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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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To many fame comes too late.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who write for lucre or fame are grosser than the cartel robbers, for they steal the genius of the people, which is its will to resist evil.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There have been as great souls unknown to fame as any of the most famous.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Fame is the echo of actions, resounding them to the world, save that the echo repeats only the last art, but fame relates all, and often more than all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great difficulty is first to win a reputation; the next to keep it while you live; and the next to preserve it after you die, when affection and interest are over, and nothing but sterling excellence can preserve your name. Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He that pursues fame with just claims, trusts his happiness to the winds; but he that endeavors after it by false merit, has to fear, not only the violence of the storm, but the leaks of his vessel.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a wretched thing to live on the fame of others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is something greater than wealth, grander even than fame -- manhood, character, stand for success... nothing else really does.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If fame is to come only after death, I am in no hurry for it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Women are the fulfilled sex. Through our children we are able to produce our own immortality, so we lack that divine restlessness which sends men charging off in pursuit of fortune or fame or an imagined Utopia. That is why we number so few geniuses among us. The wholesome oyster wears no pearl, the healthy whale no ambergris, and as long as we can keep on adding to the race, we harbor a sort of health within ourselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The use of knowledge in our sex (beside the amusement of solitude) is to moderate the passions and learn to be contented with a small expense, which are the certain effects of a studious life and, it may be, preferable even to that fame which men have engrossed to themselves and will not suffer us to share.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I got fame and fortune, and I lost my sense of reasoning.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Oblivion is the rule and fame the exception, of humanity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances, or my position. Attitude keeps me going or cripples my progress. It alone fuels my fire or assaults my hope. When my attitudes are right, there is no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The love of fame is the last weakness which even the wise resign.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man dreams of fame while woman wakes to love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Deathlessness should be arrived at in a... haphazard fashion. Loving fame as much as any man, we shall carve our initials in the shell of a tortoise and turn him loose in a peat bog.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What desire for fame attends both great and small; better be damned than mentioned not at all!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Katharine Hepburn: You know, fame is supposed to be MY turf.More [08/04/2005 12:08:00]
At first it was exhilarating but when I realized it wasn't going away, it became scary and claustrophobic. Fame is a weird thing.More [11/12/2005 12:11:00]
A lot of people think that fame is the Band-Aid that cures their ills. I'm no kid, and I knew long before I got famous that wasn't the deal. I'm the court jester, not the queen.More [11/12/2005 12:11:00]
I don't want to take fame for granted because that is when you start to think you are better than everyone else. That is when you start thinking that you are someone that you are not.More [11/15/2005 12:11:00]
I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing.More [12/24/2005 12:12:00]
But once I acclimated and really used fame for what it was offering me as a tool to serve my life purpose of inspiring and contributing, then it started to get fun again.More [12/29/2005 12:12:00]
I'm not going to be somebody who wants to hold on to my fame for the rest of my life.More [03/20/2006 12:03:00]
I'm a totally different person now, ... It's the natural progression ? most people just grow up (after) having children, being in a grown-up relationship, having so many years of life in the spotlight ... having fame and fortune (and) realizing it's not what everyone thinks it is, and what it's all cracked up to be.More [03/21/2006 12:03:00]
It was never the fame or fortune that drove me to act. It was something I love and enjoy doing it. A lot of people identify who they are by what they do and that's not me. It's what I do but not who I am. Who I am is a parent. I'm a family man.More [04/05/2006 12:04:00]
I like the level of fame that I have. You get nice tables in restaurants sometimes, but fame isn't something that I find comfortable.More [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
It's not about the fame and the money because if you do good work all that stuff comes.More [04/27/2006 12:04:00]
It is a good motive, fame and money, as it is tangible and measurable. Being an artist is neither measurable nor tangible and certainly not a way to become rich.More [05/03/2006 12:05:00]
Television fame makes people say, ' That's who that guy is. That's the way he is,' ... Now I have to say, 'Look, I'm lots of other guys, too.'More [05/07/2006 12:05:00]
People become lonely with time, and the fame has moved on to someone else.More [05/16/2006 12:05:00]
The pursuit of fame becomes your career, and you have to spend all your time trying to look good.More [07/02/2006 12:07:00]
“To me, the whole idea of fame and I think it can be a real test of somebody, of who they are. You know, 'cause some strange things happen. I've seen some peculiar things as far as a person just living their life.”More [07/03/2006 12:07:00]
“When I wanted to do this job it was for making movies not for the glitter. Of course with the fame I got more offers from different countries so it is great to have huge luxuries for an actor to work and to have the choice. But after, in life, I can't enjoy anonymity. But I can hide myself.”More [07/28/2006 12:07:00]
“I don't think I realized that the cost of fame is that it's open season on every moment of your life.”More [09/13/2006 12:09:00]
When I started off, I didn't only ride to fame on my looks though many people I know think otherwise.More [09/28/2006 12:09:00]
The more I blamed my misery on the fame and success I had achieved in pictures, the more famour and successful I seemed destined to become.More [11/04/2006 12:11:00]
I hope this doesn't sound pompous but I don't think of myself as famous, whatever fame I've got has come through what I've done and associations of things I've done.More [11/10/2006 12:11:00]
“I do have a certain technique [that] varies from part to part because everybody is different. But I don't want to have a viewpoint in terms of fame or [being a] leading man. I feel like I'm on a certain path as far as my technique and I'm trying to get better and better and better.”More [11/21/2006 12:11:00]
Look at what early fame and fortune did to Freddie Prinze. I think young people do best when they climb the ladder of success on rung at a time, otherwise, you can become dizzy. Sure, I used to get impatient and wish it would happen real quick, like overnight, but then you don't enjoy it as much.More [12/21/2006 12:12:00]
“Acting is a life experience. I'm always learning things when I'm making a movie. So the fame part of it is fine when you consider what you get out of this job.”More [02/13/2007 12:02:00]
[after catching Harry scribbling on his paper]
Professor Severus Snape: Tell me, what would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?
[Harry doesn't answer]
Professor Severus Snape: You don't know? Well, let's try again... Where, Mr. Potter, would you look if I asked you to find me a bezoar?
Harry: I don't know, sir.
Professor Severus Snape: And what is the difference between monkshood and wolfsbane?
Harry: I don't know, sir.
Professor Severus Snape: Pity... clearly, fame isn't everything, is it, Mr. Potter?More [02/20/2007 12:02:00]

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