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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, October 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Popularity? It is glory's small change.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
Bully_rus
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Somebody have small change, other big change, few - whole fortune… All is vanity.
moniquester
Posted: Sunday, October 5, 2014 4:11:13 AM

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Popularity is nothing. It is dust in the wind. It can be great one moment, and gone the next.
Lestibournes
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Sometimes, they simply corrispond
Vit Babenco
Posted: Sunday, October 5, 2014 8:13:00 AM

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These days artist's popularity just indicates the bad taste of public.
Pieter_Hove
Posted: Sunday, October 5, 2014 8:41:18 AM

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Bully_rus wrote:
Somebody have small change, other big change, few - whole fortune… All is vanity.


Bully, suddenly you are very popular to me!
Bully_rus
Posted: Sunday, October 5, 2014 9:23:04 AM
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All come to nothingness and dust... And while it's not yet happened - thank you, Flam.
Pieter_Hove
Posted: Sunday, October 5, 2014 10:12:43 AM

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Bully_rus wrote:
All come to nothingness and dust... And while it's not yet happened - thank you, Flam.


The hard truth can be smoothened only by giving and getting some love. Thanks in return, Bully.
Juan Ponce
Posted: Sunday, October 5, 2014 11:00:16 AM

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Perhaps, Popularity it is important to certain type of people. I think our wish, to be popular, depend on our instinct like most of the animals.
Pieter_Hove
Posted: Sunday, October 5, 2014 11:10:51 AM

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Juan Ponce wrote:
Perhaps, Popularity it is important to certain type of people. I think our wish, to be popular, depend on our instinct like most of the animals.


Yes it might originate in our instincts. Unfortunately, the risk of getting too popular is very big.
monamagda
Posted: Sunday, October 5, 2014 11:58:12 AM

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Popularity and Victor Hugo

He was one of the few authors who were allowed to reach popularity during lifetime.
To understand the significance and popularity of Victor Hugo, one must begin at the end, with his death on May 22, 1885. His funeral attracted more than two million people, one of the largest mass mobilizations ever seen in Paris and more than the city’s total population at the time.
Despite all the pomp and circumstance, it was truly a festival of the oppressed, as workers, the poor, and the exploited arrived en mass to celebrate the life and work of a man who had given voice to the voiceless.
For modern viewers, the “victims” of Hugo’s novel—the poor, oppressed and disenfranchised— are all too familiar. Furthermore, Hugo’s “victims” fight back. It is their heroism, despite adversity, that continues to inspire. It is as the “voice of the people,” as Hugo was often described, giving literary expression to the aspirations of the oppressed, that he became a hero to masses of working-class people.


http://isreview.org/issue/89/enduring-relevance-victor-hugo
MechPebbles
Posted: Sunday, October 5, 2014 1:36:34 PM

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Nicely put.
Verbatim
Posted: Sunday, October 5, 2014 1:53:26 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Popularity? It is glory's small change.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)


Popularity may well be small change, an advance on the promise of glory, but you can take it to the bank. Try to cash in on glory posthumously!
striker
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Gary98
Posted: Sunday, October 5, 2014 2:07:00 PM

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Daemon wrote:
Popularity? It is glory's small change.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)


Hugo is infinitely right.

How about doing the right thing, forgetting popularity, glory? Too many politician are in popularity contest today.
Dosei Iantha Evans
Posted: Sunday, October 5, 2014 2:56:04 PM

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Dialectrum
Posted: Sunday, October 5, 2014 4:02:13 PM

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The public schools I attended always displayed a particular poster, which said:

"What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular."

TB Turtle
Posted: Sunday, October 5, 2014 10:44:01 PM

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Some are always climbing the popularity tree. Grinning politicians and used car salesmen come to mind. If you are sincere and respectful people will like you.
pedro
Posted: Monday, October 6, 2014 9:26:04 AM
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Victor Hugo bears the appearance of one who would not take lightly to finding somebody in his favourite seat in the tavern.
Omkar
Posted: Sunday, November 2, 2014 12:18:45 AM

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Dialectrum wrote:
The public schools I attended always displayed a particular poster, which said:

"What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular."



That is so true. Just because something is big, grand and followed by the masses doesn't make it the right thing. That often only serves to misguide people, people who are easily influenced and incites them to change their life views as per those vain definitions. democracy is the best example, a system which is based on the votes of the majority, and such a majority that too, is in itself invalid. at the base lies a very big assumption that the majority is sensible enough to make the right decision. it is like a cheap knock off of some idea of a popularity contest. doesn't serve any significant purpose other than that of exploitation.

Your school must have been a good one to know that reality, and openly announce it, whereas everyone else choose to conform and rather prefer drowning in these oceans of trivialities rather than fighting or even standing up for the truth.

paraphrasing W. Somerset Maugham "if 50 million people do something stupid, doesn't change the fact that it is stupid."

p.s. such a lovely quote that one, thanks for sharing it. It shares a very valuable sentiment. Will treasure this one. adding it right away to my quote journal :)
Verbatim
Posted: Monday, November 3, 2014 10:34:23 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Popularity? It is glory's small change.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)




Notoriety, celebrity, immodest exhibitionism? Only nickels and dimes, nothing glorious about big butts or fat lips
except the popular demand for more, paying big bucks for the pictures and news of them.
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