"Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."William Hurt 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."William Hurt on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."William Hurt on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."William Hurt on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."William Hurt on Ambrose Bierce
"But I am not going to live for ever. And the more I know it, the more amazed I am by being here at all."
"The thing is, I don't believe in most of what's done. The amount of financial and imaginative energy that's put into mediocrity is just amazing which I find to be fundamentally offensive as a human being."
"Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge."
"Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful."
"Sometimes people call me a success for all the reasons that make me think I'm a failure."