Quotation Explorer - 'Fame'

The most stable, and therefore, the most healthy self-esteem is based on deserved respect from others rather than on external fame or celebrity and unwarranted adulation. - Abraham H. Maslow
A man should not be judged by his fame, power, or money, but rather by how much love he gives to others. - Sandranil Biswas
Critics! Appalled I ventured on the name.Those cutthroat bandits in the paths of fame. - Robert Burns
He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar. - Chuang-tzu
Everything have a foundation, even your fame; It started as little support from your family and immediate friends; Don't forget that because they saw the raw talent before everyone saw the polished act. Stay True instead of being a fame fool. - Unarine Ramaru
Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow. - Kurt Vonnegut
It is not our fame or wealth that puts us in danger; it is our arrogance and egotism - M.F. Moonzajer
Being famous is not all that one should want in life...there is much more to life than name and fame... - Amit Abraham
If we should be blessed by some great reward, such as fame or fortune, it's the fruit of a seed planted by us in the past. - Bodhidharma
Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.
Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion. - Mark Twain
NOTORIETY, n. The fame of one's competitor for public honors. The kind of renown most accessible and acceptable to mediocrity. A Jacob's-ladder leading to the vaudeville stage, with angels ascending and descending. - Ambrose Bierce
Fame is neither something to value nor to view as a threat. - A.D. Posey
Fame and glory are fleeting, especially in the music business. That's why completing my degree and graduating from college were priorities.
All she wanted was a family, all he wanted was fame; as their relationship famished. - Anthony Liccione
Marry for money, and you will live lavishly. Marry for virtue, and you will live honorably. Marry for fame, and you will live prominently. Marry for love, and you will live happily. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and pain, fame and disripute, these are just the worldly winds of existence. - T. Scott McLeod
You are not born for fame if you don't know the value of time.
A friend told me that one day he and I would be rich and famous. I told him that I'd trade my half of the fame, for his half of the money. - Quentin R. Bufogle
The best fame is a writer's fame. It's enough to get a table at a good restaurant, but not enough to get you interrupted when you eat. - Fran Lebowitz
Fame is the worst pain known to man. It’s stronger than heroin. - Nicki Minaj
Whenever success and fame override our senses with greed, arrogance and delusion; it is a time to pause and reflect. - Aditya Ajmera
Honesty is the recognition of the fact that the unreal is unreal and can have no value, that neither love nor fame nor cash is a value if obtained by fraud. - Ayn Rand
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
Once you have money and fame, the next thing you should expect is scandal and shame. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Just be happy, not because of name and fame, but because you are alive. - Debasish Mridha
True happiness cannot not be achieved through wealth, fame or action, But through love, modesty and self satisfaction. - Mouloud Benzadi
How much fame, money, and power does a woman have to achieve on her own before you can punch her in the face?
Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence. - Benjamin Haydon
For me, writing isn't about money and fame. It's about passion, an art form that I want to share with the world, expand the horizons to new worlds, new experiences, and new adventures. - Jason W. Blair
Sometimes I think about money, position, fame but my heart always craves for love. - Debasish Mridha
Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.
It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that make the master's fame. - Orison Swett Marden
Put off this sloth,' the master said, 'for shame!Sitting on feather-pillows, lying reclined Beneath the blanket is no way to fame -Fame, without which man's life wastes out of mind, Leaving on earth no more memorialThan foam in water or smoke upon the wind - Dante Alighieri
Peaceful is the one who's not concerned with having more or less.Unbound by name and fame, he is free from sorrow from the world and mostly from himself. - Jalaluddin Rumi
The right people make you realize fame and fortune is cool, but small moments of pure freedom is better. - Darnell Lamont Walker
As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls. - M. Cartmill
The fame is birthed through the opposition. The success through the dynamism of fighting the despair. No fight, No lift! - Paul Gitwaza
In books I meet the dead as if they were alive,in books I see what is yet to come...All things decay and pass with time...all fame would fall victim to oblivionif God had not given mortal men the book to aid them. - Richard de Bury
Everyone had learned that it was worth giving up privacy for the merest possibility of fame, and the idea that only a private self was truly autonomous and free had be lost in the static of the airwaves. - Salman Rushdie
My goal is not to have everlasting fame, it is simply to write the stories that are asking me to write them and to share them with the people that want to hear them. - Elizabeth Hernandez
Not fame, but wisdom is the beauty of life. - Debasish Mridha
Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today may curse tomorrow and only one thing endures - character. - Harry Truman
What brings a real and lasting joy is our relationships with God, and our love for His other children He has put in our lives. It's people; friends and family that fulfil us. All else, fame, popularity, beauty, is so fleeting. - Lindsey Stirling
Greatness isn't worldly fame and success. Laying humble service for humanity's best is true greatness. - Chinonye J. Chidolue
I have a definition of success. For me, it's very simple. It's not about wealth and fame and power. It's about how many shining eyes I have around me. - Benjamin Zander
People think entrepreneurs are all about fame and money. I was never in for either. And, will never be. This is a much bigger fight. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
Beware of fame; for when they come for you, they come not to give, but for to gain.Whoever is needed, wields the most power.Whoever is needy, seeks to wield that power. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
The world is focused on success, which is defined as riches and fame. Define your success as a person of values. Make love, compassion, and kindness your only success and everything else will be available to you. - Raphael Zernoff
I am focused on the work. I am constantly creating. I am a busy girl. I live and breathe my work. I love what I do. I believe in the message. There's no stopping. I didn't create the fame, the fame created me. - Lady Gaga
The only reason i love the courage of these individuals is that they take their family members as astray chicks, and the reason i don't want to belong to this category is because those chicks are far more important to me than trivial wealth and fame. - Michael Bassey Johnson
It is not the fame, not the flesh, not the money. We want something else, something pretty. - Debasish Mridha
Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
Create. Not for the money. Not for the fame. Not for the recognition. But for the pure joy of creating something and sharing it. - Ernest Barbaric
Fame, girls, fast cars, penthouses and what not; the whole problem is because everyone wants the same things from life. - Daya Kudari
Fame is like drifting clouds, transient and ephemeral. Memory is forever. - Debasish Mridha
If you desire the path of sincerity, develop a love for obscurity. Flee from the clatter and clinks of fame. Be like the roots of a tree; it keeps the tree upright and gives it life, but it itself is hidden underneath the earth and eyes cannot see it. - Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak
Is demum miser est, cuius nobilitas miserias nobilitat. (Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.) - Lucius Accius
Nor Fame I slight, nor her favors call; She comes unlook'd for, if she comes at all. - Alexander Pope
True authors don't write for fame or to make a name or money, they write to make impact - Bernard Kelvin Clive
If you are an artist, may no love of wealth or fame or admiration and no fear of blame or misunderstanding make you ever paint, with pen or brush, an ideal of external life otherwise than as you see it. - Olive Schreiner
No greater love hath a man than he lay down his life for his brother. Not for millions, .. not for glory, not for fame. For one person, .. in the dark .. where no one will ever know .. or see.
In my errant life I roamedto learn the secrets of women and men,of gods and dreams.I lived in wealth and poverty, in fame and calamity.I saw every country of our world,I lived a thousand lives.Many lives I spent, other lives I squandered,for in my life I never traveled, all I did was wander. - Roman Payne
He is not dead who departs from life with a high and noble fame; but he is dead, even while living, whose brow is branded with infamy.
For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever modest, whatsoever just, whatsoever holy, whatsoever lovely, whatsoever of good fame, if there be any virtue, if any praise of discipline: think on these things. - Anonymous
I understand that in our work - doesn't matter whether it's acting or writing - what's important isn't fame or glamour, none of the things I used to dream about, it's the ability to endure. - Chekhov Anton
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. - Henry David Thoreau
CORPORAL, n. A man who occupies the lowest rung of the military ladder. Fiercely the battle raged and, sad to tell, Our corporal heroically fell! Fame from her height looked down upon the brawl And said: "He hadn't very far to fall." Giacomo Smith - Ambrose Bierce
Appreciate what everybody does, especially those doing what you are also doing. Don’t crave for attention and fame. It will come automatically when your brand is well situated. - Israelmore Ayivor
What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little
For an entrepreneur: wealth invites fame. For a celebrity: fame invites wealth. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I don’t want to write a book which will bring me fame for just an hour. I will try to write something which may not be very popular but it may last forever. - Debasish Mridha
With a modest amount of looks and talent and more than a modicum of serendipity, I've managed to stretch my 15 minutes of fame into more than half a century of good fortune. - Robert Vaughn
You can change your life or not change it. It really doesn’t matter in the end.Life as humans live it is too fleeting, too incidental, too minisculefor the universe to keep forever.So just do good to others; be good, allbecause it makes you happy,happy beyond fame, power, andeternity. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
Why would we want fame, when God promises us glory? Why would we be seeking the wealth of the world when the wealth of heaven is ours? Why would we run for a crown that will perish with time, when we're called to win a crown that is imperishable? - Paul David Washer
Work neither for fame nor profit. An artist should aspire only to inspire. - Hayden Pearton
What's fame, after all? It can be what someone writes on your tombstone. - Peter Duncan
oh God! what am I to do if I love nothing but fame and men's esteem? - Leo Tolstoy
I don’t really want fame and fortune; I just want to enjoy playing my music for people that enjoy hearing it. - Sara Alina
Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim Wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame, Obtained with labor, for mankind employed, And then, when most you share it, best enjoyed. - Alfred North Whitehead
To have had fame, even very minor fame, and to have lost it, got older and maybe put on a little weight is a kind of living death. - David Nicholls
We came to this world to enjoy the magic of love, the beauty of existence, and the joy of life. We did not come to this world to look for money and fame. - Debasish Mridha
I've never met a man who combined spiritual depth, musical ability, and international fame with such grace, charm, and humility as Johnny.
Are you not ashamed of caring so much for the making of money and for fame and prestige, when you neither think nor care about wisdom and truth and the improvement of your soul? - Socrates
I write not for the sake of glory. Not for the sake of fame. Not of the sake of success. But for the sake of my soul. - Rachel Scott
Better than money and fame, teaching martial arts to your children; giving them your time and confidence, is the best inheritance - Soke Behzad Ahmadi
Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them. - Blaise Pascal
Fame is an epiphany of bubbles that are transient and pugnacious. - Debasish Mridha
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, and obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board. - Henry David Thoreau
The world of light and starry grace;within your mind I live to trace.Your thought’s speed in thunder’s glory,lightening my being with dream’s story.I embrace the tree carrying your nameYour unspoken wish : the heart of fame. - Munia Khan
O Woman - Allah has made you the Queen of Piety and Modesty, Don't belittle yourself to be the slave of unlawful admiration and mortal fame & fortune. - Ayisha Tabbassum
The Scripture vouches Solomon for the wisest of men; and his proverbs prove him so, The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over, acquired all that fame each of them by a single sentence, consisting of two or three words.
The stronger that women grow, the more prestige, fame, and money is accorded to the display professions: They are held higher and higher above the heads of rising women, for them to emulate. - Naomi Wolf
Life is a warfare and a stranger's sojourn, and after fame is oblivion. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
A writer doesn't dream of riches and fame, though those things are nice. A true writer longs to leave behind a piece of themselves, something that withstands the test of time and is passed down for generations. - C.K. Webb
The value of the award, reward or prize is not the size of the money or fame it is attached with ,but the worth in terms of the TRUSTWORTHINESS of the authority from whose hands the winners receive it. - Anuj Somany
Try not to be a man or woman of success, but rather a man or woman of inspiration. If you’re successful, they will flock to you for money or fame, but if you’re inspirational, they will flock to you because they love your soul and how you change theirs. - Shannon L. Alder
People living godly will dwell on high. Meaning wealth, honour, prosperity, fame, elevation, joy etc. - Sunday Adelaja
I don’t want fame, money, or duty. I want to close my eyes and see your loving beauty. - Debasish Mridha
Boys, be ambitious. Be ambitious not for money, not for selfish aggrandizement, not for the evanescent thing which men call fame. Be ambitious for the attainment of all that a man can be. - William Clark
The fame of his likes circulates briskly but soon grows heavy and stale; and as for history it will limit his life story to the dash between two dates. - Vladimir Nabokov
So many wish for magic so many beg for fame, but if you could manifest anything you want life would be a boring game. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Anonymity beats fame. One cannot undo fame. - Anonymous
Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door. - Marlo Thomas
Fame you make it yourself. To be famous you have to work for it yourself. - De philosopher DJ Kyos
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame. - Arthur Schopenhauer
I am not moved by riches and fame, but selflessness and a passion for humanity. - Gugu Mona
Popularity is neither fame nor greatness. - William Hazlitt
Unlike wealth, fame makes it easier for some men and more difficult for some to sleep around. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I'm already crazy. I'm a fearless person. I think it creeps up on you. I don't think it can be stopped. If my destiny is to lose my mind because of fame, then that's my destiny. But my passion still means more than anything. - Lady Gaga
The choice of life is not between fame and fortune, nor wealth and poverty, but between good and evil. - Boyd K. Packer
I think the promise of fame and what it holds to you as a child and dreaming of it is not what it is. What it is, I'm not complaining about, but it's just different than the reality you dreamed. - Rosie O'Donnell
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