— Chris Rock American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, and director 1965
— Rafael Sabatini, livro Scaramouche
Book 1, Chapter 9
„I should like one of these days to be so well known, so popular, so celebrated, so famous, that it would permit me to break wind in society, and society would think it a most natural thing.“
— Honoré de Balzac French writer 1799 - 1850
Je voudrais, un jour, avoir un nom si connu, si populaire, si célèbre, si glorieux enfin, qu'il m'authorisât, à p[éter] dans le monde, et que le monde trouvât ça tout naturel.
Quoted in the Journals of Jules and Edmond de Goncourt, also known as Mémoires de la vie littéraire, vol. I http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14799/14799-8.txt (1887), translated by Lewis Galantière, entry for 1855-10-13.
„I like photographing the people I love, the people I admire, the famous, and especially the infamous.“
— Helmut Newton German-Australian photographer 1920 - 2004
As quoted in Photo (2005) by Graphis Inc. http://books.google.com/books?id=m9RTAAAAMAAJ&q=%22Le+Pen+adored
Contexto: I like photographing the people I love, the people I admire, the famous, and especially the infamous. My last infamous subject was the extreme right wing French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen. Even when I am not in sympathy with the person, I have to be in love with him or her while I'm doing their portrait. Le Pen adored me (at least until his photo ran alongside Hitler's in Le Monde), and we got on extremely well.
— John Dryden English poet and playwright of the XVIIth century 1631 - 1700
Aeneis, Book I, lines 889–890.
The Works of Virgil (1697)
„To speak today of a famous novelist is like speaking of a famous cabinetmaker or speedboat designer. Adjective is inappropriate to noun.“
— Gore Vidal American writer 1925 - 2012
Ch. 1: The Prince and the Pauper, pp.2-3
1990s, Screening History (1992)
„I do not have much liking for the too famous existential philosophy, and, to tell the truth, I think its conclusions false.“
— Albert Camus, livro Resistance, Rebellion, and Death
"Pessimism and Tyranny"
Resistance, Rebellion, and Death (1960)
„People have a lot more of the unknown than the known in their minds. The unknown is great; it's like the darkness. Nobody made that. It just happens.“
— Sun Ra American jazz composer and bandleader 1914 - 1993
As quoted in "Space is still the place" by W. Kim Heron in Metro Times (6 June 2007) http://www.metrotimes.com/editorial/story.asp?id=10582
Contexto: People have a lot more of the unknown than the known in their minds. The unknown is great; it's like the darkness. Nobody made that. It just happens. Light and all that — someone made that; it's written that they did. But nobody made the darkness. My music is about dark tradition. Dark tradition means a lot more about than black tradition. There's a lot of division in what they call black. I'm not into division. I'm into coordination, discipline and tradition.
— Justin Timberlake American singer and actor 1981
Well, no, you are considerably more famous than I am. 'Says who? Fuck it. Kelly Osbourne's more famous than me.
Justin answering whether he knows just how famous he is.
Interview with the Observer Magazine
„The victims of the violence are black and white, rich and poor, young and old, famous and unknown. They are, most important of all, human beings whom other human beings loved and needed.“
— Robert F. Kennedy American politician and brother of John F. Kennedy 1925 - 1968
On the Mindless Menace of Violence (1968)
Contexto: The victims of the violence are black and white, rich and poor, young and old, famous and unknown. They are, most important of all, human beings whom other human beings loved and needed. No one — no matter where he lives or what he does — can be certain who will suffer from some senseless act of bloodshed. And yet it goes on and on and on in this country of ours.
„The fame thing is interesting because I never wanted to be famous, and I never dreamt I would be famous.
I imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen. Being able to sit at home in the parsonage and your books would be very famous and occasionally you would correspond with the Prince of Wales's secretary.
You know I didn't think they'd rake through my bins, I didn't expect to be photographed on the beach through long lenses. I never dreamt it would impact my daughter's life negatively, which at times it has.“
— Joanne K. Rowling British novelist, author of the Harry Potter series 1965
As quoted in an interview with Jeremy Paxman, on Newsnight, as quoted in 'Harry is a lot, lot, lot angrier in this book' in The Telegraph (20 June 2003) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/fictionreviews/3596993/Harry-is-a-lot-lot-lot-angrier-in-this-book.html)
„All should be laid open to you without reserve, for there is not a truth existing which I fear, or would wish unknown to the whole world.“
— Thomas Jefferson, Writings: Autobiography/Notes on the State of Virginia/Public & Private Papers/Addresses/Letters
Fonte: Writings: Autobiography/Notes on the State of Virginia/Public & Private Papers/Addresses/Letters
— Otto Dix German painter and printmaker 1891 - 1969
Remark of 1919, as quoted in German Expressionism 1915-1925 : The Second Generation (1988) by Stephanie Barron. p. 71
„A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas — a place where history comes to life.“
— Norman Cousins American journalist 1915 - 1990
American Library Association Bulletin (Oct 1954).
„It is not necessary that every time he rises he should give his famous imitation of a semi-house-trained polecat.“
— Michael Foot British politician 1913 - 2010
Speech http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1978/mar/02/business-of-the-house in the House of Commons (2 March 1978), referring to Norman Tebbit
— Plautus, Mostellaria
Mostellaria, Act I, scene 1, lines 61-62
Mostellaria (The Haunted House)
Original: (la) Bibite ! pergraecamini ! Este ! effercite vos !
— William Shakespeare, As You Like It
Fonte: As You Like It
„I always like to say to people who want to be rich and famous, try being rich first. See if that doesn't cover most of it.“
— Bill Murray American actor and comedian 1950
'I know how to be sour'
„Singing is something I’ve always wanted to do but I just want to be my own person, not to copy anyone else. I’d just like to be really famous.“
— Taylor Horn American musician and actor 1992
On becoming her own person as a professional musician.
Malvern Gaz http://www.webcitation.org/query?id=1256525759902277&url=www.geocities.com/thecoolchip03/malverngaz.htm article, unidentified issue