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Celebrity means that I can affect people in a positive way.
Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool.
Just because you're not famous, doesn't mean you're not good.
Being big and famous doesn't get you more freedom, it gets you less.
It's part of the celebrity process but my life has never been as interesting or as wild as what's been printed about me.
But I know newspapers. They have the first amendment and they can tell any lie knowing it's a lie and they're protected if the person's famous or it's a company.
I've worked with a lot of people who are more famous than myself who are terribly insecure.
I really hate the duties of being a celebrity, like getting dressed up for the red carpet.
When I'm living in the world of luxury and celebrity, which is where I found myself for a large part of my life, it's a walk-on part. Not a vital necessity, like it is for so many people. I enjoy it but I can see right through it!
The thing about being famous is, it's weird. The only people who get how weird it is are other famous people.
I can't see any value in being a celebrity, famous for being famous.
Fame, I have already. Now I need the money.
Look at Jessica Simpson. She's famous for being dumb. I guess it started with Marylyn Monroe, and she actually wasn't that dumb, but that's how she was perceived - and that's what got popular.
I wrote because I needed to and wanted to. It never occurred to me that I'd become famous.
Celebrity, to me, is not a thing to seek.
If you ever get rich and famous, by definition you are special. You have done something special, and therefore you start to behave special. Then if the floor drops out, and you become down and out, you have a really new perspective.
If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you'll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you'll get to where you want to be.
Eddie Van Halen
When someone becomes successful or rich and famous, people perceive that person as being different. But I'm the same guy I've always been.
The world's most famous and popular language is music.
The name Muhammad is the most common name in the world. In all the countries around the world - Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon - there are more Muhammads than anything else. When I joined the Nation of Islam and became a Muslim, they gave me the most famous name because I was the champ.
Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it'll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.
It was that famous joke: What's the last thing the drummer said before he got kicked out of the band? 'Hey, I wrote a song.'
I'm bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is 'In 15 minutes everybody will be famous.'
If you are a leader, you should never forget that everyone needs encouragement. And everyone who receives it - young or old, successful or less-than-successful, unknown or famous - is changed by it.
John C. Maxwell
I can read a crowd pretty well. I know what to play and know how to keep it interesting for them and for myself as well. Most of the other DJs are more like producers so they become famous because they make hits and then they start DJ-ing. But I'm more from the other way around.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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