I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.
My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don't need another plaque.
I don't concern myself with award. I'd been to the party enough times to know it really didn't matter.
Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
I used to only worry about the #1's and all of the awards. But that was a long time ago.
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.
Everybody says how hard comedy is, but, when it comes time to honor things, whether it's on a weekly critical basis or whether it's award time, at that time of the year, comedy is the poor, dumb child of dramatic work.
If one thing that bothers me about acting, it's that there's no clear-cut number one. The closest you can get is winning an Academy Award, and I'm going to work on that if it takes me the next 50 years. To my peers, it will mean that I'm the best!
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.
The award is important in order to bring people to the movie theater. That's the only principle meaning of any award.
The Nobel Prize is given as a personal award but it also honors the field of research in which I have worked and it also honors my students and colleagues.
See, the SAG awards caught me totally by surprise.
In the end it's about the work, not an award you get for the work.
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.
Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award.
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.
Most awards, you know, they don't give you unless you go and get them - did you know that? Terribly discouraging.
I'm awkward at these things. Just being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Karate Kid was a real surprise and I was a little uncomfortable.
Awards are meaningless to me, and I have nothing but disdain for anyone who actively campaigns to get one.
An award doesn't necessarily make you a better actor.
The award of a pure gold medal for poetry would flatter the recipient unduly: no poem ever attains such carat purity.
Well, it was the beginning of my film career. It was amazing to me that I got nominated for an Academy Award.
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!
Michael Jackson has a very good heart. He was crying when he was giving me the award, 'cause his mind went back over the early days.
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.
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