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Sammy Cahn Quotes and Sayings

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The popular song is America's greatest ambassador.
- Sammy Cahn

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

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

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

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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

I would have been a much more popular Wolrd Champion
if I had always said what people wanted to hear.
I might have been dead, but definitely more popular.
- Jackie Stewart

It wasn't so long ago that it was not popular to speak
Gaelic in Ireland because the areas that Gaelic is
spoken in were much poorer areas.
- Enya

To become a popular religion, it is only necessary
for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
- William Ralph Inge

The music of the most popular operas is so highly esteemed,
it can stand endless revivals.
- Bruce Beresford

I did have fun, for example, in The Black Hole which
was very popular among youngsters.
- Maximilian Schell

I was the editor of the school newspaper and in drama club and choir,
so I was not a popular girl in the traditional sense,
but I think I was known for being relatively scathing.
- Tina Fey

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

The absurdist stuff wasn't terribly popular at the time I was doing it.
- Robert Sheckley

Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of
popular mythology since the Greeks.
- Alistair Cooke

The popular will cannot be taken for granted,
it must be created.
- Herbert Croly

All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate
itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent
of those whom it seeks to reach.
- Adolf Hitler

Bullfights are hugely popular because you can sit comfortably
with a hot dog and possibly watch a man die.
It won't be me, but I can sit comfortably and watch it.
- Albert Brooks

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

It's a character that I always found really likable.
I'm fond of Zorro because he was a popular figure who worked for the people.
- Antonio Banderas

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

Sylvester has a great popular sense,
as good as any writer I've ever worked with.
He knows what audiences want to see,
and what they don't want to see.
- Ted Kotcheff

Only in a popular war against France...
do I see a misfortune.
- Ferdinand Lassalle

Jazz is not the popular culture.
Jazz is in the same position in our culture as classical music.
A very small minority of people really love it.
- John Corigliano

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

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

Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
- Margaret Fuller

In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion
that has carried all before it,
and given a family character, as it were,
to the century.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

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

Scientia is knowledge.
It is only in the popular mind that it is equated with facts.
- John Charles Polanyi

What is classical music if not the epitome of sensuality,
passion, and understated erotica that popular music,
even with all of its energy and life,
cannot even begin to touch?
- Lara St.
John

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

I often talked to Bing Crosby, and while I liked him,
I never understood why he was so popular.
To me his voice was just a gimmick.
- Hedy Lamarr

Blues music is becoming more and more popular than it ever was.
I'm always meeting people on the road that are really young,
and are guitar players.
male and female.
- Mick Taylor

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

Presidents are elected not by direct popular vote but
by 538 members of the Electoral College.
- Thomas E. Mann

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

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

And we just went with Julie because that name hadn't
been used in any other popular songs at the time.
- Bobby Sherman

The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular,
not the popular.
- Geraldo Rivera

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

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

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

Democracy may mean something more than a theoretically
absolute popular government,
but it assuredly cannot mean anything less.
- Herbert Croly

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

I was still in school at the time and Cab was very
popular and everybody was doing Cab Calloway so I did.
- Billy Eckstine

The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one.
Many people go right through life in the grip of an
idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years.
- Agatha Christie

The judiciary must not take on the coloration of whatever
may be popular at the moment.
We are guardian of rights, and we have to tell people
things they often do not like to hear.
- Rose E. Bird

I knew she was from Australia and I knew that is where
she started but I didn't know if she was still popular there.
I hope people understand we aren't making fun of Kylie.
- Wayne Coyne

I'd like to be remembered as a premier singer of songs,
not just a popular act of a given period.
- Luther Vandross

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

George W. Bush broke a mold four years ago: Even though
he lost the popular vote,
he governed as if he had won by acclamation.
- Tony Snow

I was 25 and the most popular celebrity in the world,
with the possible exception of my friend Mary Pickford.
- Gloria Swanson

When a popular phenomenon reaches the cover of 'Time,'
it is already out of fashion.
- Richard Holloway

Historically, the judicial branch has often been the
sole protector of the rights of minority groups against
the will of the popular majority.
- Diane Watson

We just kind of did our own thing and got made fun of by the popular kids.
It was kind of like a badge of honor to be an outcast.
- Mark Hoppus

I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel.
What's an unpopular novel?
- Irwin Shaw

The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition
in the popular defense of the family or in popular
attitudes regarding abortion,
crime, busing, and the school curriculum.
- Christopher Lasch

The fact is popular art dates.
It grows quaint.
How many people feel strongly about Gilbert and Sullivan
today compared to those who felt strongly in 1890?
- Stephen Sondheim

I've been amazed that it's so popular with people.
But it's been fantastic.
People are very excited when I walk into a place and
they recognize me from the series.
- Victor Garber

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

I gave up my base in popular culture when I left the Tonight Show.
- Branford Marsalis

It's marvellous to be popular, but foolish to think it will last.
- Dusty Springfield

We have accepted the principle of democracy and we
are committed to respect the popular verdict and the
result of that national consultation.
- Mahmoud Abbas

Popular art is the dream of society;
it does not examine itself.
- Margaret Atwood

To the average mind popular music would mean compositions
vulgarly conceived and commonplace in their treatment.
That is absolutely false.
- John Philip Sousa

A growing awareness of the depth of popular attachment
to the family has led some liberals to concede that
family is not just a buzzword for reaction.
- Christopher Lasch

I moved to New York from California when I was 11,
so initially I was seen as the California person for a while.
I didn't feel like I was popular, but I did feel confident.
- Gwyneth Paltrow


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