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  Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  When a place advertises itself as 'World Famous,' you may be sure it isn't.  
 -  Herb Caen
  

  It wasn't glamorous in my day. In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life that they didn't merit their name in the Radio Times. Now people are interested in being famous. I never gave it a thought.  
 -  Kate Adie
  

  Any idiot can get laid when they're famous. That's easy. It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent.  
 -  Kevin Bacon
  

  I think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  A lot of times on tour it's about, 'OK, where am I today? Wow, I'm in Costa Rica. What is their famous dish?' And it's about trying the food, and really experiencing it.  
 -  Rio Ferdinand
  

  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
  

  I never dreamt of being a musician for my livelihood. I certainly never would have wanted to be in the business that I'm in, meaning the fame and the glory, the glitter, the rock star, the famous part.  
 -  Eddie Van Halen
  

  My ultimate dream is to become a famous star because I love to sing.  
 -  Lucy Hale
  

  I really don't know anything else because my brothers were famous when I was two years old. So I know nothing else, no other life.  
 -  Janet Jackson
  

  I'd probably be famous now if I wasn't such a good waitress.  
 -  Jane Siberry
  

  Acquaintance is a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor and obscure, and intimate when he is rich and famous.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  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.  
 -  Hugh Jackman
  

  The prestige you acquire by being able to tell your friends that you know famous men proves only that you are yourself of small account.  
 -  William Somerset Maugham
  

  I would have changed my last name if being famous were my goal.  
 -  Zach Galifianakis
  

  I don't like Los Angeles. The people are awful and terribly shallow, and everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to play the game. I'm from New York. I will kill to get what I need.  
 -  Lady Gaga
  

  What a heavy burden is a name that has become famous too soon.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  What I've learned is that you really don't need to be a celebrity or have money or have the paparazzi following you around to be famous.  
 -  Lady Gaga
  

  I certainly don't want a child of mine to be famous, or anyone I was very close to who isn't yet... It's the worst thing to be trapped in your house not be able to leave.  
 -  Elizabeth Hurley
  

  It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.  
 -  Alan Alda
  

  There are two types of actors: those who say they want to be famous and those who are liars.  
 -  Kevin Bacon
  

  In the beginning, I loved being famous, but now I am tired of it and I would like to go back to my freedom.  
 -  Roberto Cavalli
  

  I wish everyone could get rich and famous and everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that's not the answer.  
 -  Jim Carrey
  

  Major success feels a bit like a coronation. Like I'd become a king. I was one of the most famous people in the world, loved and hated in equal measure. I couldn't see anything bad with it. It made me a happy person.  
 -  Larry Hagman
  

  And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel.  
 -  Bible
  

  I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy.  
 -  Brigitte Bardot
  

  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
  

  I'm famous for splurging at fast-food places. I'm currently obsessed with Taco Bell's bean and cheese burritos with extra green sauce and extra cheese. Gluttony!  
 -  Rio Ferdinand
  

  Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert's Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion.  
 -  Eminem
  

  It is better to be faithful than famous.  
 -  Theodore Roosevelt
  

  All is ephemeral, - fame and the famous as well.  
 -  Marcus Aurelius
  

  A king, who adheres to the path of righteousness and truth, naturally becomes famous and immortal.People have high regards for a ruler who is truthful, just and kind. Peace and prosperity prevails in his kingdom.  
 -  Sam Veda
  

  Practicing your signature over & over again, just in case one day you become famous.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I wanted to be successful, not famous.  
 -  George Harrison
  

  People just assume that if you're famous, you're in Hollywood.  
 -  Megan Fox
  

  It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.  
 -  Robert Benchley
  

  Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn't want me to be too famous too young.  
 -  Duke Ellington
  

  It was deeply important for me to understand where Mandela came from. Because we know where he was going, and that's a famous story, but who was he? Where did he come from? What was his upbringing?  
 -  Idris Elba
  

  I'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous.  
 -  Ani Difranco
  

  I don't care how famous a guitarist is, he ain't learned everything. There's always somewhere to go, something to mash up, but he ain't found it yet. You never learn everything on that guitar neck.  
 -  David Edwards
  

  I'm hardly the most notable person in 'Zombieland.' The other actors in it are way more famous than I am.  
 -  Jesse Eisenberg
  

  A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life.  
 -  Norman Cousins
  

  When I was going through my transition of being famous, I tried to ask God why was I here? what was my purpose? Surely, it wasn't just to win three gold medals. There has to be more to this life than that.  
 -  Wilma Rudolph
  

  After a fellow gets famous it doesn't take long for someone to bob up that used to sit by him in school.  
 -  Kin Hubbard
  

  I meet people who are in movies, and the stuff that they write is terrible, but nobody tells them that because they're famous. So I worry that my stuff might be like that, too.  
 -  Jesse Eisenberg
  

  I'm a bit famous now! It's a bit strange!  
 -  Kate Winslet
  

  What do you do after you are world famous and nineteen or twenty and you have sat with prime ministers, kings and queens, the Pope? Do you go back home and take a job? What do you do to keep your sanity? You come back to the real world.  
 -  Wilma Rudolph
  

  You can get awful famous in this country in seven days.  
 -  Gary Hart
  

  It's not a matter of becoming a superstar. Fame and money aren't the purpose of all this. No actor's going to say, 'I don't want to be famous.' But the main purpose for doing what I'm doing is the passion in the work.  
 -  Christopher Lambert
  

  The will to truth! That will which is yet to seduce us into many a venture, that famous truthfulness of which all philosophers up to this time have spoken reverently - think what questions this will to truth has posed for us! What strange, wicked, questionable question!  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Before a man can wake up and find himself famous he has to wake up and find himself.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  I studied the lives of great men and famous women; and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.  
 -  Harry Truman
  

  Famous crime stories almost always lead to the passing of new laws.  
 -  Bill James
  

  Martyrdom is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Gloriously false, a maid famous for all time.  
 -  Horace
  

  We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.  
 -  Jiddu Krishnamurti
  

  There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.  
 -  George Matthew Adams
  

  I walk the streets, take the train, it's real simple. Some actors create their own mythology: 'Oh, I'm so famous I can't go places, because I created this mythology that I'm so famous I can't go places.'  
 -  Robert Jackson
  

  Washington is full of famous men, and women they married when they were young.  
 -  Fanny Dixwell Holmes
  

  I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.  
 -  Neil Gaiman
  

  Andy Warhol made fame more famous.  
 -  Fran Lebowitz
  

  For a time, at least, I was the most famous person in the entire world.  
 -  Jesse Owens
  

  I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.  
 -  Ray Charles
  

  I've certainly not got any famous people's numbers on my phone. It's just not my thing, really.  
 -  Gareth Bale
  

  In the future everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.  
 -  Andy Warhol
  

  It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their finest hour.  
 -  Lillian Hellman
  

  Martyrdom, sir, is what these people like; it is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  I'm English. Our dentistry is not world famous. But I made sure I got moldings of my old teeth beforehand because I miss them.  
 -  Christian Bale
  

  Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.  
 -  Simeon Strunsky
  

  When I wasn't famous, I had a lot of friends, almost all of them Italian. The racism only started when I started to play football.  
 -  Mario Balotelli
  

  When you become famous, you start getting invites to parties where there are famous athletes and famous rock stars, politicians, people who have tremendous power and affluence. It's not in my DNA, but certainly I have been exposed to it.  
 -  Billy Baldwin
  

  I am never going to be famous...I do not do anything. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that anymore.  
 -  Dorothy Parker
  

  I could have been a dental hygienist with nothing bad ever appearing in print about me, but that's not how I've chosen to lead my life. I knew that you put yourself under a microscope the more famous you become.  
 -  Julia Roberts
  

  Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.  
 -  James Thurber
  

  You're not famous until my mother has heard of you.  
 -  Jay Leno
  

  I was never very interested in boys - and there were plenty of them - vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay.  
 -  Bette Davis
  

  To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one's landlady.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  Being famous as a writer is like being famous in a village. It's not really any very heady fame.  
 -  Peter Carey
  

  Who would wish to be among the commonplace crowd of the little famous - who are each individually lost in a throng made up of themselves?  
 -  John Keats
  

  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.  
 -  Nick Cannon
  

  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.  
 -  Eric Davis
  

  I'd had people say, 'You'll enjoy being famous for a week, and you'll never enjoy it again'. But I don't think I had that week. I may have been working and missed that moment.  
 -  Matt Damon
  

  The rain is famous for falling on the just and unjust alike, but if I had the management of such affairs I would rain softly and sweetly on the just, but if I caught a sample of the unjust out doors I would drown him.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  There are people who appear in the magazines and I don't know who they are. I've never seen anything they've done and their careers are over already. They're famous for maybe 10 minutes. Real careers, I think, take a long time to unfold.  
 -  Matt Damon
  

  I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.  
 -  Walt Disney