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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.

I awoke one morning and found myself famous.
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!
But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit of perpetuity.
There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame; life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work.
A sign of celebrity is often that their name is worth more than their services.
Popular applause veers with the wind.
People should realize we're jerks just like them.
I must say, I don't feel very qualified to be a pop star. I feel very awkward at times in the role.
The strongest poison ever known came from Caesar's laurel crown.
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.
Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.
Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.
Certainly, Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen and drowns things weighty and solid. But if persons of quality and judgement concur, then it is, (as the Scripture saith) Nomen bonum instar unguenti fragrantis : it filleth all round about, and will not easily away. For the odours of ointments are more durable than those of flowers.
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.
Knighthood lies above eternity; it doesn’t live off fame, but rather deeds.

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