An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol.


Joseph Addison (1672-1719, British essayist, poet, statesman)


He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.


William Blake (1757-1827, British poet, painter)


You're not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi.


Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957, American film actor)


No memory of having starred atones for later disregard, or keeps the end from being hard.


Robert Frost (1875-1963, American poet)


God makes stars. I just produce them.


Samuel Goldwyn (1882-1974, American film producer, founder of MGM)


Much more frequent in Hollywood than the emergence of Cinderella is her sudden vanishing. At our party, even in those glowing days, the clock was always striking twelve for someone at the height of greatness; and there was never a prince to fetch her back to the happy scene.


Ben Hecht (1894-1964, American newspaperman, novelist, playwright)


One thing about being successful is that I stopped being afraid of dying. Once you're a star you're dead already. You're embalmed.


Dustin Hoffman (1937-, American actor)


You have to know exactly what you want out of your career. If you want to be a star, you don't bother with other things.


Marilyn Horne


Being at the center of a film is a burden one takes on with innocence -- the first time. Thereafter, you take it on with trepidation.


Daniel Day Lewis (1957-, British-born American actor)


It's nice to be a part of history but people should get it right. I may not be perfect, but I'm bloody close.


John Lydon Rotten (1957-, British rock musician)


I am big. It's the pictures that got small.


Gloria Swanson (1897-1983, American actress)


The stars are the apexes of what triangles!


Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, naturalist)


Do we really want to know how Michael Jackson makes his music? No. We want to understand why he needs the bones of the Elephant Man -- and, until he tells us, it doesn't make too much difference whether or not he really is "bad."


Frank Zappa (1940-, American rock musician)


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