Waitress Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Waitress Quotes from Edith Bowman, Suze Orman, Kalki Koechlin, Lady Gaga, Bruce McCulloch. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

Mum and Dad ran a seaside hotel in Anstruther in Fife.

Mum and Dad ran a seaside hotel in Anstruther in Fife. It was a family run business, so I worked in the kitchen and helped out as a chambermaid and waitress.
Edith Bowman
For seven years after college, I was a waitress at the Buttercup Bakery in Berkeley, and from there I got a job at Merrill Lynch as an account executive, from where I went to vice president of investments for Prudential-Bache Securities. I started my own firm in 1987.
Suze Orman
When I was studying in London, I worked part-time as a waitress. I was teaching drama to kids. I did a lot of odd jobs to pay for my studies.
Kalki Koechlin
I got a job when I was 15 because my allowance was about $20 a week which in New York was impossible. So I used to waitress across the street from where I grew up.
Lady Gaga
I don’t love comedy but I can watch someone who’s kind of interesting forever. I think a waitress who’s having a bad day is a lot more fun than Robin Williams doing forty minutes of material.
Bruce McCulloch
My mother and father had so many ups and downs and stayed with each other and helped each other. My mother took in ironing and she was a waitress. My father was working in the factory and he did people’s tax returns.
Patti Smith
I don’t have a lot of skills, but one thing I can do is, I can compartmentalize. I can make that a little world that I can go back to, so I can be a waitress, or I can be a teacher, and then go and work on my book.
Dana Spiotta
I’ve done a lot of odd jobs, including waitressing, which most actors have done. I was a busboy – girl – when I was younger and sold things at little fairs when I was younger. I mostly related the role to being a waitress and having to deal with customers. There are good people and some not-so-good people.
Jess Weixler
I was keen to earn my own money from an early age. I had a job as a paper girl in my local village when I was about 11 – and when I was a bit older, around 15, I was a waitress.
Alice Roberts
I’ve been a DJ, janitor, ditch digger, waitress, computer instructor, programmer, mechanic, web developer, clerk, manager, marketing director, tour guide and dorm manager, among other things.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Coming home, we stopped for a bite to eat and ran into a confused waitress. Had a heart-rending time trying to speak the Words of Life to her, and as I think of all this country now, many just as confused, and more so, I realized that the 39th Street bus is as much a mission field as Africa ever was.
Jim Elliot
As a former waitress myself, I know firsthand how a simple smile from someone can improve your day and how a single harsh word can destroy it. Being courteous and thoughtful costs you nothing and can sometimes pay you dividends in unexpected ways.
Susanna Kearsley
My first waitress job was at Johnny Rockets in New Jersey, and then I waited tables at a sports bar.
Melissa Rauch
My life is so different because of ‘Waitress.’ The people that I’m close to, the things I do professionally, my colleagues, my best friend and my boyfriend – like, all of these things have come to me because of the show. And it’s really beautiful.
Sara Bareilles
I’ve always been melancholic. At a party, everyone would be looking at the glittering chandeliers and I’d be looking at the waitress’s cracked shoes.
Marian Keyes
I have been a waitress, and I was a damn fine waitress too, let me tell you.
Jessica Lange
I’ve been a waitress for events, but a lady at the Victoria hotel in Yorkshire showed me how to do it properly.
Vicky Krieps
I think that I was lucky that I was 30 when I did ‘Love Story’, which came with this extravagant pop celebrity. I had already done 15 years of what I call ‘real’ work.’ I was a waitress, chambermaid, and a photographer’s assistant, so I knew that I was tremendously lucky as a novice actor to have that big hit.
Ali MacGraw
There’s something very funny about giving a menial task to a genius and watching him find so much complexity and overanalyse it to such a degree that the waitress from Nebraska working at the Cheesecake Factory has passed them all by.
Simon Helberg
The only honourable work my parents knew was blue-collar. But while my father Robert ran a pawnbroker’s shop, and my mother was a waitress, I moved into a middle-class world with a level of security they never knew.
Norman Foster
You can’t come out of drama school and think, ‘It’s all going to be amazing.’ You have to expect to work in a bar for at least five years and be a waitress for maybe two!
Emilia Clarke
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
I’d much rather have sat there and just been a fly on the wall, instead of having to smile at people. I’d rather have been a waitress. Just gone round and stared at people.
Jennifer Saunders
I wasn’t a very good waitress, always spilling things on people and forgetting things. I once spilled ashes all over Mike Wallace’s table.
Tracy Pollan
My mother was a waitress in a Lyons Corner House, but she married up. She was keen on bettering herself. She taught me how to use the right knives and forks and behave properly.
Charles Dance
When my parents met, my mother was a waitress and my father was a dockyard worker. They were part of that post-war better-yourself generation, so they both went to night school.
Alison Owen
I really don’t like going out. I don’t like restaurants because I don’t like the idea of someone, a waitress, being responsible for my evening. I like seconds, and more, and lots of conversation, and I’ve always hated the idea that in a restaurant an evening just ends. I find that incredibly depressing.
Amy Sedaris
Asians narratively in shows are insignificant. They’re the cop or the waitress or whatever it is. You see them in the background.
John Cho
I’ve worked in a call centre and as a nightclub waitress. I served champagne to Rihanna.
Fleur East
It’s usually drawing on personal experience. I don’t think I could dig deep enough trying to get into somebody else’s life. Like ‘Far From Me’ – I wrote it about this waitress that I was dating when I was fifteen or so, and she broke up with me.
John Prine
When I was young, I went to the Sinai and worked as a waitress.
Tzipi Livni
I’d be doing all sorts of odd jobs and traveling the world. Let alone if I wasn’t an actress, even now if my films stop doing well and people stop liking me, I’d go do odd jobs, like a waitress or something like that and save just about enough to see the world.
Wamiqa Gabbi
I mean, its hard to be an actor in the city – trying to make it as an actor – because you waitress all night, you get home really late and you’re super tired and your feet hurt.
Piper Perabo
I wanted to be a landscape architect, but I trained as a teacher; I worked in publishing; I was a waitress.
Deborah Moggach
If I only did theatre I would have had to waitress, and I didn’t want to waitress.
Kim Cattrall
For years, my Chinese family supported me, but they wanted me to have an arranged marriage, so I ran away and worked as a waitress. It was a tiny salary, but I was so happy; it was the first time I’d accomplished something.
Lee Hyeon-seo
There will always be ways to pay my rent, whether I wind up having to be a waitress on the side or whatever it is, but I think it’s so important for me to do things that I’m passionate about.
Juno Temple
If your knowledge is in your hands and in your mind, then nobody can take it away from you. Be kind and be on time! You never know who you’re talking to – the waitress today could be the producer tomorrow, so it pays to be kind to everyone.
I was raised by my grandparents, and they always made sure that I had a pencil and some paper, whether we were in the car or at a restaurant. While they were enjoying a nice meal, I would be sitting there drawing funny pictures of the waitress.
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
I had a meal in Pizza Hut and the waitress told me I didn’t need to pay. So I decided to be a bit cheeky and ask for more pizza and garlic bread.
Gareth Gates
I took my waitress uniform. Seemed fitting.
Shiri Appleby
I’m like every waitress in every diner; I’m like every mom driving her kids to school. I’m nothing special at all.
Katherine Dunn
I feel so fortunate and lucky I don’t have to be a waitress or a bartender or a personal trainer.
Abbie Cobb
I’d gone into that restaurant and sat down and the waitress had taken my order and everybody else had seen me with this what must have looked like this creature, this animal, sitting on the top of my head!
Derek Jacobi
My mother was a very wonderful woman. When she and my dad divorced, she moved to California and worked two jobs in the cannery at night and as a waitress during the day. But she saved enough money to establish a restaurant.
Dolores Huerta
I’ve never been a waitress, hostess, bartender or any of the typical side jobs you’d expect an actor to have. This is partly because I’ve always been afraid of dropping plates on customer’s heads.
Candace Kita
I worked as a secretary, a waitress and a dance teacher – all in high school.
Jennie Garth
I’d played dumbasses a lot. On Mad About You, I played a very dumb waitress and they saw me.
Lisa Kudrow
I was a waitress for six years in New York. I actually got fascinated to see how fast and how good a waitress I could be. I was doing it, so I tried to do it as well as I could.
Mary Steenburgen
My later jobs as a waitress felt like a posh paradise after my first one at Boston Market.
Kat Timpf