Power Corrupts*

“As an artist, I’ve always listened to advice. As a person, I haven’t. It’s a case of, ‘Who the fuck are you to tell me what to do?’ When you’re young you don’t want to hear it. I thought that because I was successful – and this is bonkers – I could solve all my own problems. That’s ludicrous. You need people who are willing to tell you the truth, whether you like it or not.”
~ Elton John

“[W]hatever age you become famous, you end up staying that age. Because from that point you’re not asked to be a normal citizen … [I]t’s so hard for someone to be responsible when they’re not asked to be.”
~ Channing Tatum

 

“It’s difficult to remain sane. It’s really difficult.”
~ Robert Pattinson

( * With apologies to Lord Acton.)

 

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