Quotations About / On:
'To a great man's life past is basement, present is walls and future is roof; hence, the house that these make is his fame'.
(- - Indian Poet, Pijush Biswas[12July,1988], PoemHunter)
'Fame is like a vapor, handle with care then only you can capture it in the bottle! '
Any girl out of the eyes of society is easy. It has nothing to do with beauty, fame, standards nor wealth.
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).)
The best people renounce all for one goal, the eternal fame of mortals; but most people stuff themselves like cattle.
(Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Diels-Kranz, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, 22B29.
Heraclitus, one of the two or three most influential philosophers before Socrates, was known as "the riddler" or "the obscure.")
Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth ... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.
(Julie Burchill (b. 1960), British journalist, author. Girls on Film, ch. 3 (1986).)
The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
(Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), U.S. aviator, author. New York Times (July 29, 1928), ch. 12, quoted in Mary S. Lovell, The Sound of Wings (1989).
Of openings for women in aviation.)
Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fameto have it is a purgatory, to want it is a Hell!
(Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873), British author, politician. The Last of the Barons, bk. 5, ch. 1 (1843).)
The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it is the ambition to attain the highest excellence, sanctioned by the highest authority, that of time.
(William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. "On Different Sorts of Fame," The Round Table (1817).)
The fame which is based on wealth or beauty is a frail and fleeting thing; but virtue shines for ages with undiminished lustre.
(Gaius Sallustius Crispus (c. 86-35/34 B.C.), Roman historian. Catilina, I....)