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The words fame and famous are used in many contexts, most of them inspired by the concept of celebrity.

Fame may refer specifically to:

Film, television and stage



Computing and technology



See also

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The words fame and famous are used in many contexts, most of them inspired by the concept of celebrity.

Fame or famous may refer specifically to:


Film, television and stage

Science and technology

See also


Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Quotations about fame.


  • Is it any wonder I reject you first?
    Fame, fame, fame, fame
    Is it any wonder you are too cool to fool
    Fame (fame).
  • He doth raise his country's fame with his own
    And in the mouths of nations yet unborn
    His praises will be sung; Death comes to all,
    But great achievements build a monument
    Which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
    • Georg Fabricius, in praise of Georg Agricola in De Metallicis Rebus (1566); as translated by Herbert Clark Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover in the introduction to their 1912 translation of Agricola's De Re Metallica (1556); also quoted in prose form as "Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold."

Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)

Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).

  • No true and permanent fame can be founded, except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind.
    • Charles Sumner, p. 242.
  • The highest greatness, surviving time and stone, is that which proceeds from the soul of man. Monarchs and cabinets, generals and admirals, with the pomp of court and the circumstance of war, in the lapse of time disappear from sight; but the pioneers of truth, though poor and lowly, especially those whose example elevates human nature, and teaches the rights of man, so that "a government of the people, by the people, for the people, may not perish from the earth;" such a harbinger can never be forgotten, and their renown spreads co-extensive with the cause they served so well.
    • Charles Sumner, p. 242.
  • Live for something! Do good and leave behind you a monument of virtue that the storm of time can never destroy. Write your name in kindness, love, and mercy on the hearts of the thousands you come in contact with, year by year, and you will never be forgotten. Your name, your deeds, will be as legible on the hearts you leave behind, as the stars on the brow of evening. Good deeds will shine as the stars of heaven.
    • Thomas Chalmers, p. 243.
  • I have learned to prize the quiet, lightning deed, not the applauding thunder at its heels that men call fame.
    • Alex Smith, p. 243.
  • How idle a boast, after all, is the immortality of a name! Time is ever silently turning over his pages; we are too much engrossed by the story of the present to think of the character and anecdotes that gave interest to the past; and each age is a volume thrown aside and forgotten.


  • He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar.
    • Chuang-tzu
  • The best people renounce all for one goal, the eternal fame of mortals; but most people stuff themselves like cattle.
  • What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little.
  • Fame is like a suffocating castle sieged by the enemy.
  • All the fame I look for in life is to have lived it quietly.

Simple English

The English Wiktionary has a dictionary definition (meanings of a word) for:

Fame or Famous may refer to:

  • The condition of being a celebrity
  • Pheme, a figure in mythology
  • Fame (musical), a Broadway musical
  • Fame, a duo that represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003
  • Famous Stars and Straps

FAME can also be an abbreviation for:

  • Full-sky Astrometric Mapping Explorer, an astrometric satellite designed to measure the positions of stars very accurately
  • Fatty acid methyl ester, a type of organic chemical compound
  • Fritzlein's Arimaa Material Evaluator, an algorithm to determine which side is materially superior in Arimaa

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