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Popular Quotes

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Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Related topics: Inspirational Values

Everything popular is wrong.
- Oscar Wilde

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
- Anonymous

 

Love makes the world go 'round
- an old anonymous proverb,
made popular by the 1958 and 1961 songs

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.
- Shirley Jones

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

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We're more popular than Jesus now;
I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
- John Lennon

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.
- Albert Brooks

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

It's a character that I always found really likable.
I'm fond of Zorro because he was a popular figure who worked for the people.
- Antonio Banderas

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.
- Rose E. Bird

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.
- J. M. Roberts

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.
- James Madison

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

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.
- Marion Berry

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.
- Mick Taylor

We are living in a time when American popular music
is finally being recognized as one of our most successful exports.
The demand is huge.
- Billy Joel

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

I was still in school at the time and Cab was very
popular and everybody was doing Cab Calloway so I did.
- Billy Eckstine

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.
- Agatha Christie

I could never have imagined that firing 67 people on
national television would actually make me more popular,
especially with the younger generation.
- Donald Trump

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

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.
- Stephen Stills

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

I moved to New York from California when I was 11,
so initially I was seen as the California person for a while.
I didn't feel like I was popular, but I did feel confident.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

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.
- David Bromstad

What most people in our culture mean by being lovable
is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.
- Erich Fromm

Compassion is not a popular virtue.
- Karen Armstrong

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

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

I just did what I did and I still am.
It makes you unpopular, maybe for a lifetime,
but I'd rather do that than be popular and doubt what I am.
- Robert Barnes

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.
- Tom Wopat

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

It's not my job to be popular.
I'm goal-driven; my job is to get results.
- Paddy Ashdown

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

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

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.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Democracy may mean something more than a theoretically
absolute popular government,
but it assuredly cannot mean anything less.
- Herbert Croly

Jazz really does try to include everything.
It's always been popular music.
But the wonderful thing about jazz is its willingness to take chances.
- Madeleine Peyroux

When the movie was done, Number Five was crated up.
Eric took him over to Germany; displayed him over there
because Germans really liked this movie.
It was very popular with them.
- John Badham

The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when,
in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the
Popular Front Government of Republican Spain.
- Bill Alexander

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.
- Bruce Beresford

That knowledge which is popular is not scientific.
- Maria Mitchell

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.
- Christopher Lasch

I gave up my base in popular culture when I left the Tonight Show.
- Branford Marsalis

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

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

In a strange kind of way I know were really popular
and probably the biggest band in the country at the moment,
but at the same time there is this real cult thing going on.
- Dan Hawkins

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

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

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

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

There's a great difference between being popular and being an artist.
- Shirley Knight

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.
- Bruce Boxleitner

I don't see that there are any particular changes in popular music.
- Lester Bangs

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.
- Jimmy Wales

It doesn't matter who you are, how many awards you've won,
how popular you are, or how much critical acclaim you've had.
- David Guterson

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

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

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

We just kind of did our own thing and got made fun of by the popular kids.
It was kind of like a badge of honor to be an outcast.
- Mark Hoppus

The Smithsonian Institute is one of the most popular
agencies of government in the United States.
- Norm Dicks

Men may be popular without being ambitious,
but there is hardly an ambitious man who does not try to be popular.
- Lord North

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.
- Brian Mulroney

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

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.
- King Hussein I

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

When you put a tiny and despised minority up for a popular vote,
the minority usually loses.
- Andrew Sullivan

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

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


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