Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Pulitzer Quotes from famous authors such as John Corigliano, Sam Shepard, Bill Dedman, Frank McCourt, Willie Geist. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I don’t think that the Pulitzer should be given the way it is. I think the competition should be anonymous. I think completely different people would win it if the names were taken off because a lot of it is done on relationships and names.
There is this aura that the three-act play is the important one: it’s the one that you do to win the Pulitzer. Some part of you falls for that, and then after a while, you don’t fall for that.
When Goldberg’s ‘Liberal Fascism’ came out in January 2008, his employer ‘National Review Online’ announced that Tribune Media Services, which carries Goldberg’s opinion columns, had ‘nominated’ Goldberg for a Pulitzer in commentary.
You become a great composer when you win a Pulitzer. But I think that now it’s a completely meaningless award.
It’s like a series of waves hitting you. First, getting excerpted in the ‘New Yorker’ last summer, then getting published, then the best-seller list, the award, the movie deal, now this, a Pulitzer.
The great ‘New York Times’ columnist Dave Anderson famously slept one year in a child’s race-car bed. There he was, Pulitzer Prize and all, snoring as his feet dangled over the rear tires of Lightning McQueen.
Harper Lee’s novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ became iconic almost immediately after appearing in 1960: best-seller status; the Pulitzer Prize the next year; a classic movie soon after, with Gregory Peck in an Academy Award-winning role.
I’m glad I won it because when I grew up the Pulitzer was the award that every composer wanted and I was like that too.
I would like to win the Pulitzer Prize. I would like to win the Nobel Prize. I would like to win a Tony award for the Broadway musical I’m now working on. Aside from these, my aspirations are modest ones.
It seemed impossible that a scrappy book like ‘Goon Squad’ could win an award like that. It’s such an iconic honor. I think what the Pulitzer means to me is that I’ll need to work very, very hard to try to live up to it.
I thought, after the Pulitzer, at least nothing will surprise me quite that much in my life. And another one happened. It was quite amazing.
If you are making money writing, you are doing great. If you can support yourself writing, you are a success. I don’t care if you’re writing textbooks or Pulitzer Prize-winning articles for weighty publications of world renown: If you’re writing and it’s paying the bills, consider yourself a successful writer.
The Pulitzer Prize is an idea; it’s a vote of confidence. Like literature, it exists purely in the mind.
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ appeared to highly favorable reviews and quickly climbed to the top of bestseller lists, where it remained for more than eighty weeks. In 1961, the novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. A film adaptation was released in 1962, starring Gregory Peck, and received three Academy Awards.
The Pulitzer is more useful than meaningful.
People who go to Oxford and Cambridge are often unproductive. What am I saying? This is nonsense. No, sometimes they get so competitive that, unless they’re going to be Pulitzer prize-winning, they can’t get off their backside.
I think that no matter whether you’re Quentin Tarantino or any other kind of a rebel, or whatever, everyone who makes movies still wants to win an Academy Award, because it’s like the Pulitzer Prize or the Congressional Medal of Honor.
By the time I was in fifth grade, I was dreaming of the Pulitzer Prize.
I just wrote the book and was amazed and astounded that it became a bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. It still hasn’t sunk in.
I was in 27 Broadway plays, and three of them got the Pulitzer Prize.
I was with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq, really in the middle of nowhere, about 80 miles south of Baghdad. And it was almost midnight, and I got a computer message from the home office of the Washington Post asking me to call them. I did call them and was told that I’d won the Pulitzer Prize.
Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies and directed by Sundance nominee James Ponsoldt, ‘The End of the Tour’ is a terrific film, among the year’s best with its two-man tarantella of wall-to-wall talk – and I watched it through my fingers as though it were Mad Max.
The Pulitzer Prize was established when Joseph Pulitzer died in 1911, leaving a bequest to create the eponymous award. An immigrant from Hungary, Pulitzer struck it rich by combining the ‘St. Louis Post’ and the ‘St. Louis Dispatch’ to make the – wait for it – ‘St. Louis Post-Dispatch.’
I’m not doing Pulitzer Prize work where I’m unearthing major negative stories about the UFC or some big controversies. It’s just kind of day-to-day fodder.
Winning the Pulitzer is wonderful and it’s an honor and I feel so humbled and so grateful, but I think that I’ll think of it very much as the final sort of final moment for this book and put it behind me along with the rest of the book, as I write more books.
One could get locked in by the Pulitzer, thinking, ‘This is who I am.’ Doors open with it, but doors in your mind could close.
There have been many great newspapermen, but to my mind, only two have achieved immortality: Pulitzer for his endowment and William Randolph Hearst for his castle.
Viereck became a historian, specializing in modern Russia, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
When ‘Next to Normal’ won the Pulitzer, that was the moment I felt the show was being defined. There’s a certain confidence that comes with being selected.
I did a play called ‘Disgraced’ in 2012 at Lincoln Center, which ultimately won the Pulitzer Prize. I played the lead character, a Muslim American, who had renounced Islam and became very anti-Islam.