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Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet

How vain, without the merit, is the name.

Author: Homer

Profession: Greek Epic Poet

I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

Once you become famous, there is nothing left to become but infamous.

Author: Don Johnson (1949)

Profession: American Actor, Director, Producer, Singer

To get a name can happen but to few; it is one of the few things that cannot be brought. It is the free gift of mankind, which must be deserved before it will be granted, and is at last unwillingly bestowed.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

He that pursues fame with just claims, trusts his happiness to the winds; but he that endeavors after it by false merit, has to fear, not only the violence of the storm, but the leaks of his vessel.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Who would wish to be among the commonplace crowd of the little famous -- who are each individually lost in a throng made up of themselves?

Author: John Keats (1795-1821)

Profession: British Poet

The fame of great men ought to be judged always by the means they used to acquire it.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Throughout my life, I have seen narrow-shouldered men, without a single exception, committing innumerable stupid acts, brutalizing their fellows and perverting souls by all means. They call the motive for their actions fame.

Author: Isidore Ducasse, Comte De Lautreamont (1846-1870)

Profession: French Author, Poet

Some people obtain fame, others deserve it.

Author: Doris Lessing (1919)

Profession: British Novelist

Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime. And, departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

I won't be happy till I'm as famous as God.

Author: Madonna (1958)

Profession: American Musician, Singer, Actress,

I had it all and blew it.

Author: Mickey Mantle (1931-1995)

Profession: American Baseball Player

May the countryside and the gliding valley streams content me. Lost to fame, let me love river and woodland.

Author: Virgil Publius Vergilius Maro