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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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 :: 10 Quotes of the Moment

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A new kind of award has been added -- the deathbed award. It is not an award of any kind. Either the recipient has not acted at all, or was not nominated, or did not win the award the last few times around. It is intended to relieve the guilty conscience of the Academy members and save face in front of the public. The Academy has the horrible taste to have a star, choking with emotion, present this deathbed award so that there can be no doubt in anybody's mind why the award is so hurriedly given. Lucky is the actor who is too sick to watch the proceedings on television.
~ Marlene Dietrich - [Awards]

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Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.
~ Leroy ''Satchel'' Paige - [Averages]

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Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
~ Robert Browning - [Autumn]

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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.
~ Gerald Early - [Awards]

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I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.
~ Theodore Roosevelt - [Averages]

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I consider myself an average man, except in the fact that I consider myself an average man.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne - [Averages]

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If you do it right 51 percent of the time you will end up a hero.
~ Alfred P. Sloan - [Averages]

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If your batting average is high enough, the Big League will find you.
~ Anonymous - [Averages]

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Like Olympic medals and tennis trophies, all they signified was that the owner had done something of no benefit to anyone more capably than everyone else.
~ Joseph Heller - [Awards]

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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.
~ John Lennon - [Awards]

 

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