Quotations About / On:
Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 363, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Dont run after fame, Let fam run after you
'If I've learned one thing from my relative fame it's that actors are brilliant tacticians'.
(- Nathan Coppedge, Jan 2015.)
You feel the flames, To win fames
(Before you achieve a goal, you must encounter some difficulties)
'Famous is famous when fame avoids in bad odour'
(Belonging, Poem, 'Advice Written On Bad Advice', Indian Poet, Pijush Biswas)
Fame is fickle, but Obscurity is usually faithful to the end.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
Expenditure now attracts fame as conquest once did.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
Fame now wears the halo that once crowned holiness.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
The graceful flowers of innocence are more valuable than the laurel crown of fame.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Phaon, in Sappho, act 3, sc. 6 (1819).)
Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.
(W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-1973), Anglo-American poet. "Writing," pt. 1, The Dyer's Hand (1962).)