Best Quotes About Hustle

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. -Unknown

Hell hath no fury like a hustler with a literary agent. -Frank Sinatra

Good things happen to those who hustle. -Chuck Noll

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. -Thomas A. Edison

Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step – it is an old business procedure. -Fran Lebowitz

In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you think you're a great writer, you must say that you are. -Gore Vidal

The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled. -Henry Adams

You have to struggle a bit, hustle a little, and be willing to go bankrupt. Once you're willing to do that, everything opens up and you get the freedom. My joke is that next year, I'll make the first film that costs zero dollars. -Nick Nolte

As I prepare for this next phase in my life, I ask that people continue to offer the prayers that have protected me thus far. I also pray that I will always see those who are not seen and easy to forget in the hustle and bustle of Washington politics. -Artur Davis

I started hustling at 12, my mother hustled ahead of me. I was only allowed to because they knew me. -Curtis Jackson

Focused. I'm a hustler. And my hustle is trying to figure out the best ways to do what I like without having to do much else. -Mos Def

What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110 percent all the time. -Don Zimmer

I was a comfort factor. I'm not a hustler. -Mary Matalin

Don't hustle old people. -John Burns

Looking back on those games, I probably hustled out of position as much as I hustled into position since I really never had any real training. I was working on instincts alone. -Jim Evans

I played the game one way. I gave it everything I had. It doesn't take any ability to hustle. -Wade Boggs

I met a hustler at a dinner party. He had been invited because I was looking for an adviser to help me with the street scenes. So we put him on the film. -John Schlesinger

With a terrible script you hustle and try to make it better. But with a good script it can be trouble because you rest on your laurels, so to speak, you think it's going to translate easily. -Robert Downey, Jr.

If you want something from an audience, you give blood to their fantasies. It's the ultimate hustle. -Marlon Brando

It was a strike against me that I didn't wear baggy jeans and jerseys and that I never hustled, never sold drugs. -Kanye West

But for me to have the opportunity to stand in front of a bunch of executives and present myself, I had to hustle in my own way. I can't tell you how frustrating it was that they didn't get that. No joke – I'd leave meetings crying all the time. -Kanye West

New York is traditional New York, you know what I'm saying? It's the stomping ground of the hustlers and go-getters. -Busta Rhymes

I'm in a stage where I feel like I need to retrain my mind, because since the beginning of my career, I've been such a fighter and a little hustler and someone who just tried to stay afloat in this business. -Ali Larter

I'm a firm believer in the hustle game. -Eric Snow

New York and LA are both great places to visit, but I wouldn't want to live in either of them now. I find New York extremely claustrophobic and dirty. LA is quite a nice place. But there's no hustle and bustle, no street life. -Jonny Lee Miller

The hip-hop community is made up of a lot of hustlers. Everybody is trying to get theirs, and everybody is trying to eat. -Ludacris

Music is my hustle. -Pitbull

Mine's a pretty simple strategy: there's not a lot of talent here, but there's a lot of hustle. I have to be in every place I can, and be busy. -Ryan Seacrest

I could never drive in a great big car; people like me because I'm a man of the people, a hustler. -Terry McAuliffe

Guys who might not be superstars but because of their hustle, because of the little things they do, these are the guys who can really mean the difference between winning and losing. -Dwyane Wade

I love the incredible variety of demands directing makes on you, from the entrepreneur to the hustler to the deal-maker to the writer; to directing actors and the camera and working with music, sound, marketing and promotion. It uses so many sides of your brain. -Tom Hooper

Scott Brown may be the last Republican to win a statewide fight in Massachusetts for a very long time. He caught the machine flat-footed in January 2010 when he out-hustled Martha Coakley and stole the Senate seat Ted Kennedy held all those years. And since then, the Democrats haven't lost a single statewide fight. -Howie Carr

Producing suits me because I have a business mind and a business sensibility. I was a street hustler. I did whatever it took. I sold whatever I could sell. I'm a good organiser. -Mark Wahlberg

I don't care what a man is as long as he treats me right. He can be a gambler, a hustler, someone everybody else thinks is obnoxious, I don't care so long as he's straight with me and our dealings are fair. -Joe Namath

Well, I've been happily supporting myself for ten years now on the hustle and trade of live entertainment. I guess my breakthrough moment was when I decided to go for it once and for all. -Jason Mraz

I was what they call a pool hustler. That's absolutely true. For long periods of time I got by, barely skimmed by, just playing pool. -George Miller

After school, I'd wait for someone to pick me up and no one would, so I'd be like, 'I guess I'll walk home.' I had to be a hustler, because nobody did anything for me. -Whitney Cummings

I love people, and the hustle. -Gary Vaynerchuk

I was fresh out of drama school and had no idea what I was doing. They hustled me along and Bill Cosby tolerated my rookie behavior. It was great. Once you have 'The Cosby Show' on your resume, you can keep going. -Michael Weatherly

My hustle is nonstop. I never stop hustling. -Young Jeezy

Don't believe what the spiritual sharks and clever carnival hustlers tell you about fearless living – they lie. -Guy Finley

For a long time, I've had to hustle. If a film role is obviously great, then it's been difficult for me to get a look-in. -Rufus Sewell

I would say I was always very ambitious and goal-oriented, but rather than being just a go-getter hustler, now I surrender a lot more and I trust my path a lot more. -Jenna Dewan

You have to do a show, an interview, you've got to go straight back on the road to another location, make a track and edit things like footage etc. It's non stop. I really respect the hustle and work rate of Chipmunk, as well as N-Dubz and Tinchy Stryder. -Tinie Tempah

I always hustled to make money and pay for school. I was never afraid of hard work. -Tom Freston

Some people are born with very little; some are fortunate enough to have it all. When I grew up, we didn't have much. I had to hustle to get what I wanted… but I had that hunger for more. I didn't always make the right choices, but I learned from my mistakes. -Curtis Jackson

You look at a Pete Rose to be the terrific athlete he is and then he falls on hard times, but when he played the game, I got something from the way he played the game because he hustled every play, and just because he had one mistake in his life, am I supposed to throw back everything that I gained from him? -Walter Payton

It would take me three or four lifetimes to do everything I want. I'm a Brooklyn boy who learned to hustle, and I have to do something every day or I get the guilties. -Wolfman Jack

I've always been a hustler. -Kevin Plank

The kind of job where you have to hustle and hustle and where you're not sure whether you will have enough clients next month, where you have less job security, is becoming much more common. -Erik Brynjolfsson

As an actress, I have put myself out there as an independent black woman, a single mom, a go-getter, a hustler who isn't afraid to survive. -LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

I can't never stop nobody, can't knock nobody hustle. -The Notorious B.I.G.

I see N.Y. hip-hop like I see N.Y. streets. N.Y. streets are grimy; it's a grind. N.Y. rappers are hustlers – whatever sound is in, we can adapt to that; there's nothing wrong with that. -Nas

I'm the one person who wears the words 'hustle, loyalty, respect' on my T-shirts and merchandise. My audience is children. It's very flattering to see a kid wear your T-shirt; it's even more flattering to have a dad come up to you and say, 'I watch you with my kid. Keep doing what you're doing. You're a role model for my son.' -John Cena

I just think a hustler's ambition is that I never stop. I start off hustling and said I'll never stop hustling. An ambitious hustler is the one to hustle the hustlers. When I grew up, my heroes were hustlers. Now I'm their hero. -Young Jeezy

Selling a movie feels like a hustle to every bone in my body. Many actors have careers dominated by modeling. They're all over the place. It turns me off. People who are good at what they do ought to practice something bigger. -Sean Penn

I grew up in Nairobi, which is the capital of Kenya, so it's hustle and bustle, and there's always something going on. -Lupita Nyong'o

New York musicians rarely have the time for idle chat and conversation after a gig. Despite popular assumption of our scintillating after-hours, that illusion is overtaken by the constant hustle to juggle a part-time or full-time job, a myriad of errands, a second or third gig of the day, and perhaps a child or two somewhere. -Kat Edmonson

This industry is all about work, and just because Sundance exposed me to the world, it is my job to stay deserving in that world. The work never ends; the hustle just get harder, and you get stronger! -Gina Rodriguez

One of the ironies of a conference dedicated to all things digital and virtual is that the best ways to connect with people are surprisingly old-school. Social media tools can improve the odds of a serendipitous encounter at SXSW, but old-fashioned hustle, palm-pressing and – above all – creativity go a long way. -Ryan Holmes

As a coping mechanism, or as a way to make a little hard count by shilling demons in the shadows, I try not to belittle the thought process of the conspiracy theorists. As a cocktail waitress in Vegas once schooled me: never get down on anybody else's hustle. -John Ridley

I'm an old guy. I don't hustle and I don't bustle. So sometimes you're behind, but that's okay. Your peace of mind is more important. I have seen the people who hustle and bustle, and they are already gone, at a young age. They could have enjoyed life. -Kumar Pallana

Even after I played ten years of ball, I still felt like I had to play well or somebody might take my place. They had plenty of players in the minor leagues who were good enough to come up and take your job, and I think that kept us going all of the time. I hustled and put that extra effort in all of the time. -Bobby Doerr

I had no money. I just figured out hustles to get by, like maybe selling my clothes. I wanted to travel around and be broke and live in sketchy apartments. -Leo Fitzpatrick

Willie Mays could throw better, and Hank Aaron could hit more home runs. But I've got enthusiasm. I've got desire. I've got hustle. Those are God-given talents, too. -Pete Rose

Having the positive belief that it will all be O.K. just means that you hustle and make it work because failure is not even an option in your own mind. -Natalie Massenet

I went to New York for the first time when I was in college for a school trip and, uh, it did not appeal to me. It was too much hustle and bustle. -Allison Tolman

The relentless invisible storm of radio signals and electronic particles, the hustle and bustle, and the billions of petrol explosions in the engine blocks of trucks and cars seem to churn up the molecules of life and heaven so violently that the beautiful fogs are unable to hold together like they once did. -Michael Leunig

I think African Americans are resilient and hustlers by nature. I think they need to understand that you can take that hustle to the boardroom, but it has to be an education process. -Daymond John

Men of my father's generation were perpetual hustlers, always on the make and always on the move. -Shawn Amos

There's a lot of females that hustle, just like men hustle. -Fetty Wap

I enjoy a third act, and I like stories with ending. A lot of my frustration with serialized storytelling is a lot of shows don't have a third act. They have an endless second act, and then they find out it's their last year and often have to hustle to invent a third act, but they were never necessarily organically meaning to begin with. -Nic Pizzolatto

Certainly, my manager Gary Ungar was the first person to give me any attention and hustle for me. This was back in 2009. -Damien Chazelle

Back in the '90s, if you did mail order in music, you could make a good living doing it if you could hustle. -John Darnielle

I went to New York for the first time when I was in college for a school trip and, uh, it did not appeal to me. It was too much hustle and bustle. And I have since now found a New York where if I lived there now, I know where I would want to live. -Allison Tolman

I still like the King's Road. It is very alive; it is a hustle of things from different countries and so on. It is lovely. -Mary Quant

Hollywood is a dirty temptress that has stolen my wallet way too many times. It's a great town, but at the same time, it's a hustle. -Alexandra Shipp

I played golf with my friends, and then I started to play with the hustlers. And I learned a lot. I learned about golf; I learned about gambling. I learned about everything. -Donald Trump

I live in a town called Beerwah, right in the middle of Australia Zoo. It's not hustle and bustle and busy, so that's helpful. We travel all over the world, but I've always been able to come home and run around in the middle of the Australian outback. -Bindi Irwin

As a writer, I've always been somebody who's been productive and hustled hard. -Adam Mansbach

I don't mean you have to be overbearing, but you have to stay on top of things – read the trades, know what's going on in the town. I call it 'dare to be stupid.' The worst thing they can say is, 'We got nothing for you.' So I've hustled a lot. -Alex Rocco

I'm not a hustler. I don't pitch songs. I don't ask people to write with me. It's not what I do. -Chris Stapleton

Some people revel in getting their hands dirty. These are the people that make startups grow wildly. People with hustle also tend to be much more agile – they're the water that goes around the rock. These are the people you want around when everything goes wrong. They're also the people you want beside you when everything goes right. -Leah Busque

There is a slight problem with being a conceptual artist these days: You won't get paid. But this levels the field and takes the art of money out of the field of serious art. The only conceptual artists who would conceive of making money on the Internet are a lowbrow species known as hustlers. -Andrei Codrescu

I travel often, so my routine is always getting scrambled. But on a standard sort of day, I get up at 6, pack lunches, hustle the kids off to school, then brew a pot of coffee and head downstairs to the dungeon, as I call it: my cobwebby office in the basement. -Benjamin Percy

When I say that basically writing is a hard hustle, I don't mean that it is a bad life, if one can get away with it. It's the miracle of miracles to make a living by the typer. -Charles Bukowski

Every true hustler knows that you cannot hustle forever. You will go to jail eventually. -The Notorious B.I.G.

There's Jay-Z, who morphs a certain street hustler's cool and indifference into CEO extravagance. But for all his prominence, Jay-Z hasn't written a lot of crossover hits. -Michael Paterniti

Nobody told David Clarke what to think, what to feel, what to say, what to believe in, who to marry, what kind of food to eat – you know that thing that the race hustlers like to say defines your blackness? But yet every time I look in the mirror in the morning, I see a black guy looking back at me. -David A. Clarke, Jr.

Police use of deadly force is rare in America. You wouldn't know that by listening to some of the blowhards out there: the newspaper, the mainstream media, the race hustlers. They make it seem like this stuff happens several times a day. It's rare. -David A. Clarke, Jr.

You've got to know how to hustle. I got a lot of inspiration from my parents. My father was definitely a hustler. With six kids in the house, you always got to be hustling. And my mom, she's got sick work ethic. -Jay Pharoah

I am the product of hustlers who taught me how to do it. They gave me a hustler's ambition. Not a bad thing to get from your parents. But hustling only gets you so far. You have to trust yourself. And you have to be ready to fall on your face and be okay when it happens. -Jay Pharoah

When you see 'Star Wars', and you see Greedo hustle up to Solo, you know they have a history; you understand that there's a dude named Jabba the Hutt who's after him, and Greedo is going to try to shoot him and get the money. You get what's going on there. -Christopher McCulloch

Make no mistake – LeBron James was carrying the Cavs, but Dellavedova was the cinematic element: hustle personified. -Rowan Ricardo Phillips

When someone says, 'I trusted you,' the phrase is loaded with all the actions that came from that trust: the person comes almost to embody trust, just as anyone who's always hustling can only be called a hustler. -Rowan Ricardo Phillips

My father raised me to build computers, hardware. Literally, as an 8 year old, I had a soldering iron and circuit boards, and this was in neighbourhoods that wouldn't have a whole lot of money or anything. And I figured out ways to just hustle. -Jidenna

When I get drafty cold air in my ears, I would get an earache and get sick. I had to make sure I hustled and stayed well for my shows that I played. -Zac Brown

Every night, I try to hustle and do what I can do. And when you hit a ground ball, you should hustle. -Steve Clevenger

I didn't have accessories when I started my career. Did you see me wearing bling-bling when I did 'Hola at Your Boi?' No! I hustled to get money to buy them, and there is no crime if I show it or flaunt it to my fans because they gave me money to buy them. -WizKid

I grew up on the East Coast, and we always used to say, 'Go get your hustle on,' whether it was playing sports or making money. You do what you have to do to do what you want to do. -Antoine Fuqua

I've said the election of Obama has made the hustler less relevant. People took it in a way that I was almost dismissing what I am. And I was like, 'No, it's a good thing!' -Jay-Z

I think in London – and I don't wanna offend anybody in America, but this is a real statement – they still have the right approach to making music. In the U.S., people see it as a way to make money; they see it as a means to get out. It's a hustle, which is great – any way you can provide for your family that's legal is fantastic. -Jay-Z

The real guys that I knew were really cool people, who I played basketball with and traveled with on teams and knew their families and knew that they love their family. They just happen to do something that wasn't all the way legal, but it was a part of their life, and you knew that they hustled. -Mahershala Ali

I started once a week in North Carolina at a pub called Charlie Goodnight and met a lot of comics there. Then I moved to L.A., and if you're not known, it's hard to get stage time. So you start out doing what they call 'bringers' – you have to bring five people if you wanna get on stage. It was a lot of hustle, a learning curve. -Retta

I didn't have an agent before 'Parks,' and once you're on a show, they're not going to make money off of you. So if you've already booked something without an agent, unless they really want to hustle during the downtime, there's seven months when they're not going to make money off of you. -Retta

In this business, you gotta hustle. -Tiny Tim

I had my hustle. It was whatever I could do to not end up working in a factory. If I had to shake it like a showgirl, I was going to do it. -Ryan Gosling

I never wanted to take the easy way, and I was always willing to hustle. -Bebe Rexha

It may seem that with the new breed of actors – Arjun, Varun, Siddharth, Ayushmann, Sushant – there is suddenly too much of a hustle to make space for oneself, but acting is subjective. And we motivate one another. -Ranveer Singh

She is such a doer, Cara – she is so ambitious. She has always known what she wants, and she's a hustler. Sometimes I call her, and I'm like, 'You need to help me hustle,' and she is like, 'Come on!' -Poppy Delevingne

I moved to New York when I was 21 and worked between 40 and 70 hours a week. Then I invested it all. It was really just a hustle. But I was kind of raised to work like that, so to me, it seemed very normal and natural. -Verite

I grew up in a working class family. People thought I might go work at a mill. My mom wanted me to learn how to lay carpet because she was concerned about my future. Nobody had high hopes for me. But I was a hustler. -Mark Cuban

At Uber, we say, 'Always be hustling.' Even if you are an introvert and you haven't got hustle in you, you better get a co-founder who does. And if you haven't got enough hustle to find a co-founder who's got hustle, it's going to be tough. You've got to have a little hustle in you. -Travis Kalanick

Whatever your hustle is, go somewhere with it. -Tionne Watkins

Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs is a hustler. In fact, he's what I call an extreme hustler. -Dr. Dre

Music is one of those businesses in which, if you're talented and hustle hard enough, you can make it – specifically as an entrepreneur. If you look as far back as Berry Gordy, Russell Simmons, Andre Harrell, L.A. Reid, and Sean 'Diddy' Combs, there's a whole lineage of successful black entrepreneurs who have built their own companies from scratch. -Troy Carter

How did females become 'guys?' How did everyone become 'guys?' Remember, too, that a male guy was something of a scoundrel. And a wise guy was a fresh kid, a whippersnapper. In its most other famous evocation, men in Brooklyn said 'youse guys.' Damon Runyon referred to hustlers, gamblers, and other nefarious types as guys. -Frank Deford

Every day's a hustle. -Richard Linklater

Marriage equality is a hustler's feeding frenzy of gold-diggers. I campaigned for marriage equality in Maryland because I believe we should have the right to it, but I personally don't want to get married. I don't want to imitate the traditions of heterosexual people. I hate weddings: they make me uneasy. -John Waters

L.A. and America, in general, have this incredible hustle about them. There's this sense of momentum. -Alycia Debnam-Carey

I don't even need to know – if you have something to prove to your old boss or your dad or your third grade teacher or yourself, it doesn't matter. You need that hustle and that fire, and I don't care where it comes from. -Emily Weiss

Children already ignore others and take time on their own, and I think that is something adults should refer back to as they deal with the everyday hustle of the world. -Farrah Abraham

I was really from the streets, and I really did hustle in a major way. When I got my record deal, I left the streets alone as far as hustling. I never, ever hustled again. I said, 'I'm gonna change my life, I'm going legit. This is where I'm at.' -Fat Joe

Film isn't a meritocracy; there's no system ensuring the best screenplays get produced. It's a hustle. -Jon Ronson

Charlottesville is a quiet town with friendly people, good schools, lots of churches, parks, and a bustling, growing community that more or less revolves around one of the country's great public universities. Volunteerism is rampant, and dozens of nonprofits hustle about, solving problems and helping those in need. -John Grisham

When 'Hide Away' first started gaining a bit of momentum, I was visiting at least two radio stations per day – sometimes in different cities – to spread the word about the song. It was a hustle, but so worth it. -Daya

Everyone who knows Puff knows Puff rolls with himself. His hustle is money. That's what he does. -Dawn Richard

Trump is a dust storm of lies and diversions with the bellows of a bully and the greasy ethics of a street-corner hustler. -Richard Cohen

The photographers I worked alongside loved the news cycle and the hustle and getting that front page of the newspaper. But I wanted to be out in the field in conflict areas, documenting real life rather than political theater. -Daniel Berehulak

There's nothing more mundane than sitting across from a celebrity in a sterile gray conference room. But when the star sitting across from you is Taraji Penda Henson, you are being treated to a master class in the art of the hustle. -Janet Mock

The nice thing about 'Samson & Delilah' is that the team behind it are real hustlers – they really want it to happen. -Ace Young

So many black kids aspire to be entertainers or professional athletes because those are the only role models they see that look like them. There are only 300 jobs in the NBA but an endless amount of opportunities as an entrepreneur. With enough hustle, entrepreneurship opens doors to a world of opportunities. -Troy Carter

As important as hustle is, grit and resilience are equally as important because there's a lot of rejection in our business. -Troy Carter

In New York, ingenuity goes hand-in-hand with the hustle to survive. -Joe Gebbia

Part of the success of Girls Who Code is that I am a hustler. When people ask what my biggest strength is, it's that I'm shameless. I will ask people for help even when I don't know them. -Reshma Saujani

There's no real network, and every city in Mississippi is so spread out, so it isn't easy to drive around and pass out CDs. So when an artist from Natchez or Gold Coast or Meridian breaks out, they already know exactly what kind of artist they want to be. The grind and the hustle is just so adamant. -Big K.R.I.T.

We will employ almost every strategy and hustle in any possible way to recruit top engineers to our team. -Charles Best

This career is a relentless hustle because Hollywood is crowded with too many smart, talented people pursuing the same dream and the same pool of entertainment investment dollars. And unlike in law or medicine, there are no college degrees required – no barriers to entry. -Jay Chandrasekhar

Chicago is a big town for magicians and card hustlers. So when I was very young, a fellow sat me down and taught me the Three-Card Monte. And that kind of put me in a – pointed me towards easy money. -Harry Anderson

I created this character that I still have of a guy who is a little bit of a nincompoop – I'm poking fun at street hustlers. I didn't quite make as much money as one would gambling, but it was a lot safer. -Harry Anderson

There was a guy that was friends with my father, a very well-known and powerful hustler on the Eastern seaboard. He was a very interesting guy who would literally rent a passenger van and would take the poor kids from the ghettos and black neighborhoods down to the sporting goods store and just spend money. Buy them whatever they want. -Orlando Jones

I started a business with my cousins in Fire Island called 'Wagoneers.' Since there are no cars on the island, we would hustle people at the ferry docks to bring their luggage to their houses in our wagons for a large fee. -Reed Morano

I can nap with hustle and bustle around me; I can nap quietly all by myself. It's something I've always been good at. -Melissa Leo

Nigeria is a difficult place. It is not a country for the faint of heart. On a good day, when our larger cities such as Abuja, Lagos, and Kano are filled with the teeming masses going in so many different directions, flogged by the heat and sun, bumping down uneven roads all in the name of 'the hustle,' it can appear chaotic. -Uzodinma Iweala

I would probably confess that I was the greatest disappointment of my mother's life, but my father only admired his son's moxie, drive, hustle, and wherewithal to pursue his dreams no matter how I achieve them. -Paul Heyman

A lot of people hustle differently, and I was like, 'You know what, let me hustle and create, and let me have something to show,' cuz my hustle led to opportunity. -Yvonne Orji

Being a boss takes guts and tenacity. Being a boss takes hustle and strength. Getting to the level of boss takes hard work – often times, harder than our male counterpoint because in many industries, we're fighting our way into a boys' club. -Rachel Hollis

To me, my studio is my trap house. That's where I trap out of; that's where I hustle. That's where I make my money. -Zaytoven

I am so proud to be a Philadelphian. I believe there's a different drive and hustle that's instilled in us. -Nafessa Williams

I get my swag from Philly. I get my hustle from Philly. I get my work ethic from Philly. -Nafessa Williams

As a pro, in the beginning, I had to sell tickets to get paid. So you gotta be a hustler, and you gotta worry about fighting. -Brian Ortega

I don't want to spend all the money I've made and then have to hustle fight to fight. -Brian Ortega

My mom's a hustler. She a grinder. -Rick Ross

I'm a hustler. I'm the Boss. -Rick Ross

If I didn't have a gig, I used to ring up all the comedy clubs across the country and go, 'If anyone drops out, I can be there.' Normally, someone would ring you up the day of. It's just perseverance, being scrappy, being a hustler. The first few years, a lot of it was under-the-table work, so that was good. I think I can say that now. -Jim Jefferies

I had a job since I was 12 years old. I did everything under the sun. I pumped gas. I worked at gas stations, car washes, dry cleaners, anything and everything that I had to do to pay the bills. So for me, I know what it's like to hustle. -Marisol Nichols

I used to get money and hustle and do it in the streets. -Ghostface Killah

People's hustle in the Bronx is real. -A Boogie wit da Hoodie

There's a difference between fake hustle for show and being someone who tries hard to win. -Manny Machado

I hustle, I run down the line, I do whatever I can to win ball games. Those are the only things we can control as baseball players. -Manny Machado

We represent a hustler. I think we represent inspiration. I think we represent, you know, staying down. I think we represent building yourself up from the bootstraps. -Nipsey Hussle

I identify myself as a hustler since I was a young kid. -Nipsey Hussle

I wanted to start creating opportunities for actors out there that weren't so cut-and-dried… My ultimate goal with Outlier is to give these young creatives and young creative hustlers the opportunity to leave their fingerprint on the world. -Michael B. Jordan

Writing is a side hustle that had previously enabled me to pay for rehab for my brother, purchase a car for my parents, and help friends out when they fell on hard times. -Stacey Abrams

I have two people that I mainly look up to: Magic Johnson is one of them. He just blew everything out of the water. He didn't make much money in basketball, but since basketball has been over, he's investing in the community and making a lot of money at the same time. The next one I look up to is Sean Combs, who has always been a hustler. -Penny Hardaway

What people don't normally know about us is the hustle is very real, and it's sorely driven a lot by how we consider ourselves. We don't pay a whole lot of attention to any type of judgment that we might get from outside people. I think that comes from growing up onstage. -Lzzy Hale

Everyone is where they are at because they worked hard for it. Don't ever hate on someone's hustle. Just figure out how you can get there. -Jo Koy

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