Best 234 of Popularity quotes - MyQuotes
Michael Bassey Johnson
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.
Posting dramatic charts or funny pictures is good and giving people smart reasons to believe what they already think is great.
Popularity ends on yearbook day-Respect stays forever.
Fame comes and goes; knowledge comes and stays. But none of them safeguard us against danger; it’s only the GRACE of God that keeps us in safety!
The idea that we can be exactly what the other desires is a powerful fantasy.
Most of social media is simply a popularity contest. Well, I'm not here for the competition; I have important business and words of depth to change the course. So, while you follow the path of the ignorant, the rest of us will celebrate truth and the higher path.
Agemates provide the most informative points of reference for comparative efficacy appraisal and verification. Children are, therefore, especially sensitive to their relative standing among the peers with whom they affiliate in activities that determine prestige and popularity
It's better to be trusted than to be liked.
Quality, it seems, is a necessary, but insufficient attribute for success.
Michel De Montaigne
The good opinion of the vulgar is injurious.
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
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.
Real men do not work for fame. That is what I think. Popularity is just a piece of crap. I prefer a private life.
I wouldn't say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity.
Popular opinion is oftenest, what Carlyle pronounced it to be, a lie!
So here's the deal: I speak up in class, I get sent to office. Megan speaks up in class, she's a "strong, assertive model student."I post a few flyers saying that the vending machines on school property are a sign that our school has sold out to corporate-industrial establishment, I get (what else?) Saturday detention. Megan starts a campaign to serve local foods in the lunchroom (oh, and can we please maybe get rid of the soda machines?) and the local newspaper does a write-up about her. She's like me, only not. Not like me at all. She's the golden girl and I'm...tarnished. So forgive me if I hate her a little.
Popularity is a terrible goal, because you have to lose yourself to find it.
Social networking sites like Myspace, Friendster, and Facebook have literally exploded in popularity in just a few short years.
Feeling harder to be oneself might be a curse of popularity.
One of the eternal verities of human life is that if you make the same choices as other people, they will think you are intelligent.
Attempting to appropriate or denigrate the popularity of others will backfire and undermine yours.
Jean Antoine Petit-senn
Public opinion is a courtesan, whom we seek to please without respecting.
You have fun at the cool kids table. I prefer my spot over here with the real people.
The point is, a leader does what he thinks is right, not what he thinks the popular thing is.
[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.
The political nature of man made it highly unlikely that a society designed to meet regularly would remain peaceable. "The way to make friends quarrel is to pit them in disputation under the public eye," Jefferson said.
In all sorts of markets—music, film, art, and politics—the future of popularity will be harder to predict as the broadcast power of radio and television democratizes and the channels of exposure grow.... The gatekeepers had their day. Now there are simply too many gates to keep.
Michael Bassey Johnson
Your name still rings a bell when you say something good, not by causing catastrophe in a bid to sound more interesting.
There are 2 kinds of artists, essentially: those who want to make something popular, and those who want to make something dignified. But then there is still that rare hybrid case, and perhaps by that unintentional stroke of genius, in which one's work uncontrollably becomes both popular and dignified yet beyond its time.
There is no returning to the masses - once your forays into theory have borne you far enough away from them that you can perceive them and the benefits of being among them. the only return is through the process of disillusionment; one must cease to care about motivating the masses to be reunited with them. Likewise, there is no converting them - no matter how many people you come to join you at your outpost, from up close they will never look as impressive as the distant crowd.
Even popularity can be overdone. In Rome, along at first, you are full of regrets that Michelangelo died; but by and by, you only regret that you didn't see him do it.
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]
All I can say is, Brad totally wasn't worth it. He was SO not my type. I only hooked up with him because I was trying to see if popularity could be sexually transmitted. Turns out it can't.
Why do half the people I meet try to hit me with something? Yeah, yeah, I know, you don't even have to say it. "Because, the other half don't know me that well yet.
Younger evangelicals “want the world to like them and to think them a part of the world.
the world might not revolve around us but we always are complaining to people about themselves but when they complain in your head you are thinking "wow they are really mean" or you think something about them that you know that they wouldn't like so you don't say it.
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.
My thing is, once you start to put a backbeat on your music or something that has a machine in it, you have popularity, but you lose the flexibility. And you lose a richness.
The stories that grow up around a king are strong vines with a fierce grip.
Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death.
Anyone who is popular is bound to be disliked.
The fact that everyone is doing something does not mean that’s the right things.
He was perceived to be intellectually promiscuous, a little too eager to please all groups.
Take the unpopular route. Use the road no one travels by. Think of doing what is uncommon but remarkable. You have absolutely nobody to overtake you on the empty road!
Back then: to be regarded as well-known, one had to be great. Today: to be regarded as great, one has to be well-known.
Hannah Lillith Assadi
When you are rich, your past disappears. You get everything you want when you want it . . . Everyone wants to know you. Everyone wants to be your friend.
Michael Bassey Johnson
I don't purchase people with money, or hiss like a snake to attract their attention, all i do is to rest on my couch because i have the conviction that no human can progress with an exception without a power behind.
Horse racing is waning in popularity.
Michael Bassey Johnson
Popularity makes no sense If your fame is a shame.
Its like a sort of internet Ren Fair. Its like Dungeons & Dragons but for cool people who have got friends.