Best Quotes About Pop

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. -H. L. Mencken

Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publications. -Fran Lebowitz

If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual. -Frank Herbert

What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish. -W. H. Auden

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

The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere. What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock. -Sam Ervin

The most popular labor-saving device is still money. -Phyllis George

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

Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up everytime. -Alfred Hitchcock

USA Today has come out with a new survey – apparently, three out of every four people make up 75% of the population. -David Letterman

Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who's going to build. -Larry Ellison

If there are signs that Americans bow to the gods of advertising, there are equally indications that people find the gods ridiculous. It is part of the popular culture that advertisements are silly. -Michael Schudson

Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. -G. M. Trevelyan

Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependant upon popular opinion? -William Lloyd Garrison

I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets. -Hamlin Garland

Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't! -George Bernard Shaw

We all worry about the population explosion, but we don't worry about it at the right time. -Art Hoppe

And left the flushed print in a poppy there. -Francis Thompson

Everything popular is wrong. -Oscar Wilde

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

It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime. -Queen Elizabeth II

I hope that by going to visit the pope I have enabled everybody to see that the words Catholic and Protestant, as ordinarily used, are completely out of date. They are almost always used now purely for propaganda purposes. That is why so much trouble is caused by them. -Geoffrey Fisher

What is in question is a kind of book reviewing which seems to be more and more popular: the loose putting down of opinions as though they were facts, and the treating of facts as though they were opinions. -Gore Vidal

I am an unpopular electric eel in a pool of catfish. -Edith Sitwell

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. -Ernest Hemingway

Popular in our time, unpopular in his. So runs the stereotype of rejected genius. -Robert Hughes

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

I was a Navy officer writing about Navy problems and I simply stole this lovely Army nurse and popped her into a Navy uniform, where she has done very well for herself. -James A. Michener

A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down. If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book nothing can help him. -Edna St. Vincent Millay

The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity. -Max Beerbohm

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

The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism. -Robert Frost

Of course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets, the more interesting it is. The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the show. -David Gerrold

Do not compute the totality of your poultry population until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed. -William Jennings Bryan

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something. -Wilson Mizner

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions. -Adlai Stevenson I

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. -Will Rogers

It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too. -Douglas Adams

The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force. -Adolf Hitler

I'd call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse. -Woody Allen

Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope. -Arnold H. Glasow

One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid. -James D. Watson

It's marvellous to be popular, but foolish to think it will last. -Dusty Springfield

I've got cousins galore. Mexicans just spread all their seeds. And the women just pop them out. -Jessica Alba

I'd love to be a pop idol. Of course, my groupies are now between 40 and 50. -Kevin Bacon

Certain people want to see me solely as a pop act, but there are many different sides to Christina Aguilera besides the pop girl. -Christina Aguilera

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex? -Art Hoppe

I'm not a pop star. -Emma Bunton

Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations. -Kofi Annan

Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember. -Oliver Herford

I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality. But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest. -Al Gore

When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it's because he's so human; and that is the secret of his popularity. -Walt Disney

Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner. -Walt Disney

Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo – obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other. -Angela Davis

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

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

A Republic without parties is a complete anomaly. The histories of all popular governments show absurd is the idea of their attempting to exist without parties. -Franklin Pierce

I'd kiss a frog even if there was no promise of a Prince Charming popping out of it. I love frogs. -Cameron Diaz

Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet. -Dave Barry

Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. -Robert A. Heinlein

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

Avoid popularity if you would have peace. -Abraham Lincoln

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. -Oscar Wilde

I am astonished each time I come to the U.S. by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population, which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world. It's quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen outside the frontiers of the U.S. -Eduardo Galeano

Religion is not a popular error; it is a great instinctive truth, sensed by the people, expressed by the people. -Ernest Renan

I'm sickened by all religions. Religion has divided people. I don't think there's any difference between the pope wearing a large hat and parading around with a smoking purse and an African painting his face white and praying to a rock. -Howard Stern

The presidency is more than a popularity contest. -Al Gore

Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated. -Alphonse de Lamartine

We are entering a new phase in human history – one in which fewer and fewer workers will be needed to produce the goods and services for the global population. -Jeremy Rifkin

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

A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one. -Aristotle

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

What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism. -Desiderius Erasmus

The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps. -Havelock Ellis

To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy. -William Inge

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

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

We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part. -Allan Bloom

Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; riches take wings; the only earthly certainty is oblivion. -Horace Greeley

We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children. -Germaine Greer

The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man's right to his body, or woman's right to her soul. -Emma Goldman

I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self. -Martin Luther

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. -John Lennon

What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal. -Erich Fromm

None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population, or all the ways in which that population can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events. -Vaclav Havel

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs. -Aldous Huxley

Elections are held to delude the populace into believing that they are participating in government. -Gerald F. Lieberman

Contrary to popular opinion, the hustle is not a new dance step – it is an old business procedure. -Fran Lebowitz

The possibility of divorce renders both marriage partners stricter in their observance of the duties they owe to each other. Divorces help to improve morals and to increase the population. -Denis Diderot

I wouldn't take the Pope too seriously. He's a Pole first, a pope second, and maybe a Christian third. -Muriel Spark

AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them. -Susan Sontag

O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms? -William Cowper

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization. -Winston Churchill

Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit. -William Penn

Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments. -Channing Pollock

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

The worst disease which can afflict business executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism. -Harold S. Geneen

Hearing nuns' confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn. -Fulton J. Sheen

I wouldn't say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity. -Bette Midler

A President cannot always be popular. -Harry S Truman

The Pentagon still has not given a name to the Iraqi war. Somehow 'Operation Re-elect Bush' doesn't seem to be popular. -Jay Leno

Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties! -Matthew Arnold

That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe. -John Berger

We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place. -Gunter Grass

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

It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future, none at all. It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true. -Gertrude Stein

My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy… but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it. -William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

That is what leadership is all about: staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people, not simply following the popular opinion of the moment. -Doris Kearns Goodwin

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

Black people dominate sports in the United States. 20% of the population and 90% of the final four. -Chris Rock

True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity. -Bo Bennett

In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves. There is only acceptance for popular opinion. -Bryant H. McGill

Many Americans are unaware that we still have a large population of working families, elderly, and children who rely on emergency food pantries, shelters, and other resources to meet their nutritional needs. -Blanche Lincoln

When you're bringing in a fairly unknown candidate challenging a sitting president, the population needs a lot more information than reduced coverage provides. -Walter Cronkite

The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny. -David Hume

Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those nations convinced that only victory and conquest could improve their material well-being. -Ludwig von Mises

I think if you look at people, whether in business or government, who haven't had any moral compass, who've just changed to say whatever they thought the popular thing was, in the end they're losers. -Michael Bloomberg

The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically gaurantee hit records. -Richard Branson

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. -Rudy Giuliani

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

I'm not big on Champagne, but I'd take along a bottle of Cristal to pop for when the boat comes to the rescue. -Sam Neill

I think you kind of hope for people to gush over movies, but I think the opposite way is great sometimes, too. I'd rather have a movie that you're angry about and that you're talking about the next day, than something you forget about when the popcorn goes into the trash. -Gabriel Mann

I really wanted the MTV Award the most, It was a golden popcorn container and it looks really neat. -Kirsten Dunst

Out of 30 years of Second City I was probably the third African-American with the main stage cast. I was surprised when I first heard that. I think part of the reason that improvisation has never been popular with African-Americans is that it isn't popular in the inner cities. -Tim Meadows

I, of course, wanted to play real jazz. When we played pop tunes, and naturally we had to, I wanted those pops to kick! Not loud and fast, understand, but smoothly and with a definite punch. -Count Basie

We plan to eliminate the state of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state. We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion. We Palestinians will take over everything, including all of Jerusalem. -Yasser Arafat

Our great history has been that people came to Michigan because you didn't have to have a college degree to get a good-paying job. Consequently, we have got a larger number of our population that right now are facing outsourcing, et cetera, without higher or advanced degrees. -Jennifer Granholm

So she went into the garden to cut a cabbage-leaf, to make an apple-pie; and at the same time a great she-bear, coming up the street, pops its head into the shop. 'What! no soap?' So he died, and she very imprudently married the barber. -Samuel Foote

He knows the tax code as thoroughly as the pope knows the Lord's Prayer. -William Proxmire

Males do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheeps and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white. -Alfred Kinsey

I have no aspirations of world domination through the pop charts. None at all. -Anne Hathaway

A lot of pop people out there are cool, but they overdo it. -Norah Jones

I found in one of the tombs an inscription saying, 'If you touch my tomb, you will be eaten by a crocodile and hippopotamus.' It doesn't mean the hippo will eat you, it means the person really wanted his tomb to be protected. -Zahi Hawass

When a popular phenomenon reaches the cover of 'Time', it is already out of fashion. -Richard Holloway

I loved the house the way you would any new house, because it is populated by your future, the family of children who will fill it with noise or chaos and satisfying busy pleasures. -Jane Smiley

Bullfights are hugely popular because you can sit comfortably with a hot dog and possibly watch a man die. It won't be me, but I can sit comfortably and watch it. -Albert Brooks

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

Ours is not a poor country and even though we are now a poor people, there should be no room for the despondency that has settled on large sections of the population. -John Agyekum Kufuor

Extremists and populist movements are exploiting people's fear of those who are not like us. We can see the consequences in the form of terrorism and racially motivated violence. -Kjell Magne Bondevik

We can survive as a population only if we conserve, develop sustainably, and protect the world's resources. -Silvia Cartwright

A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. -Adlai Stevenson II

Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity. -Chris Van Allsburg

I still play jazz, and I've always got that trumpet very handy, but I'm coming to feel the classical venues are where my main focus is, in the realm of symphonic pops. -Doc Severinsen

My skin is more beautiful than yours. I would be quite more popular in jail if I so chose. -Gene Simmons

A lot of pop music is about stealing pocket money from children. -Ian Anderson

Compassion is not a popular virtue. -Karen Armstrong

I think everyone is very surprised at how 'Matrix' has become the pop culture phenomenon that it is. -Laurence Fishburne

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

I listen to a mixture of old jazz, contemporary, pop, some world beat stuff and various odds and ends. -Walter Becker

My primary influences were the best jazz players from the 50's and 60's and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians. -Walter Becker

The name of my condition is Cartilage Hair Syndrome Hypoplasia, but you can just call me Billy. -Billy Barty

I always value my large kitchen because it was better to do everything there, you wash up, you do everything, rather than messing up another room and I pop my typewriter just next to it. So I still write now but I was doing more writing when the children were younger. -Buchi Emecheta

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

Taking in and blowing out smoke? And now you see girls smoking cigars. It got to be such a fad. Girls on the covers of magazines, smoking cigars. Give me a break. I didn't want to be a part of that. I don't like 'popular.' -James Coburn

The end of the animal trade would leave more time to trap or beat to death pop star wannabes. -Simon Cowell

The kids out there want something they can relate to, something that's real; most of that whiny stuff isn't real. The cheesy pop songs just bore me to death. -Jonathan Davis

I am clearly more popular than Reagan. I am in my third term. Where's Reagan? Gone after two! Defeated by George Bush and Michael Dukakis no less. -Marion Barry

I have been unable to live an uncommitted or suspended life. I have not hesitated to declare my affiliation with an extremely unpopular cause. -Edward Said

It's human nature to keep doing something as long as it's pleasurable and you can succeed at it – which is why the world population continues to double every 40 years. -Peter Lynch

If anyone asks you what kind of music you play, tell him 'pop.' Don't tell him 'rock'n'roll' or they won't even let you in the hotel. -Buddy Holly

The populace is like the sea motionless in itself, but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze. -Livy

I'd like to be remembered as a premier singer of songs, not just a popular act of a given period. -Luther Vandross

Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular. -Maximilien Robespierre

In the final analysis, the whole cause of world revolution hinges on the revolutionary struggles of the Asian, African and Latin American people who make up the overwhelming majority of the world's population. -Lin Biao

Whatever is popular deserves attention. -James Mackintosh

My patient population has a low recidivism rate, but if they haven't made up their minds that it is permanent, then of course, they will fail. -Robert Atkins

Rock musicians, and a vast array of popular-music musicians, due to their wealth, acquired through the mass of their notoriety, are able to be listened to and heard and thus are able to effect change on an international level. -Bill Dixon

It's become very popular in contemporary films to have the twist ending. -Bill Paxton

I'm trying to trick people into thinking about the unthinkable by using pop culture images. -John Shirley

One in four children being victimized? That's about seven children in every classroom. That's a significant proportion of the population. -Wendy Craig

I've always thought that underpopulated countries in Africa are vastly underpolluted. -Lawrence Summers

I felt a responsibility to present a viable alternative to the popular electric sound. -Ron Carter

If the tenth of the population that is gay became visible tomorrow, the panic of the majority of people would inspire repressive legislation of a sort that would shock even the pessimists among us. -Jane Rule

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

Men may be popular without being ambitious, but there is hardly an ambitious man who does not try to be popular. -Lord North

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

Our centers spread the floor, shoot the three and block shots. We can play pick and pop. -Steve Nash

Basketball isn't as popular in Canada as it is in the US. Hockey is by far the most popular sport in Canada. -Steve Nash

I would have been a much more popular Wolrd Champion if I had always said what people wanted to hear. I might have been dead, but definitely more popular. -Jackie Stewart

If I don't work, I'll be sitting on the couch watching TV, eating popcorn and getting like a cow. -Celia Cruz

An awful lot of gay pop stars pretend to be straight. I'm going to start a movement of straight pop stars pretending to be gay. -Robbie Williams

My role isn't to be politically smart. My role is to do what's right under the constitution. And if that's politically unpopular, so be it. -Rose Bird

The judiciary must not take on the coloration of whatever may be popular at the moment. We are guardian of rights, and we have to tell people things they often do not like to hear. -Rose Bird

Songs like Reach and S Club Party are pop classics. I'm really proud that I had a part in them. -Rachel Stevens

We have a large underclass in Britain, and a fairly low standard of education. Our best universities are extremely good, but a very significant proportion of the British population that comes out of compulsory schooling with very low standards of education. -Nigel Short

I will never work merely to make a reputation for myself, to be popular for appearances rather than for what I am. My task is to lead my country through service. -Hussein of Jordan

The increase in the world's population represents our victory against death. -Julian Lincoln Simon

In America, the only truly popular art form is the movies. Most people consider painting a hobby and literature, schoolwork. -Brad Holland

Postmodernists believe that truth is myth, and myth, truth. This equation has its roots in pop psychology. The same people also believe that emotions are a form of reality. There used to be another name for this state of mind. It used to be called psychosis. -Brad Holland

My personal political convictions are rooted in the populist political traditions of western Canada. -Preston Manning

Since the end of the Second World War, our population has more than doubled to 27 million people. -Kim Campbell

I honestly have no strategy whatsoever. I'm waiting for that script to pop through the letterbox and completely surprise me. -Ben Kingsley

Sometimes I only hope to make a good popcorn movie. -Lou Diamond Phillips

A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic. -E. O. Wilson

I'm not doing this to be a pop star. I've had plenty of money and attention. I'm doing it for credibility. -Lisa Marie Presley

If I do hit that rope and do a hop, skip and a jump and get up as high as I can, I'm just going to hold my breath, because I know i'm going to hear all kinds of scar tissue popping. -Hulk Hogan

No pope ever condemned slavery. -Joseph McCabe

It is commercial pop that the majority of people understand. A working man's daughter would not understand blues. -Barry Gibb

The only thing that exists to me is commercial pop music. -Barry Gibb

Schools that are to cater for the whole population must offer courses that are as rich and varied as are the needs and abilities of the children who enter them. -Peter Fraser

Because homecoming came first, and there was the homecoming court. The five guys on homecoming court were disqualified from being in the prom court. So being prom king was being sixth most popular. -Andy Richter

Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand square miles, upon which is spread unequally a population of one hundred and eighty millions of souls. -Jules Verne

Love. It isn't very popular in technical circles to say a lot of mushy stuff about love, but frankly it's a very very important part of what holds our project together. -Jimmy Wales

Freedom of expression – in particular, freedom of the press – guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy. -Corazon Aquino

The destruction of our environment and resources cannot be stemmed unless the growth of the world's population is stemmed and ultimately reduced. -Henry W. Kendall

If we do not voluntarily bring population growth under control in the next one or two decades, the nature will do it for us in the most brutal way, whether we like it or not. -Henry W. Kendall

Music is for people. The word 'pop' is simply short for popular. It means that people like it. I'm just a normal jerk who happens to make music. As long as my brain and fingers work, I'm cool. -Eddie Van Halen

I don't want to be 35 years old and still popping out songs in miniskirts and la-la-la. -Holly Valance

Extraordinary measures were required and I realize that not all of these steps were popular. -Tom McCall

In the early days I had a very black-and-white view of everything. I think that's kind of natural for anyone who's just embraced Islam – or any religion – as a convert. It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I'd been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood. -Cat Stevens

It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I'd been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood. -Cat Stevens

Infectious diseases introduced with Europeans, like smallpox and measles, spread from one Indian tribe to another, far in advance of Europeans themselves, and killed an estimated 95% of the New World's Indian population. -Jared Diamond

There is a great deal of work that can be done between the SDLP representing the Nationalist population and the Unionist Parties, and I believe we should set down to do that. -Dick Spring

Jazz really does try to include everything. It's always been popular music. But the wonderful thing about jazz is its willingness to take chances. -Madeleine Peyroux

The biggest obstacle was mixing abortion with overpopulation. These are two things that have nothing to do with each other. -Jacques Yves Cousteau

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 Fenimore Cooper

In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion that has carried all before it, and given a family character, as it were, to the century. -Mary Wollstonecraft

I've never intended to be controversial, but it's very easy to be controversial in pop music because nobody ever is. -Morrissey

Kids just don't read any more. They spend much more time with video games. It's just hard to get kids to read anything. Book sales have dropped dramatically, too. I think 90% of the books are bought only by 5% of the US population. -Stan Sakai

How gently rock yon poplars high Against the reach of primrose sky With heaven's pale candles stored. -Jean Ingelow

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

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow: In Flanders fields. -John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard among the guns below. -John McCrae

The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries, on the misery of populations of the South. -Omar Bongo

There are thousands of Ten Commandments plaques or monuments all over the country, and lawsuits to remove them have popped up in more than a dozen states. -Phyllis Schlafly

The system that had grown up in most states is that wealthy districts with an affluent population can afford to spend a lot more on their public school systems than the poorer districts. -William Weld

I would love to do top of pops as a grandma. -Tina Charles

Require… electoral votes to be allocated in proportion to the popular votes. -Robert A. Dahl

It is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular is easy… but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it. -William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

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

The strongest initiative that government can take to ensure Australia is prepared for population ageing, is to maintain a strong economy, and a secure nation. -Julie Bishop

When the Australian Government looked at how to meet the challenges, and the opportunities, presented by our ageing population, it saw that an all-encompassing approach was a prerequisite. -Julie Bishop

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

Imperialism was genuinely popular among Athenians who would expect to share in its profits, even if only indirectly and collectively, and not to have to bear its burdens. -J. M. Roberts

Free speech is meant to protect unpopular speech. Popular speech, by definition, needs no protection. -Neal Boortz

The fact that New York continues in the face of all of the chaos, of the crime, of the madness, you just think that it would just pop and vanish, just explode. -Spalding Gray

The time is coming when the pressure of population on the means of subsistence will be felt here as it is now felt in Europe and Asia. Then will the world enter upon a new stage of its history – the final competition of races, for which the Anglo-Saxon is being schooled. -Josiah Strong

I appreciate the sentiment that I am a popular woman in computer gaming circles; but I prefer being thought of as a computer game designer rather than a woman computer game designer. I don't put myself into gender mode when designing a game. -Roberta Williams

These days, of course, the focus of talk about popular liberation through products is mostly associated with the Internet. I've been collecting computer ads and ads dealing with Internet industries. -Thomas Frank

The concept that an artist would be revered by popular culture is an immediate dismissal of his relevance as an artist. -Thomas Kinkade

If you can get a teen leader in each sector of a student population, you can pull people in. Everybody wants to get involved, but most are too afraid. When they see a person they think is cool leading it, they're first to join. -Andrew Shue

You can only get really unpopular decisions through if the electorate is convinced of the value of the environment. That's what natural history programmes should be for. -David Attenborough

It's a wonderful thing to see a segment of our population that is open and eager to learn more about Chinese culture. It has filtered into the mainstream. You see credit-card ads on TV with white couples and Chinese babies. -Iris Chang

The passion of the Italian or the Italian-American population is endless for food and lore and everything about it. -Mario Batali

I can analyse the trajectory of my popularity and find out why the peak was a peak and the valley was a valley – grapple with it that way – but I prefer not to analyse it that much. -Corey Hart

Had Calhoun been advised by me, he would have been the most popular man in the United States. -Duff Green

Goodness means the highest degree of popularity. -Heinrich Mann

I progressed through so many different styles of music through my teen years, both as a player and a vocalist, particularly the jazz and pop of the early 20th Century. -Jeff Healey

These were all middle-class kids from literary backgrounds, joining this sort of train going by, this pop train, jumping on. Whereas the rest of the rock scene, you'll find that there's mostly working-class people. -Kevin Ayers

The music we made then was so amateurish, compared to the rest of mainstream pop or rock and roll. But what differentiated us from what everybody else was doing in the business was the fact that you could tell that these people came from different reference areas. -Kevin Ayers

I always loved Sam Cooke, because he seemed very versatile. He sang gospel, soul, blues, pop music. -Aaron Neville

We lived, ate, and breathed pop songs. -Barry Mann

Governors of both political parties face a stark choice between unpopular tax increases and drastic cuts in Medicaid, education, public safety and other essential services. -Bill Delahunt

The down side of Americans being obsessed with pop culture is that they kind of like it light. -Bill Griffith

So whenever I had some in-between producing time down in my studio I popped a tape in and started working on it. Working a little bit at a time, it actually took almost four years. -Billy Sherwood

The Federal prison population has increased more than 7-fold over the past 20 years. -Bobby Scott

And we just went with Julie because that name hadn't been used in any other popular songs at the time. -Bobby Sherman

It was strange what happened to me; I mean popping out like that before I was even ten. -Cleo Moore

Only under conditions of revolutionary crises do you have the highest level of self-organization; this is the Soviet type of organization, which is to say, workers' councils, people's councils, call them what you want, popular committees. -Ernest Mandel

I was popular. I wasn't the most popular. But I definitely held my own. -Fran Drescher

Sometimes, I write '60s or '80s style pop songs. -Peter Steele

I just did what I did and I still am. It makes you unpopular, maybe for a lifetime, but I'd rather do that than be popular and doubt what I am. -Robert Barnes

I thought that that was an effort to inject a popular element, a democratic element into the selection of a person who, once he is selected and confirmed, is beyond electoral control. -Stephen Breyer

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

As far as sustaining our popularity, I believe we can. -Vince McMahon

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

If something pops in my mind and it's easy, I write it. -Wanda Jackson

It's easy to like the most popular films, but I have a great fondness for 'A Life Less Ordinary'. -Danny Boyle

It's a tough life being a pop star. You know, at the end of the day when you've paid all the bills and put the kids through college and that, you know, there's only enough left for a small island off the South Pacific. -Larry Mullen, Jr.

Well I actually do have a country house in Connecticut with a population of 3,000. Like, how small is that? I spend a lot of time there – I write up there. So I kind of have the best of both worlds and I love going up there. -Candace Bushnell

It may not be the most popular but there is a place for it. I think about the kind of music I love, acoustic, melodic, and I guess it kind of took a bit of courage on my part to think I could be one of those songwriters. -Helen Slater

When the satisfaction or the security of another person becomes as significant to one as one's own satisfaction or security, then the state of love exists. Under no other circumstances is a state of love present, regardless of the popular usage of the term. -Harry Stack Sullivan

When we try to write a pop song, we go for standard pop arrangements, even to the point where we will go to the key change at the end, which is really cheesy. -Joe Elliott

If you met my dad, I think a lot of things would be put to rest. Because my pops is a pretty silly guy. But, Coldcut, they're based in the U.K. I'm a big fan of jazz music, so American music has had a big influence on what I listen to. -Eric San

We just kind of did our own thing and got made fun of by the popular kids. It was kind of like a badge of honor to be an outcast. -Mark Hoppus

I was surprised that the TV series was popular itself, but after that it went on to become more popular over the years and thus it seemed eventually that they would turn it into a movie. -Paul Michael Glaser

It's funny how all of this has worked out – I wasn't popular in high school, but now every drunken guy in the United States wants to be my pal. They all want to buy me a shot, and pretty soon I'm throwing up. -Jimmy Kimmel

The structural thinking I use in the concert hall is unnecessary to most film projects, and most film composers make better use of the enormous range of pop and other materials and techniques required of them than I probably would, faced with the same challenge. -John Corigliano

The event of the landing of these brethren upon our shores is to be, not without its beneficial effect, as well to the colored population of this country, as it promises to be to ill-fated Africa. -Lewis Tappan

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

The Smithsonian Institute is one of the most popular agencies of government in the United States. -Norm Dicks

So let's say you're using XYZ product and you want to do something very sophisticated. You subscribe to this thing, you hit a button, and a CA expert pops up in video. -Sanjay Kumar

Well, I was born and raised in the Midwest, in Indiana specifically, and my childhood was full of weekend movies, you know, the Saturday and Sunday popcorn movies. -Sydney Pollack

With a movie you're creating from the beginning this particular work, let's not call it work of art, because very few movies are works of art, let's just call them bits of popular culture, whatever they are, sometimes very rarely by accident a movie becomes a work of art. -Sydney Pollack

I mean, certainly it's the single biggest event, I think, in terms of popular entertainment, or art even, if you say that, of the 20th Century. It's been film. It's the 20th Century's real art form. -Sydney Pollack

There is a price for popularity. Critics look for your weaknesses, your flaws, anything that makes the work seem like a fluke and not seem worthy of all the attention it's getting. -Terry McMillan

The ultimate binding element in the medieval order was subordination to the divine will and its earthly representatives, notably the pope. -Irving Babbitt

We have three billion people, half the world's population today, living on less than two dollars a day. -James Wolfensohn

Worse there cannot be; a better, I believe, there may be, by giving energy to the capital and skill of the country to produce exports, by increasing which, alone, can we flatter ourselves with the prospect of finding employment for that part of our population now unemployed. -Joseph Hume

My biggest successes were mainly in the pop market during the 80s. -Juice Newton

You see that a handful of times every year where a person that hasn't been playing that well pops up and wins. -Karrie Webb

I think it's as popular as it ever has been and it continues to grow as it does all around the world. -Karrie Webb

I wouldn't overestimate the importance of my popularity in the country and abroad but at the end of the day it's not as important because I believe that my presence here could make some difference and it could encourage people. -Garry Kasparov

It's not as if I can just pop on my show and be rude if I've had a hard day. -Neil Cavuto

Maybe I've got to admit that what I did here was enough. I can make some more films. Maybe I'll direct a film. Maybe I'll have my musical put on stage. But nothing, really, to be absolutely honest, competes with making a very successful pop band for 10 years of my life. -Gary Kemp

It's a shame because we experienced probably the greatest thing – in art, in pop – we'll ever do. And it would be good to sit around and talk about it. -Gary Kemp

I've always thought that actors wanted to be pop musicians and pop musicians wanted to be actors. -Gary Kemp

While mainstream media is led by profit, ratings and popularist culture and filtered by the current political climate, Alternative Media is lead solely by the convictions of the campaign and film maker. -Ben Edwards

I know it's popular to say this because she's the woman of the moment, but Halle Berry. Not only does she have obvious audience appeal and star quality, but she's a damn good actress too. -Paul Kane

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

That's one wonderful thing about country music – it shifts, ebbs, and flows stylistically, unlike pop music. -Steven Curtis Chapman

Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe, more than half the population of the world – out of six billion people, more than three billion – do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank. This is a shame. -Muhammad Yunus

When I was very young I wanted to be a professional horseback rider. Then I wanted to be a pop singer. Then I wanted to be a psychiatrist. Then I wanted to be a movie director. -Rebecca De Mornay

Appreciate the power of rumor, often malicious, no matter how preposterous, within the local populations you are seeking to help. -Alvin Adams

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

Having a set, popular formula does inhibit you. -George Shearing

I know that from the days of Watergate… the notion of two sources on a story has become the popular dogma about how you confirm something. And there is a lot of truth to that, but there are all kinds of ways to check to the extent that you can, a story that you get. -Howard Fineman

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

There are reasons for believing that the English increase will far surpass others, and that the diffusion of the United States will ultimately produce the general population of America. -Ezra Stiles

While Kuwait is not a democracy, giving only half the population a voice in their government is not a policy this Congress should support and one that I am glad that Kuwait's leaders are changing. -Ginny Brown-Waite

Commercial music, for the most part, is popular music and you always have to keep that in mind. -Babyface

For some reason, it popped into my head the notion that a lot of the Next Generation cast in the long run of that show managed to step behind the camera. -Michael Shanks

Democratic leaders, whose power is ultimately dependent on popular support, are held accountable for failing to improve the lives of their citizens. Therefore, they have a powerful incentive to keep their societies peaceful and prosperous. -Natan Sharansky

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

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

Maine's long and cold winters may help keep our State's population low, but our harsh climate also accounts for what is unique and valuable about our land and our people. -Tom Allen

Although children are only 24 percent of the population, they're 100 percent of our future and we cannot afford to provide any child with a substandard education. -Ed Markey

In other words, the people who populate my books are more than caricatures. -Jeffery Deaver

My books are primarily plot driven but the best plot in the world is useless if you don't populate them with characters that readers can care about. -Jeffery Deaver

I did Our Daily Bread for King and that made me popular in the Soviet Union; King was amused by that. -Karen Morley

Beating up on the so-called elite media has a nice populist ring to it. -Bill Keller

Well, I think that those of us in public life that are trying to do a good job, and that are faced with this popular new game that the media has of being critical of everything that anybody in public office does probably are thin-skinned. -Bill Scott

I think most people played both variants and regular games. It was a period when variants were very popular and there were a lot more variants being played at that time. Every week practically, it seemed someone would publish a new variant in a zine. -Fred Davis

I think that my main criticism in that book was directed at the general assumption that adaptation characterizes populations and species, rather than simply the individuals in the populations and species. -George C. Williams

You can't do anything if a person says no. In such a case, there's nothing you can do – unlike the popular cliche that pressure is exerted, or that maybe an unwilling source is done away with. -Markus Wolf

There's a bit of debate about that; some say it was really Matthew, but the popular consensus is that Mark was the first one, so that's why I did that one first. And I was planning on doing all four. -Chester Brown

This is a very difficult question. If you take a look at the aging population and demographics, we are going to have a big increase in the number of health care jobs needed in the state and in the country. -Dave Obey

I hope we're all kind of influencing each other now to keep the quality up on those things. They seem to be getting better and better and better as there's not only sort of a film geek audience, there's also a general interest in the overall film consuming population. -Jay Roach

I'm not overly alarmist about it, but I do think there are some worrying signs, like the growing accumulation of wealth by a very small proportion of the population, plus elections in the US are much more dominated by money than anywhere else calling itself a democracy. -Peter Singer

A spy, like a writer, lives outside the mainstream population. He steals his experience through bribes and reconstructs it. -John le Carre

Every year the progress of advanced capitalist society makes our population consist of more and more isolates. This is because of the infrastructure of the economy, especially electronic communications. -Mary Douglas

The Busted thing happened when I was 16. I saw an opportunity, took it and it was better than being at school. It was a fun job but I'd never claim Busted was anything other than a pop band. -Charlie Simpson

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

I really dig The Byrds. I think they are the most underrated – in their original form – pop group. -Bruce Johnston

There are nearly 200 countries and a population of over 6 billion in today's world. International affairs should be addressed by all countries through consultations rather than monopolised by a few powers. -Li Peng

Since the end of the Cold War, hegemonism has become increasingly unpopular. -Li Peng

Whatever its other limitations, the Big Apple and those who live there make room for their dogs and cats, take good care of them and abide by the rules made necessary by a huge population. -Nick Clooney

It's in the vein, somewhere in a cross between The Beatles, Cheap Trick, The Stones, Badfinger, you know, but it's not retro at all. But it is very pop. -Steve Brown

I have just joined the Board of the Population Institute because I am convinced that early stabilization of the world's population is important for the attainment of this objective. -Walter Kohn

Historically, the judicial branch has often been the sole protector of the rights of minority groups against the will of the popular majority. -Diane Watson

Well, I'm a consumer as well. I go to the movies with my popcorn and believe everything I see. -Kelly Lynch

There's one site where you can buy pictures of me for five bucks a pop. -Nicholas Lea

I met some friends in the end of 10th, beginning of 11th, who were in the popular group so I finished off high school in that group and got to see both sides. -Shane West

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

But the Jews will also be believers, so you can say that all the saints, both gentiles and Jews, will go into the millennial kingdom and populate the earth. -Tim LaHaye

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. -Bobby Vinton

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. -Bobby Vinton

It's clear that science and science fiction have overlapping populations. -Frederik Pohl

I was unpopular at school just because I was an intellectual. I always answered all the questions off the top of my head but they nevertheless resented because of that. -George Woodcock

The whole action of the laws tended to increase the number of consumers of food and to diminish the number of producers, was due the invention of the Malthusian theory of population. -Henry Charles Carey

Then it was that the exports of slaves from Virginia and the Carolinas was so great that the population of those States remained almost, if not quite stationary. -Henry Charles Carey

China is not only formidable, it is also aggressively building its own economic infrastructure. Just a few years from now, China will rival the U.S. and the European Union in global market power. It already has surpassed us in population. -Jo Ann Emerson

There are also always those burnt, hard kernels at the bottom that don't pop. You know why they don't pop? They don't pop because they have integrity. -Marc Maron

Beyond the Catholic exclusionary paradigm is a larger one which is the Christian one. Christians claim that if you don't believe in Christ, you can't get to heaven. Well that eliminates two thirds of the world's population! -Neale Donald Walsch

It's populated by people who, by and large, have terrific communication skills. Every day is an extraordinary day. For me, it was just a great area for storytelling. -Aaron Sorkin

I think that show will go down in history… people will scratch their heads and say 'How did this ever get on the air?' I mean, they finally have a planet that's populated with a black race and then they present them as savage warriors, and the men want the white girl! -Denise Crosby

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

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. -James Randi

The Sierra Club in the United States has now really come out for population control and reduction. -Susan George

Given the devaluation of literature and of the study of foreign languages per se in the United States, as well as the preponderance of theory over text in graduate literature studies, creative writing programs keep literature courses populated. -Marilyn Hacker

I had to learn chord shapes. I bought books with chord charts. I used to listen to all kinds of pop music. -Mick Taylor

I'm sure if we had made an album that was more traditional would have been released immediately. When we actually play this music on stage and people become familiar with it, it will become more popular. -Mick Taylor

Blues music is becoming more and more popular than it ever was. I'm always meeting people on the road that are really young, and are guitar players. male and female. -Mick Taylor

I've always liked pop music. There was a bit of a misunderstanding with the avant-garde rock scene, because I think I was sort of swimming the wrong way, really. -Robert Wyatt

Anybody who thinks pop music's easy should try to make a pop single and find out that it isn't. -Robert Wyatt

I think that pop, and to some extent rock, are like sport and fashion industry in that they're about the exuberance of youth. That's the sort of subliminal ideology. -Robert Wyatt

As the population of Georgia increased dramatically, so did development. -Roy Barnes

Latin music has many international influences – pop, rock, country, Brazilian sounds, and alternative styles. -Ednita Nazario

There is an Islamic population in France, most of which comes from the North African countries. -Jean-Marie Le Pen

It's just that a lot of songs that are popular right now, they don't have any meaning. -Elliott Smith

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

What is classical music if not the epitome of sensuality, passion, and understated erotica that popular music, even with all of its energy and life, cannot even begin to touch? -Lara St. John

Yeah, I don't deal with current events or pop culture, and I avoid politics like the plague. -Max Cannon

So to make those checks better, I used to steal lollipops and sell them at school – but I got caught. -Method Man

The Thin Man was a good break, because it was highly popular. I played a gigolo in it. -Cesar Romero

I know that doesn't sound very radical and webby of me to say that but I think the New York Times is important. I also think there's an occasional piece that will pop out. -David Talbot

Most magazines have become wallpaper, they're all the same, all the same celebrities. It's really an abysmal time in American journalism right now. But occasionally one story or two will pop out. -David Talbot

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. -Michael York

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

The point of our demographics is that we're not having as many children and the population is stagnant, if not declining. So without immigration, we're not going to have the population. -Susan Oliver

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. -John Astin

As population susceptibilities are better understood, we will be in a better position than we are in today to make informed decisions about risk management. -Samuel Wilson

Presidents are elected not by direct popular vote but by 538 members of the Electoral College. -Thomas E. Mann

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

Integral to the orb is our low cost long-range wireless radio data system and a protocol that allows us to send this data over 90% of the US population every 15 minutes throughout the day. -David Rose

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

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

Why do I pray? Because I never know what's going to pop out of my mouth. -Kathie Lee Gifford

We're in such a volatile climate right now politically. I think they didn't want Assassins to not succeed due to popular opinion and politics, versus on its own merits. I can respect that. -Neil Patrick Harris

I've been able to do things that allow me to hold my head up and still be popular. -Sam Waterston

If you keep up with pop culture, everybody knows the joke. -Shawn Wayans

When I am seriously composing, sometimes a phrase will come into my head, a catch phrase. When I was writing pop songs for a few years, as a career, separate from my folksinging career, I used to write songs for pop singers. -Tom Glazer

The foregoing considerations lead us to the very important conclusion, that matter is essentially force, and nothing but force; that matter, as popularly understood, does not exist, and is, in fact, philosophically inconceivable. -Alfred Russel Wallace

Video games are so popular these days, getting the opportunity to star in one is something special. More people should do it. -Carrot Top

It is true that I am often startled and even angered and repulsed by the strange directions and provocative content of new forms that seem to pop up every few months. -David Rockefeller

There's a consistency in my work that pops up independent of the limitations of the technology. -Douglas Trumbull

The Delaware Estuary has sustained a human population for thousands of years, but by the end of the 19th Century, increased population and industrialization had transformed much of the upper Estuary watershed. -Jim Gerlach

Although an increasing proportion of the Hispanic population is foreign-born – about half of adults in this group – English proficiency is and should remain a requirement for citizenship. -Linda Chavez

Britons seem to have given up on assimilating their Muslim population, with many British elites patting themselves on the back for their tolerance and multiculturalism. -Linda Chavez

Resolutions are popular because everyone feels they could use a little improvement. -Marilu Henner

I've explored the worship side, the pop side, and the film scoring side of me. -Michael W. Smith

Your average pop song or film is a very sophisticated item, with very sophisticated ways of listening and viewing that we have not really consciously developed over the years – because we were having such a good time. -Paul Muldoon

So along with several very popular Internet sites, talk radio has served as alternative media that gives listeners information that they otherwise would not hear. -Paul Weyrich

George W. Bush broke a mold four years ago: Even though he lost the popular vote, he governed as if he had won by acclamation. -Tony Snow

And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square; they thought they were back in the war. -Lawrence Ferlinghetti

We have to raise the consciousness; the only way poets can change the world is to raise the consciousness of the general populace. -Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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

Politically speaking, you don't necessarily give away information that allows your enemy to get an upper hand. But at the same time you don't keep reality from the population. -Dwight Schultz

Members of al Qaeda and other affiliated organizations spent a great deal of time blending into the populations of several nations around the world and exploring all aspects of life there. -Jo Bonner

Living in this manner also gave them the opportunity to locate targets and develop methods of attack that would make the most impact on the population, infrastructure, and governments of these areas. -Jo Bonner

There should be a place and the space for all pop. -Malcolm Wilson

We thought it would be great to see if you could put pop music back into musical theater. -Neil Tennant

At one time musical theater, particularly in the '40s and '50s, was a big source of pop songs. That's how musical theater started, really – it was just a way of linking several pop songs for the stage. -Neil Tennant

There's also a subplot about a guy who manages pop groups. Dave is a very ambitious boy, and he gets offered an audition but only wants to do it on his terms and conditions. He wants to maintain his integrity. -Neil Tennant

Sylvester has a great popular sense, as good as any writer I've ever worked with. He knows what audiences want to see, and what they don't want to see. -Ted Kotcheff

Currently, Boston has only nine percent of the state's population – but we provide more than 16 percent of the jobs and 19 percent of the state's revenues. -Thomas Menino

All you hear Catholics turning out these days are pop versions of the old Protestant anthems. -Richard Morris

As soon as someone like me or David Lynch pops up everyone says hallelujah, how weird. -Robyn Hitchcock

You know, why the game of golf is popular? Very easy, it's a great game. -Bernhard Langer

The recording industry has changed; they're enjoying such incredible success in the pop field. -Gerry Mulligan

People always seem to be interested in my private life because I'm married to a pop star. -Jamie Redknapp

A year ago I was in the city of Genoa, and I found that it returned seven representatives to the Sardinian Parliament at Turin, seven being its fair share, calculated according to the population of the various cities and districts of the Sardinian kingdom. -John Bright

It is sufficient to say, what everybody knows to be true, that the Irish population is Catholic, and that the Protestants, whether of the Episcopalian or Presbyterian Church, or of both united, are a small minority of the Irish people. -John Bright

Today, unless women gain jobs and athletic scholarships commensurate with their percentage of the population, feminists scream discrimination. -Marvin Olasky

My popularity plunged three years ago and I didn't try to court publicity. -Namie Amuro

For the most part, I don't care about what everyone else is doing, or what is popular. -Namie Amuro

History is malleable. A new cache of diaries can shed new light, and archeological evidence can challenge our popular assumptions. -Ken Burns

With what's happened in the world the last three years, it's easier to see why it's become popular again to diminish and revile Arabs and Muslims in American popular culture. -Tony Shalhoub

Getting inside the mind of a terrorist wasn't difficult at all. Even as children, human beings fabricate elaborate revenge fantasies. We're not a particular species. Check out popular video games. -Alan Dean Foster

I know that I am very popular in Holland, in fact I have visited Amsterdam several times to publicize my books. I have a great publisher in Holland and they have published all of my books in Dutch. -Jackie Collins

If you listen to a lot of the songs that are popular now, there's very little melody in there. People love the beat. But to musicians, it's melody, because we understand how elusive it is and how hard it is to hold. -Branford Marsalis

Pop doesn't really look back. It can't. What makes pop work is simplicity. -Branford Marsalis

One of the things that's clear to me from interviews that I've read is that the more popular successful jazz musicians had audiences above and beyond the music community. -Branford Marsalis

I gave up my base in popular culture when I left the Tonight Show. -Branford Marsalis

It's hard to get into Newsweek because, as more of our former intellectual magazines take on a pop focus, if there's no buzz, there's no interest. -Branford Marsalis

They divided the city into three electoral wards, and in one ward there was 70 percent of the people, the Catholic population, and they elected eight representatives to the city council. -John Hume

I was still in school at the time and Cab was very popular and everybody was doing Cab Calloway so I did. -Billy Eckstine

Political people don't solve stuff – not really. Political people are like guys in pop music. -Bruce Sterling

Saying you have a political solution is like saying you can write a pop song that's going to stay at the top of the list forever. I don't have many illusions about this, but I'm not cynical about it. -Bruce Sterling

In this era in which we live, the old-fashioned virtues grow increasingly unpopular. -B. Carroll Reece

I'd get 3-4 cheap home runs every year. You know, little 'wood shots' down either line. They would be pop flies in any other park. But, goodness me, they didn't count the number of long outs! -Bobby Thomson

Well, let's assume the world is linear. If we required a certain amount of troops per 25,000 population in the Balkans, if the world is not radically different, something of the same extent is going to be needed in Iraq. -Eric Shinseki

A few words of Hindi appear here or there, but it's all Urdu. I feel that if the popular culture, which is what Hindi films are, uses Urdu, it's not going to diminish. -Ismail Merchant

We've had a long wrangle with the pharmaceutical industry about parallel imports, and what we were saying is we want to make medicines and drugs as affordable as a possible to what is largely a poor population. -Thabo Mbeki

Explicit material is available in a variety of forums – from popular music to television to the Internet. -Tipper Gore

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? -Kevin Costner

What we learned quite early on is what was really important to early British pop that we produced-and this is where we were distinct from almost everybody else in this respect-is that it had to reflect exactly what the audience wanted us to say. -Pete Townshend

Early British pop was helped tremendously by the writing of Bob Dylan who had proved you could write about political and quite controversial subjects. Certainly what we did followed on from what was happening with the angry young men in the theatre. -Pete Townshend

But what was interesting about what the Who did is that we took things which were happening in the pop genre and represent them to people so that they see them in a new way. I think the best example is Andy Warhol's work, the image of Marilyn Monroe or the Campbell's soup can. -Pete Townshend

I just could not believe that 30 years later we're still looking at people who are supposed to write little 2-minute pop that when they actually try to do something that's a little bit more they regard it as pretentious. -Pete Townshend

If you take any populated place – any major city in America – and drive 45 minutes from that spot directly out of town you'll be in about as country a place as you'll ever find. -Bubba Sparxxx

No section of the American populace has been more completely deceived by the forces interested in keeping the truth from the people than America's youth. -Francis Parker Yockey

Surely it is time for Jews, worried over the huge growth of Arabs in Israel, to consider finishing the exchange of populations that began 35 years ago. -Meir Kahane

Today's population of adolescents and young adults is the largest in our nation's history. -Ruben Hinojosa

For too long, we financed our schools in a way that has systematically left large segments of our population behind. -Ruben Hinojosa

Although we are being presented in Carnegie Hall, we have to furnish a budget for our guest stars, and for the music writing – which is a huge budget in any orchestra that plays popular music. -Skitch Henderson

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 Macaulay

The West German population would protest passionately if it knew what secret meetings between the federal chancellor, McCoy, and foreign and Nazi generals are planning. -Walter Ulbricht

The poorer is a family, the greater is the proportion of the total outgo which must be used for food… The proportion of the outgo used for food, other things being equal, is the best measure of the material standard of living of a population. -Ernst Engel

I've never really been a traditional country kind of guy. I wanted my music to sound more like the end of the '90s and to have the kind of great music, pop or whatever, that radio will embrace. -Bryan White

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. -Christopher Parker

In a strange kind of way I know were really popular and probably the biggest band in the country at the moment, but at the same time there is this real cult thing going on. -Dan Hawkins

If Chevy Chase had not been an actor, he might have been a very popular guy in advertising, or whatever field he would have gone into, because of his charisma. -Harold Ramis

I often talked to Bing Crosby, and while I liked him, I never understood why he was so popular. To me his voice was just a gimmick. -Hedy Lamarr

Gossip is more popular than literature. -Hugh Leonard

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

There were bars that began to have acoustic musicians play, it was 1970: Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, America, The Eagles, all that kind of stuff was popular. It was very easy for me to just kind of move in and be noticed. -Shawn Colvin

I don't mean this, but I'm going to say it anyway. I don't really think of pop art and serious art as being that far apart. -Twyla Tharp

Portugal is a high hill with a white watch tower on it flying signal flags. It is apparently inhabited by one man who lives in a long row of yellow houses with red roofs, and populated by sheep who do grand acts of balancing on the side of the hill. -Richard Harding Davis

American films are terribly popular all over the world and American movie stars are terribly important. I don't know why. -Vincente Minnelli

Well, I think the Republican Party is the more populist party. -Ed Gillespie

In country music the lyric is important and the melodies get a little more complex all the time, and you hear marvelous new singers who are interested in writing and interpreting a lyric and in all form of popular music. -Dinah Shore

I'm not really a country singer, although I did make a couple albums and love its simple, straight-from-the-heart approach, but I have always sung a lot of jazz, show tunes, pop tunes, gospel and blues. -Dinah Shore

When I finally put my guitar in the case the last time, I want to be remembered just as a singer, not as a country singer or pops singer – just a singer. -Eddy Arnold

Besides, it doesn't make any sense to have these characters living in the year 3000 when all their points of reference are from the pop culture of the 80's and the 90's. -Joel Hodgson

In general, I don't know when inspiration will pop up. -Larry Niven

As for AIDS, it's a plague. We are human, we get plagues. They come along every so often, kill off two thirds of the population; in the next generation it's a quarter; after that it's a childhood disease. -Larry Niven

7 Mile is like an Ave. Back in the days it was poppin' in the summer time. -Obie Trice

It is strange, but nobody is shocked when pop singers make a fortune in the space of two years. -Placido Domingo

I think there's a far more general audience now because I've done more populist stuff on telly. -Jo Brand

I feel more influenced in my own work by dreams than I do by other writers' works in a way. Or by popular culture, movies – what else is there to write about than love and loss? -Alice Hoffman

I don't accept at all the quite popular argument that the press is responsible for the monarchy's recent troubles. The monarchy's responsible for the monarchy's recent troubles. To blame the press is the old thing of blaming the messenger for the message. -Anthony Holden

I first got to know Charles in the late seventies when I wrote an article and then a book about him and I think at the time he came across as quite appealing, it was probably the height of his popularity. -Anthony Holden

Five years from now, 10 years from now, there's going to be a huge Islamic population in the world, they're going to be nationalistic, they're going to be religious, and they're going to be militant. -Chris Matthews

I don't know of any cases where as a result of religious precepts a population have found themselves enjoying less food than they would have if they didn't follow this particular religion. -Marvin Harris

Back then, we could drive a mile from home and there was nothing. Now it's grown in every direction and is populated and modernized. I guess I have mixed feelings about it, but I'm not someone that thinks everything should stop growing. -Matthew Sweet

When I go to Japan and do shows I play for 1,000 to 1,500 people. I like a lot about Japan. Their popular culture and mass commercialization appeals to me. -Matthew Sweet

I could tell it was a popular move as a writer to walk down the bass lines while you were writing a song. -Gavin DeGraw

Scientia is knowledge. It is only in the popular mind that it is equated with facts. -John Polanyi

The populations of Central America are very, very small indeed, so that while no one was denying and this was one of the great debates we used to have, whose fault was it that there were communists were able to do so well down there, well, that wasn't the point. -John Negroponte

To the average mind popular music would mean compositions vulgarly conceived and commonplace in their treatment. That is absolutely false. -John Philip Sousa

There are others who aim at popularity under the disguise of patriotism. -Jonathan Mayhew

I'm interested in youth culture and popular culture. -Marc Newson

A successful society is characterized by a rising living standard for its population, increasing investment in factories and basic infrastructure, and the generation of additional surplus, which is invested in generating new discoveries in science and technology. -Robert Trout

I really hate those books where the murderer turns out to be somebody you never heard of who pops up in the last chapter. -Jane Haddam

I wouldn't say pop stars hit on me – that's just stuff the papers make up. -Cat Deeley

There is no sense in owning the copyright unless you are going to use it. I don't think anyone wants to hold all of this stuff in a vault and not let anybody have it. It's only worth something once it's popular. -Hilary Rosen

There is a very large chunk of our population who firmly believe in extraterrestrials. -Jeri Ryan

We do nods to Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible because they are popular with our fan base. -Keenen Ivory Wayans

The difficult thing about a pop record is that you're given guidelines: it has to have 3 choruses, and then it must be between 3 minutes fifteen seconds and three minutes forty-five seconds. -Duncan Sheik

The experiences of promoting my first album were really something; there is so much illusion in my environment (touring and pop music) that I wanted to clear away. -Duncan Sheik

We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population. -Jan Egeland

We estimate that humanitarian agencies have access to about 350,000 vulnerable people in Darfur – only about one third of the estimated total population in need. -Jan Egeland

As the world's finest democracy, we do not do guillotines. But there are other less bloody rituals of humiliation, designed to reassure the populace that order is restored, the Republic cleansed. -William Greider

We are 5 percent of the global population and consume a third of the total resources – on some level we should all feel guilty relative to the world. -Julia Louis-Dreyfus

So far, therefore, as we can draw safe conclusions from a single specimen, there has been no marked change of race in the human population of Switzerland during the periods above considered. -Charles Lyell

Illinois has less than a 12 percent black population and I won with 55 percent of the vote. -Carol Moseley Braun

The really important victory of the civil rights movement was that it made racism unpopular, whereas a generation ago at the turn of the last century, you had to embrace racism to get elected to anything. -Carol Moseley Braun

We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box. -Charles B. Rangel

Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits of one culture to materially affect another. Now, that which becomes popular in one country can sweep through others within months. -Dee Hock

Still, whether we like it or not, the task of speeding up the decrease of the human population becomes increasingly urgent. -Havelock Ellis

Well, I think one of the reasons Chicago became so popular as a filmmaker location is because New York had been used so many times that Chicago, I think, was rediscovered maybe in the late '60s, early '70s for a long time as a new location. -Richard Roeper

You know, some of the good part of blog theory was that blogs would be like diaries that the world could read. They would be spontaneous, whatever pops into your mind, as a diary would be. -Gregg Easterbrook

There are the further difficulties of building a population out of a diversity of races, each at a different stage of cultural evolution, some in need of restraint, many in need of protection; everywhere a bewildering Babel of tongues. -Arthur Keith

I don't believe we are, because I believe that just as 9/11 was an attack on a very populous area, terrorism also looks to see where you can go and where you're not expected. -Bob Wise

But having said all of that, that still doesn't account for a lot of the increase in popularity which stems, I think, from Lincoln's personal characteristics. -David Herbert Donald

Exchange of breeding individuals between two populations tends to homogenize their gene pools. -Peter R. Grant

The divergence of songs in the new population away from those in the progenitor population would only be prevented if these processes were balanced by repeated immigration and subsequent breeding: song flow. -Peter R. Grant

What's right isn't always popular. What's popular isn't always right. -Howard Cosell

I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity. -Julius Erving

A virulent, aggressive minority has decided that Americans don't know themselves what it is they should see, and need to be protected by people who are wiser than they are, even if they are only a tiny sliver of the population. -Jock Sturges

My audience is the baby-boomers, the bulk of the population. This is also a group that is being ignored by most record companies because they're not the Top 40 hit singles market. They forget these people still listen to music. -Helen Reddy

Three-quarters of the world's population doesn't have enough to eat! -Helen Reddy

I love many kinds of music: world music, jazz, classical, pop. -Anita Diament

It's very schizophrenic because I like a lot of very straight pop, like Small Faces, Stones, Kinks; and on the other hand, I like a lot of avant garde things. -Andy Partridge

I am not unaware how unpopular on this floor are the sentiments I am about to advocate. -Benjamin F. Wade

I know how easy it is for some minds to glide along with the current of popular opinion, where influence, respectability, and all those motives which tend to seduce the human heart are brought to bear. -Benjamin F. Wade

I don't have to worry about any pop sensibility. I can write adult songs, and I don't have to worry about choruses and hook lines. -John Mellencamp

My children have become popular, and they show a tremendous love for the public. They're professionals. -Julio Iglesias

I'm totally convinced I can write the perfect pop song. -Moon Unit Zappa

There's a great difference between being popular and being an artist. -Shirley Knight

We were playing popular music, but we were doing our own arrangements because we were too lazy to sit down and figure out the originals. -Tommy Shaw

People desire power. I don't know why they want it so. It seems to me it implies a hugely superior intellect which separates them from most of the populace. -F. Murray Abraham

I don't care whether people like me or dislike me. I'm not on earth to win a popularity contest. I'm here to be the best human being I possibly can be. -Tab Hunter

There were loads of plays which were very popular before and after the war, where everybody wore a dinner jacket in the third act and it was in a house that you wished you'd owned with people that you wish you knew. It was life seen through a very privileged way. -Timothy West

With a growing population, there is a growing need for more water delivery and storage. -Joe Baca

I enjoy popping in to World Duty Free at the airport and trying out perfumes – I can never resist a new scent. -Lisa Snowdon

I've gone the full spectrum – from gospel to blues to jazz to soul to pop – and the public has accepted what I've done through it all. I think it means I've been doing something right at the right time. -Lou Rawls

And so, you can do hundreds and hundreds of studies showing a general factor and just so long as you restrict your populations, your testing materials and the kinds of situations you look at, you can keep finding the same wrong thing again and again. -Robert Sternberg

My clothes are very popular in Japan. -Vivienne Westwood

As the class struggle sharpens in the U.S. Marxism will come into its own as a great popular study. -C. L. R. James

The fact – not theory – that evolution has occurred and the Darwinian theory as to how it occurred have become so confused in popular opinion that the distinction must be stressed. -George Gaylord Simpson

I'm a businesswoman. I am a music lover. I like for people to like my music. When you listen to top 40 radio, you hear pop stuff. You hear rock stuff. You hear all these different influences. -Lee Ann Womack

Is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus, or just a really cool Opotamus? -Mitch Hedberg

I wanted to get rid of the element that had been considered essential in pop music: the voice. -Brian Eno

In the 1960s, people were trying to get away from the pop song format. Tracks were getting longer, or much, much shorter. -Brian Eno

The fact that the Arctic, more than any other populated region of the world, requires the collaboration of so many disciplines and points of view to be understood at all, is a benefit rather than a burden. -Bruce Jackson

In a way, the popularity of Corona came too fast for its own good, initially. We took a few steps back. -Carlos Alvarez

I didn't have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies. -Jodie Foster

When the songs pop out, that's like the climax of us building. -John Otto

I started rapping because I wanted people to hear what I have to say, I want as many people to hear me as possible, and I do everything in my power to make that pop. -Talib Kweli

A nice pop star would do you nice on one of those deserted islands. -Tom Felton

Until a few years ago, the topics in my Ph.D. were unfashionable, but they are very popular today. -Benoit Mandelbrot

A lot of power-pop comes out of LA, a lot of speed metal comes out of New York. -Layne Staley

There have been two popular subjects for poetry in the last few decades: the Vietnam War and AIDS, about both of which almost all of us have felt deeply. -Thom Gunn

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

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

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

All I claimed was that when a drastic change occurs, it occurs in a relatively small and isolated population. -Ernst Mayr

As a consequence, geneticists described evolution simply as a change in gene frequencies in populations, totally ignoring the fact that evolution consists of the two simultaneous but quite separate phenomena of adaptation and diversification. -Ernst Mayr

I did not claim that speciation occurs only in founder populations. -Ernst Mayr

I had found again and again that the most aberrant population of a species – often having reached species rank, and occasionally classified even as a separate genus – occurred at a peripheral location, indeed usually at the most isolated peripheral location. -Ernst Mayr

Indeed, I was unable to find any evidence whatsoever of the occurrence of a drastic evolutionary acceleration and genetic reconstruction in widespread, populous species. -Ernst Mayr

Living in an entirely different physical as well as biotic environment, such a population would have unique opportunities to enter new niches and to select novel adaptive pathways. -Ernst Mayr

The major novelty of my theory was its claim that the most rapid evolutionary change does not occur in widespread, populous species, as claimed by Most geneticists, but in small founder populations. -Ernst Mayr

Although approximately 80% of osteoporosis sufferers are women, as the longevity of the male population increases, the disease will assume increasing importance in men. -Gro Harlem Brundtland

When 25 percent of the population believe the President should be impeached and 51 percent of the population believe in UFOs, you may or may not need a new President, but you definitely need a new population. -Harry Reasoner

We are of the opinion that an important and irreversible process is taking place among the white population. Just as with the blacks, the whites, too, are currently overcoming a psychological barrier. -Joe Slovo

Given that there was that era of girl group music and it's still very popular, but I think if you looked at the chart from that time you would see many more men on it. Because the industry, they were catering to young girls. I mean, that's what they thought their audience was. -Lesley Gore

I've never believed that pop music is escapist trash. There's always a darkness in it, even amidst great pop music. -Thom Yorke

I have this massive love for the whole culture of pop music. It's my fascination, my ongoing passion. -Siobhan Fahey

I'm absolutely obsessed with The Jesus And Mary Chain and Patti Smith, but I'm a massive pop fan. I love pop culture, It's a total reflection of the zeitgeist. -Siobhan Fahey

It's refreshing to hear something that's pop but doesn't sound like Britney Spears. -Siobhan Fahey

I consider the Stooges to be pop music. -Siobhan Fahey

Colonial governors and senior civil servants are not easy people to argue with, and I was not popular because of my criticism of the colonial service in Kenya. -Louis Leakey

I go from pub to pub, or jumping on buses or stopping cars. I don't need a TV audience. Every time I go naked, all of a sudden TV cameras pop up around me. -Mark Roberts

You wouldn't believe how the town was named for me. I was met by the whole population, headed by the mayor. -Lillie Langtry

I soon became convinced… that all the theorizing would be empty brain exercise and therefore a waste of time unless one first ascertained what the population of the universe really consists of. -Fritz Zwicky

My films play only in Bengal, and my audience is the educated middle class in the cities and small towns. They also play in Bombay, Madras and Delhi where there is a Bengali population. -Satyajit Ray

We were too rough at the edges to be a pop group. -Roger Daltrey

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

But I'd play on everything from pop records to a lot of the glam stuff to rock stuff to classical stuff. I used to get called to do all those things, it was great. -Rick Wakeman

Every actor I know wants to be a pop star. -Michael Hutchence

Actually, I find it embarrassing being a pop star. I prefer it when people just treat me like anybody else, although occasionally there is a side of me, which is indulgent and I expect certain things because of my position. It's one of the perks. -Michael Hutchence

I did have fun, for example, in The Black Hole which was very popular among youngsters. -Maximilian Schell

The popular, and one may say naive, idea is that peace can be secured by disarmament and that disarmament must therefore precede the attainment of absolute security and lasting peace. -Ludwig Quidde

Ladies and gentlemen, on the occasion of my election I received many letters from people representing all segments of the population and all professions, especially from the younger generation, linking my inauguration with great – far too great – expectations. -Gustav Heinemann

In pop or rock you can make a fast song or a slow one, but in disco there is really just the one rhythm. -Giorgio Moroder

Useful as a war against France, undertaken by the Government against the will of the people would be for our revolutionary development, just so dangerous must be the effect upon our democratic development of a war supported by blind popular enthusiasm. -Ferdinand Lassalle

Only in a popular war against France… do I see a misfortune. -Ferdinand Lassalle

The difference between a tool and a machine is not capable of very precise distinction; nor is it necessary, in a popular explanation of those terms, to limit very strictly their acceptation. -Charles Babbage

Comparison of statements made at different periods frequently enable us to give maximal and minimal dates to the appearance of a cultural element or to assign the time limits to a movement of population. -Edward Sapir

Obviously I got known for some other songs early on, and some of those were rock'n'roll songs. Some of them were melodic pop songs. And I've done lots of different things, as you know, but every so often I get drawn back. -Elvis Costello

As the president of Kosovo, I am more concerned about the current situation with the employment standing at around 70 % of the population, which is young, with great potential, speaking many foreign languages and having wide expertise. -Ibrahim Rugova

I've always believed in populating my films with characters who we like, who we have some warmth for, who have warmth for each other, who we would like to hang out with, who we emulate in one way or another. -Ivan Reitman

It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty. -James Monroe

The great increase of our population throughout the Union will alone produce an important effect, and in no quarter will it be so sensibly felt as in those in contemplation. -James Monroe

Disco is just pop music you can dance to. -Sheena Easton

I'm definitely a pop artist at heart. -Sheena Easton

If you're a pop singer, you don't need to evolve. You just get a set together, have some hit songs and play them over and over. -Van Morrison

There is not one single place built in this country that did not have a former Arab population. -Moshe Dayan

For a while we had trouble trying to get the sound of a champagne cork exploding out of the bottle. I solved the problem by sticking my finger in my mouth and popping it out. -Lawrence Welk

In both pop and disco, the meaning of the lyrics is not too important. I have nothing I feel I particularly want to say. -Giorgio Moroder

Mom and Pop were proud of my popularity, but from their point of view, show business was no way to make a living. -Ethel Merman

I attend surprisingly few shows. The type of theater that is popular today just doesn't appeal to me. -Ethel Merman

Within three months I had gone from being this black sheep of the town to suddenly becoming a pop star. -Alison Moyet

I had been with the label since I was 21. The label wanted shiny pop but I didn't. I found a little independent and we've got all these great reviews in England and now it has gone gold. -Alison Moyet

I was 25 and the most popular celebrity in the world, with the possible exception of my friend Mary Pickford. -Gloria Swanson

If you try to do that in pop music – to play only rare show tunes, for example – people don't come. -Bobby Short

After tea it's back to painting – a large poplar at dusk with a gathering storm. From time to time instead of this evening painting session I go bowling in one of the neighbouring villages, but not very often. -Gustav Klimt

That knowledge which is popular is not scientific. -Maria Mitchell

After all the fertile land in the immediate neighbourhood of the first settlers were cultivated, if capital and population increased, more food would be required, and it could only be procured from land not so advantageously situated. -David Ricardo

The absurdist stuff wasn't terribly popular at the time I was doing it. -Robert Sheckley

By not caring too much about what people think, I'm able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed. -Albert Ellis

That smell of freshly cut grass makes me think of Friday night football in high school. The smell of popcorn and cigar smoke reminds me of the stadium. The cutting of the grass reminds me of the August practice. -Garth Brooks

Perhaps areas of Israel where current large Palestinian populations and demographic realities exist could be exchanged for Israeli expansion into the West Bank to include most of East Jerusalem. -Geraldo Rivera

The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular. -Geraldo Rivera

There's no way New Orleans will ever be the city it was. I think it will have half the population. They may create a sort of Disneyland at the French Quarter for tourists. The rest I don't know. -Geraldo Rivera

The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character. -Margaret Chase Smith

There are times in show business when you work so much you think you will pop your cork, and then suddenly you can't find any work. -Martha Reeves

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

We must remember, too, that the Russian population of the Caucasus are to a large extent Muslims, and the areas such as Georgia which have aspirations of their own. -Aly Khan

In that sense, I became politicized because the people in the coal mining villages who were involved in the struggle knew why they were there. But they couldn't understand why some pop star from London would want to be there. -Billy Bragg

It's not a very popular subject amongst my audience, who are by nature more internationalist, but I don't choose what to write about, I don't choose my subjects, they kind of choose me. -Billy Bragg

Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice. -Gerry Adams

Producing is the hardest of the three because there is almost no closure. Every time you solve a problem, another one pops up. Directing is second, and acting is the most fun. -Henry Winkler

The Wild Wood is pretty well populated by now; with all the usual lot, good, bad, and indifferent – I name no names. It takes all sorts to make a world. -Kenneth Grahame

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

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

Three thousand jurisdictions across the U.S. are estimated to have had gang activity in 2001. In 2002, 32% of cities with a population of 25 to 50 thousand reported a gang-related homicide. -Bob Filner

I had a great deal of pressure to move to LA after Romancing the Stone came out and I'd become very popular. But people came to me anyway. -Kathleen Turner

As a small country, both in size and population, our future hinges on the quality of our people. -Hassanal Bolkiah

I had been an eyewitness to a truly historic moment in American pop culture. -Jean Shepherd

The public, hearing pop music, is, without knowing it, also soaking up jazz. -Norman Granz

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

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

You've got Corey Feldman doing his thing, and the problem is, they're trying to be pop stars. You can't compare Salty to any of the other actors out there playing music. -Dustin Diamond

Even though we now have the half-century-old new Constitution, there is a popular sentiment of support for the old one that lives on in reality in some quarters. -Kenzaburo Oe

In some ways that fight gave me more respect around the world and helped me be even more popular because so many people felt my pain and saw that I was robbed. -Marvin Hagler

The military has been tremendously important in the past during catastrophes and in protecting the population. But it shouldn't become an auxiliary police force. -Otto Schily

Every now and again, the alternative culture is cherished by the mainstream for what it is, rather than how it should be, like the mainstream popular music. -Thurston Moore

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. -Victor Garber

It is true, there are many bad people; there are more of them than in the past, but that is because there are more people, meaning the population has tripled; there must be three times more bad people. -Bhumibol Adulyadej

As a great man's influence never ends, so also there is not definite finality, no end, to a great survey; it runs along for centuries, ever responsive to the strain of the increasing needs of a growing population and an enlarging domain. -Cleveland Abbe

Another cause of change, one less noticeable but fundamental, is the modern growth of population closely connected with scientific and medical discoveries. It is interesting that the United Nations has set up a special Commission to study this question. -Emily Greene Balch

There can be no peace in the world so long as a large proportion of the population lack the necessities of life and believe that a change of the political and economic system will make them available. World peace must be based on world plenty. -John Boyd Orr

Just the other day I pulled out this old cassette of Ragged Glory and I popped it into my cassette player and I was digging it. They were just a great rock and roll band, one that presents the song ahead of everything else – there's no grand idea or concept behind it. -Krist Novoselic

Our population is headed for a stable plateau, which means an aging population. -Emanuel Celler

The population forecast for the United States in 1970 is 170 million. The population forecast for Russia alone in 1970 is 251 million. The implications are clear. -Emanuel Celler

The rate of population growth in the United States is slightly below that required to reproduce itself. -Emanuel Celler

The region west of the Mississippi continued in the popular mind to be a strange land for which the reports of explorers and travellers did the work of fiction, and Cooper's Prairie had few followers. -Carl Clinton Van Doren

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

Unless we do things in this country to slow down our population, slow down our birth control, provide better water for people, provide power for people, we're gonna find out that the next wars are not going to be fought over diamonds, gold and political things. -Evel Knievel

We have had such a letter movement on two occasions in Denmark when more than a quarter of the adult Danish population participated. Such an achievement, however, demands a really great effort and also a great deal of money. -Fredrik Bajer

And um, when I came back to England I put a very complex soundtrack on it, featuring everyone from Jimi Hendrix, right through to Neil Diamond, you know, everybody that was kind of popular who was kind of popular at that time. -Gerald Scarfe

It is true that the aristocracies seem to have abused their monopoly of legal knowledge; and at all events their exclusive possession of the law was a formidable impediment to the success of those popular movements which began to be universal in the western world. -Henry James Sumner Maine

Every life has its years in which one progresses as on a tedious and dusty street of poplars, without caring to know where he is. -Max Muller

I know that if the peace movement takes its message boldly to the Negro people a powerful force can be secured in pursuit of the greatest goal of all mankind. And the same is true of labor and the great democratic sections of our population. -Paul Robeson

The Korean war has always been an unpopular war among the American people. -Paul Robeson

The Covenant of the League of Nations had envisaged sponsoring only the protection of certain categories of men: national minorities and populations of territories controlled by other countries. -Rene Cassin

Immediately after the Floyd experience, I became a pop record producer. -Alan Parsons

My men's-underwear print ads are very popular! -Calvin Klein

The way I see it, all the popular singers are strippers. -Juliana Hatfield

If you asked me what pop is right now. I'd say hip hop. -Justin Timberlake

Teen pop will never die as long as there are teens and popular music. It just takes a different head. -Justin Timberlake

I become more seasoned, it's less interesting to try and compete in the pop market. -Sheryl Crow

The car is a character in the piece – I've never liked the car, I submitted to it's objectionable popularity. -Paul Michael Glaser

What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to humankind. Each face in the rainbow of colors that populate our world is precious and special. -Morris Dees

Now, in music, it seems more like the popular crowd suppresses anyone who is different. -Liz Phair

But as far as being popular, yeah, I think Dave Barry is really funny. -Jonathan Franzen

For some critics we might be uncool on account of our popularity. -Gavin Rossdale

You need a bit more to be a pop star than just a good voice. -Kim Wilde

I still tune in to the radio and listen to pop music and enjoy it as much as I ever have. -Kim Wilde

In the Rodgers and Hammerstein generation, popular hits came out of shows and movies. -Stephen Sondheim

The country experience was more of a departure. When you consider my education and my upbringing, you can see that was more of country rock outgrowth of my popular music aspirations. -Tom Wopat

Peter was sick of being a pop star, the guitar god, and so he decided to teach himself other instruments. Among the instruments that he picked up was the mandolin. -Michael Stipe

We're absolutely American and distinctly so, I think. That's part of what people respond to outside of this country, part of the reason that we're such a huge band outside of the U.S., where we're not so popular now as we were 10 or 12 years ago. -Michael Stipe

I do like Britney Spears. I think she's cute. I think she's fun. And I like her records. You know, I'm not a pop snob whatsoever. I think she makes great pop records. -Elton John

The aging and decreasing population is a serious problem in many developed countries today. In Japan's case, these demographic changes are taking place at a more rapid pace than any other country has ever experienced. -Toshihiko Fukui

The aging and declining population will have far-reaching impacts. Declining fertility rates will possibly increase immigration. The structure of family and society will inevitably change. -Toshihiko Fukui

I knew she was from Australia and I knew that is where she started but I didn't know if she was still popular there. I hope people understand we aren't making fun of Kylie. -Wayne Coyne

There has always been quite a strong black and white art tradition in Australia, with quite a large contingent of cartoonists, given the size of the population. -Pat Oliphant

Most of the suicide hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, a place not lacking in wealth. But due to rapid population growth, the wealth per capita has fallen by about half in a generation. -Keith Henson

I remember Tim telling me that he had an idea for a musical and he said to me that he was hoping that ABBA would be writing the music, which I thought was a pretty wild idea because they were obviously known very much as pop writers. -Elaine Paige

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

A finite world can support only a finite population; therefore, population growth must eventually equal zero. -Garrett Hardin

The optimum population is, then, less than the maximum. -Garrett Hardin

Of course, a positive growth rate might be taken as evidence that a population is below its optimum. -Garrett Hardin

But as population became denser, the natural chemical and biological recycling processes became overloaded, calling for a redefinition of property rights. -Garrett Hardin

The popular will cannot be taken for granted, it must be created. -Herbert Croly

Democracy may mean something more than a theoretically absolute popular government, but it assuredly cannot mean anything less. -Herbert Croly

The United States Jewish population has made many vital contributions in all areas of our society in such ways as helping to develop the cultural, scientific, political and economic life of our country. -Jon Porter

Jewish immigration in the 20th century was fueled by the Holocaust, which destroyed most of the European Jewish community. The migration made the United States the home of the largest Jewish population in the world. -Jon Porter

Jazz radio is not very friendly to pop singers who decide to make a jazz record. But a lot of people have been. A lot of the people I've talked to like the record. -Rita Coolidge

When I sang that song, I felt it was almost as if some force had moved into my body. Things like that have only happened to me singing jazz. It doesn't happen when singing pop. I get so deeply into the music, it feels like I've become someone else. -Rita Coolidge

The war was declared over – the end of major combat operations – in May 2003. Release procedures got under way immediately; reducing the population from 8,000 to just over 300, of course, requires fewer military police soldiers. -Janis Karpinski

I think anybody would be hard pressed not to relate to at least one of the characters, because there's so many different multifaceted people populating this crazy world. -Michael C. Hall

Yeah, I think that's it… It's like Jesse James. He became really popular because he lasted so long. You know, there is some degree of truth to the fact that time will dignify anything, too. -John Milius

The problem of Italy is not really a question of age. Japan has an older population, and it is now in full economic recovery. The problem is that Italy is old in the structure of the society. -Romano Prodi

I am an atheist, and if an atheist and a pope think the same things, there must be something true. It's that simple! -Oriana Fallaci

With pop stars or film stars, we become the object of people's self-definition, as well as the object of sexual definition. -George Michael

I want to make a pop album – something more upbeat than my stuff was in the '90s. -George Michael

Employer contribution pension plans have become increasingly popular throughout the past two decades. -Ron Lewis

It doesn't matter who you are, how many awards you've won, how popular you are, or how much critical acclaim you've had. -David Guterson

Nirvana was pop. You can have distorted guitars and people say it's alternative, but you can't break out of pop music's constructs and still get extensive radio play and media coverage. -Kristin Hersh

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

The novel is always pop art, and the novel is always dying. That's the only way it stays alive. It does really die. I've been thinking about that a lot. -Leslie Fiedler

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

At the end of all this, Russia held in her hands a vast belt of land running from the Baltic sea in the north to the Black Sea in the south, comprising eleven nations with a population of 100 million people. -John T. Flynn

We are living in a time when American popular music is finally being recognized as one of our most successful exports. The demand is huge. -Billy Joel

Have you listened to the radio lately? Have you heard the canned, frozen and processed product being dished up to the world as American popular music today? -Billy Joel

Artists – musicians, painters, writers, poets – always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life. -Billy Joel

My proposal now is to test a vaccine first on people who have been infected, and if you show some efficacy at this level, you might be able to go further to study uninfected people in a population with a high rate of infection. -Luc Montagnier

Another interesting field, which is my own, is cofactors, not only to the disease but also to transmission. I am still puzzled by the fact that you get more sexual transmission in some ethnic populations. One way to answer this is to look for genetic factors. -Luc Montagnier

With Westerns you have the landscape is important, and it's empty, and only you populate it. When you populate it, you can tell any kind story that Shakespeare told, you can tell in a Western. -Lawrence Kasdan

My home State of North Carolina ranks 12th in the United States for increased aging population and, according to a national report, 41st in overall health. According to this same report, individuals aged 50+ are the least healthy. -Howard Coble

We would like to have friendly regimes with enough broad participation of their populations to maintain long-term stability, so that we would have not only access to the region's wealth, but we would be able to ensure the security of our good friend Israel. -Frank Carlucci

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

Look at what the Omar of Qatar is doing, for example – the King of Morocco, Jordan, Bahrain. There are reform movements taking place, efforts to broaden the political participation of the populations of the region. -Frank Carlucci

I think President Bush tried to step up on Social Security even though the polls showed that was unpopular. He has not been successful and backed off, but I admire people who take on big problems. -Donna Shalala

In Washington State, the immigrant population has grown by 42 percent in the five years between 2000 and 2005 – which is an increase from 8 percent to 10.6 percent of the overall population – and the jobless rate in the state has hit a 6 year low. -Dave Reichert

You will in the future hear me on a pop album, but that's just the experimental side of me. -Dave Lombardo

I don't know one of my friends who is considered a conservative who has not had to go back and thoroughly think through everything. You do a lot of soul-searching – 'cause we are not going to win any popularity contests. -Clarence Thomas

I was a black singer with a white voice, a perfect pop voice. -Brenda Holloway

If you were a pretty boy pop singer, it would wreck you, growing older. -Bob Geldof

I wanted to shoot straight, mainstream, somehow off-beat. Not only realistic West, which is quite unfamiliar to the world's population – even to a lot of Americans. -Ang Lee

The two things that could have been better is number one, to get major military force into the community almost immediately to make sure that there was law and order. Number two, we had enough helicopters to airlift food into the centers of population and those places. -Warren Rudman

No country in Europe has a larger proportion of men and women of immigrant descent, mainly from the African continent and mainly Muslim: an estimated six to seven million of them, or more than 10% of the population. -Timothy Garton Ash

So I'll set a cycle in motion and pop it into record and I'll lay down a drum pattern, a bass line, a keyboard and guitar part, and once the groove is going I launch into the song and sing my song over the top. -Thomas Dolby

I'm a big fan of huge populations of people, so you'd think with 300 million people in the country, you don't even have to please 1% to be phenomenally successful. -Penn Jillette

I heard that the same thing occurred in a scene in Alien, where the creature pops out of the chest of a crewman. The other actors didn't know what was to happen; the director wanted to get true surprise. -Marvin Minsky

Our own State Department polls say that 80 percent of Iraqis view the United States as an unpopular occupier. -Marty Meehan

If your only objective is to be popular, you're going to be popular but you will be known as the Prime Minister who achieved nothing. -Brian Mulroney

The immediate, highest priority need, in my humble opinion, is that we build quickly the interim structures that can channel water away from population and businesses in the New Orleans area. -Billy Tauzin

Those 3,000 jobs in Sioux Falls, based on our population back then in Sioux Falls, would have taken 300,000 jobs in New York City to equal it at Citibank. -Bill Janklow

Burroughs was never really that pleased with the way popular culture and society treated his character. He tried to make a few movies of his own as a result, but they weren't very good. -Brendan Fraser

I wish I could have 25,000 years of my personal family history documented in a very powerful computer or a CD-ROM that I could just pop in and my computer would never crash. -Brendan Fraser

I would say our sound is soul pop. -Taryn Manning

African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 32 percent of patients treated for kidney failure, giving them a kidney failure rate that is 4.2 times greater than that of white Americans. -Xavier Becerra

I listened a little to punk when I was younger, but it was straight edge punk. It was nothing like what is going on now, like poppy punk. -Travis Barker

Insurgents have capitalized on popular resentment and anger towards the United States and the Iraqi government to build their own political, financial and military support, and the faith of Iraqi citizens in their new government has been severely undermined. -Tom Lantos

I think the rising and falling popularity of areas like hard SF and far-future SF is, to a considerable extent, the same as any other fashion. -Stanley Schmidt

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

The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization. -Fredric Jameson

If certain songs become popular enough to the point where I'll be playing them the rest of my life, I don't want them all to dwell on the same down moment that I'll have to keep reliving. -Chantal Kreviazuk

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

The Sandinista revolution was without any question a popular insurrection. -Bianca Jagger

But, in fairness to them, too, the popular song per se is really a pretty shallow medium to perform in. -Mel Torme

When the movie was done, Number Five was crated up. Eric took him over to Germany; displayed him over there because Germans really liked this movie. It was very popular with them. -John Badham

An estimated 7 million illegal immigrants were residing in the United States in January 2000. This is double the size of the illegal immigrant population in January 1990 and constitutes 2.5 percent of the total U.S. population of just over 281 million. -Gary Miller

And we know there has been horrendous loss of life and suffering and we know that there is anger. Anyone who came anywhere near the general election in constituencies with a substantial Muslim population knows that. -Clare Short

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

I support population control. I think USA should do the same. -Alex Chiu

I am not a pop musician; I don't want to play bubble-gummy pop stuff. -Neal Schon

I didn't mind being unpopular at school, because everyone else was a heathen. -Jeanette Winterson

I think the difference between El Salvador and Nicaragua is that in Nicaragua you had a popular insurrection, and in El Salvador you had a revolution. -Bianca Jagger

The village had a mill near it, situated on the little creek, which made very good flour. The population consisted of civilized Indians, but much mixed blood. -Zebulon Pike

To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country, to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed from the Western nomenclature, and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying knowledge to the great mass of the population. -Thomas Babington Macaulay

It is virtually impossible to control Northern Kenya, which is populated chiefly by migrant nomads. -Richard Leakey

I guess the nicest thing about being, I won't say famous but being popular is a more proper word for me to use would be that if you've got a recognizable name, a lot of times you can get people to do things for you ordinarily that you wouldn't get done. -Mickey Gilley

A lost of people recognize me and maybe will ask for an autograph, but it's nothing like if Elvis would've done something like that, 'cause he's so popular, or maybe The Beatles 'cause they stirred up a lot of action. -Mickey Gilley

And so popular culture raises issues that are very important, actually, in the country I think. You get issues of the First Amendment rights and issues of drug use, issues of AIDS, and things like that all arise naturally out of pop culture. -Kurt Loder

Since 1850, burning of fossil fuels, coal, oil and natural gas has increased 100 times to produce energy as the world has industrialized to serve the world's more than 6 billion and growing population. -John Olver

President Bush's war on Iraq is viewed broadly in Islamic communities as an attack on Islam, and thus the President has alienated a large part of one fifth of the world's population. -John Olver

Americans are immensely popular in Paris; and this is not due solely to the fact that they spend lots of money there, for they spend just as much or more in London, and in the latter city they are merely tolerated because they do spend. -James Weldon Johnson

I mean I like pop music, and I like heavy music and, stuff that I like… the band I've signed on to our label right now; they're called The Sounds. They're kind of like a new-wave pop band. -James Iha

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

There's no difference in a lot of people's minds between good musicians and popular musicians. -Dweezil Zappa

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

The middle class, in the white population, encompasses a wide swath. -Constance Baker Motley

The black population now consists of two distinct classes-the middle class and the poor. -Constance Baker Motley

New Orleans may well have been the most liberal Deep South city in 1954 because of its large Creole population, the influence of the French, and its cosmopolitan atmosphere. -Constance Baker Motley

I can remember in early elementary school when the Russians launched the first satellite. There was still so much unknown about space. People thought Mars was probably populated. -Christa McAuliffe

Today we see a human population of over 6 billion people, many of whom have serious medical conditions, which either can't be treated or cannot be treated economically. -Ralph Merkle

One of the issues facing us today is that there are countries where there is a serious lack of resources, the standards of living are very low, and this creates a fundamental unease and discomfort in entire populations. -Ralph Merkle

Spin Me Round was number one all over the world, everywhere. It changed the face of pop music, no question. We took technology further than Trevor Horn. -Pete Waterman

We must work to stabilize Social Security. We must not gamble with our nation's social insurance program, one of our most popular and effective federal programs that has remained dependable and stable for the past 70 years. -Grace Napolitano

These funerals always appear to me the more indecent in a populous city, from the total indifference of the beholders, and the perfect unconcern with which they are beheld. -Karl Philipp Moritz

I don't have any illusion that The Creeper is as popular or will ever be as popular as any of the classic movie monsters, but I think in the heart of every young horror fan is his desire to create his own creature. -Victor Salva

Then I went through a whole bunch of crap with my lousy movies and pop records. I had people behind me kind of steering me in that direction, but it wasn't really my bag. -Pia Zadora

In this film George presents issues that are important, essential and vital, whoever you are, about constitutional rights and the bedrock of a democracy. I am drawn to those kinds of stories because they inspire me – they are responsible to a populace and responsible to man. -David Strathairn

Overall, I think Michael Jordan is the greatest athlete in any particular sport. He dominated the game for the Chicago Bulls and brought the NBA to its greatest peak of popularity. -Will McDonough

If you spend a whole afternoon just eating popcorn and watching football, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. But if that's all you do, you get swept along with the tide, without any idea of where you're going. -Roland Joffe

The '80s were the worst period. You had these horrible pop bands growing their hair and calling themselves metal. -Geezer Butler

If you are a pop band, don't say you're a metal band. Poison and Warrant were about as metal as the Backstreet Boys. -Geezer Butler

It wasn't so long ago that it was not popular to speak Gaelic in Ireland because the areas that Gaelic is spoken in were much poorer areas. -Enya

A wealthy landowner cannot cultivate and improve his farm without spreading comfort and well-being around him. Rich and abundant crops, a numerous population and a prosperous countryside are the rewards for his efforts. -Antoine Lavoisier

I've been into the habit of freezing white grapes and using them as a snack. Instead of eating peanuts or popcorn or something like that or pretzels, I just eat the white grapes. -Mike Ditka

We're not like pop musicians who have to perform the same top ten tunes every night of a tour. -Oscar Peterson

Contrary to popular belief, Americans don't hate advertising. -Roy H. Williams

Once you decide that it is the art that is important and not how popular and well received you are, you no longer have an albatross. -Stephen Stills

Yeah; I'm a much better blues player than anybody knows, but being in the kind of group I'm in, we were always trying to make popular records. -Stephen Stills

You have to make a choice when you start to sing and decide whether you want to service the music, and be at the top of your art, or if you want to be a very popular tenor. -Alfredo Kraus

I don't claim that our TV comedies are highbrow in anyway, but I think there's a basis to them, and that's why they're more popular than other TV comedies. There's a basis of truth in them, a gut feeling. -Adrian Edmondson

It turned out in the long run that Lincoln's credit and the popular confidence that supported it were as valuable both to his creditors and himself as if the sums which stood over his signature had been gold coin in a solvent bank. -John George Nicolay

Lincoln's stature and strength, his intelligence and ambition – in short, all the elements which gave him popularity among men in New Salem, rendered him equally attractive to the fair sex of that village. -John George Nicolay

Ultimately the Emmys are a popularity contest. -William Devane

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. -Anatoly Karpov

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

Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment – in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row. -Danny Glover

I don't think geometric art is… I don't like to call it that. I don't think it's any more pure than pop art or anything else. It doesn't have anything to do with purity. -Donald Judd

If there is a good musical reason, I think it might draw more attention and sell, though it is not guaranteed. To make a record without a musical reason, you have to either be a pop star who sells automatically or just be lucky. -Eberhard Weber

Heretofore there has always been in the history of the world a comparatively unoccupied land westward, into which the crowded countries of the East have poured their surplus populations. -Josiah Strong

Our fifty principal cities contain 39.3 per cent of our entire German population, and 45.8 per cent of the Irish. Our ten larger cities only nine per cent of the entire population, but 23 per cent of the foreign. -Josiah Strong

I think popular music in this country is one of the few things in the twentieth century that have made giant strides in reverse. -Bing Crosby

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

And so, the youngsters you have today, even though there are far fewer of them – in World War II 16.5 million men and women in uniform, today roughly a million in uniform in spite of the fact that the country is almost twice as large a population as we had in World War II. -Oliver North

Some people work hard in this business and become really popular, really big stars but they never receive an award from within the business. Somehow, when your colleagues and friends believe in you to the point of handing you an award it means so much more. -Sharon Stone

It's innate in me to be a Democrat – a true Southern populist kind of Democrat. There's not a lot of those anymore. I'm not saying I'm right or wrong. That's just the way I feel. -Tim McGraw

So I'm not very popular here with those inside the system, as you might guess. I never wanted to be. -Waylon Jennings

He is ready, if the occasion presents itself, to throw the whole English population in the St. Lawrence. -Wilfrid Laurier

Neither was there any heresy, or diversity of opinion, or disputing about the matter, till the pope had gathered a council to confirm this transubstantiation: wherefore it is most likely that this opinion came up by them of latter days. -William Tyndale

The constant effort towards population, which is found even in the most vicious societies, increases the number of people before the means of subsistence are increased. -Thomas Malthus

The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man. -Thomas Malthus

The superior power of population cannot be checked without producing misery or vice. -Thomas Malthus

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

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

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

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. -Christopher Lasch

The left has lost touch with popular opinion, thereby making it possible for the right to present itself as the party of common sense. -Christopher Lasch

The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition in the popular defense of the family or in popular attitudes regarding abortion, crime, busing, and the school curriculum. -Christopher Lasch

When liberals finally grasped the strength of popular feeling about the family, they cried to appropriate the rhetoric and symbolism of family values for their own purposes. -Christopher Lasch

There were so much affairs of me created by the media… of course I was not always a true single. I had some relations, once also to a famous pop star. -Gabriela Sabatini

You have to expect the raps when you have achieved popularity as a writer. -Irwin Shaw

You buy any book on color theory today, and it's just complete poppycock. Everybody comes out of school painting pink, purple and green. The whole damn cartoon industry has pink purple and green on their mind. -John Kricfalusi

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

I wasn't the most popular girl in school by any means. -Cindy Crawford

I can only say the first thing that pops into my mind is I remember, years ago, seeing kind of a has-been country singer working – when I first moved to Nashville – in a bar in a Holiday Inn. -Jimmy Buffett

An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery. -Joseph Pulitzer

We got to know the competition very well. In the '50s popcorn made a big growth in sales. Our main push was to produce the best quality and sell in quality retail outlets. -Orville Redenbacher

Most of the competition was into bulk popcorn because of the major increases in the Drive-In Theatre Outlets. -Orville Redenbacher

I had popcorn all over the place, so I decided I might as well be in the Processing Business. -Orville Redenbacher

We dried continuously day and night. We had no efficient way to do it, so we built this new popcorn plant. -Orville Redenbacher

Every once in a while, someone will mail me a single popcorn kernel that didn't pop. I'll get out a fresh kernel, tape it to a piece of paper and mail it back to them. -Orville Redenbacher

I fail to understand how you can justify a poll tax on the entire population, yet exclude a significant proportion of that population from programmes that this tax is paying for. -Jonathan Dimbleby

No, I always felt that amongst my core fans- because there was a level of popularity that I had in the mid '80s that was sort of a bump on the scale- they fundamentally understood the values that are at work in my work. -Bruce Springsteen

Imagine a political system so radical as to promise to move more of the poorest 20% of the population into the richest 20% than remain in the poorest bracket within the decade? You don't need to imagine it. It's called the United States of America. -Thomas Sowell

A total of 1,580 people, the civilian population, suffered as a result of the bloody wave of terrorist acts that swept over Moscow and other towns and villages of our country. -Boris Yeltsin

As I walk around, I have met 70-year-old women who live on the Upper West Side who love the show. And I met a couple in Kansas – a couple of truck drivers who drove around together – who loved it. It's popular all over the place and definitely in the gay community. -Lee Tergesen

Yet food is something that is taken for granted by most world leaders despite the fact that more than half of the population of the world is hungry. -Norman Borlaug

The forgotten world is made up primarily of the developing nations, where most of the people, comprising more than fifty percent of the total world population, live in poverty, with hunger as a constant companion and fear of famine a continual menace. -Norman Borlaug

During the past three years spectacular progress has been made in increasing wheat, rice, and maize production in several of the most populous developing countries of southern Asia, where widespread famine appeared inevitable only five years ago. -Norman Borlaug

Contrasting sharply, in the developing countries represented by India, Pakistan, and most of the countries in Asia and Africa, seventy to eighty percent of the population is engaged in agriculture, mostly at the subsistence level. -Norman Borlaug

We didn't gel with Poison and the Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi was the best of the pop metal bands, but we never fit in with the hair metal stuff. We were never as hip as the Chili Peppers. We were in the middle. -Gary Cherone

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

I do not want to speak about overpopulation or birth control, but I think education is the way to give new impetus to the poverty question. -Harri Holkeri

It's the only sport that's played in every country in the world. It's played and watched all over the world, it's the most popular sport in probably 90% of the countries, and then with the World Cup, you have the most viewed tournament of any sport in the world. -Claudio Reyna

We wait here to meet the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam to discuss together a ceremony of orderly transfer of power so as to avoid any unnecessary bloodshed in the population. -Duong Van Minh

But I don't think the popularity of flying has diminished a bit. -Gerard Arpey

If you write songs and if you write music that's very sincere and very honest, it's pop music, but it is pop music with a lot of honesty and a lot of heart. -Jon Secada

For me, I can only do that from my own experience with people I've known and things that I've lived and experienced. That's what good pop music is all about, pop music that does reach out to people. It's very personalized and very real, honest and sincere. -Jon Secada

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

Although when Christianity appeared the total population of the planet was only a fraction of that of the twentieth century, most of the earth's surface was quite outside the Mediterranean world, Persia, India, and China. -Kenneth Scott Latourette

During consideration in the Education and the Workforce Committee this year, Democrats and Republicans worked constructively together to improve the delivery of Head Start services to the target populations. -Lucille Roybal-Allard

As for the long-term future: I am prepared to see in this a vision, not a mystical way but in a realistic way, of a population exchange on a much more important scale and including larger territories. -Moshe Sharett

Israel would not do that, both because we cannot afford to be accused by the world of aggression and because we cannot, for security and social reasons, absorb in our midst a substantial Arab population. -Moshe Sharett

I like their darkness but I also like the pop-side of the Velvet Underground. -Martin Gore

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. -Gwyneth Paltrow

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

Art has never been a popularity contest. -James Levine

When you put a tiny and despised minority up for a popular vote, the minority usually loses. -Andrew Sullivan

Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science. -Henri Bergson

Do I listen to pop music because I'm miserable or am I miserable because listen to pop music? -John Cusack

My idols are Janis Joplin and Annie Lennox, who are neither of them from the typical pop culture. -Natalie Cole

The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become. -Mark Twain

When you think about it, Adolf Hitler was the first pop star. -David Bowie

Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved. -Margaret Fuller

I feel much freer now that I am certain the pope is the Antichrist. -Martin Luther

The actor's popularity is evanescent; applauded today, forgotten tomorrow. -Harrison Ford

I am already so popular that anyone who vilifies me becomes more popular than I am. -Karl Kraus

Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad. -A. A. Milne

The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves. -W. C. Fields

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

I must say, I don't feel very qualified to be a pop star. I feel very awkward at times in the role. -Edward de Bono

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

There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud. -Carl Sandburg

There is a hugely underserved population out there… those who are the least capable of paying pay the highest. -James Cameron

We have to say what we believe… whether it's popular or not. -Howard Dean

So easy to fall into a rut, isn't it? Why should ruts be so comfortable and so unpopular? -Ruth Gordon

It's up to us to take pop culture back and to express quality and dignity for both boys and girls. -Ashley Judd

No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. -J. Michael Straczynski

I've learned a lot about my voice, and about things I can do with it. Maybe that's why my sound has become a little more pop. -Chely Wright

It's a character that I always found really likable. I'm fond of Zorro because he was a popular figure who worked for the people. -Antonio Banderas

I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel. What's an unpopular novel? -Irwin Shaw

You have to stay updated on trends, social things and pop culture, you need to stay with the times and keep evolving. -Corey Feldman

'Time after Time' is one of the best pop songs ever written, in my opinion. It's an incredible, beautiful, timeless song. -Sarah McLachlan

The whole of the global economy is based on supplying the cravings of two per cent of the world's population. -Bill Bryson

Now my music is kind of pop-rock, right? If I'm 25 and singing still, I don't want to be singing music like that. -Hilary Duff

Every industry is going to be affected (by the aging population). This creates tremendous opportunities and tremendous challenges. -Pat Conroy

I pop gum. My parents get so annoyed with me. I know my dad wishes he never taught me how to do that. -Hilary Duff

I'd love to be popular in Barcelona. That sounds like a fun job. -Bobby Heenan

The thriller is the most popular literary genre of the 20th century. -Ken Follett

More students have a better knowledge of pop culture than of the Constitution. -Charles Bowen

Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained. -James A. Garfield

Jazz is not the popular culture. Jazz is in the same position in our culture as classical music. A very small minority of people really love it. -John Corigliano

Shaft was a pop culture figure along t he lines of, I guess, Dirty Harry – except that he wasn't as much of a racist. So yeah, I was always a fan. -Jeffrey Wright

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. -James Madison

If you don't know the blues… there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music. -Keith Richards

The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof. -Mary McCarthy

I had four or five years in school training as a soprano. I fell into pop singing because of economics. I got out of high school and had to go work, and they weren't hiring opera singers. -Jo Stafford

All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach. -Adolf Hitler

An actor's popularity is fleeting. His success has the life expectancy of a small boy who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match. -Fred Allen

I was ever of the opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population. -Oliver Goldsmith

With all the horror in the world and all the crap that's going on, for an hour and a half you go eat some popcorn and laugh with your friends. That's what a movie is all about. -Michael Rosenbaum

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled, my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school, my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise. -Shirley Jones

I don't know what people find or like in me, I'm hopelessly commonplace! Current appreciation of my work is a bit highbrow, I've always considered myself a popular artist. -Maxfield Parrish

It will shock many – I've lived a full life and really enjoyed my time as a pop star. -Belinda Carlisle

The human overpopulation issue is the topic I see as the most vital to solve if our children and grandchildren are to have a good quality of life. -Alexandra Paul

To balance China, the democracies will need new friends – and India with its fast-growing economy, youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate. -David Frum

A superstition which pretends to be scientific creates a much greater confusion of thought than one which contents itself with simple popular practices. -Johan Huizinga

There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less. -Bertrand Russell

I was just thinking of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe and how young they were when they died. I would like to be a pop icon who survives. I would like to be a living icon. -John Travolta

The only way to see a movie is in a big theater, on a big screen, with a big bag of popcorn. -Dan Glickman

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

Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them. -Charles James Fox

The new pope knows that his task is to make the light of Christ shine before men and women of world – not his own light, but that of Christ. -Pope Benedict XVI

Practically every movie that shows the pope or even a bishop as a character, and in much of western literature of the last 300 or 400 years, these are portrayed as awful figures. -Michael Novak

How many actors have a shot at being a part of something that became a part of pop culture? It's been very rewarding. I'm not getting the 20 million bucks for the new movies, but at least I'm getting warmth and recognition from people wherever I go. -Adam West

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity. -George Bernard Shaw

Do not forget birthdays. This is in no way a propaganda for a larger population. -Gertrude Stein

I could never have imagined that firing 67 people on national television would actually make me more popular, especially with the younger generation. -Donald Trump

Being naked approaches being revolutionary; going barefoot is mere populism. -John Updike

The fact that I was a girl never damaged my ambitions to be a pope or an emperor. -Willa Cather

Party action should follow, not precede the creation of a dominant popular sentiment. -Judith Ellen Foster

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

People in Medicaid ought to have access to the same insurance as the rest of the population. If they are segregated, it will be a poor plan for poor people. -John Goodman

Truth, like the juice of the poppy, in small quantities, calms men; in larger, heats and irritates them, and is attended by fatal consequences in excess. -Walter Savage Landor

The fact is popular art dates. It grows quaint. How many people feel strongly about Gilbert and Sullivan today compared to those who felt strongly in 1890? -Stephen Sondheim

Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse. -William Hazlitt

We're showing kids a world that is very scantily populated with women and female characters. They should see female characters taking up half the planet, which we do. -Geena Davis

Religion, oh, just another of those numerous failures resulting from an attempt to popularize art. -Ezra Pound

I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution. -Jonathan Swift

America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts. -James Madison

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

Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured. -Blaise Pascal

The Christian missionary may preach the gospel to the poor naked heathen, but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe have as yet heard nothing of Christianity. -Carl Jung

Generally young men are regarded as radicals. This is a popular misconception. The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life. -Woodrow Wilson

I see songs not as a commodity used up when the album goes off the charts, which is often the case with pop songs. I see them as a body of work. Life should be breathed into them. -Sting

A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl. -Ernest Hemingway

Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials, or none at all. -Gerald W. Johnson

The conductor's gift does not always go hand in hand with that of composition; indeed, the union is found much more seldom than is popularly believed. -Anton Seidl

The notion of making money by popular work, and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar of all the devil's traps for artists. -Logan Pearsall Smith

Mother is the first word that occurs to politicians and columnists and popes when they raise the question, 'Why isn't life turning out the way we want it?' -Mary Kay Blakely

We've shown the world that New York can never be defeated, because of its dynamic and diverse population and because it embodies the spirit of enterprise and the love of liberty. And because no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you. -Michael Bloomberg

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

We're a pop art band. Not a pop band. -Chris Stein

I'm someone who believes the only way to see a movie is in a big theater, on a big screen, with a big bag of popcorn. -Dan Glickman

About 20 per cent of the population believe themselves to have a food allergy and only about five per cent actually do. -John Warner

The aging of the U.S. population is a theme that we believe strongly in and the health care sector is really right in the bulls eye of this particular theme. -John Zimmerman

We're delighted to be working with Apple to offer fans a new and innovative way to experience our wildly popular shows. -Bob Iger

All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people. -Adolf Hitler

We need to continue to decrease the growth rate of the global population; the planet can't support many more people. -Nina Fedoroff

Presidents with strong nerves are decisive. They don't balk at unpopular decisions. They are willing to make people angry. Bush had strong nerves. Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden, did not. Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel. -Fred Barnes

It has been popular to threaten 'small islands and low-lying coasts' with scenarios of disastrous future flooding. The Maldives has been the most utilised target. We have undertaken a careful analysis of actual sea level changes in the Maldives. No rise has been recorded either in the present or the past centuries. -Nils-Axel Morner

One of the great strengths of the United States is… we have a very large Christian population – we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values. -Barack Obama

There is a segment of the American population that has been excluded from the national myth, and that should be redressed. -Edward Zwick

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

My kids are now the most popular kids in their school. -Chris Daughtry

This Halloween, the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him. -Conan O'Brien

It's really cool to know that you've put something together that isn't for a particular audience. It's so often that a TV show can really only speak to one sect of the population, and this really is something that appeals to a worldwide fan base. People who are into the pursuit of knowledge. Their reaction has meant the world to us. -David Krumholtz

You know that everyone thinks that in order to do South Park we must be wild, crazy, rock and roll stars. But the truth is we're just wholesome middle-American guys. We enjoy soda pop, baseball and beating up old people just as much as anybody. -Trey Parker

I don't want my president to be a TV star. You don't have to be on television every minute of every day – you're the president, not a rerun of 'Law & Order'. TV stars are too worried bout being popular and too concerned about being renewed. -Bill Maher

Nobody I represent is pretending to be the pope or a role model for young people. People have to live their lives. They have the right to smoke if they want. -Ben Affleck

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

Frankly, I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Washington has got to, across the board, lower taxes for small businesses so that our mom and pops can reinvest and hire people, so that our businesses can thrive. -Sarah Palin

Reaching out to Hispanics is critical to our future. The fastest-growing, and most conservative, segment of the population are natural Republicans. -Ken Mehlman

Well, here's what I think. I mean, the people are saying, 'We don't want it,' and the Democrats are saying, 'We don't care. We're going to pass it anyway.' And so for the next three months, Washington will be consumed with the Democrats trying to jam this through in a very messy procedure an unpopular health care bill. -Lamar Alexander

We've been in a war and a recession. That's why acccent colors with yellow and purple are popular. They're optimistic and flirty and happy colors. -David Bromstad

People don't understand rural America. Sixteen percent of our population is rural, but 40 percent of our military is rural. I don't believe that's because of a lack of opportunity in rural America. I believe that's because if you grow up in rural America, you know you can't just keep taking from the land. You've got to give something back. -Tom Vilsack

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. -Stieg Larsson

There is probably a perverse pride in my administration… that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who's occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion. -Barack Obama

Investing in auto companies and ensuring a financial collapse didn't lead not from a recession to a great depression may not have been the most popular thing to do, but it was the right thing to do. -Robert Gibbs

I wasn't popular in the home office because I wasn't chicken. I'm just a risk taker. I have gut instincts. -Gary Gygax

The pope dies, you get another pope. -Dino De Laurentiis

One of my proudest moments is I didn't sell my soul for the sake of popularity. -George W. Bush

And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community is so intent on building bridges, then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from ground zero and move it whether it's uptown or somewhere else, but move it away from that area, the same as the pope directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz. -Peter T. King

We always have a take that's 'one for fun', so once you've got what you need, you can do what you like. Something does occasionally pop out of that tree. I'm always open to ideas. -Guy Ritchie

Well I think that what we're seeing now is that the people feel like they, the people in Congress don't have their consent to govern them. They keep doing things that are incredibly unpopular. And so when that happens, folks get angry. -Laura Ingraham

I was delighted to become a popular-culture reference point. I'm still delighted about it actually, and I still find it to be weird. -Colin Firth

I know too that we Americans like to think of ourselves as cleaner than clean, a healthy nation who would never take anything when a recent poll suggested that 65 per cent of the population would risk dying in 10 years if they would be guaranteed Olympic gold. -Greg LeMond

Chris Cooper once told me to never have any regrets. After Chris said that to me, I walk into every scene thinking, 'exhaust every possibility.' Once you get to a certain place, it's like you just deliver everything you've got. Don't have any regrets. It pops up in my mind over and over and over again. -Jake Gyllenhaal

A lot of people like lollipops. I don't like lollipops. To me, a lollipop is hard candy plus garbage. I don't need a handle. Just give me the candy. -Demetri Martin

Hollywood is just like high school. The popular people only like the other popular people. And the thing is, some people aren't nice – or they're nice, but only to your face, not elsewhere. -Amanda Seyfried

My favorite type of music to sing is a crossover between country and pop. -Lauren Alaina

I'd like to do a pop album with an R and B influence. I definitely want to have those big ballads with the uptempo hits as well. -Pia Toscano

I have friends who wear Star Wars costumes and act like the characters all day. I may not be that deep into it, but there's something great about loving what you love and not caring if it's unpopular. -Kristen Bell

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

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

If the most liberal man that's ever been in office can get elected when 20 percent of the population identifies as liberal then I think we can elect a conservative when 40 percent of the population identifies themselves as conservative. -Rick Santorum

There's no doubt about it that Mubarak has been indeed a partner with Israel, but there's also no doubt about something else. Conditions in Egypt were getting worse and worse, and it was almost just a matter of time before the popular uprising started. -Anthony Weiner

There's no doubt about it, earmarks are not very popular. There are good earmarks and bad earmarks. The good earmarks are the ones I get for my district. -Anthony Weiner

I tend to discourage people from calling me 'Sir Ian,' because I don't like being separated out from the rest of the population. Of course, it can be useful if you're writing an official letter, like trying to get a visa or something passed through Parliament. They're impressed by these things. -Ian Mckellen

Macbeth is a very popular play with audiences. If you want to sell out a theater, just mount a production of Macbeth. It's a short play, it's an exciting play, it's easy to understand, and it attracts great acting. -Ian Mckellen

So it's joyful to me, in my 71st year, to be able to be in a play that is absolutely right for my age and my experience, and that is a popular success. What more could you ask as an actor? -Ian Mckellen

When I was 14 -years-old, I made this PowerPoint presentation, and I invited my parents into my room and gave them popcorn. It was called 'Project Hollywood 2004' and it worked. I moved to L.A. in January of 2004. -Emma Stone

I think what separates me from the candidates is the fact that I have a proven track record of being a fighter. A fighting for what people believe in, whether it is popular or not. Despite the opposition, I stand true. Because people know that I will do what I say. And that I say what I do. -Michele Bachmann

I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It's totally for myself. I never in my wildest dreams expected this popularity. -J. K. Rowling

I was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1969, in a time and place where no one was saying, 'Look how far we've come,' because we hadn't come very far, to say the least. Although Jackson's population was half white and half black, I didn't have a single black friend or a black neighbor or even a black person in my school. -Kathryn Stockett

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