July 20, 2024

Famous Quotes

 Famous Quotes

Will Smith

“The biggest trap in life is fame.”

Will Smith is an American actor, rapper, and film producer. He is known for his roles in movies such as “The Pursuit of Happyness” and “Men in Black.”

Socrates

“Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.”

Socrates was a classical Greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy. He is known for his method of inquiry known as the Socratic method.

Horace Greeley

“Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures, and that is character.”

Horace Greeley was an American newspaper editor and founder of the New-York Tribune. He was a prominent American reformer and politician in the mid-19th century.

Bette Midler

“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”

Bette Midler is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and comedian. She has won multiple awards, including Grammy and Tony Awards.

Lord Byron

“A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn’t know.”

Lord Byron was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. He is best known for his narrative poems “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage” and “Don Juan.”

Lord Byron

“Fame is the thirst of youth.”

Lord Byron was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. He is best known for his narrative poems “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage” and “Don Juan.”

Vicki Baum

“Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.”

Vicki Baum was an Austrian writer known for her novel “Grand Hotel,” which was adapted into a successful Broadway play and film.

William Hazlitt

“Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.”

William Hazlitt was an English essayist, drama and literary critic, painter, social commentator, and philosopher.

Emily Dickinson

“Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.”

Emily Dickinson was an American poet known for her unique and unconventional style. She is considered one of the most important figures in American poetry.

Cyril Connolly

“The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication.”

Cyril Connolly was an English literary critic and writer. He is known for his influential work “Enemies of Promise,” which explores the challenges facing writers.

Arthur Schopenhauer

“Fame is something that must be won. Honor is something that must not be lost.”

Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher best known for his work “The World as Will and Representation,” where he developed an atheistic metaphysical and ethical system.

Sallust

“Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light.”

Sallust was a Roman historian, politician, and author of historical monographs on the Jugurthine War and the Catilinarian conspiracy.

Virginia Woolf

“Fame is the result of being misunderstood.”

Virginia Woolf was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.

Sivananda Saraswati

“Fame is the penalty of success. Jealousy is the penalty of fame.”

Sivananda Saraswati was a Hindu spiritual teacher and a proponent of yoga and Vedanta. He founded the Divine Life Society in 1936.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

“Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; but friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. was an American physician, poet, and polymath based in Boston. He was a member of the Fireside Poets and a leading figure in American literature.

Erica Jong

“Fame means millions of people have the wrong idea of who you are.”

Erica Jong is an American novelist, satirist, and poet, known for her novel “Fear of Flying,” which became famously controversial for its frank treatment of female sexuality.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome.”

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer. His political philosophy influenced the Enlightenment in France and across Europe.

Truman Capote

“Fame is only good for one thing — they will cash your check in a small town.”

Truman Capote was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor. He is known for his novels “In Cold Blood” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

Henry Fielding

“Fame itself is but an epitaph; as late, as sure, and certain as your grave.”

Henry Fielding was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humor and satirical prowess. He is best known for his novel “Tom Jones.”

Emily Dickinson

“Fame is a bee. It has a song — It has a sting — Ah, too, it has a wing.”

Emily Dickinson was an American poet known for her unique and unconventional style. She is considered one of the most important figures in American poetry.

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