Quotations About / On:
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.)
To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.
(Alexander Smith (1830-1867), Scottish poet. Dreamthorp, "Men of Letters," (1863).)
It is tested and proven positive in the laboratory of my mind and in the theatre of my fertile thoughts: you can write your way to fame.
'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.)