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  • Bill Bryson
    Bill Bryson
    American-British author 1951-
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    If you can imagine a man having a vasectomy without anesthetic to the sound of frantic sitar-playing, you will have some idea what popular Turkish music is like.
  • Branford Marsalis
    Branford Marsalis
    American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader 1960-
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    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.
  • Frank Herbert
    Frank Herbert
    American science fiction writer 1920-1986
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    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.
  • Bryant H. McGill
    Bryant H. McGill
    American journalist and author 1969-
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    In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves. There is only acceptance for popular opinion.
  • Brad Holland
    Brad Holland
    American basketball player 1956-
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    In America, the only truly popular art form is the movies. Most people consider painting a hobby and literature, schoolwork.
  • Ben Horowitz
    Ben Horowitz
    American businessman, investor, blogger, and author 1966-
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    In life, everybody faces choices between doing what's popular, easy, and wrong vs. doing what's lonely, difficult, and right. These decisions intensify when you run a company, because the consequences get magnified 1,000 fold. As in life, the excuses for CEOs making the wrong choice are always plentiful.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    In order to fully realize how bad a popular play can be, it is necessary to see it twice.
  • Kathy Norris
    Kathy Norris
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    In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
  • Bill Paxton
    Bill Paxton
    American actor and director 1955-2017
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    It's become very popular in contemporary films to have the twist ending.
  • Bono
    Bono
    Irish singer, songwriter, philanthropist, activist and businessman 1960-
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    It's much easier to be successful than it is to be relevant. The tricks won't keep you relevant. Tricks might keep you popular for a while, but in all honesty, I don't know how U2 will stay relevant. I know we've got a future. I know we can fill stadiums. And yet with every record, I think, 'Is this it? Are we still relevant?'
  • Billy Bragg
    Billy Bragg
    English singer-songwriter 1957-
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    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.
  • Bria Skonberg
    Bria Skonberg
    Canadian jazz trumpeter and vocalist 1983-
    Bria Skonberg
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    Jazz was the pop music of its day, and all American popular music has stemmed from it one way or another.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers another.
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