Celebrity Quotes (8 quotes)
A celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.
A sign of a celebrity is often that his name is worth more than his services.
Celebrities are people who make news, but heroes are people who make history.
Neither the absolute nor the relative size of the brain can be used to measure the degree of mental ability in animal or in man. So far as man is concerned, the weights of the brains or the volumes of the cranial cavities of a hundred celebrities of all branches of knowledge all over the world have been listed. … At the bottom of those lists are Gall, the famous phrenologist, Anatole France, the French novelist, and Gambetta, the French statesman, each with about 1,100 cc brain mass. The lists are topped by Dean Jonathan Swift, the English writer, Lord Byron, the English poet, and Turgenev, the Russian novelist, all with about 2,000 cc … Now our mental test! Had Turgenev really twice the mental ability of Anatole France?
The hero is known for achievements; the celebrity for well-knownness.
The hero reveals the possibilities of human nature. The celebrity reveals the possibilities of the press and media.
Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
Why should the leaders of chemical businesses be held responsible for polluting the marine environment with a few grams of effluent, which is sublethal to marine species, while celebrity chefs are turning out endangered fish at several dozen tables a night without enduring a syllable of criticism?