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A list of the best popular culture quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous popular culture quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic popular culture quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational popular culture quotes from that same writer.

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The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning. Roland Barthes

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Popular culture is the new Babylon, into which so much art and intellect now flow. It is our imperial sex theater, supreme temple of the western eye. We live in the age of idols. The pagan past, never dead, flames again in our mystic hierarchies of stardom. Camille Paglia

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We now have a whole culture based on the assumption that people know nothing and so anything can be said to them. Stephen Vizinczey

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Popular art is normally decried as vulgar by the cultivated people of its time; then it loses favor with its original audience as a new generation grows up; then it begins to merge into the softer lighting of quaint, and cultivated people become interested in it, and finally it begins to take on the archaic dignity of the primitive. Northrop Frye

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"'Mixtape' is a very appropriate word to include in the title of Goran Hugo Olsson’s film because it includes a rich mixture of cultural voices. They speak across different dividing lines such as those of haves and have-nots, youth and maturity, black and white, national and global, and the past and the present." Aberjhani

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The violent illiteracies of the graffiti, the clenched silence of the adolescent, the nonsense cries from the stage-happening, are resolutely strategic. The insurgent and the freak-out have broken off discourse with a cultural system which they despise as a cruel, antiquated fraud. They will not bandy words with it. Accept, even momentarily, the conventions of literate linguistic exchange, and you are caught in the net of the old values, of the grammars that can condescend or enslave. George Steiner

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"While it is unlikely that poetry or art shall eliminate the reality of war in the twenty-first century, it is thrilling to know there remain individuals, and even entire communities, still willing to invest in art and poetry’s own uniquely explosive contributions to the great, and small, dramas of human history." Aberjhani