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  • A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
    * Fred Allen


  • 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.
    * Alan Bennett


  • 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


  • He had no failings which were not owing to a noble cause; to an ardent, generous, perhaps an immoderate passion for fame; a passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
    * Edmund Burke


  • You were at school and you were pimply and no one wanted to know you. You get into a group and you've got thousands of chicks there.
    * Eric Clapton


  • A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I'm still doing it.
    * Miles Davis


  • Fame is a bee.
    It has a song--
    It has a sting--
    Ah, too, it has a wing.
    * Emily Dickinson


  • A big man has no time really to do anything but just sit and be big.
    * F. Scott Fitzgerald


  • The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it is the ambition to attain the highest excellence, sanctioned by the highest authority, that of time.
    * William Hazlitt


  • The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.
    * Henry Kissinger


  • I think there's a danger in overexposure. Just think what happened to Lady Godiva--she became a chocolate.
    * Kenneth Jay Lane


  • 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


  • Fame and tranquility can never be bedfellows.
    * Montaigne


  • A very quiet and tasteful way to be famous is to have a famous relative. Then you can not only be nothing, you can do nothing too.
    * P.J. O'Rourke


  • Once you get on stage, everything is right. I feel the most beautiful, complete, fulfilled. I think that's why, in the case of noncompromising career women, parts of our personal lives don't work out. One person can't give you the feeling that thousands of people give you.
    * Leontyne Price


  • People before the public live an imagined life in the thought of others, and flourish or feel faint as their self outside themselves grows bright or dwindles in that mirror.
    * Logan Pearsall Smith


  • Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted from.
    * Tacitus


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