Prize Related Quotes



generally speaking, we are all happier when we are still striving for achievement than when the prize is in our hands.

Margot Fonteyn


I prize the privilege of being alone.

Carl Rogers


“A woman may not hit a ball stronger than a man, but it is different. I prize that difference.”

Louise Nevelson


Is the prestige conferred by the Man Booker prize for the book or me? I would prefer it on the book and for me to be treated ordinarily.

Eleanor Catton


“I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.”

George Bernard Shaw


There can be no better prize for a writer than one awarded by an international book fair.

Antonio Munoz Molina


We're each given one life, and it's our job to make it useful, beautiful, and fulfilling. There is no value in suffering through it, doing something we hate. There's no prize at the end for that kind of endurance. Just a spent life.

Sarah Jio


“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. As to methods there”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


I barely saw my mother, and the mom I saw was often angry and unhappy. The mother I grew up with is not the mother I know now. It's not the mother she became after my father died, and that's been the greatest prize of my life.

Sonia Sotomayor


“We don't compete, we only complete and complement; for in Christianity, the prize is not for the first, but for ALL who end well.”

Kimto Oche Emmanuel