The professionals must set a good example.
Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.
A musician is a professional, whether he or she is successful or not. The profession itself must be regarded as a stable job.
My professional and human obsession is the nature of language, and my best relationships are with other writers. In many ways, I know George Eliot better than I know my husband.
That's your dream, to play professional baseball. When you get the opportunity like that, getting drafted - especially by Oakland, a California team, pretty close to home - it was tempting. At the time, I just didn't think I was ready or mature enough mentally or physically to start pro ball.
Ever since I was a boy, I have wanted to be a professional footballer and to captain my country one day.
All I have ever wanted to do is be a professional footballer.
We're professional footballers, so we have to go out there and perform as best we can and try and get the results that we want.
There's always going to be silly stuff out there in the media that you can't worry too much about, and I don't. We just keep on trucking, and I like the way my... I think there should be 'professional is professional, and personal is personal,' and that's just how I'm going to keep it.
'Rent' was my first professional job, ever.