Here's a couple from an article I found interesting.
"[Winning the Oscar] was the great pitfall of my life. That's when I made all the mistakes. It was actually a confusing time. I think winning an Academy Award is very confusing. I don't know that it's a curse, per se; it certainly hasn't affected a lot of people. It hasn't cursed Tom Hanks or Robert Zemeckis. But when you're young and you win something like that right away, it almost happens too soon."
~ Roger Avary, who with Quentin Tarantino shared the 1994 Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Pulp Fiction
"When you look at the people who have succeeded, who have lasted, they have stuck to their guns. They have continued in the face of adversity, and they've had a point of view. I think it's rare when someone has gotten by telling lies; the people that make it tend to have made it on merit. Be true to the people you're talking to. It's not about today or tomorrow – it's about five years from now. Where do I want to be five years from now?"
~ Alan Gasmer