Fame

  • How little the loss of one's self-respect affects one when one has gained the esteem of the world.


    Fame, Self-Esteem, Self-respect

  • I've been at the bottom. I've been at the top. Both places are empty.


    Ambition, Celebrity, Fame, Success

  • A man is trained for the task that might win him a VC. He is not trained to cope with what follows.


    Bravery, Fame, Heroism

  • I don't have a clue why am famous either. But I didn't make myself famous. I'm not doing it. You're doing it.


    Fame, Self awareness

  • When you are famous it is hard to work on small problems.


    Fame, Impatience, Work

  • Even the most reviled national characters inevitably come into vogue if they hang around long enough.


    Fame

  • Can there be anything more superfluous and disappointing than posthumous fame?


    Fame

  • We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in an eternity of print.


    Fame

  • If a person is famous, it is superfluous to point out the fact. If he is not then it is a lie. The word is not to be used on the BBC.


    Fame

  • Wealth is like sea water; the more we drink the thirstier we become. And the same is true of fame.


    Fame

  • The desire for fame is the last infirmity cast off even by the wise.


    Fame

  • I believe that some people in this business suffer from fame because they behave in a famous fashion.


    Fame

  • One day you are a signature, the next day you’re an autograph.


    Fame

  • Fame is like VD. Everyone wants to fuck you until they see what they get.


    Fame

  • Well, not exactly a big star. But I once had a sandwich named after me at the Stage Delicatessen.


    Fame

  • Being famous is like having a string of pearls given you. It’s nice, but after a while, if you think of it at all, it’s only to wonder if they are real or cultured.


    Fame

  • The best fame is a writer’s fame. It’s enough to get a good table at a restaurant, but not enough that you get interrupted while you eat.


    Fame

  • Oh the self - importance of fading stars. Never mind they will be black holes one day.


    Fame

  • Stardom isn’t a profession. It’s an accident.


    Fame

  • I’ve been in Who’s Who and I know what’s what, but it will be the first time I ever made the dictionary.
    [on having the inflatable life jacket named after her]


    Fame, Glory

  • Publicity gradually de-humanises you.


    Fame