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I was an estate agent for three years. That was pretty grim.
Richard C. Armitage
I was being taken around by a press agent at the Venice Film Festival at age 18. Was it fun? Sure. But it was a dangerous path to be walking on as far as having a substantive life. Because the casualty rate at the Venice Film Festival for 18-year-olds? High.
Many writers will get a contract by selling chapters and outlines or something like that. I wrote the entire novel, and when it was all finished, I would give it to my agent and say, 'Well, here's a novel; sell it if you can.' And they would do that, and it was good because I never had anyone looking over my shoulder.
George R. R. Martin
You have got to have an agent. It's a business. But I think there is a way to be artful and commercial at the same time.
She said 'I'm by commission. You don't have to pay anything until you sell anything.' I said, 'Well fine. You want to be my agent and not make anything.' I thought, 'Boy, is she dumb.'
But then one day the Lord put us together through our agent and it's been a wonderful match.
I mean, I've always had scattered interests, but I never went on stage to get an agent or anything like that.
In the '60s, my father, Wally Amos, had been a talent agent and a personal manager before taking a major career detour in 1975, when he opened a store selling chocolate chip cookies.
I always tell people this when they're looking for an agent - they should love your work. You are entitled to work with someone who believes in you. Why do business with someone who is ambivalent about you and your art?
When I was younger, I actually wanted to be a CIA agent. Really. I even did the online questionnaire.
The United Nations should become a proactive agent in the dissemination of democratic principles.
I didn't choose 'Silver Spoons'. I think my mom and agent chose it because at that time there was a lack of patience on some of the people that were in charge of my career. I think there was a big offer on the table, and I think they took it.
My agent, Jeff Andrews, suggested I write a book. For some reason. he doesn't like it when I'm not doing anything.
An agent said he didn't know what to do with me, I wouldn't be able to play any parts but lesbians and aliens.
I speak to my agent about great roles, and he's like, 'They are all going to Will Smith.'
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
It's a weird thing when you spend your life trying to find these great scripts and great parts. You are reading scripts, you are traveling the world, you are hassling your agent. You are trying to find that script.
An experienced reader uses the poem as an agent of inquiry. This makes poetry very exciting, unstable, and interactive.
There's no slow build anymore where you get a little part, then you get a little better part, then a better part, until one day your agent calls you us and says, 'guess what, you're a movie star,' and you say, 'Thank you!'
Every child was taught from his cradle that money was Mammon, the chief agent of the flesh and the devil.
Rebecca Harding Davis
Some people try to paint in my style. Some simply sell pirated copies of my work. Some claim to be my publisher or agent or even my exclusive representative, when they are not.
Being an agent gave me a great sense of satisfaction.
I only became a celebrity because I had a kid. Before I was pregnant nobody cared. I joke to my agent that having a baby made my career.
As an actress, you're already disregarded for a lot of the parts by the people who are setting up those shows. You don't need your agent to be doing the same.
My money goes to my agent, then to my accountant and from him to the tax man.
I tell my agent that I want to read everything.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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