Best Janitor Quotes On Success In Life

These janitor quotes will inspire you. Janitor, one who keeps the premises of a building (such as an apartment or office) clean, tends the heating system and makes minor repairs

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging janitor quotes, janitor sayings, and janitor proverbs.

Famous Janitor Quotes

  1. “I think that people don’t know how to do anything anymore. My father was a janitor. He could take a car apart and put it back together. He could build a house in the backyard. Today, if you ask people what they know, they say, ‘I know how to hire someone.'” ~ Walter Mosley
  2. “If they had told me I was the janitor and would have to mop up and clean the toilets after the show in order to play, I probably would have done it.” ~ Bruce Springsteen
  3. “We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.” ~ Michelle Obama , Respect janitor quotes
  4. “You don’t mess with janitors, first of all, they have like 40 keys, and 1 is to a closet you don’t want to be inside of.” ~ Chelsea Handler

  5. “Value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.” ~ Michelle Obama
  6. “There’s a story about when President Lyndon Johnson visited NASA and as he was walking the halls he came across a janitor who was cleaning up a storm, like the Energizer bunny with a mop in his hand. The president walked over to the janitor and told him he was the best janitor he has ever seen and the janitor replied, “Sir, I’m not just a janitor, I helped put a man on the moon.” See, even though he was cleaning floors he had a bigger purpose and vision for his life. This is what kept him going and helped him excel in his job.” ~ Jon Gordon
  7. “If you put down a list of jobs, doctor, lawyer, janitor, teacher or movie star, everybody would pick the movie star. And why? So you could lie around the pool, drink margaritas and send money to your parents. So that’s what I did.” ~ Steve Guttenberg
  8. “At awards time, The Exorcist was nominated in 11 categories, everybody but the janitor was up for an Oscar. There was no category for what I did.” ~ Mercedes McCambridge

  9. “Somewhere between the janitor and the CEO, reasons stop mattering.” ~ Steve Jobs
  10. “A man’s home is his castle, and his wife is the janitor” ~ Lucille Kallen
  11. “Treat everyone on the organization with respect and dignity whether it be the janitor or the president.” ~ Richard Moran
  12. “The needs of a society determine its ethics, and in the Black American ghettos the hero is that man who is offered only the crumbs from his country’s table but by ingenuity and courage is able to take for himself a Lucullan feast. Hence the janitor who lives in one room but sports a robin’s-egg-blue Cadillac is not laughed at but admired, and the domestic who buys forty-dollar shoes is not criticized but is appreciated. We know that they have put to use their full mental and physical powers. Each single gain feeds into the gains of the body collective.” ~ Maya Angelou , Janitor quotes appreciation
  13. “Well, I guess that early 12 string. The first Martin I bought. I bought it around 1957 with money I earned as a janitor assistant. I bought brand new. I still have that.” ~ Roger McGuinn

  14. “Developing a good work ethic is a key [to success]. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job, because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.” ~ Tyler Perry
  15. “Empower the people around you, from the janitor to the athletic director. You do that by being sincere, caring about others, and then putting it into practice.” ~ Sue Gunter
  16. “God is the great janitor of the universe. Why things don’t work is that we have a janitor in charge, and we keep looking for the landlord.” ~ Richard Kadrey
  17. “Pretty soon the only people left without a girlfriend will be me and Wendell the school janitor, and he smells like Windex.” “At least you know he’s still available.” ~ Cassandra Clare

  18. “Microbes are just nature’s janitors who work to clean up a poorly kept culturing medium. Trying to keep microbes off of and out of your body is like trying to keep the wind out of the trees.” ~ Robert Morse
  19. “My family kinda hit the skids. We were experiencing poverty at that point. We all got a job, where the whole family had to work as security guards and janitors. And I just got angry.” ~ Jim Carrey
  20. “Who lives in true poverty – The janitor who is grateful for the chocolate chip pancakes his 6-year-old helped his wife prepare for dinner, or The CEO who is ungrateful for the type of wine served with his 5-star meal?” ~ Julia Rose
  21. “I guess I can’t blame him for feeling bitter. Going from being the terror of Bulgarian nights to a janitor would kinda suck” ~ Kiersten White

  22. “Of 472 civilian occupations defined by the Department of Commerce, only six are majority immigrant (legal and illegal). These six occupations account for 1 percent of the total U.S. workforce. Many jobs often thought to be overwhelmingly done by immigrants are in fact majority native-born: 51 percent of maids are U.S.-born, as are 63 percent of butchers and meat processors, and 73 percent of janitors.” ~ Mark Krikorian
  23. “Individually the poor are not too tempting to thieves, for obvious reasons. Mug a banker and you might score a wallet containing a month’s rent. Mug a janitor and you will be lucky to get away with bus fare to flee the crime scene.” ~ Barbara Ehrenreich
  24. “I feel that directors at times are like the janitors on the set. I am the secretary, I am the organizer, I am the maid, and I ask if they have eaten or rested. The best things are always out of your control. It’s those moments that surpass the imagination that are thrilling.” ~ Jane Campion
  25. “I’ve got keys to crap I’ve never owned. You put all my keys together I could be a high school janitor tonight.” ~ Jeff Foxworthy

  26. “I’ve never been a fan of personality-conflict burgers and identity-crisis omelets with patchouli oil. I function very well on a diet that consists of Chicken Catastrophe and Eggs Overwhelming and a tall, cool Janitor-in-a-Drum. I like to walk out of a restaurant with enough gas to open a Mobil station.” ~ Tom Waits
  27. “Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
  28. “It is tragic what we do in the poorest neighborhoods, entrapping children in child laws which are truly stupid… These schools should get rid of unionized janitors, have one master janitor, pay local students to take care of the school.” ~ Newt Gingrich
  29. “I lived in lower-income neighborhoods in the inner city. Across the street were dark parts of the world. I’ve experienced the gamut, from third world to inner-city to my parents working their way out of being secretaries and janitors to professors and real-estate people. They’ve shown me a path of perseverance and hard work in a peaceable way.” ~ Kenna
  30. “I’m banned from Middlebrook elementary for telling dirty jokes to the janitor. The janitor! He cleans up dirt for a living.” ~ Thom Yorke

  31. “A languid janitor bears
    His lantern through colonnades
    And the architecture swoons.” ~ Wallace Stevens
  32. “Parents teach in the toughest school in the word: The School for Making People. You are the board of education, the principal, the classroom teacher, and the janitor, all rolled into two. . . . There are few schools to train you for your job, and there is no general agreement on the curriculum. . . . You are on duty, or at least on call, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for at least 18 years for each child you have. Besides that, you have to contend with an administration that has two leaders or bosses, whichever the case may be.” ~ Virginia Satir
  33. “The September 11 attacks were major atrocities. . . . This was a horrendous crime . . . The primary victims . . . were working people: janitors, secretaries, firemen, etc. It is likely to prove to be a crushing blow to Palestinians . . . It is also likely to lead to harsh security controls, with many possible ramifications for undermining civil liberties and internal freedom.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  34. “Oh I’m in love with the janitor’s boy, And the janitor’s boy loves me; He’s going to hunt for a desert isle In our geography.” ~ Nathalia Crane

  35. “When I went to school, sex education was mainly muttered warnings about the janitor.” ~ Frankie Boyle
  36. “In leading-edge companies like Google and Apple, workers are given much freedom and opportunity to play. They know that’s an important component of creating new and better products. I believe that at whatever level of work, cashier at a supermarket, janitor at an airport, aide in a cubicle, the addition of a playful attitude makes the job better and the work more enjoyable. A cashier or janitor who smiles and is friendly gets a better response than a surly one.” ~ David Elkind
  37. “I’m not against White writers writing about Blacks as long as they are as objective as say James McPherson writing about an Irish American janitor in his brilliant short story “Gold Coast.”” ~ Ishmael Reed
  38. “I’ve been very lucky in my employment over the years. You would think that the worst job I’ve ever had was as janitor, but it really wasn’t, because I was a janitor at my dad’s office building when I was younger.” ~ Chris Carmack
  39. “The colors black and white are my uniform, to honor the working class. People like my parents, who were janitors and had to wear a uniform every day. It keeps me grounded.” ~ Janelle Monae

  40. “I’m so thankful when I have a job. I would say the worst job I ever had was the one I quit after the first night. I was an overnight restaurant janitor. And it wasn’t because of the job. We had to do four restaurants in the night, overnight. But I was working with a den of thieves. I just quit the next day.” ~ Wendell Pierce
  41. “The biggest challenge in making movies, boring but true answer is money – you never have enough, so everything gets bootstrapped to death! I learned not only how to be better filmmakers because of it but better janitors, better drivers and better negotiators with cops who wanted to shut me down. You have to get creative.” ~ Negin Farsad
  42. “Abusers are engineers and architects and janitors and police officers and any other walk of life. There’s not a job or profession that is exempt.” ~ Kim Gandy
  43. “Parents teach in the toughest school in the world – The School for Making People. You are the board of education, the principal, the classroom teacher, and the janitor.” ~ Virginia Satir

  44. “My mother taught public school, went to Harvard and then got her master’s there and taught fifth and sixth grade in a public school. My dad had a more working-class lifestyle. He didn’t go to college. He was an auto mechanic and a bartender and a janitor at Harvard.” ~ Ben Affleck
  45. “This is a world where everybody’s gotta do something. Ya know, somebody laid down this rule that everybody’s gotta do something, they gotta be something. You know, a dentist, a glider pilot, a narc, a janitor, a preacher, all that . . . Sometimes I just get tired of thinking of all the things that I don’t wanna do. All the things that I don’t wanna be. Places I don’t wanna go, like India, like getting my teeth cleaned. Save the whale, all that, I don’t understand that . . .” ~ Charles Bukowski
  46. “A big silvery janitor. Penny, this can’t be how the universe works.” “In the Order we call it ‘inverse profundity.’ We’ve observed it in any number of cases. The deeper you go into the cosmic mysteries, the less interesting everything gets.” ~ Lev Grossman
  47. “I daydream about a high school where everybody plays the harmonica: the students, the teachers, the principal, the janitor and the cook in the cafeteria.” ~ Richard Brautigan

  48. “I’m only stopped by people in uniform, whether it’s customs people, janitors, or the FBI – they all watch The Wire. Sadly, beautiful, glamorous women don’t know anything about it.” ~ Dominic West
  49. “That’s why I stand here tonight. Because for two hundred and thirty-two years, at each moment when that promise was in jeopardy, ordinary men and women – students and soldiers, farmers and teachers, nurses and janitors – found the courage to keep it alive.” ~ Barack Obama
  50. “With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have to realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. It means that you’re going to enslave not only me but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses.” ~ Rand Paul
  51. “In five days, you can turn the page on policies that put greed and irresponsibility on Wall Street before the hard work and sacrifice of folks on Main Street. In five days, you can choose policies that invest in our middle class, and create new jobs, and grow this economy, so that everyone has a chance to succeed, not just the CEO, but the secretary and janitor, not just the factory owner, but the men and women on the factory floor.” ~ Barack Obama
  52. “My dad was a janitor for U.S. Radium Corporation, and he stayed there for 37 years. So he didn’t read.” ~ Walter Dean Myers

  53. “But at the end of the day, I refuse to believe there aren’t more qualified African-Americans, women, people of color in general for a role from the janitor all the way up to the owner of the club. I refuse to believe there aren’t more out there that can positively affect any of our games or any of our industries.” ~ Tony Clark
  54. “In proportion to the mental energy he spent, the man who creates a new invention receives but a small percentage of his value in terms of material payment, no matter what fortune he makes, no matter what millions he earns. But the man who works as a janitor in the factory producing that invention receives an enormous payment in proportion to the mental effort that his job requires of him. And the same is true of all men between, on all levels of ambition and ability.” ~ Ayn Rand
  55. “The American Left complains that we have no right to be the world’s police force. On the contrary. We’ve been the world’s janitor for almost a century, and after September 11, it became obvious it’s better, safer, and more productive to change things instead of cleaning up after the mess.” ~ Tammy Bruce
  56. “I’ve been a DJ, janitor, ditch digger, waitress, computer instructor, programmer, mechanic, web developer, clerk, manager, marketing director, tour guide and dorm manager, among other things.” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  57. “Rentals sank, living rose. I could not afford help. I must be owner, agent, landlady and janitor. I loathed landladying… I tried in every way to augment my income. Small fruit, hens, rabbits, dogs – pottery… I never painted now – had neither time nor wanting. For about fifteen years I did not paint.” ~ Emily Carr

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