Thoughts on stardom

Published: Dec 24, 2017 06:25:58 AM IST
Updated: Dec 27, 2017 05:12:46 PM IST

g_101945_shahrukh_khan_280x210.jpgWhenever 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

g_101943_clint_eastwood_280x210.jpgOvernight stardom can be harmful to your mental health. Yeah. It has ruined a lot of people.
—Clint Eastwood

I have both joyful and heartbreaking moments in life, even now. Stardom doesn’t give us everything.
—Vijay Sethupathi

g_101947_helen_hayes_280x210.jpgThere is a price for stardom, and, unfortunately, one’s family shares in the payment.
—Helen Hayes  

...All you have in the end is to look back and like the choices you’ve made.
—Matt Damon

g_101951_lauren_bacall_280x210.jpgStardom isn’t a profession, it’s an accident.
 —Lauren Bacall

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

g_101955_freddie_mercury_280x210.jpgI won’t be a rock star. I will be a legend.
—Freddie Mercury

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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