Fame

Fame may refer to:

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Famous quotes containing the word fame:

    But those rare souls whose spirit gets magically into the hearts of men, leave behind them something more real and warmly personal than bodily presence, an ineffable and eternal thing. It is everlasting life touching us as something more than a vague, recondite concept. The sound of a great name dies like an echo; the splendor of fame fades into nothing; but the grace of a fine spirit pervades the places through which it has passed, like the haunting loveliness of mignonette.
    James Thurber (1894–1961)

    Here rests his head upon the lap of Earth
    A Youth to Fortune and to Fame unknown,
    Fair Science frown’d not on his humble birth,
    And Melancholy mark’d him for her own.
    Thomas Gray (1716–1771)

    I have made a very rude translation of the Seven against Thebes, and Pindar too I have looked at, and wish he was better worth translating. I believe even the best things are not equal to their fame. Perhaps it would be better to translate fame itself,—or is not that what the poets themselves do? However, I have not done with Pindar yet.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)