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The real harm of term extension comes not from these famous works. The real harm is to the works that are not famous, not commercially exploited, and no longer available as a result. Lawrence Lessig
Athol Fugard became famous as a playwright, so although 'Tsotsi' the book was written in the '60s, it was only published in the '80s. It was then optioned pretty much every year by producers. I think the problem was that holding onto its period setting made it very hard to get finance. Gavin Hood
I'd never read 'Lord of the Rings' until I was asked to play Gandalf, so I didn't really know it was a frightfully famous book. Ian Mckellen
I don't think about being famous, really. Being an author, I don't generally get stopped as I walk down the street. It's not like being a movie star. Rick Riordan
Some people are instantly brilliant. The Kenneth Branaghs of this world are ready-formed actors at 23 - he has used his success in lots of different ways - but there are people out there for whom acting is: 'Ooh, I can get on the telly and be famous.' Harriet Walter
We were marching since we were babies and all we did was make Jane Fonda famous. Robert Patrick
I've been famous for a long, long time. So I don't think of it - I think of it very differently. It's the normal temperature of my room. Sharon Stone
I would love to do a biopic of a famous singer, like Diana Ross or Donna Summer, or an old jazz story that we haven't seen before. I would love to do that! I would love to play Diana Ross 'cause she's an icon. I'm salivating to do that. Taraji P. Henson
I think I'll always be famous. I just hope I don't become infamous. CeeLo Green
I know I'm not supposed to have any opinions about politics, because I'm famous. Cher
I grew up with the one of the most famous fathers in the world in the 1960s and '70s. He passed away in 1984, and as time went on, people didn't know him. That blew me away. Kate Burton
I've been around some very famous people, but no one has the effect Maradona has; people tremble in his presence. Emir Kusturica
That the work involved, the willingness to take chances, the commitment, the opportunity to get on stage and make people happy, was more important than becoming famous, or even what I was dancing. Suzanne Farrell
A friend at school was always being laughed at because his father emptied dustbins for a living. But those who laughed worshipped famous footballers. This is an example of our topsy-turvy view of 'success.' Who would we miss most if they did not work for a month, the footballer or the garbage collector? David Icke
I didn't become an actor to be famous. I genuinely love acting and never expected to make a penny at it. Justin Chon
I don't like being recognised, I have no interest in being famous at all, I just do what I do. If I could be like Captain Kirk and beam myself up and then beam myself down, I would! Bruce Dickinson
People enjoy making fun of people who are famous; they love putting people down. Lee Daniels
Through the eight books in 'The Treasure Chest' series, readers will meet twins Maisie and Felix and learn the secrets and rules of time travel, where they will encounter some of these famous and forgotten people. In Book 1, Clara Barton, then Alexander Hamilton, Pearl Buck, Harry Houdini, and on and on. Ann Hood
Practically everyone in Hollywood has a neighbor who's been famous, wants to be famous, is famous, has been married to someone famous, worked with someone famous, slept with someone famous, been blackmailed by someone famous. Jennifer Grey
Oh yeah, I was one of the first guys writing comic books, I wrote Captain America, with guys like Stan Lee, who became famous later on with Marvel Comics. Mickey Spillane
I'm a novelist who read a lot as a kid. When you grow up on books and then grow up to write books, famous authors are a lot more meaningful to you than TV and movie stars. Claire Scovell LaZebnik
I don't know if this is the kind of retrospective analysis that people are fond of applying to their work or actions, but it feels like I knew I was going to be famous and I knew that an element of that would be traumatic, so that if I could make myself something big and otherworldly, it would be a kind of defence. Russell Brand
Barack Obama is the most famous living person in the history of the world. Dee Dee Myers
When actors get a bad name for diva behavior - I've never seen it. Because my experience with people who are really famous actors is that they work really hard. Hayley Atwell
You can be famous for a lot of things. You can be a Nobel-prize winner. You can be the fattest guy in the world. Evel Knievel
After 'Skins' I became mildly famous, which was a bit of a disaster. Nicholas Hoult
I've been lucky in the sense that I haven't become famous. Kevin Rahm
Usually when I see someone famous, for some reason, I think I know them. Leona Lewis
I was never interested in being powerful or famous. But once I got to film school and learned about movies, I just fell in love with it. I didn't care what kind of movies I made. George Lucas
I just want to be rich and famous. Ian Hart
I thought the more famous I became, the more friendships I would have, but the opposite was true. Alanis Morissette
Jason Lee is the most famous actor from Hawaii I can think of. Tia Carrere
It's great to make your own choices, but there's a price to pay. I could've made more money or been more famous. I could be the current groovy guy. Michael Keaton
I've worked with a lot of people who are more famous than myself who are terribly insecure. Barry Gibb
I love being famous. It's almost like being white. Chris Rock
I wanted to be successful, not famous. George Harrison
I think the driving thing was curiosity about the universe. That fascinated me. I didn't think anything about being famous or anything like that, I was just interested in the concepts involved. Clyde Tombaugh
I pride myself in being an aficionado of the British seaside. Throughout my career, I have visited and worked in many of the famous British resorts, from Great Yarmouth to Largs. Martin Parr
I'm famous for splurging at fast-food places. I'm currently obsessed with Taco Bell's bean and cheese burritos with extra green sauce and extra cheese. Gluttony! Fergie
My discrepancy with children in the industry is that they are made famous before they know who they are as human beings. Corey Feldman
I don't want to be famous as a movie star and have the whole world love me, I want to be a creative actress. Juliette Lewis
I'm not as famous as Stephen Hawking, but certainly in the U.S., I have a very high profile for a scientist. It is an awesome responsibility, one that I don't shoulder lightly. Neil deGrasse Tyson
I don't really know a lot of famous people. I've met a lot of famous people. If I ran into Tom Hanks today, I would have to remind him who I was and he would then remember me. But he wouldn't come up to me and say, 'Hi Dave!' David Zucker
At each of these northern posts there were interesting experiences in store for me, as one who had read all the books of northern travel and dreamed for half a lifetime of the north; and that was - almost daily meeting with famous men. Ernest Thompson Seton
Britain is famous for being great at inventing and poor at commercializing. Margaret Heffernan
I don't want to be famous. I want to be secure. I don't want the world. I just want a piece of it. I want people to remember Eric Davis. Eric Davis
I knew I was going to be famous later in life. Sharon Jones
It's always a little mind-boggling to realize that these famous actors know who I am. Emily Blunt
Celebrity was a long time in coming; it will go away. Everything goes away. Carol Burnett
I wouldn't like to be that famous, I value my privacy. Mind you, Miss Piggy enjoys every moment of it. If it were not for me, she would spend all her time in the limelight. Frank Oz
When I was in fourth grade... this wonderful teacher said you didn't have to write a book report, you could just talk about the book, you could do a drawing of the book, you could write a play inspired by the book, and that's what I did. I got to be so famous. I had to go around to every school and perform it. It was just so natural and fun. Didi Conn
Once you become famous, there is nothing left to become but infamous. Don Johnson
Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Famous pivot stories are often failures but you don't need to fail before you pivot. All a pivot is is a change is strategy without a change in vision. Whenever entrepreneurs see a new way to achieve their vision - a way to be more successful - they have to remain nimble enough to take it. Eric Ries
At first, I thoroughly enjoyed being famous. Phil Donahue
I didn't think I was a famous singer. I didn't think I was a star or that I could make the waters part - just that singing was what I was going to do. Linda Ronstadt
I liked myself much more before I got famous. I was much friendlier and had more energy. Sia Furler
Tom Cruise, he's a lot more famous than me. David Beckham
I didn't want to be famous. I just wanted to earn enough money to have a nice life and enjoy acting. David McCallum
When I was younger, I remember there was a really famous book, and it was called 'The People Could Fly.' And so this idea of, kind of like, black characters kind of jumping into space and kind of the challenge that they presented to gravity I thought was really interesting. Rashid Johnson
I'd always tell my mom, 'I want to be famous like Claudia Schiffer or Brigitte Bardot.' Charlotte McKinney
I don't care to be famous. But at the same time, you look at all the role models these little girls have, and they don't have anyone to look up to. I mean, it's weird, but if I just hid out and didn't let myself be known, who would they look up to instead, you know? Bethany Hamilton
My high-school coach Tony Reginelli was kind of famous for 'Reggie-isms,' kind of like 'Yogi-isms.' He always said if you want to be a good quarterback, when sprinting left you want to be amphibious and throw left-handed. I told him, 'You mean ambidextrous, coach?' Peyton Manning
I always regarded people who want fame with a lot of suspicion. Unless you have a product to sell, I don't know why anyone would want to be famous. I can't imagine what need that would fill. Jessica Cutler
I did my famous cabbage soup diet, so I was able to do it. Ellen Burstyn
There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice. Bo Bennett
I definitely wanted to be famous as a kid, but as I've gotten older, I feel less comfortable with it. Lola Kirke
No one can train you to be famous. How do you deal with the loss of anonymity, the loss of privacy? You have to be disciplined. Wesley Snipes
On the banks of the Nile, the Rosetta branch, I lived an enjoyable childhood in the City of Disuq, which is the home of the famous mosque, Sidi Ibrahim. Ahmed Zewail
The first famous winemaking consultant was the late professor Emile Peynaud, who reigned over Bordeaux throughout the 1940s, '50s, '60s and '70s. Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Only traumatised people want to be famous. Alanis Morissette
I wanted to sing when I was little. That's what I liked doing. It didn't occur to me that you became famous or anything like that. Linda Ronstadt
My dear Mama, you are definitely the hen who hatched a famous duck. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Wherever I go, there's always a child, an old woman, that comes to me and wants to meet me. Not because I am famous but because they suffered with my family. Elian Gonzalez
I don't know, the word 'famous' just sounds really weird to me, because I'm just me. Zoe Sugg
I'm not famous; I am simply very well-known to certain people. Famous is something different. Anton Corbijn
If you play a real character who's famous and still alive, it makes things easier if you have the luck to have a good relationship with them. Daniel Bruhl
I was a shy kid, but somehow I knew I would make it as a performer. I'd always be telling my mum that I was going to be a famous singer. In my school yearbooks I would write, 'Remember me when I'm famous.' I knew I had a gift. Nicole Scherzinger
Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don't care about fame, I don't care about being a celebrity. I know that's part of the job, but I don't feed into anyone's idea of who I should be. Jessica Alba
I know that there are no famous 'Doug Harvey plays.' And I'm proud of that. Doug Harvey
I never wanted to be a celebrity; I never wanted to be famous. And in my daily life, I work really hard to not trade on it in any way. Sarah Jessica Parker
Sometimes I like to play the soundtracks to famous musicals so we can all sing along. South Pacific is one of my favorites. Our neighbors must hate us. Louise Brown
Cartola is an artist from Brazil who didn't record until much later in his life, but had a big influence on a lot of famous artists down there, like Gilberto Gil. I discovered his music recently when I was in Brazil. Jesse Harris
I used to send away for eight-minute Super 8 movies of various Ray Harryhausen scenes advertised on the back of 'Famous Monsters of Filmland' magazine. Peter Jackson
A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized. Fred Allen
And I don't want to live anywhere where I am famous. It makes me very, very uncomfortable, because it conveys an advantage over people, and I don't like that. Donna Leon
Why should it matter to us when wrestlers are found dead in their beds or seen limping around on two fake hips? Why should it matter to us that there's a list of modern wrestlers who died before the age of 50 - many of them famous - and that the list is more than 70 names long? Hey, there's always another wave of guys on the way. Always. Bill Simmons
In Germany I am not so famous. Hans Berger
Of course, screwed up families are not the exclusive province of the famous. Still, most families get to screw up in private. Shawn Amos
These days there are a lot of people who just want to be famous. I think that comes from a naive place, because those people generally don't know what it's like. Catherine Keener
Forget about being world famous, it's hard enough just getting the automatic doors at the supermarket to acknowledge our existence. Douglas Coupland
Fame is a lot of pressure, especially when you're responsible for your entire family. Financially, emotionally - everything. Nick Carter
I don't have this feeling like, 'Oh, I want to live in the United States and make movies and become famous just because the money is here.' I like to make movies that tell stories that I care about. Diego Luna
A lot of times on tour it's about, 'OK, where am I today? Wow, I'm in Costa Rica. What is their famous dish?' And it's about trying the food, and really experiencing it. Fergie
Normal is such a hard word to use, because everyone's idea of normal is different. Real is what the word is. I think you either live a real life or you live a weird celebrity pseudolife. I think I lead a really real life. Sarah Michelle Gellar
A country that cannot feed itself cannot have self-pride, and in the mid-'60s 20 percent of all the wheat produced in America came into India. We were agriculturally a basket case. And 15 years later, 20 years later, we have become an agricultural power. This is the famous Green Revolution. Jairam Ramesh
When I was a child, I saw in the news that a person from Belitung had done well in sports in Jakarta, and I just couldn't imagine that it was possible for someone from here to become famous, and it's still very isolated out here. Andrea Hirata
A famous love story is hard to maintain when you both live in the spotlight. Lauren Bacall
As blue chips turn into penny stocks, Wall Street seems less like a symbol of America's macho capitalism and more like that famous Jane Austen character Mrs. Bennet, a flibbertigibbet always anxious about getting richer and her 'poor nerves.' Maureen Dowd
I would want to travel the world and write about it. To be a famous writer. Shantel VanSanten
I am not hugely famous; I am not a name. For me, it's not the size of the role, it's the material and the people you are working with. Ruth Negga
I've always liked women. But I don't want somebody who likes me because I'm famous. I like girls who are intelligent and who are kind of quiet like me. Edward Furlong
Being famous before you've formed your personality, before you have that self-esteem, is dangerous. Chris Evert
Andy Warhol made fame more famous. Fran Lebowitz
I think Chris Martin is younger than I am, but when I met him, I felt like I was talking to my father. It's so strange, that feeling when someone is that famous - you assume that they are either older or better. Jenny Lewis
I bemoan the fact that all my famous friends have places in St. Bart's and I have to go to Montauk. Rufus Wainwright
I'm much more famous than I am rich, but I'm able to scale back my lifestyle. I know a lot of people who were where I was who can't imagine living any simpler, but I haven't got a lot of expensive wants. Ali MacGraw
I really feel like it's a travesty to make a child famous. I really do. Joe Rogan
It's very difficult today for girls to become supermodels. There is a lot more competition, a lot of countries in the East have opened up so there are many more models than there were in the Nineties. Now they have to compete with famous actresses but also with, say, reality stars to be on the magazine covers. Claudia Schiffer
There are many examples of great songs that become more famous when they are covered. Alex Ebert
My most famous commercial was for Fruit Of the Loom underwear. I took a lot of razzing from my classmates. Ian Ziering
What is protecting me is that it is not a finality being an actress. I really think we tend to idealize this job a lot. When you're an actress and you're really famous, it means people believe you are on top of the world - and I think that's not true. Charlotte Le Bon
Hollywood's famous for putting you in a box. Mickey Rourke
Now, we believe that the majority of teachers in America know our system must be reformed, to put students first so that America can compete, that teachers don't teach to become rich or famous. They teach because they love children. Chris Christie
Whenever you're the child of a famous person, you get judged in odd ways because of that. Jeff Bridges
Major success feels a bit like a coronation. Like I'd become a king. I was one of the most famous people in the world, loved and hated in equal measure. I couldn't see anything bad with it. It made me a happy person. Larry Hagman
When you're famous, you're always famous. It doesn't go away. Bob Saget
The whole 'American Idol' way of looking at things is the antithesis of what I grew up with. There are a whole lot of kids wanting to be famous now, whereas if I'd even mentioned that word to one of my teachers, I would have got into a whole load of trouble. Harry Connick, Jr.
I think that children that are acting are always pretty savvy anyway because you're conducting yourself around adults a lot of the time, aren't you? But there is this worry now that children just want to be famous. Ashley Jensen
I'm not the most famous guy in the world; my work is spread out across different mediums, and I never write the same kind of story and rarely even do the same character from one year to the next. Doug TenNapel
I'm in that comfortable niche where I'm not that famous and sometimes people do need to put a barrier between them and their followers. When you're real famous you need to do that but I'm not that famous so I don't need that kind of barrier. Tony Levin
For me, growing up, the downside of it was that as a kid you don't want to stand out. You don't want to have a famous father let alone get a job because of your famous father, you know? But I'm a product of nepotism. That's how I got my foot in the door, through my dad. Jeff Bridges
When I started on MySpace, people wanted to support me, but once I rose to fame with the MTV show, they felt like I had abandoned them for some reason, that I was too famous to talk to them anymore. Tila Tequila
The most famous Obama precept is, 'No drama.' Dan Pfeiffer
You can find love when you are famous if you are the same person you were before you were famous. Tamar Braxton
Being in 'Us Weekly' does not make you famous. Bradley Cooper
It was that famous joke: What's the last thing the drummer said before he got kicked out of the band? 'Hey, I wrote a song.' Dave Grohl
There are a lot of good things about being famous but there are a few not so good things too. Sharon Stone
I don't see myself as a famous person. Jess Glynne
Hitler was so modern, in that he was obsessed with being famous. He was caught up with this rush to be have achieved greatness before turning 30. John Cusack
It's been real weird. It wasn't how I expected my life to turn out. Especially, mainly pertaining to the show. It never crossed my mind that one day I'm gonna be big and famous and have my own TV show, you know? Jack Osbourne
In the beginning, I loved being famous, but now I am tired of it and I would like to go back to my freedom. Roberto Cavalli
People think being famous is so glamorous, but half the time you're in a strange hotel room living out of a suitcase. Ja Rule
The strength of British theatre should be that these actors in their middle years know what they're doing and are good at it. Not rich, not famous, but making a living. Ian Mckellen
I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name. Emily Dickinson
The first pork-barrel bill that crosses my desk, I'm going to veto it and make the authors of those pork-barrel items famous all over America. John McCain
I see a lot of young kids hit me on Twitter all the time, like, 'I want to be famous! Listen to my mixtape! I wish I could be like you!' But a lot comes with it. It's not easy. Amber Rose
I don't mean being famous is a perk, because one knows that it's not necessarily a perk, but there are certain perks to being well-known and respected in one's field. Public perks. Like, I don't know, general friendliness and willingness to please, just to point out two. Emma Thompson
I didn't even listen to any music until I was 19, really. I just wanted to be famous. But I didn't say it to anyone because I was really embarrassed at the thought. Marina and the Diamonds
My mother always, always, always thought that I was going to be famous. Thought that I was going to win Oscars. In fact, I believe I accepted the Oscar as a ketchup bottle many a time in front of my mother in the kitchen. 'I'd like to thank the Academy,' I said with a ketchup bottle. Kevin Spacey
There aren't many downsides to being rich, other than paying taxes and having relatives asking for money. But being famous, that's a 24 hour job right there. Bill Murray
It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous. Robert Benchley
I saw Louis Armstrong perform at Albany State College on Radio Springs Road. He was probably the first famous individual I saw in concert. Unfortunately, I never did get to meet him. Ray Stevens
My wife, she is so good. She was a famous singer - had a show in Carnegie Hall, did a big city tour for RCA. Then she made the mistake of marrying me. The next year, another tour, but the third year, she had Mario and said, 'Either I'm a mother or a singer.' Sirio Maccioni
What's awful about being famous and being an actress is when people come up to you and touch you. That's scary, and they just seem to think it's okay to do it, like you're public property. Winona Ryder
It was pretty frightening because as we all know, when large, famous groups breakup, a lot of the members don't survive in solo careers. Don Henley
I like vampires, tuberculosis, anything to do with blood. Then I read a biography of Rasputin and found out he'd had this daughter who had become a famous lion tamer and been billed as the daughter of the mad monk who was able to hypnotize animals with her eyes. It gave me a vision. Kathryn Harrison
When I was growing up, I thought I'd be a lot happier if I was famous and successful and if I had money. Russell Brand
I was famous from birth. Peter Fonda
I didn't know what to expect from a famous movie star; maybe that he'd be sort of stuck-up, you know. But not Gary Cooper. He horsed around so much... that I had a hard time painting him. Norman Rockwell
I've wanted to perform my entire life. I found a paper I wrote in kindergarten class about what I wanted to be when I grew up - and I wrote 'a famous singer!' Heather Morris
Being a famous actress may give you a sense of being important, but believe me, it's just an illusion. Juliette Binoche
You can get rich or famous by doing the same thing. Ang Lee
I'll be the songwriter for pop stars and then they can be the front person and I don't have to be famous. Sia Furler
I guess some people want to be performers because they want to be famous. Jenny Slate
I think that as soon as you think of yourself as a famous person or anything like that, you're objectifying yourself in some weird way. Ethan Hawke
I've always been more drawn to being normal than being famous. Vince Gill
I grew up with Forrest J. Ackerman's 'Famous Monsters of Filmland' along with a plethora of movie tomes and wanted to write about film with a sense of personality, passion, and humor. Harry Knowles
I just want to make music, I don't want people to talk about me. All I've ever wanted to do was sing. I don't want to be a celebrity. I don't want to be in people's faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine that I haven't even known I'm on. Adele
You might not make it to the top, but if you are doing what you love, there is much more happiness there than being rich or famous. Tony Hawk
I can do whatever I want - I'm rich, I'm famous, and I'm bigger than you. Don Johnson
I've learned to stay away from publicity addicts, people who want to be famous for no reason. Paz de la Huerta
The fame thing is interesting because I never wanted to be famous, and I never dreamt I would be famous. J. K. Rowling
The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff. Britney Spears
I get recognized, but I'm not really a famous famous. Dave Attell
Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve. Maureen Dowd
When I was growing up I loved reading historical fiction, but too often it was about males; or, if it was about females, they were girls who were going to grow up to be famous like Betsy Ross, Clara Barton, or Harriet Tubman. No one ever wrote about plain, normal, everyday girls. Kathryn Lasky
Suzhou is an ancient city full of old gardens that are very famous in China. It is very beautiful. Plus, I met my boyfriend there! Fei Fei Sun
Stardom can be a gilded slavery. Helen Hayes
Hollywood people want to build you up and make you famous only to knock you off you're the pedestal they built for you. Morgan Brittany
These days, with 'American Idol' and all the other reality shows, young people become famous overnight, and that can be very difficult to handle, the way photographers follow you around and study your every move. Barry Manilow
I'm world famous, everywhere I go there are people who love me because of I've been able to bring them some joy from the movies I've made. Tony Curtis
If somebody for some reason, for music or for movie, becomes famous, it's because they have something, something special. Roberto Cavalli
Similarly, another famous little quantum fluctuation that programs you is the exact configuration of your DNA. Seth Lloyd
I'm an instant star. Just add water and stir. David Bowie
Many incredible artists die before they were famous. Yoko Ono
The records of adopted children are sealed in California. That seal is considered inviolable... The judge ruled that, because I was famous, he didn't have the same rights as other kids. Danielle Steel
A sign of celebrity is that his name is often worth more than his services. Daniel J. Boorstin
I don't put weight on fame, and having people around me just because I am famous makes me feel really bad about myself. Jessica Alba
I could have been a dental hygienist with nothing bad ever appearing in print about me, but that's not how I've chosen to lead my life. I knew that you put yourself under a microscope the more famous you become. Julia Roberts
You might get one job for having a famous parent, but you won't get your second unless you're good. Linus Roache
I find it weird the way people get so excited about celebrity. If my friends are on the phone, their friends will say: 'Is that kid from 'Love Actually' there?' And the phone gets passed round and I have to speak to this stranger asking: 'Are you famous?' I don't know how to answer. Thomas Sangster
I just want to make sure I'm contributing good films to movie history rather than being famous just to be famous. Logan Lerman
Among famous traitors of history one might mention the weather. Ilka Chase
At last, in 1611, was made, under the auspices of King James, the famous King James version; and this is the great literary monument of the English language. Lafcadio Hearn
Edgar Degas's famous sculpture, 'Little Dancer Aged Fourteen,' served as my muse for 'The Painted Girls.' I came upon a television documentary on the work, and as someone who held the sculpture in high esteem and who largely considered ballet to be the high-minded pursuit of privileged young girls, I was struck by what I would learn. Cathy Marie Buchanan
Ursula Nordstrom was famous for finding artists in unlikely places. Maurice Sendak was a window designer, and she just came across one of his windows. Everyone was looking to find a talent. Peter Sis
I don't like Los Angeles. The people are awful and terribly shallow, and everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to play the game. I'm from New York. I will kill to get what I need. Lady Gaga
Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist and more importantly, cancer survivor, has said 'if you ever get a second chance for something, you've got to go all the way.' Michael N. Castle
But to this day I am convinced that the real reason we met was because Alexander is from Nebraska, and he was completely fascinated that I was about to go off and make a movie with Brando - perhaps the most famous Nebraskan of all. Thomas Haden Church
Of course there have been times I regretted being the kid in 'E.T.' My world went completely crazy. I was that stupid kind of famous, where you can't go anywhere. Henry Thomas
I'm not comfortable being around too many people. I don't like being out in public too much. I don't like going to bars. I don't like doing celebrity stuff. So most of the characters I play are people who don't always feel comfortable beyond their small circle of friends. Adam Sandler
One thing lots of Christians do have in common is that they can't help coming across as smug. This winds lots of people up, particularly because famous Christians pronounce on the life of the poor from their very lovely affluent homes filled with their very lovely families and attractive pets. Jo Brand
I had no desire to be famous; I just wanted to make the greatest music ever made. I didn't want anyone to know who I was. Robert Smith
Google is famous for making the tiniest changes to pixel locations based on the data it accrues through its tests. Google will always choose a spartan webpage that converts over a beautiful page that doesn't have the data to back it up. Ben Parr
Once you're famous you can't go back. Matthew Morrison
I know I'm not a self-indulgent idiot; I also know I'm not the second coming of Deepak Chopra. If I had believed either of those, or both, as some people do when they get famous, that's when the mental illness arrives. Elizabeth Gilbert
Once you start telling people you're famous, they believe you. Melissa de la Cruz
'The Admirable Crichton' is probably Barrie's most famous work after 'Peter Pan', nearly a pendant to that classic. Michael Dirda
I don't feel famous. Uma Thurman
Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us. Nicolas Chamfort
Being famous is great, it's not like bad or horrible or anything. Dave Chappelle
I was definitely not the kid that just wanted to be famous for no reason whatsoever and then happened to find comedy. Fame and all that stuff have always been slightly terrifying to me, and it makes me very anxious. Bo Burnham
A lot of people these days are not music lovers - they just want to be famous which is a very different thing to what I grew up believing in. Shirley Manson
I'm always so amazed by which performances work really, really well and which ones don't. But I think it's just mostly, 'She's Out Of My League,' so many people saw that movie on DVD and on the plane. Just millions of people saw that movie. That's the reason I'm somewhat famous. T. J. Miller
I worked at a hot dog place, a bagel place, the Jersey Store and the hottest fashion joint around. I was getting too famous to work there anymore. I was almost showing up as a joke. I made $2,000 on my show the previous night and I'm going to go shopping during my five-hour shift. Wale
The first syndicating I tried was when two partners and I created a production company in 1952. We wanted to syndicate famous Bible stories and sell them for $25 a show. Casey Kasem
Actually, bizarrely, in America, I get more appreciation from the odd, unusual stuff I've done, almost because I'm not, if you like, famous in America as I am in England. Steve Coogan
I have never wanted to be famous, as such - fame is a by-product. Steve Coogan
When you're a famous, successful person at 16 years old, the rules change for you. Everybody is doing things for you to make life easier so you can go out and play. And I think you miss out on lot of growing up and a lot of reality checks. Chris Evert
I did grow up next door to Steve McQueen, who was a very famous movie star at the time, but as a kid it didn't impress me. We always had great fun with him. He would take us out on Sundays on his motorcycles, riding around in the desert; he was like a second father. Herb Ritts
To be famous and broke is hard. David Spade
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls. Edmund Burke
I'm more interested in being good than being famous. Annie Leibovitz
My philosophy was, if I just do good work, someone will like it enough to employ me. It never made me famous. And I'm way, way too old now, mate. That boat's sailed. Ian Hart
When I got into the music industry, I wasn't focused on being the most famous artist or even getting a major record deal. It was just to make music on my own terms or create my own image, do my own hair, do my own makeup. Janelle Monae
I love meeting famous people. I'm even happy just looking at them. Joey McIntyre
I knew what I was getting into when I chose golf. Hell, I knew I'd never get rich and famous. All the discrimination, the not being able to play where I deserved and wanted to play - in the end, I didn't give a damn. I was made for a tough life because I'm a tough man. And in the end, I won: I got a lot of black people playing golf. Charlie Sifford
It was I who made Fellini famous, not the other way around. Anita Ekberg
It never crossed my mind that one day I'm gonna be big and famous and have my own TV show, you know? Jack Osbourne
Folks have a common misconception that Mississippi is strictly a rural, outdoors state. While we are famous for our hunting, sport fishing and year-round golf, we also have leading manufacturers like Peavey Electronics and Viking Range Corp. Gregg Harper
I'd love to live in Ireland but I'd like to live as me, not what someone thinks I am. People don't understand - I lived there before I was famous. Van Morrison
Our most famous writers are Faulkner and Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor. It would make sense that the poetry would reflect some of those same values, some of the same techniques. Robert Morgan
It can be easy to buy into anything. I would lose focus if I went with that attitude of wanting to be famous. Tristan MacManus
My buildings are more famous than me. Jean Nouvel
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy. Brigitte Bardot
I think everybody has different priorities in their life. People live their lives differently. People become famous through all sorts of different reasons... some of it through art and some of it through just wanting to be famous. And I think how that all starts tends to reflect how you live your life daily. Keith Urban
Jesus of Nazareth was the most famous human being who ever lived on this planet, and he had no infrastructure, and it's never been done. He had no government, no PR guy, no money, no structure. He had nothing, yet he became the most famous human being ever. Bill O'Reilly
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. Robert South
I'm the guy that made Joe DiMaggio famous. Lefty Gomez
I'm sick to death of famous people standing up and using their celebrity to promote a cause. If I see a particular need, I do try to help. But there's a lot that can be achieved by putting a check in the right place and shutting up about it. Russell Crowe
I have no sense of being famous - you're just working. And then you'll have a random day in London when you'll do some press and it creeps into your awareness that this goes out - that what you do every day goes out to televisions right across the country. Karen Gillan
Fame is really strange. One day you're not famous, and then the next day you are, and the odd thing is that you know intellectually that nothing in the world is different. What mattered to you yesterday are the same things that matter today, and the rules all still apply - yet everyone looks at you differently. Matt Damon
I think there are a lot more writers who are actors than you know; they just don't have roles on famous TV shows that you recognize. Danny Strong
When Oscar Niemeyer died on December 5, 2012, ten days before his 105th birthday, he was universally regarded as the very last of the twentieth century's major architectural masters, an astonishing survivor whose most famous accomplishment, Brasilia, was the climactic episode of utopian High Modern urbanism. Martin Filler
Sometimes people offer you plays, they offer you parts, but they only offer it because I'm famous. Chris Rock
I was born in Glasgow. But my family is pretty much from a little town called Paisley, famous for its cotton mills and paisley pattern. Gerard Butler
Even as a kid, I never wanted to be famous; I wanted to be good. Neil Peart
What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous. Voltaire
I don't think I'll ever feel as famous or as popular as I felt when I was a 17-year-old soccer player in Modle. Only about 20,000 people live there and 12,000 of them come to every game. Running onto the pitch each week was just the most fantastic feeling. Nothing can beat that. Jo Nesbo
I never dreamt of being a musician for my livelihood. I certainly never would have wanted to be in the business that I'm in, meaning the fame and the glory, the glitter, the rock star, the famous part. Eddie Van Halen
What Whitney Houston has accomplished will never be accomplished. She's the most famous person on the planet as far as vocaling and her songs. So I'm very happy that I can sit here and say I had a chance to know her. And I'm still dazed that she's gone. But she lives because her music is so powerful. Narada Michael Walden
I didn't become a footballer to be famous, I became a footballer to be successful. I didn't want to be famous. Now people want to be famous. Why? Why would you want people following you about all day? I couldn't think of anything worse. Ryan Giggs
I was getting a lot of editorial, as in lots of pages in 'Vogue,' but it's far more important to get your dresses on the back of a famous person. Charlotte Rampling in Bruce Oldfield. That sells. Bruce Oldfield
I don't want fame as far as the tweeting or the image of it. But, the idea of being famous is actually exciting to me, just because then you can have a choice in what you do. I would like to be at a point where I'm not asking for parts anymore, and I'm actually just choosing between a part that I want to do. Emily Meade
To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one's landlady. Albert Camus
My dad's always been a famous actor, so I've grown up with that, and with the lifestyle. In a way, I think I thrive on the insecurity that comes with it. Not in my private life - I like to believe that my friendships and my relationships are strong. Alice Eve
I'm so famous, people expect me to sell as many records as Celine Dion or Puff Daddy. Marilyn Manson
Stephen King consummately honors several traditions with his rare paperback original, 'Joyland.' He addresses the novel of carny life and sideshows, where the midway serves as microcosm, such as in those famous books by Ray Bradbury, Charles Finney and William Lindsay Gresham. Paul Di Filippo
When people say they prefer organic food, what they often seem to mean is they don't want their food tainted with pesticides and their meat shot full of hormones or antibiotics. Many object to the way a few companies - Monsanto is the most famous of them - control so many of the seeds we grow. Michael Specter
There's a tendency, when the offspring of a famous person does something notable, to define them by their more-famous parent. Rachel Sklar
I wanted to be famous. I wanted people to talk about me. Haile Gebrselassie
A lot of producers get famous because they decide to be superstars for their own reasons, but I'm inspired by Timbaland and Pharrell and Swizz Beatz 'cause they're doing things that are so different. I like how they're introducing ideas I never would have thought of. Diplo
People like consistency. Whether it's a store or a restaurant, they want to come in and see what you are famous for. Millard Drexler
I'm hardly the most notable person in 'Zombieland.' The other actors in it are way more famous than I am. Jesse Eisenberg
There are hundreds of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings around the United States and in other countries, too. Wright lived into his 90s, and one of his most famous buildings, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, was completed just before his death. Wright buildings look like Wright buildings - that is their paradox. Jane Smiley
Being rich and famous isn't all happiness and at times the pressures have got to me. Frida Lyngstad
Born a slave, Harriet Tubman was determined not to remain one. She escaped from her owners in Maryland on the Underground Railroad in 1849 and then fearlessly returned thirteen times to help guide family members and others to freedom as the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad. Susan Campbell Bartoletti
My father was this famous heart surgeon, a wonderful man... but there was something about me that drove him crazy. Dominick Dunne
Do you remember the wrestler Andre the Giant? Famous. He had acromegaly. Malcolm Gladwell
Celebrities have more influence to be able to reach out to people, but people are becoming famous on Facebook and social media every day. Shemar Moore
You don't have to be rich and famous. You just have to be an ordinary person, doing extraordinary things. I'd like more people to know that it's there. Women's achievements still aren't recognised enough in many areas. Joan Armatrading
I certainly don't think you need to be famous to want to leave a legacy, but when you are famous, it's even more likely that your child will get the wrong perspective on your life if you die prematurely. Shania Twain
Being rich and famous has never been my goal at all. I love to act and I want to be able to do really great parts. Jenn Proske
Being famous hasn't changed my perception of myself - I've just grown up. Cat Deeley
There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause. George Matthew Adams
Most of my life I have played a lot of famous people but most of them were dead so you have a poetic license. Christopher Plummer
You know, the more I appear on newspapers, the more famous I become. Brenda Fassie
My aunt is a famous L.A. chef, Susan Feniger, and she's got Street and Border Grill. So a fun night out for me is to go to my aunt's restaurants. Ben Feldman
I know it's a cliche but I never wanted to be famous. I don't believe anybody wants to be famous. Jeremy Renner
We had such a wonderful set of circumstances in Wilmington. Yes, the four of us became famous literally overnight, but we were in a small town and we always knew when people were coming down. We always knew when to behave. Katie Holmes
Mantle didn't want to stick out, but he did. He didn't wish to be treated as special, but he was. He was uncomfortable being the center of attention, but he was the centerfielder for the most famous franchise in sports. Jane Leavy
I came to the United States to see what would happen in 2000 after working for 20 years in Australia and asked my agent to look out for the nasty roles because I'd become famous for playing the nicest man in Australia. So I wanted to play bad guys. Alan Dale
We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Fame changes everything. When you're well-known, you're expected to be different. Some people assume you must have a yacht and four homes. Or that you're famous because you are 'A Decent Man'. Michael Palin
I thought that somehow your life would be much different when you're famous... and it's not. You just buy more stuff. Nicole Sullivan
People just assume that if you're famous, you're in Hollywood. Megan Fox
I'm not famous for my back story investigations; I'm lucky that I work with good writers and it's usually in the script. Bill Nighy
All writers have the idea that they are famous. Heather O'Neill
For me, it's never been about being famous. I just want to be a successful singer. I wanna work hard... If I'm in the papers, grace, but I want to be there for the right reasons - for my music. Shane Filan
I had a flight trainer who is one of the biggest and most famous helicopter pilots the world. Izabella Scorupco
In the sixties, everyone you knew became famous. My flatmate was Terence Stamp. My barber was Vidal Sassoon. David Hockney did the menu in a restaurant I went to. I didn't know anyone unknown who didn't become famous. Michael Caine
Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent. Emily Dickinson
My mother took me to Venice one time and showed me all the houses where famous composers used to live. It gave me a fascination for music and the city, but also for architecture. It was a valuable lesson. Ben van Berkel
A lot of artists get famous overseas first. I don't know what it is here. I have a large underground following in the U.S., but I don't get the airplay as much as I do in, say, Australia. Over there, they can play whatever they like, it seems, but not so much here. Wynter Gordon
But I don't feel the need to be famous. Jessica Alba
Aristotle was famous for knowing everything. He taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons. Will Cuppy
You cannot hear the name Martin Luther King, Jr., and not think of death. You might hear the words 'I have a dream,' but they will doubtlessly only serve to underscore an image of a simple motel balcony, a large man made small, a pool of blood. For as famous as he may have been in life, it is - and was - death that ultimately defined him. Michael Dyson
You know, one of the biggest thrills I have is when famous people recognize me from Taxi. Marilu Henner
To put it simply - you know, a lot of people believe that the benefit of this job is fame and fortune. I believe that you pay for the fortune through the fame. I don't buy into the notion that being famous is somehow a good thing, or an exciting thing, or a wonderful thing. Evangeline Lilly
It's horrible how money and fame can make you acceptable while, if you're not famous or rich, you're not acceptable. Bruno Tonioli
I never see myself as the famous person. It never was a part of my life, and I hope this doesn't become the most eminent thing about what I do. I just hope that I'll do things that have meaning for me and for others somehow. Ayelet Zurer
I don't want to be famous per se, but I want to write books for as long as I can. And I plan on writing a lot. Amanda Hocking
Even though I am fortunate to have certain luxuries, sometimes, I am even amazed by what people with money have and do. I want to remind people that just because you might be rich and famous, it doesn't mean you have to take yourself too seriously. Nick Cannon
I don't want to be more famous than what I have right now. At least in that sense where people come up to me in the grocery store. Kathleen Robertson
My mom just didn't put a very high premium on me being like really famous or really wealthy or anything. Martha Plimpton
My father's very public life as Famous Amos was the opposite of that of his ex-wife, my mother Shirley, who was fighting a very private, solitary battle with mental illness. Shawn Amos
I really don't think I could get starstruck with anybody. Famous final words, but I just don't think I could. Bojana Novakovic
I'm actually about as famous as a fourth division footballer from the 70s. Dylan Moran
I don't think it's anything you ever get used to... for many years, I could never sort of put my name in the same sort of category as the word 'famous' or anything like that. And I just found it very uncomfortable... if you get used to it, then something must be wrong. Johnny Depp
I didn't want kids to think that to be happy, they had to be famous or rich or live in the big city. Dan Savage
I wanted to be famous; I wanted to perform. Those things I really, really wanted more than anything else. Laverne Cox
You can win a talent show and be so famous that you can't walk down the street, but no-one knows you next Monday. J. J. Field
I'm coming out with a wine... I'm actually a restaurateur. I have Famous Famiglia Pizzeria that has opened up in the Sacramento airport. I'm also working with my business partner on opening up the Linnethia Lounge. NeNe Leakes
I wanted to be famous for my music and my talent, and I always wished I could cut it out when I left the stage. Beyonce Knowles
Of course I loved 'I Love Lucy' and saw every episode over and over again. I found it heartbreaking that Ricky got to be famous and have an exciting life at the Tropicana while Lucy was stuck in that terrible apartment with the Mertzes. Bruce Eric Kaplan
I didn't start making music in order to be famous. Mark Ronson
Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn't want me to be too famous too young. Duke Ellington
Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness. Jose Marti
I'm officially near-famous. If you've got four year old kids and you've got cable, then you've got no choice but to know who I am. But if you're one of my peers - a 26-year old guy who lives in Manhattan - you have no idea who I am. I'm only famous if you're four. Steve Burns
Public scandals are America's favorite parlor sport. Learning about the flaws and misdeeds of the rich and famous seems to satisfy our egalitarian yearnings. Robert Dallek
My goal was never to be famous, but to be a consistently working actor. Erin Cummings
I was born on October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California. My father, Eddie Fisher, was a famous singer. My mother, Debbie Reynolds, was a movie star. Her best-known role was in 'Singin' In The Rain.' Carrie Fisher
I think it would collapse my heart if I was super famous. I don't have the nerve for it, I'm too anxious. I don't know how you're not obsessed with how people perceive you, because they're real people, you know? You can convince yourself that they don't really know you, and that's true, but how can it not hurt your feelings? Bo Burnham
Of all the rabbinic sages of antiquity, perhaps none was more influential or famous than Rabbi Akiva. Meir Soloveichik
I was obsessed with being rich and famous. Paul Lynde
Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate. Emily Dickinson
I don't care how famous a guitarist is, he ain't learned everything. There's always somewhere to go, something to mash up, but he ain't found it yet. You never learn everything on that guitar neck. David Edwards
I always wanted to be an actor. It's something I always secretly wanted. You know, I had the experience of being picked on as a child, and I would tell people, 'You're gonna be sorry when I'm famous!' And then I learned after they kicked the stuffing out me that you don't say that out loud. DJ Qualls
I didn't really watch 'Dallas,' so I wasn't as wowed by the idea of Patrick Duffy as Swedes were 'cause he's, like, the most famous guy in all of Sweden. Greg Poehler
Celebrity culture, it's everywhere, isn't it? It's reality TV, Big Brother. I didn't become a footballer to be famous, I became a footballer to be successful. I didn't want to be famous. Now people want to be famous. Why? Why would you want people following you about all day? Ryan Giggs
I can deal with it now, but 13 is a tough age to be recognized and famous. It's a tough age, period. Bill Skarsgard
I didn't get rich and famous, but I do what I love. Ron Shock
I'm not thirsty. I'm not a pop star. I don't want to reign over all forever... I don't want to be famous! It makes me feel sick, the thought of being a famous person. It's just not me. FKA twigs
Once you become famous, you can't become unfamous. You can become a failure. Alexander Hanson
Every time you look at a house in Los Angeles, the real-estate agent will tell you that someone famous once lived there. It always seemed irrelevant to me: Does a property gain value just because Alfred Hitchcock used to eat breakfast there? Claire Scovell LaZebnik
Sometimes I wonder if I'm as famous for my wheelchair and disabilities as I am for my discoveries. Stephen Hawking
I woke up one morning to find I was famous. I bought a white Rolls-Royce and drove down Sunset Boulevard, wearing dark specs and a white suit, waving like the Queen Mum. Peter O'Toole
I was never very interested in boys - and there were plenty of them - vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay. Bette Davis
'The Narrow Road to the Deep North' is one of the most famous books of all Japanese literature, written by the great poet Basho in 1689. Richard Flanagan
The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you. You're in a conversation and everybody's agreeing with what you're saying - even if you say something totally crazy. You need people who can tell you what you don't want to hear. Al Pacino
Fame, I have already. Now I need the money. Wilhelm Steinitz
You'll know if you're a famous composer if 20 years from now your name appears on a pull-down menu in Band in a Box, alongside Hans Zimmer. Cliff Martinez
Because Dad was famous, I was so used to being identified as 'John Huston's daughter' that I couldn't think of myself as anyone else. Allegra Huston
When people say that George Harrison made me famous, that is true in a way. Ravi Shankar
The love of the famous, like all strong passions, is quite abstract. Its intensity can be measured mathematically, and it is independent of persons. Susan Sontag
I've never dated anyone in Hollywood - or anyone famous, for that matter. I don't know that I'm ever gonna write a song that you will know who it's about. Ed Sheeran
I became famous so quickly and so young - it was daunting. I was immature and I used to say some really stupid things in interviews. I never smiled on stage so I looked really serious, but it was because I hated my teeth and was incredibly nervous. Gary Numan
Fact is, famous people say fame stinks because they love it so - like a secret restaurant or holiday island they don't want the hoi polloi to get their grubby paws on. Julie Burchill
My great-grandmother was born in London, the daughter of a Brixton coachman, and became the most famous singer in Australia. Her name was Marie Carandini, Madame Carandini. Christopher Lee
Most of the famous love affairs of literature or film were quite short. What was 'Romeo & Juliet'? How long were they together? A few days. Jesse Harris
It's not that I don't want to become famous or that I'm obsessed by my work as an actress, but it's all about not limiting myself, such as putting myself in a little jail that I can escape from. Sarah Polley
The worst thing about being famous is the invasion of your privacy. Justin Timberlake
The Oceanic White Tip is considered one of the most dangerous sharks in the sea along with the Great White and Tiger. It is responsible for some of the most famous episodes of man-eating in history, such as when the U.S.S. Indianapolis sank in 1945. Brian Skerry
If you're lucky enough to be famous, then it's great if you can use your fame and the power your fame gives you to draw attention to things that really matter. Michael Schumacher
When we were growing up our parents somehow made it clear that being famous was good. And I mistakenly thought that if I was famous then everyone would love me. Ellen DeGeneres
Never, never have a famous partner. It's too complicated. Robyn Davidson
Although I get so much fan mail from Great Britain, tell me, am I more famous there than Michael Madsen? Tom Sizemore
I don't feel I was ever a 'famous' child actor. I was just a working actor who happened to be a kid. I was never really in a hit show until I was a teenager with West Wing playing First Daughter Zoey Bartlet. In a way, that was my saving grace - not being a star on a hit show. It kept me working and kept me grounded. Elisabeth Moss
I was famous from the age of 13, and after a while you become immune to it - in a good way. You look at positives and what you can do with it. A. R. Rahman
I'm not unknown, yet I'm not super famous where I can't go anywhere. Justin Guarini
My mother's father was from Brazil - a painter, and not a famous one - and was always broke. But he was a free spirit, a great grandfather. Claire Denis
I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist. Robert Crumb
When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle conceived Sherlock Holmes, why didn't he give the famous consulting detective a few more quirks: a wooden leg, say, and an Oedipus complex? Well, Holmes didn't need many physical tics or personality disorders; the very concept of a consulting detective was still fresh and original in 1887. Christopher Fowler
Your face is your calling card, but you're not so famous that you can't go out. Vincent Schiavelli
I certainly don't want a child of mine to be famous, or anyone I was very close to who isn't yet... It's the worst thing to be trapped in your house not be able to leave. Elizabeth Hurley
I'm just a guy who happens to work in public from time to time. I've built a reputation as an established comic, not as a celebrity - a celebrity is someone who is famous but doesn't do anything. Dylan Moran
I would have been very happy just working from job to job, paying my rent one movie at a time. I never wanted to be this famous. I never imagined this life for myself. Kristen Stewart
Celebrity, to me, is not a thing to seek. Aidan Quinn
I love the urban comedies, because they keep you famous, keep you having fun, and keep you in love with the business. Those are my roots. I'll always love doing those. Terry Crews
I wasn't a kid who moved out from Iowa with aspirations of becoming a famous star - I was intrigued by the idea of filmmaking and by the idea of what it would be like to play a character in a movie. Jason Lee
When I started out as a model, I took things for granted. Because I bagged work thanks to my looks, I didn't give my body any importance. I was a couch potato who'd eat anything. Then, in 2005, a tabloid ran a story calling me fat. I thought, 'I'm famous. How can I be fat?' It was a slap. I decided to get fit. Bipasha Basu
I was the most famous kid in the United States. That was 1936. Gore Vidal
I remember Michael saying, 'Rich and famous? It's much better to be just rich'. I didn't quite get it to begin with. But he's right. You lose anonymity. I say to my family that you've no idea until you lose it how precious anonymity is. Julie Walters
Oprah was famous for going to a garden party and ad-libbing. She could literally interview people for a half hour about nothing, and it was entertaining. She had her own show before she had her own show. John Tesh
I never wanted to be famous. It was amusing at first, but now I hate it. I just wanted to be respected by people I respect. And I wanted to be rich. It's best to get rich, then you can do what you want. Caitlin Moran
Whereas you have someone like Houdini, who works really, really hard to get really, really famous, and then has actual intellectual ideas that he puts into the culture that stay there. Penn Jillette
When you become famous, you start getting invites to parties where there are famous athletes and famous rock stars, politicians, people who have tremendous power and affluence. It's not in my DNA, but certainly I have been exposed to it. Billy Baldwin
The idea of being famous is a lot better than the reality. Tom Felton
Sometimes you forget you're famous. You wonder, 'Why is that person staring at me?' Bob Newhart
Bruce Lee was very famous. I watched his movies and he is amazing. He is a martial arts master, his philosophy, his movement, both physically and mentally, were very strong. Jet Li
There are some famous people, and I've met them, who you might think are great, and then you meet them, and you discover that they not only have feet but heads of clay. Anne Beatts
I just like the company of beautiful women. I have a weakness in that department. And I suppose because I am fairly well off and a famous musician, I'm up for grabs. And that makes me an eligible bachelor in the press. Eric Clapton
Being famous gets me good concert tickets, good tables in restaurants, good seats at sporting events and that's really about it. Fran Drescher
I'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous. Ani DiFranco
I love being famous - it's phenomenal. Dave Chappelle
If you wanna be famous, then it's okay if the music is fake, because fame isn't real. Josh Homme
When I started skating, it was such a small community. You didn't aspire to be rich or famous or make a career out of it because that wasn't something anyone had done yet. Tony Hawk
I have actor friends, but they're not famous. I feel like if you're an actor or - famous, you have to overly prove that you're a normal, cool person. Amanda Bynes
Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees are so famous for Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, all of those guys. Bert Campaneris
Becoming famous was never what I wanted to do. There's a lot of things that come with fame - it's what people in the limelight have to do. Bruno Mars
I come from a family with a long tradition in shoemaking, and I still live in a region famous for its shoemakers. It is getting harder and harder to find skilled workers. There are no professional training institutes, so we have to train our own employees. And an apprenticeship takes three years. Diego Della Valle
Nobody makes bouillabaisse from scratch. It's all a bunch of malarkey. Even the restaurants buy a commercial-grade product. I had a very famous chef tell me that. Sandra Lee
It's more important for me to feel content than to be famous. Samantha Morton
I find that my entire life has come to me, and things happened without me planning them. You know, I never asked to photograph Princess Diana, and that made me more famous than I wanted. I never asked to photograph Madonna, and that pushed me to another level. There are things that just take you into the limelight. Mario Testino
I'm not looking to be famous, but I want a body of work and a moral character that is deserving of fame. Jonathan Tucker
People seldom become famous for what they say until after they are famous for what they've done. Cullen Hightower
I would rather give up acting than become world famous, because I think you pay a very high price. Writing and putting new plays out into the world has informed what I do, and I've had a lot more freedom to play really interesting parts. Lindsay Duncan
I've never worried about being rich or famous - for me, it's all about the dancing. Anton du Beke
I'm a sucker for any band named after a work of literature. Los de Abajo take their name from Mariano Azuela's famous novel 'The Underdogs,' and that says a lot about who they are and the music they make. Daniel Alarcon
I meet people who are famous, and it's made me realise that fame has huge lifestyle disadvantages. I'm nervous about that. I don't want to become a celebrity. Tom Hollander
When you reach a certain status in Hollywood, you have to play a lot of games to stay in the limelight. It becomes more about being famous than being an actor. Jason Lee
Have I ever been to a party with a ton of famous people in it? Yes, several times, so I guess that's a Hollywood lifestyle. Michael Keaton
Few would argue that Richard Dawkins is the world's most famous atheist, especially now that his friend and rival for the title, Christopher Hitchens, has now gone to meet his Maker. Ray Comfort
I have this famous joke that I use: Why was God able to create Heaven and Earth in seven days and seven nights? Because he didn't have installed customers and legacy technology to worry about. Brad D. Smith
Air travelers, of course, are famous for their hubris. They carry on too many bags and use the restroom when the seat-belt sign is on. Meghan Daum
I totally related to Cole Porter's magnetic pull to any piano that was in the room, which he was famous for doing, as was Gershwin. You couldn't drag them away from a piano. Kevin Kline
I've certainly not got any famous people's numbers on my phone. It's just not my thing, really. Gareth Bale
The first time I went to Johnny Depp's house in LA is when I realized what I was getting myself into. I knew he was famous, but I didn't really know what that entailed. Kate Moss
When our daughter was born, a light went on for me - there was more to life than what I was doing. It felt like being famous for being a paint salesman. It wasn't the dream I was sold on. I'd had enough of it. Rick Astley
Quite frankly, I didn't become an actor to become a movie star. I have never dreamed about being the most famous person on the planet. I just want to do really good work. Anne Hathaway
I didn't necessarily want to be famous growing up, but I knew I would be a good famous person because I'm not offended if somebody comes up to me and knows things about me and wants to engage me in a conversation. Nate Berkus
My goal was just to work regularly. I didn't ever expect to be rich or famous. I wanted to be a working character actor. Harrison Ford
In Australia, there is a very famous show called 'Home and Away.' I was cast on that at 15. The day I started filming, my life changed. Tammin Sursok
When you become a celebrity, the world owns you and your image. Megan Fox
I think people I'm close to find it absolutely crazy that I'm famous. Zayn Malik
I had a very erratic career. I got very famous for a minute and then it just all went away, you know? Colin Hay
I knew a lot of girls who just wanted to be famous, and if that's your goal, that's awesome; that just wasn't enough for me. Lizzo
There is no fulfillment in things whatsoever. And I think one of the reasons that depression reigns supreme amongst the rich and famous is some of them thought that maybe those things would bring them happiness. But what, in fact, does is having a cause, having a passion. And that's really what gives life's true meaning. Ben Carson
Look at Gleason in The Honeymooners. He was humorous but the way he lived wasn't really humorous. He was a bus driver. Who wants to be a bus driver? He didn't have any money and he was not famous. But despite that, the show is humorous. George Thorogood
The people who think I'm famous are knitters. Most of my life, I'm wildly unrecognized. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
It's hard to have a bad hair day when you're famous. Marion Jones
In New York, after that famous home run, they expected me to be up there every year. That homer raised me to a high level, with the top guys in the game. Bobby Thomson
I learned a long time ago, if you want to keep your friends in show business, don't get famous. Because as soon as you get famous, a lot of the people you used to know, who didn't, become incredibly bitter and jealous. It's part of the territory. Denis Leary
The celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness. Daniel J. Boorstin
It is amazing what people feel they have the right to tell you to your face when you're famous. Emily Robison
I've watched a lot of people who became famous who completely change and I think it's because they tend to believe all the hype that's out there. I don't think there's that much hype about me. Jane Goodall
I think there are a lot of people who really want to be famous, they really do. I don't. It sort of gets in the way of the everyday things that I do. Johnny Mathis
I remember from my school days Archimedes jumping into his bath and displacing water and coming up with his famous principle, and of course Isaac Newton being hit on the head with an apple. In other words, this realm of human knowledge - which is mathematical, essentially - can have a playful visual element to it. James Marsh
I don't have many famous friends, really, except Simon Cowell. Leona Lewis
The thing about being famous is, it's weird. The only people who get how weird it is are other famous people. Margot Kidder
Some of the things I've seen a lot of my female-actress friends who are relatively famous receive - I've seen some hideous things. Like some really, really bad things... like, the FBI should be contacted immediately. Elisha Cuthbert
I've had to deal, a lot, with my own sense of intimidation at meeting famous people - especially actors, but really any famous people. Charlie Kaufman
I had arrived years ago in Paris and just wanted to be famous, fast. When you're pretentious like that, and you think you've planned everything perfectly, it's then that everything goes in the opposite way. Yael Naim
The world is a bell curve. Classroom test scores, employee performance in a company or how many people really, really like you. No matter the population you're studying, they always fit neatly across the standard deviations of the famous bell curve. Simon Sinek
What I've learned is that you really don't need to be a celebrity or have money or have the paparazzi following you around to be famous. Lady Gaga
I'm more of a homebody type. I don't want to look like I want to be in the public eye. I didn't become an actress to be famous. Sarah Hyland
And to me, fame is not a positive thing. The idea of being famous is a lot better than the reality. It's fantastic when you go to premieres and people cheer you, but it's not real. And it's totally not my approach to get my name on a club door just because I can. Tom Felton
I'm so fascinated by YouTube culture. I have no idea how it's working, but more and more people are becoming Internet famous, and it is because it allows you to have an atmosphere in which you feel comfortable to be yourself, which you might not get otherwise. Aubrey Peeples
I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great. Ray Charles
I've only ever wanted to be a singer; I never wanted to be famous. Katherine Jenkins
All the girls today want to be famous, but they haven't earned their spurs. C. Z. Guest
On Sunday morning, it's Brooklyn Bagels on Beverly Boulevard. We get them hot. Then we walk some of the famous Silver Lake steps or hike in the hills to the highest vantage point to see the reservoir. Jill Soloway
It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich. Alan Alda
I just cannot imagine why anyone would want to be really famous. You go to a restaurant and people are pointing at you and they talk about you and they whisper and it is very disconcerting; it is a very odd feeling. Jack Horner
I became an actor, and because I had success as an actor, I became famous. I was acting for quite a while before I got famous; television made me famous. I guess that it's television that is responsible for everybody's desire to be famous. Kelsey Grammer
What I've said before, only half in joke, is that everybody in Ireland is famous. Or, maybe better, say everybody is familiar. Seamus Heaney
Despite the metadata attached to each tweet, and despite trails of retweets and 'favorite' tweets, the Twitter corpus lacks the latticework of hyperlinks that makes Google's algorithms so potent. Twitter's famous hashtags - #sandyhook or #fiscalcliff or #girls - are the crudest sort of signposts, not much help for smart searching. James Gleick
The strangest part about being famous is you don't get to give first impressions anymore. Everyone already has an impression of you before you meet them. Kristen Stewart
I don't really consider myself to be famous. Victoria Justice
'Strictly' is a bit like scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup Final or sinking the final putt in the Ryder Cup - only a few people get the opportunity to do it, and they have got to be famous. Anton du Beke
I'm fortunate to be famous for two rather imposing characters like Magneto and Gandalf. Ian Mckellen
There's a famous tension between Green Lantern and Green Arrow in the comic books. Those guys have always been friends. They started off as not on the same page, and then they quickly became best friends. Geoff Johns
Dates with actors, finally, just seemed to me evenings of shop talk. I got sick of it after a hile. So the more famous I became, the more I narrowed down my choices. Hedy Lamarr
I don't have a problem with recognition... It's very, very rarely about who I am, it's always, 'I love your work.'... It's always in relation to my work, which I think is a really lucky thing to have happen as opposed to, 'Oh, you're a famous personality.' C. C. H. Pounder
I was very famous as a young man and I celebrated both the good and bad times with drinking. Glenn Hughes
I would like to prove that on TV, everyday lives can be as compelling as the life-styles of the rich and famous. Especially lives that we catch at extraordinary moments. Jane Pauley
I'm just not a private person. It's not like I do things because I want things to be public; it's just that's my way of expressing myself, and I happen to be very famous. Lily Allen
It's not like I'm that wildly famous that it's disrupted my lifestyle in some way. Mariana Klaveno
Sometimes being famous gets in the way of doing what you want to do. Johnny Mathis
I think it's useful, as a famous person, to have as little separation between the perception of you and how you really are - because otherwise I'd be sitting here thinking I'm keeping secrets, and wondering when you're going to find out. Daniel Radcliffe
I think that people who are famous tend to be underdeveloped in their humanity skills. Diane Keaton
When you see a fantastic colour or cut in a magazine, perched up on some famous so-and-so's head, it's tempting to ask your stylist for the same, but do not be fooled. The hair in those fancy photos can be very high maintenance. Beth Ditto
I made a conscious decision back then that I would rather be the best actress who ever lived than the most famous one. Sally Kirkland
My name's Jennifer Ellison and one day I'm going to be famous! Jennifer Ellison
There's a definite responsibility that comes with being famous. You shouldn't be able to just dress up and look pretty. Rashida Jones
If I wanted to be famous, I could have been famous before. David Gest
When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous. Katharine Hepburn
Becoming famous and selling a lot of records doesn't change a thing. Macy Gray
I've never been more famous than I was, suddenly, in 1986. Wendy Cope
In Los Angeles, as I gained and lost celebrity, then gained it again, I often found myself wondering why I, out of thousands like me, had become famous. Patrick Dempsey
I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: 'try being rich first'. See if that doesn't cover most of it. There's not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job. Bill Murray
The fire in the belly is essential, otherwise you become Michael Buble - famous and meaningless. Steven Patrick Morrissey
All dictators, the rich and famous, to the lowest security guard who holds a gun, easily forget that power is transitory. F. Sionil Jose
I began in radio in 1997 on a radio show hosted by a now very famous comic, Jamel Debbouze. I would fake call listeners. Omar Sy
While not a musician, my father was a music agent for years before becoming pop culture icon Famous Amos. Shawn Amos
They were all famous and fantastic fellows. Peter Scott
In my 20s, I was a monk. I was obsessed with theatre, not being famous, not with television. I was 20 years on the stage before I set foot in front of a camera. Saul Rubinek
I've been famous my entire life; I don't know any other way. Cher
I'm really, really interested in the job of acting. I can really care less about being famous. I'm more about the work, and 'The Big C' was amazing, so I wanted to be a part of it. Gabourey Sidibe
There's more pressure to be famous for being yourself than if you're being a character. Kim Kardashian
People are getting famous now for serving food out of a truck, or for, well, pork buns. I don't know if I'm really pleased to be a part of that. I'm somewhat terrified of what the future holds, especially in America. David Chang
I'd definitely rather be rich than famous. Radha Mitchell
I believe some people in this business suffer from fame because they behave in a famous fashion. Stephen Rea
Anytime you cast a movie and you need someone famous in the lead part, you're a prisoner of whoever happens to be famous in the six-month window in which you're trying to get a film financed. Alexander Payne
I got out of autobiography because my story is, I was famous, it was hard for me, I got into therapy. I had trouble with food, I got a nutritionist. There's no story there. Courtney Thorne-Smith
I served the famous professors and scholars, and eventually they learned that the Reverend Moon is superior to them. Even Nobel laureate academics who thought they were at the center of knowledge are as nothing in front of me. Sun Myung Moon
My father was famous for his photographic memory. He was in the OSS. They trained him to be captured on purpose and to read upside down and backwards and commit to memory every document in Germany he saw as he was being interrogated - every schedule on every wall. So, that photographic memory somehow made its way to me when I was young. Mark Helprin
Although I was born to famous parents, I know and feel the problems of ordinary citizens. Benigno Aquino III
I haven't had the whole 'famous' thing happen to me yet, and I hope I never will. I like to sneak away in the corners and hide a lot. Brenton Thwaites
Temptation's something you have to deal with even if you're not famous. It's harder when you're famous because it's a lot more in your face, and that makes it a little more difficult to walk away from sometimes. Denis Leary
The obviously inexperienced pilot is the game the scientific air-fighter goes after, and the majority of victories are won that way. But, on the other hand, it is the novice usually who gets the famous ace by doing at some moment the unexpected thing. Eddie Rickenbacker
I never wanted to be the most famous, the most beautiful, the most extravagant. Manolo Blahnik
Dr. King's famous 'I Have a Dream' speech was delivered at 'The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,' a call to justice beyond the traditional civil rights movement's focus. Charles B. Rangel
My dad was an architect, and he wasn't a rich guy, but in our little world in Philadelphia, he was famous. He loved to see his picture in the paper. I wanted to be more famous than him. Kevin Bacon
On the corner of 57th and 7th Avenue sits the most famous concert hall in the world. No less a figure than when Tchaikovsky led the first performances in 1891. Virtually every major artist has performed there. There is simply no place like it. The first time I stepped foot in Carnegie Hall was in 1964. Leonard Slatkin
I follow the most random people on Twitter. I follow famous people like Khloe Kardashian, who surprisingly makes really funny tweets all the time. Chloe Grace Moretz
Look at the news stand, you know? I mean, it's a cacophony of famous people or people who want to be famous with blurbs all around it, and it's supposed to be, you know, that's supposed to be creativity in journalism. My God, it's unbelievable. It's shocking. George Lois
The advantage of taking pictures of the famous is that they get published. Elliott Erwitt
When I'm living in the world of luxury and celebrity, which is where I found myself for a large part of my life, it's a walk-on part. Not a vital necessity, like it is for so many people. I enjoy it but I can see right through it! Agnetha Faltskog
When you work with actors, what you're hoping to absorb is good ways to be an actor as opposed to how to handle being famous. Domhnall Gleeson
I want people to know me through the movies I do. I want to be judged on that. If you start becoming famous for your personal life, that's when your career goes away. Megan Fox
Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous. Lucius Accius
I don't know about this thing - being famous. I haven't figured it out yet. It still mystifies me. Helen Slater
I've always had a career. I have been working hard since I was 15 years old. Being someone's 'girlfriend' was never what I wanted to be famous for. What makes you 'famous' isn't always what you want to be 'labeled' as or known for. Adrienne Bailon
Yeah, people following me down the street and at the airport and all that. I can't imagine what it must be like for people who are, you know, actually famous. Ellen Page
I mean I was famous for nothing. Rick Springfield
When I was seven years old, I fell in love with a series published by Bobbs-Merrill called 'The Childhood of Famous Americans.' In it, historical figures like Clara Barton, Nancy Hanks, Elias Howe, Patrick Henry, and dozens more came to life for me as children. Ann Hood
Italy is famous for fashion, food, Ferrari, and furniture - furniture was a segment where the companies in the high end are all small. Luca Cordero di Montezemolo
Any part that makes you world famous has got to be a blessing, hasn't it? Tim Curry
There are two types of actors: those who say they don't want to be famous, and those who are liars. Kevin Bacon
For a time, at least, I was the most famous person in the entire world. Jesse Owens
Is fame without purpose and is fame without talent really where we are now? People used to be famous for what they did. Now, they're just famous. John Carroll Lynch
I've interviewed presidents and royalty, rock stars and movie stars, famous generals and captains of industry; I've had front row seats at Super Bowls, World Series, and Olympic Games; my books have been on best-seller lists, and my marriage is a long-running success. Tom Brokaw
You do stand-up because you have to do it. If you're doing it to become 'famous,' you're wrong. If you're doing it to become a millionaire, you're doing it for the wrong reasons. In 2003, I was flat broke. I'd been doing stand-up for 14 years at that point. I loved it and just kept at it. Russell Peters
I don't know how to construct a career that'll make me famous. Except maybe get my ears pinned back, get my teeth done, and go to America. But then I'll be competing with billions of actors who haven't got false teeth, and who are 25. Ian Hart
Popstars really draws you in. It's fascinating. It's interesting to watch people thrown together in that kind of a situation. Even if the egos weren't involved and they weren't trying to be world famous. It's the Real World, only better. Scott Patterson
I don't know what 'famous' is, really. Karl Pilkington
I had a very happy childhood, happy teenage years and I was famous by the time I was 22. A charmed life. Rik Mayall
The day before I was famous in Denmark, nobody looked my way. The day after, everybody wanted to talk to me. Mads Mikkelsen
All I say is that I don't go out with famous men. Samantha Mumba
I had a sense of who I was before I got famous. Joe Rogan
If you took some famous religious leader, for example, and said it would be nice to clone them indefinitely so you have a dynasty of leaders, my own guess would be that each time the cloning takes place, they would become more and more defective, presumably mentally defective and subsequently worse. John Gurdon
I'm not a very good impersonator, my friends maybe, but not famous people. Diane Kruger
There is a restaurant in L.A. called Crustacean, which is very famous for its garlic crab. Well, I can make garlic crab better than Crustacean. My sauce is so good you'll want to dip your bread in it, put it on your egg omelet, in your cereal, and in everything else. Tasha Smith
I never wanted to be famous. Dave Attell
There are those who write because they believe they have something so marvelous that it will make them famous and wealthy, a lauded commodity who will be invited to a lifetime of cocktail parties. Edward P. Jones
Most of what Hawaii has to offer is no secret. Pipeline is probably the most famous wave in the world. Kelly Slater
Having been part of this wonderful show ever since series one, I know all too well what it's like to perform to the nation on the famous 'Strictly Come Dancing' dancefloor. Anton du Beke
Yeah, I love being famous. It's almost like being white, y'know? Chris Rock
Ever since my mother sent me to Saturday morning grammar classes when I was 7, I wanted to become a famous actor. I loved the idea of captivating an audience and moving them truly through performance, but more importantly being recognized and heavily lauded for that talent. Jack Gleeson
I am beautiful, famous and gorgeous. Anna Kournikova
My story of success and failure is not just about music and being famous. It's about living and loving and trying to find purpose in this crazy world. Wynonna Judd
It feels like Radiohead are famous, but that no one knows who we are. Which is brilliant, really. Jonny Greenwood
Just because you're not famous, doesn't mean you're not good. Laura Linney
It's part of the celebrity process but my life has never been as interesting or as wild as what's been printed about me. Winona Ryder
It's interesting because people assume that because I'm famous I know all famous people. Daniel Radcliffe
I've got something to live for, because I always wanted to be an artist; I always wanted to be famous. Daniel Johnston
As a famous person you think how you're gonna end it, get away and have a normal life. Gwen Stefani
In the U.S. there are many people willing to work on $9 per hour, which is causing Tasmania to lose its famous apple industry and Australia to import more and more of its fruit and food from lower cost countries. In fact, all over Australia there are warning signs of us killing or restricting our own industries. Gina Rinehart
There's a famous artist, Ron English, in New York, that just, or Andy Warhol for that matter, that did pop art that terrorized society. And that's, for the last like 10, 15 years, that's all I wanted to do, is terrorize society and make them look into a mirror and see what the hell we have wrought. Al Jourgensen
I want to eat, cook, meet famous people and make fun of them. Roseanne Barr
I literally was famous before I knew my own name. Corey Feldman
The most famous person in my phone is Lindsay Lohan. We starred in 'Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen' together in 2004 and we've stayed in touch. Adam Garcia
We need to teach our kids, because there is such a celebrity culture at the moment, that however rich you are, however famous you are, however glamorous you are, everyone has to live by the same rules. Nick Clegg
I didn't want to be a performer. I didn't want to be famous. Sophie B. Hawkins
I don't feel famous. Tamara Feldman
I don't do the whole, 'Put my name on it, make me famous' thing. T-Pain
I studied Hitchcock a little bit at University and knew the famous story about the Birds - that he'd tortured Tippi for a day using real birds. I had no idea that it was a five-day onslaught and that it was the tip of an iceberg that carried on through to another film. Toby Jones
And I want to do it the right way, like everybody else, not just a famous figurehead that gets a job because he is a famous basketball player. I want to really learn the business. Shaquille O'Neal
It's not a sport you get famous at. If I wanted to be famous, I would have stuck with hockey. Eric Heiden
I went to Gettysburg College, where the famous Civil War battle was fought. I majored in English. I would've liked to major in writing, but they didn't offer a major in that. Jerry Spinelli
I think many actresses want to be famous and want to be the prettiest, and that wasn't my trek. I was thinking, 'I gotta get out of here... how do I get out of here?' I like acting, but I like directing more. Lori Petty
It's funny - nowadays people that are famous get chased by paparazzi. They have this fame, but they don't have the money to hide from it. Matt LeBlanc
It was deeply important for me to understand where Mandela came from. Because we know where he was going, and that's a famous story, but who was he? Where did he come from? What was his upbringing? Idris Elba
Fame was never something I was seeking in my artistic journey. It's to be used as a tool for an artist to break open doors and keep creating. That's how I enjoyed fame in '74; it was not just for the emptiness of being famous. Philippe Petit
Any idiot can get laid when they're famous. That's easy. It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent. Kevin Bacon
Face it, I didn't become famous until I took my clothes off. Jude Law
More than anything else, my mother wanted to be an actress - a famous actress - which in the 1950s was all about being young, sexy, and available. She was all that, and more. She had big blue eyes, alabaster skin, a heart-shaped face, a beautiful figure. She was just a knockout. Meredith Baxter
So I'm a young boy in the 1940s growing up, seeing Ralph Bunche on a regular basis, seeing Duke Ellington on a regular basis. We know that these people are famous. They're living in the same community as we live in. They go to the same stores and shops. Ed Smith
I never wanted fame, of all things, and I'm not just being cheeky. There are benefits that come with being famous, but there's also confusion. It's important to make sure your feet stay on the ground. Grace Park
The Obama administration has turned a blind eye to radical Islam since before they came to office. If you look at everything that's transpired since the famous Cairo speech in 2009, it's all been an embrace of those who are the most radical elements in that part of the world. That is not a good sign for America's foreign policy. Oliver North
A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life. Norman Cousins
Yeah, I like to be the maker of the art. And I like and want the money. But I don't really dig being famous. Liz Phair
I was never that famous, but I do think going to college and really getting away from the business and taking a true break is incredibly, incredibly important if you start acting at a young age. Gaby Hoffmann
It's famous that comedians have a very dark personal state of mind. I think, in my case, it's the same. The only way to get deep is to have a balance, or a counterbalance. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
I've noticed that once you leave London you do kind of become a bit more famous. People in London are a bit too cool for school. It's not so unusual to see someone from London in the street. But outside of London people are a bit more excited to see you and come out and support you. David Walliams
I met a lot of famous people when I was about 24. And none of them seemed very appealing. And so I didn't know why I would struggle to be that kind of person. Ethan Hawke
The scientists I looked up to at the beginning were not Latino. They were famous scientists of many years ago, like Madame Curie. Later, I realized that there were also, but a very few, Latino scientists. There were good ones, but very few, because there wasn't as much a tradition to be a scientist in our culture. But this is changing. Mario J. Molina
I didn't grow up thinking I'd be a decorator. Design is my greatest passion, and it naturally just pulled me down the path. Same with TV. Being famous or having a show was never the motivation. I got a call and was swept up by the challenge of that first small space redesign. Nate Berkus
I used to be like everyone else and think the Kardashians are just famous for being famous. But I've been really impressed with how supportive Kim Kardashian has been of Caitlyn Jenner. Anne Hathaway
Imagine if baseball were taught the way science is taught in most inner-city schools. Schoolchildren would get lectures about the history of the World Series. High school students would occasionally reproduce famous plays of the past. Nobody would get in the game themselves until graduate school. Alison Gopnik
Power is not of a man. Wealth does not center in the person of the wealthy. Celebrity is not inherent in any personality. To be celebrated, to be wealthy, to have power requires access to major institutions. C. Wright Mills
HBO is really famous for hiring good people and staying out of their way until they ask for help, or need it. And that reputation is earned. Richard Russo
Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability. Arthur Schopenhauer
I didn't get into writing to make money or get famous or any of that. I got into it to hit hearts, and man, when I get letters not just from the soldiers but from their kids, especially their kids, it makes it all worthwhile. Tim O'Brien
The power of telly is surprising. If you're in a six-part series, you're famous while it's on - people point in the street. Two weeks later it all goes back to normal. Paul McGann
No one is famous when they wake up in the morning, so it's nice seeing people in moments when they're just being themselves. Elizabeth Peyton
Despite the rigid classicism of the famous Paris Opera school and company, the French have done more than their share to unmoor la Danse from its traditions and standards. Robert Gottlieb
I keep saying I'm not at all famous in my own country, because people do not think I have done anything for India. Freida Pinto
One of the hardest things for me, now that I'm famous, is finding people who can read my stuff and give me an honest critique. Ken Follett
Bill Cosby is a famous black guy who has a bully pulpit the size of the world; it's global. He puts his colossal foot on the vulnerable necks of poor people, and as a result of that, we don't have a balanced conversation. Michael Dyson
If you're famous and supposedly wise, it's always a good idea to have a tape recorder in the room. Never can tell when you might spew out a line or two worth printing somewhere. Richard Elman
I've been accustomed to being famous and having a certain level of attention for 14 years, but in the last few months, it's changed. It's like on the arcade game, I've gone up to the next level. Kylie Minogue
I grew up in the limelight and being the child of someone famous. So my relationship with fame is not bedazzled. Lupita Nyong'o
In terms of economic growth, PIMCO originated the famous phrase the 'new normal.' Bill Gross
Nobody wants to end up super rich and famous - but divorced. I'm always clear on that and try to stay on the right side of the line. Bear Grylls
I may not be the most famous songwriter in the world, but you know a David Friedman song when you hear it. It took me a long time to appreciate that. David Friedman
At the time when this famous historical battle was fought in Kosovo, the people were looking at the stars, expecting aid from them. Now, six centuries later, they are looking at the stars again, waiting to conquer them. Slobodan Milosevic
King Crimson were the only really famous band I'd been in. Jamie Muir
The press attack people to sell more papers without thinking, but when you get famous you have to put up with this kind of stuff. Roberto Cavalli
A famous actor told me once - I don't want to name names, I hate that sort of thing - but I was at his house and he said, 'Are you on Twitter?' I said, 'Yes, I am.' And he said, 'There'll be one day when you'll have, like, five friends. And in the same day it'll go to five thousand.' Sam Claflin
When I was a kid, the idea of why I wanted acting to be the thing I do for the rest of my life was different. It was, Oh yeah, I'll get girls and be famous. Edward Furlong
People are much more inclined to believe and say bad things about you if you're famous. Danielle Steel
Some people want fame, popularity and huge sales. I've always hoped to have a really long career. So I've tried to make each of my creative decisions and business decisions to allow for longevity. As a side effect I got really famous and really big. I didn't realize the two could go together. Jewel
I wanted to be a rich, famous rock-and-roll star in that order. Dee Snider
If you look closely, there is no book more visual than Three Trapped Tigers, in that it is filled with blank pages, dark pages, it has stars made of words, the famous magical cube made of numbers, and there is even a page which is a mirror. Guillermo Cabrera Infante
You can be very famous without being a great actress, and that's not good for me. Imelda Staunton
I just turned 40, and I look at so many performers and so many people who are actually always on time and always have an album out. They don't have actual lives, in my opinion. I feel like I'm so much more than being famous and meeting a musical quota. And I don't know, just the weight of the scrutiny and attention is too weird for me. Maxwell
I thought I'd get over being insecure if I became famous, but it hasn't happened. It just gets worse, really. You get more and more on edge, more nervous. These are all the things I'm dealing with. You think if you get famous, fear will go away and problems will go away. But they don't. Christian Slater
I kept saying that I'd never live in L.A., and I didn't think I would. But that's where the work is, and I ended up making a lot of friends there, and my old friends moved out to Los Angeles too. And also, I think when you're famous, its hard to live in a small town. John Cusack
Becoming famous is a really shocking thing, especially when you don't have aspirations to it. It got to the point where I would try and avoid making eye contact with anyone. It was freaky, and it just happened overnight. I couldn't handle it. Alison Moyet
While 'Felicity' was successful in the States, and I had opportunities to do other stuff, I didn't want to do anything to make myself more famous. I wasn't dealing well with the celebrity of all of that. I was 23 - just a kid - and not coming from money, it was all just too much. I just wanted to slow it down a little bit, and gain control. Keri Russell
I'd die if I was Madonna. I'd die. God, what a horrible way to live. And Michael Jackson! To be so famous and to feel so isolated. I feel so bad for them. I don't know how it feels, and I hope it never happens to me. Alicia Silverstone
I don't feel famous and I didn't want my autobiography to be like a Paris Hilton story. Beth Ditto
I don't think you can decide how famous or not you become. Rupert Friend
There are dedicated actors and there are people now who only stay famous for putting on weight, losing it, then putting it on again. Joe Dempsie
Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it'll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off. Kevin Hart
It struck me that working digitally with a small crew, I could lay out a general plan for Famous and hope for mistakes which would create something more than satire and something less than truthful reality. Griffin Dunne
I never pursued being 'famous.' Francesca Annis
It's not like I'm the most famous person in the world. Ron Silver
The famous pilot season literally sends shivers down my spine. Lily James
I don't understand anyone thinking I'm sexy at all. I don't get it because, growing up as a kid, I wasn't. I was like a dork, fat, so for me it's really weird. I became famous in Australia when I was 18, and I was still a little bit chubby. Sophie Monk
We are not interested in cloning the Michael Jordans and the Michael Jacksons of this world. The rich and the famous don't participate in this. Panayiotis Zavos
People don't get through to the essence of you right away - it's always the famous 'girl' or the famous 'girlfriend'. I'd rather be known for myself. Vanessa Paradis
Music is in me. I don't have much of a choice. People might listen to one of my songs or come and see my because of my famous last name, but if my music's not good they won't hang around. James McCartney
I'm not particularly good at 'celebrity'; I don't think it was something I was born to do. I think I can get by as an actor, but I've never been one for the red carpet and don't put a lot of stock in celebrities that are famous for being famous. Sean Maguire
I don't want to be famous. I want to tell stories. Carrie Coon
It doesn't matter if you're famous or infamous. All that matters is you're a celebrity. Willie Geist
Some people collect stamps, other people like to be famous. I don't have that hobby. Manoj Bhargava
I once wrote that Lord Moran, Churchill's doctor, had doctored his diaries as well as his famous patient. That was true but unfair. Although their authenticity as contemporary, daily accounts is often questionable, the observations are quite wonderful. Nigel Hamilton
I will either be famous or infamous. Otto Dix
Morocco is completely alive for me because I spent about a third of my life there. The first few times I went back to Casablanca, I walked through the streets and remembered how years earlier I had walked those same streets and prayed that a miracle would happen and I would leave and become famous. Gad Elmaleh
It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour. Lillian Hellman
Even when she was alive, Esther Kreitman's novels, short stories and translations received far less attention than the work of her famous brothers, I. J. and Isaac Bashevis Singer. Clive Sinclair
Computers are famous for being able to do complicated things starting from simple programs. Seth Lloyd
I'm famous for being a silky midfielder. Phil Daniels
I was never famous as a kid. That's the biggest difference between me and any other kid actor is that I wasn't famous as a kid. Seth Green
We all have Tumblr, and we all have Instagram and everything. People care so much about it because, now, any random can be famous on the Internet if their world looks good on Tumblr. And so everyone at high school strives for this kind of aesthetic correctness. Lorde
In a school where everyone is famous or rich or whatever, you have a culture, 'What does your dad do?' 'What does your mom do?' Cynthia Nixon
I had to do this very aggressive, big score in a very short time, and knowing that in the beginning, middle, and end would be this very, very famous theme, but I still had to weave a score around it and make it work as a score was really challenging. Danny Elfman
You want a hero in the music world? James Brown. He brought a feeling to music without really using words. He's just famous for his sound. David Lee Roth
I've always been successful. Now I'm famous and successful. Chazz Palminteri
It's funny to be discovered by a lot of people who didn't know you before. People always used to say, 'Do you shop at Home Depot?' or 'Does your kid go to such and such school?' They want to know why they know me, even if they don't know my name. I don't think that's a bad thing, by the way; I think it's nice to be kind of anonymously famous. Terry O'Quinn
I probably should have a brand, but I think you can't get the best artists to work for you if you're branded. I get the trade-off, and I really would like to be more famous for my work, get more credit for my achievements. Brian Grazer
I once did a radio program with a famous materialist, that is to say a scientist who believed that absolutely everything was physical and that all emotions were reductive to little electrical impulses in your neurons. And I found that I didn't believe that. But what the emotions really are, I don't have an alternative theory. Tom Stoppard
Everybody think they're famous when they get 100,000 followers on Instagram and 5,000 on Twitter. Meek Mill
On the Italian side, we can trace the family back 2,000 years. I have a cousin in Rome, a famous archaeologist, Count Andrea Carandini, who was in Lombardy and came across some pottery with the original name of the family, Carandinus, painted on it. Christopher Lee
Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear. James Thurber
I wanted to go hide. I wasn't looking to be more famous, I'm famous enough. Howard Stern
A famous person to themselves, they don't get up in the morning and think, I'm famous. I'm not famous to me. Famous is a perception. Van Morrison
Honestly, this face of mine will always be familiar to people. It's that unique quality, man. If it's a dark and crowded room, people are just able to point me out. I think I'll always be famous. I just hope I don't become infamous. CeeLo Green
When I'm playing 'Rock Band,' I'm like, 'Man, someday, later on in life when I'm a famous rock star...' Which gets a little harder to convince myself of as I reach middle age, but it still happens a lot. Tim Schafer
I lived in Cuba - I was there for one year in the 1950s. We built the famous nightclub, which is still there, Tropicana, and a restaurant, Montecatini, that I opened is still there. I was there when the U.S. ambassador said everyone must leave because Castro was arriving the next morning. Sirio Maccioni
Save your rejections so that later when you are famous you can show them to people and laugh. Meg Cabot
I really hate the duties of being a celebrity, like getting dressed up for the red carpet. America Ferrera
I really don't know anything else because my brothers were famous when I was two years old. So I know nothing else, no other life. Janet Jackson
A voice is very intimate. It's something of your own. So there's always this fear, because you feel naked. There's a fear of not reaching up to expectations. As you become more famous, people come and expect to hear something extraordinary, so you don't want to disappoint them. I feel this sense of responsibility. Andrea Bocelli
People will go into an audition and a casting situation, and they'll see someone across the room that's perhaps slightly famous, or famous, and they think, 'Oh God, I'm not gonna get the part.' Missi Pyle
Don't worry about writing a book or getting famous or making money. Just lead an interesting life. Michael Morpurgo
I can't advise any of the young ones, because I don't know what their background was, but I would suggest that anyone who wants to be famous more than anything - there's a real problem. Shirley MacLaine
What I can't completely understand is most other people's fascination with what the famous among us do with their lips and the rest of their bodies. Why do ordinary people become the target of this curiosity simply by virtue of the fact that other people recognise their names and faces but know almost nothing else about them? Alan Alda
You do not want to get married at 22! Especially if you're famous, because girls are going to be throwing themselves at you. Usain Bolt
I absolutely loved being famous. It was all great, up until the point when it wasn't. Noel Gallagher
Being a famous singer or an international singer - that's my dream, too, but my main goal is to be a real student and be able to graduate and be a lawyer and have my own business. Charice Pempengco
Why does anybody want to be famous? You know what's important to me? Having lunch! Pasta! Seeing my friends! Is that so crazy? Sherry Stringfield
Being famous is just like being in high school. But I'm not interested in being the cheerleader. I'm not interested in being Gwen Stefani. She's the cheerleader, and I'm out in the smoker shed. Courtney Love
When I came to New York, I began to meet the people who became the most famous artists of our time. I was insecure about my own level of ability, I didn't know whether I could compete with these people and, at the same time. I was wondering what is this anyway? Henry Flynt
I have an ambition to write a great book, but that's really a competition with myself. I've noticed that a lot of young writers, people in all media, want to be famous but they don't really want to do anything. I can't think of anything less worth striving for than fame. Zadie Smith
I don't pick roles based on how famous they are going to make me; I pick roles based on how they're going to inspire me intellectually. Erin Daniels
I've known Emeril for more than 20 years from when I featured him on 'Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous' from his days at Commander's Palace in New Orleans and from when I helped start the Food Network where he subsequently hosted an amazing 2,000-plus shows. Robin Leach
They can gas me, but I am famous. I have achieved in one day what it took Robert Kennedy all his life to do. Sirhan Sirhan
The world's most famous and popular language is music. Psy
It's too late for me to get married before I'm famous. You never know people's intentions. Carmelo Anthony
When famous people come up to you it's a bit weird, but it's an honour, really, when they recognise you and want to chat to you for a bit. Wayne Rooney
Fame is like caviar, you know - it's good to have caviar but not when you have it at every meal. Marilyn Monroe
It's funny, when bands or younger musicians ask me: 'So, what does it take to make it?' Well, first explain to me what you mean by 'making it': Do you want to be a rock star or do you want music to be your livelihood? Eddie Van Halen
People will ask, 'Are you famous?' And I always answer, 'My mother thinks so.' Yo-Yo Ma
I have smelled some very famous and undoubtedly sexy boys. And sometimes, as cute as they are, I'd rather have them as a friend - just because of the way they smell! Rachel Nichols
I am not famous at all. Sam Taylor-Johnson
Before I became famous I had a very full life, and that gave me a lot to pick from. I always use everything. It always comes in handy. Working with animals... Well, I just enjoyed that. That was the most peaceful time. Cyndi Lauper
I was a subject of ridicule and lectures about the basics of crystallography. The leader of the opposition to my findings was the two-time Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling, the idol of the American Chemical Society and one of the most famous scientists in the world. Dan Shechtman
There's such big pressure on people who are incredibly famous, on those who have people sitting outside their front door and taking photos every time they move. Miranda Otto
My goal was not to be famous or rich but to be good at what I did. And that required going to New York and studying and working in the theater. Shirley Knight
I feel strongly about HIV/AIDS and children because I'm a famous singer, a public figure, and I'm a female and a mother. I have the responsibility and the passion to help out and do whatever I can. Peng Liyuan
I heard so many stories from Gaomi's peasants that I had an irrepressible urge to write them down. Today, Gaomi's peasants know that they have become famous around the world through my writings, but I think they are a little puzzled by this. Mo Yan
My parents tried to shield me from how famous they were when I was growing up on Long Island. I had no idea. Alexa Ray Joel
Hold on to that. You have an autograph. I'm going to be famous some day. Haywood Nelson
Am I famous in Japan? I don't know, and I don't really think of myself in that way. Tadashi Shoji
I am almost famous in China, because I have that Broadway cachet. David Henry Hwang
I don't think about success to be famous, because I've done that at the highest level, but it's all about my children. Shane Filan
I'm astonished by my success. I wrote because I needed to and wanted to. It never occurred to me that I'd become famous. Danielle Steel
There's some downsides to being famous, which are not even worth mentioning. But to combat the bad sides of being famous, you really should take advantage of the good sides. The good sides are, you can use that fame to get projects you might not normally get. Chris Rock
No matter how famous and established they were or however blessed they were with great songs or long careers, if they lived alone, they lived alone. That's not the way I wanted to live prior to the tour or after. Edie Brickell
I don't know the literary world; I was scared of being confronted with famous names, not knowing what they had written. It was occupied territory I was entering. John le Carre
Maybe to become famous is to reassure yourself that whatever you're lacking inside, you've fulfilled that. Irrfan Khan
I know I had my equivalents in Adrian Lester and Lenny James when I was at drama school. I remember David Harewood doing 'Othello' at the National, and Adrian Lester having done Cheek by Jowl's famous 'As You Like It and Company' at the Donmar. Not necessarily performances I saw, but just the fact they happened was massively encouraging. David Oyelowo
The only way to be turned off to being famous is to be famous. Jesse Eisenberg
I haven't paid for anything since I became famous. Melissa de la Cruz
I drive around on my scooter in Milan alone - we don't have bodyguards or anything like that. I am a fashion designer, not a celebrity, and although I get stopped for autographs and the like, I don't think I am famous. Stefano Gabbana
Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert's Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion. Eminem
I didn't get hugely famous really quick. It was a slow, gradual process, so I was able to sort of grow into myself and figure out who I was and what I wanted without the glaring spotlight on me telling me who I was. Sarah McLachlan
Being famous is wicked. But it's better to be normal. Rupert Grint
The excitement for me lies not so much in interviewing the hard-to-get famous person, but the person whom you are about to discover. You know, like maybe the character actors who are just coming into their own and you're realizing how great they are. Terry Gross
I still forgive him, because by doing what he did, he made it famous. Alberto Korda
Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool. Bill O'Reilly
I've always been passionate about acting. I haven't been passionate about being famous. David Alpay
There's the famous quote that if you want to understand how animals live, you don't go to the zoo, you go to the jungle. The Future Lab has really pioneered that within Lego, and it hasn't been a theoretical exercise. It's been a real design-thinking approach to innovation, which we've learned an awful lot from. Jorgen Vig Knudstorp
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
George Harrison was also a pleasure to work with. He was one of the most famous people I've ever known, but in spite of that fame, he was such a nice and friendly guy. Alvin Lee
I think success right now is not about how famous you are or how much you're getting paid, but it's more about if you're steadily working and you're happy with what you're doing. Sarah Hyland
Luckily, I think, I never really wanted to be famous, I just wanted to make movies. Seth Rogen
I like being famous when it's convenient for me and completely anonymous when it's not. Catherine Deneuve
If Tim Duncan had 'Knicks' on his jersey, he'd be a god. He'd be more than Patrick Ewing. With four championships and two MVPs, I think people realize he's one of the best ever, but if he played in New York, he'd be way more famous. Tony Parker
There are people who appear in the magazines and I don't know who they are. I've never seen anything they've done and their careers are over already. They're famous for maybe 10 minutes. Real careers, I think, take a long time to unfold. Matt Damon
We had all these famous writers in Sweden and from all over the world home at dinner. I wanted to be a writer, and I wanted to be a highbrow writer as my father. He never, ever read anything like crime novels. He wrote biographies of Dante, James Joyce, August Strindberg and Joseph Conrad. David Lagercrantz
My most famous show is the 'Kitchen Show.' More famous than any gallery show or museum show I curated. Hans-Ulrich Obrist
It's easy to be famous today. People pay a million dollars to be recognized, but nobody cares about them. They cared about me because I did things other men were afraid to do. That's why my fans identified with me. They were mostly working-class. Evel Knievel
I don't need to be wildly famous for my life to make sense. Cory Monteith
I've never been one for crushing on famous people. Daisy Ridley
I can read a crowd pretty well. I know what to play and know how to keep it interesting for them and for myself as well. Most of the other DJs are more like producers so they become famous because they make hits and then they start DJ-ing. But I'm more from the other way around. Tiesto
The thing that most critics miss about Faulkner is that his famous storytelling voice is, in fact, a standard Southern storytelling voice that is typical of the Gulf Coast - Mississippi, Alabama and so on. Gregory Benford
I found fame to be somewhat of a prison. The more famous you were, the smaller the cell that you had to live in. Dave Madden
You're only famous in the eyes of others. Inside, you're still the same, and not a hundred million records or TV shows can change that. I think the only pitfall of fame is believing that it means something, and behaving like that. Jamie Cullum
Whenever I'm in theatre situations I will go out of my way not to talk about my father, but in the film world I can be really proud of my family and say, 'You know what: my dad's a really, really famous theatre director,' because nobody has any idea. Rebecca Hall
The thing is: in order to reach an agreement, to reach that balance, sometimes it is sort of like that old Rhinestone Cowboy lyric, 'There'll be a load of compromisin' on the road to my horizon.' For those of you who were too young, or don't recall the song, made famous by country singer Glen Campbell, it is your loss. Bart Chilton
Famous people complain about fame, but they never want to give it back, myself included. Erica Jong
You know, I think Jesus was famous and also in a lot of trouble because he always chose people over sort of established procedures. Gene Robinson
One of the differences between real documentaries and reality television, besides the artificial construct of reality television, is that the people who are recruited to be on those shows, and the people who are interested in going on those shows, basically want to be famous. Or maybe they can win a million dollars or something. Steve James
I don't ever want to be hugely famous because I had a little taste of it after 'East Is East' and 'Bend It.' Archie Panjabi
I realise there's an innate paradox in promoting oneself on the one hand and saying, 'Oh, I don't want to be famous,' on the other. Romola Garai
My family was musical on both sides. My father's family had a famous flautist and a classical pianist. My mother won a contest to be Shirley Temple's double - she was the diva of the family. At 8, I learned how to play guitar. I used to play songs from the '20s, '30s and '40s in the kitchen for my grandmother. Gloria Estefan
My office walls are covered with autographs of famous writers - it's what my children call my 'dead author wall.' I have signatures from Mark Twain, Earnest Hemingway, Jack London, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Pearl Buck, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, to name a few. Debbie Macomber
There are times when I think, if I were a bit more famous, life could be easier in terms of work because producers want bums on seats, and they're going to get bums on seats if they get a name, if you have had that series on telly. Alexander Hanson
If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you'll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you'll get to where you want to be. Eddie Van Halen
I think my most famous was 'Poco's Legend.' It's a white album with a simple line drawing of a horse. It almost has a Picasso feel to it. I remember that Rusty Young, the lead singer of the band, said, 'I want you to draw a horse for the song 'Legend,' which is about a phantom spirit horse. I want you to do it in several lines.' Phil Hartman
My mum lives in Boston; she's famous for teaching wushu and t'ai chi. So from when I was young, my mum and aunt were like: 'You're training; you're not playing baseball or football.' Training every day was normal. Later, when I was almost a teenager, Bruce Lee became my idol. Donnie Yen
I have a great job writing for 'The Office,' but, really, all television writers do is dream of one day writing movies. I'll put it this way: At the Oscars the most famous person in the room is, like, Angelina Jolie. At the Emmys the huge exciting celebrity is Bethenny Frankel. You get what I mean. Mindy Kaling
I am super-proud to have a sort of famous character in my background that if you're a certain age, he was probably a part of your youth. I think that's pretty cool. Adam Brody
I'm not the guy that wants to be famous and make loads of money and sell loads of records. I don't want that. I just want to be true. I want to be... I want to serve music. I want to be honest. Damien Rice
I developed the pilot for 'Entertainment Tonight' with Jack Haley, Jr. and Al Masini, who became my business partner in 'Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous,' 'Runaway' and several other shows and specials. Robin Leach
I imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen. J. K. Rowling
I turned down many chances to be on TV before 'Pop Idol' because I really wasn't interested in being famous. I didn't need it and didn't want it. Simon Cowell
That save from Pele's header was the best I ever made. I didn't have any idea how famous it would become - to start with, I didn't even realise I'd made it at all. Gordon Banks
There were a few years there when I was just so enamored with the idea of living some sort of famous person's lifestyle that really isn't suited to me. Daniel Radcliffe
Well, I think a lot of people just want to be famous. Dan Fogler
My goal and my career is definitely not to be famous. That's a really horrible goal, just to be famous for the sake of having fame. Joel McHale
The stones themselves are thick with history, and those cats that dash through the alleyways must surely be the ghosts of the famous dead in feline disguise. Erica Jong
There's no difference between fame and infamy now. There's a new school of professional famous people that don't do anything. They don't create anything. Ricky Gervais
When you're rich and famous you are the dominant force in a relationship, even if you try hard not to be. I've talked of sacrificing everything for Fleetwood Mac, but I realize now that it is simply the only thing I've ever wanted to do. Stevie Nicks
I don't have any expectations as an actor, and being rich and famous is not my driving force. James D'arcy
It wasn't glamorous in my day. In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life that they didn't merit their name in the Radio Times. Now people are interested in being famous. I never gave it a thought. Kate Adie
What is a movie star? It is an illusion. It was everything I ever wanted to be, but it became a kind of shell, non? It was what made me famous and got me women. But it wasn't real. Jean-Claude Van Damme
I have also just finished three weeks on a soap opera in England. The soap opera is a rather famous one called Crossroads. It was first on television 25 years ago, and it has recently been brought back. I play the part of a businessman called David Wheeler. Jeremy Bulloch
My first time playing a main character was in 'Seventeen Years.' It was directed by famous Sixth Generation director Zhang Yuan, but it wasn't a large commercial film. Li Bingbing
You know, I'm a television personality. It's not like I'm a famous hooker or something! Brett Somers
I've never had a desire to be famous. Lots of actors are actually extremely shy. I have shy areas. Jeremy Northam
There's a big difference to me between the people who are famous and just accept the fact that it comes with the territory of what they do, and the people who actively seek it out, who intentionally put themselves in the position of being on camera and being famous. Jon Glaser
I like photographing the people I love, the people I admire, the famous, and especially the infamous. My last infamous subject was the extreme right wing French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen. Helmut Newton
In fact, I'd just like to own something. Everyone thinks I'm glamorous, rich and famous but all I've got is some recording equipment and a battered old BMW. Dido Armstrong
People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius. Jerry Lewis
You do now have one in three people, as shown by the famous Carlton Monarchy debate poll, saying they want to get rid of the Monarchy. That was unthinkable even three, four years ago. Anthony Holden
I think in the end, when you're famous, people like to narrow you down to a few personality traits. I think I've just become this ambitious, say-whatever's-on-her-mind, intimidating person. And that's part of my personality, but it's certainly not anywhere near the whole thing. Madonna Ciccone
It's never been my purpose to become an American icon, or more famous or richer. Juliette Binoche
I have a profound empathy for people who are in the public eye, whether they manifest it themselves or whether it happened by accident - it doesn't matter to me. I think there's a great misunderstanding of what it is to be famous. Alanis Morissette
There was a period when I really had to ask myself, 'What does acting mean to me?' I'm not someone who's content being famous, with that whole lifestyle. I had to realize I could find a balance between what I like to do and what people think you're 'supposed' to do as an actress. Lecy Goranson
I know I have this level of celebrity, of fame, international, national, whatever you want to call it, but it's a pretty surreal thing to think sometimes that you're in the middle of another famous person's life and you think to yourself, 'How the hell did I get famous? What is this some weird club that we're in?' Kevin Costner
Maya Angelou, the famous African American poet, historian, and civil rights activist who is hailed be many as one of the great voices of contemporary literature, believes a struggle only makes a person stronger. Michael N. Castle
When a place advertises itself as 'World Famous,' you may be sure it isn't. Herb Caen
When someone becomes successful or rich and famous, people perceive that person as being different. But I'm the same guy I've always been. Barry Zito
The Bronx is famous for two things. Hip-hop, and 26 world championships. Kurtis Blow
I don't want to be famous famous. I'm happy on the second tier, where I have autonomy on a professional level but I can still go out to the movies without being recognized. Gabrielle Reece
I don't think I'll ever be comfortable with the idea of being famous. Alison Lohman
I worked on scores. I went to the musical library in Berlin which is very famous. I discovered that we had scores of Beethoven, printed scores of Beethoven, that are full of mistakes. Not the wrong or false notes, but the wrong dynamic, understandable things. Kurt Masur
This whole celebrity racket, it's not really my bag. I don't really do that stuff, and I am not looking to get famous myself. I would love it if my characters get famous, my work was well known and appreciated. But I'm an actor, not a spokes model or a celebrity or whatever that is. I don't know how to be that. John C. Reilly
I've been singing since I was 16 because I love it - I wanted to be a singer, not a star. There's a difference between wanting to be famous and wanting to sing well. Bonnie Tyler
The whole celebrity culture thing - I'm fascinated by, and repelled by, and yet I end up knowing about it. Anderson Cooper
You're asking the wrong girl about fame. I'm hardly famous. I wouldn't want to trade places with anyone else. Nikki Cox
Vidal Sassoon was the most famous hairstylist in the history of the world. John Paul DeJoria
Fame is the thirst of youth. Lord Byron
I don't go to premieres. I don't go to parties. I don't covet the Oscar. I don't want any of that. I don't go out. I just have dinner at home every night with my kids. Being famous, that's a whole other career. And I haven't got any energy for it. Gary Oldman
Marx and Engels are arguably history's most famous couple. Such was the closeness of their collaboration that it is not always easy to recall which works bore both names, which just that of Marx, and which just Engels. Martin Jacques
Right now I'm the most famous silent movie actress in the world and I want to keep that for me. So I hope there's not going to be any other silent movies. Berenice Bejo
Our top story tonight: Famous TV dolphin flipper was arrested today on prostitution ring charges. He allegedly was seen transporting two 16 year olds across state line for immoral porpoises. Colin Mochrie
I'm hardly famous. I wouldn't want to trade places with anyone else. Nikki Cox
But things move in circles: one minute it's the models who are famous, then it's the actresses, then it's the designers. Rachel Hunter
I would have changed my last name if being famous were my goal. Zach Galifianakis
In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy. Andrew Coyle Bradley
By virtue of some of the ways the game is played, in terms of message discipline, in terms of access for reporters, and especially in the way that sources and subjects, especially famous subjects, treat the media, almost by default there's more news that's falling into books. Ron Suskind
Everybody just wants to be famous first, and then maybe learn how to act. Dennis Quaid
I'm willing to make compromises based on someone I think is the one, but I think it's psychologically important to people when they're famous to be the only famous person they know. John Mayer
'Blanche' opened a new door for me without really making me more famous. 'Blanche' was a risk, but that is the only thing that excites me in this profession. The knowledge that I am an actress who takes risks lifts my soul. Lou Doillon
I grew up being the girl who would always tune in to watch famous people talk about their careers, how they handled scandals and mega fame. I'm trying to pick up tips. Rebecca Black
I want to be famous everywhere. Luciano Pavarotti
For somebody famous, it's weird anyway to meet someone, because they have a preconceived notion of who you are. Ricki Lake
If I had to change one thing about my life, it would probably be, I wouldn't be famous. Because when you're famous it's so hard. Willow Smith
I think there are just a million interviews in anthologies with famous musicians that are about the music, and they're really boring to read. Neil Strauss
I don't see anything wrong in someone wanting to be famous or having sky-high ambitions. Randeep Hooda
I do dead Canadians. If he's dead and he's Canadian and he's famous, I'll be playing him at some point. Colm Feore
You don't have to have an attitude if you're famous. Adriana Lima
I know there are people, if I go into a market or a city for the first time, there are people that are there that just want to see the famous person, or the guy from 'Dumb and Dumber' or whatever movie they liked. And that's fine, it gets them in the door, but then it's my job to give them something different. Jeff Daniels
The people I want are very famous and very rich, and all I can offer them is a bit of exposure on TV and a bit of cash, so it's a miracle we get any guests at all. But we have been very lucky. Graham Norton
I never wanted to be famous. I want to be more famous than I am so I can get the roles. I hate losing the roles. I was famous more for being around people who were famous, and I hate that kind of fame. Johnathon Schaech
Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly. Simeon Strunsky
I've never sat there and plotted out how I was going to become successful or famous. Jennifer Aniston
Famous people are deceptive. Deep down, they're just regular people. Like Larry King. We've been friends for forty years. He's one of the few guys I know who's really famous. One minute he's talking to the president on his cell phone, and then the next minute he's saying to me, 'Do you think we ought to give the waiter another dollar?' Don Rickles
Nobody sane wants just to be famous. Jamie Dornan
For now I'm just enjoying being a mom. I don't want to be more famous and more rich. I want to be a good mom. Jewel
Normally, I name my characters after famous comedians. Paula Danziger
Seven is more than a lucky number or a famous baseball player's uniform. It's the brain's natural shepherd, herding vast amounts of information into manageable chunks. Jacqueline Leo
It is difficult to understand why I am so famous. I never thought I wanted to be an actress. I never thought about it. I think it is my destiny to be in this business. Li Bingbing
For me, getting comfortable with being famous was hard - that whole side of it, the loss of anonymity, the loss of privacy. Giving up that part of your life and not having control of it. Michelle Pfeiffer
For me, I never, never, from the moment I started acting, had a desire to be famous. Carla Gugino
I had never really wanted to be famous. Everyone is supposed to want to be rich and famous, but as a boy I never knew what rich was, and the first view I had of famous made me leery. Alan Alda
Italian girls are famous for being snobby and expecting men to make the first move. In America, if I don't make eye contact, the guys won't come over and talk. American girls just go for it. You men are spoiled. Silvia Colloca
When I was going for my graduate degree, I decided I was going to make a feature film as my thesis. That's what I was famous for-that I had my thesis film be a feature film, which was 'You're a Big Boy Now.' Francis Ford Coppola
I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense... I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash. Anthony Hopkins
There's this famous observation that I totally believe: Great startup ideas are the ones that lie in the intersection of the Venn diagram of 'is a good idea' and 'looks like a bad idea.' So you want most people to think it's a bad idea and thus not compete with you until you get giant. But for it to secretly be good. Sam Altman
Decide very early on: do you want to be an actor or do you want to be famous? Because they're very different routes. James Purefoy
I think being famous is more of a hindrance, a constraint, than just letting yourself be free. Martin Yan
One of the interesting things about Twitter is looking how famous people choose to use it. Take someone like Steve Martin, who I follow: it's all sorts of comic gems, nothing private, nothing personal - all jokes. Other celebrities are overtly personal - like Charlie Sheen. I do a mix of observations and updates. Rob Lowe
I was famous overnight. I went from nowhere to being really big. Sting
Acting is not about being famous, it's about exploring the human soul. Annette Bening
The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing. Leigh Hunt
One of my earliest memories is of being about three and a half, climbing through the legs of a man who I didn't know was the famous actor, Patrick Magee. Samantha Bond
You don't become a chef to become famous. Eric Ripert
io9 was the last standalone site that Gawker Media ever launched. It was born at a time when many of the company's other famous sites, from Consumerist and Wonkette to Fleshbot and Idolator, were being sold off or shuttered. Annalee Newitz
The good thing about L.A. is that there's always someone more famous 100 yards away from me. Seth Rogen
My wife Elizabeth and I started The Really Terrible Orchestra for people like us who are pretty hopeless musicians who would like to play in an orchestra. It has been a great success. We give performances; we've become the most famous bad orchestra in the world. Alexander McCall Smith
I'm largely interested in people who are just great actors, and they're not necessarily hugely famous. Tobias Menzies
Thus, after finishing high school, I started with high expectations and enthusiasm to study chemistry at the famous Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Richard Ernst
The most common form of giantism is a condition called acromegaly, and acromegaly is caused by a benign tumor on your pituitary gland that causes an overproduction of human growth hormone. And throughout history, many of the most famous giants have all had acromegaly. Malcolm Gladwell
I like twinsets, and I'm famous for always wearing crop tops. Sophie McShera
My father ran a famous L.A. nightclub complete with roller-rink - Flippers - in the early Eighties which was the West Coast's answer to Studio 54. Liberty Ross
The problem is, the more famous you get, the more people see you who didn't choose to. Louis C. K.
The more they applaud, the bigger your salary will be. Anna Held
I guess a show like 'Entourage' would be wish fulfillment, right? But 'Entourage' is wish fulfillment for men. It's that you can be kind of schlumpy-looking and have access to someone famous and find yourself at a pool party surrounded by girls in bikinis. Jill Soloway
Everyone wants to be famous; so do I. But I cannot lose sleep over it. Randeep Hooda
There were so much affairs of me created by the media... of course I was not always a true single. I had some relations, once also to a famous pop star. Gabriela Sabatini
To my surprise, the more I searched about Qi Xiangfu, the more I found of a life lived partly online. He once wrote a short memoir in which he described himself in the third person, with the formality usually reserved for China's most famous writers. Evan Osnos
A lot of the greatest compositions were made famous by Sinatra. Michael Bolton
I would sing to my Beanie Babies, and I sort of created this alternate universe where I was famous, and there were thousands of people that I was singing to. Mary Lambert
I know really, really famous people who are terrified every time they walk on to a stage. Bill Nighy
Thank God I arrived the day before yesterday, the first of the month, at this port of San Diego, truly a fine one, and not without reason called famous. Junipero Serra
Everybody wanted me to be rich and famous on my art. And I said no to all the commercials and all the seedy offers. Philippe Petit
I was shooting a mini-series for Sundance/BBC, called 'Top of the Lake,' that was shot by Jane Campion, who's a beautiful native New Zealander and famous film director. The role I was playing was very intense, and they shaved half my hair off. So, I looked like this post-apocalyptic character. Jay Ryan
In a lot of aspects it's cooler that we don't have a lot of really overly famous people in the band. Neal Schon
I did not want to write one of those sequels that famous first-book authors get into where everybody says, 'Oh yeah.' Robert M. Pirsig
If you're famous, you suck, just for being famous. People in England totally get that; Americans don't. Trey Parker
You can get awful famous in this country in seven days. Gary Hart
You're not famous until my mother has heard of you. Jay Leno
It is more interesting to be compared to someone famous, because it lets you gauge what perceptions people have about your appearance. Arthur Smith
Know the names of past and current artists who are most famous for playing their instruments. Marilyn vos Savant
Ultimately, the only people who are in any way edified by hanging with famous people are you at the age of 11 and your mom. Adam McKay
Exploitation films were famous for taking an issue an exploiting it because they could move much faster than a studio could. If there was any hot topic, they would run out and make a quick movie and make a buck on it, by changing it around and using it, in some way, to give some relevance. Robert Rodriguez
In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known - that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness. Norman O. Brown
I always loved Willie Nelson, but I loved the songs that Willie made famous. Shane McAnally
I don't want to be famous for being famous. Kelli O'Hara
Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity. William Hurt
You can't date if you're famous. That's how it seems to me. Orlando Bloom
I want to become more famous, even more famous. Yayoi Kusama
I didn't become an actor to make money. And I didn't become an actor to be famous - though people always gasp if you say that, as if it's unfathomable that an actor doesn't want to be a star. Ruth Negga
I love singing - singing is what I'm famous for doing. Now it's turned into things I am famous for doing - like having rows with my mum or about my boyfriend, so it does get irritating. Charlotte Church
Pleasure without God, without the sacred boundaries, will actually leave you emptier than before. And this is biblical truth, this is experiential truth. The loneliest people in the world are amongst the wealthiest and most famous who found no boundaries within which to live. That is a fact I've seen again and again. Ravi Zacharias
The only reason I became the singer in the band is because I sang the best. It wasn't out of some desire to be a star or be a famous singer. It's not like I love interviews. Adam Levine
I don't have famous neighbours and if I did, I'd avoid them. I don't live the jet-set. Vanessa Paradis
Apart from its famous healing properties, manuka has a strong, woody flavour. Yotam Ottolenghi
I just don't want to be famous. I feel like there's a lot of sacrifice in that I'm not really willing to make. Missy Peregrym
I have some idea of the pressure of finding your own identity with a famous father. Michael Douglas
I had a beautiful mother and a famous father, and I didn't know where I fit in. Elle King
I also want to go to an Italian island and do cuisine properly with some famous Italian chef and, like, his mother. Elizabeth Olsen
I got very famous for a minute and then it just all went away, you know? And for the last 20 years - you've got to pick yourself up and dust yourself off and then go on your merry way and start again, in a sense, and that's what I've been doing. Colin Hay
If there's anything more mortifying than being famous at 14, it's being washed up right after. Moon Unit Zappa
I was a little boy singing sad songs, about 9 or 10 years old in the woods. I listened to my voice coming back to me. It was as high as you could go. I dreamed of being famous as a singer when I was on those cotton fields. I wanted to see the world and meet people. Percy Sledge
Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading. Their fame was due to their having done something that needed to be doing in their day. The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired. Moliere
You can become famous but you can't become unfamous. You can become infamous but not unfamous. Dave Chappelle
I remember being superyoung, like nine or ten years old, and thinking, 'Man, I wonder what famous people eat for breakfast. They must have some special kind of cereal!' My mind was so warped by the idea of fame. Bo Burnham
I do not like being famous. I like being normal. Vince Gill
As he approached his 28th birthday in February 1840, Dickens knew himself to be famous, successful and tired. He needed a rest, and he made up his mind to keep the year free of the pressure of producing monthly installments of yet another long novel. Claire Tomalin
'Heavenly Creatures' was really the idea of Fran Walsh. It was a very famous New Zealand murder case, but not one that people knew much about. Peter Jackson
It's not my goal to be a famous actor. Gavin DeGraw
'Swallow My Gift' is all about music being its own reward. I don't do it to become more famous; I don't do it to make money. I don't do it from an ego-driven point of view. Russell Crowe
I never set out to be rich and famous. I wanted to follow my own path. Matthew Modine
I think Princess Diana probably had the most famous haircut, or Farrah Fawcett or Jennifer Aniston. Dorothy Hamill
I'm a big soccer fan, so any soccer player that I meet, I always get star struck. I've met a lot of big stars - Justin Timberlake, Michael Buble - and I don't ever get starstruck, but when I met famous ex-football players, I just got completely starstruck. Olly Murs
Well I would say that we're regular people first of all and we're normal and it's obvious by some of the things that have happened just because our name is famous we're not immune to tragedy. Brett Favre
I don't have the life of a famous person. But I do feel like I've been able to connect with a lot of people. Ann Brashares
The American Dream is a term that is often used but also often misunderstood. It isn't really about becoming rich or famous. It is about things much simpler and more fundamental than that. Marco Rubio
There are a lot of famous comedians from Liverpool, then obviously the Beatles, and the football club. That's what people in Liverpool are passionate about. Ian Rush
I studied Japanese language and culture in college and graduate school, and afterward went to work in Tokyo, where I met a young man whose father was a famous businessman and whose mother was a geisha. He and I never discussed his parentage, which was an open secret, but it fascinated me. Arthur Golden
I'm famous today. People like me today. Might not like me tomorrow. You can't count on it. Dave Chappelle
English people are famous for never speaking out but only saying what they really feel about you behind your back. Americans believe the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. I like exploring those, er, differences in national snippiness. Rachel Johnson
You have to pretend that your life is a financial pleasure even when your autographs are bouncing. Kinky Friedman
Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different. Blake Lively
I was the big, bossy older sister, full of enthusiasms, mad fantasies, desperate urges to be famous, and anxious to be a saint - a settled sort of saint, not one who might have to suffer or die for her faith. Maeve Binchy
I don't need to be someone famous or George Clooney. I don't need to be any of these people to get involved in my community or reach out to one nationally. Gbenga Akinnagbe
I always wrote, you know, but it was just this thing I did; what I intended was to become a terribly famous artist, perhaps with a stopover as a singer. Holly Lisle
Going to New York to do whatever - show business - it just seemed fun. It seemed fun to go to the big city and meet all kinds of different people and maybe be famous. It was just exciting. So I wasn't scared. January Jones
A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know. Lord Byron
It isn't false modesty when I say this, but although I am supposed to be a famous person it doesn't mean anything to me. I just sit at home and work. Gyorgy Ligeti
I think actors are divided into two groups: one that wants to be an actor to become famous and rich, and the other that wants to be an actor because they have to be. I'm more in the second group. Franka Potente
I've learned it's not about being famous and big money. L.A. can be a fun place, but when it comes down to it - and this might sound hokey - there's no place like home. Amy Locane
Celebrity means that I can affect people in a positive way. David Hasselhoff
I lost some of my friends because I got so famous, people who just assumed that I would be different now. I felt like everyone hated me. That is the most unhappy time of my life. Haruki Murakami
I love being famous. It validates that I have something to say. Richard Lewis
They saw me, those reckless seekers of beauty, and in a night I was famous. Lillie Langtry
I put my money in the bank: I have to think of life after modeling, when I'm not famous any more. Eva Herzigova
I want to be so famous that drag queens will dress like me in parades when I'm dead. Laura Kightlinger
I admire sensible, kind people. They're not often famous. John Malkovich
I'm famous. That's my job. Jerry Rubin
If you don't get famous when you're a kid, it makes the transition to adult actor easier. Tom Guiry
I never wanted to become an actor to be famous. I just wanted to be a good actor. It served me pretty well. Rocky Carroll
My earliest memory is nursing and struggling to see the colored lights making up the map of the world, the famous backdrop for Larry King's TV show. There's an 'I-want-to-do-all-things-at-once' kind of theme to it. Ronan Farrow
I've been very, very lucky in my career, in my life - from day one. When aspiring directors say, 'What's your advice?' first I say, 'Be born the son of a famous director. It's invaluable.' Jason Reitman
When you become famous, being famous becomes your profession. James Carville
I was not a Southern California girl. I hated having my photograph taken. I felt shy and embarrassed around famous people. Allegra Huston
I walk the streets, take the train, it's real simple. Some actors create their own mythology: 'Oh, I'm so famous I can't go places, because I created this mythology that I'm so famous I can't go places.' Samuel L. Jackson
If I hadn't had the experience of being famous, I would have searched for it my whole life. I would have just gone on and on trying to find it. Matthew Perry
I didn't get into skating to be famous. Eric Heiden
Celebrities and 'famous' people are just regular folks. I know, it's a shocking and potentially dangerous statement. Adam McKay
Forrest Mims is the author of the famous book 'Getting Started in Electronics,' published by RadioShack for many years. I bought the book in the 1980s and had a blast making the projects in it. When I was editor-in-chief of 'MAKE,' I asked Forrest to write a column for the magazine, called 'The Backyard Scientist.' Mark Frauenfelder
I'm really in no danger of being perceived as a famous movie actor! Lyle Lovett
I have a theory that if you're famous more years than you're not famous, then you get a little nutty. Dana Carvey
You can be a famous poisoner or a successful poisoner, but not both, and the same seems to apply to Great Train Robbers. Clive Anderson
I fear that, in the end, the famous debate among materialists, idealists, and dualists amounts to a merely verbal dispute that is more a matter for the linguist than for the speculative philosopher. Moses Mendelssohn
You aren't famous until my mother has heard of you. Jay Leno
One of the downsides of being famous is that folks pay far more attention to you than they should. American celebrities are constantly under surveillance, and every word they say is subject to scrutiny. So, be careful what you wish for if you desire fame. No human being should be a goldfish. Bill O'Reilly
In 1997, I was working with Greg Wilson of Red Ball Tiger, our ad agency at the time, when he came up with an addition to the famous slogan 'I guarantee it' that I was known for saying. George Zimmer
I'm busier than ever and it's led to new opportunities. But I've never worried about being rich or famous - for me, it's all about the dancing. Anton du Beke
I fell in love with a civilian. Not an actress and not a famous actress at that. Because then the attention doesn't double - it grows exponentially. Because then suddenly everybody wants to be in your bedroom. But I don't really give them anything. Matt Damon
I have a famous brother, and I see what his life's like. He can stay places 15 minutes, and then he's got to leave. So I've seen what it's like to be famous, and I haven't really aspired to be a huge mega-star - not that I've had that opportunity. Joel Murray
The one thing you've got to say about Columbia is that it has courses that are famous. It has alumni who come back and say it was the best thing they ever did. William Scott
I try to become more humble and more myself with every year. There was a while when I got famous where I was so confused and my head was spinning. Mira Sorvino
I hope this doesn't sound pompous but I don't think of myself as famous, whatever fame I've got has come through what I've done and associations of things I've done. Peter Cushing
I've never dreamed of being famous. The idea of it really scares me. Jeremy London
I had no preconceived idea what fame would be like, because I never thought I would be famous. I just wanted to do my work. Hell, I just wanted to pay my rent on time. Iyanla Vanzant
But I didn't ask to have somebody nose around in my private life. I didn't even ask to be famous. All I asked was to be able to earn a living making people laugh. Carol Burnett
I have no interest in being famous for the sake of being famous. Bryan Greenberg
There is less pressure as a character actor. It generally means that you will be acting for all of your life, which is my intention. It is not my intention to just be a rich and famous person, that would be pretty boring. Tim Roth
I have a very down-to-earth father. My wife is an actress and famous herself is more down-to-earth than anyone I know. Brad Paisley
Fame is something I think happens as a result of trying to do good work. If you're trying to be famous, your work usually suffers. Justin Theroux
There are loads of actresses that modelled. They just weren't famous. There weren't a lot that were really known as models that became actresses, but there are hordes of them that did modelling before such as Anjelica Huston, Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone, Demi Moore and Geena Davis. There are loads of 'em. Andie MacDowell
Sonny and another Hells Angel who was at the meeting thought they were beyond a little patch so they headed down to a local tattoo shop in Oakland and were the first to get the famous One Percent tattoos. Chuck Zito
People are famous for being famous and for nothing else. And good luck to them, because it lasts about a year and then they're nothing again. Brian Johnson
It was a mixed blessing to have famous parents. It was tough to go to auditions and be bad, since I couldn't be anonymous. Ben Stiller
It's really easy to avoid the tabloids. You just live your life and don't hang out with famous people who are in the tabloids. Don't do anything controversial and be a normal person. Have friends. And get a job and keep working. Amanda Seyfried
How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long? Jean-Jacques Rousseau
I do not remember how it got into my head to make the first calculations related to rocket. It seems to me the first seeds were planted by famous fantaseour, J. Verne. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
Of course, Hollywood is still making some excellent pictures which reflect the great artistry that made Hollywood famous throughout the world, but these films are exceptions, judging from box office returns and press reviews. Pola Negri
There's this common perception that having a famous last name is all you need. A surname may get you a meeting, but if there's no talent you won't get the part. Lily Collins
Sometimes I dream to be alone and that nobody would talk to me. But I understand that football is really important and that everybody watches it. When you're famous, you have to do photos or autographs, especially for the kids. Mario Balotelli
It doesn't matter if they're famous or not - I just want to meet other creative people who can maybe bring something different to the studio than what I have. I think that's the most important thing for me. Tiesto
I love Miranda Lambert; I think she's wonderful. I love the song 'Love Letters' and 'Famous in a Small Town.' Patty Loveless
Whenever someone says to my mum: 'How's your son doing?' she says: 'Which one?' If you're a parent, you're not going to go: 'Oh I'll concentrate on the famous one.' Martin Freeman
I did become quite well known from 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', and it helped hugely. I wasn't as famous as Hugh Grant, but I certainly began to work. Anna Chancellor
Olympic Gold changed me and my life dramatically. I became a celebrity overnight and people see me as a famous skater, not a real person. Oksana Baiul
I wrote because I needed to and wanted to. It never occurred to me that I'd become famous. Danielle Steel
Mum loves me being famous! She is so excited and proud, as she had me so young and couldn't support me, so I am living her dream, it's sweeter for both of us. It's her 40th birthday soon and I'm going to buy her 40 presents. Adele
I intended to be famous by the time I was 16 and rich by the time I was 20. Curiously, it didn't pan out! Karl Schroeder
The problem for us, as viewers, is that we want famous people who are passionate about the things they're famous for, because that makes them worthy of the attention. But I think many of those famous people just want to be famous. Bo Burnham
He makes me laugh, Mick! He tended to turn up when we were having lunch and entertain us all. He bought an Enigma machine! I've never worked with a producer who was more famous than everyone put together. Saffron Burrows
If you're famous, you're not free. Tadanobu Asano
I wanted to be a political science professor and go to school in Boston. I never wanted to be a big, famous movie star and TV star. It kind of found me. Eliza Dushku
I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me. Cary Grant
Having a Nobel Prize or being a famous scientist will get you a week to a week and a half, metaphorically speaking, of a hearing for your new idea, but after that, it's going to tank if you don't have the evidence and support for it. Michael Shermer
I'd probably be famous now if I wasn't such a good waitress. Jane Siberry
It's every teenager's dream to be in a band, tour the world and be famous. Joey McIntyre
I just don't feel much interested in the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Michael Cunningham
There is this power that comes with being famous. Rod Stewart
I never feel so utterly fraudulent as when I review a movie whose charms impress all in the world and I simply do not get it. The other variant is that I love something the world disdains. This has had severe career consequences: I am still famous - or notorious - in certain quarters where I am recalled as the man who liked 'Hudson Hawk.' Stephen Hunter
You know, be an actor because you love to act. Don't be an actor because you think you're going to get famous, because that's luck. Whoopi Goldberg
Two famous happy warriors - Reagan and his political soulmate, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher - knew they were fighting their own ideological and external wars. But they did so with the sunny dispositions and positive outlooks of those who knew they were on the right side of history. Monica Crowley
It's quite a famous story that takes place on Christmas Eve, and the Germans, French, and Scottish are trying to make peace one night and they bury their dead and they play football. I play a German opera singer, in German, which I never have so I am really excited about that. Diane Kruger
I became famous almost before I had a craft. Farrah Fawcett
I'll never forget one of those things that my father said to me. My father said: 'You know what? We have had so many amazingly positive experiences that we would have never had because you're famous. We can stand to have a couple negatives ones, too.' Rob Lowe
It's my observation that gardeners and gardening for a very long time have had to take a back seat. Architects are very famous; they've got huge projects. What goes on in and around them has been relegated to a very minor role. Robert Irwin
I have my own spiritual guru, and I'm so happy, and I feel so satisfied that I might appreciate many other famous gurus, but, you know, I am not attracted that way because I have found the person. Ravi Shankar
Having bodyguards is just part of being famous, I think. Dolph Lundgren
Oddly enough, my favorite genre is not fiction. I'm attracted by primary sources that are relevant to historical questions of interest to me, by famous old books on philosophy or theology that I want to see with my own eyes, by essays on contemporary science, by the literatures of antiquity. Marilynne Robinson
The Nobel prize is unquestionably the most famous prize in the world, and very often, the prize is an object of prestige not only for a person but also for a research center, a country, or for a particular area of interest. Klaus von Klitzing
Fame - anyone who says he doesn't like it is crazy. Bennett Cerf
The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you. Robert De Niro
Look at Jessica Simpson. She's famous for being dumb. I guess it started with Marylyn Monroe, and she actually wasn't that dumb, but that's how she was perceived - and that's what got popular. Danica McKellar
Rich and famous is not bad, but poor and famous sucks. Paul Hogan
I'm English. Our dentistry is not world famous. Christian Bale
Sweden is famous for many things - but not fashion. Stefan Persson
I don't see myself as famous at all so I'm continuing my life as normal. Ashley Madekwe
I didn't want to be an actress at all, or famous even. I certainly enjoy acting now, absolutely. Time will tell whether or not I enjoy fame. Gabourey Sidibe
Since I was seventeen I thought I might be a star. I'd think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix... I had a romantic feeling about how these people became famous. Jean-Michel Basquiat
I feel very strong as an individual, but as a famous footballer I know I am prone to certain things. All the media have a continuous interest for me. It varies from once a year to every day interest. Ruud van Nistelrooy
I have this fascination with being on the road, all things music, and the '70s. My favorite movie is 'Almost Famous.' Brittany Snow
I want to be in 'Glee', but I'm told I'm not famous enough to be a cameo yet. Carey Mulligan
The death of a famous person is different from the death of a loved one, whether it is Michael Jackson, Frank McCourt, or Walter Cronkite. We didn't know any of them personally, and yet, we experience a sense of loss. Madeleine M. Kunin
I was always obsessed with being famous. I had Marilyn Monroe paper dolls as a child, and I was always obsessed with her. I've just been really driven in that direction, and none of my friends were. So, I don't know what put that bug in me at a young age. Holly Madison
Celebrities say they date other celebrities because they have the same job. But I think they just like dating famous people. Celebrities attract each other, like cattle. Jason Lee
'Howard the Duck!' That's a really interesting movie. I appreciate my career, because I've had a lot of very interesting ups and downs, and most people... That movie is such a famous flop. In a land of a lot of flops, it's kind of awesome to be in a really famous flop. I mean, it's kind of a poster child for flops. Lea Thompson
I became very famous, as a teenager, and my name and photo were splashed in all the media. They made me larger than life, so I wanted to live larger than life, and the only way to do that was to be intoxicated. Cat Stevens
I do not take any pleasure whatsoever in being a famous person. Donna Leon
I can list on one hand the famous science fiction writers I never met. Robert Silverberg
The Galapagos Islands are probably the most famous wildlife-watching destination in the world. And no wonder - it's almost impossible to exaggerate the sheer spectacle of the place that provided inspiration for Charles Darwin's ground-breaking theory of natural selection. Mark Carwardine
I have been DJing in clubs for years. I always dreamed to be a famous DJ in Holland. And now it's worldwide. You can't imagine. I mean, I still can't believe it myself that everything has gone so well. Tiesto
I want to thank all the women who have worn my clothes, the famous and the unknown, who have been so faithful to me and given me so much joy. Yves Saint Laurent
Neil Armstrong was no Christopher Columbus. In most respects, he was better. Unlike the famous fifteenth century seafarer, Armstrong knew where he landed. He also spent his time in public service, not in jail, and his passing was marked by world-wide encomiums. He ended his days as a celebrated explorer rather than a royal inconvenience. Seth Shostak
But just playing the partner of someone famous, I had a lot more freedom. Rachel Griffiths
When I started my blog, it was really this one goal - I said, 'I am not going to be famous to the world, but I could be famous to people on the Internet.' And I set a goal. I said, 'I'm going to win an award,' because I had never won an award in my entire life. Mena Grabowski Trott
I feel like everyone has the right to privacy, even if you're the most famous person in the world. Marina and the Diamonds
I made my living being 20 or 30 pounds heavier than the average model. And that's where I got famous. Tyra Banks
A lot of people are like, 'So you want to be famous.' And I'm like, 'No, I want to be good at my craft. I don't care about fame, I don't care if I even ever make it. As long as people know what I am as an actress in this business, I'm set for my career right now.' Chloe Grace Moretz
Blogs are easy to start, but unless the author is famous, it takes years to build a following. Adam D'Angelo
Many medal winners dream of competing in a sport other than the one they're famous for. Mary Lou Retton
I'm a regular person. I know a lot of people love being famous. I don't like it. I'm just chillin'. YouknowwhatI'msayin'? Wale
I never got into things to be famous. Sometimes it's fun, sometimes it's annoying. Judah Friedlander
I want to get so famous that I don't have to wake up in the morning. It'll probably never happen. Gabriel Iglesias
You knew how humiliating that is as an experience for celebrities to be less of a celebrity. There's no class to adjust to being less famous, and you don't think you have to worry about it. But you do. Carrie Fisher
Ever since grammar school, I knew I wanted to be famous - I always wanted to be a singer. Jennifer Hudson
I don't want to be famous. I like to be able to sit in a cafe and watch the world go by and observe people. Sophia Myles
Part of being famous is offering up this blank screen upon which people can project everything, and it's a sacred act, putting yourself out there, in a way that lots of celebrities aren't steeled for; they're not prepared for the degree to which people define them. Alanis Morissette
To be a star is to own the world and all the people in it. After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty. Hedy Lamarr
I have as much privacy as a goldfish in a bowl. Princess Margaret
Rick Rubin's undulating face hair is just as famous as his body of work. In homage to the yogis he read about as a boy on Long Island, Rubin hasn't shaved since he was 23. It's long been his registered trademark. Stephen Rodrick