Keyword: Fame

The best fame is a writer’s fame: it’s enough to get a table at a good restaurant, but not enough that you get interrupted when you eat.

(1950 – ) writer & humorist

Fame has sent a number of celebrities off the deep end, and in the case of Michael Jackson, to the kiddy pool.

(1956 – ) comedian, television host, social critic & political commentator

I have enemies I’ve never met – that’s fame.

(1903 – 1968) movie actress

Probably the best thing that happened to me was going nuts. Nobody knew who I was until that happened.

(1929 – ) American baseball player who had a well-publicized bipolar disorder

It’s a little like wrestling a gorilla; you don’t quit when you’re tired—you quit when the gorilla is tired.

(1913 – 1975) American actor

When if comes to ballyhoo, Muhammad Ali made Barnum and Bailey look like non-starters, and he had the incandescent quality of the real star which would have made him famous, even if his gift was knitting not fighting.

English broadcaster, journalist & author

It’s hard to be famous and alive.

(1948 – ) English novelist

Fame changes a lot of things, but it can't change a light bulb.

(1946 – 1989) comedian & actress

[Fame] makes you feel permanently like a girl walking past construction workers.

(1963 – ) American actor & film producer

If I weren’t earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people in the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.

(1963 – ) American professional basketball player & sports personality

I want to be so famous that drag queens will dress like me in parades when I'm dead.

(1969 – ) American actress, comedian, producer & writer

Fame was like a drug, but what was even more like a drug were the drugs.

cartoon character in The Simpsons (Dan Castellaneta)

You’re not famous until my mother has heard of you.

(1950 – ) comedian & television host

I performed for the U.S. troops in Guantanamo Bay, and signed autographs for people who’ve been gone from America for so long they didn’t realize that I’m not famous.

(1978 – ) American comedian & writer

Fame means absolutely nothing except a good table at a restaurant.

(1934 – ) English actress & occasional screenwriter

Any idiot can get laid when they’re famous… that’s easy… it’s getting laid when you’re not famous that takes some talent.

(1958 – ) American film & theater actor

The number of person's relatives is directly proportional to his fame.

There are two types of actors: those who say they want to be famous and those who are liars.

(1958 – ) American film & theater actor

After a fellow gets famous it doesn’t take long for someone to bob up that used to sit by him in school.

(1868 – 1930) cartoonist, humorist & journalist

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