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Acceptance Speech quotes by Jarod Kintz
#1. I won an Oscar. I Won it in a raffle. It's a replica, but I still gave a teary-eyed acceptance speech. I thanked your mom for being so supportive (she's got a back like a dining room table). #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Acceptance Speech quotes by Mark McKinnon
#2. Having been heavily involved in the planning of a couple of G.O.P. conventions, my view is, we should just scrap 'em. Cancel 'em. Just figure out an appropriate forum for the nominee to give an acceptance speech and be done with it. #Quote by Mark McKinnon
Acceptance Speech quotes by Jean Lee Latham
#3. [The] reader is not primarily interested in plot. He is interested in what happens because he is interested in the character it happens to. No incident has any place in the story unless it has an emotional impact on the character--and on the reader.

Newbery Acceptance Speech #Quote by Jean Lee Latham
Acceptance Speech quotes by Mario Vargas-Llosa
#4. I learned to read at the age of five, in Brother Justiniano's class at the De la Salle Academy in Cochabamba, Bolivia. It is the most important thing that has ever happened to me. Almost seventy years later I remember clearly how the magic of translating the words in books into images enriched my life, breaking the barriers of time and space and allowing me to travel with Captain Nemo twenty thousand leagues under the sea, fight with d'Artagnan, Athos, Portos, and Aramis against the intrigues threatening the Queen in the days of the secretive Richelieu, or stumble through the sewers of Paris, transformed into Jean Valjean carrying Marius's inert body on my back. #Quote by Mario Vargas-Llosa
Acceptance Speech quotes by Jared Harris
#5. I think at some point every actor has practiced their acceptance speech while they're having a shower. It's fun. #Quote by Jared Harris
Acceptance Speech quotes by Christopher Plummer
#6. You're only two years older than me, darling. Where have you been all my life? #Quote by Christopher Plummer
Acceptance Speech quotes by Graham Moore
#7. I think everyone practices their Oscars acceptance speech with a shampoo bottle, and I've done my fair share of them. It's really surreal to be able to do it in real life. #Quote by Graham Moore
Acceptance Speech quotes by Conan O'Brien
#8. During her Oscar acceptance speech, Patricia Arquette called for equal pay for women. Then Oprah stood up and said, 'She's right, I can't live like this. I can't take another second of this living hell.' #Quote by Conan O'Brien
Acceptance Speech quotes by Lois Lowry
#9. The man that I named the Giver passed along to the boy knowledge, history, memories, color, pain, laughter, love, and truth. Every time you place a book in the hands of a child, you do the same thing. It is very risky. But each time a child opens a book, he pushes open the gate that separates him from Elsewhere. It gives him choices. It gives him freedom. Those are magnificent, wonderfully unsafe things.
[from her Newberry Award acceptance speech] #Quote by Lois Lowry
Acceptance Speech quotes by Konrad Bloch
#10. I would not be among you to-night (being awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine) but for the mentors, colleagues and students who have guided and aided me throughout my scientific life. I wish I could name them all and tell you their contributions. More, however, than anyone else it was the late Rudolf Schoenheimer, a brilliant scholar and a man of infectious enthusiasm, who introduced me to the wonders of Biochemistry. Ever since, I have been happy to have chosen science as my career, and, to borrow a phrase of Jacques Barzun, have felt that 'Science is, in the best and strictest sense, glorious entertainment'. #Quote by Konrad Bloch
Acceptance Speech quotes by John Wayne
#11. Oscar and I have something in common. Oscar first came to Hollywood scene in 1928. So did I. We're both a little weather-beaten, but we're still here and plan to be around for a whole lot longer. #Quote by John Wayne
Acceptance Speech quotes by Sune Bergstrom
#12. The traditional boundaries between various fields of science are rapidly disappearing and what is more important science does not know any national borders. The scientists of the world are forming an invisible network with a very free flow of scientific information - a freedom accepted by the countries of the world irrespective of political systems or religions ... Great care must be taken that the scientific network is utilized only for scientific purposes - if it gets involved in political questions it loses its special status and utility as a nonpolitical force for development. #Quote by Sune Bergstrom
Acceptance Speech quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#13. Ladies and Gentlemen, I stand before you now because I never stopped dawdling like an eight-year-old on a spring morning on his way to school. Anything can make me stop and look and wonder, and sometimes learn. I am a very happy man. Thank you. - Dr. Hoenikker's Nobel Prize acceptance speech (in its entirety); chapter 5 #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Acceptance Speech quotes by Honore De Balzac
#14. Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself. #Quote by Honore De Balzac
Acceptance Speech quotes by Jamie Foxx
#15. She still talks to me now, only now she talks to me in my dreams. And I can't wait to go to sleep tonight because we have a lot to talk about. I love you. #Quote by Jamie Foxx
Acceptance Speech quotes by Richard Flanagan
#16. I said in my acceptance speech that I hope that readers remember this not as the year I won the Booker, but the year that there were six extraordinary books on the shortlist. #Quote by Richard Flanagan
Acceptance Speech quotes by Neil Gaiman
#17. Reading is important.
Books are important.
Librarians are important. (Also, libraries are not child-care facilities, but sometimes feral children raise themselves among the stacks.) #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Acceptance Speech quotes by Claire Contreras
#18. I swear to God, Gabriel, if you don't stop, I will lose it. I will go to the bathroom and pull a Britney in the middle of your acceptance speech. #Quote by Claire Contreras
Acceptance Speech quotes by Hugh Laurie
#19. People are falling all over themselves to send you free shoes and free cufflinks and colonic irrigations for two. Nobody ever offers you a free acceptance speech. There just seems to be a gap in the market. I would love to be able to pull out a speech by Dolce & Gabbana. #Quote by Hugh Laurie
Acceptance Speech quotes by John Steinbeck
#20. The writer is delegated to declare and to celebrate man's proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit - for gallantry in defeat, for courage, compassion and love. In the endless war against weakness and despair, these are the bright rally flags of hope and of emulation. I hold that a writer who does not believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.
- Steinbeck Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech #Quote by John Steinbeck
Acceptance Speech quotes by Conan O'Brien
#21. Arnold Schwarzenegger is gonna be the new governor of California. During his acceptance speech Arnold said 'I will not let you down.' Unfortunately, at the time Arnold was holding a woman over his head and looking up her dress. #Quote by Conan O'Brien
Acceptance Speech quotes by Neil Gaiman
#22. It's not irrelevant, those moments of connection, those places where fiction saves your life. It's the most important thing there is. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Acceptance Speech quotes by Doug Benson
#23. Rappers should be forced to rhyme in their acceptance speeches. #Quote by Doug Benson
Acceptance Speech quotes by Katherine Applegate
#24. Children's books: Every time you find the right, the necessary, book for a child - a book about sadness overcome, unfairness battled, hearts mended - you perform the best kind of magic ... every time you give just the right book to just the right child, you're saying, "You, my friend, have potential." That is a gift. That is a miracle. And that is what you do, each of you, every single day. #Quote by Katherine Applegate
Acceptance Speech quotes by John Bardeen
#25. Science is a field which grows continuously with ever expanding frontiers. Further, it is truly international in scope. Any particular advance has been preceded by the contributions of those from many lands who have set firm foundations for further developments. The Nobel awards should be regarded as giving recognition to this general scientific progress as well as to the individuals involved.
Further, science is a collaborative effort. The combined results of several people working together is often much more effective than could be that of an individual scientist working alone. #Quote by John Bardeen
Acceptance Speech quotes by Sandra Bullock
#26. Did I really earn this, or did I just wear you all down? #Quote by Sandra Bullock
Acceptance Speech quotes by Shirley Maclaine
#27. God bless that potential that we all have for making anything possible if we think we deserve it. I deserve this. #Quote by Shirley Maclaine
Acceptance Speech quotes by Jon Gertner
#28. I don't know how history is taught here in Japan, " he told the audience when he traveled there in 1985 to give an acceptance speech, "but in the United States in my college days, most of the time was spent on the study of political leaders and wars – Ceasars, Napoleons, and Hitlers. I think this is totally wrong. The important people and events of history are the thinkers and innovators, the Darwins, Newtons, Beethovens whose work continues to grow in influence in a positive fashion #Quote by Jon Gertner
Acceptance Speech quotes by Patti Smith
#29. Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don't abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book.
(Acceptance speech, National Book Award 2010 (Nonfiction), November 17, 2010) #Quote by Patti Smith
Acceptance Speech quotes by John Steinbeck
#30. The ancient commission of the writer has not changed. He is charged with exposing our many grievous faults and failures, with dredging up to the light our dark and dangerous dreams for the purpose of improvement.
[Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech] #Quote by John Steinbeck
Acceptance Speech quotes by Haruki Murakami
#31. If there is a hard, high wall and an egg that breaks against it, no matter how right the wall or how wrong the egg, I will stand on the side of the egg. Why? Because each of us is an egg, a unique soul enclosed in a fragile egg. Each of us is confronting a high wall. The high wall is the system which forces us to do the things we would not ordinarily see fit to do as individuals ... We are all human beings, individuals, fragile eggs. We have no hope against the wall: it's too high, too dark, too cold. To fight the wall, we must join our souls together for warmth, strength. We must not let the system control us
create who we are. It is we who created the system. (Jerusalem Prize acceptance speech, JERUSALEM POST, Feb. 15, 2009) #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Acceptance Speech quotes by Terry Gross
#32. I think the interview form works best on the radio. There are a lot of personality traits conveyed in a person's voice, the rhythm of their speech or how confident they sound. #Quote by Terry Gross
Acceptance Speech quotes by Nathan Ballingrud
#33. Something big was trapped inside him, some great sadness, and he felt if he could cry, or even articulate it in speech, it would relieve the pressure and provide him some measure of relief. But he couldn't reach it. He couldn't find a way to address it. He wondered if it would become the thing that defined him. #Quote by Nathan Ballingrud
Acceptance Speech quotes by Ted Hughes
#34. You solve it as you get older, when you reach the point where you've tasted so much that you can somehow sacrifice certain things more easily, and you have a more tolerant view of things like possessiveness (your own) and a broader acceptance of the pains and the losses. #Quote by Ted Hughes
Acceptance Speech quotes by Becca Fitzpatrick
#35. Impulsively, I threw up a new wall in my head. And suddenly I saw the situation for what it really was. Dante had me backed up against a tree, all right, but I did not want to make out with him.
"Demonstration finished," Dante said, his smile a bit too cocky for my liking.
"Next time choose a more appropriate demonstration," I said tensely. "Patch would kill you if he found out about this."
His smile didn't fade. "That's a figure of speech that doesn't work very well with Nephilim."
I wasn't in the mood for humor. "I know what you're doing. You're trying to set him off. This petty feud between the two of you will blow up to a whole new level if you mess with me. Patch is the last person you want to antagonize. He doesn't hold grudges, because the people who cross him tend to disappear quickly. And what you just did? That was crossing him. #Quote by Becca Fitzpatrick
Acceptance Speech quotes by Margaret Widdemer
#36. It is rather calming to remember that you really couldn't have foreseen what is happening to you. #Quote by Margaret Widdemer
Acceptance Speech quotes by M T Anderson
#37. Prince, cast aside these Foreign Airs, which don't speak, 'cept to the Head," said I (without Thought, but only Combustion of the Tongue), crying, "Poor timid Creature, cast them aside, and instead play the Simple Things in your HEART!"
He replied, "What is in my Heart is not simple."
& I says, "Then you han't listened."
& He says, "I listen, & cannot understand its Speech."
& I says, "Then it ain't your Heart you hear."
"The Human Heart," recited he bitterly as if from some damp Lesson, "is a Muscle that operates through Constriction." His Work on the Oysters grew defiant. "I have seen a Heart lying on a Plate, jolted with Electricity. It had as much to say dead as alive."
Now I was terrified at his Past & his Secrets & I asked for no more Music. #Quote by M T Anderson
Acceptance Speech quotes by Khul Waters
#38. Then there were her rules, rules that stated quite clearly that he was a 'no-go' area. She drew a deep breath and tried to make a decision in keeping with her rules. But the words would not come. She could not decide to give him up. Her inner self would not even contemplate it. Somehow, he had touched her soul in a way that she could not explain adequately. She felt a link there that was too real to consider severing. Kate felt the anguish of this conflict between her morality and her acceptance of the bond that did exist between them, despite her incredulity and despite her objections. #Quote by Khul Waters
Acceptance Speech quotes by David McRaney
#39. Research shows people believe others see their contributions to conversation as being memorable, but they aren't. You think everyone noticed when you stumbled in your speech, but they didn't. Well, unless you drew attention to it by over-apologizing. #Quote by David McRaney
Acceptance Speech quotes by Brian Morton
#40. Take the risk that you'll end up regretting your speech, because it's better than regretting your silence. #Quote by Brian Morton
Acceptance Speech quotes by Ruth Sawyer
#41. One is so apt to cheapen a thing when one tries hastily to put it into words, and ever afterward it is never quite the same. #Quote by Ruth Sawyer
Acceptance Speech quotes by Abe Fortas
#42. The story of man is the history, first, of the acceptance and imposition of restraints necessary to permit communal life; and second, of the emancipation of the individual within that system of necessary restraints. #Quote by Abe Fortas
Acceptance Speech quotes by T. S. Eliot
#43. There's no vocabulary For love within a family, love that's lived in But not looked at, love within the light of which All else is seen, the love within which All other love finds speech. This love is silent. #Quote by T. S. Eliot
Acceptance Speech quotes by Carlos Wallace
#44. The most dangerous among us come dressed as eagles and we learn too late they are chickens in disguise. (Speech to seniors at Klein Forest High School) #Quote by Carlos Wallace
Acceptance Speech quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte
#45. It is not set speeches at the moment of battle that render soldiers brave. #Quote by Napoleon Bonaparte
Acceptance Speech quotes by Jonathan Tropper
#46. The old expression goes, a good speech is like a woman's skirt: short enough to hold your attention, long enough to cover the subject. #Quote by Jonathan Tropper
Acceptance Speech quotes by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
#47. Acceptance does not mean inaction; acceptance is actually acknowledging the present situation. #Quote by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Acceptance Speech quotes by Eric Micha'el Leventhal
#48. We can only forgive the world to the extent that we forgive ourselves for being in it. #Quote by Eric Micha'el Leventhal
Acceptance Speech quotes by David Hume
#49. The more tremendous the divinity is represented, the more tame and submissive do men become his ministers: And the more unaccountable the measures of acceptance required by him, the more necessary does it become to abandon our natural reason, and yield to their ghostly guidance and direction. #Quote by David Hume
Acceptance Speech quotes by Mihail Militaru
#50. Acceptance is the mother of all understandings #Quote by Mihail Militaru
Acceptance Speech quotes by James Osborne
#51. About Differences: Those who would believe in a higher power by whatever name must also believe that same higher power made all things. On that basis, people of good character will recognize that some people are different from ourselves, in color, gender, speech, opinion, lifestyle, and in other ways. Different is not an evaluation. As I taught my children while they were growing up, "Different is only different." Celebrate differences for therein lies the basis for much of what we learn in life. #Quote by James Osborne
Acceptance Speech quotes by George Santayana
#52. Since the days of Descartes it has been a conception familiar to philosophers that every visible event in nature might be explained by previous visible events, and that all the motions, for instance, of the tongue in speech, or of the hand in painting, might have merely physical causes. If consciousness is thus accessory to life and not essential to it, the race of man might have existed upon the earth and acquired all the arts necessary for its subsistence without possessing a single sensation, idea, or emotion. Natural selection might have secured the survival of those automata which made useful reactions upon their environment. An instinct would have been developed, dangers would have been shunned without being feared, and injuries avenged without being felt. #Quote by George Santayana
Acceptance Speech quotes by Thomas E. Mann
#53. Speech is civilization itself. The word, even the most contradictions word, preserves contact - it is silence which isolates. #Quote by Thomas E. Mann
Acceptance Speech quotes by Julian Assange
#54. The received wisdom in advanced capitalist societies is that there still exists an organic "civil society sector" in which institutions form autonomously and come together to manifest the interests and will of citizens. The fable has it that the boundaries of this sector are respected by actors from government and the "private sector," leaving a safe space for NGOs and nonprofits to advocate for things like human rights, free speech, and accountable government.


This sounds like a great idea. But if it was ever true, it has not been for decades. Since at least the 1970s, authentic actors like unions and churches have folded under a sustained assault by free-market statism, transforming "civil society" into a buyer's market for political factions and corporate interests looking to exert influence at arm's length. The last forty years have seen a huge proliferation of think tanks and political NGOs whose purpose, beneath all the verbiage, is to execute political agendas by proxy. #Quote by Julian Assange
Acceptance Speech quotes by William Ury
#55. This inner yes is an unconditionally constructive attitude of acceptance and respect - first toward yourself, then toward life, and finally toward others. #Quote by William Ury
Acceptance Speech quotes by Helen Keller
#56. We should not think of conversion as the acceptance of a particular creed, but as a change of heart. #Quote by Helen Keller
Acceptance Speech quotes by Anita Shreve
#57. Kind of necessary acceptance will form around her, like a lobster making its new shell, one that will be soft and easily breakable in the beginning but so hard that only lobster crackers can shatter it in the end. She can hardly wait. #Quote by Anita Shreve
Acceptance Speech quotes by Gautama Buddha
#58. A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering. #Quote by Gautama Buddha
Acceptance Speech quotes by Angelica Hopes
#59. Have the capacity to adapt to change, it's your healthy growth, intelligently and emotionally.
Our life can be full of extrinsic surprises, your flexibility is a key when you accept changes. #Quote by Angelica Hopes
Acceptance Speech quotes by Morrie Schwartz.
#60. Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself. #Quote by Morrie Schwartz.
Acceptance Speech quotes by Helen Macdonald
#61. There is a time in life when you expect the world to be always full of new things. And then comes a day when you realise that is not how it will be at all. You see that life will become a thing made of holes. Absences. Losses. Things that were there and are no longer. And you realise, too, that you have to grow around and between the gaps, [...] #Quote by Helen Macdonald
Acceptance Speech quotes by Mary Francis Kennedy Fisher
#62. Our dispassionate acceptance of attrition ... [can] be matched by a full use of everything that has ever happened in all the long wonderful-ghastly years to free a person's mind from his body. #Quote by Mary Francis Kennedy Fisher

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