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I'm astonished by my success. I wrote because I needed to and wanted to. It never occurred to me that I'd become famous.
I'm not a very good impersonator, my friends maybe, but not famous people.
Even though I am fortunate to have certain luxuries, sometimes, I am even amazed by what people with money have and do. I want to remind people that just because you might be rich and famous, it doesn't mean you have to take yourself too seriously.
One of the hardest things for me, now that I'm famous, is finding people who can read my stuff and give me an honest critique.
Maya Angelou, the famous African American poet, historian, and civil rights activist who is hailed be many as one of the great voices of contemporary literature, believes a struggle only makes a person stronger.
Michael N. Castle
I don't know the literary world; I was scared of being confronted with famous names, not knowing what they had written. It was occupied territory I was entering.
John le Carre
I would have been very happy just working from job to job, paying my rent one movie at a time. I never wanted to be this famous. I never imagined this life for myself.
The whole 'American Idol' way of looking at things is the antithesis of what I grew up with. There are a whole lot of kids wanting to be famous now, whereas if I'd even mentioned that word to one of my teachers, I would have got into a whole load of trouble.
Harry Connick, Jr.
None of my characters are rich or famous, and the situations they find themselves in could happen to anyone.
I do probably come down a little hard on a group of people I call the 'blue chip gays.' I mean people who have managed to become very, very famous and are still very famous partly through staying in the closet, like Jasper Johns, Cy Twombly, Susan Sontag, Harold Brodkey and others.
Marx and Engels are arguably history's most famous couple. Such was the closeness of their collaboration that it is not always easy to recall which works bore both names, which just that of Marx, and which just Engels.
I didn't want kids to think that to be happy, they had to be famous or rich or live in the big city.
My goal was never to be famous, but to be a consistently working actor.
I realise there's an innate paradox in promoting oneself on the one hand and saying, 'Oh, I don't want to be famous,' on the other.
This whole segregation between famous people and other people is complete rubbish.
I was born on October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California. My father, Eddie Fisher, was a famous singer. My mother, Debbie Reynolds, was a movie star. Her best-known role was in 'Singin' In The Rain.'
I became famous almost before I had a craft.
Ever since grammar school, I knew I wanted to be famous - I always wanted to be a singer.
Hollywood's famous for putting you in a box.
Quite often I can be in a bookshop, standing beneath a great big picture of myself and paying for a book with a credit card clearly marked John Grisham, yet no one recognises me. I often say I'm a famous author in a country where no one reads.
I keep saying I'm not at all famous in my own country, because people do not think I have done anything for India.
I think being famous is more of a hindrance, a constraint, than just letting yourself be free.
As a famous person you think how you're gonna end it, get away and have a normal life.
The first time I went to Johnny Depp's house in LA is when I realized what I was getting myself into. I knew he was famous, but I didn't really know what that entailed.
The press attack people to sell more papers without thinking, but when you get famous you have to put up with this kind of stuff.
If I hadn't had the experience of being famous, I would have searched for it my whole life. I would have just gone on and on trying to find it.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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