105 Quotes About Being Famous

105 Quotes About Being Famous

1. Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. – Andy Warhol

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

3. What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous. – Voltaire

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

5. Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable. – Ambrose Bierce

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

7. Andy Warhol made fame more famous. – Fran Lebowitz

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

9. 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

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

11. 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

12. How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long? – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

13. I like being famous when it’s convenient for me and completely anonymous when it’s not. – Catherine Deneuve

14. I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great. – Ray Charles

15. For famous men have the whole earth as their memorial. – Pericles

16. I know I’m not supposed to have any opinions about politics, because I’m famous. – Cher

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

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

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

20. 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

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

22. Nothing in life prepares you to be famous. – Jeff Foxworthy

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

24. It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour. – Lillian Hellman

25. Tom Cruise, he’s a lot more famous than me. – David Beckham

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

27. I am beautiful, famous and gorgeous. – Anna Kournikova

28. A famous person to themselves, they don’t get up in the morning and think, I’m famous. I’m not famous to me. Famous is a perception. – Van Morrison

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

30. For a time, at least, I was the most famous person in the entire world. – Jesse Owens

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

32. Being big and famous doesn’t get you more freedom, it gets you less. – Robert Wyatt

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

34. I wrote because I needed to and wanted to. It never occurred to me that I’d become famous. – Danielle Steel

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

36. I put my money in the bank: I have to think of life after modeling, when I’m not famous any more. – Eva Herzigova

37. 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

38. Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance. – Al Goldstein

39. I’ve worked with a lot of people who are more famous than myself who are terribly insecure. – Barry Gibb

40. But I know newspapers. They have the first amendment and they can tell any lie knowing it’s a lie and they’re protected if the person’s famous or it’s a company. – Steve Wozniak

41. Celebrity, to me, is not a thing to seek. – Aidan Quinn

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

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

44. I seek no longer to be a ‘famous’ person, and instead I wish to live a ‘normal’ life. – Sinead O’Connor

45. Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool. – Bill O’Reilly

46. When you become famous, being famous becomes your profession. – James Carville

47. Acting is not about being famous, it’s about exploring the human soul. – Annette Bening

48. I want to be famous everywhere. – Luciano Pavarotti

49. I really hate the duties of being a celebrity, like getting dressed up for the red carpet. – America Ferrera

50. If there’s anything more mortifying than being famous at 14, it’s being washed up right after. – Moon Unit Zappa

51. 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

52. I can’t see any value in being a celebrity, famous for being famous. – Noomi Rapace

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

54. When I’m living in the world of luxury and celebrity, which is where I found myself for a large part of my life, it’s a walk-on part. Not a vital necessity, like it is for so many people. I enjoy it but I can see right through it! – Agnetha Faltskog

55. I will either be famous or infamous. – Otto Dix

56. Sometimes being famous gets in the way of doing what you want to do. – Johnny Mathis

57. I think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated. – Marilyn Monroe

58. Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert’s Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion. – Eminem

59. Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability. – George Bernard Shaw

60. To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one’s landlady. – Albert Camus

61. Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

62. When I started out, I didn’t have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous. – Katharine Hepburn

63. 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

64. 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

65. I’m bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is ‘In 15 minutes everybody will be famous.’ – Andy Warhol

66. I don’t like Los Angeles. The people are awful and terribly shallow, and everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to play the game. I’m from New York. I will kill to get what I need. – Lady Gaga

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

68. My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person. – Andy Warhol

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

70. 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

71. And to me, fame is not a positive thing. The idea of being famous is a lot better than the reality. It’s fantastic when you go to premieres and people cheer you, but it’s not real. And it’s totally not my approach to get my name on a club door just because I can. – Tom Felton

72. 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

73. A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

74. 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

75. 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

76. I was never very interested in boys – and there were plenty of them – vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay. – Bette Davis

77. 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

78. There’s more pressure to be famous for being yourself than if you’re being a character. – Kim Kardashian

79. Any idiot can get laid when they’re famous. That’s easy. It’s getting laid when you’re not famous that takes some talent. – Kevin Bacon

80. 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

81. The fame thing is interesting because I never wanted to be famous, and I never dreamt I would be famous. – J. K. Rowling

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

83. 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

84. If you think Abraham Lincoln became famous for inventing the town car, it is time to spend a few hours on history. – Bo Bennett

85. Forget about being world famous, it’s hard enough just getting the automatic doors at the supermarket to acknowledge our existence. – Doug Coupland

86. Yeah, I love being famous. It’s almost like being white, y’know? – Chris Rock

87. What I’ve learned is that you really don’t need to be a celebrity or have money or have the paparazzi following you around to be famous. – Lady Gaga

88. I’ve never sat there and plotted out how I was going to become successful or famous. – Jennifer Aniston

89. I think the driving thing was curiosity about the universe. That fascinated me. I didn’t think anything about being famous or anything like that, I was just interested in the concepts involved. – Clyde Tombaugh

90. 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

91. 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

92. I thought the more famous I became, the more friendships I would have, but the opposite was true. – Alanis Morissette

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

94. 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

95. I love being famous. It’s almost like being white. – Chris Rock

96. 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

97. Sometimes people offer you plays, they offer you parts, but they only offer it because I’m famous. – Chris Rock

98. I became very famous, as a teenager, and my name and photo were splashed in all the media. They made me larger than life, so I wanted to live larger than life, and the only way to do that was to be intoxicated. – Cat Stevens

99. For me, growing up, the downside of it was that as a kid you don’t want to stand out. You don’t want to have a famous father let alone get a job because of your famous father, you know? But I’m a product of nepotism. That’s how I got my foot in the door, through my dad. – Jeff Bridges

100. Whenever you’re the child of a famous person, you get judged in odd ways because of that. – Jeff Bridges

101. The idea of being famous is a lot better than the reality. – Tom Felton

102. I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy. – Brigitte Bardot

103. It’s interesting because people assume that because I’m famous I know all famous people. – Daniel Radcliffe

104. I’m doing a new musical on Broadway, which opens in October called ‘The Boy from Oz,’ where I play Peter Allen. For those of you who don’t know, he became first famous in America for marrying Liza Minelli. – Hugh Jackman

105. There were a few years there when I was just so enamored with the idea of living some sort of famous person’s lifestyle that really isn’t suited to me. – Daniel Radcliffe

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