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1. "I pay attention when the Academy Awards come around. I haven't watched them in a while, but I used to watch them religiously when I was a kid."
Author: Alex Ebert
2. "I don't think if you're serious about literature your library is filled with award-winning books."
Author: Andrew Wylie
3. "At The Body Shop we had always been measured by how many jobs we had created, and I got a major award from the Queen on that."
Author: Anita Roddick
4. "He shrugged, working to make her understand. "There's whole YouTube montages playing still shots of my butt to music. I don't take credit for it. My mom's been paying a trainer for years. Oh, and my six-pack won a Fan's Choice Award called the SixPackAttack. Three years running."
Author: Anne Eliot
5. "Happiness does not come from football awards. It's terrible to correlate happiness with football. Happiness comes from a good job, being able to feed your wife and kids. I don't dream football, I dream the American dream - two cars in a garage, be a happy father."
Author: Barry Sanders
6. "I love awards, especially if I get them."
Author: Ben Gazzara
7. "The academy awards in England; it's a classy affair as well."
Author: Brenda Blethyn
8. "I win my awards at the box office."
Author: Cecil B. DeMille
9. "People see so many movies that when they finally see one not so bad as the others, they think it's great. an Academy Award means that you don't stink quite as much as your cousin."
Author: Charles Bukowski
10. "Awards are merely the badges of mediocrity."
Author: Charles Ives
11. "I have two Golden Boot awards at home. It would be nice to win another, but I wouldn't mind it if I didn't."
Author: Cristiano Ronaldo
12. "The great thing with film is that it doesn't have an ego. It's just a film. Everybody that makes them has an ego, and the problem with awards and stuff like that is that it always affects the egos, and everyone gets stained by it in some way. And that can be fine and very innocent, but it can be horrible as well."
Author: Danny Boyle
13. "Dr. Upward was one of those Academy Award-winning Asses of Arrogance you find in educational administration, law or medicine."
Author: David Mitchell
14. "I have a TV Soap Boomerang award, and I always start my year with the Australian Open tennis! Tennis, soccer, you name it."
Author: Doug Davidson
15. "There, too, she would sit for hours gazing seawards. No tiniest speck of sail that crossed the waters could escape her watchful eyes, and as she watched she dreamed that some day one of these distant sails should bear down towards her, and one should come, in whose hand she would lay her own, and they two would flee to the far East. But as the changeless years went by and brought him not, the girl grew sullen, and a sense of wrong possessed her, for the older she grew, the clearer became her consciousness of a world beyond her, and the greater her longing to seek it.("The Serpent's Head")"
Author: Emilia Francis Strong Dilke
16. "The standards for what is "normal" have become so formalized and yet so restrictive that people need a break from that horrible feeling of never being able to measure up to whatever it is they think will make them acceptable to other people and therefore to themselves. People get sick with this idea of change; I have been sick with it. We search for transformation in retreats, juice fasts, drugs and alcohol, obsessive exercise, extreme sports, sex. We are all trying to escape our existence, hoping that a better version of us is waiting just behind that promotion, that perfect relationship, that award or accolade, that musical performance, that dress size, that raucous night at a party, that hot night with a new lover. Everyone needs to be pursuing something, right? Otherwise, who are we? How about, quite simply, people? How about human?"
Author: Emily Rapp
17. "Awards mean a lot, but they don't say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics."
Author: Ernie Banks
18. "On the one hand, she is cut off from the protection awarded to her sisters abroad; on the other, she has no such power to defend her interests at the polls, as is the heritage of her brothers at home."
Author: Florence Kelley
19. "Look here, I have succeeded at last in fetching some gold from the sun.{After his banker questioned the value of investigating gold in the Fraunhofer lines of the sun and Kirchhoff handing him over a medal he was awarded for his investigations.}"
Author: Fraunhofer
20. "The last weeks of the school year spun out before James like a blur, remarkably free of deathly peril and adventure, but packed nonetheless with the lesser stresses of schoolwork and final essays and wand practicals, all of which were relatively welcome in the wake of the Hall of Elders' Crossing. To no one's great surprise, Hufflepuff was awarded the House Cup, being the only house to avoid major point deductions for involvement in the various Merlin conspiracy skullduggeries. The broomstick caper alone had cost Ravenclaw and Gryffindor fifty points each."
Author: G. Norman Lippert
21. "Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect, you have enough."
Author: Gail Sheehy
22. "The dog always dies. Go to the library and pick out a book with an award sticker and a dog on the cover. Trust me, that dog is going down."
Author: Gordon Korman
23. "I don't know if it has set in or not. Honestly, it's crazy. It's such an amazing honor. I remember thinking back to being in my room waiting for the call to see if I got the part. It's like winning the lottery. I'm proud to be a member of such an amazing cast - that's the best award of all."
Author: Hailee Steinfeld
24. "To my mind, the most important aspect of the Nobel Awards is that they bring home to the masses of the peoples of all nations, a realization of their common interests. They carry to those who have no direct contact with science the international spirit."
Author: Irving Langmuir
25. "I was honored at the awards ceremony. I didn't get any recognition, but I was honored to be there. (Tickets were cheaper than I imagined!)"
Author: Jarod Kintz
26. "I'm up for the Julius Caesar Author of the Year Award this year. I'm tremendously proud, considering Caesar is the guy who burned down the Library of Alexandria."
Author: Jarod Kintz
27. "I wear my job like a robe. I can't wait to take it off. I vacation like a nudist showers—in the rain, under an umbrella, with five judges watching and awarding style points."
Author: Jarod Kintz
28. "I don't collect awards, I collect empty trophy cases. Once my collection is large enough, I'm going to start collecting broken dreams."
Author: Jarod Kintz
29. "I get some of the nicest fan mail you could imagine. Also when I'm up for an award, my fans all vote online and then they'll boast to each other about how many thousands of times they've clicked my name. Their thumbs must be bleeding!"
Author: Jason Isaacs
30. "[from the television show,"Evade the Question Time"]At the end of the first round, I will award three points to Mr. Kaine for an excellent nonspecific condemnation, plus one bonus point for blaming the previous government and another for successfully mutating the question to promote the party line. Mr. van de Poste gets a point for a firm rebuttal, but only two points for his condemnation, as he tried to inject an impartial and intelligent observation."
Author: Jasper Fforde
31. "John Williams is best known for his novels, Nothing But the Night, Stoner, Butcher's Crossing, and Augustus, for which he won the National Book Award in 1973."
Author: John Edward Williams
32. "It's something you dream about as a kid. Like when you play all those NCAA video games as a kid and you create your own player and win the Heisman with a bunch of crazy numbers. It's the biggest, most prestigious award in college football, so it'd definitely be a dream come true."
Author: Johnny Manziel
33. "A Swedish newspaper reporter called and said, You've been awarded the Prize. I was quite sure it was a practical joke."
Author: Joshua Lederberg
34. "I would not be among you to-night (being awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine) but for the mentors, colleagues and students who have guided and aided me throughout my scientific life. I wish I could name them all and tell you their contributions. More, however, than anyone else it was the late Rudolf Schoenheimer, a brilliant scholar and a man of infectious enthusiasm, who introduced me to the wonders of Biochemistry. Ever since, I have been happy to have chosen science as my career, and, to borrow a phrase of Jacques Barzun, have felt that 'Science is, in the best and strictest sense, glorious entertainment'."
Author: Konrad Bloch
35. "I've seen enough successful writers who no longer seem to care when they are recognized with an award, and I think that's just tragic."
Author: Louise Penny
36. "I'd say my happiest moment as an actress came when I learned I'd won the Look Magazine Best Supporting Actress Award for 1956 in The Killing."
Author: Marie Windsor
37. "A lot of the films I do go down brilliantly critically and win awards, but not a lot of people see them."
Author: Martin Compston
38. "The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination, consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that's on a good day."[Academy Award ceremony, March 2, 2014]"
Author: Robert De Niro
39. "The sort of lifetime achievement stuff that I'm getting now is kind of like Tom Sawyer's funeral because they all know I'm sick. I am getting buildings named after me and awards and stuff."
Author: Sam Simon
40. "And that's when things get messy. When people begin moving beyond charity and toward justice and solidarity with the poor and oppressed, as Jesus did, they get in trouble. Once we are actually friends with the folks in struggle, we start to ask why people are poor, which is never as popular as giving to charity. One of my friends has a shirt marked with the words of late Catholic bishop Dom Helder Camara: "When I fed the hungry, they called me a saint. When I asked why people are hungry, they called me a communist." Charity wins awards and applause but joining the poor gets you killed. People do not get crucified for living out of love that disrupts the social order that calls forth a new world. People are not crucified for helping poor people. People are crucified for joining them."
Author: Shane Claiborne
41. "I was the Chair of the WIFF Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of Women In Film. The foundation runs the several programs including one that provide our film finishing fund. So we help women complete their films with a grant from Netflix. It's great to be associated with award winning films like 'Freeheld' and 'Circumstance'."
Author: Sharon Lawrence
42. "I like to dress up and look nice. I'm not quite at the stage yet financially to do that too often, but it's nice to push the boat out a little bit for award ceremonies and stuff."
Author: Simon Bird
43. "Everything in my life boils down to my mother. A tradition, which a lot of people do not know of, is that while I'd give my father the money I earned, anything that was special to me - like an award or an album - would be given to my mother."
Author: Sonu Nigam
44. "Sometimes earning awards doesn't matter as much as earning revenue or profit, or having a good response from the audience. No matter how many awards you win, if you can't earn any profit from your movie, if the audience doesn't like it, then it doesn't matter how many awards you get."
Author: Stephen Chow
45. "They're a redefinition of boredom... the most important thing you need to know about an awards show is where is the nearest smoking opportunity."
Author: Stephen Daldry
46. "In fact, without a specification of a creature's goals, the very idea of intelligence is meaningless. A toadstool could be given a genius award for accomplishing with pinpoint precision and unerring reliability, the feat of sitting exactly where it is sitting. Nothing would prevent us from agreeing with the cognitive scientist Zenon Pylyshyn that rocks are smarter than cats because rocks have the sense to go away when you kick them."
Author: Steven Pinker
47. "Men do not know why they award fame to one work of art rather than another. Without being in the faintest connoisseurs, they think to justify the warmth of their commendations by discovering it in a hundred virtues, whereas the real ground of their applause is inexplicable--it is sumpathy."
Author: Thomas Mann
48. "Do not tell somebody how to vote, just go up to them and tell them what Fahrenheit 9/11 meant to you. Fahrenheit will probably not win an Academy Award, but if you put it first on your list, it will become a nominee."
Author: Valerie Harper
49. "I get cassettes near Academy Award time of every movie that's made that thinks it has some kind of chance for a nomination - that's when I watch my movies."
Author: William Peter Blatty
50. "Date of the award approached, I would not have accepted at all. Depression is a disorder of mood, so mysteriously painful and elusive in the way it becomes known to the self--to the mediating intellect--as to verge close to being beyond description. It thus remains nearly incomprehensible to those who have not experienced it in its extreme mode, although the gloom, "the blues" which people go through occasionally and associate with the general hassle of everyday existence are of such prevalence that they do give many individuals a hint of the illness in its catastrophic form."
Author: William Styron

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