Gushing, she said to me: “What does it feel like to be famous?”

I suppose I’ve been asked the question twenty times and I never could think how to answer, but today, too late, it suddenly occurred to me.

“It’s like having a string of pearls given you. It’s nice, but after a while, if you think of it at all, it’s only to wonder if they’re real or cultured.”

 Somerset Maugham,  A Writer’s Notebook.

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