15 Quotes About Being Famous Bust 5 Myths About Celebrity Life Share PINTEREST Email Print CaiaImageJV / Getty Images By Simran Khurana Simran Khurana Education Expert MBA in Human Resource Development and Management, Narsee Monjee Institution of Management Studies B.S. in Commerce, Accounting, and Finance, University of Mumbai Simran Khurana is the Editor-in-Chief for ReachIvy, and a teacher and freelance writer and editor, who uses quotations in her pedagogy. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 01/14/20 There is a proverb that goes, "Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown." While being famous is every child's aspiration, fame has its own set of prickly issues. Do you want fame for the sake of being famous? Or do you want fame as a part of success? Being famous has its share of perks. Most people chase a dream of being a celebrity because they associate power to fame. Famous people have fawning fans, media attention, and spotlight on themselves. Not to mention a huge bank account and freebies that come as perks of being a celebrity. Celebrities attract crowds, and they have a huge influence on the masses. Perhaps the need to being famous arises from the need to be appreciated and loved. However, it is not easy to be famous. In most cases, famous people also have to bear the brunt of their popularity. Dirty gossip, slander, and scandals are a part of every celebrity's life. They are judged too harshly for their mistakes and criticized for their action, however naive. Here are some myth-busting facts about being famous. Myth #1: Being Famous Means Being Loved by Everyone. You couldn't be farther from the truth here. There is no correlation between being famous and being loved. True, you have a bunch of ardent fans, who will mimic everything you say or do in public. But that does not mean they love you. It is just that they find you attractive enough to copy. Or because they don't have a strong personality of their own. In most cases, being famous means being under the hot scrutiny of every prying eye. Nothing is spared. Not your private life. Not your past life. Not your unflattering moments. Nothing at all. People love you only as long as they care. Once they get bored or find another celebrity worthy of attention, they will gravitate towards the new kid on the block. Myth #2: Famous People Have Tons of Money. While most famous people have lavish lifestyles, that does not necessarily translate into huge bank balances. Most celebrities are on the brink of bankruptcy, because of their exaggerated lifestyle, and uncontrolled expenditure. Many famous people run themselves down before the spotlights fade away. To be a celebrity, you have to maintain a certain persona, which requires a lot of financial support. Botox and facelifts can cost a bomb, but they are necessary evils for most celebrities who want to maintain a certain image in public. Myth #3: Being Famous Means Being Invited to Grand Parties. Yes, that may be true. Being a celebrity means that you have to attend grand, lavish parties. That's a part of the package. You may be invited to the Queen's ball or the biggest rock show of the year, and you would be required to attend it. There is a benefit of hobnobbing with the who's who of the world. You may get more offers, opportunities, and favors. That's how the rich turn richer too. So, fame begets fame in many more ways than one. Myth #4. Famous People Are Powerful and Can Do Whatever They Want. I disagree with this statement. While famous people do have the power to influence the mind of masses, they can do precious little with their own life. Do you think Kim Kardashian could walk to a supermarket and buy herself some shampoo? Or do you think that Madonna could enjoy a walk on the beach without being hounded by pesky fans? In most cases, famous people have to watch their words and actions, more carefully than the average person. A slip of the tongue, a misunderstood phrase, or even a moment of vulnerability can destroy the image of the celebrity. We know of many celebrities who were completely shipwrecked after their alleged misdemeanor. Michael Jackson's life was destroyed after the scandal of sexual abuse of children. Lindsay Lohan went into oblivion after her drug and alcohol addiction. Tiger Woods lost his celebrity status after his alleged extramarital affairs with many women. Myth #5: Famous People Have Thousands of Important Friends. While you could say that famous people have important contacts, they cannot be classified as "friends." Would these "important friends" stand by you in your hour of need? Most of the time, famous people share a cordial relationship with other important people, only as long as they are of value. If you lose your celebrity status, most of those important friends will disappear from your life, because they have no use for you. Most celebrities have a symbiotic relationship with other celebrities. As long as there is a mutual give and take, the relationship exists. Why You Should Read These Quotes About Being Famous Imagine you are a celebrity. Every time you step out of your car, cameras go popping, and the paparazzi mob you. Now, imagine this to be an everyday affair. How does it feel being famous? Everyone enjoys a bit of fame, but the flip side of being famous can be daunting. Do celebrities enjoy being famous? Get to know what it takes to be a celebrity. Learn how the who's who of the world carry on with their celebrity status without feeling daunted. Here are 15 quotes that explore both sides of being famous. These are quotes from celebrities who live under the scanner all the time. Jessica Alba: "I don't need to be famous. I'm not that ambitious. At this point, if I'm not sucked in, I'm never going to get sucked in. Being the so-called hot girl, I disconnect from that. It's not that deep." Britney Spears: "Being famous is just a job." Carmen Electra: "Honestly, in the beginning, it was really tough. Coming from Cincinnati, Ohio, I was just a girl who had a dream, which was to go to Los Angeles, have a career and to be able to support my family. To have a dream like that and, you know, you're not ready." Bob Marley: "I handle fame by not being famous. I'm not famous to me." Noel Gallagher: "I like being famous. It can be a bit of a pain but you get free food in restaurants and people send you clothes." Elaine Page: "I never enjoyed being famous." Britney Spears: "The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff." Michael Jordan: "The good part about being famous is being able to help people. The hard part is every day you have to be in a good mood, because that is what people expect. You learn to get good at it." Wilma Rudolph: "When I was going through my transition of being famous, I tried to ask God "Why was I here? What was my purpose?" Surely, it wasn't just to win three gold medals. There has to be more to this life than that." Ashton Kutcher: "A lot of people can't deal with me being famous and shit, so they got themselves crossed off the party list, dog! It's a real drag sometimes, but I try not to let it affect me, you know?" Annette Bening: "Acting is not about being famous, it's about exploring the human soul." Jeremy London: "I've never dreamed of being famous. The idea of it really scares me." Terry Wogan: "There's nothing to be said for being famous. It's a pain. You can't be rude to people - it's inexcusable not to be nice. Anyway, it's not in my nature. I was trained to be nice." Aaron Carter: "My favorite thing about being famous... it's not really as big of a deal as everybody says it is. Being on the road is tough, doing interviews, and all the stuff. It's still pretty tough." Sally Jessy Raphael: "You go to school, you get a master's degree, you study Shakespeare and you wind up being famous for plastic glasses."