Paperwork Quotes

Welcome to our collection of paperwork quotes, where we delve into the often mundane yet surprisingly insightful world of paperwork and documentation. Whether you’re grappling with mountains of forms or simply seeking a dose of inspiration to tackle administrative tasks, you’ll find wisdom, wit, and a touch of humor in the quotes we’ve curated for you.

Paperwork is an integral part of our lives, permeating various aspects from professional endeavors to personal affairs. Despite its reputation for being tedious or burdensome, paperwork holds within it a reflection of human experiences, struggles, and triumphs. Through the words of authors, thinkers, and everyday individuals, we explore the nuances of paperwork its frustrations, its necessity, and occasionally, its unexpected beauty.

Below, you’ll find a compilation of quotes spanning a range of perspectives on paperwork. Whether you’re looking to add a touch of flair to your next presentation, seeking motivation for tackling that daunting stack of forms, or simply appreciating the irony of bureaucracy, these quotes offer both insight and amusement. Feel free to copy them, pair them with imagery, or unleash your creativity by enhancing them with stylish fonts. Let’s dive into the world of paperwork and discover the gems hidden within its seemingly mundane realm.

Planned Parenthood is a tough place to work – the hours are long, the work is emotionally draining, the paperwork is endless, and the morale can run low. Abby Johnson

When you do a studio picture, all the paperwork and legal stuff is already taken care of! David Twohy

The world for our law enforcement community has changed dramatically: everything from filling out paperwork to relationships with the community and how they think the narrative is in the media. Rahm Emanuel

Documenting and recording paperwork, managing services like passport renewals, and processing patent applications are practices that could all be dramatically improved with robotic automation. Will Hurd

I don’t understand, given the constraints physicians have in doing their job and the paperwork demanded of them, why people want to be physicians. I think we’ve made it very, very difficult for them to perform their job. I think that’s a shame. Malcolm Gladwell

Actually ideas are everywhere. It’s the paperwork, that is, sitting down and thinking them into a coherent story, trying to find just the right words, that can and usually does get to be labor. Fred Saberhagen

I can see how paperwork and foolishness can destroy something. Mannie Fresh

Dad was much more critical. I did a comedy in Windsor and he came round afterwards with a load of paperwork and said nothing about my performance – just: ‘I’ve got some forms for you to sign.’ Finty Williams

We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming. Wernher von Braun

It isn’t necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia. Frank Zappa

Eighty per cent of my time is spent on paperwork, hiring musicians, putting bands together, setting up concerts, and 20 per cent is spent on the music. That’s the part that you really enjoy, but you can’t afford to spend 80 per cent on your music; otherwise, it’s not going to happen. Colm Wilkinson

For small business people, less paperwork means higher profits, boosted sales and more time with the family. Tony Abbott

To the teacher weighed down with paperwork, I say: you’ve been messed around too often. You came into teaching to spend your time teaching children not filling in forms. William Hague

You have to wake up, go to the office, do any after office paperwork, you have to go to the gym, you have to train and train, you eat, you get a little bit of sleep and then you do it again. Britt Baker

Everything depends on the club more than the player: the quantities, the paperwork. Juan Mata

Not a single disabled veteran in America should be forced to live under the weight of student debt, and they shouldn’t have to file paperwork or cut through red tape to get the relief they earned through their sacrifices for this country. Conor Lamb

I mean, comics fear sue – you know, lawsuits and stuff like that, just because they don’t like to do paperwork. Ralphie May

Non-crazy gun advocates – the ones who aren’t stockpiling in preparation for a zombie invasion – don’t like the idea of expanding background checks because they think it’ll be a lot more paperwork. And it probably would make it more difficult to sell guns at, say, a flea market. Gail Collins

I’ve always been interested in the office. I was a secretary a long time ago, and I’ve always been into paperwork. My first secretarial job was 1965 or 1966. Natalie Cole

OFSTED has made large cuts in the paperwork which schools are asked to provide and further steps to reduce the bureaucratic burden will be introduced in September. Estelle Morris

Politicians also have a love affair with the ‘small business exemption.’ Too much paperwork? Too heavy a burden? Not enough time? Just exempt small businesses from the rule. It sounds so pro-growth. Instead it’s an admission that the costs of a regulation just can’t be justified. John Sununu

Pretty much everyone’s career starts the same way: with grunt work. Not just the cliched fetching of coffee, but other lowly tasks: taking notes in meetings, preparing paperwork, scheduling, intensive research – even flat-out doing our bosses’ work for them. Ryan Holiday

Schools can do extraordinary things given the chance; teachers can do remarkable things if we eliminate the paperwork that sometimes binds them and give them a chance to really teach in our schools. Janet Reno

I am brilliant at not doing paperwork. I could teach a degree in procrastination. Adrian Lester

A single tax return for Quebecers will eliminate unnecessary paperwork for families and businesses. Andrew Scheer

Trucking-company terminals are places where paperwork gets filled out, driving orders are given, and partners are assigned. They can often be social hubs for drivers, breaking up the monotony and solitude they face on the road. Mary Pilon

To sign up to take credit cards 21 years ago, it was the same amount of paperwork as getting a commercial mortgage. It was very intense, it was burdensome, it was entirely unnecessary. Jared Isaacman

I was a pretty good academic proofreader, I just wasn’t good at keeping up with the paperwork. Anne Hegerty

So it was sort of an odd time because I had been hired, but my paperwork hadn’t gone through. So I worked as an intern during the government shutdown, as an intern, but I already had a job. Monica Lewinsky

My whole life, I wanted to be a fighter pilot; it’s what I wanted to do. I set up all of my classes for it, but I got lazy my senior year in high school and didn’t get my paperwork in. Mike Vogel

I’m pretty good at getting things out of the way, especially paperwork. I hate it sitting about, as it somehow weighs me down. Cherie Lunghi

The more paperwork you can get for your car, the better. If the owner has little or no paperwork you won’t know for sure what work has been carried out previously on the vehicle. Edd China

I don’t actually feel multi-talented. I just feel that I’m in this business where we give ourselves 100 titles and gold statues. It’s like, lawyers aren’t like, ‘You’re incredible! You’re a professional arguer in front of the judge! You’re great at paperwork!’ No, you just get credit for one job. B. J. Novak

Small businesses want things streamlined, and one of the great successes we’re having is less paperwork, faster turnaround times. Karen Mills

Bicycles should not be insured or registered, and cycling proficiency should not be subject to a test. That’s just weak-kneed nonsense from people who believe the world can be cured with paperwork. James May

Missing paperwork is one of the top reasons for delays during the mortgage process. I suggest following the two-by-two system: two most recent pay stubs, tax returns, W-2s from your employer, and bank statements from all of your savings and checking accounts. Be sure to remain clear and transparent, provide evidence of all forms of income. Drew Scott

I’d like to do a film in Canada, but it’s too difficult. National Film Board funding takes too long, and there’s too much paperwork; by the time the film is approved the topic is dead and gone. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

The man whose life is devoted to paperwork has lost the initiative. He is dealing with things that are brought to his notice, having ceased to notice anything for himself. C. Northcote Parkinson

I went down for a week with the Houston Marshals. I didn’t know that they hated paperwork as much as I hated it. They loathe it, man. They want to be in their cars catching the bad guys. They don’t want to be filling out paperwork about the bad guys, you know, and the ones they’ve caught. Kelli Giddish

The more moral the people are in their business dealings, the less paperwork you need, the more handshakes you can have, the more the wheels of capitalism work better because there’s trust in the marketplace. Business ethics is not a joke. And, in fact, I think most businesses that I’ve dealt with encourage exactly that type of behavior. Rick Santorum

I have always been structured. What has changed is the proportions. Now it is eight hours of paperwork and one of painting. Gerhard Richter

Before taking up dressage, I’d distanced myself from the Paralympics because I hadn’t wanted to be defined by my disability. Then when I grew up and got an office job, things started to change. I’m actually allergic to horses, but I’m even more allergic to paperwork! Lee Pearson

Misdirected focus on paperwork, on procedures, and on bureaucracy frustrates teachers and fails to give children the education they need. Christopher Bond

There’s so much paperwork that goes with changing a name. Camille Grammer

We in Congress need to do everything possible to encourage and cultivate small businesses, so that they can expand and create jobs. Far too often, however, U.S. small businesses are impeded by government paperwork and bureaucratic red tape. Kay Hagan

I’ve actually considered going with my married name, Julia Hall, but all the paperwork. Julia Louis-Dreyfus

More time on paperwork means less time spent with students or preparing lessons for students. It is as simple as that. The numerous reforms in the bill will go a long way to free our time of special educators. Christopher Bond

Can’t cook. Can’t, I dunno, do paperwork. I don’t know, what else can’t we do? I’m not to be trusted with other people’s animals. Ted Dwane

As a college freshman with an on-campus job, I was delivering paperwork to the engineering department one day. There, I encountered two department assistants whose faces lit up with the hope that I was a prospective student. I hadn’t come there to enroll, but their reactions piqued my interest. Peggy Johnson

The actual teaching itself becomes lost in a sea of paperwork and teachers soon realise that the very reason they entered this profession constitutes only a fraction of their working day. Layla Moran

I don’t really do that much office work. I just go to the office, and I’m like Steve Carell in ‘The Office.’ You know, like, I just go around and like – I don’t know what I do in the office. I look at paperwork and act like I’m understanding what’s going on there, and I shake my head and put my hand on my chin and like, ‘Hmm.’ Roy Choi

When you go in to do a screen test, you negotiate your contract and sign all your paperwork before you even get on a plane. Allison Tolman

I have three desks. One empty for paperwork, one for the internet and email, and one for the writing computer. Lee Child

Blatant flaunting of ethics laws, and especially repeated breaking of our conflict of interest rules, deserve a stiff punishment. Small mistakes, genuine paperwork errors, should still be assessed proportionate, minor penalties. But major breaches should be recognized as such, and punished accordingly. Leslyn Lewis

The Small Business ‘common app’ would function much like the one that students complete to apply to multiple colleges and universities simultaneously. It would ensure that small businesses across the country can concentrate on growing and creating jobs – not wasting time, filling out mountains of repetitive paperwork. Kay Hagan

A lot of NBA GMs have asked me about me why I changed my middle name to Trill. Actually, the reason why I filed the paperwork to change my name was so that I could officially add my mother’s last name, Stein, to my own. My mom is my best friend, and I wanted to honor her. Willie Cauley-Stein

I was about nine years old when a teacher administered my IQ test. Unfortunately, as I was nine, I didn’t know that I needed to keep the paperwork for future reference. Walter O’Brien

A paperwork error can get you on the fly list. A name similar to someone else can get you on the fly list, so there’s any number of opportunities where mistakes or abuses could probably put somebody in that horrible position of a government agency really clawing back your rights. Thom Tillis

When I got the paperwork for Superstars, and I saw they asked what size swimsuit I wear, I had a hot flash, nearly broke into cold sweats and hired a trainer immediately. Ali Landry

But the most precious research to me came from the paperwork filed on behalf of my grandparents and great-grandfather. The ship’s manifest showed that they could read and write. I am still emotional when I look at those boxes checked yes. Adriana Trigiani

Simplifying the tax code and reducing administrative burdens will save small businesses money and time and let owners and employees focus less on paperwork and more on how to operate in this tough economy. Suzan DelBene

Getting paperwork under control makes me feel more in control of my life generally. Gretchen Rubin

If Canadian companies want to sell products to the E.U., they have to prove those products conform with E.U. product safety, health and environmental rules. This involves extra bureaucracy, controls and paperwork. If the U.K. had a Canada-style deal with the E.U., U.K. companies would have to do the same. Gina Miller

The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love. What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork. Pearl Bailey

Finally, the House is working to require a comprehensive federal review of IRS regulations with a follow-up report to Congress on possible actions to reduce the tax paperwork burden imposed on small businesses. Mike Simpson

You talk to the real cops and they say ninety percent of it is paperwork. Joe Mantegna

The adoption process was not an easy one. The paperwork took nine months. It’s a full-time thing! Jillian Michaels

I mean I imagine I could have done a better job with keeping my paperwork and paying my taxes. For the most part, everything happened exactly the way it should. Matt Sydal

I think so many of our educators, when they hear about these programs coming from the federal government, they’re just thinking, ‘Uh, that’s another book of paperwork that I’m going to have to do,’ and teachers are so weighed down with that. Marsha Blackburn

I’m sure, in real life, spying is boring – there’s probably a lot of sitting around and plenty of paperwork. But the world seems to think that spying is exciting, and that’s how movies get made. Mark Strong

Procrastination is probably my worst habit out of many. Especially when it comes to paperwork. Tom Conti

Paperwork will ruin any military force. Chesty Puller

Too often, researchers on the cusp of a new discovery are held back by needless red tape and paperwork, meaning their innovative work cannot be capitalised on. Alok Sharma

If you come to Georgia, you can open up a company in a day. You yourself can come tomorrow and establish a company in a day, and you’re not halted by paperwork. Bidzina Ivanishvili

I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork. Peter De Vries

There was a paperwork mishap on ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes,’ in that the end credits was simply called ‘End Credits.’ And that’s what appears on the album. Once we realised that was out there, we were so ashamed. Michael Giacchino

I had to get out of my record deal that I signed with my previous band and get a full solo record deal going so, with all of the paperwork that, that entails it did take a while. Sebastian Bach

For me, marriage is about love, not paperwork. I’ve never been the kid who dreamed of the big white dress, the long veil, the fancy diamond ring. Crystal Bowersox

When I go to Canada, there’s all kinds of legal paperwork that has to be done. There’s a special permit. Montel Vontavious Porter

As alleged, David Hu directed a multimillion-dollar, years-long scheme to defraud investors. Putting profit ahead of his fiduciary duties, Hu allegedly mismarked millions of dollars of loan assets to cover up millions in losses. Hu also created fake entities and loans, and falsified paperwork to deceive auditors and avoid detection. Audrey Strauss

Anton Usov
Anton Usov
I am Anton Usov, an educator with a passion for quotes that resonate with the human experience. Over many years, I have curated a collection that reflects wisdom and emotions across time. Join me in exploring the power of words to inspire and enlighten our paths.
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