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Popular Quotes

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Everything popular is wrong.
- Oscar Wilde

Related topics: Values Cynical

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

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

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

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

Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech.
Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection.
- Neal Boortz

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

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

Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step -
it is an old business procedure.
- Fran Lebowitz

Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits
of one culture to materially affect another.
Now, that which becomes popular in one country can
sweep through others within months.
- Dee Hock

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

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

It's not my job to be popular.
I'm goal-driven; my job is to get results.
- Paddy Ashdown

Compassion is not a popular virtue.
- Karen Armstrong

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

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

Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope.
- Arnold H. Glasow

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

Crime stories are, as you know, one of the most popular
forms of entertainment that exist.
If you then try to have something to say...
that I have, of course.
- Steig Larsson

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

Contrary to popular belief, Americans don't hate advertising.
- Roy H. Williams

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

Religion is not a popular error; it is a great instinctive truth,
sensed by the people, expressed by the people.
- Ernest Renan

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

I was very pleased, obviously, to have outsold such great writers.
But I'm not insane - I do realize that I am a popular
writer who people buy to take on vacation.
- Maeve Binchy

This Halloween, the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask.
And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him.
- Conan O'Brien

I've had some movies that have been ridiculed,
but that's OK with me.
I don't feel that really defines me.
Should I change who I am to be popular?
- Kevin Costner

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

Having a set, popular formula does inhibit you.
- George Shearing

The business of being a popular entertainer in England is just too hard.
- Andrew Eldritch

A President cannot always be popular.
- Harry S. Truman

Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them.
- Charles James Fox

Employer contribution pension plans have become increasingly
popular throughout the past two decades.
- Ron Lewis

It's just that a lot of songs that are popular right now,
they don't have any meaning.
- Elliott Smith

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

In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves.
There is only acceptance for popular opinion.
- Bryant H. McGill

I could tell it was a popular move as a writer to walk
down the bass lines while you were writing a song.
- Gavin DeGraw

I don't use the twang bar anymore.
It's become too popular.
- Ritchie Blackmore

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

I was popular.
I wasn't the most popular.
But I definitely held my own.
- Fran Drescher

Once you decide that it is the art that is important
and not how popular and well received you are,
you no longer have an albatross.
- Stephen Stills

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

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

In a strange kind of way I know were really popular
and probably the biggest band in the country at the moment,
but at the same time there is this real cult thing going on.
- Dan Hawkins

The Smithsonian Institute is one of the most popular
agencies of government in the United States.
- Norm Dicks

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

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

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

If you don't know the blues...
there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing
rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
- Keith Richards

My kids are now the most popular kids in their school.
- Chris Daughtry

When you put a tiny and despised minority up for a popular vote,
the minority usually loses.
- Andrew Sullivan

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

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

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

The number of opera houses around the world and the
high attendance rates show that opera an art form that
is more popular than ever.
- Bruce Beresford

Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those
nations convinced that only victory and conquest could
improve their material well-being.
- Ludwig von Mises

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

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

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

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'm interested in youth culture and popular culture.
- Marc Newson

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

The concept that an artist would be revered by popular
culture is an immediate dismissal of his relevance as an artist.
- Thomas Kinkade

The way I see it, all the popular singers are strippers.
- Juliana Hatfield

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

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

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

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


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