With fame I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
I wanted to be a star, not a gallery mascot.
Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
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.
I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.
Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
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!
I'm shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I've done everything I can to avoid it.
What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism.
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.
When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous.
A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!
Fame has sent a number of celebrities off the deep end, and in the case of Michael Jackson, to the kiddy pool.
Fame is fickle, and I know it. It has its compensations but it also has its drawbacks, and I've experienced them both.
Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag.
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.
I imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen.
Honor means that a man is not exceptional; fame, that he is. Fame is something which must be won; honor, only something which must not be lost.
Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.
To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.
There have been as great souls unknown to fame as any of the most famous.
Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us.
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