quote by Chet Atkins

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

Profound Stardom quotations

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


To be a star is to own the world and all the people in it.

After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty.

I like the character roles. Somewhere back there I really came to the conclusion in my mind that the difference between acting and stardom was major. And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they're going to go and see the story you're in.

Eventually stardom is going to go away from me.

It goes away from everybody and all you have in the end is to be able to look back and like the choices you made.

I want to reach the heights of stardom beyond my imagination.


It would be disrespectful to take my stardom and bully my way into the fashion industry.

All you have in the end is to look back and like the choices you've made.

Stardom is like making love in a hammock - a happy experience but one of uncertain duration.

The casting couch? There's only one of us who ever made it to stardom without it, and that was Bette Davis.

Stardom is only a by-product of acting.

I don't think being a movie star is a good enough reason for existing.


Ah, stardom! They put your name on a star in the sidewalk on Hollywood Boulevard and you walk down and find a pile of dog manure on it. That tells the whole story, baby.

No, I never thought of it in those terms.

I used to go into agents' offices and they'd have pictures of these handsome movie men and I knew I'd never be up there. I'm a journeyman actor. I didn't think about stardom.

I was a common man, and I will always remain a common man.

No amount of stardom will ever consume my soul. Money comes, money goes. Fame comes, fame goes. I believe every human being is a celebrity in their own right.

I was 13 - 14 when I first tasted stardom.

In the summer holidays, my dad made me act in these films that went on to become superhits. I became a child star.

Stardom equals financial success and financial success equals security.

I've spent too much of my life feeling insecure. I still have nightmares about being poor, of everything I own just vanishing away. Stardom means that can't happen.


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.

It's an incredible rise to stardom. At 17 you're more likely to get a call from Michael Jackson than England manager Sven Goran Eriksson.

It took several years of hard work in small roles before I attained stardom.

Stardom equals freedom. It's the only equation that matters.

I don't mind the high price of stardom. I just don't like the high price of mediocrity.


You aim at all the things you have been told that stardom means the rich life, the applause, the parties cluttered with celebrities. Then you find that you have it all. And it is nothing, really nothing. It is like a drug that lasts just a few hours, a sleeping pill. When it wears off, you have to live without its help.

[Relationships] never seem to work out, I mean it gets to the point where I have to be extremely cautious. You have to understand, this stardom thing is still new to me, I don't even consider myself "famous". It's 2008: if you have a blog, a mixtape and two pairs of skinny jeans you, too, can be 'famous'.

There is no spray can called 'Instant Stardom,' only talent can keep you at the top.

When you look at sort of pop stardom now, some of these singers, it seems like the idea of them was created in a marketing meeting, and then they just found someone to sort of fulfill that role.

I was brought up by great parents and great grandparents who told me, 'Never, ever think that you're better than anyone else or that what you do is so important that the world won't miss you once you're gone,' and I kind of translate that into the stardom thing.


I try to keep myself as normal as possible. Stardom is transient. People forget you after a while.

On Michael Jackson and child stardom: He had one of the worst childhoods ever.

I think I had the second.

Stardom can be very destructive - particularly if you believe in it.

Fame is a delicate and dangerous creature;

I saw people who didn't honor it, who refused to take responsibility for it, get destroyed by it. I also saw that stardom in and of itself was empty.

What a turnaround in sentiment 'Glee' exemplifies.

It was only a few years ago that pursuing the dream of a Broadway career or cabaret stardom relegated some poor yearning dope to a lavender ghetto of losers, self-deluders, and social rejects.


You've got to keep taking certain risks, because my priority is in acting, it's not in movie stardom.

Stardom is no longer the fuel of my soul.

It is the deeper aspects of life that nurture me. And I realise I am very blessed.

It was the vehicle that propelled me to international stardom.

("Harder They Come") I was known as a singer/songwriter before that, but people did not know me as an actor. It showed the world where the music I contributed to create was coming from. It opened the gates for Jamaican music, internationally.

I think the public will judge if stardom has gotten into my head.