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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Fame (136 Quotations)

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Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that.
~ Alan Alda

 

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How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.
~ Alexander The Great

 

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A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
~ Fred A. Allen

 

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

 

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

 

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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

 

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The strongest poison ever known came from Caesar's laurel crown.
~ William Blake

 

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I must say, I don't feel very qualified to be a pop star. I feel very awkward at times in the role.
~ Edward De Bono

 

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People should realize we're jerks just like them.
~ Edward De Bono

 

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A sign of celebrity is often that their name is worth more than their services.
~ Daniel J. Boorstin

 

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Celebrity-worship and hero-worship should not be confused. Yet we confuse them every day, and by doing so we come dangerously close to depriving ourselves of all real models. We lose sight of the men and women who do not simply seem great because they are famous but are famous because they are great. We come closer and closer to degrading all fame into notoriety.
~ Daniel J. Boorstin

 

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Popular applause veers with the wind.
~ John Bright

 

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But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit of perpetuity.
~ Sir Thomas Browne

 

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Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame --to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a Hell!
~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

 

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Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
~ Edmund Burke

 

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Fame is the thirst of youth.
~ Lord Byron

 

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Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.
~ Lord Byron

 

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I awoke one morning and found myself famous.
~ Lord Byron

 

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