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Famous Quotes

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If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Be true to thyself.
- William Shakespeare
(paraphrase of Shakespeare's famous quote)

Real friendships among men are so rare
that when they occur they are famous.
- Clarence Day

Computers are famous for being able to do complicated
things starting from simple programs.
- Seth Lloyd

 

Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool.
- Bill O'Reilly

I consider my greatest accomplishment to be lifelong celibacy.
- Isaac Newton
(discoverer of the laws of gravitation and motion,
famous mathematician, and perhaps the greatest scientist ever)

I'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous.
- Ani DiFranco

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At last, in 1611, was made, under the auspices of King James,
the famous King James version; and this is the great
literary monument of the English language.
- Lafcadio Hearn

I will either be famous or infamous.
- Otto Dix

But I didn't ask to have somebody nose around in my private life.
I didn't even ask to be famous.
All I asked was to be able to earn a living making people laugh.
- Carol Burnett

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

I'd probably be famous now if I wasn't such a good waitress.
- Jane Siberry

I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities,
or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.
- Walt Disney

In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.
- Andy Warhol

The Band was always famous for its retirements;
we'd go and play and get a little petty cash together,
and then not see each other till it was time to fill our pockets up again.
- Rick Danko

I'd definitely rather be rich than famous.
- Radha Mitchell

There were so much affairs of me created by the media...
of course I was not always a true single.
I had some relations, once also to a famous pop star.
- Gabriela Sabatini

HBO is really famous for hiring good people and staying
out of their way until they ask for help,
or need it.
And that reputation is earned.
- Richard Russo

Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns.
- Lawrence Welk

A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates,
should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas -
a place where history comes to life.
- Norman Cousins

At first, I thoroughly enjoyed being famous.
- Phil Donahue

I was famous from birth.
- Peter Fonda

George Harrison was also a pleasure to work with.
He was one of the most famous people I've ever known,
but in spite of that fame, he was such a nice and friendly guy.
- Alvin Lee

Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds,
soon evaporate.
Action is the dignity of greatness.
- Jose Marti

I didn't want to be famous.
I just wanted to earn enough money to have a nice life and enjoy acting.
- David McCallum

I don't have any expectations as an actor and being
rich and famous is not my driving force.
- James D'arcy

Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable.
- Ambrose Bierce

They saw me, those reckless seekers of beauty,
and in a night I was famous.
- Lillie Langtry

The first syndicating I tried was when two partners
and I created a production company in 1952.
We wanted to syndicate famous Bible stories and sell them for $25 a show.
- Casey Kasum

Although I get so much fan mail from Great Britain,
tell me, am I more famous there than Michael Madsen?
- Tom Sizemore

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

Hollywood people want to build you up and make you
famous only to knock you off you're the pedestal they built for you.
- Morgan Brittany

If there's anything more mortifying than being famous at 14,
it's being washed up right after.
- Moon Unit Zappa

I may not be the most famous songwriter in the world,
but you know a David Friedman song when you hear it.
It took me a long time to appreciate that.
- David Friedman

The first time I went to Johnny Depp's house in LA
is when I realized what I was getting myself into.
I knew he was famous, but I didn't really know what that entailed.
- Kate Moss

People should recognize who you are and how you can
act rather then how famous you are.
- Mae Whitman

I can do whatever I want - I'm rich,
I'm famous,
and I'm bigger than you.
- Don Johnson

I like being famous when it's convenient for me and
completely anonymous when it's not.
- Catherine Deneuve

When you're famous, you don't get to meet people because
they want you to like them when the present themselves to you,
and you don't see the real people.
- Cass Elliot

You know, I'm a television personality.
It's not like I'm a famous hooker or something!
- Brett Somers

All I say is that I don't go out with famous men.
- Samantha Mumba

I'm really in no danger of being perceived as a famous movie actor!
- Lyle Lovett

I'd much rather be famous for being a fabulous bitch than being,
She does that nice wife really well.
- Christine Baranski

You can get awful famous in this country in seven days.
- Gary Hart

Thus, after finishing high school, I started with high
expectations and enthusiasm to study chemistry at the
famous Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.
- Richard Ernst

I can never really enjoy being famous.
- Utada Hikaru

My philosophy was, if I just do good work,
someone will like it enough to employ me.
It never made me famous.
And I'm way, way too old now, mate.
That boat's sailed.
- Ian Hart

I didn't set out to be famous; if I'd wanted that,
I would have gone on Big Brother.
- Sam Worthington

People are much more inclined to believe and say bad
things about you if you're famous.
- Danielle Steel

Comedy has to be done en clair.
You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity.
Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
- James Thurber

Oh yeah, I was one of the first guys writing comic books,
I wrote Captain America, with guys like Stan Lee,
who became famous later on with Marvel Comics.
- Mickey Spillane

The first pork-barrel bill that crosses my desk,
I'm going to veto it and make the authors of those
pork-barrel items famous all over America.
- John McCain

Being rich and famous isn't all happiness and at times
the pressures have got to me.
- Annni-Frid Lyngstad

But just playing the partner of someone famous,
I had a lot more freedom.
- Rachel Griffiths

He's a world-famous name to people who care about his music,
but there are many people who have never heard of George
Gershwin and those numbers increase.
- Michael Feinstein

We played in Texas about a year ago,
at Emo's,
the famous country and western club in Austin.
And I figured, well, if I'm finally gonna die onstage,
that's where it's going to be!
- Alan Vega

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

Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.
- Simeon Strunsky

I've worked with a lot of people who are more famous
than myself who are terribly insecure.
- Barry Gibb

Hold on to that.
You have an autograph.
I'm going to be famous some day.
- Haywood Nelson

I'm the guy that made Joe DiMaggio famous.
- Lefty Gomez

You can be a famous poisoner or a successful poisoner,
but not both, and the same seems to apply to Great Train Robbers.
- Clive Anderson

I was obsessed with being rich and famous.
- Paul Lynde

I want to thank all the women who have worn my clothes,
the famous and the unknown, who have been so faithful
to me and given me so much joy.
- Yves Saint Laurent

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

And I want to do it the right way, like everybody else,
not just a famous figurehead that gets a job because
he is a famous basketball player.
I want to really learn the business.
- Shaquille O'Neal

To be famous and broke is hard.
- David Spade

I actually don't feel famous.
- Anwar Robinson

I am beautiful, famous and gorgeous.
- Anna Kournikova

It's never been my purpose to become an American icon,
or more famous or richer.
- Juliette Binoche

We all want to be famous people, and the moment we
want to be something we are no longer free.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti


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