Quotations on Famous

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Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.
- Lucius Accius
(Keywords: Fame, Famous, Man)

There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.
- George Matthew Adams
(Keywords: Successful, Applause, Care, Encouragement, Famous, Man, May, Woman)

It wasn't glamorous in my day. In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life that they didn't merit their name in the Radio Times. Now people are interested in being famous. I never gave it a thought.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Life, Thought, People, Being, Day, Famous, Merit, Name, Now)

I was with a famous comedian when a young fan walked up and asked for an autograph. The comedian blew him off. I'll never forget the look on the young boy's face. He was devastated.
- Louie Anderson
(Keywords: Famous, Forget)

Some very famous directors have started in the mail room, which is just getting inside the studio, getting to know people, getting to know the routine.
- Kenneth Anger
(Keywords: People, Famous, Mail, Routine)

Well, yeah. At a certain point, you've got to be really honest with yourself. Like, 'Why am I doing this? What are my motivations?' Like, if you get into it because you want to be famous? Then you've got a long row to hoe. But if you really feel like it's a labour of love and it's something you're actually legitimately good at, then it's not that hard to keep plugging away.
- Will Arnett
(Keywords: Love, Famous, Want)

Olympic Gold changed me and my life dramatically. I became a celebrity overnight and people see me as a famous skater, not a real person.
- Oksana Baiul
(Keywords: Life, People, Celebrity, Famous, Gold)

I'm English. Our dentistry is not world famous.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: English, Famous, World)

They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach.
- Luigi Barzini
(Keywords: Food, Beach, Deserted, Famous, Oil, Pleasure)

Since I was seventeen I thought I might be a star. I'd think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix... I had a romantic feeling about how these people became famous.
- Jean-Michel Basquiat
(Keywords: Thought, People, Famous, Feeling, Heroes, Romantic)

It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
- Robert Benchley
(Keywords: Time, Talent, Famous, Writing, Years)

Be very clear as to what your dream is. Nowadays it is fairly certain that 90 percent of all actors really just want to be rich and famous as the solution to all that ails.
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: Dream, Actors, Famous, Solution, Want)

Those who have known the famous are publicly debriefed of their memories, knowing as their own dusk falls that they will only be remembered for remembering someone else.
- Alan Bennett
(Keywords: Famous, Memories, Will)

There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Advice, Famous, Giving, Misleading, Old, states)

In Germany I am not so famous.
- Hans Berger
(Keywords: Famous, Germany)

Being a famous actress may give you a sense of being important, but believe me, it's just an illusion.
- Juliette Binoche
(Keywords: Being, Famous, Illusion, May, Sense)

The Bronx is famous for two things. Hip-hop, and 26 world championships.
- Kurtis Blow
(Keywords: Famous, World)

If you ever get rich and famous, by definition you are special. You have done something special, and therefore you start to behave special. Then if the floor drops out, and you become down and out, you have a really new perspective.
- Danny Bonaduce
(Keywords: Famous, Perspective)

In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Keywords: Idea, Drama, Facts, Famous, Theories, Tragedy, Will)

No matter how famous and established they were or however blessed they were with great songs or long careers, if they lived alone, they lived alone. That's not the way I wanted to live prior to the tour or after.
- Edie Brickell
(Keywords: Careers, Famous, Songs)

For me, growing up, the downside of it was that as a kid you don't want to stand out. You don't want to have a famous father let alone get a job because of your famous father, you know? But I'm a product of nepotism. That's how I got my foot in the door, through my dad.
- Jeff Bridges
(Keywords: Dad, Father, Famous, Growing up, Job, Want)

Hollywood people want to build you up and make you famous only to knock you off you're the pedestal they built for you.
- Morgan Brittany
(Keywords: People, Famous, Hollywood, Want)

Sometimes I like to play the soundtracks to famous musicals so we can all sing along. South Pacific is one of my favorites. Our neighbors must hate us.
- Louise Brown
(Keywords: Famous, Hate, Neighbors, Play)

In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known - that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness.
- Norman O. Brown
(Keywords: Money, Science, Common sense, Famous, First, Paradox, Poets, Psychoanalysis, State)

While we are being fascinated by the tales of famous serial killers and how they were brought to justice, the real serial killer goes about his business with hardly a thought to being caught.
- Pat Brown
(Keywords: Business, Thought, Being, Famous, Justice)

I have also just finished three weeks on a soap opera in England. The soap opera is a rather famous one called Crossroads. It was first on television 25 years ago, and it has recently been brought back. I play the part of a businessman called David Wheeler.
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Keywords: EnglFamous, First, Opera, Play, Television, Years)

But I didn't ask to have somebody nose around in my private life. I didn't even ask to be famous. All I asked was to be able to earn a living making people laugh.
- Carol Burnett
(Keywords: Life, People, Famous, Living)

Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees are so famous for Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, all of those guys.
- Bert Campaneris
(Keywords: Famous, Yankee)

They gave it to us for about five bucks a week, and we just went there to live. Probably the first band that ever did that back then and it became the famous cottage.
- Jim Capaldi
(Keywords: Famous, First)

I never wanted to do biography just to tell the life of a famous man. I always wanted to use the life of a man to examine political power, because democracy shapes our lives.
- Robert Caro
(Keywords: Life, Power, Biography, Democracy, Famous, Man)

Quentin is very organic; there was no way that he was going to put someone else's hand in there and anyway, my hands are kind of famous. It seemed right.
- David Carradine
(Keywords: Famous, Right)

My favorite thing about being famous... it's not really as big of a deal as everybody says it is. Being on the road is tough, doing interviews, and all the stuff. It's still pretty tough.
- Aaron Carter
(Keywords: Being, Famous, Favorite, Pretty, Road)

Famous people come up to me, but I don't know who they are because my sight is so bad. It's always at the pool of the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills when I don't have my lenses in and my glasses are in my room.
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Keywords: People, Famous, Seasons, Sight)

When you become famous, being famous becomes your profession.
- James Carville
(Keywords: Being, Famous, Profession)

Maya Angelou, the famous African American poet, historian, and civil rights activist who is hailed be many as one of the great voices of contemporary literature, believes a struggle only makes a person stronger.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: African, American, Civil rights, Famous, Literature, Struggle)

Among famous traitors of history one might mention the weather.
- Ilka Chase
(Keywords: History, Famous, Weather)

They used to but not any more. You kind of get used to it - you accept it is part of your job - if you're famous and you want this life, you have got to accept this part of it as well.
- Charlotte Church
(Keywords: Life, Famous, Job, Want)

I love singing - singing is what I'm famous for doing. Now it's turned into things I am famous for doing - like having rows with my mum or about my boyfriend, so it does get irritating.
- Charlotte Church
(Keywords: Love, Boyfriend, Famous, Now, Singing)

But to this day I am convinced that the real reason we met was because Alexander is from Nebraska, and he was completely fascinated that I was about to go off and make a movie with Brando - perhaps the most famous Nebraskan of all.
- Thomas Haden Church
(Keywords: Day, Famous, Reason)

I think in the end, when you're famous, people like to narrow you down to a few personality traits. I think I've just become this ambitious, say-whatever's-on-her-mind, intimidating person. And that's part of my personality, but it's certainly not anywhere near the whole thing.
- Madonna Ciccone
(Keywords: People, End, Famous, Personality)

The whole business of getting famous was good fun, but it was a long time ago.
- Julian Clary
(Keywords: Business, Time, Famous, Fun)

I just think Rosa Parks was overrated. Last time I checked, she got famous for breaking the law.
- Stephen Colbert
(Keywords: Time, Famous, Law)

I am famous because I am an African American jazz artist.
- Nat King Cole
(Keywords: African, American, Artist, Famous, Jazz)

The big thing that everyone forgets, you're famous and on TV and everything, but I think there's something very rewarding to be able to write a song, record it, and have it turn out as you heard it in your head, or even better.
- Phil Collen
(Keywords: Famous, Song)

Italian girls are famous for being snobby and expecting men to make the first move. In America, if I don't make eye contact, the guys won't come over and talk. American girls just go for it. You men are spoiled.
- Silvia Colloca
(Keywords: Men, America, American, Being, Eye, Famous, First, Girls, Talk)

When I was going for my graduate degree, I decided I was going to make a feature film as my thesis. That's what I was famous for-that I had my thesis film be a feature film, which was 'You're a Big Boy Now.'
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Keywords: Famous, Film, Now)

Forget about being world famous, it's hard enough just getting the automatic doors at the supermarket to acknowledge our existence.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: Being, Existence, Famous, Forget, World)

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life.
- Norman Cousins
(Keywords: History, Life, Ideas, Famous, Metaphor)

You're asking the wrong girl about fame. I'm hardly famous. I wouldn't want to trade places with anyone else.
- Nikki Cox
(Keywords: Fame, Famous, Trade, Want, Wrong)

I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist.
- Robert Crumb
(Keywords: Famous, Revenge, World)



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