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Popularity Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Popularity

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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One of my proudest moments is I didn't sell my soul
for the sake of popularity.
- George W. Bush

Art has never been a popularity contest.
- James Levine

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Goodness means the highest degree of popularity.
- Heinrich Mann

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette -
the more you woo her,
the more apt is she to elude your embrace.
- John Tyler

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

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

Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought;
it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no.
- George Savile

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

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

The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates
that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof.
- Mary McCarthy

Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident,
and riches take wings.
Only one thing endures and that is character.
- Horace Greeley

Ultimately the Emmys are a popularity contest.
- William Devane

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

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

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Popularity is exhausting.
The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner
with an overcoat over him.
- Wilson Mizner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love makes the world go 'round
- an old anonymous proverb,
made popular by the 1958 and 1961 songs

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

Everything popular is wrong.
- Oscar Wilde

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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