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Fame quotes
Fame
Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil.

- Milton, John
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.

- Burke, Edmund
The day will come when everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.

- Warhol, Andy
I won't be happy till I'm as famous as God.

- Madonna
Is demum miser est, cuius nobilitas miserias nobilitat. (Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.)

- Lucius Accius
Few people rise to our esteem upon closer scrutiny.

- Proverb, French
We always hear about the haves and the have-nots. Why don't we hear about the doers and the do-nots.

- Sewell, Thomas
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.

- Taylor, Bayard
Death makes no conquest of this conqueror: For now he lives in fame, though not in life.

- Shakespeare, William
He is not dead who departs from life with a high and noble fame; but he is dead, even while living, whose brow is branded with infamy.

- Tieck
It is a short walk from the hallelujah to the hoot.

- Nabokov, Vladimir
The Scripture vouches Solomon for the wisest of men; and his proverbs prove him so, The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame each of them by a single sentence, consisting of two or three words.

- South
He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius.

- Simms, William Gilmore
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.

- Burns, Robert
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.

- Updike, John
Let us not disdain glory too much; nothing is finer, except virtue. The height of happiness would be to unite both in this life.

- Chateaubriand, Vicomte De
It's going to come true like you knew it, but it's not going to feel like you think.

- Rosie O'Donnell
All is ephemeral--fame and the famous as well.

- Marcus Aurelius
It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that.

- Alda, Alan
How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.

- Alexander The Great



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