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Ray Bradbury
“If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Napoléon Bonaparte
“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.”
Napoléon Bonaparte

Criss Jami
“Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion, flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge, tension is called peace, gossip is called news, and auto-tune is called singing.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Maya Van Wagenen
“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, Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

Laurell K. Hamilton
“Vampires were always either trying to kill me, or own me. God I hated being popular.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, Cerulean Sins

Stephen Schwartz
“Popular,
You're gonna be
Popular!
I'll teach you the proper ploys
when you talk to boys!
Little ways to flirt
and flounce!
I'll show you what shoes to wear,
how to fix your hair,
everything that really counts,
to be
POPULAR!!”
Stephen Schwartz, Wicked: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical

“I hold a strict policy of automatic grudges against people everyone likes.”
Kate Hattemer, The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy

Courtney Summers
“I didn't want to be popular because it was easier; I wanted to be popular because in high school that's the best thing you can be: perfect. Everything else is shit.”
Courtney Summers, Cracked Up to Be

Diana Rose Morcilla
“Wherever you may go; Life is a beautiful thing. Life is like a passing season. It comes and go. Whatever may come, it's better to enjoy the changing seasons.”
Diana Rose Morcilla

Jess C. Scott
“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, Sven

Meg Cabot
“Sorry, Bex," Jason said "You don't have the recognizable facial characteristics - such as a huge chin, or a large amount of real estate between the eyes - that would merit the bestowing of a criminal mastermind nickname such as Lockjaw or Walleye. Whereas Crazytop here...well, just look at her."

"Atleast I can blow-dry my hair straight," I pointed out. "Which is more than what I can say for your nose, Hawkface.”
Meg Cabot

“We awaken by asking the right questions. We awaken when we see knowledge being spread that goes against our own personal experiences. We awaken when we see popular opinion being wrong but accepted as being right, and what is right being pushed as being wrong. We awaken by seeking answers in corners that are not popular. And we awaken by turning on the light inside when everything outside feels dark.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Criss Jami
“As individuals die every moment, how insensitive and fabricated a love it is to set aside a day from selfish routine in prideful, patriotic commemoration of tragedy. Just as God is provoked by those who tithe simply because they feel that they must tithe, I am provoked by those who commemorate simply because they feel that they must commemorate.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

James Truslow Adams
“As we look over the list of the early leaders of the republic, Washington, John Adams, Hamilton, and others, we discern that they were all men who insisted upon being themselves and who refused to truckle to the people. With each succeeding generation, the growing demand of the people that its elective officials shall not lead but merely register the popular will has steadily undermined the independence of those who derive their power from popular election. The persistent refusal of the Adamses to sacrifice the integrity of their own intellectual and moral standards and values for the sake of winning public office or popular favor is another of the measuring rods by which we may measure the divergence of American life from its starting point.”
James Truslow Adams

Criss Jami
“There is this common notion that people are shallow and ignorant until they go out and see the world. I, on the other hand, went out and in comparison realized I was in pretty good standing.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Kerry Cue
“Popularity is no boast. From politics to fashion, history has shown popularity is, too often, just a loud celebration of a common ignorance.”
Kerry Cue, Forgotten Wisdom

Trevor Noah
“I wasn't popular, but I wasn't an outcast. I was everywhere with everybody, and at the same time I was all by myself.”
Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

Aishabella Sheikh
“Even the most popular people could feel lonely sometimes.”
Aishabella Sheikh, Converting The Bad Boy

“Sorry” we all say “Sorry” for the wrong things we say and do. But do we always think about the people we love dearly who we say hurtful things to? I don’t think so because if we had think about it sorry wouldn't have become such a popular word today. Sometimes we say so much and act immature as adult. We didn't take the time to realize how much hurt and pain we put that individual in we never took the time to think of the reaction, the feelings and the consequence that we might have to face if what we do turns out to be a matter of life and death.!!!”
Napz Cherub Pellazo

C.B. Lee
“The only time she’s come close to being “known” was when she accidentally came out as bisexual during sophomore English class while talking about her favorite poem.”
C.B. Lee, Not Your Sidekick

Robertson Davies
“It is not hard to be popular with any group, whether composed of the most conventional Canadians or of Central European freaks, if one is prepared to talk to people about themselves.”
Robertson Davies, Fifth Business

“If you submit to your gift, people will seek and invite you, you will get well paid because you have perfected your gift”
Sunday Adelaja

“The Truth is harsh, but it will take you out of trash.”
Constance Friday Elias

Nicholas Sparks
“But I was also told to hold doors for women and children, to shake hands with a firm grip, to remember people's names, and to always give the customer a little more than expected.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The desire to be famous is so common and so intense that genuinely not wanting to be famous is likely to make you famous.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“I only became popular when people turned up to be seen at my funeral.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Happiness depends not on things around me, but on my attitude.”
Alfred Montapert

“The monument of a great man is not of granite or marble or bronze. It consists of his goodness, his deeds, his love and compassion.”
Alfred Montapert

“No better words than "thank you" have yet been discovered to express the sincere gratitude of one's heart, when the two words are sincerely spoken.”
Alfred Montapert

“The man or woman you really love will never grow old to you. Through the wrinkles of time, through the bowed frame of years, you will always see the dear face and feel the warm heart union of your eternal love.”
Alfred Montapert

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