Thoughts on stardom

Published: Dec 12, 2015

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Don’t be so obsessed with stardom that you miss out on success.
— Rasheed Ogunlaru

I like being famous when it’s convenient for me and completely anonymous when it’s not.
— Catherine Deneuve

The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
— John Wooden

I love being famous. It’s almost like being white.
— Chris Rock

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
— Theodore Roosevelt

Stardom isn’t a profession, it’s an accident.
— Lauren Bacall

Eventually stardom is going to go away from me. It goes away from everybody and all you have in the end is to be able to look back and like the choices you made.
— Matt Damon

I guess I don’t take my stardom too seriously. I think I am one of the guys.
— Salman Khan

If I hadn’t had the experience of being famous, I would have searched for it my whole life. I would have just gone on and on trying to find it.
— Matthew Perry

All we ever see of stars are their old photographs.
— Alan Moore

Never worry about bad press: All that matters is if they spell your name right.
— Kate Hudson

Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.
— Uta Hagen

As a young man, I prayed for success. Now, I just pray to be worthy of it.
— Brendan Fraser

“Overnight stardom can be harmful to your mental health. Yeah. It has ruined a lot of  people.”
— Clint Eastwood
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Illustration: Chaitanya Dinesh Surpur


(This story appears in the 25 December, 2015 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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