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Being Yourself Famous Quotes


"There's more pressure to be famous for being yourself than if you're being a character." - Kim Kardashian

"I actually can't think of anything worse than being famous... Fame really distorts your perception of yourself." - Edie Campbell

"I think being famous is more of a hindrance, a constraint, than just letting yourself be free." - Martin Yan

"I never enjoyed being famous." - Elaine Paige

"I never pursued being 'famous.'" - Francesca Annis

"Being humble is cooler than being famous." - Robin S. Sharma

"I don't want to be famous for being famous." - Kelli Ohara

"When you become famous, being famous becomes your profession." - James Carville

"The prestige you acquire by being able to tell your friends that you know famous men proves only that you are yourself of small account." - W Somerset Maugham

"He's famous for being obsessive about details." - Matt Damon

"Being famous is just a job." - Britney Spears

"I'm famous for being a silky midfielder." - Phil Daniels

"I love being famous - it's phenomenal." - Dave Chappelle

"At first, I thoroughly enjoyed being famous." - Phil Donahue

"I never thought about being famous." - Damon Wayans

"I can never really enjoy being famous." - Utada Hikaru

"I can't see any value in being a celebrity, famous for being famous." - Noomi Rapace

"I have no interest in being famous for the sake of being famous." - Bryan Greenberg

"I do not like being famous. I like being normal." - Vince Gill

"I'm more interested in being good than being famous." - Annie Leibovitz

"I love being famous. It's almost like being white." - Chris Rock

"I have no interest in being famous. I just want to make famous photographs." - David Lachapelle

"I handle fame by not being famous...I'm not famous to me." - Bob Marley

"Exposure makes you famous, not just good work. Famous is being plastered everywhere." - Francesca Annis

"The only way to be turned off to being famous is to be famous." - Jesse Eisenberg

"If it's just fame for the sake of being famous, no one even cares about you - and you don't even care about yourself because you're like, "This is so ridiculous."" - Mos Def

"Once you become famous, being single becomes a liability." - Joe Manganiello

"A celebrity is someone famous for being well known" - Morris Fishbein

"Being famous is wicked. But it's better to be normal." - Rupert Grint

"Being in 'Us Weekly' does not make you famous." - Bradley Cooper

"It was never about winning medals or being famous." - Nancy Kerrigan

"Having bodyguards is just part of being famous, I think." - Dolph Lundgren

"I was obsessed with being rich and famous." - Paul Lynde

"There is this power that comes with being famous." - Rod Stewart

"Keep on being yourself." - Hugh Laurie

"Being famous is not the same as being important. A lot of important people aren't famous, and a lot of famous people aren't important." - Arlo Guthrie

"Being famous as a writer is like being famous in a village. It's not really any very heady fame." - Peter Carey

"In the realm of pop celebrity, the bar has been lowered so far that there is no bar. People can be famous for being famous, famous for being infamous, famous for having once been famous and, thanks largely to the Internet, famous for not being famous at all." - Tom Shales

"The humanity of famous intellectuals lies in being wrong with gracious courtesy when dealing with those who are not famous." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The hardest thing about being famous? Just working I guess. Just work. The famous part's the luxury." - Drake Bell

"If you're famous, you suck, just for being famous. People in England totally get that; Americans don't." - Trey Parker

"Maybe to become famous is to reassure yourself that whatever you're lacking inside, you've fulfilled that." - Irrfan Khan

"I wish that being famous helped prevent me from being constipated." - Marvin Gaye

"Being a famous print journalist is like being the best-dressed woman on radio." - Robin Williams

"If there's anything more mortifying than being famous at 14, it's being washed up right after." - Moon Unit Zappa

"I've always been more drawn to being normal than being famous." - Vince Gill

"Yeah, I love being famous. It's almost like being white, y'know?" - Chris Rock

"I imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen." - J K Rowling

"Never apologize for being yourself." - Paulo Coelho

"[N]ever stop being yourself." - Ruth Minsky Sender

"Part of being famous is offering up this blank screen upon which people can project everything, and it's a sacred act, putting yourself out there, in a way that lots of celebrities aren't steeled for; they're not prepared for the degree to which people define them." - Alanis Morissette

"I remember being so young I thought all artists were famous." - Mary Ruefle

"I don't care about being famous or having a lot of people go, "She's really good."" - Laurie Anderson

"Being rich and famous isn't all happiness and at times the pressures have got to me." - Annni-Frid Lyngstad

"You know you're really famous when there's rumors about you being gay." - Jared Leto

"Being famous has its benefits, but fame isn't one of them." - Larry Wall

"Being rich and famous isn't all happiness and at times the pressures have got to me." - Anni-Frid Lyngstad

"Being famous is wicked but its cool to be normal as well." - Rupert Grint

"I am scared of being broke and famous. I think that would be the biggest curse." - Kid Rock

"The best thing about being famous is that it makes it easier to get laid." - Allen Ginsberg

"There should be a talent that goes along with being famous." - Chelsea Handler

"You know you're really famous when there's rumors about you being gay." - Jared Leto

"Happiness is being famous for your financial ability to indulge in every kind of excess." - Bill Watterson

"The idea of being famous is a lot better than the reality." - Tom Felton

"I would have changed my last name if being famous were my goal." - Zach Galifianakis

"I absolutely loved being famous. It was all great, up until the point when it wasn't." - Noel Gallagher

"If a poet has a dream, it is not of becoming famous, but of being believed." - Jean Cocteau

"Acting is not about being famous, it's about exploring the human soul." - Annette Bening

"To enjoy being famous, you need to have a screw loose." - Diablo Cody

"Musicals are famous for being in a constant state of flux." - Tim Curry

"Being famous hasn't changed my perception of myself - I've just grown up." - Cat Deeley

"I like being famous when it's convenient for me and completely anonymous when it's not." - Catherine Deneuve

"Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn't want me to be too famous too young." - Duke Ellington

"Being famous before you've formed your personality, before you have that self-esteem, is dangerous." - Chris Evert

"Being famous is great, it's not like bad or horrible or anything." - Dave Chappelle

"I do not take any pleasure whatsoever in being a famous person." - Donna Leon

"I love being famous. It validates that I have something to say." - Richard Lewis

"Computers are famous for being able to do complicated things starting from simple programs." - Seth Lloyd

"I don't think I'll ever be comfortable with the idea of being famous." - Alison Lohman

"I've never dreamed of being famous. The idea of it really scares me." - Jeremy London

"I'm really in no danger of being perceived as a famous movie actor!" - Lyle Lovett

"Being rich and famous isn't all happiness and at times the pressures have got to me." - Frida Lyngstad

"Sometimes being famous gets in the way of doing what you want to do." - Johnny Mathis

"I don't have the pressure of being a world-famous bombshell that has detonated." - Selma Blair

"You can be very famous without being a great actress, and that's not good for me." - Imelda Staunton

"I was famous overnight. I went from nowhere to being really big." - Sting

"Being big and famous doesn't get you more freedom, it gets you less." - Robert Wyatt

"The worst thing about being famous is the invasion of your privacy." - Justin Timberlake

"Britain is famous for being great at inventing and poor at commercializing." - Margaret Heffernan

"It took being famous to make me cool, which, by the way, I never forgot." - Rob Lowe

"The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you." - Robert De Niro

"I want to be famous so I can be humble about being famous. What good is my humility when I am stuck in this obscurity?" - David Budbill

"I can't imagine wanting to be famous just for the sake of being famous. I think fame should come along with success, talent." - Kat Dennings

"The thing about being famous is, it's weird. The only people who get how weird it is are other famous people." - Margot Kidder

"I just want to make sure I'm contributing good films to movie history rather than being famous just to be famous." - Logan Lerman

"Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag." - Van Morrison

"People are famous for being famous and for nothing else. And good luck to them, because it lasts about a year and then they're nothing again." - Brian Johnson

"There are two ways to become famous. Degrade yourself or have talent. The first way is easier." - Gary Janetti

"Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself." - Wayne Dyer

"I always wanted to be famous because I thought that if I couldn't be good [at something], I'd be famous. I was never really good. I was just something different and I got to be famous for being different." - Cher

"The fame thing is interesting because I never wanted to be famous, and I never dreamt I would be famous. You know, my fantasy of being a famous writer, and again there's a slight disconnect with reality which happens a lot with me. I imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen." - J K Rowling

"Being a famous writer is a little like being a tall dwarf. You're on the edge of normality." - John Updike

"Being a famous actress may give you a sense of being important, but believe me, it's just an illusion." - Juliette Binoche

"The thing I like least about being famous is being overly scrutinized for everything I say and do." - Madonna Ciccone

"I think that as soon as you think of yourself as a famous person or anything like that, you're objectifying yourself in some weird way." - Ethan Hawke

"Forgive yourself for not being at peace." - Eckhart Tolle

"Don't talk yourself into not being you." - Bill Cosby

"Being alone with yourself is increasingly unpopular." - Jenny Holzer

"Being yourself is very sexy, you know?" - Erin Heatherton

"It's really about being pleased with yourself." - Janet Jackson

"You change the world by being yourself." - Yoko Ono

"There's a difference between being yourself and being your stereotype." - Iggy Azalea

"Being another character is more interesting than being yourself." - John Gielgud

"Being popular isn't everything; being true to yourself is!" - Paul Butcher

"Once you grow accustomed to being famous, you do not realize it, but you are never quite your humble, honest self. No matter how tightly you keep the lid on, there is some watered stock of vanity inside. You are always in danger of the thing's coming off and of giving yourself an air or two. No man or woman was ever so distinguished that this exhibition did not make him ridiculous, especially to those of meaner minds." - Corra May Harris

"I don't think you can ever get used to being this famous. I've learnt how to keep things separate or at a distance. I've nothing to hide. But seeing this as work, like a job, means I can take a step back. It's me right now in front of you and in the papers but it's not all of me. If you give yourself entirely to the business, you'd end up going mad. And I'm not mad. Not yet." - Harry Styles

"Enjoy being with yourself, hanging out with yourself, doing things by yourself." - Frederick Lenz

"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." - Rick Riordan

"I was always told to avoid being famous just for being famous. That's something that has always stuck in my mind. I like to work. It helps if you like what you do." - Naomi Campbell

"This whole celebrity-fame thing is interesting. I'm the same person I always was. The only difference between being famous and not being famous is that people know who you are." - Oprah Winfrey

"Being yourself is one of the greatest things you can possibly do. Being true to yourself." - Jann Wenner

"Over the past 10 years of being famous, my relationship with the camera has not been a pleasant one." - Ryan Phillippe

"Forget about being world famous, it's hard enough just getting the automatic doors at the supermarket to acknowledge our existence." - Doug Coupland

"Let the famous not denounce fame. Far from being empty and meaningless, it fills those it touches with divine power." - Franz Grillparzer

"No man can hope to be elected in his state without being photographed eating a hot dog at Nathan's Famous." - Nelson Rockefeller

"I don't have any expectations as an actor and being rich and famous is not my driving force." - James D'arcy

"It was never about sort of being famous. I just wanted to be good at what I did." - Katey Sagal

"People keep asking me about it but I don't want to be famous for being a former anorexic." - Kate Beckinsale

"I wish everyone could experience being rich and famous, so they'd see it wasn't the answer to anything." - Jim Carrey

"There are a lot of good things about being famous but there are a few not so good things too" - Sharon Stone

"I've enjoyed being a famous writer-except that every once in a while you have to write something." - Ken Kesey

"On being asked by someone how he could become famous, Diogenes responded: 'By worrying as little as possible about fame" - Diogenes

"I have no interest in being famous. I'd love to vanish from the public eye as soon as I can." - Nadya Suleman

"I think that's just a general English attitude [being abusive]. I did the same thing to famous people." - Robert Pattinson

"Being famous is uncomfortable because I grew up very simply. Everything revolved around friends, family, church and sports." - Kenny Chesney

"Malcolm X got famous mainly by being hard on white people, white devils, blue-eyed blond-headed dogs." - Muhammad Ali

"I've worked with a lot of really famous people. It stops being weird really quickly. For me, at least." - Zoe Kazan

"I'm motivated by the laughter, honestly. It's really not about the money or being more famous. I really love creativity." - RuPaul

"I don't have any expectations as an actor, and being rich and famous is not my driving force." - James Darcy

"I made my living being 20 or 30 pounds heavier than the average model. And that's where I got famous." - Tyra Banks

"You know, I did not like being famous. It was a stressful and ugly time, and I'm glad it's over." - Diablo Cody

"Forget about being world famous, it's hard enough just getting the automatic doors at the supermarket to acknowledge our existence." - Douglas Coupland

"We're famous for supposedly being crazy right-wing Republicans. I've had fights with people at art openings about it." - Rachel Feinstein

"I'd prefer to go under the radar and just do the acting without being famous for it." - Kelly Reilly

"I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse." - Valentino Rossi

"I don't know about this thing - being famous. I haven't figured it out yet. It still mystifies me." - Helen Slater

"My mom just didn't put a very high premium on me being like really famous or really wealthy or anything." - Martha Plimpton

"There are a lot of good things about being famous but there are a few not so good things too." - Sharon Stone

"There's a definite responsibility that comes with being famous. You shouldn't be able to just dress up and look pretty." - Rashida Jones

"I don't want to end up being a circus act, doing my most famous tricks when I'm 70." - Pharrell Williams



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