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Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live.
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else's ideas about you, but what's important is how you feel about yourself - for survival and living day to day with what comes up.
Fame doesn't fulfill you. It warms you a bit, but that warmth is temporary.
All my stepchildren carried the burden of my fame. Sometimes they would read terrible things about me, and I'd worry about whether it would hurt them. I would tell them: 'Don't hide these things from me. I'd rather you ask me these things straight out, and I'll answer all your questions.'
Fame is like caviar, you know - it's good to have caviar but not when you have it at every meal.
Fame is fickle, and I know it. It has its compensations but it also has its drawbacks, and I've experienced them both.
Fame may go by and - so long, I've had you.
Fame hit me like a ton of bricks.
You know, fame is a funny thing, man, especially, you know, actors, musicians, rappers, rock singers, it's kind of a lifestyle and it's easy to get caught up in it - you go to bars, you go to clubs, everyone's doing a certain thing... It's tough.
Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars.
Henry David Thoreau
I take things like honor and loyalty seriously. It's more important to me than any materialistic thing or any fame I could have.
A lot of the problems I had with fame I was bringing on myself. A lot of self-loathing, a lot of woe-is-me. Now I'm learning to see the positive side of things, instead of, like, 'I can't go to Kmart. I can't take my kids to the haunted house.'
Fame is empowering. My mistake was that I thought I would instinctively know how to handle it. But there's no manual, no training course.
A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shining star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
I'm shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I've done everything I can to avoid it.
If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.
The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife.
We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort when all we really need to be happy is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically.
The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom.
If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him.
Robert Louis Stevenson
If one has a good disposition, what other virtue is needed? If a man has fame, what is the value of other ornamentation?
That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that, but they are broke.
I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing.
Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
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