50 unemployment quotes, film quotes, movie lines, taglines

“I’m a philosophy major. That means I can think deep thoughts about being unemployed.”
Bruce Lee

From the movie: The Court Jester

“A jester unemployed is nobody’s fool.”
Danny Kaye – Hubert Hawkins

From the movie: An American in Paris

“I’m a concert pianist. That’s a pretentious way of saying I’m… unemployed at the moment.”
Oscar Levant – Adam Cook

From the movie: Isn’t It Romantic

“- Natalie: Is this how you normally get to work?
– Donny: Um, if I had a job, yeah.
– Natalie: …Are you gonna get a job?”
Rebel Wilson – Natalie
Brandon Scott Jones – Donny

From the movie: Adventureland

“- Sue O’Malley: What are you majoring in?
– Joel: Russian literature and Slavic languages.
– Sue O’Malley: Oh wow, that’s pretty interesting. What career track is that?
– Joel: Cabby, hot dog vendor, marijuana delivery guy. The world is my oyster.”
Paige Howard – Sue O’Malley
Martin Starr – Joel

From the movie: Runner Runner

“That’s the problem with your generation. You guys sat around with your vintage T-shirts and your participation medal, and you never did anything.”

Ben Affleck – Ivan Block

From the movie: The Company Men

“I’ve called everybody I know and a lot of people I don’t, and begged, fucking begged for a job, a lead, anything!”

Ben Affleck – Bobby Walker

From the movie: Despicable Me 3

“Hello, Gru. How’s your transition coming? You know, from world’s worst villain to world’s worst agent.”

Trey Parker – Balthazar Bratt

From the movie: Tom Horn

“- U.S. Marshal Joe Belle: Do you know who I am?
– Tom Horn: No.
– U.S. Marshal Joe Belle: What you were in the Southwest, I was in the Northwest.
– Tom Horn: I was mostly out of work.”
Billy Green Bush – U.S. Marshal Joe Belle
Steve McQueen – Tom Horn

From the movie: Sunday

“No work, no hope for work, like every day’s Sunday.”
David Suchet – Oliver

From the movie: American Madness

“If you don’t get married I’m going to fire the both of you.”

Walter Huston – Thomas A. Dickson

From the movie: Up in the Air

“- Ryan Bingham: Natalie, what is it you think we do here?
– Natalie Keener: We prepare the newly unemployed for the emotional and physical hurdles of job hunting, while minimizing legal blow-back.
– Ryan Bingham: That’s what we’re selling. It’s not what we’re doing. We are here to make limbo tolerable, to ferry wounded souls across the river of…”
George Clooney – Ryan Bingham
AnnaKendrick – Natalie Keener

From the movie: The Company Men

“You want honesty? I’m a thirty-seven-year-old unemployed fuck-up who can’t even support his family!”

Ben Affleck – Bobby Walker

From the movie: Sense and Sensibility

“- Colonel Brandon: What can I do?
– Elinor Dashwood: Colonel, you have done so much already…
– Colonel Brandon: Give me an occupation, Miss Dashwood, or I shall run mad.”
Alan Rickman – Colonel Brandon
Emma Thompson – Elinor Dashwood

“Two weeks is too long to not know what my next job will be.”
Dennis Hopper

In: Career in Cinema

“As an actor, we’re unemployed a lot, so I’m familiar with the stress of trying to get a gig.”
Aaron Douglas Trimble

In: Career in Cinema

“The reason I am unemployed for six months out of every year is because I have to turn down most of the films I’m offered.”
Rufus Sewell

In: Money and Actors

“In the past, if I didn’t work, I didn’t eat but now I feel I can not work and I won’t starve.”
Mark Strong

From the movie: Europa

“I think I understand unemployment in Germany much better now. People just can’t afford to work here.”
Jean-Marc Barr – Leopold Kessler

From the movie: Father of the Bride

“- Annie Banks: He’s an independentcommunications consultant.
– George Banks: Independent?
– Annie Banks: Yes.
– George Banks: That’s code for unemployed!”
Kimberly Williams-Paisley – Annie Banks
Steve Martin – George Banks

From the movie: Everybody’s All-American

“- Babs: Then will you give me a job?
– Narvel Blue: I got a hundred black men needjobs! Black women, too. Why should I give you one?
– Babs: Because you need white faces.”
Jessica Lange – Babs
Carl Lumbly – Narvel Blue

From the movie: Jobs

“- Francis: What? Are you gonna fire me?
– Steve Jobs: No! I already fired you!… Why are you still here?”
Evan Helmuth – Francis
Ashton Kutcher – Steve Jobs

From the movie: In Good Company

“- Dan: How are you?
– Morty: Not so good, not so good. I mean psychologically.
– Dan: I’m sorry.
– Morty: That’s ok. Anyway, my wife got a promotion. I’m hoping she’ll raise my allowance.”

Dennis Quaid – Dan
David Paymer – Morty

From the movie: The Company Men

“Things won’t be great again. I’ve been looking for months and I haven’t had one job offer, not one.”

Ben Affleck – Bobby Walker

From the movie: In Good Company

“- Carter: I’m gonna have to let some people go.
– Dan: Why do you say let them go? They don’t want to go. Why don’t you just say fire them?
– Carter: Because it sounds better.
– Dan: Not to the person getting fired.”
Christopher Grace – Carter
Dennis Quaid – Dan

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