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I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known.

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.
There have been as great souls unknown to fame as any of the most famous.
Celebrity is never more admired than by the negligent.
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.
A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.
All the fame you should look for in life is to have lived it quietly.
It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes. They are easily disillusioned and then they are angry with you, for it was the illusion they loved.
If I'm such a legend, then why am I so lonely? Let me tell you, legends are all very well if you've got somebody around who loves you.
Fame is proof that the people are gullible.
Even the best things are not equal to their fame.
The love of fame is the last weakness which even the wise resign.
I won't be happy till I'm as famous as God.
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?
I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.
Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.
We movie stars all end up by ourselves. Who knows? Maybe we want to.
Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
If you are ambitious of climbing up to the difficult, and in a manner inaccessible, summit of the Temple of Fame, your surest way is to leave on one hand the narrow path of Poetry, and follow the narrower track of Knight-Errantry, which in a trice may raise you to an imperial throne.
Fame is the thirst of youth.
A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict.
What a heavy burden is a name that has become famous too soon.
Each man has his appointed day: short and irreparable in the brief life of all, but to extend our fame by our deeds, this is the work of mankind.
Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.
Death makes no conquest of this conqueror: For now he lives in fame, though not in life.
Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
The majority of pop stars are complete idiots in every respect.
Heartthrobs are a dime a dozen.
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.
Fame is an illusive thing -- here today, gone tomorrow. The fickle, shallow mob raises its heroes to the pinnacle of approval today and hurls them into oblivion tomorrow at the slightest whim; cheers today, hisses tomorrow; utter forgetfulness in a few months.
A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I'm still doing it.
After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one.
When you can do the common things in life in a uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.
Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
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.
It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that.

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