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Sometimes I wish I weren't famous.

The day will come when everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.
What desire for fame attends both great and small; better be damned than mentioned not at all!
Fame hides her head among the clouds.
Men's fame is like their hair, which grows after they are dead, and with just as little use to them.
The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you.
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 over-animation. One can either see or be seen.
The difference between great celebrities and the unknown is the former failed and yet went at it again; the latter gave up in despair.
What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little.
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.
The love of the famous, like all strong passions, is quite abstract. Its intensity can be measured mathematically, and it is independent of persons.
Because I have conducted my own operas and love sheep-dogs; because I generally dress in tweeds, and sometimes, at winter afternoon concerts, have even conducted in them; because I was a militant suffragette and seized a chance of beating time to The March of the Women from the window of my cell in Holloway Prison with a tooth-brush; because I have written books, spoken speeches, broadcast, and don't always make sure that my hat is on straight; for these and other equally pertinent reasons, in a certain sense I am well known.
Time hath a wallet at his back, wherein he puts. Alms for oblivion, a great-sized monster of ingratitudes.
Glory is like a circle in the water, which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, till, by broad spreading, it disperse to naught.
We always hear about the haves and the have-nots. Why don't we hear about the doers and the do-nots.
The longer a man's fame is likely to last, the longer it will be in coming.
Fame is something that must be won. Honor is something that must not be lost.
Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome.
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.
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..
Fame is a constant effort
Oblivion is the rule and fame the exception, of humanity.
Few people rise to our esteem upon closer scrutiny.
Riches: A dream in the night. Fame: A gull floating on water.
Tis the white stag, Fame, we're a-hunting, bid the world's hounds come to horn!
What's fame? a fancy'd life in other's breath. A thing beyond us, even before our death.
True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read; and in so living as to make the world happier and better for our living in it.
I want to be famous everywhere.
The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.
It is better to be a has-been than a never-was.
The love of glory gives an immense stimulus.
A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear.
It is a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot.
Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag.
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.
Not to know me argues yourselves unknown.
Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil.
In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.
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.
A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.

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