"So I'm a young boy in the 1940s growing up, seeing Ralph Bunche on a regular basis, seeing Duke Ellington on a regular basis. We know that these people are famous. They're living in the same community as we live in. They go to the same stores and shops."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Ed Smith on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Ed Smith on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Ed Smith on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Ed Smith on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Ed Smith on Ambrose Bierce
"It seems every year, people make the resolution to exercise and lose weight and get in shape."
"The Washington black community was able to succeed beyond his wildest dreams. I mean, we had our own newspapers, our own restaurants, our own theaters, our own small shops, our own clubs, our own Masonic lodges."