A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognised.
A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn’t know.
Celebrity culture has gone crazy, and I think the reason is that real news is just not bearable, and it also seems impossible to change anything.
I feel like when you’re a celebrity, people dehumanise you and they forget you’re a real person.
I think any celebrity that adopts a child from a third world country is a fool.
The image is one thing and the human being is another. It’s very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
I’ve always been famous, it’s just no one knew it yet.
It’s better for the whole world to know you, even as a sex star, than never to be known at all.
I don’t like to share my personal life… it wouldn’t be personal if I shared it.
A sign of celebrity is that his name is often worth more than his services.
Daniel J Boorstin
Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
Celebrities are like infants. Neither can wipe their own ass.
I don’t like the trappings of stardom. I wear the shoes and the Dolce & Gabbana, because I’m told to. But I’m not trapped by it.
Shah Rukh Khan
If you say a modern celebrity is an adulterer, a pervert and a drug addict, all it means is that you’ve read his autobiography.
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(This story appears in the 26 December, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)