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Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.

Author: Baruch (1632-1677)

Profession: Benedict de Spinoza, Dutch Philosopher and Theologian

What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little.

Author: Leszczynski Stanislaus (1677-1766)

Profession: Polish King

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

Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus (55-117 AD)

Profession: Roman Historian

Even the best things are not equal to their fame.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

The difference between great celebrities and the unknown is the former failed and yet went at it again; the latter gave up in despair.

Author: Source Unknown


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.

Author: John Updike (1932)

Profession: American Novelist, Critic

The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you.

Author: Gloria Vanderbilt


Men's fame is like their hair, which grows after they are dead, and with just as little use to them.

Author: George Villiers (1628-1687)

Profession: British Wit, Poet, , Statesman, Duke of Buckingham

Each man has his appointed day: short and irreparable in the brief life of all, but to extend our fame by our deeds, this is the work of mankind.

Author: Virgil

Profession: Roman Poet

Fame hides her head among the clouds.

Author: Virgil

Profession: Roman Poet

What a heavy burden is a name that has become famous too soon.

Author: Voltaire (1694-1778)

Profession: French Historian, Writer

The day will come when everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.

Author: Andy Warhol (1930)

Profession: American Artist, Filmmaker

Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict.

Author: Raquel Welch (1940)

Profession: American Actress

What desire for fame attends both great and small; better be damned than mentioned not at all!

Author: John Wolcot


Sometimes I wish I weren't famous.

Author: Tammy Wynette (1942)

Profession: American Musician, Singer