Careers Quotes

A presidential election is the world’s most important job interview.

One of the most toxic things in the world is success. I’ve seen people think they have all the answers, like: ‘If I’ve succeeded at this, then there’s nothing I can’t succeed at!’

It’s been an interesting year for me because I finally understand why I do what I do now. I’m at a point where I really don’t want anyone else’s advice. I’m 60 in two months – 60 and defiant.

People normally start their careers when they are 28, 30, we have already been through a career.

I’m primarily a storyteller. As a kid I really wanted to write comics. Comics were fabulous. They were a place you could do things that nobody had ever done before. But I also wanted to make movies. I wanted to make television. I wanted to write novels. What I wanted to do was tell stories.

The great majority of human beings have to work the greater part of the day, and then amuse themselves afterwards— if they are not too tired. But the lucky few derive their keenest interest and enjoyment not from any contrast between business and idle hours—but from the work itself.

I didn’t make it in life because of my athletic prowess. I didn’t make it because of my good looks. I didn’t make it because I’m a genius. I made it because I worked hard.

Being the “Halloween” guy gave me a career in movies. And even now I’m working on the new “Halloween” movies that are being released by David Gordon Green.

If I didn’t get discovered, I’d be working in a bar like my Mom.

I feel I had a good career in high school and I felt like I could’ve been drafted a little higher, but it didn’t happen. So, I think carrying that chip on my shoulder knowing I want to prove these guys wrong helped me.