Blue-collar workers, known for performing manual or specialized labor are the backbone of many industries.
Their experiences, often overlooked in our rapid world, offer valuable insights and lessons.
A collection of quotes titled “57 Blue Collar Quotes and Sayings for Workers” has been compiled to shed light on the lives, challenges and achievements of these hard-working individuals.
Many of these quotes come directly from the workers themselves or are the words of some of history’s great thinkers reflecting on the blue-collar experience.
These sayings serve to inspire, motivate and inject positivity into the lives of those navigating the blue-collar world.
They aim to dispel self-doubt and reinforce the importance and value of blue-collar work.
This collection emphasizes the dignity of labor and highlights the integral role these workers play in society.
Some of the examples of blue-collar jobs are mechanics, electricians, and construction workers.
Top 5 Blue Collar Quotes
I always relate respectfully with blue-collar people. ~ Jayson Williams.
I was raised in a very blue-collar family. ~ Jamie Moyer.
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.
Montreal is a great town. There’s equal parts blue-collar town. ~ Jay Baruchel.
I think of being an actor as a blue-collar profession. ~ Joe Mantegna.
Profound Blue Collar Quotes
I think fans cling to me because I’m a blue-collar guy in a blue-collar city. ~ Hines Ward.
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.
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.
Zombies are the blue-collar monsters. ~ George A. Romero.
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.
I think a lot of blue collar people related to me because a lot of people work for their money. ~ Larry Bird.
Having parents who were hard working, blue collar, and staunchly independent, neither political party’s positioning really impressed me. ~ Kurt Bills.
Famous Blue Collar Quotes
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.
I also have always liked the monster within idea. I like the zombies being us. Zombies are the blue-collar monsters. ~ George A. Romero.
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.
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.
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.
If blue collar jobs are leaving and white collar jobs are outsourced what color collar jobs are left? ~ Bob Edwards.
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.
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.
Popular Blue Collar Quotes
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.
I consider myself a blue-collar actor, just chugging away. ~ Aaron Stanford.
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.
Many blue-collar families struggling to pay rent would be happy to skip paying optional union dues. ~ Kevin O’Leary.
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.
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.
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.
I’m like a blue-collar writer. I just sit down every day and I write. ~ Philip Kan Gotanda.
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.
Great Blue Collar Quotes
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.
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.
My personality is that I’m a human being like everybody else, just a citizen and a blue collar guy. ~ Lee Greenwood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Powerful Blue Collar Quotes
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.
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.
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.
I’m a doofus from the Valley, a blue-collar guy. ~ Adam Carolla.
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.
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.
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.
I’m a working-class kid from a blue-collar New England family. ~ R. A. Salvatore.
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.
Wise Blue Collar Quotes
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.
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.
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.
The blue collar milieu was something that I really understood and resonated with me and I thought was underrepresented in American cinema. ~ Christian Bale.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
So these were the 57 top quotes about Blue Collar.