|Celebrity is what a boy or a youth longs for more than for any other thing.
He would be a clown in a circus; he would be a pirate, he would sell himself
to Satan, in order to attract attention and be talked about and envied.
True, it is the same with every grown-up person; I am not meaning to confine
this trait to the boys.
- Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 2 (2013), p. 232. Dictated 10 September 1906.
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