Quotations on Awards

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I always had a larger view. I'm interested in real life - my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards.
- Amy Adams
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Family, Success, Awards, Friends)

I worked three and then six hours a day in my studio with strict discipline and emotion. I obtained awards usually granted to other foreigners during the end-of-year admission tests.
- Ralph Allen
(Keywords: Discipline, Awards, Day, Emotion, End, Foreigners, Tests)

I produced and directed a movie a couple years ago that won some awards that Samuel Goldwyn released called 'The Last Good Time'. I wrote, produced and directed it, but I wasn't in it.
- Bob Balaban
(Keywords: Time, Awards, Years)

Awards mean a lot, but they don't say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics.
- Ernie Banks
(Keywords: People, Awards, Baseball, Statistics)

I'm not a great believer in awards-of course the fact that I've never won one has nothing to do with it at all!
- Iain Banks
(Keywords: Awards, Fact, Nothing)

The Nobel awards should be regarded as giving recognition to this general scientific progress as well as to the individuals involved.
- John Bardeen
(Keywords: Progress, Awards, Giving)

Now, there are so many movies, so many festivals, and so many awards going on, each judged with each other, like your work is worse than others and that's not fair. How can you tell what's best and what's worst from these awards? We're talking about art.
- Javier Bardem
(Keywords: Art, Work, Movies, Awards, Now, Talking)

Awards were made in Hollywood, in whatever the time it was created. They're to promote each other's movies. You give me an award, I give you an award and people will believe that we are great movies and they'll go to see them. It's still the same.
- Javier Bardem
(Keywords: Movies, Time, People, Awards, Hollywood, Will)

I have perfected the art of putting my feet on my husband's lap during awards ceremonies so he can rub them.
- Annette Bening
(Keywords: Art, Husband, Awards, Feet)

I think these awards are always nice for a player but they also reflect well on the club. It shows that Arsenal's performance have been noted all around the world and it helps by having so many good players around me.
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Keywords: Performance, Awards, World)

The academy awards in England; it's a classy affair as well.
- Brenda Blethyn
(Keywords: Awards, England)

Grammys, American Music Awards, successful albums, I'd pick my kids any day over any of it.
- Toni Braxton
(Keywords: Music, Successful, American, Awards, Day, Kids)

To those of you who received honours, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Awards, President, states, Students, United)

I have done so much for hip-hop and 'til this day, I haven't received any awards or any recognition for it.
- Luther Campbell
(Keywords: Awards, Day)

I want everybody who is watching to come to the Academy Awards with us. I'm going to pay for the bus.
- Steven Cojocaru
(Keywords: Awards, Want)

Awards are wonderful. I've been nominated many times and I've won many awards. But my journey is not towards that. If it happens it will be a blast. If it doesn't, it's still been a blast.
- Tom Cruise
(Keywords: Awards, Journey, Will)

My friend made me a leather dress for the MTV awards. It gives you confidence, wearing something you love.
- Cat Deeley
(Keywords: Love, Friend, Awards, Confidence, Dress)

You can never be guaranteed good roles because of an award, but I think your profile and net worth as a performer has to do with awards, unfortunately.
- Minnie Driver
(Keywords: Awards, Worth)

It's very validating when you are new in the industry to get awards. It boosts your self-esteem.
- Sheena Easton
(Keywords: Awards, Self)

But more important than personal awards is winning the World Series. That's the max that anyone could ask for. Let alone to have the ball in your in your glove for the final out of the World Series. That was the ultimate.
- Dennis Eckersley
(Keywords: Winning, Awards, World)

This is going to sound completely absurd, but I do sometimes feel like the enjoyment of an awards ceremony or the pride in the finished article hasn't ever surpassed the joy of doing the work, of making it. The doing it is really the bit I'm there for.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Keywords: Work, Awards, Ceremony, Enjoyment, Pride, Sound)

The Academy Awards ceremony is designed to be without irony, but Chris Rock supplied it anyway with filmed movie-theater interviews with black men and women who had never heard of the movies nominated for Best Picture.
- Suzanne Fields
(Keywords: Men, Movies, Women, Awards, Ceremony, Irony)

The industry does have some influence on who gets other awards. With the Mercury Prize, they don't. Jon comes from the business, but his heart is still very much in the music. Currently, we have about 12 major names that have said they want to be a part of MUDDA.
- Peter Gabriel
(Keywords: Business, Music, Heart, Awards, Influence, Mercury, Names, Want)

Great, big, serious novels always get awards. If it's a battle between a great, big, serious novel and a funny novel, the funny novel is doomed.
- Neil Gaiman
(Keywords: Funny, Awards, Battle)

The Academy Awards was an amazing night. I know I kind of lost my mind a little bit. I apologize for that. That night went so fast; I can't remember what I said or what happened.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.
(Keywords: Awards, Mind, Night)

It doesn't matter who you are, how many awards you've won, how popular you are, or how much critical acclaim you've had.
- David Guterson
(Keywords: Awards, Popular)

I am proud to be a role model for my viewers. I am finding out that helping victims is as or more rewarding the all the awards I wins.
- Mariska Hargitay
(Keywords: Awards, Victims)

I can only point out a curious fact. Year after year the Nobel Awards bring a moment of happiness not only to the recipients, not only to colleagues and friends of the recipients, but even to strangers.
- Alfred Day Hershey
(Keywords: Happiness, Awards, Fact, Friends, Strangers)

I wouldn't even hold my kids sometimes because I didn't want them to spit up on me when I was dressed for an awards show.
- Lauryn Hill
(Keywords: Awards, Kids, Want)

I couldn't speak Japanese very well, passport regulations were changing, I felt British, and my future was in Britain. And it would also make me eligible for literary awards. But I still think I'm regarded as one of their own in Japan.
- Kazuo Ishiguro
(Keywords: Awards, Future, Literary)

You know, Equal Interest played at the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival Awards and not one musician from that category was even thought of. Even thought of! The idea, that here's this vital energy, and that element doesn't even know it exists!
- Joseph Jarman
(Keywords: Thought, Idea, Awards, Energy, Interest, Jazz)

One thing is that I wasn't getting booked that well, and they had control over who got the awards, they had control over who sold. And they really did not want Willie or me, either one, to have a hit record. They wanted the money, but they didn't want us to be the ones.
- Waylon Jennings
(Keywords: Money, Control, Awards, Want)

Well, you know the old line - to be nominated is what it's all about. I think that I've done pretty well - I've had about 46, or 47 nominations from my movies, and my films have won about 12 awards in total, so I don't really have any complaints.
- Norman Jewison
(Keywords: Movies, Awards, Complaints, Old, Pretty)

I think I've done pretty well. I've had about 46, or 47 nominations from my movies, and my films have won about 12 awards, so I don't have any complaints.
- Norman Jewison
(Keywords: Movies, Awards, Complaints, Pretty)

I used to only worry about the #1's and all of the awards. But that was a long time ago.
- Wynonna Judd
(Keywords: Time, Awards, Worry)

The last thing I want is to walk into my house after a long day and see all the Grammys and awards. It would make me feel weird.
- Alicia Keys
(Keywords: Awards, Day, Want)

I never wore glasses except when I had to read a teleprompter at an awards show or drive, so I didn't notice much. I could exist in my head. It was kind of my escape from the world and my protection.
- Nicole Kidman
(Keywords: Awards, Protection, World)

A lot of my joy this year has been to give away awards to young people, no matter of race, creed or color, because they were a terrific violinist or a terrific dancer.
- Sally Kirkland
(Keywords: People, Awards, Joy, Race)

The flattery is nice, but awards don't add up to writing quality songs.
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Keywords: Quality, Awards, Flattery, Songs, Writing)

Actually, no, because awards don't spark sales as much as you'd think.
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Keywords: Awards, Sales)

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.
- Irving Langmuir
(Keywords: Home, Science, Awards, Mind, Nations, Spirit)

I dress up for awards, but only if somebody else is going to pay for the clothes. And shop for them, too!
- Tea Leoni
(Keywords: Awards, Clothes, Dress)

Up there with my awards, I have a great big statue of Groucho Marx, just to put everything in perspective.
- John Lithgow
(Keywords: Awards, Perspective)

I've seen some great write ups and I emailed her the other night because I saw her on an awards show recently.
- Nia Long
(Keywords: Awards, Night)

Me and my partner, Conway Twitty, cleaned up at the 1972 Country Music Association Awards.
- Loretta Lynn
(Keywords: Music, Awards, Country, Country music)

Because Olivia Newton-John wasn't from Nashville, they didn't like her winning our awards. I've got no complaints.
- Loretta Lynn
(Keywords: Winning, Awards, Complaints)

The Spirit Awards are great too, they'll say anything because they're not televised. Another great drinking night.
- William H. Macy
(Keywords: Awards, Drinking, Night, Spirit)

I'm a Golden Globe nominee, yes. It's very nice. It's a very nice thing, but I kind of think of all the awards I wasn't ever nominated for, for years and things.
- Patrick Marber
(Keywords: Awards, Years)

I had no idea what to expect when we did Ladies' Night. I didn't think it was going to get nominated for a Grammy. I didn't know that we would have to perform on the MTV Awards show.
- Angie Martinez
(Keywords: Idea, Awards, Ladies, Night)

I judged about a zillion awards this year so I've been reading a lot of books that just came out.
- Rick Moody
(Keywords: Awards, Books, Reading)



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