Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Fame.

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.

Benjamin Franklin
1706 — 1790

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

Napoleon Bonaparte
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.

Tom Brokaw
1940 —     

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.

Kevin Bacon
1958 —     

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.

Cullen Hightower

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.

Dr. Johnson
1709 — 1784

If fame comes after death, then I’m in no hurry for it.

Martial
1040? — 103?

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.

Thomas Wolfe
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
1943 —     

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