Whenever I start feeling too arrogant about myself, I always take a trip to the US. The immigration guys kick the star out of my stardom.
—Shah Rukh Khan
Overnight stardom can be harmful to your mental health. Yeah. It has ruined a lot of people.
I have both joyful and heartbreaking moments in life, even now. Stardom doesn’t give us everything.—Vijay Sethupathi
There is a price for stardom, and, unfortunately, one’s family shares in the payment.
...All you have in the end is to look back and like the choices you’ve made. —Matt Damon
Stardom isn’t a profession, it’s an accident.
In rock stardom there’s an absolute economic upside to self-destruction. —Courtney Love
You would think that a rock star being married to a supermodel would be one of the greatest things in the world. It is. —David Bowie
I don’t think about stardom anymore. I’m way past that phase. —Akkineni Nagarjuna
The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team. —John Wooden
I won’t be a rock star. I will be a legend.
Images: Eastwood: Stephane Mahe / Reuters; Khan: Mark Blinch / Reuters; Bacall: Danny Moloshok / Reuters; Hayes: Bettmann / Getty Images; Bowie: Reuters; Wooden: Adrees Latif / Reuters; Mercury: Getty Images
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