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50 quotes from celebrities who despise fame:

“It’s an odd beast, fame. It’s got multiple personalities.” ~ Woody Harrelson

“I think the worst thing that can happen to a good actor is fame.” ~ Vera Farmiga

“Fame is a curse. It was the worst phase of my life, which I thank God I’ll never have to go through again.” ~ Sinead O’Connor

“I’m not interested in fame at all.” ~ Shirley MacLaine

“At first, it was exhilarating but when I realized it wasn’t going away, it became scary and claustrophobic.” ~ Sharon Stone

“Fame isolates people from reality.” ~ Shakira

“The highest levels of fame in the entertainment business are geared toward keeping the artist disconnected, disinterested, continuing to make product and not developing any sort of normal life.” ~ Rob Lowe

“For the most part, having more money and more fame make your life harder. It just does. I’ve seen it happen with people. You know, it’s so hard to stay normal. It’s so hard to stay happy.” ~ Rashida Jones

“Sometimes I’m uncomfortable with the level of fame I’ve got! I don’t desire more fame. I don’t need it.” ~ Philip Seymour Hoffman

“Fame is a delicate and dangerous creature; I saw people who didn’t honor it, who refused to take responsibility for it, get destroyed by it. I also saw that stardom in and of itself was empty.” ~ Patrick Dempsey

“To be a movie star, it’s a lot of compromise and also a lot of headaches. You can’t do what you want. You become a prisoner of your fame.” ~ Olivier Martinez

“I’m terrified of being too famous.” ~ Noomi Rapace

“With fame, there is a cross-wire between intensity and intimacy. You have decoy intimacy, but you are also very much alone.” ~ Mike Myers

“First of all, plain and simple, you have no idea of what it means to be famous until you become famous. It’s a double-edged sword.” ~ Michelle Pfeiffer

“What people don’t realize is that fame, whatever your worst experience in high school (when you were being bullied by those ten kids in high school), fame is that, but on a global scale, where you’re being bullied by millions of people constantly.” ~ Megan Fox

“Obviously, social media has had a massive impact on the fame game, but not in a positive way.” ~ Margot Robbie

“I had all the fame anyone could want, and I ran away from it.” ~ Macaulay Culkin

“Fame is very much a double-edged sword.” ~ Kevin Bacon

“Fame is, I think, just a disgusting by-product of what I do.” ~ Katy Perry

“Fame can be just so annoying because people are so critical of you. You can’t just say ‘Hi’. You say Hi and people whisper – Man, did you see the way she said Hi? What an attitude!” ~ Juliette Lewis

“I don’t think I realized that the cost of fame is that it’s open season on every moment of your life.” ~ Julia Roberts

“I’m shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I’ve done everything I can to avoid it.” ~ Johnny Depp

I’m not into the celebrity culture aspect of being an artist. To me, it represents extinction. The more people know about you, the less they want to try to figure out what you have to say in your movies, and the less credibility you have. To me, it seems – Go do your thing, then get out. ~ John Cusack

“I don’t like the idea that fame could mean that people can no longer relate to me.” ~ Jessica Chastain

“Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don’t care about fame, I don’t care about being a celebrity. I know that’s part of the job, but I don’t feed into the idea of who I should be.” ~ Jessica Alba

“I imagine like most of us that I’d like obscene amounts of money, but the people I met and worked with who have those obscene amounts of money and have obscene amounts of fame have awful lives. Really. I mean hideously compromised lives.” ~ Jason Isaacs

“All the work built my fame and certainly made me more money, but the toll it took in my home was not good.” ~ Jamie Lee Curtis

“I find fame to be quite unnatural. Humans are not built for extreme adoration.” ~ Jada Pinkett Smith

“I never really enjoyed the fame stuff.” ~ Guy Pearce

“It’s hard for people to get their hands around fame, because it’s heady stuff, you have to look at it as being dangerous explosives, and you have to handle it with care.” ~ George Hamilton

“Fame can be very dangerous.” ~ George Clooney

“I was trained to be an actor, not a star. I was trained to play roles, not to deal with fame, agents, lawyers and the press.” ~ Gene Hackman

“Fame hit me like a ton of bricks.” ~ Eminem

“Fame attracts lunatics.” ~ Elton John

Fame is very corrosive and you have to guard very strictly against it.” ~ Edward Norton

“There’s probably no experience more alienating than fame, other than terminal illness, where you find yourself in a situation that nobody can relate to.” ~ Diablo Cody

“Fame is damaging when people become reliant on it for their sense of self, and their identity, when fame is linked to how you see yourself.” ~ Daniel Radcliffe

“I’m not interested in fame at all.” ~ Crystal Reed

“I absolutely refuse the fame part of my business.” ~ Connie Nielsen

“Fame doesn’t end loneliness.” ~ Claire Danes

“I’m always amazed how much people talk about celebrity and fame. I don’t understand the attraction.” ~ Cate Blanchett

“Fame had brought me so much unhappiness.” ~ Brigitte Bardot

“There’s no way to prepare for fame, or think about it. It’s a strange beast, and it takes a lot of negotiation.” ~ Brad Pitt

“Fame has sent a number of celebrities off the deep end, and in the case of Michael Jackson, to the kiddy pool.” ~ Bill Maher

“Fame is a weird one. You need to distance yourself from it.” ~ Benedict Cumberbatch

“Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing.” ~ Angelina Jolie

“Obviously there’s something very seductive about movies, which can be attractive in a bad way if you’re doing them for the wrong reasons – for money, or fame.” ~ Andrew Garfield

“I was not prepared for fame. It hit me hard, and I did not have the capacity to cope.” ~ Al Pacino

“Fame is hollow. It amplifies what is there. If there is any self-doubt, or hatred, or lack of ability to connect with people, fame will magnify it.” ~ Alanis Morissette

“I think it’s child abuse to have someone in the public eye too young. Society basically values wealth, fame and power at the cost of well-being. In the case of a child, it’s at the cost of someone’s natural development. It’s already hard enough to develop. I want to poke holes in the erroneous beliefs about what fame provides. It won’t raise your self-esteem, it won’t create profound connection, it’s not going to heal your childhood traumas, it’s only going to amplify them. You’re going to be subject to a lot of criticism and praise, both of which are violent in their own ways.” ~ Alanis Morissette


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