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I live a very ordinary life. The rare awards ceremonies I go to are quite fun, because I can enjoy the irony of one minute walking to the tube, and the next being driven along the same stretch of road in a limo.
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
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.
They're a redefinition of boredom... the most important thing you need to know about an awards show is where is the nearest smoking opportunity.
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.
I know a lot of actors picture themselves winning Academy Awards. I really just wanted to do a Christmas movie because it's the kind of movie that I really love to watch. I'm a sucker for the holidays.
The Nobel awards should be regarded as giving recognition to this general scientific progress as well as to the individuals involved.
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
It's not just the 'Grammys' that I've pulled out of. I also pulled out of the English awards as well. The reason that I wanted to pull out was because I believe very much that the music industry as a whole is mainly concerned with material success.
Any nominations a movie gets helps to raise the level of curiosity in the public, so in that sense awards and nominations are important.
Awards for arts, where you make comparisons, don't make much sense.
My friend Quincy Jones says we won our first Grammys together in 1963. I have no recollection. I don't even remember the room. When he showed me the picture, I remembered what I wore. But it's like awards don't mean anything.
I sing really well, my friends say. I don't like my voice, but I sang on stage during the Sahara awards a few years ago, so I don't mind singing.
Except that awards are competitive, which is a negative thing, they are wonderful for singling out deserving individuals and bringing their work to the attention of many potential readers who might otherwise have been totally unaware of them.
Joyce Carol Oates
Books don't live and die by awards. You don't listen to an Hector Lavoe album because it won some awards.
I've gotten some pretty nice awards. I'm having trouble finding places to put them all.
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.
Because Olivia Newton-John wasn't from Nashville, they didn't like her winning our awards. I've got no complaints.
There's that unwritten schism that literary writers get all the awards and commericals writers get all the success.
Overall, we've lost risk-takers on the red carpet at the Academy Awards. All too often, stars play it safe.
Up there with my awards, I have a great big statue of Groucho Marx, just to put everything in perspective.
I sometimes wonder how many of these lifetime achievement awards you can accept before you have to do the decent thing and die.
I love getting presents. And awards. I'd do whatever they told me to do.
I've won some awards. 'Time' magazine designated me as one of the environmental heroes of the 20th century. Oh, and I've got some honorary citizenships, like from the Conch Republic of the Florida Keys. But the one thing I am proud of is I didn't get the Chevron environmental award. Never did get that one.
I could have a roomful of awards and it wouldn't mean beans.
I win my awards at the box office.
Cecil B. DeMille
C. S. Lewis
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