Fame Quotes and Sayings

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.
Thomas Wolfe

A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
– Fred Allen

Submitted by: lee on April 23, 2011

With fame I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon.
Albert Einstein

If you go through life with all the fame and fortune in the world, you won’t be as happy as you would be if you had a best friend to share it all with.

Submitted by: Adelina on August 7, 2010

Fame and glory belong to those who are the first to achieve things, not those who think about it or do it after it’s been done.

Submitted by: Nabil N. Jamal on April 6, 2014

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau

Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
– Erma Louise Bombeck


Leonardo DiCaprio

A celebrity is any well-known TV or movie star who looks like he spends more than two hours working on his hair.
Steve Martin

A lot of celebrities just want money, fame, power, fancy cars, houses all over the world and have people BOW DOWN to them. To me, that’s frightful behaviour.
– Shirley Manson

What’s fame? a fancy’d life in other’s breath. A thing beyond us, even before our death.
Alexander Pope

It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
Albert Einstein

Everything a human being wants can be divided into four components: love, adventure, power and fame.
– Matthew Heywood

Fame can never make us lie down contentedly on a deathbed.
Alexander Pope

I love being famous…It’s almost like being white!
Chris Rock


Fame is only good for one thing- they will cash your check in a small town.
– Truman Capote

Fame is proof that people are gullible.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.
Oprah Winfrey

People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don’t want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.
Leonardo DiCaprio

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
William James

The best fame is a writer’s fame. It’s enough to get a table at a good restaurant, but not enough to get you interrupted when you eat.
Fran Lebowitz

Fame is an illusion. Things can be given to you quite easily, but they get ripped away so quickly as well.
– Ashley Olsen

I’ve always been famous. It’s just no one knew it yet.
– Lady Gaga

Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.
Lord Byron

I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known.


Some people obtain fame, others deserve it.
– Doris Lessing

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin

There have been as great souls unknown to fame as any of the most famous.
Benjamin Franklin

Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.
– Emily Dickinson

Fame is an undertaker that pays but little attention to the living, but bedizens the dead, furnishes out their funerals, and follows them to the grave.
Charles Caleb Colton

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