HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

August 13, 2007
Wisdom from Polonius


Emily Dickinson

Fame is a bee.
It has a song--
It has a sting--
Ah, too, it has a wing.


Francis Bacon

Certainly fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swoln, and drowns things weighty and solid.


Pablo Picasso

Now there is fame! Of all—hunger, misery, the incomprehension by the public—fame is by far the worst. It is the castigation of God by the artist. It is sad. It is true.


Chinese Proverb

Some people fear gaining fame the way pigs fear gaining weight.


John Wolcot

What rage for fame attends both great and small!
Better be damned than mentioned not at all.


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