There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol.
Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
Author: William Blake (1757-1827)
Profession: British Poet, Painter
You're not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi.
Author: Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957)
Profession: American Film Actor
No memory of having starred atones for later disregard, or keeps the end from being hard.
Author: Robert Frost (1875-1963)
Profession: American Poet
God makes stars. I just produce them.
Author: Samuel Goldwyn (1882-1974)
Profession: American Film Producer, Founder, MGM
Much more frequent in Hollywood than the emergence of Cinderella is her sudden vanishing. At our party, even in those glowing days, the clock was always striking twelve for someone at the height of greatness; and there was never a prince to fetch her back to the happy scene.
Author: Ben Hecht (1894-1964)
Profession: American Newspaperman, Novelist, Playwright
One thing about being successful is that I stopped being afraid of dying. Once you're a star you're dead already. You're embalmed.
Author: Dustin Hoffman (1937)
Profession: American Actor
You have to know exactly what you want out of your career. If you want to be a star, you don't bother with other things.
Author: Marilyn Horne
Being at the center of a film is a burden one takes on with innocence -- the first time. Thereafter, you take it on with trepidation.
Author: Daniel Day Lewis
Profession: British-born American Actor
It's nice to be a part of history but people should get it right. I may not be perfect, but I'm bloody close.
Author: John Lydon Rotten (1957)
Profession: British Rock Musician
I am big. It's the pictures that got small.
Author: Gloria Swanson (1897-1983)
Profession: American Actress
The stars are the apexes of what triangles!
Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist
Do we really want to know how Michael Jackson makes his music? No. We want to understand why he needs the bones of the Elephant Man -- and, until he tells us, it doesn't make too much difference whether or not he really is ''bad.''
Author: Frank Zappa (1940)
Profession: American Rock Musician