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Adlai Stevenson - a Henry James character in a Reader's Digest world.
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
Have regard for your name, since it will remain for you longer than a great store of gold.
I have touch'd the highest point of all my greatness, And from that full meridian of my glory I haste now to my setting.
Men are much more unwilling to have their weaknesses and their imperfections known than their crimes.
One of the drawbacks of Fame is that one can never escape from it.
Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or not.
That sovereign of insufferables.
The only man who wasn't spoilt by being lionized was Daniel.
The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand. The man of genius casts light.
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
When I pass my name in such large letters I blush, but at the same time instinctively raise my hat.
Fame is the sum of the misunderstanding that gathers about a new name.
What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.
Now when I bore people at a party, they think it's their fault.
One must choose between Obscurity with Efficiency, and Fame with its inevitable collateral of Bluff.
One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.
After I am dead, I would rather have men ask why Cato has no monument than why he had one.
Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.
The greatest monarch on the proudest throne is obliged to sit upon his own arse.
All celebrated people lose dignity on a close view.
A celebrity is a person known for his well-knownness. Celebrities intensify their celebrity images simply by being well known for relations among themselves. By a kind of symbiosis, celebrities live off each other.
Before such a prodigious career, judgement is torn between blame and admiration.
Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.
It is strange how the memory of a man may float to posterity on what he would have himself regarded as the most trifling of his works.
To be somebody you must last.
The world, like an accomplished hostess, pays most attention to those whom it will soonest forget.
Public opinion: a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for any one of us who is not content to be the average man.
Man's attitude toward great qualities in others is often the same as toward high mountains - he admires them but he prefers to walk around them.
All the fame I look for in life is to have lived it quietly.
A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.
Fame is a bee It has a song - It has a sting - Ah, too, it has a wing.
A sign of a celebrity is often that his name is worth more than his services.
Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
He that hath the name to be an early riser may sleep till noon.
Some day each of us will be famous for fifteen minutes.


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