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  • 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.
  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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    Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
  • Charles James Fox
    Charles James Fox
    British statesman 1749-1806
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    Kings govern by means of popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them.
    Source: Rede House of Commons (31 oktober 1776)
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Lacan is a tyrant who must be driven from our shores. Narrowly trained English professors who know nothing of art history or popular culture think they can just wade in with Lacan and trash everything in sight.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
  • Lord Melbourne
    Lord Melbourne
    British Statesman, Prime Minister 1779-1848
    Lord Melbourne
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    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.
  • Carrie Chapman Catt
    Carrie Chapman Catt
    American women's suffrage leader 1859-1947
    Carrie Chapman Catt
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    No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
  • Steve Martin
    Steve Martin
    American actor, comedian, writer, producer and musician 1945-
    Steve Martin
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    Nothing I do is done by popular demand.
  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
    William Cowper
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    O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
  • Bill Watterson
    Bill Watterson
    American cartoonist 1958-
    Bill Watterson
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    Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer.... Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously?
  • James Watson
    James Watson
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    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.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    One knows so well the popular idea of health. The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
  • Billy Collins
    Billy Collins
    American poet 1941-
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    One of the disadvantages of poetry over popular music is that if you write a pop song, it naturally gets into people's heads as they listen in the car. You don't have to memorize a Paul Simon song; it's just in your head, and you can sing along. With a poem, you have to will yourself to memorize it.
  • Branford Marsalis
    Branford Marsalis
    American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader 1960-
    Branford Marsalis
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    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.
  • Baz Luhrmann
    Baz Luhrmann
    Australian director, writer, and producer 1962-
    Baz Luhrmann
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    Opera was the cinema of its time, so to bring back that popular appeal, you just need to unleash its visceral immediacy and excitement. Most productions don't manage that - but when an opera does do it, you never forget it.
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