Most of all, I want to thank my father, up there, the man who when I said I wanted to be an actor, he said, 'Wonderful. Just have a back-up profession like welding.'— Robin Williams
Bashful Acceptance Speech quotations
You're only two years older than me, darling. Where have you been all my life?
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.
I won and I get to scream and jump a little. But I got to go back to work tomorrow.
This is one night I wish I smoked and drank.
There is price you pay when you want freedom of speech.
You must be willing to accept the good the bad and the ugly when trying something out of the box.
Neatness of phrase is so closely akin to wit that it is often accepted as its substitute.
A lot of men who have accepted - or had imposed upon them in boyhood - the old English public school styles of careful modesty in speech, with much understatement, have behind their masks an appalling and impregnable conceit of themselves.
When they called my name, I had this feeling I could hear half of America going, 'Oh no. Come on... Her, again?' You know. But, whatever.
Right defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.
I refuse to accept the view . . . that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.
I have been raised to believe in freedom of thought and speech.
If a minority wishes to accept that position it's their right. What I fear is that this minority may seem to be larger than it truly is. What is strange is that there are still people who believe the world is not a globe.
If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.
This moment is so much bigger than me.
It's for every nameless, faceless woman of colour that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened.
As I have stood in the crosshairs of those who target Second Amendment freedoms, I've realized that firearms are not the only issue. No, it's much, much bigger than that. I've come to understand that a cultural war is raging across our land, in which, with Orwellian fervor, certain acceptable thoughts and speech are mandated.
God bless that potential that we all have for making anything possible if we think we deserve it. I deserve this.
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.
Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Risk being seen in all of your glory.
This is, in theory, still a free country, but our politically correct, censorious times are such that many of us tremble to give vent to perfectly acceptable views for fear of condemnation. Freedom of speech is thereby imperiled, big questions go undebated, and great lies become accepted, unequivocally as great truths.
Forgive me if what has seemed little to you, to me is all.
I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and I will always defend their right to do so.
The ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas [and] the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market.
Did I really earn this, or did I just wear you all down?
I, uh...I have a television, so I'm going to spend some time here to tell you some things. [To orchestra conductor:] And, and...and sir, you're doing a great job, but you're so quick with that stick, so why don't you sit. 'Cause I may never be here again.'
Am I allowed to say I really wanted this? This is fantastic.
A film in which the speech and sound effects are perfectly synchronized and coincide with their visual image on the screen is absolutely contrary to the aims of cinema. It is a degenerate and misguided attempt to destroy the real use of the film and cannot be accepted as coming within the true boundaries of the cinema.
As poetry is the highest speech of man, it can not only accept and contain, but in the end express best everything in the world, or in himself, that he discovers. It will absorb and transmute, as it always has done, and glorify, all that we can know. This has always been, and always will be, poetry's office.
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.
Like most novelists, I like to do exactly the opposite of what I'm told.
It's in my nature as a novelist. Novelists can't trust anything they haven't seen with their own eyes or touched with their own hands.
When I was diagnosed, mothers were blamed for causing autism.
There was no autism support. They'd put autistic kids in institutions. I had severe autism. But my mom wouldn't accept that. I was put in speech therapy. My mother was always pushing me to do stuff.
As a consequence, the Court ruled that the limits on campaign spending violated the First Amendment, but it accepted the $1,000 limit on individual contributions on the ground that the need to avoid the appearance of corruption justified this limited constraint on speech.
Writing an acceptance speech gives you the expectation of winning, and you are therefore devastated or hurt if you didn't win.
I am happy to accept that badge of ambivalence if that means some progress in dismantling this false opposition: writers boldly using their privileges of free speech in the morally superior West versus pathetic wimps in repressive countries we don't like.
Over past years we have seen unrelenting pressure from advocates of homosexuality to accept as normal what is not normal, and to characterize those who disagree as narrow-minded, bigoted and unreasonable. Such advocates are quick to demand freedom of speech and thought for themselves, but equally quick to criticize those with a different view and, if possible, to silence them by applying labels like "homophobic."
[Pope Francis] continued to focus on migrants.
He visited the Greek island of Lesbos, which was the front line of the European migrant crisis. And a month later, he accepted a prestigious European Union prize, but he scolded Europe for its treatment of migrants. And in a speech echoing Martin Luther King, he said I have a dream of a Europe where being a migrant is not a crime. So, yeah, he showed he can be quite outspoken on political issues.