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Fame Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Fame

Please enjoy these Fame Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

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Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold;
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In 1993 my birthday present was a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
- Annette Funicello

Fame, I have already.
Now I need the money.
- Wilhelm Steinitz

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Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you,
fame.
If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle.
So at least it's something I experience,
but that's not where I live.
- Marilyn Monroe

Don't confuse fame with success.
Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
- Erma Bombeck

The postman wants an autograph.
The cab driver wants a picture.
The waitress wants a handshake.
Everyone wants a piece of you.
- John Lennon

Fame is morally neutral.
- Edward R. Murrow

The martyr cannot be dishonored.
Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame;
every prison a more illustrious abode.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I respect the Hall of Fame, and if they think that I'm worthy enough,
I would be very honored.
And if they don't, I gave it all that I had to this game.
- Rafael Palmeiro

Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
- W. H. Auden

Now, I don't know how they judge all that,
but if anybody in the world deserves to be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,
Ritchie Valens does.
- Waylon Jennings

Fame is a bitch, man.
- Brad Pitt

I lost money, coaching jobs, a shot at the Hall of Fame.
- Curt Flood

Regis and I were inducted into the original Bronx Walk of Fame.
- Robert Klein

Integrity of life is fame's best friend,
which nobly, beyond death, shall crown in the end.
- John Webster

When I started off, I didn't only ride to fame on my
looks though many people I know think otherwise.
- Natasha Henstridge

Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it,
we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.
- Baruch Spinoza

I think it's easy for people to assume that fame is equal to glory,
but it can be a very isolating experience.
- Sophia Bush

Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way,
and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.
- Dante Alighieri

Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

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!
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

In Italian there is an expression: We don't sleep on the fame.
- Donatella Versace

Money and fame made me believe I was entitled.
I was wrong and foolish.
- Tiger Woods

Fame is only good for one thing - they will cash your check in a small town.
- Truman Capote

The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile;
intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
- Sallust

Darryl Strawberry has been voted to the Hall of Fame five years in a row.
- Ralph Kiner

Great men, unknown to their generation,
have their fame among the great who have preceded them,
and all true worldly fame subsides
from their high estimate beyond the stars.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
- Aeschylus

We're not aware of fame itself, we're not that kind of band.
- Ed O'Brien

You want to live your own life, but when you have fame,
there are certain things you can't get away with.
- Omar Epps

The sooner I get into the Hall of Fame the better.
- Dave Winfield

Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest;
when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
- Friedrich Schiller

Andy Warhol made fame more famous.
- Fran Lebowitz

Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth...
suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood
than growing old gracefully.
- Julie Burchill

What is fame? an empty bubble; Gold? a transient,
shining trouble.
- James Grainger

Fame is a very confusing thing, because you are recognized
by a lot of people that you've never seen before,
and they're at a great advantage.
- Scott Hamilton

You can take Elvis.
You can take Marilyn Monroe.
Success and fame will not be the answer if something
inside of you is bothering you,
if things in your mind aren't going right.
- Linda Evans

If a man loves the labour of his trade,
apart from any question of success or fame,
the gods have called him.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

I now believe that major labels can only work with
people who care more about fame and money than the
quality of the art they produce.
- Malcolm Wilson

I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds;
who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it.
- David Mallet

I hated my brief fame.
We had TV vans camped outside my house,
reporters hounded me...
people i'd know for years started treating me differently.
- Malcolm Wilson

That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune.
A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that,
but they are broke.
- Mike Tyson

Fame - anyone who says he doesn't like it is crazy.
- Bennett Cerf

The highest form of vanity is love of fame.
- George Santayana

Fame makes me feel wanted and loved,
anybody wants that.
- Michael Hutchence

If you're a musician or actor, you know that if you're successful,
some level of fame goes along with that.
You're prepared.
But how often does that happen to a programmer?
- Shawn Fanning

Fame doesn't end loneliness.
- Claire Danes

Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink,
the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

So all the rest is O.K., but fame is a hollow ground,
isn't it? It's an empty kind of thing.
- Richard O'Brien

Leadbelly's guitar is in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.
- Roger McGuinn

I feel like fame is wasted on me.
- Ben Affleck

Critics!
Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
- Robert Burns

Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny,
for it is destiny.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A self made man is a rarity and hated by the parasites
that floated to fame thought their parents,
relatives and contacts.
- Al Goldstein

Fame always brings loneliness.
Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.
- Vicki Baum

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.
- Aidan Quinn

Fame was thrilling only until it became grueling.
Money was fun only until you ran out of things to buy.
- Gloria Swanson

At the end of my life, I have achieved belated fame
and recognition in the city of my birth.
- Leon Askin

I have never been accepted.
I'll never make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
They're never going to let me in.
- Nancy Sinatra

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

I didn't get into making music for the fame aspect.
There are people who do desire that.
- Sheryl Crow

He is not dead who departs from life with a high and noble fame;
but he is dead,
even while living, whose brow is branded with infamy.
- Ludwig Tieck

People can get certain good things out of fame,
but until it killed a princess nobody ever talked about how bad it can be.
- Sherry Stringfield

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.
- Dirk Benedict

Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim,
wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame;
obtained with labour,
for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it,
best enjoyed.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Ambition has but one reward for all:
A little power,
a little transient fame; A grave to rest in,
and a fading name!
- Walter Savage Landor


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