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Awards And Recognition Quotes


"There are many ways to the recognition of truth, and Burgundy is one of them." - Isak Dinesen

"The most unknown, unused and unrecognised tool of the human mind, is the recognition that attitude is always a choice" - Mark Horton

"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

"Hollywood has its Oscars. Television has its Emmys. Broadway has its Tonys. And advertising has its Clios. And its Andys, Addys, Effies and Obies. And 117 other assorted awards. And those are just the big ones." - Joanne Lipman

"There is too little public recognition of how much we all depend upon farmers as stewards of our soil, water and wildlife resources." - John F Kennedy

"The recognition definitely helps and goes a long way for helping me to reaffirm my decision to purse art fulltime. Getting awards and nominations encourages me to keep trying even harder." - Julie Dillon

"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

"We add our voice ... to those who struggle for the recognition and protection for their rights and cultures, because to the extent that we respect our differences, we shall build a life with more justice." - Francisco Toledo

"Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company." - Zig Ziglar

"Awards are lovely and always welcome." - Max Von Sydow

"The British Fashion Awards are also very important because it's my hometown. But it's really a recognition of my team, and those awards give me an opportunity to thank them in a formal way. You and I have worked together enough to know that it really isn't about two people. It's a whole team. And so it's great to acknowledge that you never do anything alone." - Christopher Bailey

"The Nobel awards should be regarded as giving recognition to this general scientific progress as well as to the individuals involved." - John Bardeen

"I was very fortunate in all of my career in television to have a lot of things that received a lot of awards recognition." - John Wells

"Men are rewarded for learning the practice of violence in virtually any sphere of activity by money, admiration, recognition, respect, and the genuflection of others honoring their sacred and proven masculinity. In male culture, police are heroic and so are outlaws; males who enforce standards are heroic and so are those who violate them." - Andrea Dworkin

"Motivation and inspiration energize people, not by pushing them in the right direction as control mechanisms do but by satisfying basic human needs for achievement, a sense of belonging, recognition, self-esteem, a feeling of control over one's life, and the ability to live up to one's ideals. Such feelings touch us deeply and elicit a powerful response." - John P Kotter

"We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one's own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness." - Dalai Lama

"Desire for approval and recognition is a healthy motive, but the desire to be acknowledged as better, stronger, or more intelligent than a fellow being or fellow scholar easily leads to an excessively egoistic psychological adjustment, which may become injurious for the individual and for the community." - Albert Einstein

"I went to the Independent Spirit Awards and won." - Lupita Nyong'o

"Awards sell tickets, and they're a clever publicity stunt." - Tony Randall

"Hollywood and fashion are symbiotic partners, especially during awards season." - Brad Goreski

"I do acting for the awards... and cash money." - Rebel Wilson

"One curious result of this inertia, which deserves to rank among the fundamental 'laws' of nature, is that when a discovery has finally won tardy recognition it is usually found to have been anticipated, often with cogent reasons and in great detail." - F. C. S. Schiller

"Evil does exist in the world. A non-violent movement could not have halted Hitler's armies. Negotiations cannot convince al Qaeda's leaders to lay down their arms. To say that force may sometimes be necessary is not a call to cynicism - it is a recognition of history; the imperfections of man and the limits of reason." - Barack Obama

"There's a big difference between the National Book Awards and the Academy Awards. At the Academy Awards you can feel the greed and envy and ego. Whereas the National Book Awards are in New York." - Steve Martin

"I don't like to sit and bask in my own awards. Awards represent artistic death to me." - Paula Cole

"Books don't live and die by awards. You don't listen to an Hector Lavoe album because it won some awards." - Junot Diaz

"I've won many awards and I want more. If you want to call it hunger then I'm hungry for awards." - Shahrukh Khan

"Scarcity of self value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence." - Gary Zukav

"Talking about your grievances merely adds to those grievances. Give recognition only to what you desire." - Thomas Dreier

"When student-actors see people and the way they behave when together, see the color of the sky, hear the sounds in the air, feel the ground beneath them and the wind on their faces, they get a wider view of their personal world and development in the theater is quickened. The world provides the material for the theater and artistic growth develops hand-in-hand with one's recognition of it and one's self within it." - Viola Spolin

"The indigenous understanding has its basis of spirituality in a recognition of the interconnectedness and interdependence of all living things, a holistic and balanced view of the world. All things are bound together. All things connect. What happens to the Earth happens to the children of the earth. Humankind has not woven the web of life; we are but one thread. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves." - Rebecca Adamson

"My goal in life was to host the MTV Awards, because it's the awards show that Prince sang on, and that was the awards show that Eddie Murphy hosted and Arsenio hosted." - Chris Rock

"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

"The greatest truth must be recognition that in every man, in every child is the potential for greatness." - Robert Kennedy

"Respect, recognition, and reward flow out of performance." - N. R. Narayana Murthy

"I am a believer in the adage - performance leads to recognition, recognition leads to respect and respect leads to power." - N. R. Narayana Murthy

"Awards are like applause, and every actor likes to hear applause." - Ralph Fiennes

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

"I'm not the guy who wins awards and gets mentioned in magazines." - Jhonen Vasquez

"Men are not given awards and promotions for bravery in intimacy." - Gail Sheehy

"Awards, they come and go. The main thing is it's all about team." - Seimone Augustus

"Awards are great, but they're not who you are, and pop culture isn't who you are." - Mary Grandpre

"Songwriting is my true passion and that's what the BMI awards are all about." - Kevin Rudolf

"I love getting presents. And awards. I'd do whatever they told me to do." - Jackie Weaver

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

"Black music is too big and too powerful not to have its own awards show." - Don Cornelius

"You don't want a movie to have a lot of awards and no audience." - Andrew Lau

"Me and my partner, Conway Twitty, cleaned up at the 1972 Country Music Association Awards." - Loretta Lynn

"The great actresses and actors receive awards for great roles in great films." - Gloria Stuart

"I love getting presents. And awards. I'd do whatever they told me to do." - Jacki Weaver

"I always look back to awards shows and think about being a kid watching them." - Luke Bryan

"In the time that I have been acquainted with this region I have become increasingly aware of it as a testament of water, the origin and guide of its contours and gradients and of all the lives - the plants and small creatures, and the culture - that evolved here. That was always here to be seen, of course, and the recognition has forced itself, in one form or other, upon people in every part of the world who have been directly involved with the growing of living things. The gardener who ignores it is soon left with no garden." - W S Merwin

"I say have the night and give people the awards, but why do people want to watch people win awards? What are they getting out of it? I don't quite get it. Because they have awards all the time; there's awards for butchers, the best meat served, but they don't televise it. I don't know why they do it for films or TV programs." - Karl Pilkington

"On consideration, it is not surprising that Darwin's finches should recognize their own kind primarily by beak characters. The beak is the only prominent specific distinction, and it features conspicuously both in attacking behaviour, when the birds face each other and grip beaks, and also in courtship, when food is passed from the beak of the male to the beak of the female. Hence though the beak differences are primarily correlated with differences in food, secondarily they serve as specific recognition marks, and the birds have evolved behaviour patterns to this end." - David Lack

"Of course awards matter." - Frank Ocean

"The Sage expects no recognition for what he does; he achieves merit but does not take it to himself; he does not wish to display his worth." - Laozi

"There's a time in your career when you're the new kid, and that's a time where those awards may flow your way. And then there's a time when you're the old man, and awards also might flow your way." - Alan Menken

"Comedy - particularly the frothy and frivolous - is notoriously neglected by festivals and awards. But it's bloody hard to get right." - Colin Firth

"I can tell you there are rewards that go far beyond money and public acclaim and awards." - Michael Jackson

"I've been lucky enough to travel the world and win awards and medals, but it was time to stop." - Natalie Du Toit

"If we don't want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET, and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you're only awarded if you're black." - Stacey Dash

"People appreciating my performance is good enough for me. I don't care much for awards and have never given it much thought. And anyway, I can't play the games people play to win awards." - Manisha Koirala

"Christian Science ... is the direct denial both of science and of Christianity, for Science rests wholly on the recognition of truth and Christianity on the recognition of pain." - Gilbert K Chesterton

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

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

"For my second and third pictures I won Academy Awards. Nothing worse could have happened to me," - Luise Rainer

"I know how the Academy Awards works: It's a card game, and I'm in the toss-up category." - Tom Hanks

"Much as I like getting awards in Oldenburg, Germany and Torino, it's nice to get one in America." - James Toback

"For my second and third pictures I won Academy Awards. Nothing worse could have happened to me." - Luise Rainer

"I compose music for films, and by the grace of God, I've got a few awards. That's it." - A R Rahman

"I don't care about awards and all the attention being a 'celebrity' gets you. It's just part of the job." - James Corden

"Awards are great, as you get to meet up with friends and colleagues from your industry - a sort of reunion." - Penelope Cruz

"You don't want to be flattered and become big-headed by getting awards. But, well, I am." - Johnny Vegas

"For my second and third pictures, I won Academy Awards. Nothing worse could have happened to me." - Luise Rainer

"I went to a couple Academy Awards parties and I was definitely like, 'Whoa, no one will talk to me." - Matt Stone

"There's that unwritten schism that literary writers get all the awards and commericals writers get all the success." - Jodi Picoult

"It's crucial that I kind of keep up, without drifting into the backslapping land of cliche and lifetime achievement awards." - Robert Plant

"I've gotten tons of awards and I believe when it's my time to get a Grammy, I'll get a Grammy." - Nicki Minaj

"Cameron Diaz was so cute at the MTV Movie Awards when she pulled her skirt up and wiped her armpits." - Pink

"I'm not the most in-tune guy with what is getting nominated and winning awards in general." - Seth Rogen

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

"I went to a couple Academy Awards parties and I was definitely like, 'Whoa, no one will talk to me.'" - Matt Stone

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

"Smith and Carlos aside, I object to using the Olympic awards stand to make a political statement." - Brent Musburger

"I do want to sell as many records and win as many awards as I can. The awards though, they don't necessarily determine if you're good or not. I know that now." - Anthony Hamilton

"I don't read for amusement, I read for enlightenment. I do a lot of reviewing, so I have a steady assignment of reading. I'm also a judge for the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which gives awards to literature and nonfiction." - Joyce Carol Oates

"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

"I've hosted the Soul Train awards, the American Music Awards... and I had my own talk show. So if I can't host by now, what the hell can I do?" - Queen Latifah

"I have to say, taking photographs is such an instantaneous act. The recognition and the acting on the recognition, depending on your equipment, is close to instantaneous." - Joel Meyerowitz

"Performance leads to recognition. Recognition brings respect. Respect enhances power. Humility and grace in one's moments of power enhances dignity of an organisation," - N. R. Narayana Murthy

"In the perception of the incongruous stimuli, the recognition process is temporarily thwarted and exhibits characteristics which are generally not observable in the recognition of more conventional stimuli." - Jerome Bruner

"I don't like looking at awards everyday because I feel like they can make you lazy. So, I give them to my Mom and let her look at it everyday. They are symbols of the hard work she put into me. Her sacrifices allowed me and my team to win those awards. But I don't look at any awards everyday." - Tyra Banks

"Awards shows mainly publicize the people giving the awards." - Alan Alda

"Recognition of the genocide is a triumph of human conscience and justice over intolerance and hatred." - Serzh Sargsyan

" recognition of his work on vascular suture and the transplantation of blood-vessels and organs." - Alexis Carrel

"There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise." - Mary Kay Ash

"Awards don't really mean much." - Uta Hagen

"Indian film awards lack credibility." - Aamir Khan

"My kids can't eat awards." - Pitbull

"To stimulate creativity one must develop childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition." - Albert Einstein

"Zen is based on the recognition of two incompatible types of thought: rational and intuitive." - Tom Hoover

"Both of us were quiet with the recognition that something was ending, and something was beginning." - Lisa Kleypas

"I think the men and women serving in Iraq today deserve special recognition for that." - Jeff Bingaman

"The two best predictors of early reading success are alphabet recognition and phonemic awareness." - Marilyn Jager Adams

"I don't need the recognition and I did not expect it." - Terrell Owens

"My style is basically trend following, with some special pattern recognition and money management algorithms." - Ed Seykota

"The power of recognition is one of the strongest forces for stimulating human and social action." - Lowell Milken

"If you talk about change but don't change the reward and recognition system, nothing changes." - Paul Allaire

"I am a lesbian, and it was a later in life recognition of that fact." - Meredith Baxter

"True motivation comes from achievement, personal development, job satisfaction, and recognition." - Frederick Herzberg

"You can have your titular recognition. I'll take the money and the power." - Helen Gurley Brown

"Everyone has a different route to success, recognition, and peace. Don't be afraid to move instinctually." - Aeriel Miranda

"Ever since I started to get recognition I've picked out certain fans and reverse-stalked them." - Jim Carrey

"The people that go on 'American Idol' do want some recognition and fame." - Kimberly Caldwell

"I think it takes people to get to know you and the recognition comes over time." - Steffi Graf

"The Rockies and Diamondbacks are both very exciting teams who are fighting for recognition." - Curtis Granderson

"Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom." - Theodore Isaac Rubin

"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition." - Alexander Smith

"But there is only one surefire method of proper pattern recognition, and that is science." - Michael Shermer

"You can have your titular recognition. I'll take money and power." - Helen Gurley Brown

"PR is performance recognition" - Douglas Smith

"I'd like ten more babies and ten more chihuahuas and a few Academy Awards. Meanwhile, I enjoy being a sex symbol and making people happy." - Jayne Mansfield

"When you're doing a job, you go out there and do it to the best of your ability and you don't think about awards and things like that." - Michelle Fairley

"I don't care about awards and public image. We know the business of entertainment. We worship our work, we worship our clients and we worship profitability." - Shailender Singh

"At the upcoming Grammy Awards, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony will perform together as the first time, as man and wife. Hopefully music." - Tina Fey

"I didn't get into music to win awards. I love to play and the older I get the more I love it. And I love new things." - Sam Bush

"Tinseltown is eerily silent when The Oscars, The Emmys and The Grammys, The Sag Awards, and The Golden Globes aren't in full swing." - Amanda Eliasch

"I never thought of having platinum albums and winning awards. I just wanted to write songs and sing when I started out in the music business." - Randy Travis

"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

"All true friendliness begins with fire and food and drink and the recognition of rain or frost." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I don't fly any awards at the house. Any award you get is usually for something you've done in the past. And I like to keep looking forward." - Garth Brooks

"My philosophy about the whole thing is that awards are like gifts: it's lovely to receive them, and it is very bad form to covet them." - Charlie Hunnam

"The awards season gives a chance for independent films to have a bit of longevity in the press and the media." - Danny Boyle

"You might be a redneck if you have refused to watch the Academy Awards since Smokey and the Bandit was snubbed for best picture." - Jeff Foxworthy

"The Academy Awards for people in Hollywood is like the Super Bowl, the presidential inauguration and winning the NBA championship rolled up into one ." - Cheo Hodari Coker

"I never pay attention to individual awards and I think that sometimes, too many people place too much value on them." - Serge Savard

"My mother has all my awards, because if I walked downstairs every day and saw all my achievements it would be so easy to become complacent." - Lauryn Hill

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

"I have won many awards and I am very happy about this, but I am not the best player in the world." - Zinedine Zidane

"A lot of the films I do go down brilliantly critically and win awards, but not a lot of people see them." - Martin Compston

"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

"School is a twelve-year jail sentence where bad habits are the only curriculum truly learned. I teach school and win awards doing it. I should know." - John Taylor Gatto

"I love capitalism. It rewards me for being brave - it awards me for being innovative and thinking out of the box." - Henry Rollins

"I sometimes wonder how many of these lifetime achievement awards you can accept before you have to do the decent thing and die." - James Taylor

"As you may know, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, or MCC, awards grants only to countries which rule justly, promote economic freedom, and invest in their people." - Benigno Aquino Iii

"At the Academy Awards every year, there are best-dressed stars - and worst-dressed stars. But it's the worst-dressed that go down in history." - Brad Goreski

"When you go to awards shows these days, you can walk through a room and they give you everything for free: sunglasses, guitars, stuff for the wife." - Jordan Knight

"I dress up for awards, but only if somebody else is going to pay for the clothes. And shop for them, too!" - Tea Leoni

"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

"I was one of the horses of the Louis B. Mayer stable, and I thought the films I was given after my Academy Awards were not worthy." - Luise Rainer



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