Growing up, I was encouraged to get a good education, get a real job doing something I enjoyed, and, should the opportunity present itself, consider public service as just that: a chance to serve, not an end in itself. John Sununu
The first duty of a human being is to assume the right functional relationship to society - more briefly, to find your real job, and do it. Charlotte Perkins Gilman
That first company I started made a lot of money for the venture capitalists - nearly $30 million - but next to nothing for the founders. The companies I started after that varied between failures and mediocre successes. But at no point did I ever consider getting a 'real job.' That felt like a black and white world, and I wanted Technicolor. Michael Arrington
When I got out of college, I gave myself till I was 30 to invent a product. If I couldn't do it by then, I would just get a real job. And that fear - the fear of a real job - motivated me to be an entrepreneur. Nick Woodman
My aunt could never understand how writing could be a full-time job. She'd keep asking when I'd get a real job! Ken Spillman