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.
Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
Because of the audience I get and the fact that these people aren't traditional comics buyers I don't think the comic industry looks at that and thinks that is a very respectable thing. I'm very used to it. I'm not the guy who wins awards and gets mentioned in magazines.
I turned down a knighthood. It would be like having to wear a suit every day of your life.
Remember what being an adult is: It has nothing to do with money or awards.
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.
A couple of guys won Academy Awards for the things that I turned down. Today, after coming to terms with everything, after being in therapy for a long time-there are areas where I will compromise.
I'm not the guy who wins awards and gets mentioned in magazines.
What I like about the Order of the Garter is that there is no damned merit about it.
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.
This medal (the National Book Award) together with my American Express card, will identify me worldwide ... except at Bloomingdale's.
The (Academy Award) ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think awards in this country at this time are inappropriate to be received or given until the condition of the American Indian is drastically altered. If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner.
Awards mean a lot, but they don't say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics.
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.
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.
You become a great composer when you win a Pulitzer. But I think that now it's a completely meaningless award.
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