I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps "Oh look at that!" Then — whoosh, and I'm gone... and they'll never see anything like it ever again... and they won't be able to forget me — ever.
Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.
The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.
—H. L. Mencken
A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
You have to learn to be unafraid when you’re a nobody, because you’re going to be really fucking afraid when you’re a somebody and all the lights are on you.
Try not to be a man or woman of success, but rather a man or woman of inspiration. If you're successful, they will flock to you for money or fame, but if you're inspirational, they will flock to you because they love your soul and how you change theirs.
—Shannon L. Alder
In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.
The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.
Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence.
He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar.
You can't choose what you're famous for in life.
To have had fame, even very minor fame, and to have lost it, got older and maybe put on a little weight is a kind of living death.
—Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
—J. K. Rowling
If you're holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.
If you're a misfit within a group of misfits, does that mean you're actually popular and normal?