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Prizes Quotes

We’ve collected the best Prizes Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: David Haye, Lucy Powell, Leigh Bardugo, Lloyd Shapley, Arjen Robben. Use them as an inspiration.

In an era when party fundraising is badly tainted, dinners are a really good way of raising cash for campaigning. Lots of people giving very small amounts of money through ticket sales and raffle prizes: yes, it’s much harder work than big donations, but I think it’s a more democratic and transparent way of fundraising.
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.
Now, I’m ahead of my father. He got other prizes… But he did not get a Nobel Prize.
Lloyd Shapley
Always, if you win prizes and are successful, of course expectations are higher, at Bayern especially.
Ninety-five percent of the time when I run a contest I’ve purchased the giveaway prizes with advertising money.
Yes, I’ve won prizes for putting words on a computer.
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.
I did not like prizes at school. I didn’t like tests or exams, or the 11+, or O-levels. Later I hated B.A.s and M.A.s. The reason I hated them is that I don’t like being tested, failed or falsely praised by anyone.
Billy Childish
I think it is a mistake to judge science by Nobel Prizes.
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.
If you don’t make the best-seller list, if you don’t get shortlisted for any prizes, it’s goodbye.
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
The process for awarding Nobel prizes is so complex that it cannot be corrupted.
Rita Levi-Montalcini
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.
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.
I was never much of a one to win prizes… and certainly never placed too much value on their acquisition.
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.
The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those who have stout hearts and sharp swords.
F. E. Smith
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.
Generally, literary prizes are significant not for who the winner is but the discussion they create around books.
It is well known that the Nobel Committees bring world opinion to a focus, and that fact still further enhances the prestige attaching to the Prizes.
Robert Robinson
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
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.
As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work.
Peace is not a matter of prizes or trophies. It is not the product of a victory or command. It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement.
Winning the Oscar was like winning all the prizes in one single night that I never won as a kid.
Prize lists are out, and you’re not on them? Nature of the world – means nothing. Prizes are a lottery.
We are going to see a steady stream, I predict, of Nobel prizes coming out of chemistry and given to women.
The prizes go to those who meet emergencies successfully. And the way to meet emergencies is to do each daily task the best we can.
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.
The prizes go to those who meet emergencies successfully. And the way to meet emergencies is to do each daily task the best we can.
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.
Forget about Nobel prizes; they aren’t really very important.
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.
I didn’t do my work for money or prizes – only for the excitement of discovery.
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.
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.
I put the good playing and game first, and money, prizes are secondary.
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.
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.
Nobel prizes are very special prizes, and it would be great to get one.
I do feel it’s hard to be modest and humble and egoless when people are telling you you are so great and wanting to give you prizes and energy. I’m trying hard not to be an awful, narcissistic human being.

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