60 Inspiring Quotes About Job Well done

We all need a little motivation and inspiration from time to time, especially when it comes to work and career. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of quotes about a job well done, featuring words of wisdom from some of the most successful and influential people in history.

60 Inspiring Quotes About Job Well done
Inspiring Quotes About Job Well done

Whether you’re looking for encouragement to keep pushing forward, or just want to celebrate a job well done, these quotes are sure to inspire and motivate you. In this post, we’ll showcase 60 quotes about a job well done, organized by theme, and accompanied by a brief background on the speaker.

The Best Quotes About Job Well done

“Sergio Leone’s ‘Once Upon a Time in America’ is a brilliant movie. It’s about four hours long, but it’s so well done.” – Erik Estrada 

“’ Beatrice Cenci’ was an amazing film. If it were released today it’d win Best Picture. It’s so well done, it’s so contemporary, and the filmmaking is so smart.” – Eli Roth 

“One of the first pieces of advice I was ever given, on my first job was, ‘You should always buy something to treat yourself to say, ‘Well done for getting the job!’” –  Sam Claflin 

“I think the reason why a lot of the Spanish films do so well, and are so well done, is because the public really respects it and wants it.”- Paula Garces 

“’ Up’ was the best. The first 10 minutes of that movie made me weep. It was so well done… even if that montage was all I’d seen, just as a short film, that was great. That was my favorite thing of the year.” – Charlyne Yi 

“’ How to Train Your Dragon,’ the first one, was a film I’d seen prior to being approached for the sequel. I don’t often watch family animated movies, but it’s one that I loved and thought was really well done: beautifully crafted storytelling.” – Kit Harington 

“’ Alien’ is a C film elevated to an A film, honestly, by it being well done and a great monster. If it hadn’t had that great monster, even with a wonderful cast, it wouldn’t have been as good, I don’t think.” – Ridley Scott  

“I love America – I’m not saying that I love Americans. I don’t know. It just seems a bit more optimistic. I don’t know – in England, if you do something successful, people hate you. Whereas in America, if you do something successful, people will pat you on the back and say, ‘Hey, well done.’ People are jealous and negative in England.” – Andy Rourke 

“I love all of my books. They were labors of love; I was striving to create something well done, and I do feel I succeeded.” – Lynn Flewelling 

“We should learn to take genuine pride in a job well done and not expect praise for one simply carried out.” – Gina Barreca 

“You know that the world is a better place when people can come up to a severely disabled person and say: ‘Well done. You are an inspiration.’” – Lee Pearson 

“I just saw ‘Men, Women & Children’ last night, and it’s a devastating movie in a lot of ways, but it’s so well done, so well acted.” – J. K. Simmons 

“My very first job was working on a TV show that was a prestigious TV show and well done – was called ‘Family.’” Edward Zwick 

“When we overestimate the benefits of exercise, underestimate how many calories we eat, and overcompensate for a job well done, exercise is really a false protection from fattening food.” – Kyle Hill 

“I get excited to create things that don’t exist in the same world as ‘Hamilton’ because that world is really well done and doesn’t need me to inform it anymore.” – Daveed Diggs 

“I like a good suspense thriller when it’s smart and well done like ‘Armed Response’ is.” – Seth Rollins 

“There have been 700 or 800 songs I’ve written over the last 60 years, as I went through different periods of writing. I listen and marvel at how different they are and how they still stand up. They are very well done, if I must say so.” – Neil Sedaka 

“At Manhattan GMAT, I had done my best to create a positive work environment and culture, and I further believed in rewarding people financially at or above the market rate for a job well done.” –  Andrew Yang 

“What I love about ‘Game of Thrones’ is that the positioning of the music is so well done because it’s not overdone. When the music cuts in, it really has something to say.” – Ramin Djawadi 

“I don’t mind it when people come up to me and say, ‘Well done.’ That’s lovely. The bit that’s weird is stuff like… I’ve had a load of eBay people hounding me. Just sort of getting you to sign stuff which they can then sell.” Geraint Thomas 

“It is nice when other keepers say, ‘Well done for last summer.’ Petr Cech said that. It is touching.” – Jordan Pickford 

“Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin 

“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

“Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.” – Plato 

“Football is an art, like dancing is an art – but only when it’s well done does it become an art.” – Arsene Wenger 

“To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States.” – George W. Bush 

“It’s good to test yourself and develop your talents and ambitions as fully as you can and achieve greater success, but I think success is the feeling you get from a job well done, and the key thing is to do the work.” – Peter Thiel 

“Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.” – Fred Allen 

“To say, ‘well done’ to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.” – Phillips Brooks 

“The dogs did bark, the children screamed, Up flew the windows all; And every soul bawled out, Well done! As loud as he could bawl.”- William Cowper 

“Well done is better than well said. Monty Williams When we are at the worst times of our lives, when we are battling with something, or struggles, whatever it may be, when we are at our highest point as well, when things are going really well, we want somebody to comfort us and be there for us and to say, ‘Well done.’ That’s Jesus! “ -Russell Wilson 

“When you’re in the supermarket, you can usually tell straight away when someone recognises you, or they will come up to me and say, ‘Well done,’ or things like that. So it’s nothing sinister or nothing super-crazy.” – Johanna Konta 

“I love things like the Criterion Collection DVDs. I think those are really well done. I like how far you can push the deluxe-ness of things like that.” – Phil Elverum 

“If we lose and someone is better than us then we accept it. Handshake after the game and well done and focus on the next game. But if we lose and don’t play the style of football we want to play then we know it’s our fault and we can do it better.” Ilkay Gundogan 

“If you were watching the Olympics, you absolutely saw a ‘Voice’ ad. You could not escape that ‘The Voice’ was on, so it was really well done by Seven.” – Guy Sebastian 

“One of the first pieces of advice I was ever given, on my first job was, you should always buy something to treat yourself to say well done for getting the job! However, I’ve not followed on that through yet… I’ve always wanted a tattoo, something to mark my experience.” – Sam Claflin 

“I remember my wife wanted me to go see ‘Contagion,’ and I was like, ‘Oh my God, why would I want to see that movie?’ I mean, I’ll just have nightmares and it will freak me out. It turned out that I really enjoyed it; I thought it was very well done.” – Steve Carell 

“All I can say is I’ve been lucky with my body. Well done, little body. I praise it and say, ‘You’re very good.’” – Marianne Faithfull 

“I was overjoyed when I was offered the title role in ‘Well Done Abba.’ I was ready for the role even before I heard the story because you don’t ask questions when it is Shyam Benegal’s film. It is the chance of a lifetime.” – Boman Irani 

“Whatever the final outcome in Iraq, our men and women in uniform should stand tall with pride for a job well done. It was our political leaders – of both parties and both presidencies – who failed us.” – Kathleen Troia McFarland 

“I really loved ‘Fast Five.’ I thought it was a brilliant movie. I thought it was so well done, well directed. The action sequences were really well thought out. It looked fantastic.” – Luke Evans 

“If you haven’t gotten a raise in the past couple years for a job well done, it might be time to ask for one.” – Jean Chatzky 

“Using the right colour is the most important thing. When sculpting is well done, it just looks like you have great brows.” – Gigi Hadid 

“I’m hopeful that at the end of my life, someone like Frederick Douglass would look at my life and say, ‘Well done: you’ve proven yourself to be worthy of the legacy we left you.’” – Cory Booker 

“I loved ‘Moneyball,’ I thought that was a great Hollywood movie. I like baseball, but I don’t know that you have to like baseball to like that. I thought it was really well done.” – Judy Blume 

“I’m not someone that loves dialogue – I am someone that loves movement. Action, if it’s well done, can be very poetic and meaningful.” – Denis Villeneuve 

“I saw an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s ‘Fanny and Alexander’ at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. The story is just legendary for us Danes, and it was really well done.” – Sidse Babett Knudsen 

“I met Hugh Jackman, and I was like, ‘I love your movies!’ And, of course, he asked, ‘Which one?’ A reasonable question, but I blanked completely. In that moment, I couldn’t remember a single film that Hugh Jackman had done. So I copped out. ‘The recent one!’ And that was one of his biggest disasters. Well done, me.” – Karan Johar 

“The year 2014 was a big year for my taste buds. They really stepped up their game. Like, I got into red wine, coffee, and sushi for the first time. Well done, George.” – George Ezra 

“Even as exuberant as my style is and as over the top as I may be, I can appreciate a classic when it’s really well done.” – Jeremy Scott 

“Personally, I can handle criticism, especially when it is deserved, and it’s because my dad never, ever said ‘Well done’ to me. He did it on purpose so that I kept my feet on the ground.” – Granit Xhaka 

“I have learned a great deal from the theatrical side of Covent Garden. The Paris Opera Ballet is more concerned with technique. It’s perfect. It’s beautiful. It’s well done. But it lacks the theatrical tradition that is so important in England. At the Royal Ballet, absolutely everyone on stage seems to be caught up in the plot.” – Sylvie Guillem 

“’ The Flash’ comics are visually amazing and so well done. I wish I had been introduced to them when I was growing up.” – Keiynan Lonsdale 

“I’m funny with food, even if it’s vegan. I like it well well, well, well done. I don’t want anything there that reminds me of blood. I get mine extra well done. That way, when I look at it, I’m like, ‘Okay, cool.’” – Ghostface Killah 

“If you’re lucky enough to get into a Premier League or Championship team straight away, well done to you, but I feel really grateful for the experience that I had at the lower end.” – Kyle Walker 

“I love positivity. I’m always saying, ‘Well done’ – maybe too often, in fact.” – Phil Neville 

“Relief isn’t quite the right word but there’s satisfaction at a job well done and I’m proud to say that I’m an Ashes-winning captain. Without taking it too personally, it has a nice little ring to it.” – Alastair Cook 

“The best encouragement is when your films run and people who watch it say ‘Well done.’” – Sharmila Tagore 

“I used to walk down a street and nobody would notice me. Now, I get stopped all the time; people saying, ‘well done’. It makes me really, really proud to have done my bit to help make cycling a little bit more popular.” – Mark Cavendish


We hope these quotes about a job well done have inspired and motivated you to continue striving for excellence in your work and career. Whether you’re looking for recognition, satisfaction, or just the satisfaction of a job well done, these quotes offer valuable insights and perspectives.

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