Quotes and Sayings about Popularity



"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)

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

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

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

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

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)

"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)