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Popular struggles to bring about a freer and more just society have been resisted by violence and repression, and massive efforts to control opinion and attitudes. Over time, however, they have met with considerable success, even though there is a long way to go, and there is often regression.
I understand Twitter has become popular among politicians. This technology allows them to stay in perpetual contact with their constituents. The electorate now has instant information about what politicians have been up to.
P. J. O'Rourke
'Jolene' has been very popular all of these years, even overseas.
Raising the minimum wage is the right thing to do, but it's a popular thing to do as well.
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.
The fact that a book or publication is popular does not necessarily make it of value.
Ezra Taft Benson
'Dilbert' became popular during the downsizing of the '90s, and job security was a major theme of the strip.
O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
Audience members are only concerned about the story, the concept, the bells and whistles and the noise that a popular film starts to make even before it's popular. So audiences will not be drawn to the technology; they'll be drawn to the story. And I hope it always remains that way.
Anything popular is populist, and populist is rarely a good adjective.
People forget that Mozart wrote for commissions. There's a thing in psychology where they think if it's popular, it can't be serious.
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.
Without David Bowie, popular music as we know it pretty much wouldn't exist.
Dinner parties are still highly popular, and I believe they always will be.
Popular culture - above all rock 'n' roll, with its African-American R & B roots - did far more to radicalize us than did any feminist leader.
Contrary to popular belief, Americans don't hate advertising.
Roy H. Williams
The avocado is native to the Mexican state of Puebla, which helps explain why it's so popular in Mexican cooking.
I got hooked on espresso when I visited Italy at 18, but these days I prefer a 'flat white.' It's like a small latte with less milk - they're popular in Australia.
In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.
I grew up surrounded by tennis, so I was obviously more interested in it than football - particularly as it's the most popular sport.
If only Jesus' followers shared his personality. That one shift alone would correct so many of the ridiculous and horrifying things that pass for popular Christianity.
Resolutions are popular because everyone feels they could use a little improvement.
My skin is more beautiful than yours. I would be quite more popular in jail if I so chose.
The 'Shawshank Redemption' has nothing to do with China, but that hasn't kept social media censors from blocking the movie's title from searches on the country's most popular Twitter-like microblogging service, Weibo.
Contrary to popular belief. It's much wiser to take money from the poor than the rich.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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