Throughout history, there have been individuals whose words have resonated across generations, leaving an indelible mark on our collective consciousness. From renowned thinkers and philosophers to influential leaders and creatives, their words have the power to inspire, enlighten, and provoke deep contemplation. In this article, we delve into a collection of famous quotes, gathering pearls of wisdom from some of the greatest minds in human history. These quotes encompass a range of topics, from love and life to success and perseverance, offering insights and guidance for navigating the complexities of existence.
Famous quotes encapsulate the profound thoughts and perspectives of individuals who have made a significant impact on the world. They serve as a testament to the power of words and their ability to transcend time, resonating with us long after their initial utterance. Whether you seek motivation, reflection, or a new perspective, these famous quotes will captivate your mind and stir your soul.
Exploring the Wisdom of the Ages: Quotes that Inspire
Immerse yourself in the words of wisdom from the greatest minds in history. From philosophers and writers to scientists and activists, these famous quotes offer insights into the human condition, provoke thought, and encourage personal growth. Let them ignite your curiosity, inspire you to take action, and remind you of the transformative power of knowledge and introspection.
When people say they prefer organic food, what they often seem to mean is they don’t want their food tainted with pesticides and their meat shot full of hormones or antibiotics. Many object to the way a few companies – Monsanto is the most famous of them – control so many of the seeds we grow.
A friend at school was always being laughed at because his father emptied dustbins for a living. But those who laughed worshipped famous footballers. This is an example of our topsy-turvy view of ‘success.’ Who would we miss most if they did not work for a month, the footballer or the garbage collector?
I have as much privacy as a goldfish in a bowl.
I usually live an extremely normal life, since I live in the countryside. Even when people call me ‘famous’ and such, I can’t really fathom it, even now.
Becoming famous is a strange thing in your own right.
I guess the nicest thing about being, I won’t say famous but being popular is a more proper word for me to use would be that if you’ve got a recognizable name, a lot of times you can get people to do things for you ordinarily that you wouldn’t get done.
I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: ‘try being rich first’. See if that doesn’t cover most of it. There’s not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job.
I know there are people, if I go into a market or a city for the first time, there are people that are there that just want to see the famous person, or the guy from ‘Dumb and Dumber’ or whatever movie they liked. And that’s fine, it gets them in the door, but then it’s my job to give them something different.
It’s not normal to meet somebody and then they become wildly famous or they become wildly rich or all these things.
Sometimes I wonder if I’m as famous for my wheelchair and disabilities as I am for my discoveries.
My wife Elizabeth and I started The Really Terrible Orchestra for people like us who are pretty hopeless musicians who would like to play in an orchestra. It has been a great success. We give performances; we’ve become the most famous bad orchestra in the world.
Alexander McCall Smith
One thing about being famous is the people around you, you pay all their bills so they very rarely disagree with you because they want you to pick up the check.
My father was the doyen of the divorce barristers. He was an extremely erudite and very famous divorce barrister. So that, when I was a little boy in the nursery, instead of a story like ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,’ I used to get ‘The Duchess and the Seven Correspondents.’
I’m famous for being a silky midfielder.
I will either be famous or infamous.
To be a Southern Ground artist, you have to be a lifer. It’s not about winning a karaoke contest or a television show to become famous. It’s about really paying your dues. It’s people I’m fans of and want to help in the business.
While we are being fascinated by the tales of famous serial killers and how they were brought to justice, the real serial killer goes about his business with hardly a thought to being caught.
I did grow up next door to Steve McQueen, who was a very famous movie star at the time, but as a kid it didn’t impress me. We always had great fun with him. He would take us out on Sundays on his motorcycles, riding around in the desert; he was like a second father.
I have to say, you know, I’ve seen so many people go through the cycle and become famous and not famous anymore and, you know, want – have their priorities change and want different things.
Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist and more importantly, cancer survivor, has said ‘if you ever get a second chance for something, you’ve got to go all the way.’
Michael N. Castle
A famous man once said, ‘A sure formula for failure is to try and please everyone.’ Some might say I built a career on doing just the opposite of pleasing everyone.
I get very nervous around famous people and I get nervous around beautiful women.
I’m world famous, everywhere I go there are people who love me because of I’ve been able to bring them some joy from the movies I’ve made.
As a famous person you think how you’re gonna end it, get away and have a normal life.
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.
Becoming famous and selling a lot of records doesn’t change a thing.
I never dreamt of being a musician for my livelihood. I certainly never would have wanted to be in the business that I’m in, meaning the fame and the glory, the glitter, the rock star, the famous part.
Eddie Van Halen
I loved cowboy films and TV series, and I learned bits of English from them. My favorite was ‘Laramie’, with Robert Fuller and John Smith. I used to watch ‘The Lone Ranger’, which had been famous in Japan as well. I idolized these cowboys.
I felt so painfully isolated that I vowed I would get revenge on the world by becoming a famous cartoonist.
What made Louis Vuitton famous was the quality. We don’t do marketing; we just create products which are exceptional in their design and craftsmanship.
I’ve watched a lot of people who became famous who completely change and I think it’s because they tend to believe all the hype that’s out there. I don’t think there’s that much hype about me.
People are getting famous now for serving food out of a truck, or for, well, pork buns. I don’t know if I’m really pleased to be a part of that. I’m somewhat terrified of what the future holds, especially in America.
John Muir, the famous naturalist, wrote in his journal that you should never go to Alaska as a young man because you’ll never be satisfied with any other place as long as you live. And there’s a lot of truth to that.
But things move in circles: one minute it’s the models who are famous, then it’s the actresses, then it’s the designers.
I didn’t learn music because I wanted to become famous or earn a lot of money. It was to follow my father’s advice and learn as much as I could about music.
K. J. Yesudas
It’s great – that’s the best part about being famous is that people want to get to know me. People come up to me and introduce themselves, and I make friends, and then I meet their friends. It seems like I have a very happy and comfortable social life, which is something I never had when I was younger.
After ‘Skins’ I became mildly famous, which was a bit of a disaster.
When I came to New York, I began to meet the people who became the most famous artists of our time. I was insecure about my own level of ability, I didn’t know whether I could compete with these people and, at the same time. I was wondering what is this anyway?
Major success feels a bit like a coronation. Like I’d become a king. I was one of the most famous people in the world, loved and hated in equal measure. I couldn’t see anything bad with it. It made me a happy person.
There’s a definite responsibility that comes with being famous. You shouldn’t be able to just dress up and look pretty.
Celebrity means that I can affect people in a positive way.
I used to think no one should go into show biz, but now I feel differently. I now feel like it’s a great career. If you can do it and make money at it and still not be so famous that you can have a normal life – then I think it’s a great career.
Did you ever stop to think why cops are always famous for being dumb? Simple. Because they don’t have to be anything else.
Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.