While I am overwhelmingly proud of work that I, believe me, did not do on my own, I can assure you that awards have very little bearing on my own personal happiness, my own sense of well-being and purpose in the world. - Meryl Streep
Your pasion must come from the things that fuel you from the inside. Honors and awards are nice things, but only to the extent that they regard the real respect from your peers. - Randy Pausch
France, stop throwing awards at me! I have so many already, give them to people who need them. - Nuno Roque
My grandad always said, "You should never judge a book by its cover." And it's for that reason that he lost his job as chair of the British Book Cover Awards panel. - Stewart Lee
Scars are the awards of success, not the medals. - Debasish Mridha
Awards are merely the badges of mediocrity.
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal. - Peter Ustinov