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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 ~


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.
~By Rose E. Bird ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Lee Tergesen ~


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.
~By Billy Joel ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Billy Bragg ~


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.
~By Frank Herbert ~


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 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 ~


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.
~By Ted Kotcheff ~


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.
~By Dee Hock ~


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


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 ~


To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
~By William Ralph Inge ~


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 ~


Popular music sucks so bad right now.
~By Kristin Hersh ~


Popular in our time, unpopular in his. So runs the stereotype of rejected genius.
~By Robert Hughes ~


It's easy to like the most popular films, but I have a great fondness for 'A Life Less Ordinary'.
~By Danny Boyle ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Maeve Binchy ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Enya ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Bob Edwards ~


Had Calhoun been advised by me, he would have been the most popular man in the United States.
~By Duff Green ~


But the myth of violent solutions as the ultimate solutions maintains itself in much of popular media.
~By Stanley Crouch ~


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.
~By Bill Dixon ~


Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?
~By Albert Einstein ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Charles Babbage ~


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


A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
~By Adlai Stevenson ~


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.
~By Josephus Daniels ~


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.
~By Walter Bagehot ~


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


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 ~


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


As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular, anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor.
~By Elizabeth Janeway ~


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 ~


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.
~By Kathleen Turner ~


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.
~By Maxfield Parrish ~


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.
~By Branford Marsalis ~


That knowledge which is popular is not scientific.
~By Maria Mitchell ~


All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
~By Adlai E. Stevenson ~


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 ~


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 ~


The presidency is more than a popularity contest.
~By Al Gore ~


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 ~


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.
~By Bruce Boxleitner ~


As the class struggle sharpens in the U.S. Marxism will come into its own as a great popular study.
~By C. L. R. James ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Compassion is not a popular virtue.
~By Karen Armstrong ~


A superstition which pretends to be scientific creates a much greater confusion of thought than one which contents itself with simple popular practices.
~By Johan Huizinga ~


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


Everything popular is wrong.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


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 ~


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.
~By Jimmy Wales ~


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 ~


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.
~By Rose E. Bird ~


Just as characteristic, perhaps, is the intellectual interdependence created through the development of the modern media of communication: post, telegraph, telephone, and popular press.
~By Christian Lous Lange ~


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.
~By Lesley Gore ~


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 ~


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.
~By Kurt Loder ~


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.
~By Chantal Kreviazuk ~


Ultimately the Emmys are a popularity contest.
~By William Devane ~


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.
~By Roberta Williams ~


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.
~By John Lennon ~


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.
~By Will Rogers ~


I'm interested in youth culture and popular culture.
~By Marc Newson ~


Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks.
~By Alistair Cooke ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 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.
~By Mickey Gilley ~


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.
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~


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 ~


Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no.
~By George Savile ~


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 ~


My children have become popular, and they show a tremendous love for the public. They're professionals.
~By Julio Iglesias ~


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.
~By Harold Ramis ~


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.
~By Ferdinand Lassalle ~


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.
~By Laura Ingraham ~


In America, the only truly popular art form is the movies. Most people consider painting a hobby and literature, schoolwork.
~By Brad Holland ~


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 ~

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