Famous Quotes

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Mark Twain
“It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.”
Mark Twain

Bob Marley
“You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shelter when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes you close your windows. So that's why I'm scared when you say you love me.”
Bob Marely

Allen Ginsberg
“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of the night.”
Allen Ginsberg, Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems

“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”
Dr Roopleen

“Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.”
Dr Roopleen, Words to inspire the winner in YOU

“The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.”
Dr Roopleen, Words to inspire the winner in YOU

George Lucas
“Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it.”
George Lucas

Criss Jami
“It is so easy at times for a lonely individual to begin fantasizing about what the people outside are saying about him and, in result, irrationally and fearfully, and sometimes angrily, fancy himself a villain.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Richard Hamming
“When you are famous it is hard to work on small problems. This is what did Shannon in. After information theory, what do you do for an encore? The great scientists often make this error. They fail to continue to plant the little acorns from which the mighty oak trees grow. They try to get the big thing right off. And that isn't the way things go. So that is another reason why you find that when you get early recognition it seems to sterilize you.”
Richard Hamming

“Your value does not decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth.”

Daphne du Maurier
“A familiar name on its own, however, does not carry its bearer far unless the talent is there, and the will to work.”
Daphne du Maurier, The "Rebecca" Notebook: And Other Memories

Jonathan Harr
“Rich and famous and doing good," mused Schlichtmann. "Rich isn't so difficult. Famous isn't so difficult. Rich and famous together aren't so difficult. Rich, famous, and doing good--now, that's very difficult.”
Jonathan Harr, A Civil Action

L.M. Montgomery
“Aunt Elizabeth said, 'Do you expect to attend many balls, if I may ask?' and I said, 'Yes, when I am rich and famous.' and Aunt Elizabeth said, 'Yes, when the moon is made of green cheese.”
Emily of New Moon

Dave Matthes
“There just isn’t enough cock in this world to be caught suckin’ and be called anything but a slut for life. The cynic in me would call it a bad habit, but that’d make me a whore in denial and if there’s one thing I am, it’s an honest bitch. Then again, you don’t get famous for being daddy’s little angel, but you can easily fall into the Infamy Bracket by preaching a made-up Bible quote now and again. They say I’m shallow, but I’ve made a living out off diving off the deep end.”
Dave Matthes, Sleepeth Not, the Bastard

Sandeep Sharma
“Friendship is like a stubborn child who is playing hide and seek with your life. You have to find him at the darkest places of your heart in difficult times. And when you find the child; his smile will light up the darkness of your life.”
Sandeep Sharma, Let The Game Begin

Arthur Wellesley
“As a member of the Protestant British squirearchy ruling Ireland, he was touchy about his Irish origins. When in later life an enthusiastic Gael commended him as a famous Irishman, he replied "A man can be born in a stable, and yet not be an animal.”
Arthur Wellesley

“There is no shortage of well-known pirates, including: Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Blue beard, Yellowbeard, and Yellow beard with Black Roots, who surmised that, if blondes have more fun, then blond pirates must have a heck of a lot more fun.”
Cuthbert Soup, Another Whole Nother Story

“Fame is the responsibility, the perennial discipline, the concubine who solicits and imbibes, bit by bit, the love, the relations, the serenity, and the soul, leaving behind the subaqueous plaudits that pinch to the core.. ”
Himmilicious, The Clicked Shutterbug.

“or maybe people just like to overpraise a famous name.”
George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire
tags: famous

“Great people become great due to the framework, routines and habits they have set for themselves”
Sunday Adelaja

Juan Villoro
“Las estrellas del espectáculo viven en estado de irrealidad hasta que estallan como supernovas”
Juan Villoro
tags: famous

“Hiding from your fears does not make you safe it makes you live a life of fear that keeps growing in size, which is worse.”
Vic Stah Milien

Philip  Elliott
“Hollywood Boulevard at night was a dream in neon. Mickey cruised along the strip, colorful lights blurring by like hallucinations. On his right, the El Capitan Theatre lured customers in like a Vegas casino, while the Walk of Fame preserved stardom on his left. Tourists bustled beneath the blinking signs like extras in the giant story of this land of stories, hoping for a real-life glimpse of that other world just behind the veneer of this place. In the ’50s, Hollywood Boulevard had looked different—less buildings, less vehicles, less pedestrians—but the aura of the strip, the energy, hadn’t changed at all.”
Philip Elliott, Porno Valley

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We sometimes unknowingly reveal that we are stupid by wondering aloud why, if they are really wise or intelligent, is someone not rich or famous.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“First published in 2020 this book contains over 560 easily readable compact entries in systematic order augmented by an extensive bibliography, an alphabetical list of countries and locations of individuals final resting places (where known) and a day and month list in consecutive order of when an individual died.

It details the deaths of individuals, who died too early and often in tragic circumstances, from film, literature, music, theatre, and television, and the achievements they left behind. In addition, some ordinary people who died in bizarre, freak, or strange circumstances are also included.

It does not matter if they were famous or just celebrated by a few individuals, all the people in this book left behind family, friends and in some instances devotees who idolised them. Our heartfelt thoughts and sympathies go out to all those affected by each persons death.

Whether you are concerned about yourself, a loved one, a friend, or a work colleague there are many helplines and support groups that offer confidential non-judgemental help, guidance and advice on mental health problems (such as anxiety, bereavement, depression, despair, distress, stress, substance abuse, suicidal feelings, and trauma). Support can be by phone, email, face-to-face counselling, courses, and self-help groups. Details can be found online or at your local health care organisation.

There are many conspiracy theories, rumours, cover-ups, allegations, sensationalism, and myths about the cause of some individual’s deaths. Only the facts known at the time of writing are included in this book.

Some important information is deliberately kept secret or undisclosed. Sometimes not until 20 or even 30 years later are full details of an accident or incident released or in some cases found during extensive research. Similarly, unsolved murders can be reinvestigated years later if new information becomes known. In some cases, 50 years on there are those who continue to investigate what they consider are alleged cover-ups.

The first name in an entry is that by which a person was generally known. Where relevant their real name is included in brackets.

Date of Death | In the entry detailing the date an individual died their age at the time of their death is recorded in brackets.

Final Resting Place | Where known details of a persons final resting place are included.

“Unknown” | Used when there is insufficient evidence available to the authorities to establish whether an individuals’ death was due to suicide, accident or caused by another.


The following statistics are derived from the 579 individual “cause of death” entries included in this publication.

The top five causes of death are,

Heart attack/failure 88 (15.2%)
Cancer 55 (9.5%)
Fatal injuries (plane crash) 43 (7.4%)
Fatal injuries (vehicle crash/collision) 39 (6.7%)
Asphyxiation (Suicide) 23 (4%).

extract from 'Untimely and Tragic Deaths of the Renowned, The Celebrated, The Iconic”
BH Mckechnie

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Life sometimes shows kindheartedness by not handing us the success or fame we want, until we have matured enough to be able to handle it.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Being known by, or getting the attention of, millions of people is almost always wasted on someone who is neither thought-provoking nor knowledgeable … or at least funny.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A man needs to be extremely ugly, to become famous or rich, and still be regarded as ugly by most women.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Sol Luckman
“Imagine a piece of spaghetti that looks edible but that never ends once you start sucking it in—that’s fame in a nutshell.”
Sol Luckman, Cali the Destroyer

“Never leave your heart in the hands of someone who breaks their own heart on every occasion”
Vic Stah Milien

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