Quotes and Sayings about Popular



"My boyhood life in New York City has impressed me with the popular ignorance and also with the great need of something better than local lore and weather proverbs."
- Cleveland Abbe
(Related: Life, Ignorance, Popular, Weather)

"It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too."
- Douglas Adams
(Related: Thought, Fact, Mind, Misleading, Obvious, Popular)

"Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Equality, Leadership, Peace, Ability, Justice, Play, Popular)

"The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart."
- Richard Adams
(Related: Science, Religion, Heart, Belief, Atoms, Lies, Novelty, Popular, Radical, Rejection, Stars)

"In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment."
- George Ade
(Related: Country, Entertainment, Popular)

"I remember back when I was a kid there was a comic strip called Plastic Man. His body was elastic and he could make his extremities as long as he wanted. As a youngster I didn't fully appreciate. But I'm now thinking Plastic Man was probably pretty popular with the ladies."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Body, Ladies, Man, Now, Popular, Pretty, Thinking)

"I have been a goof my whole life. I wasn't really the popular girl in school and didn't have any boyfriends in high school because I was a nerd. I was a geek."
- Malin Akerman
(Related: Life, Popular, School)

"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
(Related: Government, Character, Fascism, Fight, Force, Popular, Republican, Spain)

"Well, here's what I think. I mean, the people are saying, 'We don't want it,' and the Democrats are saying, 'We don't care. We're going to pass it anyway.' And so for the next three months, Washington will be consumed with the Democrats trying to jam this through in a very messy procedure an unpopular health care bill."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Health, People, Care, Democrats, Months, Saying, Trying, Want, Washington, Will)

"Well, developers do want to touch a lot of customers. We have to make our platform very popular in order for them to do that. If we make their jobs easier, then they'll be more likely to stay on the Windows platform."
- Jim Allchin
(Related: Jobs, Order, Popular, Want, Windows)

"An actor's popularity is fleeting. His success has the life expectancy of a small boy who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Life, Success, Actor, Popularity)

"We had an erector set, and I was an avid fan of Popular Mechanics and Popular Science magazines."
- James Van Allen
(Related: Science, Popular)

"Because the show is popular, people do recognize us on the streets."
- Ted Allen
(Related: People, Popular)

"But I never had that commercial opportunity to be played on the radio, so how could I be popular?"
- Luther Allison
(Related: Opportunity, Popular)

"In a way, the popularity of Corona came too fast for its own good, initially. We took a few steps back."
- Carlos Alvarez
(Related: Popularity)

"Being an actress is similar to trying to fit in with the popular kids in high school. You're expected to drive the right car, wear the right clothes and say the right things."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: Car, Being, Clothes, Kids, Popular, Right, School, Trying)

"My popularity plunged three years ago and I didn't try to court publicity."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Court, Popularity, Publicity, Years)

"For the most part, I don't care about what everyone else is doing, or what is popular."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Care, Popular)

"Freedom of expression - in particular, freedom of the press - guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Government, Actions, Decisions, Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Participation, Popular)

"Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner."
- Aristophanes
(Related: Breeding, Popular, Voice)

"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
(Related: People, Fact, Popular, World)

"There are a lot of bands who claim to be punk and they only play the music, they have no clue what it's all about. It's a lifestyle. It's not about popularity and all that crap."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Music, Play, Popularity, Punk)

"Compassion is not a popular virtue."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Virtue, Compassion, Popular)

"Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!"
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Home, Beliefs, Causes, Names)

"But I don't think the popularity of flying has diminished a bit."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Flying, Popularity)

"It's not my job to be popular. I'm goal-driven; my job is to get results."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Goal, Job, Popular, Results)

"At a certain point he was very popular, from THE RAVEN. He was never fully appreciated, never made the money, and you know he was looked upon with admiration by some people, but also as an oddball. But that was his point."
- John Astin
(Related: Money, People, Admiration, Popular)

"You can only get really unpopular decisions through if the electorate is convinced of the value of the environment. That's what natural history programmes should be for."
- David Attenborough
(Related: History, Decisions, Environment, Value)

"Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Art, Dream, Society, Popular)

"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
(Related: Art, Food, Entertainment, Media, Popular)

"Some people really trip on success or popularity. My friends would talk to me about that, about tripping on all this stuff, but you know what I tripped on? I started buying property."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Success, People, Buying, Friends, Popularity, Property, Talk)

"The difference between a tool and a machine is not capable of very precise distinction; nor is it necessary, in a popular explanation of those terms, to limit very strictly their acceptation."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Difference, Machine, Popular)

"None of the modes by which a magistrate is appointed, popular election, the accident of the lot, or the accident of birth, affords, as far as we can perceive, much security for his being wiser than any of his neighbours."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Accident, Being, Popular, Security)

"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
(Related: Germany, Popular)

"An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Exaggeration, Legends, Popular, Vices)

"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
(Related: People, Character, Popular)

"I don't see that there are any particular changes in popular music."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Music, Popular)

"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
(Related: America, Country, England, Popular, Racing, Running)

"Presidents with strong nerves are decisive. They don't balk at unpopular decisions. They are willing to make people angry. Bush had strong nerves. Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden, did not. Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel."
- Fred Barnes
(Related: People, Chance, Decisions, Nerves, Osama bin laden)

"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
(Related: Doubt, Popular)

"Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough."
- Dave Barry
(Related: People, Popular)

"Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Popularity, states)

"In a sense, a hit belongs to the person who made it popular, but if a tune is good enough to attain tremendous success, then it certainly deserves more than one version, one treatment, one approach."
- Les Baxter
(Related: Success, Popular, Sense, Treatment)

"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
(Related: Imagination, Challenge, Musicians, Popular, Song)

"The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Balance, Conceit, Modesty, Popularity)

"It must kill George Bush that John McCain is the most popular and Beloved Republican in America."
- Paul Begala
(Related: America, Popular, Republican)

"I have friends who wear Star Wars costumes and act like the characters all day. I may not be that deep into it, but there's something great about loving what you love and not caring if it's unpopular."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Love, Act, Caring, Day, Deep, Friends, May)

"I have friends who wear Star Wars costumes and act like the characters all day. I may not be that deep into it, but there's something great about loving what you love and not caring if it's unpopular."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Love, Act, Caring, Day, Deep, Friends, May)

"True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Kindness, Popularity, Stupidity)

"I think one of the reasons I'm popular again is because I'm wearing a tie. You have to be different."
- Tony Bennett
(Related: Popular)

"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
(Related: Art, Houses, Opera, Popular, World)

"The music of the most popular operas is so highly esteemed, it can stand endless revivals."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Music, Popular)

"Quite a few operas are still being commissioned around the world, although nothing apart from audience popularity can ensure more than a few performances."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Being, Nothing, Popularity, World)

"Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Religion, Science)

"The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage."
- Carl Bernstein
(Related: Truth, People, Americans, Being, Contempt, Culture, Information, Journalism, Popular, Reality, Today)

"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
(Related: Popular)

"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
(Related: People, Popular, Vacation, Writer, Writers)

"And it's not only films, I'm pretty unaware of anything that's going on in popular culture right now."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Culture, Now, Popular, Pretty, Right)

"My role isn't to be politically smart. My role is to do what's right under the constitution. And if that's politically unpopular, so be it."
- Rose E. Bird
(Related: Constitution, Right)

"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
(Related: People, Rights, May, Popular)

"I don't use the twang bar anymore. It's become too popular."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Popular)

"I think if you look at people, whether in business or government, who haven't had any moral compass, who've just changed to say whatever they thought the popular thing was, in the end they're losers."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Business, Government, Thought, People, End, Popular)

"I was definitely surprised when Talk Radio took off as a play. As a film it has become somewhere between a popular thing and a cult thing."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: Film, Play, Popular, Talk)

"Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech. Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Free speech, Needs, Popular, Protection)

"Certainly, because the computer and computer language was still not as common as it is today. That's one of the reasons I believe Tron wasn't as popular back then as it is today."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Computer, Language, Popular, Today)

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

"Both Brutus and Hamlet are highly intellectual by nature and reflective by habit. Both may even be called, in a popular sense, philosophic; Brutus may be called so in a stricter sense."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Nature, Habit, May, Popular, Sense)

"It's not a very popular subject amongst my audience, who are by nature more internationalist, but I don't choose what to write about, I don't choose my subjects, they kind of choose me."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Nature, Popular)

"The really important victory of the civil rights movement was that it made racism unpopular, whereas a generation ago at the turn of the last century, you had to embrace racism to get elected to anything."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Victory, Civil rights, Racism)

"You can have many different selection systems, but the bottom line has to be a system that, once the judge takes office that judge will feel that he or she is to decide the case without reference to the popular thing or the popular will of the moment."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Office, Popular, Will)

"I thought that that was an effort to inject a popular element, a democratic element into the selection of a person who, once he is selected and confirmed, is beyond electoral control."
- Stephen Breyer
(Related: Thought, Control, Effort, Popular)

"Better still - your history has shown how powerful a moral catharsis expressed through popular resistance to injustice can sometimes be; I have in mind the grassroots opposition to the Vietnam War."
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Related: History, War, Injustice, Mind, Opposition, Popular, Vietnam)

"Popular applause veers with the wind."
- John Bright
(Related: Applause, Popular, Wind)

"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
(Related: War, Colors, Popular)

"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
(Related: Man, Popular)

"There's a bit of debate about that; some say it was really Matthew, but the popular consensus is that Mark was the first one, so that's why I did that one first. And I was planning on doing all four."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Debate, First, Planning, Popular)

"It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Error, Popular, Public, Welfare)

"When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: People, Leaders, Legislators, Popularity, Service, State, Will)

"History is malleable. A new cache of diaries can shed new light, and archeological evidence can challenge our popular assumptions."
- Ken Burns
(Related: History, Challenge, Diaries, Light, Popular)

"One of my proudest moments is I didn't sell my soul for the sake of popularity."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Soul, Moments, Popularity)

"While he was president, it was popular to be a Nixon hater."
- Earl Butz
(Related: Nixon, Popular, President)

"The popular song is America's greatest ambassador."
- Sammy Cahn
(Related: America, Popular, Song)

"Over a period of time, I think the popular will in Iran will prevail."
- Frank Carlucci
(Related: Time, Popular, Will)

"I gladly accepted the commission but was uncertain about what the end result would be. On the one hand, Cuban music was conquering the world; being heard everywhere, and our small island was already producing one of the popular musical genres of the 20th century."
- Alejo Carpentier
(Related: Music, Being, End, Popular, Result, World)

"I felt a responsibility to present a viable alternative to the popular electric sound."
- Ron Carter
(Related: Popular, Present, Responsibility, Sound)

"No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion."
- Carrie Chapman Catt
(Related: Custom, Law, Opinion, Popular)

"It is popular to call it a crisis of the Western world. It is in fact a crisis of the whole world. Communism, which claims to be a solution of the crisis, is itself a symptom and an irritant of the crisis."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Communism, Crisis, Fact, Popular, Solution, World)

"Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Life, Fiction, Journalism, Newspapers, Popular, World)

"True popular ballads are the spontaneous products of nature."
- Francis James Child
(Related: Nature, Ballads, Popular)

"In fact, Tibet is one of the most popular European tourist attraction of asia."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: Fact, Popular)

"All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: People, Culture, Decisions, Popular, Pressure, Propaganda)

"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
(Related: Life, People, Idea, Popular, Right, Years)

"Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Civilization, Democracy, Nothing, Prison)

"Taking in and blowing out smoke? And now you see girls smoking cigars. It got to be such a fad. Girls on the covers of magazines, smoking cigars. Give me a break. I didn't want to be a part of that. I don't like "popular.""
- James Coburn
(Related: Girls, Now, Smoking, Want)

"I read Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Reader's Digest... I read some responsible journalism, and from that, I form my own opinions. I also happen to be intelligent, and I question everything."
- Gary Coleman
(Related: Science, Journalism, Opinions, Popular, Question)

"I know that I am very popular in Holland, in fact I have visited Amsterdam several times to publicize my books. I have a great publisher in Holland and they have published all of my books in Dutch."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: Books, Fact, Popular)

"There were bars that began to have acoustic musicians play, it was 1970: Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, America, The Eagles, all that kind of stuff was popular. It was very easy for me to just kind of move in and be noticed."
- Shawn Colvin
(Related: America, Eagles, Musicians, Play, Popular)

"Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks."
- Alistair Cooke
(Related: Hollywood, Mythology, Popular)

"They who have reasoned ignorantly, or who have aimed at effecting their personal ends by flattering the popular feeling, have boldly affirmed that 'one man is as good as another;' a maxim that is true in neither nature, revealed morals, nor political theory."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Nature, Feeling, Man, Maxim, Morals, Popular, Theory)

"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
(Related: Love, Music, People, Culture, Jazz, Minority, Popular)

"What's right isn't always popular. What's popular isn't always right."
- Howard Cosell
(Related: Popular, Right)

"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
(Related: Change, Movies, Popular)

"O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?"
- William Cowper
(Related: Heart, Man, Popular, Proof)

"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
(Related: People, Hope, Fun, Popular)

"I wasn't the most popular girl in school by any means."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Popular, School)

"The popular will cannot be taken for granted, it must be created."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Popular, Will)

"Democracy may mean something more than a theoretically absolute popular government, but it assuredly cannot mean anything less."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Government, Democracy, May, Popular)

"I think popular music in this country is one of the few things in the twentieth century that have made giant strides in reverse."
- Bing Crosby
(Related: Music, Country, Popular)

"Popular culture tells you that schools and parents don't know what's going on, the police are dogs, politicians are all liars and scum, and any crime that's not committed by the Mafia is done by the CIA."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Crime, Culture, Dogs, Parents, Police, Politicians, Popular, Schools)

"Under popular culture's obsession with a naive inclusion, everything is O.K."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Culture, Obsession, Popular)

"But the myth of violent solutions as the ultimate solutions maintains itself in much of popular media."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Media, Myth, Popular)

"Require... electoral votes to be allocated in proportion to the popular votes."
- Robert A. Dahl
(Related: Popular)

"So popular is the naval service the only embarrassment is that men volunteer so rapidly we have to work overtime to give them hardy, adequate housing and proper training."
- Josephus Daniels
(Related: Men, Work, Embarrassment, Popular, Service, Training)

"My kids are now the most popular kids in their school."
- Chris Daughtry
(Related: Kids, Now, Popular, School)

"I think most people played both variants and regular games. It was a period when variants were very popular and there were a lot more variants being played at that time. Every week practically, it seemed someone would publish a new variant in a zine."
- Fred Davis
(Related: Time, People, Being, Games, Popular)

"We have to say what we believe... whether it's popular or not."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Popular)

"Look, I'm not a perfect person. I have my warts. I sometimes say things that get me in trouble. I wear suits that are cheap. But I say what I think and I believe what I say, and I'm willing to say things that are not popular but ordinary people know are right."
- Howard Dean
(Related: People, Popular, Right, Trouble)

"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
(Related: Popular, Song, Writer, Writing)

"Governors of both political parties face a stark choice between unpopular tax increases and drastic cuts in Medicaid, education, public safety and other essential services."
- Bill Delahunt
(Related: Education, Choice, Tax, Public, Safety, Tax increases)

"Ultimately the Emmys are a popularity contest."
- William Devane
(Related: Popularity)

"The Smithsonian Institute is one of the most popular agencies of government in the United States."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Government, Popular, states, United)

"When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human; and that is the secret of his popularity."
- Walt Disney
(Related: People, Mouse, Popularity)

"Rock musicians, and a vast array of popular-music musicians, due to their wealth, acquired through the mass of their notoriety, are able to be listened to and heard and thus are able to effect change on an international level."
- Bill Dixon
(Related: Change, Wealth, Effect, Musicians, Popular)

"But having said all of that, that still doesn't account for a lot of the increase in popularity which stems, I think, from Lincoln's personal characteristics."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: Popularity)

"The region west of the Mississippi continued in the popular mind to be a strange land for which the reports of explorers and travellers did the work of fiction, and Cooper's Prairie had few followers."
- Carl Clinton Van Doren
(Related: Work, Fiction, Followers, Land, Mind, Popular)

"I was popular. I wasn't the most popular. But I definitely held my own."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Popular)

"I was still in school at the time and Cab was very popular and everybody was doing Cab Calloway so I did."
- Billy Eckstine
(Related: Time, Popular, School)

"I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true. But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction."
- David Eddings
(Related: Science, Extreme, Fiction, Mankind, Opinion, Popularity, Theory)

"Commercial music, for the most part, is popular music and you always have to keep that in mind."
- Kenneth Edmonds
(Related: Music, Mind, Popular)

"I don't claim that our TV comedies are highbrow in anyway, but I think there's a basis to them, and that's why they're more popular than other TV comedies. There's a basis of truth in them, a gut feeling."
- Adrian Edmondson
(Related: Truth, Feeling, Popular)

"While mainstream media is led by profit, ratings and popularist culture and filtered by the current political climate, Alternative Media is lead solely by the convictions of the campaign and film maker."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Climate, Culture, Film, Media, Profit)

"I think we're doing the right things for the right reasons. We're not doing it to sell products. We're not doing it to be popular. We're doing it because in our judgment these stories are important to do, and at this length and this much depth."
- Bob Edwards
(Related: Judgment, Popular, Right)

"Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?"
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Books, Popular)

"The business of being a popular entertainer in England is just too hard."
- Andrew Eldritch
(Related: Business, Being, England, Popular)

"It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime."
- Elizabeth II
(Related: Popular)

"By not caring too much about what people think, I'm able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: People, Ideas, Caring, Succeed)

"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
(Related: Ireland, Popular)

"What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Fame, Name, Nothing)

"I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Popularity, Respect)

"Gore will not win a popularity contest, he will not win a personality contest, but he can win an idealogical battle, and he can win a battle of experience."
- Susan Estrich
(Related: Experience, Battle, Personality, Popularity, Will)

"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
(Related: Being, Drama, Popular, School, Sense)

"I know that from the days of Watergate... the notion of two sources on a story has become the popular dogma about how you confirm something. And there is a lot of truth to that, but there are all kinds of ways to check to the extent that you can, a story that you get."
- Howard Fineman
(Related: Truth, Popular)

"I was delighted to become a popular-culture reference point. I'm still delighted about it actually, and I still find it to be weird."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Popular)

"Myspace alone has just over 80 million users and ranks as the sixth most popular English language website and the eighth most popular site in the world."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: English, Language, Popular, World)

"The thriller is the most popular literary genre of the 20th century."
- Ken Follett
(Related: Literary, Popular)

"When I was in school, I was very involved with a lot of things. I was very very active. I couldn't say that I wasn't popular. I was a cheerleader when I was in junior high. I didn't make it in high school so I started a dance line."
- Faith Ford
(Related: Dance, Popular, School)

"The actor's popularity is evanescent; applauded today, forgotten tomorrow."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Actor, Popularity, Today, Tomorrow)

"Getting inside the mind of a terrorist wasn't difficult at all. Even as children, human beings fabricate elaborate revenge fantasies. We're not a particular species. Check out popular video games."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Children, Games, Mind, Popular, Revenge)

"Party action should follow, not precede the creation of a dominant popular sentiment."
- Judith Ellen Foster
(Related: Action, Creation, Party, Popular, Sentiment)

"Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them."
- Charles James Fox
(Related: Kings, Popular)

"These days, of course, the focus of talk about popular liberation through products is mostly associated with the Internet. I've been collecting computer ads and ads dealing with Internet industries."
- Thomas Frank
(Related: Computer, Focus, Internet, Popular, Talk)

"But as far as being popular, yeah, I think Dave Barry is really funny."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Funny, Being, Popular)

"Burroughs was never really that pleased with the way popular culture and society treated his character. He tried to make a few movies of his own as a result, but they weren't very good."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Movies, Society, Character, Culture, Popular, Result)

"What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Sex, People, Being, Culture, Popular, Sex appeal)

"The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Work, Disease, Egotism)

"Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Being, Pleasure, Popular)

"I've never personally criticized anyone else's music, but I know that the public's real problem is not the music I make but the perception that I play simple music for money only and for the notoriety and to increase my popularity."
- Kenny G
(Related: Money, Music, Perception, Play, Popularity, Public)

"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
(Related: People, Popular)

"Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Education, Freedom, Importance, Justice, Popular)

"Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependant upon popular opinion?"
- William Lloyd Garrison
(Related: Opinion, Popular, Right, Wrong)

"The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Work, Disease, Egotism)

"The most popular labor-saving device is still money."
- Phyllis George
(Related: Money, Labor, Popular)

"Investing in auto companies and ensuring a financial collapse didn't lead not from a recession to a great depression may not have been the most popular thing to do, but it was the right thing to do."
- Robert Gibbs
(Related: Financial, Depression, May, Popular, Right)

"A lost of people recognize me and maybe will ask for an autograph, but it's nothing like if Elvis would've done something like that, 'cause he's so popular, or maybe The Beatles 'cause they stirred up a lot of action."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: People, Action, Nothing, Popular, Will)

"I guess the nicest thing about being, I won't say famous but being popular is a more proper word for me to use would be that if you've got a recognizable name, a lot of times you can get people to do things for you ordinarily that you wouldn't get done."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: People, Being, Famous, Name, Popular, Word)

"There are many qualities that make a great leader. But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with them through popular and unpopular times, is the most important characteristic of a great leader."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: Leader, Being, Beliefs, Popular)

"I was surprised that the TV series was popular itself, but after that it went on to become more popular over the years and thus it seemed eventually that they would turn it into a movie."
- Paul M. Glaser
(Related: Popular, Years)

"The car is a character in the piece - I've never liked the car, I submitted to it's objectionable popularity."
- Paul M. Glaser
(Related: Car, Character, Popularity)

"Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Hope, Nothing, Popular)

"The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man's right to his body, or woman's right to her soul."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: History, Men, Women, Soul, Progress, Blood, Body, Cause, Man, Right, Woman)

"That is what leadership is all about: staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people, not simply following the popular opinion of the moment."
- Doris Kearns Goodwin
(Related: Leadership, People, Opinion, Popular)

"So easy to fall into a rut, isn't it? Why should ruts be so comfortable and so unpopular?"
- Ruth Gordon
"The presidency is more than a popularity contest."
- Al Gore
(Related: Popularity, Presidency)

"I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality. But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest."
- Al Gore
(Related: Personality, Popularity, Presidency)

"Given that there was that era of girl group music and it's still very popular, but I think if you looked at the chart from that time you would see many more men on it. Because the industry, they were catering to young girls. I mean, that's what they thought their audience was."
- Lesley Gore
(Related: Men, Music, Time, Thought, Girls, Popular)

"Explicit material is available in a variety of forums - from popular music to television to the Internet."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Music, Internet, Popular, Television, Variety)

"Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character."
- Horace Greeley
(Related: Character, Accident, Fame, Popularity)

"Had Calhoun been advised by me, he would have been the most popular man in the United States."
- Duff Green
(Related: Man, Popular, states, United)

"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
(Related: Poetry, War, Popular, Vietnam)

"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
(Related: Awards, Popular)

"I'm somebody who's really contributed to culture. Popular culture."
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: Culture, Popular)

"I wasn't popular in the home office because I wasn't chicken. I'm just a risk taker. I have gut instincts."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Home, Office, Popular, Risk)

"In some ways that fight gave me more respect around the world and helped me be even more popular because so many people felt my pain and saw that I was robbed."
- Marvin Hagler
(Related: People, Fight, Pain, Popular, Respect, World)

"Music is for people. The word 'pop' is simply short for popular. It means that people like it. I'm just a normal jerk who happens to make music. As long as my brain and fingers work, I'm cool."
- Eddie Van Halen
(Related: Music, Work, People, Popular, Word)

"We're in such a volatile climate right now politically. I think they didn't want Assassins to not succeed due to popular opinion and politics, versus on its own merits. I can respect that."
- Neil Patrick Harris
(Related: Politics, Climate, Now, Opinion, Popular, Respect, Right, Succeed, Want)

"I can analyse the trajectory of my popularity and find out why the peak was a peak and the valley was a valley - grapple with it that way - but I prefer not to analyse it that much."
- Corey Hart
(Related: Popularity)

"The way I see it, all the popular singers are strippers."
- Juliana Hatfield
(Related: Popular)

"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
(Related: Time, Country, Popular)

"I'd love to be popular in Barcelona. That sounds like a fun job."
- Bobby Heenan
(Related: Love, Fun, Job, Popular)

"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
(Related: Success, Work, Popular, Wrong)

"Although we are being presented in Carnegie Hall, we have to furnish a budget for our guest stars, and for the music writing - which is a huge budget in any orchestra that plays popular music."
- Skitch Henderson
(Related: Music, Being, Guest, Popular, Stars, Writing)

"Resolutions are popular because everyone feels they could use a little improvement."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Improvement, Popular)

"If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Government, Popular, Sense, Will)

"Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember."
- Oliver Herford
(Related: Sex, Name, Popular)

"Popular music sucks so bad right now."
- Kristin Hersh
(Related: Music, Now, Popular, Right)

"All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: People, Emotions, Popular, Word)

"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
(Related: Popular, Propaganda)

"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
(Related: History, Country, Culture, Habits, Months, Now, Popular)

"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
(Related: Dreams, Love, Movies, Work, Culture, Loss, Popular, Writers)

"I don't accept at all the quite popular argument that the press is responsible for the monarchy's recent troubles. The monarchy's responsible for the monarchy's recent troubles. To blame the press is the old thing of blaming the messenger for the message."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Argument, Blame, Old, Popular, Press)

"I first got to know Charles in the late seventies when I wrote an article and then a book about him and I think at the time he came across as quite appealing, it was probably the height of his popularity."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Time, First, Popularity)

"In America, the only truly popular art form is the movies. Most people consider painting a hobby and literature, schoolwork."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Art, Movies, People, America, Literature, Painting, Popular)

"When a popular phenomenon reaches the cover of 'Time,' it is already out of fashion."
- Richard Holloway
(Related: Fashion, Popular)

"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
(Related: Fun, Honor, Kids, Popular)

"Popular in our time, unpopular in his. So runs the stereotype of rejected genius."
- Robert Hughes
(Related: Time, Genius, Popular)

"A superstition which pretends to be scientific creates a much greater confusion of thought than one which contents itself with simple popular practices."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Thought, Confusion, Popular, Superstition)

"The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny."
- David Hume
(Related: Patriotism, Power, Popularity, Road, Tyranny)

"I don't care whether people like me or dislike me. I'm not on earth to win a popularity contest. I'm here to be the best human being I possibly can be."
- Tab Hunter
(Related: People, Being, Care, Earth, Popularity)

"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
(Related: Work, Country, Popular, Reputation, Service, Will)

"To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Dogs, Man, Popularity)

"We're delighted to be working with Apple to offer fans a new and innovative way to experience our wildly popular shows."
- Robert Iger
(Related: Experience, Fans, Popular)

"My children have become popular, and they show a tremendous love for the public. They're professionals."
- Julio Iglesias
(Related: Love, Children, Popular, professionals, Public)

"To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Religion, Philosophy, Popular, Superstition)

"Well I think that what we're seeing now is that the people feel like they, the people in Congress don't have their consent to govern them. They keep doing things that are incredibly unpopular. And so when that happens, folks get angry."
- Laura Ingraham
(Related: People, Congress, Now)

"It really is, to see that this kind of music is still so popular."
- Wanda Jackson
(Related: Music, Popular)

"I think the difference between El Salvador and Nicaragua is that in Nicaragua you had a popular insurrection, and in El Salvador you had a revolution."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Difference, Revolution, Popular)

"The Sandinista revolution was without any question a popular insurrection."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Revolution, Popular, Question)

"As the class struggle sharpens in the U.S. Marxism will come into its own as a great popular study."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Class, Marxism, Popular, Struggle, Study, Will)

"The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization."
- Fredric Jameson
(Related: Food, Music, Heart, American, Clothes, Culture, Globalization, Popular, Television, World)

"As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular, anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor."
- Elizabeth Janeway
(Related: Popular, Will)

"So I'm not very popular here with those inside the system, as you might guess. I never wanted to be."
- Waylon Jennings
(Related: Popular)

"We are living in a time when American popular music is finally being recognized as one of our most successful exports. The demand is huge."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Music, Time, Successful, American, Being, Living, Popular)

"Artist - musicians, painters, writers, poets, always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Life, Perception, Artist, Musicians, Poets, Popular, Writers)

"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
(Related: Music, American, Being, Popular, Today, World)

"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
(Related: Music, Life, Energy, Passion, Popular, Sensuality)

"Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials, or none at all."
- Gerald W. Johnson
(Related: Heroes, Popular)

"Americans are immensely popular in Paris; and this is not due solely to the fact that they spend lots of money there, for they spend just as much or more in London, and in the latter city they are merely tolerated because they do spend."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Money, Americans, Fact, London, Paris, Popular)

"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
(Related: Children, Friends, Popular, School)

"I know it's popular to say this because she's the woman of the moment, but Halle Berry. Not only does she have obvious audience appeal and star quality, but she's a damn good actress too."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Quality, Obvious, Popular, Woman)

"This whole fuss did not only damage Fischer's image, but that of the USA as well. The way the Americans treated one of their most popular citizens did not make a positive impression worldwide."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: Impression, Positive, Americans, Popular)

"I wouldn't overestimate the importance of my popularity in the country and abroad but at the end of the day it's not as important because I believe that my presence here could make some difference and it could encourage people."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: People, Country, Day, Difference, End, Importance, Popularity)

"Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion."
- Jack Kerouac
(Related: Opinion, Popular, Yield)

"It's funny how all of this has worked out - I wasn't popular in high school, but now every drunken guy in the United States wants to be my pal. They all want to buy me a shot, and pretty soon I'm throwing up."
- Jimmy Kimmel
(Related: Funny, Now, Popular, Pretty, School, states, United, Want)

"The concept that an artist would be revered by popular culture is an immediate dismissal of his relevance as an artist."
- Thomas Kinkade
(Related: Artist, Culture, Popular)

"My men's-underwear print ads are very popular!"
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Men)

"There's a great difference between being popular and being an artist."
- Shirley Knight
(Related: Artist, Being, Difference, Popular)

"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
(Related: Audiences, Popular, Sense, Want, Writer)

"You have to make a choice when you start to sing and decide whether you want to service the music, and be at the top of your art, or if you want to be a very popular tenor."
- Alfredo Kraus
(Related: Art, Music, Choice, Popular, Service, Want)

"I am already so popular that anyone who vilifies me becomes more popular than I am."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Popular)

"If certain songs become popular enough to the point where I'll be playing them the rest of my life, I don't want them all to dwell on the same down moment that I'll have to keep reliving."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Life, Popular, Rest, Songs, Want)

"Jerry and I hoped that it would be a popular bestseller."
- Tim LaHaye
(Related: Popular)

"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
(Related: Popular, Voice)

"Just as characteristic, perhaps, is the intellectual interdependence created through the development of the modern media of communication: post, telegraph, telephone, and popular press."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Development, Media, Popular, Post, Press)

"You know, why the game of golf is popular? Very easy, it's a great game."
- Bernhard Langer
(Related: Golf, Popular)

"Insurgents have capitalized on popular resentment and anger towards the United States and the Iraqi government to build their own political, financial and military support, and the faith of Iraqi citizens in their new government has been severely undermined."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: Anger, Faith, Government, Financial, Military, Popular, Resentment, states, Support, United)

"I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity, if I have any-after all, most people are unhappy, don't you think?"
- Philip Larkin
(Related: People, Popularity, Unhappiness, Writing)

"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
(Related: Crime, Entertainment, Popular)

"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
(Related: Family, Awareness, Liberals, Popular)

"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
(Related: Family, Abortion, Bigotry, Crime, Curriculum, Defense, Nothing, Popular, School, Superstition)

"When liberals finally grasped the strength of popular feeling about the family, they cried to appropriate the rhetoric and symbolism of family values for their own purposes."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Strength, Values, Feeling, Liberals, Popular, Rhetoric)

"The left has lost touch with popular opinion, thereby making it possible for the right to present itself as the party of common sense."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Common sense, Opinion, Party, Popular, Present, Right)

"Useful as a war against France, undertaken by the Government against the will of the people would be for our revolutionary development, just so dangerous must be the effect upon our democratic development of a war supported by blind popular enthusiasm."
- Ferdinand Lassalle
(Related: Government, War, People, Development, Enthusiasm, Blind, Effect, France, Popular, Will)

"Only in a popular war against France... do I see a misfortune."
- Ferdinand Lassalle
(Related: War, France, Misfortune, Popular)

"Judging from what looks like the popularity of this classic wrestling show is that the people like what they have grown to know and love here in Memphis."
- Jerry Lawler
(Related: Love, People, Popularity, Wrestling)

"Colonial governors and senior civil servants are not easy people to argue with, and I was not popular because of my criticism of the colonial service in Kenya."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: People, Criticism, Popular, Service)

"Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step - it is an old business procedure."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Business, Dance, Old, Opinion, Popular)

"Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publications."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Cause, School)

"We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity."
- John Lennon
(Related: Christianity, First, Now, Popular, Will)

"Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first - rock and roll or Christianity."
- John Lennon
(Related: Christianity, First, Now, Popular, Right, Will)

"The Pentagon still has not given a name to the Iraqi war. Somehow 'Operation Re-elect Bush' doesn't seem to be popular."
- Jay Leno
(Related: War, Name, Popular)

"Gossip is more popular than literature."
- Hugh Leonard
(Related: Gossip, Literature, Popular)

"Art has never been a popularity contest."
- James Levine
(Related: Art, Popularity)

"Employer contribution pension plans have become increasingly popular throughout the past two decades."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Past, Popular)

"Avoid popularity if you would have peace."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Peace, Popularity)

"And so popular culture raises issues that are very important, actually, in the country I think. You get issues of the First Amendment rights and issues of drug use, issues of AIDS, and things like that all arise naturally out of pop culture."
- Kurt Loder
(Related: Country, Culture, First, Rights, Popular)

"Whatever is popular deserves attention."
- James Mackintosh
(Related: Attention, Popular)

"A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, Information, Popular, Tragedy)

"I don't want my president to be a TV star. You don't have to be on television every minute of every day - you're the president, not a rerun of 'Law & Order'. TV stars are too worried bout being popular and too concerned about being renewed."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Being, Day, Order, Popular, President, Stars, Television, Want)

"It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge; and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a formidable impediment to the success of those popular movements which began to be universal in the western world."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: Legal, Success, Knowledge, Events, Law, Popular, Possession, World)

"Only under conditions of revolutionary crises do you have the highest level of self-organization; this is the Soviet type of organization, which is to say, workers' councils, people's councils, call them what you want, popular committees."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: People, Popular, Self, Want, Workers)

"Until a few years ago, the topics in my Ph.D. were unfashionable, but they are very popular today."
- Benoit Mandelbrot
(Related: Popular, Today, Years)

"Goodness means the highest degree of popularity."
- Heinrich Mann
(Related: Goodness, Popularity)

"Second, the President's popularity has not translated into increased support for the Republican party or for the policies and approaches on domestic policy championed by the President."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Policy, Party, Popularity, President, Republican, Support)

"Presidents are elected not by direct popular vote but by 538 members of the Electoral College."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: College, Popular, Vote)

"If you listen to a lot of the songs that are popular now, there's very little melody in there. People love the beat. But to musicians, it's melody, because we understand how elusive it is and how hard it is to hold."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Love, People, Musicians, Now, Popular, Songs)

"One of the things that's clear to me from interviews that I've read is that the more popular successful jazz musicians had audiences above and beyond the music community."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Music, Successful, Audiences, Community, Jazz, Musicians, Popular)

"I gave up my base in popular culture when I left the Tonight Show."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Culture, Popular)

"There are others who aim at popularity under the disguise of patriotism."
- Jonathan Mayhew
(Related: Patriotism, Disguise, Popularity)

"Extraordinary measures were required and I realize that not all of these steps were popular."
- Tom McCall
(Related: Popular)

"The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Movies, Negative, America, American, Europe, Popularity, Proof)

"Overall, I think Michael Jordan is the greatest athlete in any particular sport. He dominated the game for the Chicago Bulls and brought the NBA to its greatest peak of popularity."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Chicago, Popularity)

"In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves. There is only acceptance for popular opinion."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Acceptance, America, Opinion, Popular)

"Macbeth is a very popular play with audiences. If you want to sell out a theater, just mount a production of Macbeth. It's a short play, it's an exciting play, it's easy to understand, and it attracts great acting."
- Ian McKellen
(Related: Acting, Audiences, Play, Popular, Production, Theater, Want)

"So it's joyful to me, in my 71st year, to be able to be in a play that is absolutely right for my age and my experience, and that is a popular success. What more could you ask as an actor?"
- Ian McKellen
(Related: Age, Experience, Success, Actor, Play, Popular, Right)

"As far as sustaining our popularity, I believe we can."
- Vince McMahon
(Related: Popularity)

"There is a price for popularity. Critics look for your weaknesses, your flaws, anything that makes the work seem like a fluke and not seem worthy of all the attention it's getting."
- Terry McMillan
(Related: Work, Attention, Flaws, Popularity)

"Out of 30 years of Second City I was probably the third African-American with the main stage cast. I was surprised when I first heard that. I think part of the reason that improvisation has never been popular with African-Americans is that it isn't popular in the inner cities."
- Tim Meadows
(Related: African, Cities, First, Popular, Reason, Years)

"Our own State Department polls say that 80 percent of Iraqis view the United States as an unpopular occupier."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: State, states, United)

"My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy... but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it."
- Lord Melbourne
(Related: Doctrine, Doubt, First, Popular)

"It is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular is easy... but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it."
- William Lamb Melbourne
(Related: First, Popular)

"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
(Related: Culture, Popular, Words)

"I attend surprisingly few shows. The type of theater that is popular today just doesn't appeal to me."
- Ethel Merman
(Related: Popular, Theater, Today)

"Mom and Pop were proud of my popularity, but from their point of view, show business was no way to make a living."
- Ethel Merman
(Related: Business, Mom, Living, Popularity)

"I wouldn't say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity."
- Bette Midler
(Related: Popularity, Present)

"Yeah, I think that's it... It's like Jesse James. He became really popular because he lasted so long. You know, there is some degree of truth to the fact that time will dignify anything, too."
- John Milius
(Related: Time, Truth, Fact, Popular, Will)

"Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Truth, Opinions, Popular, Sense)

"Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad."
- A. A. Milne
(Related: Golf, Popular, World)

"American films are terribly popular all over the world and American movie stars are terribly important. I don't know why."
- Vincente Minnelli
(Related: American, Popular, Stars, World)

"Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those nations convinced that only victory and conquest could improve their material well-being."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Victory, Aggression, Conquest, Nations, Popular)

"That knowledge which is popular is not scientific."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Knowledge, Popular)

"Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him."
- Wilson Mizner
(Related: Life, Party, Popularity)

"A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something."
- Wilson Mizner
(Related: Popular)

"Every now and again, the alternative culture is cherished by the mainstream for what it is, rather than how it should be, like the mainstream popular music."
- Thurston Moore
(Related: Music, Culture, Now, Popular)

"I did Our Daily Bread for King and that made me popular in the Soviet Union; King was amused by that."
- Karen Morley
(Related: Popular)

"It has been popular to threaten "small islands and low-lying coasts" with scenarios of disastrous future flooding. The Maldives has been the most utilised target. We have undertaken a careful analysis of actual sea level changes in the Maldives. No rise has been recorded either in the present or the past centuries."
- Nils-Axel Morner
(Related: Future, Islands, Past, Popular, Present, Sea)

"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
(Related: Nothing, Popular, Will)

"We must work to stabilize Social Security. We must not gamble with our nation's social insurance program, one of our most popular and effective federal programs that has remained dependable and stable for the past 70 years."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Work, Nation, Past, Popular, Security, Years)

"Basketball isn't as popular in Canada as it is in the US. Hockey is by far the most popular sport in Canada."
- Steve Nash
(Related: Basketball, Canada, Popular)

"I really see low-fare carriers, quality low-fare carriers anyway, continuing to become more and more popular."
- David Neeleman
(Related: Quality, Popular)

"I'm interested in youth culture and popular culture."
- Marc Newson
(Related: Culture, Popular, Youth)

"Lincoln's stature and strength, his intelligence and ambition - in short, all the elements which gave him popularity among men in New Salem, rendered him equally attractive to the fair sex of that village."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: Intelligence, Men, Sex, Strength, Ambition, Popularity)

"It turned out in the long run that Lincoln's credit and the popular confidence that supported it were as valuable both to his creditors and himself as if the sums which stood over his signature had been gold coin in a solvent bank."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: Confidence, Credit, Gold, Popular)

"Men may be popular without being ambitious, but there is hardly an ambitious man who does not try to be popular."
- Lord North
(Related: Men, Being, Man, May, Popular)

"There is probably a perverse pride in my administration... that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who's occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Politics, Success, Policy, Marketing, Office, Opinion, Pride, Public, Public opinion, Right)

"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
(Related: Popular, Sound, Will)

"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
(Related: Constitution, Now, Old, Popular, Reality, Sentiment, Support)

"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
(Related: Popular)

"I don't know if I'm a heartthrob or if I want to be one! I heard that I get the most fan mail. It's very flattering, and lovely to be popular with the public."
- Christopher Parker
(Related: Mail, Popular, Public, Want)

"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
(Related: Work, People, Appreciation, Artist, Popular)

"It's become very popular in contemporary films to have the twist ending."
- Bill Paxton
(Related: Ending, Popular)

"Since the end of the Cold War, hegemonism has become increasingly unpopular."
- Li Peng
(Related: War, End)

"Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit."
- William Penn
(Related: Popularity)

"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
(Related: Music, Jazz, Popular)

"Now, in music, it seems more like the popular crowd suppresses anyone who is different."
- Liz Phair
(Related: Music, Now, Popular)

"A Republic without parties is a complete anomaly. The histories of all popular governments show absurd is the idea of their attempting to exist without parties."
- Franklin Pierce
(Related: Idea, Popular)

"There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Merit, Popularity, Song)

"Scientia is knowledge. It is only in the popular mind that it is equated with facts."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Knowledge, Facts, Mind, Popular)

"I mean, certainly it's the single biggest event, I think, in terms of popular entertainment, or art even, if you say that, of the 20th Century. It's been film. It's the 20th Century's real art form."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: Art, Entertainment, Film, Popular)

"With a movie you're creating from the beginning this particular work, let's not call it work of art, because very few movies are works of art, let's just call them bits of popular culture, whatever they are, sometimes very rarely by accident a movie becomes a work of art."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: Art, Movies, Work, Accident, Beginning, Culture, Popular)

"Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments."
- Channing Pollock
(Related: Home, Popular, Will)

"Religion, oh, just another of those numerous failures resulting from an attempt to popularize art."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Art, Religion)

"An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery."
- Joseph Pulitzer
(Related: Government, Intelligence, Courage, Virtue, Popular, Press, Public, Right)

"The popular, and one may say naive, idea is that peace can be secured by disarmament and that disarmament must therefore precede the attainment of absolute security and lasting peace."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: Peace, Idea, May, Popular, Security)

"If Chevy Chase had not been an actor, he might have been a very popular guy in advertising or whatever field he would have gone into, because of his charisma."
- Harold Ramis
(Related: Actor, Advertising, Charisma, Popular)

"I do not expect that homeopathy will ever be established as a legitimate form of treatment, but I do expect that it will continue to be popular."
- James Randi
(Related: Popular, Treatment, Will)

"In this era in which we live, the old-fashioned virtues grow increasingly unpopular."
- B. Carroll Reece
(Related: Old)

"Religion is not a popular error; it is a great instinctive truth, sensed by the people, expressed by the people."
- Ernest Renan
(Related: Religion, Truth, People, Error, Popular)

"It's the only sport that's played in every country in the world. It's played and watched all over the world, it's the most popular sport in probably 90% of the countries, and then with the World Cup, you have the most viewed tournament of any sport in the world."
- Claudio Reyna
(Related: Countries, Country, Popular, World)

"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
(Related: Music, Guitar, Popular)

"Because homecoming came first, and there was the homecoming court. The five guys on homecoming court were disqualified from being in the prom court. So being prom king was being sixth most popular."
- Andy Richter
(Related: Being, Court, First, Popular)

"The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: Courage, Journalism, Popular)

"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
(Related: Popular)

"The Korean war has always been an unpopular war among the American people."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: War, People, American)

"Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular."
- Maximilien Robespierre
(Related: Idea, Atheism, Being, Crime, Innocence, Popular)

"Well, I think one of the reasons Chicago became so popular as a filmmaker location is because New York had been used so many times that Chicago, I think, was rediscovered maybe in the late '60s, early '70s for a long time as a new location."
- Richard Roeper
(Related: Time, Chicago, Popular)

"You may not be aware of a recent survey that showed that if the First Amendment were put to a popular vote today, it would fail by a 60% to 40% vote."
- James E. Rogers
(Related: First, May, Popular, Today, Vote)

"The fellow that can only see a week ahead is always the popular fellow, for he is looking with the crowd. But the one that can see years ahead, he has a telescope but he can't make anybody believe that he has it."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Popular, Years)

"The Thin Man was a good break, because it was highly popular. I played a gigolo in it."
- Cesar Romero
(Related: Man, Popular)

"The popular tendency is to listen approvingly to the most extreme statements and claims of politicians and orators who seek popularity by declaring their own country right in everything and other countries wrong in everything."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Countries, Country, Extreme, Politicians, Popular, Popularity, Right, Wrong)

"There is no sense in owning the copyright unless you are going to use it. I don't think anyone wants to hold all of this stuff in a vault and not let anybody have it. It's only worth something once it's popular."
- Hilary Rosen
(Related: Popular, Sense, Worth)

"For some critics we might be uncool on account of our popularity."
- Gavin Rossdale
(Related: Popularity)

"If you're holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time."
- J. K. Rowling
(Related: Time, Popularity, Will)

"Reality TV is sleazy, it is manipulative. It is as momentary as anything in popular culture."
- Morley Safer
(Related: Culture, Popular, Reality)

"I have been unable to live an uncommitted or suspended life. I have not hesitated to declare my affiliation with an extremely unpopular cause."
- Edward Said
(Related: Life, Cause)

"I don't have any illusion that The Creeper is as popular or will ever be as popular as any of the classic movie monsters, but I think in the heart of every young horror fan is his desire to create his own creature."
- Victor Salva
(Related: Heart, Desire, Horror, Illusion, Popular, Will)

"Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no."
- George Savile
(Related: Men, Virtue, Crime, Popularity, Will)

"And um, when I came back to England I put a very complex soundtrack on it, featuring everyone from Jimi Hendrix, right through to Neil Diamond, you know, everybody that was kind of popular who was kind of popular at that time."
- Gerald Scarfe
(Related: Time, England, Popular, Right)

"I did have fun, for example, in The Black Hole which was very popular among youngsters."
- Maximilian Schell
(Related: Example, Fun, Popular)

"I think the rising and falling popularity of areas like hard SF and far-future SF is, to a considerable extent, the same as any other fashion."
- Stanley Schmidt
(Related: Fashion, Popularity)

"If there are signs that Americans bow to the gods of advertising, there are equally indications that people find the gods ridiculous. It is part of the popular culture that advertisements are silly."
- Michael Schudson
(Related: People, Gods, Advertising, Americans, Culture, Popular, Silly)

"Well, I think that those of us in public life that are trying to do a good job, and that are faced with this popular new game that the media has of being critical of everything that anybody in public office does probably are thin-skinned."
- Bill Scott
(Related: Life, Being, Job, Media, Office, Popular, Public, Trying)

"I always got along with all types of people - popular people as well as drug addicts."
- Amy Sedaris
(Related: People, Popular)

"The conductor's gift does not always go hand in hand with that of composition; indeed, the union is found much more seldom than is popularly believed."
- Anton Seidl
"Hollywood is just like high school. The popular people only like the other popular people. And the thing is, some people aren't nice - or they're nice, but only to your face, not elsewhere."
- Amanda Seyfried
(Related: People, Hollywood, Popular, School)

"I think President Bush tried to step up on Social Security even though the polls showed that was unpopular. He has not been successful and backed off, but I admire people who take on big problems."
- Donna Shalala
(Related: People, Successful, President, Problems, Security)

"With what's happened in the world the last three years, it's easier to see why it's become popular again to diminish and revile Arabs and Muslims in American popular culture."
- Tony Shalhoub
(Related: American, Culture, Popular, World, Years)

"Democratic leaders, whose power is ultimately dependent on popular support, are held accountable for failing to improve the lives of their citizens. Therefore, they have a powerful incentive to keep their societies peaceful and prosperous."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Power, Leaders, Popular, Support)

"The reason it has relevance is because I, as a popular Arab personality - the Arab people like me and respect me - thought it was time for me to make an ever so tiny statement about what I thought about this whole thing."
- Omar Sharif
(Related: Time, Thought, People, Personality, Popular, Reason, Respect)

"Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Marriage, Opportunity, Popular, Temptation)

"I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel. What's an unpopular novel?"
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: Popular)

"You have to expect the raps when you have achieved popularity as a writer."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: Popularity, Writer)

"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
(Related: Music, Popular)

"Having a set, popular formula does inhibit you."
- George Shearing
(Related: Formula, Popular)

"The absurdist stuff wasn't terribly popular at the time I was doing it."
- Robert Sheckley
(Related: Time, Popular)

"And we just went with Julie because that name hadn't been used in any other popular songs at the time."
- Bobby Sherman
(Related: Time, Name, Popular, Songs)

"If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: War, People, Cruelty, Popularity, Will)

"In country music the lyric is important and the melodies get a little more complex all the time, and you hear marvelous new singers who are interested in writing and interpreting a lyric and in all form of popular music."
- Dinah Shore
(Related: Music, Time, Country, Country music, Popular, Writing)

"My skin is more beautiful than yours. I would be quite more popular in jail if I so chose."
- Gene Simmons
(Related: Popular, Skin)

"The fact - not theory - that evolution has occurred and the Darwinian theory as to how it occurred have become so confused in popular opinion that the distinction must be stressed."
- George G. Simpson
(Related: Evolution, Fact, Opinion, Popular, Theory)

"I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish."
- Edith Sitwell
"It may not be the most popular but there is a place for it. I think about the kind of music I love, acoustic, melodic, and I guess it kind of took a bit of courage on my part to think I could be one of those songwriters."
- Helen Slater
(Related: Music, Love, Courage, May, Popular)

"It's just that a lot of songs that are popular right now, they don't have any meaning."
- Elliott Smith
(Related: Meaning, Now, Popular, Right, Songs)

"The notion of making money by popular work, and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar of all the devil's traps for artists."
- Logan Pearsall Smith
(Related: Money, Work, Artists, Devil, Popular)

"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
(Related: Character, Popular, Right)

"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
(Related: Popular, Vote, Years)

"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
(Related: Art, People, Fact, Popular, Today)

"In the Rodgers and Hammerstein generation, popular hits came out of shows and movies."
- Stephen Sondheim
(Related: Movies, Popular)

"To the average mind popular music would mean compositions vulgarly conceived and commonplace in their treatment. That is absolutely false."
- John Philip Sousa
(Related: Music, Mind, Popular, Treatment)

"Contrary to popular accounts, very few scientists in the world - possibly none - have a sufficiently thorough, "big picture" understanding of the climate system to be relied upon for a prediction of the magnitude of global warming. To the public, we all might seem like experts, but the vast majority of us work on only a small portion of the problem."
- Roy Spencer
(Related: Work, Climate, Experts, Global warming, Majority, Popular, Public, Scientists, Understanding, World)

"It's marvellous to be popular, but foolish to think it will last."
- Dusty Springfield
(Related: Popular, Will)

"No, I always felt that amongst my core fans- because there was a level of popularity that I had in the mid '80s that was sort of a bump on the scale- they fundamentally understood the values that are at work in my work."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Work, Values, Fans, Popularity)

"A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Society)

"All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: People, Progress)

"A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular."
- Adlai Stevenson
(Related: Society)

"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
(Related: People, Popular)

"Yeah; I'm a much better blues player than anybody knows, but being in the kind of group I'm in, we were always trying to make popular records."
- Stephen Stills
(Related: Being, Popular, Trying)

"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
(Related: Art, Popular)

"We're absolutely American and distinctly so, I think. That's part of what people respond to outside of this country, part of the reason that we're such a huge band outside of the U.S., where we're not so popular now as we were 10 or 12 years ago."
- Michael Stipe
(Related: People, American, Country, Now, Popular, Reason, Years)

"Some people work hard in this business and become really popular, really big stars but they never receive an award from within the business. Somehow, when your colleagues and friends believe in you to the point of handing you an award it means so much more."
- Sharon Stone
(Related: Business, Work, People, Friends, Popular, Stars)

"When you put a tiny and despised minority up for a popular vote, the minority usually loses."
- Andrew Sullivan
(Related: Minority, Popular, Vote)

"When the satisfaction or the security of another person becomes as significant to one as one's own satisfaction or security, then the state of love exists. Under no other circumstances is a state of love present, regardless of the popular usage of the term."
- Harry Stack Sullivan
(Related: Love, Circumstances, Popular, Present, Satisfaction, Security, State)

"I was 25 and the most popular celebrity in the world, with the possible exception of my friend Mary Pickford."
- Gloria Swanson
(Related: Friend, Celebrity, Popular, World)

"When I go to Japan and do shows I play for 1,000 to 1,500 people. I like a lot about Japan. Their popular culture and mass commercialization appeals to me."
- Matthew Sweet
(Related: People, Culture, Play, Popular)

"I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Religion, Christianity, Country, Nation, Nothing, Persecution, Popular)

"I'm sure if we had made an album that was more traditional would have been released immediately. When we actually play this music on stage and people become familiar with it, it will become more popular."
- Mick Taylor
(Related: Music, People, Play, Popular, Will)

"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
(Related: Music, People, Guitar, Meeting, Popular, Road)

"As I walk around, I have met 70-year-old women who live on the Upper West Side who love the show. And I met a couple in Kansas - a couple of truck drivers who drove around together - who loved it. It's popular all over the place and definitely in the gay community."
- Lee Tergesen
(Related: Love, Women, Community, Gay, Popular)

"I don't know one of my friends who is considered a conservative who has not had to go back and thoroughly think through everything. You do a lot of soul-searching - 'cause we are not going to win any popularity contests."
- Clarence Thomas
(Related: Soul, Conservative, Friends, Popularity)

"Teen pop will never die as long as there are teens and popular music. It just takes a different head."
- Justin Timberlake
(Related: Teen, Music, Popular, Will)

"Video games are so popular these days, getting the opportunity to star in one is something special. More people should do it."
- Carrot Top
(Related: People, Opportunity, Games, Popular)

"But, in fairness to them, too, the popular song per se is really a pretty shallow medium to perform in."
- Mel Torme
(Related: Popular, Pretty, Song)

"A President cannot always be popular."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Popular, President)

"I could never have imagined that firing 67 people on national television would actually make me more popular, especially with the younger generation."
- Donald Trump
(Related: People, Popular, Television)

"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
(Related: People, Popular, Pressure)

"The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Forbidden, Popular)

"Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette - the more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace."
- John Tyler
(Related: Thought, May, Popularity)

"Whiskey is by far the most popular of all remedies that won't cure a cold."
- Jerry Vale
(Related: Cure, Popular, Remedies)

"I'd like to be remembered as a premier singer of songs, not just a popular act of a given period."
- Luther Vandross
(Related: Act, Popular, Songs)

"What is in question is a kind of book reviewing which seems to be more and more popular: the loose putting down of opinions as though they were facts, and the treating of facts as though they were opinions."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: Facts, Opinions, Question)

"Today, you're either very big or you're playing stadiums or you're not playing anymore. You're either popular where everybody will go to a 20,000 seat arena to see you or they won't go to see you at all."
- Bobby Vinton
(Related: Popular, Today, Will)

"I would sell 2 million records, a million went to teenagers and a million went to the adults. So, when The Beatles became so popular, I lost a million to the teenagers, but I was still selling a million to the adults."
- Bobby Vinton
(Related: Selling, Popular, Teenagers)

"I know how easy it is for some minds to glide along with the current of popular opinion, where influence, respectability, and all those motives which tend to seduce the human heart are brought to bear."
- Benjamin F. Wade
(Related: Heart, Influence, Motives, Opinion, Popular, Respectability)

"I am not unaware how unpopular on this floor are the sentiments I am about to advocate."
- Benjamin F. Wade
"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
(Related: Love, Popular, Project)

"The foregoing considerations lead us to the very important conclusion, that matter is essentially force, and nothing but force; that matter, as popularly understood, does not exist, and is, in fact, philosophically inconceivable."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: Fact, Force, Nothing)

"Some of these pro-drug messages come from popular culture."
- John Walters
(Related: Culture, Popular)

"I've been able to do things that allow me to hold my head up and still be popular."
- Sam Waterston
(Related: Popular)

"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
(Related: Rights, Majority, Minority, Popular, Will)

"One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid."
- James D. Watson
(Related: Successful, Contrast, Mothers, Newspapers, Popular, Scientists)

"We do nods to Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible because they are popular with our fan base."
- Keenen Ivory Wayans
(Related: Angels, Mission, Popular)

"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
(Related: Popular, World)

"When it comes to the recording and writing, it's still mostly Mickey and I. But now there's this whole live entity that's a whole different thing, and it seems to be where we're gaining the most popularity."
- Gene Ween
(Related: Now, Popularity, Writing)

"There's no doubt about it, earmarks are not very popular. There are good earmarks and bad earmarks. The good earmarks are the ones I get for my district."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Doubt, Popular)

"There's no doubt about it that Mubarak has been indeed a partner with Israel, but there's also no doubt about something else. Conditions in Egypt were getting worse and worse, and it was almost just a matter of time before the popular uprising started."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Time, Doubt, Israel, Popular)

"Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate."
- Orson Welles
(Related: Politicians, Popularity, Senate)

"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
(Related: Beginning, End, Friends, Popular, School)

"There were loads of plays which were very popular before and after the war, where everybody wore a dinner jacket in the third act and it was in a house that you wished you'd owned with people that you wish you knew. It was life seen through a very privileged way."
- Timothy West
(Related: Life, War, People, Act, Popular)

"My clothes are very popular in Japan."
- Vivienne Westwood
(Related: Clothes, Popular)

"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
(Related: Information, Internet, Media, Popular, Talk)

"Everything popular is wrong."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Popular, Wrong)

"As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: War, Popular, Will)

"I appreciate the sentiment that I am a popular woman in computer gaming circles; but I prefer being thought of as a computer game designer rather than a woman computer game designer. I don't put myself into gender mode when designing a game."
- Roberta Williams
(Related: Thought, Being, Computer, Gender, Popular, Sentiment, Woman)

"Contrary to popular belief, Americans don't hate advertising."
- Roy H. Williams
(Related: Belief, Advertising, Americans, Hate, Popular)

"Generally young men are regarded as radicals. This is a popular misconception. The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Life, Men, College, Conservative, Past, Popular)

"Magic Realism is not new. The label's new, the specific Latin American form of it is new, its modern popularity is new, but it's been around as long as literature has been around."
- Terri Windling
(Related: American, Literature, Magic, Popularity, Realism)

"I didn't mind being unpopular at school, because everyone else was a heathen."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Being, Mind, School)

"You can't do anything if a person says no. In such a case, there's nothing you can do - unlike the popular cliche that pressure is exerted, or that maybe an unwilling source is done away with."
- Markus Wolf
(Related: Nothing, Popular, Pressure)

"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
(Related: Age, Family, Character, Opinion, Popular)

"I was unpopular at school just because I was an intellectual. I always answered all the questions off the top of my head but they nevertheless resented because of that."
- George Woodcock
(Related: Questions, School)

"The country experience was more of a departure. When you consider my education and my upbringing, you can see that was more of country rock outgrowth of my popular music aspirations."
- Tom Wopat
(Related: Education, Experience, Music, Aspirations, Country, Departure, Popular)

"The great thing about university is that they incline you to get up and do it, from the Classics to modern plays, to the humor that Monty Pythons made popular."
- Michael York
(Related: Humor, Popular, University)

"There's no difference in a lot of people's minds between good musicians and popular musicians."
- Dweezil Zappa
(Related: People, Difference, Musicians, Popular)