Best Quotes About Office

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. -Erma Bombeck

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. -Robert Frost

The genius of impeachment lay in the fact that it could punish the man without punishing the office. -Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso. -Rita Rudner

When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we'd been saying they were. -John F. Kennedy

No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office. -Gloria Steinem

You moon the wrong person at an office party and suddenly you're not 'professional' any more. -Jeff Foxworthy

In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office. -Ambrose Bierce

The most important political office is that of the private citizen. -Louis D. Brandeis

Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct. -Thomas Jefferson

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. -Aesop

Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, seek to be worthy of being known. -Confucius

It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training. -Ulysses S. Grant

The greatest mistake I made was not to die in office. -Dean Acheson

Those of Manhattan are the brokers on Wall Street and they talk of people who went to the same colleges; those from Queens are margin clerks in the back offices and they speak of friends who live in the same neighborhood. -Jimmy Breslin

The mugger who is arrested is back on the street before the police officer, but the person mugged may not be back on the street for a long time, if ever. -Mario Cuomo

The United States brags about its political system, but the President says one thing during the election, something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves. -Deng Xiaoping

No one should ever sit in this office over 70 years old, and that I know. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Where the suspect poses no immediate threat to the officer and no threat to others, the harm resulting from the failing to apprehend him does not justify the use of deadly force to do so. -Byron White

The State Department desperately needs to be vigorously harnessed. It has too big a role to play in the formulation of foreign policy, and foreign policy is too important to be left up to foreign service officers. -Evan G. Galbraith

I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot. -Gary Hart

I handed my passport to the immigration officer, and he looked at it and looked at me and said, 'What are you?' -Grace Hopper

One of the things the government can't do is run anything. The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads, and both of them are bankrupt. -Lee Iacocca

High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital; it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered; they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make. -Henry Kissinger

Surely the fact that a uniformed police officer is wearing his hair below his collar will make him no less identifiable as a policeman. -Thurgood Marshall

I was a Navy officer writing about Navy problems and I simply stole this lovely Army nurse and popped her into a Navy uniform, where she has done very well for herself. -James A. Michener

In our system, at about 11:30 on election night, they just push you off the edge of the cliff-and that's it. You might scream on the way down, but you're going to hit the bottom, and you're not going to be in elective office. -Walter F. Mondale

Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great. -Enid Nemy

If I were to make public these tapes, containing blunt and candid remarks on many different subjects, the confidentiality of the office of the president would always be suspect. -Richard M. Nixon

The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass. -Laurence Olivier

I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat. -E. B. White

Japanese naval officers in dress whites are frequent guests at Pearl Harbor's officers' mess and are very polite. They always were. Except, of course, for that little interval there between 1941 and 1945. -William Manchester

Windows are as essential to office prestige as Christmas is to retailing. -Enid Nemy

I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. -Richard M. Nixon

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him. -Samuel Johnson

The two offices of memory are collection and distribution. -Samuel Johnson

Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping. -A. C. Benson

The longer I am out of office, the more infallible I appear to myself. -Henry Kissinger

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work. -Al Capp

There is no reason for anyone in this country, anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use a handgun… and the only way to do that is to change the Constitution. -Michael Gartner

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green. -Nicolas Cage

My plan after office is to get up and spend that entire first day helping my wife move into her new senatorial office. -William J. Clinton

Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs, and I've been to too many parties. -George Clooney

His insomnia was so bad, he couldn't sleep during office hours. -Arthur Baer

I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early. -Charles Lamb

Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office. -Mae West

When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web… Now even my cat has its own page. -William J. Clinton

It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office. -Shirley MacLaine

Magic Johnson, former basketball player, may run for mayor of L.A. in the next election. Remember the good 'ol days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers. -Jay Leno

Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people. -Henry Clay

In the discharge of the duties of this office, there is one rule of action more important than all others. It consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you. -Calvin Coolidge

What is inherently wrong with the word 'politician' if the fellow has devoted his life to holding public office and trying to do something for his people? -Richard J. Daley

The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years. -Thomas Hardy

The second office in the government is honorable and easy; the first is but a splendid misery. -Thomas Jefferson

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office. -Thomas Jefferson

There are no favorites in my office. I treat them all with the same general inconsideration. -Lyndon B. Johnson

When you're out of office, you can be a statesman. -John Connally

In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character. -P. J. O'Rourke

The passion for office among members of Congress is very great, if not absolutely disreputable, and greatly embarrasses the operations of the Government. They create offices by their own votes and then seek to fill them themselves. -James K. Polk

Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides. -Harry S Truman

A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants. -Harry S Truman

Every man who takes office in Washington either grows or swells, and when I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is growing or swelling. -Woodrow Wilson

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers. -Daniel J. Boorstin

It's easier to run for office than to run the office. -Thomas P. O'Neill

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year and spends very little on office supplies. -Woody Allen

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. -H. L. Mencken

A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday. Not because he likes it but because he can't think of anything else to do. -W. H. Auden

That space between the white lines, that's my office. That's where I conduct my business. -Early Wynn

Man, if I made one million dollars I would come in at six in the morning, sweep the stands, wash the uniforms, clean out the office, manage the team and play the games. -Duke Snider

The utility model of computing – computing resources delivered over the network in much the same way that electricity or telephone service reaches our homes and offices today – makes more sense than ever. -Scott McNealy

Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office. -David Broder

We stand a chance of getting a president who has probably killed more people before he gets into office than any president in the history of the United States. -Susan Sarandon

The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly. -Frederick William Robertson

It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents. -Walter Lippmann

The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves. -William Ellery Channing

The very existence of government at all, infers inequality. The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the superior to those who are not, so long as he is the repository of power, and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as a controlling law of society. -James Fenimore Cooper

What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching? -Harriet Martineau

The human face is the organic seat of beauty. It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul. -Eliza Farnham

My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived. -John Adams

The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal – that you can gather votes like box tops – is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process. -Adlai Stevenson I

I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment, which I am glad to say does not describe holding public office. -Dean Acheson

What troubles me is not that movie stars run for office, but that they find it easy to get elected. It should be difficult. It should be difficult for millionaires, too. -Shana Alexander

The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office. -Herbert Hoover

I believe in the battle-whether it's the battle of a campaign or the battle of this office, which is a continuing battle. -Richard M. Nixon

Poor Darrell Hammond. What's he going to do when I leave office? -William J. Clinton

As they say around the Texas Legislature, if you can't drink their whiskey, screw their women, take their money, and vote against 'em anyway, you don't belong in office. -Molly Ivins

The plan was criticized by some retired military officers embedded in TV studios. But with every advance by our coalition forces, the wisdom of that plan becomes more apparent. -Dick Cheney

With her high pale brow under her faded brown hair, she was like a rock washed clean by years of her husband's absences at conventions, dinners, committee meetings or simply at the office. -Louis Auchincloss

A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office. -Hubert H. Humphrey

We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war. -Ann Coulter

Law enforcement officers are never 'off duty.' They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get. -Barbara Boxer

Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be. -Horatio Nelson

Our country will, I believe, sooner forgive an officer for attacking an enemy than for letting it alone. -Horatio Nelson

We have the incredible privilege of serving in the highest offices in the state. We must prove ourselves worthy of our fellow citizens' faith. We must be trusted to always place the public's good above our own and to always choose fairness over favoritism. -Jodi Rell

In my public service, I treasure my friendship with law enforcement officers. I admire what they do and support them in every aspect of their job. I have always looked upon law enforcement officers as my friends. -Dirk Kempthorne

It is in Saudi Arabia's best interest to allow women to fully participate in its society, and this includes the right to vote and run for office. -Barbara Boxer

It's now clear that from the very moment President Bush took office, Iraq was his highest priority as unfinished business from the first Bush Administration. His agenda was clear: find a rationale to get rid of Saddam. -Edward Kennedy

Since the day he came into office, President Bush has worked to gut more than 34 years of hard work by weakening many of our Nation's standing environmental laws, some of which were signed into law by his father. -Jim Jeffords

To some degree it matters who's in office, but it matters more how much pressure they're under from the public. -Noam Chomsky

I will feel equality has arrived when we can elect to office women who are as incompetent as some of the men who are already there. -Maureen Reagan

I have kept a steady focus on restoring public faith in our state government since taking office July 1. Now it is time to make even bigger and bolder gains through legislative action. -Jodi Rell

I'm not a fan of Secretary Rumsfeld. I don't think he listens enough to his uniformed officers. -Trent Lott

My dad sacrificed many things in life for me. He abandoned a very promising and lucrative career of an army officer just so that he could continue helping me with my chess and accompanying me to tournaments. -Alexandra Kosteniuk

The neighbors could be as mad as they want, but I'm not running a business at the house. It's just a location. It will never get me out of here, because I don't have offices set up at my house, and that's what the township thinks. -Bam Margera

As the only woman, I was able to sit with the officers in front, with a glass of vodka in one hand and a cucumber in the other. That's how I went to my first war. -Asne Seierstad

If our most highly qualified General Staff officers had been told to work out the most nonsensical high level organization for war which they could think of, they could not have produced anything more stupid that that which we have at present. -Claus von Stauffenberg

The Navy has changed a great deal. Not that the officers of my day were bad, because I served under a lot of good officers, believe me. But there were a few bad ones, too. -Ernest Borgnine

As an active member of the Air Force, Army and Mine Warfare Caucuses, I meet with enlisted personnel and officers on a regular basis to learn more about their needs, both on the job and with their families. -Allen Boyd

If you win the Oscar, you get to go into just about anybody's office for a month. -Chris Wedge

Very difficult to understand American audience, what they like, what they don't like. Some movie I like very much, it doesn't work. Some movie I don't like, it gets big box office. Very difficult. -Jackie Chan

Public office is supposed to be a public trust. This is a clear sign of the rampant corruption at the highest levels of the Republican leadership. -Bob Etheridge

You have reckoned that history ought to judge the past and to instruct the contemporary world as to the future. The present attempt does not yield to that high office. It will merely tell how it really was. -Leopold Von Ranke

Avon is a unique place to work; we've got family-friendly policies. We have more senior women in high-level management than any other company; 46 percent of our officers are women. -Andrea Jung

I opened the large central window of my office room to its full on the fine early May morning. Then I stood for a few moments, breathing in the soft, warm air that was charged with the scent of white lilacs below. -Angus Wilson

There's always a great deal of business to be transacted in one's office. There are always visitors it seems to me, an unending stream of them, who come with letters of recommendation, or come actually on substantive business. -David K. E. Bruce

I have offices all over the place and I avoid work everywhere. I don't like to write – I like to be finished. -Richard Price

I reckon this could mean another 10 million at the box office. -Blake Edwards

I've always wanted to be my own person and stand by the things I believe in and I thought I might lose that independence if I ran for political office. -Samuel Dash

Every man who has a calling to minister to the inhabitants of the world was ordained to that very purpose in the Grand Council of heaven before this world was. I suppose I was ordained to this very office in that Grand Council. -Joseph Smith, Jr.

We pass bills authorizing improvements and grants. But when it comes time to pay for these programs, we'd rather put the country's money toward tax breaks for the wealthy than for police officers who are protecting our communities. -David Price

Impeachment is not a remedy for private wrongs; it's a method of removing someone whose continued presence in office would cause grave danger to the nation. -Charles Ruff

My office is at Yankee stadium. Yes, dreams do come true. -Derek Jeter

The Lord knows that I could not open scripture; he must by his prophetical office open it unto me. So after that being unsatisfied in the thing, the Lord was pleased to bring this scripture out of the Hebrews. -Anne Hutchinson

I had been plunged into a different world. I found myself spending half my time answering weird questions on book tours in the Midwest. People would stand up and explain to me the situation in their office and ask me whether they should resign or not. -Kazuo Ishiguro

All of our affairs, since the union of crowns, have been managed by the advice of English ministers, and the principal offices of the kingdom filled with such men, as the court of England knew would be subservient to their designs. -Andrew Fletcher

In a completely integrated unit where you'd have white soldiers, particularly from southern states, serving under black noncommissioned officers or officers… I think you would have a problem definitely. -Omar N. Bradley

All civil rights and the right to hold office were to be extended to persons of any Christian denomination. -Roger Sherman

We believe that, by the time that we leave office, it will be institutionalized, and these programs will be addressing the needs and curing the problem that we set out to do. -Alphonso Jackson

Our officers and men behaved like men who are determined to be free. -Anthony Wayne

No nation ever yet found any inconvenience from too close an inspection into the conduct of its officers, but many have been brought to ruin and reduced to slavery by suffering gradual impositions and abuses. -Edward Livingston

We cannot forget that our flag received its first foreign salute from a Dutch officer, nor that the Province of Friesland gave to our independence its first formal recognition. -Seth Low

In a few days an officer came to our camp, under a flag of truce, and informed Hamilton, then a captain of artillery, but afterwards the aid of General Washington, that Captain Hale had been arrested within the British lines condemned as a spy, and executed that morning. -William Hull

As far as a Latin explosion, I'm sorry, I'm the only Latino who's going to say it, but there is no Latin explosion. I'm sorry. Four or five top box office people do not make it an explosion, and it's disgusting to me that people will perceive it that way. -Rosie Perez

The hate and scorn showered on us Negro officers by our fellow Americans convinced me that there was no sense in my dying for a world ruled by them. I made up my mind that if I got through this war I would study law and use my time fighting for men who could not strike back. -Charles Hamilton Houston

I hate people who think it's clever to take drugs… like custom officers. -Jack Dee

One can only guess the amount of magic mushrooms a sane person would have to consume to believe that a frisbee constituted a genuine threat to roughly 3,000 police officers. -Mark Thomas

The senior officer who met with reporters in Baghdad said there had been 21 car bombings in the capital in May, and 126 in the past 80 days. All last year, he said, there were only about 25 car bombings in Baghdad. -Rich Lowry

All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Public officers are the servants and agents of the people, to execute the laws which the people have made. -Grover Cleveland

The business manager was doing fine back in his office while they were out on the line, hungry. And, so they started to see a lot of that and there was, that maybe the leadership had its own cause. More so than the miners, you know, it was like a power struggle. -Richard Grimes

The Incarnation is the medicine of the soul, undoing the Fall and bringing man to the Tree of Life, and the office of a priest is to administer this medicine in the sacraments. -Arthur Middleton

I don't film messages. I let the post office take care of those. -Bernardo Bertolucci

It is not easy to get rich in Las Vegas, at Churchill Downs, or at the local Merrill Lynch office. -Paul Samuelson

We need spies that look like their targets, CIA officers who speak the dialects terrorists use, and FBI agents who can speak to Muslim women who might be intimidated by men. -Jane Harman

The zeal, bravery, and good behavior of the officers and men on the night of June 30, and during July 1, was commendable in the extreme. -John Buford

Much of the demand for women in combat comes from female officers who are eager for medals and promotions. -Phyllis Schlafly

It's healthy for government to be a kind of moral catalyst, using the bully pulpit of high office. -William Weld

Now both my films have been number one at the Australian box office and it took about two years just to get the finance for this film, so if it's hard for me then God help everyone else. -Yahoo Serious

Then if your movie clicks with real audiences, you'll be sucked into some sort of Hollywood orbit. It's a devil of a place where the only religion that really counts is box office. -Yahoo Serious

This was the first time a woman in Dallas had won public office of any kind – even women questioned whether or not I was qualified, whether or not I could take it. -Eddie Bernice Johnson

They thought in terms of: whatever you had that started you at the box office, this was it. -Jackie Cooper

The studio didn't ask them to learn their trade, they just worked them, and when that personality or that gimmick or whatever they had ran dry at the box office, they were dropped and out. -Jackie Cooper

I wanted a theory that would allow one to live outside the office with the same philosophy one uses inside it. -Kenneth L. Pike

There is nothing quite so depressing as waking up to face a day when you know that you are going to have to deal with a government office or bureaucrat. -Neal Boortz

My acting ability would have sent me back to the post office. It was my singing that got me jobs. Ironically, now, people think of me as an actor and don't know me much as a singer. -Robert Guillaume

The number of medals on an officer's breast varies in inverse proportion to the square of the distance of his duties from the front line. -Charles Edward Montague

We represent people, and any good congressperson wants to know how their people at home feel about issues. I can tell you for sure in our office that is taken into account, and that is true for any congresspersons I know. -Charlie Norwood

If I want to continue to build the kind of effort we have with Do Something, being in a public office would help. I wouldn't rule it out, but it's not something I feel determined to do. -Andrew Shue

Films must all have the same structure. All of this to guarantee box office bonanza, which of course it never does, but that's another discussion entirely. -Dirk Benedict

I broke up the band in the office in Gerrard Street. -Georgie Fame

I actually use a computer a lot. I have three computers that I use on a regular basis – one is on my desk top in my Washington office, another is at home, and I have my laptop that I use when I'm travelling. -Rick Boucher

You don't leave behind box office scores or how many dollars changed hands. -Alex Van Halen

I didn't think Comfort and Joy was going to be a box-office smash. -Bill Forsyth

One of the problems with even suggesting that purpose of a Federal law is for law enforcement officers to assist in protecting the public outside their jurisdictions is that it may give them encouragement or even a sense of obligation to do so. -Bobby Scott

In the last 5 years I've been working with the LAPD, training police officers in first aid and CPR. -Bobby Sherman

You can have many different selection systems, but the bottom line has to be a system that, once the judge takes office that judge will feel that he or she is to decide the case without reference to the popular thing or the popular will of the moment. -Stephen Breyer

Well, just that there would be somebody in the office and the voters – it was more or less an understanding in the entire community, as long as that person was doing a good job on the merits, nobody was going to run against him. -Stephen Breyer

I guess I judge my films by how pleased I am with the work I do, so it's kind of on another level. If they do well at the box office, then that's great. Then I'm really pleased about that too. -Hugo Weaving

Hollywood is run by people who sit up in their executive office, who are not connected to Mississippi, Alabama, Chicago, South Carolina. They know nothing about that, they don't go to church, and they make their decisions about what they think is right. -Steve Harvey

Conscious of our many problems, I seek today to lay a foundation to our public policy. My fundamental purpose is to devote my term of office to raising the standard of public service in New Jersey. -Charles Edison

No one knew what Rodney King had done beforehand to be stopped. No one realized that he was a parolee and that he was violating his parole. No one knew any of those things. All they saw was this grainy film and police officers hitting him over the head. -Daryl Gates

I said when I came into office that I don't want to be a great leader; I want to be a good democrat. -Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

Because of an adulterous affair I shall leave office in November. -James McGreevey

I am resigning because my secret leaves the governor's office vulnerable. -James McGreevey

On the contrary, it might even be a projection of what the truth is of the Bush Administration's complacency and ineptitude on the terrorism in its first 9 months in office. -Sidney Blumenthal

Clinton was a president who used his office, in creative ways, to try to reinvigorate the federal government to benefit the majority. -Sidney Blumenthal

I will make a general statement that we have not had anything like the policy of holding people in high office responsible for their acts that I think we should. -William Odom

Military officers from different countries, when they meet each other, tend to sort of fall in love, become mutual admiration societies, at the expense of realities. -William Odom

We'll try to include Iraqi officers in our staffs. We will do everything we can to empower Iraqi security forces to stand up on their own and operate where they can alone. -John Abizaid

He who uses the office he owes to the voters wrongfully and against them is a thief. -Jose Marti

My officers and men understood wishes so well that this movement was executed under fire, the right wing keeping up fire, without giving the enemy any occasion to seize or even to suspect their advantage. -Joshua Chamberlain

Maggie went out of doors to wash the windows and father came out into the kitchen and said he did not know whether he would go down to the post office or not. And then I sprinkled some handkerchiefs to iron. -Lizzie Andrew Borden

Putin can't afford to leave the office because he will be in real danger of being prosecuted for things he and his people did during their stay in power. -Garry Kasparov

The gun dealer is not only paying these two police officers, but more importantly, the gun dealer has said he will never again sell more than one gun to a customer. This is exactly what we're trying to get the gun industry across the country to do. -Michael D. Barnes

We're trying to publicize this one and make people realize that the gun industry can clean up its act and can operate in a way that can reduce the likelihood of guns killing police officers and other innocent people. -Michael D. Barnes

We've got activists all across the country like the members of the Million Mom March organization, some of their leaders are here tonight. We're phone banking congressional offices and pursuing editorial boards. -Michael D. Barnes

An office occupation is another example as not only douse it disrupt the activities of the organization it also can raise the media profile of the campaign. -Ben Edwards

Initially charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest I was held for 36 hours, was beaten by cops and made to stand spread eagled against the cell wall for 12 hours with no food or water, until I collapsed. Everyone was strip searched on the way in. -John Blair

My first concern was to take care of my drawing. I did not have any knowledge in arts, especially Haitian arts, apart from the paintings I saw in my father's office. -Ralph Allen

In our town there was a Gestapo officer who loved to play chess. After the occupation began, he found out that my father was the chess master of the region, and so he had him to his house every night. -Bruno Schulz

Theses officers were good friends, so it must have been a terrible argument, because the one who played chess with my father was so angry that he walked over to the dentist's house and got the dentist out of bed and shot him. -Bruno Schulz

Our office acts like a kind of educational establishment and we are very careful who we educate. -Rem Koolhaas

The work in S, M, L, XL was almost suicidal. It required so much effort that our office almost went bankrupt. -Rem Koolhaas

I Kenneth Robert Livingstone, having been elected to the office of mayor of London, declare that I take that office upon myself, and will duly and faithfully fulfil the duties of it to the best of my judgement and ability. -Ken Livingstone

I undertake that, in the exercise of my functions of that office I will have regard to any guidance with respect to ethical standards issued by the secretary of state under Section 66 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999. -Ken Livingstone

After an extensive investigation, the office produced a report that addressed the many questions that confronted the difficult issues, it laid out new evidence, and it reached a definitive conclusion. -Ken Starr

By Rice's own standards, the war was well underway by the time he took office. He was a war president the moment he took the oath. But did he act like one? -Howard Fineman

Thus, the Archivist must display at all times scrupulous independence and a devotion to the laws and principles which govern the responsibilities of the office. -Allen Weinstein

What politicians want to create is irreversible change because when you leave office someone changes it back again. -Estelle Morris

You have had indeed a fair trial. It is a shocking thing when a judge of your high office is shown to have betrayed the truth and his honor, and I sentence you to the penitentiary. -Florence Ellinwood Allen

You can hardly judge women's effect on politics merely from the action of individual women officeholders. -Florence Ellinwood Allen

Since President Bush took office in 2001, this Congress has supported an agenda of democracy, freedom and expansion of rights for all peoples throughout the world. -Ginny Brown-Waite

I think that by October the whole company has to migrate to OpenOffice, and then I think it's by June next year we all migrate to Linux – you don't want to migrate 6,000 people both operating system and office suite in a single jump. -Miguel de Icaza

President Bush's mercury rule is a gift to the big energy companies that helped put him in office. -Tom Allen

There may be a hundred thousand men in an army, who are all equally free; but they only are naturally most fit to be commanders or leaders, who most excel in the virtues required for the right performance of those offices. -Algernon Sidney

The Republican Party is bringing out here onto the floor of Congress an all-out assault on the protection of the rights of people who work in the fields of our country, in the factories of our country, in the offices of our country. -Ed Markey

We would take a little bit of money out of a huge increase in ballistic missile defense and put it in a place where it will do a lot of good, namely, in targeted pay increases to our enlisted personnel, particularly our NCOs and our junior warrant officers. -John Spratt

There certainly is a good 'Tex Mex' restaurant very close to our office. My office is around 100 yards from it. I call it Tex Mex because every couple of years it's changed hands and changed name, I'm not exactly sure why! -Andrew Oliver

Well, I think that those of us in public life that are trying to do a good job, and that are faced with this popular new game that the media has of being critical of everything that anybody in public office does probably are thin-skinned. -Bill Scott

Even President Bush has cited the need to outlaw the practice of corporations making loans to their officers. Strangely enough, when the President was a corporate officer, he took out several loans from the company. -Bennie Thompson

I believe that our office has clearly been the leader in building coalitions, in getting other universities across the contrary to interact more effectively with the government and particularly the Congress. -Charles Vest

I will say that since our capture we have met with uniform kindness, and while in the penitentiary our relations with the officers have been cordially pleasant, and for their considerate and kind disposition we feel profoundly grateful. -Cole Younger

We do very little re-writing in the office. We often take on people who show great promise and who we hope will develop into somebody important and someone good. -James Laughlin

I write in the afternoon, from about 12 until 6 or 7. I use an upstairs room as my office. Once I get going I keep at it, and it usually takes about six months from the first blank screen until 'The End.' -Lee Child

I like spending time at home. In Paris, people drop by and have a bite to eat, or they drop by and watch Friends on TV. I take my dog to the office there, and I walk to work sometimes. -Marc Jacobs

In general, any incoming administration must carefully examine ('vet') its nominees for high public office. -Richard V. Allen

Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest. -Richard V. Allen

Today it's not culture; it's box office. -Alex North

You don't run for public office unless you have a specific vision. You are driven by ideas and a vision. -Julie Nixon Eisenhower

This was a report from a single source. It was an established and reliable line of reporting. It was quoted from a senior Iraqi military officer in a position to know this information. -John Scarlett

I remember when I first walked into Mayer's cavernous office. You had to walk 50 yards to get to him, and in that time he could really study everything about you. -Esther Williams

We are equally glad and surprised at Winston's return to office. It shows that he was built for success that he should have declined to withdraw and sulk over a superficial failure. -Shane Leslie

I can record auditions from my office in my home. -Jason Marsden

Vote Smart has sent out thirty thousand questionnaires to every candidate running for office. -Betty Hill

I mean you might say he had a travelling post office, but also Barney was very, very active. He was a legal officer for the NAACP and they had a lot of problems after Pease. -Betty Hill

It is statesmanlike for the administration and Congress to look to our nation's welfare beyond their terms in office. -Nick Clooney

Jackson went from the professor's chair to the officer's saddle. He carried with him the very elements of character which made him odious as a teacher; but I never saw him in an arbitrary mood. -Daniel H. Hill

I have hardly seen my baby for six weeks; have been at the office from nine A.M. to eleven P.M. regularly. -Franklin Knight Lane

No man should have a political office because he wants a job. -Franklin Knight Lane

A public office is not a job, it is an opportunity to do something for the public. -Franklin Knight Lane

Since September 11, 2001, many in this nation and this Congress have a deeper appreciation for the importance of the sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers. -Jerry Costello

In fact, my mom always told me because I was the daughter of an Army officer born overseas in Paris, France, that under the Constitution she believed that I could never run for president. -Karen Hughes

Now I have to have the biggest P.O. box in the entire post office to get all the manuscripts coming in. -Susie Bright

The U.S. military has done a phenomenal job of creating these facilities almost over-night and dealing with these sworn enemies of America with more respect and dignity than they ever would have considered according our officers had they captured any. -Charles Bass

Research has shown that the perceived style of leadership is by far the most important thing to most voters in evaluating officeholders and candidates. -Robert Teeter

The endorsement of respected conservative Republican officeholders and politicians is particularly important at this time as to destroy Reagan's credibility as a loyal Republican. -Robert Teeter

The music industry over there seems to treat America like it's one territory even though they got offices in different parts of America – they're still quite sort of 'America is the territory.' -Sean Booth

I think what we ought to be focusing on is that we are on path for the release of 75,000 pages of documents in connection with John Roberts' work in the White House, as in the counselor's office and as his time working as an assistant in the office of the attorney general. -Alberto Gonzales

He's very alive in a scene. He's a very good actor to act with. Even though through most of the picture he's blind, there are many places early in the picture I got to be with him before he was blind. Like convincing him in the office to do the picture. -Mark Rydell

The challenge is to lend conviction even to the voices which advocate views I find personally abhorrent, whether they are political Islamists or officers justifying a coup. -Orhan Pamuk

The plane took off at 8:10 in the morning – or that's when it was scheduled to take off. And that's when I believe it took off. I had been in my office at the Department of Justice. Someone told me that there had been the two strikes that occurred at the World Trade Center. -Ted Olson

We're seeing the development of tactics in Iraq, such as suicide bombing. Insurgents have been driving cars with explosives into hotels and office buildings. The recruitment may be even more prolific outside Iraq. -Rand Beers

And one of the things I've tried to do in my first months in office is to give more Georgians – reporters and members of the general public alike – a closer look at how their government works. -Roy Barnes

After all, I have spent the better part of my adult life insisting that government be open… that government be accessible… and that government be held accountable to people who voted us into office. -Roy Barnes

I will lobby tirelessly in cooperation with other mayors around the country to insure that federal funding for our recently added police officers continues. -Alan Autry

There's probably a bunch of Power Stripe floating through the Def Jam offices right now. -Method Man

This whole phenomenon of the diversion of organizations from their purposes and ideals does not seem very serious when the scum rise to the top in the bridge club or the offices of a small magazine publisher. -Robert Shea

I never refused my help to any person black or white; and I liked the office nonetheless because there were neither fees nor salary connected with it. -Salmon P. Chase

With all the weird surroundings of outer space the basic underlying theme of the show is a philosophical approach to man's relationship to woman. There are both sexes in the crew, in fact, the first officer is a woman. -Jeffrey Hunter

I did not destroy the 43 volumes of my diary, which report on all these events and the share I had in them; but of my own accord I handed them voluntarily to the officers of the American Army who arrested me. -Hans Frank

On 24 August 1939, as an officer in the reserve, I had to join my regiment in Potsdam. -Hans Frank

The police officers, so far as discipline, organization, pay, and orders were concerned, came exclusively under the German Reich police system and were in no way connected with the administration of the Government General. -Hans Frank

A chief petty officer taught me shorthand, which got me promoted to yeoman first class. -Jack Adams

My assignment was in the communications office, where I typed out dispatches. -Jack Adams

In the last analysis, of course, an oath will encourage fidelity in office only to the degree that officeholders continue to believe that they cannot escape ultimate accountability for a breach of faith. -James L. Buckley

Under the circumstances, may I suggest another means of encouraging probity in elective office. I refer to term limitations, which can serve ends beyond that of saving congressional souls. -James L. Buckley

What people fail to appreciate is that the currency of corruption in elective office is, not money, but votes. -James L. Buckley

I was considering running for political office. -Michael Newdow

My mother is an office manager, my father a professor of economics and financial planner. -Poppy Z. Brite

It is made the duty of every Commanding Officer in the Department, to arrest and send to these Headquarters, under guard, every officer or soldier who may be found absent from his command, without the regular leave in writing, prescribed by Regulations and General Orders. -John Hunt Morgan

Our loss was very heavy, especially in the officers. Capt. Sale, of Co. E, Duke's regt, was among the killed, making the third Capt. that has been killed in that company. -John Hunt Morgan

Originally the film opened with Ryan in the doctor's office, being told his wife is dying. Then we see him walking the streets, and the story is told in flashback. -Arthur Hiller

So I decided to move that scene in the doctor's office to two-thirds into the movie, after the viewers had come to know Ryan and Ali and share in their happiness. -Arthur Hiller

I am really chained to my computer these days so I work in my bedroom, which is a room I have worked in for years and years. It is just as much an office as a bedroom, and during the day, my bed is rather like an extension of my desk. -Margaret Mahy

He told me he was working as an interpreter in a doctor's office in Brookline, Massachusetts, where I was living at the time, and he was translating for a doctor who had a number of Russian patients. On my way home, after running into him, I just heard this phrase in my head. -Jhumpa Lahiri

I'll be working the rest of my life because I'm a character actor and don't have to worry about box office. -Vincent D'Onofrio

Good FBI officers are not noticeable. You would never look at them. -Ridley Scott

The men who made the war were profuse in their praises of the man who kicked the P.M. out of his office and now degrades by his disloyal, dishonest and lying presence the greatest office in the State. -John Burns

Well, PT Anderson sent me a script of Boogie Nights which I let lay around my house for about three months, then one day I'm cleaning my office and decided that I'd better read this before the guy calls me back. I never put it down, bro. -Luis Guzman

These are Canadian and United States intelligence and law enforcement offices who are working in teams and who are using good intelligence and good law enforcement to really stop the criminals and terrorists before they ever get to the border. -Paul Cellucci

Since Bush has been in office, African-American women have fallen behind in terms of income and wages. -Donna Brazile

Now, DVD can represent more income than the box office-and typically does. -Michael Nesmith

All the charges you enumerate have been made with one purpose in mind-to place our office on the defensive and make us waste valuable time answering allegations that have no basis in fact. -Jim Garrison

My office has been one of the most scrupulous in the country with regard to the protection of individual rights. I've been on record for years in law journals and books as championing the rights of the individual against the oppressive power of the state. -Jim Garrison

The Divine Thing that made itself the foundation of the Church does not seem, to judge by his comments on the religious leadership of his day, to have hoped much from officers of a church. -Charles Williams

It did not prepare me for writing or 'Power of Attorney.' However, what it did is that it forced me out of the DA's office. I stopped getting that county check. -Christopher Darden

So instead of talking about theoretical ways of ending the war and violence, I say that we have to get rid of the individual asholes in each office and situation. -Colin Quinn

I did not win and in fact I was called into the principal's office for a consultation with my parents. But that was the beginning of my literary career. -William Joyce

I've always liked getting away with just a little bit of what you're not supposed to. Like my first book, Billy's Booger, got me in trouble with the principal's office. -William Joyce

Command that no one be received, or kept to be of your household indoors or without, if one has not reasonable belief of them that they are faithful, discreet, and painstaking in the office for which they are received, and withal honest and of good manners. -Robert Grosseteste

For instance, I always have one hanging in Budapest in the mayors office. -Tony Curtis

I was eight when he left office. Like, he had an awesome house, you know, and my cousins and I had awesome trips to Camp David and Washington. It was just all like a good time for me. -Lauren Bush

If I had my way everyone would have a psychiatrist. When the brain is sick and you must throw up, you do it by being purged in a psychiatrist's office. -Hedy Lamarr

The Navy's paid for you to go through school, and then they need doctors to go out and take care of people who are in various different parts of the world. I decided to pay back my time first as an undersea medical officer. I was stationed in Scotland. -Laurel Clark

Of course it's difficult to top a box office success like Emmanuelle, so it will always be my most important work. But that's nothing to be ashamed of. -Sylvia Kristel

But I have made no plans to run for any office right now. -Roy Moore

Well, that's the – the removal from office and removal of the Ten Commandments were two different issues. -Roy Moore

If you believe that God put you here to act, then you have to be different. Go into casting offices, with something other girls don't have. -Amber Tamblyn

We are seeing at the Republican National Committee a phenomenon that is worth noting this week; maybe today, maybe tomorrow, maybe Wednesday, we will have a million first time donors since the president took office. -Ed Gillespie

I'm very proud of what we've done with the State University and the City University. They're totally different institutions than they were when I took office. -George Pataki

It must be a terrible pressure to have to go to the office. -Jilly Cooper

The standard entertainment industry reaction to Hollywood's box office slump reveals the same shallow, materialistic mindset that helped create the problem in the first place. -Michael Medved

In the north east, there, they have had quite a bit of government offices moving in. It's not a new policy. -John Prescott

What is my calling? What am I supposed to do? I think running for office, public office, can be a divine calling. I mean, I've wrestled with that very question myself. -Jim Wallis

Then that did very well at the box office, so before you knew it, we were in a string of feature motion pictures. Then they announced that they were going to do some spinoffs of us. -George Takei

The office of President is a great one; to every true American it seems the greatest on earth. And to me, as I was engaged in weaving a background of music for the pageantry of it, there came a deeper realization of the effect of that office on the man. -John Philip Sousa

I now add, farther, that the apostle's argument is so far from proving it to be the duty of people to obey, and submit to, such rulers as act in contradiction to the public good, and so to the design of their office, that it proves the direct contrary. -Jonathan Mayhew

All civil rulers, as such, are the ordinance and ministers of God; and they are all, by the nature of their office, and in their respective spheres and stations, bound to consult the public welfare. -Jonathan Mayhew

I was in my office when – on 9/11. I think I had a number of meetings scheduled. I was just getting to know the bureau. And somebody walked in and said the first plane had – or a plane had struck the World Trade Center, one of the towers. -Robert Mueller

In the context of September 11, there were so many that lost their lives that – how do you single out one person? There were so many acts of heroism that day from so many people, whether it be firemen and police officers in New York and our agents also. -Robert Mueller

What we bring to the table is not only our 56 field offices in the United States and our number of resident agencies, but also we have 45 legal attaches overseas. -Robert Mueller

What I learned from this movie, 40 Days and 40 Nights: Abstinence can be a very good thing. Especially from box offices where this film is playing. -Joel Siegel

We have to give value to authority. We have to give value to office, being in office, holding office. -James Hillman

Whether we like it or not, men have more of the offices, more of the higher jobs, more of the seats in Congress. Men need to re-examine what their power is. We need to understand how to use it. -James Hillman

Everything officers go through in any chase anywhere in the country, but amped up 100 times! I'm right in the thick of things in a car going like 80 miles an hour, and doing 360s in the middle of the road. It was a wild ride. -Amy Weber

You get elected, often, if you're a woman, on the strength of the women's vote; then you get into office, and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment. -Eleanor Clift

We need to ask our policy makers and those we elect to office who are supposed to make decisions to give us the evidence of the facts that are behind the decisions that we make. We should be skeptical. -Dixie Lee Ray

The first one, obviously, was walking into my office at eight o'clock in the morning on Wednesday, and being told there was a telephone call saying that there was an incident at Three Mile Island, and that it had shut down and that beyond that we didn't know. -William Scranton

Although we have do not have adequate access to all parts of Darfur we do fortunately have humanitarian personnel, including staff from my own office, in each of the three provincial capitals of Darfur. -Jan Egeland

Luckily, many other people tell me how they have had a particular landscape photograph of mine in their office or bedroom for 15 years and it always speaks to them strongly whenever they see it. -Galen Rowell

The reason that minorities and women don't have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected. -Carol Moseley Braun

We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box. -Charles B. Rangel

In the office, the mail that came in was always 10 to 1 for me. -Davy Jones

I'm not prepared for holding office any more than I think Arnold is. -Edward James Olmos

It is plain that, when it comes to inferior officers, Congress itself can pass a law sending these nominees to the President with him having the authority to put them on the bench without the advice and consent of the Senate. -John Jay Hooker

The time has come for justice at the ballot box, and justice in the courts, and justice in the legislative halls, and justice in the governor's office. -John Jay Hooker

So, it didn't do well. But now when I talk to kids who are first seeing it, they're surprised to hear the movie failed at the box office. Sometimes that's what happens. -David Zucker

The secondary attack was made against The Hague. Its aim was to get a hold upon the Dutch capital, and in particular to capture the Government offices and the Service headquarters. -Kurt Student

Until very recently men and women inhabited very separate spheres. There was always interconnection, passion, love. But men and women didn't hang out at the end of the day and chat about what their day was like at the office. -Anita Diament

I find it exhausting to administer a magazine without an office or paid staff. -John Barton

Any people attempting to govern themselves by laws of their own making, and by officers of their own appointment, are in direct rebellion against the kingdom of God. -Orson Pratt

Perhaps my information hurt the Soviet Union more than it helped. I have no idea. It was not something I ever discussed with the KGB officers that I was dealing with. -Aldrich Ames

We further decree that the Senate of the United States elect a prominent Democrat as their presiding officer, to act as President until the next election, and to reconstruct the Cabinet according to our wishes hereafter to be declared. -Joshua A. Norton

We, Norton I, do hereby decree that the offices of President, Vice President, and Speaker of the House of Representatives are, from and after this date, abolished. -Joshua A. Norton

I'd like to run for office someday, but I'm afraid my ability to spell might give me an unfair advantage. -April Winchell

I think Gore does have to worry. He is tied to Bill Clinton. We know that there were telephone calls that he made from his office. We know that there were visits to the Buddhist temple. -Barbara Olson

I think it is very important that I should have a talk with you as soon as possible on a highly secret matter. I mentioned it to you shortly after you took office but have not urged it since on account of the pressure you have been under. -Henry L. Stimson

You come to work because the office is a resource: The office is a place where you can meet with other people, and the office has libraries of books and information on CD-ROM that might help you with your work. -Jay Chiat

We don't have titles on our business cards. No one really gets any special treatment. No one gets a corner office to put pictures of their family and their dog in. -Jay Chiat

First, this isn't about telecommuting, because we still have offices that people will come to regularly when they need to brainstorm together, meet with clients, or do research in the library. -Jay Chiat

I am a goal setter and I set more goals everyday. I keep lists of goals in my office to stay on track. -Kiana Tom

Labor organizations are formed, not to employ combined effort for a common object, but to indulge in declamation and denunciation, and especially to furnish an easy living to some officers who do not want to work. -William Graham Sumner

The U.S. government has in recent years fought what it termed wars against AIDs, drug abuse, poverty, illiteracy and terrorism. Each of those wars has budgets, legislation, offices, officials, letterhead – everything necessary in a bureaucracy to tell you something is real. -Bruce Jackson

We fixed on No. 4, Queen Street Place, for our City offices, and it was from there that so many of my patented inventions were dated. -Henry Bessemer

From my very first day in the Mayor's office, I have worked closely with the Council members who share our vision of a city hall that really protects taxpayers and cares… yes… about the little things that make a big difference in people's lives. -Laura Miller

Warren Spector is amazing, and his team is as good as any in the business. Shame to see all the revenues from their game entangled with all the madness of the Dallas office. -Mike Wilson

This is alchemy, and this is the office of Vulcan; he is the apothecary and chemist of the medicine. -Paracelsus

But why should I run for office and lose what little influence I have? -Ron Silver

It was a confusing time in my life, a really bad day at the office. -Boris Becker

Hollywood embraced me in the late '80s because there was a good project I was in and it was different. Nowadays, it's about corporate mentality, box office, youth. -Marlee Matlin

I think we have a number of young people – like yourself – who want to make a difference. I'm not sure the numbers are as large because I think the burden of getting elected to public office at the national level has become astronomically expensive. -Birch Bayh

It was a decent New Year's, but it took a million officers to make it so. -Zane Grey

I also meet with city officials, representatives from governors' offices, really anyone in that sort of position who has shown an interest in youth fitness, to let them know why this sort of program is so important. I give the same message when I speak at conferences. -Rafer Johnson

Of course, Hollywood is still making some excellent pictures which reflect the great artistry that made Hollywood famous throughout the world, but these films are exceptions, judging from box office returns and press reviews. -Pola Negri

Bad as was being shot by some of our own troops in the battle of the Wilderness, – that was an honest mistake, one of the accidents of war, – being shot at, since the war, by many officers, was worse. -James Longstreet

Ladies and gentlemen, I take office at a time in which the world is living in extreme contradictions. -Gustav Heinemann

I got off the abutment and walked towards my office. -Abraham Zapruder

The public character of every public servant is legitimate subject of discussion, and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person. -Charles Babbage

Those from whose pocket the salary is drawn, and by whose appointment the officer was made, have always a right to discuss the merits of their officers, and their modes of exercising the duties they are paid to perform. -Charles Babbage

However, I had a chance encounter with an admissions officer of Stevens Institute of Technology, who so impressed me by his erudition and enthusiasm for the school that I changed course and entered Stevens Institute. -Frederick Reines

I have a lot of friends and fans in Canada and as a matter of fact I met a fan from there that came down to my office. It was nice and we took pictures and had a nice talk. -Larry Holmes

As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it. -Martin Van Buren

It seems proper, at all events, that by an early enactment similar to that of other countries the application of public money by an officer of Government to private uses should be made a felony and visited with severe and ignominious punishment. -Martin Van Buren

I wonder if that's hurt me at the box office. Maybe audiences these days want to know exactly what to expect when they go into a movie, and my movies are hard to explain in just one way. -Paul Mazursky

I have been particularly struck with the overwhelming evidence which is given as to the fitness of the natives of India for high offices and employments. -Richard Cobden

The progress of freedom depends more upon the maintenance of peace, the spread of commerce, and the diffusion of education, than upon the labors of cabinets and foreign offices. -Richard Cobden

In advertising, I was frustrated by having to deal with the client. It was the only time I really worked in a proper office, and I didn't like it-simple as that. -Terry Gilliam

I couldn't sleep one night and I was sitting in my office and I realized that I was an independent filmmaker. -Darren Aronofsky

The Democratic Party of California is ready to sponsor me. All I have to do is find the right office to run for. -Bobby Darin

As a consequence of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, the officer corps of the old army became part of this class, as did that part of the younger generation who, in the old Germany, would have become officers or civil servants. -Gustav Stresemann

Each player, it will be observed, has eight superior Pieces or officers, and eight minor ones which are called Pawns; and, for the purpose of distinction, the Pieces and Pawns of one party are of a different color from those of the other. -Howard Staunton

You heard on all sides that the brightest Jewish children were turned down if the examining officers did not like the turn of their noses. -Mary Antin

After the United States entered the war, I joined the Naval Reserve and spent ninety days in a Columbia University dormitory learning to be a naval officer. -James Tobin

It seems only reasonable that the people have a right to know virtually everything about the personality they are buying each time they put their money through the box office. -Alan Ladd

It's all about putting the best team together – not just in the front office but the players on the field. -John Elway

Laboring men can perform for themselves the office of becoming their own employers. -Leland Stanford

If the President really wanted to know exactly how Rove and Libby were involved, he could walk down to their offices and demand that they answer him honestly. -Bob Filner

Christ has not only ordained that there shall be such officers in his Church – he has not only specified their duties and prerogatives – but he gives the requisite qualifications, and calls those thus qualified, and by that call gives them their official authority. -Charles Hodge

Our first remark on this subject is that the ministry is an office, and not merely a work. -Charles Hodge

Our second remark is, that the office is of divine appointment, not merely in the sense in which the civil powers are ordained of God, but in the sense that ministers derive their authority from Christ, and not from the people. -Charles Hodge

That the apostolic office is temporary, is a plain historical fact. -Charles Hodge

The Church, however, is a self-governing society, distinct from the State, having its officers and laws, and, therefore, an administrative government of its own. -Charles Hodge

The office of presbyters is a permanent one. -Charles Hodge

And inasmuch as the bridge is a symbol of all such poetry as I am interested in writing it is my present fancy that a year from now I'll be more contented working in an office than ever before. -Hart Crane

He appeared every night, like myself, at about nine o'clock, in the office of Mr. Tyler, to learn the news brought in the night Associated Press report. He knew me from the Bull Run campaign as a correspondent of the press. -Henry Villard

Half the issues they – are so polished they're talking about – are dead by the time they get into the office, and into the midst of their tour where they're really productive. -James Stockdale

I never intended to be a politician or office-seeker. -Vaclav Klaus

When we talk about justice in America we're really talking about justice brought about by the people, not by judges who are tools of the establishment or prosecutors who are are equally tools of the establishment or the wardens or the police officers. -William Kunstler

Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free. -Erich Maria Remarque

I was commanding officer of a supersonic fighter squadron, F-8 Crusaders. -James Stockdale

My father was a diplomatic officer. As a diplomat's daughter, you have to learn to present yourself very early on. -Kathleen Turner

I don't turn my nose up at anything. If it's a great part, it's a great part. I'd love to do a box-office hit. -Laura Dern

I really don't consider myself to be a conventional Hollywood star. I've never really been marketed by the big studios to do mass market box office films. -Laura Dern

I went to work in an office and learned, among other lessons, to do things I did not care for, and to do them well. Before I left this office, two of my books had already been published. -Sigrid Undset

Ataturk sent several Turkish staff officers to Afghanistan, helped them build their own army. -Bulent Ecevit

It's got to be weird to sit in an office all day and deal with these creative types without having any idea of what they do or how they do it. -Ron Livingston

It was the full conviction of this, and of what could be done, if every man were placed in the office for which he was fitted by nature and a proper education, which first suggested to me the plan of Illumination. -Adam Weishaupt

Scotty heard that I was thinking about quitting Apple because of his actions, so he called me into his office and asked what it would take for me to stay? I said, maybe if I could work on the Mac project, which Steve had just taken over from Jef Raskin. -Andy Hertzfeld

Well, I would definitely give up performing… But I would still sit down in an office and pretend to write with Dawn, even if we never produced anything, because it's just hilarious. I would miss that. -Jennifer Saunders

Just in the past few years – since I've been making movies, which isn't a very long time – you now have a culture that is fascinated and informed about the box office in a way that sometimes filmmakers weren't even. -Neil LaBute

I was also lucky to play for an owner, Bud Selig, who truly cared about his players. He'd call me into his office once in a while when he knew things weren't going so well. And it's funny. Every time I left there I always felt like something good was about to happen. -Robin Yount

A building is hard to judge. It takes many years to find out whether it works. It's not as simple as asking the people in the office whether they like it. -Helmut Jahn

I wanted to improve the suburban office building; to create a great urban space in a suburban environment with all that implies about interaction, collaboration and creativity. -Helmut Jahn

After being sworn in to office, vice presidents have usually been relegated to the sidelines, where they just don't get to do very much. -Mary Cheney

I came very close to quitting my job for the Bush-Cheney '04 campaign. I seriously considered packing up my office and heading home to Colorado. -Mary Cheney

Only 4 percent of all the companies owned in Scotland have their head offices in Scotland. -Sean Connery

Jesus Christ was God's revenue officer. -Billy Sunday

The alarming thing in China is the almost total absence of primary care. Even in cities, there are no independent doctors' offices or neighborhood clinics, so people have to go to the hospital for every health care need. -Nancy Travis

Through these offices it was my privilege to get to know almost every Jewish person, and those whom I did not come to know through these offices I came to know through love and a desire to know my brethren, the members of my people. -Shmuel Yosef Agnon

The film is not a success until it makes money. It's only good when there's a dollar figure attached to the box office. -John Cusack

Books on horse racing subjects have never done well, and I am told that publishers had come to think of them as the literary version of box office poison. -Laura Hillenbrand

I have about two or three people, we don't have an office, we don't even have a dedicated phone line. We do it out of our own homes, and we make it work. -John Zorn

I got a script sent to me at this office and I got a call from a woman – Universal's doing a snowboarding movie. I'm not in it yet, but I'm supposed to meet with the director in New York soon. I'm waiting to hear back from them. -Jason Mewes

I want to do exactly what I want to do. I'd rather gamble on the box office than beg for a grant. -Mikhail Baryshnikov

Most enlightened men now recognize that General Jackson is not fitted to fill the office of President; his limited experience of anything to do with civil government and his great age make him incompetent. -Jared Sparks

In the area we're discussing, leadership begins on Madison Avenue, on the desks and in the offices of people who spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying what will get them ratings. -Norman Lear

I must have made a good impression because a club official to us into his office and asked me if I would sign on for a year with a view to becoming a professional. -Harold Larwood

The Onion Field, that one got pretty close to me because I was a cop when it happened. I saw some of the indifference that my police department showed to the surviving officer. -Joseph Wambaugh

I hate biographies which say, I was called to such and such an office, and he offered me so and so, and I got so and so money. I find that very tedious. The best biographies are written by other people. -Leslie Caron

Folks who are getting their strokes in the South are not as unhappy with Howard Dean. You don't see anybody starting any movement to get him out of office. -Gwen Ifill

When we compile a petition, we often have members go to their representative's or Senator's offices and deliver it in person. This way they can experience a real connection with the staff. -Joan Blades

I wake about 1 a.m. I'm in the office by 2 a.m. We're on the air at 5. -Bob Edwards

You have to remember that I was a bright but simple fellow from Canada who seldom, if ever, met another writer, and then only a so-called literary type that occasionally sold a story and meanwhile worked in an office for a living. -A. E. van Vogt

I am a registered Democrat and two-time unsuccessful candidate for office. -Jack L. Chalker

At that time, about July 5, we had no Iraqi corrections officers working for us. It was a responsibility of the CPA, with contractors, to set up a training program. -Janis Karpinski

If I'm just at the White House, I have meetings in my office, I sign letters, I plan different things. Late in the afternoon, I'll quit working and wait for my husband to get home. -Laura Bush

When people protest and are upset with a movie, it becomes a big hit. They hated Passion of The Christ, it worked out pretty well for the box office. So let's get that going. -Denzel Washington

I've worked in a factory. I was a garbage man. I worked in a post office. It's not that long ago. I like to think that I'm just a regular guy. -Denzel Washington

Martial arts just normally would not draw me to the box office. -Mary Hart

The Communists were interested in getting into key positions as union officers, statisticians, economists, etc., in order to utilize the apparatus of the unions to promote the cause of revolution. -John T. Flynn

The office of the public teacher is an unenviable and thankless one. -Felix Adler

That is, we believed, the supreme duty of the parent, who only was permitted to claim in some degree the priestly office and function, since it is his creative and protecting power which alone approaches the solemn function of Deity. -Charles Eastman

The question is not really about a shift to the economic cone where officers are writing about the balance of payments and the need for economic stabilization. -Lawrence Eagleburger

Well, you know I have an office, my film offices. So I know that syndrome. I fancy offices, so there must be something wrong with me. Even the window cleaner intrigues me. It's a very sexy environment. -Hugh Grant

I had been involved in U.S. intelligence in Berlin, Germany, while in the military and had worked with a contact with the Central Intelligence Agency office there. -George J. Mitchell

When it came time to go to college, I had been accepted for Harvard when my father was offered the position of head of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company office on the west coast, and we moved to San Francisco. -Douglass North

My father had not even completed high school when he started as an office boy working for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and I am not sure that my mother completed high school. -Douglass North

California has set up regional collection offices around the world, staffed by California employees, specifically for out of state California businesses to collect the money and bring it back to California. -Craig Benson

And after I make a lot of money, I'll be able to afford running for office. -Christy Romano

When a law enforcement officer apprehends an illegal immigrant, it makes no sense to simply release that individual who has been breaking our laws with no threat of sanction or penalty. -Bobby Jindal

Police officials routinely execute search warrants on private homes and offices, and Congressional offices should not be treated any differently. There cannot be one set of rules for elected officials and another set of rules for everyone else. -Bobby Jindal

We've complemented that with a second office to think about how we need to prepare ourselves for that period 10 or 15 or 20 years from now, by way of investment in our technology, our organization and our people. -Stephen Cambone

The office has oversight of people who do analysis and oversight of people who do operations, but it is not charged with doing either. That is an important point to make. Those functions are performed by the CIA, DIA and other agencies. -Stephen Cambone

So we have a group within the office that is devoted to support for the war fighter. That's, of necessity, an operational and tactical level of concern. -Stephen Cambone

All was well, until I reached the port of Havre. Three officers with the rank of lieutenant, whom afterwards I knew to be Scotland Yard men, came aboard and demanded to see my papers which they took away from me. -Philip Gibbs

You know how many movies it took Tom Cruise before he was making 5, 6 million dollars? It probably took a billion dollars in box office. -Jason Patric

Take the veto. Bush is the first president since James Garfield in 1881 not to veto a single bill. Garfield only had six months in office; Bush has had over four years. -Jim Cooper

President Bush should be indicted and should be driven out of office. He should be sent back home in Texas. -Bianca Jagger

In my proper character, I am an officer of the United States Army. -Zebulon Pike

I never threatened him and no Syrian intelligence officer has ever pointed a gun to his head. -Rafik Hariri

I talked to General Downer about some of the funding about the National Guard and some of the civil defense workers, the firefighters, the police officers, and the way that FEMA is making them spend that money. We have got a problem there. -Lynn Westmoreland

Not once in six years did I make it to the office by 9 on the dot. -Joseph Barbera

In the remaining months, we should focus on achieving more robust international involvement in training of Iraqi soldiers, police officers, judges, teachers, and doctors – all key elements needed to end the sectarian and civil conflict and build Iraq's future. -John Olver

It seems to limit you; when you're working in an office, you're a creature in a small cell under somebody's supervision and surveillance. -Jack Vance

I never worked in an office in my life. -Jack Vance

An office boy in London was the lowest of the low. The office boy was the tea boy. He would be the dog's body: It means someone who would do anything at all. I was quite prepared for that and enjoyed it. -George Carey

The Blackberry is really essential for keeping up on my emails when I'm out of the office, which is a lot. -David Neeleman

They basically said that if I didn't show up for school they'd mark me present, they wouldn't send the truant officer after me. At 16 I enrolled in something called continuing education. Once a month I'd go out to Jamaica, but I didn't take it seriously. -Dave Van Ronk

This is going to become a battle for access to your home and office plus mobility. It's about who can provide the biggest and least expensive and fastest pipe to your home and office and offer you a mobility feature. -Steve Largent

I was an intelligence officer, not a policy-maker. -Cofer Black

With what all these people are saying, do you think that anybody wants to be around me? They all think that I did this on purpose? That I knew that I was positive, for so many years? I feel now that I'm going to be attacked if anybody sees me or if I go to the office. -Marc Wallice

Since President Bush took office, we have lost 3 million more good jobs. -Marcy Kaptur

A market where chief executive officers make 262 times that of the average worker and 821 times that of the minimum-wage worker is not a market that is working well. And it is surely not working well enough to build a solid middle class. -Marcy Kaptur

The defence and air defence ministers were both replaced and more than 2,000 officers lost their jobs. -Mathias Rust

No charges have been filed by the L.A. district attorney's office, and for that I am appreciative. I have said it before, but we all make mistakes, and the day will come soon enough where you no longer read of mine in the tabloids. -Scott Stapp

The salary of a member of Congress ends the day that he of she leaves office. -Virgil Goode

The State Energy Program, it provides grants to States and directs funding to State energy offices. The States use these grants to address their energy priorities, program funding to adopt emerging renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies. -Rosa DeLauro

Later, I went down to the Washington field office and an onsite polygraph was administered. -Steven Hatfill

It was also during my tenure of office that the Japanese Government agreed to the conclusion of a Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and signed it, pursuing a policy in harmony with the avowed desire of the people. -Eisaku Sato

A disk unbeknownst to the director can go to the producer in another city or in another office and that producer can edit behind the director's back much easier than in the old days. Since these dailies are now put on videotape, more kinds of people have access to dailies. -John Frankenheimer

But the community knew Blade, and everybody but us was shocked at the box office, and subsequently the DVD. That was the beginning of the DVD revolution, and Blade was just like wildfire. -Avi Arad

I've often been asked to run for office. I have no desire to do that, I would not want my time with the family or the company restricted because of the demands of an elected position. -Carl Karcher

So how critics will perceive your film or your work, or whether your movie is going to make $100 million at the box office, or whether you are going to be winning any awards – well, you have no control over that. -Charlize Theron

For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. -Joseph Butler

The first time I was in his office was when they called me in to tell me they had changed my name. I had a feeling that if I'd gone along with the name they'd chosen, I'd never be seen again. I'd be swallowed up by that name, because it was a false name: Kit Marlowe. -Kim Novak

Five days a week I drive from our home to the Episcopal Cathedral Center of Los Angeles where I have an office, my computer, and a wonderful sense of community – especially nurtured by the presence of several younger gay men and women who are good friends. -Malcolm Boyd

I am not the President. Instead, I hold an even higher office, that of citizen of the United States. -Martin Sheen

I chose to not wear a wire and tape people. I chose to not get immunity until – were accepted, whatever – until the independent counsel's office was comfortable with what I said was the truth. -Monica Lewinsky

Our votes must go together with our guns. After all, any vote we shall have, shall have been the product of the gun. The gun which produces the vote should remain its security officer – its guarantor. The people's votes and the people's guns are always inseparable twins. -Robert Mugabe

Audrey was a princess, so natural, the camera really loved her… James and I kept each other company during all the rejections. We used to meet, have a cup of coffee and went from office to office to get work and never got work. -Ben Gazzara

I give no more paroles to British officers. -Christopher Gadsden

If my acceptance of the office of Governor would serve my country, though my administration would be attended with the loss of personal credit and reputation, I would cheerfully undertake it. -Christopher Gadsden

Pro football was taking off when I became commissioner, and when a sport's successful and you're its chief executive officer, much of the credit flows to you and you develop a good track record. -Pete Rozelle

I used to stand outside the theater knowing the truant officer was looking for me. I would stand there 'til someone came along and then ask them to buy my ticket. -Moe Howard

One of my co-workers at Ralph Lauren heard about the show, and when she got back to the office, said; Carson, you have to call Bravo. They're doing a show. You're perfect for it. -Carson Kressley

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man. At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did, which was work in an office. -Harrison Ford

Know the official post office abbreviations for all 50 states without having to consult a list. -Marilyn vos Savant

Know which officials are voted into office and which are appointed, and by whom. -Marilyn vos Savant

Working in an office with an array of electronic devices is like trying to get something done at home with half a dozen small children around. The calls for attention are constant. -Marilyn vos Savant

I've never been opposed to nudity. I've been opposed to nudity for box-office draw. -Neve Campbell

I have an office in Argentina, I go there every day, so I work. -Gabriela Sabatini

I didn't hang any pictures in my office for a year because I thought that I would be jinxing myself and have to take them down the next day. -Rob Corddry

I ran spotlight. Swept up. Did box office. Ran the lighting board. But acting was the most fun. -Tim Robbins

There is absolutely no way that I would enter that world. I would never run for office. -Tim Robbins

What you compose with is neither here nor there, you compose with words, or you compose with stone plants and trees, or you compose with events; the Sheriff's officer, or whatever. -Ian Hamilton Finlay

Everybody has a right to be defended, and every lawyer has a duty to defend people accused. And my office is to defend him, to discuss the accusation point by point, as I think this is a normal step in a democracy. -Jacques Verges

I opened an office in Terre Haute, established eight of them, and became one of the eight county agents. -Orville Redenbacher

I have an office in my house and one about five minutes from my house. I worked solely out of my house for many years, but find, with children, that I have to be in a different ZIP code to think. -Cathy Guisewite

And now for Return to Flight, I'm chief of robotics working in the astronaut office in Houston, as a Canadian. -Chris Hadfield

We're making this as entertainment. But God willing, if this show stays on and people see a woman in that office for a while, I think it will help people become more used to it. It's certainly about time that we had a few female presidents. -Geena Davis

Look at the number of cop shows and lawyer shows and forensics shows… I think there could be room for two quite different examinations of the same political office. -Geena Davis

Every single day, we have hundreds, if not thousands of police officers protecting the lives of not just New Yorkers, but the millions who come to New York City to work and to vacation. -Vito Fossella

Russia under President Putin is less democratic and less free today than when he assumed office. If Russia cannot fulfill its obligation to the G-8 and maintain a high standard of democratic governance then its membership should be suspended. -Vito Fossella

I pretty much live about 10 minutes from my office. I have two kids, and I have about 8 projects that I'm working on, so I basically just get up and go to work, and go home every night and play with my kids, so I don't really know. -Bob Odenkirk

IN trying to recall my impressions during my short war duty as an officer in the Austrian Army, I find that my recollections of this period are very uneven and confused. -Fritz Kreisler

Although I had resigned my commission as an officer two years before, I immediately left Switzerland, accompanied by my wife, in order to report for duty. As it happened, a wire reached me a day later calling me to the colors. -Fritz Kreisler

It was a bright, clear afternoon in the late fall that pretty Miss Cable drove up in her trap and waited at the curb for her father to come forth from his office in one of Chicago's tallest buildings. -George Barr McCutcheon

The steel workers have now buried their dead, while the widows weep and watch their orphaned children become objects of public charity. The murder of these unarmed men has never been publicly rebuked by any authoritative officer of the state or federal government. -John L. Lewis

You can have a revolution wherever you like, except in a government office; even were the world to come to an end, you'd have to destroy the universe first and then government offices. -Karel Capek

Consular offices make no attempt to determine whether the person obtaining the card is legally in the United States. In fact, the only people who need these cards are illegal immigrants, criminals and terrorists. Consular cards also are easily forged. -Elton Gallegly

I think it is important also to recognize that our Customs border protection officers who secure our borders and conduct inspections of people in vehicles and cargo are also facing staffing shortages. -Kendrick Meek

I went to military college in Canada and graduated as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer. -Marc Garneau

The school-room sends men to the Legislature, to the bench, and the executive office. The bar-room sends them to the scaffold and hell. -Thomas Jordan Jarvis

When we had highly sensitive information, the DNA on the dress, that was held within our office and the FBI. There was no dissemination of that information. -Ken Starr

Women were real box office stars in the '40s, more so than men. People loved to see women's films. I think it was better then, except for the studio system. -Gwyneth Paltrow

Whichever party is in office, the Treasury is in power. -Harold Wilson

Elected office holds more perks than Elvis' nightstand. -Dennis Miller

Those who insist on the dignity of their office show they have not deserved it. -Baltasar Gracian

Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas. -Johnny Carson

What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day. -Phyllis Diller

Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break. -Earl Wilson

Most people treat the office manual the way they treat a software manual. They never look at it. -James Levine

Nearly all Italian officers speak French. -Hugh Dalton

We can make mayors and officers every year, but not scholars. -Robert Burton

Anybody against women, against the ERA, should never be voted into office again. -Liz Carpenter

You can't trust a promise someone makes while they're drunk, in love, hungry, or running for office. -Joe Moore

If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene, it adds 10 million to the box office. -George Lucas

My issue in the past with nudity was that these scenes had been written solely for box office draw. -Neve Campbell

Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them. -David Hume

Things on the whole are much faster in America; people don't 'stand for election', they 'run for office.' -Jessica Mitford

I've never had a career of that kind of box office power. I've always learned the hard way. -Holly Hunter

No man should be in public office who can't make more money in private life. -Thomas Dewey

I was friends with President Ronald Reagan and he once said to me, 'I don't know how anybody can serve in public office without being an actor.' -Warren Beatty

I don't think anyone should pick a candidate for any office based solely on gender. That would be, I believe, a mistake. -Jim Nussle

Let me be clear – no one is above the law. Not a politician, not a priest, not a criminal, not a police officer. We are all accountable for our actions. -Antonio Villaraigosa

In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One. -Yakov Smirnoff

Money is power, and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated. -Andrew Jackson

It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister, to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart. Having said this, I have said all. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Business chief executive officers and their boards succumb to the pressures of the financial markets and their fears of takeovers and pour out their energies to produce quarterly earnings – at the expense of building their companies for the long term. -J. Irwin Miller

A patent, or invention, is any assemblage of technologies or ideas that you can put together that nobody put together that way before. That's how the patent office defines it. That's an invention. -Dean Kamen

I would sincerely regret, and which never shall happen whilst I am in office, a military guard around the President. -Andrew Jackson

A man who has no office to go, to I don't care who he is, is a trial of which you can have no conception. -George Bernard Shaw

Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held. -Aldous Huxley

Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor – over each other. -Thomas Jefferson

No person connected with me by blood or marriage will be appointed to office. -Rutherford B. Hayes

When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing. -Woodrow Wilson

We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight. -Calvin Coolidge

In the scheme of our national government, the presidency is preeminently the people's office. -Grover Cleveland

I am not a federal employee. I am a constitutional officer. My job is the Constitution of the United States, I am not a government employee. I am in the Constitution. -Tom DeLay

Consul – in American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country. -Ambrose Bierce

Most of the women who have offered themselves for public office over the years have done so, I believe, more because of the 'dirt' than in spite of it. -Agnes Macphail

Each of the Arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a Muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them. -Eliza Farnham

No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse. -Theodore Roosevelt

When you have police officers who abuse citizens, you erode public confidence in law enforcement. That makes the job of good police officers unsafe. -Mary Frances Berry

I am not liked as a President by the politicians in office, in the press, or in Congress. But I am content to abide the judgment the sober second thought of the people. -Rutherford B. Hayes

Discipline is simply the art of making the soldiers fear their officers more than the enemy. -Claude Adrien Helvetius

While I have served in public office for 30 years, my professional training is as a pharmacist, not a lawyer or an accountant. -George Ryan

Apparently there are some Democratic leaders in the Senate that are running for office who now believe in tax cuts. -Jeb Bush

We have been frustrated that there are a number of incumbents in Maryland offices who have been in office for years and years and show no movement or desire to pass the torch. -John Mahoney

Too many security officers live day to day. They just want to be treated with dignity. -John Wilson

I am getting frustrated by the fact that we have been out of office for eight years. I desperately want to lead the Conservative Party to make quicker progress back into power. -Kenneth Clarke

We are a long way from getting back the jobs lost since President Bush took office. -Pete Stark

The party has to be rebuilt on all levels. In a way, maybe it's to be expected when you've had a governor in office for 12 years and he and his people are stepping down. -Peter T. King

If a trip is worth taking, members of Congress should be prepared to justify paying for it out of their office accounts. -Russ Feingold

I yield to no one in my admiration for the office as a social center, but it's no place actually to get any work done. -Katharine Whitehorn

I thought administration was the running of the office. The Xerox machine. Paying bills. -Lesley Stahl

No person who denies the existence of a supreme being shall hold any office under this Constitution. -Michael Newdow

Meanwhile, my residence within the Federal lines, and my acquaintance with so many of the officers, the origin of which I have already mentioned, enabled me to gain much important information as to the position and designs of the enemy. -Belle Boyd

I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office. -Andrew Jackson

Asking questions is an essential part of police investigation. In the ordinary sense a police officer is free to ask a person for identification without implicating the Fourth Amendment. -Anthony Kennedy

The president, just as any other American, deserves a legal defense against personal lawsuits not related to his office. But the costs of that defense should be borne by him and not the taxpayer. -Ben Nighthorse Campbell

County government can be simplified greatly by reorganizing and consolidating some of the offices, making others appointive, and reducing salaries in keeping with the salaries paid by private business for the performance of similar duties. -Arthur Capper

I came to office promising major ethics reform to end the culture of self-dealing. And today, that ethics reform is a law. While I was at it, I got rid of a few things in the governor's office that I didn't believe our citizens should have to pay for. That luxury jet was over-the-top. I put it on eBay. -Sarah Palin

You couldn't pay me enough to be a law enforcement officer. Their job is a tough job. You have to solve people's problems, you have to baby-sit people, you have to always be doing this cat-and-mouse game with the bad guys. My respect for them is immense. -Christopher Meloni

Just because there are celebrities in a movie, it doesn't mean anything. I don't think The Ant Bully did all that well the first week at the box office. Compare the movies that have a lot of celebrities with the Jimmy Neutron movie, which had no celebrity voices and grossed almost one hundred million dollars. -Rob Paulsen

I go into a young film director's office these days and he says, 'Hey man, I know who you are. I grew up watching 'McHale's Navy'. And I think, 'Oh boy, here we go again'. -Mako

What I remember most about junior homecoming was my date getting sick afterwards. That kinda sucked. Then, senior year, someone got gum in her hair when we were dancing. She had to get one of the chaperones to take her to the office and cut up her hair. I felt really bad for her, but it worked out fine. -James Lafferty

I was a bartender in New York and I overheard this girl saying she made $3000 doing a commercial. A kid at work told me, 'Hey, I know this director and he'd really like you!'. So I walked into this guy's office and was like 'I was thinking maybe I could make $3000' and he hired me for commercials, short films, like 15 jobs in a row. -Pauley Perrette

Sharpe is my favorite role of all that I've played. He's a very complex character. He knows that he's a good soldier, but he will always have to fight the prejudice of aristocratic officers because of his rough working-class upbringing. On the battlefield, he's full of confidence – but off it, he is unsure, a bit shy and ill at ease. -Sean Bean

For the president to resign now would be wrong. President Clinton may have debased himself with his behavior, but we shouldn't debase the office with an impulsive overreaction. -George Stephanopoulos

I know that I and my office acted with the highest integrity as an independent inspector general should act. -Gerald Walpin

The lesson of the last year is this: foreign policy can't be managed through the politics of personality, and our President would do well to take note of an observation John F. Kennedy made once he was in office – that all of the world's problems aren't his predecessor's fault. -Sarah Palin

We will strengthen our security by building missile defense, restoring our military might, and standing by and strengthening our intelligence officers. -Mitt Romney

The right way to reign in healthcare costs is not by applying more government and more controls and making it more like the post office, it's by making it more like a consumer-driven market. -Mitt Romney

Clinton's attempt to socialize healthcare was the second most disgusting thing he did in the oval office. I can't remember was the first thing was. -Ann Coulter

To have the opportunity to lead the Solicitor General's office is the honor of a lifetime. As you know, this is an office with a long and rich tradition, not only of extraordinary legal skill but also of extraordinary professionalism and integrity. That is due, in large measure, to the people who have led it. -Elena Kagan

I think if you have a two-story office and you hire someone who's handicapped, it might be reasonable to let him have an office on the first floor rather than the government saying you have to have a $100,000 elevator. -Rand Paul

As a kid, we would drive up and down 77 North – that's our highway – there would be office buildings on the side of the highway and I'd be like, that's what my house is going to look like when I get older. I'm going to start making my house look like this. -LeBron James

We can put our head in the sand and continue to lose jobs overseas and to other states, or we can say, 'You know what? We are not going to lose another job from California, and we're going to be the very best place to start and grow a business.' So I'll be the chief sales officer for California businesses. -Meg Whitman

I generally wake up, exercise and read through a huge amount of newspapers. I get to the office somewhere between 7:30 and 8:00 – my brothers and I are always the first ones in. -Ivanka Trump

Too often we act – ask our schools to be truant officers, our teachers to be truant officers, because we're giving them children who have, you know, they're not ready to learn. And if they're not ready to learn by the third grade, they know they're behind. -Colin Powell

Every one of our congressional offices, every day, is under attack. -Darrell Issa

We began as restless and radical. Remember the spirit of 1997, but by the end of our time in office we had lost our way. -Ed Miliband

There is probably a perverse pride in my administration… that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who's occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion. -Barack Obama

I believe in an America in which the fruits of productivity and prosperity are shared by all, by workers as well as owners, by those at the bottom as well as those at the top; an America in which the sacrifices required by national security are shared by all, by profiteers in the back offices as well as volunteers on the front lines. -Theodore C. Sorensen

I wasn't popular in the home office because I wasn't chicken. I'm just a risk taker. I have gut instincts. -Gary Gygax

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

All images generated by imaging technology are viewed in a walled-off location not visible to the public. The officer assisting the passenger never sees the image, and the officer viewing the image never interacts with the passenger. The imaging technology that we use cannot store, export, print or transmit images. -Janet Napolitano

I would never think of crying about any loss of an office, because that's always a possibility, and if you're professional, then you deal with it professionally. -Nancy Pelosi

Every president, if you watch what they look like when they come into office, you can see their hair turn white because it's such a hard job. -Hillary Clinton

And the whole Oscar thing, that is just surreal: you spend months and months doing promotion, and then come back to reality with this golden thing in your hands. You put it in the office and then you just have to look at it sitting on the shelf. And, after about two weeks, you go: 'What is that doing there?' -Javier Bardem

Since taking office, President Obama has signed into law spending increases of nearly 25 percent for domestic government agencies – an 84 percent increase when you include the failed stimulus. All of this new government spending was sold as 'investment.' -Paul Ryan

I was frustrated because I couldn't get going, as I was trying to figure out how to make films. I had various jobs, I taught a SAT class, I was a bartender, I had a day job at an office and was making short films. -David O. Russell

If the most liberal man that's ever been in office can get elected when 20 percent of the population identifies as liberal then I think we can elect a conservative when 40 percent of the population identifies themselves as conservative. -Rick Santorum

Don't try to be somebody you're not because it doesn't work. If you try to be this perfect person or perfect persona of what you think that somebody should be when they're involved in public office, it's just not going to work. Just be yourself, stay true to your core values, and really just stay abreast of the issues. -Ben Quayle

Most of the people who are in elective office in Washington, D.C., they have held public office before. How's that workin' for you? -Herman Cain

I guess in the independent market, I'd be getting offers, but in terms of big studio films, I still have to audition. I don't think my name is that well-known, I don't have much of a following to guarantee box office success yet. -Michael Fassbender

I grew up in a house with no running water, 16 miles from the closest place that had a post office. I had a very parochial view of the world. -Rick Perry

My father was a police officer before he retired. One of my brothers is also a police officer, and I think they kind of expected I would do something along those lines, like become a fireman or something. -Ryan Reynolds

Today, I'm a candidate for the office of president of the United States of America. My kids can't believe I just said that. -Jon Huntsman, Jr.

I don't think you need to run down someone's reputation in order to run for the office of president. -Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Your face tells a story and it shouldn't be a story about your drive to the doctor's office. -Julia Roberts

One week I was in school and the next I'm at Leavesden Studios in Dumbledore's office reading scenes with Daniel Radcliffe. Weird. And terrifying for such a huge 'Harry Potter' fan. -Evanna Lynch

And it is crucial of course that chief constables are able to make decisions within their budgets about how they deploy their police officers to the greatest effect to ensure that they're able to do the job that the public want them to do. -Theresa May

We're getting rid of bureaucracy, so that we're releasing time for police officers to be crime fighters and not form writers. -Theresa May

People will be able to raise their concerns: what are local officers doing about the drug dealing in the local park? What's happening about the pub where all the trouble is? And the police will have to respond. -Theresa May

Today I can announce a raft of reforms that we estimate could save over 2.5 million police hours every year. That's the equivalent of more than 1,200 police officer posts. These reforms are a watershed moment in policing. They show that we really mean business in busting bureaucracy. -Theresa May

One of the ways to make sure policies are more transparent and to help restore people's confidence in politicians… is to ensure renewal at the highest level of office. -Pauline Marois

This office is smaller than the last one I had. I'm not trying to impress people. I want to be close to them. -Steve Wynn

The simple fact of the matter is, as I know everyone in this room knows, that the recession that this country faced when this President took office was the worst since the Great Depression. -Jay Carney

I do have an office where about 70 percent of my writing gets done, but sometimes it does get a bit stir-crazy to be cooped up in there, so I'll grab my laptop and write somewhere else: another room in the house, out on the patio, or even Heaven-forbid, a trip to Starbucks. But I also write on the road. -James Rollins

I wrote for years before I was ever published, and I don't think I could ever stop. That said, I was also a veterinarian before I sold my first book, and I still volunteer my time to help with animal welfare causes. So that is a career I would be happy to return to – while still secretly writing strange stories back in my doctor's office. -James Rollins

By 'flat' I did not mean that the world is getting equal. I said that more people in more places can now compete, connect and collaborate with equal power and equal tools than ever before. That's why an Indian in Bangalore can take care of the office work of American doctors or read the X-rays of German hospitals. -Thomas Friedman

In my office in Jerusalem, there's an ancient seal. It's a signet ring of a Jewish official from the time of the Bible. The seal was found right next to the Western Wall, and it dates back 2,700 years, to the time of King Hezekiah. Now, there's a name of the Jewish official inscribed on the ring in Hebrew. His name was Netanyahu. -Benjamin Netanyahu

If they think they have issues with the president not doing enough for the poor now, wait and see what happens if the opposition takes office. Then they would really need a poverty tour. -Cornel West

Conservatives are winning offices, and champions of big government are cleaning out their desks right now. -Rick Perry

As social media is less about technology and more about relationship building, we are starting to see more women have a heavy influence if not dominant role in the social media space. It's no wonder that Facebook is being run in part by chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. -Erik Qualman

My life had become a catastrophe. I had no idea how to turn it around. My band had broken up. I had almost lost my family. My whole life had devolved into a disaster. I believe that the police officer who stopped me at three a.m. that morning saved my life. -Trey Anastasio

I give off rather mixed messages about the law. On the one hand, I can honestly say I don't miss working in a law office. On the other hand I do enjoy watching the law and while the profession may have its problems, I have sold zillions of books out of magnifying them. -John Grisham

My Uncle, of course, would have been pleased to see someone with brown skin holding the office of president. -Alveda King

I take office during the most difficult moment in the country's recent history. The country can be saved – it's up to us. I think it is obvious for those who support this government to undertake the commitment and ensure that our country's euro membership is not endangered. -Lucas Papademos

I want to say to all of you that when I take my oath of office I will do my absolute best to use all of my abilities for all of the people of Ireland. -Michael D. Higgins

The presidency is an independent office and the Irish people whom I appreciate so much and I take with such responsibility have given a very clear mandate on a very clear set of ideas to me, as the ninth president. -Michael D. Higgins

I'm really going to miss all the people in the front office, media relations, marketing, all the great people at the ball park. They were my family for a while, and that part really stings. But life does go on. -Mike Quade

I awake, I meditate, get the kids off to school, go to the gym, go to the Favored Nations office, and usually at around 1 pm I'm home and do music the rest of the day. -Steve Vai

I don't think running for office is anything I'm prepared for or could even prepare myself for. -America Ferrera

I have far too many skeletons in my closet to think about any sort of serious mention of public office. -David Cone

I had an uncle who was a postal official at the Polish post office in Gdansk. He was one of the defenders of the Polish postal service and, after it capitulated, was shot by the Germans under the provisions of martial law. Suddenly he was no longer a member of the family, and we were no longer allowed to play with his children. -Gunter Grass

I hope that young people will also look to politics as a vehicle to not only have their voices heard, but actually to be the change makers that they want to see. They are disaffected, understandably, but I hope that young people will not only turn out to vote but also run for office. -Chelsea Clinton

If you look at who drives the box office numbers at these films, it's men. -Judd Apatow

You can ask any set decorator on any set where I've had to be in an office, I always kind of claim it – I put Post-its everywhere, and I kind of make it look lived-in. -Anna Chlumsky

Over the last four years, I've made a habit of coming into my office in the morning and just getting to work. -Seth Green

So much of the downstream revenue is linked to that initial excitement, to how much revenue is produced in the domestic box office. For example, what we pay for a film three years later is highly correlated to how well it did in the box office. -Reed Hastings

The '80s to me, more than anything else, represents a time of real criminal activity in the office of the president: an incredibly disparate economy in terms of the class distinctions and whatnot, and a tremendous shallowness – a lot of sort of bank robbery by executives. -Martha Plimpton

Francois Hollande is an intelligent man. I do not have a problem with him. The only thing is, he has never held office at the state level. Honestly, can you imagine Francois Hollande as president of France? Imagine it! -Nicolas Sarkozy

I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office. -Newt Gingrich

I'm in Stockholm in my office. I just got here after seeing my eighth child on an ultrasound, so I'm in a good mood. It's beautiful: an energetic little skeleton. -Stellan Skarsgard

The military is a very cool world to write about. I went down to Ft. Benning, Ga., for military training, and I learned a lot about soldiers and officers and why they joined up and what their life has been like. -David Baldacci

At Netflix, we think you have to build a sense of responsibility where people care about the enterprise. Hard work, like long hours at the office, doesn't matter as much to us. We care about great work. -Reed Hastings

The Guinness book is a very elitist organization. There's nothing scientific about what they do. They just have an office full of people who decide what is a record and what isn't. -Jack White

In our office, we have a whiteboard with all of our ideas and things we want to write on it – great ideas we have that we haven't had the time to get around to yet. -Erich Hoeber

I would do 'John Carter' again tomorrow. I'm very proud of 'John Carter.' Box office doesn't validate me as a person, or as an actor. -Taylor Kitsch

My kids and I sometimes will just sit in my office and talk about what the world was like 68 million years ago. Amanda, our oldest daughter, wanted to be a paleontologist for a long time. -Phil Mickelson

Now I'm writing about contemporary Los Angeles from memory. My process was to hang out, observe, research what I was writing about, and almost immediately go back to my office and write those sections. So it was a very close transfer between observation and writing. -Michael Connelly

People will say a movie bombed at the box office but I couldn't care less. -Johnny Depp

For years I wrote in my basement. More recently I graduated to one floor above, an office with all my books and music and – ta da! – a window. -Mitch Albom

I'd like people to know that you can head off kidney disease, maybe prevent a transplant or stop the disease from progressing after detection by doing a simple urine test in the doctor's office. -Sean Elliott

If anyone said to me 'invent a new monster so we can sell more toys', I'd kick them out of my office. -Steven Moffat

Something like 'Without a Paddle' does really well at the box office and I'm like, 'Oh, here we go.' In 'Without a Paddle' I'm the romantic lead – great! A comedy and that's what America wants. Then it did nothing for me and I went into kind-of a work abyss. I just didn't get another shot. -Matthew Lillard

Team Obama is exploiting the power of high government office to intimidate lawful, peaceful contributors who support limited-government causes. -Michelle Malkin

'Know your enemy, name your enemy' is a 9/11 message that has gone unheeded. Our immigration and homeland security policies refuse to profile jihadi adherents at foreign consular offices and at our borders. -Michelle Malkin

9/11 was a deliberate, carefully planned evil act of the long-waged war on the West by Koran-inspired soldiers of Allah around the world. They hated us before George W. Bush was in office. They hated us before Israel existed. And the avengers of the religion of perpetual outrage will keep hating us. -Michelle Malkin

It's time for a 21st-century retirement age. If 40 is the new 20 and 50 is the new 30, why shouldn't 70 be the new 65? The last time Washington politicians tinkered ever so gingerly with the government-sanctioned retirement age, Ronald Reagan was in office and Generation X-ers were all in diapers. -Michelle Malkin

My office in New York is overflowing with all kinds of cookbooks, and in New Orleans we have a huge culinary library. So yeah, I guess I'm a little bit obsessed. -Emeril Lagasse

I finish what I have to do in the office. -Robert Caro

We knew that if the photos of CIA officers conducting authorized EIT (enhanced interrogation techniques) ever got out, the difference between a legal, authorized, necessary, and safe program and the mindless actions of some MPs (military police) would be buried by the impact of the images. -Jose Rodriguez

When I was a little girl, I loved monkeys. I wanted to be a primatologist. I went to the careers office to ask how. Because nobody could give me a good answer, I opted for acting. -Audrey Tautou

The majority of soldiers and officers of the Soviet Army and the allied armies treated the local population humanely. -Antony Beevor

I'm never running for office. I love being able to speak to members of Congress or members of the Senate and floating on either side, because it takes all of us. It's going to take both of them. -Ian Somerhalder

There are two kinds of designers: ones who are very happy locked in their office surrounded by their coterie. The last thing they need to do is to go to a trunk show; they'd go running for the hills. I not only enjoy it, I think, how do you design things that are applicable to life – unless you live it? -Michael Kors

I don't think there is a person who loves the Nets as much as I do – from our fans, all the employees in the arenas, the front office personnel and the owners. I will always be loyal to our fans and the Nets. -Jayson Williams

Look what's happened to Barack Obama over the last two years or George Bush for eight. It's a blood sport. But at some point I may feel the need to run for office again. -Joe Scarborough

Most of all, be honest with yourself and make sure those in political office, our so called public servants, are being honest, holding them accountable for their actions! -David Pratt

I left Gorbachev's office thinking that everything about him was outsized: his achievements, his mistakes, and, now, his vanity and bitterness. -David Remnick

When you're in office, there are tangible moments when you can see tangible successes. -Eliot Spitzer

At the end of the day, there's not an office complex anywhere on these grounds that I wouldn't be honored to have as a sitting member of Congress. -Steve Womack

The most important consideration I have is I want my legislative shop to have a functional office suite that is conducive to getting their work accomplished. -Steve Womack

I was at a party, and some squiggly looking dude with a bow tie came up and said, 'How'd you like to be on TV?' Turns out he was the programming guy at the Food Network. They had me come into the office, and I did a 'Ready, Set, Cook' with Emeril Lagasse, I believe. -Mario Batali

I was just, like, not at all the office type; I was the artist type. -Ana Castillo

I'm not one of the people who have to be in public office. -Antonio Villaraigosa

It's hard to get me out of the office. -Cass Sunstein

I've been complimented enough and asked to run for various offices out here in Utah, but right now, I'm not interested. I don't know that I have the stomach for it. -Dale Murphy

I was embarrassed when I went and told my parents that I was thinking about running for public office. -Bob Corker

I want to win and I want to be in office. -Boris Johnson

We all know by now that Barack Obama is not a patriot. After all, he doesn't always wear a flag pin, and he objects to the idea that he should be required to in order to run for office. -Will Thomas

You should learn to be happy with what you have. Besides, the fact that I'm not a huge star has allowed me to pick and choose the roles I want to do, not the ones some person sitting in a studio office thinks I should do. -Aidan Quinn

I'll never run for office. But I intend, either on the fiscal commission or on issues like immigration, to hopefully have my voice be heard. -Andy Stern

I didn't run for student council president. I don't see myself in any way in elected office. I love policy. I'm not particularly fond of politics. -Condoleezza Rice

Now, in New Jersey, we have more government workers per square mile than any state in America. But since I've been governor we now have fewer people on the state payroll at any time since Christie Whitman left office in January 2001. That's the right direction, Mr. President, not the wrong direction. -Chris Christie

You know, I was a community activist, so I'm used to standing out in front of an elected official's office and protesting. -Karen Bass

I have been a lifelong community activist and frankly did not dream of being in public office. -Karen Bass

I spent a lot of time in the school psychologist's office. I didn't apply myself. My mother thought I had learning disabilities. -Roger Goodell

If you write something that gets a bad response, or someone commits candor or is off message, there are often consequences almost immediately when it appears in the paper or a magazine, that somebody gets called into the boss's office. And sometimes it can result in a loss of access for the reporter. -Ron Suskind

Whether you're a mechanic or you build houses or you work in an office, you don't have to like your boss. -Timothy F. Cahill

I was picked up on a London street by a model agent. She took me to her office and then sent me to Paris to work in shows. It was supposed to be two weeks, but I ended up living there with my Zimbabwean boyfriend. I made enough money modeling and acting in French movies to buy a nice flat. -Saffron Burrows

I was never a spy. I was with the OSS organization. We had a number of women, but we were all office help. -Julia Child

I started in the restaurant business at the age of 19 as a waitress. I loved the atmosphere and the camaraderie of the restaurant business. I loved not having to go to an office. I loved making people happy. -Anne Burrell

You win the Oscar, you get to go into just about anybody's office for a month. I had a lot of meetings. -Chris Wedge

I've had to adapt my wardrobe to my various roles, both at the office, as a mom, and for television. When I shop for the season I look for pieces that will suit every facet of my daily life, not just one single occasion. -Nina Garcia

As Members of Congress, we should not be using public office for private gain. -Sheila Jackson Lee

Anything my staff does in my office is pursuant to congressional rules. -Sheila Jackson Lee

I've been a police officer for over 20 years, and I've investigated murders and all kinds of different crimes. -Steven Seagal

It is a lot harder now to be a police officer than what it used to be. -Steven Seagal

I came into office to do what was correct, not to see what was politically expedient to get re-elected. -Luis Fortuno

When I came into office, I could have kicked the can down the road for a little while, or I could do the right thing. -Luis Fortuno

One thing I probably share with everyone else in the astronaut office is composure. -Sally Ride

When I started competing, you had to have your coach there. Now you can be coached from a home office via Skype or video. That's not the same as having them on the field with you. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee

I have a very beautiful room that in my house that we bought in Princeton. It's glass on three sides, and you'd think that's the perfect place to write. Somehow in that nice room I feel too exposed, and I can notice I'm too distracted by things going on, so I end up writing in a not-very-nice office bedroom. -Jeffrey Eugenides

A few years ago in Chicago, I rented an office, and I went there every day. For the most part I do work at home in an ugly room. -Jeffrey Eugenides

Bain also asked Kansas City for a $3 million tax break. The Bain executives were taking home $36 million in borrowed funds and were asking Kansas City to forfeit $3 million in public money for police officers, roads and schools? More free stuff! -Jennifer Granholm

I certainly never thought I would run for office myself. If someone had suggested it, I would have laughed out loud. -Jennifer Granholm

Equipped with cell phones, beepers, and handheld computers, the 'conspicuously industrious' blur the line between home and office by working anytime, anywhere. -Jo Ann Davis

Obama, he wouldn't have been in office without what happened to me and a lot of black people before me. He would never have been in that situation, no doubt in my mind. He would get there eventually, but it would have been a lot longer. So I am glad for what I went through. It opened the doors for a lot of people. -Rodney King

I'm very confident that not only will the other candidates who ran for this office support me but all of their supporters will as well. So yes, I'm very confident that I will get their support. -Tom Barrett

I have a portrait of Saint Thomas More in my office. -Andrew Cuomo

It is no secret that I believe my son, Attorney General Beau Biden would make a great United States Senator – just as I believe he has been a great Attorney General. But Beau has made it clear from the moment he entered public life, that any office he sought, he would earn on his own. -Joe Biden

I want to be a cheerleader for women who have never even considered running for office or being involved in a campaign, but who in the quietness of their hearts might think, 'Why not me?' -Marianne Williamson

Mitt Romney has a history of being a great job creator. Secondly, he was a great governor. He went from billions of dollars in the hole when he became governor to billions of dollars in surplus when he left. And he went from the loss of tens of thousands jobs when he became governor to the creation of 40,000 new jobs when he left office. -John Kasich

I want to tell you ladies and gentlemen, the actions that we took were not always easy. The actions that we took were not always popular. But when you get yourself in public office, you must lead, you must do what's necessary. -John Kasich

Some of the companies we helped start are names you know. An office supply company called Staples – where I'm pleased to see the Obama campaign has been shopping; The Sports Authority, which became a favorite of my sons. We started an early childhood learning center called Bright Horizons that First Lady Michelle Obama rightly praised. -Mitt Romney

What's missing is leadership in the White House. And the story that Barack Obama does tell, forever shifting blame to the last administration, is getting old. The man assumed office almost four years ago – isn't it about time he assumed responsibility? -Paul Ryan

I absolutely believe that, come November 2012, I'm going to be governor of New Jersey and not in any other office. But the fact of the matter is, if Gov. Romney, who's going to be our nominee, picked up the phone and called me to talk about this, I love my country enough and I love my party enough to listen. -Chris Christie

Obama ran on a platform of unmitigated optimism – a promise to usher in a brighter day for America. But there could hardly be a greater contrast between his pledge and his performance in office, between his commitment to the nation and his current abandonment of all hope. -David Limbaugh

John Conyers' office has been very responsive to citizen concerns and the Internet has presented a way to communicate with them in a way that's never before been there. -John Byrne

My dad, of course, like a lot of Asian parents, wanted me to be an engineer or doctor and never could understand why I would want to be a lawyer. And then, when I first said I wanted to run for office, he thought that was absolutely insane. -Gary Locke

I have never run for political office, but every night I am reaching out to millions of Americans on the radio and I am deeply concerned that the middle class of the United States is being sold out to multi-national corporations with a globalist agenda. -George Noory

The only people that ever stand up and tell the truth are who? Intelligence officers. Because our culture is, never break faith with the truth. We'll tell you, you don't have to drag it out of us. -George Tenet

When I came to the CIA in the mid-'90s, our graduating class of case officers was unbelievably low. Now, after years of rebuilding, our training programs and putting our best efforts to recruit the most talented men and women, we are graduating more clandestine officers than at any time in the history of the Central Intelligence Agency. -George Tenet

The person who takes the oath of office in the next four months will shape not just the next four years, but the next forty years of our nation. In these next four years, we need proven leadership, proven judgment and proven values. America needs four more years of President Barack Obama. -Rahm Emanuel

Before Barack Obama took office, it looked like that pride could have vanished forever, but today, from the staggering depths of the Great Recession, the nation has had 29 straight months of job growth. Workers across my state and across the country are getting back the dignity of a good job and a good salary. -Ted Strickland

I think in the end the big issue is that the private sector still needs more help. And the answer is not more big government. I know in my state our reforms allowed us to protect firefighters, police officers, and teachers. -Scott Walker

People who are running for office mislead the American people by saying that there's a three-point plan or a bumper sticker kind of way of bringing down gasoline prices. The fact of the matter is that nobody can do that. The price of oil is set on the global economy. People who have looked at this closely and hard know that's the case. -Ken Salazar

I had three points I wanted to make: That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who's not doing a good job. But I didn't make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it. -Clint Eastwood

I win my awards at the box office. -Cecil B. DeMille

No, I'm not running for office someday. -Chris Hughes

I thought I could make a difference, so I ran for office. -Mary Fallin

When I came into office, people said, 'Billionaire? How do they live? What do they eat? How do they sleep?' Today, they see me on the subway coming uptown. A couple of people say hi, some people smile and nod. Some people just sleep. It's not an issue. -Michael Bloomberg

I've often heard the complaint from both Democrat and Republican voters alike that they hate the fact that politicians get into office and they – and they're fearful, they're fearful to make tough decisions because they think more about the next election than they do about the next-generation. -Scott Walker

My dad was a golden gloves boxer in the Marine Corps, then a deputy sheriff. My mom worked as an office assistant. -Susana Martinez

I have not the smarts or patience for political office. -Henry Rollins

I'd like to talk to Arnold Schwarzenegger, 'cause I live in California and I just want to see that canned, chemical filled body in my office. -Henry Rollins

I loved my time in Congress, but people who spend all of their time planning to run for office have very few useful skills to deploy when they finally get there. -John Sununu

I was one of the hardest-hitting conservatives on George W. Bush. Republicans didn't like me on George W. Bush. Republicans still don't like me on many things. If any Republican thinks I've been hard on Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich or any of these guys, wait until Mitt Romney gets into office. I'll hold his feet to the fire just as much. -Glenn Beck

I really have created a family. I work with the people I love, I travel with them, I make films with them, and I'm in an office with them. So in a weird way – I know I haven't birthed a child – I feel that I'm a part of creating a family. It's a tribe. I love that word. -Drew Barrymore

I still have my unemployment books and I remember when I worked for the sanitation department and the post office. -Denzel Washington

In addition to myself and a number of others, President Clinton talked about the deficit and the debt issue. And he pointed out, really, what I pointed out, which is that when he left office, we actually had projected surpluses for a long period of time, because when he put together his economic plan, he did it in a balanced way. -Chris Van Hollen

I don't really make movies because I want to see my face on a billboard or because I want to get good reviews or have a big box office. That doesn't really matter to me at all. -Joaquin Phoenix

In creating superdelegates, the Democratic Party recognized the expertise that its top holders of public office have gained by running for office themselves. They are experts at winning. They know the issues. They are in a unique position to evaluate presidential candidates. -Jim Hunt

I have spent my tenure in office – and, in fact, my adult lifetime – fighting for things that I care deeply about. And as anyone who knows me will tell you, I do not back down from tough fights. -Bev Perdue

I think there ought to be a strict separation or wall built between our religious faith and our practice of political authority in office. I don't think the President of the United States should extoll Christianity if he happens to be a Christian at the expense of Judaism, Islam or other faiths. -Jimmy Carter

My decision to look seriously at elected office is grounded in a deep commitment to public service and my experience – both my own and that of my family – in finding just, practical, and bipartisan solutions to difficult challenges. -Joe Kennedy III

Remember, Republican economic policies quadrupled the debt before I took office and doubled it after I left. We simply can't afford to double-down on trickle-down. -William J. Clinton

While Romney has an overall deficit with women voters, his biggest disadvantage is with college educated women – wherever they work, at home, in an office, a store or a factory. -Mara Liasson

I don't live in D.C. I keep an air mattress in my office. -Kevin McCarthy

Obviously the Senate is a federal office, but to get California's economy moving again we need to do some things in the federal arena. -Carly Fiorina

I respect the office of the president. -Jan Brewer

Campaigns often make standing on principle the highest of virtues – and listening to your opponents a sure sign of weakness. It's the virtual opposite of what it takes to succeed in office. Squaring the circle takes a powerful combination of skills. But presidents who can campaign and compromise are generally the most successful. -Dee Dee Myers

1992 became known as the 'Year of the Woman' because so many of us were elected to public office that November, including a record six to the United States Senate. -Dee Dee Myers

I went to a large consolidated school in Appalachia. And I wrote the story when I was in the second grade and I took it up to the third floor to the school newspaper office that was written and edited by juniors and seniors. -Tom Robbins

When newspapers started to publish the box office scores of movies, I was horrified. Those results are totally fake because they never include the promotion budget. -Francis Ford Coppola

I love being on stage if I'm not on a set. If I'm at home, I'm usually in my office editing or reconstructing my website or whatever it may be. I just love putting creativity into a performance, so if the right script comes along, and I certainly am reading comedies and dramas now, then I'm ready willing and able to give it a shot. -Dane Cook

In my opinion, New York City police officers are brave. -Heath Ledger

My father was raised with brothers, he was a football player and a boxer, he was a chief petty officer in the Navy, he was a man of his times. -Hillary Clinton

Whether a woman's running for office or she's supporting her husband who's running for office and she gets criticised for wearing open-toed shoes or for the colour of her coat, there's just a lot of history that you bear if you are a woman who puts herself out in the political arena. -Hillary Clinton

One of my goals upon becoming Secretary of State was to take diplomacy out of capitals, out of government offices, into the media, into the streets of countries. -Hillary Clinton

I always supported the women I worked with having time off to go to parent-teacher conferences and doctors' appointments or bringing their infants into the office. -Hillary Clinton

In his first year in office, President Obama pulled us back from the brink of the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression and worked to lay a new foundation for economic growth. The president identified three key strategies to build that lasting prosperity: innovation, investment, and education. -Tom Vilsack

Of course, money matters to everyone even if some don't want to admit it. If I won the Race to Dubai, I look at that prize money and think it could pay off my new house or the range I'm building. I am privileged to play golf for a living – look around St Andrews, that's my office. -Rory McIlroy

My office has a view of low-cost housing, old East German prefabricated apartment buildings. It isn't an attractive view, but it's very helpful, because it reminds me to ask myself, whenever there is a decision to be made, whether the people who live there can afford our decisions. -Sigmar Gabriel

Since the beginning of the 21st century, thanks to the concerted efforts of both sides, China-U.S. relationship has on the whole enjoyed steady growth. Since President Obama took office, we have maintained close contact through exchange of visits, meetings, telephone conversations and letters. -Hu Jintao

I personally believe that the office of the President of India is not to be sought. It is to be offered. -Pranab Mukherjee

Obama did inherit a deficit when he came into office. Why this fact justifies racking up vastly more debt and bigger deficits is a logical mystery. -Jonah Goldberg

As long as I do a good job, I believe the future is going to take care of itself, but actually I like very much being in elected office and there is no consideration about doing anything different until I can be assured that we are going to have the best voting systems in the country. -Katherine Harris

No partisan political activity transpired in my office during the recount period. -Katherine Harris

When I make a film, I'm not doing it purely for political reasons. If I just wanted to do that, I'd run for office. -Michael Moore

My dad sold encyclopedias and my mom worked in a factory office. -Mike Myers

I didn't know box office was a thing you could possess but I don't have it. I go up for lovely roles and people with this nebulous thing called box office get them so there isn't much I can do about that unless you know where I can get some box-office myself! -Olivia Williams

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

The workplace revolution that transformed the lives of blue-collar workers in the 1970s and 1980s is finally reaching the offices and cubicles of the white-collar workers. -Tom Peters

I think the rules are going to have to change for me to ever run for public office. My checkered past will always keep me out of politics. -Bruce Willis

Yes, I don't believe that the inter-Korean relationship has, quote, 'deteriorated' since I assumed office. Rather I believe that the relationship between the two Koreas is entering into a new phase – a time of transition. And so I think that the North Koreans are trying to see what they can build with this, with my new administration. -Lee Myung-bak

I came to the conclusion that in order to end racial barriers, I needed to run for the office of the president and put forth an agenda of social justice and world peace. In addition, I concluded that someone needed to run and challenge the liberal orthodoxy. -Jesse Jackson

I would love to be able to serve in office in some capacity with Romney as president. -Jim Talent

I've noticed that in the U.S., when the president hits the three-year mark in office, he goes into re-election campaigning. -Lee Myung-bak

When the Lord Chancellor violates the trust of his great office of state to solicit party donations from people whose careers he can control, and then says I'm not sorry, and I'd do it again no wonder the public think that power has gone to their heads. -William Hague

I'm going to reduce the size of the Cabinet, cut the number of ministers, reduce the size of the House of Commons, campaign for a European Parliament with 100 fewer members, halve the number of political advisers, and abolish a huge swathe of Labour's regional bureaucracies and agencies and their offices in Brussels. -William Hague

During a term in office there are highs and lows, but what counts is that the goal is set as well as the means to achieve it, and the force we put into getting results. -Francois Hollande

Dubai was a property bubble. Plain and simple. Go to Dubai and see what happened. It was… what I call it the 'Edifice complex' – it's just, we can grow by putting up lots and lots of buildings and trying to attract people to come here, stay here, and put up offices here and sooner or later, you put up too many. -James Chanos

What we define as a bubble is any kind of debt-fueled asset inflation where the cash flow generated by the asset itself – a rental property, office building, condo – does not cover the debt incurred to buy the asset. So you depend on a greater fool, if you will, to come in and buy at a higher price. -James Chanos

There's almost 70 billion in square feet under construction in high rises in commercial, residential and light manufacturing. And we estimate about 30 billion square feet, and that's with a 'B,' is commercial, that we would just consider office space. To put that in perspective, that's a 5×5-foot cubicle for every man, woman and child in China. -James Chanos

I'm running for governor; I'm not running for a legislative office. -Andrew Cuomo

People who assume I want to run for elected office may be dealing from a bad assumption. -Andrew Cuomo

I will not ever run for political office. I can assure you. -David Petraeus

I offer something very different from the lifelong career politicians who have worked their way up to run for higher office or those who can parachute in with checks for $5 million or $10 million, and that seems to be the definition of credible or legitimate. I'm rejecting that premise. -Elizabeth Emken

When I was young I didn't care about education, just money and box office. -Jackie Chan

When I was in office the fundraising was done by the party treasurers. -John Major

I never wear very serious suits. I don't have to because I don't go to an office, so it's fine. -Jean Pigozzi

The BBC is locked to the reading of the economy that is run out of Ed Miliband and Ed Balls' office. They think if only you spend and borrow more money you can create growth everywhere. -Iain Duncan Smith

Possibly I am difficult to live with, but I don't bring my work home much. I'm either busy or not busy. And I don't work from home. I have an office here which has a white wall. No view. I did try working in a room with a view but it was too interesting. Too distracting. -Jack Dee

Sometimes, I'm an ogre. I can be short. I'll walk into the office some days and I've gotten up on the wrong side of the bed, and everybody knows it. I'm a perfectionist. I like to be organized, and I like to get everything done today. -Jack Nicklaus

A Nicklaus Design golf course is done by the guys in my company that I work with, that have been trained in my vision, and they do what they think I might do. They might come in the office and ask me questions and I'd certainly answer their questions, but I'm not involved in the site visits or anything else. -Jack Nicklaus

The truth is that everyone pays attention to who's number one at the box office. And none of it matters, because the only thing that really exists is the connection the audience has with a movie. -Tom Hanks

You know, one of the things I've learnt since coming out of office is how much easier it is to give the advice than take the decision. I mean, you know, it's tough. -Tony Blair

The thing we call critics are not really reviewers, they are not really critics. They don't have the discipline to write what we would term as critique – it's really just reviewers. They have a common man kind of taste. If you watch them overall, they are not different from the box-office. That's my view. -Ang Lee

I have a little kitchen office at home, where I do all my kids' stuff. -Katey Sagal

Well, you know, you're not going to have 86 percent of Congress voted out of office. -Nate Silver

Obviously there's not much options when you're a cartoonist – you pretty much either work at home or rent an office I guess, and working at home just seems easier. -Scott Adams

Many of the technologies that are now racing ahead most rapidly, replacing human workers in factories and offices with machines, making stockholders richer and workers poorer, are indeed tending to accentuate the existing inequalities in the distribution of wealth. -Freeman Dyson

The best discussion of trouble in boardroom and business office is found in newspapers' own financial pages and speeches by journalists in management jobs. -Russell Baker

When I first ran for public office, it was with the passion and idealism of a young man who believed that government could help make our lives better, that public service was a calling and that citizenship demanded responsibilities. There was a greater good. -James McGreevey

At 'The Village Voice,' there were all these fevers inside the offices, that would break out into full-scale rumbles between writers. -James Wolcott

So what 'Twilight' does is show how women/girls can drive box office and they can support a tent pole movie. They're an extremely passionate fan base. This coincided with the 13 year old boys starting to stay home and play video games and work on their home media stuff. They're no longer going to theaters in droves. -Melissa Rosenberg

My mother as a young girl went out with a young SS officer and she didn't really know what was going on – she just liked the uniform. When he told her about the things that he did, she was disgusted and broke up with him. -Michael Haneke

I really feel very strongly that the person who runs for office is the courageous one, and the one who everybody has to know. -Barbara Bush

I wake up at 5:30, 6 in the morning, but don't head into the office right away. I like to hang out with my wife, talk about things, get some coffee, you know. -Ice Cube

That's the way this business works: if your movies do well at the box office, you will be offered more movies. It doesn't matter if you're a nice guy or you're a prick. If your movies do well, there's a job waiting for you in Hollywood. It's not any more complicated than that. -Matt Damon

President Obama's first term in office has been better for intentions than for actual changes in planning and policy. I do believe, and he has several things to this effect, that he would like to provide universal preschool or at least far more preschool for our children. -Jonathan Kozol

I'm not an employee who goes to the office every morning at the same time. Then, vacations are needed. -Karl Lagerfeld

There's something boring about people who have to go to an office for a living. -Karl Lagerfeld

People say you should do it this way, someone else suggests that, yes, there's financing, but maybe you should use this actor. And there are the threats, at the end – if you don't do it this way, you'll lose your box office; if you don't do it that way, you'll never get financed again… 35, 40 years of this, you get beat up. -Martin Scorsese

I'll never get out of politics. I have friends in public office. I have things that I want to do. You can't go back in life. I won't go back to the existence I had before of running a political consulting firm and signing up clients and advising campaigns in exactly that way. -Karl Rove

There are many people making a difference. I mean, Dr. King never held an office. Gandhi never held an office. There are people who are archetypes in our society who have never held office and made a difference. -Dennis Kucinich

If you're against globalisation, it doesn't achieve much by sort of bombing the head offices of Shell or Nestle. You unsettle people much more by blowing up an Oxfam shop because people can't understand the motive. -J. G. Ballard

For me, running for office is never about trying to destroy an opponent, be it Democratic or Republican. It really ought to be about how can we solve some problems that we're facing. -Mike Huckabee

I've always suggested if you can't stand the sight of your own blood, don't run for office. -Mike Huckabee

I don't think people maybe think that the government does tell them the truth. I think they expect politicians who are going to tell them one thing and then when they get in office do something else. -Ann Richards

London changes because of money. It's real estate. If they can build some offices or expensive apartments they will, it's money that changes everything in a city. -David Bailey

Acting in a stage play is like working the evening shift in an office. -Arthur Smith

I'm looking for a Justice who appreciates the awesome responsibility that she will be given, if confirmed. A Justice who understands the gravity of the office and who respects the very different roles that the Constitution provides for each of the three branches of government. -Amy Klobuchar

I have a great office. -R. L. Stine

One of the jewels in the crown of Labour's time in office was the rescue of the National Health Service. As the Commonwealth Fund, the London School of Economics and the Nuffield Foundation have all shown, health reforms as well as additional investment were essential to improved outcomes, especially for poorer patients. -David Miliband

When I first left university, I thought about going into the private sector. But I discovered when I went to interview that I could only have a career in the back office, or doing HR. The attitude was, 'My dear lady, you cannot possibly think about going on the board.' -Pauline Neville-Jones

This may sound funny, but as much as the 'Today' show matured me, it also was something of a cocoon. I'd been happy there. I never went into the boss's office and pounded my fist on the desk, saying, 'Give me more money! Give me a prime-time show!' -Jane Pauley

Fifty thousand people in Mexico have been murdered. Puerto Penasco, 60 miles south of our border, just had five people and a police officer killed. That is like part of Arizona, and it is spilling over into our state. -Jan Brewer

I think that I'm the same Jan Brewer I was when I first ran for office way back in 1982, which is a few years ago. I always tried to do what I believed is right and I've always voted the way that I believe was the right way for my constituency, and that's what I'm doing when I govern. So, I'm the same Jan Brewer. -Jan Brewer

It wouldn't matter whether you were Latino or Hispanic or Norwegian. If you didn't have proof of citizenship and if the police officer had reasonable suspicion, he would ask and verify your citizenship. I mean, that's the way that it is. That's what the federal law says. And that's what the law in Arizona says. -Jan Brewer

I love Christmas. Frosty the Snowman, peace on Earth and mangers, Salvation Army bell ringers and reindeer, the movie 'Meet Me in St. Louis,' office parties and cookies. -Mo Rocca

My goal is to get another 30 years out of this business. So I need to figure out the fuel to do that. And so far, I think it's respect and quality and company, not celebrity or box office or stardom. It's not a sprinter's approach. It's more like a long-distance thing. You can stick around a lot longer if you kind of slow-play it. -Jason Bateman

My father was a Party member and he was a pretty high rank military officer under the colonel, junior colonel, I don't know the term. He was a total Stalinist. A bit with a streak of anti-Semitism and very shrewd man, a very kind of nervous man. -Mikhail Baryshnikov

You can't be afraid to put out a fire if you're a fireman. You can't be afraid to be a police officer and carry a gun if you're afraid to get up and go out there. So you've got to put that fear to the side and go out in faith to overcome that. -Duane Chapman

As one who was a prosecutor for many years, I can tell you that having a tape recording of interrogations would help everybody. It would make clear if there had been improper pressure exerted on a defendant or witness, and it would also protect the interrogating officer from false claims that such pressure had been brought to bear. -Eliot Spitzer

I've always been scared of advertising folk. I've met them at parties and I've been to their offices and I've always found them intimidatingly cool. At one company I visited, they held their meetings in a caravan that had somehow been installed in the place, a rather more exotic place to gather than the typical BBC glass box. -Evan Davis

Ever since taking office, the Obama administration has sought to accommodate Islamist demands that freedom of expression be curbed, lest it offend Muslims and stoke violence. For example, in 2009, the administration co-sponsored a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution along those lines. -Frank Gaffney

I told my fans online how I hated my squeaky office chair. One day, a fan sent me a new chair. It was crazy! I still use the chair today. Pretty awesome. -Austin Mahone

I don't make movies thinking: 'Oh, this is going to be a huge box-office hit.' -Diane Kruger

What counts in Hollywood is box office. It doesn't really matter what people think of you as an actor because, as long as you have been in a movie that has made money, you will always get another job. -Diane Kruger

I once had a crush on one of my teachers. I wrote him a love letter and stuck it in a bag in his office. I didn't write my name on it, but I'm sure he figured out it was me. -Jennifer Hudson

Former President Bill Clinton, who is widely regarded as a political mastermind, may have sounded like a traditional liberal at the beginning of his term in office. But what ultimately defined his presidency was his amazing pliability on matters of principle. -Thomas Frank

By the time Obama came into office, Washington had already agreed over a period of a few weeks to a $700 billion government infusion into the world banking system. Nothing of the sort had ever been done before, and it was done spit spot with very little national debate. -John Podhoretz

I go out every day. When I get depressed at the office, I go out, and as soon as I'm on the street and see people, I feel better. But I never go out with a preconceived idea. I let the street speak to me. -Bill Cunningham

I was put into office by the people who believed in my idea that corruption is the root of poverty; that an end to corruption would mean an end to poverty. -Benigno Aquino III

If you are prepared to run for public office, you also have to be willing to accept a debate about you. -Wolfgang Schauble

Running for office is important, and you don't really need more than to be right on the issues, and to be able to articulate what it is you believe. You don't need a certain background. You don't need to be a lawyer. You don't need to have some professional degree. -Matt Gonzalez

I've run for office, and I've stood on street corners, while people walked by me and didn't want to talk to me, and did not think I was a credible candidate. And then four years later, I was nearly elected mayor of San Francisco, so I know what it takes. -Matt Gonzalez

This idea that once you get into politics… you are now signed up for lifelong duty being in elective office, makes a fundamental error – and that is believing that the only way you can hold progressive views and implement them is in elective office. -Matt Gonzalez

I really am disappointed when I run into people who are angry I'm leaving office. -Matt Gonzalez

When I took office, Liberia began to recover from years of neglect. Our people have brought clean water into the heart of Monrovia to children who have never known water from a tap. Efforts are underway to expand water projects as much as possible throughout the country. -Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Well, the post office is probably not the place you want to go if you want to be infused with patriotism and a renewed sense of vigor. -Adam Carolla

I sit in my little office and I feel like I've got all my readers staring at me. -Kathryn Stockett

MySpace is like a bar, Facebook is like the BBQ you have in your back yard with friends and family, play games, share pictures. Facebook is much better for sharing than MySpace. LinkedIn is the office, how you stay up to date, solve professional problems. -Reid Hoffman

When I was young I felt really overwhelmed and confused by the desire not to end up in an office, doing something I didn't believe in. -Lana Del Rey

I get up around 8 o'clock, which gives me enough time to walk dogs and feed chickens and horses. Then I get to work in my home office upstairs, and basically, I don't stop until I've written 2,000 words and/or the Stephen Colbert show is over. -Lisa Scottoline

I have held the following jobs: office temp, ticket seller in movie theatre, cook in restaurant, nanny, and phone installer at the Super Bowl in New Orleans. -Adriana Trigiani

I probably enjoy campaigning more than most other people in public office because I like people and I enjoy going out there and telling people what I've done. -Ed Koch

But, you know, we have these entrenched entities – and I'm talking about both Republicans and Democrats – who believe that when you're elected to office, you become some kind of member of the aristocracy, and that anyone who challenges you is attacking you and is unpatriotic. This is foolishness. -Ben Carson

It's possible to spend every waking hour here on the ninth floor and not get out of the office. And this isn't the real world in here. And contrary to public opinion, I'm not incredibly poll-driven. They are an ongoing indicator of how we are going, but I take the feedback I get on the street as being the most important. -John Key

I need an office, so I can have a place where I don't write. -Jonathan Safran Foer

I love the company of actors, but the crazier it gets, the more I've come to realise how valuable my time is with my friends who work on the land or are builders or, you know, make music. Work in offices. Run shops. -Andrea Riseborough

People can criticise all day long, I think I've proven myself, I think I deliver. And I agree, box office does not mean a movie's good, but I feel like I'm making good movies and I'm delivering in box office. -Brett Ratner

Something's happened in our society which I don't think is beneficial, and that's that you see the public being fed box-office news. Newscasts now, every local station – I've been traveling around the country a lot, and you see the local news, and they give box-office reports. -Bryan Cranston

'Election' made zero money at the box office, but it started my career. -Chris Klein

I've had the good fortune and blessing to run for the offices for which I really wanted to do the work. -Kamala Harris

Running for office is similar to being a trial lawyer in a very long trial. It requires adrenaline and stamina; it requires being in shape mentally and emotionally. It's a marathon. -Kamala Harris

I am a military police officer and I have served on two deployments; my first was to Iraq, in a medical unit, and my second deployment was to Kuwait, as a military police platoon leader. -Tulsi Gabbard

I chose to take the oath of office with my personal copy of the Bhagavad Gita because its teachings have inspired me to be a servant-leader, dedicating my life in the service of others and to my country. -Tulsi Gabbard

If I took over the 'Glamour' offices for a day, I would put Joe Pesci on the cover. I would say 'We've got to change all these magazines a little bit. We have to bring out a different version of what is, like, cool. You know, what's winning. Joe Pesci, Burt Reynolds.' -Jake Johnson

I hate how box-office failures are blamed on an actress, yet I don't see a box-office failure blamed on men. -Ellen Page

If you don't mark your successes, the day your ship comes in could be just another day at the office, and there's no poetry in that. -Glen Hansard

I'm a morning person because I learned to write my novels while still practicing law. I would get to the office at 6:30 a.m. and write until other people arrived, around 9. Now I still do that. I start at 6:30 or 7, and I'll write until 11, then take an hour off, then work until about 2 p.m. By then my brain has had enough. -Steve Berry

I can only write new words at my desk, the one I've owned for 25 years. When we moved to our new house I designed my office around it. I've written everything I've ever written at this desk. -Steve Berry

My office walls are covered with autographs of famous writers – it's what my children call my 'dead author wall.' I have signatures from Mark Twain, Earnest Hemingway, Jack London, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Pearl Buck, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, to name a few. -Debbie Macomber

Almost every officer is going to put their life on the line at some point in their career. -Peter James

For me, having it all doesn't mean having the corner office at work and a penthouse at home if there aren't kids running around as I'm trying to cook my husband something special. -Mika Brzezinski

To my great surprise, Twitter is not housed in a silver pod that orbits Earth at supersonic speeds, vacuuming up and then dispersing digital bits of worldwide chitchat; it's in a big, bland office building in downtown San Francisco, near a bowling alley and an Old Navy. -Susan Orlean

Basically if you burst into my office the walls themselves will flutter as if alive – maybe that's the reason for all the wings in 'Pure.' -Julianna Baggott

It's a little daunting to know you're going to take off your clothes and 16 million people are going to see it. It's not a normal day at the office. -Laurie Holden

I do not have very much office experience. -B. J. Novak

When someone leaves an office, often there's a series of successors until you settle on one. -Paul Lieberstein

I think public service is a calling and you do it as long as the things that brought you into the office can continue getting you up in the morning and as long as there's still work to get done. -Anthony Foxx

When I was in college my girl got me a job at the doctor's office she was working at. I was a file clerk. No disrespect but I don't think a man can do that job. It takes so much meticulous and precise file-keeping. -J. Cole

There were no jobs created in America from 1945, when the war ended, through 2003. How could there be? Taxes were too high. Preposterously so under Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan (who left office with a 28 percent rate on long-term capital gains) and Bush the Elder. -Andrew Tobias

If you stand with the Customs and Border Protection officers who staff the passport booths at Dulles airport near the nation's capital, their task seems daunting. -David K. Shipler

When I graduated from college, I went straight to work for a federal contractor, a desk job, and they were great to me, they loved me, I was like their mascot, but I just couldn't stand working in an office. I just hated it. And so one day I went in and said, 'I'm sorry, this is my two-weeks notice, I'm quitting to become an artist.' -Maggie Stiefvater

Typically you see the home office think up some great program but doesn't think through implementation at the store level. -Thomas G. Stemberg

I think we've all worked with that person at the office who takes themselves and their job so seriously. -Angela Kinsey

Private-sector firms are increasingly active in the prison industry and they and the militantly unionized correctional officers, almost all unskilled labor, constantly lead public demands for more criminal statutes and more draconian penalties. -Conrad Black

Most people are motivated by the economy. And if you've lost your job, lost your mortgage, lost your 401(k), you're angry. And if your brother-in-law has lost one of those you're angry still. And when you're angry you take it out on people who are in office. Which is natural. -Ed Rendell

Having grown up as a young Army officer in the Vietnam era, I had an instinctual sort of notion that you have to look very carefully and weigh very carefully what anyone says. -Jack Reed

I think when you've been in office for a long time, you have a record, and that record is fair game. -Kay Bailey Hutchison

I was deliciously happy filming 'True Blood.' I even kept all the scripts in my office, which I never do with any script. Although I did shred them all in one go when the series finished; it seemed like a ritual, somehow. -Michelle Forbes

Some of the best auditions I've ever had have been when my agent called and said, 'They want you 20 minutes ago, in an office in Century City, to see you for something.' I'm not sitting there thinking for a week and a half, before I'm supposed to go in front of a network president to do something. That just gives you time to be nervous. -Billy Campbell

I had a 2-week courtship with a fellow student in the fiction workshop in Iowa and a 5-minute wedding in a lawyer's office above the coffee shop where we'd been having lunch that day. And so I sent a cable to my father saying, 'By the time you get this, Daddy, I'll already be Mrs. Blaise!' -Bharati Mukherjee

I pay a lot of attention to box office because I understand it. TV ratings? I don't know how to interpret them, since I'm new to TV, so I'm just going to wait for somebody to tell me. -Oren Peli

At the end of the day, successful box office just means that more people saw what you did and liked it, and that to me is the most important thing. That a lot of people saw it and liked it. -Paul Feig

I can see my ghost trying to get that Academy Award, forever stuck in a casting office. Can you imagine? I've spent enough time in audition rooms. I don't want to be doing that in my afterlife. -Rachael Taylor

I'm politically interested, but I have no particular talent as a political beast, stepping out and running for office. -Werner Herzog

It's pretty easy to make a film in China. A few years ago I just walked into the office and let them know I wanted to make a movie called 'Red Cliff' and they were so excited. They said, 'Let's do it!' It's that simple. -John Woo

It's the uncertainty, the challenge and the willingness to put it all on the line that draws a lot of people to climb mountains. That can also apply to a lot of other challenges in life, whether it's running for office, starting a family, going to grad school or taking all of your cash and assets and starting a business. -Mark Udall

As a lobbyist, I was completely against term limits, and I know a lot of people are against term limits, and I was one of the leaders, because why? As a lobbyist, once you buy a congressional office, you don't have to re-buy that office in six years, right? -Jack Abramoff

Who wants a life of ease? And who wants a life in the office that you hate, and who wants to play golf? -Sebastian Junger

One of my officers said to me that Trinidad and Tobago is seen like an ATM card… you come in with the card and you come back out with cash. It cannot happen anymore. It just cannot happen. -Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Today is indeed an historic occasion when as a first chair-in-office woman I hand over to another woman chair in office, your Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, in the presence of a woman head of the Commonwealth, Her Royal Highness, Her Majesty the Queen of England. -Kamla Persad-Bissessar

I always think, medically… you really have to be your advocate. You have to be able to back up everything that you're feeling with some information and protect yourself through the world of hospitals and doctors' offices, so the more information the better. -Lisa Edelstein

L.A. is so much about ratings and box office; that defines everything. And here, of course it's important, but it's not part of the culture – there's too much else going on in New York. They're not going to let one industry monopolize your attention, you know? You're likely to have best friends who are architects or newspaper reporters. -Dylan Walsh

I am an armor officer. -Eric Shinseki

I am an armor officer. I grew up as a part of the team that helped to field M-1s and M-60-A3s to the army back in 1980s. It's still a magnificent tank, and we designed it for the Cold War and Central Europe. -Eric Shinseki

Too often, people get elected to a body, to any office, and the first thing they do is talk about how this year, it's going to be different. -Bob Wise

I was eleventh-grade class president. That was the first elective office I held until I came into Congress. -Donna Edwards

My personal life is lived as 'me,' but my professional life is lived as other people. In other words, when I go to the office, I lie down, dream, and become 'someone else.' That's my job. -Wallace Shawn

I try to keep my heart and myself available for those little, 'God moments,' are what I call them, where someone calls the office and says, 'Would Ricky be interested in doing this?' -Ricky Skaggs

While I was serving, I worked as an adventure training officer, teaching soldiers how to ski, canoe and climb. -Ranulph Fiennes

When I was elected, I was the youngest member of the Tennessee congressional delegation; now, I'm one of the oldest. In fact, I have members of my staff who weren't even born when I took office. That tells me it's time for a new chapter. -Bart Gordon

The Oval Office symbolizes… the Constitution, the hopes and dreams, and I'm going to say democracy. And when you have a dress code in the Supreme Court and a dress code on the floor of the Senate, floor of the House, I think it's appropriate to have an expectation that there will be a dress code that respects the office of the President. -Andrew Card

You know, I go to work in a great office every day, and the amount of freedom that goes with being a pro golfer on the tour is awesome. So I get to enjoy my weeks off away from the course, and then I get to go to work on some of the best golf courses in the world out here. -Adam Derek Scott

People in the BBC are always dying to get out of their open-plan offices. -Andrew Davies

A distinguished producer called Kenith Trodd actually lived in his office for over a year – the cleaners refused to go in because it was such a tip. -Andrew Davies

I don't do office work at home. -A. K. Antony

If a candidate for office starts talking about thinning the deer population or investing in barriers to reduce the number of deer on the highways, the other side will probably just ignore him, because they're not going to know what to say about it. But there is a chance that the issue will resonate with voters in an unexpected way. -Bill James

On taking office, Obama promised the 'most transparent' administration in history; yet his record as president has been anything but transparent. -Bob Barr

The presidency is not an office job. -Jakaya Kikwete

I'm afraid I am tidy, and I have to be because the office is open plan and my glass office door is literally always open. -James Dyson

It is absolutely bedrock to the British Army's philosophy that a commanding officer is responsible for what goes on within his command. -Mike Jackson

I'm not versed enough in constitutional law to run for office. I'd have to go back to school or something. -Zach Galifianakis

I'd gotten myself into a kind of journalism that wasn't really compatible with rearing an infant. I'd been a foreign correspondent for a long time and had this subspecialty in covering catastrophes. It had spoiled me a little because you have a tremendous amount of autonomy, and I couldn't really see being an editor in an office. -Geraldine Brooks

I was very aware of office politics because I was so baffled by them. So much so goes unsaid. No one says 'you're a cheeky so-and-so,' no one says 'you're so moody,' nobody ever confronts anyone else about anything. But I'm very crass, and I'm very confrontational, and I have a temper. I had to be hyper-vigilant in every office I worked in. -Denise Mina

Anything that could be conceived of that would separate black people from white people was devised and codified by someone in some state in the South. There were colored and White waiting rooms everywhere, from doctor's offices to the bus stations, as people may already know. -Isabel Wilkerson

When I want to support a film starring actors I like, I purchase several tickets at the box office – even if I can't stay for the movie. -Gayle King

It's 5 P.M. at the office. Working fast, you've finished your tasks for the day and want to go home. But none of your colleagues have left yet, so you stay another hour or two, surfing the Web and reading your e-mails again, so you don't come off as a slacker. It's an unfortunate reality that efficiency often goes unrewarded in the workplace. -Robert Pozen

I'm a hard-working girl. I go to the office. I work a normal 9 to 5 job most days. -Petra Stunt

Being president of a major public university is the most political nonpolitical office around. -Gordon Gee

Millions of Americans today are taking dietary supplements, practicing yoga and integrating other natural therapies into their lives. These are all preventive measures that will keep them out of the doctor's office and drive down the costs of treating serious problems like heart disease and diabetes. -Andrew Weil

I was really a charmer; I was the guy who would get to the office, the principal would sit me down and within 10 minutes, we'd be, like, talking about some movies or something. -Patrick J. Adams

Obama broke his no-new-taxes pledge 15 days after he took office when he signed legislation on Feb. 4, 2009 raising the tax on cigarettes 158 percent – 62 cents per pack. -Bob Beauprez

Politics is still the No. 1 sport in town and the scoreboard shows the U.S. attorney's office leading. -Bill Kurtis

I don't have a formal home recording studio, but I can record tracks on my computer upstairs in my office. -Huey Lewis

All officers of the Intelligence Community, and especially its most senior officer, must conduct themselves in a manner that earns and retains the public trust. The American people are uncomfortable with government activities that do not take place in the open, subject to public scrutiny and review. -Dennis C. Blair

WHO has a country office in nearly every developing country, usually located close to the Ministry of Health. Staff in these offices need to do much more to help ministries of health strengthen their national health plans and strategies and then negotiate with development partners to support these priorities and follow these plans. -Margaret Chan

I'd come to the country to do my Thoreau bit, so I needed an office that looked out onto the woods for inspiration. I converted one of the bedrooms into my workspace and through its windows watched the wildlife appear each morning with the sunrise. Many were the days I would sit in wonder, coffee in hand, for hours. -David Mixner

I love books, I love art, I'm a fanatic nature and wildlife person. People assume I'm a political animal, power hungry, wanting to run for office. And anyone who knows me knows that none of that's true. -David Mixner

As a Naval officer, I've been all over the world, and one of the foundational lessons I learned was that parents everywhere would like to raise their children to a higher standard of living in a peaceful environment. That's a universal goal for families. -Michael Mullen

Hikes in the debt ceiling – without any political demands from the opposition party – had been routine until President Obama took office. -Juan Williams

I have a very serious censorship office inside my head; it censors things that I could tell you that you would never forget, and I don't want to be the person to stick that in your brain. -Alan Furst

Two successive commissioners in London police were fired by the mayor that came into office. That doesn't mean the police in London is not independent and does not exercise powers. Ultimately it is the political executive that has to answer. -P. Chidambaram

A film set is a workplace for me; it's my office, and nobody really wants to be in a stressful work environment. -Park Chan-wook

I've been able to make some wonderful films, but sometimes you make films with great passion – great belief – and these films slightly don't work at the box office, and they become your favorite films. -Yash Chopra

Sometimes I fantasize that all my furniture has been destroyed in a cataclysm, and I have to start again with only the stationery catalogue. My entire house would become an office, which would be an overt recognition of the existing state of affairs. -Hilary Mantel

A lot of producers now are people who stay in their office and never go to the set. I don't know how you can be the advocate of the movie if you're not there in it every day. -Gale Anne Hurd

I am excited to be doing 'SVU' – I think there's a lot of inherent drama and a lot of inherent conflict in procedural shows. I have a lot of respect for police officers and the work that they do. There's a lot of nobility to depicting what these officers do on a day to day basis. -Danny Pino

The economical policies that are instigated really makes you think that the American government is a bunch of evil bastards. So just because you're black, you're still representing that government, and when Obama came into office he enacted the same policies that we would critique other presidents for. -Lupe Fiasco

There's already been black presidents who've been corrupt, so it doesn't strike me that having a black man in office means he's going to be the Messiah. -Lupe Fiasco

Whenever I grump when the alarm goes off, it's immediately replaced by, 'But I get to leave my office at 11 A.M. and be with my daughter all day.' -Josh Elliott

I enjoyed being a police officer; I enjoyed the investigations. -Julia Pierson

When I first joined the Secret Service in 1983, I was right out of college, having spent the last two or three years of my college experience working as a police officer for the city of Orlando, Florida. -Julia Pierson

The truth is I don't watch a lot of news, except for when I'm here at the office watching Fox News. I get my news online primarily when I'm not watching the channel. -Megyn Kelly

I used to pride myself on being the first in the office in the morning and one of the last to leave at night. Now, that's so dated: It's not about effort, it's about outcomes. -Maynard Webb

I had always been literary, in the sense of loving poetry and discovering novels, but I found my voice, as they say, in an office full of elderly people who looked after blind ex-servicemen. -Andrew O'Hagan

Retaining a sense of control is really important. I like to do things in my own time, and in my own style, so an office with targets and bureaucracy just wouldn't work. -Daniel Tammet

We didn't have lawyers and accountants. No one was watching out for our money. We'd go to the office and get money and go on our way. I was 19-20 years old then. I was stupid. I didn't know any better. We weren't getting our fair share of the money. That happens to young musicians all the time. It makes me mad when I think how stupid we were. -Steve Jones

Unlike the traditional athlete, I've got to do more than just engage in my sport to put food on the table. When I'm done running, it's straight to the office. -Dean Karnazes

I have my whole office set-up at waist level; I don't sit at all during the day. Sitting, to me, is the devil. -Dean Karnazes

I have a lovely office at the back of my house; it's an old stable and you can see right out to the countryside on one side and into the house on the other side. -Eoin Colfer

Bathtub falls and police officers kill more Americans than terrorism, yet we've been asked to sacrifice our most sacred rights for fear of falling victim to it. -Edward Snowden

'Rolling Stone' had started something called 'Outside,' and since I was one of two people in the office that liked going outside, I was pegged to work on it. The concept of the magazine was simple: literate writing about the out-of-doors. I jumped at the opportunity. -Tim Cahill

Having women in office is vital to the health of our democracy because women play a unique role in our society. By and large, women are still the primary caregivers in families, even as we have taken our place in the workforce. -Ellen Malcolm

Protestations of indifference to higher office are hard to take seriously when the 'non-candidate' is busily engaged in testing the waters. -Jeff Greenfield

To be perfectly honest, it isn't fair that people have used my personality, and the sacrifices I make because I want to, as an indication that I want to be in a political office. -Steve Garvey

Visit USA.gov and you'll find thousands of directorates, agencies, boards, offices, and services replete with overlapping responsibilities, ancient priorities, and divided accountability. -Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

I was first elected to public office when the Reagan revolution was in full swing. Maximizing freedom guided the policies of that era, with tremendous success. -Jon Kyl

I have been immeasurably honored to serve the people of Maine for nearly 40 years in public office and for the past 17 years in the United States Senate. It was incredibly difficult to decide that I would not seek a fourth term in the Senate. -Olympia Snowe

I pretty much drink a cup of coffee, write in my journal for a while, and then sit at a computer in my office and torture the keys. My one saving grace as a writer is that, if I'm having trouble with the novel I'm writing, I write something else, a poem or a short story. I try to avoid writer's block by always writing something. -Jess Walter

Throughout my career, I had the great fortune to experience firsthand as well as to witness what it means to be a CIA officer. -John O. Brennan

Our democratic values also include – and our national security demands – open and transparent government. Some information obviously needs to be protected. And since his first days in office, President Obama has worked to strike the proper balance between the security the American people deserve and the openness our democratic society expects. -John O. Brennan

By the time President Obama took office, Guantanamo was viewed internationally as a symbol of a counterterrorism approach that flouted our laws and strayed from our values, undercutting the perceived legitimacy – and therefore the effectiveness – of our efforts. -John O. Brennan

Since taking office, President Obama has worked to restore a positive vision of American leadership in the world – leadership defined, not by the threats and dangers that we will oppose, but by the security, opportunity and dignity that America advances in partnership with people around the world. -John O. Brennan

I vividly remember my first day on the White House staff. My office, of course, was in the Old Executive Office Building. I didn't rate one in the West Wing; but don't try to tell me or any of the rest of us working there that we weren't working in the White House. -John Roberts

When I worked in the Department of Justice, in the office of the solicitor general, it was my job to argue cases for the United States before the Supreme court. I always found it very moving to stand before the justices and say, 'I speak for my country.' -John Roberts

I often compare myself as a kid to my own grandchildren, who are around 11 and 14 now. That's the age kids usually read my book. And I remember myself; we'd gone through a world war. My father was an army officer so I was aware of what was going on. But I wasn't bombarded with images of catastrophe like many kids are today. -Lois Lowry

Tell me why the limousine fleet has increased by 42 percent since Barack Obama took office. Why are we spending taxpayers' money on that? Limos should be for weddings and proms, certainly not for government officials to be riding around in. -Mark Neumann

If somebody walks in to me and says, 'I'm a gay person, I want a job in your office,' I would say that's inappropriate, and they wouldn't be hired because that would mean they are promoting their agenda. -Mark Neumann

When Mr. Obama entered office, he said all the right things about getting Washington spending under control. He even promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. Obviously, that didn't happen. -Pete Hegseth

As an infantry officer who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay, I have led men in combat and trained them on tactics and strategy. The mission of the infantry is to 'close with, and destroy, the enemy.' Our job, in a direct way, is to fight and win wars. -Pete Hegseth

Once I got married, I started working from an office. I found that having somewhere to go that isn't my house is mentally helpful: 'This is the place where I answer email and write blog posts,' and 'over there is the place where I do the dishes.' -Randall Munroe

C. Everett 'Chic' Koop became U.S. Surgeon General under President Reagan. He was a world renowned pediatric surgeon who had a tumultuous Senate confirmation process due to partisanship. Chic took office in January 1982, a time of 'tobacco wars' and a new and evolving terrifying disease that we ultimately came to know as AIDS. -Richard Carmona

I've had opportunities before to run for office – the Republicans recruited me when I was surgeon general, to run for Congress, to run against Gov. Napolitano. But I didn't feel it was my calling… I felt, 'Well, I'm flattered, but I really would rather stay and be the doctor of the nation and stay as surgeon general.' -Richard Carmona

In 1975, no State or Church guidelines existed in the Republic of Ireland to assist those responding to an allegation of abuse against a minor. No training was given to priests, teachers, police officers or others who worked regularly with children about how to respond appropriately should such allegations be made. -Sean Brady

My heroes are the non-commissioned officers. If I had another life that's what I'd be – a regimental sergeant major or a similar rank. That's where the spirit of the armed forces is. -Bob Ainsworth

Whatever he does in office, no man can live up to the high expectations of the world, but we have been changed by his election. Obama's inauguration is a historic global achievement, a major milestone in the journey of a powerful nation. -Des Browne

Markets work best when there's lots of information available and a historical track record to go on; they excel at predicting things like horse races, election outcomes, and box-office results. But they're bad at predicting things like who will be the next Supreme Court nominee, as that depends on the whim of the president. -James Surowiecki

I know a lot of law officers, and every single one of them faces a moment – usually after about three hours on the job – when they realise that there's no connection between law and justice. The law, as an institution, avoids justice, subverts it, just as often as it sees it done. -Jeff Lindsay

Office life is very, very strange. It's like no other way of living. You have an intimacy with people who you work with in the office, yet if you meet them on the streets, you both look the other way because you're embarrassed. -John Banville

After I left college I thought, very naively, that either you became someone interesting – an artist – or you went into academia. If you ended up in an office you were dull and lacking. And I ended up in an office. -Joshua Ferris

The office is a romantic enabler because you're always around the person you have a crush on. There's no escape from, and maybe no desire to escape from, those pressure-cooker conditions. And there's an automatic series of things you have to talk about all the time. -Joshua Ferris

I never did any training in journalism or in finance, so I really was in the deep end. I got very good at going to press conferences and nodding. I'd figure it out when I got back to the office. Charts and numbers. I've never been great with facts, ever, my whole life. For a journalist, that's not a very good trait. -Sophie Kinsella

Working is bad enough in the winter, but in the summer it can become completely intolerable. Stuck in airless offices, every fibre of our being seems to cry out for freedom. We're reminded of being stuck in double maths while the birds sing outside. -Tom Hodgkinson

I originally welcomed the mobile phone, as it seemed to me that it would enable you to work from anywhere. On the mobile, who was to know if you were sitting on the branch of a tree or sitting in an office? But it instead had the opposite effect: instead of freeing us from the office, it allowed the office to take away our freedom. -Tom Hodgkinson

When stuck years ago in a job I hated, my only friend was the public bench. As the tedious mornings dragged on, how I would long for the lunch hour, when I would be able to escape the torture of the office and stroll over to the churchyard and into the comforting wooden embrace of one of its benches. -Tom Hodgkinson

I'm married, I have a couple kids, I've traveled a lot, I've done book tours a lot, I'm happy to stay home and take my kids to school and come to the office. -James Frey

I'm not one of those professors whose office is encased floor-to-ceiling with books. By the way, I think academics do this to intimidate their visitors. -Gary Hamel

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