Fame Quotes

Fame is a by-product. Fame is something that should happen because you do work that speaks to people and people want to know about your work. Unfortunately the personality of people has taken over from the work and the artistry and it's this thing now that stands on its own. I don't think one should ever aspire to being famous.

Madonna Louise Ciccone

How do you meditate? You meditate with an inner cry. There should be an inner cry here, in the heart. The outer cry is ego-centred; it wants name and fame. ... While you are feeling this inner cry, you try to make the mind absolutely calm and quiet. If a thought enters your mind, you try to reject it. Consider this thought as a fly. When a fly comes to land on your arm, you don't allow the fly to remain; you just wave your hand and it goes away

Sri Chinmoy

In the march up to the heights of fame, there comes a spot close to the summit in which a man reads nothing but detective stories.

Heywood Broun

You see only the productions of second-rate folk who are in a hurry to get wealth and fame. The true knowledge, the deadly knowledge, is still kept secret. But, believe me, my friend, it is there.

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

I think fame itself is not a rewarding thing. The most you can say is that it gets you a seat in restaurants.

David Robert Jones

In the very books in which philosophers bid us scorn fame, they inscribe their names

Marcus Tullius Cicero

I would give all my fame for a pot of ale and safety.

William Shakespeare

The waters were his winding sheet, the sea was made for his tomb; Yet for his fame the ocean sea, was not sufficient room.

Richard Barnfield

What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little.

Lord Byron

If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.

Oprah Winfrey

Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds

Socrates

And wouldn’t change by the change, or the game, or the fame, when he came, in the game, he made his own name

Kanye West

Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.

Francis Bacon

Even the best things are not equal to their fame.

Henry David Thoreau

Fame is vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.

Horace Greeley

I don't want to achieve immortality by being inducted into the Hall of Fame. I want to achieve immortality by not dying.

William de Morgan

Dear son of memory, great heir of fame, / What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name?

John Milton

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

John Wooden

Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of another's fame.

Baltasar Gracian

What we have are good gray ballplayers, playing a good gray game and reading the good gray Wall Street Journal. They have been brainwashed, dry-cleaned and dehydrated!... Wake up the echoes at the Hall of Fame and you will find that baseball's immortals were a rowdy and raucous group of men who would climb down off their plaques and go rampaging through Cooperstown, taking spoils.... Deplore it if you will, but Grover Cleveland Alexander drunk was a better pitcher than Grover Cleveland Alexander sober

Bill Veeck

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

Henry David Thoreau

Fame is fickle and I know it. It has its compensations, but it also has its drawbacks and I've experienced them both.

Marilyn Monroe

Fame is something that must be won. Honor is something that must not be lost.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted from.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Related Quotes

Quote of the Day

Social Media
Our Partners