A Quote by Laurence Overmire on history, genealogy, family, ancestors, ancestry, genealogist, and celebrity

History remembers only the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all.

Laurence Overmire

Source: http://overmirepoetry.home.comcast.net/~overmirepoetry/

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A Quote by Vanna Bonta on fame, celebrity, famous, virtue, glory, and messenger

Fame is not the glory, virtue is the goal, and fame only a messenger to bring more to the fold.

Vanna Bonta

Contributed by: andre

A Quote by Walter Elias "Walt" Disney on celebrity and dogs

[Being a celebrity] doesn't even seem to keep the fleas off our dogs - and if being a celebrity won't give me an advantage over a couple of fleas, then I guess there can't be much in being a celebrity after all.

Walt Disney (1901 - 1966)

Source: The Art of Walt Disney.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on celebrity, enemies, happiness, power, pride, quiet, and satisfaction

When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on books, brothers, celebrity, determination, diet, exercise, imagination, libraries, life, majorities, population, and women

Imagine of all of life were determined by majority rule. Every meal would be a pizza. Every pair of pants, even those in a Brooks Brothers suit, would be stonewashed denim. Celebrity diet and exercise books would be the only thing on library shelves. And-since women are a majority of the population-we'd all be married to Mel Gibson.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by H. L. Mencken on celebrity

A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Henry Alfred Kissinger on boredom, celebrity, faults, niceness, and people

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.

Henry Kissinger (1923 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Fred Allen on celebrity, darkness, and life

A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ellen Goodman on celebrity, children, conformity, culture, expectation, justice, neighbors, parenthood, responsibility, success, support, teachers, time, and violence

Americans once expected parents to raise their children in accordance with the dominant cultural messages. Today they are expected to raise their children in opposition to them. Once the chorus of cultural values was full of ministers, teachers, neighbors, leaders. They demanded more conformity, but offered more support. Now the messengers are violent cartoon characters, rappers and celebrities selling sneakers. Parents are considered "responsible" only if they are successful in their resistance. That's what makes child-raising harder. It's not just that American families have less time with their kids; it's that we have to spend more of this time doing battle with our own culture.

Ellen Goodman

Source: Boston Globe

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Barbara Pierce Bush on celebrity, golf, husbands, and television

As if we don't have enough volence on television. After her husband accidentally hit two spectators with golf balls during a celebrity golf tournament.

Barbara Bush (1925 -)

Source: 1995

Contributed by: Zaady

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