomas A Edison

"Focus on quality of life, and enjoy a life worth living. Researchers have said that only 4% of people enjoy both their work and their personal life." - Gary Lockwood

"Productivity and efficiency can be achieved only step by step with sustained hard work, relentless attention to details and insistence on the highest standards of quality and performance." - J. R. D. Tata

"Women were also urged to work on a mysterious quality called 'fascination.' Coming of age in the 1920's was a competitive business..." - Susan Cain



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