fame Quotes

Of course, they were other things too. Sometimes they were even everything all together, but not fame, which was rooted in delusion and lies, if not ambition. Also, fame was reductive. Everything that ended in fame and everything that issued from fame was inevitably diminished. Fame's message was unadorned. Fame and literature were irreconcilable enemies.

- Roberto Bolaño, 2666

Fame & fortune come with a price that fame finds insulting and fortune can't afford to pay back.

- Dean Cavanagh

For an entrepreneur: wealth invites fame. For a celebrity: fame invites wealth.

- Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

Inscriptions here of various Names I view'd,The greater part by hostile time subdu'd;Yet wide was spread their fame in ages past,And Poets once had promis'd they should last.

- Alexander Pope, The Temple of Fame

Fame had kept me from getting laid that night. Fame would make it so other people would bother me, follow me around with cameras, be all up in my shit, keep me from doing what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it. Fame could even potentially kill me. It killed a lot of people: John Lennon, Princess Diana, Selena.

- A.D. Aliwat, Alpha

Fame is not gifted, you have to earn it.

- sahil singh

Anonymity beats fame. One cannot undo fame.

- Anonymous

Fame is not the glory! Virtue is the goal, and fame only a messenger, to bring more to the fold.

- Vanna Bonta, Degrees: Thought Capsules

Being idolized and being torn down felt oddly similar. They both made me feel alone.Friendship and trust should be earned, and when you're famous, people seem to want to give them to you whether you've earned them or not, and it felt dishonest to me. Fame was not real. It was all a projection—fame made me a blank canvas that people projected their love, lust, troubles, self-worth, and desire upon. Fame and power do not change us, they amplify us.

- Jewel, Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.