Quotes on Fame

Opinionated quotations from the famous and not-so-famous.

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Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face. As soon as one is aware of being 'somebody,' to be watched and listened to with extra interest, input ceases, and the performer goes blind and deaf in his over-animation. One can either see or be seen.

John Updike

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

Even the best things are not equal to their fame.

Henry David Thoreau

Whenever I see a famous person in public, I don't snap a picture or ask to be in a picture with them or ask for an autograph. They don't owe me a thing for being famous. The only thing I ask is that they not become upset when it seems like I am ignoring them. I'll give a polite nod if needed and I'll speak if spoken to, but I'm not going out of my way to interact with anyone, famous or not.

Duane Alan Hahn

You're always a little disappointing in person because you can't be the edited essence of yourself.

Mel Brooks

Acquaintance lessens fame.


It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes. They are easily disillusioned and then they are angry with you, for it was the illusion they loved.

W. Somerset Maugham

People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.

Leonardo DiCaprio

There is no defense against criticism except obscurity.

Joseph Addison

It's hard to stay anonymous in the spotlight. If you don't want strangers to recognize you in public, don't perform on stage or in front of a camera in the first place. Either stay in the shadows or stop complaining about the fame you asked for.

Duane Alan Hahn

To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.

E. M. Cioran

A sign of celebrity is often that their name is worth more than their services.

Daniel J. Boorstin

The love of fame is the last weakness which even the wise resign.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

The professional celebrity, male and female, is the crowning result of the star system of a society that makes a fetish of competition. In America, this system is carried to the point where a man who can knock a small white ball into a series of holes in the ground with more efficiency than anyone else thereby gains social access to the President of the United States.

C. Wright Mills

Fame without funds is futile.

Duane Alan Hahn

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.

Henry Kissinger

If you're thin skinned you need to get out of the public eye.

Dr. Phil on the Late Show with David Letterman

Many actors are like migrant farm workers praying for steady work, but give them a TV series and little fame and their eyes are on the door before the second season is over.

Duane Alan Hahn

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Opinion section by Duane Alan Hahn

Why do so many actresses think gigantic lips look good? If their lips get any bigger, their faces are going to explode. It doesn't look natural or youthful.


Message to actresses:

Think about it. Do you really want to look like you glued gummy worms to your lips? Please leave your lips alone. Maybe if you geniuses would stop smoking and guzzling dehydrating caffeine drinks and alcohol, your lips wouldn't get all thin and wrinkly.



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