“My favorite job is being a father. I have four girls now. They’re a captive audience.”

 

Bruce Willis

“I mean, people who watch Jon Stewart’s show every night don’t think he went far enough, because he couldn’t do what he does on his show every night, because it’s a different job. The same thing with Chris Rock. He can’t come out and do a tossed-salad routine, the way he does on his HBO shows, because this is the Academy Awards.”

 

Bruce Vilanch

“We’re shaking up a format, which I think is always a good thing. The thing about [2011 Oscar hosts] James [Franco] and Anne [Hathaway] is, they’ve both hosted Saturday Night Live, and they both did a good job at it. So they are accustomed to working with short rehearsal time, and live, lots of pressure, rewrites, things like that. They can make quick changes, which is very advantageous, and they’re skilled comedians.”

 

Bruce Vilanch

“Scheduling flexibility is the single greatest non-financial tool — and the number-one dream-job factor — at your disposal for winning battles in the talent wars. Use it.”

 

Bruce Tulgan

“Find a client and get a job.”

 

Bruce Sterling

“People in the Pentagon had colleagues killed and maimed by bin Laden. They’re trying to find bin Laden and kill him and his cult. Naturally they consider that a legitimate thing to do, but they’re having mixed success at the job.”

 

Bruce Sterling

“The things that I loved about Bob’s [Dylan] music – and I describe him in the book as the father of my country, which he really is – were things that just didn’t fit when I went to do my job. You know, I’d come out of a somewhat different circumstance and shoes – the clothes just didn’t fit.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I think if somebody comes up and simply says, your jobs? I’m going to bring them back. You’re not comfortable with the browning of America? I’m going to build a wall. ISIS, I’m going to defeat them. Those are very – it’s a simple, but it was a compelling message for a lot of people.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“There’s a beauty in work and I love it, all different kinds of work. That’s what I consider it. Rock is my job, and that’s my work. And I work my ass off, you know.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I’ve found that giving 100% to your job isn’t the same as giving 100% of your life to your job. Very often when I thought I was giving 100% of my life to my job, I was simply obsessing over something.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I never knew anybody who was unhappy with their job and was happy with their life. It’s your sense of purpose. Now, some people can find it elsewhere. Some people can work a job and find it some place else.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I always felt that the musician’s job was to provide an alternative source of information.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“You can revisit – the wonderful thing about my job is you can revisit your 22-year-old self or your 24-year-old self any particular night you want. The songs pick up some extra resonance, I hope, but they’re still – they’re there, and I can revisit that period of my life when I choose. So it’s quite a nice experience.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“The question of whether we were misled into the war in Iraq isn’t a liberal or conservative or Republican or Democratic question, it’s an American one. Protecting the democracy that we ask our sons and daughters to die for is our responsibility and our trust. Demanding accountability from our leaders is our job as citizens. It’s the American way. So may the truth win out.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“You’ve got to be able to hold a lot of contradictory ideas in your mind without going nuts. I feel like to do my job right, when I walk out on stage I’ve got to feel like it’s the most important thing in the world. Also I’ve got to feel like, well, it’s only rock and roll. Somehow you’ve got to believe both of those things.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I always write with an audience in mind. If I feel that [connection] coming back at me then I feel like I’m doing my job. That’s why people come to my music – for some emotional experience or a perspective, either on their own lives, or on the world that they’re living in.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Every good writer or filmmaker has something eating at them, right? That they can’t quite get off their back . And so your job is to make your audience care about your obsessions.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“If you don’t connect yourself to your family and to the world in some fashion, through your job or whatever it is you do, you feel like you’re disappearing, you feel like you’re fading away, you know? I felt like that for a very very long time. Growing up, I felt like that a lot. I was just invisible; an invisible person. I think that feeling, wherever it appears, and I grew up around people who felt that way, it’s an enormous source of pain; the struggle to make yourself felt and visible. To have some impact, and to create meaning for yourself, and for the people you come in touch with.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“The “magic if” is a tool invented by Stanislavski, the father of acting craft, is to help an actor make appropriate choices. Essentially, the “magic if” refers to the answer to the question, “What would I do if I were this character in this situation?” Note that the question is not “What would I do if I were in this situation?” What you would do may be very different from what the character would do. Your job, based on your analysis of the script, the scene, and the given circumstances regarding the who of your character, is to decide what he or she would do.”

 

Bruce Miller

“I was exhilarated by the new realization that I could change the character of my life by changing my beliefs. I was instantly energized because I realized that there was a science-based path that would take me from my job as a perennial “victim” to my new position as “co-creator” of my destiny. (Prologue, xv)”

 

Bruce H. Lipton