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" All dictators, the rich and famous, to the lowest security guard who holds a gun, easily forget that power is transitory. "
F. Sionil Jose
" I can't see any value in being a celebrity, famous for being famous. "
" We all have Tumblr, and we all have Instagram and everything. People care so much about it because, now, any random can be famous on the Internet if their world looks good on Tumblr. And so everyone at high school strives for this kind of aesthetic correctness. "
" I'm bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is 'In 15 minutes everybody will be famous.' "
" No one can train you to be famous. How do you deal with the loss of anonymity, the loss of privacy? You have to be disciplined. "
" I did not want to write one of those sequels that famous first-book authors get into where everybody says, 'Oh yeah.' "
Robert M. Pirsig
" The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you. You're in a conversation and everybody's agreeing with what you're saying - even if you say something totally crazy. You need people who can tell you what you don't want to hear. "
" If you're famous, I don't - for the life of me - I don't understand why any famous person would ever be on Twitter. "
" It is difficult to be famous and that successful where you can't even walk down the street without people chasing you, and having people build monuments to you and worshiping you - all that stuff - but I never took that to a place where I believed it. I saw it as being temporary and a phase. "
" I feel like everyone has the right to privacy, even if you're the most famous person in the world. "
Marina and the Diamonds
" The famous saying 'God is love', it is generally assumed, means that God is like our immediate emotional indulgence, not that the meaning of love ought to have something of the 'otherness' and terror of God. "
" Language as a communication tool is the primary element from which literature is created. Even in pre-literate societies, it exists as songs, riddles, or epics that are chanted. "
F. Sionil Jose
" This sounds crazy, but I know so many famous people, I'm just not intimidated by anyone. I feel really comfortable with it. "
" I didn't want to be famous. I just wanted to earn enough money to have a nice life and enjoy acting. "
" Fame is an upshot of what I do. If you're a successful comedian or actor, then you're a famous one. But it's not the driving force. It's a by-product. "
" I'm not as famous as Stephen Hawking, but certainly in the U.S., I have a very high profile for a scientist. It is an awesome responsibility, one that I don't shoulder lightly. "
Neil deGrasse Tyson
" Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don't care about fame, I don't care about being a celebrity. I know that's part of the job, but I don't feed into anyone's idea of who I should be. "
" My father always had people around the house who were famous psychics. "
" If there's anything more mortifying than being famous at 14, it's being washed up right after. "
Moon Unit Zappa
" I only wanted to be a songwriter. I never wanted to be a singer. And I never wanted to be famous. "
" I wanted to sing when I was little. That's what I liked doing. It didn't occur to me that you became famous or anything like that. "
" Parenthood is a great equalizer. It doesn't matter how famous you are - once you become a parent, you are just like everyone else. "
" My ultimate dream is to become a famous star because I love to sing. "
" I was never interested in being powerful or famous. But once I got to film school and learned about movies, I just fell in love with it. I didn't care what kind of movies I made. "
" When famous people come up to you it's a bit weird, but it's an honour, really, when they recognise you and want to chat to you for a bit. "
" Fame, I have already. Now I need the money. "
" I've never been overwhelmed with a desire to become famous. It's not that I didn't want to have my work appreciated, but for some reason - maybe it's because my father disapproved of almost everything I did - in some secret place in my being was a desire to avoid success. "
" A lot of people are like, 'So you want to be famous.' And I'm like, 'No, I want to be good at my craft. I don't care about fame, I don't care if I even ever make it. As long as people know what I am as an actress in this business, I'm set for my career right now.' "
Chloe Grace Moretz
" It's true: a lot of sportspeople really struggle to find something to do when they finish. It tips them into all sorts of strange things. With ex-footballers, it's really scary. I think 70% of them get divorced within five years. It's hard. You go from being really famous to not that famous. Your salary drops through the floor. "
" If anyone besides famous people knew what it was like to be a famous person, they would never want to be famous. "
" I am not a famous person at home - I'm just a guy here. I'm a father, I'm a companion, I'm a human being. I am not a public figure in my house; I am not a celebrity. I am not a famous person to myself - I am just a guy. "