65 Pop Culture Quotes On Success In Life

These pop culture quotes will inspire you. Pop culture, music, TV, movies, books, etc. that are popular and enjoyed by ordinary people, rather than experts or very educated people.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging pop culture quotes, pop culture sayings, and pop culture proverbs.

Best Pop Culture Quotes

  1. “Superheroes fill a gap in the pop culture psyche, similar to the role of Greek mythology. There isn’t really anything else that does the job in modern terms. For me, Batman is the one that can most clearly be taken seriously.” ~ Christopher Nolan
  2. “People constantly make pop-culture references. That’s why it’s called popular culture, because people are aware of it and reference it constantly.” ~ Seth Rogen
  3. “You have to stay updated on trends, social things and pop culture, you need to stay with the times and keep evolving.” ~ Corey Feldman
  4. “It’s up to us to take pop culture back and to express quality and dignity for both boys and girls.” ~ Ashley Judd

  5. “There is no comparing the brutality and cynicism of today’s pop culture with that of forty years ago: from High Noon to Robocop is a long descent.” ~ Charles Krauthammer
  6. “My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”” ~ Winston Groom , Pop culture quotes about life
  7. “You can’t handle the truth!” ~ Jack Nicholson
  8. “Pop culture is the scaffold we all carry around with us.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

  9. “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.” ~ Mario Puzo
  10. “May the Force be with you.” ~ George Lucas
  11. “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” ~ Clark Gable
  12. “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.” ~ Marlon Brando

  13. “I feel the need… the need for speed.” ~ Tom Cruise
  14. “Vasectomy means never having to say you’re sorry.” ~ Larry Adler
  15. “Being an American means never having to say you’re sorry.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
  16. “For the taxable investor, indexing means never having to say you’re sorry.” ~ William J. Bernstein

  17. “Remember, we’re madly in love, so it’s all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it.” ~ Suzanne Collins
  18. “Avant-garde means never having to say you’re sorry.” ~ Marc Ribot
  19. “Fanfiction is what literature might look like if it were reinvented from scratch after a nuclear apocalypse by a band of brilliant pop-culture junkies trapped in a sealed bunker. They don’t do it for money. That’s not what it’s about. The writers write it and put it up online just for the satisfaction. They’re fans, but they’re not silent, couchbound consumers of media. The culture talks to them, and they talk back to the culture in its own language.” ~ Lev Grossman , Pop culture quotes about money
  20. “Pop culture’s gotten much more disposable.” ~ Al Yankovic

  21. “Trends in fashion, design and pop culture are taking on more global influence, and of course, one thing that’s always in style is color.” ~ Brad Goreski
  22. “Donald Trump is seriously dark and disturbing. You can’t just dismiss it as one more example of American pop culture grotesque.” ~ Francisco Goldman
  23. “I wanted to tell a dream-come-true story about going from a closeted gay kid who loved pop culture to an out adult man making pop culture. I went from being told when I was 21 that I should never go on TV because of my crossed eyes to winding up being a ‘Housewives’ whisperer and talk-show host.” ~ Andy Cohen , Pop culture quotes love
  24. “It’s just amazing to do something that’s part of a pop culture phenomenon.” ~ Chaske Spencer

  25. “There are people who are known for some contribution to pop culture, but that doesn’t mean that you’ve survived solely on your relevance to whatever is currently popular. That’s what a pop star is, in that sense. You might start out as a pop star, but that’s just an opportunity to become more relevant, if you possibly can.” ~ Todd Rundgren
  26. “In a modern world, increasingly filled with pop culture fads and gimmicks, Lisa Morton reveals much of the underbelly history and unknown facts regarding the biggest pop culture event in history-Halloween. Her sheer delight and well-researched enthusiasm in tackling many of the unrecognized aspects of this monstrous topic makes one wonder what we don’t know about everything else that should be as commonplace to our psyche as a bag of candy.” ~ Del Howison
  27. “A lot of comic conventions go way beyond comic books and include other parts of pop culture, like celebrities and science fiction and movies and books. So I go to them either as a celebrity, or as a fan, because I’m a big sci-fi geek.” ~ Jane Wiedlin
  28. “In England you’re skewered on the altar of pop culture if you become pretentious.” ~ Mick Jagger

  29. “I definitely have to admit that I am fairly ignorant, not just to ‘Tron,’ but almost any pop culture thing that I should know, at my age. I grew up without a television and rarely got to see a movie, so I didn’t really see any of that stuff, and I haven’t been able to catch up since.” ~ Tricia Helfer
  30. “It certainly wasn’t taught in school beyond the idea of “girls can do anything that boys can do” – I understood that kind of pop culture feminism. I did not understand anything else about feminism.” ~ June Diane Raphael
  31. “Pop culture, it’s crazy. There’s all this violence in video games. In ‘Call of Duty,’ people are literally just blowing other people up. Hey, let’s protect your country from your couch while eating your sandwich.” ~ Natasha Leggero
  32. “I love pop culture. I love to be inside of it, and step outside and look back in.” ~ Nick Rhodes

  33. “Ken Griffey changed the game, but he also represented pop culture and the youth – how he wore his hat backwards, how he swung the bat and walked off…he brought energy to the game, class to the game. He was kind of the first person I really watched. He was a big influence.” ~ Russell Wilson
  34. “I started with the book Boardwalk Empire and then immersed myself in the history of Atlantic City, World War I, the temperance movement, Prohibition, pop culture. I even read the news and magazines of the period just to soak in it. That was before I even started thinking of the story.” ~ Terence Winter
  35. “I like cinematic art that doesn’t have to include violence as the main meat of emotion. Now, excellence in cinema is based on murder, guns. Tarantino bores me. Even though he is very appealing and very facile about putting elements of pop culture into his work. But it kinds of dates it, right?” ~ Jeff Buckley
  36. “There are pop-culture things on television [that I like]. Not so much in music at all.” ~ Taylor Momsen

  37. “We raise awareness and drop information about access and laws into pop culture spaces through making videos and through live events. That’s like fifty percent of what we do.” ~ Lizz Winstead
  38. “It’s an honor for me to close out Mysteryland. In American music history this is hallowed ground. I think electronic music has a lot in common with the spirit of rock and roll and what Woodstock had going on at the time. We are kind of the new kids on the block and this music isn’t accepted by everyone so we are still kind of getting into pop culture and I think its appropriate that this festival is here and kicking down the door.” ~ Kaskade
  39. “I love to hang out with boys – I’ve got brothers – but I’m a girl’s girl, in all the ways you can be girlie. Nails and chats and gossip magazines and reality TV and pop culture.” ~ Alice Eve
  40. “I can answer anything about any American pop culture song ever.” ~ Mark McGrath

  41. “I didn’t know anything about Opus Die except from pop culture, like Dan Brown novels, which I knew wasn’t really knowing anything about Opus Die.” ~ Wes Bentley
  42. “Guided by nothing but pop culture values, many children no longer learn how to think about morality and virtue, or to think of them at all. They grow up with no shared moral framework, believing that the highest values are diversity, tolerance and non-judgmentalism.” ~ Gary Bauer
  43. “Although, okay, in Scotland, the boys wear the skirts. But as far as pop culture, women were on the forefront of the unisex movement and I’m grateful to you.” ~ will.i.am
  44. “I love ‘Guitar Hero,’ and I think it’s a part of pop culture.” ~ Brett Ratner

  45. “I think everyone is very surprised at how matrix has become the pop culture phenomenon that it is.” ~ Laurence Fishburne
  46. “I’ve always loved books by the Bronte sisters. I love Jane Austen, too. I’m more influenced by people like her than by pop culture.” ~ Laura Marling
  47. “I’ve always thought that if comics are a part of pop culture [then] they should reflect pop culture, but a lot of the time comics, superhero comics especially, just feed on themselves. For me, comics should take from every bit of pop culture that they can; they’ve got the same DNA as music and film and TV and fashion and all of these things.” ~ Kieron Gillen
  48. “Traditionally nerd-based culture is now a big sector of pop culture.” ~ Chris Hardwick

  49. “It was life under the Soviet system – we were struggling with every big problem. Publicly, my parents had to queue up to buy food, but were able to live secret lives in their private rooms. With the TV set in the living room, we were able to see Western pop culture -a different reality from what we were living. For me, it was like two different universes existed at the same time, and we got used to being in these parallel universes.” ~ Jaak Kilmi
  50. “I must point out – Sarah Jessica Parker is not a diva – she’s one of these pop culture characters that everybody likes.” ~ Philip Treacy
  51. “I’m gonna make music, and I’m gonna capture every aspect of being a human being. That’s really all I’m trying to do. I think that artists and pop culture identities are used to simplify what it means to be a human and pigeon-hole people into looking up to one role model.” ~ Mac Miller
  52. “Pop culture is like our subconscious.” ~ Hanna Rosin

  53. “Michael Jackson will always be my favorite pop musician; he was for years and years until his death, which was horrible to me. So I like pop culture. But to me, even if it’s popular, there is a quality in the music you have to be able to appreciate.” ~ Michel Gondry
  54. “I always wanted to create a site that was sports and pop culture. 30 for 30 had a big impact because I loved how that was about finding, empowering and working with these incredible directors, and I thought the same thing could work for writers.” ~ Bill Simmons
  55. “Most of the time, criticism that takes pop culture seriously involves performing some kind of symbolic analysis, decoding the work to demonstrate the way it represents some other aspect of society.” ~ Steven Johnson
  56. “Oh, the humanity…. It was a wonder Rhage hadn’t blinded himself with all that pop culture.” ~ J.R. Ward

  57. “In political sense, it doesn’t really matter what I do on my own, but it’s so important to rally some sort of collectiveness and reignite a collective vision, and I think that’s something you can do effectively through art and music, and through writing and entertainment – and just through like, pop culture. It’s about spreading ideas and making people think differently, essentially.” ~ Katie Stelmanis
  58. “I hate recording all the shows for the week in one day, because I want to be able to mention current events and pop culture. If Madonna punches Britney in the face today, I want to reference that on ‘Wine Library TV’ tomorrow. Monday’s episode is always the best, because it’s hot off the press.” ~ Gary Vaynerchuk
  59. “People always say I write a lot of pop culture references. Can somebody please count the pop culture references in ‘Firefly?’ Because I don’t know how to put this to you, but there was one. I referenced The Beatles in the pilot.” ~ Joss Whedon
  60. “Robots are interesting because they exist as a real technology that you can really study – you can get a degree in robotics – and they also have all this pop-culture real estate that they take up in people’s minds.” ~ Daniel H. Wilson
  61. “The rift between culture and pop-culture has never been greater.” ~ Dov Davidoff

  62. “Popular culture no longer craves archangels and new dawns. Pop culture traffics in vampires and deads of night.” ~ James Wolcott
  63. “Like ‘Twin Peaks,’ ’24,’ ‘Mad Men,’ and ‘The Sopranos’ before it, ‘Downton Abbey’ enriches the iconography and collective lore of pop culture. It replenishes the stream.” ~ James Wolcott
  64. “That’s the problem with you nearly immortal types,” I said. “You couldn’t spot a pop culture reference if it skittered up and implanted an embryo down your esophagus.” ~ Jim Butcher
  65. “It is possible to be a fan of reality TV, talent shows and bubblegum pop and still have a brain. You will also see that a great many people know perfectly well how silly and camp and trivial their fandom is. They do not check in their minds when they enter a fan site. Judgement is not necessarily fled to brutish beasts, and men have not quite lost their reason. Which is all a way of questioning whether pop-culture hero worship is really so psychically damaging, so erosive of cognitive faculties, so corrupting of the soul of mankind as we are so often told.” ~ Stephen Fry

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