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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.
— Xander, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
"You can't get un-famous. You can get infamous, but you can't get un-famous."