banner logo

Directory of Mark Twain's maxims, quotations, and various opinions:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


CELEBRITY

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.

Poster from Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division

banner logo

Quotations | Newspaper Articles | Special Features | Links | Search