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Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame, which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind.
George William Curtis
If you want me in the Hall of Fame put me in because of some contributions that I have made to country music.
It's probably healthier to find fame later in life.
I don't want to achieve immortality by being inducted into the Hall of Fame. I want to achieve immortality by not dying.
William De Morgan
I think that being thrown into instant fame must be, at times, difficult.
He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius.
William Gilmore Simms
I don't like the idea that fame could mean that people can no longer relate to me.
It's not always about the money and the fame, and a lot of people think that it is sometimes.
Kimora Lee Simmons
I have an ambition to write a great book, but that's really a competition with myself. I've noticed that a lot of young writers, people in all media, want to be famous but they don't really want to do anything. I can't think of anything less worth striving for than fame.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke - the fact that Madonna is in before Rush and Kiss. Those two bands have influenced so many groups and people other than in metal.
It is a good thing to happen to you, to have that taste of fame because then you don't hanker for it.
It's a very nice kind of quasi-fame being a writer, because you remain largely anonymous and you can have a private life, which I really cherish. I don't like to be in the public light all that much. I don't crave the whole fame thing at all.
I will calmly wait for my induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Don't I have the numbers to be inducted?
Being elected to the Hall of Fame is about your career pretty much and your impact on the game.
Cal Ripken, Jr.
It's been a tremendous ride. My 15 years, my 15 minutes of fame, is up.
My drum sticks are in the 'Hall of Fame.' I know that.
Jimmy Carl Black
I hope this doesn't sound pompous but I don't think of myself as famous, whatever fame I've got has come through what I've done and associations of things I've done.
I don't want to be in the Hall of Fame. I don't think owners should be.
I don't play golf for fame.
There's not always going to be something out there for you, especially not a positive role, so once you get up there and start being well known, you can't just think projects will come to you. You have to start doing your own projects because if you don't, you'll miss out, and eventually your fame will be over.
My fame is due to broadcast television.
So all the rest is O.K., but fame is a hollow ground, isn't it? It's an empty kind of thing.
I think it was fantastic being in the 49ers Hall of Fame.
It's a very complicated issue, this fame thing - I was not really cut out for it. There are some really fantastic things about it, but it's difficult for a private person like myself.
Fame and fortune should never get in front of your passion. The passion will generate the fame and fortune, if you're good enough.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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