Top 155 Tasks Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Tasks Quotes from famous people such as Simon Sinek, Ellen Key, Vladimir Bukovsky, Elizabeth Emken, Scott Nearing, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

When you explain to people what you're trying to do, as

When you explain to people what you’re trying to do, as opposed to just making demands or delegating tasks, you can build instant trust, even if it’s just for that short time you’re on the phone.
Simon Sinek
Ambition has developed into a passion which drives women, as well as men, to great works – and small deeds. Formerly competitors in the race for men, they are now competing in the race for social tasks and distinctions.
Ellen Key
Usually, the leaders appear in the moment of the highest stress, when it is time, speaking symbolically, to go to the barricades. Then people, clever, capable, but focused on their own tasks, will leave their immediate occupations and go to the barricades, because there is nowhere to hide.
Vladimir Bukovsky
I take on daunting tasks.
Elizabeth Emken
War drags human beings from their tasks of building and improving, and pushes them en masse into the category of destroyers and killers.
Scott Nearing
And I think one of the tasks that I always feel is how to get that vision out of them. Not exactly what they want, but what they want to accomplish for themselves or their community or their family.
Lawrence Halprin
One of the most dysfunctional beliefs of successful people is our contempt for simplicity and structure. We believe that we are above needing structure to help us on seemingly simple tasks.
Marshall Goldsmith
The speculative part of my work is that these particular cognitive tasks – ways of thinking analytically – are tied to nature’s laws.
Edward Tufte
A combine is a series of athletic tasks that help a coaching staff measure an athlete’s ability to be competitive in a sport. A bobsled combine requires a sprint, broad jump, two-handed shot toss, and a back squat and power clean.
Lauren Gibbs
I don’t live in as much fear as I used to. I’m not afraid of the music business. Life is too damn short. I know what’s important, and the tasks are very clear.
Kathy Mattea
Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked because they would take too long.
W. Somerset Maugham
One of the main tasks of a manager is psychology.
Didier Deschamps
It must be understood that every architecture is bound to its time and manifests itself only in vital tasks and through the materials of its age. It has never been otherwise.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
The most important quality of an immersion blender is its ability to blend things. In a perfect world, an immersion blender would be able to execute the same tasks as a full-sized blender, from silky cauliflower pure to smooth nut butters.
Sohla El-Waylly
In corporations, the penalty for repeated failure on known tasks is being reassigned to other tasks or asked to leave the company.
Steve Blank
Unfortunately, people always tend to think that girls are weak when it comes to physical tasks. The pressure is there to prove them wrong.
Jasmin Bhasin
The theory of isolation of certain tasks in certain hemispheres of the brain suggests I shouldn’t even be able to speak, never mind write.
Chris Van Allsburg
Our lives are full of distractions, and that’s life. The sounds of the street, the thoughts in our minds, family on-goings, tasks at work, and Facebook friends, oh my!
Tara Stiles
One can think of any given axiom system as being like a computer with a certain limited amount of memory or processing power. One could switch to a computer with even more storage, but no matter how large an amount of storage space the computer has, there will still exist some tasks that are beyond its ability.
Terence Tao
I know that each of us has much to do. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by the tasks we face. But if we keep our priorities in order, we can accomplish all that we should. We can endure to the end regardless of temptations, problems, and challenges.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Fires can’t be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.
James Baldwin
Edith Vonnegut behaved like a guest in her children’s lives. To her way of thinking, parenting came under the general heading of household tasks, which, as a wealthy woman, she could pay others to do.
Charles J. Shields
We cannot perform our tasks to the best of our power, unless we think well of our own capacity.
William Godwin
Although I know a lot of the previous shuttle flights, in theory, had their tasks laid out; but there were still some changes that came along for them.
Linda M. Godwin
The journalistic ‘I’ is an overreliable narrator, a functionary to whom crucial tasks of narration and argument and tone have been entrusted, an ad hoc creation, like the chorus of Greek tragedy. He is an emblematic figure, an embodiment of the idea of the dispassionate observer of life.
Janet Malcolm
The tasks of paleontologists and classical historians and archaeologists are remarkably similar – to excavate, decipher and bring to life the tantalizing remnants of a time we will never see.
Adrienne Mayor
Faced with a time shortage, we squeeze tasks into the nooks and crannies of our calendar, leaving less and less time to switch between them. As a result, we become less and less productive exactly when we need to be most productive.
Sendhil Mullainathan
Even the mundane task of washing dishes by hand is an example of the small tasks and personal activities that once filled people’s daily lives with a sense of achievement.
B. F. Skinner
Sometimes the simplest tasks are so incredibly challenging but everyday I try and I make choices to push myself further than I could ever imagine.
Jessica Mulroney
There were a number of books about Bill Wilson, and by him, but a lot of the basic biographical tasks had not been done.
Susan Cheever
People have this impression that I’m a little kooky, but I’m actually very OCD. I love order and organization. I’m a big list maker. But if I cross off too many tasks, and it’s hard to see the remaining ones, I have to start a new list. Now that’s OCD.
Kate Spade
Deciding which ideas to save and which ideas to discard

Deciding which ideas to save and which ideas to discard is one of society’s most important tasks.
Timothy Noah
What the global delivery model allows is, it allows you to take previously geographically core-located tasks, break them up into parts, send them around the world where the expertise and the cost structure exists, and then specify the means for reintegrating them.
Nirmalya Kumar
Making more sense out of my data, my needs, my tasks – to me, that’s the future of Office.
Satya Nadella
The Marshals were founded when our nation was founded and from the earliest period, one of their key tasks has been apprehension. They are our fugitive enforcers in this country.
William Barr
Since the 1970s, California has failed to carry out its most basic tasks under the Clean Air Act.
Andrew R. Wheeler
I find being a manager really challenging. For instance, I don’t enjoy some of the administrative tasks that go along with hiring and firing.
Dylan Lauren
Quantum computation is… a distinctively new way of harnessing nature… It will be the first technology that allows useful tasks to be performed in collaboration between parallel universes.
David Deutsch
Traditional methods for falling asleep work. Non-taxing, repetitive mental tasks have a lulling effect, and I built those patterns into ‘Sleep’.
Max Richter
It’s hard to be a clubhouse guy without being a great guy. I mean, the nature of the job is, you know, you’re picking up dirty clothes and you’re doing all the tasks that the players – that nobody else wants to do.
Terry Francona
As you schedule individual tasks, give yourself a cushion. Mark the due date a few days ahead of the actual deadline so you have time to deal with changes or last-minute emergencies.
Harvey Mackay
The relationship between you and your boss will change over time. When you just started out, that boss was your mentor and took you under their wing. As a seasoned employee, though, you no longer need your boss to guide you along. You should be able to handle tasks on your own.
John Rampton
We definitely don’t do everyone’s tasks in the same order and that’s quite useful. On someone’s first day they might do it somewhat differently to how they’d do it on their last day because they become a different person by the end – they don’t trust us anymore.
Alex Horne
Ask any athlete: We all hurt at times. I’m asking my body to go through seven different tasks. To ask it not to ache would be too much.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
The question is: How are you able to organize your information, your tasks, and get stuff done spanning those different roles? Nobody lives in isolation.
Satya Nadella
Children want the challenge of difficult tasks – just look how much better they are than their parents on a computer.
James Dyson
A great immersion blender – also known as a hand blender or stick blender – can complement a well-equipped kitchen, offering a convenient alternative to dragging out larger appliances for many basic kitchen tasks.
Sohla El-Waylly
Having seen first-hand how complex and difficult the job is, I believe it vital that the president be able to focus on his never-ending tasks with as few distractions as possible.
Brett Kavanaugh
Procrastination comes in two types. Some of us procrastinate in order to pursue restful activities – spending time in bed, watching TV – while others delay difficult or unpleasant tasks in favor of those that are more fun.
Daniel Levitin
We must also win really sufficient and, above all, practical, guarantees for the freedom of the seas and for the further fulfilment of our economic and political tasks throughout the world.
Bernhard von Bulow
If you don’t simply communicate with your spouse what household tasks you would like them to do, you are setting yourself up to be angry.
Emily V. Gordon
In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.
Andre Gide