Awards quotes

  • Indian film awards lack credibility.
    -- Aamir Khan

    #Awards #Film #Credibility

  • Apart from the National Film Awards, I don't see any other award ceremony that I should give value to. My personal experience about these award ceremonies is that I don't trust them. I have no faith in them so I would prefer to stay away.
    -- Aamir Khan

    #Awards #Giving #Film

  • I was very surprised when I heard that I had been chosen to receive the James Cardinal Gibbons Award.
    -- Aaron Neville

    #Awards #Cardinals #Heard

  • Roxy Sorkin, your father just won the Academy Award. I'm going to have to insist on some respect from your guinea pig.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Father #Awards #Pigs

  • Awards are not something that I measure my work by. I've been so fortunate and I've gotten to do such terrific things that it seems petty to look back and say, 'Oh, I should have gotten that prize.' I don't look at it that way.
    -- Aaron Tveit

    #Awards #Way #Looks

  • Americans are always mortified when I tell them this, but in England, it's a tradition to put your plaques and photographs and awards and gold records and stuff in your bathroom. I don't know why.
    -- Adele

    #Awards #Gold #Records

  • The Aga Khan Awards for Architecture seeks to make a better place in physical terms. This means trying to bring values into environments, buildings, and contexts that improve the quality of life for future generations.
    -- Aga Khan IV

    #Mean #Awards #Trying

  • Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Encouragement #Awards #Giving

  • I turned down a knighthood. It would be like having to wear a suit every day of your life.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Awards #Would Be #Knighthood

  • I'm not an awards-driven person in anything. Anytime you do get caught up in that, you usually end up getting whacked.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Awards #Driven #Ends

  • We have no idea, but its not like we're going to win any awards for normalcy anytime soon. So you get into people's heads? The two of us can throw people around like toys. Zu once blew up an AC unit, and all she did was walk by it.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Winning #Awards #Ideas

  • Y Tu Mama Tambien' is one of the first unrated movies to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. But many video stores won't take a movie that's not rated, so I had to make the movie an R.
    -- Alfonso Cuaron

    #Awards #Video #Firsts

  • 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 Hershey

    #Happiness #Awards #Years

  • I had no idea 'L.A. Law' would be so mega. I knew it was a big show, but I was just one actress in a group of many good, award-winning actresses.
    -- Amanda Donohoe

    #Winning #Awards #Law

  • When the Nobel award came my way, it also gave me an opportunity to do something immediate and practical about my old obsessions, including literacy, basic health care and gender equity, aimed specifically at India and Bangladesh.
    -- Amartya Sen

    #Opportunity #Awards #Care

  • School was a waste of time for me. I was bored and left at 16. I started taking correspondence courses at college instead. I did incredibly well. I won an award for my grades.
    -- Amber Heard

    #School #College #Awards

  • 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

    #Real #Awards #Views

  • Being snubbed is not always a bad thing at awards shows because you end up getting a lot of people coming up to you and telling you how great you are.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Awards #People #Ends

  • I think the thing's that perhaps sad really is that younger people haven't come in and I think it must have been absolutely fantastic to have worked in the 50's when you had all of the great Broadway composers and when West Side Story didn't win the Tony Award.
    -- Andrew Lloyd Webber

    #Winning #Thinking #Awards

  • Yes, I direct commercials as well. I get these really weird offers and then I have to bid on them and win the job. One offer that I have now, and I've already done this last year for the same company, is for Cash Value Cheese, this cheese out in the midwest. I did two spots for them last year and I'm going to probably do three this year. I also did some for the Utah Transit Authority, which was weird and interesting and they turned out really funny - they actually won an award.
    -- Andy Dick

    #Jobs #Winning #Awards

  • I was put under contract. A major studio. I got nominated for an Academy Award. Isn't that ridiculous? I mean, at the age of 18!
    -- Angela Lansbury

    #Mean #Awards #Age

  • In India I've been to all the award functions, but that was in Hindi; now it's in English so it's a much bigger scale.
    -- Anil Kapoor

    #Awards #India #Hindi

  • I was at awards shows and felt really lost so it was good to play someone who was really lost.
    -- Anna Kendrick

    #Awards #Play #Lost

  • I don't know when acting came to be more about awards than about the work. Judging who's better than the other person shouldn't be part of why we're doing this job. It should be about entertaining people.
    -- Anna Paquin

    #Jobs #Awards #People

  • If you are looking for smart judging based on merit, skip the Academy Awards next year and pay attention to the Independent Spirit Awards.
    -- Annie Proulx

    #Smart #Independent #Awards

  • I’ve never taken time off from being an actor. This is the kind of career I’d be so happy to do until I die. I always joke to myself that I want to have a postmortem Academy Award Nomination.
    -- Ansel Elgort

    #Taken #Awards #Careers

  • The reputation is not essentially built by earning too much, learning too many things, achieving awards, bagging rewards or catapulting position to the hilt; but by unquestionably staying simple, humble , well grounded and doing nothing that makes own conscience to feel guilt.
    -- Anuj

    #Humble #Simple #Awards

  • Persuasion is effected through the medium of the hearers, when they shall have been brought to a state of excitement under the influence of speech; for we do not, when influenced by pain or joy, or partiality or dislike, award our decisions in the same way; about which means of persuasion alone, I declare that the system-mongers of the present day busy themselves.
    -- Aristotle

    #Pain #Mean #Awards

  • It's so embarrassing to receive an award for doing what you should be doing.
    -- Arthur Hiller

    #Awards #Embarrassing #Embarrassment

  • It's worth turning up to an awards gig if you know you've won one but, since you never do know, it's not worth it.
    -- Arthur Smith

    #Awards #Gigs #Worth It

  • Listening to Chris Moyles on Radio 1 is the most miserable thing any human being can do, but attending awards ceremonies isn't far behind.
    -- Arthur Smith

    #Awards #Listening #Radio

  • Winning an award is a great feeling but winning the Vodafone Crossword Popular Choice Award is particularly exhilarating because it is based upon public voting. I find it a strange quirk of fate that Chanakya's Chant, a political tale, should end up winning an election!
    -- Ashwin Sanghi

    #Fate #Winning #Awards

  • Between speeches and awards, you can find something to do every other week. It's hard to write. Your focus gets splintered. Once you put one thing in your calendar, that month is gone.
    -- August Wilson

    #Writing #Awards #Focus

  • The Grammys are supposed to be awards for artistic excellence… Iggy Azalea’s not excellent,
    -- Azealia Banks

    #Awards #Azaleas #Excellence

  • Most awards, you know, they don't give you unless you go and get them - did you know that? Terribly discouraging.
    -- Barbra Streisand

    #Awards #Giving #Discouraging

  • The Heisman is the biggest award I've ever won.
    -- Barry Sanders


  • I love awards, especially if I get them.
    -- Ben Gazzara


  • I love awards, especially if I get them. It's up to the courage of the filmmakers to make art in cinema, not just business. John was rejected by studios, he borrowed money and did movies with his own money. You're either courageous or not. You have to find a way.
    -- Ben Gazzara

    #Art #Awards #Cinema

  • When the link between the use of unsafe, mercury-laden vaccine and autism, ADHD, asthma, allergies and diabetes becomes undeniable, mainstream medicine will be sporting a huge, self-inflicted and well-deserved black eye. Then will come the billion-dollar awards, by enraged juries, to the children and their families. I can't wait.
    -- Bernard Rimland

    #Children #Eye #Awards

  • Awards are meaningless to me, and I have nothing but disdain for anyone who actively campaigns to get one.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Awards #Acting #Campaigns

  • Despite what The Wall Street Journal says, our awards are the best-kept secret in America, with the possible exception of what George W. Bush did in the '70s.
    -- Billy Crystal

    #Wall #America #Awards

  • Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award.
    -- Billy Wilder

    #Movie #Winning #Awards

  • 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

    #Couple #Awards #Years

  • The MVP award was very satisfying in terms of personal accomplishments, but the championship was the most important thing of all.
    -- Bob Cousy

    #Basketball #Awards #Mvp

  • I've never won an award for anything, and I think it's weird. I mean, that's really cool but it's strange to think you could get an award for acting. I always thought that was strange.
    -- Bobby Cannavale

    #Mean #Thinking #Awards

  • I could have a roomful of awards and it wouldn't mean beans
    -- Bobby Darin

    #Mean #Awards #Beans

  • For me to get an award from the press, I know there's been no favoritism.
    -- Bobby Knight

    #Awards #Rewards #Favoritism

  • When they say you're the best, I always remember that the majority of the audience probably thinks someone else should have gotten the award.
    -- Brad Paisley

    #Thinking #Awards #Majority

  • I think the Grammy is like the award, you know.
    -- Brandy Norwood

    #Thinking #Awards #Grammy

  • The academy awards in England; it's a classy affair as well.
    -- Brenda Blethyn

    #Awards #England #Affair

  • It's the biggest party in the world, and you have to keep the whole thing percolating, which is difficult because a lot of awards most people don't care about.
    -- Bruce Vilanch

    #Party #Awards #People

  • In pop music, the public usually see the results - the hit records, the Grammy Awards performances, the concert tours - but not all the work that goes into getting into the spotlight. And not everyone realizes that, even if you have a lot of talent, chances are you won't make it.
    -- Bruno Mars

    #Awards #Records #Spotlight

  • I've got a whole mantel just waiting for those awards to come, a whole big mantel. There's just so much available space. I've got the light fixtures hanging from the ceiling, all ready to shine on them. I dust it off every day.
    -- Bryan Cranston

    #Awards #Light #Dust

  • There are no awards in Hollywood for being an idiot.
    -- Burt Reynolds

    #Awards #Hollywood #Idiot

  • For me the best thing about winning an award is when the people cheer for your win. When you can see that the people are really happy that you are winning something, that's the most reward thing in the world.
    -- Busta Rhymes

    #Cheer #Winning #Awards

  • I get an award for being the best dressed, but at the end of the day I'm not Daphne Guinness. I don't like people to look at me for my dress. The letter is more important than the envelope. But if you feel good in your envelope, then you will feel better about yourself.
    -- Carine Roitfeld

    #Feel Better #Awards #People

  • My friend made me a leather dress for the MTV awards. It gives you confidence, wearing something you love.
    -- Cat Deeley

    #Awards #Mtv #Giving

  • I can't say I want to earn a particular award or sell a certain number of records, because even if I do that, the satisfaction only lasts five minutes.
    -- Chantal Kreviazuk

    #Awards #Numbers #Records

  • Awards are merely the badges of mediocrity.
    -- Charles Ives

    #Awards #Mediocrity #Badges

  • Given the best of all possible worlds, I would make a few changes. I would place emphasis on increasing the amount of funding that goes into programs like Pell Grants, that purely and simply award funds to students who really cannot afford full tuition.
    -- Charles M. Vest

    #Awards #Pell Grants #Tuition

  • I did a short film called 'Disco' and won an award for Best Supporting Actor at an indie film festival, and that was nice. Hopefully there's lots more to come.
    -- Charlie Rowe

    #Nice #Awards #Actors

  • I'm an Academy Award winner. I'm serious.
    -- Charlize Theron

    #Awards #Serious #Winner

  • So how critics will perceive your film or your work, or whether your movie is going to make $100 million at the box office, or whether you are going to be winning any awards - well, you have no control over that.
    -- Charlize Theron

    #Winning #Awards #Office

  • 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

    #Pride #Awards #Joy

  • Thi is the malady onf the humans, that they can hold on to that which is fleeting and of little consequence and call it everlasting. They focus on awards, achievements, and whatc an be done in their own strength while the Almighty desires to work trough their weakness.
    -- Chris Fabry

    #Awards #Focus #Achievement

  • An award does not change the quality of a book.
    -- Chris Van Allsburg

    #Change #Book #Awards

  • I don't have role models or watch much TV. I go to awards ceremonies but often I don't even know who the people are. I think that's good, because then you don't have preconceived ideas about them.
    -- Christopher Parker

    #Thinking #Awards #Ideas

  • It's not just about filming, you go to awards and interviews too. I enjoy all of it, even learning my lines!
    -- Christopher Parker

    #Awards #Lines #Interviews

  • I grew up as a sports fan, and I know that a hall of fame is very different than an award for being the best of the year. It's a nod to the longevity of our accomplishment.
    -- Chuck D

    #Sports #Awards #Years

  • When anybody gives you an award, it could be wrong. You've just got to bear that it mind and go ahead and enjoy it. Like Morgan [Freeman] says, it's a pat on the back, so great you'll take it and then move on.
    -- Clint Eastwood

    #Moving #Awards #Giving

  • There's a lot of great movies that have won the Academy Award, and a lot of great movies that haven't. You just do the best you can.
    -- Clint Eastwood

    #Winning #Awards #Academy Awards

  • I'm a terrible interviewer. I'm not a journalist - although I have a Peabody Award - and I'm not really a late-night host. What I am is honest.
    -- Craig Ferguson

    #Night #Awards #Honest

  • 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.

    #Night #Awards #Mind

  • After I won the Tony Award, the film floodgates opened, so I was like a kid in a candy store.
    -- Dan Fogler

    #Kids #Awards #Film

  • It's nice to get your glad rags on for awards like the Baftas, but it doesn't happen all the time.
    -- Dan Stevens

    #Nice #Awards #Rags

  • Let me lay my cards on the table. If I were to give an award for the single best idea anyone ever had, I'd give it to Darwin, ahead of even Newton or Einstein and everyone else. In a single stroke, the idea of evolution by natural selection unifies the realm of life, meaning and purpose with the realm of space and time, cause and effect, mechanism and physical law. It is not just a wonderful idea. It is a dangerous idea.
    -- Daniel Dennett

    #Space #Awards #Law

  • My activities, for which I gratefully accept this Award, are today what they have been for over thirty-five years and will be for the rest of my life: to counter governmental secrecy about the nuclear arms race that threatens the survival of life on earth; and to help build a world movement that will prevent a first use since Nagasaki of nuclear explosions, prevent or end interventions that could lead to such an event, and bring about a world free of nuclear weapons.
    -- Daniel Ellsberg

    #Awards #Race #Years

  • I actually got a part in 'The Love Guru', that Mike Myers film. I heard it's awful. I got a Razzie award for it, which I'm quite proud of, but I still haven't seen it. I have no plans to branch out.
    -- Daniel Tosh

    #Funny #Awards #Branches

  • 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.
    -- Danny Boyle

    #Awards #Ego #Stuff

  • Every bit as visceral and hypnotic as its award-winning predecessor, On the Ropes is a tour-de-force of fluid, yet detailed storytelling.
    -- Dave Gibbons

    #Winning #Awards #Rope

  • Designers must educate the public that design is about strategy, not decoration. However, such attempts are repeatedly undermined by a design world hooked on competitions and awards ceremonies that celebrate creativity instead of strategy results and sustainability.
    -- David Berman

    #Creativity #Awards #Design

  • I think regular Iowans are cynical of this whole idea of corporate welfare, with the biggest awards going to the most profitable companies. It doesn't make sense.
    -- David F. Swensen

    #Thinking #Awards #Ideas

  • Marketing is not about your agency winning awards. It's about your organization winning business.
    -- David Meerman Scott

    #Inspirational #Winning #Awards

  • I think anytime you get nominated for an award, its a very humbling thing.
    -- David Nail

    #Thinking #Awards #Humbling

  • I don't need any more awards.
    -- Davy Jones

    #Awards #Needs

  • Actors like to play bad guys because they're more fun. They also win more awards.
    -- Dean Norris

    #Fun #Winning #Awards

  • When I first got famous, Greg Dulli was also just starting to cook with the Afghan Whigs, and because of the MTV awards I met Dave Grohl and Nirvana and all these rock and roll bands. So I had experience with what it was like when people were taking off at that time.
    -- Denis Leary

    #Awards #Rocks #Mtv

  • 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

    #Sports #Winning #Awards

  • I don't concern myself with award. I'd been to the party enough times to know it really didn't matter.
    -- Denzel Washington

    #Party #Awards #Enough Time

  • Man gives you the award but God gives you the reward.
    -- Denzel Washington

    #Men #Awards #Giving

  • I always say the best applause you can get is when you walk from backstage up to your microphone at a concert. It's also nice to walk up to the mike at an awards show, and that applause is great, too, but the best is when your fans are cheering for you.
    -- Dierks Bentley

    #Cheer #Nice #Awards

  • The man who occupies the first place in an undemocratic state can give himself any award that takes his fancy, but it does not increase his authority - rather, the contrary. This was something Brezhnev and Chernenko did not understand. In all, Stalin had about as many decorations as, say, Mekhlis, and four or five times fewer than Brezhnev
    -- Dmitri Volkogonov

    #Men #Awards #Giving

  • I love the accomplishments and the awards that I've received through the years. But I've always worked more for the rewards than the awards. I've always counted my blessings before I've counted my money. I'm glad that new dreams come to me everyday.
    -- Dolly Parton

    #Dream #Blessing #Awards

  • My awards are lovely. I love to show them of.
    -- Doris Roberts

    #Awards #Lovely #Shows

  • I have a TV Soap Boomerang award, and I always start my year with the Australian Open tennis! Tennis, soccer, you name it.
    -- Doug Davidson

    #Soccer #Awards #Years

  • The Academy Awards are obscene, dirty . . . no better than a beauty contest.
    -- Dustin Hoffman

    #Dirty #Awards #Contests

  • Fatherhood, to me, isn't something you do for awards or acclaim. It's a privilege and a huge responsibility
    -- Dwyane Wade

    #Responsibility #Awards #Fatherhood

  • I would like to win the Pulitzer Prize. I would like to win the Nobel Prize. I would like to win a Tony award for the Broadway musical I'm now working on. Aside from these, my aspirations are modest ones.
    -- Ed McBain

    #Winning #Awards #Musical

  • Just because you've made a couple movies, you've done some good movies, you've been nominated for some Academy Awards, whatever, nobody's entitled. It's a business. If they don't see it, I can think they're wrong, but I'm not entitled to a $15 million budget to make a film.
    -- Edward Norton

    #Couple #Thinking #Awards

  • When Laura Poitras asked me if she could film our encounters, I was extremely reluctant. I'm grateful that I allowed her to persuade me. The result is a brave and brilliant film that deserves the honor and recognition it has received. My hope is that this award will encourage more people to see the film and be inspired by its message that ordinary citizens, working together, can change the world.
    -- Edward Snowden

    #Grateful #Awards #People