Top 66 Freelance Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Freelance Quotes from famous people such as John Updike, Pernell Roberts, Brock Yates, Robin Marantz Henig, Jenny Eclair, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Old age treats freelance writers pretty gently.

Old age treats freelance writers pretty gently.
John Updike
I wanted to work strictly as a freelance actor, and that’s the way it turned out.
Pernell Roberts
Regardless, I did rise to the editorship before embarking on a freelance career in the late ’60’s.
Brock Yates
I’m a freelance writer, and I work alone at a big desk in the living room of my apartment. There are many days when I don’t utter a single word to anyone but my husband.
Robin Marantz Henig
I have a fear of poverty in old age. I have this vision of myself living in a skip and eating cat food. It’s because I’m freelance, and I’ve never had a proper job. I don’t have a pension, and my savings are dwindling. I always thought someone would just come along and look after me.
Jenny Eclair
I’ve never lost that freelance mentality. You can’t take a holiday because you’re worried the work will dry up.
Charlie Brooker
I went freelance in 1996 and my children are now teenagers and it seemed right.
Rachel Johnson
Accompanied by an Australian photographer named Nigel Brennan, I’d gone to Somalia to work as a freelance journalist, on a trip that was meant to last only ten days.
Amanda Lindhout
I wrote for my university newspaper and went on to freelance for a Los Angeles publication in my first months after graduating from UC Santa Barbara. I also interned at a couple of TV stations in the L.A. area.
Harris Faulkner
I think that one of the strangest things about being an actor is, it’s almost freelance work.
Paul Dano
I’m a novelist, editor, short story writer. I also teach, and I freelance sometimes as an arts consultant. Most of my books have been published by Warner Books, now known as Grand Central Books.
Nalo Hopkinson
I worked on ‘Blue Peter’ and ‘Tonight’ and lots of TV plays, filmed people like Rudolf Nureyev and Ted Heath, and ended up a senior cameraman with my own crew. I’d had my first short story published in 1947, and when my writing really started to take off I decided to go freelance, and eventually left the BBC in 1965.
Michael Bond
For the vast majority of my adult life, I was a freelance writer, forever scrambling for work that paid an insulting non-amount.
Jen Sincero
The life of the professional writer – like that of any freelance, whether she be a plumber or a podiatrist – is predicated on willpower. Without it there simply wouldn’t be any remuneration, period.
Will Self
My father started his own business, and before that was a freelance lecturer, and my friends are artists and musicians; they don’t have real jobs – none of us have real jobs.
Rupert Friend
I was freelance proof-reading, freelance editing, creating illustrated slides for doctors’ presentations – just so I’d have enough money to take the time to write. That’s how I got by.
Celeste Ng
I won’t have the sacks of a Mark Gastineau and I won’t get all those pursuit tackles. Our responsibilities are different. He’s allowed to freelance all over the field. I have back-side responsibility. I have to play the reverses and cutbacks. Let me know when Gastineau decides to play the run.
Howie Long
In 1975, I quit my tenure, and we moved from Ann Arbor to New Hampshire. It was daunting to pay for groceries and the mortgage by freelance writing – but it worked, and I loved doing it.
Donald Hall
Old age treats freelance writers pretty gently.
John Updike
I’m only a freelance TV presenter and, in many ways, it’s all just been a massive fluke.
James May
After a couple of years at Vertigo, I realized that if I was going to be a professional artist, I’d have to devote myself to it full time, so I ended up leaving my job there and went freelance.
Cliff Chiang
The biggest mistake is to assume that another writer’s successful strategy will work for you, too. Publishers’ marketers – and even freelance publicists who cost mega bucks – tend to do the same basic things for all books.
M. J. Rose
Accompanied by an Australian photographer named Nigel Brennan, I’d gone to Somalia to work as a freelance journalist, on a trip that was meant to last only ten days.
Amanda Lindhout
Acting is a freelance career… you never stop having to prove yourself and fight for work.
Miranda Otto
My father was a freelance writer/director/producer, and my mother was a stewardess for Pan-Am. It was very non-traditional.
Jason Bateman
Soon after I graduated from Columbia University grad school, the war in Iraq started. I was a young freelance journalist with no experience in conflict zones but I wanted to be close to it, so I moved to Syria.
Mariana van Zeller
My life used to be record, tour, record, tour. You can never say no as a freelance musician. I was on the road 200 days a year.
Rhiannon Giddens
I greatly enjoyed working as a freelance journalist, because it gets you out of the house, and it gets you talking to people, but it wasn’t satisfying all of my cravings, and I knew that I needed to work with the other side of my brain – the darker, murkier side!
Kevin Barry