"The more you are known, the more difficult it is to hide behind characters"
- Vincent D'Onofrio
About this Quote
This quote by Vincent D'Onofrio speaks with the idea that as one's popularity and prestige increases, it becomes harder to stay confidential and to hide behind the characters one represents. As one's fame grows, it ends up being progressively challenging to separate one's public persona from their private life. People become more knowledgeable about the private and their personal life, making it tough to remain anonymous. This can be a tight spot for actors and other public figures, as they may feel that their personal life is being invaded and that they are unable to escape the public eye. It is necessary for public figures to remember that they can still preserve their privacy which they can still find methods to conceal behind their characters. By understanding the borders in between their public and private lives, they can still discover ways to protect their privacy and to remain anonymous.
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