The repository contains 15 quotes in the category “Fame.”
In public life it is sometimes necessary in order to appear really natural to be actually artificial.
President Calvin Coolidge
1872 — 1933
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth the reading, or do things worth the writing.
1706 — 1790
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
1769 — 1821
A celebrity is one known to many persons he is glad he doesn’t know.
H. L. Mencken
1880 — 1956
Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
1809 — 1894
Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and then slip quietly away.
Any idiot can get laid when they’re famous. That’s easy. It’s getting laid when you’re not famous that takes some talent.
The day they stop making fun of you is the day they don’t give a damn about you.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
1925 — 1990
People seldom become famous for what they say until after they are famous for what they’ve done.
After I am dead I would rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
Cato the Elder
234 — 149 B.C.
A successful author is equally in danger of the dimunition of his fame whether he continues or ceases to write.
1709 — 1784
If fame comes after death, then I’m in no hurry for it.
1040? — 103?
You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.
1900 — 1938
You’d be amazed at the number of people who want to introduce themselves to you in the men’s room.
Senator John Kerry
Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette: the more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace.
President John Tyler
1790 — 1862