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I just want to make music, I don't want people to talk about me. All I've ever wanted to do was sing. I don't want to be a celebrity. I don't want to be in people's faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine that I haven't even known I'm on.

Tags: Music, Talk  ✍ Author: Adele

Mum loves me being famous! She is so excited and proud, as she had me so young and couldn't support me, so I am living her dream, it's sweeter for both of us. It's her 40th birthday soon and I'm going to buy her 40 presents.

Tags: Birthday, Living  ✍ Author: Adele

It wasn't glamorous in my day. In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life that they didn't merit their name in the Radio Times. Now people are interested in being famous. I never gave it a thought.

Tags: Life, Thought  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

I think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated.

Tags: Weakness  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Any idiot can get laid when they're famous. That's easy. It's getting laid when you're not famous that takes some talent.

Tags: Easy, Idiot  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

Olympic Gold changed me and my life dramatically. I became a celebrity overnight and people see me as a famous skater, not a real person.

Tags: Life, Real  ✍ Author: Oksana Baiul

When you become famous, you start getting invites to parties where there are famous athletes and famous rock stars, politicians, people who have tremendous power and affluence. It's not in my DNA, but certainly I have been exposed to it.

Tags: Power, Rock  ✍ Author: Billy Baldwin

I'm English. Our dentistry is not world famous.

Tags: English  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

I've certainly not got any famous people's numbers on my phone. It's just not my thing, really.

Tags: Numbers, Phone  ✍ Author: Gareth Bale

When I wasn't famous, I had a lot of friends, almost all of them Italian. The racism only started when I started to play football.

Tags: Football, Racism  ✍ Author: Mario Balotelli

That save from Pele's header was the best I ever made. I didn't have any idea how famous it would become - to start with, I didn't even realise I'd made it at all.

Tags: Become, Best  ✍ Author: Gordon Banks

I made my living being 20 or 30 pounds heavier than the average model. And that's where I got famous.

Tags: Living, Model  ✍ Author: Tyra Banks

Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable.

Tags: Miserable  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Save your rejections so that later when you are famous you can show them to people and laugh.

Tags: Laugh, Show  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

When a place advertises itself as 'World Famous,' you may be sure it isn't.

Tags: May, Place  ✍ Author: Herb Caen

In the sixties, everyone you knew became famous. My flatmate was Terence Stamp. My barber was Vidal Sassoon. David Hockney did the menu in a restaurant I went to. I didn't know anyone unknown who didn't become famous.

Tags: Become, Everyone  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees are so famous for Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, all of those guys.

Tags: Guys, Yankees  ✍ Author: Bert Campaneris

To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one's landlady.

Tags: Fact  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Even though I am fortunate to have certain luxuries, sometimes, I am even amazed by what people with money have and do. I want to remind people that just because you might be rich and famous, it doesn't mean you have to take yourself too seriously.

Tags: Money, Yourself  ✍ Author: Nick Cannon

They gave it to us for about five bucks a week, and we just went there to live. Probably the first band that ever did that back then and it became the famous cottage.

Tags: Band, Week  ✍ Author: Jim Capaldi

Being famous as a writer is like being famous in a village. It's not really any very heady fame.

Tags: Fame, Writer  ✍ Author: Peter Carey

I'm busier than ever and it's led to new opportunities. But I've never worried about being rich or famous - for me, it's all about the dancing.

Tags: Dancing, Rich  ✍ Author: Anton du Beke

I haven't paid for anything since I became famous.

Tags: Paid, Since  ✍ Author: Luciano De Crescenzo

Once you start telling people you're famous, they believe you.

Tags: Once, Start  ✍ Author: Luciano De Crescenzo

I don't have any expectations as an actor, and being rich and famous is not my driving force.

Tags: Actor, Rich  ✍ Author: James D\'arcy
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What is a movie star? It is an illusion. It was everything I ever wanted to be, but it became a kind of shell, non? It was what made me famous and got me women. But it wasn't real.

Tags: Real, Women  ✍ Author: Jean-Claude Van Damme

When I was 24, I was full of life. I was that ham who wanted to be famous, a movie star, all that stuff. I think it's cool. But it was not what I was searching for, really. It was more a delusion.

Tags: Cool, Life  ✍ Author: Jean-Claude Van Damme

There are people who appear in the magazines and I don't know who they are. I've never seen anything they've done and their careers are over already. They're famous for maybe 10 minutes. Real careers, I think, take a long time to unfold.

Tags: Real, Time  ✍ Author: Matt Damon

I'd had people say, 'You'll enjoy being famous for a week, and you'll never enjoy it again'. But I don't think I had that week. I may have been working and missed that moment.

Tags: Enjoy, May  ✍ Author: Matt Damon

I know there are people, if I go into a market or a city for the first time, there are people that are there that just want to see the famous person, or the guy from 'Dumb and Dumber' or whatever movie they liked. And that's fine, it gets them in the door, but then it's my job to give them something different.

Tags: Job, Time  ✍ Author: Jeff Daniels

The Band was always famous for its retirements; we'd go and play and get a little petty cash together, and then not see each other till it was time to fill our pockets up again.

Tags: Time, Together  ✍ Author: Rick Danko

Normally, I name my characters after famous comedians.

Tags: After, Name  ✍ Author: Paula Danziger

I was never very interested in boys - and there were plenty of them - vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay.

Tags: Another, Women  ✍ Author: Bette Davis

I don't want to be famous. I want to be secure. I don't want the world. I just want a piece of it. I want people to remember Eric Davis.

Tags: Piece, Remember  ✍ Author: Eric Davis

When we were growing up our parents somehow made it clear that being famous was good. And I mistakenly thought that if I was famous then everyone would love me.

Tags: Good, Love  ✍ Author: Ellen DeGeneres

I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.

Tags: Throw, Weight  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

I don't care how famous a guitarist is, he ain't learned everything. There's always somewhere to go, something to mash up, but he ain't found it yet. You never learn everything on that guitar neck.

Tags: Care, Guitar  ✍ Author: David Edwards

I'm hardly the most notable person in 'Zombieland.' The other actors in it are way more famous than I am.

Tags: Hardly, Notable  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

I meet people who are in movies, and the stuff that they write is terrible, but nobody tells them that because they're famous. So I worry that my stuff might be like that, too.

Tags: Movies, Worry  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

It was I who made Fellini famous, not the other way around.

Tags: Fellini  ✍ Author: Anita Ekberg

It was deeply important for me to understand where Mandela came from. Because we know where he was going, and that's a famous story, but who was he? Where did he come from? What was his upbringing?

Tags: Story, Understand  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

I had to do this very aggressive, big score in a very short time, and knowing that in the beginning, middle, and end would be this very, very famous theme, but I still had to weave a score around it and make it work as a score was really challenging.

Tags: Time, Work  ✍ Author: Danny Elfman

Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn't want me to be too famous too young.

Tags: Fate, Young  ✍ Author: Duke Ellington

When you're famous, you don't get to meet people because they want you to like them when the present themselves to you, and you don't see the real people.

Tags: Real, Themselves  ✍ Author: Cass Elliot

Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert's Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion.

Tags: Moving, Working  ✍ Author: Eminem

When I'm living in the world of luxury and celebrity, which is where I found myself for a large part of my life, it's a walk-on part. Not a vital necessity, like it is for so many people. I enjoy it but I can see right through it!

Tags: Enjoy, Life  ✍ Author: Agnetha Faltskog

That the work involved, the willingness to take chances, the commitment, the opportunity to get on stage and make people happy, was more important than becoming famous, or even what I was dancing.

Tags: Happy, Work  ✍ Author: Suzanne Farrell

Well I would say that we're regular people first of all and we're normal and it's obvious by some of the things that have happened just because our name is famous we're not immune to tragedy.

Tags: Name, Normal  ✍ Author: Brett Favre

I became famous almost before I had a craft.

Tags: Almost, Craft  ✍ Author: Farrah Fawcett

My discrepancy with children in the industry is that they are made famous before they know who they are as human beings.

Tags: Children, Human  ✍ Author: Corey Feldman

I literally was famous before I knew my own name.

Tags: Knew, Name  ✍ Author: Corey Feldman

The idea of being famous is a lot better than the reality.

Tags: Idea, Reality  ✍ Author: Tom Felton

And to me, fame is not a positive thing. The idea of being famous is a lot better than the reality. It's fantastic when you go to premieres and people cheer you, but it's not real. And it's totally not my approach to get my name on a club door just because I can.

Tags: Positive, Reality  ✍ Author: Tom Felton

I'm famous for splurging at fast-food places. I'm currently obsessed with Taco Bell's bean and cheese burritos with extra green sauce and extra cheese. Gluttony!

Tags: Green, Places  ✍ Author: Rio Ferdinand

A lot of times on tour it's about, 'OK, where am I today? Wow, I'm in Costa Rica. What is their famous dish?' And it's about trying the food, and really experiencing it.

Tags: Food, Today  ✍ Author: Rio Ferdinand

I really hate the duties of being a celebrity, like getting dressed up for the red carpet.

Tags: Getting, Hate  ✍ Author: America Ferrera

People just assume that if you're famous, you're in Hollywood.

Tags: Assume, Hollywood  ✍ Author: Megan Fox

The actual truth about Gad is it's one of the original 13 tribes of Israel, so you can actually trace my lineage back to, like, those guys who had, like, a hand in the Bible and have since become very famous from that. So I come from very famous lineage. Granted, they didn't have cameras back then, so none of them had TV shows.

Tags: Become, Truth  ✍ Author: Josh Gad

What I've learned is that you really don't need to be a celebrity or have money or have the paparazzi following you around to be famous.

Tags: Learned, Money  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

I don't like Los Angeles. The people are awful and terribly shallow, and everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to play the game. I'm from New York. I will kill to get what I need.

Tags: Everybody, Game  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

I would have changed my last name if being famous were my goal.

Tags: Goal, Last  ✍ Author: Zach Galifianakis

Anything that's of any use, famous people get hold of it and take it for themselves and it gets a bad rap.

Tags: Bad, Themselves  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

I absolutely loved being famous. It was all great, up until the point when it wasn't.

Tags: Great, Until  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

The most famous person in my phone is Lindsay Lohan. We starred in 'Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen' together in 2004 and we've stayed in touch.

Tags: Together, Touch  ✍ Author: Adam Garcia

I wanted to be famous. I wanted people to talk about me.

Tags: Talk, Wanted  ✍ Author: John White Geary

Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him.

Tags: Him, Stuff  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Major success feels a bit like a coronation. Like I'd become a king. I was one of the most famous people in the world, loved and hated in equal measure. I couldn't see anything bad with it. It made me a happy person.

Tags: Happy, Success  ✍ Author: Larry Hagman

My ultimate dream is to become a famous star because I love to sing.

Tags: Become, Love  ✍ Author: Lucy Hale

I never dreamt of being a musician for my livelihood. I certainly never would have wanted to be in the business that I'm in, meaning the fame and the glory, the glitter, the rock star, the famous part.

Tags: Business, Rock  ✍ Author: Eddie Van Halen

If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you'll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you'll get to where you want to be.

Tags: Music, Rock  ✍ Author: Eddie Van Halen

Whenever I'm in theatre situations I will go out of my way not to talk about my father, but in the film world I can be really proud of my family and say, 'You know what: my dad's a really, really famous theatre director,' because nobody has any idea.

Tags: Dad, Family  ✍ Author: Rebecca Hall

There's always going to be that pressure when you're in front of the camera. When you're famous it's just an extreme version of reality and there's a pressure to look a certain way.

Tags: Pressure, Reality  ✍ Author: Geri Halliwell

To seduce a woman famous for strict morals, religious fervor and the happiness of her marriage: what could possibly be more prestigious?

Tags: Happiness, Marriage  ✍ Author: Christopher Hampton

When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous.

Tags: Learn, Wanted  ✍ Author: Katharine Hepburn

A friend at school was always being laughed at because his father emptied dustbins for a living. But those who laughed worshipped famous footballers. This is an example of our topsy-turvy view of 'success.' Who would we miss most if they did not work for a month, the footballer or the garbage collector?

Tags: Success, Work  ✍ Author: David Icke

I want to get so famous that I don't have to wake up in the morning. It'll probably never happen.

Tags: Happen, Morning  ✍ Author: Gabriel Iglesias

If you look closely, there is no book more visual than Three Trapped Tigers, in that it is filled with blank pages, dark pages, it has stars made of words, the famous magical cube made of numbers, and there is even a page which is a mirror.

Tags: Book, Words  ✍ Author: Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I'm doing a new musical on Broadway, which opens in October called 'The Boy from Oz,' where I play Peter Allen. For those of you who don't know, he became first famous in America for marrying Liza Minelli.

Tags: America, Boy  ✍ Author: Hugh Jackman

I really don't know anything else because my brothers were famous when I was two years old. So I know nothing else, no other life.

Tags: Life, Old  ✍ Author: Janet Jackson

I walk the streets, take the train, it's real simple. Some actors create their own mythology: 'Oh, I'm so famous I can't go places, because I created this mythology that I'm so famous I can't go places.'

Tags: Real, Simple  ✍ Author: Robert Jackson

Famous crime stories almost always lead to the passing of new laws.

Tags: Almost, Crime  ✍ Author: Bill James

I've only ever wanted to be a singer; I never wanted to be famous.

Tags: Singer, Wanted  ✍ Author: Katherine Jenkins

I have a great job writing for 'The Office,' but, really, all television writers do is dream of one day writing movies. I'll put it this way: At the Oscars the most famous person in the room is, like, Angelina Jolie. At the Emmys the huge exciting celebrity is Bethenny Frankel. You get what I mean.

Tags: Great, Movies  ✍ Author: Mindy Kaling

There's more pressure to be famous for being yourself than if you're being a character.

Tags: Character, Yourself  ✍ Author: Kim Kardashian

The first syndicating I tried was when two partners and I created a production company in 1952. We wanted to syndicate famous Bible stories and sell them for $25 a show.

Tags: Show, Wanted  ✍ Author: Casey Kasem

I've had to deal, a lot, with my own sense of intimidation at meeting famous people - especially actors, but really any famous people.

Tags: Deal, Sense  ✍ Author: Charlie Kaufman

I think that people who are famous tend to be underdeveloped in their humanity skills.

Tags: Humanity, Skills  ✍ Author: Diane Keaton

These days there are a lot of people who just want to be famous. I think that comes from a naive place, because those people generally don't know what it's like.

Tags: Days, Place  ✍ Author: Catherine Keener

We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.

Tags: Free, Moment  ✍ Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Every time you look at a house in Los Angeles, the real-estate agent will tell you that someone famous once lived there. It always seemed irrelevant to me: Does a property gain value just because Alfred Hitchcock used to eat breakfast there?

Tags: Someone, Time  ✍ Author: Eva LaRue

I'm a novelist who read a lot as a kid. When you grow up on books and then grow up to write books, famous authors are a lot more meaningful to you than TV and movie stars.

Tags: Stars, Write  ✍ Author: Eva LaRue

For somebody famous, it's weird anyway to meet someone, because they have a preconceived notion of who you are.

Tags: Someone, Weird  ✍ Author: Ricki Lake

Dates with actors, finally, just seemed to me evenings of shop talk. I got sick of it after a hile. So the more famous I became, the more I narrowed down my choices.

Tags: After, Sick  ✍ Author: Hedy Lamarr

It's not a matter of becoming a superstar. Fame and money aren't the purpose of all this. No actor's going to say, 'I don't want to be famous.' But the main purpose for doing what I'm doing is the passion in the work.

Tags: Money, Work  ✍ Author: Christopher Lambert

What makes the Stones' arrogance so divine is that we all believe that long ago and far away they weren't rich and famous but poor and struggling, just like us.

Tags: Poor, Rich  ✍ Author: Jon Landau

They saw me, those reckless seekers of beauty, and in a night I was famous.

Tags: Beauty, Night  ✍ Author: Lillie Langtry

When I was growing up I loved reading historical fiction, but too often it was about males; or, if it was about females, they were girls who were going to grow up to be famous like Betsy Ross, Clara Barton, or Harriet Tubman. No one ever wrote about plain, normal, everyday girls.

Tags: Everyday, Often  ✍ Author: Kathryn Lasky

Andy Warhol made fame more famous.

Tags: Andy, Fame  ✍ Author: Fran Lebowitz

I didn't even listen to any music until I was 19, really. I just wanted to be famous. But I didn't say it to anyone because I was really embarrassed at the thought.

Tags: Music, Thought  ✍ Author: Marina and the Diamonds

I feel like everyone has the right to privacy, even if you're the most famous person in the world.

Tags: Everyone, Privacy  ✍ Author: Marina and the Diamonds

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