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Fame Quotes

The love of glory gives an immense stimulus.

Author: Ovid

Profession: Roman Poet

It is better to be a has-been than a never-was.

Author: Cecil Parkinson (1932)

Profession: British Conservative Politician

Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

I want to be famous everywhere.

Author: Luciano Pavarotti (1935)

Profession: Italian Musician, Opera singer

Now there is fame! Of all -- hunger, misery, the incomprehension by the public -- fame is by far the worst. It is the castigation of God by the artist. It is sad. It is true.

Author: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Profession: Spanish Artist

Heartthrobs are a dime a dozen.

Author: Brad Pitt (1963)

Profession: American Actor

True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read; and in so living as to make the world happier and better for our living in it.

Author: Pliny The Elder

Profession: Roman Neophatonist

What's fame? a fancy'd life in other's breath. A thing beyond us, even before our death.

Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator

'Tis the white stag, Fame, we're a-hunting, bid the world's hounds come to horn!

Author: Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

Profession: American Poet, Critic

Riches: A dream in the night. Fame: A gull floating on water.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

Few people rise to our esteem upon closer scrutiny.

Author: French Proverb

Profession: Sayings of French Origin

Fame is a constant effort

Author: Jules Renard (1864-1910)

Profession: French Author, Dramatist

Oblivion is the rule and fame the exception, of humanity.

Author: Antoine Rivarol (1753-1801)

Profession: French Journalist, Epigrammatist

Renown? I've already got more of it than those I respect, and will never have as much as those for whom I feel contempt..

Author: Jean Rostand (1894-1977)

Profession: French Biologist, Writer