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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.

Author: Alan Alda (1936)

Profession: American Actor

How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.

Author: Alexander The Great (352-323 BC)

Profession: Alexander III, Ancient Macedonian King

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.

Author: Fred A. Allen (1894-1957)

Profession: American Radio Comic

Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet

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.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

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

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

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

Author: Vicki Baum (1888-1960)

Profession: American Writer

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.

Author: Alan Bennett (1934)

Profession: British Playwright

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

Author: William Blake (1757-1827)

Profession: British Poet, Painter

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

Author: Edward De Bono (1933)

Profession: British Writer On Thinking Process

People should realize we're jerks just like them.

Author: Edward De Bono (1933)

Profession: British Writer On Thinking Process

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

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin (1914)

Profession: American Historian

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.

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin (1914)

Profession: American Historian

Popular applause veers with the wind.

Author: John Bright (1811-1889)

Profession: Radical British Statesman, Orator

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

Author: Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)

Profession: British Author, Physician, , Philosopher