Quotations on Popularity

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My popularity plunged three years ago and I didn't try to court publicity.
- Namie Amuro
(Keywords: Court, Popularity, Publicity, Years)

There are a lot of bands who claim to be punk and they only play the music, they have no clue what it's all about. It's a lifestyle. It's not about popularity and all that crap.
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Keywords: Music, Play, Popularity, Punk)

Some people really trip on success or popularity. My friends would talk to me about that, about tripping on all this stuff, but you know what I tripped on? I started buying property.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Success, People, Buying, Friends, Popularity, Property, Talk)

True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Kindness, Popularity, Stupidity)

Quite a few operas are still being commissioned around the world, although nothing apart from audience popularity can ensure more than a few performances.
- Bruce Beresford
(Keywords: Being, Nothing, Popularity, World)

When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: People, Leaders, Legislators, Popularity, Service, State, Will)

I hesitate to predict whether this theory is true. But if the general opinion of Mankind is optimistic then we're in for a period of extreme popularity for science fiction.
- David Eddings
(Keywords: Science, Extreme, Fiction, Mankind, Opinion, Popularity, Theory)

Gore will not win a popularity contest, he will not win a personality contest, but he can win an idealogical battle, and he can win a battle of experience.
- Susan Estrich
(Keywords: Experience, Battle, Personality, Popularity, Will)

The actor's popularity is evanescent; applauded today, forgotten tomorrow.
- Harrison Ford
(Keywords: Actor, Popularity, Today, Tomorrow)

I've never personally criticized anyone else's music, but I know that the public's real problem is not the music I make but the perception that I play simple music for money only and for the notoriety and to increase my popularity.
- Kenny G
(Keywords: Money, Music, Perception, Play, Popularity, Public)

I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality. But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest.
- Al Gore
(Keywords: Personality, Popularity, Presidency)

The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny.
- David Hume
(Keywords: Patriotism, Power, Popularity, Road, Tyranny)

I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity, if I have any-after all, most people are unhappy, don't you think?
- Philip Larkin
(Keywords: People, Popularity, Unhappiness, Writing)

Judging from what looks like the popularity of this classic wrestling show is that the people like what they have grown to know and love here in Memphis.
- Jerry Lawler
(Keywords: Love, People, Popularity, Wrestling)

Second, the President's popularity has not translated into increased support for the Republican party or for the policies and approaches on domestic policy championed by the President.
- Thomas E. Mann
(Keywords: Policy, Party, Popularity, President, Republican, Support)

The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof.
- Mary McCarthy
(Keywords: Movies, Negative, America, American, Europe, Popularity, Proof)

There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few.
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Keywords: Merit, Popularity, Song)

The popular tendency is to listen approvingly to the most extreme statements and claims of politicians and orators who seek popularity by declaring their own country right in everything and other countries wrong in everything.
- Elihu Root
(Keywords: Countries, Country, Extreme, Politicians, Popular, Popularity, Right, Wrong)

If you're holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.
- J. K. Rowling
(Keywords: Time, Popularity, Will)

Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no.
- George Savile
(Keywords: Men, Virtue, Crime, Popularity, Will)

If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking.
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Keywords: War, People, Cruelty, Popularity, Will)

When it comes to the recording and writing, it's still mostly Mickey and I. But now there's this whole live entity that's a whole different thing, and it seems to be where we're gaining the most popularity.
- Gene Ween
(Keywords: Now, Popularity, Writing)

Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate.
- Orson Welles
(Keywords: Politicians, Popularity, Senate)

Magic Realism is not new. The label's new, the specific Latin American form of it is new, its modern popularity is new, but it's been around as long as literature has been around.
- Terri Windling
(Keywords: American, Literature, Magic, Popularity, Realism)









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