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Everything popular is wrong.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


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 ~


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 ~


I didn't mind being unpopular at school, because everyone else was a heathen.
~By Jeanette Winterson ~


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.
~By Sharon Stone ~


I think popular music in this country is one of the few things in the twentieth century that have made giant strides in reverse.
~By Bing Crosby ~


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.
~By Winston Churchill ~


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.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


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.
~By Louis Leakey ~


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.
~By Tom Wopat ~


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.
~By David Herbert Donald ~


Resolutions are popular because everyone feels they could use a little improvement.
~By Marilu Henner ~


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


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


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.
~By Ernest Mandel ~


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


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


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.
~By Thomas Frank ~


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."
~By James Coburn ~


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 ~


The car is a character in the piece - I've never liked the car, I submitted to it's objectionable popularity.
~By Paul M. Glaser ~


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 ~


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


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.
~By Adrian Edmondson ~


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.
~By Keith Richards ~


The Korean war has always been an unpopular war among the American people.
~By Paul Robeson ~


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 ~


Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough.
~By Dave Barry ~


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


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


O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
~By William Cowper ~


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.
~By Neil Patrick Harris ~


The Pentagon still has not given a name to the Iraqi war. Somehow 'Operation Re-elect Bush' doesn't seem to be popular.
~By Jay Leno ~


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.
~By Anatoly Karpov ~


Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials, or none at all.
~By Gerald W. Johnson ~


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?
~By Kevin Costner ~


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.
~By Fred Davis ~


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.
~By Logan Pearsall Smith ~


There are others who aim at popularity under the disguise of patriotism.
~By Jonathan Mayhew ~


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


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.
~By Howard Dean ~


American films are terribly popular all over the world and American movie stars are terribly important. I don't know why.
~By Vincente Minnelli ~


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.
~By Albert Brooks ~


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 ~


I think it's as popular as it ever has been and it continues to grow as it does all around the world.
~By Karrie Webb ~


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.
~By Noam Chomsky ~


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.
~By James Madison ~


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.
~By Billie Joe Armstrong ~


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


Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers.
~By Les Baxter ~


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.
~By Brendan Fraser ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


So I'm not very popular here with those inside the system, as you might guess. I never wanted to be.
~By Waylon Jennings ~


I really see low-fare carriers, quality low-fare carriers anyway, continuing to become more and more popular.
~By David Neeleman ~


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.
~By Garry Kasparov ~


For the most part, I don't care about what everyone else is doing, or what is popular.
~By Namie Amuro ~


I am already so popular that anyone who vilifies me becomes more popular than I am.
~By Karl Kraus ~


The Thin Man was a good break, because it was highly popular. I played a gigolo in it.
~By Cesar Romero ~


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.
~By Shane West ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Conan O'Brien ~


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 ~


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.
~By Lamar Alexander ~


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.
~By Shirley Jones ~


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.
~By Brian Mulroney ~


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.
~By Michael Stipe ~


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.
~By Natan Sharansky ~


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 ~


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.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


Extraordinary measures were required and I realize that not all of these steps were popular.
~By Tom McCall ~


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 ~


But as far as being popular, yeah, I think Dave Barry is really funny.
~By Jonathan Franzen ~


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.
~By Shawn Colvin ~


I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality. But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest.
~By Al Gore ~


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 ~


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.
~By J. M. Roberts ~


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.
~By James F. Cooper ~


I have been unable to live an uncommitted or suspended life. I have not hesitated to declare my affiliation with an extremely unpopular cause.
~By Edward Said ~


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 ~


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.
~By Adolf Hitler ~


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.
~By Tony Snow ~


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.
~By Paul M. Glaser ~


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.
~By Terry McMillan ~


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.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


So easy to fall into a rut, isn't it? Why should ruts be so comfortable and so unpopular?
~By Ruth Gordon ~


Jerry and I hoped that it would be a popular bestseller.
~By Tim LaHaye ~


The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof.
~By Mary McCarthy ~


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


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.
~By Andrew Coyle Bradley ~


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 ~


Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember.
~By Oliver Herford ~


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


The thriller is the most popular literary genre of the 20th century.
~By Ken Follett ~

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