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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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Because I have conducted my own operas and love sheep-dogs; because I generally dress in tweeds, and sometimes, at winter afternoon concerts, have even conducted in them; because I was a militant suffragette and seized a chance of beating time to ''The March of the Women'' from the window of my cell in Holloway Prison with a tooth-brush; because I have written books, spoken speeches, broadcast, and don't always make sure that my hat is on straight; for these and other equally pertinent reasons, in a certain sense I am well known.
~ Dame Ethel Smyth - [Fame]

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Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face. As soon as one is aware of being ''somebody,'' to be watched and listened to with extra interest, input ceases, and the performer goes blind and deaf in his over-animation. One can either see or be seen.
~ John Updike - [Fame]

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Celebrity is never more admired than by the negligent.
~ William Shakespeare - [Fame]

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Death makes no conquest of this conqueror: For now he lives in fame, though not in life.
~ William Shakespeare - [Fame]

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Each man has his appointed day: short and irreparable in the brief life of all, but to extend our fame by our deeds, this is the work of mankind.
~ Virgil - [Fame]

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Even the best things are not equal to their fame.
~ Henry David Thoreau - [Fame]

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Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.
~ Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza - [Fame]

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Fame is something that must be won. Honor is something that must not be lost.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer - [Fame]

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Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.
~ Socrates - [Fame]

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Glory is like a circle in the water, which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, till, by broad spreading, it disperse to naught.
~ William Shakespeare - [Fame]

 

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