Quotations About / On: FAME
'Famous is famous when fame avoids in bad odour'
(Belonging, Poem, 'Advice Written On Bad Advice', Indian Poet, Pijush Biswas)
Expenditure now attracts fame as conquest once did.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
Fame opportunely despised often comes back redoubled.
(Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, II, 47.)
What's fame? A fancied life in others' breath,
(Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. An Essay on Man (Fr. Epistle IV).
SeCePo. Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.)
'If I've learned one thing from my relative fame it's that actors are brilliant tacticians'.
(- Nathan Coppedge, Jan 2015.)
'Fame is like a vapor, handle with care then only you can capture it in the bottle! '
The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.
(Jean Genet (1910-1986), French playwright, novelist. Prisoner of Love, pt. 1 (1986, trans. 1989).)
Fame is fickle, but Obscurity is usually faithful to the end.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
Fame now wears the halo that once crowned holiness.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
The graceful flowers of innocence are more valuable than the laurel crown of fame.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Phaon, in Sappho, act 3, sc. 6 (1819).)