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We are not interested in cloning the Michael Jordans and the Michael Jacksons of this world. The rich and the famous don't participate in this.
People will ask, 'Are you famous?' And I always answer, 'My mother thinks so.'
Whenever you're the child of a famous person, you get judged in odd ways because of that.
Temptation's something you have to deal with even if you're not famous. It's harder when you're famous because it's a lot more in your face, and that makes it a little more difficult to walk away from sometimes.
There were a few years there when I was just so enamored with the idea of living some sort of famous person's lifestyle that really isn't suited to me.
Whereas you have someone like Houdini, who works really, really hard to get really, really famous, and then has actual intellectual ideas that he puts into the culture that stay there.
But I didn't ask to have somebody nose around in my private life. I didn't even ask to be famous. All I asked was to be able to earn a living making people laugh.
Becoming famous is a strange thing in your own right.
I'm doing a new musical on Broadway, which opens in October called 'The Boy from Oz,' where I play Peter Allen. For those of you who don't know, he became first famous in America for marrying Liza Minelli.
You aren't famous until my mother has heard of you.
I turned down many chances to be on TV before 'Pop Idol' because I really wasn't interested in being famous. I didn't need it and didn't want it.
There's a definite responsibility that comes with being famous. You shouldn't be able to just dress up and look pretty.
You can be famous for a lot of things. You can be a Nobel-prize winner. You can be the fattest guy in the world.
I don't go to premieres. I don't go to parties. I don't covet the Oscar. I don't want any of that. I don't go out. I just have dinner at home every night with my kids. Being famous, that's a whole other career. And I haven't got any energy for it.
My mother always, always, always thought that I was going to be famous. Thought that I was going to win Oscars. In fact, I believe I accepted the Oscar as a ketchup bottle many a time in front of my mother in the kitchen. 'I'd like to thank the Academy,' I said with a ketchup bottle.
I'm not one of those famous people flying round the world emoting over every catastrophe. I'm too feeble.
Kristin Scott Thomas
When a place advertises itself as 'World Famous,' you may be sure it isn't.
It took being famous to make me cool, which, by the way, I never forgot.
Celebrities and 'famous' people are just regular folks. I know, it's a shocking and potentially dangerous statement.
I'd always need a creative outlet. But sometimes, I do fantasize what my life would be like if I weren't famous.
Most famous stage actors tactfully fade away.
I got the famous Oprah hug!
I'll never forget one of those things that my father said to me. My father said: 'You know what? We have had so many amazingly positive experiences that we would have never had because you're famous. We can stand to have a couple negatives ones, too.'
I have to say, you know, I've seen so many people go through the cycle and become famous and not famous anymore and, you know, want - have their priorities change and want different things.
There are hundreds of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings around the United States and in other countries, too. Wright lived into his 90s, and one of his most famous buildings, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, was completed just before his death. Wright buildings look like Wright buildings - that is their paradox.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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