75 Blue Collar Quotes To Inspire Hard Working Workers

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Blue-collar workers are those working class people whose jobs are manual labour and are compensated by an hourly wage. Blue-collar jobs can involve skilled or unskilled labor. Such type of work may include manufacturing, mining, warehousing, construction worker, electrician, and mechanic.

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The term blue-collar was first used in the 1920’s when manual workers used to wear blue denims or chambray shirts as their uniforms. Navy blue colors helped the worker’s to hide the dirt and grease on the their clothes, helping them to appear clean.

Blue collar jobs are in contrast to white collar jobs, which are mosty administrative or office work. In general blue-collar workers are uneducated, but many of them require training and apprenticeship to perform their jobs.

Blue collar workers are so important to the success and growth of a country’s economy. But often, these jobs, and people, are overlooked.

Blue -collar workers deserve recognition for their hard work as they contribute greatly to the society and the economy on the whole.

They are involved in the production and manufacturing of goods and services that we use every day. Blue collar jobs involves long working hours and low pay. These encouraging quotes appreciate the hard work and sweat blue collared workers put in their work.

These motivational quotes are divided into these sections;

  • Best Blue Collar Quotes
  • Famous Blue Collar Sayings
  • Top Blue-Collar Quotes

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Best Blue Collar Quotes

  1. “I was raised in a very blue-collar family.” – Jamie Moyer

  2. “I think of being an actor as a blue-collar profession.” – Joe Mantegna

  3. “I always relate respectfully with blue-collar people.” – Jayson Williams                                         
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    quotes about blue collar workers

  4. “Montreal is a great town. There’s equal parts blue-collar town.” – Jay Baruchel

  5. “I think fans cling to me because I’m a blue-collar guy in a blue-collar city.” – Hines Ward

  6. “I think a lot of blue collar people related to me because a lot of people work for their money.” – Larry Bird

  7. “I live in a blue-collar neighborhood, and if anyone knows what I do for a living, they don’t seem to care.” – George Pelecanos

  8. “The Internet is like closing time at a blue-collar bar in Boston. Everyone’s drunk and ugly and they’re going to pass out in a few minutes.” – Leon Wieseltier

  9. “Having parents who were hard working, blue collar, and staunchly independent, neither political party’s positioning really impressed me.” – Kurt Bills

  10. “My father’s family came from Virginia and Philadelphia. He wasn’t a brother who talked a lot. He was a working man, a quiet, blue-collar dude.” – Ice T

  11. “I don’t know what to think of the money. It’s kind of mind-boggling. I come from a middle-class, blue-collar family. We’ve never really had money.” – Pat Burrell

  12. “The blue collar milieu was something that I really understood and resonated with me and I thought was underrepresented in American cinema.” – Christian Bale

  13. “The flaw in our character is our insistence on separating blue-collar jobs from white-collar jobs, and encouraging one form of education over another.” – Mike Rowe                                                                                                                               
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    blue collar quotes

  14. “I’m entirely uneducated. I went to public school – public in the American sense – a blue-collar, working-class school. I never got a scholarship, I left when I was 15, never did any exams.” – Rupert Graves

  15. “I wanted to finish my career as a Steeler. I felt I just fit the mold as far as a blue-collar guy. I may not be the flashiest, most flamboyant wide receiver out there. But I get the job done for my team.” – Hines Ward

  16. “My family was blue collar, a middle-class kind of thing. My father was born in Detroit, Italian-American. My mother is English. She acted on the stage with Diana Dors. Her parents were French.” – Lorraine Bracco

  17. “You are basically a blue-collar worker out there. You’re the man behind the quarterback and the person that makes everything run… You’re in every play. You have to be ready to take on any challenge.” – Jacobe Kendrick

  18. “I understand a lot of celebrities lose weight because they have the opportunity to get in shape and become healthier, but when you get so polished, you can’t tell the story of a blue-collar family anymore.” – Cristela Alonzo

  19. “To me, country music’s about life. It’s about Monday through Friday. it’s the blue-collar, 40-hour week, songs about life. It used to have more of a sound, but I think the heart of that’s still the same. It’s still American music.” – Unknown

  20. “The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer…form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.” – Andrew Jackson

  21. “A lot of white-collar work requires less of the routine, rule-based, what we might call algorithmic set of capabilities, and more of the harder-to-outsource, harder-to-automate, non-routine, creative, juristic – as the scholars call it. – Abilities.” – Daniel H. Pink

  22. “I think a lot of people see, obviously, the business side of my father. But, I mean, he’s just a great guy. We enjoyed the holidays so much. To be able to spend time with him when he’s not necessarily working or not doing the political thing, I mean, he’s much more of a blue collar American.” – Donald Trump, Jr.

  23. “My father had a series of blue-collar jobs and never made more than $20,000 a year. When I was seven, he got injured on a job. That was a very important point – because of the injury, he couldn’t walk, and the company he was working for did not pay him. There was no compensation. So there was no money and no food.” – Howard Schultz

  24. “It doesn’t make sense. [Republicans are] not for us. You’re not for my values. We’re working class people mostly and blue collar. We’re your cops, we’re your firemen, we’re your carpenters and the things we need – we need to protect our unions, we need to protect our Medicare, we need to protect the working class person.” – John Leguizamo

  25. “Blue collar workers cannot hire each other. White collar workers cannot hire each other. You have to have a businessman or a businesswomen, a business owner to hire you. And you cannot make the environment so unfriendly to them or so unprofitable or so burdensome that they go out of business,because if they go out of business, you are out of a job.” – Duncan Hunter

Famous Blue Collar Sayings

  1. “Zombies are the blue-collar monsters.” – George A. Romero

  2. “I’m a doofus from the Valley, a blue-collar guy.” – Adam Carolla

  3. “Kinsey was never a lawyer. She’s strictly blue collar.” – Sue Grafton

  4. “Everyone sees the wine, but no one sees the crushing of the grapes.”

  5. “I’m a working-class kid from a blue-collar New England family.” – R. A. Salvatore

  6. “When I was born, my father was a copper miner in Butte, Montana. It was a hard-core, blue-collar situation.” – Barbara Ehrenreich

  7. “It was a source of shame for my family that I was in rock and roll, which is so blue-collar. It just isn’t done. And I felt it, too.” – Liz Phair

  8. “I say that in jest a little bit, but Donald Trump is a blue collar guy with a balance sheet. That’s the way he likes to have fun.” – Donald Trump, Jr.

  9. “America needs football. It’s a real blue-collar sport; it’s played with a blue-collar mentality, a mentality that’s the backbone of this country.” – Troy Polamalu

  10. “To me, the responsibility of an actor is to recreate humanity honestly. I never feel like an actor, I always look at it from a blue collar perspective.” – Michael Jai White

  11. “In some circles Stalin has in fact been making a comeback. His portrait hangs above the dashboard of trucks, a symbol of blue- collar nostalgia for a tough leader.” – Serge Schmemann

  12. “We never understood the concept of people going onstage and giving anything less than 100 percent. Maybe that’s a blue-collar work ethic, but I call it just ethics.” – Steven Van Zandt

  13. “There is a peak and valley to careers and that includes fame. If you are lucky to ride this wave to fame to a plateau – it won’t last there. I guess it is just a blue-collar work ethic that I was raised with.” – Bryan Cranston

  14. “I didn’t have to go all the way to India for spiritual enlightenment. The blue-collar spirituality of everyday life was right in front of me, it was in every nook and cranny if I wanted to seek it, but I had chosen to ignore it.” – Anthony Kiedis

  15. “Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.” – Abraham Lincoln

  16. “What is the biggest public forum in the United States? We were told it’s the Super Bowl. The ad shows kids working at blue-collar jobs, and the final statement is just written text: Who’s going to pay for the trillion dollar deficit?” – Joan Blades

  17. “Growing up training, I use to get up so early I would wave to the garbage men going by. So, I had this relationship with Blue Collar America and I really liked it. I felt that lots of those people looked forward to me winning.” – Gerry Cooney

  18. “When you strip the bark off of Donald Trump, I think he’s a very practical person. I think he’s a very smart person. He’s got an analytical mind. I think he’s tapped into something. His son said he’s the “blue collar billionaire.” – Anthony Scaramucci

  19. “I grew up on a pig farm in southeast Nebraska. When I started doing the Blue Collar Tour, I thought it was kind of funny because I faked my accent, so everybody thought I lived in an apartment somewhere. But I grew up on a pig farm.” – Larry the Cable Guy

  20. “The travels before and after the tour are what add up to what you’re doing. You are really called into service – and it’s the service industry man, it’s blue collar man, I’m sweating by the second song. It’s construction work from that second song on.” – David Lee Roth

  21. “I did a bunch of blue-collar jobs, because I knew I’d wind up with a white-collar job at some point, and I wanted to, I don’t know, I just wanted to taste life. I dug graves for a while, I worked as a stock boy in a big department store, I worked in a bank.” – Graydon Carter

  22. “I come from a blue collar family, but my personal life isn’t. I didn’t get the gene that my grandfather had in spades. He was a local hero. Built the church that I went to. Built the house I grew up in. Steamfitter, pipefitter, electrician, mechanic and plumber. I wanted to do those things. But it just didn’t come easy.” – Mike Rowe

  23. “How much do you have to pay someone to be in a George Clooney/Alexander Payne film? NOTHING!! Because everyone in the world wants to be a part of it. Therefore you pay nothing. And that continues until you become something they need… I’m not that kind of actor. I’m blue collar and very replaceable.” – Matthew Lillard

  24. “My parents, like others of “The Greatest Generation” who lived through the Great Depression and World War II, wanted to provide the best possible life for their children. My mother and father both attended college but dropped out to earn a living during the Depression, working the rest of their lives at blue-collar work.” – Dan Millman

  25. “The job market of the future will consist of those jobs that robots cannot perform. Our blue-collar work is pattern recognition, making sense of what you see. Gardeners will still have jobs because every garden is different. The same goes for construction workers. The losers are white-collar workers, low-level accountants, brokers, and agents.” – Michio Kaku

Top Blue-Collar Quotes

  1. “Any man who keeps working is not a failure.” – Ray Bradbury

  2. “I consider myself a blue-collar actor, just chugging away.” – Aaron Stanford

  3. “I’m like a blue-collar writer. I just sit down every day and I write.” – Philip Kan Gotanda

  4. “Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.” – Unknown

  5. “Many blue-collar families struggling to pay rent would be happy to skip paying optional union dues.” – Kevin O’Leary

  6. “If blue collar jobs are leaving and white collar jobs are outsourced what color collar jobs are left?” –  Bob Edwards

  7. “I have no quarrel with a competitor who sells his labor cheaply; He, more than anyone else, knows the value of his service.”

  8. “My personality is that I’m a human being like everybody else, just a citizen and a blue collar guy.” – Lee Greenwood

  9. “I also have always liked the monster within idea. I like the zombies being us. Zombies are the blue-collar monsters.” – George A. Romero

  10. “In the 1960s, if you were a blue collar worker or uneducated, and you had an injury on the job, the company basically dismissed you.” – Howard Schultz

  11. “Women’s work, like much blue-collar work and agrarian work, is often invisible and uncredited, the work that holds the world together.” – Rebecca Solnit

  12. “I’m not the least bit polished, I come from a blue collar background and I never thought I could feel comfortable around the English.” – Paul Walker

  13. “My mom was the picture of the blue-collar mom: Two and three and four jobs to make sure that me and my sister never needed, that was her thing.” – Ne-Yo

  14. “His hands are rough. He has dirt under his nails. He’s up early. He’s home late. His jeans are torn, his shirts are stained, and it’s a chore to dress him up. He’s perfect.”

  15. “The workplace revolution that transformed the lives of blue-collar workers in the 1970s and 1980s is finally reaching the offices and cubicles of the white-collar workers.” – Tom Peters

  16. “Now this is the first rule of fight club: There is nothing a blue collar Nobody in Oregon with a public school education can imagine that a million-billion people haven’t already done.” – Chuck Palahniuk

  17. “I much prefer the company of the crew, the sort of ‘blue-collar working person.’ I much more have that sensibility than what the public perceives as what a typical actor would have.” – Michael Cudlitz

  18. “Getting a group of rowdy, blue-collar workers together in one room and putting in a tape that shows a guy in a leisure suit putting his hand on his secretary’s ass and you’ve got complete and total anarchy, ladies and gentleman.” – Tara Sivec

  19. “I can’t sit and compare my trouble to Brian Wilson but I came from a blue-collar family of fishermen. Music was an escape and a way for me to dream of better things and a better place to be. Let’s just say I was an insecure, scared kid.” – Michael Buble

  20. “In the theater we’re like blue-collar workers: It’s a physical job, you don’t make a lot of money, and you’re on the road all the time. It’s worth it in that it’s the best job in the world, but you have to negotiate living in cities that don’t always accommodate you.” – Randy Harrison

  21. “The base has chosen or is choosing a candidate that the establishment says is absolutely unacceptable. And what that means is this marriage of an elite, big business-backed establishment and a blue-collar, downwardly mobile base has really come to a divorce.” – Mara Liasson

  22. “Hip-hop had become overly aspirational and shiny, full of vivid technicolors. Cosmetic fronting was not part of the ethos of our get down. Our get down was more blue collar. Our aspirations were to shine a light on the plight and experience of the inner cities of America.” – Lyor Cohen

  23. “I’d never put all my chips anywhere, because I don’t want to close any doors, but I was raised in a very blue-collar family. I was raised by parents who said, ‘If you don’t go to work every day, you’re not contributing’, so that’s my mentality. I have to work every day; I have to bring home a paycheck.” – Katee Sackhoff

  24. “For the blue-collar worker, the driving force behind change was factory automation using programmable machine tools. For the office worker, it’s office automation using computer technology: enterprise-resource-planning systems, groupware, intranets, extranets, expert systems, the Web, and e-commerce.” – Tom Peters

  25. “Wages for the ninety-nine percent have gone down, steadily, since 2008. They’ve gone down especially for the bottom twenty-five percent of the population. This means that they’ve gone down especially for Blacks and Hispanics and other blue-collar workers. Their net worth has actually turned negative, and they don’t have enough money to get by.” – Michael Hudson

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