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Wanting Fame Quotes


"Stop wanting wealth and fame and start wanting instead to do something well about which you are passionate" - Stephen Fry

"He killed himself for wanting to live." - Markus Zusak

"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

"Fame is rot; daughters are the thing." - James M Barrie

"Some people obtain fame, others deserve it." - Doris Lessing

"There's a big difference, I discovered, between wanting to die and not wanting to live," - Marilyn Manson

"The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you" - Gloria Vanderbilt

"The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you." - Gloria Vanderbilt

"Your kisses are thieves which leave me wanting nothing." - Vanna Bonta

"It's the wanting to know that makes us matter." - Tom Stoppard

"It's wanting that gets so many folks in trouble." - John Marston

"Wanting more is just a recipe for heartache." - Stephen King

"Impatience is not wanting to understand that you don't understand." - James Richardson

"Work was never about wanting fame or money. I never thought about that. I loved getting the job, going to rehearsal, playing someone else, hanging around with a bunch of actors. I needed that, the way you need water." - Sarah Jessica Parker

"I never cease to be amazed why some of my friends became famous and others, just as talented, didn't. I've come to suspect it's a matter of wanting fame or not, and those who don't want it, don't get it." - Malcolm Cowley

"Dear God. She ached, wanting something that she knew was a sin. Wanting a man who was sin itself." - Elizabeth Hoyt

"Wanting others to love you, you give away your heart. Wanting others to see you, you give away your eyes." - Leonard Jacobson

"Too much to know is to know naught but fame." - William Shakespeare

"Fame, wealth, and honour! what are you to Love?" - Alexander Pope

"Fame and fortune, how empty they can be." - Elvis Presley

"Personalities and fame pass; the revolution must remain." - Samora Machel

"The real trap of fame is its irresistibility." - Ingrid Bengis

"Fame - anyone who says he doesn't like it is crazy" - Bennett Cerf

"Fame and riches are fleeting. Stupidity is eternal" - Donald E. Williams, Jr.

"Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light" - Sallust

"To myself alone do I owe my fame." - Pierre Corneille

"The love of fame puts spurs to the mind" - Ovid

"Time quickly puts an end to artificial and accidental fame" - Samuel Johnson

"All fame is dangerous: good bringeth envy; bad, shame." - Thomas Fuller

"For a good man fame is always a problem." - Graham Greene

"The highest form of vanity is love of fame." - George Santayana

"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth." - Henry David Thoreau

"To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten." - Emile M Cioran

"I don't think about my fame very much." - Calvin Klein

"Fame is easy to acquire; impact is much more difficult." - Hans Rosling

"Fame won't make you feel any better about yourself." - Neil Strauss

"Fame is not the glory; virtue is the goal, and Fame only a messenger to bring more to the fold." - Vanna Bonta

"Fame is often called a deal with the devil. Reality show fame is a really bad deal with the devil." - Jane Velezmitchell

"The time of getting fame for your name on its own is over. Artwork that is only about wanting to be famous will never make you famous. Any fame is a by-product of making something that means something. You don't go to a restaurant and order a meal because you want to have a sh*t." - Banksy

"Wanting contact I'm wanting contact I'm wanting contact with you." - Peter Gabriel

"Relationships are complicated, but happiness in a relationship isn't: It's just wanting exactly what you have. Wanting something else is dispiriting." - Carolyn Hax

"I do think that all politicians today have to be more attentive to people wanting to be heard, wanting to have more control over their lives." - Barack Obama

"Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting." - Benjamin Franklin

"How many after being celebrated by fame have been given up to oblivion; and how many who have celebrated the fame of others have long been dead." - Marcus Aurelius

"That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that, but they are broke." - Mike Tyson

"I would think if someone connected to steroids made the Hall of Fame, that would enhance my chances of making the Hall of Fame." - Pete Rose

"...wanting change is step one, but step two is taking it." - Isaac Marion

"Don't trap yourself with the desire of wanting to be liked." - Jada Pinkett Smith

"Sunshine, it's the Celt wanting a little reassurance that I have' eaten you or anything. (Vane)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"There is no worse flaw in man's character than that of wanting to belong." - David Adams Richards

"It's easy to feel equal to wanting. It's rare to feel equal to having." - Helen Humphreys

"The vision and the faculty divine; Yet wanting the accomplishment of verse." - William Wordsworth

"Because it is there [famous explanation for wanting to climb Mount Everest]." - George Leigh Mallory

"How many years will you crawl through this castle, so satisfied and still wanting more?" - Roger Mcguinn

"The very nature of Joy makes nonsense of our common distinction between having and wanting." - C S Lewis

"Human happiness konsists in having what yu want, and wanting what yu have." - Josh Billings

"You can't get anywhere in this world without wanting to do something." - Dale Carnegie

"When you can't have what you want, it's time to start wanting what you have." - Kathleen A. Sutton

"Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." - Dale Carnegie

"Freedom requires us to view people as wanting the opportunity to earn their success." - Todd Young

"I think for some actors, the fame is an unfortunate by-product of the work. I don't feel quite like that. Don't get me wrong: I'm very, very steadfast about wanting to keep my personal life personal and making sure that I have plenty of time with my family and friends. But it's quite exciting to think you've achieved some level of success." - Taron Egerton

"I would give all of my fame for a pot of ale and safety." - William Shakespeare

"I want a woman who can go to the saloon with me, not hypocritical, fame seeking" - Denrele Edun

"Fame and fortune are calling. Are we taking the call or blocking the number?" - Nicole Richie

"Writers write for fame, wealth, power and the love of women." - Sigmund Freud

"Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness - give me truth." - Emile Hirsch

"Some seek fame cause they need validation, Some say hating is confused admiration." - Nas

"To copy beauty forfeits all pretense to fame; to copy faults is want of sense" - Charles Churchill

"Fame is not just. She never finely or discriminatingly praises, but coarsely hurrahs." - Henry David Thoreau

"Of all kinds of ambition, that which pursues poetical fame is the wildest" - Oliver Goldsmith

"I got fame and fortune, and I lost my sense of reasoning." - Little Richard

"I am so proud to be the Baltimore Ravens' first Hall of Fame inductee." - Jonathan Ogden

"I use my fame now when I want to help a cause or other people." - Elizabeth Taylor

"You will never win fame and fortune unless you invent big ideas." - David Ogilvy

"Riches: A dream in the night. Fame: A gull floating on water." - Proverbs

"Unblemished let me live, or die unknown; O grant an honest fame, or grant me none!" - Alexander Pope

"The drying up a single tear has more Of honest fame, than shedding seas of gore." - Lord Byron

"Mark how my fame rings out from zone to zone: A thousand critics shouting: He's unknown!" - Ambrose Bierce

"Fame factories develop and promote hip icons who exude superior airs." - Vanna Bonta

"The people that go on 'American Idol' do want some recognition and fame." - Kimberly Caldwell

"Fame is only good for one thing - they will cash your check in a small town." - Truman Capote

"Fame doesn't end loneliness." - Claire Danes

"I didn't want that 15 minutes of fame moment like, 'Oh, she said she was gay.'" - Kirsten Vangsness

"There are not many poets whose fame rests on a single work." - Helen Vendler

"When I came into baseball, I had one goal for my career - the Hall of Fame." - Justin Verlander

"Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole." - Vicki Baum

"Acquaintance lessens fame." - Claudius

"I thought the Hall of Fame was for superstars, not just average players like me." - Earle Combs

"Fame is being asked to sign your autograph on the back of a cigarette packet." - Billy Connolly

"I never wanted fame." - Jack Dunphy

"'Fame' exhausts me." - Alice Walker

"That'll be my claim to fame: My grandmother-in-law is the oldest iPad user!" - Daniel Clowes

"Fame does different things to different people. For some people it makes them a better person." - Andy Cohen

"Darryl Strawberry has been voted to the Hall of Fame five years in a row." - Ralph Kiner

"Regis and I were inducted into the original Bronx Walk of Fame." - Robert Klein

"If fame is to come only after death, I am in no hurry for it." - Marcus Valerius Martial

"Fame overcomes everything." - Britt Ekland

"I hate fame." - Josh Hutcherson

"Fame attracts lunatics." - Elton John

"Fame for fame's sake is toxic - some people want that, with no boundaries. It's unhealthy." - Annie Lennox

"I'm not one of those writers that sits worrying about posthumous fame." - Doris Lessing

"Money and fame made me believe I was entitled. I was wrong and foolish." - Tiger Woods

"Fame is morally neutral." - Edward R Murrow

"Does it ever stop? The wanting you?" "Even when I've just left ye. I want you so much my chest feels tight and my fingers ache with wanting to touch ye again." - Diana Gabaldon

"My heart tells me this is the best and greatest feeling I have ever had. But my mind knows the difference between wanting what you can't have and wanting what you shouldn't want. And I shouldn't want you." - Cassandra Clare

"Style comes from knowing who you are and who you want to be in the world; it does not come from wanting to be somebody else, or wanting to be thinner, shorter, taller, prettier." - Nina Garcia

"Not wanting to see, not wanting to be in touch with one's experience is something akin to cognitive laziness, an eclipse of the experiencer or inner witnessing in the person." - Claudio Naranjo

"When I was a child I experienced moments of not wanting to see the ugliness, not wanting to see not being wanted. This lack of love went into my eyes and into my mind." - John Lennon

"Faith means wanting God and wanting to want nothing else." - Brennan Manning

"We cannot understand without wanting to understand, that is, without wanting to let something be said...Understanding does not occur when we try to intercept what someone wants to say to us by claiming we already know it." - Hans-Georg Gadamer

"I think of myself as unconventional, I guess. I maybe always had a problem with authority, like a stubbornness about what's expected - despite wanting to get some recognition through performing - but also not always wanting to do the expected thing." - Kim Gordon

"What is life, when wanting love? Night without a morning; Love's the cloudless summer sun, Nature gay adorning." - Robert Burns

"Your children are not your children, they come through you, but they are life itself, wanting to express itself." - Wayne Dyer

"Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air." - Carl Sandburg

"You can't condemn me for wanting you, unless you condemn every other man who has." -Clayton Westmoreland" - Judith Mcnaught

"Christianity is not being weighed in the balance and found wanting. It's being tried, found difficult and rejected!" - Leonard Ravenhill

"What would it be like to let go of wanting things to be other than they are?" - Byron Katie

"It's a curious, wanting thing." - Sarah Waters

"How wonderful to go beyond wanting and fearing in your relationships. Love does not want or fear anything." - Eckhart Tolle

"Wanting to leave is enough." - Cheryl Strayed

"He buried his hands in the rich velvet of her hair. "I thought I'd die for wanting you." - Teresa Medeiros

"I have read descriptions of Paradise that would make any sensible person stop wanting to go there." - Baron de Montesquieu

"I've been wanting to make a movie about the war in Sierra Leone, specifically, for more than 15 years." - Cary Fukunaga

"Love, for me, is always wanting the best for the other person even if it's not what's best for you." - Mike Colter

"Life is not having, it's wanting. Life is not taking, it's giving. Life is not dying, it's living." - Heather Dorff

"He that is robb'd, not wanting what is stolen, Let him not know 't, and he's not robb'd at all." - William Shakespeare

"Lady, I didn't get up this morning wanting to be a jackass... but you just pushed my jackass button." - Bill Engvall

"I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars; there's a certain freedom, meaningful freedom, that comes with that." - Bill Gates

"Fame is fleeting, honey. Fame is fleeting and it changes." - Debbie Allen

"Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars." - Henry David Thoreau

"I have Internet fame. Real fame is more intense." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"Like every poor person, I used to dream about winning the lottery. I didn't just get money, though. I got fame. And I got fame before I got money, and it was scary." - Amber Rose

"Fame is a dangerous thing. It's what the post-industrial society wants. They want fame and many followers on Twitter. But to really make the world understandable, that challenge is remaining." - Hans Rosling

"There was a time in my late teens and early 20s where I was motivated by this wanting to get out, to prove to the world that I had something to offer - that kind of youthful spirit, where maybe I had my eye on fame and fortune. I mellowed out in my late 20s and now that I'm in my early 30s, I'm coming to peace with it." - Lissie

"I do seem to work in a lot of different mediums, which means it keeps things fresh and sparks interest in me. Fame and fortune is fairly irrelevant to me. It's nice because it gives creative freedom. But just wanting to be famous is ridiculous because it's so vacuous. So, I get offered lots of different things and if they spark my interest, I'll try and do them because they form part of a wider creative circle." - David Essex

"I don't see anything wrong with a neighborhood association wanting to keep their neighborhood a certain way or their apartment complex a certain way. I don't see anything wrong with white kids wanting to go to school with white children, or black kids wanting to go to school with black kids." - David Duke

"Yet is there one true line, the pearl of pearls: Man dreams of Fame while woman wakes to love." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"He who writes prose builds his temple to Fame in rubble; he who writes verses builds it in granite." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Fame is a constant effort" - Jules Renard

"Fame is bought by happiness." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"Is demum miser est, cuius nobilitas miserias nobilitat. Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous." - Publius Attius Varus

"That's what fame is: solitude." - Coco Chanel

"Fame separates you from life." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Love is better than Fame." - Bayard Taylor

"I don't live for glamor and I don't care for fame, I'm in it for the love of the game" - Jay Sean

"Fame, power, and gold, are loved for their own sakes - are worshipped with a blind, habitual idolatry." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Fame is a Bleet, man." - Brad Pitt

"Trump claims he'd be the "best jobs president that God ever created." But isn't his claim to fame firing people?" - Michael R. Burch

"Fame is a bitch, man." - Brad Pitt

"Fame is a powerful aphrodisiac." - Graham Greene



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