Quotes of Award

“ God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars. ”

- Elbert Hubbard

“ The [Academy Awards] ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons. ”

- George C. Scott

“ If solid happiness we prize, within our breast this jewel lies, And they are fools who roam; the world has nothing to bestow, From our own selves our bliss must flow, And that dear hut-our home. ”

- Nathaniel Cotton

“ To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal. ”

- Peter Ustinov

“ Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust. ”

- Jesse Owens

“ Awards mean a lot, but they don't say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics. ”

- Ernie Banks

“ Being asked to host the BAFTA awards is a huge thrill, not to mention a lot easier than sitting in the audience pretending to be pleased for the winners. ”

- Graham Norton

“ I've never been in this business for the recognition or the awards. I just want to do good work, grab a decent paycheck, and move onto the next job. ”

- William Petersen

“ Awards are so unnecessary, because I think we get so much out of our work just by doing it. The work is a reward in itself. ”

- Natalie Portman

“ DiMaggio was the greatest all-around player I ever saw. His career cannot be summed up in numbers and awards. It might sound corny, but he had a profound and lasting impact on the country. ”

- Ted Williams

“ Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests. ”

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“ The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at. ”

- Jesse Owens

“ In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are only consequences. ”

- Robert Green Ingersoll

“ Having given us the package, do you think God will deny us the ribbon? ”

- Oswald C. Hoffman

“ I think this is a very difficult job, especially for women - there are too few roles around. I never let myself rest on my laurels. ”

- Amanda Burton

“ Not all that tempts your wandering eyesAnd heedless hearts, is lawful prize;Nor all that glisters gold. ”

- Thomas Gray

“ Everybody has won, and all must have prizes. ”

- Lewis Carroll

“ You've got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win a prize. ”

- Napoleon Hill

“ I had the pleasure of competing at the Olympic Games and at Wimbledon and was fortunate enough to win the gold medal in both events. ”

- Boris Becker

“ If we win trophies then I suppose we draw more fans and the club is more successful commercially. But it's not up to me to do the sums. ”

- Luis Figo

“ Let arms yield to the toga, the laurel crown to praise. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ The rewards in life go to those who are willing to give up the past. ”

- Unknown

“ Whoever prizes the golden mean. ”

- Horace

“ In a time where racism was at a premium high. ”

- Stevie Wonder

“ It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks, and the greatest of all prizes are those connected with the home. ”

- Theodore Roosevelt

“ With racing, you never rest on your laurels, and there are no counterfeits. ”

- Julie Krone

“ Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it. ”

- Robertson Davies

“ Truth is its own reward. ”

- Plato

“ If you don't try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody's back yard. The thrill of competing carries with it the thrill of a gold medal. One wants to win to prove himself the best. ”

- Jesse Owens

“ To be praised by a man who has won his laurels. ”

- George Chapman
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