STARDOM QUOTES

quotations about stardom

Stardom quote

Stardom isn't a profession; it's an accident.

LAUREN BACALL, attributed, The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

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Don't be so obsessed with stardom that you miss out on success.

RASHEED OGUNLARU, attributed, Great Reflections on Success

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Stardom can be a gilded slavery--and to so many. Not only to the public, but to producers, investors, press, colleagues, madmen, tuft-hunters--and that cruelest master of all, one's own standards.

HELEN HAYES, On Reflection: An Autobiography

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The main ingredient of stardom, is the rest of the team.

JOHN WOODEN, They Call Me Coach

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True, long-term stardom is reserved only for the fortunate few who possess the rare combination of unique talent, artistic and business vision, single-minded drive, and a willingness to adapt and grow. That said, one must bear in mind that beyond the tangible and intangible factors that go into achieving legend status, an artist simply has to have an abundance of blind luck.

XAVIER M. FRASCOGNA, JR. & H. LEE HETHERINGTON, This Business of Artist Management

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The road to stardom is littered with drunken reps.

PJ POWERS, PJ Powers: Here I Am

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Stardom is a complex signifying system overlaid onto the identity of an actual person and is a product of mass media circuits in which everything that is said or written about a given public person produces a mediated persona that seems real, that seems connected to an actual historical person, but which is actually a tissue of discourse and images.

JOSEPHINE DOLAN, "THE QUEEN: Ageing Femininity & Monarchy", Aging, Performance, and Stardom: Doing Age on the Stage of Consumerist Culture

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To handle that stardom, the red carpets, the photo shoots, people all of a sudden recognizing you and following you in everyday life, it's a bit weird. It's strange, and it can have funny effects on you in terms of do you like it or don't you like it. Some people run away from it, some people embrace it; I found a good middle ground.

ROGER FEDERER, "Q&A: Tennis: Federer's heart is in South Africa", Reuters, February 21, 2013

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The sequel would catapult me into the New York Times #1 book for 18 months straight. I would not allow my stardom to affect my Zen-Monk demeanor. I would retire into my mansion, become a Zen-Monk master and own three Jeeps.

MICHAEL SCOTT GALLEGOS, "Beach House Anniversary", September 18, 2014

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Hollywood stardom is industrially produced fame, generated at numerous points across film development, principal photography, post-production, marketing, physical distribution, exhibition, reviewing and consumption. Rather than the source, the individual is the outcome in the production of stardom.

PAUL MCDONALD, Hollywood Stardom

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Stardom is just an uneasy seat on top of a tricky toboggan.

FREDRIC MARCH, attributed, IMDb

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I see stardom very clearly as a construct that's been created in order to sell things. The more I meet other actors, the less the idea of the mythical movie star--an imaginary desire object who conforms to a certain ideal--makes sense to me at all. I think if people realize this when they read interviews, they might be less avid about them. It's sad that they get fooled into buying magazines and seeing films when so much of it is ... a sort of fabrication.

JULIE CHRISTIE, Interview Magazine, March 1997

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I did what I could to inflate the rumor I was on my way to stardom. What I was on my way to, by any mathematical standards known to man, was oblivion, by way of obscurity.

TALLULAH BANKHEAD, Tallulah: My Autobiography

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Stardom is the perfect vehicle for cultural production in a mass-mediated, modern world. What better lure than consistent, recognizable, attractive, marketable commodities available for public display that can ensure relative predictability in a business that is historically unpredictable?

STEPHEN HINERMAN, "Star Culture", Culture in the Communication Age

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Stardom bends our attention and thereby bends our sense of filmic space.

SIMON DIXON, "The Figure in the Background: Stardom and Filmic Space", Film and Television Stardom

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The idea of stardom was difficult to grasp. It was like being schizophrenic; there was her, the woman on television, and the real me.

JESSICA SAVITCH, attributed, Lifehack

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If any young actor dreams that stardom is a trip to heaven, while packing his bags, he'd do well to choose his wardrobe with a much hotter climate in mind.

HELEN HAYES, On Reflection: An Autobiography

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A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.

CHET ATKINS, attributed, If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People?

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Suppose every photo of me ever taken was an infinitesimal piece? Every magazine ad, every negative, every frame of motion picture film -- another tiny molecule of me, stolen away to feed an audience that is never satiated. And when someone is fully consumed -- vampirized -- they move on, still hungry, to pick their next victim by making him or her a star. That's why they're called consumers.

DAVID J. SCHOW, Seeing Red

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I sniffed stardom. But my nose betrayed me.

TALLULAH BANKHEAD, Tallulah: My Autobiography

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