"Whereas you have someone like Houdini, who works really, really hard to get really, really famous, and then has actual intellectual ideas that he puts into the culture that stay there."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Penn Jillette 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."Penn Jillette on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Penn Jillette on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Penn Jillette on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Penn Jillette on Ambrose Bierce
"I'm a hardcore libertarian - I want everything legal - but I also believe that you have the right to free association."
"But it's much more exciting to make Die Hard. One of the reasons that I think that movie is so successful is it deals with those very important blue-collar relationship themes. But it's more visually beautiful to show things blowing up. It just gives you more on the screen."