Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, Till by broad spreading it disperses to naught.

William Shakespeare

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

Horace Greeley

If you're holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.

J. K. Rowling

Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it!

Davy Crockett

No true and permanent fame can be founded except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind.

Charles Sumner

Famous I don't know about. It's hard to be famous and alive. I just want to play music every day and hear someone say, 'Thanks, that was great, here's some money, same time tomorrow, okay?'

Terry Pratchett

Popularity? It is glory's small change.

Victor Hugo

Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence.

Benjamin Haydon

The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you.

Gloria Vanderbilt

Fame comes with its own standard. A guy who twitches his lips is just another guy with a lip twitch - unless he's Humphrey Bogart.

Sammy Davis, Jr.

You can't choose what you're famous for in life.

Dave Kellett

Integrity of life is fame's best friend, which nobly, beyond death, shall crown in the end.

John Webster

I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense... I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash.

Anthony Hopkins

The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acquire it.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I'll take anyway to get into the Hall of Fame. If they want a batboy, I'll go in as a batboy.

Phil Rizzuto

I wanted to be a star, not a gallery mascot.

Jean michel Basquiat

Fame is a bitch, man.

Brad Pitt

Fame is also a test of character at times... Sometimes I pass the test; sometimes I'm a pain in the ass. Sometimes I'm like, 'Oh, God! I just want to buy some tampons!'

Meg Ryan

He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar.

Chuang tzu

Fame - anyone who says he doesn't like it is crazy.

Bennett Cerf

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don't care about fame, I don't care about being a celebrity. I know that's part of the job, but I don't feed into anyone's idea of who I should be.

Jessica Alba

You can get awful famous in this country in seven days.

Gary Hart

Life is a warfare and a stranger's sojourn, and after fame is oblivion.

Marcus Aurelius

I'm a bit of an abstract figure that people can project their fantasies on; it's pretty much what we all are, otherwise we wouldn't be stars, and people wouldn't be interested. But people project things on you that have nothing to do with what you really are, or they see a little something and then exaggerate it. And you can't really control that.

Salma Hayek

I had now made about 45 pictures, but what had I become? I knew all too well: a phallic symbol. All over the world I was, as a name and personality, equated with sex.

Errol Flynn

Martyrdom... is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.

George Bernard Shaw

Martyrdom is the only way a person can become famous without ability.

George Bernard Shaw

We always said the goal was to make these songs famous - not our faces.

Jon Foreman

The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.

Amelia Earhart

He's a lock for the Hall of Fame.

Michael Irvin

I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful much adulated, very famous and very unhappy.

Brigitte Bardot

Popularity is neither fame nor greatness.

William Hazlitt

Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.

Simeon Strunsky

That's our policy. We're not looking for fame. Our aim here is to carry a message.

Bob L.

It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that make the master's fame.

Orison Swett Marden

It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.

Alan Alda

For that, what we're trying to do is get some famous people who either have homes here or come here often.

Nola Rocco

Then I became a world-famous hairdresser, which I don't mind saying, because, who cares?

Greg Hauptner

I am beautiful, famous and gorgeous.

Anna Kournikova

If we knew it was going to become famous, we would have given it a better name.

William Herbst

It's not about the fame and the money because if you do good work all that stuff comes.

David Cassidy

The real trap of fame is its irresistibility.

Ingrid Bengis

You don't often get a chance to work side-by-side with someone who's already in the Hall of Fame.

Al Saunders

Gained his fame not by winning, but by losing.

Brandon King

Oh, I am committed. It's my claim to fame.

Tom Henschel

I'm not famous, I'm just in the spotlight more than you.

Brian Littrell

Layering debt on the operation of the Hall of Fame was something we were absolutely committed not to do.

John Tate

A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

This is a milestone day for Hall of Fame Racing.

Bill Saunders

I'm never going to be famous. I don't do anything, not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that any more.

Dorothy Parker

This beach might be compared one day to Bali or to other famous beaches in Southeast Asia.

Gang Heung Ueon

The Bronx is famous for two things. Hip-hop. And 26 world championships.

Kurtis Blow

In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.

Andy Warhol

When people ask, 'So what do you do in Charlotte?' the hall of fame will help us answer that question.

Tim Newman

My fame is largely due to young people, they're the first ones to discover me.

Pat Morita

That was his famous saying, ... He would never let them leave feeling like they had failed.

Julie Nelson

The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will never accept an artifact from any company whose business is promoting gambling.

Jeff Idelson

This is sad, ... but it will make her more famous.

Michael Gross

There's not a whole lot of famous people around here.

Vance Stevens

Fame, I have already. Now I need the money.

Wilhelm Steinitz

Being famous is wicked. But it's better to be normal.

Rupert Grint

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

Good Charlotte

Fame and riches are fleeting. Stupidity is eternal.

Don Williams, Jr

Because he's black, he's rich and he's famous, and they've got nothing else better to do.

Rick James

There are still a lot of Dolphins fans who have never had the opportunity to get to the Hall of Fame.

Wayne Huizenga

When you're a celebrity on your own there's a certain amount of acknowledgment. When two people who are both famous get together it becomes a bigger thing. It almost becomes bigger than the couple.

Trisha Yearwood

I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.

Ray Charles

Sometimes fame comes too quickly.

Tony Perez

He skied everywhere you could ski, everywhere. He skied Aspen before it was Aspen. He was one of the famous prewar skiers.

Mickey Blake

It's not the money. It's not the fame. It's the influence.

Clay Aiken

Maybe it's my 15 minutes of fame, maybe it's longer.

Jane Harman

The most famous cricketers are too big to play county cricket.

Ian Botham

Mickey: Never say famous last words, because they could be.

Forget Paris

O! who shall lightly say that fame/ is nothing but an empty name?

Joanna Baillie

Fame, it is not enjoyable.

Hiroshi Sugimoto

The most practical way to become famous is to survive a major tragedy.

Dirceu Alves Ferreira

And this reality TV thing. That's the biggest change; that you don't have to do anything to become famous on TV.

Jennifer Saunders

I'm not shy about this at all. You've got to have a claim to fame.

Bob Forsch

It's just magic. I told Sal he's going to get famous off it.

Marcelo Castillo

The Lions Club will sell their famous funnel cakes and they're doing hot dogs this year, too.

Nina Lovill

We will continue to add to the Music Wall of Fame as pictures are brought in.

Wade Presley

The one thing I regret is that he passed before he got a chance to get into the baseball Hall of Fame.

Lon Simmons

And wouldn't change by the change, or the game, or the fame, when he came, in the game, he made his own name.

Kanye West

The collection has to be focused on the story that's told by the Hall of Fame.

Peter Hammell

It's a cute thing. Fame is their new toy.

Hal Sparks

If they had a profession at all, it had to be a noble cause. Now, it is about glamour, money, and fame.

Nisha Singhania

The most famous example is probably early on in the Harper government.

David Akin

It isn't about how famous you are or how much money you have.

David Baum

Nor Fame I slight, nor her favors call; She comes unlook'd for, if she comes at all.

Alexander Pope

He was as famous as Canadian writer could get at the time.

Brian Trehearne

I can't believe this. First I get the new team, now I make the Hall of Fame.

Danny Geoffrion

Bill King has just been elected to the Hall of Fame.

George Blanda

Mickey Mouse... is always there-he's part of my life. That really is something not everyone can call their claim to fame.

Annette Funicello

There?s no acceptable circumstance to put a child unprotected in your car, and it?s a terrible shame someone this famous, who could have set an example, did not do so.

Jenny Robinson

We're famous for going to the hotel rooms and actually cleaning them up.

Kevin Bacon

Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.

Mark Twain

Even though I'm not supposed to be nervous, I was then because I was performing for somebody famous.

Kort Fuller

We will never be famous. But we still like it, so we'll keep on playing.

Li Pang

We still have the famous quilted bag which will always be there.

Gil Dufour

It's quite an honor to be in the College Football Hall of Fame.

Jim Mandich

I was famous from birth.

Peter Fonda

His conscience is clear. This is the price of fame.

Carlos Queiroz

An association with Stieglitz almost certainly guaranteed fame.

Barbara Haskell

It was a milestone that very few pitchers achieved and at that time assured you of election to the Hall of Fame.

Steve Carlton

I want to do an 'Extreme Makeover' show. You know that MTV show 'I Want To Have A Famous Face'? Well, I want to do a new show. I want to have a different famous face.

Pauly Shore

It's really fun to try to be somebody famous. We're showing a lot of people who they were and what they've done.

Dan Marshall

Dunham is exploiting my death penalty to become famous. Frankly, who knew him before 9/11.

Zacarias Moussaoui

Sometimes I wish I weren't famous.

Tammy Wynette

If the writers want to put cheaters in the Hall of Fame, that's their prerogative.

Phil Niekro

I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds; who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it.

David Mallet

He went to Man United and the fame and money seemed to affect him badly. He became cockier and arrogant and we met less and less.

Lauren Alcorn

The public's appetite for famous people is a mouth as big as a mountain.

Robert Motherwell

Until I win and prove myself, length doesn't get you the record, it doesn't get you in the Hall of Fame, doesn't get you anything.

Bubba Watson

They were all famous and fantastic fellows.

Peter Scott

To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.

Alexander Smith

Gain fame and fortune.

Gary Coleman

My goal now is to not only to bring a championship back to the University of Arkansas, but also to become a coach one day in the Hall of Fame.

Tracy Rocker

I want to be famous and rich. . . . I am famous and rich.

Wesley Willis

He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius.

William Gilmore Simms

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

Laura Kightlinger

They became a very famous family in Czech music.

Leon Hyman

We have something by every famous composer and a mother lode of American music.

James Billington

I'm the guy that made Joe DiMaggio famous.

Lefty Gomez

He's a really famous fantasy illustrator.

Sam Gauss

The one thing you've got to say about Columbia is that it has courses that are famous. It has alumni who come back and say it was the best thing they ever did.

William Scott

We had our 15 minutes of fame.

Lael Dandan

I'm not in this for fame. I'm in it to give people hope.

Cameron Clapp

Damon has emerged as a major celebrity in our city. To combine him with his Hall of Fame brother it makes for an even more special event.

Keith Pelley

We were marching since we were babies and all we did was make Jane Fonda famous.

Robert Patrick

We've always been famous for our homemade cream pies and hams.

Gary Phillips

If I wanted to be famous, I could have been famous before.

David Gest

You need to tell the famous stories, old and new. There are lots and lots of famous stories. You need to not shy away from those.

Chris Becicka

Preserve my artistic creativity and ennoble my artistic fame.

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Some people may be famous for creating a pencil sharpener. I'm famous for my tits.

Katie Price

I am famous because I am an African American jazz artist.

Nat King Cole

Fame, like the river, is narrowest where it is bred, and broadest afar off.

William Davenant

I'm world-famous all over Canada. I cried like a baby.

Kevin Cooney

That says something in itself. It's still one of the most famous bonspiels in the world.

Vic Peters

I thought he'd be in the Hall of Fame by now.

Billy Reed

I've always had confidence. Before I was famous, that confidence got me into trouble. After I got famous, it just got me into more trouble.

Bruce Willis

Once you become famous, there is nothing left to become but infamous.

Brandon Johnson

Slowly but surely, we are acquiring that famous culture of democracy, which is our objective.

Paul Biya

West Palm Beach was famous for its art deco streetscapes.

Chris Hamilton

Who has the fame to be an early riser may sleep till noon.

James Howell

He was very shy, a man uneasy with the fame that came with the job.

Michael Parkinson

He has strived to achieve fame and success. He is more than a director. He has successfully blended East and West cultures in his films.

Lee Kang

My client simply had an argument with a parking lot attendant. He didn't touch the guy. There would be no claim if he wasn't famous.

Martin Singer

The Hall of Fame is so far beyond what you dream of.

Tab Ramos

A famous city's most famous landmark.

Herb Caen

People seldom become famous for what they say until after they are famous for what they've done.

Cullen Hightower

Fame is an uncomfortable state of being, but if I can use it and put out messages that are important, then I embrace fame.

Suzanne Somers

One of the drawbacks of fame is that one can never escape from it.

Nellie Melba

Even for learned men, love of fame is the last thing to be given up.

Cornelius Tacitus

He was a very good actor but he wasn't used as an actor as much as he should have been because he became famous as Peter Ustinov.

Michael Winner

I still forgive him, because by doing what he did, he made it famous.

Alberto Korda

I really was not into being a world famous author. I enjoyed the process and wanted to complete the work.

Charles Feldmann

To me, this town is famous for volunteerism. There are people who go above and beyond the line of duty here.

Dan Modzelewski

Just because you're not famous, doesn't mean you're not good.

Laura Linney

My name's Jennifer Ellison and one day I'm going to be famous!

Jennifer Ellison

(O'Neil) is not going to be defined by the fact that he didn't get into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Ray Doswell

He's very famous in Brazil.

Gilberto Silva

I love being famous. It validates that I have something to say.

Richard Lewis

To go into the Hall of Fame, it continues the legacy of the Dallas Cowboys.

Troy Aikman

He was famous for his snow reports. He was on the radio daily in the little communities. He was funny.

Mickey Blake

He deserves to be in (the hall of fame). He should have been in there a long time ago.

Ken Blankenship

Louisiana is famous, if not infamous, for its corruption.

Jim Letten

In the public's mind, when you become famous in any way, you can go into politics.

Paul Levinson

I'll make thee glorious by my pen, And famous by my sword.

James Graham

Before I became an actress, I used to think, 'When I get famous, there's so much love for you. And I think that's what everyone's after with trying to achieve celebrity.

Lisa Kudrow

I want to be famous everywhere.

Luciano Pavarotti

Ah, dearer than my soul. Dearer than light, or life, or fame.

John Oldham

Five minutes was my claim to fame. I didn't know if I would get another shot.

Herculez Gomez

I don't know why he's not in the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Jon Miller

If fame is to come only after death, I am in no hurry for it.

Marcus Valerius Martialis

Arnold Schwarzenegger became so famous in Japan for that ad. Nobody in Japan could have done that.

Tomoko Kamiguchi

If you want me in the Hall of Fame put me in because of some contributions that I have made to country music.

Buck Owens

He's probably the most famous scientist I'll ever get to meet. It was a privilege.

Edwina Pendarvis

For him life wasn't chasing income and fame. It was about making his soul complete.

Fred Walker

This is the Pro Football Hall of Fame, not the Life Hall of Fame.

Emmitt Smith

It's been a tremendous ride. My 15 years, my 15 minutes of fame, is up.

Emmitt Smith