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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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Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict.
~ Raquel Welch - [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 hides her head among the clouds.
~ Virgil - [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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Men's fame is like their hair, which grows after they are dead, and with just as little use to them.
~ George Villiers - [Fame]

 

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The day will come when everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.
~ Andy Warhol - [Fame]

 

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The difference between great celebrities and the unknown is the former failed and yet went at it again; the latter gave up in despair.
~ Anonymous - [Fame]

 

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The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you.
~ Gloria Vanderbilt - [Fame]

 

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The love of fame is the last weakness which even the wise resign.
~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus - [Fame]

 

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The love of the famous, like all strong passions, is quite abstract. Its intensity can be measured mathematically, and it is independent of persons.
~ Susan Sontag - [Fame]

 

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Time hath a wallet at his back, wherein he puts. Alms for oblivion, a great-sized monster of ingratitudes.
~ William Shakespeare - [Fame]

 

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We always hear about the haves and the have-nots. Why don't we hear about the doers and the do-nots.
~ Thomas Sewell - [Fame]

 

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What a heavy burden is a name that has become famous too soon.
~ Voltaire - [Fame]

 

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