I am very fortunate to have a career. I always have to act. I don't know if I'll have a career to support it for the rest of my life, but I know I'll always act.
It'd be the thrill of anyone's bull riding career to ride Red Rock. Like when Freckles Brown rode Tornado.
As a spectator, you get to watch everything, but I'd much rather be playing than watching. I'll have time to watch later in my career.
I try to treat all my fans as if they're the stars, and make them feel as important as they make me feel. A lot of times I'll pull them on stage to help me sing songs. I wouldn't have my house, my fame or my career without them voting for me and appreciating this talent that God blessed me with. I just want to share it every day.
— Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
I started acting, almost on a whim to help my music career.
It's funny, because in drama school, my greatest strength was my range. So my early career was like that: I played all kinds of different characters.
A very odd thing happened to my career when I got The Wire. My career was pretty much a steady climb; I didn't really flatline much. When I did The Wire, that's when I thought all the doors would open, but that's when things flatlined. I had a really hard time just getting seen for film, which was the next step.
As I got further into my career, as a character of color, if I was going to have the types of opportunities I felt I deserved, and continue to have them, I was going to have to start creating those opportunities for myself.
I want to play every game of my career in an Astros uniform.
I am fortunate enough with my career that I can speak out to the masses and hopefully be a part of initiating change.
Twenty-plus-year career, 500 drug controls worldwide, in and out of competition. Never a failed test. I rest my case.
It gave me a chance to re-evaluate my life and my career. Cancer certainly gives things a new perspective. I would not have won the Tour de France if I had not had cancer. It gave me new strength and focus.
My career is going to be played out year by year. Will I be here in 2004? I don't know. The record won't keep me here. Happiness will.
When I look back on my career, I go, 'This is really great, I've played so many different women.'
When you have absolutely no idea what's going to happen to you or what your career's going to end up like and you're just really open to anything, then you don't really have anything to loose.
I was never successful in a noteworthy way, no one wrote about me, and I didn't have recognition. I've met a lot of musicians along the way who thought I was good, and they knew that was important to me. Having a simple career as a musician who liked music was good enough for me.
I was always a singer, it was nothing anyone planned on me doing for real, because it's an unusual thing. I was just sort of saying, even having modest ambitions to have a small career at singing, it's still really difficult to do that. Everyone wants to sing or act or whatever.
I see myself fighting for about six more fights and I'll be done and happy with my career.
I hope, my career is never predictable. And my interests are diverse in that way. I feel very lucky that when I'm burnt out of acting I take to the pen and I write something I want to direct. And then when I'm tired of taking on too much responsibility as a director I then look for an acting gig. And I've made it very clear that I'm interested in voiceover work. I mean, I'm always looking for voiceover gigs. I love that.
It's like the most profound accomplishment that I've had in my career, that I can finally be that voice.
I would love to spend my whole career in Scan Diego because I accept the challenge of turning this team around.
My life has always been geared towards my career. If my life is complete in other ways then I don't mind being a 65-year-old spinster. But I don't discount love when I'm talking about not getting married. I could... it's just something I haven't wanted to do yet.
I really don't have no regrets. I think that where I am in the stage of my career and in my life made me who I am today.
I got my career started late so, even though I'm getting older, I don't have as much wear and tear on my arm. I feel good. I really do.
If it hadn't been for the videocassette, I may not have had a career at all.
I no longer look at my life and times in the motion picture industry as my career. I just look at it now as something I like and want to do.
When I was working on my career, I was very aware of what I had done, what I wanted to do next. I'm having a good time just reading things that might be interesting to do.
I don't really look for specific types of projects any more. I'm not taking care of a career anymore. I'm just having fun acting.
I've never looked at my career in terms of, What haven't I done that I want to do? I just generally find a story that I think is a good one and go to work
Some people who make music are instantly very savvy about how they can get their music to communicate in a larger way. For me, the music was always first, and I put a lot of time and effort and thought into making the recordings. But everything else around it, all the things that were necessary to have a career in pop music, I was completely ill equipped to handle.
I suppose there are a lot of people who'd kill to have my career, but I still feel like a fan.
Harold Ramis really got my career going and was a friend for a long time. I was doing a play in L.A., and he came to see it a few times and recommended me to Ivan Reitman for Ghostbusters 2. Six months later, I quit real estate and was acting for good, and it was really because Harold took an interest in me and made a phone call and did stuff that people don't usually do, even if they like somebody.
I started just naturally turning into a nicer person, and it actually helped broaden and lengthen my career.
Strange to wake-up this morning as a former ODI cricketer, but it's been a great honour and privilege playing for Sri Lanka during the past 15 years. At the end of the day, I am very fortunate to have enjoyed a long career playing with and against some great players. Thanks for all the encouragement and support over the years.
I don't want to extend my career for individual records. This is the time to go.
In my life and in my career, I really love to play different roles. I never want to play the same role twice.
A lot of people have wondered what Ive been up to. I retired from my career after 24 years. My feeling was that it was time to play my biggest part - Myself!
Not careers alone make people happy. A successful professional life and joy in work are certainly a part of it, but I couldn't be happy without a fulfilling private life.
Having a career is a bit like navigating an Atlantic crossing - you have to make sure everything is keeping and is balanced.
It's very hard having a career in different continents and two different languages.