We have collected the best Star Quotes by famous authors including Chester Bennington, Ted Nugent, Robert Greene, Natalie Portman, Gord Downie and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
I always wanted to be a rock star. That was my childhood dream. That’s what I told everybody I was going to be when I grew up.
I don’t wanna be a rock star. I don’t believe in rock stars. If you really examine what goes with being a rock star, I’ve avoided that really well.
For as one star another far exceeds, So souls in heaven are placed by their deeds.
I’m going to college. I don’t care if it ruins my career. I’d rather be smart than a movie star.
I’m not a rock star writing poetry. I don’t feel like a rock star and I don’t know what one is, actually. I’m a goalie/poet or a hotel guest/poet or a father/poet.
I’m the kind of person who, if I see a shooting star, I wouldn’t stay there and watch it. I’d run to my friends and tell them because I would want everyone to see it too.
People always seem to be interested in my private life because I’m married to a pop star.
I think any movie star who refuses autographs has a hell of a nerve.
James McAvoy is not an action star.
People get on a show and they fought tooth and nail. Almost 95% of the actors out there want to be on a television series. Then as soon as they get onto one, no, no, I want to be a movie star. This television series stuff, no, no no.
We have got to go out there and deliver, go on the streets and find athletes, improve facilities around the country and find coaches. We have got to go out there and search for a star.
If you put down a list of jobs, doctor, lawyer, janitor, teacher or movie star, everybody would pick the movie star. And why? So you could lie around the pool, drink margaritas and send money to your parents. So that’s what I did.
Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea Goes to Jail!’ Which, I have to tell you, of everything that I’ve ever done in my career, that’s the only thing that’s perked up the ears of my nieces and nephews. That is it, that’s done it for them. That made me a bona fide star in their eyes!
Question everything. Every stripe, every star, every word spoken. Everything.
The North Star has always been the same, which for us, is about making insanely great products that really change the world in some way – enrich people’s lives.
G is Grace, the Flaming Star is the Torch of Reason. Those who possess this knowledge are indeed Illuminati.
I take cabs if I need to get somewhere or I take car service. I don’t drive, I wouldn’t mind riding a bike… People think that because you become an entertainer you gotta have this rock star thug image. I’m an artist, man. I’m going to live like an artist.
Since I was 20, I wanted to make a short film and send it to international short film festivals. It never happened. I became too big a star to indulge in those things.
Am I a rock star? Yeah, I guess.
People say I owe a lot to television. The fact is I was a star long before television. What TV made me is unemployed.
We had no sleep or days off or anything like that and then, when the band became big, Hendrix became a star and looked down at us lot.
Star Wars’ was derivative of ‘Buck Rogers’ and ‘Flash Gordon,’ wasn’t it?
Actually, I find it embarrassing being a pop star. I prefer it when people just treat me like anybody else, although occasionally there is a side of me, which is indulgent and I expect certain things because of my position. It’s one of the perks.
The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star.
One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I guess the line between being paranoid and being a rock star is smaller than one would expect.
Sometimes with people I know, they’re playing the hunky action guy and there’s resistance to them coming out because it’s so connected to straight masculinity. There’s a plastic kind of movie star who has a very short shelf with very small kind of ambition. I see that but I still don’t agree with it.
People may see me as a luxurious star, but I am always thinking I can be represented by my psychological world that is fraught with vanity, loneliness, and always feels inadequate.
I’m not a movie star. I’m just an actress.
Honestly I just wear what I like. You know why? ‘Cause I can, I’m a rock star.
We are made out of stardust. The iron in the hemoglobin molecules in the blood in your right hand came from a star that blew up 8 billion years ago. The iron in your left hand came from another star.
You can’t trust politicians. It doesn’t matter who makes a political speech. It’s all lies – and it applies to any rock star who wants to make a political speech as well.
‘Star Wars’ is more fairy tale than true science fiction.
Dave was great in Van Halen. No question about it. He was one of the best at being Mr. Rock Star. But it’s sickening to see a guy still trying to be that with a wig on 20 years later.
We danced on the lip of the volcano, so to speak. We were young, too. And New York was still a big, open city where anything could happen and anyone could be star. Rents were cheap, creativity was encouraged, and bottle service was still 20 years away. That was the era the Club Kids came into.
James St. James
You know what may be the oddest thing about being a star? Stars have an effect on people. It’s a responsibility, and it’s frightening.
I’m almost like three people. There’s me the, Dolly, the person. There’s me, the star. And then there’s me, the manager.
I’m not a movie star like other actors in the way that I need to walk with a bodyguard.
I was never destined to be a movie star, and I’m happy not being one.
To be the first Puerto Rican to win a world title in four divisions would be an achievement. Gomez, Benitez, there have been a lot of good fighters from Puerto Rico before me. When I started boxing, Tito Trinidad was our big star.
I was very ambitious in my dream of being a pop star.
Acting in ‘Star Wars’ I felt like a raisin in a giant fruit salad, and I didn’t even know who the cantaloupes were.
But he knew people and he was head writer for Have Gun Will Travel, and if you took those early Star Treks that we did and put us in a western wardrobe and put us on wagon train going west, we can say the same lines.
On its surface, the HBO documentary series ‘Hard Knocks,’ about the New York Jets’ training camp, resembles another HBO series, ‘The Sopranos.’ Both star the stout patriarch of a New Jersey ‘family’ preoccupied with food, intimidation, and florid profanity.
I think Star Trek has been very double-edged for all of us – as actors, writers, directors.
The criteria, for me, is movie star. It’s Hollywood. Not Somalia.
I don’t want to be famous as a movie star and have the whole world love me, I want to be a creative actress.
Whether you’re replacing one appliance that’s seen better days, or many because you’re moving or renovating, you probably know to look for the Energy Star label. That’s good advice.
It still frightens me a little bit to think that so much of my life was totally devoted to Star Trek and almost nothing else.
The Reagan years showed us that expanding economic freedom should be the North Star – the guiding light – of U.S. policy, because it is the best way to achieve sustained and broad-based prosperity for all.
I know that a large part of my fan base is gay. They’ve shown me love from the start. I mean in this industry, everyone from my glam people to my dancers are gay. You can’t be homophobic in this line of work – I’m a pop star!
There are no black film composers doing the likes of Star Wars, doing the likes of E.T., doing the likes of Jurassic Park. There are none, nor will there ever be one. That ain’t about to happen!
J. J. Johnson
I’m not that beautiful, and I don’t want to be a pop star.
If we’re going to have any chance of sending stuff to other star systems, we need to be laser-focused on becoming a multi-planet civilisation.
Only way to be a star is to beat a star.
I want to be remembered as a star.
I want to be a star; yes, that’s everyone’s dream.
I lived at Star City for more than a year ahead of my trip to Mir on May 18, 1991 in Soyuz TM-12. My life at Star City was so remote that learning Russian became my greatest priority.
No, in 1968 I still wanted to be a Pop Star, and be about the music. Now, I want to be just about the music.
You know, I always root for the older athlete. I root for the second album. I root for solo careers after the rock star breaks the band apart.
Growing up, I’ve always wanted to be a rock star.
For me, it’s about being a star, being a superstar, and not just winning a world title but becoming the best-ever British fighter this country has ever had. That’s what I am, and that’s what I intend to do.
Follow your own star!
As an actor with a star status, I can’t restrict myself to one type of films and roles.
People assume that because you have graced the same stage as the star act, in front of thousands, you must be reaping similar financial rewards. This is a complete fallacy.
Denzel Washington is a big Hollywood movie star now. But he started out as an actor in the Negro Ensemble company.
I was sure I’d set the world on fire, and it was hard for a young feller like me to realize the truth – that I hadn’t set the world on fire, and I was totally unprepared to handle the consequences if ‘The Big Trail’ had been a success and launched me as a star.
Everybody is a star. It’s true. And if you’ve got a light, don’t let it go out. ‘Cos some people sink under.
I remember Berlin. Berlin to me was the star of the film. I loved for six months that we filmed there.
Video games are so popular these days, getting the opportunity to star in one is something special. More people should do it.
Reality show TV star is a familiar job, and to knock it would be the height of hypocrisy for someone like me who has made their career on television.
An ordinary black hole is thought to be the end state of a really massive star’s life.
Andrea M. Ghez
As you know, when Star Trek was canceled after the second season, it was the activism of the fans that revived it for a third season.
My mum is a rock star, and I idolise her. She was born in a conservative Muslim family, where the girls were not educated much, and she was required to wear a burkha. She felt repressed but dreamt of driving her own car, walking around in jeans and wearing sunglasses, and she did.
Steve Jobs was a real rock star to me. I looked forward to his products like people look forward to albums.
Being a star is an agent’s dream, not an actor’s.
I’ve pretty much always been in the limelight. A star in my own right.
One of my earliest memories… I knew three full verses of the Star Spangled Banner when I was seven or eight years old. And one of the nuns discovered this phenomenon and I was actually sent around from classroom to classroom to do the whole thing.
Dave Van Ronk
I’m not a star, I’m an actor – there’s a difference!
If I start to become a star, I’ll lose contact with the normal guys I play best.
I would rather be a security guard than a rock star.
When you’re a movie star and you’re young, you are always playing someone who’s a better fighter, a better lover, a better everything than you.
I’m a Star Wars fanatic.
The point is not to take the world’s opinion as a guiding star but to go one’s way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause.
There was my name up in lights. I said, ‘God, somebody’s made a mistake.’ But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, ‘Remember, you’re not a star.’ Yet there it was up in lights.
Apparently the new high-tech Star Wars toys will be in stores any day now. The toys can talk and are interactive, so they can be easily distinguished from Star Wars fans.
There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.
William Cullen Bryant
I’m always a little starstruck anyway. So to work with a movie star, which is Brad, I was excited about that; to work with a movie legend, which is Tony, I wouldn’t have passed that up. Just to get to watch him and watch how he works.
Marcia Gay Harden
It’s like that scene from The Player when they talk about merging Star Wars and Kramer vs. Kramer, or whatever. You could do that with music and it would just be awful.
Whether you are a star kid or not, it all depends on the actor and how he/she can get the audience to the theatre.
Everyone in show business has had the experience of the fan who is so excited at recognizing their favorite star, they say, ‘Oh my gosh, you’re my biggest fan!’
There’s a personal me, there’s an actor me and there’s a star me.
Shah Rukh Khan
Often there is a wall between the journalist and the star because there is usually not much time to get to know a person, and the star is always asked the same questions, and may be defensive.
I like to consider myself a star – a star, that when you look in the sky, it’s always there. And on a clear night… a shooting star comes by, and get a little thrill, and you make a little wish. You need both types of stars, the shooting and the constant stars. The heavens include them all.
I’m not interested in becoming a bigger star, I’m not interested in being the wealthiest guy in the world. I’m doing fine, I love acting, and I want to do it for the rest of my life.
I think every film actor secretly wants to be a rock star as well; just that part of the job which requires the extrovert in you. Even if you’ve become an actor because it’s your way of hiding in plain sight, there’s still part of you which has that craving.
No, I ain’t a star – I’m just a kid from Brooklyn, living his dream.
The greatest miracle of all time, without any close seconds, is the universe. It is the miracle of all miracles, one that ineluctably points with the combined brightness of every star to something – or Someone – beyond itself.
I’m not complaining at all but ‘A Star Is Born’ hasn’t helped my career in like, opportunity terms.
Sending greeting cards to aliens is hardly a new idea. In 2005, Craigslist solicited messages for broadcast to space by a transmitter in Florida, and in 2008, NASA beamed a Beatles song to the North Star (Polaris), on the assumption that any putative Polarians would appreciate the Fab Four’s 1960s-genre compositions.
I didn’t get into entertainment until I was like 31. I didn’t star in a movie until I was 46.
Look, we play the Star Spangled Banner before every game. You want us to pay income taxes, too?
A star for every State, and a State for every star.
Robert Charles Winthrop
I know I have become a star, but I don’t want to believe it.
You can either be a movie star or an actor. I’m an actor.
I drank the Kool-Aid in terms of the grand ambitions for humankind being a multiplanet species, and I think that we all want to live in a Star Wars,’ Star Trek’ world where people are jumping in their spacecraft.
Star Trek made dreaming legitimate.
At home it’s all Batman and Star Wars and they do gang up on me. Sometimes I don’t want to dress up as Darth Vader or play train sets, so I’ll go out for a drink with the girls.
At 17, I wanted to be a rock star.
I guess I’ve always lived the glamorous life of a star. It ‘s nothing new – I used to spend down to the last dime.
Anything that I love, I love to the extreme. I’m obsessive. If it’s ‘Star Wars,’ if it’s ‘Transformers,’ if it’s the Flyers, I geek out.
Adam F. Goldberg
I do live like a rock star, but it’s not as great as it sounds. It’s a lot of traveling.
My father was always very interested in space. I watch Star Trek and all those things, but I always had a different picture in my mind… maybe closer to Alien. I don’t see it in space as much as I do see it in different planets, with each having its own strange characters.
I don’t know if I want to be a big star though.
I just won’t sing and dance in a film. But when you have a chance to star in an Abbas-Mustan film, why will anyone let it go? I have been lucky to do films which have been different from each other.
The ultimate dream is a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
I think Jerry Lee is sad. As a musician, he was far more talented than Elvis Presley. Everybody down in Memphis knows that. Elvis became a movie star because he was beautiful. Not that Elvis wasn’t talented, but Jerry Lee Lewis was incomprehensibly talented as a musician.
Real elation is when you feel you could touch a star without standing on tiptoe.
If you dress like a movie star, you have me.
I love you, what star do you live on?
I think, actually, any morality system that rewards only the extremes is a flawed system. Players don’t approach life that way, they don’t approach games that way, and they shouldn’t be trained to approach games that way. They shouldn’t be in the ‘Star Wars’ mode where, ‘I’ve got to choose every good option.’
I’m still ambivalent about Hollywood. I think that’s why I made ‘Star 80.’ To deal with the ambivalence. I really wanted to succeed Gene Kelly, and I thought it was a fair bet.
You’ve seen how they make movies like Star Wars and stuff. They’re never really there. They’re in front of a green screen just pretending to be jumping around.
I don’t put the pressure on myself to be a very successful movie star. I want to enjoy being an actor and I want to be challenged by the roles I take.
My favorite anime movie is ‘Fist of the North Star’.
I was born on October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California. My father, Eddie Fisher, was a famous singer. My mother, Debbie Reynolds, was a movie star. Her best-known role was in ‘Singin’ In The Rain.’
They haul you up there for, you know, week after week in this kind of star chamber proceeding. Then at the end of it they say, well, we found nothing, but now it’s time for special counsel.
A movie star is not an artist, he is an art object.
Yes, but if you take that crap and put a star in it, then you’ve got something.
George Lucas wanted this moving camera for all of the photography in Star Wars. He was willing to take a risk with the concepts that I advanced with regard to ways for doing that.
I suppose I had my rock star fantasies while I was singing into my hairbrush in the bathroom mirror, but I never really consciously said, ‘OK, this is what I’m going to do for a living and I’m going to be Weird Al.’
I’ve never wanted to be the hottest star. I always wanted to do good movies.
No one knows what they’re doing. I remember going into an interview with a big star and I was nervous. Then I realised they were more nervous. I realised I was the one with the power because I was the one asking the questions.
He is a world star. Every fan would like to have Neymar in their team.
I never starved. And you know, whatever talent I have, I’ve relied on that, versus image or star. I have just said, ‘Hire me if you want somebody good.’ I tried to be as good as I could be every time out, and that’s kind of bridged the decades.
That’s the beauty of being a straight-to-DVD star. It really helps you stay under the media’s radar.
In that sense, I became politicized because the people in the coal mining villages who were involved in the struggle knew why they were there. But they couldn’t understand why some pop star from London would want to be there.
I did a few movies, but the word ‘star’… I cannot compare to a star like Clint Eastwood. I used to call Clint ‘Larry Dickman’ when he would come to my show; then, he started using the name when he would go under cover in a ‘Dirty Harry’ movie. That’s why he’s a movie star… he’s so creative.
The thing is, I’ve always wanted to be a star. I’ve always wanted to be an Elvis Presley or a Tupac – like, a huge icon.
It’s always great to discover a new star of tomorrow.
Brian De Palma
One thing about being successful is that I stopped being afraid of dying. Once you’re a star you’re dead already. You’re embalmed.
I always felt like a movie star.
I conclude, therefore, that this star is not some kind of comet or a fiery meteor… but that it is a star shining in the firmament itself one that has never previously been seen before our time, in any age since the beginning of the world.
I’m enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has really not just sparked an interest, but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences.
Most people I know think that I’m crazy – but anybody who actually knew Billy Thorpe didn’t think that. When I was a young kid growing up in Adelaide, he was a big pop star – a well-dressed, nice young guy seen on television every week. Mums liked him.
I’ve been an important star and lived a full life, yet I only hve three close friends. I guess that’s all anyone can expect.
Ronald Reagan said that he sought a Star Wars defense only in order to share the technology with the tyrants of the U.S.S.R.
I didn’t care about being the ‘star.’ I just wanted to make a living and have a consistent career.
I have been considerably picky for somebody who’s not a movie star, and sometimes I get frustrated.
If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you’ll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you’ll get to where you want to be.
Eddie Van Halen
If you try to come off as this big-time star with an attitude, people don’t like that.
Mastering the paradox of star brands is very difficult and rare – fortunately.
Why does everyone think the future is space helmets, silver foil, and talking like computers, like a bad episode of Star Trek?
There are actually quite high profile British TV star cameos in it that you probably wouldn’t even notice, that the British wouldn’t even notice, let alone the American audience.
I’m not a real movie star. I’ve still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago.
I had always seen myself as a star; I wanted to be a galaxy.
I don’t know if I was a star. I was certainly working a lot and that was strange because there were good things about it and things that were difficult.
I never set out to be a rock star, I set out to be a working musician.
One thing about ‘Star Wars’ that I’m really proud of is that it expands the imagination. That’s why I like the ‘Star Wars’ toys.
Watched Star Wars in 77 and that’s when I got into watching films. I was just blown away by it.
I didn’t come to New York to be a star, I brought my star with me.
The reader knows the writer better than he knows himself; but the writer’s physical presence is light from a star that has moved on.
In the juniors, you are kind of a star, but just because you are a good junior doesn’t mean you will be a good pro.
I always wanted to be a Vine star. I wasn’t, thank God.
What goes on inside a star is better understood than one might guess from the difficulty of having to look at a little dot of light through a telescope, because we can calculate what the atoms in the stars should do in most circumstances.
Richard P. Feynman
STAR TREK is a show that had a vision about a future that was positive.
I’m not a star. I don’t feel I’m so great. So how can I make you feel great just because you’ve got my signature on a piece of paper?
I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.
I had a very special family life. My mother and father made sure when we were home, we were part of the family, not a TV star. And the other thing: my father was fully employed while I was doing the series.
Rock stardom and all that stuff like that was never like my main M.O., my main M.O. is musical growth, and if I become a rock star in the process, great!
I’d be happy to do Star Trek again, if the writing was right.
For ‘Star Wars’ I had to develop a whole new idea about special effects to give it the kind of kinetic energy I was looking for. I did it with motion-control photography.
Diminutive worlds are more likely to be rocky, and lapped by oceans and atmospheres. In the vernacular of ‘Star Trek,’ these would be M-class planets: life-friendly oases where biology could begin and bumpy-faced Klingons might exist.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
I’m not a movie star, but I still get my photograph taken when I walk down the street, hundreds of times. I never say no.
I have been working as an actor for 16-17 years now. The funny thing is I still feel awkward in communicating with the public as a star. It hasn’t been long since my drama ‘Goblin’ ended, and I’m looking forward for some time to rest.
If you’re listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you’re a bigger moron than they are.
The main prank that we play with props is for people’s birthdays. The special effects people will put a little explosive in the cake so it blows up in their face – that’s always fun to play on a guest star, or one of the trainees or someone who’s new.
Early in my life, without any supporting evidence, I fretted over what I believed was my fate: accidentally becoming an international pop star. The pages of my diary were filled with hypothetical ethical dilemmas.
When I was a little girl, I always dreamed of being a star. I didn’t really know what all that meant. I didn’t know.
A telescope will magnify a star a thousand times, but a good press agent can do even better.
You know, it’s strange when you’re a guest star, because everybody knows each other so well, and they’re relaxed, and they have a routine. So you kind of feel like you’ve just been brought up to the majors for one game, and you’re batting ninth.
Be brave, young lovers, and follow your star.
Oscar Hammerstein II
You go through at least the first two years of Star Trek and you find some amazing stuff. Everything that was going on Gene put into the series. He just put strange costumes on the actors and painted them funny colours and left the same situation in.
I’ve always liked shape-shifter characters. I gravitated towards characters like Mystique from ‘X-Men,’ Zam Wesell from ‘Star Wars,’ and Tonks from ‘Harry Potter.’
I think I’d be pretty star struck over John Mayer. I’m a big fan of his music, and I think he’s great.
In my next life, I’m going to be a rock star. I was a ballerina in my last life.
A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.
The rock star is dying. And it’s a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
I was the first wrestler ever in the history of wrestling to star in a major motion studio picture that became #1 box office of the weekend, and that gave the itch to I don’t know how many wrestlers.
In this business, until you’re known as a monster you’re not a star.
Star Theatre in Shyambazar makes up a big chapter in my life. I worked there for three years during my struggling days.
We live in a modest system, a galaxy called the Milky Way. If we named every star in the Milky Way and put them in the Hollywood telephone directory and stacked those telephone directories up, we’d have a pile of telephone directories 70 miles high.
I used to love the ‘Star Trek’ movies, ‘Wrath of Khan’ and stuff like that. Loved those movies when I was a kid. And ‘Star Wars’ obviously was hands-down probably – I mean I had the sheets. I was a big fan of that.
Filipinos want beauty. I have to look beautiful so that the poor Filipinos will have a star to look at from their slums.
I turned to my mom and said, ‘I’m going to be a martial arts movie star.’ She didn’t believe me, and neither did my dad. They both thought I would grow out of it. That it was a phase. I decided then I was going to do it or die trying.
At Walsall I got away with a lot of things because I was the young star and they wanted to sell me from a business point of view.
Cooking is a great leveller. You can be a sports star, an actor, an entrepreneur, anything, but cooking strips it all away.
The movies saved my life. I grew up in the great depression, the only child of a pair of star crossed lovers. My father lost his job. My mother drank. They fought. The movies were my escape.
I think it’s so funny when people think they can’t control a movie star. They can. We’re just women, you know.
Being a star comes with not just fame and fortune, but with awareness and responsibility.
I think the potential for man is so enormous, if we can stay alive long enough, we’re going to be seeing a lot of what Star Trek is projecting.
I’m not going to be the rock star of the far right and frankly on the rock star of the far left.
When you wish upon a star, you just might become one.
I cannot possibly conceive of my planet Earth as the centre of a three-tiered universe. I know rather that the sun, around which my planet Earth revolves, is a middle sized star in a galaxy called the Milky Way that has over a hundred billion other suns or stars within it.
John Shelby Spong
You never start out being a star.
You still stand watch, O human star, burning without a flicker, perfect flame, bright and resourceful spirit. Each of your rays a great idea – O torch which passes from hand to hand, from age to age, world without end.
Nobody teaches you to be a father. Nobody teaches you to be a husband. Nobody teaches you how to be a star. You have to learn to work with the tools.
Meanwhile, politics is about getting a candidate in front of the public as a star, politics as rock’n’roll, politics as a movie.
I don’t see myself being perceived as a Bollywood star and I wouldn’t want to be that either.
I wanted to have the adoration of John Lennon but have the anonymity of Ringo Starr. I didn’t want to be a frontman. I just wanted to be back there and still be a rock and roll star at the same time.
I’m not a presenter – I’m a star.
I don’t even know what TV star means. I know there’s a difference in how people approach you, compared to movies. They feel OK coming up to you and sitting with you in a restaurant, unfortunately.
I wanted to be a star, not a gallery mascot.
I don’t think I’m supposed to boss other people around just because I’m a so-called celebrity or star. I hate that when people act that way. No one deserves it. I’ve seen it happen. I don’t call those people out – they know who they are. Some enjoy that reputation.
My father was the role model I looked up to. My dad was an entertainer, too. I patterned my life after him. He wanted me to do better than he did. He never sold a record in his life, but to me, he was still a rock star.
‘Star Wars’ hasn’t changed my life at all.
Bruce Springsteen’s a rock star. Elton John is a rock star. I’m a folk musician. Honestly, I think that’s true.
In the early days I had a very black-and-white view of everything. I think that’s kind of natural for anyone who’s just embraced Islam – or any religion – as a convert. It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I’d been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood.
I’ve never had a plan for any of this: there was never a plan for, ‘Right, I must get on the TV,’ ‘Right, I must have my own show,’ ‘Right, I must be a movie star.’ I don’t think like that. I haven’t ever had that sort of interest.
I tend to lean toward a more minimal aesthetic, so when I use wallpapers in my interiors, I like for one or two prints to be the star of the show. I would recommend being careful in your use of strong prints so the room doesn’t get too busy. Use one print that dominates and one as an accent.
I’m an instant star. Just add water and stir.
We’ve heard from many teachers that they used episodes of Star Trek and concepts of Star Trek in their science classrooms in order to engage the students.
From her first superheroine role in ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ – which earned $275 million globally in 2001, back when that was real money – Jolie has been the one actress who can stand up to any male star and stare him down.
I used to think that success was being the number one, being everywhere, being the star, and nowadays, I think that success is to make big things happen.
I’m a rock star because I couldn’t be a soccer star.
During the time I was on The Hardy Boys, I was also watching other people’s careers. I thought the next step was to be a movie star. I kept saying no to projects, and offers stopped coming in. I was no longer hot.
I was only 11 when we filmed the pilot. The idea of a rapper being a star on a sitcom just wasn’t heard of.
When I was growing up watching Marilyn Monroe, I learned that you can be very beautiful, very glamorous and very vulnerable and not give up your soul just because you were a movie star.
My biggest regret is that my mother didn’t see me walk on to that London Palladium stage, being the star she always wanted me to be. But I always say that when she reached Heaven, she had a word with a few agents.
And I enjoyed the celebrity and the creativity that was involved in Star Trek.
I believe in the morals that I do. I believe in the projects I take part in and I think that has been my north star.
‘Star Wars’ is fun, its exciting, its inspirational, and people respond to that. It’s what they want.
Star Wars Galaxies’ didn’t ever explain itself to you. It was horribly broken; it was glitchy in several significant ways. It was just this vast, expansive, beautiful universe with all these crazy idiosyncrasies.
If you’re a movie star, you get the girl, you lose the girl, and then you get her back. But if you’re a character like me, you lose the girl, then you get another one, then you get another one, then you lose them all, then you lose your life.
Once a star dies, it’s gone forever. There are no new stars to take its place. Eventually, there will be no stars, and the universe will turn black. That really will be the end.
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
People suit their star sign. If someone is annoying me over and over, and I know they’re a Sagittarius, say, I’m more likely to forgive them. It comes down to my need for structure as a way of finding my bearings with people.
When I was making ‘Star Wars,’ I wasn’t restrained by any kind of science. I simply said, ‘I’m going to create a world that’s fun and interesting, makes sense, and seems to have a reality to it.’
When I was working my way up, it seemed to me that only Westerns and ‘Star Treks’ or sci-fi movies could afford to get away with presenting the problems – like prejudice and desegregation, for instance – that we face in our everyday lives.
You become so encapsulated in this world of being a star. People listen to what you say, you have this voice, it becomes unreal and you become far removed from the people you came from.
I love to listen to pop music and I admire people who do that, but I don’t think I would ever be a very good pop star. I always leave that singing voice for the shower! I wouldn’t put it out in the world!
Drag me to the moon, to catch a star and seize its brilliance as I’m swept up in amorphous dust.
Sure we’re in limos. We’re stars. How else is a star supposed to travel?
Most movie-goers are overdosing on star coverage; it’s the ultimate example of too much information.
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
When we started out in ’64, um, I was playing Number One, which was a woman second in command of a star ship.
I really enjoy playing villains, whether they’re realistic like Switchblade Sam or whether they’re a bit more over-the-top like Kruge in ‘Star Trek III’ or Judge Doom in ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit.’ It’s sort of a license just to be as bad as the script allows you to be – you can just go for it and have fun.
I didn’t know what to expect from a famous movie star; maybe that he’d be sort of stuck-up, you know. But not Gary Cooper. He horsed around so much… that I had a hard time painting him.
The character I play in Star Quality says acting is the be-all and end-all of her life. I’m not like that. I do enjoy working and I give every job my best shot but I never feel, What on Earth am I going to do now?
It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I’d been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood.
It’s like people call me a rock star or this or that. And I go, ‘Don’t call me that. I don’t think of myself in those terms. If you have to call me anything, call me a chameleon.
I loved my childhood. They had the coolest toys back then. Star Wars, Transformers, laser-tag gun sets. Toy companies have really gone downhill.
Warren Beatty has always acted like a Movie Star even when no one knew who he was.
My ultimate dream is to become a famous star because I love to sing.
I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, ‘There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me dreaming of being a movie star.’ But I’m not going to worry about them. I’m dreaming the hardest.
What I think is cool about Fender, and what originally drew me to them, was the Fender electric guitar headstock, which I’ve never seen on another ukulele. I feel like a rock star when I’m tuning it.
For me, I’m always looking for opportunities to work with people who are better than me, who are more experienced than me, people from whom I can learn. And who could I learn more from than someone with an unprecedented movie star career that has spanned over thirty years whose name is Tom Cruise?
To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes.
I think being a movie star is about whether an audience can watch you and care about you.
When you’re a guest star on a movie or a TV show, I always say it’s like being invited to a family reunion, but it’s not your family. So you don’t belong – they’re being nice to you, but you don’t fit in completely; you don’t know everybody’s story. You don’t have a history.
I don’t wish stardom on anyone. When I hear people say, ‘this guy’s a star,’ I always say, ‘good luck.’
B. J. Armstrong
Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body’s final fall, nor the barrels of death’s rifles, nor the shadows on the wall, nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain, is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless, unfeeling world.
The goal wasn’t to be a millionaire or to be a Hollywood star. That was not the goal. The goal was something about – the goal was to find the goal, but I knew where it was.
James Earl Jones
If you read my books, especially the Star Trek books and the Quest for Tomorrow books, you’ll see in them the core theme of the basic humanistic questions that Star Trek asked.
TV is a deformed vision, an excessive caricature. A chef has to stay an artisan, not become a star.
The scary thing is how quickly everyone’s star fades. Therefore, to be a voice, you need to do television. You need to stay in the public eye for the public to care about you, to be a big enough voice to help where it is needed.
When an opera star sings her head off, she usually improves her appearance.
You can be known or be a star from anywhere – anywhere in the world.
Charlie Brown is the one person I identify with. C.B. is such a loser. He wasn’t even the star of his own Halloween special.
I don’t put myself into the category of ‘rock star writing his biography.’ That’s because we live our lives by falling into experiences. Things happen to us. Something you do takes hold of you, and then you do a lot of it.
As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.
The formula is the star. I couldn’t work inside that formula.
Achilles was like a rock star of his day so it made sense to have Brad Pitt playing him.
I’d rather be a musician than a rock star.
I’m just excited to see myself on billboards. I’m getting ready to be a star.
The story being told in ‘Star Wars’ is a classic one. Every few hundred years, the story is retold because we have a tendency to do the same things over and over again. Power corrupts, and when you’re in charge, you start doing things that you think are right, but they’re actually not.
He is a regular guy who absolutely is not attracted to his own celebrity. He’s a jokester, a little rough around the edges, with great heart and compassion; he loves his family. I feel very comfortable with him. I don’t see ‘Denzel Washington Star’; I just see Denzel.
The whole of the hydrogen on the earth might be transformed at once and the success of the experiment published at large to the universe as a new star.
Francis William Aston
I’m not an actor, I’m a movie star.
I am honored to be a Bond girl and be a part of the Bond legacy, To star in a video game with Connery, the original Bond, is incredible.
I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.
We started by playing girls who only married at the end of the picture. We didn’t play wives. That came later. But the most dreadful thing was when a star had to play a mother. That was the beginning of her professional end.
The way ‘star’ used to be reserved for a small number of people, and when the star category became so vast, they came up with ‘superstar,’ and then they came up with ‘megastar.’
Jackie Chan is a very good comedy/martial arts star. He does one kind of martial arts that Jet Li doesn’t know how to do, and Jet Li does a martial art that Jackie Chan doesn’t know how to do.
I showed my mom the movie then I told her the movie got bought and that it was gonna be shown in theatres and be on video. Everyone was really psyched about it. Everyone in my little town of hounds started to call me movie star.
I never got into this business thinking I’d be like a movie star.
I don’t want to be a movie star like Angelina Jolie. Nothing about being a celebrity is desirable. I’m an actor. It’s bizarre to me that everybody’s so obsessive.
Besides me wanting to be an artist, I wanted to be a movie star.
I don’t want my president to be a TV star. You don’t have to be on television every minute of every day – you’re the president, not a rerun of ‘Law & Order’. TV stars are too worried bout being popular and too concerned about being renewed.
‘Star Wars’ is a galaxy a long time ago, far, far away. ‘Star Wars’ is not about our future.
I mean, everybody’s star fades in every business; that’s just a natural part of life.
‘Star Wars’ is very black and white, and honestly, I like it that way. But fantastical settings like that work best when the characters within them feel real. Real people have conflicts and make mistakes and get it wrong sometimes.
I’d worked in Clockwork Orange with Stanley Kubrick and since Stanley was such a prestigious director this opened all sorts of doors for me – one of them being Star Wars.
I think why people relate to ‘Star Wars’ is George Lucas is so brilliant at telling these stories that we relate to, but in such a fantastic environment with fantastic characters and things you want to believe in this story.
‘Star Trek’ speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow – it’s not all going to be over with a big flash and a bomb; that the human race is improving; that we have things to be proud of as humans.
I think if you’re a good songwriter, that’s what you are first – not a star or celebrity.
I’d rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are.
I’m from the theater. I never wanted to be a star.
I don’t really have much to prove. I can easily go in a comfort zone, make two films a year, hype them because I’ve signed them as a star, make them cheap and they will be big hits.
Shah Rukh Khan
The studio have always claimed that the ship is the star of the show, especially when they’re renegotiating contracts.
I surprised the hell out of myself when I got MVP for the 2018 All Star Legends Celebrity game. I had no idea I was going to get that.
When you start making a movie, people want to know: Who’s the star power? And very early, I realized there’s not a lot of 26-year-old black actors who have been given the opportunity to be the lead of a film. It’s, like, Michael B. Jordan, and then we’re done.
It’s easy to be a movie star. The shoes are already there. They just put you in the shoes.
I’ve never had any illusions about being a lead actor in films, because lead actors have to be of a certain kind. Apart from the beauty of looks and figure, which I cannot claim to have, there’s just a particular kind of ordinary-Joe quality that a film star needs to have.
A lot of people got lost in Hollywood while trying to become a star. They lost themselves.
You gotta wear the right trousers if you’re gonna be a rock star.
You’re not a star until you love yourself. Directors, yeah, they’ve got to love their own philosophies. But actors have to really love themselves.
Looking back on those days and little leaguer, the Hall of Fame is not even a blinking star, but through baseball travels and moving up the ladder, that star begins to flicker.
I did my very first film with Kirk in Detective Story when he was the greatest, greatest star in the world. I fell in love with him, had a crush on him then.
Stars have always been very good at what they do. They are born and blessed with charisma and power over the entire nation. One glimpse of a star makes people go berserk. Such magic cannot be created. You are born with it – or not.
Today everyone is a star – they’re all billed as ‘starring’ or ‘also starring’. In my day, we earned that recognition.
Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.
I tried ‘Black Panther.’ I escaped from the cinema after 20 minutes. I thought it was as bad as ‘Star Wars.’ I hated ‘Star Wars.’
I became alienated from this religious upbringing, and started making music. I wanted to be a big star. All those things I saw in the films and on the media took hold of me, and perhaps I thought this was my god: the goal of making money.
As a kid, I watched every Madonna documentary and tour. I was obsessed with her – and with any pop star of the ’80s.
There would be no Star Trek unless there were transporter malfunctions.
Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up being the biggest film star in the history of cinema.
When my kids ask me, ‘What did you do when you were 18?’ I will tell them I was already at Paris Saint-Germain, that I was already a star and had to stay at home. I’ll have my stories about home.
When I was starting to get noticed as an actor in the 1970s for something other than the third cowboy on the right who ended up dying in every movie or episode, Burt Reynolds was the biggest star in the world.
I’m the star of the show. I should have a decent haircut.
David James Elliott
Everybody says, ‘You impress me as a guy who never wanted to be a movie star.’ I say, ‘Everybody in the world wants to be a movie star.’
If you’re doing something new you’ve got to have a vision. You’ve got to have a perspective. You’ve got to have some north star you’re aiming for, and you just believe somehow you’ll get there, which kind of gets to the passion point.
I know it’s popular to say this because she’s the woman of the moment, but Halle Berry. Not only does she have obvious audience appeal and star quality, but she’s a damn good actress too.
Everyone wants to be a movie star or a model, to be in the papers, but few realise just what hard work it is, getting up early, and so on.
I’m tired of fighting. I’ve always known that I can’t be an action star all my life.
In the U.S. system, too often the best player on an under-17 team will be treated like a ‘star’ – not having to work for the ball, being the focus of the offense at all times, etc. – at a time when they should be having to fight tooth and nail for their spot.
I never minded being thought of as a pop star. People have always thought I wanted to be seen as a serious musician, but I didn’t, I just wanted people to know that I was absolutely serious about pop music.
‘Friends’ was a true ensemble. There really was no star of the show.
The LGBT Community was mostly responsible for birthing my career, and I am deeply indebted to you… You have loved me faithfully and unconditionally, and for so many years you provided me with work even though my star had long since faded.
A star needs all the rest she can get.
My wife’s name, Rebecca Lobo, is on sandwiches and street signs in New England. It adorns the arena rafters at the University of Connecticut, where she first became a basketball star. Her high school in Massachusetts is on Rebecca Lobo Way, a nice trump card to play at reunions.
Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon’s verge.
When I got ‘Youth,’ I also got a small role in ‘Star Wars.’ I didn’t know what to do. I decided to choose based on the character.
A nice pop star would do you nice on one of those deserted islands.
I dressed more like a pop star, I suppose, rather than the traditional blazer and tall trousers other players went for.
I was definitely born under an evil star. I have just been thrown out of the inn where I was staying, naked as a worm.
My mom knew Salman sir, as they grew up together in Bandra. He would often tell my mother Genievev Advani how one day he would be a star. They have been friends for the longest time and would go cycling together.
I pray to God every day that he makes me the biggest superstar, but before that, I ask God to make me a good actor. Being a star is hard, but being an actor is even harder. I want to be both before I am done.
Sushant Singh Rajput
Dhanush is a movie star, but like my father, he’s very different. In fact, I saw a lot of my father’s qualities in him. He’s simple, down-to-earth and respects his work a lot.
Aishwarya R. Dhanush
There was a time I could have been mistaken for Burt Reynolds. I had a moustache and so did he. But he was the number one star in the world, so there wasn’t really much confusion.
I can’t get my head around the fact that the technology of the first two movies, which are forty years prior to Star Wars, is so much better than any technology they had in Star Wars!
I don’t accept films just because they have star heroes in lead. I rejected a few big films because I didn’t like the story.
Barbra Streisand, for one, is one of my idols. I’ve listened to her since I was a little kid – the first album I ever bought was ‘A Star is Born’ with Kris Kristofferson.
Unless you’re a star in this town, you’re really nothing.
All my life, I’ve been the rebel in the X-wing fighter, and then one morning, I woke up, and I was on board the Death Star.
In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
Robert Green Ingersoll
‘Star Trek’ fans totally accepted my sexual orientation. There are a great number of LGBT people across ‘Star Trek’ fandom. The show always appealed to people that were different – the geeks and the nerds, and the people who felt they were not quite a part of society, sometimes because they may have been gay or lesbian.
With Star Wars fans, there’s so much enthusiasm, and it’s a completely different generation now.
George Lucas doesn’t have the most physical stamina. He was so unhappy making Star Wars that he just vowed he’d never do it again.
Francis Ford Coppola
The game is No. 1. You are an adjunct to the game. In a studio, there is no game. You are the star. That’s why you are there. For the game, you can’t go away from the game and beat your chest. People are there to watch the game. You are there to supplement, not to override or overwhelm.
I started doing martial arts when I was about 7, and I got my second degree black belt when I was 19. So I have my second degree black belt, but I’ve never used it, and I had to stop when I got ‘Instant Star’ because I couldn’t train.
I’d love to do a movie with Denzel Washington, or some action star such as Matt Damon or Mark Wahlberg would be really cool, too.
I am told that there have been over the years a number of experiments taking place in places like Massachusetts Institute of Technology that have been entirely based on concepts raised by Star Trek.
Back then I thought if you cut a record, you were automatically a star.
STAR is a very revolutionary group. We believe in picking up the gun, starting a revolution if necessary. Our main goal is to see gay people liberated and free and have equal rights that other people have in America.
Marsha P. Johnson
After a few games I knew I was going to be able to compete. The idea of being a star never crossed my mind.
Why am I a star? It can’t be because of looks.
I try to get out to The Skelligs, and people will know The Skelligs from ‘Star Wars’ and so forth, but they really are the most incredible monastic settlement on this island off the south coast, the Kerry coast.
On the ‘Star,’ you were forced to learn to write a simple declarative sentence. This is useful to anyone. Newspaper work will not harm a young writer and could help him if he gets out of it in time.
It was a lot of fun doing ‘Felicity.’ She had just won the Golden Globe, and she was huge at the time, but she was like the nicest girl ever. As a guest star on a show, you get on the set and you feel out of place, but she was so nice to me and really cool.
You know, I designed the Queen crest. I simply combined all the creatures that represent our star signs-and I don’t even believe in astrology.
My stats don’t even need to be said, but I’ll say them anyway. I’m a 14-time champion. I’m a two-time Slammy award winner. I’ve done movies. I host my own show. How much more do you want in an athlete, in a star, than The Miz?
Only the public can make a star. It’s the studios who try to make a system out of it.
I was born ‘neath a clouded star.
Julia Ward Howe
I like to look cool and dress nice. Lil Uzi is a rock star. Just know that.
Lil Uzi Vert
I’m not a star.
I have tremendous brand experience. What I do a lot for Disney is manage the great brands of this company, whether it’s Disney, ESPN, ABC, Pixar, Marvel, ‘Star Wars.’ And I’m very engaged in technology and its impact on the consumer, either what experience you deliver for them or how to market and sell to them.
When you are a kid, you are beset by fears, and you think, ‘I’ll solve the fear by living forever and becoming a movie star.’
I’m going to try to pull a Natalie Portman. Natalie went to Harvard while shooting ‘Star Wars’. I don’t know how she did it. I want to have lunch with her and ask her – that seems like a bunch of stress right there.
On immigration, the League and Five Star’s positions start from notable distances.
Randy said I could call him for anything, Paula said that she loved me and said how much of a star I was. Simon was like, keep up the good work and I’ll have nothing to worry about.
I knew that with a mouth like mine, I just hadda be a star or something.
I can’t imagine anything more beautiful on this planet than looking up at the stars and seeing a kind of artificial star moving through the night sky.
My dream was to be in the NBA. I wasn’t really focused on being a star player on a team. I just wanted to make it to the NBA. I’ve been blessed for the opportunities to be in the Finals, been in the playoffs ever since I’ve been in the NBA.
I knew I was destined to be a rock star. I just knew it, like I’ve always had the power of foresight. I feel right now exactly the way I felt after I finished mixing my first solo album ‘New York Groove’.
‘Shelby Star’ is going great. We shot a music video, and I’m building an app and some other things for the project.
It’s a tough life being a pop star. You know, at the end of the day when you’ve paid all the bills and put the kids through college and that, you know, there’s only enough left for a small island off the South Pacific.
Larry Mullen, Jr.
Don’t let the insecurities of others dull your sparkle. Shine like the star you are born to be.
Being a part-time pop star was perfect, really, when I wasn’t worn out by the partying.
My neighborhood was rough, but I live a great life now. I don’t fight that much now. I don’t look for it anyway, but if someone hits your mother, whether you’re a star, an accountant, or an astronaut or anything… I mean it’s your mother, so I lost my mind.
I quit after a bad car accident. The thing about boxing is that you can be a star for five or six years, but when you go back to the old life, it’s tough.
I would like to see a fierce Fantasia mixed with Blade Runner, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars all in one. That’s the kind of movies I want to make.
It struck me that what I’d heard about certain celebrities was true: they had It, whatever the hell It was. Star power isn’t a myth; it is tangible and forceful.
I don’t have real big aspirations to be a movie star. I would love to be on a long-running hit TV show. You end up playing a defining role.
This is a group effort. This is group theatre. This is no big star turn. You could do things with it to do that but it would just be out of kilter. This is one reason I like this play. This is a unit.
I have a daughter who’s 11 years old. Maybe she’ll grow up independent and really really heavy and become a movie star and she’ll play me in my life story.
I always say that ‘Star Wars’ had a huge effect on me, too, but what ‘Star Wars’ did for some people, ‘Superman’ did for me.
I think I am a star – I’m simply a funny-shaped star.
I always knew I’d be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn’t know if I’d be successful at it, but I knew I’d be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star.
There’s truth in light. You can tell what elements a star is composed of and the temperature at which it burns by the light it gives off.
I didn’t know how to deal with success. If there was a Rock Star 101, I would have liked to take it. It might have helped me.
We stress humanity, and this is done at considerable cost. We can’t have a lot of dramatics that other shows get away with – promiscuity, greed, jealousy. None of those have a place in ‘Star Trek.’
My wife comes with me on all the movies, but she is not an appendage to a film star or anything like that. She is a completely intertwined partner. She is the other half of me. Also, we’re still very much in love with each other. We always have been, we always will be.
I was gonna write songs, I was gonna be a star and a singer and I never thought of doing anything else.
It wasn’t a mission to be a rock star. It wasn’t a mission of mine to even be a movie star. I just intended to be a good actor.
No star is ever lost we once have seen, we always may be what we might have been.
Adelaide Anne Procter
I think it’s a gift to become a star, to become a celebrity.
I am a movie star.
I’m not worried about being a big star.
I was never interested in being a rock star. I always wanted to be Boris Karloff.
Well, when I wasn’t playing with a football I used to play with ‘Star Wars’ figures as a kid. Hanging out with Chewbacca and Luke Skywalker is how I passed the time when I wasn’t kicking a ball around.
I’m a huge karaoke fan. Oh my God. I’m one of those girls who don’t give the mic away. It’s a problem. I’m a closeted pop star.
The biggest crime in England is to rise above your station. It’s fine to be a pop star. ‘Oh, it’s great, lots of fun, aren’t they sweet, these pop stars! But to think you have anything to say about how the world should work? What arrogance!’
But, you know, you can’t be a star at home.
My uncle was a gangster in the real gangster days. I witnessed it, I felt it, I smelt it the situation, I was involved. It was like knowing a movie star.
Money’s not important to me. Movie star acknowledgement is not important to me. I don’t want to be a big studio actress. I don’t want to be in the limelight.
I had been doing plays in New York and on a whim we packed up and moved West, I started doing commercials and plays and guest star spots on TV and one thing led to another and I got Knots Landing.
Joan Van Ark
I always get compared to looking like a silent movie star – though I don’t know if that’s a compliment, honestly.
I opened Leith’s in Notting Hill in 1969 and it eventually worked its way into being awarded a Michelin star. At the time, there were a few women running small bistros – but I was the first woman to have a ‘serious,’ expensive restaurant.
I get mad when people call me an action movie star. Indiana Jones is an adventure film, a comic book, a fantasy.
It is sound judgment to hope that in the not too distant future we shall be competent to understand so simple a thing as a star.
I have the desire to work as an actress, but I have no ambition to be a star.
Some people admire the aspirational rock star figures whose biopics make it to TV, the people they watched as kids and made them want to play football for England. For some comics, it is often the Doug Stanhopes and the Joan Rivers.
I started out in 1989 doing open mic nights. The first 10 years, I was literally all about I’m going to be a star. I want leather pants, I want a kangaroo, I want to be on ‘MTV Cribs,’ I want to go to the mall with a pet monkey and I want everyone to go, ‘Wow, that guy’s huge, he’s successful.’
Woody Harrelson was just so much fun. He’s a child at heart, and he loved being in a ‘Star Wars’ film, I think.
I never wanted to be a star, I just wanted to get work.
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
Television has certain imperatives that CNN had the luxury of ignoring for a long period of time. CNN could take the position that the news would be the star, because in most of the programming day, they were the only all-news operation on the air.
But I’m not imaginative. I couldn’t look into the future, like Star Wars or Robots or anything like that.
Harry Dean Stanton
Home Star is a common sense idea that would create jobs and provide a boost to local economies, while helping families afford their energy bills. By encouraging homeowners to invest in energy efficiency retrofits, Home Star would create 170,000 manufacturing and construction jobs that could not be outsourced to China.
I’m going down in history with Star Trek. It’s a great feeling.
I liked how ‘Star Wars’ felt both old and new. I even built a model of R2-D2, taking about two months mixing two kits to make one that looked just like the real thing. I’m the kind of person who gets really into it when I do something like that.
People think that being on Star Trek is career suicide, but it’s really just the opposite.
I’d like to produce, direct, write, score, and star in a film in exactly the way Chaplin did. I’ll do that before I’m thirty.
A lot of people say I look like a rock star or a designer punk. But I swear it’s the job that has carved my face. It’s the hours, the stress, and the pressure. It’s not me trying to look like this.
Marco Pierre White
I am a classic Star Trek fanatic. When I was a kid, my mom and I used to go to conventions.
The average Hollywood film star’s ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend.
I wasn’t looking to be a star, I just happened to love acting, I was a reluctant actor.
Hum Paanch’ made Amrish Puri a star and he went on to play Mogambo in my ‘Mr. India.’
I’d change nothing in my career path. I was never built for being a handsome teenage star. That’s just not in my psyche, I think. I would have hated to have grown up famous.
I believe I’m from somewhere else, and I was put on this plain for a purpose. I’ve met other star children, too. We’re like spirits who move from world to world.
I’d have a sex scene with Whoopi Goldberg or Star Jones.
Jackie Chan is a very good comedy/martial arts star. He does one kind of martial arts that Jet Li doesn’t know how to do and Jet Li does a martial art that Jackie Chan doesn’t know how to do. You can both go to two Chinese restaurants, but both can have different kinds of food.
I was always interested in writing from an early age, but it seemed so far away and inconceivable, like wanting to be an astronaut or a pop star.
I started working since I was four years old. All I remember is I wanted to become a star.
When I was a kid, I loved Elvis, and Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. But I had no connection to Hollywood – and being a movie star was such a far-fetched idea, growing up in Hawaii.
I started by looking everything up in a Star Trek dictionary so I knew what I was talking about, but you can’t do that because they talk in circles, and half of it doesn’t make sense, so you’ll just end up driving yourself more insane.
If a star or studio chief or any other great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies, they get frightened – as if somebody was trying to demote them.
I’m not a movie star, and I don’t want to become a movie star.
Man, I’m the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix.
Being a part of the Six Star team means I get to be a part of a fierce group of female athletes who have shown women that the right supplements can help us reach our fitness goals.
I think they should take everyone who works for The National Enquirer and the Star, and everyone who works for Us Weekly, and put them all to work looking for terrorists. I think they would find the terrorists. All of them. It would be genius!
‘Star Wars’ is my heart. I love it.
When I first left Iran at the age of 13, Iran had become such a shining star – it was the point to which all my desires and dreams returned.
There’s no half-singing in the shower, you’re either a rock star or an opera diva.
It’s always been my way to move about a little more horizontally. My career has never been like a shooting star.
The success that Americans are said to worship is success of a specific sort: accomplished not through hard work, primarily, but through the ingenious angle, the big break. Sit down at a lunch counter, stand back up a star. Invest in a new issue and watch it soar. Split a single atom, win a war.
The problems with First Ladies is that you have to set the standard. My role is to be both star and slave.
It’s funny, when bands or younger musicians ask me: ‘So, what does it take to make it?’ Well, first explain to me what you mean by ‘making it’: Do you want to be a rock star or do you want music to be your livelihood?
Eddie Van Halen
You would think that a rock star being married to a supermodel would be one of the greatest things in the world. It is.
Russell Crowe is very difficult, but it’s worth it. He’s the real thing. I can tell you this. Russell Crowe was just as difficult before he was an international star as he was afterwards.
When you come from a star family in the South, you’re expected to be really good in dance and fights. It’s really important that you open up as an actor in front of the camera.
I don’t want to be a star. If you have to label me anything, I’m an actor – I guess. A journeyman actor. I think ‘star’ is what you call actors who can’t act.
What I want to be is an actor, not a star.
We’ve had some really good guest stars. But I have to go with Alec Baldwin as my favorite. He is so neat and such a movie star. He’s handsome and quirky. I was in heaven the week he was on the set.
I believe that this idea of story or myth or this thing that Joseph Campbell writes about is sort of an inter-connective spiritual force – like The Force in ‘Star Wars’ – where it doesn’t matter where you were raised, or what your background is, there are certain elements of story that totally appeal to you.
There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him.
D. H. Lawrence
I’m still Sean that me mates went to school with, not Sean the film star. And that’s the way I prefer to be.
I’ve never watched an episode of ‘Star Trek.’ For real.
And I learned a lot from working with this kid, and I think he’s gonna be a big star. Remember the name, Tim Dark, because he has something about his voice that’s different from all the other rappers, even though his style is similar.
Larry Hagman was a huge star, and he was carrying my stuff for me.
I found my niche as a character actor, and I’ve never felt like a movie star or teen idol and never wanted to.
I do suspect my star ratings average too high. But, of course, star ratings are ridiculous. I’m stuck with them.
After Star Trek, I was with the top agencies, but producers and directors did not know what to do with me.
Tiger Woods is the only sports star who’s worth every penny he makes.
That’s why ‘Star Wars’ is appealing. You watch someone fight the perilous monster.
I did movie star impressions as a kid in high school. Somehow they just got out of hand.
I’m preparing myself to be a great, great fighter and also a big star in the sport.
I am happiest in public, working in my world. Then I can be the star. That I can do. When I am not working, I am more guarded, set apart. It’s not my life, that. I like interactions, but interaction that is not forced.
The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man; and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true.
Johnny Nitro was an homage to Eric Bischoff, who, I was his apprentice at the time. I liked that name. Basically, Vince McMahon thought that ‘Nitro’ reminded him of WCW, and when I became the ECW Champion, like, he had a couple times mentioned to me, ‘If you’re going to be a real star, you need a real name.’
I didn’t think I was a famous singer. I didn’t think I was a star or that I could make the waters part – just that singing was what I was going to do.
The boy can do anything, but to be the star of the World Cup you have got to get to the final and win it!
I don’t care about being a star. I can do a supporting role; I don’t have to be a lead.
I’m not so interested any more in how a great deal of science fiction goes. It goes into things like Star Wars and Star Trek which all go excellent in their own way.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s gubernatorial campaign raises a series of fascinating questions, the most perplexing of all being why an international star of his stature would ever want to run in the first place.
If you just want to be a star, go away.
I had never seen much of Star Trek, or any other science fiction, before I was cast. But Seven’s wonderful.
I’m not real impressed with the Star Trek weaponry, I gotta be honest.
Winning an Oscar attracts the attention of directors and other actors and creates a boost in salary, particularly for someone like Halle Berry. For an established star like Denzel Washington, the benefits are less tangible.
I don’t want to be a reality TV star – that’s not for me.
I feel that a lot of human spirituality stems from the belief that we are unique and special in the universe, but maybe we are just what happens when there is proper temperature and proper distance from the right type of star.
I was a weird-looking chubby, half-Asian kid who didn’t have the pop star look.
Michael worked one day. Everybody was a little freaked out and nervous because he’s a really big star. We were already working with really big stars, but Michael is Michael.
Growing up, I really liked ‘Star Wars.’ Han Solo would’ve been really cool to meet. But my stuff was real low-brow. I was watching ‘Bugs Bunny.’
When you’re a guest star on TV shows – particularly in the 1960s – you’re always the villain.
The end of the First World War had thrown Germany’s youth into great turmoil. The reins of power had fallen from the hands of a deeply disillusioned older generation, and the younger ones drew together in larger and smaller groups to blaze new paths or, at least, to discover a new star to steer by.
In one day, I got mistaken for three different actresses: Wendy Williams, Sherri Shepherd, and Star Jones.
Which is good, in a way, because the danger in doing something like STAR TREK is that you end up in that pigeonhole and you’re doing that the rest of your life.
All things by immortal power. Near of far, to each other linked are, that thou canst not stir a flower without troubling of a star.
The difference between a movie star and a movie actor is this – a movie star will say, ‘How can I change the script to suit me?’ and a movie actor will say. ‘How can I change me to suit the script?’
J. Lo, whether she is good or bad, is like a fiery movie star, a throwback to Elizabeth Taylor in her heyday.
Style to me is a mix between rock star chic-quirky-sexy and expressive. I always dress for my body type, as it’s important to highlight your pluses! I like edgy clothes that have character. I usually dress by the mood I’m in – so if I’m in my ripped jeans and leather jacket, you know I’m feeling rebellious!
I was addicted to the original ‘Star Trek’ when I was growing up, because of my dad. We grew up in St. Helens, Oregon and we weren’t allowed to watch a lot of TV.
A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin.
Edmond de Goncourt
I never walked the streets of New York hoping to be a musical comedy star. For one thing, they would have thought I was too tall, because l was five feet eight and a half, and they were all little bitty things running around in the studio at that time.
I’m confident in who I am. I’ve come to a place in my life where I’ve accepted things that are me, as opposed to feeling pressure to explain myself to people around me. That’s just the way I’ve always tried to be. It didn’t change when I became a star.
The point at which we worked with some of these actors, they weren’t really stars yet. Nicolas Cage was not a big star when we did Raising Arizona. A lot of these people were also virtually unknown, too, when we worked with them first.
‘Star Trek’ was an attempt to say humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in lifeforms.
When I think back on it, of course I got lucky and got great directors and good breaks but all that was the physical part. But what made me a star was that I could take a chance and not have anything to worry about in terms of losing.
Shah Rukh Khan