"The prizes go to those who meet emergencies successfully. And the way to meet emergencies is to do each daily task the best we can."
"Many Nobel Prizes are awaiting good research to understand and explain the many mysteries of our bodies, such as the basic mechanism of memory or imagination."
"As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work."
"Do not trust your memory it is a net full of holes the most beautiful prizes slip through it."
"When I was young my Father used to tell me that the two most worthwhile pursuits in life were the pursuit of truth and of beauty and I believe that Alfred Nobel must have felt much the same when he gave these prizes for literature and the sciences."
"Educational institutes can no longer be prizes in church politics or furnish berths for failure in other walks of life."
"I've also long since realized that the way to really engage children is to give out prizes it's amazing how it concentrates their minds."
"Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors."
"May this plain statement of facts prevail on the friends of the rising generation to interpose for their welfare that the education of children may no longer be to parent and master a lottery, in which the prizes bear no proportion to the enormous number of blanks."
"This ceremony and the intellectual aura associated with the Nobel Prizes have grown from the wisdom of a practical chemist who wrote a remarkable will."