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Being noticed can be a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.
We must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.

Speech (1985)
I'm devastated when I get bad reviews. I taught a lot of that shit but every wound is fatal.

Quoted in Corporate Man to Corporate Skunk (1997)
Serious fans always need to feel uniquely connected to the object of their fandom; they jealously guard those points of connection, however tiny or imaginary, that justify the feeling of uniqueness.

Fame is foolish, it is pointless, meaningless. Even if the whole world knows you, how does it make you richer? How does it make your life more blissful? How does it help you to be more understanding, to be more aware? To be more alert, to be more alive?

The Buddha Said...: Meeting the Challenge of Life's Difficulties
To myself alone do I owe my fame
The present condition of fame is merely fashion
Fame is a constant effort
Celebrity is the advantage of being known to people who we don't know, and who don't know us
Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."