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James Grainger Quotes and Sayings

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What is fame? an empty bubble; Gold? a transient,
shining trouble.
- James Grainger

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

 

Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold;
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Fame, I have already.
Now I need the money.
- Wilhelm Steinitz

In 1993 my birthday present was a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
- Annette Funicello

Fame is morally neutral.
- Edward R. Murrow

The postman wants an autograph.
The cab driver wants a picture.
The waitress wants a handshake.
Everyone wants a piece of you.
- John Lennon

The martyr cannot be dishonored.
Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame;
every prison a more illustrious abode.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't confuse fame with success.
Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
- Erma Bombeck

Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you,
fame.
If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle.
So at least it's something I experience,
but that's not where I live.
- Marilyn Monroe

The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached,
even death.
- Blaise Pascal

The final ballots represent players,
managers,
executives and builders who are top-tier candidates
and worthy of review for consideration for election to the Hall of Fame.
- Fay Vincent

You have to work in this business on your own terms.
Don't sell out for money, fame, or notoriety.
- Morgan Brittany

Who would not rather have the fame of Archimedes than
that of his conqueror Marcellus?
- William Rowan Hamilton

I'm trying to deal with ideas about histories,
fame, hearsay, and how public identities are constructed.
- Barbara Kruger

As a player, it says everything about you if you made the Hall of Fame.
But, then again, boy...
there's something about winning a Super Bowl.
- Terry Bradshaw

One to destroy, is murder by the law;
and gibbets keep the lifted hand in awe;
to murder thousands,
takes a specious name, 'War's glorious art',
and gives immortal fame.
- Edward Young

A life without fame can be a good life,
but fame without a life is no life at all.
- Clive James

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

Whatever fame came did so not because I sought it.
- Jo Stafford

It's about a young man who has climbed to fame and
he discovers that his writing and the relationship
with his wife are really more important for him than anything else.
- Ismail Merchant

Fame doesn't end loneliness.
- Claire Danes

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

At first it was exhilarating but when I realized it wasn't going away,
it became scary and claustrophobic.
Fame is a weird thing.
- Sharon Stone

I believe some people in this business suffer from
fame because they behave in a famous fashion.
- Stephen Rea

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

Fame is empowering.
My mistake was that I thought I would instinctively know how to handle it.
But there's no manual, no training course.
- Charlie Sheen

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

The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a
little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising
to me and completely baffling to my wife.
- Barack Obama

Looking back on those days and little leaguer,
the Hall of Fame is not even a blinking star,
but through baseball travels and moving up the ladder,
that star begins to flicker.
- Wade Boggs

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

Fame hit me like a ton of bricks.
- Eminem

You're asking the wrong girl about fame.
I'm hardly famous.
I wouldn't want to trade places with anyone else.
- Nikki Cox

Fame was thrilling only until it became grueling.
Money was fun only until you ran out of things to buy.
- Gloria Swanson

Fame is the thirst of youth.
- Lord Byron

Michael Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
It caused quite a controversy, because his nose isn't
eligible for another fifteen years.
- Conan O'Brien

I've seen many of my contemporaries become superstars,
and the way fame and fortune starts to really affect
the way they treat other people,
and I think it's ugly.
- Siobhan Fahey

In Italian there is an expression: We don't sleep on the fame.
- Donatella Versace

Fame is a bitch, man.
- Brad Pitt

I'm the age now that Rock was when he picked me up,
so I can understand how he felt - how his fame limited his freedom.
You get kinder as you go along.
- Armistead Maupin

I live my life parallel with my work,
and they are both equally important.
I'm always amazed how much people talk about celebrity and fame.
I don't understand the attraction.
- Cate Blanchett

Acting is a life experience.
I'm always learning things when I'm making a movie.
So the fame part of it is fine when you consider what you get out of this job.
- Kate Bosworth

I've written enough books with real celebrities,
such as Walter Payton and Hank Aaron and Billy Graham,
to know that fame looks good only to people who don't have it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Fame and tranquility can never be bedfellows.
- Michel de Montaigne

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

The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their
conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.
- Jean Genet

Everyone in showbiz is driven by ego,
so how do you go from having loads of fame to working
at 7-11? You can't do it!
- Ryan Seacrest

Wealth, beauty, and fame are transient.
When those are gone, little is left except the need to be useful.
- Gene Tierney

What is fame? The advantage of being known by people
of whom you yourself know nothing,
and for whom you care as little.
- Lord Byron

Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted from.
- Tacitus

I don't have a problem with fame.
I got into this business intending to be very successful,
but I wanted it to be at my price.
- Jason Patric

I feel sorry for these kids in bands.
Everything is so disposable nowadays.
These kids don't even get 15 minutes of fame,
it's like a minute and a half.
- Zakk Wylde

Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.
- Lord Byron

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

Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom,
not the reflected glamour of fame.
- Abbott L. Lowell

Fame means millions of people have the wrong idea of who you are.
- Erica Jong

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

Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
- Edmund Burke

The sooner I get into the Hall of Fame the better.
- Dave Winfield

You can take Elvis.
You can take Marilyn Monroe.
Success and fame will not be the answer if something
inside of you is bothering you,
if things in your mind aren't going right.
- Linda Evans

A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them:
Alas for those that never sing,
but die with all their music in them!
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

If a man loves the labour of his trade,
apart from any question of success or fame,
the gods have called him.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

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

The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile;
intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
- Sallust

If this fame, which people call my lucky break,
were to stop tomorrow, I shouldn't care.
- Brigitte Bardot

I have never been accepted.
I'll never make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
They're never going to let me in.
- Nancy Sinatra

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


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