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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

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

It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot
part with their brightest hour.
- Lillian Hellman

It was a mixed blessing to have famous parents.
It was tough to go to auditions and be bad,
since I couldn't be anonymous.
- Ben Stiller


 

I don't like the idea of famous people.
- Kristin Hersh

They can gas me, but I am famous.
I have achieved in one day what it took Robert Kennedy all his life to do.
- Sirhan Sirhan

It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy.
It's only necessary to be rich.
- Alan Alda

I just want to be rich and famous.
- Ian Hart

Some very famous directors have started in the mail room,
which is just getting inside the studio,
getting to know people, getting to know the routine.
- Kenneth Anger

When you become famous, being famous becomes your profession.
- James Carville

I was never very interested in boys -
and there were plenty of them -
vying with one another to see how many famous women
they would get into the hay.
- Bette Davis

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

Fate is being kind to me.
Fate doesn't want me to be too famous too young.
- Duke Ellington

The whole business of getting famous was good fun,
but it was a long time ago.
- Julian Clary

I guess we decided to make a new record 3 years ago
when Nancy was done scoring for Almost Famous.
- Ann Wilson

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

I'm actually about as famous as a fourth division footballer from the 70s.
- Dylan Moran

It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing,
but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
- Robert Benchley

The seven wise men of Greece, so famous for their wisdom all the world over,
acquired all that fame, each of them,
by a single sentence consisting of two or three words.
- Robert South

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

Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.
- Lucius Accius

I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense...
I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash.
- Anthony Hopkins

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

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

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

I put my money in the bank: I have to think of life after modeling,
when I'm not famous any more.
- Eva Herzigova

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

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

My goal was just to work regularly.
I didn't ever expect to be rich or famous.
I wanted to be a working character actor.
- Harrison Ford

I mean he's a very famous director...
they're not going to put their...
and he's very tough, he doesn't like interference at all,
so he kept them at bay.
- Ronald Harwood

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

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

I had a flight trainer who is one of the biggest and
most famous helicopter pilots the world.
- Izabella Scorupco

I'm bored with that line.
I never use it anymore.
My new line is "In 15 minutes everybody will be famous."
- Andy Warhol

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

Most of my life I have played a lot of famous people
but most of them were dead so you have a poetic license.
- Christopher Plummer

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 really had little interest in becoming famous.
When I write my book, it will be my guide to avoid becoming a rock star.
- Edgar Winter

Olympic Gold changed me and my life dramatically.
I became a celebrity overnight and people see me as a famous skater,
not a real person.
- Oksana Baiul

We are not interested in cloning the Michael Jordans
and the Michael Jacksons of this world.
The rich and the famous don't participate in this.
- Panayiotis Zavos

I think it's real easy to be famous these days;
it's not real easy to sustain success.
- Jerry Jeff Walker

Tom cruise, he's a lot more famous than me.
- David Beckham

I'm world famous, everywhere I go there are people
who love me because of I've been able to bring them
some joy from the movies I've made.
- Tony Curtis

It was never about winning medals or being famous.
- Nancy Kerrigan

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

Nothing in life prepares you to be famous.
- Jeff Foxworthy

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

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

I don't want to be famous famous.
I'm happy on the second tier, where I have autonomy
on a professional level but I can still go out to the
movies without being recognized.
- Gabrielle Reece

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

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

You know, be an actor because you love to act.
Don't be an actor because you think you're going to get famous,
because that's luck.
- Whoopi Goldberg

I can never really enjoy being famous.
- Utada Hikaru

Save your rejections so that later when you are famous
you can show them to people and laugh.
- Meg Cabot

Indy makes the race driver.
You become famous when you come here.
- Rodger Ward

Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.
- Andy Warhol

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

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

We were delighted to have Nigel as a producer.
The only problem is that Nigel is so famous that he
seems to dominate most interviews without being there.
- Stephen Malkmus

Did you ever stop to think why cops are always famous for being dumb? Simple.
Because they don't have to be anything else.
- Orson Welles

I lost some of my friends because I got so famous,
people who just assumed that I would be different now.
I felt like everyone hated me.
That is the most unhappy time of my life.
- Haruki Murakami

How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

I was famous overnight.
I went from nowhere to being really big.
- Sting

I'm not unknown, yet I'm not super famous where I can't go anywhere.
- Justin Guarini

I love being famous.
It validates that I have something to say.
- Richard Lewis

In Germany I am not so famous.
- Hans Berger

My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person.
- Andy Warhol


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