Quotes and Sayings about Famous



"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Life, Thought, People, Being, Day, Famous, Merit, Name, Now)

"It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Famous)

"You can be a famous poisoner or a successful poisoner, but not both, and the same seems to apply to Great Train Robbers."
- Clive Anderson
(Related: Successful, Famous)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Famous, Mail, Routine)

"I like being infamous. I think it is safe being a cult."
- Adam Ant
(Related: Being)

"You don't have to be rich and famous. You just have to be an ordinary person, doing extraordinary things. I'd like more people to know that it's there. Women's achievements still aren't recognised enough in many areas."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Women, People, Famous)

"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
(Related: Love, Famous, Want)

"Any idiot can get laid when they're famous. That's easy. It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Talent, Famous)

"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
(Related: Life, People, Celebrity, Famous, Gold)

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

"That save from Pele's header was the best I ever made. I didn't have any idea how famous it would become - to start with, I didn't even realise I'd made it at all."
- Gordon Banks
(Related: Idea, Famous)

"I'd much rather be famous for being a fabulous bitch than being, She does that nice wife really well."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Wife, Being, Famous)

"I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Famous)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Thought, People, Famous, Feeling, Heroes, Romantic)

"Tom cruise, he's a lot more famous than me."
- David Beckham
(Related: Famous)

"I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Business, Family, Work, Actors, Advice, Disappointment, End, Famous)

"I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Business, Family, Work, Actors, Advice, Disappointment, End, Famous)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Dream, Actors, Famous, Solution, Want)

"Acting is not about being famous, it's about exploring the human soul."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Soul, Acting, Being, Famous)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Advice, Famous, Giving, Misleading, Old, states)

"If you think Abraham Lincoln became famous for inventing the town car, it is time to spend a few hours on history."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: History, Time, Car, Famous)

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

"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Famous)

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

"It's never been my purpose to become an American icon, or more famous or richer."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Purpose, American, Famous)

"Slowly but surely, we are acquiring that famous culture of democracy, which is our objective."
- Paul Biya
(Related: Culture, Democracy, Famous)

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

"A lot of the greatest compositions were made famous by Sinatra."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Famous)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Idea, Drama, Facts, Famous, Theories, Tragedy, Will)

"As the most extravagant errors were received among the established articles of their faith, so the most infamous vices obtained in their practice, and were indulged not only with impunity, but authorized by the sanction of their laws."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Faith, Errors, Laws, Practice, Vices)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Life, People, Famous, Living)

"He makes me laugh, Mick! He tended to turn up when we were having lunch and entertain us all. He bought an Enigma machine! I've never worked with a producer who was more famous than everyone put together."
- Saffron Burrows
(Related: Famous)

"I did my famous cabbage soup diet, so I was able to do it."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Diet, Famous)

"Save your rejections so that later when you are famous you can show them to people and laugh."
- Meg Cabot
(Related: People, Famous)

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

"To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one's landlady."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Fact, Famous)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Famous, Right)

"Jason Lee is the most famous actor from Hawaii I can think of."
- Tia Carrere
(Related: Actor, Famous)

"I think the thing to remember, though, the next time you hear someone who is really certain that he is on the side of the angels, is that the idea of angels was created by human beings, who are famous for being frequently untrustworthy and occasional."
- Jon Carroll
(Related: Time, Idea, Angels, Being, Famous)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Famous, Seasons, Sight)

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

"Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist and more importantly, cancer survivor, has said 'if you ever get a second chance for something, you've got to go all the way.'"
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Cancer, Chance, Famous)

"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
(Related: African, American, Civil rights, Famous, Literature, Struggle)

"I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great."
- Ray Charles
(Related: Famous)

"Among famous traitors of history one might mention the weather."
- Ilka Chase
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, End, Famous, Personality)

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

"One of the pleasant duties of America's most famous announcers during the relatively short swing era of the big bands was to host late-night remotes from some of the most famous ballrooms throughout the country."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: America, Country, Famous)

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

"I am famous because I am an African American jazz artist."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Famous, Revenge, World)

"Aristotle was famous for knowing everything. He taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons."
- Will Cuppy
(Related: Blood, Famous, Thinking)

"I'm world famous, everywhere I go there are people who love me because of I've been able to bring them some joy from the movies I've made."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Love, Movies, People, Famous, Joy, World)

"Hitler was so modern, in that he was obsessed with being famous. He was caught up with this rush to be have achieved greatness before turning 30."
- John Cusack
(Related: Greatness, Being, Famous)

"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)

"What is a movie star? It is an illusion. It was everything I ever wanted to be, but it became a kind of shell, non? It was what made me famous and got me women. But it wasn't real."
- Jean Claude Van Damme
(Related: Women, Famous, Illusion)

"I'd had people say, "You'll enjoy being famous for a week, and you'll never enjoy it again". But I don't think I had that week. I may have been working and missed that moment."
- Matt Damon
(Related: People, Being, Famous, May)

"There are people who appear in the magazines and I don't know who they are. I've never seen anything they've done and their careers are over already. They're famous for maybe 10 minutes. Real careers, I think, take a long time to unfold."
- Matt Damon
(Related: Time, People, Careers, Famous)

"The Band was always famous for its retirements; we'd go and play and get a little petty cash together, and then not see each other till it was time to fill our pockets up again."
- Rick Danko
(Related: Time, Famous, Play)

"Normally, I name my characters after famous comedians."
- Paula Danziger
(Related: Comedians, Famous, Name)

"I don't have any expectations as an actor and being rich and famous is not my driving force."
- James D'arcy
(Related: Actor, Being, Driving, Expectations, Famous, Force)

"I was never very interested in boys - and there were plenty of them - vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Women, Boys, Famous)

"Being famous hasn't changed my perception of myself - I've just grown up."
- Cat Deeley
(Related: Perception, Being, Famous)

"It's not my goal to be a famous actor."
- Gavin DeGraw
(Related: Goal, Actor, Famous)

"I like being famous when it's convenient for me and completely anonymous when it's not."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Being, Famous)

"I don't like being recognised, I have no interest in being famous at all, I just do what I do. If I could be like Captain Kirk and beam myself up and then beam myself down, I would!"
- Bruce Dickinson
(Related: Being, Famous, Interest)

"I'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous."
- Ani DiFranco
(Related: Famous)

"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."
- Walt Disney
(Related: People, Famous, Weight)

"I will either be famous or infamous."
- Otto Dix
(Related: Famous, Will)

"At first, I thoroughly enjoyed being famous."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Being, Famous, First)

"Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve."
- Maureen Dowd
(Related: Authority, Celebrity, Democracy, Famous, Giving)

"Being famous gets me good concert tickets, good tables in restaurants, good seats at sporting events and that's really about it."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Being, Events, Famous, Restaurants)

"It struck me that working digitally with a small crew, I could lay out a general plan for Famous and hope for mistakes which would create something more than satire and something less than truthful reality."
- Griffin Dunne
(Related: Hope, Famous, Mistakes, Reality, Satire)

"It was I who made Fellini famous, not the other way around."
- Anita Ekberg
(Related: Famous)

"I had to do this very aggressive, big score in a very short time, and knowing that in the beginning, middle, and end would be this very, very famous theme, but I still had to weave a score around it and make it work as a score was really challenging."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Work, Time, Beginning, End, Famous)

"Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn't want me to be too famous too young."
- Duke Ellington
(Related: Being, Famous, Fate, Want)

"When you're famous, you don't get to meet people because they want you to like them when the present themselves to you, and you don't see the real people."
- Cass Elliot
(Related: People, Famous, Present, Want)

"My name's Jennifer Ellison and one day I'm going to be famous!"
- Jennifer Ellison
(Related: Day, Name)

"I am the most well-adjusted human being I know. I started out this investigation as a very happy man with a great career. I've got the life people dream about: I am rich, I am famous, I've got a fabulous marriage to an absolutely, spell-bindingly brilliant woman."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Life, Marriage, People, Dream, Being, Career, Famous, Investigation, Man, Woman)

"Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert's Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion."
- Eminem
(Related: Famous)

"I could have been more famous if I did all the glitzy things, but celebrity always seemed so unnecessary."
- Enya
(Related: Celebrity, Famous)

"Thus, after finishing high school, I started with high expectations and enthusiasm to study chemistry at the famous Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Technology, Enthusiasm, Expectations, Famous, School, Study)

"That the work involved, the willingness to take chances, the commitment, the opportunity to get on stage and make people happy, was more important than becoming famous, or even what I was dancing."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Work, People, Opportunity, Commitment, Dancing, Famous)

"Well I would say that we're regular people first of all and we're normal and it's obvious by some of the things that have happened just because our name is famous we're not immune to tragedy."
- Brett Favre
(Related: People, Famous, First, Name, Obvious, Tragedy)

"He's a world-famous name to people who care about his music, but there are many people who have never heard of George Gershwin and those numbers increase."
- Michael Feinstein
(Related: Music, People, Care, Name, Numbers, World)

"When I came to New York, I began to meet the people who became the most famous artists of our time. I was insecure about my own level of ability, I didn't know whether I could compete with these people and, at the same time. I was wondering what is this anyway?"
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Time, People, Ability, Artists, Famous)

"I was famous from birth."
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Famous)

"My goal was just to work regularly. I didn't ever expect to be rich or famous. I wanted to be a working character actor."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Work, Character, Goal, Actor, Famous)

"Nothing in life prepares you to be famous."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Life, Famous, Nothing)

"Persons famous in the arts partake of the immortality of princes, and are upon a footing with them."
- Francis I
(Related: Famous, Immortality)

"I may not be the most famous songwriter in the world, but you know a David Friedman song when you hear it. It took me a long time to appreciate that."
- David Friedman
(Related: Time, Famous, May, Song, World)

"These days, there are many people around the world who listen to the songs that made me infamous and read the books that made me respectable."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: People, Books, Songs, World)

"When I was a kid, the idea of why I wanted acting to be the thing I do for the rest of my life was different. It was, Oh yeah, I'll get girls and be famous."
- Edward Furlong
(Related: Life, Idea, Acting, Famous, Girls, Rest)

"What I've learned is that you really don't need to be a celebrity or have money or have the paparazzi following you around to be famous."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Money, Celebrity, Famous)

"I don't like Los Angeles. The people are awful and terribly shallow, and everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to play the game. I'm from New York. I will kill to get what I need."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: People, Famous, Play, Will)

"If I wanted to be famous, I could have been famous before."
- David Gest
(Related: Famous)

"I've worked with a lot of people who are more famous than myself who are terribly insecure."
- Barry Gibb
(Related: People, Famous)

"I do not like being famous. I like being normal."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Being, Famous)

"I've always been more drawn to being normal than being famous."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Being, Famous)

"I guess the nicest thing about being, I won't say famous but being popular is a more proper word for me to use would be that if you've got a recognizable name, a lot of times you can get people to do things for you ordinarily that you wouldn't get done."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: People, Being, Famous, Name, Popular, Word)

"Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Famous, Man, Wood)

"You know, be an actor because you love to act. Don't be an actor because you think you're going to get famous, because that's luck."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Love, Act, Actor, Famous, Luck)

"I studied Japanese language and culture in college and graduate school, and afterward went to work in Tokyo, where I met a young man whose father was a famous businessman and whose mother was a geisha."
- Arthur Golden
(Related: Work, Mother, Father, College, Culture, Famous, Language, Man, School)

"I'm the guy that made Joe DiMaggio famous."
- Lefty Gomez
(Related: Famous)

"I definitely wanted to be an actor. I didn't want to be on TV, I didn't want to be famous, I didn't want to be anyone in particular; I just wanted to do it. I see young people now who look at magazines, or American Idol and their goal is to have that lifestyle - to have good handbags, or go out with cute guys from shows, or whatever. But I definitely wanted to be an actor."
- Lauren Graham
(Related: People, Goal, Actor, American, Cute, Famous, Now, Want)

"I became an actor, and because I had success as an actor, I became famous. I was acting for quite a while before I got famous; television made me famous. I guess that it's television that is responsible for everybody's desire to be famous."
- Kelsey Grammer
(Related: Success, Acting, Actor, Desire, Famous, Television)

"Becoming famous and selling a lot of records doesn't change a thing."
- Macy Gray
(Related: Change, Selling, Famous)

"But just playing the partner of someone famous, I had a lot more freedom."
- Rachel Griffiths
(Related: Famous, Freedom)

"Being famous is wicked. But it's better to be normal."
- Rupert Grint
(Related: Being, Famous)

"I'm not unknown, yet I'm not super famous where I can't go anywhere."
- Justin Guarini
(Related: Famous)

"There's always going to be that pressure when you're in front of the camera. When you're famous it's just an extreme version of reality and there's a pressure to look a certain way."
- Geri Halliwell
(Related: Extreme, Famous, Pressure, Reality)

"To seduce a woman famous for strict morals, religious fervor and the happiness of her marriage: what could possibly be more prestigious?"
- Christopher Hampton
(Related: Happiness, Famous, Morals, Religious, Woman)

"I wanted to be successful, not famous."
- George Harrison
(Related: Successful, Famous)

"You can get awful famous in this country in seven days."
- Gary Hart
(Related: Country, Famous)

"My philosophy was, if I just do good work, someone will like it enough to employ me. It never made me famous. And I'm way, way too old now, mate. That boat's sailed."
- Ian Hart
(Related: Work, Famous, Now, Old, Philosophy, Will)

"I just want to be rich and famous."
- Ian Hart
(Related: Famous, Want)

"I don't know how to construct a career that'll make me famous. Except maybe get my ears pinned back, get my teeth done, and go to America. But then I'll be competing with billions of actors who haven't got false teeth, and who are 25."
- Ian Hart
(Related: Actors, America, Career, Famous)

"I mean he's a very famous director... they're not going to put their... and he's very tough, he doesn't like interference at all, so he kept them at bay."
- Ronald Harwood
(Related: Famous)

"Famous people feel that they must perpetually be on the crest of the wave, not realising that it is against all the rules of life. You can't be on top all the time, it isn't natural."
- Olivia De Havilland
(Related: Life, Time, People, Famous, Rules)

"At last, in 1611, was made, under the auspices of King James, the famous King James version; and this is the great literary monument of the English language."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: English, Famous, Language, Literary, Monument)

"It's not a sport you get famous at. If I wanted to be famous, I would have stuck with hockey."
- Eric Heiden
(Related: Famous)

"I didn't get into skating to be famous."
- Eric Heiden
(Related: Famous)

"It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: People, Famous)

"It was pretty frightening because as we all know, when large, famous groups breakup, a lot of the members don't survive in solo careers."
- Don Henley
(Related: Careers, Famous, Pretty)

"You know, one of the biggest thrills I have is when famous people recognize me from Taxi."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: People, Famous)

"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."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Act, Desire, Famous)

"I don't like the idea of famous people."
- Kristin Hersh
(Related: People, Idea, Famous)

"I put my money in the bank: I have to think of life after modeling, when I'm not famous any more."
- Eva Herzigova
(Related: Life, Money, Famous)

"People seldom become famous for what they say until after they are famous for what they've done."
- Cullen Hightower
(Related: People, Famous)

"I can never really enjoy being famous."
- Utada Hikaru
(Related: Being, Famous)

"I'm following my dreams and doing what I love as a designer. I did not want to be one of those kids with a famous last name that doesn't do anything. That is very unfulfilling to me and I'm very happy."
- Nicky Hilton
(Related: Dreams, Love, Famous, Kids, Name, Want)

"Jodie Foster may continue to outwardly ignore me for the rest of my life, but I have made her one of the most famous actresses in the world."
- John W. Hinckley, Jr.
(Related: Life, Famous, May, Rest, World)

"You do now have one in three people, as shown by the famous Carlton Monarchy debate poll, saying they want to get rid of the Monarchy. That was unthinkable even three, four years ago."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: People, Debate, Famous, Now, Saying, Want, Years)

"We had such a wonderful set of circumstances in Wilmington. Yes, the four of us became famous literally overnight, but we were in a small town and we always knew when people were coming down. We always knew when to behave."
- Katie Holmes
(Related: People, Circumstances, Famous)

"I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense... I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash."
- Anthony Hopkins
(Related: Famous, Interest, Nonsense, Shakespeare)

"After a fellow gets famous it doesn't take long for someone to bob up that used to sit by him in school."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Famous, School)

"The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing."
- Leigh Hunt
(Related: People, Famous, Nothing)

"I certainly don't want a child of mine to be famous, or anyone I was very close to who isn't yet... It's the worst thing to be trapped in your house not be able to leave."
- Elizabeth Hurley
(Related: Famous, Want)

"Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity."
- William Hurt
(Related: Successful, Being, Famous, Mediocrity)

"If you look closely, there is no book more visual than Three Trapped Tigers, in that it is filled with blank pages, dark pages, it has stars made of words, the famous magical cube made of numbers, and there is even a page which is a mirror."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Famous, Numbers, Stars, Words)

"Whereas you have someone like Houdini, who works really, really hard to get really, really famous, and then has actual intellectual ideas that he puts into the culture that stay there."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Ideas, Culture, Famous)

"Once you become famous, there is nothing left to become but infamous."
- Don Johnson
(Related: Famous, Nothing)

"I can do whatever I want - I'm rich, I'm famous, and I'm bigger than you."
- Don Johnson
(Related: Famous, Want)

"Going to New York to do whatever - show business - it just seemed fun. It seemed fun to go to the big city and meet all kinds of different people and maybe be famous. It was just exciting. So I wasn't scared."
- January Jones
(Related: Business, People, Famous, Fun)

"It's hard to have a bad hair day when you're famous."
- Marion Jones
(Related: Day, Famous, Hair)

"The stones themselves are thick with history, and those cats that dash through the alleyways must surely be the ghosts of the famous dead in feline disguise."
- Erica Jong
(Related: History, Cats, Disguise, Famous)

"My story of success and failure is not just about music and being famous. It's about living and loving and trying to find purpose in this crazy world."
- Wynonna Judd
(Related: Music, Success, Failure, Purpose, Being, Famous, Living, Trying, World)

"The first syndicating I tried was when two partners and I created a production company in 1952. We wanted to syndicate famous Bible stories and sell them for $25 a show."
- Casey Kasum
(Related: Bible, Company, Famous, First, Production)

"These days there are a lot of people who just want to be famous. I think that comes from a naive place, because those people generally don't know what it's like."
- Catherine Keener
(Related: People, Famous, Want)

"It was never about winning medals or being famous."
- Nancy Kerrigan
(Related: Winning, Being, Famous)

"The thing about being famous is, it's weird. The only people who get how weird it is are other famous people."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: People, Being, Famous)

"I want to be so famous that drag queens will dress like me in parades when I'm dead."
- Laura Kightlinger
(Related: Dress, Famous, Want, Will)

"I made a conscious decision back then that I would rather be the best actress who ever lived than the most famous one."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Decision, Famous)

"I totally related to Cole Porter's magnetic pull to any piano that was in the room, which he was famous for doing, as was Gershwin. You couldn't drag them away from a piano."
- Kevin Kline
(Related: Famous)

"My goal was not to be famous or rich but to be good at what I did. And that required going to New York and studying and working in the theater."
- Shirley Knight
(Related: Goal, Famous, Theater)

"I still forgive him, because by doing what he did, he made it famous."
- Alberto Korda
(Related: Famous)

"I am beautiful, famous and gorgeous."
- Anna Kournikova
(Related: Famous)

"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: People, Famous, Want)

"It's quite a famous story that takes place on Christmas Eve, and the Germans, French, and Scottish are trying to make peace one night and they bury their dead and they play football. I play a German opera singer, in German, which I never have so I am really excited about that."
- Diane Kruger
(Related: Peace, Christmas, Famous, Football, Night, Opera, Play, Trying)

"Its only when you are a great actor and are recognised for your good work that you become famous. Unless you are in the news for the wrong reasons!"
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Work, Actor, Famous, News, Wrong)

"Dates with actors, finally, just seemed to me evenings of shop talk. I got sick of it after a hile. So the more famous I became, the more I narrowed down my choices."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Actors, Choices, Famous, Talk)

"They saw me, those reckless seekers of beauty, and in a night I was famous."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Beauty, Famous, Night)

"I want to thank all the women who have worn my clothes, the famous and the unknown, who have been so faithful to me and given me so much joy."
- Yves Saint Laurent
(Related: Women, Clothes, Famous, Joy, Want)

"I got the famous Oprah hug!"
- Taylor Lautner
(Related: Famous)

"Face it, I didn't become famous until I took my clothes off."
- Jude Law
(Related: Clothes, Famous)

"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)

"It isn't false modesty when I say this, but although I am supposed to be a famous person it doesn't mean anything to me. I just sit at home and work."
- Gyorgy Legeti
(Related: Home, Work, Famous, Modesty)

"Being famous is having the power to really implement positive change in the world, and it gives you the power to do what you want. I'm really grateful for it because I can play music and people will listen."
- Sean Lennon
(Related: Change, Music, Power, People, Positive, Being, Famous, Play, Want, Will, World)

"You're not famous until my mother has heard of you."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Mother, Famous)

"The real harm of term extension comes not from these famous works. The real harm is to the works that are not famous, not commercially exploited, and no longer available as a result."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Famous, Harm, Result)

"I'm in that comfortable niche where I'm not that famous and sometimes people do need to put a barrier between them and their followers. When you're real famous you need to do that but I'm not that famous so I don't need that kind of barrier."
- Tony Levin
(Related: People, Famous, Followers)

"People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius."
- Jerry Lewis
(Related: Genius, People, Famous, Hate)

"I don't want to be famous as a movie star and have the whole world love me, I want to be a creative actress."
- Juliette Lewis
(Related: Love, Famous, Want, World)

"I love being famous. It validates that I have something to say."
- Richard Lewis
(Related: Love, Being, Famous)

"Bruce Lee was very famous. I watched his movies and he is amazing. He is a martial arts master, his philosophy, his movement, both physically and mentally, were very strong."
- Jet Li
(Related: Movies, Famous, Philosophy)

"You don't have to have an attitude if you're famous."
- Adriana Lima
(Related: Attitude, Famous)

"Just because you're not famous, doesn't mean you're not good."
- Laura Linney
(Related: Famous)

"Computers are famous for being able to do complicated things starting from simple programs."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Computers, Being, Famous)

"Similarly, another famous little quantum fluctuation that programs you is the exact configuration of your DNA."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Famous)

"I don't think I'll ever be comfortable with the idea of being famous."
- Alison Lohman
(Related: Idea, Being, Famous)

"I've never dreamed of being famous. The idea of it really scares me."
- Jeremy London
(Related: Idea, Being, Famous)

"If it's not some daring, dangerous affair, it's just not interesting, or so it seems. So, here you have two people - a famous American iconic couple - who actually like each other sexually, in marriage. Imagine."
- Shelley Long
(Related: Marriage, People, American, Famous)

"Being famous is just like being in high school. But I'm not interested in being the cheerleader. I'm not interested in being Gwen Stefani. She's the cheerleader, and I'm out in the smoker shed."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Being, Famous, School)

"I'm really in no danger of being perceived as a famous movie actor!"
- Lyle Lovett
(Related: Being, Danger, Famous)

"I was obsessed with being rich and famous."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: Being, Famous)

"Being rich and famous isn't all happiness and at times the pressures have got to me."
- Annni-Frid Lyngstad
(Related: Happiness, Being, Famous)

"There's so many things I want to do. I want to work with great filmmakers, great actors, great scripts. And there's no reason for me to do anything short of that, because I'm 24, I don't have a family, I don't need to make tons of money, and I'm not dying to get famous."
- Tobey Maguire
(Related: Work, Family, Money, Actors, Dying, Famous, Reason, Want)

"We were delighted to have Nigel as a producer. The only problem is that Nigel is so famous that he seems to dominate most interviews without being there."
- Stephen Malkmus
(Related: Being, Famous)

"Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Men, Action, Greatness, Deeds, Dignity, Famous, Talk)

"I worked on scores. I went to the musical library in Berlin which is very famous. I discovered that we had scores of Beethoven, printed scores of Beethoven, that are full of mistakes. Not the wrong or false notes, but the wrong dynamic, understandable things."
- Kurt Masur
(Related: Famous, Mistakes, Wrong)

"Sometimes being famous gets in the way of doing what you want to do."
- Johnny Mathis
(Related: Being, Famous, Want)

"I think there are a lot of people who really want to be famous, they really do. I don't. It sort of gets in the way of the everyday things that I do."
- Johnny Mathis
(Related: People, Famous, Want)

"The first pork-barrel bill that crosses my desk, I'm going to veto it and make the authors of those pork-barrel items famous all over America."
- John McCain
(Related: America, Famous, First)

"I didn't want to be famous. I just wanted to earn enough money to have a nice life and enjoy acting."
- David McCallum
(Related: Life, Money, Acting, Famous, Want)

"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)

"I fear that, in the end, the famous debate among materialists, idealists, and dualists amounts to a merely verbal dispute that is more a matter for the linguist than for the speculative philosopher."
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Related: Fear, Debate, End, Famous)

"At the time when this famous historical battle was fought in Kosovo, the people were looking at the stars, expecting aid from them. Now, six centuries later, they are looking at the stars again, waiting to conquer them."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: Time, People, Battle, Famous, Now, Stars, Waiting)

"I've been accustomed to being famous and having a certain level of attention for 14 years, but in the last few months, it's changed. It's like on the arcade game, I've gone up to the next level."
- Kylie Minogue
(Related: Attention, Being, Famous, Months, Years)

"I'd definitely rather be rich than famous."
- Radha Mitchell
(Related: Famous)

"Our top story tonight: Famous TV dolphin flipper was arrested today on prostitution ring charges. He allegedly was seen transporting two 16 year olds across state line for immoral porpoises."
- Colin Mochrie
(Related: Famous, Prostitution, State, Today)

"I never set out to be rich and famous. I wanted to follow my own path."
- Matthew Modine
(Related: Famous)

"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)

"I served the famous professors and scholars, and eventually they learned that the Reverend Moon is superior to them. Even Nobel laureate academics who thought they were at the center of knowledge are as nothing in front of me."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: Thought, Knowledge, Famous, Moon, Nothing)

"I'm actually about as famous as a fourth division footballer from the 70s."
- Dylan Moran
(Related: Famous)

"Our most famous writers are Faulkner and Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor. It would make sense that the poetry would reflect some of those same values, some of the same techniques."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Poetry, Values, Famous, Sense, Writers)

"A famous person to themselves, they don't get up in the morning and think, I'm famous. I'm not famous to me. Famous is a perception."
- Van Morrison
(Related: Perception, Famous)

"Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag."
- Van Morrison
(Related: Being, Famous)

"I'd love to live in Ireland but I'd like to live as me, not what someone thinks I am. People don't understand - I lived there before I was famous."
- Van Morrison
(Related: Love, People, Famous, Ireland)

"The first time I went to Johnny Depp's house in LA is when I realized what I was getting myself into. I knew he was famous, but I didn't really know what that entailed."
- Kate Moss
(Related: Time, Famous, First)

"King Crimson were the only really famous band I'd been in."
- Jamie Muir
(Related: Famous)

"All I say is that I don't go out with famous men."
- Samantha Mumba
(Related: Men, Famous)

"I lost some of my friends because I got so famous, people who just assumed that I would be different now. I felt like everyone hated me. That is the most unhappy time of my life."
- Haruki Murakami
(Related: Life, Time, People, Famous, Friends, Now)

"I always want 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."
- Bill Murray
(Related: Money, People, Being, End, Famous, First, Job, Relatives, Taxes, Want)

"Of course, Hollywood is still making some excellent pictures which reflect the great artistry that made Hollywood famous throughout the world, but these films are exceptions, judging from box office returns and press reviews."
- Pola Negri
(Related: Famous, Hollywood, Office, Press, World)

"Hold on to that. You have an autograph. I'm going to be famous some day."
- Haywood Nelson
(Related: Day, Famous)

"I like photographing the people I love, the people I admire, the famous, and especially the infamous. My last infamous subject was the extreme right wing French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen."
- Helmut Newton
(Related: Love, People, Extreme, Famous, Pen, Right)

"When you're rich and famous you are the dominant force in a relationship, even if you try hard not to be. I've talked of sacrificing everything for Fleetwood Mac, but I realize now that it is simply the only thing I've ever wanted to do."
- Stevie Nicks
(Related: Famous, Force, Now)

"I feel very strong as an individual, but as a famous footballer I know I am prone to certain things. All the media have a continuous interest for me. It varies from once a year to every day interest."
- Ruud van Nistelrooy
(Related: Day, Famous, Interest, Media)

"I've never had a desire to be famous. Lots of actors are actually extremely shy. I have shy areas."
- Jeremy Northam
(Related: Actors, Desire, Famous)

"The people I want are very famous and very rich, and all I can offer them is a bit of exposure on TV and a bit of cash, so it's a miracle we get any guests at all. But we have been very lucky."
- Graham Norton
(Related: People, Famous, Guests, Want)

"And I want to do it the right way, like everybody else, not just a famous figurehead that gets a job because he is a famous basketball player. I want to really learn the business."
- Shaquille O'Neal
(Related: Business, Basketball, Famous, Job, Right, Want)

"Griffin, my brother, 11 months younger, was sometimes the victim of my father's fury - once Ryan famously knocked out his teeth."
- Tatum O'Neal
(Related: Father, Brother, Months)

"Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool."
- Bill O'Reilly
(Related: Famous, Public, Teaching)

"A very quiet and tasteful way to be famous is to have a famous relative. Then you can not only be nothing, you can do nothing too."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Famous, Nothing, Quiet)

"It's been real weird. It wasn't how I expected my life to turn out. Especially, mainly pertaining to the show. It never crossed my mind that one day I'm gonna be big and famous and have my own TV show, you know?"
- Jack Osbourne
(Related: Life, Day, Famous, Mind)

"For a time, at least, I was the most famous person in the entire world."
- Jesse Owens
(Related: Time, Famous, World)

"I get to meet fantastic people, and I get to go through so many emotions. For me, I have a craving for that. When I'm acting, I feel great. It's not to be famous."
- Christopher Parker
(Related: People, Acting, Emotions, Famous)

"We were marching since we were babies and all we did was make Jane Fonda famous."
- Robert Patrick
(Related: Babies, Famous)

"Popstars really draws you in. It's fascinating. It's interesting to watch people thrown together in that kind of a situation. Even if the egos weren't involved and they weren't trying to be world famous. It's the Real World, only better."
- Scott Patterson
(Related: People, Famous, Trying, World)

"In opera, as with any performing art, to be in great demand and to command high fees you must be good of course, but you must also be famous. The two are different things."
- Luciano Pavarotti
(Related: Art, Famous, Opera)

"I want to be famous everywhere."
- Luciano Pavarotti
(Related: Famous, Want)

"For famous men have the whole earth as their memorial."
- Pericles
(Related: Men, Earth, Famous)

"For me, getting comfortable with being famous was hard - that whole side of it, the loss of anonymity, the loss of privacy. Giving up that part of your life and not having control of it."
- Michelle Pfeiffer
(Related: Life, Control, Being, Famous, Giving, Loss, Privacy)

"Most of my life I have played a lot of famous people but most of them were dead so you have a poetic license."
- Christopher Plummer
(Related: Life, People, Famous)

"It's not that I don't want to become famous or that I'm obsessed by my work as an actress, but it's all about not limiting myself, such as putting myself in a little jail that I can escape from."
- Sarah Polley
(Related: Work, Famous, Want)

"When I was younger, I used to say, One day I'll be famous."
- Katie Price
(Related: Day, Famous)

"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 don't want to be famous famous. I'm happy on the second tier, where I have autonomy on a professional level but I can still go out to the movies without being recognized."
- Gabrielle Reece
(Related: Movies, Being, Famous, Want)

"Berry Gordy turned his house into a studio and discovered over 30 acts in the city. And we're famous all over the world."
- Martha Reeves
(Related: Famous, World)

"Many medal winners dream of competing in a sport other than the one they're famous for."
- Mary Lou Retton
(Related: Dream, Famous)

"I probably have become more infamous from two misdemeanors than probably anyone I could think of."
- Paul Reubens
"I did grow up next door to Steve McQueen, who was a very famous movie star at the time, but as a kid it didn't impress me. We always had great fun with him. He would take us out on Sundays on his motorcycles, riding around in the desert; he was like a second father."
- Herb Ritts
(Related: Time, Father, Famous, Fun)

"I could have been a dental hygienist with nothing bad ever appearing in print about me, but that's not how I've chosen to lead my life. I knew that you put yourself under a microscope the more famous you become."
- Julia Roberts
(Related: Life, Famous, Nothing)

"I'm trying to remain unfamous."
- Anwar Robinson
(Related: Trying)

"I actually don't feel famous."
- Anwar Robinson
(Related: Famous)

"Yeah, I love being famous. It's almost like being white, y'know?"
- Chris Rock
(Related: Love, Being, Famous)

"I didn't know what to expect from a famous movie star; maybe that he'd be sort of stuck-up, you know. But not Gary Cooper. He horsed around so much... that I had a hard time painting him."
- Norman Rockwell
(Related: Time, Famous, Painting)

"A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous."
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
(Related: Famous)

"I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse."
- Valentino Rossi
(Related: Being, Driving, Famous, Prison)

"There is less pressure as a character actor. It generally means that you will be acting for all of your life, which is my intention. It is not my intention to just be a rich and famous person, that would be pretty boring."
- Tim Roth
(Related: Life, Character, Acting, Actor, Famous, Intention, Pressure, Pretty, Will)

"How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?"
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Day, Famous, Heroes)

"I'm famous. That's my job."
- Jerry Rubin
(Related: Famous, Job)

"HBO is really famous for hiring good people and staying out of their way until they ask for help, or need it. And that reputation is earned."
- Richard Russo
(Related: People, Famous, Help, Hiring, Reputation)

"I was brought up with psychics and tarot cards. My mum was always told I was going to be in a boy band and be famous as a singer."
- Lee Ryan
(Related: Cards, Famous)

"There were so much affairs of me created by the media... of course I was not always a true single. I had some relations, once also to a famous pop star."
- Gabriela Sabatini
(Related: Famous, Media)

"Know the names of past and current artists who are most famous for playing their instruments."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Artists, Famous, Names, Past)

"Your face is your calling card, but you're not so famous that you can't go out."
- Vincent Schiavelli
(Related: Famous)

"Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Art, Revenge, Wit)

"In a lot of aspects it's cooler that we don't have a lot of really overly famous people in the band."
- Neil Schon
(Related: People, Famous)

"Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Ability, Famous, Man)

"I had a flight trainer who is one of the biggest and most famous helicopter pilots the world."
- Izabella Scorupco
(Related: Famous, World)

"When I first became famous, I didn't know if I could go where I wanted to because I didn't know how people were going to act. Some folks would scream and holler, and I didn't know what to do with that."
- Jill Scott
(Related: People, Act, Famous, First)

"They were all famous and fantastic fellows."
- Peter Scott
(Related: Famous)

"The one thing you've got to say about Columbia is that it has courses that are famous. It has alumni who come back and say it was the best thing they ever did."
- William Scott
(Related: Famous)

"Thank God I arrived the day before yesterday, the first of the month, at this port of San Diego, truly a fine one, and not without reason called famous."
- Junipero Serra
(Related: God, Day, Famous, First, Reason, Yesterday)

"At each of these northern posts there were interesting experiences in store for me, as one who had read all the books of northern travel and dreamed for half a lifetime of the north; and that was - almost daily meeting with famous men."
- Ernest Thompson Seton
(Related: Men, Travel, Books, Famous, Meeting)

"It's really easy to avoid the tabloids. You just live your life and don't hang out with famous people who are in the tabloids. Don't do anything controversial and be a normal person. Have friends. And get a job and keep working."
- Amanda Seyfried
(Related: Life, People, Famous, Friends, Job)

"Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Ability, Famous, Man)

"Few if any teenagers can relate to getting up for school and finding famous comics like Pryor and Williams hanging out in your living room after a hard night of partying. But that's Hollywood."
- Pauly Shore
(Related: Famous, Hollywood, Living, Night, School, Teenagers)

"I'd probably be famous now if I wasn't such a good waitress."
- Jane Siberry
(Related: Famous, Now)

"It's not like I'm the most famous person in the world."
- Ron Silver
(Related: Famous, World)

"I'd die if I was Madonna. I'd die. God, what a horrible way to live. And Michael Jackson! To be so famous and to feel so isolated. I feel so bad for them. I don't know how it feels, and I hope it never happens to me."
- Alicia Silverstone
(Related: God, Hope, Famous)

"I had one fight in my adult life. I had the famous '89 fight with Nicole, which she admits that she initiated the physical part."
- O. J. Simpson
(Related: Life, Famous, Fight)

"They can gas me, but I am famous. I have achieved in one day what it took Robert Kennedy all his life to do."
- Sirhan Sirhan
(Related: Life, Day, Famous)

"Although I get so much fan mail from Great Britain, tell me, am I more famous there than Michael Madsen?"
- Tom Sizemore
(Related: Famous, Mail)

"So I'm a young boy in the 1940s growing up, seeing Ralph Bunche on a regular basis, seeing Duke Ellington on a regular basis. We know that these people are famous. They're living in the same community as we live in. They go to the same stores and shops."
- Ed Smith
(Related: People, Community, Famous, Growing up, Living, Shops)

"You know, I'm a television personality. It's not like I'm a famous hooker or something!"
- Brett Somers
(Related: Famous, Personality, Television)

"The love of the famous, like all strong passions, is quite abstract. Its intensity can be measured mathematically, and it is independent of persons."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Love, Famous)

"I try to become more humble and more myself with every year. There was a while when I got famous where I was so confused and my head was spinning."
- Mira Sorvino
(Related: Famous)

"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)

"To be famous and broke is hard."
- David Spade
(Related: Famous)

"None of my characters are rich or famous, and the situations they find themselves in could happen to anyone."
- Nicholas Sparks
(Related: Famous)

"The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff."
- Britney Spears
(Related: Travel, Being, Canada, Famous, Traveling)

"Oh yeah, I was one of the first guys writing comic books, I wrote Captain America, with guys like Stan Lee, who became famous later on with Marvel Comics."
- Mickey Spillane
(Related: America, Books, Famous, First, Writing)

"I wrote because I needed to and wanted to. It never occurred to me that I'd become famous."
- Danielle Steel
(Related: Famous)

"People are much more inclined to believe and say bad things about you if you're famous."
- Danielle Steel
(Related: People, Famous)

"The records of adopted children are sealed in California. That seal is considered inviolable... The judge ruled that, because I was famous, he didn't have the same rights as other kids."
- Danielle Steel
(Related: Children, Famous, Rights, Kids)

"As a famous person you think how you're gonna end it, get away and have a normal life."
- Gwen Stefani
(Related: Life, End, Famous)

"I became very famous, as a teenager, and my name and photo were splashed in all the media. They made me larger than life, so I wanted to live larger than life, and the only way to do that was to be intoxicated."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Life, Famous, Media, Name)

"It was a mixed blessing to have famous parents. It was tough to go to auditions and be bad, since I couldn't be anonymous."
- Ben Stiller
(Related: Famous, Parents)

"I was famous overnight. I went from nowhere to being really big."
- Sting
(Related: Being, Famous)

"There are a lot of good things about being famous but there are a few not so good things too."
- Sharon Stone
(Related: Being, Famous)

"Why am I so famous? What am I doing right? What are the others doing wrong?"
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: Famous, Right, Wrong)

"Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly."
- Simeon Strunsky
(Related: Famous)

"I thought that somehow your life would be much different when you're famous... and it's not. You just buy more stuff."
- Nicole Sullivan
(Related: Life, Thought, Famous)

"I used to think no one should go into show biz, but now I feel differently. I now feel like it's a great career. If you can do it and make money at it and still not be so famous that you can have a normal life - then I think it's a great career."
- Julia Sweeney
(Related: Life, Money, Career, Famous, Now)

"In New York, after that famous home run, they expected me to be up there every year. That homer raised me to a high level, with the top guys in the game."
- Bobby Thomson
(Related: Home, Famous)

"Look at Gleason in The Honeymooners. He was humorous but the way he lived wasn't really humorous. He was a bus driver. Who wants to be a bus driver? He didn't have any money and he was not famous. But despite that, the show is humorous."
- George Thorogood
(Related: Money, Famous)

"Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear."
- James Thurber
(Related: Comedy, Famous, Obscurity, Satire, Saying, Wit, Witty)

"When we had the infamous mealtime scenes, food fights would inevitably develop."
- Charlene Tilton
(Related: Food)

"The worst thing about being famous is the invasion of your privacy."
- Justin Timberlake
(Related: Being, Famous, Privacy)

"I think the driving thing was curiosity about the universe. That fascinated me. I didn't think anything about being famous or anything like that, I was just interested in the concepts involved."
- Clyde Tombaugh
(Related: Being, Curiosity, Driving, Famous, Universe)

"I'm as famous as I want to be."
- Tracey Ullman
(Related: Famous, Want)

"We played in Texas about a year ago, at Emo's, the famous country and western club in Austin. And I figured, well, if I'm finally gonna die onstage, that's where it's going to be!"
- Alan Vega
(Related: Country, Famous)

"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."
- Voltaire
(Related: Burden, Famous, Name)

"I think it's real easy to be famous these days; it's not real easy to sustain success."
- Jerry Jeff Walker
(Related: Success, Famous)

"I know somebody from university who's called Phil Collins and I think there's something terribly unfortunate about sharing a name With somebody who either is famous or becomes famous."
- David Walliams
(Related: Famous, Name, Sharing, University)

"Indy makes the race driver. You become famous when you come here."
- Rodger Ward
(Related: Famous, Race)

"I'm bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is "In 15 minutes everybody will be famous.""
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Famous, Will)

"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Famous, Will)

"My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Idea, Famous, Focus)

"In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: Famous, Future, Will)

"We had an interesting thing at that first dinner. It was prior to the availability of several new hotels in Los Angeles, and we were more or less committed to the old Ambassador Hotel that has the famous Coconut Grove."
- Lew Wasserman
(Related: Famous, First, Old)

"And my marriage was perfect when I wasn't famous."
- Damon Wayans
(Related: Marriage, Famous)

"I never thought about being famous."
- Damon Wayans
(Related: Thought, Being, Famous)

"On the other hand, when I give it closer thought, I realize I'm not enough of a dictator to conduct an orchestra because it requires a pretty awful person. When you read these biographies of famous conductors, they are all awful people who fail in their private relationships."
- Eberhard Weber
(Related: Thought, People, Famous, Pretty, Relationships)

"Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns."
- Lawrence Welk
(Related: Famous)

"Did you ever stop to think why cops are always famous for being dumb? Simple. Because they don't have to be anything else."
- Orson Welles
(Related: Being, Dumb, Famous)

"I felt no pressure that my grandfather was famous and my uncle was famous."
- Kim Weston
(Related: Famous, Pressure)

"Uncle Brett had a definite vision that he was after, I don't think having a famous father affected him much."
- Kim Weston
(Related: Father, Vision, Famous)

"People should recognize who you are and how you can act rather then how famous you are."
- Mae Whitman
(Related: People, Act, Famous)

"And I want to be able to - you know, make Republicans and Democrats famous for keeping jobs in California."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Democrats, Famous, Jobs, Republicans, Want)

"The famous saying 'God is love', it is generally assumed, means that God is like our immediate emotional indulgence, not that the meaning of love ought to have something of the 'otherness' and terror of God."
- Charles Williams
(Related: Love, God, Famous, Meaning, Saying, Terror)

"I've always had confidence. Before I was famous, that confidence got me into trouble. After I got famous, it just got me into more trouble."
- Bruce Willis
(Related: Confidence, Famous, Trouble)

"I guess we decided to make a new record 3 years ago when Nancy was done scoring for Almost Famous."
- Ann Wilson
(Related: Famous, Years)

"I really had little interest in becoming famous. When I write my book, it will be my guide to avoid becoming a rock star."
- Edgar Winter
(Related: Famous, Interest, Will)

"There has been a time on earth when poets had been young and dead and famous - and were men. But now the poet as the tragic child of grandeur and destiny had changed. The child of genius was a woman, now, and the man was gone."
- Tom Wolfe
(Related: Time, Men, Genius, Destiny, Earth, Famous, Man, Now, Poets, Woman)

"I'm famous for being nicer to my fans than anyone on the face of the Earth because I figure a) They pay my salary, and b) It's probably like a big moment in your life to meet somebody so I would say, just come on up."
- James Woods
(Related: Life, Being, Earth, Famous, Fans)

"I didn't set out to be famous; if I'd wanted that, I would have gone on Big Brother."
- Sam Worthington
(Related: Brother, Famous)

"But I know newspapers. They have the first amendment and they can tell any lie knowing it's a lie and they're protected if the person's famous or it's a company."
- Steve Wozniak
(Related: Lie, Company, Famous, First, Newspapers)

"Being big and famous doesn't get you more freedom, it gets you less."
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: Being, Famous, Freedom)

"I think being famous is more of a hindrance, a constraint, than just letting yourself be free."
- Martin Yan
(Related: Being, Famous)

"If there's anything more mortifying than being famous at 14, it's being washed up right after."
- Moon Unit Zappa
(Related: Being, Famous, Right)

"We are not interested in cloning the Michael Jordans and the Michael Jacksons of this world. The rich and the famous don't participate in this."
- Panayiotis Zavos
(Related: Famous, World)

"Sonny and another Hells Angel who was at the meeting thought they were beyond a little patch so they headed down to a local tattoo shop in Oakland and were the first to get the famous One Percent tattoos."
- Chuck Zito
(Related: Thought, Famous, First, Meeting)

"I don't really know a lot of famous people. I've met a lot of famous people. If I ran into Tom Hanks today, I would have to remind him who I was and he would then remember me. But he wouldn't come up to me and say, "Hi Dave!""
- David Zucker
(Related: People, Famous, Today)