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" You know, many people who become famous and enjoy great success when they're young disappear after that. Maybe I've lucked out because I came back and went to work. "
" People enjoy making fun of people who are famous; they love putting people down. "
" Fame - anyone who says he doesn't like it is crazy. "
" I had one fight in my adult life. I had the famous '89 fight with Nicole, which she admits that she initiated the physical part. "
O. J. Simpson
" Until I really dealt with a lot of the demons in my life - the fear and self-doubt and unresolved issues with my old man - I could never feel fulfilled and happy. I would wake up in the morning and feel bad. "
" I think I'm a better filmmaker than actor, so I already know that. That's OK. I can handle not being a famous actor. "
" I was a grown-up when 'celebrity' happened. So I knew exactly what it was like to be in line at a restaurant and watch someone famous walk in and get a table immediately. I knew I didn't like that; I don't want to make somebody else feel the way I felt. "
" I look fine. I've had no surgery apart from an operation I had decades ago to remove the fat under my eyes. My mum looked 30 when she was 60, so I guess I owe it all to genes and hair dye. "
" My mum lives in Boston; she's famous for teaching wushu and t'ai chi. So from when I was young, my mum and aunt were like: 'You're training; you're not playing baseball or football.' Training every day was normal. Later, when I was almost a teenager, Bruce Lee became my idol. "
" A lot of times on tour it's about, 'OK, where am I today? Wow, I'm in Costa Rica. What is their famous dish?' And it's about trying the food, and really experiencing it. "
" I've had a great metamorphosis in my life. I struggled for a number of years because I was identified with that image of the Seventies. "
" Ibiza is a popular vacation place for a lot of the players in Spain. If you go in the summer, there are some of the world's most famous movie and music stars, so nobody cares about soccer players. "
" Italian girls are famous for being snobby and expecting men to make the first move. In America, if I don't make eye contact, the guys won't come over and talk. American girls just go for it. You men are spoiled. "
" The one thing you've got to say about Columbia is that it has courses that are famous. It has alumni who come back and say it was the best thing they ever did. "
" I remember from my school days Archimedes jumping into his bath and displacing water and coming up with his famous principle, and of course Isaac Newton being hit on the head with an apple. In other words, this realm of human knowledge - which is mathematical, essentially - can have a playful visual element to it. "
" I played old men back in drama school. It's just now that I'm drawing level with the age of the characters I play, but I'm fine with that, and I've certainly never envied people who became hugely famous when they were young. "
" Being famous gets me good concert tickets, good tables in restaurants, good seats at sporting events and that's really about it. "
" Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity. "
" There's no difference between fame and infamy now. There's a new school of professional famous people that don't do anything. They don't create anything. "
" It's never been my purpose to become an American icon, or more famous or richer. "
" There is no fulfillment in things whatsoever. And I think one of the reasons that depression reigns supreme amongst the rich and famous is some of them thought that maybe those things would bring them happiness. But what, in fact, does is having a cause, having a passion. And that's really what gives life's true meaning. "
" I just turned 40, and I look at so many performers and so many people who are actually always on time and always have an album out. They don't have actual lives, in my opinion. I feel like I'm so much more than being famous and meeting a musical quota. And I don't know, just the weight of the scrutiny and attention is too weird for me. "
" As a famous person you think how you're gonna end it, get away and have a normal life. "
" In a strange way, Louise Erdrich is perhaps our least famous great American writer; she is not reclusive, but she is reticent, and her public appearances give the impression of a carefully controlled performance. But Erdrich has also shared many of her most intimate emotions and experiences, in some form, in her novels. "
" I do know something about the news world. I was sitting on the floors of newsrooms since I was seven years old, and I've been around them my whole life. I understand that someone looks at a story with famous people in it, and you want to put it out. "
" If you wanna be famous, then it's okay if the music is fake, because fame isn't real. "
" Henry Miller is a famous writer whose work has fallen out of fashion, but I strongly recommend that readers who don't know his work pick up a book and experience this writer's zealous, crazy, inventive, funny, sexy, often delirious prose. "
" You get to be famous or have some notoriety and there are so many people who want a piece of you. "
Oscar De La Hoya
" 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. "
" Sometimes you forget you're famous. You wonder, 'Why is that person staring at me?' "
" I have as much privacy as a goldfish in a bowl. "