Fame Quotes

I always felt that I would be somebody, but it still surprises me. Like when I drive through Times Square and see my billboard. Or when I got a standing ovation on Broadway for my role in “A Raisin in the Sun.” Or when I finished the marathon. Or when I perform at Madison Square […]

Here’s the ideal experience: that the flight attendant recognises you, but the guy sitting next to you doesn’t.

Sometimes I don’t own what I’ve done. This is a big deal, to have written a book that’s a bestseller. But I’ve said before the only thing fame brings you is a platform. That’s all it brings you. And then you either give or take. And I want to give.

The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.

I consider time as an immense ocean, in which many noble authors are entirely swallowed up.

The fact is that no matter what first names I might have given them, it is the last name that is going to get them in trouble.