"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Voltaire 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."Voltaire on Walt Disney
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Voltaire on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Voltaire on Ambrose Bierce
"Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability."Voltaire on Arthur Schopenhauer
"What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy."
"He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it."
"We are rarely proud when we are alone."
"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game."
"Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable."