Fame quotes page 2
Profit is better than fame.
In my life I have found two things of priceless worth - learning and loving. Nothing else - not
fame, not power, not achievement for its own sake - can possibly have the same lasting
value. For when your life is over, if you can say "I have learned" and "I have loved," you will
also be able to say "I have been happy."
Arthur C. Clarke
Without money fame is dead.
Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
All natural goods perish. Riches take wings; fame is a breath; love is a cheat; youth and
health and pleasure vanish.
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.
William Somerset Maugham
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of
I always like to say to people who want to be rich and famous, try being rich first. See if that
doesn't cover most of it. There's not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes
and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with
a 24-hour job.
Fame is proof that the people are gullible.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fame is but the breath of the people.
Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty
pride to the great names of antiquity, who drink of that flood of glory as of a river, and
refresh our wings in it for future flight.
Fame was like a drug. But what was even more like a drug were the drugs.
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
Fame means when your computer modem is broken, the repair guy comes out to your house a
If a man can bridge the gap between life and death,if he can live after he's died, then maybe
he was a great man. Immortality is the only true success.
The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.
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.
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
There is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.
I had a boyfriend who told me I'd never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never
have a hit song, and that he hoped I'd fail. I said to him, "Someday, when we're not
together, you won't be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or
A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears
dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
Fred A. Allen
Simple, genuine goodness is the best capital to found the business of this life upon. It lasts
when fame and money fail, and is the only riches we can take out of this world with us.
Louisa May Alcott
Fame is only good for one thing: they will cash your check in a small town.
People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like
them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.
Renown? I've already got more of it than those I respect, and will never have as much as
those for whom I feel contempt.
Some people obtain fame, others deserve it.
I'm already crazy. I'm a fearless person. I think it creeps up on you. I don't think it can be
stopped. If my destiny is to lose my mind because of fame, then that's my destiny. But my
passion still means more than anything.
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.
A sign of celebrity is often that their name is worth more than their services.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust
the great name still lives.