Top 60 Waitress Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Waitress Quotes from famous people such as Jessie Mueller, Kalki Koechlin, John Cho, Shiri Appleby, Abbie Cobb, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I always thought moving to New York would mean starting

I always thought moving to New York would mean starting over in theater, because I had great work in Chicago and didn’t want to become a waitress here.
Jessie Mueller
When I was studying in London, I worked part-time as a waitress. I was teaching drama to kids. I did a lot of odd jobs to pay for my studies.
Kalki Koechlin
Asians narratively in shows are insignificant. They’re the cop or the waitress or whatever it is. You see them in the background.
John Cho
I took my waitress uniform. Seemed fitting.
Shiri Appleby
I feel so fortunate and lucky I don’t have to be a waitress or a bartender or a personal trainer.
Abbie Cobb
Mum and Dad ran a seaside hotel in Anstruther in Fife. It was a family run business, so I worked in the kitchen and helped out as a chambermaid and waitress.
Edith Bowman
I got a job when I was 15 because my allowance was about $20 a week which in New York was impossible. So I used to waitress across the street from where I grew up.
Lady Gaga
I was a waitress for six years in New York. I actually got fascinated to see how fast and how good a waitress I could be. I was doing it, so I tried to do it as well as I could.
Mary Steenburgen
I’d probably be famous now if I wasn’t such a good waitress.
Jane Siberry
I really don’t like going out. I don’t like restaurants because I don’t like the idea of someone, a waitress, being responsible for my evening. I like seconds, and more, and lots of conversation, and I’ve always hated the idea that in a restaurant an evening just ends. I find that incredibly depressing.
Amy Sedaris
I mean, its hard to be an actor in the city – trying to make it as an actor – because you waitress all night, you get home really late and you’re super tired and your feet hurt.
Piper Perabo
A movie of mine is going to be released in Japan next year. I play a waitress who’s a really regular girl in this movie. The English title isn’t decided yet, but in Japanese it’s I’ll Get on the A Train Sometime.
Chiaki Kuriyama
I started in the restaurant business at the age of 19 as a waitress. I loved the atmosphere and the camaraderie of the restaurant business. I loved not having to go to an office. I loved making people happy.
Anne Burrell
I bought my first pair of pointy-toed Miu Miu shoes with a kitten heel from Barneys. They were $200, and it was a big deal. I wore them with a pleated black Benetton skirt and a white shirt. I looked like a waitress.
Eva Chen
There’s something very funny about giving a menial task to a genius and watching him find so much complexity and overanalyse it to such a degree that the waitress from Nebraska working at the Cheesecake Factory has passed them all by.
Simon Helberg
I feel and look healthy. So I will look good in a waitress uniform.
Alvin Leung
I was very poor and I was a waitress, and it’s hard to be a poor waitress in New York.
Kristin Davis
I’ve been a waitress for events, but a lady at the Victoria hotel in Yorkshire showed me how to do it properly.
Vicky Krieps
When I was growing up I always wanted to be a waitress. My sister opened a restaurant in Mississippi, and I went down there and was a waitress for a few days. Let me tell you, I got it out of my system.
Lacey Chabert
My mother and father had so many ups and downs and stayed with each other and helped each other. My mother took in ironing and she was a waitress. My father was working in the factory and he did people’s tax returns.
Patti Smith
I am a granddaughter of immigrants, put myself through college as a waitress, and I started my career as a computer programmer.
Jacky Rosen
I’ve worked in a call centre and as a nightclub waitress. I served champagne to Rihanna.
Fleur East
For seven years after college, I was a waitress at the Buttercup Bakery in Berkeley, and from there I got a job at Merrill Lynch as an account executive, from where I went to vice president of investments for Prudential-Bache Securities. I started my own firm in 1987.
Suze Orman
I have been a waitress, and I was a damn fine waitress too, let me tell you.
Jessica Lange
As everyone knows, tips constitute the bulk of a waiter’s or waitress’s income. But they are also optional, at least in theory. Does it really seem like a good idea to make someone’s salary so susceptible to customers’ whims on a given day – or whether any customers happen to show up at all?
Stephen J. Dubner
I kind of wanted to be a waitress in New York City. I thought it was fun and glamorous in its own way. Like in the movie ‘Beaches,’ when Bette Midler is banging on the radiator, and it’s cold, and she’s poor. I kind of thought that would be fun to be, like, a poor, struggling actor.
Kether Donohue
I’ve always been melancholic. At a party, everyone would be looking at the glittering chandeliers and I’d be looking at the waitress’s cracked shoes.
Marian Keyes
I was not much good as a waitress.
Mary Beard
I’ve never had a terrible job. I’ve been a cook, waitress, bookseller, teacher, freelance writer. I know what the bad jobs are, and I haven’t done them.
Ann Patchett
I’ve been a single parent for a long time. It reminds me of being a waitress. As you walk back to the kitchen, requests come at you from all sides. You’re doing the job of two – you have to be highly organised.
Cherie Lunghi
I’m like every waitress in every diner; I’m like every mom driving her kids to school. I’m nothing special at all.
Katherine Dunn
I've worked since it was basically legal to work. I was

I’ve worked since it was basically legal to work. I was a waitress on and off for eight years. I worked at Sears; I worked at Abercrombie folding clothes. My dad really instilled good money management habits, and I’ve saved 10 percent of my paycheck, every paycheck, since I was 15.
Rosanna Pansino
As a former waitress myself, I know firsthand how a simple smile from someone can improve your day and how a single harsh word can destroy it. Being courteous and thoughtful costs you nothing and can sometimes pay you dividends in unexpected ways.
Susanna Kearsley
My goal is to live out my dreams, to have a long NBA career, win championships and provide for them. My mom works two jobs. She does security and event staffing. My sister is a waitress. Anytime I’m down or don’t want to work out, I remember our situation and what I’ve got to keep doing.
Quinn Cook
Oracle is my second job ever that did not involve waitressing. But I still have my waitress apron just in case this does not work out. It’s just that I fell in love with software when I was programming in college. When I was an investment banker, there were mostly mainframe companies and very few software ones.
Safra A. Catz
I don’t have a lot of skills, but one thing I can do is, I can compartmentalize. I can make that a little world that I can go back to, so I can be a waitress, or I can be a teacher, and then go and work on my book.
Dana Spiotta
I had a number of part-time jobs after school in Willow Grove, but I did work for two summers in Ocean City as a waitress at Chris’ Seafood Restaurant. I loved it.
Jill Biden
I’d gone into that restaurant and sat down and the waitress had taken my order and everybody else had seen me with this what must have looked like this creature, this animal, sitting on the top of my head!
Derek Jacobi
I’ve never been a waitress, hostess, bartender or any of the typical side jobs you’d expect an actor to have. This is partly because I’ve always been afraid of dropping plates on customer’s heads.
Candace Kita
I think that I was lucky that I was 30 when I did ‘Love Story’, which came with this extravagant pop celebrity. I had already done 15 years of what I call ‘real’ work.’ I was a waitress, chambermaid, and a photographer’s assistant, so I knew that I was tremendously lucky as a novice actor to have that big hit.
Ali MacGraw
The postman wants an autograph. The cab driver wants a picture. The waitress wants a handshake. Everyone wants a piece of you.
John Lennon
I was the cocktail waitress, and Sandra Bullock was the host, and this guy came in and persuaded me to try improv with Gotham City Improv.
Jennifer Coolidge
I was a waitress years ago when I was first trying to become an actress, waiting tables in New York City.
Kim Dickens
When I was young, I went to the Sinai and worked as a waitress.
Tzipi Livni
My later jobs as a waitress felt like a posh paradise after my first one at Boston Market.
Kat Timpf
My mother was a waitress in a Lyons Corner House, but she married up. She was keen on bettering herself. She taught me how to use the right knives and forks and behave properly.
Charles Dance
My husband really treats my writing like it’s a job – and he reminds me of that when I have those low moments where I think I should just quit and become a waitress.
Celeste Ng
My first waitress job was at Johnny Rockets in New Jersey, and then I waited tables at a sports bar.
Melissa Rauch
I was a waitress for a couple of years when I was 18 and with my first pay packet, I paid for an hour’s cleaning once a week.
Davina McCall
I was a waitress at a really rundown Italian restaurant in Dublin, for about a week, at 16. I thought it was going to be romantic – overhearing affairs and watching first-time couples all loved up. But instead I was just running about constantly.
Dervla Kirwan
I needed to pay for my horses in Warwickshire, and I couldn’t do that off a waitress’ wage.
Edie Campbell
I’ve been a DJ, janitor, ditch digger, waitress, computer instructor, programmer, mechanic, web developer, clerk, manager, marketing director, tour guide and dorm manager, among other things.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
I think I’m a kind of a person who works hard at whatever I do, literally from being a waitress to being on television. I always try to give 110 percent to whatever it is I’m doing.
Teri Hatcher
In my heart I’m just a lucky waitress.
Denise Mina
My mother was a very wonderful woman. When she and my dad divorced, she moved to California and worked two jobs in the cannery at night and as a waitress during the day. But she saved enough money to establish a restaurant.
Dolores Huerta
The only honourable work my parents knew was blue-collar. But while my father Robert ran a pawnbroker’s shop, and my mother was a waitress, I moved into a middle-class world with a level of security they never knew.
Norman Foster
I was known as an activist, described by CBC’s ‘The Fifth Estate’ as ‘the 23-year-old waitress who stopped the pulp company dead in its tracks.’ Without knowing it was even possible, my activism helped me gain admission to Dalhousie University law school.
Elizabeth May
My life is so different because of ‘Waitress.’ The people that I’m close to, the things I do professionally, my colleagues, my best friend and my boyfriend – like, all of these things have come to me because of the show. And it’s really beautiful.
Sara Bareilles
Don’t move to L.A to become an actress – you’ll just be a waitress. Don’t drive to Nashville to become a country music star – you’ll just end up playing empty honky-tonks at two in the afternoon on a Tuesday.
Marc Randolph
I wasn’t the best waitress in the world, but I was cheerful and worked hard.
Lucy Alibar