Top 470 Quit Quotes

In this post, you will find great Quit Quotes from famous people, such as Harold Ramis, Robert H. Schuller, Doug Harvey, Patrick Duffy, Jeff Van Gundy. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I never read Playboy before I started working there and

I never read Playboy before I started working there and stopped reading it the day I quit.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don’t know how to quit.
My mom beat us until she started breaking clothes hangers. Wooden clothes hangers! Once we started laughing back at her, then your spankings were through. That’s the way I was raised. So, I got to be about 13 years of age when finally she quit spanking on me. But I think that it was great way to be raised.
I quit it because at the end of seven years in an ensemble show with one leader, I thought: ‘I will be known as ‘Dallas‘ starring Larry Hagman and the cast.’ And at this point in my career – I was in my mid to late 30s – I thought, ‘Now is the time when it’s hottest for me to go out and establish my thing.’
I quit the Knicks, so I know what quitting is. I did. I quit. And it’s something I regret to this day. I live with it every day, and I regret it. And I let my emotions come into it. And I was just emotionally spent. I made a bad decision, and I quit.
I cuss like a sailor; I smoked cigarettes for many years but quit and have never looked back; also, I ride a motorcycle… in Los Angeles… so there ya go.
Keith Coogan
In third grade, I was taking tap-dance lessons, and about six weeks before the recital I wanted to quit. My mom said, ‘No, you‘re going to stay with it.’ Well, I did it, and I was bad, too! But my parents never let their kids walk away from something because it was too hard.
Rebecca Lobo
After I quit dancing, for a while it felt strange not to be in pain. It was as if an old friend – not a good friend, but a presence, always tagging along – had left me.
When I decided to go to L.A. I said I was going to quit modelling and just go and see how I do. In the first two weeks I got three movies. I was so excited I had all my furniture shipped out from New York.
Estella Warren
I think I’m probably gonna quit music.
I have written more than 100 novels and novellas since 1983 – I was first published in 1985. There was an overlap of three years with my teaching career, but finally I felt good enough about my writing career to quit teaching and write full time.
Mary Balogh
Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound.
I quit hanging around people who made me feel bad.
As an actor I want to do as many takes as I can. I wanna shoot the scene… or shoot the shot ’til they make me quit.
I quit ‘Jhalak’ for ‘Balika Vadhu.’ I suffered from dengue; I was in ICU for three days, and then I quit ‘Balika Vadhu.’ I needed a change and wanted to experience new things.
Pratyusha Banerjee
I actually have, in all seriousness, in the back of my mind someday to write a book, the title of which would be ‘Quit Now and Other Practical Advice for the Aspiring Actor.’
Baseball has been good to me since I quit trying to play it.
Whitey Herzog
I’d quit ballet school, which I thought was going to be my path, but my gut instinct told me to do something different.
I got tired of the Ramones around the time I quit and I really got into rap. I thought it was the new punk rock. LL Cool J was my biggest idol.
Dee Dee Ramone
‘A Child Called It’ was a story about resilience, it was never about boo hoo hoo, it was about a kid that didn’t quit.
Dave Pelzer
You don’t quit after you get beat. You pick yourself up, and you start rebuilding to accomplish your goals.
When I was 19, my dad got sick, and I quit college to take over his business, a coffee shop on 19th Street, below Dupont Circle in D.C. I had been working there since I was 11 years old, so it was not a stretch to think that I could do it, but my record as a teenager, in many respects, was less than stellar.
Failure has never been a signal for me to quit; it’s always been a sign for me to go down another path.
If I was 30th in points and not making races and not being competitive in races, I could understand them saying I’m over-the-hill or I’m ready to quit or whatever.
Dale Earnhardt
Tobacco marketing often reaches children and youth and entices them to start using tobacco while they are still at an impressionable age. Nearly four out of five high school cigarette smokers will become adult smokers, even if they intend to quit in a few years. By the time they want to quit, they’re hooked.
I studied acting throughout high school, then modelling took over because it brought more opportunity. When I quit modelling, coming back to Vancouver, I registered at the University of Victoria.
I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.
At 99 and after a long stay in a nursing home, the death of legendary photographer Eve Arnold was hardly a surprise – though she may have been just a little annoyed to quit a few months short of 100.
When I started in fashion, for the first 10 years, I said to myself every day, ‘I’m going to quit tomorrow.’
I’m all of those things that I was brought up to really value: honesty, stick with it, don’t quit, don’t cut and run, stay in there. When you think things might fall apart, believe that you have enough for victory. That’s the stuff I have in me.
Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation.
I've fired quite a few, but I've never had an employee

I’ve fired quite a few, but I’ve never had an employee quit on me.
Take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils.
Amy Lowell
The thought has crossed my mind to quit even dealing with organized mixed martial arts in general and just fight my own fights, however I feel like.
I did everything religion told me to do for a long time only to end up frustrated, beat down and jaded. I couldn’t keep up. No matter how hard I tried, it was never enough. So I decided to quit. And I did.
So I quit my job and went to the New England Culinary Institute for the full two years and worked in the restaurant industry after that until finally I thought I had a grasp on what I needed to do what I do.
I was working at Papa John’s full-time. I had just quit my part-time job at UPS. I was there for two years.
I quit the media game. I’m out. I’m done.
Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound.
You can never rely on musicians. I quit high school at one point to make a go of it with this band and we kept breaking up. So I went back to school.
David James Elliott
I’m going to quit writing.
From the time I was 16 to really up until turning 21, the roles were really, really few and far between. I had people say that I just wasn’t a good singer. They didn’t know what to do with me; I would never fit in any markets. I almost quit acting altogether.
Naya Rivera
Suicide is man’s way of telling God, ‘You can’t fire me – I quit.’
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
Conrad Hilton
What’s wrong with social climbing? What’s wrong with trying to improve your lot in life? And if you do, what happens if your family doesn’t? Is that betraying your roots? Are you being dishonest? I had a really good job, and it paid really well. Am I supposed to quit it out of loyalty to my parents?
When I grew up, I studied karate for years. I got pretty strong, but eventually I had to acknowledge that I really didn’t like fighting at all, so I quit.
For 14 years I had that run in Canada as a newscaster. When I decided to quit in 1953 I was making more money than the prime minister. Then I was a freelance actor for six years in Canada, the U.S., and England. Then ‘Bonanza’ came along and I had another 14 year run.
Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.
Either people are going to start getting us, or they’re not. And if they’re not, I want them to quit wasting my time. I just want people to really get into the band.
One summer, when I was on break from architecture school in Tijuana, my aunt gave me a summer job cleaning up and peeling garlic, and I got to see her in her element. She was so passionate and such a good teacher, I decided to quit architecture school and go to culinary school in Los Angeles.
I resigned from the Marine Corps and flying in 1974, even though I loved them both. I quit because I no longer wanted to fight for peace. Instead, I believe we can build a more sustainable peace by working for prosperity.
I was so angry at God for taking my father from me that I marched up to my mother before the funeral and told her I was going to quit nursing school. I just wanted to stop living.
But we need to quit taxing people upon death. No taxation without respiration.
It’s a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired – you quit when the gorilla is tired.
Robert Strauss
Stop looking for the ‘right’ career, and start looking for a job. Any job. Forget about what you like. Focus on what’s available. Get yourself hired. Show up early. Stay late. Volunteer for the scut work. Become indispensable. You can always quit later, and be no worse off than you are today.
You want to do it on your own terms – not to be forced out because your body breaks down. I had to quit because of injury and I was crying for weeks. I used to wake up in the morning and think ‘what am I getting up for now?’
Sue Barker
The only thing as a kid that really mattered to me was that I wouldn’t quit. When I say ‘quit,’ I mean you wake up, you go to the piano, you go to whatever instrument, and you work at learning how to tell the truth.
My mom was a hairstylist, but she quit doing that to raise the kids – there were four of us. There was no money.
That’s something to be proud of – to have people say that you’re the kind of guy who doesn’t know how to quit. Try to be that man the next time you foul up: You’ll enjoy more success than you ever would by cursing the guys living the charmed lives.
I’m not here to tell you to take risks and quit your job and travel the world. No, don’t do that if it doesn’t make you feel comfortable and excited.
I was working as a software engineer in Infosys. I quit because I lost interest in it. I had a group of friends who wanted to make it big in films, and that’s when the audition for ‘Malarvady Arts Club’ happened. I got selected, and it opened the doors to my dream world.
Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly imposs

Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don’t know how to quit.
When I quit ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kyaa Naam Doon 1,’ I left the show because I wanted to travel with my wife and spend time with her.
When one has retired from the ranks of American domestic political consulting, as I have, you are not really allowed to just quit. You become emeritus, of counsel, senior status, and God knows what.
The main reason I quit was my lower back. I’ve had problems for a few years. It was affecting my movement and power. I had to have various injections and procedures.
Challenges give me a kick. The day I stop getting challenges, I would quit.
Tell the trial lawyers to get out of your state and to quit costing businessmen and women.
When I finally accepted a full time job, I saw that as giving up on my artistic dreams. But three years later, I wrote a blog post based on life in the corporate world, which went viral and became the basis for my first book, which allowed me to quit my job to be creatively independent once again.
Well, you know what? The actor still gets up in the morning, if he’s still got something to work with, you go out there and you do it. Never quit!
Robert Forster
I love a good argument and sometimes I have a hard time keeping my mouth shut if I think someone is wrong… I’ve always fought for what I believe in, and I don’t quit until I have accomplished what I set out to do.
Kenny Wormald
A couple of weeks before I started auditioning for ‘Sex Education,’ I was very convinced I was going to quit acting.
I played competitive golf all my life. Then all of a sudden, when I quit playing the game, I’ve got all this spare time and this energy. And certainly I wasn’t ready to pack up my bags and go sit in front of the television with a shawl on.
When you’ve been at the top of the sport for so many years, it’s your life, and it becomes very difficult just to quit boxing and find something else to be happy.
I’m interested in that thing that happens where there’s a breaking point for some people and not for others. You go through such hardship, things that are almost impossibly difficult, and there’s no sign that it’s going to get any better, and that’s the point when people quit. But some don’t.
If I tell a man he needs to quit his soul-sucking job, he has to go home and fight with his wife or fight with his parents and fight with his in-laws and fight with everybody, because men aren’t supposed to be happy; they’re supposed to do well.
It’s like all the signs were telling me that I shouldn’t be a boxer, so I quit.
Ultimately, nobody can decide for you that it’s the right moment to quit your job, just like nobody can decide for you that it’s the right moment to fall in or out of love.
And my mother caught wind of this. She never had really tried to guide my career or really had any say in my life as an adult, but this was the one time she said she would never speak to me again if I quit acting.
Firms don’t just try to pay as little as possible to get the needed bodies on board; when there is unemployment, they ask themselves how wage cuts would affect the behavior of the employees. Would they quit or feel dissatisfied and work less hard on the firm‘s behalf if they feel that wage policies are unfair?
When people get scared, they quit giving.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
I just tried not to just quit. Because sometimes I did have a tendency to think that I would never be back I would never be wearing an NBA logo.
During my teens and early 20s, I proved to be anything but what most people expected Billy Graham‘s son to be. I’m so thankful he never gave up on me or quit loving me.
Comedy is quite hard and it takes like a decade to figure out what kind of comedian you are, so don’t quit.
I have decided to quit as I.P.L. Chairman. It is a decision which I was pondering over for some time.
Rajeev Shukla
Most scientific revelations happened after the pursuit of knowledge quit being secret and hermetic.
When I’m in a situation where I’m working physically, I think I can push myself mentally. I’ll never quit. But I think mentally, I probably suffer a little bit with self-confidence and stuff like that. I’m probably not very vocal and I’m not much of a leader.
When the post-‘GBBO’ media frenzy began I gladly quit my job. I darted up and down the country, heading to meetings with publishing houses.
Defeat doesn’t finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he’s defeated. He’s finished when he quits.
The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit being a newspaper editor and went back to college.
Tony Hillerman
Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do.
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.

A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.
The problem with New Year‘s resolutions – and resolutions to ‘get in better shape‘ in general, which are very amorphous – is that people try to adopt too many behavioral changes at once. It doesn’t work. I don’t care if you’re a world-class CEO – you’ll quit.
Everyone knows my parents were crazy enough to let me quit high school so I could sing.
I quit ‘Splash!’ because I couldn’t dive off a 3 m. board.
I worked at a hospital for a week. And at a golf course when I was in college at Kansas for about a week. The tips weren’t good so I quit.
If I ever lose a role because of my tattoos, I’ll quit Hollywood and go to work at Costco.
Megan Fox
I don’t know if I’ll quit Ireland. I like living here because I like the people here, but you never know what’s going to happen.
I applaud the American Cancer Society for all they do to eradicate smoking. Their local, state and national efforts help to discourage young people from taking up this deadly habit and the resources they provide have helped numerous smokers quit.
I joined Khalsa College just opposite Don Bosco in class XI, but soon I quit studies and was sent to Bangkok by my father to learn martial arts, as that is the only place we could afford given that I would also work there to support my training.
I constantly have people who quit their jobs just to go on the Internet and try to stop me at any and all costs.
My last real job was selling air time for CBS affiliates. I quit that when I was 28, and that was the last real job I had. I beat the system. I’ve been able to do this full-time for almost 15 years.
I kind of quit surfing when I got out of high school, but then a few years ago I started to take it up again. I’m not an expert by any means, but it’s so wonderful to get out in the ocean and get a different perspective on things.
People quit on jobs. They quit on marriages. They quit on school. There’s an immediacy of this day and age that doesn’t lend itself to being committed to anything.
We should quit using phrases like ‘turning points’ and ‘tipping points.’ There’s been multiple turning points, multiple tipping points.
My husband really treats my writing like it’s a job – and he reminds me of that when I have those low moments where I think I should just quit and become a waitress.
Everybody asks me, ‘Lee when did you know it was time to retire?’ I said, ‘when they quit asking me to coach.’ After the Orlando Renegades, not many people were busting down my doors to coach, so why not do something else.
My worst habit used to be smoking but I quit.
You cannot imagine how many people called, how many letters, how many emails. Every place I go, people ask me, ‘Please, don’t quit.’
I never quit. The times when I have quit in the past because I couldn’t face trying harder have stayed with me, and the guilt is not worth it.
I quit music and decided I was going to work a 9-to-5 job in advertising… which in New York City is more like, 8-to-7.
When I was 19 years old, I quit football completely. For about a month, I stayed at home in a depression. This was in the summer of 2008.
What I had said was that as a cricketer, you have to take care of your body and look after your fitness levels, and someone altered that statement and quoted me as saying that I wanted to quit playing Test cricket. It’s totally untrue, and as long as I am fit, I want to play in all formats.
Boxing is an imitation of life. You get knocked down and you get back up. You don’t quit no matter how dark it gets, or whatever adversity passes your way. You just got to keep biting down and fighting, coming up the other side and not quitting, no matter what.
A career is a job you love, right? That’s what a career should be. If you’re in a job that you hate, you should quit. That’s the way I look at it. I’m in a job that I love, so I’m going to make it my career.
Cameron Sinclair
I don’t think many people want to say to themselves that they’ve quit. At the same time, we’ve all failed in our lives, we’ve all failed at different things in different ways and I think there’s a lot to be said about facing that failure squarely.
You don’t quit in sports. You retire. You don’t get to quit. It’s not an option.
If you eat the same cereal every day it’s gonna get old. And if I had thought about snowboarding every day, I would have quit a long time ago.
A smart society recognises the benefits of treating problems before they escalate, either through helping people quit smoking or moving them out of mould-blighted bedsits. A compassionate society also tries to limit human misery and suffering wherever possible.
I remember when I was on ‘Saturday Night Live‘ my first year, and I wasn’t getting much. I was down; I was ready to quit.
It occurred to me that actors are selfish, and they think that the world revolves around them. For one year, I quit, and I went to an ashram in Bihar and went to Himalayas backpacking.
I’ve known for years that you’re supposed to be present. I know that thinking about what’s happened or thinking about what I want is not going to get me anywhere, but until I quit doing it I’m not present.
A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he

A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
Alec Waugh
You’re not a loser in anything until you quit. Don’t quit.
When I quit my internship and started doing standup to pursue my dreams and do that full time – I feel like that’s when I ‘Americaned.’
When I sold my first book, ‘A Conspiracy of Tall Men,’ it was part of a two-book deal. It wasn’t hugely lucrative, but it was enough money for me to quit the paralegal job I had in San Francisco.
People ask you all the time, ‘Why do you do this? Why don’t you quit, man, take your money and go home?’ I just do it because I love making music.
During the 1942 Quit India Movement, I was a student at Gwalior High School. I was arrested by the British for participating in the movement. My parents then sent me off to my village where, again, I jumped into the movement.
I’ve been really lucky. When I decided to go to LA I said I was going to quit modelling and just go and see how I do. In the first two weeks I got three movies. I was so excited I had all my furniture shipped out from New York.
Estella Warren
You don’t work your butt off for 90 yards of a 100-yard dash and then just quit.
I want to keep on working. The only way they’ll get me to quit is to carry me out of the studio feet first.
I never quit. I always kept working and doing the things that I know with a smile on my face knowing that if my chance came I would be ready to take it.
It was right after I dropped the song ‘Don’t,’ and it started to go viral a little bit. That’s when I was like, ‘Alright, I might have something here.’ Actually, I wasn’t even going to quit my job, but Timbaland called me – we have a mutual friend – and he was like, ‘Yo man, you need to work in Miami.’
In 1975, I quit my tenure, and we moved from Ann Arbor to New Hampshire. It was daunting to pay for groceries and the mortgage by freelance writing – but it worked, and I loved doing it.
I’d quit my job at a production company and was like, ‘I’m going to be a writer…’ I became a temp, and it was the mid-nineties, when there was the Internet boom, and the normal group of graduates ready to fill in didn’t exist.
I ended up in college by accident. Everything in my life, I ended up in by accident. I was down south in this high school doing whatever. It could just not contain me. I quit school and took off and traveled around. Nobody knew where I was I just couldn’t handle it anymore. It was a big scandal, I was gone. I left.
I had once decided to quit acting when Chattakari’ didn’t do well at the box office.
Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.
Ross Perot
I know this may come as a shock to most of you, but I’ve decided to quit acting. I will not be auditioning for anything anymore, and if I get offered something like a role in a movie or a commercial or something, I will graciously turn it down. It’s been great, but its just not for me anymore.
If you mind tells your body you can’t do it, you will quit. If your body is giving up, but you think you can carry on, you will naturally keep putting one foot in front of the other.
If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.
I can relate to anything. I once played Macbeth. I got a lot of laughs, so I quit.
I’d like to quit the supernatural roles and play just an interesting, down-to-earth person.
I think the older you get, the more ‘let’s cut to the chase‘ you get, ‘let’s quit quibbling about this, let’s tell it like it is.’
I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places.
I went to a soccer high school, and it was really different to being on ‘Idol.’ So I decided to quit school, and I put all my energy into music, and things started to happen.
If you’ve never quit anything, you really ought to try. And if at first you don’t succeed, try again.
Me, my heart and my soul will always be a fighter. I’m not comfortable with saying, ‘I’m done. I quit. I give up.’ That’s the way I am, and that’s the way I always will be. From the day I was born to the day I die, I am a fighter!
It was June 4, 1979, the first time I went on stage. I didn’t know I could do it but I knew I couldn’t not do it. I quit everything in my life and this was the one thing I couldn’t quit.
I had quit the Congress to form the Progressive Democratic Front in 1978.
I quit school in the sixth grade because of pneumonia. Not because I had it, but because I couldn’t spell it.
Rocky Graziano
You can’t please everyone, and trying to is the kiss of death. I don’t care about Wayne Newton‘s demographics. When I do, I’ll know that it’s time to quit.
When I started really playing music, I pretty much quit sports. I quit everything.
For me, writing is fun. The day I quit my job and take

For me, writing is fun. The day I quit my job and take up writing full time, writing will become just another job. A commercial necessity.
You always want to quit while you are ahead. You don’t want to be like a fighter who stays too long in the ring until you’re not performing at your best.
I was a basketball player. And my mother even wanted me to quit because I hurt my leg. But I didn’t know anything about football – from Pee-Wee on up, my friends would play, and I would never go with them.
I picked Tony Bellew because he is the man that takes the biggest challenges. He is not the usual type of fighter that will come, see how hard it is, and quit. He will come to fight until the end. These are the kind of fights that the world wants to see.
My mother was in vaudeville, but after she had her children, she quit working.
Dean Stockwell
What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation.
The one thing you have to address with Randy Moss is not a conditioning thing. It’s not an age thing. It needs to be addressed. I believe it’s the elephant in the room. It’s that thing called quit. And Randy, not like any other superstar I’ve met, he has more quit in him than any of those other players.
I’m amazed by the ground that I covered. The music’s the number-one thing. And if it isn’t, you better quit now.
I played soccer until I was like 10 or 11, maybe 12. I had fun with it, but it was a team sport, and I hated losing, and we kept losing, so I quit.
My mom always told me if I love what I’m doing, and I’m having fun, then just continue to do it. But if it’s not fun for me anymore, and I’m miserable, then I’m going to go back to Texas and quit it all, to be honest.
I quit ‘Qubool Hai’ at the right time. When ‘Alone‘ was offered to me, I was learning production and direction. I don’t think not being seen on TV for more than a year will affect my popularity or ‘Alone.’
I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.
My main aim is getting set up so that when I do quit, I can step away and re-evaluate what I want to do in life. Do I want to get to 50 years old and come back? Or will I just want to go home and be fishing, hunting and working around the house?
I was in my 30s when I quit my job and ran for Congress. So often, we’re told it’s OK to take these big career leaps when we’re in our 20s, but we cast such an unfavorable light on those who take big risks later on in their careers or when they start families. There’s enormous pressure to have it all figured out.
A lot of people say I’d miss show business if I quit. I’d miss some of it. Now it’s the only life I know.
It’s up to the individual to decide when he wants to quit.
I was lucky enough to have a father who said, ‘Don’t quit.’ So I just kept going.
I quit my job in the bank when I was 19. I took a chance. I went to Milan to study opera and singing. My father really supported me economically.
Marcello Giordani
Keep talking about moving toxic wastes, but never let it cross your mind to quit producing them. Keep Judging yourselves in Manson. Don’t look in the mirror. You will serve the Earth as much as she serves you or you will commit suicide.
Lynette Fromme
I get tired when I keep shorting my sleep, but I always make it to the gym. In our house, we live by this: ‘Never quit, never cancel, never be late.’ We’ve found it’s a great way to live.
If you quit every time you face a new challenge, giving up can change how you view yourself. You may begin to think you’re weak or that you’re a failure because you can’t seem to stick with things long enough to see positive results.
Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of people who don’t feel that they have it in them to do anything creative. They shrug and claim that they ‘have no talent.’ They say things like, ‘Don’t quit your day job‘ or ‘Leave it to the professionals.’ In the steampunk subculture, I don’t hear those things.
Kaja Foglio
Quit now, you’ll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you’ll be halfway there.
Defeat doesn’t finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he’s defeated. He’s finished when he quits.
We need more STEM grads, and we need to quit equipping our competitors.
Never quit a job as a matter of principle. You’ll always regret it.
When I was younger and I was getting older, I remember thinking that if I couldn’t do it gracefully, then I would have to quit. You know, looking at yourself aging onscreen, it can bring up stuff. It’s one thing to be aging in a job where your looks don’t matter, but as an actress, it’s so much part of your image.
Whatever I do in life, my parents always taught me to focus on that, and they never let me quit.
Cassie Scerbo
Even as a child I knew I wanted to be a singer, and in 1976, at the age of 20, I quit my job at Vauxhall Motors in Luton and became a musician.
There’s a lot of things that are said on the American Idol message board. I quit reading them because most of the people are very mean.
I feel like the situations you go through, they make yo

I feel like the situations you go through, they make you who you are and there’s clearly no quit in me.
If you’re in a series, you can’t quit, you can’t work in the theatre and you can’t do a movie when you like.
I quit college and neglected to tell my dad.
Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there.
I lost in the 1988 Olympics, and I was pretty depressed for about eight years. I quit wrestling, and I got into Brazilian jujitsu in 1991.
Mark Schultz
When the music business failed to embrace the Internet, I thought it was game, set and match for the industry, and I quit.
Tony Fernandes
I’ll quit tanning when the satchel handle grows out of my back.
Kelly Ripa
Younger songwriters will ask me, ‘What did you do?’ And it’s like, ‘Well, I worked a day job, and I didn’t stake anything. I didn’t quit my day job. I didn’t have any hopes at all. I just did the thing that I believed in, and I waited a long time.’
In every decision, there’s two ways you can go. To quit, to stop, or to let it beat you. Or you can beat it.
If you quit every time you face a new challenge, giving up can change how you view yourself. You may begin to think you’re weak or that you’re a failure because you can’t seem to stick with things long enough to see positive results.
When I get in there, I try to really make sure there’s no quit in me and that whoever I fight is going to have a long night.
When I turned 17, that’s when it all got a bit too much. I decided to stop doing pretty much everything. I quit football. I wouldn’t get up in the morning. I wouldn’t go out of my room. I was very depressed.
We never quit. My mom instilled that attitude in us, that never quit, never surrender.
I actually hated dancing. My mum used to have to bribe me to go by buying me things. A year before I stopped going, I was going to go for an audition with the Royal Ballet. It turned out I was a year too young. Because I was tall, they thought I was older. But before I had the chance to go back, I quit.
I hated being a flight attendant. I did it for a month and then quit.
The last few years I’ve been saying I was ready to quit. It wasn’t that interesting to me. Now that I’m directing, it’s all new again.
I worked for three years in a small IT firm in Chicago. I managed our client base, so I translated into human speak for our technicians. But our company was sold, and the atmosphere and the culture really changed, so I quit without having anything else lined up.
He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.
The day you stop enjoying something is the day you should quit, if you can afford to.
My grandfather had been on the New York City force with his 11 brothers around the turn of the century. He was killed in the line of duty. My father, who was 16, was the oldest son, so he had to quit school and go to work to support his mother.
Bharatiya Jan Sangh and its founder Shyama Prasasd Mukherjee, who hailed from West Bengal, quit his job as a minister and fought for the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Ours is a party of fight and fightbacks.
No man enjoys the true taste of life, but he who is ready and willing to quit it.
I got my agents right out of school, and I booked my first commercial right away. It was always enough to not quit and do something else.
Robin Lord Taylor
I had to quit ballet because it felt like a part of me was dying inside.
At an early age I told myself I would never quit skating; I would never quit riding BMX and being a motorcycle junkie. I just can’t stop doing those things.
For me, the most difficult move was when I chose to quit modelling and applied for a position of an assistant director.
You must prepare to quit, and they should start doing that from day one because the average life of a pro-football player is only three and a half years. It’s not five. It’s not seven. It’s not 10.
It’s impossible to be someone you’re not, so quit trying. I am as passionate about my hobbies as I am about my work and my family. All three are equally important to me at all times.
Gautam Singhania
I certainly have no plans to quit the United States.
I think what Donald Trump needs to do is quit. I think he needs to stop being the Republican nominee.
I will fight Chandler again and I will make him quit.

I will fight Chandler again and I will make him quit.
I met the guys through a friend of a friend, and their former drummer had quit. I wasn’t too familiar with the Chili Peppers before that, so I joined at the end of 88′ and we finished recording Mother’s Milk at the end of 89′, next thing I know I’m in Spin with a sock.
Sometimes success means having the right idea in the right place at the right time. Other times, it’s about not being afraid to quit and move onto something new.
I would like to be a great artist. I would quit pitching if I could paint like Monet or Rousseau. But I can’t. What I can do is pitch, and I can do that very well.
Tom Seaver
I have been very cautious about the films that I do. I hope to always entertain my audience. The day I am not able to do that, I will quit acting.
Iron Maiden is an institution, and I’m delighted that I’m involved in it, but there was a time that I wasn’t delighted so I quit.
I really, really, really love my job, so it’s not like I’m trying to quit wrestling to do movies. They just all seemed like cool things to do. I mean, I’d love to be the bad guy in an action movie because then people would get to see another side of me they don’t get to see.
I believe you must find the things in life that you love, and don’t let anybody or anything stop you. There may be lesser successes, but you’re never a failure unless you choose not to do something. I don’t fail unless I quit. You must believe to receive.
I’ve never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. And every job I had was a steppingstone to my next job, and I never quit my job until I had my next job.
When my daughter Sabrina was 2 years old, the pediatrician told me it was time she quit using a pacifier because that could make her teeth crooked and even cause infections in her ears.
When women smoke, it is hard for them to quit because they are so worried about their weight; it’s a vanity issue and a mindset.
Most of the girls who were better than me went to college or quit tennis. It’s interesting to see who stuck around. It’s pretty crazy to see who was good in juniors, who tried going pro. A lot of people fall off and it’s really that difficult to get to each level.
I don’t get bothered about statistics. If somebody had pointed out to me the odds of my being a working actress getting paid for what she does, I probably would have quit early in the game.
Shelley Long
You can quit smoking and lose weight at the same time.
If you don’t know how to play hockey, learn. If you quit, get back out there.
We don’t woo our wives with clubs. We don’t leave old folks on ice floes. And maybe the time has come to quit diving into rip tides to save people we don’t know. We’ve outgrown a lot of survival-of-the-fittest strategies, and risking our lives for strangers might be one of them.
Christopher McDougall
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
The reason I quit being a sales manager over twenty years now is because I hate elevator pitches. I want to write stories and show people what’s in them when they read them, not tell them all about it ahead of time.
My brother and I played music together, and we all liked to show off. But I wasn’t a particularly musical kid. I did piano lessons and quit. I got kicked out of the choir.
I didn’t quit movies. They quit me.
Jane Powell
In sixth grade, I went to a very good private school, and I did learn there. I learned how to read and write. If I had quit school in sixth grade, I would know as much as I know today and would have made one more movie. By the time I got to college, I was so bored and angry.
Well, I quit smoking three weeks ago and I had a hard day today not smoking.
Eric Roberts
It’s like, now you’re actually complaining because you’re making $9 million and guys are making more? If it makes you that upset, quit. Leave the game. Go home then and try finding another job that’s going to pay you that.
It’s easy to quit. It’s easy to not get something that you want and just say, ‘Well, that didn’t work out,’ and move on to the next thing.
In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple. ‘Work hard. Don’t quit. Be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also, never whine, never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.’
You always say ‘I’ll quit when I start to slide‘, and then one morning you wake up and realize you’ve done slid.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Theater is a physical activity as much as anything. It’s harder for me to learn the lines than it was 30 years ago. At the same time, I’ll never quit working in the theater – until I can’t memorize two lines back to back.
I can’t say ‘no’ to an interesting role. I always tell my husband, ‘That’s it, I quit, I’ve done all I wanted,’ and he’s just like, ‘Yeah, yeah. Sure.’
I work every day 100 percent, but I assure you that I’ll quit if my players don’t follow me.
Maybe I’ll quit after my time at Bayern; maybe I will play somewhere else for one more year.
My parents never pressured me to skate. They always said I could quit if I wanted to. They only expected me to skate when they had already paid for the expensive lessons. But, otherwise they said I could do what I wanted to do.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then qui

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.
I love to work anywhere, but because there is so much attention after ‘The Square’ my three agents wanted me to quit the play when I did it. I refused as I thought it was an interesting and brilliant play, and I didn’t just want to run straight off to Hollywood.
Claes Bang
You can either be a quitter, a camper or a climber. I don’t want to quit, and I certainly don’t want to camp.
I had a daughter who was 9 years old and I had the feeling I wasn’t going to be a real parent if I didn’t quit making movies for a while and spend time with her. I also felt that I’d made enough movies and said what I had to say at the time.
Quit now? They’ll have to cut the uniform off me. I’m going out for another 300. They couldn’t be any harder to get than the first 300.
Lefty Grove
I have been a fearless man. I have been a ridiculous man. I finished my engineering and got a job. And then one day, I just quit it. I didn’t know what I would do, but I didn’t want to be an engineer anymore.
I quit high school on my birthday. It was my senior year and I didn’t see the point. This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
Barry White
I receive underwear – some clean, some not. No joke. My assistant who helps me with my fan mail constantly threatens to quit because of what we get sent.
I actually quit the business. I went and drove a truck for a year and a half.
Mr. T. been to chemo, Mr. T been to radiation, hair fall out… but he’s back. Now I can give hope when I go to the hospital, see the sick kids with cancer, tell them, don’t quit.
When Michael Jordan quit, I suddenly found myself without a sports hero.
Mike Royko
It’s a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired – you quit when the gorilla is tired.
Robert Strauss
Quit while you’re ahead. All the best gamblers do.
Since I started acting, I had to quit a lot of bad habits. I’ve tried to stop biting my nails, because people always look at your nails during auditions. Truth be told, I still have a ‘cheat nail,’ but I’ve been cheating less and less.
Callie Hernandez
If you don’t take a Sabbath, something is wrong. You’re doing too much, you’re being too much in charge. You’ve got to quit, one day a week, and just watch what God is doing when you’re not doing anything.
‘Ring of Honor’ is extreme… probably one of my favorite matches I ever saw. I don’t remember the name of the guys, but it was unbelievable… it was almost like Stone Cold and Bret Hart when they had their ‘I Quit’ match.
I’m very content to have great management and a great label. But for me, success started when my managers came to me and told me, ‘Go ahead and quit your job.’ I told them, ‘As long as I don’t have to wash dishes anymore, I’m good.’
If I’d been bright, I’d have realized that I was horribly uncomfortable, amazingly frustrated, and like any sensible person, I’d have quit. But it never occurred to me that I wouldn’t be successful eventually.
In the mid-nineties, I quit my job as a senior feature writer at ‘The Mail’ on Sunday in the U.K. and became a ‘ghost writer,’ collaborating with politicians, pop stars, psychologists, soldiers and sporting legends who needed help in penning their autobiographies.
Michael Robotham
Luckily, I didn’t have many ‘day jobs’ while trying to find success in Los Angeles. When I first moved to L.A., I worked at Bubba Gump Restaurant for about two days. I didn’t even make it through training before I quit. I just didn’t care to memorize all the different types of shrimp.
I’m a big online everything. But for me, shopping online started with music, obviously, then it went onto books, meditation CDs, and I just recently bought these electronic cigarettes. My husband is trying to quit smoking, so I went online and I bought those BluCigs cigarettes in every flavor for him.
I would never quit comedy to make money. I’ve been doing it, like, 30 years. I still love it. That’s my life.
My question about luging is, How do you get into the luge community to begin with? Is it one day like, ‘Mom, Dad, I really want to luge.’ And your parents are like: ‘O.K., I’ll quit my job. We’ll move to an Alpine community.’
I’d gotten away from my Buddhism. And I quit meditating.
I remember having to quit school and quit my job. I just sort of moved all my stuff into other people’s places. Within, like, six months, I was able to earn enough money from touring to rent a place again.
I went through every emotion with tryna pursue what I’m doing, you know what I mean? And I think what’s gon’ separate whoever’s gon go for something, that you ain’t gon’ quit.
When I was 15, I decided to take up the sport seriously, so I went down to the Y.M.C.A. My first day there, this little Italian guy beat my brains out. I decided to quit. Then I realized I really wanted to be a fighter. I worked at it, went back, and that little Italian guy didn’t beat me up no more.
If its proven that there’s racial abuse, the team’s fans where there’s abuse should quit the game as a loss and the result should go to the winner basically.
I start thinking about life after death. I’ve got to quit thinking about it because it’s very deep. Very deep. Sometimes you start thinking about it, and you don’t feel like you want to be alive, so I don’t like to get all quiet.
Our parents did a good job of instilling values in us, being able to do something you love. And when it gets hard, don’t quit. To have faith in times where things might get hard in basketball, or maybe in life. It’s being able to have a support system. Being able to have family, to help you through whatever.
I never quit trying. I never felt that I didn’t have a chance to win.
Walk away from medical professionals who dismiss your c

Walk away from medical professionals who dismiss your concerns, and don’t quit searching until you find someone who will truly partner with you to find the answers you deserve.
I ask myself all the time, ‘Why keep doing this?’ If I wasn’t exploring or finding something to write about that was personal or meant something, there’d be no reason. If I was ever making a record just to make a record, or ever just like, ‘Just put something out there that someone will buy,’ I would quit.
I didn’t know how to dance, so I just jumped up and down and bashed people. Then everybody else started doin’ it, but they didn’t get it right, so I quit.
Sid Vicious
I still ask myself the same questions every woman asks. Was it my fault? Did I say or do something to make him feel like such an advance was welcome? And like most women, I never told anyone. Instead, I just quit.
I think people who really want to do something do it. No matter what. And they won’t quit until they do it.
My career is one of people involvement. I’m a promoter of the people, by the people, for the people. My magic lies, my people ties, this is what I want to do. I’m in it to win, I cant give in, I can’t give up and I cant quit. Victory is mine. Working together works.
I resigned from the Marine Corps and flying in 1974, even though I loved them both. I quit because I no longer wanted to fight for peace. Instead, I believe we can build a more sustainable peace by working for prosperity.
I’m this high school dropout. I quit in my sophomore year, when I was 15. I worked for a while in a deli, and when I was almost 17, I got married.
Mary Beth Whitehead
Most writer’s blocks come from people second-guessing to the point where they get discouraged, and they just quit. For me, if I write something and it’s not amazing, I don’t care because even if I feel like it might not be amazing, it could still be a number-one hit.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Before I was cast on ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’ I had secretly quit Erika Jayne altogether.
If I could work with Eddie Murphy on ‘SNL,’ I think I could quit comedy forever. For me and my generation, he’s God.
As cliche as it sounds, don’t stop. I feel like so often people will have talent or have potential, and they’ll quit because they don’t get anywhere as soon as they want to.
My husband actually quit his job as a civil engineer so that he could travel, so we could be together as a family while I played professionally, which was crazy.
I’m trying to focus on the 100 and 200 breaststroke now. There’s no point concentrating on the 50 when it’s not in the Olympics. I’m not going to quit the 50 but it’s not my priority any more. I’ll do it but as part of my bid for gold at the other distances.
Cameron van der Burgh
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
I took an acting class. After the first day, the teacher quit, so they said take another. When I saw ‘How to be a Stand-up Comedian,’ it resonated. I realized I’d rather make 200 people laugh than make one person cry.
I have no plans to quit south films and come to Bollywood.
I dropped out of high school three days into my senior year because I hated it because New York City public school is a mess. I certainly wasn’t one for sitting in a classroom. Then I went off to college to North Carolina School of the Arts, then quit that after two years.
Erich Bergen
It was tough to quit football. But after I was injured, I didn’t want people paying money to see only half a John Matuszak.
John Matuszak
Back in 1995, I quit my job and joined AmeriCorps at the Hill House in Pittsburgh‘s legendary Hill District.
Television does devour you because you have all sorts of responsibilities, and I really needed to renew myself. I think I owed it to myself. So I honored myself and quit. I think that’s a wonderful way to put it.
Writing is not work. In fact, there’s nothing better. Writing is something that if the music business went completely away tomorrow – radio stations quit existing and music quit being popular and it was old hat – I would still write songs.
Quit shouting those rerun songs at me.
Wesley Willis
I was always a wannabe ‘singer-songwriter‘ but nothing was happening. I was trying for albums. I was too afraid to quit my job for nothing. But my friends kept on encouraging me. I kept on writing songs. My first hit was probably my 150th song.
For ‘X-Men’ I was lifting a lot of weights. I actually lost a lot of mass when I quit ‘X-Men’ because I was working out so much and very muscular and strong.
It’s not called quitting if you quit while you ahead. It’s about being aware and being strategic enough to know that you got to get out the pool at some point. You got to put your clothes back on and dry off.
I had to quit a ‘real job’ to start my first company.
I will work on Invincible until I am made to quit.
Robert Kirkman
I wanted to quit the industry when I was eighteen and finish ’70s’, finish my contract on the show and go to college because I was pretty convinced that after ’70s’ and after being on a show for eight years that I would be very much pigeonholed for something specific that I didn’t want to be a part of anymore.
I don’t care if I get nominated for fifty-eight Grammys, the day I can’t go back to where I came from, I quit.
I started playing piano age six. I was also singing in

I started playing piano age six. I was also singing in the choir, so my mum put me into music school. I went to study there for seven years, but it was not my passion. I quit because I wanted to study marketing. But I can still play piano.
I don’t come from an artistic family, so I didn’t know what theater was. I was working on Wall Street in the ’90s, and I went to see ‘Appointment With a High-Wire Lady’ at Ensemble Studio Theatre, and it affected me so deeply. It changed everything I thought about the arts. I quit banking and became an actor.
Geneva Carr
As a Navy SEAL, our motto is obviously ‘Never Quit,’ and our only easy day was yesterday. Send in the Navy SEALS – I think it’s time to send the Navy SEALS to Washington!
There’s certain things that I was taught growing up about not quitting and seeing things through. I think if I would have come home and told my dad that I was going to quit the team, I think he would have kicked me out of the house. I don’t think I’d have a place to stay.
It was my very good fortune to find a mentor, Clay Felker, who started my career at the ‘New York Magazine‘ as a freelance writer when I had to quit my job at the ‘Herald Tribune’ to stay home with my young daughter.
The fighter knows best. Let them do their job. If they want to quit, they’ll quit.
The guys have told me not to quit my day job.
I decided to quit ‘Survivor: All-Stars’ in order to be closer to my mother, who ended up passing away from breast cancer seven days after I returned home.
If you know you’re just fighting for the money and you’re not fighting for the championship, you’re going to lose, so I thought, ‘It’s time for me to quit.’
I wasn’t strong enough to have an eating disorder. I tried to go anorexic for a good three hours. I ate ice and celery, but that’s not even anorexic. And I quit. I was like, ‘Ma, can you make me a sandwich? Like, immediately.’
It’s hard for an athlete to quit what he’s done his whole life.
I am not the super-submission guy, I am not the one-punch KO guy, so I am not the most feared guy in the world. But I will not quit, I will not break and I will fight you like a dog for every second of every round.
As a kid, I think I wanted to be the on-set dresser for ‘Charlie‘s Angels‘. My goals weren’t lofty. No. I just wanted to someday quit my paper round and that was about it.
Carl Froch is a strong, seasoned world champion and there’s no quit in him.
The day I quit, I want people to be sad about it.
I never wanted to be an actor, and then ‘GH’ was the first time where my managers were like, ‘Quit your day job. You got a thing.’
Ryan Paevey
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’
Quit being ‘busy‘ and start actively owning and operating your company, and you’ll be able to understand where the money is coming from and how to make more of it.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
I think somebody ought to do a survey as to how many great, important men have quit to spend time with their families who spent any more time with their family.
There are two things I want to be able to know when I walk into a fight, or with anything in life. And I’m not Superman, I’m not even that great at fighting. Those two things are: I have done everything in my power to prepare for this and I will not quit, no matter what.
When you are just starting out with an online business, there’s a good chance that you’ll be making several mistakes. Because of the mistakes that can be made with starting an online business, many people decide to quit or think that online businesses are just a scam.
When I was seven years old I played the flute, then by 11 I quit being a musician and got into Djing.
When I was modelling, I spent half my life staring at thousands of perfect reflections. It got to a stage where I was losing all sense of reality – so after I quit modelling, I took all the mirrors out of my house.
After I saved some money, I quit work and went to a local college.
I want to literally quit drag and go live in the woods somewhere and write music for my favorite female singers, like Miley Cyrus or Kacey Musgraves. I would love to be able to write music for them and hear these women I admire sing my songs. That would be like doing drag without having to get into drag myself.
When things just get bad you can’t quit, you just have to keep fighting.
I’m not telling anyone, ‘Quit your job and be homeless to go for your dream.’
I will not quit this game because of what the media has done to me.
You don’t have to find out what someone’s mechanical abilities are. All those factors are already a known commodity. I’ve seen teams win championships and have their entire team quit the next day because they weren’t happy.
Larry Dixon
I don’t have any regrets. When I quit college and moved to Los Angeles to become an actress, it was so that I would not look back and have any regrets.
Amy Weber
No one ever made me quit.

No one ever made me quit.
I just quit in the third year of high school and started singing at amateur hours.
Sarah Vaughan
Abraham wasn’t perfect. He failed, made mistakes. But, he would go back, get right with God, and then just keep moving forward. He didn’t quit when things got hard. He just kept on going. And everywhere he went, God was there. God was with him.
I am a homebody and don’t socialise. If it was left to me, I would also quit social media.
The only way you fail is if you quit. That has always sort of been pounded into my head.
I love writing books – I really do. If I could just quit everything and work on a book every day, I would love that most.
I quit school. I don’t do good in following police guidelines or restrictions. For someone to put rules on a genre of music or put me in a category of rap, I can’t even see how you can do that.
When I am an old woman, I will stop trying to look beautiful. I will quit wearing makeup and buying uncomfortable clothes because they look good. Maybe I will take up nudism.
Rachel Corrie
There are plenty of things I wish I’d known when I decided to quit my position at IBM and work on the idea that later became TaskRabbit. Maybe that’s why one of the things I cherish most about being a founder and CEO is the opportunity to offer advice to new entrepreneurs.
Back 12 years ago, when Dr. Mathews was president here, we had a plan that when I got ready to quit, we’d bring a certain guy in and he’d take over that day and I’d leave. But as time wore on, I realized that wouldn’t have been good at all.
Never in my heart did I want to quit, but I did, at the end of 2012, start to wonder when I was getting fractures from running hardly at all; I started thinking, ‘Am I asking too much of my body? Is it not going to do this for me anymore?’
Kirsten Sweetland
I want freedom and I realize that the only way to get it is to quit breaking the law.
Gary Gilmore
Yes, we have got to quit worrying about fighting each other and trying to figure out a way to work together.
John Breaux
If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.
I tried martial arts classes for three weeks, but I quit because you actually get hit. I just want to do the movie kind of martial arts.
I had to quit every favorite food of mine.
One night I saw Jerry Lee, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Elvis for a dollar, if you believe that, in an open-air concert. Presley, I got to meet and go into his house and so forth. My wife says I should quit tellin’ that story, ’cause they’ll know how old I am.
I won’t quit to become someone’s old lady.
Janis Joplin
If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.
Thomas J. Watson
Right now, I have some big dreams. But at the same time, if I get annoyed and harassed by the media, I’ll just quit. I don’t care. We’re set for life. I have quite a temper.
Anna Benson
When I’m in full-on writing mode and have the day, I try to get in my office around 10 A.M. and stop once ‘Judge Judy‘ comes on at 4, when I quit and come down. Sometimes, I leave her on while I edit – if she can make the tough calls, then so can I.
Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he’s losing; nobody wants you to quit when you’re ahead.
I wanted to join the Army, but my eyesight wasn’t good, so I quit school and my job to just focus on fighting. I didn’t want to just get deployed. I wanted to get in on the action.
Right before I got ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ I actually quit acting for 18 months and didn’t read a single script, and I wrote a film. I felt like I needed to do something that I had control over, as an artist, and also just do something where I felt like I had some control over my life, as just a human, out in the world.
I faced challenges as a kid, but who hasn’t? A lot of people have experienced far worse. I was bullied, sure, and it was painful at the time. I even quit high school to get away from it. But I’ve never been the kind of person to let my past predict my future.
A singer can quit once he or she has made ten great songs; a director can finish once he or she has made five amazing films; a writer just needs to write three great books.
I just loved being in the gym. It was tough at times. Sometimes I wanted to quit, but I’m glad I stuck with it.
If I quit having fun, then it’s time for me to quit working.
Charlaine Harris
I even believe if you’re killing a team, you shouldn’t stop. You should respect your opponents enough to play 100 percent the whole time. And by the same token, if you’re getting killed by the other team, you should never quit.
I do believe that my whole success goes back to that time I was arrested as a wayward boy at the age of thirteen. Because then I had to quit running around and began to learn something. Most of all, I began to learn music.
I once called a guy into his own office and spun around in his own chair to greet him. That kind of thing may be why I quit, before I got into serious trouble. I would smile and the person would get so upset. But you do a thousand of those things, and it makes you weird.
Other actors like to rehearse on film-they like 30 or 4

Other actors like to rehearse on film-they like 30 or 40 takes. When you get an actor like that, it becomes difficult for me because I’m ready to quit after number two.
Richard Widmark
I love comedy and I would write things to myself as an exercise in writing. I didn’t do well for years, and I quit. I started to break down why I was afraid and started to look at people I admired, like Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Freddie Prinze, George Carlin and all.
I went to a shrink once, but I caught him going to a fortune-teller so I quit.
All three of us boys, we grew up playing soccer. It was all of our first love. One of my coaches actually wanted me to try out for the U.S. national team, but I decided to quit to pursue football.
I really started to forget things. That’s why I quit reciting statistics: because I couldn’t remember them exactly, and I stayed away from mentioning some players by name because I really wasn’t sure, and I didn’t want to make a mistake.
My mother quit her job in advertising in order to raise us and she really allowed and encouraged us to be ourselves.
You hear a lot of drivers say they’ll quit when they’re not enjoying it. That’s pretty much what happened to me. It was a combination of things, but mostly it was losing that enthusiasm I always felt before.
Rick Mears
I can’t tell you how many times I quit only to realize that when the work has been your life, you don’t really have a life without it.
I grew up in dance studios. I was forced to be in several numbers in recitals and dance competitions. I took one tap class – literally one class – and then I quit.
Michael Angarano
I wanted to be a mechanic. When I was 14 I wanted to quit school and go work on my car. But my dad said Son, you shouldn’t do that. You should stay in school until your education is finished, and when you’re done, don’t make your hobby your job.
Quit while you’re ahead. All the best gamblers do.
The entertainment industry isn’t a line of work encouraged in the Persian culture. When I called my dad to say I wanted to quit medicine, there was about three minutes of silence. I’m not sure he knew what to do with himself!
I still remember the day I quit all posts in Sena. I was equally hurt and saddened.
My father taught me that the easiest thing to do was to quit. He’d say, ‘It doesn’t take any talent to do that.’
Ken Venturi
Since I’ve quit drinking, I’m not sure I’ve found the good life, but I’ve certainly uncovered a better one.
In the national team, many guys quit, did not want to play, and we had a really young team, and we changed the coach. Many things happened for us.
It wasn’t very satisfying playing the big arenas, but it was good as far as a paycheck. But the sound was terrible, especially in hockey arenas – the sound would go on for 30 seconds after we quit playing.
Very early on, when I was in my twenties, Steve Jobs convinced me to quit college. He talked to me after I had spent about a year in Michigan studying the history of art.
Early in my publishing career, someone told me I’d need to have five books in print before I could quit my job as a journalist. Turns out it was closer to 10 books. It also turns out that while it’s great to see my titles on bookstore shelves, my best customers are schools and libraries.
I once dieted so religiously I quit eating in church.
I was getting in my own way. I would quit jobs and step out on hope and faith, and pray to God that I would book something that would allow me to just continue to act.
I thought that I would have a huge literary novel coming out when I was, like, 29. I quit my banking job, and I was halfway through my second novel – and I will never publish it, because it’s very mediocre.
We need to quit appeasing our adversaries, and we need to stand with our allies.
Fear has nothing to do with cowardice. A fellow is only yellow when he lets his fear make him quit.
Jerome Cady
If I did not believe God healed, I’d quit tomorrow and go get a job.
Before the McClellan fight, people were worried. Since that fight other people say I should quit but I think people should just keep their noses out of my business.
It can be a daunting prospect for any player to know that his opponent will never, ever quit.
All ballplayers should quit when it starts to feel as if all the baselines run uphill.
Babe Ruth
You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
When I was practicing psychology, I used to tell myself if I ever get to where I’m just doing this for the money or I’m just going through the motions, I’ll quit.
I started playing violin when I was about five years old and I learned to read a little bit of music, but that’s all been long, long forgotten! I actually quit violin to teach myself guitar and just went from there.
I have quit chewing tobacco and don't touch any lager b

I have quit chewing tobacco and don’t touch any lager beer, and I don’t speak to the girls at all. I am getting to be a perfect hermit; my fiddle, my dog, and my gun I almost worship.
Wild Bill Hickok
I didn’t get married to quit.
You may defeat me in a final vote, but you’ll never get me to quit.
The problem with self-improvement is knowing when to quit.
If you’ve got an idea, start today. There’s no better time than now to get going. That doesn’t mean quit your job and jump into your idea 100% from day one, but there’s always small progress that can be made to start the movement.
When it comes to rugby, I’m a Welshman through and through. I’m a huge fan; I’ve played rugby since I was seven. Unfortunately, I had to quit when I went to drama school because it doesn’t really go hand in had with being an actor.
Gwilym Lee
I was used to having a job – ballet was my job, and I felt like I needed something artistic to focus on after I quit.
There’s a lot of bands that get to a certain level, and it just stops. They scrap it. Compare this to, say, The Rolling Stones or The Who, where they just continued on forever and are still playing, or they quit after 20 years.
I was ready to quit music. It felt to me like music equalled death.
The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit.
When it gets to the part in life where you’re more afraid of what your wife is going to do to you than if you box, say, Mike Tyson, you’ve got to get a new profession. You don’t get to be a family. I know why boxers never quit, some of them. They don’t have wives.
I only got into show business because I quit football.
After I quit dancing, I tried a lot of jobs. But I could always bake.
Quit worrying about your health. It will go away.
Literally, I think I’ve quit acting three or four times, only for a few days. Maybe for a few weeks.
The essence of paint ball is the fact that when you get hit by a ball full of paint, it hurts just enough to say, ‘Ow, I gotta get out of the way,’ but not enough to say, ‘I quit.’
My grandmother‘s number-one rule was that once you start something, you don’t quit. From a young age, she never let me give up on anything.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
I by no means quit social media.
I just hope everybody knows I never quit.
Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit.
You’re always better off if you quit smoking; it’s never too late.
In grade school I was smart, but I didn’t have any friends. In high school, I quit being smart and started having friends.
David Spade
I’m going to write, and after two years, when I’ve quit touring, if a special event comes up that I want to do, by all means I will do it, but as far as a structured tour goes, at the last date of 2014 goes, that will be it for touring.
There were many times during our career when he could’ve quit and done something else. But he knew that his power was with the Grateful Dead. He didn’t want to go solo. Jerry was a groupist. He loved to group.
Mickey Hart
If I have my health I can carry on. There will be a point when I do quit but I have absolutely no idea when that is.
Why would I have quit Van Halen? It never happened.
The one thing you’ve gotta do is that you need to always do the best you can do, no matter what the given situation, no matter what comes up against you. You do the best you can do, and you never give up. Never quit.
Acting for me is not a bad habit like smoking that I must make an effort to quit. I love acting; I love directing.
Joan Chen
I grew up on a farm and my grandfather quit school when he was 12, but when it came to common sense and animals, he was the smartest person I’ve ever met, before or since. He taught me that to touch an animal is an earned privilege. It’s not a right.
Ian Dunbar
If everybody’d agree to quit using money, I’d be happy to play for free every day for awhile. But I don’t play benefits or any kind of fund-raisers. I prefer to play at hospitals, for people who otherwise can’t see us. But I can’t see playing for causes, whatever the cause may be.
I was being groomed to be the theatrical caricaturist.

I was being groomed to be the theatrical caricaturist. And I know if I got that job, I’d never quit. So I quit. I knew I wanted to go into the theater… I wanted to act.
We will all fail in life, but nobody has to be a failure. Failing at a thing doesn’t make you a failure. You are only a failure when you quit trying.
I quit my software engineer job, decided that I would be a singer, and got married. Those days, there were no platforms like the ‘Indian Idol.’ It was like, you decide to become a singer, and then what do you do? It must have been tough for my wife getting married to a man without a job.
When I tell a woman you really need to quit your soul-sucking job, she goes home, and she can tell her husband, ‘I need to quit,’ and he’s like, ‘O.K., let’s do it.’
What we have to quit talking about is border wall. We need border security.
The day I leave Paris is the day I go down a level or quit football.
I am the last guy that wants to quit making music.
I have no plans to retire. It’s the perfect combination of work and play that keeps you young. If I quit work it would be the beginning of the end for me.
I may quit the music business someday, but never the music.
Dan Fogelberg
In 1939, Fitzroy Maclean, a gangly Highland aristocrat in his early 30s, was serving as a British diplomat in the U.S.S.R. Disgusted by the Soviet show trials, he quit the Foreign Service and would go on to serve with Tito’s partisans fighting the Germans in Yugoslavia.
You’re never a loser until you quit trying.
I worked at a Sport Chek in Vancouver, only so I could get the discount off snowboard gear. But I hated the job so much, I quit before I got my discount.
It’s always too early to quit.
I used to split my time between writing, music and painting. I would work on a book and then abandon it, start a band, do an album, quit music, then do a gallery show. Eventually I decided to give writing a serious shot.
Isaac Marion
So I did quit coffee and I did quit smoking. But I haven‘t managed that with drinking!
Sharon Olds
Well, I quit smoking three weeks ago and I had a hard day today not smoking.
Eric Roberts
People have these incredible expectations. So instead of being inspired by, say, Joni Mitchell‘s music, I look at it and say to myself, ‘I’m going to quit – why would I think of writing or performing after listening to that?’
I tell my students, if you ever become comfortable with your role as criminal defense lawyer, it’s time to quit. It should be a constant source of discomfort, because you’re dealing with incredible moral ambiguity, and you’ve been cast into a role which is not enviable.
Enlightened Rogues’ we made like the earlier ones: whatever tune came up, whatever direction it went in, that’s the way it went. That’s what we’ll always do. I think if we ever stop doin’ that, we ought to quit.
At one point, I quit acting for a little bit to study psycholinguistics – somewhat a more practical career. It just didn’t feel right.
My band got signed in high school when I was 16, and we all dropped out of high school and went on tour. Then I quit the band because I was the manager, and I was doing everything, so I went solo.
I was playing with the Aquabats, and then I quit to join a band called Suicide Machine in Detroit.
Suicide is man’s way of telling God, ‘You can’t fire me – I quit.’
The reason I quit fashion was that I had had enough of spending my time always being on my knees, making other people look amazing and fabulous.
Thierry Mugler
It totally ruins my voice. I quit smoking, drinking, and doing ecstasy.
It’s crazy, I almost quit basketball when I was younger.
In terms of moments that pushed me toward becoming a writer… My parents, my wife, and my English teacher in the 8th grade were all hugely supportive at moments during my development as a writer that were critical, where I might have quit when things got too hard.
Blake Crouch
If some of us can get an Oscar for extolling that it’s hard out there for a pimp, why can’t others of us admonish: ‘Then quit acting like a pimp’?
What I admire most about Hillary is that she never buckles under pressure. She never takes the easy way out. And Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life. And when I think about the kind of president that I want for my girls and all our children, that’s what I want.
Once a heroine is beyond a certain age, she has to graduate to mother’s roles or quit.
I started out at Procter & Gamble marketing panty liners, so basically selling women insecurity. I thought there must be more to life than this. Then I was on set for a Dr. Scholl’s commercial, and I asked one of the execs, ‘How do you get a job behind the camera?’ and he said, ‘Film school.’ So I quit and applied to NYU.
I'm elected. I don't report to any politician. I report

I’m elected. I don’t report to any politician. I report to the people. If I had to report to any politician, I’d quit tomorrow. I’m not tall, dark and handsome. They don’t vote for me because I look like a movie star. I can’t get that vote. People keep voting for me because they like what I do.
If you’re going to quit your job to focus on an idea, you get overly attached to that idea because you had it, and it’s the reason you quit your job. Plus, most ideas are bad.
If you’re doing this because you feel like you have a burning desire to do it, then you’ll find a way to do it, no matter what. If you’re doing this because you’re thinking, ‘Hey, this will be really cool. I’ll be famous. I’ll be on YouTube,’ then you’ll probably quit, because it’s not easy to do for the long haul.
When I was 19, I made my first good week’s pay as a club musician. It was enough money for me to quit my job at the factory and still pay the rent and buy some food. I freaked.
I quit after my seven-year contract with Universal was up. I quit for 33 years.
Gloria Stuart