Quotes and Sayings about Fame



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

"I feel like fame is wasted on me."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Fame)

"It's not the money. It's not the fame. It's the influence."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Being, Celebrity, Fame, Want)

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

"France, famed in all great arts, in none supreme."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: France)

"I'm flattered that so many baseball people think I'm a Hall of Famer. But what's hard to believe is how one-hundred and fifty plus people have changed their minds about me since I became eligible, because I haven't had a base hit since then."
- Richie Ashburn
(Related: People, Baseball)

"At the end of my life, I have achieved belated fame and recognition in the city of my birth."
- Leon Askin
(Related: Life, End, Fame)

"Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Fame, Writer)

"Nevertheless there are certain peaks, canons, and clear meadow spaces which are above all compassing of words, and have a certain fame as of the nobly great to whom we give no familiar names."
- Mary Austin
(Related: Fame, Names, Words)

"Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Fame, Light)

"Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Fame, Fire, May, Will)

"It is a good thing to happen to you, to have that taste of fame because then you don't hanker for it."
- Jane Badler
(Related: Fame, Taste)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Care, Fame, Tomorrow)

"Fame had brought me so much unhappiness."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Fame, Unhappiness)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Success, Fame, Loneliness, Lonely)

"Ah, who can tell how hard it is to climb the steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar?"
- James Beattie
(Related: Temple, Fame)

"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
(Related: Money, Artist, Being, Fame, Motive)

"My drum sticks are in the "Hall of Fame." I know that."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Fame)

"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
(Related: Time, Work, Fame, Nothing, Years)

"I like this town, it's really great. They've put me in The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. This town is about music. It's about the kind of music I like."
- Otis Blackwell
(Related: Music, Fame)

"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
(Related: Life, Work, People, Celebrity, Fame, Talk)

"I think people often confuse success with fame and stardom."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Success, People, Fame)

"If we should be blessed by some great reward, such as fame or fortune, it's the fruit of a seed planted by us in the past."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Fame, Fortune, Past, Reward)

"Looking back on those days and little leaguer, the Hall of Fame is not even a blinking star, but through baseball travels and moving up the ladder, that star begins to flicker."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Baseball, Fame)

"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
(Related: Thought, Baseball, Fact, Fame, Years)

"Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Success, Fame)

"Don't cling to fame. You're just borrowing it. It's like money. You're going to die, and somebody else is going to get it."
- Sonny Bono
(Related: Money, Borrowing, Fame)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Truth, Fame, Words)

"As a player, it says everything about you if you made the Hall of Fame. But, then again, boy... there's something about winning a Super Bowl."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Winning, Fame)

"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
(Related: Music, Fame, Luck, Now)

"You have to work in this business on your own terms. Don't sell out for money, fame, or notoriety."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Business, Work, Money, Fame)

"I just want the money and the fame and the adoration, and I don't want any of the other stuff."
- Matthew Broderick
(Related: 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
(Related: Trust, Life, Being, Fame, Will)

"I guess it comes back to the old motto, you have you're fifteen minutes a fame."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Fame, Old)

"We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort when all we really need to be happy is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Success, Comfort, Fame)

"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
(Related: Life, Work, Fame, Pursuit, Trade, World)

"I think I'm telling the truth. I sat by Ray Perkins at the Hall of Fame dinner in New York, and at that time he didn't know he was our coach and I didn't either."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Time, Truth, Coach, Fame)

"Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully."
- Julie Burchill
(Related: Fame, Hollywood, Old, Suicide, Youth)

"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
(Related: Cause, Fame, Instinct, Passion)

"Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Instinct, Passion)

"Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame."
- Robert Burns
(Related: Fame)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Being, Care, Fame, Nothing)

"Folly loves the martyrdom of fame."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Fame, Folly)

"Fame is the thirst of youth."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Fame, Youth)

"Fame is only good for one thing - they will cash your check in a small town."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Fame, Will)

"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
(Related: Life, Mother, Father, Fame, Man, Walking)

"It's not about the fame and the money because if you do good work all that stuff comes."
- David Cassidy
(Related: Money, Work, Fame)

"Fame - anyone who says he doesn't like it is crazy."
- Bennett Cerf
(Related: Fame)

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

"I may be revered or defamed and decried; But I tried to live my life right."
- Tracy Chapman
(Related: Life, May, Right)

"Getting buried alive will always be my claim to fame."
- Crystal Chappell
(Related: Fame, Will)

"The present condition of fame is merely fashion."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Fame, Fashion, Present)

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

"To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: 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
(Related: Life, Fame, Public)

"Acquaintance lessens fame."
- Claudius
(Related: Acquaintance, Fame)

"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
(Related: Art, Success, Artists, Fame, Reward)

"That has always seemed to me one of the stranger aspects of literary fame: you prove your competence as a writer and an inventor of stories, and then people clamour for you to make speeches and tell them what you think about the world."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: People, Competence, Literary, World, Writer)

"Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true."
- Leonard Cohen
(Related: Compassion, Despair, Judges, Killing, Will)

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

"Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Fame, Flowers, Future, Grave, Living, May, Nothing, Present)

"Fame is being asked to sign your autograph on the back of a cigarette packet."
- Billy Connolly
(Related: Being, Fame)

"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
(Related: Acting, Actors, Bugs, Fame, Hearing, Risk)

"You will never see the four original Pumpkins on stage ever again, unless it's a Hall of Fame thing. But you would never see a tour. There's so much damage, there's no way."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Fame, Will)

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

"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!"
- Davy Crockett
(Related: Chance, Fame)

"I didn't get into making music for the fame aspect. There are people who do desire that."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Music, People, Desire, Fame)

"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
(Related: Intelligence, Thoughts, Approval, Deeds, Fame, Mankind, Reputation)

"All the work built my fame and certainly made me more money, but the toll it took in my home was not good."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Home, Work, Money, Fame)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Fame, Famous, Suspicion, Want)

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

"Fame, like the river, is narrowest where it is bred, and broadest afar off."
- William Davenant
(Related: Fame)

"Fame comes with its own standard. A guy who twitches his lips is just another guy with a lip twitch - unless he's Humphrey Bogart."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Fame)

"I'm shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I've done everything I can to avoid it."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Fame, Hate, Want, Word)

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

"I'd love to be in the Hall of Fame one day and win Super Bowl rings, or even one... and stay healthy."
- Eric Dickerson
(Related: Love, Day, Fame)

"Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Food, Fame)

"I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: 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
(Related: Life, Power, Health, Men, Conscience, Fame, Pleasure)

"Fame does lead to money, which I don't have a close relationship with. I'm the kind of guy who never sees the money - it all goes somewhere else. I don't understand it, I don't like to deal with it. I have a fear of not having it, because I grew up without it."
- David Duchovny
(Related: Money, Fear, Fame)

"I've experienced as much fame as I ever want to."
- Trevor Dunn
(Related: Fame, Want)

"The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune."
- Amelia Earhart
(Related: Fame, Fortune, Job, Will, Woman)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Negative, Attention, Fame, Want)

"The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Fame, Martyr, Prison, Tongue)

"Fame hit me like a ton of bricks."
- Eminem
(Related: Fame)

"Fame and success are very different things."
- Enya
(Related: Success, Fame)

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

"What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Fame, Name, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Success, Fame, Mind, Right, Will)

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

"As for fame, it can go to your head and you can become full of yourself."
- John Fahey
(Related: Fame)

"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
(Related: People, Fame, Fortune, Ugly)

"We were at Pye Studios for half an hour so we set the gear up and we did two tracks. A month later we found out it was selling thirty thousand copies a day."
- Georgie Fame
(Related: Selling, Day)

"The BBC were not playing the music that was happening on the street so we did an independent production because we knew we had an audience. Then we licensed the album to EMI."
- Georgie Fame
(Related: Music, Production)

"Suckle was the first West Indian DJ and he had this fantastic source of music."
- Georgie Fame
(Related: Music, First)

"I broke up the band in the office in Gerrard Street."
- Georgie Fame
(Related: Office)

"If you had a good radio - and everybody did in those days - you could find it."
- Georgie Fame
"If you're a musician or actor, you know that if you're successful, some level of fame goes along with that. You're prepared. But how often does that happen to a programmer?"
- Shawn Fanning
(Related: Successful, Actor, Fame)

"I lost money, coaching jobs, a shot at the Hall of Fame."
- Curt Flood
(Related: 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
(Related: Being, Fame, Honor, Play)

"All fame ever does for you is get attention for the work you really want to do."
- Jonathan Frid
(Related: 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
(Related: Art, Actions, Echo, Fame, World)

"In 1993 my birthday present was a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Birthday, Fame, Hollywood, Present)

"Mickey Mouse... is always there-he's part of my life. That really is something not everyone can call their claim to fame."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Life, Fame, Mouse)

"It worries me that young singers think you can shortcut the training and go straight to fame and fortune, and programmes like Pop Idol have encouraged that."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Fame, Fortune, Training)

"I've stopped caring about skeptics, but if they libel or defame me they will end up in court."
- Uri Geller
(Related: Caring, Court, End, Will)

"The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them."
- Jean Genet
(Related: Success, Fame, Heroes)

"Rosie is a Hall of Fame player, and I wouldn't be in the Hall of Fame if it weren't for him."
- Frank Gifford
(Related: Fame)

"If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Fame, Rank, Unworthy)

"Since fame is an illusion and death is in our future all we have is the next moment before we are swallowed into oblivion."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Death, Fame, Future, Illusion)

"A self made man is a rarity and hated by the parasites that floated to fame thought their parents, relatives and contacts."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Thought, Fame, Man, Parents, Relatives, Self)

"I don't care about money or fame or anything like that, but it would be a perk."
- Lucas Grabeel
(Related: Money, Care, Fame)

"What is fame? an empty bubble; Gold? a transient, shining trouble."
- James Grainger
(Related: Fame, Gold, Trouble)

"It takes a very strange person to enjoy fame, with all the by-products that come with it. It's not necessarily a thrill."
- Kelsey Grammer
(Related: Fame)

"Fame obviously has become a premium in everybody's life. Everybody thinks they deserve it, everybody thinks they want it and most people really don't enjoy it once they get it."
- Kelsey Grammer
(Related: Life, People, Fame, Want)

"Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character."
- Horace Greeley
(Related: Character, Accident, Fame, Popularity)

"A lot of celebrities, especially when you're talking about the really big ones, live in what I call the fame bubble. Nobody ever says no to them or challenges them or even teases them."
- Kathy Griffin
(Related: Fame, Talking)

"It was difficult being a teacher and out of the closet in the '50s. By the time I retired, the English department was proud of having a gay poet of a certain minor fame. It was a very satisfactory change!"
- Thom Gunn
(Related: Time, Being, English, Fame, Gay)

"I love the fame and the money and the power. You have to keep working to have that."
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: Love, Money, Power, Fame)

"I was trained to be an actor, not a star. I was trained to play roles, not to deal with fame and agents and lawyers and the press."
- Gene Hackman
(Related: Actor, Fame, Lawyers, Play, Press)

"I was the executive editor on a little magazine called Greek Accent, whose only claim to fame is that its art director went on to be the art director of Discover for many years."
- Jane Haddam
(Related: Art, Fame, Years)

"Fame is a very confusing thing, because you are recognized by a lot of people that you've never seen before, and they're at a great advantage."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: People, Fame)

"Who would not rather have the fame of Archimedes than that of his conqueror Marcellus?"
- William Rowan Hamilton
(Related: Fame)

"Maybe it's my 15 minutes of fame, maybe it's longer."
- Jane Harman
(Related: Fame)

"With the Giants I broadcast the debut of Hall of Famer Willie Mays."
- Ernie Harwell
(Related: Giants)

"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."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Fame, Inheritance, Living, Names, Pride)

"When I started off, I didn't only ride to fame on my looks though many people I know think otherwise."
- Natasha Henstridge
(Related: People, Fame)

"The best people renounce all for one goal, the eternal fame of mortals; but most people stuff themselves like cattle."
- Heraclitus
(Related: People, Goal, Fame)

"A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even... without any hope of doing it well."
- Oliver Herford
(Related: Love, Money, Hope, Fame, Man)

"My only claim to fame, if I have one, is that I'm an editor."
- Woody Herman
(Related: Fame)

"Sometimes I'm uncomfortable with the level of fame I've got! It all depends on the day and what's going on. I don't desire any more fame. I don't need it."
- Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Related: Day, Desire, Fame)

"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!"
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Music, Fame, Magic)

"Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Fame, Thinking)

"Who has the fame to be an early riser may sleep till noon."
- James Howell
(Related: Fame, May, Sleep)

"Personally, fame never really played any part in our family life."
- Oliver Hudson
(Related: Family, Life, Fame)

"I like young actors because they're so unspoiled, not like some of those actors who are about half an hour into their fifteen minutes of fame by the time they get to me."
- John Hughes
(Related: Time, Actors, Fame)

"Fame makes me feel wanted and loved, anybody wants that."
- Michael Hutchence
(Related: Fame)

"I love being an older comic now. It's like being an old soccer or an old baseball player. You're in the Hall of Fame and it's nice, but you're no longer that person in the limelight on the spot doing that thing."
- Eric Idle
(Related: Love, Baseball, Being, Fame, Now, Old, Soccer)

"THIS Duty implies that we should affectionately interest ourselves in whatever concerns the Honour, the Fame and Security of our Sovereign and his Government."
- Charles Inglis
(Related: Government, Duty, Fame, Interest, Security)

"I'm glad that he's got all this behind him. And I'm pretty sure that there's a lot of people - and there are certain people that don't report the news accurate for their own personal fame and gain. And they know who they are."
- Tito Jackson
(Related: People, Fame, Gain, News, Pretty)

"A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all."
- Clive James
(Related: Life, Fame)

"I've written enough books with real celebrities, such as Walter Payton and Hank Aaron and Billy Graham, to know that fame looks good only to people who don't have it."
- Jerry B. Jenkins
(Related: People, Books, Fame)

"Now, I don't know how they judge all that, but if anybody in the world deserves to be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Ritchie Valens does."
- Waylon Jennings
(Related: Fame, Now, World)

"Since my induction into the Sports Hall of Fame, I have wanted to have my No. 3 Chevy on exhibit for sports fans to see. I hope others will enjoy the car as much as I have."
- Junior Johnson
(Related: Car, Sports, Hope, Fame, Fans, Will)

"I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Time, Perception, Fame, Play, Public)

"Fame means millions of people have the wrong idea of who you are."
- Erica Jong
(Related: People, Idea, Fame, Wrong)

"Darryl Strawberry has been voted to the Hall of Fame five years in a row."
- Ralph Kiner
(Related: Fame, Years)

"I don't think about my fame very much."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Fame)

"I guess I don't have a proper perspective on my fame; if I did, I don't think I'd like it."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Fame, Perspective)

"Regis and I were inducted into the original Bronx Walk of Fame."
- Robert Klein
(Related: Fame)

"Whatever the opposite of regret is best describes how I've always felt about that decision - it opened me up to a million creative opportunities I needed to experience away from the bull and distorting mirrors that fame engenders."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Experience, Decision, Fame, Regret)

"I'm trying to deal with ideas about histories, fame, hearsay, and how public identities are constructed."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: Ideas, Fame, Public, Trying)

"I wanted to be an actress. In college I was a serious feminist and very political. I was determined to get one thing out of my career and that was respect. I didn't want money. I didn't care about fame."
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Money, Care, Career, College, Fame, Respect, Want)

"Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!"
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Power, Ambition, Fame, Grave, Rest, Reward)

"Andy Warhol made fame more famous."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Fame, Famous)

"George Harrison was also a pleasure to work with. He was one of the most famous people I've ever known, but in spite of that fame, he was such a nice and friendly guy."
- Alvin Lee
(Related: Work, People, Fame, Famous, Pleasure)

"I always felt that I was one of the women who helped lay the foundation for rock and roll. But I'd always been overlooked by the Hall of Fame."
- Brenda Lee
(Related: Women, Fame)

"Some people obtain fame, others deserve it."
- Doris Lessing
(Related: People, Fame)

"Fame can be just so annoying because people are so critical of you. You can't just say, 'hi'. You say hi and people whisper' man did you see the way she said hi? What an attitude."
- Juliette Lewis
(Related: People, Attitude, Fame, Man, Whisper)

"If cash comes with fame, come fame; if cash comes without fame, come cash."
- Jack London
(Related: Fame)

"The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Success, Talent, Thought, Fame, Nothing, Will)

"Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Destiny, Fame)

"Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom, not the reflected glamour of fame."
- Abbott L. Lowell
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Fame, Glamour, Will)

"I've been through this fame thing before, when the band was big in '80, '81."
- John Lurie
(Related: Fame)

"Fame is indeed beautiful and benign and gentle and satisfying, but happiness is something at once tender and brilliant beyond all things."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Happiness, Fame)

"I want fame more than I can tell. But more than I want fame I want happiness."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Happiness, Fame, Want)

"I've done all this stuff because it's fun. It's never been about fame."
- Elle Macpherson
(Related: Fame, Fun)

"To me, the whole idea of fame and I think it can be a real test of somebody, of who they are. You know, 'cause some strange things happen. I've seen some peculiar things as far as a person just living their life."
- Tobey Maguire
(Related: Life, Idea, Fame, Living)

"Fame has sent a number of celebrities off the deep end, and in the case of Michael Jackson, to the kiddy pool."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Deep, End, Fame)

"I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds; who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it."
- David Mallet
(Related: Deeds, Fame, Will)

"Fame is everywhere; the 15 minutes are now the dominant themes of our times."
- Nick Mancuso
(Related: Fame, Now)

"At root fame is a sham. I'm not going to live forever and if I am I certainly need don't you to tell me that so that I will buy a car or a box of dried up crackers."
- Nick Mancuso
(Related: Car, Fame, Will)

"A lot of celebrities just want money, fame, power, fancy cars, houses all over the world and have people bow down to them. To me, that's frightful behaviour."
- Shirley Manson
(Related: Money, Power, People, Fame, Fancy, Houses, Want, World)

"I just hope I can live long enough to see the fame."
- Robert Mapplethorpe
(Related: Hope, Fame)

"If fame is to come only after death, I am in no hurry for it."
- Marcus Valerius Martial
(Related: Death, Fame)

"Otherwise, to be a movie star, it's a lot of compromise and also a lot of headaches. You can't do what you want. You become a prisoner of your fame. This happened to me in France and I don't want it."
- Olivier Martinez
(Related: Compromise, Fame, France, Want)

"I'm the age now that Rock was when he picked me up, so I can understand how he felt - how his fame limited his freedom. You get kinder as you go along."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Age, Fame, Freedom, Now)

"One must choose between Obscurity with Efficiency, and Fame with its inevitable collateral of Bluff."
- William McFee
(Related: Efficiency, Fame, Obscurity)

"Leadbelly's guitar is in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame."
- Roger McGuinn
(Related: Fame, Guitar)

"My goal and my career is definitely not to be famous. That's a really horrible goal, just to be famous for the sake of having fame."
- Joel McHale
(Related: Goal, Career, Fame, Famous)

"One of the drawbacks of fame is that one can never escape from it."
- Nellie Melba
(Related: Fame)

"It's just nice to work hard and be rewarded, which is having lots of people watch. And the icing on the cake is for me is to be able to walk around with pride, feeling that the product you put out is worthy of being watched. But honestly, it's not a big deal. I don't put too much stock in fame or celebrity anyway. I don't put it in the 'important' box."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Work, People, Being, Celebrity, Fame, Feeling, Pride)

"Socrates' fame spread all over Greece, and the most respected and educated men from all around came to him, in order to enjoy his friendly company and instruction."
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Related: Men, Company, Fame, Greece, Order)

"It's about a young man who has climbed to fame and he discovers that his writing and the relationship with his wife are really more important for him than anything else."
- Ismail Merchant
(Related: Wife, Fame, Man, Writing)

"Preserve my artistic creativity and ennoble my artistic fame."
- Giacomo Meyerbeer
(Related: Creativity, Fame)

"Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being."
- A. A. Milne
(Related: Business, Money, Being, Fame, State)

"Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired."
- Moliere
(Related: Work, Virtue, Books, Day, Fame, Famous, Reading, Worth)

"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 experience, but that's not where I live."
- Marilyn Monroe
(Related: Experience, Fame, Will)

"Fame and tranquility can never be bedfellows."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Fame, Tranquility)

"I don't want to take fame for granted because that is when you start to think you are better than everyone else. That is when you start thinking that you are someone that you are not."
- Mandy Moore
(Related: Fame, Thinking, Want)

"I don't want to achieve immortality by being inducted into the Hall of Fame. I want to achieve immortality by not dying."
- William De Morgan
(Related: Being, Dying, Fame, Immortality, Want)

"But once I acclimated and really used fame for what it was offering me as a tool to serve my life purpose of inspiring and contributing, then it started to get fun again."
- Alanis Morissette
(Related: Life, Purpose, Fame, Fun, Inspiring)

"When Ted Williams was here, inducted into the Hall of Fame 37 years ago, he said he must have earned it, because he didn't win it because of his friendship with the writers. I guess in that way, I'm proud to be in this company that way."
- Eddie Murray
(Related: Friendship, Company, Fame, Writers, Years)

"Fame is morally neutral."
- Edward R. Murrow
(Related: Fame)

"The difference is that with fame comes a spotlight, one which has recently made it impossible to ignore the fact that more and more of those folks we place on pedestals aren't even pausing to consider an option other than lying."
- Michael Musto
(Related: Difference, Fact, Fame, Lying)

"The meetings of the legislature at Springfield then first brought together that splendid group of young men of genius whose phenomenal careers and distinguished services have given Illinois fame in the history of the nation."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: History, Men, Genius, Careers, Fame, First, Meetings, Nation)

"I loved acting, which was never about money, the fame. It was about a search for meaning. It was painful."
- Kim Novak
(Related: Money, Acting, Fame, Meaning)

"The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Wife, Fact, Fame)

"Michael Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It caused quite a controversy, because his nose isn't eligible for another fifteen years."
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Controversy, Fame, Years)

"We're not aware of fame itself, we're not that kind of band."
- Ed O'Brien
(Related: Fame)

"So all the rest is O.K., but fame is a hollow ground, isn't it? It's an empty kind of thing."
- Richard O'Brien
(Related: Fame, Rest)

"I've never been driven by fame or money or anything like that. It's never been part of my psyche."
- Richard O'Brien
(Related: Money, Fame)

"I equate fame towards people who know your work, people who will see your work. But all that stuff, like with the Genies and stuff like that, it was so much fun. It's so much fun and it's nice when it comes, but that's not what it's all about."
- Sandra Oh
(Related: Work, People, Fame, Fun, Will)

"Ah, dearer than my soul. Dearer than light, or life, or fame."
- John Oldham
(Related: Life, Soul, Fame, Light)

"I think Ray Guy and John Madden for sure should be in the Hall of Fame and Cliff Branch should be as well."
- Jim Otto
(Related: Fame)

"If you want me in the Hall of Fame put me in because of some contributions that I have made to country music."
- Buck Owens
(Related: Music, Country, Country music, Fame, Want)

"And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" - a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals. I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs and wishes of those outside the power structure. And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Power, Thought, Superiority, Delusion, Democrats, Freedom, Needs, Party, Speech, Wishes, Word)

"I respect the Hall of Fame, and if they think that I'm worthy enough, I would be very honored. And if they don't, I gave it all that I had to this game."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: Fame, Respect)

"The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Death, Charm, Fame)

"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
(Related: Desire, Fame)

"I don't have a problem with fame. I got into this business intending to be very successful, but I wanted it to be at my price."
- Jason Patric
(Related: Business, Successful, Fame)

"Passion is the thing that sustains you in acting. If you're doing it for fame and money, don't even bother because it will never happen. The last thing I ever expected was to be paid for this."
- Scott Patterson
(Related: Money, Acting, Fame, Passion, Will)

"It's very easy to be cynical about the hall of fame. But on the other hand, it's really a beautiful thing for someone like me. I dedicated my entire life to this music."
- Tom Petty
(Related: Life, Music, Fame)

"Luckily, thanks to the way my parents taught me, I think I can handle the fame in the right manner."
- Alessandro Del Piero
(Related: Fame, Parents, Right)

"Fame is a bitch, man."
- Brad Pitt
(Related: Fame, Man)

"I like the level of fame that I have. You get nice tables in restaurants sometimes, but fame isn't something that I find comfortable."
- Aidan Quinn
(Related: Fame, Restaurants)

"I believe some people in this business suffer from fame because they behave in a famous fashion."
- Stephen Rea
(Related: Business, People, Fame, Famous, Fashion)

"I wouldn't know how I would have coped with The Beatles' sort of fame."
- Noel Redding
(Related: Fame)

"Fame is a constant effort."
- Jules Renard
(Related: Effort, Fame)

"I used to shy away from publicity so as not to let it get in the way of the work. But it's part of the job. The tabloids are a whole other arena. If fame happens, it happens. I just want to maintain focus."
- Giovanni Ribisi
(Related: Work, Fame, Focus, Job, Publicity, Want)

"Oblivion is the rule and fame the exception, of humanity."
- Antoine Rivarol
(Related: Fame, Humanity)

"I'll take anyway to get into the Hall of Fame. If they want a batboy, I'll go in as a batboy."
- Phil Rizzuto
(Related: Fame, Want)

"I don't think I realized that the cost of fame is that it's open season on every moment of your life."
- Julia Roberts
(Related: Life, Fame, Open)

"Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: People, Fame)

"The problem with fame is that you get frozen in one frame and nothing you can do can alter the nature."
- Jerry Rubin
(Related: Nature, Fame, Nothing)

"Regarding the Hall of Fame, when they decided I was going to be one of the possible candidates, when I heard that, I was so thrilled. You're always hoping for something like that."
- Gabriela Sabatini
(Related: Fame)

"The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal."
- Sallust
(Related: Beauty, Superiority, Wealth, Fame, Possession)

"The highest form of vanity is love of fame."
- George Santayana
(Related: Love, Fame, Vanity)

"If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Women, Fame, Waiting)

"Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Life, Body, Fame, Name, Possessions)

"The longer a man's fame is likely to last, the longer it will be in coming."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Fame, Man, Will)

"Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Wealth, Fame, Sea)

"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."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Fame, Honor, Man)

"My kids are not known, and I think that is very important. So far they have lived a normal life, and will continue to do so. I feel they should have the possibility to live a free life without the burden of fame I have created."
- Michael Schumacher
(Related: Life, Possibility, Burden, Fame, Kids, Will)

"Everyone in showbiz is driven by ego, so how do you go from having loads of fame to working at 7-11? You can't do it!"
- Ryan Seacrest
(Related: Ego, Fame)

"Fame is empowering. My mistake was that I thought I would instinctively know how to handle it. But there's no manual, no training course."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Thought, Mistake, Fame, Training)

"Whether you are an astronomer or a life scientist, geophysicist, or a pilot, you've got to be there because you believe you are good in your field, and you can contribute, not because you are going to get a lot of fame or whatever when you get back."
- Alan Shepard
(Related: Life, Fame)

"You have to be there not for the fame and glory and recognition and being a page in a history book, but you have to be there because you believe your talent and ability can be applied effectively to operation of the spacecraft."
- Alan Shepard
(Related: History, Talent, Ability, Being, Fame, Glory)

"I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: Battle, Fame, Military, Name, Newspapers)

"He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius."
- William Gilmore Simms
(Related: Death, Genius, Censure, Fame)

"If you live for fame, men may turn against you."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Men, Fame, May)

"I have never been accepted. I'll never make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They're never going to let me in."
- Nancy Sinatra
(Related: Fame)

"Fame an fortune are nothing if you're not happy and healthy."
- Erika Slezak
(Related: Fame, Fortune, Nothing)

"To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for."
- Alexander Smith
(Related: Care, Fame)

"It's been a tremendous ride. My 15 years, my 15 minutes of fame, is up."
- Emmitt Smith
(Related: Fame, Years)

"The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame, each of them, by a single sentence consisting of two or three words."
- Robert South
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Fame, Famous, Greece, Words, World)

"Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men."
- Baruch Spinoza
(Related: Men, Fame, Fancy)

"Whatever fame came did so not because I sought it."
- Jo Stafford
(Related: Fame)

"I don't want to be in the Hall of Fame. I don't think owners should be."
- George Steinbrenner
(Related: Fame, Want)

"Fame, I have already. Now I need the money."
- Wilhelm Steinitz
(Related: Money, Fame, Now)

"If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Success, Gods, Fame, Man, Question, Trade)

"At first it was exhilarating but when I realized it wasn't going away, it became scary and claustrophobic. Fame is a weird thing."
- Sharon Stone
(Related: Fame, First)

"My goal had been to win a championship, work toward the Hall of Fame, have my jersey retired by the team and I'd go in as a lifelong New York Giant, but I'm now resigned to the fact that this won't happen."
- Michael Strahan
(Related: Work, Goal, Fact, Fame, Now)

"The honor I feel today being inducted into the Hall of Fame is beyond what words can describe. My thanks to the Hall of Fame committee, who saw fit to bestow this great honor upon me today."
- Hank Stram
(Related: Being, Committee, Fame, Honor, Today, Words)

"People can get certain good things out of fame, but until it killed a princess nobody ever talked about how bad it can be."
- Sherry Stringfield
(Related: People, Fame)

"No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind."
- Charles Sumner
(Related: Happiness, Fame, Mankind)

"Fame was thrilling only until it became grueling. Money was fun only until you ran out of things to buy."
- Gloria Swanson
(Related: Money, Fame, Fun)

"If you live through the initial stage of fame and get past it, and remember thats not who you are. If you live past that, then you have a hope of maybe learning how to spell the word artist."
- Patrick Swayze
(Related: Hope, Artist, Fame, Learning, Past, Word)

"Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted from."
- Tacitus
(Related: Love, Men, Fame)

"Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give; when to this truth you waken then you begin to live."
- Bayard Taylor
(Related: Truth, Character, Fame)

"I would advise all youths aspiring to athletic fame or a professional career to practice clean living, fair play and good sportsmanship."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Career, Fame, Living, Play, Practice)

"Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door."
- Marlo Thomas
(Related: Fame, Pen, Public)

"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Love, Money, Truth, Fame)

"Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Men, Fame, Stars)

"He is not dead who departs from life with a high and noble fame; but he is dead, even while living, whose brow is branded with infamy."
- Ludwig Tieck
(Related: Life, Fame, Living)

"Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient. When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Beauty, Wealth, Fame)

"The fame and reputation part came later, and never was much of a motivator, although it did enable me to work without feeling guilty about neglecting my studies."
- Linus Torvalds
(Related: Work, Fame, Feeling, Reputation)

"That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that, but they are broke."
- Mike Tyson
(Related: Being, Fame, Fool, Fortune)

"The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Thought, Country, Disgrace, Fame, Service)

"Music for me is an emotional thing and it really does make me happy. It's not a tool for me to get fame or see my face in the papers or anything like that. It's about the fact that I really do enjoy it."
- Ville Valo
(Related: Music, Fact, Fame)

"The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you."
- Gloria Vanderbilt
(Related: Fame, Taste)

"You are not born for fame if you don't know the value of time."
- Marquis De Vauvenargues
(Related: Time, Fame, Value)

"In Italian there is an expression: We don't sleep on the fame."
- Donatella Versace
(Related: Fame, Sleep)

"Men's fame is like their hair, which grows after they are dead, and with just as little use to them."
- George Villiers
(Related: Men, Fame, Hair)

"The final ballots represent players, managers, executives and builders who are top-tier candidates and worthy of review for consideration for election to the Hall of Fame."
- Fay Vincent
(Related: Consideration, Fame, Managers)

"We never really felt a real level of respect. The fame was fantastic, but that wasn't that important to me, because for every million people that loved me I focused on the one that hated me."
- Donnie Wahlberg
(Related: People, Fame, Respect)

"A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Life, Fame, Fortune, Integrity, Light, May, Years)

"My friends are all really nice about my fame, they're just curious really, they ask lots of questions."
- Emma Watson
(Related: Fame, Friends, Questions)

"Integrity of life is fame's best friend, which nobly, beyond death, shall crown in the end."
- John Webster
(Related: Life, Death, Friend, Fame, Integrity)

"The fame aspect of winning the Masters... besides being married and becoming a father, that's a strong third there."
- Mike Weir
(Related: Father, Winning, Being, Fame)

"Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame; obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Wisdom, Virtue, Ambition, Fame, Mankind)

"Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame, obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed."
- William Whitehead
(Related: Wisdom, Virtue, Ambition, Fame, Mankind)

"The 50 greatest players don't matter when you're in the Hall of Fame. We all know that I was not one of the 50 greatest, I was one of the 25 greatest - in my mind."
- Dominique Wilkins
(Related: Fame, Mind)

"Every day I work at not taking this fame thing seriously. Fortunately I have a great group of friends who help me do this."
- Bruce Willis
(Related: Work, Day, Fame, Friends, Help)

"I now believe that major labels can only work with people who care more about fame and money than the quality of the art they produce."
- Malcolm Wilson
(Related: Art, Money, Work, Quality, People, Care, Fame, Now)

"I hated my brief fame. We had TV vans camped outside my house, reporters hounded me... people i'd know for years started treating me differently."
- Malcolm Wilson
(Related: People, Fame, Years)

"The sooner I get into the Hall of Fame the better."
- Dave Winfield
(Related: Fame)

"If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Fame, Understanding, Will)

"Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful."
- John Wooden
(Related: God, Talent, Conceit, Fame, Man, Self)

"Money and fame made me believe I was entitled. I was wrong and foolish."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Money, Fame, Wrong)

"Prince presented us at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."
- Bernie Worrell
(Related: Fame)

"I feel sorry for these kids in bands. Everything is so disposable nowadays. These kids don't even get 15 minutes of fame, it's like a minute and a half."
- Zakk Wylde
(Related: Fame, Kids)

"I don't need the fame right now; I'm not running from the law."
- Tina Yothers
(Related: Fame, Law, Now, Right, Running)

"One to destroy, is murder by the law; and gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe; to murder thousands, takes a specious name, 'War's glorious art', and gives immortal fame."
- Edward Young
(Related: Art, Fame, Law, Murder, Name)

"But what I'd really like to tell you is I never dreamed of being in the Hall of Fame. Standing here with all these great players was beyond any of my dreams."
- Robin Yount
(Related: Dreams, Being, Fame)

"I made enough money to buy a house. That's crazy, but fame proved ephemeral."
- Moon Unit Zappa
(Related: Money, Fame)