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" You might get one job for having a famous parent, but you won't get your second unless you're good. "
" Famous people come up to me, but I don't know who they are because my sight is so bad. It's always at the pool of the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills when I don't have my lenses in and my glasses are in my room. "
Helena Bonham Carter
" The Vikings themselves are fascinating creatures. They're human beings, of course, but their ethos are so different from ours. The fact that they live as warriors - their willingness to die for the sake of what they believe in - is quite shocking to us, and it's fascinating to see. "
" I didn't start out to become famous, so when it disappeared, I thought, well, that happens sometimes. "
" When I was about to be famous, I feared it on a few levels. I feared it because I didn't want people to lump me in with those people who'd do anything to be famous. I didn't like the word 'celebrity.' I feared intrusion, you know? Make me famous, and suddenly you can go through my trash bins. "
" I loved cowboy films and TV series, and I learned bits of English from them. My favorite was 'Laramie', with Robert Fuller and John Smith. I used to watch 'The Lone Ranger', which had been famous in Japan as well. I idolized these cowboys. "
" I imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen. "
J. K. Rowling
" I'd be willing to do anything. I'm not precious. I'd wash dishes. "
" Why should it matter to us when wrestlers are found dead in their beds or seen limping around on two fake hips? Why should it matter to us that there's a list of modern wrestlers who died before the age of 50 - many of them famous - and that the list is more than 70 names long? Hey, there's always another wave of guys on the way. Always. "
" I was obsessed with being rich and famous. "
" It's great to make your own choices, but there's a price to pay. I could've made more money or been more famous. I could be the current groovy guy. "
" It struck me that working digitally with a small crew, I could lay out a general plan for Famous and hope for mistakes which would create something more than satire and something less than truthful reality. "
" Quite frankly, I didn't become an actor to become a movie star. I have never dreamed about being the most famous person on the planet. I just want to do really good work. "
" When you work with actors, what you're hoping to absorb is good ways to be an actor as opposed to how to handle being famous. "
" Celebrity means that I can affect people in a positive way. "
" Acting is not about being famous, it's about exploring the human soul. "
" 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. "
" Growing up in Texas and Oklahoma, Ben Johnson was more famous than John Wayne to some of us. I knew him. I worked with him on a low budget film years ago, and we'd sit around at night while waiting for a shot. "
" 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? "
" Sonny and another Hells Angel who was at the meeting thought they were beyond a little patch so they headed down to a local tattoo shop in Oakland and were the first to get the famous One Percent tattoos. "
" I'm an instant star. Just add water and stir. "
" In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes. "
" I would love to work into my eighties. I don't want to be someone who only does a couple of big films and then is famous for just 15 minutes. "
" We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free. "
" I'll never forget one of those things that my father said to me. My father said: 'You know what? We have had so many amazingly positive experiences that we would have never had because you're famous. We can stand to have a couple negatives ones, too.' "
" I don't want to be famous. I want to be secure. I don't want the world. I just want a piece of it. I want people to remember Eric Davis. "
" The strong bond of sisterhood was a famous trait in classical art and literature about Amazons. But it was modern people who interpreted that as a sexual preference for women. That started in the 20th century. The Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva declared that Amazons were symbolic of lesbianism in antiquity. "
" I grew up with a pretty tough mom. She was a self-appointed neighborhood watchdog, and if she saw that any of the local boys were up to no good, she would scold them on the spot. Although she is only 5 feet 2, she was famous in our neighborhood for intimidating men three times her size and getting them to do the right thing. "
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" You don't become a chef to become famous. "
" One of the top comments I get from people is, 'Oh my God, you're like a regular person!' That's kind of a bizarre thing to live with. I know a lot of famous people, and their lives may not be regular, but they are regular people. "
" Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve. "