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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.
~By Gore Vidal ~


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.
~By Mickey Gilley ~


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.
~By David Attenborough ~


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.
~By Gary Coleman ~


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


Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publications.
~By Fran Lebowitz ~


Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice.
~By Gerry Adams ~


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.
~By Benjamin F. Wade ~


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?
~By Billy Joel ~


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.
~By Mike Fitzpatrick ~


In this era in which we live, the old-fashioned virtues grow increasingly unpopular.
~By B. Carroll Reece ~


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.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


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


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.
~By Eric Bogosian ~


I wasn't popular in the home office because I wasn't chicken. I'm just a risk taker. I have gut instincts.
~By Gary Gygax ~


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.
~By Kristen Bell ~


If you're holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.
~By J. K. Rowling ~


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


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.
~By Lauren Ambrose ~


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.
~By Ernest Hemingway ~


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.
~By Richard Roeper ~


There's no difference in a lot of people's minds between good musicians and popular musicians.
~By Dweezil Zappa ~


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.
~By Mick Taylor ~


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.
~By Bruce Beresford ~


We have to say what we believe... whether it's popular or not.
~By Howard Dean ~


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


A President cannot always be popular.
~By Harry S. Truman ~


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.
~By Tim Meadows ~


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.
~By Bruce Springsteen ~


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.
~By George Woodcock ~


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.
~By Tom Lantos ~


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.
~By Clarence Thomas ~


Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.
~By A. A. Milne ~


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.
~By Henry James Sumner Maine ~


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.
~By Amanda Seyfried ~


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.
~By Thom Gunn ~


We're delighted to be working with Apple to offer fans a new and innovative way to experience our wildly popular shows.
~By Robert Iger ~


As far as sustaining our popularity, I believe we can.
~By Vince McMahon ~


Until a few years ago, the topics in my Ph.D. were unfashionable, but they are very popular today.
~By Benoit Mandelbrot ~


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.
~By Jim Allchin ~


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.
~By Jerry Lawler ~


Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!
~By Matthew Arnold ~


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.
~By Carol Moseley Braun ~


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.
~By Tab Hunter ~


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.
~By Stephen Stills ~


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.
~By George G. Simpson ~


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.
~By Douglas Adams ~


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.
~By Edmund Burke ~


But I don't think the popularity of flying has diminished a bit.
~By Gerard Arpey ~


The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
~By Harold S. Geneen ~


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.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


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.
~By W. H. Auden ~


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.
~By Andy Richter ~


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.
~By John George Nicolay ~


The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.
~By Max Beerbohm ~


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.
~By Stanley Schmidt ~


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.
~By King Hussein I ~


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


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.
~By Doris Kearns Goodwin ~


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


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


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


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


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


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.
~By Stephen Breyer ~


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.
~By Howard Fineman ~


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.
~By Jackie Stewart ~


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.
~By Harry Stack Sullivan ~


Under popular culture's obsession with a naive inclusion, everything is O.K.
~By Stanley Crouch ~


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.
~By Wayne Coyne ~


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.
~By Bill Maher ~


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.
~By Sydney Pollack ~


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.
~By John Astin ~


Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet.
~By Dave Barry ~


The most popular labor-saving device is still money.
~By Phyllis George ~


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.
~By Stanley Crouch ~


I am not unaware how unpopular on this floor are the sentiments I am about to advocate.
~By Benjamin F. Wade ~


Mom and Pop were proud of my popularity, but from their point of view, show business was no way to make a living.
~By Ethel Merman ~


Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
~By Horace Greeley ~


Over a period of time, I think the popular will in Iran will prevail.
~By Frank Carlucci ~


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.
~By David Bromstad ~


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?
~By Ian McKellen ~


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


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.
~By Susan Estrich ~


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.
~By Anthony Weiner ~


I attend surprisingly few shows. The type of theater that is popular today just doesn't appeal to me.
~By Ethel Merman ~


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.
~By Nils-Axel Morner ~


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.
~By Orson Welles ~


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.
~By Robert Gibbs ~


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.
~By Alejo Carpentier ~


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


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


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.
~By Bobby Vinton ~


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.
~By Stephen Breyer ~


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.
~By John Tyler ~


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.
~By James E. Rogers ~


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.
~By Tony Shalhoub ~


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.
~By Alan Dean Foster ~


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


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.
~By Markus Wolf ~

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