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" I was famous in a way that was kind of terrifying. I had no protection. When reporters showed up at my house, there wasn't even a sidewalk. They were literally parked on my front lawn. "
" I don't think about being famous, really. Being an author, I don't generally get stopped as I walk down the street. It's not like being a movie star. "
" I'm not famous; I am simply very well-known to certain people. Famous is something different. "
" I seldom read anything that is not of a factual nature because I want to invest my time wisely in the things that will improve my life. Don't misunderstand; there is nothing wrong with reading purely for the joy of it. Novels have their place, but biographies of famous men and women contain information that can change lives. "
" When you're writing fiction, you're in every character 'cause you can't help it. "
" Being famous is wicked. But it's better to be normal. "
" There is no celebrity quite as powerful as the local, homegrown celebrity. "
" The whole celebrity culture thing - I'm fascinated by, and repelled by, and yet I end up knowing about it. "
" Warren Buffett is famous for talking about the 'intrinsic value' of stocks. But while many people parrot this phrase, few know what it really means. "
" I would love to do a biopic of a famous singer, like Diana Ross or Donna Summer, or an old jazz story that we haven't seen before. I would love to do that! I would love to play Diana Ross 'cause she's an icon. I'm salivating to do that. "
Taraji P. Henson
" You can't copyright a urinal. But you could probably copyright a sculpture of a urinal. And like Duchamp's famous work, code is both, at the same time. "
" Indy makes the race driver. You become famous when you come here. "
" I'm not famous, which generally is an absolute plus point, but if you're on TV, or someone knows who you are, it can be quite helpful to a certain charity or certain cause. "
" Some people are so famous that the legends about them and the cultural aftermath of their life altogether obscure the real human being. "
" Famous old houses seem to have an intuitive perception of the value of corner lots. If it is a possible thing, they always set themselves down on the most desirable spots. "
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
" For famous men have the whole earth as their memorial. "
" Jack Palance was my distant uncle - that's the family gossip. Growing up, my family knew everything about his face getting burned and scarred in the military and how that mutilation led him to become such a famous 'heavy' in films. I prayed for good scars of my own. Not just acne scars. "
" It's cool to be recognized, but it's not something that I was seeking or sought after. I never wanted to be famous. "
" I grew up saying, 'I want to be famous,' but that was just the words that you used. As I got older, I understood that what I really meant was, 'I want to be successful.' "
" Of course, 'I Will Always Love You' is the biggest song so far in my career. I'm famous for several, but that one has been recorded by more people and made me more money, I think, than all of them. But that song did come from a true and deep place in my heart. "
" A lot of producers get famous because they decide to be superstars for their own reasons, but I'm inspired by Timbaland and Pharrell and Swizz Beatz 'cause they're doing things that are so different. I like how they're introducing ideas I never would have thought of. "
" I fell in love with a civilian. Not an actress and not a famous actress at that. Because then the attention doesn't double - it grows exponentially. Because then suddenly everybody wants to be in your bedroom. But I don't really give them anything. "
" I don't think it's anything you ever get used to... for many years, I could never sort of put my name in the same sort of category as the word 'famous' or anything like that. And I just found it very uncomfortable... if you get used to it, then something must be wrong. "
" I could have been a dental hygienist with nothing bad ever appearing in print about me, but that's not how I've chosen to lead my life. I knew that you put yourself under a microscope the more famous you become. "
" I was determined to make Renaissance Man Food Services and Herschel's Famous 34 major players in a very tough industry. "
" The office-as-playground trend was made famous by Google and has spread like an infection across the tech industry. Work can't just be work; work has to be fun. "
" You want a hero in the music world? James Brown. He brought a feeling to music without really using words. He's just famous for his sound. "
David Lee Roth
" Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability. "
" I want to be so famous that I'm the pop-culture reference that people would make to try and be racist to me. So I'd be walking down the street, and someone would be, like, 'Hey, look at this Kumail Nanjiani.' "
" Famous people feel that they must perpetually be on the crest of the wave, not realising that it is against all the rules of life. You can't be on top all the time, it isn't natural. "
Olivia De Havilland
" Of course the rich and famous tend to have more going on in their lives than ordinary people, but they aren't always willing to tell the interesting bits. "