Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Fame

Fame and secrecy are the high and low ends of the same fascination. - Don Delillo

Fame is a bright flower, but weeds abound mostly around it. - Edward Counsel

Fame is nothing but an empty name. - Charles Churchill

Fame must have enemies, as light must have gnats. - Victor Hugo

Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame – to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a hell. - Edward Bulwer Lytton

I think that's the thing about fame or any notoriety. It's an illusion that you don't have to play by the rules anymore, the rules of life. - Tom Waits

Of present fame think little, and of future less. The praises that we receive after we are buried, like the posies that are strewn over our graves, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead; the dead are gone, either to a place where they hear them not, or where, if they do, they will despise them. - Charles Caleb Colton

The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well; and doing well whatever you do, without a thought of fame. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Were not this desire of fame very strong, the difficulty of obtaining it, and the danger of losing it when obtained, would be sufficient to deter a man from so vain a pursuit. - Joseph Addison

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