The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.— Robert Hughes
Mind-blowing Consolation Prize quotations
Art is to console those who are broken by life
Before an attack, the platoon pools all its available cash and the survivors divide it up afterwards. Those who are killed can't complain, the wounded would have given far more than that to escape as they have, and the unwounded regard the money as a consolation prize for still being here.
I'm not the consolation prize, Dex. I'm not something you resort to. I happen to think I'm worth more than that.
You should get married. When I was younger, I was into the fame and fortune, and now I realize that a loving wife and happy children - that's life's greatest consolation prize.
It's always been a dream of mine, and a childhood fantasy, to play a great champion. I would much rather haven been an athlete than an actor. This is like some second place consolation prize.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.
Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
Such simple and steady acts of kindness are the essence of love, the substance of life. All of us need love; all of us want love. Everything else is a consolation prize. What matters is love.
Yet the women's misery is socually invisible.
Despite our education and accomplishments, we are expected to keep our mouths shut and accept our infertility treatments as consolation prize. Our jobs are supposed to be our highest priority. We are expected to overlook the connection between our disappointment, the impossible ideology of equality, and the contraception that makes that ideology appear to be possible.
Livability has always struck me as a consolation prize.
Stories are consoling, fiction is one of the consolation prizes for having lived in the world.