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Popularity Quotes

Popularity quote - That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they're pret
That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfeast cereals based on color instead of taste.

John Green , Paper Towns


Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self."
[
The New Statesman
, February 25, 1933]

Cyril Connolly


Popularity quote - When you're the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.
When you're the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.

Criss Jami


I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.

William S. Burroughs


Popularity quote - Perhaps the less we have, the more we are required to brag.
Perhaps the less we have, the more we are required to brag.

John Steinbeck , East of Eden


Popularity quote - Perhaps the less we have, the more we are required to brag.
Perhaps the less we have, the more we are required to brag.

John Steinbeck


Popularity quote - All books are divisible into two classes: the books of the hours, and the books of all Time.
All books are divisible into two classes: the books of the hours, and the books of all Time.

John Ruskin


Popularity quote - Really Hagrid, if you are holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin
Really Hagrid, if you are holding out for universal popularity, I'm afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time

J.K. Rowling , Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


His habit of reading isolated him: it became such a need that after being in company for some time he grew tired and restless; he was vain of the wider knowledge he had acquired from the perusal of so many books, his mind was alert, and he had not the skill to hide his contempt for his companions' stupidity. They complained that he was conceited; and, since he excelled only in matters which to them were unimportant, they asked satirically what he had to be conceited about. He was developing a sense of humour, and found that he had a knack of saying bitter things, which caught people on the raw; he said them because they amused him, hardly realising how much they hurt, and was much offended when he found that his victims regarded him with active dislike. The humiliations he suffered when he first went to school had caused in him a shrinking from his fellows which he could never entirely overcome; he remained shy and silent. But though he did everything to alienate the sympathy of other boys he longed with all his heart for the popularity which to some was so easily accorded. These from his distance he admired extravagantly; and though he was inclined to be more sarcastic with them than with others, though he made little jokes at their expense, he would have given anything to change places with them.

W. Somerset Maugham , Of Human Bondage


Popularity quote - I think of myself as a bad writer with big ideas, but I'd rather be that than a big writer with bad
I think of myself as a bad writer with big ideas, but I'd rather be that than a big writer with bad ideas.

Michael Moorcock , Elric: The Stealer of Souls


Popularity quote - Do not yearn to be popular; be exquisite. Do not desire to be famous; be loved. Do not take pride in
Do not yearn to be popular; be exquisite. Do not desire to be famous; be loved. Do not take pride in being expected; be palpable, unmistakable.

C. JoyBell C.


Popularity quote - Nobody comes here anymore, its too crowded
Nobody comes here anymore, its too crowded

Yogi Berra


Popularity quote - My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.

Adlai E. Stevenson II


Popularity quote - It's much easier on the emotions when one sees life as an experiment rather than a struggle for popu
It's much easier on the emotions when one sees life as an experiment rather than a struggle for popularity.

Criss Jami


I don't believe that anyone who is a legitimately interesting person can be popular as a teenager," Mel went on. "Or ever, maybe. Popularity rewards the uninteresting.

Leila Sales , This Song Will Save Your Life


Don't be special." That's what I would say to my younger self if I could pinpoint the moment when I went astray. But there was no one moment. I was always astray

Leila Sales , This Song Will Save Your Life


To win the people, always cook them some savoury that pleases them.

Aristophanes


I figured it is always better to be unpopular by your own choice.

Tom Upton


How is it that some celebrities, whom the average person would believe to have all the popularity a human being could want, still admit to feeling lonely? It is quite naive to assume that popularity is the remedy for loneliness. Loneliness does not necessarily equal physical solitude, it is the inability to be oneself and rightfully represented as oneself.

Criss Jami


Because it's kind of great, being an idea that everybody likes. But I could never be the idea to myself, not all the way. And Agloe is a place where a paper creation became real. A dot on the map became a real place, more real than the people who created the dot could never have imagined. I thought maybe the paper cutout of a girl could start becoming real here also. And it seemed like a way to tell that paper girl who cared about popularity and clothes and everything else: 'You are going to the paper towns. And you are never coming back.

John Green , Paper Towns


It'd be great to be so famous that if I murder someone, I will never, ever, ever serve any jail time, even if it's totally obvious to everyone that I did it.

Mindy Kaling


See how he cowers and sneaks, how vaguely all the day he fears, not being immortal nor divine, but the slave and prisoner of his own opinion of himself, a fame won by his own deeds. Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.
What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.

Henry David Thoreau , Walden


See how he cowers and sneaks, how vaguely all the day he fears, not being immortal nor divine, but the slave and prisoner of his own opinion of himself, a fame won by his own deeds. Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.

What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.

Henry David Thoreau , Walden


Get over it, Roo. If you have friends who actually like you, you’re popular enough.

E. Lockhart


No popularity exists when tragedy strikes. All that's left are human hearts and love and ache. We all love each other, deep down, and when we see another soul in pain we can't help but hurt too.

Maya Van Wagenen


Don't try to make yourself marketable, you'll be surprised to see yourself at the bottom. Stay incognito, and people will peruse the whole world looking for you, by that time, you'll be at the top.

Michael Bassey Johnson


High School: Oh, man. This is where boys and girls go from tweens to teens and become complicated and cruel. Girls play sick mind games; boys try to pull each other's penises off and throw them in the bushes. If you can, buy the most expensive jeans in a two-hundred-mile radius of your town and wear them on your first day. If anyone asks how you could afford them say that your father is the president of Ashton Kutcher. When they are like, 'Ashton Kutcher has a president?' answer, 'Yes.' Everyone will be in awe of you and you won't have to go through a lot of pain and cat fights.

Eugene Mirman , The Will to Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life


A psychiatrist once told me early in treatment, Stop trying to make me like you, and what a sobering and welcome smack in the face that statement was. Yet somehow, every day of my life is still a campaign for popularity, or better yet, a crowded funeral.

John Waters


A sure way of retaining the grace of heaven is to disregard outward appearances, and diligently to cultivate such things as foster amendment of life and fervour of soul, rather than to cultivate those qualities that seem most popular.

Thomas à Kempis


If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.

Anatole France


Teachers knew every one of the students, their secrets, their grades, their home situations. And all the students knew the teachers. It was like teachers were people who finally were the most popular at school.

Victoria Kahler


A popular man arouses the jealousy of the powerful.

Frank Herbert , Dune


So now books were her only friends. She'd read
Lord of the Rings
so often she could recite whole scenes by memory.
It was not a skill that aided one in becoming popular.

Kristin Hannah , Firefly Lane


Girls like you can't understand," Julia said, and it was true. Ellie had been popular. She didn't know that some hurts were like a once-broken bone. In the right weather, they could ache for a lifetime.

Kristin Hannah


But I don't care what Megan Fox or Jessica Biel say: There are definite advantages to being the hottest girl on the planet. Number one was that I got paid for it. A lot.

Meg Cabot


Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.

F. Scott Fitzgerald , The Great Gatsby


Everyone was going crazy, like they’d just witnessed the birth of Jesus and the invention of electricity at the same time. Jude was a rock star, their savior, and they were paying him homage.

Nicole Williams , Crash


Normal....
What the majority of people look, act, and talk and like.
So what if the majority became what we see as wierd now?
Would our normal, become our new wierd?

Catherine


What people want, mainly, is to be told by some plausible authority that what they are already doing is right. I don't know know of a quicker way to become unpopular than to disagree.

John Brunner


So many people hate me and love me for the exact same reasons. This is all the proof I need that my opinion about myself is the only opinion I should ever care about.

Dan Pearce


[When asked about his thoughts on gods]
I think it's like a movie that was way too popular. It's a story that's been told too many times and just doesn't mean anything. Man lived on the planet — [placing his fingers an inch apart], this is 5000 years of semi-recorded history. And God and the Bible, that came in somewhere around the middle, maybe 2000. This is the last 2000, this is what we're about to celebrate [indicating about an 1/8th of an inch with his fingers]. Now, humans, in some shape or form, have been on the earth for three million years [pointing across the room to indicate the distance]. So, all this time, from there [gesturing toward the other side of the room], to here [indicating the 1/8th of an inch], there was no God, there was no story, there was no myth and people lived on this planet and they wandered and they gathered and they did all these things. The planet was never threatened. How did they survive for all this time without this belief in God? I'd like to ask this to someone who knows about Christianity and maybe you do. That just seems funny to me.

Eddie Vedder


Starting this day, she was no longer going to be quiet, a wallflower no more.

Magenta Periwinkle


He knows how to market himself well. Nowadays, that's all that seems to count. He's rebellious in a way that appeals to people with vain, shallow taste. So of course he manipulates his audiences with the blessing of his recording company and the financial investors behind his brand.

Jess C. Scott


To be unpopular, you must look the part. Remember four words: plastic flowered swim cap.

Jennifer Ziegler , How Not to Be Popular


Broadly put, philosophers think: politicians maneuver. Jefferson's genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power.

Jon Meacham


I wanted so badly to be seen, yet my pride prevented me from obviously asking to be seen. I did not want to be seen by demand, but rather by their choosing.

Magenta Periwinkle


Popularity was fickle and elusive, like trying to catch fireflies in a jar. You were either born with it or relegated to wallflower status according to your mysterious and unknowable workings of the universe.

Melissa de la Cruz


Evil is more famous than goodness.

Toba Beta , Master of Stupidity


If I'm a lousy writer, then an awful lot of people have lousy taste.

Grace Metalious


Hanging with people who make you feel unappreciated, for the mere sake of appearing to be popular, is the loneliest place to be.

Ellen J. Barrier