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'Tis the white stag, Fame, we're a-hunting, bid the world's hounds come to horn!
~ Ezra Pound

 

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A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
~ Fred A. Allen

 

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A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.
~ H. L. Mencken

 

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A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I'm still doing it.
~ Miles Davis

 

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A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing.
~ Marilyn Monroe

 

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A sign of celebrity is often that their name is worth more than their services.
~ Daniel J. Boorstin

 

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A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear.
~ Jack Nicholson

 

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Acquaintance lessens fame.
~ Claudius

 

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After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
~ Cato The Elder

 

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All the fame you should look for in life is to have lived it quietly.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

 

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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

 

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Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict.
~ Raquel Welch

 

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Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag.
~ Van Morrison

 

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But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit of perpetuity.
~ Sir Thomas Browne

 

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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

 

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Celebrity is never more admired than by the negligent.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us.
~ Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

 

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Celebrity-worship and hero-worship should not be confused. Yet we confuse them every day, and by doing so we come dangerously close to depriving ourselves of all real models. We lose sight of the men and women who do not simply seem great because they are famous but are famous because they are great. We come closer and closer to degrading all fame into notoriety.
~ Daniel J. Boorstin

 

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

 

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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

 

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