Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.— Clark Gable
Valuable Popular Culture quotations
You dont have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
The test of a government is not how popular it is with the powerful and privileged few but how honestly and fairly it deals with the many who must depend on it.
May the Force be with you.
Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.
The concept that an artist would be revered by popular culture is an immediate dismissal of his relevance as an artist.
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.
The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization.
Do not exchange your dignity for popularity.
A few words of Hindi appear here or there, but it's all Urdu.
I feel that if the popular culture, which is what Hindi films are, uses Urdu, it's not going to diminish.
Reality TV is sleazy, it is manipulative. It is as momentary as anything in popular culture.
I'm not saying Sonic Youth was a conceptual-art project for me, but in a way it was an extension of Warhol. Instead of making criticism about popular culture, as a lot of artists do, I worked within it to do something.
Avoid popularity; it has many snares and no real benefit.
My older sister was at the cusp of new wave, and I had older brothers from my father's first marriage who were rock 'n' roll guys, so I was exposed to a lot of popular culture.
Pop culture is a reflection of social change, not a cause of social change.
The Doors embodied—incarnated—a major upheaval in popular culture.
Their music was of the times and it shaped the times.
I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.
If popular culture has taught us anything, it is that someday mankind must face and destroy the growing robot menace.
We are living at an important and fruitful moment now, for it is clear to men that the images of adult manhood given by the popular culture are worn out; a man can no longer depend on them. By the time a man is thirty-five he knows that the images of the right man, the tough man, the true man which he received in high school do not work in life.
Whether we're talking about race or gender or class, popular culture is where the pedagogy is, it's where the learning is.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
Brands and branding are the most significant gifts that commerce has ever made to popular culture.
The people themselves are not a homogeneous cultural collectivity but present numerous and variously combined cultural stratifications which, in their pure form, cannot always be identified within specific historical popular collectivities.
If you go to Tokyo, I think it becomes very obvious that there's this almost seamless mixture of popular culture and Japanese traditional culture.
Your culture is your brand
There can be no stronger proof of the impoverishment of our contemporary culture than the popular - though profoundly mistaken - definition of myth as falsehood.
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
Rap has been a path between cultures in the best tradition of popular music.
Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.
Popular culture tells you that schools and parents don't know what's going on, the police are dogs, politicians are all liars and scum, and any crime that's not committed by the Mafia is done by the CIA.
Our confused society badly needs a community of contrast, a counterculture of ordinary pilgrims who insist living a different way. Unlike popular culture, we will lavish attention on the least "deserving" in direct opposition to our celebrity culture's emphasis on success, wealth, and beauty.
I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.
Life is a giant popularity contest
If there are signs that Americans bow to the gods of advertising, there are equally indications that people find the gods ridiculous. It is part of the popular culture that advertisements are silly.
We are being swallowed up by the popular culture of the United States, but then the Americans are being swallowed up by it too. It's just as much a threat to American culture as it is to ours.
Popular culture no longer craves archangels and new dawns.
Pop culture traffics in vampires and deads of night.
Culture eats strategy for breakfast.
People constantly make pop-culture references.
That's why it's called popular culture, because people are aware of it and reference it constantly.
Jazz is not the popular culture. Jazz is in the same position in our culture as classical music. A very small minority of people really love it.
I was delighted to become a popular-culture reference point.
I'm still delighted about it actually, and I still find it to be weird.
You can't handle the truth!
Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage.
The distortions and insults about organized religion will continue unabated as long as our popular culture continues its overall campaign against judgment and values. A war against standards leads logically and inevitably to hostility to religion because it is religious faith that provides the ultimate basis for all standards.
Every now and again, the alternative culture is cherished by the mainstream for what it is, rather than how it should be, like the mainstream popular music.
It is quite reasonable to subscribe both to the old saw that no good girl was ever ruined by a book and to the perception that it is not good for children to be constantly exposed to the sexual violence in our popular culture. Protecting children seems to me logically, legally, and rather easily differentiated from censorship.