"I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Valentino Rossi 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."Valentino Rossi on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Valentino Rossi on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Valentino Rossi on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Valentino Rossi on Ambrose Bierce
"Riding a race bike is an art - a thing that you do because you feel something inside."
"I would have probably stolen cars - it would have given me the same adrenaline rush as racing."
"I race to win. If I am on the bike or in a car it will always be the same."
"If I test the car for a year I can be quite competitive the next season."