Quotes about Celebrity, Fame and Fortune
Most popular fame quotes
None despise fame more heartily than those who have no possible claim to it.
Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.
Fame is a magnifying glass.
Even the best things are not equal to their fame.
Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame — to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a hell.
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
If a little learning is dangerous, a little fame can be devastating.
Men often mistake notoriety for fame, and would rather be remarked for their vices and follies than not be noticed at all.
Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of another's fame.
You can get awful famous in this country in seven days.
To see one's name in print! Some people commit a crime for no other reason.
Our admiration is so given to dead martyrs that we have little time for living heroes.
Fame is proof that people are gullible.
Obscurity and a competence—that is the life that is best worth living.
We're more popular than Jesus Christ now.
My face is my passport.
The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.
It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.
Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. I am the first man to piss his pants on the moon.
You're always a little disappointing in person because you can't be the edited essence of yourself.
A man's great fame must always be measured against the means used to acquire it.
I was the Toast of Two Continents: Greenland and Australia.
In the future everybody will be world famous for fifteen minutes.
Ah just love bein' famous, and ah think anybody who says they don't is full of shit.
I don't mind if my skull ends up on a shelf as long as it's got my name on it.
The only man who wasn't spoilt by being lionized was Daniel.
A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.
To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.
Obscurity is the refuge of incompetence.
My God, who do they think I am - everybody?
FAME Fame achieved by mere achievement scarce deserves the name. Proper fame is being famous simply for your fame.
Fame is a powerful aphrodisiac.
Fame does not tarnish as honor does when it is unmerited.
Fame is a pearl many dive for and only a few bring up.
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and as lonely as the north pole.
Fame is failure disguised as money.
It's such a corrosive chemical: fame.
Those who taste the joys and sorrows of fame when they have passed forty know how to look after themselves. They know what is concealed beneath the flowers, and what the gossip, the calumnies, and the praise are worth.
Famous, adj. Conspicuously miserable.
Don't confuse fame with success. One is Madonna; the other is Helen Keller.
We come closer and closer to degrading all fame into notoriety.
Fame is a boomerang.
That's what fame is: solitude.
Novelists, playwrights, painters and others may hold in their heads the expectation of fame, but not poets. Having chosen that road, all one can dream of is the jealousy of one's rivals.
Fame creates its own standard.
Fame is a bee. It has a song— It has a sting— Ah, too, it has a wing.
Fame is a fickle food Upon a shifting plate.
Fame is a food that dead men eat, I have no stomach for such meat.
Fame is very agreeable, but the bad thing is that it goes on 24 hours a day.
The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it is the ambition to attain the highest excellence, sanctioned by the highest authority, that of time.
Whenever the world throws rose petals at you, which thrill and seduce the ego, beware.
Fame is bought by happiness.
Fame separates you from life.
At first you can stand the spotlight in your eyes. Then it blinds you. Others can see you, but you cannot see them.
Fame and tranquility can never be bedfellows.
Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make famous.
Fame! It is the flower of a day, that dies when the next sun rises.
I don't think I realized that the cost of fame is that it's open season on every moment of your life.
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
So this was fame at last! Nothing but a vast debt to be paid to the world in energy, in blood, in time.
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become, and the same is true of fame.
Fame is like a smudge on your nose. You can't see it. Other people can.
Blessed is he whose fame does not outshine his truth.
One day you are a signature, next day, you are an autograph.
That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that, but they are broke.
Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.
There are two manners of receiving recognition: one is to be discovered so long after one's death that one's grandchildren have to write to the papers to establish the relationship; the other is to be discovered, like the infant Moses, at the very outset of one's career.
Once fame is necessary to our happiness, power to make us miserable lies in the hands of everyone.