65 Limelight Quotes On Success In Life

These limelight quotes will inspire you.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging limelight quotes, limelight sayings, and limelight proverbs.

Best Limelight Quotes

  1. “We need more of the Office Desk and less of the Show Window in politics. Let men in office substitute the midnight oil for the limelight.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  2. “There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl’s complexion.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
  3. “My first language was shy. It’s only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness.” ~ Al Pacino
  4. “Lady Limelight is a jealous lady. She wants all of your attention. You don’t have any time to think of anything else but Lady Limelight, because pretty soon that light will be shinning on somebody else. So you better do it while you can.” ~ Buck Owens

  5. “Being in the limelight has its minuses.” ~ Jon Postel
  6. “What do you want a meaning for? Life is a desire, not a meaning.” ~ Charlie Chaplin
  7. “I’m always honest, whether I’m in the limelight or not.” ~ Anne Heche
  8. “That’s what all we are: amateurs. We don’t live long enough to be anything else.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

  9. “It might seem paradoxical given my profession, but I’m not someone who likes to be in the limelight.” ~ Audrey Tautou
  10. “I made career decisions that came from the part of me who wanted to shun the limelight.” ~ Ed Harris
  11. “The ability to speak is a shortcut to distinction. It puts a man in the limelight, raises him head and shoulders above the crowd.” ~ Lowell Thomas
  12. “I make conscious decisions to stay out of the limelight. Without my make-up I’m pretty much the girl next door.” ~ Eva Mendes

  13. “With my time in the limelight, I regret that I didnt use it more to push vegetarianism. I support vegetarian options in the school lunch program.” ~ Bernhard Goetz
  14. “My brother Cody is 19. He wants to stay out of the limelight and become a lawyer. I want him to be an entertainment lawyer, so he can help me out!” ~ Lindsay Lohan
  15. “On occasions I have been big-headed. I think most people are when they get in the limelight. I call myself Big Head just to remind myself not to be.” ~ Brian Clough
  16. “Coming back to a television series puts you back in the limelight and gives you a platform for your ideas. If you’re not acting on a series, you don’t get the ability to communicate to people.” ~ Dennis Weaver

  17. “I think that when you are in the limelight it is part of your obligation to be a good role model. A lot of kids look up to you, and you are given a God-given talent, so it is your responsibility. It isn’t hard to deal with. I never have to think twice about doing anything.” ~ Curtis Joseph
  18. “When a young artist is ready, one has to bring him into the limelight.” ~ Placido Domingo
  19. “I have zero desire, just so you know, to be in the limelight. I don’t think it’s good for the country to have a former president criticize his successor. You’re not going to see me giving my opinions in the public arena, until I start selling my book. I’m going to emerge then submerge.” ~ George W. Bush
  20. “I love being an older comic now. It’s like being an old soccer or an old baseball player. You’re in the Hall of Fame and it’s nice, but you’re no longer that person in the limelight on the spot doing that thing.” ~ Eric Idle

  21. “Hmm, limelight… No, I’m not Sienna Miller or Angelina Jolie. I’m very lucky and happy, but I still find it very difficult to get good scripts and good roles. It’s really a jungle out there.” ~ Eva Green
  22. “My wife has been my closest friend, my closest advisor. And … she’s not somebody who looks to the limelight, or even is wild about me being in politics. And that’s a good reality check on me. When I go home, she wants me to be a good father and a good husband. And everything else is secondary to that.” ~ Barack Obama
  23. “Living in the limelight: the universal dream for those who wish to SEEM. Those who wish to BE, must put aside the alienation, get on with the fascination, the real relation, the underlying theme.” ~ Neil Peart
  24. “I truly believe that people like myself, who are in a position of entertainers in the limelight, should keep their mouth shut on politics.” ~ Kid Rock

  25. “When I was younger, I was ready to go off at any time. My wife, Linda, and I would go out to the Limelight in New York, and I would see people and be able to freeze them with a look. People were even too scared of me to tell me that people were scared of me.” ~ Johnny Ramone
  26. “Certainly there are dozens of over-50 actresses who look great: Sophia Loren, Susan Sarandon, Ursula Andress, Stefanie Powers, Raquel Welch, Barbara Eden, Joanna Lumley, Linda Gray – the list is endless, and these are just the actresses! I have many friends in their 60s, 70s and 80s, not in the limelight, but who all look absolutely stunning.” ~ Joan Collins
  27. “I think Ricky Williams had his time in the limelight. And I think it was good for what it was worth, and that was that.” ~ Ricky Williams
  28. “If I wake up one day and people tell me I’m not sexy, I’m not going to stop making good music and having fun. That ‘sex symbol’ thing is typically part of being in the limelight. You better be very talented in your music, but it’s good to be nice to look at, I guess.” ~ Luke Bryan

  29. “I’ve always had a huge fear of dying or becoming ill. The thing I’m most afraid of, though, is being alone, which I think a lot of performers fear. It’s why we seek the limelight – so we’re not alone, were adored. Were loved, so people want to be around us. The fear of being alone drives my life.” ~ Jennifer Lopez
  30. “Not everybody wants to have the same career. I think what’s difficult is when you have two people that do something very, very similar and they both, say, want the limelight. That’s very tricky.” ~ Tori Amos
  31. “In the old days villains had moustaches and kicked the dog. Audiences are smarter today. They don’t want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings.” ~ Alfred Hitchcock
  32. “Honestly, I just think we all have special gifts, everyone. You know, obviously, some are more noticeable than others and that’s why there’s the limelight. Everybody’s in it.” ~ Kelly Clarkson

  33. “I feel for those 19-year-olds who get thrust into the limelight that young.” ~ Clive Owen
  34. “I have always been focused on my job. No profession allows you the luxury of being half-focused. If you’re not into it, you’re not there. And the film industry is all the more harsh in these cases, perhaps because it’s a business of the limelight.” ~ Deepika Padukone
  35. “Put a rogue in the limelight and he will act like an honest man.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  36. “There is a time and place for being in the limelight. As far as being away from the spotlight, well, a certain air of exclusivity is always good.” ~ Jiah Khan

  37. “Time is the best author. It always writes the perfect ending.” ~ Charlie Chaplin
  38. “I’d rather stay out of the limelight until I’ve done something I feel proud of.” ~ Rachel Stevens
  39. “I can’t understand why Scholes has never won the player of the year award. He should have won it long ago. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t seek the limelight like some of the other ‘stars’.” ~ Thierry Henry
  40. “I hate the sight of blood, but it’s in my veins.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

  41. “The limelight is a tricky place, because you can’t believe what’s going on around you. You stop observing. You stop perceiving. You stop extending yourself, and you become isolated.” ~ Vera Farmiga
  42. “The heart and the mind, what an enigma.” ~ Charlie Chaplin
  43. “I’m not the type of person who dwells too much on bad things.” ~ Betsey Johnson
  44. “I’m not someone who likes to be in the whole Hollywood tabloids.” ~ Ashley Tisdale

  45. “I’d rather stay away from the limelight. Not because I’m trying to be a good boy and all that stuff. I just love quiet.” ~ Cliff Floyd
  46. “Becoming famous was never what I wanted to do. There’s a lot of things that come with fame – it’s what people in the limelight have to do.” ~ Bruno Mars
  47. “I’ve spent years when I’ve not been in the limelight at all and I’m perfectly happy living my life without being swooped on by paparazzi.” ~ Joan Collins
  48. “Certain shades of limelight wreck a girl’s complexion.” ~ Holly Golightly

  49. “In the limelight I play it off fine, but I can’t handle it when I turn off my night-light.” ~ Kesha
  50. “Im not interested in the limelight.” ~ Catherine Ashton
  51. “I wasn’t a perfect thing at 17. I didn’t have confidence. I was hunched over and real embarrassed, and I didn’t want to be in the limelight. But it changed over time.” ~ Lindsay Davenport
  52. “I don’t like publicity, being in the limelight.” ~ Paul Ince

  53. “The dictionary describes a selfish person as one who is ‘concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself: seeking pleasure or well-being without regard for others.’ May we add, a selfish person is often one who refers to ‘I,’ ‘me,’ and ‘mine’ rather than to ‘we,’ ‘ours,’ ‘yours,’ or ‘theirs.’ This person is anxious to be in the limelight, to be on center stage in life’s little dramas. He or she may be a poor listener, or a conversation monopolizer. Selfishness is the great unknown sin. No selfish person ever thought himself to be selfish.” ~ H. Burke Peterson
  54. “I’m 61 now, and I’m comfortable in my lifestyle… I don’t yearn for the limelight on a regular basis. I get a kick out of it every so often. I go to Philly and go to a game, and they make a big deal about me. That’s fun for a couple of days, and I can go back to my own private life.” ~ Mike Schmidt
  55. “At no time and in no circumstances should a Communist place his personal interests first; he should subordinate them to the interests of the nation and of the masses. Hence, selfishness, slacking, corruption, seeking the limelight, and so on, are most contemptible, while selflessness, working with all one’s energy, whole-hearted devotion to public duty, and quiet hard work will command respect.” ~ Mao Zedong
  56. “I’ve never been much for self-revelation. In two decades of public life, I always approached the limelight with extreme caution. Not that I kept my personal life off-limits; rather, the personal life I put on display was a blend of fact and fiction.” ~ James McGreevey

  57. “Well, I’m not one of those people who needs the limelight. If I’m performing, that’s what I’m doing. If I’m not, I don’t long for it. I don’t need the approval of an audience, or applause.” ~ Patti Smith
  58. “People want to know everything, and so they put you in the limelight. Sometimes, I am not down to earth, and I think I am flying away from the outer realms of reality.” ~ Karl Lagerfeld
  59. “Anyone must remember that dad left when I was 3 years old. Mom and I lived out of the limelight. We lived a totally different life.” ~ Julian Lennon
  60. “I love my job. But all the stuff that comes with it, the thought of being propelled into the limelight again is not something I sit around and fantasize about, certainly. I’d much rather just do my work, and then go home and read my books and watch movies.” ~ Winona Ryder

  61. “When it comes to scientific matters the ready talkers simply run riot. There are a lot of pseudo-scientists who with a little technical jargon to spatter through their talk are always getting in the limelight… The less they know the surer they are about it.” ~ Charles Proteus Steinmetz”Old politicians, like old actors, revive in the limelight. The vacancy which afflicts them in private momentarily lifts when, oncemore, they feel the eyes of an audience upon them. Their old passion for holding the centre of the stage guides their uncertain footsteps to where the footlights shine, and summons up a wintry smile when the curtain rises.” ~ Malcolm Muggeridge
  62. “Old politicians, like old actors, revive in the limelight. The vacancy which afflicts them in private momentarily lifts when, oncemore, they feel the eyes of an audience upon them. Their old passion for holding the centre of the stage guides their uncertain footsteps to where the footlights shine, and summons up a wintry smile when the curtain rises.” ~ Malcolm Muggeridge”I am a visible person. I’m visible and I’m controversial. I don’t mind if you crave the limelight – but make it work for you!” ~ Angela Alioto
  63. “A lot of my colleagues are content to be character actors who are always in the background. I’m not that guy. I’m the guy who wants the limelight. Gimme the ball and I’ll run it through a brick wall for you. I’ll be your biggest soldier.” ~ Terry Crews
  64. “When one doesn’t want the limelight, but is also creative in developing whatever it is they are, then you can have two equal people that aren’t competing against each other. I think when you are in the same field, it’s difficult to leave it outside and not compete. Then when the doors are closed, that pervades everything.” ~ Tori Amos
  65. “Nico [Rosberg] is not seeking the limelight as Lewis [Hamilton] does. Lewis wants to be famous.” ~ Bernie Ecclestone

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