Friday, 16 August 2019

Fame is a by-product



“I’ve been popular and unpopular, successful and unsuccessful, loved and loathed, and I know how meaningless it all is. Therefore I feel free to take whatever risks I want.”

“Fame is a by-product. Fame is something that should happen because you do work that speaks to people and people want to know about your work. Unfortunately the personality of people has taken over from the work and the artistry and it’s this thing now that stands on its own. I don’t think one should ever aspire to being famous.”

“People think they will wake up one day and I’ll be gone. But I’m never going away.”


Many happy returns, Madonna Louise Ciccone (born 16th August 1958)

10 comments:

  1. ugh; I like her 80s and 90s music, but now she is irrelevant.

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    1. She is, and will always remain, more "relevant" (whatever than means) than any endless stream of look-good-can't-sing Arianas, Rihannas, Ritas, Taylors, and other wannabees. All hail! Jx

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  2. Aretha chose a pretty spectacular way to upstage her on her last birthday, you've got to admit

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    1. Not one's most brilliant birthday present...

      Eydie Gormé died on mine a few years back. Jx

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    2. She had an open invitation. Jx

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  3. She's never going away like a drug resistant STD.

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    1. No idea who you are, but I am certain you'll be remembered for your sophistication and wit.

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  4. She just is !
    and always will be.
    Now and forever.
    Amen

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    1. "Just like a prayer, your voice can take me there." Jx

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