A celebrity is one who works hard all his life to become well-known and then goes through back streets wearing dark glasses so he won't be recognized.
A test of whether you have achieved true fame is when a deranged person believes himself to be you.
Fame is failure disguised as money.
Physicians of the Utmost Fame
Were called at once; but when they came
They answered, as they took their Fees,
There is no cure for this disease.
It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
I awoke one morning and found myself famous.
Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is what others think you are.
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
Adieu to Liberty! Adieu to Fame!
For other gifts, for softer joys I pine;
In one fair breast I wish a mutual flame,
In one fair breast alone to burn with mine.
A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even... without any hope of doing it well.
Being in jail is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. During the past several days, I have had a lot of time to think and I believe that I am learning and growing from this experience ... I would hope going forward that the public and the media will focus on more important things like the men and women serving our country in Iraq and other places around the world.
Your legacy should be that you made it better than it was when you got it.
When I appear in public, people expect me to neigh, grind my teeth, paw the ground, and swish my tail.
Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise
(That last infirmity of noble mind)
To scorn delights, and live laborious days.
For the whole Earth is the Sepulchre of famous men; and their story is not graven only on Stone over their native earth, but lives on far away, without visible symbol, woven into the stuff of other men's lives.
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; the same is true of fame.
The only thing that endures is character. Fame and wealth - all that is illusion.
You see yourself as a good product that sits on a shelf and sells well, and people make a lot of money out of you.
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
When you retire ... you go from who's who to who's that, like stepping off the pier (or) achieving statutory senility.