Quotations on Popular

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We have accepted the principle of democracy and we are committed to respect the popular verdict and the result of that national consultation.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: Democracy, Popular, Respect, Result)

My boyhood life in New York City has impressed me with the popular ignorance and also with the great need of something better than local lore and weather proverbs.
- Cleveland Abbe
(Keywords: Life, Ignorance, Popular, Weather)

The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
- Richard Adams
(Keywords: Science, Religion, Heart, Belief, Atoms, Lies, Novelty, Popular, Radical, Rejection, Stars)

I remember back when I was a kid there was a comic strip called Plastic Man. His body was elastic and he could make his extremities as long as he wanted. As a youngster I didn't fully appreciate. But I'm now thinking Plastic Man was probably pretty popular with the ladies.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Body, Ladies, Man, Now, Popular, Pretty, Thinking)

I have been a goof my whole life. I wasn't really the popular girl in school and didn't have any boyfriends in high school because I was a nerd. I was a geek.
- Malin Akerman
(Keywords: Life, Popular, School)

The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when, in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the Popular Front Government of Republican Spain.
- Bill Alexander
(Keywords: Government, Character, Fascism, Fight, Force, Popular, Republican, Spain)

Well, developers do want to touch a lot of customers. We have to make our platform very popular in order for them to do that. If we make their jobs easier, then they'll be more likely to stay on the Windows platform.
- Jim Allchin
(Keywords: Jobs, Order, Popular, Want, Windows)

Being an actress is similar to trying to fit in with the popular kids in high school. You're expected to drive the right car, wear the right clothes and say the right things.
- Lauren Ambrose
(Keywords: Car, Being, Clothes, Kids, Popular, Right, School, Trying)

Characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
- Aristophanes
(Keywords: Breeding, Popular, Voice)

Actually I am very glad that people can buy Armani - even if it's a fake. I like the fact that I'm so popular around the world.
- Giorgio Armani
(Keywords: People, Fact, Popular, World)

It's not my job to be popular. I'm goal-driven; my job is to get results.
- Paddy Ashdown
(Keywords: Goal, Job, Popular, Results)

None of the modes by which a magistrate is appointed, popular election, the accident of the lot, or the accident of birth, affords, as far as we can perceive, much security for his being wiser than any of his neighbours.
- Thomas Babington
(Keywords: Accident, Being, Popular, Security)

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.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: Exaggeration, Legends, Popular, Vices)

My introduction to track racing was through the background of cross country running, which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America as it is in England.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: America, Country, England, Popular, Racing, Running)

In a sense, a hit belongs to the person who made it popular, but if a tune is good enough to attain tremendous success, then it certainly deserves more than one version, one treatment, one approach.
- Les Baxter
(Keywords: Success, Popular, Sense, Treatment)

Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers.
- Les Baxter
(Keywords: Imagination, Challenge, Musicians, Popular, Song)

It must kill George Bush that John McCain is the most popular and Beloved Republican in America.
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: America, Popular, Republican)

The number of opera houses around the world and the high attendance rates show that opera an art form that is more popular than ever.
- Bruce Beresford
(Keywords: Art, Houses, Opera, Popular, World)

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. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage.
- Carl Bernstein
(Keywords: Truth, People, Americans, Being, Contempt, Culture, Information, Journalism, Popular, Reality, Today)

I was very pleased, obviously, to have outsold such great writers. But I'm not insane - I do realize that I am a popular writer who people buy to take on vacation.
- Maeve Binchy
(Keywords: People, Popular, Vacation, Writer, Writers)

And it's not only films, I'm pretty unaware of anything that's going on in popular culture right now.
- Brad Bird
(Keywords: Culture, Now, Popular, Pretty, Right)

I was definitely surprised when Talk Radio took off as a play. As a film it has become somewhere between a popular thing and a cult thing.
- Eric Bogosian
(Keywords: Film, Play, Popular, Talk)

Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech. Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection.
- Neal Boortz
(Keywords: Free speech, Needs, Popular, Protection)

Certainly, because the computer and computer language was still not as common as it is today. That's one of the reasons I believe Tron wasn't as popular back then as it is today.
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Keywords: Computer, Language, Popular, Today)

Both Brutus and Hamlet are highly intellectual by nature and reflective by habit. Both may even be called, in a popular sense, philosophic; Brutus may be called so in a stricter sense.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Keywords: Nature, Habit, May, Popular, Sense)

You can have many different selection systems, but the bottom line has to be a system that, once the judge takes office that judge will feel that he or she is to decide the case without reference to the popular thing or the popular will of the moment.
- Stephen Breyer
(Keywords: Office, Popular, Will)

Better still - your history has shown how powerful a moral catharsis expressed through popular resistance to injustice can sometimes be; I have in mind the grassroots opposition to the Vietnam War.
- Breyten Breytenbach
(Keywords: History, War, Injustice, Mind, Opposition, Popular, Vietnam)

Popular applause veers with the wind.
- John Bright
(Keywords: Applause, Popular, Wind)

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Error, Popular, Public, Welfare)

While he was president, it was popular to be a Nixon hater.
- Earl Butz
(Keywords: Nixon, Popular, President)

The popular song is America's greatest ambassador.
- Sammy Cahn
(Keywords: America, Popular, Song)

Over a period of time, I think the popular will in Iran will prevail.
- Frank Carlucci
(Keywords: Time, Popular, Will)

I gladly accepted the commission but was uncertain about what the end result would be. On the one hand, Cuban music was conquering the world; being heard everywhere, and our small island was already producing one of the popular musical genres of the 20th century.
- Alejo Carpentier
(Keywords: Music, Being, End, Popular, Result, World)

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.
- Whittaker Chambers
(Keywords: Communism, Crisis, Fact, Popular, Solution, World)

Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Life, Fiction, Journalism, Newspapers, Popular, World)

All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
- Noam Chomsky
(Keywords: People, Culture, Decisions, Popular, Pressure, Propaganda)

The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one. Many people go right through life in the grip of an idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years.
- Agatha Christie
(Keywords: Life, People, Idea, Popular, Right, Years)

I read Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Reader's Digest... I read some responsible journalism, and from that, I form my own opinions. I also happen to be intelligent, and I question everything.
- Gary Coleman
(Keywords: Science, Journalism, Opinions, Popular, Question)

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
(Keywords: Nature, Feeling, Man, Maxim, Morals, Popular, Theory)

O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
- William Cowper
(Keywords: Heart, Man, Popular, Proof)

Popular culture tells you that schools and parents don't know what's going on, the police are dogs, politicians are all liars and scum, and any crime that's not committed by the Mafia is done by the CIA.
- Stanley Crouch
(Keywords: Crime, Culture, Dogs, Parents, Police, Politicians, Popular, Schools)

So popular is the naval service the only embarrassment is that men volunteer so rapidly we have to work overtime to give them hardy, adequate housing and proper training.
- Josephus Daniels
(Keywords: Men, Work, Embarrassment, Popular, Service, Training)

My kids are now the most popular kids in their school.
- Chris Daughtry
(Keywords: Kids, Now, Popular, School)

Look, I'm not a perfect person. I have my warts. I sometimes say things that get me in trouble. I wear suits that are cheap. But I say what I think and I believe what I say, and I'm willing to say things that are not popular but ordinary people know are right.
- Howard Dean
(Keywords: People, Popular, Right, Trouble)

The Smithsonian Institute is one of the most popular agencies of government in the United States.
- Norm Dicks
(Keywords: Government, Popular, states, United)

I was still in school at the time and Cab was very popular and everybody was doing Cab Calloway so I did.
- Billy Eckstine
(Keywords: Time, Popular, School)

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.
- Bob Edwards
(Keywords: Judgment, Popular, Right)

I was the editor of the school newspaper and in drama club and choir, so I was not a popular girl in the traditional sense, but I think I was known for being relatively scathing.
- Tina Fey
(Keywords: Being, Drama, Popular, School, Sense)

Myspace alone has just over 80 million users and ranks as the sixth most popular English language website and the eighth most popular site in the world.
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Keywords: English, Language, Popular, World)

When I was in school, I was very involved with a lot of things. I was very very active. I couldn't say that I wasn't popular. I was a cheerleader when I was in junior high. I didn't make it in high school so I started a dance line.
- Faith Ford
(Keywords: Dance, Popular, School)

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