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Notoriety Quotes By Dave Holmes

That's what mild television fame is like: it's like walking through the world with your fly down. — Dave Holmes

Notoriety Quotes By Georges Laraque

After I saw how badly animals were treated to en up in our plates, how bad it was for our health and for the environment, I decided to stop this nonsense and educate others. After all, animals can't talk and they need people that have notoriety like me to be their voices. — Georges Laraque

Notoriety Quotes By Don Henley

This year, notoriety got confused with fame, and the devil is down hearted because there is nothing left for him to claim. — Don Henley

Notoriety Quotes By Thomas Friedman

When you go along in life and develop whatever notoriety you do, people begin to relate to you differently, and I'm just always most comfortable with the people I grew up with. — Thomas Friedman

Notoriety Quotes By Alessandro Nivola

As far as my notoriety or whatever, I haven't been the star of a hit film. — Alessandro Nivola

Notoriety Quotes By Elena Ferrante

I simply decided once and for all to liberate myself from the anxiety of notoriety and the urge to be a part of that circle of successful people, those who believe they have won who-knows-what — Elena Ferrante

Notoriety Quotes By Walt Whitman

Finding my occupation, poverty, notoriety, foibles, crimes, less important than I thought, — Walt Whitman

Notoriety Quotes By Steve Truglia

A good stunt has to have both style and substance. It's a combination of impact and notoriety, the element of danger, technical execution, and the skill of the stunt performer. — Steve Truglia

Notoriety Quotes By Ralph Lauren

I went through the extremes of amazing notoriety and also the dreaded things that you never thought you'd have to live through. Not everything works the way you want it to, but if I sit back and think, 'Am I happy about this?' Yeah. I wouldn't have done anything any better. — Ralph Lauren

Notoriety Quotes By David Duchovny

When I started getting notoriety it was cheesy to appear in a commercial. — David Duchovny

Notoriety Quotes By Angie Morgan

True leadership is not defined by notoriety, power, prestige, status, or job title... — Angie Morgan

Notoriety Quotes By Georgette Heyer

I'm really not quite as frippery a fellow as you seem to think! I own that in my grasstime I committed a great many follies and extravagances, but, believe me, I've long since out-grown them! I don't think they were any worse than what nine out of ten youngsters commit, but unfortunately I achieved, through certain circumstances, a notoriety which most young men escape. I was born with a natural aptitude for the sporting pursuits you regard with so much distrust, and I inherited, at far too early an age, a fortune which not only enabled me to indulge my tastes in the most expensive manner imaginable, but which made me an object of such interest that everything I did was noted, and talked of. That's heady stuff for greenhorns, you know! There was a time when I gave the gossips plenty to talk about. But do give me credit for having seen the error of my ways! — Georgette Heyer

Notoriety Quotes By James Joyce

Rapid motion through space elates one; so does notoriety; so does the possession of money. — James Joyce

Notoriety Quotes By Ambrose Bierce

NOTORIETY, n. The fame of one's competitor for public honors. The kind of renown most accessible and acceptable to mediocrity. A Jacob's-ladder leading to the vaudeville stage, with angels ascending and descending. — Ambrose Bierce

Notoriety Quotes By Kenny G

I've never personally criticized anyone else's music, but I know that the public's real problem is not the music I make but the perception that I play simple music for money only and for the notoriety and to increase my popularity. — Kenny G

Notoriety Quotes By Bill Nighy

The degree of notoriety I have is fine and easy. There's nothing hysterical about it. — Bill Nighy

Notoriety Quotes By Lord Dunsany

Fame as she walked at evening in a city saw the painted face of Notoriety flaunting beneath a gas-lamp, and many kneeled unto her in the dirt of the road. "Who are you?" Fame said to her. "I am Fame," said Notoriety. Then Fame stole softly away so that no one knew she had gone. And Notoriety presently went forth and all her worshippers rose and followed after, and she led them, as was most meet, to her native Pit. — Lord Dunsany

Notoriety Quotes By Amelia Boynton Robinson

I wasn't looking for notoriety [when we marched]. But if that's what it took [to get attention], I didn't care how many licks I got. It just made me even more determined to fight for our cause. — Amelia Boynton Robinson

Notoriety Quotes By Alexander Lowen

When wealth occupies a higher position than wisdom, when notoriety is admired more than dignity, when success is more important than self-respect, the culture itself overvalues "image" and must be regarded as narcissistic. — Alexander Lowen

Notoriety Quotes By Brian Boitano

The Olympics are great for notoriety right off the bat, but your body of work is what people remember you for. — Brian Boitano

Notoriety Quotes By Scott Bakula

'Quantum Leap' gave me a huge opportunity as an actor. The nature of the role and it's demands allowed people to perceive me as a versatile actor, and the wide success of the show around the planet gave me a certain notoriety that helped me get other work. — Scott Bakula

Notoriety Quotes By Amelia Earhart

Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash. — Amelia Earhart

Notoriety Quotes By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable. — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Notoriety Quotes By Oscar De La Hoya

You get to be famous or have some notoriety and there are so many people who want a piece of you. — Oscar De La Hoya

Notoriety Quotes By Ernie J Zelinski

Fifteen Minutes of Notoriety Beats the Best Advertising Money Can Buy — Ernie J Zelinski

Notoriety Quotes By Mark Leibovich

The life cycle of public disgrace has been condensed to where the actual offense gets washed away, leaving just a neutral sheen of notoriety. — Mark Leibovich

Notoriety Quotes By Emily Thorne

For the average person leading an ordinary life, fame holds an hypnotic attraction. Many would sooner perish than exist in anonymity. But for the unlucky few who've had notoriety forced upon them, infamy can be a sentence more damning than any prison term — Emily Thorne

Notoriety Quotes By Chuck Klosterman

It's hard for Americans to differentiate between talent and notoriety; TV confuses people. — Chuck Klosterman

Notoriety Quotes By Patrick Stump

Whatever notoriety Fall Out Boy used to have prevents me from having the ability to start over from the bottom again. — Patrick Stump

Notoriety Quotes By Jack Kerouac

Notoriety and public confession in the literary form is a frazzler of the heart you were born with, believe me. — Jack Kerouac

Notoriety Quotes By Sherman Glenn Finesilver

Do not confuse notoriety and fame with greatness ... For you see, greatness is a measure of one's spirit, not a result of one's rank in human affairs. — Sherman Glenn Finesilver

Notoriety Quotes By Rick Warren

I believe that the purpose of influence is to speak up for those who have no influence. And fame is not for our own benefit, or notoriety is not for our own benefit, it's for leverage to do good. — Rick Warren

Notoriety Quotes By Bil Keane

When I was in high school at Northeast Catholic in Philadelphia in the late '30s, I found that drawing caricatures of the teachers and satirizing the events in the school, then having them published in our school magazine, got me some notoriety. — Bil Keane

Notoriety Quotes By Michael Dorris

To be known for one's saddest story is not the road to notoriety anyone would willingly choose. — Michael Dorris

Notoriety Quotes By Jaime Camil

You should never turn your back on the market that gave you notoriety and be who you are and give you the numbers it gives you in the United States. I can't deny that the success I've had in the United States or the success that 'Pulling Strings' was due to my work in Latin America. — Jaime Camil

Notoriety Quotes By Sam Sifton

Most restaurants fail. The sad ones are stillborn. The mad ones flourish within the bustle and excitement of fame, notoriety, the thrill of the new. But they rarely sustain the glow. They are balloons kept aloft by a restless crowd. Only the strange, the freaks of restaurant perfection, can sustain life beyond a few years. — Sam Sifton

Notoriety Quotes By Christopher Hitchens

There is no such thing as notoriety in the United States these days, let alone infamy. Celebrity is all. — Christopher Hitchens

Notoriety Quotes By Roger Lloyd-Pack

People who are seriously damaged by sudden fame and notoriety have, in my experience, very low esteem at the root of their being. — Roger Lloyd-Pack

Notoriety Quotes By George Bernard Shaw

Wilde's permanent celebrity belongs to literature, and only his transient notoriety to police news. — George Bernard Shaw

Notoriety Quotes By Susan Orlean

There was a time when I kept track of it all; when my mind worked like a giant lint brush being swept over the fuzzy surface of popular culture. But these days, pop culture seems to have gotten fuzzier and fuzzier; notoriety comes and goes in the snap of a finger. — Susan Orlean

Notoriety Quotes By Donna Rice

It was hard to turn down the money since I didn't have a job, but I didn't want to exploit my notoriety because I knew the way I'd been living was wrong. — Donna Rice

Notoriety Quotes By Ray Bradbury

Notoriety and a fat bank balance must come after everything else is finished and done. — Ray Bradbury

Notoriety Quotes By Bess Myerson

Not only do I have celebrity, but I have notoriety, which is sometimes more seductive. — Bess Myerson

Notoriety Quotes By Billy Carter

I do not deny I brought most of my notoriety on myself, nor do I apologize for it. — Billy Carter

Notoriety Quotes By Jonathan Waterman

Climbing is one of the few sports in which the arena (the cliffs, the mountains and their specific routes) acquire a notoriety that outpopulates, outshines and outlives the actual athletes. — Jonathan Waterman

Notoriety Quotes By James Harden

I've never had much notoriety. It's fine with me. — James Harden

Notoriety Quotes By Virginia Woolf

Better was it to go unknown and leave behind you an arch, then to burn like a meteor and leave no dust. — Virginia Woolf

Notoriety Quotes By Jeremy Luke

You've gotta play the Hollywood game, and you know you're doing good the more notoriety you're getting, and that's gold. That's what every actor wants because then you know you're at another level. — Jeremy Luke

Notoriety Quotes By Bob Dylan

Loneliness, tenderness, high society, notoriety, you fight for the throne and you travel alone. — Bob Dylan

Notoriety Quotes By Edouard Manet

Who is this Monet whose name sounds just like mine and who is taking advantage of my notoriety? — Edouard Manet

Notoriety Quotes By Joseph Addison

Even the greatest actions of a celebrated person labor under this disadvantage, that however surprising and extraordinary they may be, they are no more than what are expected from him. — Joseph Addison

Notoriety Quotes By Anthony Burgess

The essence of pop stardom is immaturity - a wretched little pseudo-musical gift, a development of the capacity to shock, a short-lived notoriety, extreme depression, a yielding to the suicidal impulse. — Anthony Burgess

Notoriety Quotes By Samuel Beckett

I don't think I recognize you, sir, said Camier.
I am Watt, said Watt. As you say, I'm unrecognizable.
Watt? said Camier. The name means nothing to me.
I am not widely know, said Watt, true, but I shall be, one day. Not universally, perhaps, my notoriety is not likely ever to penetrate to the denizens of Dublin's fair city, or of Cuq-Toulza. — Samuel Beckett

Notoriety Quotes By William Hazlitt

Envy is the most universal passion. We only pride ourselves on the qualities we possess, or think we possess; but we envy the pretensions we have, and those which we have not, and do not even wish for. We envy the greatest qualities and every trifling advantage. We envy the most ridiculous appearance or affectation of superiority. We envy folly and conceit; nay, we go so far as to envy whatever confers distinction of notoriety, even vice and infamy. — William Hazlitt

Notoriety Quotes By Morgan Brittany

You have to work in this business on your own terms. Don't sell out for money, fame, or notoriety. — Morgan Brittany

Notoriety Quotes By Dan Chaon

You can't count on notoriety lasting very long, and there's no way to predict whether anyone will care about your books or you in three years, let alone ten or twenty. — Dan Chaon

Notoriety Quotes By Shirley Elson-Roessler

The topic of women's participation in the French Revolution has generally received little attention from historians, who have displayed a tendency to minimize the role of women in the major events of those years, or else to ignore it altogether. In the nineteenth century those who did attempt to deal with the topic chose to approach it with an emphasis on individual women who had for some reason attained a degree of notoriety. — Shirley Elson-Roessler

Notoriety Quotes By Bokeem Woodbine

I typically don't get into predicting the success of my projects. I've been involved with a lot of projects that I thought should have really gained notoriety and furthered my career, only to be met with the cold grasp of disappointment. So I typically stay away from predicting how a film will do. — Bokeem Woodbine

Notoriety Quotes By James Branch Cabell

Whatever pretended pessimists in search of notoriety may say, most people are naturally kind, at heart. — James Branch Cabell

Notoriety Quotes By Marilyn Manson

America puts killers on the cover of 'TIME' magazine, giving them as much notoriety as our favorite movie stars. — Marilyn Manson

Notoriety Quotes By Eric Birk

Achieving repute and notoriety is at first like the seemingly hopeless effort of pushing a large snowball up a hill, but eventually you will push it over the apex and watch it grow rapidly as it rolls effortlessly away. — Eric Birk

Notoriety Quotes By Kiera Cass

Fight, America. You might not want to fight for the things that most others would fight for, like money or notoriety, but fight all the same.
Whatever it is that you want, America, go after it with all that you have in you.
Keep from letting fear make you settle for second best. — Kiera Cass

Notoriety Quotes By Catherine Gildiner

The problem with a small town is that when you don't buy into the powers that be there are very few other choices. It's like a play where there is only a "virtuous" lead, a villain, and bit players. Better to be the villain because you're not duped into believing you're in more than a play, and at least your name goes on the program. — Catherine Gildiner

Notoriety Quotes By Kirby Wright

I learned that famous writers are people with foibles like anyone else and this helped me realize reaching their level of notoriety wasn't impossible. — Kirby Wright

Notoriety Quotes By Marie Corelli

Fame, or notoriety, whichever that special noise may be called when the world like a hound 'gives tongue' and announces that the quarry in some form of genius is at bay, is apt to increase its clamor in proportion to the aloofness of the pursued animal ... — Marie Corelli

Notoriety Quotes By Kelly Gardiner

I didn't notice it in those early years - I thought I was surrounded by people who wished me nothing but good. I heard the whispers and shrugged off the notoriety, the half-hidden glances and smirks. I — Kelly Gardiner

Notoriety Quotes By Victor LaValle

Shirley Jackson enjoyed notoriety and commercial success within her lifetime, and yet it still hardly seems like enough for a writer so singular. When I meet readers and other writers of my generation, I find that mentioning her is like uttering a holy name. — Victor LaValle

Notoriety Quotes By Steve-O

When I first became recognizable from appearing on television, I abused my notoriety as much as I possibly could, at the expense of both my health and personal relationships. — Steve-O

Notoriety Quotes By Sarah Silverman

I think that whenever a Jew has any kind of notoriety, good or bad, the Jews find it to be good. — Sarah Silverman

Notoriety Quotes By Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

When a child wants to be accepted, he'll do anything. And if it means you're getting a certain amount of notoriety from a fight, that's what you'll do. — Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Notoriety Quotes By James Madison

The best reason to be assigned, in this case, for not having made the Constitution more free from a charge of uncertainty in its meaning, is believed to be, that it was not suspected that any such charge would ever take place; and it appears that no such charge did take place, during the early period of the Constitution, when the meaning of its authors could be best ascertained, nor until many of the contemporary lights had in the lapse of time been extinguished. How often does it happen, that a notoriety of intention diminishes the caution against its being misunderstood or doubted! — James Madison

Notoriety Quotes By Marie Corelli

No fame is actually worth much now-a-days, - because it is not classic fame, strong in reposeful old-world dignity, - it is blatant noisy notoriety merely. — Marie Corelli

Notoriety Quotes By Franz Grillparzer

Historical! Must it be historical to catch your attention? Even though historicity, like notoriety, denotes nothing more than thatsomething has occurred. — Franz Grillparzer

Notoriety Quotes By Matt Tong

I think Paris Hilton is really our generation's Marilyn Monroe. She's the image of the youth today. There's a real fascination with Paris, ranging on the obsessive. I'm repulsed by her, but because of her notoriety, she has access to an audience. — Matt Tong

Notoriety Quotes By Don Henley

Fame, at one time, was associated with accomplishment, but in this day and age fame and notoriety have become confused. — Don Henley

Notoriety Quotes By Michael Connelly

EVEN THOUGH I KNEW it was going to be what she would ask me, Graciela McCaleb's request gave me pause. Terry McCaleb had died on his boat a month earlier. I had read about it in the Las Vegas Sun. It had made the papers because of the movie. FBI agent gets heart transplant and then tracks down his donor's killer. It was a story that had Hollywood written all over it and Clint Eastwood played the part, even though he had a couple decades on Terry. The film was a modest success at best, but it still gave Terry the kind of notoriety that guaranteed an obituary notice in papers across the country. I had just gotten back to my apartment near the strip one morning and picked up the Sun. Terry's death was a short story in the back of the A section. — Michael Connelly

Notoriety Quotes By Mickey Rourke

What I've got to do now is let them judge me for who I am as an actor and not for my notoriety. — Mickey Rourke

Notoriety Quotes By Daphne Du Maurier

Living as we do in an age of noise and bluster, success is now measured accordingly. We must all be seen, and heard, and on the air. — Daphne Du Maurier

Notoriety Quotes By Curtis Jackson

Without music I wouldn't have the ability to be in business. The opportunity to be in business came with the finances from music and the notoriety that comes with being successful as an artist. So I see myself as an artist first, but I'm absolutely conscious of business. — Curtis Jackson

Notoriety Quotes By P. J. Soles

'Carrie' was a pretty big-budget movie at a real studio, with a director that had already done a bunch of things and had some notoriety, and Stephen King was the writer. — P. J. Soles

Notoriety Quotes By E. Lockhart

She wasn't a person who needed to be liked so much as she was a person who liked to be notorious. — E. Lockhart

Notoriety Quotes By James Wolcott

Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian would have left little more than lipstick stains in their passing had it not been for the sex videos that lofted them into reality-TV notoriety. Once notoriety has warmed into familiarity, celebrity itself becomes one big 'Brady Bunch' reunion, or a therapy session with Dr. Drew. — James Wolcott

Notoriety Quotes By Eric Balfour

To whatever degree you have as a celebrity or notoriety, there are people who see you as an opinion leader. — Eric Balfour

Notoriety Quotes By John Grisham

We are extremely private, and we really got sort of ambushed by the notoriety. — John Grisham

Notoriety Quotes By John Abbott

I hate politics and what are considered their appropriate measures. I hate notoriety, public meetings, public speeches, caucuses and everything that I know of which is apparently the necessary incident of politics - except doing public work to the best of my ability. — John Abbott

Notoriety Quotes By Roopal Patel

Tom Ford just started at Gucci and was getting great notoriety - like Madonna wearing that head-to-toe velvet suit at the MTV awards. I remember it like it was yesterday. — Roopal Patel

Notoriety Quotes By John Banville

The effect of prizes on one's career - if that is what to call it - is considerable, since they give one more clout with publishers and more notoriety among journalists. The effect on one's writing, however, is nil - otherwise, one would be in deep trouble. — John Banville

Notoriety Quotes By Arthur Conan Doyle

It was at such moments that for an instant he ceased to be a reasoning machine and betrayed his human love for admiration and applause. The same singularly proud and reserved nature which turned away with disdain from popular notoriety was capable of being moved to its depth by spontaneous wonder and praise from a friend. — Arthur Conan Doyle

Notoriety Quotes By Truman Capote

I think the whole student rebellion is not really a rebellion at all....They want a certain kind of identity; they're jockeying with each other for political power in their own culture. The basis for this behavior is a desire for notoriety. — Truman Capote

Notoriety Quotes By George William Curtis

Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame, which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind. — George William Curtis

Notoriety Quotes By Diana Ross

I think a responsibility comes with notoriety, but I never think of it as power. It's more like something you hold, like grains of sand. If you keep your hand closed, you can have it and possess it, but if you open your fingers in any way, you can lose it just as quickly. — Diana Ross

Notoriety Quotes By Dillon Burroughs

When your goal is not fame or notoriety, you can simply show up, offer compassion to people, and let God do His work. — Dillon Burroughs

Notoriety Quotes By Terry Pratchett

Notoriety wasn't as good as fame, but was heaps better than obscurity. — Terry Pratchett

Notoriety Quotes By Saul Bellow

The quest, I am beginning to think, whether it be for money, for notoriety, reputation, increase of pride, whether it leads us to thievery, slaughter, sacrifice, the quest is one and the same. All the striving is for one end. I do not entirely understand this impulse. But it seems to me that its final end is the desire for pure freedom. We are all drawn toward the same craters of the spirit--to know what we are and what we are for, to know our purpose, to seek grace. And, if the quest is the same, the differences in our personal histories, which hitherto meant so much to us, become of minor importance. — Saul Bellow

Notoriety Quotes By Enid Bagnold

And now, finished with that puzzling mixture of insane intimacy and isolation which is notoriety, Velvet was able to get on quietly to her next adventures. — Enid Bagnold

Notoriety Quotes By Daniel J. Boorstin

Celebrity-worship and hero-worship should not be confused. Yet we confuse them every day, and by doing so we come dangerously close to depriving ourselves of all real models. We lose sight of the men and women who do not simply seem great because they are famous but are famous because they are great. We come closer and closer to degrading all fame into notoriety. — Daniel J. Boorstin

Notoriety Quotes By Paul Murray

To look out the window, it might be the 1980s still, the height of the heroin plague, the police doing nothing, the politicians doing nothing. The same faces loitering in the forecourt of the boarded-up garage, proud of their intractability, the notoriety of their home. Wearing their failure like a badge of honour, generation after generation, parent and child. — Paul Murray

Notoriety Quotes By Jane Austen

Everybody of any consequence or notoriety in Bath was well know by name to Mrs Smith. — Jane Austen

Notoriety Quotes By Robert Redford

Once the festival achieved a certain level of notoriety, then people began to come here with agendas that were not the same as ours. We can't do anything about that. We can't control that. — Robert Redford

Notoriety Quotes By Harmon Killebrew

I spent twenty-two seasons playing professional baseball. Naturally, success in that field is measured by batting averages, number of home runs and RBIs, fielding averages, ERAs and other statistics. Fame, notoriety and the bright lights fade quickly. To me, true success in life would be to develop both physically and spiritually to our fullest and to endure to the end! — Harmon Killebrew