Sensational Quotes for Smart People


Sensational Quotes about Fame

and Celebrity 

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First Top-10 List of Sensational

Quotes about Fame and Celebrities

#1 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fame

The renown of great men should always to be measured by the means they have used to acquire it.
— Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

#2 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fame

A good part of the fame of most celebrated men is due to the shortsightedness of their admirers
— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

#3 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fame

You're not famous until my mother has heard of you.
— Jay Leno

#4 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fame

Better to be despised than forgotten.
— from St. Elsewhere

#5 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fame

The way to become famous fast is to throw a brick at someone who is famous.
— Walter Winchell

#6 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fame

The best way to get praise is to die.
— Italian proverb

#7 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fame

Fame is proof that the people are gullible.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

#8 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fame

Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve.
— Maureen Dowd

#9 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fame

I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one.
— Cato the Elder, Roman statesman, (234-149 B.C.)

#10 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Fame

No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.
— Michael Pritchard

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Second Top-Ten List of Sensational

Quotes about Fame and Celebrities

#1 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Fame

Always treat a famous person as if they're not, and a person who's not as if they were.
— Adam Lawrence

#2 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Fame

You have to know exactly what you want out of your career. If you want to be a star, you don't bother with other things.
— Marilyn Horne

#3 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Fame

It is better to be a has-been than a never-was.
— Cecil Parkinson

#4 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Fame

Fame is the advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little.
— Tanishlaus Leszcynski

#5 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Fame

Fame is the aggregate of all the misunderstanding that collects around a new name.
— Rainer Maria Rilke

#6 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Fame

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

#7 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Fame

What is glory? It is to have a lot of nonsense talked about you.
— Gustave Flaubert

#8 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Fame

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

#9 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Fame

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work . . . I want to achieve it through not dying.
— Woody Allen

#10 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Fame

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

 More Sensational Quotes about Fame, Heros,

and Celebritries for Smart People 

I think the real heroes of the world, in a lot of ways, never are discovered in a famous sort of way. They’re doing little things all the time that nobody ever really notices. The people out there that are making the world a better place, protecting children, those, to me, are heroes.
— Joe Polish

Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
— W. H. Auden

Fame is a fickle food
Upon a shifting plate.
— Emily Dickinson

Money, achievement, fame, and success are important, but they are bought too dearly when acquired at the cost of health.
— Unknown wise person

Fame has nothing to do with creativity . Most famous people are not creative and most creative people will never become famous.
— Dave Erhard

I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long.
Steve Jobs

Helping others to fulfill their mission is the kind of legacy I want to leave behind.
— Shamala Tan

Fifteen Minutes of Notoriety Beats the Best Advertising Money Can Buy
— from Career Success Without a Real Job

If you have a success, you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.
— Ernest Hemingway

The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
— Amelia Earhart

You're not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi.
— Humphrey Bogart

There are only three American names that are known in every corner of the globe: Singer sewing machines, Coca Cola and Elizabeth Arden.
— Elizabeth Arden

Never be afraid to tread the path alone. Know which is your path and follow it wherever it may lead you; do not feel you have to follow in someone else's footsteps.
— Eileen Caddy

I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true.
— Katherine Hepburn

Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
— George Bernard Shaw

No man has achieved true greatness who can count his enemies on his fingers.
— Unknown wise person

The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
— Cyril Connolly

To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.
— E. M. Cioran

Success for some people, depends on becoming well-known, for others it depends on never being found out.
— Ashleigh Brilliant

It's better to be wanted for murder than not to be wanted at all.
— Marty Winch

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.
— Dr. O. A. Battista

My great comfort is, that the temporary celebrity I have wrung from the world has been in the very teeth of all opinions and prejudices. I have flattered no ruling powers; I have never concealed a single thought that tempted me.
— Lord Byron

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
— George S. Patton

The desire to impress others is one of the worst forms of mental imprisonment.
— Robert J. Ringer

Every man with an idea has at least two or three followers.
— Brooks Atkinson

I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.
— Aldous Huxley

I have gone from local obscurity to national obscurity to international obscurity. Once I learn how to monetize obscurity, I will be rich.
— Ernie Zelinski

Poets have said that the reason to have children is to give yourself immortality. Immortality? Now that I have five children, my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.
— Bill Cosby

Hold on boss, I'm gonna make you famous!
— Freddy B.

Strive for originality in thought and action.
Be first;
Be different;
And be daring.
Only then will you make a significant difference in this world.
You may even attain greatness.
— from Life's Secret Handbook

They want me on the television shows now because I did so well on Celebrity A$$holes.
— Steve Martin

Many men and women enjoy popular esteem, not because they are known, but because they are unknown.
— Nicolas de Chamfort

Fame is but the breath of the peope, and that is often unwholesome.
— Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Mortalhood is a fine state to visit, but you'd better not call it home.
— from Messiah's Handbook by Richard Bach

God makes stars. I just produce them.
— Samuel Goldwyn

He who comes up to his own idea of greatness must always hae had a low standard of it in his mind.
— William Hazlitt

Fame is chiefly a matter of dying at the right time.
— Unknown wise person

If you want an audience, start a fight.
— Gaelic proverb

If a man was great while living, he becomes tenfold greater when dead.
— Thomas Carlyle

Renown? I've already got more of it than those I respect, and will never have as much as those for whom I feel contempt.
— Jean Rostand

Most celebrated men live in a condition of prostitution.
— Charles—Augustin Sainte-Beuve

Martyrdom is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
— George Bernard Shaw

If you would be accounted great by your contemporaries, be not too much greater than they.
— Ambrose Bierce

Regardless of how much you enjoy your work, you must accept that everything won't come easily.
No one has clear sailing on their voyage to success.
You will always meet obstacles to overcome.
The attainment of real success isn't based on the absence of problems, but the extraordinary ability to deal with problems.
Indeed, you will find greatest satisfaction in overcoming the toughest of problems thrown your way.
And only by overcoming great difficulties can you achieve greatness in this world.
— from Life's Secret Handbook

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

People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius.
— Jerry Lewis

It is easier for a needle to go through a camel's eye than for a rich woman to sprain her ankle and keep it out of the papers.
— Mark Twain

Throughout my life, I have seen narrow-shouldered men, without a single exception, committing innumerable stupid acts, brutalizing their fellows and perverting souls by all means. They call the motive for their actions fame.
— Isidore Ducasse, Comte de LautrĂ©amont (1846—70), French author, poet.

You do not exist to impress the world. You exist to live your life in a way that will make you happy.
— Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

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

If you think you are important, just remember that a lot of famous men of a century ago have weeds growing over their graves today.
— Unknown wise person

The professional celebrity, male and female, is the crowning result of the star system of a society that makes a fetish of competition. In America, this system is carried to the point where a man who can knock a small white ball into a series of holes in the ground with more efficiency than anyone else thereby gains social access to the President of the United States.
— C. Wright Mills

The nice thing about being a celebrity it that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.
— Henry Kissinger

To become a celebrity is to become a brand name. There is Ivory Soap, Rice Krispies, and Philip Roth. Ivory is the soap that floats; Rice Krispies the breakfast cereal that goes snap-crackle-pop; Philip Roth the Jew who masturbates with a piece of liver.
— Philip Roth

A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.
— H. L. Mencken

Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame — to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a Hell!
— Edward Bulwer-Lytton

If someone types in your name on Google and you don’t show up, you have a problem.
— Scott Ginsberg

An actor is a guy who, if you ain't talking about him, ain't listening.
— Marlo Brando

In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.
— C. Wright Mills

Superstars strive for approbation; heroes walk alone. Superstars crave consensus; heroes define themselves by the judgment of a future they see it as their task to bring about. Superstars seek success in a technique for eliciting support; heroes pursue success as the outgrowth of inner values.
— Henry A. Kissinger

It is better for one's reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally.
— John Maynard Keynes

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
— Shirley Temple Black

Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth . . . suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.
— Julie Burchill

A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I'm still doing it.
— Miles Davis (1926-91), U.S. jazz musician.

I would rather make my name than inherit it.
— William Makepeace Thackeray

In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.
— Donald Trump

Every hero becomes a bore at last.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face. As soon as one is aware of being "somebody," to be watched and listened to with extra interest, input ceases, and the performer goes blind and deaf in his overanimation. One can either see or be seen.
— John Updike

The way to be immortal (I mean not to die at all) is to have me for your heir. I recommend you to put me in your will and you will see that (as long as I live at least) you will never even catch cold.
— Lord Byron

Celebrity-worship and hero-worship should not be confused. Yet we confuse them every day, and by doing so we come dangerously close to depriving ourselves of all real models. We lose sight of the men and women who do not simply seem great because they are famous but are famous because they are great. We come closer and closer to degrading all fame into notoriety.
— Daniel J. Boorstin

Nobody can prevent you from choosing to be exceptional.
— Mark Sanborn

It's not who you know, it's who knows you.
— Marcela Landres

What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism.
— Desiderius Erasmus

Who would wish to be among the commonplace crowd of the little famous — who are each individually lost in a throng made up of themselves?
— John Keats

An expert is a man from another city; the farther away the city, the greater the expert.
— Unknown wise person

A man is known by the company he organizes.
— Ambrose Bierce

Behind every famous man there's a woman — telling him he's not so hot.
— Not-so-famous wise person

Some great men owe most of their greatness to the ability of detecting in those they destine for their tools the exact quality of strength that matters for their work.
— Joseph Conrad

When a person starts to rest on his laurels, he discovers they are poison ivy.
— Unknown wise person

You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend or not.
—Isabel Allende

One can always tell a truly great man by the fact that at least ten thousand persons went to school with him in the small town where he grew up.
— Not-so-famous wise person

There's only one Elizabeth like me and that's the Queen.
— Elizabeth Arden

No one ever traveled the road to fame on a free pass.
— Unknown wise person

There is no good . . . in living in a society where you are merely the equal of everybody else. . . . The true pleasure of life is to live with your inferiors.
— William Makepeace Thackeray

Many a man thinks he has become famous when he merely happened to meet an editor who was hard-up for material.
— Not-so-famous wise person

Every society honours its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.
— Mignon McLaughlin

Some men's names appear in the paper only three times: when they're too young to read, when they're too dazed to read, and when they're too dead to read.
— Unknown wise person

While some people rise to the pinnacle of fame, others reach the height of folly.
— Not-so-famous wise person

To desire immortality is to desire the perpetuation of a great mistake.
— Arthur Schopenhauer


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