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The good and bad are all tangled up together. American popular music is loved around the world because of its African rhythm. But that wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for slavery.
The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism.
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.
The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular.
I'm into old-time music; I'm not very interested in modern, popular music at all. And if I'm really into some particular old-time musician, some fiddler or banjo player, I'm always dying of curiosity to see what they look like. So there's some connection between visual images and music.
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.
James F. Cooper
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.
Men may be popular without being ambitious, but there is hardly an ambitious man who does not try to be popular.
NBA games are exciting to watch and have global appeal. They are very popular in China. I do watch NBA games on television when I have time.
Austerity is not part of the European treaties; democracy and the principle of popular sovereignty are.
I did work in a strip club, but I didn't strip. I danced, and I became very popular.
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.
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.
If you have a success you have it for the wrong reasons. If you become popular it is always because of the worst aspects of your work.
What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.
I first had the idea of writing a popular book about the universe in 1982. My intention was partly to earn money to pay my daughter's school fees.
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.
I had not expected 'A Brief History of Time' to be a best seller. It was my first popular book and aroused a great deal of interest. Initially, many people found it difficult to understand. I therefore decided to try to write a new version that would be easier to follow.
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.
Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.
A. A. Milne
Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope.
Arnold H. Glasow
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
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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