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We’ve collected the best Fired Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Gary Payton, George Blanda, Antoine Arnault, John Hickenlooper, Ewan McGregor. Use them as an inspiration.

As people know in coaching, you can get fired and hired just like that.
I’d rather be fired than retire.
If I see one of my sales assistants neglecting someone because he doesn’t look like a good client, he’s fired immediately.
As a businessman, I learned something that Donald Trump never figured out: It isn’t about how many times you yell, ‘You’re fired,’ but instead, how many times you say, ‘You’re hired.’
Drama school can’t make you a brilliant actor, but you can do stuff for three years – you’re not going to be fired. You should just go for it all, even the stuff you think is codswallop.
Imagine if these computer geeks who are running baseball now were allowed to run a war? They’d be telling our soldiers: ‘That’s enough. You’ve fired too many bullets from your rifle this week!’
Tom Seaver
Advancement and promotion in Mystic Masonry is not dependent on favor; it cannot be given till it has been earned and the candidate has stored in himself the power to rise, any more than a pistol can be fired till it has been loaded.
I learnt a salutary lesson when I was being hired for the ‘Six O’Clock News’ and others were being fired, people who I thought were great, like Jill Dando. Letting her go was a big mistake, in my view. But that is probably going to be me one day – I’ll read about it in the press and that will be that.
Kohli is always fired up, very animated on the field and plays with passion.
Some actors get fired up by the sound of the audience. I just want to retreat.
Since the first archer fired the first arrow, warriors have been inventing ways to strike their enemies while removing themselves from harm‘s way.
The British regulatory system was revised, so that bigger profits were encouraged, which removed the option of big spending on programming. Quality just fell off a cliff, and all the old hands either left or were fired for being too expensive.
I live in constant fear of being fired or dropped for that dark part of my work I can’t control.
Before the word ‘resignationbecame a euphemism for being fired, it connoted a sense of public integrity and personal honor.
We should because when coaches get fired, the players have a lot to do with it.
The active fighters can’t speak up or they will be fired. Because this monopoly doesn’t allow for a free market. We have to free the fighters so they can fight wherever they want.
I got fired from a job years ago. It was an accounting job. They were basically trying to cut corners, so they employed a bunch of temps to do proper accounting. And it just caused absolute bedlam and I did get fired.
I feel like I do my best work under fear of being fired.
I was going to direct the movieTraining Day’, and I got fired. Denzel Washington didn’t want me to direct the movie.
About guns, about hunting, it’s safe to say I know nothing. The last gun I fired was a musket at Boy Scout camp.
Who the heck is Donald Trump to fire me? I regret I didn’t tell Donald Trump, ‘You need to fire your barber. I’m sorry. I ain’t feeling you, man. You’re fired! I fire you, Donald Trump.’
We were reminded first-hand of the work that still needs to be done in Iraq on the security front when insurgents fired five rounds into the base while we were still meeting with the nurses.
One thing I learned working at magazines was that if you couldn’t get people to look at a page or a cover, then you were fired. It was all about how you create arresting works, and by arresting I mean stop people, even for a nano-second.
Truman fired the popular Gen. Douglas MacArthur because he disobeyed orders in the Korean War. Johnson knew that he had reached the endgame in Vietnam when Gen. William Westmoreland, the top commander in Vietnam, requested 240,000 more troops in 1968 for the prolonged war that also could not be won.
I have seen and heard a 21-gun salute as my father is in the Navy, but that doesn’t mean I don’t jump if a gun is fired in my face!
I wrote the script of Patton. I had this very bizarre opening where he stands up in front of an American flag and gives this speech. Ultimately, I was fired. When the script was done, they hired another writer and that script was forgotten.
I am still in shock and awe at being fired.
Peter Arnett
They fired director Richard Donner because they didn’t want to pay him, and he’s the reason the franchise became so successful in the first place. There’s a big part of Superman II that he did that no one has ever seen.
Sometimes you get into fights if a teammate is getting taken advantage of, sometimes just from competing and you feel someone takes a cheap shot. It’s just the intensity. It’s an intense game, sometimes you just get too fired up and fights happen.
There was one reviewer from the ‘New York Times,’ I forget his name, who said I was ‘death warmed over.’ I wrote him back that I knew more about death than he did. The ‘Times’ fired him, put him in the cooking department!
Fulfilling your promises is the easiest way to get elected, and breaking your promises is the easiest way to get fired.
I was at UCLA when John Wooden was the basketball coach. The next coach was Gene Bartow, who got fired for winning 90 percent plus of his games. He wasn’t John Wooden. It’s incredibly difficult to replace someone who has been seen as an icon.
No one can deny that Russia fired some big rockets and placed satellites into orbit. But there’s been a deluge of poppycock about ‘miraculousscientific advances that enabled them to do it. Much of this analysis reflects ignorance about rocketry.
Willy Ley
No Australian of any faith should be fired for practising their religion.
I’d been fired by CBS News in a semipublic way, and as the months went by, there was a perception that I was damaged goods.
I always say, I have been fired from more jobs than most people would ever have had in their entire career.
I predict after this whole thing is over, what we’ll remember about the failed candidacy of Donald Trump is, ‘You’re fired.’
People say you have to know when to retire, which is a dumb thing to say. If you want to go out on top, yeah, it becomes important when you quit. But I wasn’t afraid of that. And I wasn’t worried about getting fired. I knew the risk. To me, it’s not an ego thing. I enjoy coaching. I enjoy helping people achieve something.
Don’t forget, I’ve been fired by studios; I’m not the studio’s guy. I’m a guy who can work with studios, but if you ask any studio, I stand up to these people.
Glen Mazzara
The Ebert thing just didn’t work out. We just couldn’t, like, come to an agreement. And ‘Movieline’, they obviously didn’t want me, because they fired me.
Nondiscrimination has been the law of the land for over three decades, yet, in some workplaces, the standard for treatment of pregnant women has remained in the dark ages. Some are fired or demoted, with no hesitation, when a modest accommodation would allow them to continue to work and support their families.
As a boy, the very wordsLiberty Bell‘ and ‘Independence Hall’ fired my imagination and made a profound and lasting impression on my mind. Throughout my struggle to secure national freedom for China, I have continuously dreamed of the day when she would assume the full stature of an independent, democratic nation.
I had come from a middle-class family in Port Washington, Long Island, and I was really clueless about Wall Street. My first job there I basically got fired from.
There are two things I enjoy most about my work. First, I get to work with interesting and enthusiastic people who are also fired up about science. Second, every once in a while I have moments in which I suddenly understand the solution to a problem that I’ve been working on – those are great moments.
David J. Anderson
I tried to score a few films with this composer Brian Reitzell here in L.A. We made a bunch of music we really loved, but we got fired from the film for being too weird.
Everybody who’s been fired has heard before about the problems they have. They just don’t know it’s that serious. Once you know what the stakes are, you become more serious.
Young people, some of whom are not born into the faith, are being fired up by preachers using basic Islamic scripture and mobilized to wage jihad by radical imams who represent themselves as legitimate Muslim clergymen.
I have decided not to appeal the ruling that took my law license. My accusers, the Board of Supervisors, once again have fired my lawyers, ensuring I cannot properly defend myself or my anti-corruption efforts.
Andrew Thomas
A Trump administration will take on this fight and send a clear message to the Islamist terrorists: you may have fired the first shot, but rest assured, America will fire the last.
I was nearly fired from my second job, which was writing press releases for Boston‘s public television station.
Elinor Lipman
I’ve made stupid investments. I’ve made stupid decisions as an employee. I’ve made foolish decisions as a manager. I’ve gotten fired. I’ve lost businesses. I went through all of those things.
I was fired from my television job, simple as that. Well, downsized, really, a classic 1990s situation.
I was fired from my first job in New York. I was just out of school, doing the Welsh play, ‘The Corn Is Green,’ at Equity Library Theater. I was studying with Uta Hagen, and I was really working well, but they got nervous. They wanted results right away. We had a run-through, and I wasn’t there yet, so they fired me.
Barbara Barrie
And then ESPN fired me. I did not think that was a fitting punishment.
Eventually I returned to the W to play in Dallas, because of my coach Fred Williams. But once Fred got fired, I knew that my support there was gone. And that the only way I could stay in the league would be if I were living near my family on the West Coast.
Nearly all of our existing power sources are generators which use a heat cycle. This includes our coal, oil, and gas fired utilities, our automobiles, trucks, and trains, and even our nuclear fission utility power plants.
Wilson Greatbatch
The average religious person has their beliefs, but they’re not trying to get people fired who don’t have their beliefs. But zealots do do that. It’s not enough for them to believe it; they can’t tolerate other people who don’t believe what they believe, and they have this absolute certainty that they’re right.
Synaptic summation is the technical term used in neurophysiology for those instances in which some neuron C is fired only by a combination of neurons A and B.
There are etiquette things that actors, new actors, need to know about. Because it only takes one mess-up on a set to get fired. Not being where you’re supposed to be or saying something to the wrong person that you’re not supposed to say, and those are like basic things that the actors need to know.
Loretta Devine
Fast-paced from start to finish, ‘The Honourable Schoolboy‘ is fired by le Carre’s conviction regarding evil done and its consequences.
My mother died when I was very young. I didn’t want to be in the position I was in, but I eventually pulled my head out of the sand, started listening to people, and decided to use my role for good. I am now fired up and energized and love charity stuff, meeting people, and making them laugh.
My first job in the States was as a junior fashion editor at ‘Harper’s Bazaar,’ which I enjoyed, but not for all that long because I was fired by the editor in chief, who told me that I was too ‘European.’
Sometimes I wish I could get fired.
I’d never have left Hawkwind if I hadn’t been fired.
The family’s first, and the career is second. I could get fired from a show. As long as everything‘s okay with my family, it really would not bother me.
If people are worried, if they’re fearful, if they feel a sense of grievance or that they’re not being treated properly or that they’re not being paid fairly, what you’re going to have is you’re going to have people doing the minimum amount of work necessary to not get fired, and not a peppercorn more.
People that have integrity violations should be fired, not coached. How many integrity violations does it take to ruin the reputation of your company? Just one. You don’t coach integrity violations. You fire them.
You coach long enough, you’re gonna get fired.
If you are a lousy teacher, you should be fired.
I can be very emotional, so when it’s the build-up to a game I enjoy that side of trying to help push the team and get them fired up.
Fabian Delph
Before ‘Scandal,’ I was actually cast in two other pilots. Both went to series, but I was fired and recast. For both, it was because they wanted me to sound more ‘girlfriend,’ more like ‘hood,’ more ‘urban.’
Like I always say, the goal every day is not to get fired.
We’ve all had someone break our hearts or have been fired from a job or have been cheated.
People always ask, ‘Do you wanna do movies; do you wanna do other things?’ But they haven‘t fired me from ‘OLTL’ yet. When that happens, I’ll make that choice.
Kassie DePaiva
I would be up until 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning on nights I was facing a wall. Because when I walked into WWE, I was told I was going to be fired ten times because I’m the smallest guy around.
There’s obviously games and a history you have with guys that maybe you’re a little more fired up to let them know if maybe you beat them on a play.
Just thinking about the Pittsburgh franchise and Dan Rooney when he hired me, my first goal was just not to get fired before my 20th high school reunion.
Getting fired was always a big deal to me. It’s a bit like having someone break up with you.
How do you stay married 47 years? You are probably apart 20 of them. You get fired, move to another job. She would raise the kids and come six months later. Just start all over again. New romance.
I want my kids to have passion for life, to really have a passion for life. I think when you have a passion for something, you can overcome obstacles, if you float through life without having anything to hold on to or get you fired up emotionally and to focus on, I think it’s really hard to overcome things.
I still remember March 31, 1981, when a deeply disturbed John Hinckley Jr. took aim at President Ronald Reagan and fired shots that hospitalized the Commander-in-Chief and two others, and left his Press Secretary James Brady paralyzed for life.
But I would defy anyone to go back over the years and tell me anyone whose career I’ve ruined, anyone whom I’ve driven out of the service, anyone I’ve fired from a job.
I’ve never been fired in my life.
My idea for Gucci was crazy, but that’s the only idea I had. I was sure I’d be fired after the first show.
When I fire, I just look at them and I say, ‘You’re fired.’ I don’t prolong it.
It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.
In March 1915, at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, the British fired more shells in a single 35-minute bombardment than they had during the whole Boer War.
Whether it’s people walking off ‘The View’ when Bill O’Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression.
Most recently, terrorist forces have captured Israeli soldiers and fired rockets into Israeli cities – both unprovoked. These acts of aggression deserve the rapid and decisive response they received.
My mother always wanted me to be glamorous. When I thought about that, it really fired me up, and once I lost all those pounds, I started to feel really good about myself.
I think it’s time that we said to people who are incapable of acknowledging that they’ve ever got anything wrong: ‘I’m sorry, you’ve had your day.’ Unelected, unaccountable elites, I’m afraid it’s time to say, ‘You’re fired. We are going to take back control.’
I was fired by ‘America’s Next Top Model‘ on my birthday.
I’ve always been a deep sleeper; because I come from such a large family – there are 10 kids – I could sleep through anything. Even with my last day job, I’d sleep in later and later and start coming in an hour-and-a-half late. I got fired twice before I really got fired.
I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.
I left school at 16 and my mother got me a job as a trainee wine taster. But one day I followed some girls into St Martin‘s art school and saw a voluptuous woman sitting on a stool being sketched. I decided to get myself fired.
Firstly, we have personnel records of persons we hired, persons we fired, reasons we fired them and so forth. These records have nothing to do with the assassination of the president and, therefore, ought to remain in the files.
CEOs are worried they’re going to get fired any minute. They’re worried about their portfolios.
The unions say ‘last hired – first fired,’, we say hire and fire based on merit. We want the best and brightest in the classroom.
On the 10th of September 1962, sixteen bullets was fired into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tucker for me.
Two successive commissioners in London police were fired by the mayor that came into office. That doesn’t mean the police in London is not independent and does not exercise powers. Ultimately it is the political executive that has to answer.
When I was a young prosecutor, I got called to testify against my boss. I could have backed down, but I didn’t. I stood up to him. And he fired me for it.
Oh, I get pretty fired up on the court. I try to play with a lot of emotion, especially when I’m playing in front of a large crowd. I want to go out and do my best, and to do that, I have to play with the most energy possible.
I hate to predict my future. I never really thought I would be a head coach at 34 years old. I never thought I would be traded to Tampa. I never even really thought I would be fired, even though I probably deserved it. I try not to predict things.
That first year I was doing ‘Grey’s,’ I didn’t know it was possible to fire the creator of a show off their own show, so I didn’t behave like somebody who was afraid of being fired.
My only problem with fans is when they turn pro. For example, when all the professional writers were fired by DC in the ’60s, they brought in a generation of comic book fans who would have paid to have written these stories.
The news of the open military help to Franco from Hitler and Mussolini, and the heroic resistance of the people of Madrid, Barcelona and the big cities fired a widespread wish to help the Republic and its people.
Bill Alexander
I remember, I was at the house with my oldest son and I got that call from Johnny Ace. You know that call. Johnny was the guy that hired me, fired me and hired me back, which was kind of cool. But I was just fired, everything stopped, my whole world stopped.
In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at.
In this business, if you lose, you’re gonna get fired. Now, if you win, you still may get fired. That’s the hard part. You see guys having success and getting fired. That’s really tough to watch.
Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired.
The difference between me and other talent that has left WWE is – I left the company. In most of the other situations, the company fired them or not wanting to do with business with them.
In my real life, hard work, doing my job, working well with others and finding solutions without drama has never gotten me fired before.
Being unemployed is not good for an actor. No, it isn’t, no matter how unsuccessful you are. Because you always remember getting fired from all the restaurants. You remember that stuff very, very strongly.
I never should have done ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ I didn’t want to do it because I didn’t want Donald Trump to say, ‘You’re fired.’
Committing genocide on behalf of an institution generates greater loyalty to it than merely getting people fired from their jobs on its behalf.
My first real job lasted for three years. It ended the day I was unceremoniously fired.
You get fired. You get cut. That’s just part of it, man. You don’t worry about it, but what you do is you make sure that you left it better for the next guy.
I had never really fired guns before, so this was all very new to me.
Shane West
You can get fired from any job at any time.
Jorge Garcia
I stepped into the bedroom where he was killed and looked up at the ceiling, where you could still see the patterns of blood that had spurted from bin Laden’s head when the bullet fired by a U.S. Navy SEAL tore through the terrorist leader‘s face.
If your watch is slow by just four minutes, that’s not muchunless you’ve been warned that if you’re even one minute late ever again you will be fired. Then four minutes make a big difference.
One of my favorite stories is, I got fired off ‘Bionic Woman’ in part because I was told that I don’t know how to write women, and they promptly replaced me with a guy. What I find lovely about the story is how unaware the white dude who said that to me was when he said it.
In a competition, you get fired up, you’re jacked up on adrenaline and you do stuff sometimes that you look at later and you’re like ‘How the heck did I even do that? Why would I do something like that?’ But it’s just in the moment.
I always ask candidates two things: ‘How many times have you been fired?’ and, ‘Do you watch your clock when it’s time to go? Do you look at your phone? Do you look at your watch?’
One of the lyrics from Bono that always sticks with me is ‘Where the Streets Have No Name.’ Just the name of the song, that sort of oneness, and there isn’t any division in yourself, and your just at peace and fired up at the same time.
I was fired from an NBC sitcom called ‘Friends With Benefits.’ I was wrong for the part from the beginning, didn’t even want to audition, and kept thinking, ‘This isn’t funny at all.’
When I got fired from coaching, I started coaching high school because my son played. I realized real quick that high school football is in trouble. There’s no budget. A lot of kids have got to pay to play, and every year, coaches are getting out of the profession. Kids aren’t playing like they used to. It bothers me.
I’ve fired quite a few, but I’ve never had an employee quit on me.
The year the bus drivers went on strike in Pittsburgh, I was twenty-three and living on the edge of the city in a neighborhood that was on the verge of becoming a ghetto. I had just been fired from a good job as a cartographer in a design studio where I had worked for about four months.
As the father of five children, with three daughters, I’m pretty fired up to have the first woman president of the United States.
Every time I make a record, it’s make-or-break time. I hope I always have that mentality – that’s what keeps me fired up.
You can’t satisfy everybody. I will continue to do my job until I get fired, and the only people who can fire me are my fans.
Congress is where Americans are supposed to have our big, messy political fights. That’s because the people who make the laws need to be hired and fired by the people. Don’t like the laws? Fire the lawmakers.
For now, I’m just going to keep doing the work and hope I don’t get fired. If people want to put me up on their walls, I’ll love it.
If I have a really bad cook or a bad manager or bad sous-chef, I previously would have fired them or lost my temper. But now I realize that if I’m so right, then I should be able to communicate it so clearly that they get it.
I’m naturally fired up. I’m naturally excited to play each and every time I lace the shoes up.
It felt like the world had ended when I was fired, but it actually opened the door for my next opportunity.
Gagan Biyani
Don’t be afraid to push your company in the direction you think is right – you’ll either be fired or promoted, and either outcome will end up just fine.
It disturbs me to see a football coach fired.
Sid Gillman
A morality clause is a grey area that the powers that be say if it is immoral, than it’s immoral, and you are getting fired.
I was a sandwich artist at Subway and can still rattle off the order of toppings. I was fired because I got meatball sauce on the ivory cutting boards.
There’s nothing wrong with being fired.
It’s hard to get fired from the government. You have to, like, kill people.
But generally speaking, people weren’t fired, art jobs were very hard to get, so something really calamitous had to happen to a person who was working there in order for you to find a space.
Gil Kane
You can learn a lot about Pat Buchanan by talking to his campaign staff, particularly the ones who have quit or been fired.
I had a moment where I wrote a movie script, and it was my first movie job, and I was very excited to do it, and my only goal was really not to get fired off of it.
I live on a lonely culinary island, built on (very thin) bedrock consisting of things I know, or believe, my family will eat. It is a small island. Fortunately, nachos are on that island with me, and nothing gets my family fired up like nachos for lunch.
At the end of the day, you have a job to do, and if you don’t do your job, you’re going to get fired. You just have to kind of put your head down and do it.
It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.
Joel Schumacher fired me from ‘Batman & Robin.’ I don’t think anybody knows that. I was having trouble with these contact lenses that were supposed to make your eyes glow under blacklight.
I have had hundreds of people work for me over the years, and I don’t think I ever fired anybody.
Tom T. Hall
Somebody had fired a shot at the President, and I had to get myself between the shooter and the President and Mrs. Kennedy. Nothing else mattered.
Clint Hill
I’m taking each match one at a time, not putting expectations on myself, just getting fired up to compete, and taking each match as is.
I got fired from my first job in a store when I was a student because I kept wearing my own things, and people kept asking me where they were from, and the owner of the store got annoyed with me. So I got fired because I couldn’t afford to buy the clothes from the store.
A lot of times when people are released or, unfortunately, get fired, they almost scramble for what it is they are going to do next. I think when you are no longer working under a big, corporate umbrella, you have to be your own brand, your own enterprise. That was my thought process before I left.
Every firing happens differently except in this one respect: the person being fired can’t believe how fast it happens.
I did all kind of jobs to sustain myself. I worked at a grocery store, in the public health department, and what was then Thomas Cook and Sons. The last job was particularly interesting, but I got fired from it.
I was fired from a movie because I did ‘Heathers!’ I was cast in a movie, and the director saw an advance screening and was offended by it and fired me.
I have learned that nothing gets readers so fired up as saying something everyone knows is true.
I got fired when I was a dishwasher at Denny’s. That set me back a little bit. You don’t realize how important dishwashers are until you do the job.
I used to be a window cleaner. I got fired because I sometimes liked to drink the soapy water.
I think in coaching you just expect it to end at some point by being let go or by being fired. It’s just kind of the nature of the business, so I’ve never really focused on that. I’m just trying to focus on doing the job as well as I can.
Dumped? Fired? Scorned? Humiliated? Totally pissed off? If so, I’ve got great news! You might be on your way to living your best life ever – if you consciously choose to channel this pain into fuel – and use it to motivate yourself to become your highest potential self!
I’d fired anyone who was involved with Creed. I didn’t want anything to do with the music business. The entire press and industry hated me, so what was the point?
Israel is a country that reacts vigorously when its citizens are fired upon, which is a good thing.
Getting fired is what happens to a manager sooner or later.
When I was 22, I was thrown out of graduate school and then fired from three jobs in a row at higher and higher salaries where I saved nothing.
Some coaches get fired even after the best years they’ve ever had.
Being fired for bad performance or for having an alter ego that posts incredibly racist stuff is not cancel culture.
We were now back at Smith Landing, and fired with a desire to make another Buffalo expedition on which we should have ampler time and cover more than a mere corner of the range.
Ernest Thompson Seton
I dropped out of school; I got fired from my job. Those were my roughest moments, but I always knew through it that I was going to be great.
My daughter, I’m proud to say, is senior vice president of ABC Family network. She could hire and fire me. She has hired me, but she has not fired me.
Jessica Walter
If student A ‘impacts‘ student B with a fist, they shouldn’t ‘dialogue as equals.’ Student A should be disciplined. When you assault your co-worker or curse out your boss, you don’t get a ‘restorative circle‘ – you get fired.
I am such a do-goody, people-pleasing kid – or I was – I don’t think I’ve ever been fired, not even from an ice cream shop, magician for kids’ parties, not even in my early jobs in radio.
One of my early money mistakes was getting fired from the first acting job I ever had. I was cast in a play as the lead, and I got fired three nights after the open.
If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
I got a job working at a publishing company, Balmur Music, which was a company that Anne Murray was a co-owner in, as a tape copy guy. Eventually, I got fired from that job.
I was fired as an actor on ‘Bosch.’
When you play professionally, you get accustomed to turnover. Players come and go – they get injured, they get transferred, they get cut from the team. Coaches are hired, and coaches are fired. It’s just part of the world you live in.
The journalists have obviously failed to capture my innate magnetism, humour and charisma, and they all need to be fired from their newspapers right away.
Some years ago, I fired my agent, Andrew Wylie, alias The Jackal. I want to stress this wasn’t an amicable parting of the ways or a hankering on my part for fresh representation. I fired him because his agency wasn’t doing enough for me.
I had been pursuing a Ph.D. in political science when my National Guard unit was sent to Iraq. Eight months into our deployment, in November 2004, a rocket-propelled grenade fired by Iraqi insurgents tore through the pilot’s side of the Blackhawk helicopter I was flying.
The First Amendment says nothing about your getting paid for saying anything. It just says you can say it. I don’t believe that if a corporation pulls all the money out of you or a network pulls their money away or you get fired, you’re being censored.
I would not suggest the U.S. should sit down with the North Koreans bilaterally immediately after they’ve fired missiles – because the appearance is that you reward bad behavior. But if North Korea behaves for some period of time, I would pretty much favor direct talks.
When I got fired, I had a feeling of loss because Viacom had been a passionate long-term relationship. But I got my balance back. I guess it’s like getting jilted by a girlfriend, a serious girlfriend. You move on.
Tom Freston
A lot of people in Hollywood, and everywhere pretty much, operate on fear. No one wants to get fired, so everyone’s scared to take a chance. There’s money involved, and there are careers and reputations on the line.
I saw people get fired after their eviction. But when I found that if you get evicted, your chances of losing your job increase by 20 percent, that’s when it really hit home for me.
So that’s kind of like how I was, even body guarding with guys I was more of a talker and ran my mouth and smiled and stuff and it kept people off, especially if a guy’s is fired up and you’re laughing at him or smiling or winking at him it just messes with their mind.
When you’ve been in the game as long as I have, you know the managers you’ve played for, the good ones and the bad ones. Even the good ones get fired.
I think in the history of basketball, people get hired and people get fired, but the main thing is people enjoy their careers and enjoy that they have jobs, so you really have to stay positive about everything.
To operate based on conviction and belief requires an acceptance that your actions could get you fired. This is different from pig-headed bravado, and it is different from putting the company at risk.
I always liked having a good time. I got into this business because I got fired from any job I ever had because I stayed out late playing music.
Jerry Jeff Walker
I’ve learned through experience that you can’t ever predict what’s going to happen with any show. When I signed on to ‘Ugly Betty,’ I just prayed that I wouldn’t get fired after the pilot, and four years later, I was still doing it.
In July 2011, U.S. Soccer announced that they’d fired Bob Bradley and hired Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach. Jurgen had once been a world-class German striker; now he was regarded as a successful, if controversial, coach.
Basically, Pizza Hut just backed out on the ad agency at the last minute. They got fired and we got fired. It was a simple as that. We do stuff like that on and off.
Gene Ween