Famous Quotes

I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: ‘try being rich first’. See if that doesn’t cover most of it. There’s not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job.-Bill Murray



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.-Fred Allen



The worst thing about being famous is the invasion of your privacy.-Justin Timberlake



Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.-Andy Warhol



I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me.-Cary Grant



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



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



The strangest part about being famous is you don’t get to give first impressions anymore. Everyone already has an impression of you before you meet them.-Kristen Stewart



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



I’m an instant star. Just add water and stir.-David Bowie



We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.-Jiddu Krishnamurti



Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.-Napoleon Bonaparte



Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.-William Penn



Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance.-Al Goldstein



I’m more interested in being good than being famous.-Annie Leibovitz



The celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness. – Daniel J. Boorstin



I can do whatever I want – I’m rich, I’m famous, and I’m bigger than you.-Don Johnson



I’m sick to death of famous people standing up and using their celebrity to promote a cause. If I see a particular need, I do try to help. But there’s a lot that can be achieved by putting a check in the right place and shutting up about it.-Russell Crowe



I’m not comfortable being around too many people. I don’t like being out in public too much. I don’t like going to bars. I don’t like doing celebrity stuff. So most of the characters I play are people who don’t always feel comfortable beyond their small circle of friends.-Adam Sandler



I am beautiful, famous and gorgeous.-Anna Kournikova



Celebrity was a long time in coming; it will go away. Everything goes away.-Carol Burnett



The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you. You’re in a conversation and everybody’s agreeing with what you’re saying – even if you say something totally crazy. You need people who can tell you what you don’t want to hear.-Al Pacino



Fame is the thirst of youth.-Lord Byron



I’d rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous.-Ani DiFranco



Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.-David Bowie



I wanted to be successful, not famous. – George Harrison


It isn’t necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It’s only necessary to be rich.-Alan Alda



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



To be a star is to own the world and all the people in it. After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty.-Hedy Lamarr



There’s no difference between fame and infamy now. There’s a new school of professional famous people that don’t do anything. They don’t create anything.-Ricky Gervais



You don’t have to have an attitude if you’re famous.-Adriana Lima



Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.-Lucius Accius




Fame is like caviar, you know – it’s good to have caviar but not when you have it at every meal.-Marilyn Monroe



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




I just want to make music, I don’t want people to talk about me. All I’ve ever wanted to do was sing. I don’t want to be a celebrity. I don’t want to be in people’s faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine that I haven’t even known I’m on.-Adele



I woke up one morning to find I was famous. I bought a white Rolls-Royce and drove down Sunset Boulevard, wearing dark specs and a white suit, waving like the Queen Mum.-Peter O’Toole



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



Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate. – Emily Dickinson



Just because you’re not famous, doesn’t mean you’re not good.-Laura Linney


I’m famous today. People like me today. Might not like me tomorrow. You can’t count on it.-Dave Chappelle



There are people who appear in the magazines and I don’t know who they are. I’ve never seen anything they’ve done and their careers are over already. They’re famous for maybe 10 minutes. Real careers, I think, take a long time to unfold.-Matt Damon



I will either be famous or infamous.-Otto Dix



Save your rejections so that later when you are famous you can show them to people and laugh.-Meg Cabot




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



Being famous is just like being in high school. But I’m not interested in being the cheerleader. I’m not interested in being Gwen Stefani. She’s the cheerleader, and I’m out in the smoker shed.-Courtney Love



Celebrity damages private life.-Tim Berners-Lee


The whole celebrity culture thing – I’m fascinated by, and repelled by, and yet I end up knowing about it.-Anderson Cooper


I can’t imagine wanting to be famous just for the sake of being famous. I think fame should come along with success, talent. – Kat Dennings



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



I absolutely loved being famous. It was all great, up until the point when it wasn’t.-Noel Gallagher




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



There is no fulfillment in things whatsoever. And I think one of the reasons that depression reigns supreme amongst the rich and famous is some of them thought that maybe those things would bring them happiness. But what, in fact, does is having a cause, having a passion. And that’s really what gives life’s true meaning.-Ben Carson



I have as much privacy as a goldfish in a bowl.-Princess Margaret



I imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen.-J. K. Rowling



Andy Warhol made fame more famous.-Fran Lebowitz



Power is not of a man. Wealth does not center in the person of the wealthy. Celebrity is not inherent in any personality. To be celebrated, to be wealthy, to have power requires access to major institutions.-C. Wright Mills



Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don’t know, and who don’t know us.-Nicolas Chamfort



You’re not famous until my mother has heard of you. – Jay Leno


Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.-Arthur Schopenhauer



The thing about being famous is, it’s weird. The only people who get how weird it is are other famous people.-Margot Kidder

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