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Fame is an illusive thing -- here today, gone tomorrow. The fickle, shallow mob raises its heroes to the pinnacle of approval today and hurls them into oblivion tomorrow at the slightest whim; cheers today, hisses tomorrow; utter forgetfulness in a few months.

Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.

Now there is fame! Of all -- hunger, misery, the incomprehension by the public -- fame is by far the worst. It is the castigation of God by the artist. It is sad. It is true.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish painter.

Fame is proof that the people are gullible.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.

Emil Cioran (1911-1995) Romanian philosopher and essayist.

There are names written in her immortal scroll at which Fame blushes!

William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist.


Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.

William Hazlitt (1778-1830) British essayist.

What's fame? a fancy'd life in other's breath. A thing beyond us, even before our death.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet and satirist.

'Tis the white stag, Fame, we're a-hunting, bid the world's hounds come to horn!

Ezra Pound (1885-1972) American poet, critic and intellectual.

Riches: A dream in the night. Fame: A gull floating on water.

Chinese proverb

Fame is a constant effort

Jules Renard (1864-1910) French writer.