I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.
Beware of those who criticize you when you deserve some praise for an achievement, for it is they who secretly desire to be worshiped.
I'm used to seeing it, but it's weird having an Academy Award. You usually only see one of them on the TV show when they give them out, so it's kind of surreal to have one in your house.
There's a lot of great movies that have won the Academy Award, and a lot of great movies that haven't. You just do the best you can.
I turned down 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brody' with Maggie Smith. I think she got the Academy Award.
I had a period when I was sixteen where I started to get a big head. I was going through puberty, and I was nominated for an Academy Award. My head got inflated. My friends were the real ones who said, 'You're acting different.' But the truth is that I don't need that, because I don't get out of hand.
'Groundhog Day' was one of the greatest scripts ever written. It didn't even get nominated for an Academy Award.
I won an Academy Award for 'The Cider House Rules,' playing an American.
I was 21 years and 218 days old when I received the Academy Award for Best Actress. I had just stepped into an imaginary world that I'd seen at a distance for years.
White people are very good at acting like they're not racist. They deserve an Academy Award for that.
Professionally speaking, the proudest moment was when I booked the 'Human Stain.' I knew it had Nicole Kidman, Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Gary Sinise on board, and the director Robert Benton was an academy award winner for 'Kramer vs Kramer.'
It was never an ambition to grow up and win an Academy Award, so when it happens, you go, 'Weird!'
Before 'Titanic,' yes, I had done some things and, yes, I had been nominated for an Academy Award, but I had never been sort of world-famous. And I suppose, yes, I am really famous now. But I feel embarrassed to say that because it's just a bit daft for me.
After the Academy Award, well, I was left with a lot of time on my hands. I thought I'd get a lot of offers - and they didn't come.
I had been nominated for an Academy Award for my performance as Sandy Lester, Dustin Hoffman's neurotic, struggling actress girlfriend, in 'Tootsie.' Under Sydney Pollack's direction, 'Tootsie' had been a runaway hit starring Dustin as an unemployed actor who pretends to be a woman in order to land a role in a soap opera.
The Oscar sits on some shelf above my desk. If there was an earthquake, I could actually be killed by my own Academy Award.
I don't believe I was jinxed or hexed by winning an Academy Award in my first picture, 'West Side Story.'
I'm not aiming for an Academy Award.
At one point, I was greenlighting films and scripts that shouldn't have been made based on the fact that they had that stamp of approval of an Academy Award winner. And the good news is I got to learn the real process of filmmaking - directing, storyboarding, writing.
I remember when I first won the Academy Award and how much I loved it. I just wish there was an award around that you could really believe in again.