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A Popularity Quotes List by Blinkist

We have collected some popularity quotes from movies, books, and famous people. You can add them to your Instagram post or use them in daily conversations. We wish you a great time reading them.
by Chris Allmer | Jun 19 2023
Popularity quotes

Many people want to be popular. Whether it’s on social media, work place, social circles or even universally, humans love the thrill that comes with fame. Throughout history, popular people shared some popularity quotes that explain the beauty and complexity of fame. In this piece, we present some popularity quotes you should add to your daily conversations.

Quote about Popularity

  1. I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity —Julius Erving.
  2. Avoid popularity if you would have peace—Abraham Lincoln
  3. Leadership is not a popularity contest; it’s about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title— Robin S. Sharma.
  4. The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny—David Hume.
  5. Truth is the most bitter to accept, swallow and digest it. The moment you speak truth, you lose your popularity. But I don’t care— Bikram Choudhury.
  6. Popularity is a bubble. It’s a mountain: you can go up really hard but walk down really fast— RM.
  7. True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity— Bo Bennett.
  8. I don’t care whether people like me or dislike me. I’m not on earth to win a popularity contest. I’m here to be the best human being I possibly can be—Tab Hunter.
  9. Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him—Wilson Mizner.
  10. Popularity is a hasty and a busy talker; she catches hold of topics and offers them to fame, without giving herself time to reflect whether they are true or false—Anonymous.
  11. To some men, popularity is always suspicious. Enjoying none themselves, they are prone to suspect the validity of those attainments which command it—George Henry Lewes.
  12. The shortest and most direct road to popularity is for a man to be the same that he wishes to be taken for— Socrates.
  13. If you have friends who actually like you, you’re popular enough— E. Lockhart.
  14. Popularity is rigged and can be bought.— Suzy Kassem.
  15. The people in the popular group say there is no peer pressure because they are at the top of the food chain. Really, what they are doing is just eating away at everybody else. Lauren Greenfield.
  16. My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.—Adlai Steveson.
  17. I admit that extensive popularity is a pretty certain indication that a writer is not utterly devoid of every species of merit. However, it by no means follows that he is necessarily superior to his less favored rivals.— David Lester Richardson.
  18. Being known by everyone is not the same as being loved.— Dean Koontz.
  19. There is a price for popularity. Critics look for your weaknesses, your flaws, anything that makes the work seem like a fluke and not seem worthy of all the attention it’s getting.— Terry McMillan.
  20. Love of popularity may create an artificial goodness, and stir up hypocrisy to adorn a whited sepulcher.— Lydia Howard Sigourney.
  21. Popular feeling is very often sentimental, muddle-headed, and eminently unsound, but it cannot be disregarded for all that.—Agatha Christie.
  22. Popularity is bound in issues of finding a public for oneself, an audience for which one might perform.— Jeffrey Steven Doty.
  23. Popularity comes from allowing yourself to be bored by people while pretending to enjoy it.—Karol Newlin.
  24. Popularity is not an accurate measurement of a man`s worth in his community, nor of his estimation by Jehovah God.— Henry T. Scholl
  25. Popularity is generally an appeal to the people from the sentence given by men of sense against them.— George Savile.
  26. The consequences of seeking popularity is not only the chronic feeling of lonliness, but a desire to hide your face from the eyes of the universe.— Michael Bassey Johnson.
  27. People think being famous is so glamorous, but half the time you’re in a strange hotel room living out of a suitcase.— Ja Rule.
  28. That’s the definition of popularity. Something that literally resonates with many, many people.— Tod Machover.
  29. Popularity is like the brightness of a falling star, the fleeting splendor of a rainbow, the bubble that is sure to burst by its very inflation.— Horace Smith

Popularity Quotes from Books and Movies

  1. “If you base your identity on having friends, being accepted, and being popular, you may find yourself compromising your standards or changing them every weekend to accommodate your friends.” —Sean Covey in Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens. 
  2. “So often, in our quest to be more popular and to be part of the ‘in-group,’ we lose sight of things that are far more important.” —Sean Covey in Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens. 
  3. “Though I was probably the richest kid in school, I was by no means the most popular.” —Nicholas Sparks in A Walk to Remember.
  4. “They’ll either want to kill you, kiss you, or be you.” —Suzanne Collins in Mockingjay.
  5. “But, by careful observation from the sidelines, I’d worked out that social success is often built on pretending just a little. Popular people sometimes have to laugh at things they don’t find very funny, do things they don’t particularly want to, with people whose company they don’t particularly enjoy. Not me. I had decided, years ago, that if the choice was between that or flying solo, then I’d fly solo. It was safer that way.”— Gail Honeyman in Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.
  6. “I will restore to thee The people’s hearts, and wean them from themselves.”— William Shakespeare in Titus Andronicus.
  7. “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 in Born a Crime.
  8. “The more popular you became, the more haters you acquired.” —Michelle Obama in Becoming.
  9. “Don’t try too hard to be cool. It always shows, and that’s uncool.” —R. J. Palacio in Wonder.
  10. “I’ve heard so many stories, I don’t know which one is the most popular. But I do know which is the least popular. The truth.” —Jay Asher in 13 Reasons Why.
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