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It's funny, when bands or younger musicians ask me: 'So, what does it take to make it?' Well, first explain to me what you mean by 'making it': Do you want to be a rock star or do you want music to be your livelihood?
Eddie Van Halen
I'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous.
There's no difference between fame and infamy now. There's a new school of professional famous people that don't do anything. They don't create anything.
I think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated.
The celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.
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.
For famous men have the whole earth as their memorial.
Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Stardom can be a gilded slavery.
I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.
There is no fulfillment in things whatsoever. And I think one of the reasons that depression reigns supreme amongst the rich and famous is some of them thought that maybe those things would bring them happiness. But what, in fact, does is having a cause, having a passion. And that's really what gives life's true meaning.
It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.
For a time, at least, I was the most famous person in the entire world.
You're not famous until my mother has heard of you.
I will either be famous or infamous.
Fame is like caviar, you know - it's good to have caviar but not when you have it at every meal.
What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
A very quiet and tasteful way to be famous is to have a famous relative. Then you can not only be nothing, you can do nothing too.
P. J. O'Rourke
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.
I imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen.
J. K. Rowling
Andy Warhol made fame more famous.
How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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