Top Medals Quotes

Browse top 75 famous quotes and sayings about Medals by most favorite authors.

Favorite Medals Quotes

1. "The dynamic has really changed in the U.S. Americans believe they can be competitive, that they can win medals."
Author: Alberto Salazar
2. "I gather you yellow-skinned men, despite your triumphs in sewage, drinking water, and Olympic gold medals, still don't have democracy. Some politician on the radio was saying that that's why we Indian are going to beat you: we may not have sewage, drinking water, and Olympic gold medals, but we do have democracy.If I were making a country, I'd get the sewage pipes first, then the democracy, then I'd go about giving pamphlets and statues of Gandhi to other people, but what do I know? I am just a murderer!"
Author: Aravind Adiga
3. "Disease is surely one of the ways in which we are tried by life and offered the chance to be heroic. Though few of us will win Olympic gold medals or slay dragons, disease can be the spark or gift that allows many of us to live out our personal myths and become heroes."
Author: Bernie S. Siegel
4. "Skating isn't about the medals or the results. I love what I do. It's much more fun to win, but you cannot every time."
Author: Carolina Kostner
5. "The lines on your face are your medals. You've earned them, so why shouldn't they be worn with honour?"
Author: Cherie Lunghi
6. "We're all Running People, as the Tarahumara have always known. But the American approach -- ugh. Rotten at its core. It was too artificial and grabby, Vigil believed, too much about getting stuff and getting it now: medals, Nike deals, a cute butt. It wasn't art; it was business, a hard-nosed quid pro quo. No wonder so many people hated running; if you thought it was only a means to an end--an investment in becoming faster, skinnier, richer--then why stick with it if you weren't getting enough quo for your quid?"
Author: Christopher McDougall
7. "You who wronged a simple man Bursting into laughter at the crime, And kept a pack of fools around you To mix good and evil, to blur the line, Though everyone bowed down before you, Saying virtue and wisdom lit your way, Striking gold medals in your honor, Glad to have survived another day, Do not feel safe. The poet remembers. You can kill one, but another is born. The words are written down, the deed, the date. And you'd have done better with a winter dawn, A rope, and a branch bowed beneath your weight."
Author: Czeslaw Milosz
8. "Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts."
Author: Dan Gable
9. "It took me time to realize that the men who won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon are just men, just like me."
Author: Dan O'Brien
10. "Medals are great encouragement to young men and lead them to feel their work is of value, I remember how keenly I felt this when in the 1890s. I received the Darwin Medal and the Huxley Medal. When one is old, one wants no encouragement and one goes on with one's work to the extent of one's power, because it has become habitual."
Author: Darwin
11. "You know, me winning two gold medals, going for a third one, that's nice. But being there with Mark and my sister, and my brother being the coach, it's a dream come true. It's going to be awesome."
Author: Diana Lopez
12. "God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars."
Author: Elbert Hubbard
13. "I'd rather get a nice warmup suit. That's something I can use. Gold medals just sit there. When I get old, maybe I could sell them if I need the money."
Author: Eric Heiden
14. "Olympic medals are the one medal that I don't have; I've won just about every other competition that I've been at."
Author: Eric Shanteau
15. "For the very first time Andrew realized that life, real life, had no connection with the way people spent their days, whose lips they kissed, what medals were pinned on them, or the shoes they mended. Life, real life went on soundlessly...ultimately there was no difference between Queen Victoria and the most wretched beggar in London: both were complex machines made up of bone, organ, and tissue, whose fuel was the breath of God."
Author: Félix J. Palma
16. "At any innocent tea-table we may easily hear a man say, "Life is not worth living." We regard it as we regard the statement that it is a fine day; nobody thinks that it can possibly have any serious effect on the man or on the world. And yet if that utterance were really believed, the world would stand on its head. Murderers would be given medals for saving men from life; firemen would be denounced for keeping men from death; poisons would be used as medicines; doctors would be called in when people were well; the Royal Humane Society would be rooted out like a horde of assassins. Yet we never speculate as to whether the conversational pessimist will strengthen or disorganize society; for we are convinced that theories do not matter."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
17. "Gold medals are made out of sweat, blood and tears and effort in the gym every day."
Author: Gabby Douglas
18. "I was blessed with a long career where I won gold medals for myself and my country. Nothing stands out as a disappointment."
Author: Gail Devers
19. "I'm a crack shot and I've won medals for shooting. But I don't think I could shoot a person."
Author: Gene Vincent
20. "Best followed now is this life, by hurrying, like itself, to a close.Few things remain.He was repulsed in efforts after a pension by certain caprices of law. His scars proved his only medals. He dictated a little book, the record of his fortunes. But long ago it faded out of print--himself out of being--his name out of memory. He died the same day that the oldest oak on his native hills was blown down."
Author: Herman Melville
21. "What's supposed to happen, at the end of a quest? Cheers and accolades, Josh knew; people throw their hats in the air, and you glow with pride as they lift you to their shoulders. What else? Medals, speeches and a great feast, and then a ballad about your exploits, and finally, as the fireworks go off overhead, a soft, clean, fresh bed."
Author: Isabel Hoving
22. "You remember what you told me, Mom? That there are no medals for the completion of a good life? I've been thinking about that. About how no one wins. Like you said, it's impossible to win, because the finish line is death."
Author: J.A. Konrath
23. "From a personal point of view I want some medals because that is what you aim for when you start out playing."
Author: Jamie Redknapp
24. "Bricks, bricks, and bricks could be used instead of gold, silver, and bronze medals in the Olympics. If all an athlete cares about is winning, then I'll take the precious metal off the international communities' hands."
Author: Jarod Kintz
25. "I won eight gold medals that day. I was like Michael Phelps, except I was the only person competing in all those events. Still, I count the number of golds, not the number of competitors."
Author: Jarod Kintz
26. "Present a man with the opportunity to earn shiny medals to pin on his chest, and he'll eagerly risk dying to try to get them."
Author: Jarod Kintz
27. "Bowden Cable is the sort of honest and dependable operative that is the backbone of SpecOps. They never win commendations or medalsand the public has no knowledge of them at all. They are all worth ten of people like me."
Author: Jasper Fforde
28. "An Army is an instrument of government. It must be used in such a way that it furthers the interests of government. Otherwise what use is it? Only an extremely costly machine for......minting medals."
Author: Joe Abercrombie
29. "Wow," Puck mused, standing beside me. "The River of Dreams." ... Moons, comets and constellations rippled on the surface, and other, stranger things floated upon the misty black waters. Petals and book pages, butterfly wings and silver medals. The hilt of a sword stuck out of the water at an odd angle, the silver blade tangled with ribbons and spiderwebs. A coffin bobbed to the surface, covered in dead lilies, before sinking into the depths once more. The debris of human imaginations, floating through the dark waters of dream and nightmare."
Author: Julie Kagawa
30. "Tough guy, if brooding was a sport, you'd have gold medals with scowling faces lining the walls of your room."
Author: Julie Kagawa
31. "I knew many Marines had done brave deeds that no one saw and for which they got no medals at all. I was having a very hard time carrying those medals and didn't have the insight or maturity to know what to do with my combination of guilt and pride."
Author: Karl Marlantes
32. "In the military I could exercise the power of being automatically respected because of the medals on my chest, not because I had done anything right at the moment to earn that respect. This is pretty nice. It's also a psychological trap that can stop one's growth and allow one to get away with just plain bad behavior."
Author: Karl Marlantes
33. "I used to dream of medals and championships, but now I dream solely of a blue-eyed fighter who one day changed my life, when he put his lips on mine. . ."
Author: Katy Evans
34. "Jesus Christ," he muttered to the ceiling. "All those times I sat in the office and laughed my ass off at stories of Lee, Eddie, Hank and Vance. They should have fuckin' medals."
Author: Kristen Ashley
35. "Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh."
Author: Leonard Cohen
36. "What she didn't display, I noticed, was a boxful of swimming medals."Holy crap," I said, when she set them on the desk. "You're like a fish.""Oh. Um. Well, I swim, you see."I saw."
Author: Maureen Johnson
37. "They don't give you gold medals for beating somebody. They give you gold medals for beating everybody."
Author: Michael Johnson
38. "I am remarkably likeable. Few people have ever been as likeable as I am. There is, frankly, no end to my likeability. People gather together in public assemblies to discuss how much they like me. I have several awards, and a small medal from a small country in South America which pays tribute both to how much I am liked and my general all around wonderfulness. I don't have it on me, of course. I keep my medals in my sock drawer."
Author: Neil Gaiman
39. "But probably this is helps to win, to win, to gold, more gold medals, and to win most my important medal, heart of people. This is most important for me."
Author: Olga Korbut
40. "I won player of the year and players' player, two cups and two championship medals, had a great time."
Author: Paul Gascoigne
41. "Much of the demand for women in combat comes from female officers who are eager for medals and promotions."
Author: Phyllis Schlafly
42. "But I'm after medals more than anything. Championships don't get taken away from you but records do, so I think I'd rather have medals at every championships rather than times. A world record would be a bonus, but I'm still only 25 in 17 days."
Author: Sally Pearson
43. "I was at the Olympic Games winning medals and I still doubted my image. I doubted what I looked like. That's sad."
Author: Shawn Johnson
44. "Being gay has nothing to do with the three gold medals or the three MVPs or the four championships I've won. I'm still the same person. I'm Sheryl."
Author: Sheryl Swoopes
45. "In the military, they give medals for people who are willing to sacrifice themselves so that others may survive. In business, we give bonuses to people who sacrifice others."
Author: Simon Sinek
46. "They don't give Olympic medals out for talking a good game."
Author: Steve Backley
47. "If life is a battle, then my inner scars are medals for valor, for swiftness, for courage, for passion. Evil is the dark-haired brother of Good; they walk hand in hand—always."
Author: Storm Constantine
48. "I know I am flaky, I accept that—and I know, as well, that I can mangle the good king's English like no one else in my or the next ten governesses' acquaintances, but that will not prevent me from speaking! I may not be as wise as you in the ways of the world, I may not have wounds that run as deeply or scars to wear upon my chest like medals of valor, but at least I don't retreat and hide the moment a soul comes within reach of my fingers!"
Author: V.S. Carnes
49. "What you don't know going in is that when you come out, you will be scarred for life. Whether you were in for a week, a month, or a year—even if you come home without a scratch—you are never, ever going to be the same.When I went in, I was eighteen. I thought it was all glory and you win lots of medals. You think you're going to be the guy. Then you find out the cost is very great. Especially when you don't see the kids you were with when you went in. Living with it can be hell. It's like the devil presides in you. I knew what I sighed up for, yes, and I would do it again. But the reality of war—words can't begin to describe it."
Author: William Guarnere
50. "The feeling of accomplishment welled up inside of me, three Olympic gold medals. I knew that was something nobody could ever take away from me, ever."
Author: Wilma Rudolph

Medals Quotes Pictures

Quotes About Medals
Quotes About Medals
Quotes About Medals

Today's Quote

I have always lived beyond my means. I am still trying to live beyond my means, but it is getting harder all the time. I am very rich."
Author: Allan Sherman

Famous Authors

Popular Topics