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" Being a famous actress may give you a sense of being important, but believe me, it's just an illusion. "
" If you have a famous parent, you know that being famous doesn't make you superior to anyone else. It just means people smile at you more. Everyone was fawning all over my father, but of course, the way you look at your parents when you're a teen is often with a... more critical eye. "
" 'Heavenly Creatures' was really the idea of Fran Walsh. It was a very famous New Zealand murder case, but not one that people knew much about. "
" The whole celebrity culture thing - I'm fascinated by, and repelled by, and yet I end up knowing about it. "
" 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
" I would have changed my last name if being famous were my goal. "
" Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit. "
" That's what we were exploring on 'Larry Sanders' - the human qualities that have brought us to where we are now in the world: the addiction to needing more and wanting more and talking more. We were examining the labels put on success - is it successful to be on TV every day, to be famous, to have a paycheck? "
" I worked at a hot dog place, a bagel place, the Jersey Store and the hottest fashion joint around. I was getting too famous to work there anymore. I was almost showing up as a joke. I made $2,000 on my show the previous night and I'm going to go shopping during my five-hour shift. "
" We need to teach our kids, because there is such a celebrity culture at the moment, that however rich you are, however famous you are, however glamorous you are, everyone has to live by the same rules. "
" I just like the company of beautiful women. I have a weakness in that department. And I suppose because I am fairly well off and a famous musician, I'm up for grabs. And that makes me an eligible bachelor in the press. "
" I always loved working as an actress, but I didn't understand why I couldn't just opt out of being famous. And then I realized you can, and I think I did. And eventually, I came to understand that you can do that and also keep working. "
" I can't see any value in being a celebrity, famous for being famous. "
" The benefits from stardom as Klinger outweigh any setbacks. It's a double-edged sword. What makes you famous is what interferes with getting other roles. "
" I lived in New York my whole life. Like every New Yorker, I have stories about spending summers on the Jersey shore, riding the roller coaster in Seaside that is now famous for that sickening photo of it being washed out to sea. "
Marissa Jaret Winokur
" I have actor friends, but they're not famous. I feel like if you're an actor or - famous, you have to overly prove that you're a normal, cool person. "
" 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. "
" I think it's really important for celebrities to use their power of money and fame to get their voices out there. It's funny to me that we're expected to keep quiet just because of who we are. Why do I lose my right to speak my mind because I'm famous? "
" I have an innate fear of fame. I've never thought being famous looked like such a good place to be. I love being incognito. "
" Fame changes everything. When you're well-known, you're expected to be different. Some people assume you must have a yacht and four homes. Or that you're famous because you are 'A Decent Man'. "
" I'm astonished by my success. I wrote because I needed to and wanted to. It never occurred to me that I'd become famous. "
" There are a lot of thought leaders who don't want to see their students. We don't want to hire them. If students are allured to come to the school because of famous faculties, and if they never see them, that leaves very bad taste. "
" I like travelling and if I have to come to Hollywood to make a movie I will, but otherwise I'd never move there. It's very much an industry town and that doesn't really interest me. "
" You can't date if you're famous. That's how it seems to me. "
" I'm not trying to be famous, I'm not trying to be the next whatever. I'm just trying to be someone that contributes positivity with my talent. "
" It doesn't matter what famous person I've come across in the street, I don't think I've ever shouted. "
" I remember, when I was an up-and-coming comic, how annoyed I would be when the famous guys would show up and just take everyone's spots. "
" Being rich and famous has never been my goal at all. I love to act and I want to be able to do really great parts. "
" If you chase fame, you make bad choices. Being famous isn't interesting. "
" One thing about D.C. that's funny to me is that you end up running into famous political figures who you've seen on television who you think are not real until you see them. "
" I'm willing to make compromises based on someone I think is the one, but I think it's psychologically important to people when they're famous to be the only famous person they know. "