Quotes / Celebrity Is Overrated

"Tom Cruise is Tom Cruise Crazy
Just be glad it's him, not you
If you had Tom Cruise's troubles

You might be Tom Cruise Crazy too
You'd flash your big white shiny smile; buy expensive shoes

But you'd be the only man on Earth
Who couldn't enjoy Tom Cruise!"
Jonathan Coulton, "Tom Cruise Crazy"

"Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door."
Marlo Thomas

"And now the tabloids use your face
To document your fall from grace
And they tell you that that's just the way it goes...
Just the way it goes..."
— Just Jack, Starz in their eyes

"What of fame?
Everyone knows your face, the world screams your name
And never again, are you alone.."

"Living on a lighted stage
Approaches the unreal
For those who think and feel
In touch with some reality
Beyond the gilded cage

Cast in this unlikely role
Ill-equipped to act
With insufficient tact
One must put up barriers
To keep oneself intact."
Rush, "Limelight"

"I asked to be successful. I never asked to be famous."

"Oh NOW you love me. NOW you love Macho Man. Well it's too late... MAYBE NOT!"

"Being popular isn't so great. Or so I've read in books."

"You can't get un-famous. You can get infamous, but you can't get un-famous."

"It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich."

"I hope everybody could get rich and famous and will have everything they ever dreamed of, so they will know that it's not the answer."

"It's like jumping into a pool full of sharks."
Simon Pegg on fame