"I could have been a dental hygienist with nothing bad ever appearing in print about me, but that's not how I've chosen to lead my life. I knew that you put yourself under a microscope the more famous you become"
- Julia Roberts
About this Quote
This quote by Julia Roberts talks with the suggestion that popularity features a specific level of scrutiny. She is claiming that she could have chosen an occupation path that would have kept her out of the public eye, but rather she selected to seek a career in the public eye. She recognizes that the extra famous you end up being, the much more you open on your own up to criticism and also judgement. She is saying that she understands the risks of fame, however she wants to accept them in order to seek her dreams. This quote speaks with the idea that fame is a double-edged sword, and that it can bring both favorable and also adverse attention. Julia Roberts is stating that she agrees to take the risk of fame in order to seek her desires.
"There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures"