Quotation Explorer - 'Fired'

Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
An employee made a mistake that cost the company $10 million, he walked into the office of Tom Watson, the C.E.O., expecting to get fired. Fire you? Mr. Watson asked. I just spent $10 million educating you. - Adam Grant
People make interesting assumptions about the profession. The writer is a mysterious figure, wandering lonely as a cloud, fired by inspiration, or perhaps a cocktail or two. - Sara Sheridan
[He]said something that made it impossible to continue working for him.[The exact words were]You're fired. - Christopher Hitchens
Don’t quit. It’s very easy to quit during the first 10 years. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it’s very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can’t get fired if you don’t write, and most of the time you don’t get rewarded if you do. But don’t quit. - Andre Dubus
Get Fired Up About Your Life Because If You Don't Who Will? - Coach Dave
If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it. - Thomas Jefferson
I went to a convent in New York and was fired finally for my insistence that the Immaculate Conception was spontaneous combustion. - Dorothy Parker
It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell. - William T. Sherman
Torn clothes are funny until your dad gets fired. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
What a day! She had gotten fired, sat in God-knows-what, got rained on, got caught in a traffic jam, been rejected three times, and, as if that weren't enough sponged on by a mooch of an alien knight who claimed he was protecting her from household appliances.Knight of a Trillion stars - Dara Joy
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired in the final analysis, is a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold and not clothed. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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
I leveled the gun and fired until it was empty. - Rachel Brady
I used to work at the unemployment office. I hated it, because when they fired me, I had to show up to work anyway. - Wallace Wang
Experts in fields can be hired & fired. But experts in people, who can understand & respect them and lead them becomes their Leader. And people don't fire them, they follow leaders. - msampathkumar
Don't quit. It's very easy to quit during the first 10 years. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it's very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can't get fired if you don't write, and most of the time you don't get rewarded if you do. But don't quit. - Andre Dubus
We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its coerciveness: it is always urgent, ‘here and now,’ without any postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank. - José Ortega y Gasset
It was the most incredible thing that has ever happened to me in my life. It was as if you fired a 15-inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back and hit you.
We cannot but pity the boy who has never fired a gun; he is no more humane, while his education has been sadly neglected. - Henry David Thoreau
Literature simply becomes richer after you've been fired, rejected, stranded, or had to change a few midnight diapers. - Christian Bauman
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. - Vince Lombardi
Getting fired is nature's way to telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place. - Hal Lancaster
I'm well aware when they fired the starting gun I was halfway down the track, but I still ran as fast as I could for 25 years. - Joss Whedon
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