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Maureen Dowd Quotes and Sayings

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Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich,
beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve.
- Maureen Dowd

The minute you settle for less than you deserve,
you get even less than you settled for.
- Maureen Dowd

Wooing the press is an exercise roughly akin to picnicking with a tiger.
You might enjoy the meal, but the tiger always eats last.
- Maureen Dowd

One must not attempt to justify them,
but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.
- Maureen Dowd

 

I've been that celebrity on the red carpet,
and I appreciate that something hasn't got to just
look good from the front,
from the back, it's got to look good at all angles.
- Victoria Beckham

I think that's the thing.
I don't want to date a celebrity.
I want to date a normal person.
So I'm looking for a normal person.
- Ashlee Simpson

In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity
has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.
- C. Wright Mills

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I was voted Biggest Ham and Likeliest to Become a Celebrity.
- Kristen Johnston

If you want to be an actor, you have to do it because you love acting,
not because you want to be a celebrity.
- Alfonso Ribeiro

I prefer being as far from the centre of celebrity as possible.
- Rachel Weisz

There are 38,000 people dying of hunger each day and most are children.
And, being a celebrity, I communicate about it as much as I can.
- Raul Julia

I find celebrity status difficult to bear when I am
in the company of my mother.
- Phil Donahue

You have to remember that when you are a performer you become a celebrity,
but you are not saving lives.
It's not that important.
- Victoria Beckham

Celebrity hits like a bomb.
- Jimmy Smits

But when you're a celebrity, you discover that you're no longer the pursuer,
but the one being pursued.
That's one of the disappointments I have had since becoming a single man.
- Hugh Grant

Celebrity was a long time in coming;
it will go away.
Everything goes away.
- Carol Burnett

I'm not a celebrity.
I don't call myself a celebrity.
I'm an actor.
- Sophia Bush

In the Emperor's New Clothes, they got a different
celebrity to do each voice.
They drew up a picture of each character and then each
actor wrote their own part.
- Melissa Joan Hart

The whole point of being an actor is to get satisfaction out of a role -
unless you're just vain about celebrity.
- Jonny Lee Miller

Perhaps you could sympathize with those who seek to
replace a dead child with a copy,
or to copy a parent or a relative or even a celebrity.
- Leon Kass

Isn't it amazing how celebrity status preempts even
the most ingrained hatreds?
- Camryn Manheim

I want it to be remembered that Ozzy was the first
celebrity who was brave enough to open up his private life to the public.
He was the first.
- Sharon Osbourne

I still get excited about meeting celebrities,
because I don't think I'm a celebrity myself.
- Allan Carr

People are people.
All that celebrity tagging doesn't bother me at all.
- Katie Price

I could have been more famous if I did all the glitzy things,
but celebrity always seemed so unnecessary.
- Enya

The term 'celebrity' makes my skin crawl.
- Janeane Garofalo

A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.
- Lord Byron

I love New York City.
Everyone is busy with their own lives -
and no one is interested in some Hollywood celebrity
walking past in downtown Manhattan.
- James Van Der Beek

It's funny how you call me a celebrity.
Oh man.
- Steven Hill

Celebrity and secrets don't go together.
The bastards will get you in the end.
- George Michael

The minuses of celebrity include having to live with
security and the knowledge that you may be stalked.
- Enya

It's a cliche, but there really is no handbook about the celebrity thing;
you have to figure it out as you go along.
- Nathan Lane

Everyone wants immediate success, immediate celebrity,
and that doesn't produce what used to be artists.
- Colin R. Davis

Celebrity is hawking make-up, cars, everything;
it's shifted.
- Janice Dickinson

Stupidity fuses notoriety and celebrity.
- Suzanne Fields

If I hadn't become a celebrity, I'd probably be an alcoholic.
- Paul Lynde

And I enjoyed the celebrity and the creativity that
was involved in Star Trek.
- William Shatner

In other words, the celebrity gets out of hand,
and if you're not careful, you will forget what you are about -
and that is you are about making music that people want to hear.
- Johnny Mathis

I do struggle with how much and in which way,
as an artist or celebrity, that you voice your political views.
- Kevin Bacon

But I've always felt a need to have a life which is completely separate -
at least as far as possible -
from the kind of illusory lifestyle that comes with being a celebrity.
- Winona Ryder

But celebrity really doesn't mean anything unless you
use it for finding some way to give back and I've always felt that way.
- Judith Light

The whole celebrity culture thing - I'm fascinated by,
and repelled by, and yet I end up knowing about it.
- Anderson Cooper

I understand that if you set out to be a celebrity,
then you asked for it, but all I wanted to be was an actor.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I don't like being out in public too much.
I don't like going to bars.
I don't like doing celebrity stuff.
- Adam Sandler

A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their
life to become well known,
and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
- Fred Allen

I am utterly bored by celebrity interviews.
Most celebrities are devoid of interest.
- Roger Ebert

I think if you're a good songwriter,
that's what you are first -
not a star or celebrity.
- Tom Cochrane

I'm awash in self-contempt!
- the Woody Allen movie Celebrity

If you say a modern celebrity is an adulterer,
a pervert and a drug addict, all it means is that you've read his autobiography.
- P. J. O'Rourke

It's pleasant and bothersome and embarrassing all at once.
Especially when you haven't done much and are a celebrity.
- Nastassja Kinski

Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being
a beautiful woman as you can get.
- Kevin Costner

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that,
if you bore people, they think it's their fault.
- Henry A. Kissinger

I have a problem with the blatant celebrity exhibitionism
that happens in this business and being sold purely as a brand.
- Jason Patric

Ninety-five percent of celebrity is good.
- Kevin Bacon

You've got to use your celebrity for good stuff,
not evil.
I think it's lame when people act as if they're better than everyone!
- Rachel Bilson

You don't know when you're being watched.
That's one of the weird things about celebrity.
It's my least favorite part of acting,
celebrity.
- Denzel Washington

I was never a celebrity - just a working actor.
- Martin Milner

Oh, I wouldn't want to go on a date with a female celebrity.
I'd rather go on a date with a real woman.
- Casper Van Dien

My mother wanted me off her hands.
She was a working woman.
She designed clothes, and she was a celebrity collector.
It's my mother's ambition to be a celebrity.
- Stephen Sondheim

Involvement in public affairs is a legitimate use of celebrity.
- Ron Silver

If anyone can figure out how to balance my celebrity
and my dual careers in music and film,
it's me.
I don't feel frightened; I feel challenged.
- Jennifer Lopez

Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance.
- Al Goldstein

My pastor said, Just because you were a celebrity doesn't
mean you're supposed to be a celebrity now.
- Willie Aames

This haunting idea of becoming a celebrity doesn't
settle well with me at all.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

I am not this big celebrity, but it gets really crazy.
You have to go through the nuts of blowing up,
in a sense, and then figuring out how to live your life with that.
- Vanessa Carlton

Any actor will tell you, anybody in the public eye,
that the tabloids are the worst kind of ramification of being a celebrity.
- Tracey Gold

I love to utilize my celebrity status in a responsible
and constructive and substantive manner.
I like to get my hands dirty rather than a photo op.
- William Baldwin

It is better for me to serve a charity as an actor or a voice,
rather than at a luncheon being just a celebrity.
- Ben Kingsley

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

For the most part, I have a very manageable celebrity.
People recognize me from time to time,
and they usually say very appreciative things.
It affords me a great deal of pleasure.
- Armistead Maupin

I feel that I see John Lennon now as not a celebrity.
I did then.
I saw him as a cardboard cutout on an album cover.
- Mark David Chapman


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