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In the United States, I am a great success, but I am not a celebrity.
I think there ought to be some serious discussion by smart people, really smart people, about whether or not proliferation of things like The Smoking Gun and TMZ and YouTube and the whole celebrity culture is healthy.
The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.
Henry A. Kissinger
A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.
Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
If you say a modern celebrity is an adulterer, a pervert and a drug addict, all it means is that you've read his autobiography.
P. J. O'Rourke
A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
I just want to make music, I don't want people to talk about me. All I've ever wanted to do was sing. I don't want to be a celebrity. I don't want to be in people's faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine that I haven't even known I'm on.
Man, I just feel blessed... I was in a situation where the only way I could come out of it was by putting my faith in God. No matter how good my lawyers were, no matter how much celebrity I had, everything was just stacked up against me.
We need to build websites with celebrity speakers who talk about the ideals of fairness, sharing, democratic cooperation, and altruism in public life.
Supermarket tabloids and celebrity gossip shows are not just innocently shallow entertainment, but a fundamental part of a much larger movement that involves apathy, greed and hierarchy.
A celebrity name is never enough for an intelligent mass market... truly successful businesses are born of passion and heartfelt interest.
A sign of celebrity is that his name is often worth more than his services.
Daniel J. Boorstin
I'm not comfortable being around too many people. I don't like being out in public too much. I don't like going to bars. I don't like doing celebrity stuff. So most of the characters I play are people who don't always feel comfortable beyond their small circle of friends.
What I've learned is that you really don't need to be a celebrity or have money or have the paparazzi following you around to be famous.
Celebrity life and media culture are probably the most overbearing pop-cultural conditions that we as young people have to deal with, because it forces us to judge ourselves.
And I enjoyed the celebrity and the creativity that was involved in Star Trek.
I think any celebrity that adopts a child from a third world country is a fool.
The whole celebrity thing is not something I'm overly interested in. I don't pop up at parties. It's just not my thing.
I didn't read the book on how to be a well-adjusted celebrity.
I know that if I had a television in my flat I would convince myself that everything on it was really interesting. I would say, 'I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here!' is so sociologically fascinating that I think I'd better watch.
I don't like celebrity programmes - but I do like programmes about how ideas are formed and evolve.
If you don't fit into this kind of like gossipy, trendy, Web-hit thingy, you're relegated to sort of second-class celebrity status.
As for the world of fashion and celebrity, I have the usual interest in the human comedy, but the problems of depiction absorb me more.
People think celebrities don't have to worry about human things like sickness and death and rent. It's like you've traveled to this Land of Celebrity, this other country. They want you to tell about what you saw.
When you become a celebrity, the world owns you and your image.
I've learned that being a celebrity is like being a sacrificial lamb. At some point, no matter how high the pedestal that they put you on, they're going to tear you down.
Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get.
If a brand wants to build social communities, capital and influence, it must become the chief celebrant of its community, not its celebrity. This simple shift in approach unlocks enormous transformative potential for brands.
I am of mixed minds about the issue of privacy. On one hand, I understand that information is power, and power is, well, power, so keeping your private information to yourself is essential - especially if you are a controversial figure, a celebrity, or a dissident.
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