Best Quotes About Paparazzi

The only thing I think I can be accused of about paparazzi is being really naive. I didn't think about it coming along with the job and I never, during my three years at drama school, fantasized about one bit of it. -Paul Bettany

I like to sneak in under the radar. I don't have any paparazzi following me or have to deal with that stuff. I'm never in the tabloids. I prefer that. -Rob Schneider

In France we have a law which doesn't allow the press to publish a photo that you didn't approve. It lets the paparazzi take the picture, but if they publish this picture, you have the choice to sue the newspaper. So me, I always sued them. -Audrey Tautou

I'm not bothered by the paparazzi and I don't feel hemmed in, I've never felt that. My youth, mind you, there wasn't quite the same attention to celebrities as there is now, but I've never felt that. -Albert Finney

Sometimes I think they should set up an asylum for people like that… a whole slew of paparazzi defending their positions. -Robin Wright

Well no, I think we won't have that problem but as far as paparazzi I'm speaking, I will deal with that. -Brandon Routh

When you have the paparazzi hiding in the bushes outside your home, the only thing you can control is how you respond publicly. -Portia de Rossi

Now I feel I have an unspoken deal with the paparazzi: 'I won't do anything publicly interesting if you agree not to follow me.' -Matt Damon

I've been… chased by paparazzi, and they run lights, and they chase you and harass you the whole time. It happens all over the world, and it has certainly gotten worse. You don't know what it's like being chased by them. -Tom Cruise

I experienced a lot of loss after his death. I lost my city because of all the paparazzi descending upon us. I actually lost my journal during that time, oddly enough. I literally couldn't hold on to anything. -Michelle Williams

I'm afraid of buying a house or anything, 'cause if there's one paparazzi outside for one day, then they'll never leave. -Robert Pattinson

What I've learned is that you really don't need to be a celebrity or have money or have the paparazzi following you around to be famous. -Lady Gaga

I love driving, but sometimes, I'm not too good at it because I spend too much time looking in the rearview mirror if I know I'm being followed. You don't respond like, 'Oh, there's paparazzi.' It's more like, 'There's a man, and he's going to attack me.' That's how your body responds. -Ashley Olsen

My mother emails me stuff about when she finds a paparazzi photo and they're like, his hair is out of control. -Bradley Cooper

I never care about myself out in public when I get the paparazzi swarming me. -Tori Spelling

We don't have paparazzi following you in Sweden. -Alexander Skarsgard

I had an early taste of fame. I was 20, going out with TV presenter Dani Behr and we'd have paparazzi chasing us. I'm not comfortable being photographed, though I accept it is part of the job. I had to ask myself, 'What comes first, being a celebrity or footballer?' -Ryan Giggs

Because when you go out, and you have fun, basically you're performing for these tabloid outlets and the paparazzi. And when you perform and create this story, they're chuffed – they get excited, they capture it, and they put it out. -Adrian Grenier

The problem with paparazzi is that it makes you question your boundaries, like, how do I say, 'That's enough guys?' -Selma Blair

I'm very friendly or whatever, but I would hardly say that I'm that cookie-cutter. I don't live in L.A. or New York. I live in Texas, and I go to hole-in-the-wall bars, so there's no paparazzi there. -Kelly Clarkson

Any partying I did, I did at home. I didn't want to be in the spotlight… There's an easy way to get away from the paparazzi; they're not that difficult to hide from and you don't need to go out for coffee every five minutes. -Valerie Bertinelli

You can't complain about the pressures, the paparazzi, the madness. Because that is the job. I've always understood that's the deal. -Avril Lavigne

The airport paparazzi kind of wigs me out a little bit. -Carly Rae Jepsen

I've actually stopped tinting my windows because the paparazzi look for trucks and cars with supertinted windows. -Megan Fox

I don't really resent being on the red carpet as much as I do having to deal with the paparazzi. -Megan Fox

Some girls love to go to the airport and have 50 paparazzi on them. I go to the airport and have a mental breakdown. -Megan Fox

I see all the red carpet paparazzi stuff and I'm like, 'Really? Do I have to?!' I like to work and I know that's part of the job. But you kind of take it in stride. -Jensen Ackles

The paparazzi terrify and torment people and endanger people and it's really unpleasant. -Barbara Broccoli

I can't go to war with paparazzi. -Daniel Craig

What did the paparazzi do to Diana? They chased her and they killed her. -Heather Mills

There's a continuity between what I care about in any form: I care about it in my music, in article-writing, in how I dress, in how I live, in my relationships, in how I navigate paparazzi, how I decorate my home. There's such a continuity between everything that I don't really care what form it shows up in. -Alanis Morissette

But you know, I have a pretty good relationship with the press and the paparazzi. It's just when they step over the line that, you know, enough's enough. -Elton John

You can't control the paparazzi. But if you go to Coachella you're going to get photographed. Whereas if you're at home, walking down the street you probably won't. It's something I've learnt to navigate my way around but I try to keep my private life private. -Ashley Greene

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

I don't court paparazzi. I definitely don't like that part of it. -Sarah McLachlan

I've been left alone, even by the paparazzi, because what sells is sex and scandal. Absent that, they really don't have much interest in you. I'm still married, still working, still happy. -Matt Damon

At the weekend, one of the paparazzi left their lunch box filled with half-eaten pasta salad on my doorstep: it was like a little warning, you know? 'We have been here.' -Katherine Jenkins

I'm intensely private, and I've openly shown annoyance at the paparazzi. -Demi Moore

I'm not somebody who no matter where I go there are paparazzi or any of that nonsense. But I have a little window into that world and I can enter it and dance around. I want to be the audience's ticket into the party. -Kathy Griffin

It's funny – nowadays people that are famous get chased by paparazzi. They have this fame, but they don't have the money to hide from it. -Matt LeBlanc

But I don't want to be out there anymore; I don't want people asking me about my health issues, about my kids. I choose not to be a public paparazzi girl on purpose. -Toni Braxton

I don't know how people do it these days – paparazzi and that kind of thing. That's something I can't even imagine. -Eddie Vedder

I have a kind of boring personal life, to the paparazzi anyway, and I don't hang with the cool crowd. -Diane Kruger

The great thing about Dallas is there's no paparazzi. -Jessica Simpson

The paparazzi don't care about me. -Nicholas Hoult

I was in New York and I went to a meatball shop with my friend and there was paparazzi there and I thought, 'How did you know that someone was gonna come to this meatball shop?' But I was pregnant and I wanted a meatball sub and let me tell you, it was delicious. -Busy Philipps

No, I wouldn't want the paparazzi ever following me in my life. -Elizabeth Olsen

Today there are paparazzi out, I'm doing a day of press, I'm in a hotel, I've just been on Radio 1. But when I'm in my day-to-day life people don't know who I am and I'm left to my own devices. -Ed Westwick

Is it easy to avoid paparazzi? It is, it really is. -Emmanuelle Chriqui

I get recognized now and again, but the paparazzi aren't following me around. -Matthew Lewis

The paparazzi is kind of crazy here in L.A., but it's nothing like it is in London. They are animals over there, it's insane. -Matthew Morrison

The dark side is when you are with family and friends, and you have paparazzi screaming at you – that's been hard to deal with. -Dev Patel

It's harder to live the way I live. There are certain places I like to shop and eat where I simply don't go. The paparazzi follow you. -Michelle Pfeiffer

I'm not Elvis. I don't get chased by paparazzi. -Albert Brooks

Sometimes there are paparazzi that take photos and you don't know they're there. So you're laughing, kicking up your heels and doing silly things. You don't even realize it. And then there's other times where they're two feet away from your face and it's invasive and it feels threatening, so you don't want to be smiling. -Dianna Agron

There are two types of paparazzi. The ones who hide who get you with your mouth hanging wide open or jumping up and down like an idiot on the street. I much prefer them to the ones who come out and follow you. -Dianna Agron

It seems everyone in the world is now a potential member of the paparazzi. Most of the time people ask if they can take a picture with their mobiles but increasingly they don't bother to ask. -Robert Powell

The fashion world is much more ephemeral than the film industry and moves at a faster pace, and it's got even more frenetic since the Nineties; more paparazzi hanging about and it seems to me there are even more fashion magazines. -Richard E. Grant

I don't really talk about my personal life. It's a strange and funny and weird thing. Sometimes you have a conversation with someone and the paparazzi snaps a picture of you and people decide you're dating. If I try to answer everything people say, I would be up all night. -Tracee Ellis Ross

The difference now is that the paparazzi get paid fortunes. That's what motivates people; it's about the money, sadly, at anyone's expense. -David Cassidy

I refuse to put make-up on just because the paparazzi are on my doorstep. I find it morally wrong. -Lily Allen

A lot of paparazzi wanted to be real photographers but they failed, and they did that instead, and it's not right; it's stalking. -Peaches Geldof

I dread the idea of a paparazzi snapping me while I'm out running. -Paloma Faith

I guess people recognize me, but I'm not a household name. Two out of every five people who come up to me know my name. The one thing I don't want is to be followed by paparazzi. -Michael Pena

I say to the paparazzi, 'Fellas, take your shot and go.' It's just they usually find me on a beach. -Matthew McConaughey

When I'm surfing, I'm sure not thinking about the paparazzi. I guess if they start getting on floaties and coming out there in the water, then I might be a little upset. -Matthew McConaughey

I tell you, the paparazzi would not be sitting outside if they realized I was the most boring person in Hollywood. -Victoria Beckham

That is the biggest form of bullying ever, the paparazzi. Printing lies, making accusations, it's just bullying. -Mila Kunis

The paparazzi stuff is a little weird. I used to leave the house in my pajamas. I can't do that anymore, but I'm not complaining! -Pixie Lott

Being married to two extremely high profile, you know, actresses, and being sort of chased by, you know, paparazzi and people, it's a whole different dynamic happens to a relationship when that happens. All of a sudden, things get a little crazy, a little crazy. -Tommy Lee

I think I've ignored it so much so that when the paparazzi are following me I really don't see them. You don't see them anymore. -Eva Longoria

You know, I look at Britney Spears who can't even drive without paparazzi in her face, and if I ever get to that level, which I don't expect, but if it does happen and success does happen to come my way, then I'm going to be prepared. -Alyson Stoner

I don't live in the spotlight, and I don't live my life in front of the paparazzi. I live very comfortably and quietly as possible. -Kirsten Dunst

If an ordinary person parks outside another ordinary person's house for a week, it's considered stalking. If, however, that person is considered newsworthy, it's perfectly legal for paparazzi to do the same thing. -Vince Vaughn

The first time I went to Taiwan, there were cameras, paparazzi, TV stations outside my hotel twenty-four hours a day nonstop. -Jeremy Lin

I think the paparazzi is a necessary evil… and if ya don't like it, and ya don't want to do this, go to Iowa and do some community theatre. It's all about self-promotion, and it's not always the fun part of it. -Gail O'Grady

I'm at that great level where fans will stop and say 'hi,' which I love, but the paparazzi don't care, which is incredible. -Katie Featherston

I don't really want to find myself face-to-face with 10,000 paparazzi. I just want to be comfortable. -Emmanuelle Seigner

I definitely don't Google myself, because I get paparazzi'd every day. You're bound to have something happen and someone mean writes something. There's no power. You don't know who they are, and they're behind the computer. Just don't read it. -Sophie Monk

The biggest lesson I've learned from my children is to look in the mirror at myself, not at them. I've realized that everything I've done has had an impact on them. We have to understand that they are like little paparazzi. They take our picture when we don't want them to and then they show it to us in their behavior. -Jamie Lee Curtis

I think the paparazzi might have chased me out of Los Angeles. -Nicolas Cage

I'm just grateful I didn't have to spend my early 20s in front of paparazzi cameras. -Amy Adams

The first time I was paparazzi'd, I thought I was being investigated for an insurance claim. -Portia de Rossi

I'm not the Queen. I'm not a huge superstar; I don't get paparazzi around me. -Fiona Apple

When I started, there was something almost romantic about the notion of paparazzi. I mean, it wasn't. They were still chasing you down the road. But that guy had to put film in his camera and work out whether it was worth pressing the button to take the shot, otherwise he's got to stop and change the film. So it was like this age of innocence. -Kylie Minogue

When you're in a position to be paparazzi-ed just walking down the street, you'd look a little daft if you were smiling all the time. -Victoria Beckham

I am an outsider looking in, absolutely. You're not going to see me at the Academy Awards 'Vanity Fair' party any time soon. I'm not somebody who, no matter where I go, there are paparazzi or any of that nonsense. But I have a little window into that world, and I can enter it and dance around. I want to be the audience's ticket into the party. -Kathy Griffin

The beauty about living in Atlanta is that there aren't too many paparazzi here; you can just relax. And that really works for me and my children. -Usher

Ask me a question about paparazzi, and I get so heated. And I feel so bad for young kids of celebrities. My nieces and nephews get yelled at, and I'm like, 'You are yelling at a 2-year-old.' -Kendall Jenner

Sometimes I just want to be left alone and be a normal kid for, like, five minutes. That's tough when the paparazzi are chasing you. -Kendall Jenner

Marilyn Monroe and Vivienne Leigh are real icons of mine. In terms of visual culture, they are both so iconic. There weren't any paparazzi shots of them falling out of taxis, so they will always look so incredible. -Lily Cole

I always try to be nice to the paparazzi because finally, maybe one day, they won't ask for me, and I will regret it. -Carine Roitfeld

Today, the paparazzi are not just photographers: everyone has a cell phone with a camera. If they see an actor, they click pictures to show it to their friends or have it on their phones and, as an actor, I don't see anything wrong with it. Having said that, there is a limit that has been crossed, but there is nothing right or wrong. -Ranbir Kapoor

I'm definitely a ham for the paparazzi. -Steve-O

I had been around Bruce Willis for two straight movies, so I saw the way the paparazzi follows him and the way the public is with him. He's a mega-star over in Europe. -Cole Hauser

I haven't really had any experiences, as far as having paparazzi sit outside of my house or following me around on the street. But, I actually don't really go to places where they do that, unless they knew where I lived or what kind of car I drive. -Cole Hauser

For the most part, I hang out in my back yard with my dog, but there's no paparazzi trying to check that out. -Pete Wentz

I've never had that much trouble with the paparazzi, but I don't run the same circles that a lot of these people that do get hounded by the paparazzi. -Dolly Parton

I found myself at dusk in the bewitching Roman city of Jerash with H.M. Queen Rania of Jordan one year, and scrambling with hardened paparazzi to get an image of the Princess of Wales in a tiny Nepalese clinic in the foothills of the Himalayas another. -Hamish Bowles

My inspiration can come from anything – films, the street, paparazzi pictures. -Craig McDean

I don't get celebrities not understanding that the paparazzi are doing their job. -Stacey Dash

I got followed by the paparazzi because they thought I was Shannyn Sossamon. -Torrey DeVitto

I wasn't being followed around by paparazzi all the time. I was able to be a kid and spend that time with my family and not grow up too quickly. -Danielle Fishel

I'm kind of well-known in Holland, which is nice. But in Holland, we're down to earth; there are no paparazzi in my garden and no autograph hunters at the door. We have 'Strictly Come Dancing,' but I've not been asked. -Marianne Vos

That whole thing: the paparazzi, a gazillion magazines. You can't lie on a beach. God forbid your bikini rides up too far or you've eaten too many doughnuts and they catch you wiping your mouth. That must be exhausting, that lack of privacy. -Megan Follows

Anaheim is not like Los Angeles, where there are more people and more paparazzi. You don't have that in Anaheim. It's more laid-back. -Albert Pujols

I get recognized now and again, but the paparazzi aren't following me around. I get to go to the shop and buy bread and milk, and no one worries me. -Matthew Lewis

I think what's interesting about the whole paparazzi thing is that unless you're Brad Pitt or Madonna, you can pretty much avoid it. You know when you're going to an opening that you will be photographed, so that's fine. And you know the restaurants that have paparazzi, so you don't go to them. -Annette Bening

My first trip to Japan, in 1998, began with an enormous crowd of Japanese paparazzi and television crews, all waiting for me to clear customs in Tokyo (a first-time experience for this wine critic). Over the next five days, the attention never waned. -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

It's a strange environment, being hounded. The paparazzi are cretins. -Jamie Dornan

The paparazzi do what they do, man. They have a job, too. -Tracy Morgan

We were living in California, and it just wasn't conducive for the lifestyle that we wanted with kids. Los Angeles is tricky to get around, there's paparazzi to deal with, and I had this feeling that I just wanted to move back to Australia. -Chris Hemsworth

I never used to get photographed and people asking for autographs. I don't mind the autographs, but the paparazzi I find weird. As an actor, you want to be able to regard the world instead of having it regard you. -Mark Ruffalo

My grandmother, whom we call Biel, thinks it's very unbecoming of me not to smile for the paparazzi. So every time I see them, I think, 'Smile for Biel!' -Jessica Biel

I don't want to be the actor who's followed by paparazzi, you know? I would like to just do good work and have that work be respected and acknowledged. -Randall Park

People get a little sidelined thinking that fame and fortune is going to bring them happiness, peace and contentment in their lives. Everyone thinks they want to be famous until the paparazzi are in their face, and then they're asking, 'Just give me some privacy.' -Linda Thompson

I try my best, but at the same time, I try not to let being out with someone affect my everyday life. Like, if I want to go out and grab a smoothie with a friend who's a male, I'm not gonna let the paparazzi stop me from doing that and living my life and just being a normal person. -Kendall Jenner

There are times when you see how ridiculous is this life, how ludicrous it is, you know, leaving your house every morning and being followed by paparazzi. -Johnny Depp

I'll take photographs with kids. People who want to take photographs with me. People who like the movies. People who supported me. I'll do that all day, all night, that's fine. But the bombardment of the paparazzi is just… I truly don't understand. It just feels like this kind of gluttonous, horrific sport. It's like sport. -Johnny Depp

I don't think anyone really gets used to being recognized around the world. It kind of feels like a videogame at times, especially with paparazzi and people following you and things of that nature. But it's part of who I am now. -Leonardo DiCaprio

The last thing I want to do is complain; I love what I do, and I know every job comes with a downside. But boy, this one's a doozy…You pull out of your driveway, and the paparazzi literally chase you, running red lights – I'm a really careful driver, especially with my kids in the car, but I worry they're going to cause an accident. -Jennifer Garner

Even if you're not being chased by paparazzi, there will be someone doing selfies, so everybody has to be camera-ready all the time. Whoever you are, everybody has to be ready now! -Victoria Beckham

The paparazzi and the press have given me a voice. No matter how I got the voice, it's there. -Kevin Federline

I'm not always going to like the paparazzi photos, but I'm still going to go to lunch with my boyfriend. -Emily Ratajkowski

I didn't know how to smile for the paparazzi. -Peggy Lipton

I walk into a restaurant, and people stare as though I've just landed from another planet. Every time I walk out in public, it's like the alien freak show has arrived. It does have its advantages. I hardly ever get bothered by the paparazzi, probably because of some of the more edgy characters I've played in movies. -Juliette Lewis

I don't want to be followed by paparazzi; that terrifies me. -Sia

I didn't want my daughter to grow up in that intense attention – wherever we went, we'd get paparazzi. There are bigger, better superstars in America, so I thought, 'I'll go there for a quick holiday, and relax.' And my holiday just turned into me loving it and wanting to stay there longer and longer. -Mel B

When I'm by myself, I'm really cool and nice to everyone, but then the whole paparazzi thing? If you see me with my kids, I change. -Jason Momoa

When The Cranberries got really big in Ireland, it became difficult for me to be there with all the photographers and paparazzi. -Dolores O'Riordan

Totally, if I wasn't trying to be an actor, I would leave L.A. because you can't really have that life here. There's a lot of baggage that comes with being here, like the paparazzi, traffic, and all of it. -Rumer Willis

Actors are tough because they're not used to challenging questions – other than from paparazzi. And so you just ask one perfectly legitimate question, but one that they're not comfortable answering, and all of a sudden they look at you, and you're the paparazzi. -Jake Tapper

Rod's always opening doors for me, but I usually tell him to walk through first. Otherwise, if we're at a restaurant and I'm in front, the paparazzi end up getting a big giant close-up of me, and then he's trailing behind, looking like my little child! -Penny Lancaster

I don't think I'll ever get chased by paparazzi – which is a good thing. -Hugh Skinner

If you've ever seen paparazzi go after a celebrity, it's really freaky. -Julia Holter

I don't ever like to see paparazzi much, but I have seen them, and I guess anyone who's seen them knows how scary they are. -Julia Holter

I'm sure it's 10 times easier to handle the criticism and the paparazzi and all of that stuff with somebody by your side that you can share some of that with. -AJ Michalka

I walk out the house, and there's paparazzi. There's certain things I can't do if I wanted to date or go on a date. It's like, I have to worry about people taking pictures, and it's crazy. -Karrueche Tran

It's true that sometimes we have paparazzi or some kind of photographers following us, but you have to live normal. I mean, if you try to not go to the supermarket or not go to the cinema, you won't live properly, and you won't enjoy living. We are trying to be as normal as we can. -Gerard Pique

It was scary. It's a public beach that we're filming on, so there was tons of paparazzi, especially when Pamela would be working. It was absolutely mayhem. -Gena Lee Nolin

Sometimes, when you roll out of bed, you don't want to be photographed by the paparazzi. Usually you like to know when you're being photographed. I've learnt that, as a public figure, you have to up your game and be prepared. Ideally, you try not to roll out of bed without brushing your hair – just chuck a brush through it, make a little effort. -Stella Maxwell

When I first started playing, the only time you knew you would get photographed was if the paparazzi were outside a smart restaurant in town. -Peter Crouch

Once paparazzi become a reality, then things change because you become more conscious of photos. -Josephine Langford

You can seek out a lot of publicity if you want, depending on your choices. A lot of major celebrities don't have paparazzi following them. -Louise Linton

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