To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
I feel so fortunate to be 22 right now and having three [grammy awards] under my belt, which is amazing
Neither praise nor blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe and honestly to award - these are the true aims and duties of criticism.
The Oscars demonstrate the will of the people to control and judge those they have elected to stand above them (much, perhaps, as in bygone days, an election celebrated the same).
Everyone in our culture wants to win a prize. Perhaps that is the grand lesson we have taken with us from kindergarten in the age of perversions of Dewey-style education: everyone gets a ribbon, and praise becomes a meaningless narcotic to soothe egoistic distemper.
Any chick that I handle, I teach'em patience. How not to win the award but be glad for your nomination.
Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
The award of a pure gold medal for poetry would flatter the recipient unduly: no poem ever attains such carat purity.
The older you get, the more awards you get. So, if you live long enough, then you get all the awards eventually.
Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war --for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more.
Any awards show or party I get fly for it.
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