Notoriety Quotes

Quotes tagged as "notoriety" (showing 1-14 of 14)
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
“Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Autocrat of the Breakfast Table

Virginia Woolf
“Better was it to go unknown and leave behind you an arch, then to burn like a meteor and leave no dust.”
Virginia Woolf, Orlando

Neil Gaiman
“Notoriety wasn't as good as fame, but was heaps better than obscurity.”
Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

E. Lockhart
“She wasn't a person who needed to be liked so much as she was a person who liked to be notorious.”
E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

Daphne du Maurier
“Living as we do in an age of noise and bluster, success is now measured accordingly. We must all be seen, and heard, and on the air.”
Daphne du Maurier, The "Rebecca" Notebook: And Other Memories

“For the average person leading an ordinary life, fame holds an hypnotic attraction. Many would sooner perish than exist in anonymity. But for the unlucky few who've had notoriety forced upon them, infamy can be a sentence more damning than any prison term”
Emily Thorne

Aesop
“Notoriety is often mistaken for fame.”
Aesop, Aesop's Fables

Louisa May Alcott
“…notoriety is not real glory.”
Louisa May Alcott, Jo's Boys

Christopher Hitchens
“There is no such thing as notoriety in the United States these days, let alone infamy. Celebrity is all.”
Christopher Hitchens, For the Sake of Argument: Essays and Minority Reports

Catherine Gildiner
“The problem with a small town is that when you don't buy into the powers that be there are very few other choices. It's like a play where there is only a "virtuous" lead, a villain, and bit players. Better to be the villain because you're not duped into believing you're in more than a play, and at least your name goes on the program.”
Catherine Gildiner, Too Close to the Falls

Mordecai Richler
“But the truth is, nothing delights me more than a biography of one of the truly great that proves he or she was an absolute shit.”
Mordecai Richler, Barney's Version

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Popularity makes no sense If your fame is a shame.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Master of Maxims

Chuck Klosterman
“It's hard for Americans to differentiate between talent and notoriety; TV confuses people.”
Chuck Klosterman

“That's what mild television fame is like: it's like walking through the world with your fly down.”
Dave Holmes

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