Top 86 Accomplishment Quotes

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“My biggest dream and my biggest accomplishment was to be on HBO and ‘True Detective.’ It was a show that I just fell in love with.”

― Adria Arjona

“Accomplishment is socially judged by ill defined criteria so that one has to rely on others to find out how one is doing.”

― Albert Bandura

“I used to say my biggest accomplishment was just getting drafted, whether it was the first pick or the 100th or whatever.”

― Allen Iverson

“It’s a real accomplishment for me, personally, to be named to the All-Star team.”

― Andre Iguodala

“I worked in sales. It was definable, it had a quantifiable approach to accomplishment that had a great deal of importance to me. It had a degree of clarity that I loved. And of course, it was core.”

― Anne M. Mulcahy

“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.”

― Arnold J. Toynbee

“Low and stable inflation in many countries is an important accomplishment that will continue to bring significant benefits.”

― Ben Bernanke

“The greatest feeling of accomplishment for me is the fact that I was an athlete who was somewhat disabled.”

― Bill Toomey

“I feel very short-attention span for like accomplishment. It’s like ‘oh that felt really good’ and then it’s kind of like an immediate emptiness of I need to make something else – I don’t like to dwell on things too long.”

― Borns

“To make a 53-man roster would be a huge accomplishment – right up there with getting exonerated for a crime I didn’t commit.”

― Brian Banks

“The moments that I feel a huge sense of accomplishment are actually the smaller moments, not really the bigger ones, the televised ones.”

― Brie Larson

“My greatest accomplishment is receiving my role on ‘Guiding Light.’”

― Brittany Snow

“Like Hillary Clinton, I, too, have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles around the globe. But unlike Mrs. Clinton, I know that flying is an activity, not an accomplishment.”

― Carly Fiorina

“To not to have entirely wasted one’s life seems to be a worthy accomplishment, if only for myself.”

― Charles Bukowski

“Republicans always try to paint Democrats as weak on defense. This time, they can’t. After all, Mitt Romney’s idea of an overseas accomplishment is sending U.S. jobs there.”

― Chuck Schumer

“My most important professional accomplishment to date is the ability to keep working with absolutely no skills whatsoever.”

― Colin Mochrie

“Tim Kaine can’t point to a single accomplishment in the United States Senate for Virginia or Virginians.”

― Corey Stewart

“’Callister’ is feature-length, and it’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever been asked to be a part of. It’s poignant and moving and thrilling. If this was one movie, it would be an accomplishment, and they make six of them.”

― Cristin Milioti

“Wins are the most important measure for goalies, I think. Certainly it’s a great accomplishment.”

― Curtis Joseph

“People now feel time accelerating. Lists allow them to feel some sense of accomplishment.”

― David Viscott

“That’s my proudest accomplishment: that I don’t feel like a grown-up.”

― Dawn Steel

“At 31, I decided to learn how to read and, at 32, read my first book: Lee Iacocca’s autobiography. Ten years later, with my friend Larry ‘Smokey’ Genta, I wrote my first book, which was my proudest accomplishment.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“There is a price to pay for accomplishment.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“Torment, for some men, is a need, an appetite, and an accomplishment.”

― Emil Cioran

“Being the first in my family to go to college, I believe, is my greatest accomplishment. It’s not my accomplishment; it’s my family’s accomplishment.”

― Eric Swalwell

“An uplifting sense of purpose is more than an impetus for individual accomplishment, it is also a necessary insurance policy against expediency and impropriety.”

― Gary Hamel

“For the division of labor demands from the individual an ever more one-sided accomplishment, and the greatest advance in a one-sided pursuit only too frequently means dearth to the personality of the individual.”

― Georg Simmel

“You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.”

― Georgia O’Keeffe

“When we protect children from every possible source of danger, we also prevent them from having the kinds of experiences that develop their sense of self-reliance, their ability to assess and mitigate risk, and their sense of accomplishment.”

― Gever Tulley

“Making it to the finale of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ has been a major accomplishment.”

― Ginger Zee

“Spending is not caring. Spending is what politicians do instead of caring. Spending more does not guarantee success. Politicians like to measure spending because it is easier than measuring actual metrics of accomplishment.”

― Grover Norquist

“A miracle… my biggest accomplishment is my marriage so far. Because it’s hard, everyone knows it’s hard.”

― Gwen Stefani

“I look upon another’s insistence on the merits of his or her life – duties, intellect, accomplishment – and see that most of it is nonsense.”

― Harold Brodkey

“A great accomplishment shouldn’t be the end of the road, just the starting point for the next leap forward.”

― Harvey Mackay

“Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.”

― Helen Rowland

“I’ve been asked a number of times what was my proudest accomplishment when I was still very active in the day-to-day affairs of Southwest Airlines. I always said job security for our people.”

― Herb Kelleher

“The intention behind the high difficulty of the games I direct is to evoke a feeling of joy and accomplishment in the player when they overcome these challenges.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“Ever since ‘Demon’s Souls,’ I’ve really been pursuing making games that give players a sense of accomplishment by overcoming tremendous odds.”

― Hidetaka Miyazaki

“Egypt has been a partner of the United States over the last 30 years, has been instrumental in keeping the peace in the Middle East between Egypt and Israel, which is a critical accomplishment that has meant so much to so many people.”

― Hillary Clinton

“When I think about it, if somebody was to pass Pete Rose’s record just playing in Japan, that would be a bigger accomplishment because of the few games they play over there.”

― Ichiro Suzuki

“Being a mother is by far my greatest accomplishment.”

― Isla Fisher

“I’m a single parent, a working mother, an executive, and an author. My greatest accomplishment will be to raise three wonderful children.”

― Ivana Trump

“Electing the first African-American president was a tremendous accomplishment, but it hasn’t erased racism.”

― Jack Schlossberg

“Moreover, the accomplishment of Russia’s aims has been greatly simplified by the fact that we have heretofore offered the world no practical antidote for the Russian poison.”

― James Forrestal

“A nobler example, because a less personal one, of the pinch of poverty, is when it prevents the accomplishment of some cherished scheme for the benefit of the human race.”

― James Payn

“A remarkable thing about the Silicon Valley culture is that its status structure is so based on technical accomplishment and prowess.”

― Jaron Lanier

“But clearly the fact that we’ve gone from zero Iraqi security forces on duty in May to up to 200,000 today is an enormous accomplishment, but it’s not enough.”

― John Abizaid

“Winning the Royal Rumble is as big an accomplishment as anything.”

― John Cena

“Obama’s victory in November 2008 was a historic political accomplishment.”

― John Podhoretz

“It is through accomplishment that man makes his contribution and contribution is life’s greatest reward.”

― John Portman

“Part of me believes that the completed record is the final measure of a pop musician’s accomplishment, just as the completed film is the final measure of a film artist’s accomplishments.”

― Jon Landau

“Any form of a winning record in the conference is an accomplishment.”

― Jordan Knight

“To put up with what you cannot avoid is a philosophical principle, that may not perhaps lead you to the accomplishment of great deeds, but is assuredly eminently practical.”

― Jules Verne

“My biggest accomplishment has been making a transition from athlete to author.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Philosophic meditation is an accomplishment by which I attain Being and my own self, not impartial thinking which studies a subject with indifference.”

― Karl Jaspers

“When you reach a level of status – and making it to college is an accomplishment in itself – you are trying to define who you are.”

― Kenya Barris

“2013 was a year of great accomplishment for Duke: our first full year as a combined company.”

― Lynn Good

“I don’t have any feeling of accomplishment about anything unless there’s a lot of risk to it.”

― Mario Andretti

“When Oscar Niemeyer died on December 5, 2012, ten days before his 105th birthday, he was universally regarded as the very last of the twentieth century’s major architectural masters, an astonishing survivor whose most famous accomplishment, Brasilia, was the climactic episode of utopian High Modern urbanism.”

― Martin Filler

“My conviction of the necessity of further legislative provisions for the safe-keeping and disbursement of the public moneys and my opinion in regard to the measures best adapted to the accomplishment of those objects have been already submitted to you.”

― Martin Van Buren

“Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment.”

― Maxwell Maltz

“While the FAST Act is a significant bipartisan accomplishment that provides much-needed funding certainty, this modest increase in funding is hardly the bold, forward-thinking plan our country needs to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and create a 21st-century transportation system.”

― Mike Quigley

“There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.”

― Norman Vincent Peale

“I have always been more interested in experiment, than in accomplishment.”

― Orson Welles

“Accomplishment is such a patronizing, dangerous word, isn’t it? I haven’t really accomplished anything. The most accomplished thing I’ve done is to have lived this long – 81.”

― Patrick Macnee

“Making the playoffs three consecutive seasons is a great accomplishment.”

― Pau Gasol

“Ronda Rousey is a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, and anything that Ronda Rousey does is going to come with extreme scrutiny because she is such a pivotal figure in not only American sports but in global sports as well.”

― Paul Heyman

“There is something very intriguing about, for example, the sense of accomplishment that a small child has, which you might be able to reduce to aggression and libido, but which might also have some independent existence.”

― Peter Gay

“The biggest accomplishment, in racial terms, for Barack Obama was being elected. He had to overcome his blackness to be elected. He climbed the Mt. Everest of American politics, becoming an historic first.”

― Randall Kennedy

“All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.”

― Ray Kroc

“Trump’s overriding accomplishment is plain: The Republican Party can no longer be shamed.”

― Richard Cohen

“Blessedness consists in the accomplishment of our desires, and in our having only regular desires.”

― Saint Augustine

“Being varied is something I do instinctively and naturally. I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment.”

― Sarah Brightman

“I can now successfully drive a stick. That’s a huge accomplishment.”

― Shannon Miller

“Even on education, his one accomplishment, the Leave No Child Behind Act, and he has left it unfunded.”

― Sidney Blumenthal

“I find hunger more interesting than accomplishment.”

― Simon Van Booy

“I am not arguing that women ought to ‘settle.’ I am arguing that we can now expect more of a mate than we could when we depended on men for our financial security, social status, and sense of accomplishment.”

― Stephanie Coontz

“Having a better and more productive life than my monster father has been my most significant accomplishment.”

― Stephen Hunter

“Creating a vertically oriented regional ecosystem is a pretty amazing accomplishment for any country or industry.”

― Steve Blank

“For all the tribulations in our lives, for all the troubles that remain in the world, the decline of violence is an accomplishment that we can savor – and an impetus to cherish the forces of civilization and enlightenment that made it possible.”

― Steven Pinker

“Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“The most satisfying accomplishment for me was winning the British Open in 1996. But the most rewarding times were the times on the mini tours.”

― Tom Lehman

“Who knows better than artists how much ugliness there is on the way to beauty, how many ghastly, mortifying missteps, how many days of granitic blockheadedness and dismaying ineptitude there is on the way to accomplishment, how partial all accomplishment is, how incomplete?”

― Tony Kushner

“We are deeply conditioned against unconditionality because we’ve been told in a thousand different ways that accomplishment always precedes acceptance, that achievement always precedes approval.”

― Tullian Tchividjian

“I made it to the top five on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ To me, that was just a tremendous accomplishment.”

― Victoria Arlen

“The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.”

― Vince Lombardi
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