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Prize Quotes

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Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Related topics: Motivational Values

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

I have never seen a wrestling match or a prize fight,
and I don't want to.
When I find out a man is interested in these sports,
I drop him.
- Hedy Lamarr

I am the same person I was before receiving the Nobel Prize.
I work with the same regularity, I have not modified my habits,
I have the same friends.
- Jose Saramago

 

It is the Nobel Prize I want.
It's worth $400,000.
- Klaus Kinski

Journalists prize independence - not teamwork.
- Ken Auletta

Remember that you are an Englishman,
and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life.
- Cecil Rhodes

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The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful
woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you.
- Norman Mailer

I got my Nobel Prize for my lab work.
- Joshua Lederberg

It is a remarkable honor to receive a Nobel Prize,
because it not only recognizes discoveries,
but also their usefulness to the advancement of fundamental science.
- Peter Agre

I've never wanted just part of the package,
part of the prize.
I want it all!
- Bill McCartney

Of course, today at the Karolinska Institute,
I am working with some top experts -
even some Nobel prize winners.
They have the latest news and I have the technique.
- Lennart Nilsson

I was the fattest baby in Clark County,
Arkansas.
They put me in the newspaper.
It was like a prize turnip.
- Billy Bob Thornton

The Nobel Prize gives one the opportunity to take public stands.
- Philip Warren Anderson

The prize money for first place was $2,800,
but I didn't take it because I was still an amateur.
- Tracy Austin

Let us prize our freedom; but not use our liberty for
a cloak of maliciousness.
- Jonathan Mayhew

As for me, prizes are nothing.
My prize is my work.
- Katharine Hepburn

In high school, I won a prize for an essay on tuberculosis.
When I got through writing the essay,
I was sure I had the disease.
- Constance Baker Motley

In war there is no prize for runner-up.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize.
The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

Presenting statues of honor to reporters for covering
an earthquake is like presenting a first prize to a
doctor for performing surgery.
- Phil Donahue

The prize seemed to change my professional life very little.
- Philip Warren Anderson

If I could explain it to the average person,
I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
- Richard P. Feynman

I have never received a Farthing of Prize Money either
for Artillery Ammunition or Vessels.
- Abraham Whipple

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.
Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
- Robert Hughes

I also won one from the emperor of Japan,
with a prize for the arts.
That's important.
- Marcel Carne

The only prize much cared for by the powerful is power.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The years since the Nobel Prize have been productive ones for me.
- Philip Warren Anderson

Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy,
but the striving to win the prize.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

I also read modern novels - I have just had to read
60 as I am one of the judges for the Orange Fiction Prize.
- Kate Adie

What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that
of chief mourner at a funeral.
- James Russell Lowell

The Nobel Prize has given me, for the first time in my life,
the feeling that my literature could be appreciated
on an international level.
- Naguib Mahfouz

When women kiss it always reminds one of prize fighters shaking hands.
- H. L. Mencken

The paper nominated me 12 or 13 times for the Pulitzer Prize.
- Robert Scheer

I was in 27 Broadway plays, and three of them got the Pulitzer Prize.
- Dick Van Patten

A woman may not hit a ball stronger than a man,
but it is different.
I prize that difference.
- Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

Think of war as a game of Russian roulette.
It is a game of chance with your life as the grand prize.
- Ramman Kenoun

One effect that the Nobel Prize seems to have had is
that more Arabic literary works have been translated into other languages.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Wake the power within thee slumbering,
trim the plot that's in thy keeping,
thou wilt bless the task when reaping sweet labour's prize.
- John Stuart Blackie

The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently,
but to live manfully.
- Thomas Carlyle

If I found a cure for a huge disease,
while I was hobbling up onstage to accept the Nobel
Prize they'd be playing the theme song from 'Three's Company'.
- John Ritter

I'm not aiming for the Nobel Peace Prize!
- Omar Bongo

So see every opportunity as golden, and keep your eyes on the prize -
yours,
not anybody else's.
- Roberta Flack

In fact, 37 percent of all United States Nobel Prize
winners in the 20th century have been representatives of the Jewish community.
- Jon Porter

I am thankful, of course, for the prize and thankful to God for each story,
each idea, each word, each day.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

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.
- Robert Hofstadter

I suppose my little Martin acoustic guitar is quickly
becoming a prize possession.
It's a lovely guitar.
I bought it at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2001 before I had cleaned up.
- Graham Coxon

I can't laugh, be happy, present myself at any prize
and also win on the centre court.
- Gabriela Sabatini

I was making a lot of momentous personal decisions.
I was still very very young: when the prize was awarded,
I was 33; the work I had done when I was 21.
- Joshua Lederberg

My wife thought I deserved it, but I always thought
the Nobel a Western prize.
- Naguib Mahfouz

My countrymen have the right to shake my hand and talk to me if they so wish.
Don't forget that their support and their reading of
my works is what brought me the Nobel prize.
- Naguib Mahfouz

When His Holiness won the Nobel Peace Prize,
there was a quantum leap.
He is not seen as solely a Tibetan anymore;
he belongs to the world.
- Richard Gere

A Swedish newspaper reporter called and said,
You've been awarded the Prize.
I was quite sure it was a practical joke.
- Joshua Lederberg

We won a contest at the teen fair in Vancouver and
the first prize was a recording contract and we recorded
at a radio station on the stairway,
and we did a record and it got put out.
- Tommy Chong

They gave me away as a prize once - a Win Tony Curtis
For A Weekend competition.
The woman who won was disappointed.
She'd hoped for second prize - a new stove.
- Tony Curtis

My dad was in the Army and we traveled all over the
place and I never failed to win first prize.
- Randy Gardner

And should think freedom more to prize,
than all the gold in world that is.
- John Barbour

Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets
a trophy just for participating.
What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy.
- Glenn Beck

In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford
to be indulgent toward their rivals.
The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the
merit that vainly aspired to it.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author...
I was just a Mom in a state of panic,
trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize
money in order to keep the lights on in my home.
- Leslie Banks

To be awarded a prize which takes its name from an
illustrious Dutchman who at the same time was a great
citizen of Europe and through his writings did so much
to open up our modern world of sensibility and thought
is indeed a most signal honour.
- John G. D. Clark

There's a certain logic to systems, and that logic is fairly self-evident.
It's very straightforward, usually.
It might take a little research, it might take a little
bit of industry to prize it out,
but it's there to be seen.
- Michael Nesmith

Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact:
that the prize just ahead,
the next job, publication, love affair,
marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never,
in the longer run, sufficed.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

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

In the first place, the preparation of the Nobel lecture
which I am to give has shown me,
even more clearly than I knew before,
how many others share with me, often,
indeed, have anticipated me, in the discoveries for
which you have awarded me the prize.
- Frederick Soddy

As a theoretical physicist, I feel at once proud and
humble at the thought of the illustrious figures that
have preceded me here to receive the greatest of all honors in science,
the Nobel prize.
- Murray Gell-Mann

Thanks to the high standing which science has for so
long attain and to the impartiality of the Nobel Prize Committee,
the Nobel Prize for Physics is rightly considered everywhere
as the highest reward within the reach of workers in Natural Philosophy.
- Guglielmo Marconi

After that I won a prize, I was with a group of ancient
music of Spain that they helped me a lot with a grant,
you see, during three years.
And so I made my debut in 1944 and I found myself helping my family,
it was a very poor family.
- Victoria de los Angeles

People aren't quite sure what it means when a book
is a Booker Prize winner.
They're not quite sure what is being recommended,
what literary values it stands for, because every year
it stands for something different.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

I prize the conditions under which I have lived because
they have permitted me to choose my opportunities,
to inquire into such matters as interested me,
and to publish what I believed to be true,
uncontrolled by any central authority.
- Arthur Keith


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