"I'm officially near-famous. If you've got four year old kids and you've got cable, then you've got no choice but to know who I am. But if you're one of my peers - a 26-year old guy who lives in Manhattan - you have no idea who I am. I'm only famous if you're four."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Steve Burns 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."Steve Burns on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Steve Burns on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Steve Burns on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Steve Burns on Ambrose Bierce
"And I think that if I were a for real celebrity that was recognizable everywhere, I'd just crawl under a rock and you know, have someone run over the rock with a car, or something."
"When I was a kid, my mom used to run the vacuum cleaner, and the noise would bother me so much that I would run into the woods to calm down. I feel like that vacuum cleaner has been on since I moved to New York City."