Famous Trophy Quotes

Here’s our pick of quotes from famous people relating to trophies, medals and awards. Do you agree with them and do they spur you on to compete?




“What’s the point of competing for a trophy if everyone gets a trophy?” – Glenn Beck (American TV Presenter)

“Growing up, watching the Premier League as far back as I can remember, feeling the trophy and having the medal around my neck was an unbelievable feeling” – Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

“When I finally held the trophy, it was just how I imagined it would be” – Gabriella Sabatini (Argentinian Tennis Player)

“You have to win and, especially as I have, you have to win a trophy for the first time” – Jose Mourinho (Chelsea Manager)

“Every footballer wants to play forever. And if you are going to keep on playing, to enjoy it to the full, you want to win games, and as a result, trophies” – Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)

“You don’t want to be flattered and become big-headed by getting awards. But, well, I am” – Johnny Vegas (Actor)

“The awards world can be ridiculous, but I’m not one to bash it. I love awards! When I’ve been nominated for Emmy’s and when I won my DGA award, I couldn’t have been happier. I always liked getting a gold star in class” – Paul Feig (American Actor)

“I don’t need any more awards” – Davy Jones (Actor/Musician)

“I use my awards as doorsteps. Others are in the office or in little cubbyholes in our library – they go between the books, because they actually look like arty pieces” – Helen McCrory (Actress)

“I love awards, especially if I get them” – Ben Gazzara (American actor)

“I’ve learned that winning isn’t everything, and it’s more about the journey. But at the end of the day, I just want to stand on the podium with the gold medal” – Hope Solo (American Footballer)

“London 2012 is all about winning a medal. Not just any medal, the gold medal” – Hope Solo (American footballer)

“I feel like at the Olympics I gave the best performance of my life and I wasn’t rewarded for that as an athlete. Yes, my fans and my mum were happy about it, but I didn’t win that gold medal” – Johnny Weir (American figure skater)