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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 ~


Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him.
~By Wilson Mizner ~


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.
~By Agatha Christie ~


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


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


Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependant upon popular opinion?
~By William Lloyd Garrison ~


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


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.
~By Hilary Rosen ~


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


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


But, in fairness to them, too, the popular song per se is really a pretty shallow medium to perform in.
~By Mel Torme ~


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 ~


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.
~By Bobby Vinton ~


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 ~


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


It's become very popular in contemporary films to have the twist ending.
~By Bill Paxton ~


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.
~By Margaret Chase Smith ~


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.
~By Skitch Henderson ~


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 ~


True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity.
~By Bo Bennett ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
~By James A. Garfield ~


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


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.
~By Bianca Jagger ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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.
~By Sydney Pollack ~


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 ~


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 ~


My clothes are very popular in Japan.
~By Vivienne Westwood ~


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


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.
~By Ismail Merchant ~


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 ~


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 ~


Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.
~By John Stuart Mill ~


Since the end of the Cold War, hegemonism has become increasingly unpopular.
~By Li Peng ~


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.
~By Thomas Babington ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Marion Berry ~


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


In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves. There is only acceptance for popular opinion.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


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 ~


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 ~


Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step - it is an old business procedure.
~By Fran Lebowitz ~


Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


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 ~


But I never had that commercial opportunity to be played on the radio, so how could I be popular?
~By Luther Allison ~


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.
~By Hedy Lamarr ~


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.
~By Marvin Hagler ~


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.
~By Cleveland Abbe ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Les Baxter ~


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 ~


Now, in music, it seems more like the popular crowd suppresses anyone who is different.
~By Liz Phair ~


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.
~By Alfredo Kraus ~


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 ~


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


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


Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


One of my proudest moments is I didn't sell my soul for the sake of popularity.
~By George W. Bush ~


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.
~By Gene Ween ~


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 ~


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.
~By Ben Affleck ~


Contrary to popular belief, Americans don't hate advertising.
~By Roy H. Williams ~


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 ~


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 ~


The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.
~By David Hume ~


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


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?
~By Stephen Sondheim ~


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.
~By Victor Garber ~


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


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.
~By Steig Larsson ~


Some of these pro-drug messages come from popular culture.
~By John Walters ~


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 ~


It's marvellous to be popular, but foolish to think it will last.
~By Dusty Springfield ~


It must kill George Bush that John McCain is the most popular and Beloved Republican in America.
~By Paul Begala ~


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.
~By Christopher Parker ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Mick Taylor ~


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.
~By John George Nicolay ~

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