Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fame quotes, fame sayings, and fame proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Famous Motivational Fame Quotes And Sayings

A life without fame can be a good life, but fame without a life is no life at all.

Clive James

The longer a man’s fame is likely to last, the longer it will be in coming.

Arthur Schopenhauer

People confuse fame with validation or love. But fame is not the reward. The reward is getting fulfillment out of doing the thing you love.

Claire Danes

Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it!

Davy Crockett

Fame is hollow. It amplifies what is there. If there is any self-doubt, or hatred, or lack of ability to connect with people, fame will magnify it.

Alanis Morissette 

If you wanna be famous, then it’s okay if the music is fake because fame isn’t real.

Josh Homme 

With fame, you can’t trust everybody. You can’t depend on them being there for you as a person. They will only be there because of what you’ve got you as a person. They will only be there because of what you’ve got and what you can bring to their life. It’s not a relationship-it’s a leech.

Chris Brown

Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.

Edmund Burke

The present condition of fame is merely fashion.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Best Inspirational Fame Quotes And Proverbs


Fame can take interesting men and thrust mediocrity upon them.

David Bowie

If you’re lucky enough to be famous, then it’s great if you can use your fame and the power your fame gives you to draw attention to things that really matter.

Michael Schumacher 

One of the downsides of being famous is that folks pay far more attention to you than they should. American celebrities are constantly under surveillance, and every word they say is subject to scrutiny. So, be careful what you wish for if you desire fame. No human being should be a goldfish.

Bill O’Reilly

Worldly fame is but a breath of wind that blows now this way, and now that, and changes name as it changes direction.

Dante Alighieri


Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; riches take wings; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.

Horace Greeley

Fame is the thirst of youth.

Lord Byron 

For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.


Fame is indeed beautiful and benign and gentle and satisfying, but happiness is something at once tender and brilliant beyond all things.

Mary MacLane

There’s a funny thing about fame. The truth is you run as fast as you can towards it because it’s everything you want. Not just the fame but what it represents, meaning work, meaning opportunity. And then you get there, and it’s shocking how immediately you become enveloped in this world that is incredibly restricting.

George Clooney 

Famous Humorous Fame Quotes And Sayings


Fame or perceived success – it all comes from groupthink.

Chance The Rapper

Fame is something that is bestowed upon you because of success. Success is something you have to chase.

Noel Gallagher

Fame is like a big piece of meringue – it’s beautiful, and you keep eating it, but it doesn’t really fill you up.

Pierce Brosnan

Fame itself… doesn’t really afford you anything more than a good seat in a restaurant.

David Bowie

You can’t reverse fame. You can lose all the money, but you’ll never lose people knowing you.

J. Cole

If we should be blessed by some great reward, such as fame or fortune, it’s the fruit of a seed planted by us in the past.


In general, when you have success on the field, you’re more popular, and you have that fame that comes with it. You realize you’re in the public eye more, and you’ve got to be a little bit more careful about some of the things you’re doing out in public and make sure you’re smart about the things you say.

Aaron Rodgers

Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.

Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza 

Is fame without purpose and is fame without talent really where we are now? People used to be famous for what they did. Now, they’re just famous.

John Carroll Lynch

Fame can be just so annoying because people are so critical of you. You can’t just say, ‘hi’. You say hi and people whisper’ man did you see the way she said hi? What an attitude.

Juliette Lewis

Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.

Friedrich Schiller

The highest form of vanity is a love of fame.

George Santayana