NEVER! NEVER! NEVER! The current draw from a 100W light greatly exceeds the design limits built into the 60W fixture. The end result would be a fire.
You can use florescent light bulbs to get more light with less amperage. You get 100 watts equivalent lighting for 23 watts and will not create a fire hazard.
Yes, the rating of the fixture is the maximum size bulb that the fixture should take. The fixture is rated to dissipate a certain amount of heat that is generated by a bulb. By putting in a bigger bulb and thereby generating more heat than the fixture was designed for, could destroy the fixture. Some fires have been known to start this way.
Look at the wattage capacity of the fixture. Some fixtures are limited to 65 watts, some can take much more. If you use a larger bulb than what the fixture was designed for you create a fire risk. If you need to use a larger bulb but the fixture is limited to 65 watts, you need to change the fixture.
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