It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth looking at.
Fame you get accustomed to, but if it ever takes possession of you, then quite clearly you’re in dead trouble.
Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame – to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a hell.
The fact that people do not understand and respect the very best things, such as Mozart’s concertos, is what permits men like us to become famous.
Celebrity-worship and hero worship should not be confused. Yet we confuse them every day, and by doing so we come dangerously close to depriving ourselves of all real models. We lose sight of the men and women who do not simply seem great because they are famous, but famous because they are great.
Sometimes a fool has talent, but never judgment.
There are two kinds of fools. One says, “This is old, therefore it is good.” The other says, “This is new, therefore it is better.”
He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.
The fool has set in his heart that he can get more money through the tiring of his muscle and the starvation of his brain – but he can’t.
He who laughs at everything is as big a fool as he who weeps at everything.