"How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?"
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Jean-Jacques Rousseau 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."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Ambrose Bierce
"O love, if I regret the age when one savors you, it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it."
"Plant and your spouse plants with you weed and you weed alone."
"Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death."
"No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another."
"We are born weak, we need strength helpless, we need aid foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education."