Ladder Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Ladder Quotes from famous persons: Harry Anderson, Jackie Speier, Jillionaire, Neil Patrick Harris, Dinesh D’Souza. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Ladder Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

Working 40 hours a week used to mean a minimum standard of living and a foothold on the first rung of the economic ladder to the middle class.
Australians are crazy, man! Every night, I feel like I’m in a scene from Brad Pitt’s ‘World War Z’… the kids are going to figure out a way to from a zombie rave ladder over the plexiglass and come into the DJ booth and eat me alive… Not in a bad way at all.
I’m not trying to climb a ladder – I’m casting a bit of a net.
I came to America because this is a country defined by ladders of opportunity.
You’re always working to try and climb that ladder.
I don’t like being told what to do and kissing you-know-what to get up the corporate ladder.
I’ve always had this in some ways pessimistic and in some ways realistic idea that I’m the lowest rung on the ladder.
I was standing on a ladder outside the Homestead juvenile immigrant detention center outside Miami, looking over the fence, and I saw children lined up like prisoners. They had been separated from their families and put in this private detention facility. It was horrible.
The charge frequently leveled against poetry – that it is difficult, obscure, hermetic and whatnot – indicates not the state of poetry but, frankly, the rung of the evolutionary ladder on which society is stuck.
I hate ladders. I don’t mind heights, but I hate getting hit with ladders and falling into ladders. Anything where there are ladders involved or inanimate, unpredictable objects or multiple people gets dangerous.
I think when I was on the corporate ladder, it was very difficult to maintain the hours. It’s a little easier when you have you’re an entrepreneur.
The higher up the rugby ladder you go, the differences between winning and losing games get smaller and smaller.
We pride ourselves as being top, really, on the African ladder… We feel that we have actually been advancing rather than going backwards.
I’m the youngest of four in a large, exhibitionist family. The only way to get attention was to throw yourself off the top of a ladder – as one of my cousins used to do – or make people laugh.
Some people are at the top of the ladder, some are in the middle, still more are at the bottom, and a whole lot more don’t even know there is a ladder.
Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future.
I don’t know if anybody has moved up the ladder more quickly than I have.
So many people are focused on reaching the top of an imaginary ladder that they don’t enjoy the climb.
The further you get up the corporate ladder, the farther you get from the actual filmmaking process.
A ladder match is a career altering match, the physicality of it is second to none.
People ask me how I am so fearless on a ladder and how I have no fear in the ring. And the answer to that question is a bit complicated. I used to have no fear, but that is no longer true. With a wife and two girls at home, I’m more afraid now than ever.
80-percent of ‘Enter the Void’ is a traditional narrative movie. I suppose it’s more similar to ‘Jacob‘s Ladder’ or ‘Videodrome’ than it is to ‘Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome‘ by Kenneth Anger, which is very experimental. It’s the other 10% of 20% that reminds you of the language and glamour of dreams.
I don’t believe in kicking away ladders. By that, I mean the ladders by which I ascended as a young writer, small magazines that didn’t pay anything, and that sort of thing.
George Woodcock
If it is surely the means to the highest end we know, can any work be humble or disgusting? Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder, the means by which we are translated?
Even to get to NXT now – which is the bottom rung of the WWE ladder – you have to be really good just to get there. They generally don’t take guys who can’t wrestle.
I’ve had two unlucky injuries that are the equivalent of walking under 1,000 ladders and seeing 1,000 black cats.
Andrew Bogut
When I was growing up and trying to get my foot on the ladder, I had the self-belief that my mother taught me, and it never occurred to me that anything could go wrong. I’ve learned life can’t be like that.
If there’s a black cat that crosses the street in my path, I will turn around and walk 20 minutes out of my way to not cross it. You know how in New York there’s a lot of scaffolding? I won‘t walk under scaffolding or under ladders. I wear things like a baseball player wears things that are supposed to have luck.
President Obama believes that income inequality is one of the most pressing matters facing the nation. If we are going to be a country that provides ladders of opportunity and believes in a thriving middle class, then we have to raise the minimum wage.
The younger me was motivated by a need to please others, by the pressure to climb the corporate ladder and make money, and by a fear of failure – all of which became more and more intense as I navigated the competitive landscape.
One thing I would like to see is a stronger ladder series for up-and-coming American drivers.
Michael Andretti
Work extremely hard, but as you continue to rise up the ladder, never forget your roots or where you came from or the people that helped you along the way. Humility takes people the farthest.
As I climbed the electoral ladder – from state assemblyman to mayor of Woodbridge and finally to governor of New Jerseypolitical compromises came easy to me because I’d learned how to keep a part of myself innocent of them.
Life’s full of tricky snakes and ladders.
My family was very loving but also very superstitious. My mother was always telling us, ‘Don’t walk under a ladder or you’ll have bad luck,’ or, ‘If you spill salt, be sure and toss a pinch over your shoulder, or you’re in trouble.’
The higher one climbs on the spiritual ladder, the more they will grant others their own freedom, and give less interference to another’s state of consciousness.
Paul Twitchell
The higher you climb the ladder, everyone is going to have a reason as to why you’re there, why you’re on TV, and they don’t want to believe the fact you’re in the working hard, fighting for storylines.
A handkerchief can never be put in another pocket after it has been in one pocket. I don’t walk under ladders. I have items of clothing that are lucky for me. That rotates, but I am luck-oriented.
Housing is predominantly presented as a generational issue: millennials aren’t able to get on the property ladder in the same way their parents were. But while it’s true that intergenerational fairness is an issue, this way of presenting the housing crisis glosses over much.
I don’t walk under a ladder, or open an umbrella in a room. I have always been superstitious.
When you start to add paraphernalia into a match whether it’s a ladder match or a tables match or anything, any of these outside factors, you start to ramp up the intensity and you ramp up the difficulty in these matches.
Community colleges provide higher education where people live, helping to build strong ladders of opportunity that allow people to secure a foothold in the middle class.
You don’t know a ladder has splinters until you slide down it.
Bum Phillips
There is no greater ladder into the middle class than education.
I was so busy climbing up this ladder, staying above the water. If there was only room for one woman in a room, I wanted to be her. I’m not proud of it. I certainly don’t feel that way now. It was an absolute evolution for me.
I’ve never been one to look up the ladder. I’ve always looked down the ladder. As long as there’s one guy down there, I’m fine.
I got stuck up a tree when I was about seven, and my dad had to come and get the ladder to get me down. I loved to climb all the way up to the top. I must have been a koala in my past life.
I am very lucky that I came from a stable home, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life until acting sorted of landed in my lap when I was in my 20s. Acting, to me, was a bit like the ladder I used to climb out of feeling lost.
There were periods of my life when a lot of people didn’t believe in me. I still had faith in myself. I really had to ask myself life questions. Where do I see myself in five years? Create a ladder for yourself, and walk up the steps. Climb that ladder.
I think my playing has been orchestral throughout the years, and this is another way of expressing that. But I primarily see it as the ultimate accomplishment of a musician. Composing makes me feel like I’ve finally gotten all the way up the ladder as a musician.
Tony Williams
I watched the first moon landing at a bar in Paducah, Kentucky, a fact worth mentioning only because I still remember how suddenly silence descended on this raucous place when Neil Armstrong started coming down that ladder.
Pamela Sargent
Now I’m this far up the ladder and I’ve got so much farther to go with what I want to achieve with it.
Karl Urban
We make a ladder for ourselves of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot.
I believe that access to a university education should be based on the ability to learn, not what people can afford. I think there is no more nauseating a sight than politicians pulling up the ladder of opportunity behind them.
In my singles run, I would have to say my ladder match with Dolph Ziggler in Cleveland for the Intercontinental Title was probably a career highlight for me. If throwing that pretty boy through a ladder isn’t fun, I don’t know what is.
Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels.
P. G. Wodehouse
Sometimes, if you begin to sing in a halfhearted mood, you can sing yourself up the ladder. Singing will often make the heart rise.
If I have to climb to heaven on a ladder, I shall decline the invitation.
There’s no ‘Chutes and Ladders’ in life.
Problem-solving becomes a very important part of our makeup as we grow into maturity or move up the corporate ladder.
Competitions are great. Unlike a lot of other creative industries they are a great way of climbing the ladder early on. If you win a comp you get on the big clubsradar. Some people are not great at competitions, so it doesn’t work out for everybody, but it is certainly a good way of getting seen by industry people.
I feel like, to me, art is a ladder to God, in my own opinion, you know. And so, for me, the more people that I can reach through many different artistic avenues, the better.
You might need a little more nuance in personal relationships. Climbing the work ladder is different from climbing the social ladder.
You get spoiled as a novelist because you get to be the director and the editor, and you play all the parts, but as a screenwriter, you are a bit down the ladder.
When Hoad and Rosewall were at their best, and I was a youngster, they had no qualms about saying, ‘Hey kid, let’s go and play.’ That helped me to get up the ladder.
In my head, that climb up the career ladder just doesn’t exist. I feel I’ve achieved everything I set out to achieve, as far as work goes.
Comics were always the lowest rung on the ladder, front of cloth at the Royal Variety Performance. What that means is you’re only there so Take That can set up behind the curtains.
As Republicans, our first concern is for those waiting tonight to begin or resume the climb up life’s ladder.
You can put me in a cage, on a ladder, in any kind of match, and I will persevere. I will find a way.
I did Star 80, which was a magnificent experience as well, but still, I was at the height of my career at the beginning. Then I had to jump down the ladder and climb back up again, which I didn’t understand. That was very hard.
Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder.
Paul J. Meyer
We need more good jobs that reward hard work with rising wages, dignity, and a ladder to a better life.
It’s impossible to know precisely what constitutes the right house price but I do know that house prices doubling or even tripling over a 10 year period caused a lot of people to find that getting a foot on the housing ladder is near on impossible.
I was one of the innovators of the TLC Match; some would arguably say that I am the master of the Ladder Match.
The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
The middle-class ladder has rungs that no longer exist for many trying to climb higher. Instead, for too many, in too many places, their chore is simply trying to hang on.
I was only 8 years old on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong, 38-year-old commander of ‘Apollo 11,’ descended the cramped lunar module Eagle’s ladder with hefty backpack and bulky spacesuit to become the first human on the moon.
If US per capita income continues to grow at a rate of 1.5 percent a year, the country will have plenty of money to finance comfortable retirements and high-quality healthcare for all citizens, including those at the bottom of the wage ladder.
William Greider
Ultimately, I feel like I’m doing everything right. I’m slowly but surely climbing up the ladder. I’m taking out bigger names with every fight. Not just beating them on a point level – I’m finishing every single one of my opponents.
Looking back on those days and little leaguer, the Hall of Fame is not even a blinking star, but through baseball travels and moving up the ladder, that star begins to flicker.
I have no doubt that my M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business was one of the best investments I ever made. It helped me climb the corporate ladder and become an entrepreneur.
Everyone succumbs to finitude. I suspect I am not the only one who reaches this pluperfect state. Most ambitions are either achieved or abandoned; either way, they belong to the past. The future, instead of the ladder toward the goals of life, flattens out into a perpetual present.
I obtained my first job with the Eagles through a series of internships that began during my junior year of college. From there, after obtaining the job, it was a combination of hard work and perseverance and showing them the type of person that I was that helped me climb the coaching ladder.
I don’t mean this to sound pretentious but I think that artists of all kinds are a rung up the ladder of the spiritual heirarchy, and for me there is something very religious about music.
I personally can barely remember what I was like before I came to college, what made me happy or worried or confident. I don’t remember what I expected in my future, except that ‘President of the United States‘ was about halfway up the ladder.
With ladder matches, you can’t expect anything other than craziness.
If the composer withholds more than we anticipate, we experience a delicious falling sensation; we feel we have been torn from a stable point on the musical ladder and thrust into the void.
Levi Strauss
The true picture of life as it is, if it could be adequately painted, would show men what they are, and how they might rise, not, indeed to perfection, but one step first, and then another on the ladder.
The proud depend upon the world to tell them whether they have value or not. Their self-esteem is determined by where they are judged to be on the ladders of worldly success. They feel worthwhile as individuals if the numbers beneath them in achievement, talent, beauty, or intellect are large enough.
Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out, about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the career ladder nonexistent.
I’ve lined the field. I’ve washed the uniforms. I’ve washed my own equipment. Those Division I guys don’t understand that. I’ve worked myself up the ladder.
Put plainly, China seems determined to steal its way up the economic ladder, at our expense.
Whatever your race, colour or creed in London, you still want your children to get on the housing ladder. You still want spaces in hospitals or GP surgeries, you want school places and you want space on the trains in the mornings.
Let me make something clear: There are very few things Hollywood is right about. This is a very corrupt, elitist industry that breeds favoritism and fails people up the career ladder.
We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot.
Yes, we’ve still got more work to do. More work to do for every American still in need of a good job or a raise, paid leave or a decent retirement; for every child who needs a sturdier ladder out of poverty or a world-class education; for everyone who has not yet felt the progress of these past seven and a half years.
I don’t know how well it can go when you get thrown off a 20-foot ladder.
I go around the country and do a simple gag like, ‘The property ladder is now a snake‘ and get a real laugh.
I have seen people climbing up and down the ladder of success, and I learnt a lot from them.
The first story I ever sold was to ‘Argosy’ magazine, which no longer exists. That issue also contained work by several other more celebrated writers, like Ray Bradbury – so I felt I had at least one toe on the ladder.
I have some goals I’m looking to achieve, and one thing is to help the team win and move back up the ladder. This is vitally important to the team overall and to the supporters of West Indies cricket.
I have a wife and a son, but the gay rumors have started. I guess it’s a sign that I’m moving up the ladder.
Sometimes you read five, six, seven times for a role, and you meet new people every time, and you just keep climbing that ladder, and then it never goes anywhere. And then sometimes you just read once, and then you get it!
In the 1950s, my family first lived in West Los Angeles. Dad was studying architecture at USC and we didn’t have a lot of money. He’d buy crumbling fixer-uppers, make repairs and sell them for a small profit. Then we’d move on. My early childhood image of him is standing on a ladder and sanding the front door.
There’s many things that you can do with your life. It doesn’t necessarily – I think if you’re in a creative sphere, or if you’re hungry for experience, then those experiences don’t necessarily happen like rungs of a ladder or in a linear way.
I come from the bottom of the social ladder and now I have a good life.
Offshoring manufacturing jobs left Americans with fewer high-value-added, well-paid jobs, and the U.S. middle class downsized. Ladders of upward mobility were taken down. Income and wealth distributions worsened.
My father bought three ramshackle houses, rebuilt them, rented them out, kept clawing his way up the ladder. A man with a third grade education from the south.
It is true that too many people are not getting a fair opportunity to get ahead. We must find ways to help them move up the economic ladder, and everyone – business, government, and nonprofits – needs to play a role.
Democrats believe in reigniting the American dream by removing barriers to success and building ladders of opportunity for all, so everyone can succeed.
Maths is like a ladder – if you miss the first few rungs, you can’t jump up, so start with the basics.
I don’t believe in that kind of pragmatic career ladder stuff.
As I predicted, young people who overwhelmingly didn’t want Brexit have turned out in their droves and exacted revenge on a generation of Leavers who they believe stole their future while enjoying generous pensions as they denied them the first rung on the property ladder.
Athletes make nothing like the money that footballers or even cricketers earn. If you are a female athlete you are at the bottom of the ladder.
By incentivising the building of more new retirement properties, we can take a step towards unblocking the housing market and ultimately help first-time buyers onto the ladder.
I describe my career path as a zigzag, not a ladder.
People with big ideas worry. They lie awake at night and fret as they try to climb up the social or financial ladder. They probably feel proud of themselves for what they’ve achieved, but I’m proud of the fact that I’ve done very little – and hence have little to worry about – and I’ve still got somewhere.
Races always are good to show where you are reaching in your training as well as to keep you sharpened. Every race, in my program, I put it in a special way like a ladder, climbing up slowly and slowly to the next one. I see where my training is, and that is like a test.
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
I have a stepladder. It’s a very nice stepladder but it’s sad that I never knew my real ladder.
Craig Charles
As long as I can keep pushing on and climbing the ladder, then that’s good.
In ‘The Travelers,’ everyone is defined by his or her relationship to work. I put each character on a different rung of the ladder: from the lowliest assistant to a powerful man in the world of media.
I have climbed every step of the football ladder, from kicking a ball about in Munich‘s Olympic Park to becoming a junior at Bayern, signing professional terms, establishing myself in the first team and taking the captain‘s armband.