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Robert Hughes Quotes and Sayings

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Popular in our time, unpopular in his.
So runs the stereotype of rejected genius.
- Robert Hughes

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.
Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
- Robert Hughes

Nothing they design ever gets in the way of a work of art.
- Robert Hughes

It was a secular cathedral, dedicated to the rites of travel.
- Robert Hughes

 

Landscape is to American painting what sex and psychoanalysis
are to the American novel.
- Robert Hughes

Transportation made sublimation literal.
It conveyed evil to another world.
- Robert Hughes

A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey
wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.
- Robert Hughes

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The new job of art is to sit on the wall and get more expensive.
- Robert Hughes

It was the basilica of gossip, the Vatican of inside dope.
- Robert Hughes

One gets tired of the role critics are supposed to have in this culture:
It's like being the piano player in a whorehouse;
you don't have any control over the action going on upstairs.
- Robert Hughes

Everything popular is wrong.
- Oscar Wilde

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Love makes the world go 'round
- an old anonymous proverb,
made popular by the 1958 and 1961 songs

We're more popular than Jesus now;
I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled,
my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school,
my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
- Shirley Jones

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
- Anonymous

Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring
of all earthly establishments.
- Channing Pollock

Regardless of who originally made it popular,
any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and
imagination of other musicians and performers.
- Les Baxter

The right way is not always the popular and easy way.
Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.
- Margaret Chase Smith

Have you listened to the radio lately? Have you heard the canned,
frozen and processed product being dished up to the
world as American popular music today?
- Billy Joel

I had a great deal of pressure to move to LA after
Romancing the Stone came out and I'd become very popular.
But people came to me anyway.
- Kathleen Turner

Characteristics of a popular politician:
a horrible voice,
bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
- Aristophanes

I think it's as popular as it ever has been and it
continues to grow as it does all around the world.
- Karrie Webb

I will never work merely to make a reputation for myself,
to be popular for appearances rather than for what I am.
My task is to lead my country through service.
- King Hussein I

Reality TV is sleazy, it is manipulative.
It is as momentary as anything in popular culture.
- Morley Safer

True popular ballads are the spontaneous products of nature.
- Francis James Child

I don't know what people find or like in me,
I'm hopelessly commonplace!
Current appreciation of my work is a bit highbrow,
I've always considered myself a popular artist.
- Maxfield Parrish

If your only objective is to be popular,
you're going to be popular but you will be known as
the Prime Minister who achieved nothing.
- Brian Mulroney

Imperialism was genuinely popular among Athenians who
would expect to share in its profits,
even if only indirectly and collectively,
and not to have to bear its burdens.
- J. M. Roberts

The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when,
in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the
Popular Front Government of Republican Spain.
- Bill Alexander

My introduction to track racing was through the background
of cross country running,
which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America as it is in England.
- Roger Bannister

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield
to trends and fads and popular opinion.
- Jack Kerouac

It's become very popular in contemporary films to have the twist ending.
- Bill Paxton

I'm somebody who's really contributed to culture.
Popular culture.
- Steve Guttenberg

Extraordinary measures were required and I realize
that not all of these steps were popular.
- Tom McCall

My children have become popular, and they show a tremendous love for the public.
They're professionals.
- Julio Iglesias

I wasn't the most popular girl in school by any means.
- Cindy Crawford

It really is, to see that this kind of music is still so popular.
- Wanda Jackson

I feel more influenced in my own work by dreams than
I do by other writers' works in a way.
Or by popular culture, movies - what else is there
to write about than love and loss?
- Alice Hoffman

It's easy to like the most popular films,
but I have a great fondness for 'A Life Less Ordinary'.
- Danny Boyle

Because the show is popular, people do recognize us on the streets.
- Ted Allen

My men's-underwear print ads are very popular!
- Calvin Klein

Actually I am very glad that people can buy Armani -
even if it's a fake.
I like the fact that I'm so popular around the world.
- Giorgio Armani

Resolutions are popular because everyone feels they
could use a little improvement.
- Marilu Henner

Now, in music, it seems more like the popular crowd
suppresses anyone who is different.
- Liz Phair

When the movie was done, Number Five was crated up.
Eric took him over to Germany; displayed him over there
because Germans really liked this movie.
It was very popular with them.
- John Badham

I just did what I did and I still am.
It makes you unpopular, maybe for a lifetime,
but I'd rather do that than be popular and doubt what I am.
- Robert Barnes

I met some friends in the end of 10th,
beginning of 11th, who were in the popular group so
I finished off high school in that group and got to see both sides.
- Shane West

We were playing popular music, but we were doing our
own arrangements because we were too lazy to sit down
and figure out the originals.
- Tommy Shaw

I'd love to be popular in Barcelona.
That sounds like a fun job.
- Bobby Heenan

Jazz really does try to include everything.
It's always been popular music.
But the wonderful thing about jazz is its willingness to take chances.
- Madeleine Peyroux

A few words of Hindi appear here or there,
but it's all Urdu.
I feel that if the popular culture, which is what Hindi films are,
uses Urdu, it's not going to diminish.
- Ismail Merchant

I am clearly more popular than Reagan.
I am in my third term.
Where's Reagan? Gone after two!
Defeated by George Bush and Michael Dukakis no less.
- Marion Berry

What the mass media offers is not popular art,
but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food,
forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.
- W. H. Auden

Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being
that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes
triumphant crime is altogether popular.
- Maximilien Robespierre

A good listener is not only popular everywhere,
but after a while, he knows something.
- Wilson Mizner

So along with several very popular Internet sites,
talk radio has served as alternative media that gives
listeners information that they otherwise would not hear.
- Paul Weyrich

Commercial music, for the most part,
is popular music and you always have to keep that in mind.
- Kenneth Edmonds

We've been in a war and a recession.
That's why acccent colors with yellow and purple are popular.
They're optimistic and flirty and happy colors.
- David Bromstad

As the class struggle sharpens in the U.S.
Marxism will come into its own as a great popular study.
- C. L. R. James

Love.
It isn't very popular in technical circles to say a
lot of mushy stuff about love,
but frankly it's a very very important part of what
holds our project together.
- Jimmy Wales

It doesn't matter who you are, how many awards you've won,
how popular you are, or how much critical acclaim you've had.
- David Guterson

Even though we now have the half-century-old new Constitution,
there is a popular sentiment of support for the old
one that lives on in reality in some quarters.
- Kenzaburo Oe

If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons.
If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.
- Ernest Hemingway

There have been two popular subjects for poetry in the last few decades:
the Vietnam War and AIDS,
about both of which almost all of us have felt deeply.
- Thom Gunn

Video games are so popular these days,
getting the opportunity to star in one is something special.
More people should do it.
- Carrot Top

Are right and wrong convertible terms,
dependant upon popular opinion?
- William Lloyd Garrison

What most people in our culture mean by being lovable
is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.
- Erich Fromm

There's a great difference between being popular and being an artist.
- Shirley Knight

I really see low-fare carriers, quality low-fare carriers anyway,
continuing to become more and more popular.
- David Neeleman


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