Fired Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Fired Quotes from Thomas Jefferson, Barbara Kruger, Jon Gruden, Brian Stelter, Tammy Duckworth. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.
Thomas Jefferson
One thing I learned working at magazines was that if you couldn’t get people to look at a page or a cover, then you were fired. It was all about how you create arresting works, and by arresting I mean stop people, even for a nano-second.
Barbara Kruger
When I got fired from coaching, I started coaching high school because my son played. I realized real quick that high school football is in trouble. There’s no budget. A lot of kids have got to pay to play, and every year, coaches are getting out of the profession. Kids aren’t playing like they used to. It bothers me.
Jon Gruden
Trump’s Fox News fixation was a major theme of his presidency. He hired people from Fox, fired people because of Fox, and gave most of his national TV interviews to Fox. Sometimes it was hard to tell where Trump ended and Fox began.
Brian Stelter
I had been pursuing a Ph.D. in political science when my National Guard unit was sent to Iraq. Eight months into our deployment, in November 2004, a rocket-propelled grenade fired by Iraqi insurgents tore through the pilot’s side of the Blackhawk helicopter I was flying.
Tammy Duckworth
I’ve made stupid investments. I’ve made stupid decisions as an employee. I’ve made foolish decisions as a manager. I’ve gotten fired. I’ve lost businesses. I went through all of those things.
Jon Taffer
I’ve never been fired in my life. From anything. I’ve never failed at anything I’ve tried.
Tom Freston
When I first got to WWE, people thought I was going to be fired within three months. No one liked me; no one wanted me there, whether it was the fans or the people backstage. I had to fight and fight and fight to earn my spot.
The Miz
My mother had various jobs, from where she was regularly fired as politically undesirable. I often saw her crying and mumbling that we’ll starve to death.
Thomas Peterffy
People that have integrity violations should be fired, not coached. How many integrity violations does it take to ruin the reputation of your company? Just one. You don’t coach integrity violations. You fire them.
Marshall Goldsmith
If the Russian nuclear arsenal was fired at the United States and other targets, and we fired back at them with thousands of nuclear weapons, it would be the end of life on earth.
Ted Turner
I’d never have left Hawkwind if I hadn’t been fired.
If you’ve got to get fired, it’s really fabulous to get fired with a friend.
Jorja Fox
Being fired from a show – being fired in any way, in any instance, any business – is just hard.
Kathleen Rose Perkins
I mean, there’s no arguing. There is no anything. There is no beating around the bush. ‘You’re fired’ is a very strong term.
Donald Trump
I remember, I was at the house with my oldest son and I got that call from Johnny Ace. You know that call. Johnny was the guy that hired me, fired me and hired me back, which was kind of cool. But I was just fired, everything stopped, my whole world stopped.
I never should have done ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ I didn’t want to do it because I didn’t want Donald Trump to say, ‘You’re fired.’
I had a moment where I wrote a movie script, and it was my first movie job, and I was very excited to do it, and my only goal was really not to get fired off of it.
Julie Plec
In a way getting fired up for these matches is what makes the Premier League the hardest tournament for me. Knowing I can lose and still be in the tournament probably makes me relax too much sometimes.
Adrian Lewis
I got a job working at a publishing company, Balmur Music, which was a company that Anne Murray was a co-owner in, as a tape copy guy. Eventually, I got fired from that job.
Blake Shelton
There are corporate environments where a person has dedicated their life to working hard, and then they’re fired with a security person escorting them out the door. I find that so demeaning and disrespectful.
Daniel Lubetzky
In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.
Christian Nestell Bovee
I’ve never worked in a retail store, but I did sell shoes at Gimme Shoes in San Francisco, a job I was fired from.
Sophia Amoruso
I remember working with Rod, though, on Chrysler Hour. I was too young and dumb to know that I was supposed to be scared of anybody or anything – like getting fired or anything like that.
Sally Kellerman
There’s a saying in my business that there are two kinds of coaches – those who have been fired and those who haven’t been fired yet. That’s kind of like prostate cancer. Every man will have it if he lives long enough.
Bobby Bowden
I only know that I fired twice, or perhaps several times, without knowing whether I had hit or missed.
Gavrilo Princip
If I was in Vince McMahon’s position, I would have fired myself for sure, 100 per cent.
Big Cass
I have fear, always, on the set. Insecurity to the point where the first week I always think I could be fired. I think that’s a fear most actors have.
Penelope Cruz
I got fired from WWE and it felt like our lives got turned upside down.
Sarah Logan
People often say that a bad event is a ‘blessing in disguise.’ Trust me, experience will teach you that some are unbelievably well disguised. Everyone gets fired, or decides to make a radical change at some point. Everyone suffers setbacks.
Tom Freston
Once the fired stone is out of the kiln, it is still possible to mentally reconstruct it in its original form.
Andy Goldsworthy
I just go from one movie to the next and try not to get fired.
James Newton Howard
I live in constant fear of being fired or dropped for that dark part of my work I can’t control.
Lynda Barry
Since the first archer fired the first arrow, warriors have been inventing ways to strike their enemies while removing themselves from harm’s way.
Tom Malinowski
I was fired from a movie because I did ‘Heathers!’ I was cast in a movie, and the director saw an advance screening and was offended by it and fired me.
Winona Ryder
A lot of times when people are released or, unfortunately, get fired, they almost scramble for what it is they are going to do next. I think when you are no longer working under a big, corporate umbrella, you have to be your own brand, your own enterprise. That was my thought process before I left.
Cody Rhodes
CEOs are worried they’re going to get fired any minute. They’re worried about their portfolios.
Dan Jenkins
I was fired at the pinnacle of my career, on my 39th birthday. And in the year that followed, I learned that there are many psychological phases of being ‘let go.’
Mika Brzezinski
Deep down, I never wanted to see Mourinho fired. We experienced some very beautiful things together in 2015.
Eden Hazard
I really wanted it to be organic and coming from my heart. So, I think maybe the initial thought of wanting to go in that direction, I had to wait until things happened in our world and in our country that fired me up enough where the words came out organically.
Joan Jett
Sauber had a bad championship the year after they fired me and so if I had stayed it would have not been so good. Sometimes life does these things to you because it’s the right thing. You think it’s wrong, ‘initially, but life proves different.
Felipe Massa
I got fired – November 8, 1979. And all of a sudden, I got a call, two weeks later, about doing a game on ESPN. And I truly said – Scotty Connal, the head of ESPN production at the time, was the guy that called me – I said, ‘Man, ESPN sounds like a disease. What is ESPN? I know nothing about it, never heard of it.’
Dick Vitale
Just thinking about the Pittsburgh franchise and Dan Rooney when he hired me, my first goal was just not to get fired before my 20th high school reunion.
Bill Cowher
I love insults, devastating takedowns, things that could be described by Twitter hacks as ‘shots fired,’ and funny ad hominem attacks.
Alex Pareene
The real literary editors have mostly been fired. Those that remain are all ‘bottom line’ editors; everything depends on the money.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
It was a terrible blow that was dealt when I was fired from ‘Saturday Night Live’, but I have to say that a few doors opened right away. Movie roles started to roll in, and pretty soon, I was over it.
Joan Cusack
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
When I got the script for Memento, I read it and I got killed off on page one and I fired my agent.
Joe Pantoliano
I’ve never had a relationship with a record executive. I always went to the record company by someone that liked my playing. Then they would get fired, and I’d be left with the record company. And then – because they got fired – the record company wouldn’t do anything for me.
Ornette Coleman
How do you stay married 47 years? You are probably apart 20 of them. You get fired, move to another job. She would raise the kids and come six months later. Just start all over again. New romance.
Bruce Arians
Be willing to get fired for a good idea.
Spike Jonze
One of my favorite stories is, I got fired off ‘Bionic Woman’ in part because I was told that I don’t know how to write women, and they promptly replaced me with a guy. What I find lovely about the story is how unaware the white dude who said that to me was when he said it.
Laeta Kalogridis
I want my kids to have passion for life, to really have a passion for life. I think when you have a passion for something, you can overcome obstacles, if you float through life without having anything to hold on to or get you fired up emotionally and to focus on, I think it’s really hard to overcome things.
Steve Nash
Joel Schumacher fired me from ‘Batman & Robin.’ I don’t think anybody knows that. I was having trouble with these contact lenses that were supposed to make your eyes glow under blacklight.
Lexi Alexander
I’m fired up about TV converter boxes.
Mike Gallagher
Most recently, terrorist forces have captured Israeli soldiers and fired rockets into Israeli cities – both unprovoked. These acts of aggression deserve the rapid and decisive response they received.
John Boehner
Marriage commissioners who choose not to marry homosexuals are being fired. A Knights of Columbus chapter in British Columbia is in court because it chooses not allow a lesbian group to use its facility for marriage ceremonies. The list goes on.
Stockwell Day
If your watch is slow by just four minutes, that’s not much – unless you’ve been warned that if you’re even one minute late ever again you will be fired. Then four minutes make a big difference.
Zig Ziglar
Nearly all of our existing power sources are generators which use a heat cycle. This includes our coal, oil, and gas fired utilities, our automobiles, trucks, and trains, and even our nuclear fission utility power plants.
Wilson Greatbatch
Politicians don’t like to face unpleasant realities. In truth, nobody does, but as individuals, we have no choice; if we neglect to plan ahead, we are held accountable. Fail to meet your responsibilities at work, and you get fired. Ignore your car’s gas gauge, and you get stranded.
Nathan Myhrvold
Young people, some of whom are not born into the faith, are being fired up by preachers using basic Islamic scripture and mobilized to wage jihad by radical imams who represent themselves as legitimate Muslim clergymen.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
A guy who gets fired and humiliated in the press can lose a lot of confidence.
Roger Ailes
Due process policies such as tenure are put in place to protect good teachers from being fired without cause. They aren’t there to protect ‘bad’ teachers.
Donna Brazile
President Trump has criticized the Mueller investigation, fired Jim Comey, savagely attacked the FBI, and repeatedly suggested the Russia campaign influence in 2016 was a hoax. In the wake of all of this, the American people need to be assured that Mueller can carry out his investigation without interference.
Neal Katyal
Every firing happens differently except in this one respect: the person being fired can’t believe how fast it happens.
Glenn Kelman
When you spend such a large portion of your life working – and it’s not fun, and you’re worried about getting sued or fired for saying the wrong thing or for acting crazy at a work party – then what has work done to America? That’s the impetus to have a huge office Christmas party.
T. J. Miller
Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.
George Carlin
At the end of the day, you have a job to do, and if you don’t do your job, you’re going to get fired. You just have to kind of put your head down and do it.
Chris Pine
I would be up until 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning on nights I was facing a wall. Because when I walked into WWE, I was told I was going to be fired ten times because I’m the smallest guy around.
Enzo Amore
I remembered a long time ago, Kit Williams hid a golden hare somewhere in Britain and wrote a book which was layered with clues about where the it was. This really fired my imagination, I read the book and it was way too cryptic for me to understand, but it seemed to fascinated people – it even got on the news.
Peter Molyneux
I was a sandwich artist at Subway and can still rattle off the order of toppings. I was fired because I got meatball sauce on the ivory cutting boards.
Jeremy Sisto
My cheerleader part in ‘Fired Up!’ is really funny.
Julianna Guill
The difference between me and other talent that has left WWE is – I left the company. In most of the other situations, the company fired them or not wanting to do with business with them.
Alberto Del Rio
I got fired from my first job in a store when I was a student because I kept wearing my own things, and people kept asking me where they were from, and the owner of the store got annoyed with me. So I got fired because I couldn’t afford to buy the clothes from the store.
Maria Cornejo
I think it’s time that we said to people who are incapable of acknowledging that they’ve ever got anything wrong: ‘I’m sorry, you’ve had your day.’ Unelected, unaccountable elites, I’m afraid it’s time to say, ‘You’re fired. We are going to take back control.’
Michael Gove
Melania and the White House had accused me of criminal activity, had publicly shamed and fired me, and made me their scapegoat.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired.
Lou Holtz
It’s funny, when you become an actor and you’re successful, they don’t want to talk about acting any more. ‘Hey let’s talk about that stuff you were fired from.’
Nicholas Brendon
We’re still in the ditch, and the Gennifer Flowers story about Bill Clinton says it all. A tabloid fired several bullets into the air, and the rest of the herd began to stampede.
Richard Ben Cramer
A big part of directing is being strong in certain circumstances and taking the gamble and hope you don’t get fired.
Wes Craven
Committing genocide on behalf of an institution generates greater loyalty to it than merely getting people fired from their jobs on its behalf.
John McCarthy
When I got fired, I had a feeling of loss because Viacom had been a passionate long-term relationship. But I got my balance back. I guess it’s like getting jilted by a girlfriend, a serious girlfriend. You move on.
Tom Freston
I always ask candidates two things: ‘How many times have you been fired?’ and, ‘Do you watch your clock when it’s time to go? Do you look at your phone? Do you look at your watch?’
Tilman J. Fertitta
I had a CrossFit trainer for two weeks. I fired him.
Brantley Gilbert
I’d cut school and go over to the Lori-Ann Donut Shop and eat doughnuts. I got a job at the pet store near Lechmere, unloading fish tanks. They gave me $10 for unloading a full long-bed truckload. I never broke a fish tank. When I asked for a raise, I got fired.
Howie Long
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
After I was fired from Disney, I did some of the worst movies ever made and I got professionally involved with a manager who said it didn’t matter what you did as long as you kept working. I wound up completely broke.
Tommy Kirk
If I see one of my sales assistants neglecting someone because he doesn’t look like a good client, he’s fired immediately.
Antoine Arnault
After I was fired from Disney, I did some of the worst movies ever made.
Tommy Kirk
I feel like I do my best work under fear of being fired.
Lindsay Mendez
I am still in shock and awe at being fired.
Peter Arnett
There are two things I enjoy most about my work. First, I get to work with interesting and enthusiastic people who are also fired up about science. Second, every once in a while I have moments in which I suddenly understand the solution to a problem that I’ve been working on – those are great moments.
David J. Anderson
It has been rumored that we have fired scud missiles into Kuwait. I am here now to tell you, we do not have any scud missiles and I don’t know why they were fired into Kuwait.
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
A lot of times, guys leave WWE or get fired by WWE, but there’s always that little bit of buzz right when they get out on the scene, but like all buzz, it fades. But I feel really flattered that, for whatever reason, it seems to be trending upwards.
Cody Rhodes
At Yves Saint Laurent, I felt like the son-in-law – like I was part of the family, but not quite. When I was fired, I felt like the widow.
Alber Elbaz
One of my first songs I ever got a decent cut on was with a songwriter out of Xenomania, called ‘All Fired Up’ for the Saturdays.
I worked at a movie theater in Tempe, Arizona, when I went to community college there. And I got fired because a sorority had rented out a theater to watch ‘Titanic,’ and they were being really rude to me while they were waiting for the movie. So as I tore their tickets, I told them the end of the movie.
Bill Hader
It was a dreamlike time for me from December 1997 to March of ’98. Before that, I was basically unknown. Then, bang! The starting gun fired, and everybody just started running. It was learn-on-the-job. And there were more opportunities for work than I had time to do them.
Ben Affleck
Imagine if these computer geeks who are running baseball now were allowed to run a war? They’d be telling our soldiers: ‘That’s enough. You’ve fired too many bullets from your rifle this week!’
Tom Seaver
As a businessman, I learned something that Donald Trump never figured out: It isn’t about how many times you yell, ‘You’re fired,’ but instead, how many times you say, ‘You’re hired.’
John Hickenlooper
The government shutdown, we all know that’s a sham. I mean, are they really going to just go to the entire Army and Navy and say, ‘You’re fired.’
Mike Leach
I lived through a classic publishing story. My editor was fired a month before the book came out. The editor who took it over already had a full plate. It was never advertised. We didn’t get reviewed in any major outlets.
Anita Diament
Having already been a head coach and having been fired, you never want to be in a situation where you’re not prepared.
Monty Williams
To operate based on conviction and belief requires an acceptance that your actions could get you fired. This is different from pig-headed bravado, and it is different from putting the company at risk.
Simon Sinek
I’m not afraid of being fired, and I’m gonna speak my mind.
Terry Bradshaw
When I was a young prosecutor, I got called to testify against my boss. I could have backed down, but I didn’t. I stood up to him. And he fired me for it.
Susana Martinez
My parents never raised their hand or fired me. Their way of disciplining me was to tell me what is right or wrong.
Deepika Padukone
Well, yes, I’ve fired a lot of people. Generally I like other people to fire, because it’s always a lousy task. But I have fired many people.
Donald Trump
A lot of people in Hollywood, and everywhere pretty much, operate on fear. No one wants to get fired, so everyone’s scared to take a chance. There’s money involved, and there are careers and reputations on the line.
Billy Eichner
The First Amendment says nothing about your getting paid for saying anything. It just says you can say it. I don’t believe that if a corporation pulls all the money out of you or a network pulls their money away or you get fired, you’re being censored.
Penn Jillette
The crucial question one comes back to is the examination; without that experience is meaningless. And I think it’s true that society is becoming more and more passive, less and less fired up with enthusiasm, in many spheres.
Peter Hammill
I’ll never forget, Jill Ellis, the U.S. national team coach, texted me and said: ‘Welcome to the coaching fraternity, you haven’t coached unless you’ve been fired.’ It was the most powerful thing anyone could have told me. Of course it hurt like hell, but it was an important learning curve.
Emma Hayes
I saw people get fired after their eviction. But when I found that if you get evicted, your chances of losing your job increase by 20 percent, that’s when it really hit home for me.
Matthew Desmond
Everybody who’s been fired has heard before about the problems they have. They just don’t know it’s that serious. Once you know what the stakes are, you become more serious.
Glenn Kelman
A fundamental lesson on being fired: Never lie about it. People will know what you’re saying is a cover-up for how you really feel – embarrassed, discouraged, and afraid.
Mika Brzezinski
I hate to predict my future. I never really thought I would be a head coach at 34 years old. I never thought I would be traded to Tampa. I never even really thought I would be fired, even though I probably deserved it. I try not to predict things.
Jon Gruden
My only problem with fans is when they turn pro. For example, when all the professional writers were fired by DC in the ’60s, they brought in a generation of comic book fans who would have paid to have written these stories.
Alan Moore
I’d rather have most of my life private. So, what you do see in me is on the court, and on the court, I am competitive. I’m an irritant to the other team. Emotional. Fired up. And so that’s what people see, and that’s what they judge off of.
Grayson Allen
The active fighters can’t speak up or they will be fired. Because this monopoly doesn’t allow for a free market. We have to free the fighters so they can fight wherever they want.
Wanderlei Silva
In July 2011, U.S. Soccer announced that they’d fired Bob Bradley and hired Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach. Jurgen had once been a world-class German striker; now he was regarded as a successful, if controversial, coach.
Tim Howard
Being fired was the best luck of my life. It made me stop and reflect. It was the birth of my life as a writer.
Jose Saramago
The unions say ‘last hired – first fired,’, we say hire and fire based on merit. We want the best and brightest in the classroom.
Scott Walker
If you win a Super Bowl before you’re fired, you’re a genius, and everyone listens to you. But a coach is just a guy whose best class in grammar school was recess and whose best class in high school was P.E. I never thought I was anything but a guy whose best class was P.E.
John Madden
There’s no way that I could do a 9 to 5 job. There’s no way. I was not cut out for that. You come in and you work for three months on the one job. They say, ‘Great,’ you know, and you’re on to the next one – and you never even got fired. It’s wonderful.
Dennis Quaid
I don’t want to be fired after two seasons and risk never getting another opportunity to coach.
Chauncey Billups
It’s not the way you want to get a job, to see someone you admire and look up to and learned so much from get fired.
J. B. Bickerstaff
I was fired from my first job in New York. I was just out of school, doing the Welsh play, ‘The Corn Is Green,’ at Equity Library Theater. I was studying with Uta Hagen, and I was really working well, but they got nervous. They wanted results right away. We had a run-through, and I wasn’t there yet, so they fired me.
Barbara Barrie
I think anyone that isn’t fired up right now shouldn’t probably be out here.
Karrie Webb
Keeping people fired up starts with having a really clear vision for what the company is aiming to do.
Nick Woodman
As people know in coaching, you can get fired and hired just like that.
Gary Payton
In the car and in front of the camera I tend to be very calm but behind the scenes I can get fired up and passionate, I just don’t see the need to shout my mouth off in public.
Jenson Button
I went out there for a thousand a week, and I worked Monday, and I got fired Wednesday. The guy that hired me was out of town Tuesday.
Nelson Algren
If you are a lousy teacher, you should be fired.
Geoffrey Canada
Even after they fired me, called me a bigot and publicly advised me to only share my thoughts with a psychiatrist, I did not call for defunding NPR. I am a journalist, and NPR is an important platform for journalism.
Juan Williams
There are etiquette things that actors, new actors, need to know about. Because it only takes one mess-up on a set to get fired. Not being where you’re supposed to be or saying something to the wrong person that you’re not supposed to say, and those are like basic things that the actors need to know.
Loretta Devine
My agent said, ‘You aren’t good enough for movies.’ I said, ‘You’re fired.’
Sally Field
Most of the jobs I had when I was younger, I got fired from. I never had the attention span.
Marty Scurll
We should because when coaches get fired, the players have a lot to do with it.
Allen Iverson
Business and growing jobs is about taking risk, sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding, but always striving. It is about dreams. Usually, it doesn’t work out exactly as you might have imagined. Steve Jobs was fired at Apple. He came back and changed the world.
Mitt Romney
I had come from a middle-class family in Port Washington, Long Island, and I was really clueless about Wall Street. My first job there I basically got fired from.
Anthony Scaramucci
There’s nothing wrong with being fired.
Ted Turner
One week after getting married in my thirties – while I was working as the main anchor at the CBS affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio – I got fired.
Gretchen Carlson
The Ebert thing just didn’t work out. We just couldn’t, like, come to an agreement. And ‘Movieline’, they obviously didn’t want me, because they fired me.
Elvis Mitchell
Before ‘Scandal,’ I was actually cast in two other pilots. Both went to series, but I was fired and recast. For both, it was because they wanted me to sound more ‘girlfriend,’ more like ‘hood,’ more ‘urban.’
Kerry Washington
The later it gets the more disturbed the city becomes. I go with Albert through the streets. Men are standing in groups at every corner. Rumours are flying. It is said that the military have already fired on a procession of demonstrating workers.
Erich Maria Remarque
Somebody had fired a shot at the President, and I had to get myself between the shooter and the President and Mrs. Kennedy. Nothing else mattered.
Clint Hill
When I was fired from my post as General of the Fighter Arm, I was to give proof that this jet was a superior fighter. And that’s when we did it. I think we did it.
Adolf Galland
I love listening to Lil’ Wayne, Drake, and Eminem to get me fired up!
Gabby Douglas
We’re so obsessed with, ‘Is Michael Cohen going to jail or not? Is Rod Rosenstein going to be fired? What did Trump tweet today? Did he call the press an enemy of the state?’ We’re so focused on that, we’re missing just the tremendous damage Trump is doing to the decency and moral character of this country.
Daniel Pfeiffer
David and I were divorced in 1980, and there has been silence between us ever since. Despite our decade of marriage and a child together, I was airbrushed out of his life. He never demonstrated any affection or gratitude after we parted. He fired anyone who mentioned my name.
Angela Bowie
Don’t be afraid to push your company in the direction you think is right – you’ll either be fired or promoted, and either outcome will end up just fine.
Hilary Mason
A morality clause is a grey area that the powers that be say if it is immoral, than it’s immoral, and you are getting fired.
Shane Douglas
The ‘Apprentice’ was tough, tough work. It was all for charity, so I was thankful for the money Donald Trump gave me when I was fired.
Tito Ortiz
When you play professionally, you get accustomed to turnover. Players come and go – they get injured, they get transferred, they get cut from the team. Coaches are hired, and coaches are fired. It’s just part of the world you live in.
Tim Howard
But generally speaking, people weren’t fired, art jobs were very hard to get, so something really calamitous had to happen to a person who was working there in order for you to find a space.
Gil Kane
You coach long enough, you’re gonna get fired.
Mike D’Antoni
If the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies were private companies and were chronically unable to accomplish one of their key missions, their shareholders would have long ago revolted, fired their management, and their stock would be trading at values near zero.
Peter Bergen
In March 1915, at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, the British fired more shells in a single 35-minute bombardment than they had during the whole Boer War.
Saul David
I did all kind of jobs to sustain myself. I worked at a grocery store, in the public health department, and what was then Thomas Cook and Sons. The last job was particularly interesting, but I got fired from it.
Ruskin Bond
If Hillary Clinton had won the election, which, thank God she didn’t, but if she had… she would have fired Comey immediately.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
A Trump administration will take on this fight and send a clear message to the Islamist terrorists: you may have fired the first shot, but rest assured, America will fire the last.
Michael McCaul
I’d been fired by CBS News in a semipublic way, and as the months went by, there was a perception that I was damaged goods.
Mika Brzezinski
On the 10th of September 1962, sixteen bullets was fired into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tucker for me.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Before the word ‘resignation’ became a euphemism for being fired, it connoted a sense of public integrity and personal honor.
Bret Stephens
I’ve never been fired from an acting job.
Elden Henson
There was one reviewer from the ‘New York Times,’ I forget his name, who said I was ‘death warmed over.’ I wrote him back that I knew more about death than he did. The ‘Times’ fired him, put him in the cooking department!
James Rosenquist
The year the bus drivers went on strike in Pittsburgh, I was twenty-three and living on the edge of the city in a neighborhood that was on the verge of becoming a ghetto. I had just been fired from a good job as a cartographer in a design studio where I had worked for about four months.
Said Sayrafiezadeh
Sometimes I wish I could get fired.
Matt Stone
Game developers know that people have more fun when they’re in large groups. They feel more fired up when the challenges are more epic.
Jane McGonigal
I always say, I have been fired from more jobs than most people would ever have had in their entire career.
Nick Wooster
Vanguard never would have happened if I hadn’t been fired as CEO of Wellington Management Company, the firm that did the investing for the Wellington fund and eight sister funds.
John C. Bogle
In this business, if you lose, you’re gonna get fired. Now, if you win, you still may get fired. That’s the hard part. You see guys having success and getting fired. That’s really tough to watch.
Stan Van Gundy
Kohli is always fired up, very animated on the field and plays with passion.
James Anderson
I like coal fired. I’m definitely, generally, always a coal-fired guy. Crispy, don’t do a ton of sauce, but kind of a well-done, coal-fired pizza is my jam.
Dave Portnoy
One of our things is that money follows; it does not lead. So we want people that are fired up and passionate about their mission… and people that aren’t so married to spreadsheets and thinking that kind of voodoo controls the future. Because it doesn’t.
Dan Gilbert
Well I would never say to anybody that Warren Beatty got fired, but uh, I think he and Quentin fell out of love, and I think Warren told Quentin to hire me for the film.
David Carradine
I’m in a position of feeling secure enough so that I can say what I think is right and if so many people think it’s wrong that I get fired, well, I’ve got enough to eat.
Andy Rooney
Rockets fired by the Taliban generally aren’t guided.
Richard Engel
I’d rather be fired than retire.
George Blanda
I’m naturally fired up. I’m naturally excited to play each and every time I lace the shoes up.
Jae Crowder
I got fired for giving coffee away. It was just my regulars. I’d say, ‘Don’t worry about it,’ and they’d put down a dollar tip. Technically, I was stealing. Ethically, I was boosting morale!
Jack McBrayer
One of the lyrics from Bono that always sticks with me is ‘Where the Streets Have No Name.’ Just the name of the song, that sort of oneness, and there isn’t any division in yourself, and your just at peace and fired up at the same time.
Ed Kowalczyk
So that’s kind of like how I was, even body guarding with guys I was more of a talker and ran my mouth and smiled and stuff and it kept people off, especially if a guy’s is fired up and you’re laughing at him or smiling or winking at him it just messes with their mind.
I have learned that nothing gets readers so fired up as saying something everyone knows is true.
Hope Jahren
I used to work at this store, and I got fired when I actually booked the job on ‘Glee’ because I had to go film ‘Glee.’ I was a dancer on ‘Glee.’ My manager was like, ‘Umm this isn’t gonna work, so you can come get your last check this week.’
Taylour Paige
I don’t think that every single case of sexual harassment has to result in someone being fired; the consequences should vary. But we need a shift in culture so that every single instance of sexual harassment is investigated and dealt with. That’s just basic common sense.
Tarana Burke
When I was 22, I was thrown out of graduate school and then fired from three jobs in a row at higher and higher salaries where I saved nothing.
James Altucher
You can’t satisfy everybody. I will continue to do my job until I get fired, and the only people who can fire me are my fans.
R. Kelly
I got fired from a movie that ended up being called ‘Windows,’ which Gordon Willis, the cinematographer, directed. I got fired because he refused to cast Meryl Streep, who at the time was at Yale. I told him I thought he was an idiot, and he fired me.
Scott Rudin
Nobody in the Washington regulatory bureaucracy gets fired for saying no.
Blake Farenthold
I had a group of Hispanic Americans come into my office in 1976 who worked in a Denver packing plant. They had just been fired by their employer who turned around and hired illegal aliens for a lot less money. That had a big impact on me.
Richard Lamm
My mother always wanted me to be glamorous. When I thought about that, it really fired me up, and once I lost all those pounds, I started to feel really good about myself.
Etta James
I got fired when I was a dishwasher at Denny’s. That set me back a little bit. You don’t realize how important dishwashers are until you do the job.
Kelsey Grammer
Whether it’s people walking off ‘The View’ when Bill O’Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression.
Eric Cantor
We used to listen to a lot of AC/DC before games to get fired up. ‘TNT,’ ‘Thunderstruck,’ all that stuff. It really gets you pumped.
Joe Flacco
I had never really fired guns before, so this was all very new to me.
Shane West
Being unemployed is not good for an actor. No, it isn’t, no matter how unsuccessful you are. Because you always remember getting fired from all the restaurants. You remember that stuff very, very strongly.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
I often think about what my replacement will do after I’m fired. She won’t have emotional commitments to decisions that I already regret.
Glenn Kelman
We’ve all had someone break our hearts or have been fired from a job or have been cheated.
Greg Sestero
In 2003 and again in 2010, I was fired from my job as editor-in-chief of a ‘progressive’ paper, Al-Watan. During the years in between, I served as media adviser to Prince Turki al-Faisal, the Saudi ambassador to Britain and then the United States.
Jamal Khashoggi
Like many of his fellow skyjackers, 49-year-old Arthur Gates Barkley was motivated by a complicated grievance against the federal government. In 1963, the World War II veteran had been fired as a truck driver for a bakery, after one of his supervisors accused him of harassment.
Brendan I. Koerner
You can’t control injuries, can’t control guys getting fired and stuff like that.
Collin Sexton
My first job in the States was as a junior fashion editor at ‘Harper’s Bazaar,’ which I enjoyed, but not for all that long because I was fired by the editor in chief, who told me that I was too ‘European.’
Anna Wintour
Congress is where Americans are supposed to have our big, messy political fights. That’s because the people who make the laws need to be hired and fired by the people. Don’t like the laws? Fire the lawmakers.
Ben Sasse
The workers who harvest our food have been systematically denied the basic rights that are granted to all other American workers. They can be fired for trying to form a union or for attempting to improve their working conditions. They are not eligible for overtime pay, disability, or even unemployment insurance.
Eric Schneiderman
I get fired up in big games. Other guys might get scared, but with me, my intensity overrules my jitteriness.
Lorenzen Wright
I got fired from being a lunch-shift bartender because I had a reading of a play.
John Krasinski
I tried to score a few films with this composer Brian Reitzell here in L.A. We made a bunch of music we really loved, but we got fired from the film for being too weird.
Jim James
I get all fired up about aging in America.
Willard Scott
I tried to hostess… but they fired me after four days because I couldn’t figure out how seating plans worked.
Taylor Schilling
‘All Over Me’ is a song that I really got fired up the first time I heard it: it just really moved and it really had a lot of energy.
Josh Turner
When you try to be a role model, not everybody can relate to some of your highs – awards, championships. But everybody can relate to the lows. Everybody’s gotten fired from a job or gotten cut. People learn more about you in those lows than they do in the highs.
Tim Tebow
No one can deny that Russia fired some big rockets and placed satellites into orbit. But there’s been a deluge of poppycock about ‘miraculous’ scientific advances that enabled them to do it. Much of this analysis reflects ignorance about rocketry.
Willy Ley
When I was 16… I worked in a pet store. And they fired me because… they had three snakes in there, and one day I braided them.
Steven Wright
My great-great-aunt was a terrorist. I’m not talking about the sense in which the pacifist Mahatma Gandhi was branded a terrorist by the British parliament in 1932: Pritilata Waddedar was an active participant in armed struggle against the British state. She supplied explosives. She fired a gun. And I’m proud of it.
Ash Sarkar
And I always was getting fired and quitting jobs, so I was not going to ruin Public Storage, and I was excited about Public Storage because I knew eventually I could be one of those property manager people that had their own apartment on site. So I had these big dreams for Public Storage.
Ari Lennox
The writer is a mysterious figure, wandering lonely as a cloud, fired by inspiration, or perhaps a cocktail or two.
Sara Sheridan
Cool under pressure can be misinterpreted. I’m fired up, but in my mind, I’m calm. Here comes the next play, hurry up, let’s go.
Philip Rivers
I am such a do-goody, people-pleasing kid – or I was – I don’t think I’ve ever been fired, not even from an ice cream shop, magician for kids’ parties, not even in my early jobs in radio.
Ira Glass
So already, you go from not having a job and thinking you’re going to get fired after the pilot, to knowing that you’ve got a guaranteed job for 4 years.
Michael Shanks
I’ve fired quite a few, but I’ve never had an employee quit on me.
Corey Harrison
Advancement and promotion in Mystic Masonry is not dependent on favor; it cannot be given till it has been earned and the candidate has stored in himself the power to rise, any more than a pistol can be fired till it has been loaded.
Max Heindel
You get fired. You get cut. That’s just part of it, man. You don’t worry about it, but what you do is you make sure that you left it better for the next guy.
Herm Edwards
I’d fired anyone who was involved with Creed. I didn’t want anything to do with the music business. The entire press and industry hated me, so what was the point?
Scott Stapp
In Indiana, gays and lesbians can be fired from their jobs with impunity, and in Arkansas, it’s the same thing. We need those protective laws to truly have an equal society.
George Takei
I dropped out of school; I got fired from my job. Those were my roughest moments, but I always knew through it that I was going to be great.
Tory Lanez
Getting fired was always a big deal to me. It’s a bit like having someone break up with you.
Sophia Amoruso
I have a personal barber, Mister C. He lives in Brooklyn, but he travels with me. He used to cut Lady Gaga’s hair, but he fired her to work for me.
Theophilus London
Film scores are complicated puzzles that you need to figure out and solve very quickly, or else you’re basically fired. You’re hired to enhance the film and you only have a couple tries to prove that you are capable of that task. I can keep trying to enhance my album ad infinitum.
Oneohtrix Point Never
I have had hundreds of people work for me over the years, and I don’t think I ever fired anybody.
Tom T. Hall
I tell people that the best thing that can ever happen to you is getting fired, and you can either sink or swim, and I swam like hell. The reason why I swam the way I swam was because there was nothing else for me.
Drew McIntyre
The first boss to give me a shot on-air left the station not long after I started reporting. The next boss fired me, and told me I was the worst person he’d ever seen on TV and that I would never make it. That felt like being punched in the gut repeatedly! But I pulled myself together and kept fighting for my dream.
Shannon Bream
They’ll totally hire me if I say I got fired from my job on the Hill because of a sex scandal.
Jessica Cutler
Some coaches get fired even after the best years they’ve ever had.
Mike D’Antoni
I am very fired up to run in New York.
Dayron Robles
Like I always say, the goal every day is not to get fired.
Devin McCourty
For now, I’m just going to keep doing the work and hope I don’t get fired. If people want to put me up on their walls, I’ll love it.
Ryan Gosling
I wrote the script of Patton. I had this very bizarre opening where he stands up in front of an American flag and gives this speech. Ultimately, I was fired. When the script was done, they hired another writer and that script was forgotten.
Francis Ford Coppola
Advertising was fairly simple work, and I really just wanted a job where I could sit and write every day and not get fired for it like I had at other jobs, but it was fun.
John Hughes
It’s all too easy to imagine Trump issuing an ultimate, thermonuclear ‘You’re fired!’ to China, Iran, or another nation – and perhaps to the whole human race.
Lawrence M. Krauss
Israel is a country that reacts vigorously when its citizens are fired upon, which is a good thing.
Tzipi Livni
My mom kicked me out a couple of weeks before my 18th birthday. I had a job for about six, seven months at a supermarket, and they fired me for being late.
Cardi B
I recruited my dad to be my bass player and fired him on several occasions. He stayed on as a bus driver.
Chely Wright
My mother died when I was very young. I didn’t want to be in the position I was in, but I eventually pulled my head out of the sand, started listening to people, and decided to use my role for good. I am now fired up and energized and love charity stuff, meeting people, and making them laugh.
Prince Harry
I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
Steve Jobs
I moved to New York when I was 17 and I had no idea what I was doing. I really thought I was going to take that city by storm and it taught me a lot; it was like the school of life. For me, it was like a series of really hilarious experiences in New York with getting jobs and getting fired.
Dreama Walker
I was fired as an actor on ‘Bosch.’
Michael Connelly
I was a girl in a land where rifles are fired in celebration of a son, while daughters are hidden away behind a curtain, their role in life simply to prepare food and give birth to children.
Malala Yousafzai
Good advice is just watch what you say on Facebook, on Twitter, on social networks because being sued is not fun. Filing a lawsuit is not fun. And being fired and having to do all of those things is not fun. So just avoid it.
Rachel Sklar
About guns, about hunting, it’s safe to say I know nothing. The last gun I fired was a musket at Boy Scout camp.
Rosecrans Baldwin
Synaptic summation is the technical term used in neurophysiology for those instances in which some neuron C is fired only by a combination of neurons A and B.
Gregory Bateson
It’s hard to speculate, but it was tough when coach Paul Westphal drafted me and wanted me there and then got fired two weeks into my rookie year.
Jimmer Fredette
The journalists have obviously failed to capture my innate magnetism, humour and charisma, and they all need to be fired from their newspapers right away.
Alexei Sayle
I had, like, 11 jobs. I’ve been fired 11 times! ‘Cause I’m not cut for that. You know, I was a great employee, man. Everybody loved me coming to work – I’m singing, tellin’ jokes on the assembly line. I was miserable, man. I was dying. I was dying.
Steve Harvey
Early on, I had five jobs in a row where I was either fired or canceled.
Matt Lauer
Now, I’ve never hosted a reality TV show, but I know the true mark of a successful businessman is not the number of times you say, ‘You’re fired.’ It’s the number times you say, ‘You’re hired.’
John Hickenlooper
In a competition, you get fired up, you’re jacked up on adrenaline and you do stuff sometimes that you look at later and you’re like ‘How the heck did I even do that? Why would I do something like that?’ But it’s just in the moment.
Trevor Bauer
Getting fired is hard.
Alice Barrett
Eventually I returned to the W to play in Dallas, because of my coach Fred Williams. But once Fred got fired, I knew that my support there was gone. And that the only way I could stay in the league would be if I were living near my family on the West Coast.
Liz Cambage
If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
Vince Lombardi