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Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

- Henry David Thoreau

There is no luck in literary reputation. They who make up the final verdict upon every book are not the partial and noisy readers of the hour when it appears; but a court as of angels, a public not to be bribed, not to be entreated, and not to be overawed, decides upon every man's title to fame.

- Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Even the best things are not equal to their fame.

- Thoreau, Henry David

Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us.

- Chamfort, Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De

The professional celebrity, male and female, is the crowning result of the star system of a society that makes a fetish of competition. In America, this system is carried to the point where a man who can knock a small white ball into a series of holes in the ground with more efficiency than anyone else thereby gains social access to the President of the United States.

- Mills, C. Wright

It takes a little courage, and a little self -- control. And some grim determination, If you want to reach the goal. It takes a deal of striving, and a firm and stern-set chin. No matter what the battle, If you really want to win. There's no easy path to glory, There's no road to fame. Life, however we may view it, Is no simple parlor game; But it's prizes call for fighting, For endurance and for grit; For a rugged disposition and don't know when to quit.


It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes. They are easily disillusioned and then they are angry with you, for it was the illusion they loved.

- Maugham, W. Somerset

It is just the little difference between the good and the best that makes the difference between the artist and the artisan. It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that makes the master's fame.

- Marden, Orison Swett

To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.

- Cioran, E. M.

The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it is the ambition to attain the highest excellence, sanctioned by the highest authority, that of time.

- Hazlitt, William

Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence.

- Benjamin Haydon

I'm a bit of an abstract figure that people can project their fantasies on; it's pretty much what we all are, otherwise we wouldn't be stars, and people wouldn't be interested. But people project things on you that have nothing to do with what you really are, or they see a little something and then exaggerate it. And you can't really control that.

- Salma Hayek

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

- Sewell, Thomas

The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.

- Connolly, Cyril

A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear.

- Nicholson, Jack

Fame is a constant effort

- Renard, Jules

A sign of celebrity is often that their name is worth more than their services.

- Boorstin, Daniel J.

Honesty is the recognition of the fact that the unreal is unreal and can have no value, that neither love nor fame nor cash is a value if obtained by fraud.

- Ayn Rand

Deathlessness should be arrived at in a... haphazard fashion. Loving fame as much as any man, we shall carve our initials in the shell of a tortoise and turn him loose in a peat bog.

- White, Elwyn Brooks

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