Top 88 Prizes Quotes

We have collected the best Prizes Quotes by famous authors including Leigh Bardugo, Abraham Lincoln, David Stern, Kate Winslet, Stanley B. Prusiner and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

I was one of those kids who looks really good on paper,
I was one of those kids who looks really good on paper, I tested very well, I went to a fancy college, won some prizes. When I came out of school, I had many horrible jobs, but I didn’t know what the path was to a creative life or the life of a writer.

Leigh Bardugo
Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.

Abraham Lincoln
I grew up in an age where women’s tennis did not have similar prizes to men, and they played in complete obscurity, really, compared to the men’s game.

David Stern
Winning the Oscar was like winning all the prizes in one single night that I never won as a kid.

Kate Winslet
The Nobel Prizes are much more than awards to scholars; they are a celebration of civilization, of mankind, and of what makes humans unique – that is their intellect from which springs creativity.

Stanley B. Prusiner
I’m not ambitious. I don’t want to get anywhere, I don’t want anything more. I sometimes think that for me that is the real freedom, that I don’t want anything. I don’t want money or prizes. I want people to know that a war is going to be fought.

Arundhati Roy
Lots of people have objections to prizes of all types, and it would be extraordinary if everybody agreed on anything that’s worthwhile – they never do.

Kate Mosse
It was always about being first, about winning. There were no prizes for second place. My mother and father said, ‘Do whatever you want, as long as you’re the best at it.’

David Haye
The high esteem in which the Nobel Prizes are held is undoubtedly due to the conscientious way in which the Committees have discharged a heavy responsibility.

Ernest Walton
My mother attended the local church, Saint Nicolas, and consequently, I attended that church and its Sunday School. My only prizes from the Sunday School were ‘for attendance,’ so I presume my atheism, which developed when I left home to attend university, although latent, was discernible.

Michael Smith
I am not in England; I live in the Caribbean. So I am not hungover by prizes and awards because it does not happen very often.

Derek Walcott
The world is made up of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show.

Jacob Bronowski
My mother attended the local church, Saint Nicolas, and consequently, I attended that church and its Sunday School. My only prizes from the Sunday School were ‘for attendance,’ so I presume my atheism, which developed when I left home to attend university, although latent, was discernible.

Michael Smith
The film’s success so far involves winning a couple of prizes at Cannes and Sundance, and getting some very nice reviews in newspapers and magazines. That hasn’t had a big impact on my life yet.

Harvey Pekar
After World War II, scientific research in the U.S. was well supported. In the 1960s, when I came to America, the sky was the limit, and this conducive atmosphere enabled many of us to pursue esoteric research that resulted in America winning the lion’s share of Nobel Prizes.

Ahmed Zewail
I don’t make films to win prizes. I make films to make films.

Norman Jewison
Generally, literary prizes are significant not for who the winner is but the discussion they create around books.

Richard Flanagan
If I could snap my fingers and do one thing in science, I would get more funding for basic science. But the level of funding that needs to be done is not on the order of millions, like the cost of the Breakthrough Prizes. It’s billions to tens of billions.

Mark Zuckerberg
I put the good playing and game first, and money, prizes are secondary.

P. V. Sindhu
The dream of any scholar has, for me, come true by virtue of this award. The Nobel Prizes are justly famous in the hard sciences, in literature, and for peace.

Paul Samuelson
Gen Y is really quite distinct from Gen X; it’s really self-involved and very narcissistic – their cameras are filled with pictures of themselves; Facebook, it’s about me. It’s a generation that’s been pampered by their parents and their schools, given prizes for just taking part.

Marcus Buckingham
The McLaren prizes can only help me in my quest to ultimately reach Formula One.

Lando Norris
On the back of comic books in the 1970s, there was something called the American Seed Company. They would send you a cardboard box full of seeds; kids would sell them door-to-door in the neighborhood and then pick from a catalog of prizes. I bought myself a watch that way.

Anthony Scaramucci
Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it.

Georges Duhamel
I’m not at all snobby about book prizes and how they pollute the world of literature. Just like with the Olympics, a little bit of competition gets people truly engrossed in the business of literature.

Emma Donoghue
I didn’t do my work for money or prizes – only for the excitement of discovery.

Edmund Phelps
Of life’s two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer’s hand.

Khalil Gibran
Business people get many undeserved prizes – golden parachutes and bonuses even when companies fail. I don’t think people should get rewarded for screwing up.

Mo Ibrahim
I think one nice thing about mathematics is that we don’t really have one prize that dominates all the others, like the Nobel prizes.

Terence Tao
It is my express wish that in awarding the prizes no consideration be given to the nationality of the candidates, but that the most worthy shall receive the prize, whether he be Scandinavian or not.

Alfred Nobel
When I was a kid, I remember seeing Michael Jackson. I thought he was an alien. You don’t grow up to be like Michael Jackson. I’m not saying I’m Michael Jackson, but Mercury Prizes are for aliens, basically. So I was very chuffed that I got nominated, and then I won.

Benjamin Clementine
As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.

Katharine Hepburn
Six years, I didn’t act. Then I wrote myself a role – I won prizes all over the world.

Xavier Dolan
Society prizes a girl for being thin more than anything else she might bring to the table.

Arabella Weir
I’ve won all the prizes in Europe, every bloody one. I’m delighted to win them all, the whole lot.

Doris Lessing
I have seen so many poets who were famous, who won all sorts of prizes, disappear with their death. I write as good as I can and don’t try to turn that into some hope for a future that I could never know.

Donald Hall
Ambition is a funny thing. In cricket, as in many professions, it tends to take you on a journey away from where you started. That’s fine, maybe inevitable. But no one ever tells you that the biggest days aren’t always the best days. And the richest prizes aren’t the ones you remember.

Andrew Flintoff
I grew up in an age where women’s tennis did not have similar prizes to men, and they played in complete obscurity, really, compared to the men’s game.

David Stern
The process for awarding Nobel prizes is so complex that it cannot be corrupted.

Rita Levi-Montalcini
The high esteem in which the Nobel Prizes are held is undoubtedly due to the conscientious way in which the Committees have discharged a heavy responsibility.

Ernest Walton
If I may take the liberty to speak for science at least, today his name and his prizes are without a peer in the world. He not only elevates science but he influences it as well.

Melvin Calvin
I was never much of a one to win prizes… and certainly never placed too much value on their acquisition.

Annie Lennox
I’ve been very lucky with prizes. But the thing about prizes is that, when you talk about a prize-winning author, you can be talking about one that is well-regarded but doesn’t sell any books.

Jim Crace
When I was young my Father used to tell me that the two most worthwhile pursuits in life were the pursuit of truth and of beauty and I believe that Alfred Nobel must have felt much the same when he gave these prizes for literature and the sciences.

Frederick Sanger
When my editor sent me the first two images of Joker’s daughter, I was struck by how confident she looked despite her boney appearance and horribly scarred face. So I starting thinking, how did Duela gain such confidence in a world that prizes beauty?

Ann Nocenti
Yes, I’ve won prizes for putting words on a computer.

Ryan North
Forget about Nobel prizes; they aren’t really very important.

Herbert A. Simon
To advance science is highly honourable, and I believe the institution of the Nobel Prizes has done much to raise the prestige of scientific discovery.

Frank Macfarlane Burnet
Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it.

Georges Duhamel
I’ve always had a way with a gun. As a kid, I loved to fire them at the shooting range in amusement parks. I’d always return home with a handful of prizes.

Olga Kurylenko
I always want to win, and it was time to win some club prizes, some titles. I never would have gone for the money, but wanted the chance to get a bit further in my career. And it turned out to be the right decision.

Robin Van Persie
As an Englishman, permit me now to say with what pleasure I learnt of the election of Professor Planck and Professor Stark to the Nobel Prizes for the years 1918 and 1919.

Charles Glover Barkla
I am, of course, greatly honoured to win the Booker, which is one of the great literary prizes in the world.

Richard Flanagan
The effect of prizes on one’s career – if that is what to call it – is considerable, since they give one more clout with publishers and more notoriety among journalists. The effect on one’s writing, however, is nil – otherwise, one would be in deep trouble.

John Banville
I received many prizes of course before the Nobel Prize and this is probably the last prize I get. But I felt when I see the patient and saying they were saved by the therapy we developed, that is the most moving, and also the time I feel my life has some meaning.

Tasuku Honjo
You want to win all games, which means you want to win all cups and all prizes.

Arjen Robben
My advice is not to aim for prizes and awards. We are in this for the joy of research, the fascination, the love of science. That’s the reward, really.

Jim Peebles
I’m not sure about prizes. I don’t know how far you can seriously raise public consciousness about poetry. Having a ‘National Poetry Day,’ like a ‘No Smoking Day,’ is just shelving the problem. Things which should by rights be every day are not best served by these things.

John Fuller
If you don’t make the best-seller list, if you don’t get shortlisted for any prizes, it’s goodbye.

Val McDermid
If the team is doing well, there are more chances to win individual prizes.

Isco
There are, it is true, at present no great prizes in literature such as are offered by the learned professions, but there are quite as many small ones – competences; while, on the other hand, it is not so much of a lottery.

James Payn
There’s a reason ‘The Price Is Right’ is on in every country in the world. It’s simple, and people want to know the price of things. Plus we give away brilliant prizes.

Alan Carr
Too often, women are portrayed in two ways: as prizes to be won by men or as damsels in distress.

Ann Aguirre
We are a nation of immigrants, a quilt of many colors, and we’ve managed over more than two centuries to create a way of life that allows for a reasonable degree of upward mobility, that prizes individual liberty, promotes freedom of religion and genuinely values equal rights for all citizens.

Jay Parini
I don’t value prizes of any sort.

David Hockney
Prizes are like butterflies, colorful butterflies that fly away. I don’t believe in prizes much.

Lina Wertmuller
May this plain statement of facts prevail on the friends of the rising generation to interpose for their welfare; that the education of children may no longer be to parent and master a lottery, in which the prizes bear no proportion to the enormous number of blanks.

Joseph Lancaster
When I was a kid, I remember seeing Michael Jackson. I thought he was an alien. You don’t grow up to be like Michael Jackson. I’m not saying I’m Michael Jackson, but Mercury Prizes are for aliens, basically. So I was very chuffed that I got nominated, and then I won.

Benjamin Clementine
To me, being heavyweight world champion and Olympic sprint champion are the two greatest prizes in sport.

David Haye
Awards are important for all directors because they improve your working conditions. You’re only as good as your last film, so if you get prizes or large audiences, then you get more money for your next film.

Michael Haneke
As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.

Katharine Hepburn
Many Nobel Prizes are awaiting good research to understand and explain the many mysteries of our bodies, such as the basic mechanism of memory or imagination.

John Cameron
The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those who have stout hearts and sharp swords.

F. E. Smith
The McLaren prizes can only help me in my quest to ultimately reach Formula One.

Lando Norris
I have had quite a lot of prizes, but I don’t think it makes any difference to the ease or difficulty to the writing process.

Ruth Rendell
This ceremony and the intellectual aura associated with the Nobel Prizes have grown from the wisdom of a practical chemist who wrote a remarkable will.

Stanford Moore
Dolls, perhaps more than any other object, demonstrate just how thin the line between love and fear, comfort and horror, can be. They are objects of love and sources of reassurance for children, coveted prizes for collectors, sources of terror and horror in numerous movies, television shows, books, and stories.

Ellen Datlow
May this plain statement of facts prevail on the friends of the rising generation to interpose for their welfare; that the education of children may no longer be to parent and master a lottery, in which the prizes bear no proportion to the enormous number of blanks.

Joseph Lancaster
Educational institutes can no longer be prizes in church politics or furnish berths for failure in other walks of life.

E. Franklin Frazier
Since retiring from competitive chess, my focus is on education and organising children’s tournaments: I make a point of never separating girls and boys, nor awarding special prizes for girls.

Judit Polgar
Of life’s two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer’s hand.

Khalil Gibran
Thanks to social media like Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads, I can easily reach out to so many people. Being a writer gives me the added bonus of a targeted audience: readers, who enjoy targeted ‘prizes’ for participation in fundraisers – books and other neat promo items.

Lori Foster
The one period of glory in NASA was the first nine years when they weren’t a bureaucracy yet… and they haven’t gotten back to that excitement, that adventurism, and won’t. So, I would take most of the NASA budget, and I would turn it into prizes for private sector.

Newt Gingrich
Ninety-five percent of the time when I run a contest I’ve purchased the giveaway prizes with advertising money.

Ree Drummond
Some fellow from the Third World kept hammering for prizes for a Communist film which was rotten.

Patricia Highsmith
I’ve always had a way with a gun. As a kid, I loved to fire them at the shooting range in amusement parks. I’d always return home with a handful of prizes.

Olga Kurylenko
The Nobel prizes memorialize Alfred Nobel’s faith in the contribution that human thought, directed to science and art, can make to human welfare.

Herbert A. Simon
We are a nation of immigrants, a quilt of many colors, and we’ve managed over more than two centuries to create a way of life that allows for a reasonable degree of upward mobility, that prizes individual liberty, promotes freedom of religion and genuinely values equal rights for all citizens.

Jay Parini