Fame And Fortune Quotes

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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.”
CK Webb

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“In a world of knowledge and expertise, fame and fortune, status and ranks....nothing has the power to affect change as much as love and compassion.”
KA Chinery, Perceptions from the Photon Frequency: The Ascended Version

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

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

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

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

“I seek to sensitize and clarify the essential elements of my soul. I will leave striving for the flags of fame and fortune behind and go where the soul beckons without fearing the decisive outcome. I will travel in a world without boundaries and embrace danger and awe. I will stand as a witness to comedy, beauty, and tragedy and apply the principles of artistic and ascetic forms of awareness to overcome the inherent frustration of enduring a fundamentally painful human existence.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

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

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

“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

Molly Crabapple
“Globalism has less leeway for a poor country's brilliant sons.”
Molly Crabapple, Drawing Blood

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

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

“A person whom works exclusively for money places a price tag on his or her soul. A person whom labors to attain fame seeks a false form of adulation. The writer ignores the lure of a glamorous life by seeking to penetrate the darkness of their own being and meditate the larger issues that frame existence. A seeker knowingly follows a path that is barren, bleak, desolate, and unproductive in terms of attaining recognition and exulted social and financial status.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“We cannot measure a person’s value to the human race by tabulating the size of his estate. We must judge each person by his or her final contribution to humanity and nature.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Tracy Krimmer
“So many stars in the sky, each unique and full of destiny. I wanted more than anything to be part of those stars.
I never realized becoming one would destroy me.”
Tracy Krimmer, All That Glitters

Ahmed Mostafa
“Sarcasm is the new staircase to stardom.”
Ahmed Mostafa

Sotero M Lopez II

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“There is no fame, no glory, and no power that can never end. In the end, there is oblivion.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

Kamaran Ihsan Salih
“Imitation does not bring fame.”
Kamaran Ihsan Salih

“English poet Phillip Larkin’s famous poem,’Toads,’ suggest that two types of toads drive a person to work for the dull business of making money. First, is the influence of society for a person to labor in a conventional manner, and second, the inner pressure people exert upon themselves to procure a secure future by working and saving for their old age. Larkin concludes that a person is doomed if either type of brute toad squats on their life. Some people drive the squatty toad away by living on their wit, or by willingly accepting a lifestyle without fame, fortune, and financial security. Perchance as Philip Larkin suggested in his illustrious poem, I should not continue to allow the toad work to squat on my life by escaping the burdensome exterior pressure to work without spiritual replenishment. Perhaps with thoughtful study, I can eliminate a malignant personal tumor that leaching manifestations drove me to strive for money, fame, and unrequited love.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

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