"I am famous because I am an African American jazz artist."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Nat King Cole 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."Nat King Cole on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Nat King Cole on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Nat King Cole on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Nat King Cole on Ambrose Bierce
"Only time, education and plenty of good schooling will make anti-segregation work."
"Music is emotional, and you may catch a musician in a very unemotional mood or you may not be in the same frame of mind as the musician. So a critic will often say a musician is slipping."
"The whites come to applaud a Negro performer just like the colored do. When you've got the respect of white and colored, you can ease a lot of things."