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Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds. - Socrates

What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little. - Leszczynski Stanislaus

Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face. As soon as one is aware of being "somebody," to be watched and listened to with extra interest, input ceases, and the performer goes blind and deaf in his over-animation. One can either see or be seen. - John Updike

The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you. - Gloria Vanderbilt

Men's fame is like their hair, which grows after they are dead, and with just as little use to them. - George Villiers

Fame hides her head among the clouds. - Virgil

Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict. - Raquel Welch

What desire for fame attends both great and small; better be damned than mentioned not at all! - John Wolcot

Sometimes I wish I weren't famous. - Tammy Wynette

It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that. - Alan Alda

Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole. - Vicki Baum

My great comfort is, that the temporary celebrity I have wrung from the world has been in the very teeth of all opinions and prejudices. I have flattered no ruling powers; I have never concealed a single thought that tempted me. - Lord Byron

To many fame comes too late. - Luis De Camoens

Fame is only good for one thing-they will cash your check in a small town. - Truman Capote

I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one. - Cato The Elder

It often happens that those of whom we speak least on earth are best known in heaven. - Nicolas Caussin

Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us. - Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow. - Marcus T. Cicero

Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it! - Davy Crockett

A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I'm still doing it. - Miles Davis

Fame is proof that the people are gullible. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all. - Thomas Fuller

There are names written in her immortal scroll at which Fame blushes! - William Hazlitt

Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

He that pursues fame with just claims, trusts his happiness to the winds; but he that endeavors after it by false merit, has to fear, not only the violence of the storm, but the leaks of his vessel. - Samuel Johnson

It is a wretched thing to live on the fame of others. - (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal

Who would wish to be among the commonplace crowd of the little famous -- who are each individually lost in a throng made up of themselves? - John Keats

Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime. And, departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I had it all and blew it. - Mickey Mantle

May the countryside and the gliding valley streams content me. Lost to fame, let me love river and woodland. - Virgil Publius Vergilius Maro

It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes. They are easily disillusioned and then they are angry with you, for it was the illusion they loved. - W. Somerset Maugham

Fame is an illusive thing -- here today, gone tomorrow. The fickle, shallow mob raises its heroes to the pinnacle of approval today and hurls them into oblivion tomorrow at the slightest whim; cheers today, hisses tomorrow; utter forgetfulness in a few months. - Henry Miller

Not to know me argues yourselves unknown. - John Milton

Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag. - Van Morrison

A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear. - Jack Nicholson

It is better to be a has-been than a never-was. - Cecil Parkinson

The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death. - Blaise Pascal

I want to be famous everywhere. - Luciano Pavarotti

Heartthrobs are a dime a dozen. - Brad Pitt

What's fame? a fancy'd life in other's breath. A thing beyond us, even before our death. - Alexander Pope

'Tis the white stag, Fame, we're a-hunting, bid the world's hounds come to horn! - Ezra Pound

Fame is a constant effort - Jules Renard

Oblivion is the rule and fame the exception, of humanity. - Antoine Rivarol

We always hear about the haves and the have-nots. Why don't we hear about the doers and the do-nots. - Thomas Sewell

Death makes no conquest of this conqueror: For now he lives in fame, though not in life. - William Shakespeare

Because I have conducted my own operas and love sheep-dogs; because I generally dress in tweeds, and sometimes, at winter afternoon concerts, have even conducted in them; because I was a militant suffragette and seized a chance of beating time to "The March of the Women" from the window of my cell in Holloway Prison with a tooth-brush; because I have written books, spoken speeches, broadcast, and don't always make sure that my hat is on straight; for these and other equally pertinent reasons, in a certain sense I am well known. - Dame Ethel Smyth


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