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I never understand when people say, 'Do you do comedy or tragedy?' I don't think they're very much different. They both have to be true, and there isn't a great play in the world that doesn't have funny parts to it - as 'Salesman' does, as 'King Lear' does. The whole idea is to reflect life in some way, which means surely you have to have both.
I'm in the theater because of two plays: 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'Death of a Salesman.'
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.
I am a travelling salesman. I deal in ideas.
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.'
The reality of our business is that for every actor who's rolled up his tent and given up and gone home, the next day you hear about some shoe salesman at Macy's who had this audition and now he's Harrison Ford. There's always that carrot out there in our business.
You want to try and bring a character to life in an honest a way as you possibly can. It doesn't matter whether he's a doctor, an actor, a car salesman or a captain of a starship. If you can bring truth and honesty to that character, then your audience will believe you.
Growth is kinda built into everyone's genes. It's built into management's genes, the salesman's genes, the investors' desires. People expect companies to grow.
In Britain, the idea one could go from blue-collar beginnings to the university was so far out, it was quite unthinkable. I took a variety of jobs to pay for tuition - from ice-cream salesman to night-club bouncer. Whatever earned the most money in the least time.
I don't like losing a ballgame any more than a salesman likes losing a sale.
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.
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.
Unless you're a salesman, or a bad guest on a talk show, you don't call someone by his name that often.
A successful swindler has to be a great salesman even more than a great actor.
From 1965 to 1974, I served the best possible apprenticeship for an actor. I learned firsthand how a truck driver lives, what a bartender does, how a salesman thinks. I had to make a life inside those jobs, not just pretend.
Their educations ended with high school - my father going to work as a clerk and then salesman in a company dealing in printing and stationary, and my mother working as a secretary and then bookkeeper in a firm of wool merchants.
Martin Lewis Perl
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.
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.
The best of merchandise will go back to the shelf unless handled by a conscientious, tactful salesman.
James Cash Penney
My dad never graduated high school. He was a printing salesman. We lived in a two-bedroom, one-bath house in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. We weren't rich - but we felt secure.
My father was an atheist, absent. He was a salesman; I was four years old when he told me that the end of life was death.
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.
From being a waiter, to a door-to-door salesman, to a car-washer, to a delivery boy - I have done it all.
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.
I would have never imagined that I'd become a shoe salesman so that I could give away shoes. I mean that idea is ludicrous.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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