Fame is a fickle friend.
—Gilderoy Lockhart, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Beware of them cameras. Oh, them cameras are bad as any narcotic.
— Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X (1992)
Isn’t it a lovely thing to live with great courage and to die leaving an everlasting fame? —Alexander, Alexander (2004)
The price of fame: You’ve got the glory, you gotta take the little heartaches that go with it.
—Cosmo Brown, Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Fame has a fifteen minute half-‐life, infamy lasts a little longer.
—Mike Wallace, The Insider (1999)
Fame is the food that dead men eat.
—Captain Trantor, Galaxy of Terror (1981)
We got hit smack in the face by something we hadn’t seen coming. Fame.
—K.C., Pete Smalls Is Dead (2010)