Famous Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Famous Quotes from Justin Theroux, Hans Berger, Juliette Binoche, Al Jourgensen, Andrew Coyle Bradley. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

Fame is something I think happens as a result of trying

Fame is something I think happens as a result of trying to do good work. If you’re trying to be famous, your work usually suffers.
Justin Theroux
In Germany I am not so famous.
Hans Berger
It’s never been my purpose to become an American icon, or more famous or richer.
Juliette Binoche
There’s a famous artist, Ron English, in New York, that just, or Andy Warhol for that matter, that did pop art that terrorized society. And that’s, for the last like 10, 15 years, that’s all I wanted to do, is terrorize society and make them look into a mirror and see what the hell we have wrought.
Al Jourgensen
In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy.
Andrew Coyle Bradley
I’ve always been more drawn to being normal than being famous.
Vince Gill
If I wanted to be famous, I could have been famous before.
David Gest
I’m famous for being nicer to my fans than anyone on the face of the Earth because I figure a) They pay my salary, and b) It’s probably like a big moment in your life to meet somebody so I would say, just come on up.
James Woods
I actually don’t feel famous.
Anwar Robinson
The Bronx is famous for two things. Hip-hop, and 26 world championships.
Kurtis Blow
I really hate the duties of being a celebrity, like getting dressed up for the red carpet.
America Ferrera
I imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen.
J. K. Rowling
I’ve learned to stay away from publicity addicts, people who want to be famous for no reason.
Paz de la Huerta
I really don’t know anything else because my brothers were famous when I was two years old. So I know nothing else, no other life.
Janet Jackson
Growing up in Texas and Oklahoma, Ben Johnson was more famous than John Wayne to some of us. I knew him. I worked with him on a low budget film years ago, and we’d sit around at night while waiting for a shot.
Bill Paxton
Andy Warhol made fame more famous.
Fran Lebowitz
I like photographing the people I love, the people I admire, the famous, and especially the infamous. My last infamous subject was the extreme right wing French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen.
Helmut Newton
You can get rich or famous by doing the same thing.
Ang Lee
It’s not like I’m the most famous person in the world.
Ron Silver
I worked on scores. I went to the musical library in Berlin which is very famous. I discovered that we had scores of Beethoven, printed scores of Beethoven, that are full of mistakes. Not the wrong or false notes, but the wrong dynamic, understandable things.
Kurt Masur
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
When someone becomes successful or rich and famous, people perceive that person as being different. But I’m the same guy I’ve always been.
Barry Zito
I’ve watched a lot of people who became famous who completely change and I think it’s because they tend to believe all the hype that’s out there. I don’t think there’s that much hype about me.
Jane Goodall
I’ve noticed that once you leave London you do kind of become a bit more famous. People in London are a bit too cool for school. It’s not so unusual to see someone from London in the street. But outside of London people are a bit more excited to see you and come out and support you.
David Walliams
I’m not a very good impersonator, my friends maybe, but not famous people.
Diane Kruger
When I came to New York, I began to meet the people who became the most famous artists of our time. I was insecure about my own level of ability, I didn’t know whether I could compete with these people and, at the same time. I was wondering what is this anyway?
Henry Flynt
I don’t want to be famous as a movie star and have the whole world love me, I want to be a creative actress.
Juliette Lewis
I’ve only ever wanted to be a singer; I never wanted to be famous.
Katherine Jenkins
If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you’ll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you’ll get to where you want to be.
Eddie Van Halen
‘Swallow My Gift’ is all about music being its own reward. I don’t do it to become more famous; I don’t do it to make money. I don’t do it from an ego-driven point of view.
Russell Crowe
Some people don’t care why they are famous; they just want to be famous, and that makes my skin crawl a bit.
George Ezra
I don’t see myself as famous at all so I’m continuing my life as normal.
Ashley Madekwe
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 don’t want to be famous. I like to be able to sit in a cafe and watch the world go by and observe people.
Sophia Myles
I’m more interested in being good than being famous.
Annie Leibovitz
A lot of stand-up comedy guys, when they get a little famous, just give up their stand-up career, and it cancels out the thing that set them apart.
Johnny Knoxville
Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don’t know, and who don’t know us.
Nicolas Chamfort
The famous convention of 1787 met in Philadelphia to define the additional powers needed to enable Congress to do its job effectively. Instead, the convention proposed a brand new national government.
Edmund Morgan
By virtue of some of the ways the game is played, in terms of message discipline, in terms of access for reporters, and especially in the way that sources and subjects, especially famous subjects, treat the media, almost by default there’s more news that’s falling into books.
Ron Suskind
You know, one of the biggest thrills I have is when famous people recognize me from Taxi.
Marilu Henner
One thing hurts me. I keep hearing ‘Terry Fox.’ I’m not doing the run to become rich or famous… To me, being famous is not the idea of the run. The only important part is that cancer can be beaten.
Terry Fox
I just don’t feel much interested in the lifestyles of the rich and famous.
Michael Cunningham
Oh yeah, I was one of the first guys writing comic books, I wrote Captain America, with guys like Stan Lee, who became famous later on with Marvel Comics.
Mickey Spillane
I like being famous when it’s convenient for me and completely anonymous when it’s not.
Catherine Deneuve
I don’t really know a lot of famous people. I’ve met a lot of famous people. If I ran into Tom Hanks today, I would have to remind him who I was and he would then remember me. But he wouldn’t come up to me and say, ‘Hi Dave!’
David Zucker
I like to call myself as son of famous father and father of famous son.
Rishi Kapoor
Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert’s Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion.
Eminem
But I don’t feel the need to be famous.
Jessica Alba
The more we can make our developers famous, the better.
David Baszucki
There are two types of actors: those who say they don’t want to be famous, and those who are liars.
Kevin Bacon
Olympic Gold changed me and my life dramatically. I became a celebrity overnight and people see me as a famous skater, not a real person.
Oksana Baiul
John Muir, the famous naturalist, wrote in his journal that you should never go to Alaska as a young man because you’ll never be satisfied with any other place as long as you live. And there’s a lot of truth to that.
Tom Bodett
I had a sense of who I was before I got famous.
Joe Rogan
I think when anyone says you look like a famous person you fiercely deny it, and then go around hoping other people will say it, too.
Frank Skinner
I met a lot of famous people when I was about 24. And none of them seemed very appealing. And so I didn’t know why I would struggle to be that kind of person.
Ethan Hawke
I’d change nothing in my career path. I was never built for being a handsome teenage star. That’s just not in my psyche, I think. I would have hated to have grown up famous.
Jason Clarke
I had no preconceived idea what fame would be like, because I never thought I would be famous. I just wanted to do my work. Hell, I just wanted to pay my rent on time.
Iyanla Vanzant
There is no celebrity quite as powerful as the local, homegrown celebrity.
Tony Wilson
I liked myself much more before I got famous. I was much friendlier and had more energy.
Sia
In law school, we studied the famous book ‘Getting to Yes,’ co-written by the head of the Harvard Law School Negotiation Project.
Erin O’Toole
A lot of people are like, ‘So you want to be famous.’ And I’m like, ‘No, I want to be good at my craft. I don’t care about fame, I don’t care if I even ever make it. As long as people know what I am as an actress in this business, I’m set for my career right now.’
Chloe Grace Moretz
Being very famous is not the fun it sounds. It merely means you’re being chased by a lot of people and you lose your privacy.
Colin Wilson
The thing about being famous is, it’s weird. The only people who get how weird it is are other famous people.
Margot Kidder
I still forgive him, because by doing what he did, he made it famous.
Alberto Korda
I fell in love with a civilian. Not an actress and not a famous actress at that. Because then the attention doesn’t double – it grows exponentially. Because then suddenly everybody wants to be in your bedroom. But I don’t really give them anything.
Matt Damon
It’s more important for me to feel content than to be famous.
Samantha Morton
You know, I’m a television personality. It’s not like I’m a famous hooker or something!
Brett Somers
Because I think in order to get famous you have to be known for something. Like ‘You’re the romantic comedy girl’ or ‘You’re the Oscar-winning whatever girl.’
Rachel Weisz
I am the most well-adjusted human being I know. I started out this investigation as a very happy man with a great career. I’ve got the life people dream about: I am rich, I am famous, I’ve got a fabulous marriage to an absolutely, spell-bindingly brilliant woman.
James Ellroy
I wanted to be successful, not famous.
George Harrison
I’m world famous, everywhere I go there are people who love me because of I’ve been able to bring them some joy from the movies I’ve made.
Tony Curtis
When we were growing up our parents somehow made it clear that being famous was good. And I mistakenly thought that if I was famous then everyone would love me.
Ellen DeGeneres
To be famous and broke is hard.
David Spade
Decide very early on: do you want to be an actor or do you want to be famous? Because they’re very different routes.
James Purefoy
I was obsessed with being rich and famous.
Paul Lynde
I think in the end, when you’re famous, people like to narrow you down to a few personality traits. I think I’ve just become this ambitious, say-whatever’s-on-her-mind, intimidating person. And that’s part of my personality, but it’s certainly not anywhere near the whole thing.
Madonna Ciccone
If I wasn’t even famous or had any success, I would still wake up and put tons of make-up on, and put on a cool outfit. That’s always been who I’ve been my whole life, so that’s never gonna change. I love fashion. I love getting dressed up. I love Halloween, too.
Gwen Stefani
I was never interested in being powerful or famous. But once I got to film school and learned about movies, I just fell in love with it. I didn’t care what kind of movies I made.
George Lucas
On an emotional level, success in America would be terrible for me; it would be insane. I really, seriously, never want to be famous here.
Robbie Williams
Exploitation films were famous for taking an issue an exploiting it because they could move much faster than a studio could. If there was any hot topic, they would run out and make a quick movie and make a buck on it, by changing it around and using it, in some way, to give some relevance.
Robert Rodriguez
I was definitely not the kid that just wanted to be famous for no reason whatsoever and then happened to find comedy. Fame and all that stuff have always been slightly terrifying to me, and it makes me very anxious.
Bo Burnham
I didn’t want to be famous. I just wanted to earn enough money to have a nice life and enjoy acting.
David McCallum
It was deeply important for me to understand where Mandela came from. Because we know where he was going, and that’s a famous story, but who was he? Where did he come from? What was his upbringing?
Idris Elba
But just playing the partner of someone famous, I had a lot more freedom.
Rachel Griffiths
Of course, ‘I Will Always Love You’ is the biggest song so far in my career. I’m famous for several, but that one has been recorded by more people and made me more money, I think, than all of them. But that song did come from a true and deep place in my heart.
Dolly Parton
Celebrity, to me, is not a thing to seek.
Aidan Quinn
Fame, I have already. Now I need the money.
Wilhelm Steinitz
I haven’t gotten jobs because I’m famous or I have a big Twitter feed – it’s primarily directors. People employ me because I’m right for the part. But then, everybody needs a bit of luck, being in the right place at the right time. You just gotta be in that place for that opportunity to come by.
Jason Clarke
I served the famous professors and scholars, and eventually they learned that the Reverend Moon is superior to them. Even Nobel laureate academics who thought they were at the center of knowledge are as nothing in front of me.
Sun Myung Moon
I didn’t learn music because I wanted to become famous or earn a lot of money. It was to follow my father’s advice and learn as much as I could about music.
K. J. Yesudas
I think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated.
Marilyn Monroe
Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness.
Jose Marti
I want to be famous everywhere.
Luciano Pavarotti
Rich and famous is not bad, but poor and famous sucks.
Paul Hogan
I’ve always had confidence. Before I was famous, that confidence got me into trouble. After I got famous, it just got me into more trouble.
Bruce Willis
I don’t want to end up being a circus act, doing my most famous tricks when I’m 70.
Pharrell Williams
I find the most normal things about famous people to be the most fascinating.
Abbi Jacobson
I don’t know about this thing – being famous. I haven’t figured it out yet. It still mystifies me.
Helen Slater
I get intimidated by famous people. When I’m around them and they look at me like I belong, I’m like, ‘Are you nuts? You’re freakin’ famous!’ Whether it’s Elmo or a Beatle or Vince Gill, it’s humbling to be in a room with these folks.
Kristian Bush
I am famous because I am an African American jazz artist.
Nat King Cole
I know it’s a cliche but I never wanted to be famous. I don’t believe anybody wants to be famous.
Jeremy Renner
If you become famous and don’t have a live show to back it up, they’re not going to pay you any money.
Ron White
In the sixties, everyone you knew became famous. My flatmate was Terence Stamp. My barber was Vidal Sassoon. David Hockney did the menu in a restaurant I went to. I didn’t know anyone unknown who didn’t become famous.
Michael Caine
When I first got famous in the ’60s, I got a little too famous, and in order to escape showbusiness, I moved to Hawaii.
Buffy Sainte-Marie
I’d prefer to go under the radar and just do the acting without being famous for it.
Kelly Reilly
One of the pleasant duties of America’s most famous announcers during the relatively short swing era of the big bands was to host late-night remotes from some of the most famous ballrooms throughout the country.
Nick Clooney
I think I’ll always be famous. I just hope I don’t become infamous.
CeeLo Green
I thought I’d be famous for being cute.
Rico Nasty
You can be famous for a lot of things. You can be a Nobel-prize winner. You can be the fattest guy in the world.
Evel Knievel
Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.
Kevin Hart
When you’re rich and famous you are the dominant force in a relationship, even if you try hard not to be. I’ve talked of sacrificing everything for Fleetwood Mac, but I realize now that it is simply the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do.
Stevie Nicks
I think Princess Diana probably had the most famous haircut, or Farrah Fawcett or Jennifer Aniston.
Dorothy Hamill
Since I was , I’ve had that feeling of, ‘Am I enough? Am I worthy? Am I supposed to be here?’ And my culture and society is telling me that I’m actually not in a lot of ways – unless I have this amount of money, or I’m in this kind of car and I have this kind of job, or I’m famous, or whatever.
Andrew Garfield
Being big and famous doesn’t get you more freedom, it gets you less.
Robert Wyatt
First of all, plain and simple, you have no real idea of what it means to be famous until you become famous. It’s a double-edged sword. Obviously there are a lot of amazing things about fame, but there are also a lot of challenging things about it.
Michelle Pfeiffer
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
Napoleon Bonaparte
My most famous commercial was for Fruit Of the Loom underwear. I took a lot of razzing from my classmates.
Ian Ziering
I’m astonished by my success. I wrote because I needed to and wanted to. It never occurred to me that I’d become famous.
Danielle Steel
It’s not a matter of becoming a superstar. Fame and money aren’t the purpose of all this. No actor’s going to say, ‘I don’t want to be famous.’ But the main purpose for doing what I’m doing is the passion in the work.
Christopher Lambert
Tom Cruise, he’s a lot more famous than me.
David Beckham
They gave it to us for about five bucks a week, and we just went there to live. Probably the first band that ever did that back then and it became the famous cottage.
Jim Capaldi
I have also just finished three weeks on a soap opera in England. The soap opera is a rather famous one called Crossroads. It was first on television 25 years ago, and it has recently been brought back. I play the part of a businessman called David Wheeler.
Jeremy Bulloch
At last, in 1611, was made, under the auspices of King James, the famous King James version; and this is the great literary monument of the English language.
Lafcadio Hearn
I got out of autobiography because my story is, I was famous, it was hard for me, I got into therapy. I had trouble with food, I got a nutritionist. There’s no story there.
Courtney Thorne-Smith
In 1997, I was working with Greg Wilson of Red Ball Tiger, our ad agency at the time, when he came up with an addition to the famous slogan ‘I guarantee it’ that I was known for saying.
George Zimmer
I have noticed that when a girl or guy falls in love, and they call their girlfriend or boyfriend with cute names, then ‘Honey Bunny’ is one of the most famous ones, so we picked that up and created a song.
Sara Khan
There’s more pressure to be famous for being yourself than if you’re being a character.
Kim Kardashian
Fame is really strange. One day you’re not famous, and then the next day you are, and the odd thing is that you know intellectually that nothing in the world is different. What mattered to you yesterday are the same things that matter today, and the rules all still apply – yet everyone looks at you differently.
Matt Damon
People be famous for everything other than music and that’s what they really trying to do. But they don’t know once you get famous for being this funny guy, nobody’s going to take you serious as a musician.
Blueface
I didn’t know what to expect from a famous movie star; maybe that he’d be sort of stuck-up, you know. But not Gary Cooper. He horsed around so much… that I had a hard time painting him.
Norman Rockwell
Right now I’m the most famous silent movie actress in the world and I want to keep that for me. So I hope there’s not going to be any other silent movies.
Berenice Bejo
I have had the opportunity to become acquainted with many wonderful people from many walks of life. I have known rich and poor, famous and modest, wise and otherwise.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Celebrity means that I can affect people in a positive way.
David Hasselhoff
When I was going for my graduate degree, I decided I was going to make a feature film as my thesis. That’s what I was famous for-that I had my thesis film be a feature film, which was ‘You’re a Big Boy Now.’
Francis Ford Coppola
There’s the famous thing that the A&R man from the record company is supposed to do: He’s supposed to come into the studio and listen to the songs you’ve been recording and then say, ‘Guys, I don’t hear any singles.’ And then everybody falls into a terrible depression because you have to write one.
Jarvis Cocker
How does it feel? Really, I don’t know because I never try to feel more or less than any player in Leverkusen or Mexico. I don’t feel like I’m more famous than other players; I’m just one more footballer who wants to achieve their dreams and to try to help their team as much as they can to do that.
Javier Hernandez
I’m following my dreams and doing what I love as a designer. I did not want to be one of those kids with a famous last name that doesn’t do anything. That is very unfulfilling to me and I’m very happy.
Nicky Hilton
I think basically becoming famous has taken the place of going to Heaven in modern society, hasn’t it? That’s the place where your dreams will come true. It’s an act of faith now; they think that’s going to sort things out.
Jarvis Cocker
I have no interest in being famous for the sake of being famous.
Bryan Greenberg
When I first redesigned the ‘Surfer’ magazine, a magazine about magazines took a copy to the famous American designer Milton Glaser, and – surprise surprise – he hated it.
David Carson
You do now have one in three people, as shown by the famous Carlton Monarchy debate poll, saying they want to get rid of the Monarchy. That was unthinkable even three, four years ago.
Anthony Holden
But I didn’t ask to have somebody nose around in my private life. I didn’t even ask to be famous. All I asked was to be able to earn a living making people laugh.
Carol Burnett
Aristotle was famous for knowing everything. He taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons.
Will Cuppy
In ‘A Few Best Men,’ I play a lesbian character. I played the lesbian sister of the bride who ends up kissing a dude at the end, but she was, like, a full-on lesbian in that. And I beat out famous Australian lesbians for the role.
Rebel Wilson
I guess we decided to make a new record 3 years ago when Nancy was done scoring for Almost Famous.
Ann Wilson
For famous men have the whole earth as their memorial.
Pericles
I had a very famous trainer tell me once, ‘You can usually train a wild animal but never tame a wild animal, ever.’ They are always going to be wild, no matter what anybody says.
Jack Hanna
The excitement for me lies not so much in interviewing the hard-to-get famous person, but the person whom you are about to discover. You know, like maybe the character actors who are just coming into their own and you’re realizing how great they are.
Terry Gross
I’m not one of those famous people flying round the world emoting over every catastrophe. I’m too feeble.
Kristin Scott Thomas
Celebrities say they date other celebrities because they have the same job. But I think they just like dating famous people. Celebrities attract each other, like cattle.
Jason Lee
I had no desire to be famous; I just wanted to make the greatest music ever made. I didn’t want anyone to know who I was.
Robert Smith
I sang ‘Nessun Dorma’ twice with Pavarotti, and he told me he’d heard ‘Smoke’ about five or six times, and every time was different. He was so jealous because if he deviated one jot from the traditional interpretation of the famous arias, he’d be crucified. We have the freedom.
Ian Gillan
I want to be in ‘Glee’, but I’m told I’m not famous enough to be a cameo yet.
Carey Mulligan
People like consistency. Whether it’s a store or a restaurant, they want to come in and see what you are famous for.
Mickey Drexler
Although I’m not an orphan and I can’t lift a horse. I was, however, briefly famous for my feats of strength: at about age 11, I could competitively arm-wrestle a full-grown man.
Lisa Lutz
It doesn’t matter what famous person I’ve come across in the street, I don’t think I’ve ever shouted.
Lewis Hamilton
On the banks of the Nile, the Rosetta branch, I lived an enjoyable childhood in the City of Disuq, which is the home of the famous mosque, Sidi Ibrahim.
Ahmed Zewail
You’ve got certain guys that just want to be famous and then you’ve got the real musicians that just love playing music.
Zakk Wylde
I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.
Emily Dickinson
I’m busier than ever and it’s led to new opportunities. But I’ve never worried about being rich or famous – for me, it’s all about the dancing.
Anton du Beke
I am a die hard fan of Lucknow food, so whenever I am in city I make sure to have the famous kebabs.
Javed Ali
I’m famous by default. I came out of the womb, and people wanted to know who I was because of my parents.
Frances Bean Cobain
I had my Aunt Rosie, who was famous and then not, so I got a lesson in fame early on. And I understood how little it has to do with you. And also how you could use it.
George Clooney
I think everybody has different priorities in their life. People live their lives differently. People become famous through all sorts of different reasons… some of it through art and some of it through just wanting to be famous. And I think how that all starts tends to reflect how you live your life daily.
Keith Urban
There is less pressure as a character actor. It generally means that you will be acting for all of your life, which is my intention. It is not my intention to just be a rich and famous person, that would be pretty boring.
Tim Roth
When I started on MySpace, people wanted to support me, but once I rose to fame with the MTV show, they felt like I had abandoned them for some reason, that I was too famous to talk to them anymore.
Tila Tequila
Stardom can be a gilded slavery.
Helen Hayes
Warren Buffett is famous for talking about the ‘intrinsic value’ of stocks. But while many people parrot this phrase, few know what it really means.
Robert Kiyosaki
I think I am very proud of being associated with quality things. So if I were massively famous for doing massively beloved things, yeah, that sounds great.
B. J. Novak
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.
Moliere
Celebrity damages private life.
Tim Berners-Lee
I only wanted to be a songwriter. I never wanted to be a singer. And I never wanted to be famous.
Carole King
I’m really in no danger of being perceived as a famous movie actor!
Lyle Lovett
There’s some downsides to being famous, which are not even worth mentioning. But to combat the bad sides of being famous, you really should take advantage of the good sides. The good sides are, you can use that fame to get projects you might not normally get.
Chris Rock
I’m so fascinated by YouTube culture. I have no idea how it’s working, but more and more people are becoming Internet famous, and it is because it allows you to have an atmosphere in which you feel comfortable to be yourself, which you might not get otherwise.
Aubrey Peeples
I am beautiful, famous and gorgeous.
Anna Kournikova
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
Sometimes people offer you plays, they offer you parts, but they only offer it because I’m famous.
Chris Rock
Messi is as famous as any footballer has ever been, and yet, when it comes down to it, we don’t know much about him. I read that he is a family man and likes to walk his dogs, but beyond that, he’s a mystery, really. I like that.
Paul Scholes
I didn’t know until later, but my uncle was quite a famous bohemian in Glasgow, and he played guitar. My father was a kind of a poetic bohemian, and he read me poetry.
Donovan
I didn’t want to be famous, I just wanted to sing.
Lisa Stansfield
When you’re famous, you’re always famous. It doesn’t go away.
Bob Saget
Why am I so famous? What am I doing right? What are the others doing wrong?
Barbra Streisand
Well I would say that we’re regular people first of all and we’re normal and it’s obvious by some of the things that have happened just because our name is famous we’re not immune to tragedy.
Brett Favre
I don’t want to be more famous than what I have right now. At least in that sense where people come up to me in the grocery store.
Kathleen Robertson
It’s part of the celebrity process but my life has never been as interesting or as wild as what’s been printed about me.
Winona Ryder
I’m hardly famous. I wouldn’t want to trade places with anyone else.
Nikki Cox
Practically everyone in Hollywood has a neighbor who’s been famous, wants to be famous, is famous, has been married to someone famous, worked with someone famous, slept with someone famous, been blackmailed by someone famous.
Jennifer Grey
It was I who made Fellini famous, not the other way around.
Anita Ekberg
I know there are people, if I go into a market or a city for the first time, there are people that are there that just want to see the famous person, or the guy from ‘Dumb and Dumber’ or whatever movie they liked. And that’s fine, it gets them in the door, but then it’s my job to give them something different.
Jeff Daniels
We don’t feel like we’re famous. We just feel like we’re doing what we love.
Sasha Banks
I don’t like the idea of famous people.
Kristin Hersh
I don’t like being recognised, I have no interest in being famous at all, I just do what I do. If I could be like Captain Kirk and beam myself up and then beam myself down, I would!
Bruce Dickinson
OK, so I’m not famous for the right reasons.
William Hung
Comedy has to be done en clair. You can’t blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
James Thurber
The idea of being famous is a lot better than the reality.
Tom Felton
You can get awful famous in this country in seven days.
Gary Hart
When I started skating, it was such a small community. You didn’t aspire to be rich or famous or make a career out of it because that wasn’t something anyone had done yet.
Tony Hawk
I got very famous for a minute and then it just all went away, you know? And for the last 20 years – you’ve got to pick yourself up and dust yourself off and then go on your merry way and start again, in a sense, and that’s what I’ve been doing.
Colin Hay
It doesn’t matter if you’re famous or infamous. All that matters is you’re a celebrity.
Willie Geist
I didn’t live the lifestyle of the rich and famous. My diapers were nappy cloth. I didn’t live in a big house.
Rohan Marley
There’s always going to be that pressure when you’re in front of the camera. When you’re famous it’s just an extreme version of reality and there’s a pressure to look a certain way.
Geri Halliwell
The people I want are very famous and very rich, and all I can offer them is a bit of exposure on TV and a bit of cash, so it’s a miracle we get any guests at all. But we have been very lucky.
Graham Norton
The dead play a very prominent part in the experience of the wanderer abroad. The houses in which they were born, the tombs in which they lie, the localities they made famous by their good or evil deeds, and the works their genius left behind them are necessarily the chief shrines of his pilgrimage.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
I have an ambition to write a great book, but that’s really a competition with myself. I’ve noticed that a lot of young writers, people in all media, want to be famous but they don’t really want to do anything. I can’t think of anything less worth striving for than fame.
Zadie Smith
Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag.
Van Morrison
Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful – unless one was striving for mediocrity.
William Hurt
It can be easy to buy into anything. I would lose focus if I went with that attitude of wanting to be famous.
Tristan MacManus
One of the strengths of the DC Universe has been the strength of the rogues’ gallery. Often times they’re as famous – if not more infamous – than our heroes.
Jim Lee
Vegas is famous for a lot of things, and bad marriages are one of them. Margo and I are proof that you can make this work. It just takes a little effort.
Ron White
After a fellow gets famous it doesn’t take long for someone to bob up that used to sit by him in school.
Kin Hubbard
I’ve never had a desire to be famous. Lots of actors are actually extremely shy. I have shy areas.
Jeremy Northam
Brooklyn was a famous team. I wanted to play for the Dodgers.
Roberto Clemente
Famous people feel that they must perpetually be on the crest of the wave, not realising that it is against all the rules of life. You can’t be on top all the time, it isn’t natural.
Olivia De Havilland
The problem is, the more famous you get, the more people see you who didn’t choose to.
Louis C. K.
I have as much privacy as a goldfish in a bowl.
Princess Margaret
The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.
Leigh Hunt
I didn’t get hugely famous really quick. It was a slow, gradual process, so I was able to sort of grow into myself and figure out who I was and what I wanted without the glaring spotlight on me telling me who I was.
Sarah McLachlan
There were so much affairs of me created by the media… of course I was not always a true single. I had some relations, once also to a famous pop star.
Gabriela Sabatini
I would like to prove that on TV, everyday lives can be as compelling as the life-styles of the rich and famous. Especially lives that we catch at extraordinary moments.
Jane Pauley
Popstars really draws you in. It’s fascinating. It’s interesting to watch people thrown together in that kind of a situation. Even if the egos weren’t involved and they weren’t trying to be world famous. It’s the Real World, only better.
Scott Patterson
I made a conscious decision back then that I would rather be the best actress who ever lived than the most famous one.
Sally Kirkland
When I was 24, I was full of life. I was that ham who wanted to be famous, a movie star, all that stuff. I think it’s cool. But it was not what I was searching for, really. It was more a delusion.
Jean-Claude Van Damme
We had an interesting thing at that first dinner. It was prior to the availability of several new hotels in Los Angeles, and we were more or less committed to the old Ambassador Hotel that has the famous Coconut Grove.
Lew Wasserman
I know I’m not supposed to have any opinions about politics, because I’m famous.
Cher
If you play a real character who’s famous and still alive, it makes things easier if you have the luck to have a good relationship with them.
Daniel Bruhl
Wherever I go, there’s always a child, an old woman, that comes to me and wants to meet me. Not because I am famous but because they suffered with my family.
Elian Gonzalez
I remember Michael saying, ‘Rich and famous? It’s much better to be just rich’. I didn’t quite get it to begin with. But he’s right. You lose anonymity. I say to my family that you’ve no idea until you lose it how precious anonymity is.
Julie Walters
Conservatives are often fond of La Rochefoucauld’s famous aphorism that ‘Hypocrisy is a tribute that vice pays to virtue,’ and so tend to downplay hypocrisy as a sin. But in the marketplace of ideas they champion, hypocrisy may yet turn out to be the deadliest – or costliest – of sins.
Bari Weiss
Hollywood people want to build you up and make you famous only to knock you off you’re the pedestal they built for you.
Morgan Brittany
I was very famous as a young man and I celebrated both the good and bad times with drinking.
Glenn Hughes
I’m actually a very private person. Sometimes I’m in denial that I’m really famous.
Britney Spears
I try to become more humble and more myself with every year. There was a while when I got famous where I was so confused and my head was spinning.
Mira Sorvino
There is this power that comes with being famous.
Rod Stewart
My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person.
Andy Warhol
I don’t like to do material people have heard. Now, they like to hear material that they know, because that’s the stuff that made me famous, and, unfortunately, I don’t do a ton of it.
Ron White
Whereas you have someone like Houdini, who works really, really hard to get really, really famous, and then has actual intellectual ideas that he puts into the culture that stay there.
Penn Jillette
It’s funny – nowadays people that are famous get chased by paparazzi. They have this fame, but they don’t have the money to hide from it.
Matt LeBlanc
Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn’t want me to be too famous too young.
Duke Ellington
Fame is like caviar, you know – it’s good to have caviar but not when you have it at every meal.
Marilyn Monroe
When you’re a famous, successful person at 16 years old, the rules change for you. Everybody is doing things for you to make life easier so you can go out and play. And I think you miss out on lot of growing up and a lot of reality checks.
Chris Evert
We were delighted to have Nigel as a producer. The only problem is that Nigel is so famous that he seems to dominate most interviews without being there.
Stephen Malkmus
All my life, it’s been the same with men. Being a woman who is famous and adored by men is very hard for any boyfriend to handle. All my boyfriends end up insecure.
Samantha Fox
I’d probably be famous now if I wasn’t such a good waitress.
Jane Siberry
Why does anybody want to be famous? You know what’s important to me? Having lunch! Pasta! Seeing my friends! Is that so crazy?
Sherry Stringfield
I do not like being famous. I like being normal.
Vince Gill
Anytime you cast a movie and you need someone famous in the lead part, you’re a prisoner of whoever happens to be famous in the six-month window in which you’re trying to get a film financed.
Alexander Payne
We are not interested in cloning the Michael Jordans and the Michael Jacksons of this world. The rich and the famous don’t participate in this.
Panayiotis Zavos
My philosophy was, if I just do good work, someone will like it enough to employ me. It never made me famous. And I’m way, way too old now, mate. That boat’s sailed.
Ian Hart
It was never about winning medals or being famous.
Nancy Kerrigan
It’s not about being super famous. My first goal was to do what I’m passionate about – dance, hip hop, and R&B – but I also wanted to support my family and friends and create opportunities for me and people I believe in. It makes everything I do meaningful.
Jay Park
I became famous almost before I had a craft.
Farrah Fawcett
I have a profound empathy for people who are in the public eye, whether they manifest it themselves or whether it happened by accident – it doesn’t matter to me. I think there’s a great misunderstanding of what it is to be famous.
Alanis Morissette
Quite often I can be in a bookshop, standing beneath a great big picture of myself and paying for a book with a credit card clearly marked John Grisham, yet no one recognises me. I often say I’m a famous author in a country where no one reads.
John Grisham
I think anybody who’s famous has to deal with their fame in their own way, and I dealt with it by making a film about a kid who’s looking out into the world of celebrity obsession.
Adrian Grenier
I’m not in the business of becoming famous. And that’s the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it’s not important to be seen. It’s important to do. There’s a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded.
Kristen Bell
Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees are so famous for Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, all of those guys.
Bert Campaneris
Thus, after finishing high school, I started with high expectations and enthusiasm to study chemistry at the famous Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.
Richard Ernst
I thought the more famous I became, the more friendships I would have, but the opposite was true.
Alanis Morissette
I don’t put weight on fame, and having people around me just because I am famous makes me feel really bad about myself.
Jessica Alba
I certainly don’t think you need to be famous to want to leave a legacy, but when you are famous, it’s even more likely that your child will get the wrong perspective on your life if you die prematurely.
Shania Twain
Be very clear as to what your dream is. Nowadays it is fairly certain that 90 percent of all actors really just want to be rich and famous as the solution to all that ails.
Dirk Benedict
When I first became famous, I didn’t know if I could go where I wanted to because I didn’t know how people were going to act. Some folks would scream and holler, and I didn’t know what to do with that.
Jill Scott
It’s great – that’s the best part about being famous is that people want to get to know me. People come up to me and introduce themselves, and I make friends, and then I meet their friends. It seems like I have a very happy and comfortable social life, which is something I never had when I was younger.
Rivers Cuomo
Being a famous actress may give you a sense of being important, but believe me, it’s just an illusion.
Juliette Binoche
I do not remember how it got into my head to make the first calculations related to rocket. It seems to me the first seeds were planted by famous fantaseour, J. Verne.
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
I love meeting famous people. I’m even happy just looking at them.
Joey McIntyre
Sometimes I wonder if I’m as famous for my wheelchair and disabilities as I am for my discoveries.
Stephen Hawking
I never set out to be rich and famous. I wanted to follow my own path.
Matthew Modine
Being famous is wicked. But it’s better to be normal.
Rupert Grint
If anyone besides famous people knew what it was like to be a famous person, they would never want to be famous.
Sia
I may have a very visible job that allows more than a million viewers to invite me and my fellow anchors into their homes every morning, but that doesn’t make me famous, nor does my job entitle me to any kind of special privileges.
Ainsley Earhardt
Forget about being world famous, it’s hard enough just getting the automatic doors at the supermarket to acknowledge our existence.
Douglas Coupland
Being famous before you’ve formed your personality, before you have that self-esteem, is dangerous.
Chris Evert
There are a lot of good things about being famous but there are a few not so good things too.
Sharon Stone
Alan Carr is an out and proud gay man but there isn’t a famous bisexual equivalent – it’s a lot rarer.
Joe Lycett
It’s nice to have famous people love you.
Millie Bobby Brown
Mum loves me being famous! She is so excited and proud, as she had me so young and couldn’t support me, so I am living her dream, it’s sweeter for both of us. It’s her 40th birthday soon and I’m going to buy her 40 presents.
Adele
One of the downsides of being famous is that folks pay far more attention to you than they should. American celebrities are constantly under surveillance, and every word they say is subject to scrutiny. So, be careful what you wish for if you desire fame. No human being should be a goldfish.
Bill O’Reilly
He makes me laugh, Mick! He tended to turn up when we were having lunch and entertain us all. He bought an Enigma machine! I’ve never worked with a producer who was more famous than everyone put together.
Saffron Burrows
I don’t care to be famous. But at the same time, you look at all the role models these little girls have, and they don’t have anyone to look up to. I mean, it’s weird, but if I just hid out and didn’t let myself be known, who would they look up to instead, you know?
Bethany Hamilton
The fire in the belly is essential, otherwise you become Michael Buble – famous and meaningless.
Morrissey
I agree that not everyone knows who I am. I am not that famous.
Sudha Chandran
I would have been very happy just working from job to job, paying my rent one movie at a time. I never wanted to be this famous. I never imagined this life for myself.
Kristen Stewart
I guess the nicest thing about being, I won’t say famous but being popular is a more proper word for me to use would be that if you’ve got a recognizable name, a lot of times you can get people to do things for you ordinarily that you wouldn’t get done.
Mickey Gilley
A sign of celebrity is that his name is often worth more than his services.
Daniel J. Boorstin
If you ever get rich and famous, by definition you are special. You have done something special, and therefore you start to behave special. Then if the floor drops out, and you become down and out, you have a really new perspective.
Danny Bonaduce
My favorite thing about being famous… it’s not really as big of a deal as everybody says it is. Being on the road is tough, doing interviews, and all the stuff. It’s still pretty tough.
Aaron Carter
A lot of people these days are not music lovers – they just want to be famous which is a very different thing to what I grew up believing in.
Shirley Manson
Did you ever stop to think why cops are always famous for being dumb? Simple. Because they don’t have to be anything else.
Orson Welles
Sonny and another Hells Angel who was at the meeting thought they were beyond a little patch so they headed down to a local tattoo shop in Oakland and were the first to get the famous One Percent tattoos.
Chuck Zito
Quite frankly, I didn’t become an actor to become a movie star. I have never dreamed about being the most famous person on the planet. I just want to do really good work.
Anne Hathaway
One thing I think celebrities shy away from is exposing the reality that we’re all the same. Somebody’s not more important because they have a Bentley or a big house or a famous boyfriend or plastic surgery – we’re all the same.
Aubrey O’Day
I get to meet fantastic people, and I get to go through so many emotions. For me, I have a craving for that. When I’m acting, I feel great. It’s not to be famous.
Christopher Parker
The good thing about L.A. is that there’s always someone more famous 100 yards away from me.
Seth Rogen
The first pork-barrel bill that crosses my desk, I’m going to veto it and make the authors of those pork-barrel items famous all over America.
John McCain
We’re teaching young girls that this is what they should be focusing on: rich and famous girls who are rich and famous for nothing.
Ellen Pompeo
Celebrity was a long time in coming; it will go away. Everything goes away.
Carol Burnett
Exposure makes you famous, not just good work. Famous is being plastered everywhere.
Francesca Annis
To seduce a woman famous for strict morals, religious fervor and the happiness of her marriage: what could possibly be more prestigious?
Christopher Hampton
When I got into the music industry, I wasn’t focused on being the most famous artist or even getting a major record deal. It was just to make music on my own terms or create my own image, do my own hair, do my own makeup.
Janelle Monae
I didn’t get into skating to be famous.
Eric Heiden
Some very famous directors have started in the mail room, which is just getting inside the studio, getting to know people, getting to know the routine.
Kenneth Anger
Hong Kong might be a small place, but its people make it unique. The iconic images of skyscrapers in this bustling metropolis are famous around the world, but it is the people of Hong Kong, standing up for their city on the streets, who make it truly great.
Joshua Wong
I think there are a lot of people who really want to be famous, they really do. I don’t. It sort of gets in the way of the everyday things that I do.
Johnny Mathis
I think I’m a better filmmaker than actor, so I already know that. That’s OK. I can handle not being a famous actor.
Taika Waititi
I didn’t get rich and famous, but I do what I love.
Ron Shock
I can’t see any value in being a celebrity, famous for being famous.
Noomi Rapace
Computers are famous for being able to do complicated things starting from simple programs.
Seth Lloyd
This business of fame – when people ask me what it was like growing up in this famous family, I say, ‘When you take it seriously you’re in a lot of trouble.’
Frank Sinatra Jr.
That’s the most terrible thing about being an author – standing there at your mother’s funeral, but you don’t switch the author off. So your own innermost thoughts are grist for the mill. Who was it said – one of the famous lady novelists – ‘unhappy is the family that contains an author’?
Terry Pratchett
My story of success and failure is not just about music and being famous. It’s about living and loving and trying to find purpose in this crazy world.
Wynonna Judd
Our most famous writers are Faulkner and Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor. It would make sense that the poetry would reflect some of those same values, some of the same techniques.
Robert Morgan
Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
Arthur Schopenhauer
It isn’t false modesty when I say this, but although I am supposed to be a famous person it doesn’t mean anything to me. I just sit at home and work.
Gyorgy Ligeti
I love being famous. It’s almost like being white.
Chris Rock
In the media age, everybody was famous for 15 minutes. In the Wikipedia age, everybody can be an expert in five minutes. Special bonus: You can edit your own entry to make yourself seem even smarter.
Stephen Colbert
Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.
David Bowie
I know I have this level of celebrity, of fame, international, national, whatever you want to call it, but it’s a pretty surreal thing to think sometimes that you’re in the middle of another famous person’s life and you think to yourself, ‘How the hell did I get famous? What is this some weird club that we’re in?’
Kevin Costner
The obviously inexperienced pilot is the game the scientific air-fighter goes after, and the majority of victories are won that way. But, on the other hand, it is the novice usually who gets the famous ace by doing at some moment the unexpected thing.
Eddie Rickenbacker
Once you become famous, there is nothing left to become but infamous.
Don Johnson
I’ve never worried about being rich or famous – for me, it’s all about the dancing.
Anton du Beke
It’s sour grapes, I admit, I want to be more famous so people are examining my work couplet by couplet, you know what I mean? That’s the level where I want to go.
Frank Black
Uncle Brett had a definite vision that he was after, I don’t think having a famous father affected him much.
Kim Weston
Blogs are easy to start, but unless the author is famous, it takes years to build a following.
Adam D’Angelo
In opera, as with any performing art, to be in great demand and to command high fees you must be good of course, but you must also be famous. The two are different things.
Luciano Pavarotti
Becoming famous is a really shocking thing, especially when you don’t have aspirations to it. It got to the point where I would try and avoid making eye contact with anyone. It was freaky, and it just happened overnight. I couldn’t handle it.
Alison Moyet
The American Dream is a term that is often used but also often misunderstood. It isn’t really about becoming rich or famous. It is about things much simpler and more fundamental than that.
Marco Rubio
It doesn’t matter if they’re famous or not – I just want to meet other creative people who can maybe bring something different to the studio than what I have. I think that’s the most important thing for me.
Tiesto
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
I absolutely loved being famous. It was all great, up until the point when it wasn’t.
Noel Gallagher
I want to become more famous, even more famous.
Yayoi Kusama
I learned to ride a ten-speed when I was 4 or 5. My uncle gave me the bike, hand-me-down, and everyone used to stare at me riding up and down this block. I was too short to reach the pedals, so I put my legs through the V of the frame. I was famous. The little kid who could ride the ten-speed.
Jay-Z
Be you. If people like it, great. My music is honest, and it comes from the heart. I have never done anything to become famous.
DJ Snake
I wrote because I needed to and wanted to. It never occurred to me that I’d become famous.
Danielle Steel
I knew I was famous the day I played football with mates in L.A. I scored a goal and Rod Stewart jumped on top of me. I thought: ‘I had a poster of you on my wall when I was 12.’
Mick Hucknall
The more famous you become, the less people will tell you your faults.
Paloma Picasso
Nothing in life prepares you to be famous.
Jeff Foxworthy
I certainly don’t want a child of mine to be famous, or anyone I was very close to who isn’t yet… It’s the worst thing to be trapped in your house not be able to leave.
Elizabeth Hurley
Trump survives by Corum’s Law. This is a famous, well-tested theory and is named after Bill Corum, who once wrote sports for the Hearst papers when they were in New York.
Jimmy Breslin
I don’t think it’s anything you ever get used to… for many years, I could never sort of put my name in the same sort of category as the word ‘famous’ or anything like that. And I just found it very uncomfortable… if you get used to it, then something must be wrong.
Johnny Depp
I was always obsessed with being famous. I had Marilyn Monroe paper dolls as a child, and I was always obsessed with her. I’ve just been really driven in that direction, and none of my friends were. So, I don’t know what put that bug in me at a young age.
Holly Madison
I felt no pressure that my grandfather was famous and my uncle was famous.
Kim Weston
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy.
Brigitte Bardot
It’s hard for me to just say, ‘Wow, this is amazing – I’m famous. I’m living the dream.’ I sit there and think, ‘I’m scared – this can go away tomorrow.’ My dad always says that I’m a tortured soul because I’m never pleased; I never feel like I deserve what I’ve achieved.
Shawn Mendes
I am not a famous person at home – I’m just a guy here. I’m a father, I’m a companion, I’m a human being. I am not a public figure in my house; I am not a celebrity. I am not a famous person to myself – I am just a guy.
William Hurt
I’ve had to deal, a lot, with my own sense of intimidation at meeting famous people – especially actors, but really any famous people.
Charlie Kaufman
You can be a famous poisoner or a successful poisoner, but not both, and the same seems to apply to Great Train Robbers.
Clive Anderson
I wanted to be a political science professor and go to school in Boston. I never wanted to be a big, famous movie star and TV star. It kind of found me.
Eliza Dushku
I’m the guy that made Joe DiMaggio famous.
Lefty Gomez
I never had a desire to be famous… I was fat. I didn’t know any fat famous actresses… You know, once a fat kid, always a fat kid. Because you always think that you just look a little bit wrong or a little bit different from everyone else. And I still sort of have that.
Kate Winslet
It is more interesting to be compared to someone famous, because it lets you gauge what perceptions people have about your appearance.
Arthur Smith
Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don’t care about fame, I don’t care about being a celebrity. I know that’s part of the job, but I don’t feed into anyone’s idea of who I should be.
Jessica Alba
People should recognize who you are and how you can act rather then how famous you are.
Mae Whitman
I mean he’s a very famous director… they’re not going to put their… and he’s very tough, he doesn’t like interference at all, so he kept them at bay.
Ronald Harwood
If you are a leader, you should never forget that everyone needs encouragement. And everyone who receives it – young or old, successful or less-than-successful, unknown or famous – is changed by it.
John C. Maxwell
I hear the way people talk about the children of famous people. They’re not treated very well. The presumptions are usually quite awful. So I tried to establish myself with a couple of movies. After ‘Juno’ I thought: ‘I think I’ve defined myself enough as my own director that I’d love to work with my father.’
Jason Reitman
Sweden is famous for many things – but not fashion.
Stefan Persson
I’ve learned how to be famous and a lot of people don’t prepare for it and it’s something that can change life for the better or for the worst.
Israel Adesanya
I think there are a lot more writers who are actors than you know; they just don’t have roles on famous TV shows that you recognize.
Danny Strong
‘Leave It To Beaver’ is a fairly famous show in America, but I don’t think it travelled. It was one of those typical ’50s family comedies. I was in the pilot episode as sort of the dark presence: my character was called Eddie Haskill.
Harry Shearer
I think that people who are famous tend to be underdeveloped in their humanity skills.
Diane Keaton
Some people with blogs are never going to get famous, and they’ve been doing it for, like, over a year. I feel bad for them.
Jessica Cutler
Anybody that was famous found their way to the Playboy Mansion. It was exciting for me. But I didn’t know half of them!
Barbi Benton
I did grow up next door to Steve McQueen, who was a very famous movie star at the time, but as a kid it didn’t impress me. We always had great fun with him. He would take us out on Sundays on his motorcycles, riding around in the desert; he was like a second father.
Herb Ritts
Sometimes I like to play the soundtracks to famous musicals so we can all sing along. South Pacific is one of my favorites. Our neighbors must hate us.
Louise Brown
A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas – a place where history comes to life.
Norman Cousins
Quentin is very organic; there was no way that he was going to put someone else’s hand in there and anyway, my hands are kind of famous. It seemed right.
David Carradine
Many medal winners dream of competing in a sport other than the one they’re famous for.
Mary Lou Retton
The fame thing is interesting because I never wanted to be famous, and I never dreamt I would be famous.
J. K. Rowling
There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice.
Bo Bennett
I always regarded people who want fame with a lot of suspicion. Unless you have a product to sell, I don’t know why anyone would want to be famous. I can’t imagine what need that would fill.
Jessica Cutler
People think being famous is fun. It’s not. Even a little bit of fame. It’s bizarre. It’s weird.
Steve Lukather
I’d rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous.
Ani DiFranco
My high-school coach Tony Reginelli was kind of famous for ‘Reggie-isms,’ kind of like ‘Yogi-isms.’ He always said if you want to be a good quarterback, when sprinting left you want to be amphibious and throw left-handed. I told him, ‘You mean ambidextrous, coach?’
Peyton Manning
In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.
Andy Warhol
I don’t ever want to be hugely famous because I had a little taste of it after ‘East Is East’ and ‘Bend It.’
Archie Panjabi
To be fair to David Brent, he wants to be famous for doing something, for being a musician, but he’s just not good enough.
Ricky Gervais
When I was younger, I used to say, One day I’ll be famous.
Katie Price
Sometimes being famous gets in the way of doing what you want to do.
Johnny Mathis
I have a show on MTV called ‘Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous.’ I think that’s a secret to a vast majority of America.
Bo Burnham
It’s horrible how money and fame can make you acceptable while, if you’re not famous or rich, you’re not acceptable.
Bruno Tonioli
Know the names of past and current artists who are most famous for playing their instruments.
Marilyn vos Savant
I had a beautiful mother and a famous father, and I didn’t know where I fit in.
Elle King
Don’t worry about writing a book or getting famous or making money. Just lead an interesting life.
Michael Morpurgo
I always like to create things that get attention. It used to be a problem when I wasn’t famous. Now, I can do whatever I want and people have to accept it.
Bad Bunny
I love singing – singing is what I’m famous for doing. Now it’s turned into things I am famous for doing – like having rows with my mum or about my boyfriend, so it does get irritating.
Charlotte Church
Hitler was so modern, in that he was obsessed with being famous. He was caught up with this rush to be have achieved greatness before turning 30.
John Cusack
In a lot of aspects it’s cooler that we don’t have a lot of really overly famous people in the band.
Neal Schon
I follow the most random people on Twitter. I follow famous people like Khloe Kardashian, who surprisingly makes really funny tweets all the time.
Chloe Grace Moretz
My dad was an architect, and he wasn’t a rich guy, but in our little world in Philadelphia, he was famous. He loved to see his picture in the paper. I wanted to be more famous than him.
Kevin Bacon
Fame is the thirst of youth.
Lord Byron
My music’s gotten much more famous than me.
J. J. Cale
Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.
Simeon Strunsky
I never thought being famous would be wonderful, but my limited exposure to celebrity has shown me the dark side big-time.
Marianne Williamson
I think that once you open the door and allow people in on a certain aspect, it’s very hard to then control how far that ripple effect is. So I think that the person who is known or famous has the ability to decide what they do or don’t want to share.
Rosie O’Donnell
I’d had people say, ‘You’ll enjoy being famous for a week, and you’ll never enjoy it again’. But I don’t think I had that week. I may have been working and missed that moment.
Matt Damon
I read a book on candles and got curious. I followed it up by taking a course with famous London-based candle maker David Constable. And now these have become the passion of my life.
Dimple Kapadia
I’ve been very, very lucky in my career, in my life – from day one. When aspiring directors say, ‘What’s your advice?’ first I say, ‘Be born the son of a famous director. It’s invaluable.’
Jason Reitman
At the time when this famous historical battle was fought in Kosovo, the people were looking at the stars, expecting aid from them. Now, six centuries later, they are looking at the stars again, waiting to conquer them.
Slobodan Milosevic
Fame is a lot of pressure, especially when you’re responsible for your entire family. Financially, emotionally – everything.
Nick Carter
I know I’m not a self-indulgent idiot; I also know I’m not the second coming of Deepak Chopra. If I had believed either of those, or both, as some people do when they get famous, that’s when the mental illness arrives.
Elizabeth Gilbert
I put my money in the bank: I have to think of life after modeling, when I’m not famous any more.
Eva Herzigova
Dates with actors, finally, just seemed to me evenings of shop talk. I got sick of it after a hile. So the more famous I became, the more I narrowed down my choices.
Hedy Lamarr
I don’t come from a famous family and don’t have this detachment from everyday people and everyday life. I’m just doing my job and the attention that comes with it is part of the territory.
Ed Westwick
Most of my life I have played a lot of famous people but most of them were dead so you have a poetic license.
Christopher Plummer
I would have changed my last name if being famous were my goal.
Zach Galifianakis
The records of adopted children are sealed in California. That seal is considered inviolable… The judge ruled that, because I was famous, he didn’t have the same rights as other kids.
Danielle Steel
It wasn’t being an alcoholic – it was going wild. It happened when I got famous. It was like having my teens in my early thirties: blotting out your life, not having to think about anything.
Julie Walters
My wife Elizabeth and I started The Really Terrible Orchestra for people like us who are pretty hopeless musicians who would like to play in an orchestra. It has been a great success. We give performances; we’ve become the most famous bad orchestra in the world.
Alexander McCall Smith
Yeah, people following me down the street and at the airport and all that. I can’t imagine what it must be like for people who are, you know, actually famous.
Elliot Page
I believe some people in this business suffer from fame because they behave in a famous fashion.
Stephen Rea
I didn’t think I was a famous singer. I didn’t think I was a star or that I could make the waters part – just that singing was what I was going to do.
Linda Ronstadt
You do not want to get married at 22! Especially if you’re famous, because girls are going to be throwing themselves at you.
Usain Bolt
Italian girls are famous for being snobby and expecting men to make the first move. In America, if I don’t make eye contact, the guys won’t come over and talk. American girls just go for it. You men are spoiled.
Silvia Colloca
I just want to be rich and famous.
Ian Hart
The big thing that everyone forgets, you’re famous and on TV and everything, but I think there’s something very rewarding to be able to write a song, record it, and have it turn out as you heard it in your head, or even better.
Phil Collen
On the Italian side, we can trace the family back 2,000 years. I have a cousin in Rome, a famous archaeologist, Count Andrea Carandini, who was in Lombardy and came across some pottery with the original name of the family, Carandinus, painted on it.
Christopher Lee
In a school where everyone is famous or rich or whatever, you have a culture, ‘What does your dad do?’ ‘What does your mom do?’
Cynthia Nixon
I went from being totally unknown and never acting professionally to being in a major movie and being very famous. It all happened so quickly, I didn’t have any time to work things out. It’s been pretty scary at times.
Emma Watson
My discrepancy with children in the industry is that they are made famous before they know who they are as human beings.
Corey Feldman
If there’s anything more mortifying than being famous at 14, it’s being washed up right after.
Moon Unit Zappa
A famous love story is hard to maintain when you both live in the spotlight.
Lauren Bacall
My hair was famous before I was.
Christopher Walken
What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.
Voltaire
What made Louis Vuitton famous was the quality. We don’t do marketing; we just create products which are exceptional in their design and craftsmanship.
Bernard Arnault
Fame was never something I was seeking in my artistic journey. It’s to be used as a tool for an artist to break open doors and keep creating. That’s how I enjoyed fame in ’74; it was not just for the emptiness of being famous.
Philippe Petit
Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable.
Ambrose Bierce
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
In the beginning, I loved being famous, but now I am tired of it and I would like to go back to my freedom.
Roberto Cavalli
Of course there have been times I regretted being the kid in ‘E.T.’ My world went completely crazy. I was that stupid kind of famous, where you can’t go anywhere.
Henry Thomas
To be famous these days with no grounding and no substance is not especially difficult. I urge you instead to seek to be relevant, to be agile and educated.
Anna Wintour
While we are being fascinated by the tales of famous serial killers and how they were brought to justice, the real serial killer goes about his business with hardly a thought to being caught.
Pat Brown
You can become famous but you can’t become unfamous. You can become infamous but not unfamous.
Dave Chappelle
Acting is not about being famous, it’s about exploring the human soul.
Annette Bening
Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.
Lucius Accius
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
Before I was even famous, I was famous on Facebook.
A Boogie wit da Hoodie
My sister Mathilde is an actress, but more like a French Jennifer Aniston. She’s famous just in France. She’s very commercial and does big comedies. So, acting was part of my family, and that’s how I was raised.
Emmanuelle Seigner
When you’re poor, you are invisible. Every poor person will tell you nobody sees you. So being famous was me just wanting to be seen.
Viola Davis
It’s really easy to avoid the tabloids. You just live your life and don’t hang out with famous people who are in the tabloids. Don’t do anything controversial and be a normal person. Have friends. And get a job and keep working.
Amanda Seyfried
See, ‘A Time to Kill’ was the one I got famous off of. Big ka-boom, over one weekend. After that, I did films that I really wanted to do.
Matthew McConaughey
Although I get so much fan mail from Great Britain, tell me, am I more famous there than Michael Madsen?
Tom Sizemore
Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.
Andy Warhol
I’m the man that made wrestling famous.
Hulk Hogan
When you see a fantastic colour or cut in a magazine, perched up on some famous so-and-so’s head, it’s tempting to ask your stylist for the same, but do not be fooled. The hair in those fancy photos can be very high maintenance.
Beth Ditto
The world’s most famous and popular language is music.
Psy
It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour.
Lillian Hellman
Look at Jessica Simpson. She’s famous for being dumb. I guess it started with Marylyn Monroe, and she actually wasn’t that dumb, but that’s how she was perceived – and that’s what got popular.
Danica McKellar
For now I’m just enjoying being a mom. I don’t want to be more famous and more rich. I want to be a good mom.
Jewel
I don’t feel famous.
Uma Thurman
Maya Angelou, the famous African American poet, historian, and civil rights activist who is hailed be many as one of the great voices of contemporary literature, believes a struggle only makes a person stronger.
Michael N. Castle
A country that cannot feed itself cannot have self-pride, and in the mid-’60s 20 percent of all the wheat produced in America came into India. We were agriculturally a basket case. And 15 years later, 20 years later, we have become an agricultural power. This is the famous Green Revolution.
Jairam Ramesh
Nobody makes bouillabaisse from scratch. It’s all a bunch of malarkey. Even the restaurants buy a commercial-grade product. I had a very famous chef tell me that.
Sandra Lee
Persons famous in the arts partake of the immortality of princes, and are upon a footing with them.
Francis I