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If you write a lovely story about India, you're criticized for selling an exotic version of India. And if you write critically about India, you're seen as portraying it in a negative light - it also seems to be a popular way to present India, sort of mangoes and beggars.
Popular culture isn't a freeze-frame; it is images zapping by in rapid-fire succession, which is why collage is such an effective way of representing contemporary life. The blur between images creates a kind of motion in the mind.
Today, you're either very big or you're playing stadiums or you're not playing anymore. You're either popular where everybody will go to a 20,000 seat arena to see you or they won't go to see you at all.
The way popular music is categorized and formatted cuts down on everyone's options. And although people don't talk about it, there are a lot of issues of race determining musical categories of what's rock, R&B, or even folk. It ends up restricting creativity.
Under popular culture's obsession with a naive inclusion, everything is O.K.
I find pop art really offensive because it's taking a piece of popular culture and putting it somewhere where people can't see it.
For systems in which you already have a lot of hardware and software, change is difficult. That's why apps are so popular.
At the roots, people are still people. That's why Shakespeare is so popular no matter what the language.
When I grow older and less popular, there will come a time when I have to shoot films on low budgets.
It is popular to call it a crisis of the Western world. It is in fact a crisis of the whole world. Communism, which claims to be a solution of the crisis, is itself a symptom and an irritant of the crisis.
While short sellers probably will never be popular on Wall Street, they often are the ones wearing the white hats when it comes to looking for and identifying the bad guys!
Musical shows are really popular because there are lots of talented kids out there that can sing and dance.
It's marvellous to be popular, but foolish to think it will last.
I was never looking to be popular. The trade-off for me in seeking other people's opinions is the potential to help that you get in the media. And we don't always do that, but when we do, it's a beautiful thing.
Art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic.
You may not be aware of a recent survey that showed that if the First Amendment were put to a popular vote today, it would fail by a 60% to 40% vote.
James E. Rogers
I absolutely hated high school. As a freshman, I was 5 feet tall and weighed 95 pounds... When I got to high school, I had no social skills. Was I a nerd? More of a dork. Definitely not one of the popular kids.
I did not become president to be popular. To work, to lead, to protect and preserve our country, our people, that is why I became president.
There are many qualities that make a great leader. But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with them through popular and unpopular times, is the most important characteristic of a great leader.
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.
We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.
When I turned about 14, I developed a friendship with this guy whose mom was the secretary to Ernest Angley, the faith healer, who's very popular in the Midwest. He had a television show, and he was sort of like Liberace mixed with Jerry Falwell - very glitzy, very high-tech.
Popular music has always had its really horrendous stuff.
Rickie Lee Jones
Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependant upon popular opinion?
William Lloyd Garrison
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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