Man Quotes: What It's Really Like To Be Famous

Is a seat at the Oscars really all it's cracked up to be?

Whether it's movie stars, footballers or an escaped dog on YouTube, we live in an era when fame comes to more people than ever before.

And this week of all weeks, pouring over the Oscars party pictures, you can be forgive for thinking it looks like the most fun in the world.

But what, besides living in swirl of camera lights, are the drawbacks? And what does this obsession of ours really mean? Here, we collect some of enviable ones' most insightful musings into their personal pack with the devil.

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"You know the theory of cell irritability?. If you take an amoeba cell and poke it a thousand times, it will change and then re-form into its original shape. And then, the thousandth time you poke this amoeba, the cell will completely collapse and become nothing. That's kind of what it's like being famous. People say hi, how are you doing, and after the thousandth time, you just get angry; you really pop."
– Bill Murray

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"I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled, and thanks to money and fame, I didn't have to go far to find them."
– Tiger Woods

"If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically."
– Jean-Paul Sartre

"With fame I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon."
– Albert Einstein

"That is what fame is, isn't it? To get the world to fall in love with you."
– Lady Gaga

"Fame is only good for one thing - they will cash your check in a small town."
– Truman Capote

"Fame is very agreeable, but the bad thing is that it goes on 24 hours a day."
– Gabriel Garcia Marquez


"The people who get more fame, who get more money, more often than not they are miserable, insecure and on anti-depressants. It's strange that everyone keeps buying into this idea that more success is good, that more fame is good, that more money is good. Yet, we look at the people who have more success, more fame, more money and they're miserable."
– Moby

"The most difficult thing about being well known? Getting out of a hotel room at 4am."
– Jack Nicholson

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