"Sometimes being famous gets in the way of doing what you want to do."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Johnny Mathis 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."Johnny Mathis on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Johnny Mathis on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Johnny Mathis on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Johnny Mathis on Ambrose Bierce
"I also met, early on Ella Fitzgerald. Her songbooks are some of the most amazing bodies of work."
"I think there are a lot of people who really want to be famous, they really do. I don't. It sort of gets in the way of the everyday things that I do."
"It's very much like opera singers. They do the same thing. The first thing in the morning and the last thing at night, the thing they think about is their voice and how to take care of it."