Quotations on Fame

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For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Death, Children, Fame, Man)

It's not the money. It's not the fame. It's the influence.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Money, Fame, Influence)

Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don't care about fame, I don't care about being a celebrity. I know that's part of the job, but I don't feed into anyone's idea of who I should be.
- Jessica Alba
(Keywords: Change, Idea, Being, Care, Celebrity, Fame, Job, Living)

Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Direction, Fame, Name, Now, Wind)

I don't enjoy being a celebrity, I don't want any part of that or any part of that fame for fame... i'd actually rather die than be a celebrity slime!!!
- Marc Almond
(Keywords: Being, Celebrity, Fame, Want)

Fame is addictive. Money is addictive. Attention is addictive. But golf is second to none.
- Marc Anthony
(Keywords: Money, Attention, Fame, Golf)

It was never the fame or fortune that drove me to act. It was something I love and enjoy doing it. A lot of people identify who they are by what they do and that's not me. It's what I do but not who I am. Who I am is a parent. I'm a family man.
- Adam Baldwin
(Keywords: Family, Love, People, Act, Fame, Fortune, Man)

If this fame, which people call my lucky break, were to stop tomorrow, I shouldn't care.
- Brigitte Bardot
(Keywords: People, Care, Fame, Tomorrow)

I'm not after fame and success and fortune and power. It's mostly that I want to have a good job and have good friends; that's the good stuff in life.
- Drew Barrymore
(Keywords: Life, Success, Power, Fame, Fortune, Friends, Job, Want)

Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.
- Vicki Baum
(Keywords: Success, Fame, Loneliness, Lonely)

It is a good motive, fame and money, as it is tangible and measurable. Being an artist is neither measurable nor tangible and certainly not a way to become rich.
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: Money, Artist, Being, Fame, Motive)

I got behind that pencil and nothing happened for many years, but since they put me in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, I've turned around. I took a good look at myself and said, I think it's time to get back at work.
- Otis Blackwell
(Keywords: Time, Work, Fame, Nothing, Years)

I live my life parallel with my work, and they are both equally important. I'm always amazed how much people talk about celebrity and fame. I don't understand the attraction.
- Cate Blanchett
(Keywords: Life, Work, People, Celebrity, Fame, Talk)

Humbled by the fact that never in a million years would I ever thought that I would be on the same stage with all these great Hall of Famers and enshrined to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
- Wade Boggs
(Keywords: Thought, Baseball, Fact, Fame, Years)

I'm in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the One-Hit Wonder Wall. I'm still very troubled by the fact that I'm in the hall and my dad isn't.
- Debby Boone
(Keywords: Dad, Fact, Fame, Wonder)

Acting is a life experience. I'm always learning things when I'm making a movie. So the fame part of it is fine when you consider what you get out of this job.
- Kate Bosworth
(Keywords: Life, Experience, Acting, Fame, Job, Learning)

Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Keywords: Truth, Fame, Words)

If it turns out to be a hit, well, good luck dealing with fame. And if it's not a hit and you can still survive and make music you believe in, well, then you're truly blessed. I think that's where we are now.
- Edie Brickell
(Keywords: Music, Fame, Luck, Now)

I just want the money and the fame and the adoration, and I don't want any of the other stuff.
- Matthew Broderick
(Keywords: Money, Fame, Want)

With fame, you can't trust everybody. You can't depend on them being there for you as a person. They will only be there because of what you've got you as a person. They will only be there because of what you've got and what you can bring to their life. It's not a relationship-it's a leech.
- Chris Brown
(Keywords: Trust, Life, Being, Fame, Will)

There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame; life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work.
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Keywords: Life, Work, Fame, Pursuit, Trade, World)

He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Cause, Fame, Instinct, Passion)

I think it's easy for people to assume that fame is equal to glory, but it can be a very isolating experience.
- Sophia Bush
(Keywords: Experience, People, Fame, Glory)

What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: People, Being, Care, Fame, Nothing)

He's just like my father that way-my father just adored my mother and let her do whatever she wanted. John's like that. He's a very rare man, a very good man, and I've had a good life with him. I'm proud to be walking in the wake of Johnny's fame.
- June Carter Cash
(Keywords: Life, Mother, Father, Fame, Man, Walking)

If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is needed? If a man has fame, what is the value of other ornamentation?
- Chanakya
(Keywords: Virtue, Fame, Man, Value)

To copy beauty forfeits all pretense to fame; to copy faults is want of sense.
- Charles Churchill
(Keywords: Beauty, Fame, Faults, Sense, Want)

To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.
- Emile M. Cioran
(Keywords: Dying, Fame, Want)

It is to be regretted that few persons who have arrived at any degree of eminence or fame, have written Memorials of themselves, at least such as have embraced their private as well as their public life.
- Adam Clarke
(Keywords: Life, Fame, Public)

The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
- Jean Cocteau
(Keywords: Art, Success, Artists, Fame, Reward)

People are intrigued by fame, power and wealth and I think Hollywood is the only place where you get all three together.
- Jackie Collins
(Keywords: Power, People, Wealth, Fame, Hollywood)

Acting is a win-win situation. There is no risk involved. That's why I get tired of hearing actors who try to make out that there's a downside to it. Fame is an odd thing. It bugs you a little bit, but it's really not bad.
- John Corbett
(Keywords: Acting, Actors, Bugs, Fame, Hearing, Risk)

Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame, which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind.
- George William Curtis
(Keywords: Intelligence, Thoughts, Approval, Deeds, Fame, Mankind, Reputation)

I hope this doesn't sound pompous but I don't think of myself as famous, whatever fame I've got has come through what I've done and associations of things I've done.
- Peter Cushing
(Keywords: Hope, Fame, Famous, Sound)

I always regarded people who want fame with a lot of suspicion. Unless you have a product to sell, I don't know why anyone would want to be famous. I can't imagine what need that would fill.
- Jessica Cutler
(Keywords: People, Fame, Famous, Suspicion, Want)

Fame doesn't end loneliness.
- Claire Danes
(Keywords: End, Fame, Loneliness)

My career should adapt to me. Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go.
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Keywords: Career, Fame, Want)

I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.
- Emily Dickinson
(Keywords: Life, Fame, Living, Man, Name)

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.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Life, Power, Health, Men, Conscience, Fame, Pleasure)

I was a starter and did some good things there, and then I got a chance to prove myself as a closer. Because of that opportunity, I was blessed with the honor of being elected to the Hall of Fame.
- Dennis Eckersley
(Keywords: Opportunity, Being, Chance, Fame, Honor)

Bud Johnson, God rest his soul of fame, a tenor saxophonist. Bud was always a big, big, big booster of mine and he always when I first met Bud in Pittsburgh when he came through there, he heard me sing and he wanted me to come to Chicago.
- Billy Eckstine
(Keywords: God, Soul, Chicago, Fame, First, Rest)

I think if you're fame-hungry, go out to a nightclub and get drunk... why do that? I don't understand how some people would want fame so bad that they'd go out and get negative attention to earn it.
- Zac Efron
(Keywords: People, Negative, Attention, Fame, Want)

You want to live your own life, but when you have fame, there are certain things you can't get away with.
- Omar Epps
(Keywords: Life, Fame, Want)

You can take Elvis. You can take Marilyn Monroe. Success and fame will not be the answer if something inside of you is bothering you, if things in your mind aren't going right.
- Linda Evans
(Keywords: Success, Fame, Mind, Right, Will)

Regarding fame, fortune and Oregon I do wish I had more money.
- John Fahey
(Keywords: Money, Fame, Fortune)

I've seen many of my contemporaries become superstars, and the way fame and fortune starts to really affect the way they treat other people, and I think it's ugly.
- Siobhan Fahey
(Keywords: People, Fame, Fortune, Ugly)

I lost money, coaching jobs, a shot at the Hall of Fame.
- Curt Flood
(Keywords: Money, Coaching, Fame, Jobs)

I'm over it. You strive to win a Super Bowl and you do everything you can to get there. But being in the Hall of Fame, you never play for that honor. It's incredible.
- Dan Fouts
(Keywords: Being, Fame, Honor, Play)

All fame ever does for you is get attention for the work you really want to do.
- Jonathan Frid
(Keywords: Work, Attention, Fame, Want)

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
(Keywords: Art, Actions, Echo, Fame, World)



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