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Never underestimate the power of being popular in pop culture. You have to be able to do something. You can have a good seat at the restaurant, but you still have to pay for the meal. Fame is important, but to be rich is more important.
As popular culture becomes more presentist, we move away from entertainment as the vicarious experience of a narrative - as watching someone else's story - and much more toward enacting one's own story. Moving away from myths and toward fantasy role-playing games, away from movies and toward videogames.
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
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.
The Secret Service once watched for people who fit the popular profile of dangerousness: the lunatic, the loner, the threatener, the hater.
With superheroes and comics and fantasy and sci-fi being absolutely the popular currency in cinema, it's like people have said in endless magazines, it's the revenge of the geeks and all that. There's some truth in that.
Avoiding maturity is, for many men, not just a cute hobby, but a life's work - often handsomely rewarded in the infantile popular culture of the West.
Even though now I'm pretty popular in my country and tennis is the No. 1 sport, and I'm very flattered that the people recognise me and come up and give me compliments, I'm more a person who likes to have privacy and peace.
I've never had issues with popularity. I was always a popular guy... I've always had friends and loved ones and everything, so it wasn't like, 'Oh man, I gotta fill some void that was left by high school.' I had a great high-school experience.
Don't give in to all the cliques and popularity. It means nothing. I know super popular guys, and guess what? They're just normal people, too.
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.
Ibiza is a popular vacation place for a lot of the players in Spain. If you go in the summer, there are some of the world's most famous movie and music stars, so nobody cares about soccer players.
The 'low' quality of many American films, and of much American popular culture, induces many art lovers to support cultural protectionism. Few people wish to see the cultural diversity of the world disappear under a wave of American market dominance.
Men may be popular without being ambitious, but there is hardly an ambitious man who does not try to be popular.
Badminton is not popular in the U.S. because I think the mentality of badminton has to change.
A cult classic is one that has been fully embraced by an alternative audience, not the popular audience.
I did work in a strip club, but I didn't strip. I danced, and I became very popular.
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
George Bernard Shaw
Me and my dad are the biggest promoters of an estate tax in the US. It's not a popular position.
I don't think that my kind of journalism has ever been universally popular. It's lonely out here.
Hunter S. Thompson
My first popular book, 'A Brief History of Time,' aroused a great deal of interest, but many found it difficult to understand.
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.
You pay a certain penalty for going your own way. A lot of people think you're nuts, and you're not as popular with girls as you should be.
My working hypothesis is that stupidity in popular culture is a constant. Popular culture cannot get more stupid.
P. J. O'Rourke
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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