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" People enjoy making fun of people who are famous; they love putting people down. "
" Show me an actor who doesn't want to be famous, and I'll show you a liar. Later, you realise that there's more to it than just the acquisition of fame, and money and girls. But that is what drives them and was what drove me, initially. "
" I am a celebrity, and it feels good to be famous. "
" I wrote because I needed to and wanted to. It never occurred to me that I'd become famous. "
" The world's most famous and popular language is music. "
" I'm learning as I go. I don't know everything. I never had anybody to look at, nobody ever taught me, and where I'm from I didn't have any famous role models. "
" My mom knew early on that I was gay, and she knew that I had to get out of the ghetto. "
" I went back-to-back from 'Paperboy' to 'Butler,' literally with no break. "
" I'm not going to be labeled a black filmmaker. I am not here to just tell black stories. I'm here to tell all kinds of stories, musicals and dramas. "
" The Obama administration has turned a blind eye to radical Islam since before they came to office. If you look at everything that's transpired since the famous Cairo speech in 2009, it's all been an embrace of those who are the most radical elements in that part of the world. That is not a good sign for America's foreign policy. "
" I was a guy who wanted to become famous. There was steam coming out of my ears, I wanted to be famous so badly. You want the attention, you want the bucks, and you want the best seat in the restaurant. I didn't think what the repercussions would be. "
" I turned down many chances to be on TV before 'Pop Idol' because I really wasn't interested in being famous. I didn't need it and didn't want it. "
" Fame is really strange. One day you're not famous, and then the next day you are, and the odd thing is that you know intellectually that nothing in the world is different. What mattered to you yesterday are the same things that matter today, and the rules all still apply - yet everyone looks at you differently. "
" I could have been more famous if I did all the glitzy things, but celebrity always seemed so unnecessary. "
" I always question if somebody else is going to love my films. I think that's what art is about - it's so individual. "
" I don't know what gives me more pleasure: watching my story unfold or going in and watching a room full of black people talking for me and writing words for black people. "
" Thank God I arrived the day before yesterday, the first of the month, at this port of San Diego, truly a fine one, and not without reason called famous. "
" One of the pleasant duties of America's most famous announcers during the relatively short swing era of the big bands was to host late-night remotes from some of the most famous ballrooms throughout the country. "
" I remember Michael saying, 'Rich and famous? It's much better to be just rich'. I didn't quite get it to begin with. But he's right. You lose anonymity. I say to my family that you've no idea until you lose it how precious anonymity is. "
" Celebrities have more influence to be able to reach out to people, but people are becoming famous on Facebook and social media every day. "
" And even though I'm famous, I still go through things that young people go through. "
" Maybe Elvis was inhibited by inbred religious prohibitions or an Oedipal complex, or maybe he simply preferred the thrill of a denied release. Whatever put the brakes on the famous pelvis, it ground to a halt at a certain point, and that was it. "
" It's always a little mind-boggling to realize that these famous actors know who I am. "
" 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 don't profess to be Shonda Rhimes by any stretch of the imagination, or Dick Wolf. They're icons. I'm a filmmaker. "
" If I had to change one thing about my life, it would probably be, I wouldn't be famous. Because when you're famous it's so hard. "
" Being famous is great, it's not like bad or horrible or anything. "
" The good thing about L.A. is that there's always someone more famous 100 yards away from me. "
" I never wanted to be a star, and I don't really want to be famous. I just love the stability of my life. I'm a complete family guy. "
" Some people collect stamps, other people like to be famous. I don't have that hobby. "
" Charles James was a dear friend of mine when I was a little boy - 17, 18. He was mad as a hatter. I had no idea how famous he was. "