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In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.

Tags: City, Country  ✍ Author: George Ade

Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?

Tags: Books, Strange  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become.

Tags: Become, Forbidden  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Everything popular is wrong.

Tags: Wrong  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

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.

Tags: War, Wicked  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Badminton is not popular in the U.S. because I think the mentality of badminton has to change.

Tags: Change, Mentality  ✍ Author: Howard Bach

An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.

Tags: Great, Greater  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

I suppose because my work was so popular people didn't really look at it.

Tags: Suppose, Work  ✍ Author: David Bailey

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

Tags: Changes, Music  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.

Tags: General, Public  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

A cult classic is one that has been fully embraced by an alternative audience, not the popular audience.

Tags: Audience, Classic  ✍ Author: Bruce Campbell

Require... electoral votes to be allocated in proportion to the popular votes.

Tags: Electoral, Votes  ✍ Author: Robert A. Dahl

My kids are now the most popular kids in their school.

Tags: Kids, School  ✍ Author: Chris Daughtry

I remain, however, fairly optimistic for the future of period drama because it's just such a popular thing.

Tags: Drama, Future  ✍ Author: Andrew Davies

I think we're doing the right things for the right reasons. We're not doing it to sell products. We're not doing it to be popular. We're doing it because in our judgment these stories are important to do, and at this length and this much depth.

Tags: Judgment, Stories  ✍ Author: Bob Edwards

The business of being a popular entertainer in England is just too hard.

Tags: Business, Hard  ✍ Author: Andrew Eldritch

The 1960s was a period when writers in the West began to be aware of the extraordinary eloquence and popular attraction of the Russian poets such as Yevtushenko and Voznesensky - oppositional figures who could draw crowds. The Russian poets recited from memory as a matter of course.

Tags: Matter, Memory  ✍ Author: James Fenton

In rap, as in most popular lyrics, a very low standard is set for rhyme; but this was not always the case with popular music.

Tags: Music, Rap  ✍ Author: James Fenton

The art world is never going to be popular like the NFL, but more people are buying art and I think that's cushioning, to a great extent, our art-market cycles.

Tags: Art, Great  ✍ Author: Larry Gagosian

It's not good for comedy to be like, 'Thanks for liking me.' Being popular is poison.

Tags: Comedy, Good  ✍ Author: Zach Galifianakis

I've been amazed that it's so popular with people. But it's been fantastic. People are very excited when I walk into a place and they recognize me from the series.

Tags: Place, Walk  ✍ Author: Victor Garber

Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependant upon popular opinion?

Tags: Opinion, Wrong  ✍ Author: William Lloyd Garrison

Me and my dad are the biggest promoters of an estate tax in the US. It's not a popular position.

Tags: Dad, Tax  ✍ Author: Bill Gates

People are fed up with something when it becomes more and more popular.

Tags: Becomes, Fed  ✍ Author: Jean Paul Gaultier

Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope.

Tags: Expecting, Hope  ✍ Author: William E. Gladstone
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We're delighted to be working with Apple to offer fans a new and innovative way to experience our wildly popular shows.

Tags: Experience, Working  ✍ Author: Robert Iger

I was not the popular kid in school.

Tags: Kid, School  ✍ Author: Gabriel Iglesias

It really is, to see that this kind of music is still so popular.

Tags: Music  ✍ Author: Wanda Jackson

The Sandinista revolution was without any question a popular insurrection.

Tags: Question, Revolution  ✍ Author: Bianca Jagger

As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular, anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor.

Tags: Continue, Favor  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Janeway

The Tweets that I have written that are most popular are the ones that are the kind of universal girly concerns and observations.

Tags: Universal, Written  ✍ Author: Mindy Kaling

This whole fuss did not only damage Fischer's image, but that of the USA as well. The way the Americans treated one of their most popular citizens did not make a positive impression worldwide.

Tags: Positive, Whole  ✍ Author: Anatoly Karpov

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.

Tags: Great, Opinion  ✍ Author: Jack Kerouac

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

Tags: Bestseller, Jerry  ✍ Author: Tim LaHaye

Just as characteristic, perhaps, is the intellectual interdependence created through the development of the modern media of communication: post, telegraph, telephone, and popular press.

Tags: Media, Modern  ✍ Author: Christian Lous Lange

Crime stories are, as you know, one of the most popular forms of entertainment that exist. If you then try to have something to say... that I have, of course.

Tags: Crime, Try  ✍ Author: Steig Larsson

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.

Tags: Family, Growing  ✍ Author: Christopher Lasch

Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first - rock and roll or Christianity.

Tags: Jesus, Rock  ✍ Author: John Lennon

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

Tags: Jesus, Rock  ✍ Author: John Lennon

I was afraid I would get the Oscar for 'Irma La Douce' because it was popular. But I didn't want to because I didn't really think it was that good.

Tags: Afraid, Good  ✍ Author: Shirley MacLaine

Whatever is popular deserves attention.

Tags: Attention, Whatever  ✍ Author: James Mackintosh

Consciousness rap - a term that I don't think exactly exists but gets thrown around a lot - is not exactly popular.

Tags: Exists, Rap  ✍ Author: Macklemore

I really see low-fare carriers, quality low-fare carriers anyway, continuing to become more and more popular.

Tags: Become, Quality  ✍ Author: David Neeleman

Cell phones were more popular in Cambodia and Uganda because they didn't have phones. We had phones in this country, and we were very late to the table. They're going to adopt e-books much faster than we do.

Tags: Country, Late  ✍ Author: Nicholas Negroponte

Where I grew up, Bob Wills and his western swing was very popular. And western swing is not that far from jazz and blues.

Tags: Blues, Far  ✍ Author: Willie Nelson

I like independent films... European films. I do go and see popular films as well because my kids force me.

Tags: Force, Kids  ✍ Author: Frances O\'Grady

Well, I'm not that popular with the politicians, I have to say.

 ✍ Author: Jose Padilha

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.

Tags: Seen, While  ✍ Author: Gwyneth Paltrow

I don't know if I'm a heartthrob or if I want to be one! I heard that I get the most fan mail. It's very flattering, and lovely to be popular with the public.

Tags: Lovely, Public  ✍ Author: Christopher Parker

I wasn't the most popular kid in school.

Tags: Kid, School  ✍ Author: Daniel Radcliffe

I do not expect that homeopathy will ever be established as a legitimate form of treatment, but I do expect that it will continue to be popular.

Tags: Continue, Expect  ✍ Author: James Randi

Reality TV is sleazy, it is manipulative. It is as momentary as anything in popular culture.

Tags: Culture, Reality  ✍ Author: Morley Safer

The biopic also wasn't a form that I necessarily believed in, because you can never really get it right, you know? It's also a form that's very popular - the straight-ahead biopic.

Tags: Believed  ✍ Author: Gus Van Sant

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.

Tags: Marriage, Temptation  ✍ Author: George Bernard Shaw

A President cannot always be popular.

Tags: Cannot, President  ✍ Author: Harry S. Truman

I think that most of us would prefer to be popular than unpopular.

Tags: Prefer, Unpopular  ✍ Author: Desmond Tutu

I was always in the popular crowd, but I really had atrocious teeth. I was encouraged to 'do well in school, 'cause no one's going to marry you!'

Tags: Cause, School  ✍ Author: Gabrielle Union

I would sell 2 million records, a million went to teenagers and a million went to the adults. So, when The Beatles became so popular, I lost a million to the teenagers, but I was still selling a million to the adults.

Tags: Lost, Million  ✍ Author: Bobby Vinton

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

Tags: Culture, Messages  ✍ Author: John Walters

The great thing about university is that they incline you to get up and do it, from the Classics to modern plays, to the humor that Monty Pythons made popular.

Tags: Great, Humor  ✍ Author: Michael York

Our biggest challenge is to eliminate the popular perception that economists don't have anything useful to say.

Tags: Challenge, Perception  ✍ Author: Robin Zander

I guess I was popular in high school.

Tags: High, School  ✍ Author: Cecily von Ziegesar

We had an erector set, and I was an avid fan of Popular Mechanics and Popular Science magazines.

Tags: Fan, Science  ✍ Author: James Van Allen

Because the show is popular, people do recognize us on the streets.

Tags: Show, Streets  ✍ Author: Ted Allen

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

Tags: Played, Radio  ✍ Author: Luther Allison

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

Tags: Bad, Voice  ✍ Author: Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Compassion is not a popular virtue.

Tags: Compassion, Virtue  ✍ Author: Karen Armstrong

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

Tags: Job, Results  ✍ Author: Paddy Ashdown

At a certain point he was very popular, from THE RAVEN. He was never fully appreciated, never made the money, and you know he was looked upon with admiration by some people, but also as an oddball. But that was his point.

Tags: Money, Point  ✍ Author: John Astin

Birds are the most popular group in the animal kingdom. We feed them and tame them and think we know them. And yet they inhabit a world which is really rather mysterious.

Tags: Group, Rather  ✍ Author: David Attenborough

Parodies of commercials are by no means new and have been popular going back to black-and-white TV shows of the '50s.

Tags: Means, Shows  ✍ Author: Dan Aykroyd

The Booker Prize is a big, popular prize for big, popular books, and that's the way it should be.

Tags: Big, Books  ✍ Author: John Banville

Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough.

Tags: Activity, Enough  ✍ Author: Dave Barry

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

Tags: America, Republican  ✍ Author: Paul Begala

'The Divine Comedy' is very sophisticated but also very popular.

Tags: Comedy, Divine  ✍ Author: Roberto Benigni

I think one of the reasons I'm popular again is because I'm wearing a tie. You have to be different.

Tags: Again, Reasons  ✍ Author: Tony Bennett

The music of the most popular operas is so highly esteemed, it can stand endless revivals.

Tags: Music, Stand  ✍ Author: Bruce Beresford

And it's not only films, I'm pretty unaware of anything that's going on in popular culture right now.

Tags: Culture, Pretty  ✍ Author: Brad Bird

I don't use the twang bar anymore. It's become too popular.

Tags: Anymore, Become  ✍ Author: Ritchie Blackmore

I don't know why my shoes are so popular - I am always surprised and mystified by it.

Tags: Shoes, Why  ✍ Author: Manolo Blahnik

Popular applause veers with the wind.

Tags: Applause, Wind  ✍ Author: John Bright

The most popular rap artists aren't supposed to be rapping about being broke.

Tags: Artists, Rap  ✍ Author: Danny Brown

I don't care about the word 'pop'. The Beatles were pop; it's just what's popular.

Tags: Care, Word  ✍ Author: Jake Bugg

While he was president, it was popular to be a Nixon hater.

Tags: President, While  ✍ Author: Earl Butz

The imminent demise of the large record companies as gatekeepers of the world's popular music is a good thing, for the most part.

Tags: Good, Music  ✍ Author: David Byrne

Chess only appeals to quite a small minority. It does not have the cachet of a mainstream popular sport.

Tags: Quite, Small  ✍ Author: Magnus Carlsen

Over a period of time, I think the popular will in Iran will prevail.

Tags: Period, Time  ✍ Author: Frank Carlucci

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

Tags: Law, Opinion  ✍ Author: Carrie Chapman Catt

Musical shows are really popular because there are lots of talented kids out there that can sing and dance.

Tags: Dance, Kids  ✍ Author: Justin Chambers

True popular ballads are the spontaneous products of nature.

Tags: Nature, True  ✍ Author: Francis James Child

In fact, Tibet is one of the most popular European tourist attraction of asia.

Tags: Attraction, Fact  ✍ Author: Alex Chiu

I think the changeup has become more popular recently by pitchers like Pedro Martinez and the success he had with it.

Tags: Become, Success  ✍ Author: David Cone

Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks.

Tags: Hollywood, Since  ✍ Author: Alistair Cooke

What's right isn't always popular. What's popular isn't always right.

 ✍ Author: Howard Cosell

I've had some movies that have been ridiculed, but that's OK with me. I don't feel that really defines me. Should I change who I am to be popular?

Tags: Change, Movies  ✍ Author: Kevin Costner

But the myth of violent solutions as the ultimate solutions maintains itself in much of popular media.

Tags: Media, Ultimate  ✍ Author: Stanley Crouch

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

Tags: Culture, Obsession  ✍ Author: Stanley Crouch

Spellings are made by people. Dictionaries - eventually - reflect popular choices.

Tags: Choices, Eventually  ✍ Author: Billy Crystal

Being popular with an audience is a very rickety ladder to be on.

Tags: Audience, Ladder  ✍ Author: Louis C. K.

We have to say what we believe... whether it's popular or not.

Tags: Whether  ✍ Author: Howard Dean