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Quotes About Celebrity

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J.K. Rowling
“But Dumbledore says he doesn't care what they do as long as they don't take him off the Chocolate Frog cards.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Niall Horan
“I'd rather be called a boy and play with paper airplanes than be called a man and play with a girl's heart.”
Niall Horan

Jarod Kintz
“When anybody honks at me in traffic, I blush, wave, and shout, “Thanks for being a fan.” Being a celebrity is a 24/7 thing.”
Jarod Kintz, $3.33

Lady Gaga
“I'm obsessively opposed to the typical.”
Lady Gaga

Jess C. Scott
“What's the whole point of being pretty on the outside when you’re so ugly on the inside?”
Jess C. Scott, I'm Pretty

Lady Gaga
“I've always been famous, it's just no one knew it yet.”
Lady Gaga

Marilyn Monroe
“It’s better for the whole world to know you, even as a sex star, than never to be known at all.”
Marilyn Monroe

Sean Penn
“When everything gets answered, it's fake.”
Sean Penn

Steve Martin
“A celebrity is any well-known TV or movie star who looks like he spends more than two hours working on his hair.”
Steve Martin

George Clooney
“I don’t like to share my personal life… it wouldn’t be personal if I shared it.”
George Clooney

Sebastian Horsley
“We can't all be stars because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as I go by.”
Sebastian Horsley, Dandy in the Underworld: An Unauthorized Autobiography

Joan Crawford
“Any actress who appears in public without being well-groomed is digging her own grave.”
Joan Crawford

Elvis Presley
“The image is one thing and the human being is another. It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.”
Elvis Presley

Stephen Fry
“We humans are naturally disposed to worship gods and heroes, to build our pantheons and valhallas. I would rather see that impulse directed into the adoration of daft singers, thicko footballers and air-headed screen actors than into the veneration of dogmatic zealots, fanatical preachers, militant politicians and rabid cultural commentators.”
Stephen Fry, The Fry Chronicles

Werner Herzog
“If you truly love film, I think the healthiest thing to do is not read books on the subject. I prefer the glossy film magazines with their big color photos and gossip columns, or the National Enquirer. Such vulgarity is healthy and safe.”
Werner Herzog

Vanna Bonta
“People who worship only themselves get a slick, polished look -- like monuments. Too bad they had to go so soon.”
Vanna Bonta, Degrees: Thought Capsules

“Too many people are buying things they can't afford, with money that they don't have... to impress people that they don't like!"

Nothing to do w/ "books" -- Just like the quote!”
Will Smith

Emily Dickinson
“Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.”
Emily Dickinson

J.G. Ballard
“A kind of banalization of celebrity has occurred: we are now offered an instant, ready-to-mix fame as nutritious as packet soup.”
J.G. Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition

Vanna Bonta
“Fame is not the glory! Virtue is the goal, and fame only a messenger, to bring more to the fold.”
Vanna Bonta, Degrees: Thought Capsules

Martha Grimes
“Remember the great film with Bette Davis, All About Eve? There's a scene after the scheming Eve steals Margo's role through trickery & then gets this magnificent review. Margo of course is effing & blinding all over the place. And crying. Her director rushes into her house, puts his arms around her & says, "I ran all the way". That's what I want.”
Martha Grimes, Dust

Tina Fey
“...I can't possibly take time off for a second baby, unless I do, in which case that is nobody's business and I'll never regret it for a moment unless it ruins my life.”
Tina Fey, Bossypants

Charles Bukowski
“There's nothing like privacy. You know, I like people. It's nice that they might like my books and all that...but I'm not the book, see? I'm the guy who wrote it, but I don't want them to come up and throw roses on me or anything. I want them to let me breathe.”
Charles Bukowski

“Just this past summer, I took online courses in introductory logic and law through civilization. Often the weight of history, with its facts heaped upon facts requiring complex chains of inference to sort through – I mean complex for someone with the soft brain of a tomato merchant; for me the premises are obvious and the conclusions dire and inescapable – threatened to crush me, and I was ultimately forced to abandon the whole undertaking. By way of recovery, I spent the rest of the summer immersed in a Freudian meditation on some choice tabloids. The mysterious lives of celebrities make for challenging induction. The reasoning process involves navigating many gaps in our knowledge of them. What is certain is that under the iceberg of glitz and glamor lie neurotic, depraved individuals with bizarre habits and hobbies, people who think they’re above the law.”
Benson Bruno, A Story That Talks about Talking Is Like Chatter to Chattering Teeth, and Every Set of Dentures Can Attest to the Fact That No..

“I don’t have any regrets,” a famous movie actor said in an interview I recently witnessed. “I’d live everything over exactly the same way.”
“That’s really pathetic,” the talk show host said. “Are you seeking help?”
“Yeah. My shrink says we’re making progress. Before, I wouldn’t even admit that I would live it all over,” the actor said, starting to choke up. “I thought one life was satisfying enough.”
“My God,” the host said, cupping his hand to his mouth.
“The first breakthrough was when I said I would live it over, but only in my dreams. Nocturnal recurrence.”
“You’re like the character in that one movie of yours. What’s it called? You know, the one where you eat yourself.”
“The Silence of Sam.”
“That’s it. Can you do the scene?”
The actor lifts up his foot to stick it in his mouth. I reach over from my seat and help him to fit it into his bulging cheeks. The audience goes wild.”
Benson Bruno, A Story That Talks about Talking Is Like Chatter to Chattering Teeth, and Every Set of Dentures Can Attest to the Fact That No..

Carrie Fisher
“I mean, that's at least in part why I ingested chemical waste - it was a kind of desire to abbreviate myself. To present the CliffNotes of the emotional me, as opposed to the twelve-column read.
I used to refer to my drug use as putting the monster in the box. I wanted to be less, so I took more - simple as that. Anyway, I eventually decided that the reason Dr. Stone had told me I was hypomanic was that he wanted to put me on medication instead of actually treating me. So I did the only rational thing I could do in the face of such as insult - I stopped talking to Stone, flew back to New York, and married Paul Simon a week later.”
Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking

Jarod Kintz
“I’m world famous. Throughout the globe—north, south, east, and west—there are literally four people who know my name. It’s great to have all four grandparents still living, and widely dispersed around the world.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible

Celia Rivenbark
“It would be easier if they named jeans for celebrities so you'd know exactly what you were getting without even having to try them on. 'Mary-Kate' for itty-bitty jeans that come with a cartoonishly oversized caramel latte cup; 'Angelina Jolie' for jeans that are sold with two tiny Cambodian orphans stitched right into the back pockets; 'Katie Holmes', jeans which spell out 'help me!' in the fabric if you look very closesly; and 'Dina Lohan', self-promoting stage mom of Lindsay, for jeans that look OK from a distance, but when you get closer, are actually transparent.

For men, there could be 'David Hasselhoff' jeans, made entirely of cheese, and 'John Mayer' jeans which, when removed, become instantly bored and walk themselves to to the house of next 'it' girl in Hollywood.”
Celia Rivenbark, You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning

Jarod Kintz
“Doing autograph sessions all day is not what I signed up for. But that’s just all part of not being famous.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible

Jarod Kintz
“Any celebrity will tell you there’s no money in being invisible. But any bank robber will tell you there’s all the money in the world to be had if you’re invisible. I want my body invisible, but my reputation and name highly visible.”
Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense

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