65 Long Hours Quotes On Success In Life

These long hours quotes will inspire you. Long hours, a longer than usual or customary period of time for a given activity.

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

Best Long Hours Quotes

  1. “By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” ~ Robert Frost
  2. “I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” ~ Jerome K. Jerome
  3. “Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.” ~ Horace Mann
  4. “For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.” ~ Doug Larson
  5. “You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.” ~ James M. Barrie

  6. “You know, sometimes if you work – if you do a lot of takes and you work long hours, for me, at least, there is a delirium that starts kicking in on the fifteenth hour, and that can help. Below the just thirteenth hour is where I have a concern, because everybody’s so tired.” ~ Zach Galifianakis
  7. “I love to do what I do. So, I do work long hours.” ~ Brandon Sanderson
  8. “I’d like to think life has improved since 1850, despite the long hours we all seem to spend slaving over hot computers, but the psychological journeys remain the same – the search for love, identity, a meaningful place in the world.” ~ Meg Rosoff
  9. “But the majority of mothers work – and are responsible for taking care of the kids and home. And more fathers are spending more time doing child care and housework, and still working long hours. That work-life conflict is weighing on everybody.” ~ Brigid Schulte , Working long hours quotes
  10. “There’s this idea that everybody has to have everything right away… I wasn’t the superstar. I had to work really long hours for it.” ~ Jenna Lyons

  11. “I don’t resent working long hours. I shouldn’t- I’m the one who set up my life this way. I love to work. It’s the thing that I get the most satisfaction out of-nd probably what I do best. Not that I don’t enjoy days off. I love vacations and loafing around. But I think much of the world has the wrong idea of working. It’s one of the good things in life. The feeling of accomplishment is more real and satisfying than finishing a good meal- or looking at one’s accumulated wealth.” ~ Jim Henson
  12. “He who seeks truth must be content with a lonely, little-trodden path. If he cannot worship her till she has been canonized by the shouts of the multitude, he must take his place with the members of that wretched crowd who shouted for two long hours, “Great is Diana of the Ephesians!” till truth, reason, and calmness were all drowned in noise.” ~ Frederick William Robertson
  13. “The shorter the hours, the larger the income. Don’t get into the habit of putting in long hours or you may be set down into a permanent subordinate position.” ~ George Ade
  14. “When I rest, I rest and when I work, I work hard and sometimes for long hours. I always try to be rested when I work.” ~ Simmie Knox
  15. “If you don’t enjoy it, then putting in the long hours is going to take their toll.” ~ Karrie Webb

  16. “It’s kind of the yin and yang that fascinate me. That for all the evil men do, there are also people who work obnoxiously long hours and sacrifice their personal lives because it is a calling – if they don’t keep our streets safe, if they aren’t there to advocate for and save beaten women and children and murder victims, who will?” ~ Lisa Gardner
  17. “Happiness lies in being privileged to work hard for long hours in doing whatever you think is worth doing. One man may find happiness in supporting a wife and children. Another may find it in robbing banks. Still another may labor mightily for years in pursuing pure research with no discernible result. Note the individual and subjective nature of each case. No two are alike and there is no reason to expect them to be. Each man or woman must find for himself or herself that occupation in which hard work and long hours make him or her happy.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein , Hard work long hours quotes
  18. “Many a young person tells me he wants to be a writer. I always encourage such people, but I also explain that there’s a big difference between being a writer and writing. In most cases these individuals are dreaming of wealth and fame, not the long hours alone at the typewriter. You’ve got to want to write, I say to them, not want to be a writer. The reality is that writing is a lonely, private and poor-paying affair. For every writer kissed by fortune, there are thousands more whose longing is never requited. Even those who succeed often know long periods of neglect and poverty. I did.” ~ Alex Haley
  19. “During their college years the oarsmen put in terrbily long hours, often showing up at the boathouse at 6:00am for preclass practices. Both physically and psychologically, they were separated from their classmates. Events that seemed earth-shattering to them– for example, who was demoted from the varsity to the junior varsity — went almost unnoticed by the rest of the students. In many ways they were like combat veterans coming back from a small, bitter and distant war, able to talk only to other veterans.” ~ David Halberstam
  20. “My heroes are the camera crew and the electricians. They work such long hours.” ~ Adam Baldwin

  21. “I do not recall spending long hours in front of a mirror loving my reflection.” ~ Gene Tierney
  22. “Quiet time and solitude are vital to helping me keep perspective. I consider myself fortunate to have so much quiet built into my profession. I spend long hours by myself at my easel. And while I work, I think-of the future, of my loved ones, of God’s goodness and the many exciting opportunities that surround me. I ponder the challenges I face, the needs of others, the direction my life is going.” ~ Thomas Kinkade
  23. “To make a movie is very grueling at times. Long, long hours and cold weather.” ~ Sanaa Lathan
  24. “You know, there has never been a 24-hour period in five years when I have not responded to e-mail at Facebook. I am not saying it’s easy. I work long hours.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg
  25. “He would use amphetamines to stay awake because he would have late night maneuvers that would go way into the early morning hours and he was given pills to stay up for the long hours.” ~ Priscilla Presley

  26. “I used to work very long hours. Then I started to realize that the stuff that I was writing in the late afternoons, I was generally throwing out. So I quit earlier than I used to.” ~ Robert Caro
  27. “Most of my life is over. I am going to enjoy my family and friends before any of us depart this earth. I’ll never start another company. I’ll never work long hours again. At this point in my life, I only answer to God, my wife, and my kids. Everything else is secondary – especially the expectations of strangers.” ~ Guy Kawasaki
  28. “I am a great believer that you need passion and energy to create a truly successful business. Remember many new businesses do not make it and running a business will be a tough experience, involving long hours and many hard decisions – it helps to have that passion to keep you going.” ~ Richard Branson
  29. “My mum and dad ran a family cafe in Sligo for 35 years and worked long hours. We grew up in a very hard-working family and had a lovely atmosphere, as we lived above the restaurant. It definitely made me want to work hard, whatever I chose to do. As the baby of seven kids, I was definitely a bit spoilt.” ~ Shane Filan
  30. “Modeling gave me a strong discipline of professionalism where you work very long hours.” ~ Jaime King

  31. “When I started acting, I had a really strong discipline of knowing that you had to be on time, knowing that you had to work 12 to 16 hours a day, knowing you had to be prepared, knowing you had to be ready, and it’s very interesting because if you’re an artist and you’re creating, you can work very, very long hours but as you’re putting out that love of creation, it’s almost like you’re charged by it, you’re charged by the process of it.” ~ Jaime King
  32. “You can’t be afraid of hard work or long hours. Sacrifice is important.” ~ Jerry Bruckheimer
  33. “Of course, Sam [Fuller] was like, “No problem,” because he treated it like a newspaper deadline. We worked long hours, often very late into the night, in his garage, which had been converted into an office. It was freezing cold outside and there was no heat in the garage, so he had a little space heater over by his side and I had a blanket that he graciously gave me to drape around my shoulders like a Navajo Indian. And he gave me cigars, too, of course.” ~ Curtis Hanson
  34. “The good life may mean doing some things that do not feel comfortable. It may mean sitting long hours just with yourself as you begin to listen to your own questions. That was the reality for me when I was 27, and it was really terrifying.” ~ Frances Moore Lappé
  35. “Conflict is part of being a foreign correspondent; spending long hours talking to politicians in capitals is another part of it.” ~ Stephen Farrell

  36. “There are other ways to motivate students than requiring them to take on debt or work long hours taking away from their studies. For example, we don’t allow our kids to work during the school hours their freshman year. After that, they can work a little but not so much that it hurts their education.” ~ Michelle Singletary
  37. “In the film industry you work very long hours, and making a film is a very intense process.” ~ Emma Watson
  38. “My hometown is 30,000 people. It’s remote, but it’s an oil town, so it’s developed. There’s definitely a mill mentality: not a lot of people leave. It’s a lot of long hours, shift work. Even my Dad, who’s a dentist worked hard, because that’s what people do up there.” ~ Aaron Lines
  39. “I wouldn’t say I’m the anchor, I’m the one person who sees everyone at work – I don’t get to see a lot of people outside of work too much because I’m there all the time. Everyone asks me “how you doing, have you slept?” so I know I’m working long hours.” ~ David Giuntoli
  40. “Yes, long hours and a hard life for my parents, but for a six to seven year old every new day dawned with fresh excitement when you have not a care in the world, and so much to learn and witness.” ~ Vernon L. Smith

  41. “There is no long-range effective teaching of the Bible that is not accompanied by long hours of ongoing study of the Bible.” ~ D. A. Carson
  42. “It’s a great incentive to work long hours. I limit the holiday to two weeks and then get the hell back to the office. If I had my choice I wouldn’t take holidays but my wife insists on time with the kids. That’s enough. Prior to getting married I never took a holiday.” ~ Michael O’Leary
  43. “Long hours
    trail in their purple
    and long years are lost
    in just this moment
    while our souls are near,
    our mouths separate.” ~ Hilda Doolittle
  44. “I love doing ‘Castle.’ We pump out 24 episodes in 10 months, and we work long hours. We do lots and lots of takes, and everyone there is a talent machine. It is a taxing endeavour to say the least, but when you get into a groove, it doesn’t matter if you’re tired, it doesn’t matter if you’re sick. You can do it.” ~ Nathan Fillion
  45. “There’s nothing hard about acting except the long hours.” ~ Fred Thompson

  46. “You don’t see what’s gone before. A lot of that can be long, long boring hours in the gym, long, long hours on the track or, for the likes of Paula Radcliffe, long hours out on the road in the rain running and running.” ~ Jill Douglas
  47. “Filming is quite exciting because every day is different, but it can involve long hours standing around in chilly locations. Theatre is a very different challenge because every night you’re striving to keep it fresh, even though you might have been performing the same play for months.” ~ Samantha Bond
  48. “Note the individual and subjective nature of each case. No two are alike and there is no reason to expect them to be. Each man or woman must find for himself or herself that occupation in which hard work and long hours make him or her happy. Contrariwise, if you are looking for shorter hours and longer vacations and early retirement, you are in the wrong job. Perhaps you need to take up bank robbing. Or geeking in a sideshow. Or even politics.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  49. “What happens to women happens to the entire nation. People work hard. But when you’re working long hours, you don’t get to spend time with your kids, you don’t get a chance to take a vacation every now and then, you don’t get a chance to make a big purchase (which helps the economy). There’s something wrong with that. This isn’t about wages, this about quality of life.” ~ Nina Turner
  50. “The inconvenience, the glaring lights, the long hours of waiting, and the repetition of every scene are all calculated to defeat anything more than a real mastery of love technique.” ~ Ivor Novello

  51. “I’ve been working some really long hours for the last five or six years. Anybody who works on series television knows, and especially women because women spend probably two hours more than the guys with all their hair and makeup crap.” ~ Victoria Pratt
  52. “It always takes two. There’s the speaker and the listener, you and the audience. You’ve worked long hours and it comes down to that moment, that performance. The goal isn’t just to improve yourself, but to transport people.” ~ Gillian Murphy
  53. “If you can’t stand your own company alone in a room for long hours, or, when it gets tough, the feeling of being in a locked cell, or, when it gets tougher still, the vague feeling of being buried alive-then don’t be a writer.” ~ Graham Swift
  54. “Oh, they’ve been putting in the long hours … But is that because they don’t have the skills, and everything takes twice as long? Or do they put in these hours to avoid what they should be doing … which is stopping and binning a lot of [their work]?” ~ Louise Wilson
  55. “This book was written in those long hours I spent waiting for my wife to get dressed to go out. And if she had never gotten dressed at all this book would never have been written.” ~ Groucho Marx

  56. “The best part is it’s a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to be a working actor, and the good part of it… it’s all good! I work long hours, but it’s amazing. They pay me. That’s amazing! I get to kiss Keri Russell, and that ain’t too bad.” ~ Scott Foley
  57. “Recently there’s been a trend to apply the term “bullying” to any kind of conflict at work, for example overwork and long hours. Although some bullying behaviours may be present in these issues, in my view this dilutes and devalues the term “workplace bullying” which should be used only for the more serious cases of conflict involving a serial bully. If there isn’t a serial bully involved, it’s probably not bullying you’re dealing with.” ~ Tim Field
  58. “These observations tie in directly with the whole question of organizing. Why do we have leaders? We put some people out in the fields and all of a sudden they hit, they click. Everyone’s happy with them and they begin to move mountains. With other people there are problems and heartaches. They just don’t go. When we look and see what’s happening, almost invariably the differences are along the lines of willingness to sacrifice and work long hours.” ~ Cesar Chavez
  59. “As a single mom, I’m juggling a lot and working long hours. Yes, it costs them a little, but what my children get in return is a mother who is energized and content.” ~ Edie Falco
  60. “Being privileged to work hard for long hours at something you think is worth doing is the best kind of play.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

  61. “It is useless for large companies of believers to spend long hours begging God to send revival. Unless we intend to reform we may as well not pray. Unless praying men have the insight and faith to amend their whole way of life to conform to the New Testament pattern there can be no true revival.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  62. “You do get really exhausted doing films. You work such long hours, and after a while, things can get out of perspective, just like if anyone’s tired, things get on top of them.” ~ Alan Cumming
  63. “I was in the death struggle with self: God and Satan fought for my soul those three long hours. God conquered — now I have only one doubt left — which of the twain was God?” ~ Aleister Crowley

  64. “Email is a wonderful thing for people whose role in life is to be on top of things. But not for me; my role is to be on the bottom of things. What I do takes long hours of studying and uninterruptible concentration.” ~ Donald Knuth
  65. “Chimpanzees have given me so much. The long hours spent with them in the forest have enriched my life beyond measure. What I have learned from them has shaped my understanding of human behavior, of our place in nature.” ~ Jane Goodall

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