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The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.
The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.
When I became proficient as a salesman I was invited to teach new hires.
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman - not the attitude of the prospect.
W. Clement Stone
I have a definite talent for convincing people to try something new. I am a good salesman. When I'm on form, I can sell anything.
In business, you're the Chief Salesman. Create a sense of demand, rather than waiting to have demand.
When you're dealing with machines or anything that you build, it either works or it doesn't, no matter how good of a salesman you are.
I really enjoy theater. I just went to see 'Death of a Salesman,' and it knocked me on my ass.
I had a father who was a traveling salesman.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
I'm my own salesman. I can't let anybody do anything for me.
The best of merchandise will go back to the shelf unless handled by a conscientious, tactful salesman.
James Cash Penney
Miller didn't write Death of a Salesman. He released it. It was there inside him, waiting to be turned loose. That's the measure of its merit.
My dad was in the army. World War II. He got his college education from the army. After World War II he became an insurance salesman. Really, I didn't know my dad very well. He and my mother split up after the war. I was raised by my maternal grandmother and grandfather, and by my mother.
At one point my dad called me and said, 'You have always been a great salesman. I think it's time you come home and sell swimming pools.'
Every actor is somewhat mad, or else he'd be a plumber or a bookkeeper or a salesman.
I think basically an actor is a salesman.
Not offering this kind of guarantee means that they do not believe in their product enough, and they do not care about if a salesman is over promising or over selling their product.
My wife - to-be and I went to see my father. Only he could answer the two questions before us: Shall we get married now? Shall I begin the practice of law, or continue being the successful wine salesman I had become, working my way through law school?
Being a salesman and an actor were not that dissimilar: It is a good lesson in covering up your feelings. No one wants to buy from someone who looks depressed.
No salesman can ever guarantee you a grant from any government or non-profit organization.
I thought at the time that I wanted to go into institutional sales, selling stocks and bonds to institutions. In those days, which was the 1960s, the institutional salesman was making about $100,000 a year. I thought that was just an enormous amount of money.
The good lawyer is the great salesman.
I am a travelling salesman. I deal in ideas.
My first paying gig was a play called 'The Voice of the Prairie' at a theater that no longer exists in Chicago called Wisdom Bridge. I played a fast-talking radio huckster - a salesman of crystal sets in the 1920s - and I actually won an award. Look at that! And then promptly didn't get hired for a year.
We have a product for sale called news, and I'm a salesman.
I have been working since I was 20, and I'm 38. I actually once averaged out what I had made over my professional life. I think I could have made that much as a waiter or an insurance salesman. You know, I spent so many years in my 20's making $10,000 a year.
I probably was as bad as a security guard as I was as a tie salesman.
David Hyde Pierce
Actually, when I first started dabbling in photography, I was still working for my parents as a salesman.
So the poet, who wants to be something that he cannot be, and is a failure in plain life, makes up fictitious versions of his predicament that are interesting even to other persons because nobody is a perfect automobile salesman.
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