"There are people who appear in the magazines and I don't know who they are. I've never seen anything they've done and their careers are over already. They're famous for maybe 10 minutes. Real careers, I think, take a long time to unfold."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Matt Damon 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."Matt Damon on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Matt Damon on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Matt Damon on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Matt Damon on Ambrose Bierce
"I've been left alone, even by the paparazzi, because what sells is sex and scandal. Absent that, they really don't have much interest in you. I'm still married, still working, still happy."
"I'd love to be a dad. I hope I'd be great at it. That's every man's fear, yet his most important job."
"My parents divorced when I was young but I was brought up in two really loving households. I didn't have a contentious relationship with my mom or dad."
"My mother is a professor of early childhood education. When I was two she would say she knew I was going to be an actor."
"I'd had people say, 'You'll enjoy being famous for a week, and you'll never enjoy it again'. But I don't think I had that week. I may have been working and missed that moment."