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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.
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.
Becoming famous is a strange thing in your own right.
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'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.
When a place advertises itself as 'World Famous,' you may be sure it isn't.
There's a definite responsibility that comes with being famous. You shouldn't be able to just dress up and look pretty.
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.
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.
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.
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
It took being famous to make me cool, which, by the way, I never forgot.
I'd always need a creative outlet. But sometimes, I do fantasize what my life would be like if I weren't famous.
Celebrities and 'famous' people are just regular folks. I know, it's a shocking and potentially dangerous statement.
When I first became famous, I didn't know if I could go where I wanted to because I didn't know how people were going to act. Some folks would scream and holler, and I didn't know what to do with that.
I know what it's like to be famous. It's good money and it's great fun. A real kick in the pants. People wave at you and smile at you. You get great tables in restaurants. They send you gifts - beautiful clothes and cars.
Most famous stage actors tactfully fade away.
I did not want to write one of those sequels that famous first-book authors get into where everybody says, 'Oh yeah.'
Robert M. Pirsig
I don't want to be famous. I want to be secure. I don't want the world. I just want a piece of it. I want people to remember Eric Davis.
I got the famous Oprah hug!
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.
There are loads of actresses that modelled. They just weren't famous. There weren't a lot that were really known as models that became actresses, but there are hordes of them that did modelling before such as Anjelica Huston, Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone, Demi Moore and Geena Davis. There are loads of 'em.
What I do is what I like; if I'm not as famous as I'd like to be, I've done it to myself.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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