Quotations About / On: FAME

  • 31.
    Shame is the man who has no ambition,
    For he'll bequeath nothing to his children.
    Shame is the man who dreams of nothing,
    For he'll take the path of shameful fame.
    (Never stop on dreaming.)
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  • 32.
    '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)
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  • 33.
    Any girl out of the eyes of society is easy. It has nothing to do with beauty, fame, standards nor wealth.
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  • 34.
    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.")
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  • 35.
    People feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you, of any kind of nature—and it won't hurt your feelings—like it's happening to your clothing.
    (Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), U.S. actor. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 40 (August 1972). Monroe was an extremely famous movie star and "sex symbol." She seemed to be very vulnerable emotionally; her early death was ruled a suicide.)
  • 36.
    I was going to get myself recognized at any price. ...If I could not win fame by goodness, I was ready to do it by badness. ...
    (Mary McCarthy (1912-1989), U.S. author. Memories of a Catholic Girlhood, ch. 5 (1957). On determining to distinguish herself when in the eighth grade of a convent school.)
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  • 37.
    Deathlessness should be arrived at in a ... haphazard fashion. Loving fame as much as any man, we shall carve our initials in the shell of a tortoise and turn him loose in a peat bog.
    (E.B. (Elwyn Brooks) White (1899-1985), U.S. author, editor. repr. in Writings from the New Yorker 1927-1976, ed. Rebecca M. Dale (1991). "Immortality," New Yorker (March 28, 1936).)
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  • 38.
    The journalists have constructed for themselves a little wooden chapel, which they also call the Temple of Fame, in which they put up and take down portraits all day long and make such a hammering you can't hear yourself speak.
    (G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook D," aph. 20, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
  • 39.
    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).)
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  • 40.
    Stupid misery of fame and money. Always we were safe from it, mistaking our obscurity for a curse when it was a treasure. Free to make what we liked, to be ourselves, even do nothing at all. No one watching. We could be real.
    (Kate Millett (b. 1934), U.S. feminist theorist, literary critic, essayist, autobiographer, sculptor. Flying, pt. 1, Alfred A. Knopf (1974).)
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