Quotes About Fame And Fortune

Quotes tagged as "fame-and-fortune" (showing 1-22 of 22)
Robert Hughes
“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."

[Modernism's Patriarch (Time Magazine, June 10, 1996)]”
Robert Hughes

C.K. Webb
“A writer doesn't dream of riches and fame, though those things are nice. A true writer longs to leave behind a piece of themselves, something that withstands the test of time and is passed down for generations.”
C.K. Webb

Roman Payne
“I ran across an excerpt today (in English translation) of some dialogue/narration from the modern popular writer, Paulo Coelho in his book: Aleph.(Note: bracketed text is mine.)... 'I spoke to three scholars,' [the character says 'at last.'] ...two of them said that, after death, the [sic (misprint, fault of the publisher)] just go to Paradise. The third one, though, told me to consult some verses from the Koran. [end quote]' ...I can see that he's excited. [narrator]' ...Now I have many positive things to say about Coelho: He is respectable, inspiring as a man, a truth-seeker, and an appealing writer; but one should hesitate to call him a 'literary' writer based on this quote. A 'literary' author knows that a character's excitement should be 'shown' in his or her dialogue and not in the narrator's commentary on it. Advice for Coelho: Remove the 'I can see that he's excited' sentence and show his excitement in the phrasing of his quote.(Now, in defense of Coelho, I am firmly of the opinion, having myself written plenty of prose that is flawed, that a novelist should be forgiven for slipping here and there.)Lastly, it appears that a belief in reincarnation is of great interest to Mr. Coelho ... Just think! He is a man who has achieved, (as Leonard Cohen would call it), 'a remote human possibility.' He has won lots of fame and tons of money. And yet, how his preoccupation with reincarnation—none other than an interest in being born again as somebody else—suggests that he is not happy!”
Roman Payne

Jess C. Scott
“He knows how to market himself well. Nowadays, that's all that seems to count. He's rebellious in a way that appeals to people with vain, shallow taste. So of course he manipulates his audiences with the blessing of his recording company and the financial investors behind his brand.”
Jess C. Scott, SVEN, Incubus Story.02

Nicole Richie
“Fame and fortune are calling. Are we taking the call or blocking the number?”
Nicole Richie, Priceless

Jonathan Anthony Burkett
“We're all made the same but then born to change. Which then don't make us the same.”
Jonathan Anthony Burkett, Neglected But Undefeated: The Life Of A Boy Who Never Knew A Mother's Love

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Back then: to be paid more, one needed to increase the number of things that are by him known. Today: to be paid more, one needs to increase the number of people by whom he is known.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Thomas Bernhard
“We publish only to satisfy out craving for fame; there's no other motive except the even baser one of making money....”
Thomas Bernhard, Concrete

Andrew James Pritchard
“He was always being told that writers never become famous or rich, but of course that was not why he wrote, he wrote simply because he felt he had interesting stories to tell that people might like to hear.”
Andrew James Pritchard, Circle In the Sand

Conn Iggulden
“Perhaps he needs the money. Some of the men live too richly for their purses, if you understand me. Fame would allow him large debts, but everything has to be paid back in the end.”
Conn Iggulden, The Gates of Rome

Andrew James Pritchard
“it's all a popularity contest, which unfortunately often has more to do with good looks rather than actual talent.”
Andrew James Pritchard

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Back then: to be regarded as well-known, one had to be great. Today: to be regarded as great, one has to be well-known.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Tiffany Fulton
“I hated the fake world of celebrities, especially those my age. The media plays them up in sparkles and happiness to make it more appealing so they can exploit you.

At least that’s what my naïve self thought of the entertainment world then.”
Tiffany Fulton, Idol Dreams

Tennessee Williams
“The trouble is that I am being bullied and intimidated by my own success and the fame that surrounds it and what people expect of me and their demands on me. They are forcing me out of my natural position as an artist so that I am in peril of ceasing to be an artist at all. When that happens I will be nothing because I cannot be a professional writer.”
Tennessee Williams

Stephen Fry
“I know that money, power, prestige and fame do not bring happiness. If history teaches us anything it teaches us that. You know it. Everybody agrees this to be a manifest truth so self-evident as to need to repetition. What is strange to me is that, despite the fact that the world knows this, it does not want to know it and it chooses almost always to behave as if it were not true. It does not suit the world to hear that people who are leading the high life, an enviable life, a privileged life are as miserable most days as anybody else, despite the fact that it must be obvious they would be - given that we are all agreed that money and fame do not bring happiness. Instead the world would prefer to enjoy the idea, against what it knows to be true, that wealth and fame do in fact insulate and protect against misery and it would rather we shut up if we are planning to indicate otherwise.”
Stephen Fry

“If you will fall down then next time you will go in the hall of fame.”
Pēteris Bitāns

Anya Seton
“The house of fame, he thought, is built on melting ice, not steel...”
Anya Seton, Katherine

Stephen Richards
“Once upon a time when I knew nothing I wanted fame and fortune. Now I know how little I know, I just want to be ...”
Stephen Richards

Patrick Rothfuss
“Inherent power you possess as part of yourself. Granted power is lent or given by other people.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Tom Petty
“I'm old enough to have lived in a country where, if you were willing to work hard, you could have a fairly nice life. You could support your family, and even get a shot at owning your own home. But you never thought you'd get a swimming pool. Now culture has hypnotised people into thinking they're really nothing if they're not wealthy and a Kardashian.”
Tom Petty

“O Woman - Allah has made you the Queen of Piety and Modesty, Don't belittle yourself to be the slave of unlawful admiration and mortal fame & fortune.”
Ayisha Tabbassum

“Another interview, some more personal philosophy shared with the people of Japan:
“You are in favour with women,” he is told. “Do you have any secret to be sexy?”
“Yeah”, he answers. “Get famous and rich. Yeah, If you’re famous and rich, you become better-looking instantly. In fact, I’m quite an average guy but it’s what people think I’ve got that makes me sexy, it’s not what I actually have.”


“It’s 50 percent of what you’ve got and 50 percent of what people think you’ve got that makes you sexy… Yeah, I’m rich. That makes me sexy. Sexy’s in the eye of the beholder. I don’t fancy me much. They’ve got the perception that I’m a bit of a wild one, and I think people like to think they can tame you.”
Chris Heath

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