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Being 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."

"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

"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

"If you think Abraham Lincoln became famous for inventing the town car, it is time to spend a few hours on history."
Bo Bennett

"Andy Warhol made fame more famous."
Fran Lebowitz

"Yeah, I love being famous. It's almost like being white, y'know?"
Chris Rock

"The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff."
Britney Spears

"I am beautiful, famous and gorgeous."
Anna Kournikova

"I do not believe they are right who say that the defects of famous men should be ignored. I think it is better that we should know them. Then, though we are conscious of having faults as glaring as theirs, we can believe that that is no hindrance to our achieving also something of their virtues."
William Somerset Maugham

"I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great."
Ray Charles

"I want to be famous everywhere."
Luciano Pavarotti

"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

"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

"A lot of critics are saying Arnold can't get elected because he's just an ambitious guy with a famous name, who doesn't know anything about running the government. Didn't hurt George Bush."
Jay Leno

"Why am I so famous? What am I doing right? What are the others doing wrong?"
Barbra Streisand

"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

"I have no use for people who throw there weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."
Walt Disney

"You can get awful famous in this country in seven days."
Gary Hart

"People say we're all identical, but Jennifer Lopez is an American. She's from New York. She doesn't have an accent. Some of these Latin people - their Spanish is pathetic. They learned it when they became famous as Latinos."
Salma Hayek

"It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich."
Alan Alda

"Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn't want me to be too famous too young."
Duke Ellington

"Being rich and famous isn't all happiness and at times the pressures have got to me."
Annni-Frid Lyngstad

"I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy."
Brigitte Bardot

"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

"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

"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

"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

"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."

"It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour."
Lillian Hellman

"For a time, at least, I was the most famous person in the entire world."
Jesse Owens

"In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."
Andy Warhol

"I'm bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is: In 15 minutes everybody will be famous."
Andy Warhol

"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

"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."
Alan Alda

"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.

"I'm the guy that made Joe DiMaggio famous."
Lefty Gomez

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability."
George Bernard Shaw

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