Quotes of Fame - somelinesforyou

“ Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence. ”

- Benjamin Haydon

“ He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar. ”

- Chuang tzu

“ You can't choose what you're famous for in life. ”

- Dave Kellett

“ To have had fame, even very minor fame, and to have lost it, got older and maybe put on a little weight is a kind of living death. ”

- David Nicholls

“ The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acquire it. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ If you're holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time. ”

- J. K. Rowling

“ 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

“ How you matter is defined by the things that matter to you. You matter as much as the things that matter to you do. ”

- John Green

“ The future will erase everything—there’s no level of fame or genius that allows you to transcend oblivion. The infinite future makes that kind of mattering impossible. ”

- John Green

“ The voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because there is always the thought that everything might be done better and again. ”

- John Green

“ We are like a bunch of dogs squirting on fire hydrants. We poison the groundwater with our toxic piss, marking everything MINE in a ridiculous attempt to survive our deaths. ”

- John Green

“ I could not conceive that [fans] actually wanted me to sign something. It took a long time for me to figure out (a) just say 'Thank you' and sign the thing, and (b) smile in the picture, because if you try to just half-smile you're going to look constipated. ”

- joss whedon

“ If you're a misfit within a group of misfits, does that mean you're actually popular and normal? ”

- Laura Preble

“ Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. ”

- Napoleon Bonaparte

“ I think the promise of fame and what it holds to you as a child and dreaming of it is not what it is. What it is, I'm not complaining about, but it's just different than the reality you dreamed. ”

- Gandhi

“ It's going to come true like you knew it, but it's not going to feel like you think. ”

- Gandhi

“ I'm a bit of an abstract figure that people can project their fantasies on; it's pretty much what we all are, otherwise we wouldn't be stars, and people wouldn't be interested. But people project things on you that have nothing to do with what you really are, or they see a little something and then exaggerate it. And you can't really control that. ”

- Salma Hayek

“ Famous I don't know about. It's hard to be famous and alive. I just want to play music every day and hear someone say, 'Thanks, that was great, here's some money, same time tomorrow, okay?' ”

- Terry Pratchett

“ Popularity? It is glory's small change. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, Till by broad spreading it disperses to naught. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Fame is only good for one thing — they will cash your check in a small town. ”

- Truman Capote

“ Fame, we may understand, is no sure test of merit, but only a probability of such; it is an accident, not a property of man. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experienced, but that's not where I live. ”

- Marilyn Monroe

“ Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome. ”

- Jean Jacques Rousseau

“ In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer, the wealth, prestige and grandeur that went with the power. ”

- A. J. P. Taylor

“ Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ 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

“ Now there is fame! Of all — hunger, misery, the incomprehension by the public — fame is by far the worst. It is the castigation of God by the artist. It is sad. It is true. ”

- Pablo Picasso

“ The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you. ”

- Gloria Vanderbilt
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