I’ve never been enamoured by the idea of being a celebrity.
We can’t all be stars because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as I go by.
There is a huge trapdoor waiting to open under anyone who is critical of so-called ‘popular culture’ or (to redefine this subject) anyone who is uneasy about the systematic, massified cretinization of the major media. If you denounce the excess coverage, you are yourself adding to the excess. If you show even a slight knowledge...
I’ve always been famous, it’s just no one knew it yet.
This haunting idea of becoming a celebrity doesn’t settle well with me at all.
To be a celebrity, I couldn’t think of anything more cringe-worthy.
I wouldn’t say there’s an imbalance. We have to remember that, yes, Ian is a big celebrity and he does get a lot of attention from the press, but he has broken 22 world records, won five Olympic gold medals and as many world championship gold medals. I think any attention he has gotten, he...
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Thanks for being a fan.” Being a celebrity is a 24/7 thing.
The most reliable topic for small talk is the goings-on of stars whether they’re rising or falling, and whether nor not a particular story is truth or fiction. This is way out of balance. It invades the privacy of men and women who didn’t give up being human when they became famous, and it negates...
I do wonder if the modern world creates these desperations for you. It makes you crave products you don’t want. It places its imperatives in front of religion, faith. It employs certain people for its cause. Celebrities, singers, musicians. When you conclude that the material world is disappointing you look to these figures for answers,...
It was a lot more fun to get famous than to be famous.
We don’t pay any of the celebrities at all and every year these guys come and dedicate themselves to Sunday evening and Monday. They take time from their busy schedules. ‘¦ Last year, with Bob Huggins, he only played in one celebrity golf tournament and it was this one.
I think it’s a gift to become a star, to become a celebrity.
Culture always tells you to look to illusions for answers. ‘Look at me’, it says, ‘I’ve worked it all out’. Celebrities grow too powerful because people mistake their colour for content. They allow them to create a hole at the heart of our culture, in which they then flourish.
A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn’t know.
Oh! This’ll impress you – I’m actually in the Abnormal Psychology textbook. Obviously my family is so proud. Keep in mind though, I’m a PEZ dispenser and I’m in the abnormal Psychology textbook. Who says you can’t have it all?