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  • Bruce Dickinson
    Bruce Dickinson
    English singer and songwriter 1958-
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    I never intended to become a professional pilot. But, as I became more curious about aircraft, and, well, not being John Travolta, I realized that the only way I was ever going to fly a jet is if I got a job.
  • Alan Greenspan
    Alan Greenspan
    American economist 1926-
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    I was a good amateur but only an average professional. I soon realized that there was a limit to how far I could rise in the music business, so I left the band and enrolled at New York University.
  • Bill Goldberg
    Bill Goldberg
    American professional wrestler and actor 1966-
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    I'm a professional athlete. I've been paid since I was in my early 20s to go out there and fight with guys who were 40 or 50 pounds heavier than I am and fight for my life. I got into a business where people make decisions based on some of the most stupid things.
  • Alma Guillermoprieto
    Alma Guillermoprieto
    Mexican journalist
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    I'm an efficient, good, professional reporter. But I also write. And so what I try to do is write about places that I know that I care about intensely and write about them in a way that conveys the fact that I care.
  • Bill Goldberg
    Bill Goldberg
    American professional wrestler and actor 1966-
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    I'm going to make an appearance in professional wrestling, but it won't be for the WWE. If I put wrestling boots and wrestling trunks on one last time - and I'm going to - it's going to be done by me and me only.
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
    Barbara W. Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
    Barbara W. Tuchman
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    If a man is a writer, everybody tiptoes around past the locked door of the breadwinner. But if you're an ordinary female housewife, people say, 'This is just something Barbara wanted to do; it's not professional.'
  • Hunter S. Thompson
    Hunter S. Thompson
    American journalist 1939-
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    If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
  • Bill Goldberg
    Bill Goldberg
    American professional wrestler and actor 1966-
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    If it took professional wrestling for people to recognize me as a person, then all the other endeavors I embark upon will explain me as a person, define me as a person, but wrestling will not define me.
  • Carl Rogers
    Carl Rogers
    American psychologist 1902-1987
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    In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?
  • Boman Irani
    Boman Irani
    Indian actor 1959-
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    It used to bug me that I couldn't even afford to take my family for a proper holiday. I didn't have any professional knowledge, and getting a photographer's job in a magazine was out of the question. So, armed with a Pentax K1000, I started going to various maidans of Mumbai, looking for subjects.
  • Anthony Holden
    Anthony Holden
    English writer, broadcaster and critic
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    It was delightful but, of course, it was pretty insulting to my professional reputation.
  • Busy Philipps
    Busy Philipps
    American actress and writer 1979-
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    It's interesting when people make comments about celebrities' weight gain or lack of weight gain as if they're a medical professional that's treating that celebrity. Like, 'This doctor does not treat Jessica Simpson, but thinks her weight is unhealthy.' If you don't treat her, then how do you know?
  • Caroline Wozniacki
    Caroline Wozniacki
    Danish tennis player 1990-
    Caroline Wozniacki
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    It's very expensive to be a professional tennis player with all the travel and the flights and the hotels and everything.
  • Bruce Forsyth
    Bruce Forsyth
    British presenter, actor, comedian, singer, dancer and screenwriter 1928-2017
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    Little did I know that there's nothing more competitive in the world than a professional ballroom dancer. They are as competitive as Olympic athletes.
  • Ben Lloyd-Hughes
    Ben Lloyd-Hughes
    British actor 1988-
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    My first ever-ever professional role was in a television show in England called 'Love Soup.' It starred Tamsin Greig. I just played a small role - I think officially my role was 'teenage boy' - it was one episode.
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