35 Pop Culture Quotes

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We’re very sure that at least once in their lives, everyone has been moved by a few quotes. With so many fantastic quotes to choose from, many people have compiled a list of their favorites and can recite them flawlessly at a moment’s notice. 

My personal favorite is a wise season 5 comment from Sunnydale’s chosen slayer, “The hardest thing in the world is to live in it.” So, how about these pop culture quotes from some of pop culture’s most beloved fictional characters?

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Pop Culture Quotes
  1. “I’m king of the world!” – Titanic
  2. “May the Force be with you.” – Star Wars
  3. “There’s no place like home.” – The Wizard of Oz
  4. “I’ll be back.” – Terminator
  5. “Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends.” – It’s a Wonderful Life
  6. “Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” – Casablanca
  7. “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads!” – Back to the Future
  8. “What we do in life echoes in eternity.” – Gladiator
  9. “HakunaMatata… it means no worries!” – The Lion King
  10. “Every man dies, not every man really lives.” – Braveheart
  11. “I think there’s just one kinda folks. Folks.” – To Kill a Mockingbird
  12. “Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating.” – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  13. “Make ’em laugh!” – Singin’ in the Rain
  14. “You’ve got a friend in me.” – Toy Story
  15. “That might sound boring, but I think the boring stuff is the stuff I remember the most.” – Up
  16. “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.” – Chinatown
  17. “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!” – Finding Nemo
  18. “As you wish.” – The Princess Bride
  19. “A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies.” – Annie Hall
  20. “Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.” – Good Will Hunting
  21. “The most important thing in life is your family. There are days you love them, and others you don’t. But, in the end, they’re the people you always come home to. Sometimes it’s the family you’re born into and sometimes it’s the one you make for yourself.” – Sex and the City
  22. “We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.” – The Breakfast Club
  23. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


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Pop Culture Quotes
  1. “Smiling’s my favorite!” – Elf
  2. “To thine own self be true.” – Hamlet
  3. “All you need is love.” – The Beatles
  4. “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” – Dead Poets Society
  5. Pop culture and entertainment can be dismissed as surface, but it’s not. It’s the language we all speak, and it’s the connection point between people all over the world.”  –Bozoma Saint John 
  6. “Pop culture is a reflection of social change, not a cause of social change. John Podhoretz If pop culture is a pool, it never hurts to dive into the deep end once in a while.”  – Greg Gutfeld
  7. “If you never, or rarely, see your experience depicted in art or pop culture then you can begin to feel isolated or separate;So, representation is super important.”  – Mae Martin
  8. “The power of pop culture stories should not be underestimated, and there is an enormous potential for inspirational stories that can have a positive, transformative effect on our lives.”  – Anita Sarkeesian
  9. “Pop culture is not about depth. It’s about marketing, supply and demand, consumerism. Trevor Dunn Grunge was, to me, the last big movement. It had such an impact on pop culture. We haven’t really seen anything like that since, and we may never again. Things have changed; the digital age has changed things.”  – Myles Kennedy 
  10. It was mostly through pop culture, through hip-hop, through Dungeons & Dragons and comic books that I acquired much of my vocabulary. Ta-Nehisi Coates 
  11. People have been saying rock is dead for years, but the reality is that it just falls out of favor with pop culture from time to time. Myles Kennedy
  12. I try not to rely on pop culture references as a crutch for jokes, because then, I think, that’s when the timelessness quality is lost. Paul Rust Aaron 
  13. 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 
  14. I view myself as being the average woman. While I am first lady, I wasn’t first lady my whole life. I’m a product of pop culture. I’m a consumer of pop culture, and I know what resonates with people. Michelle Obama 
  15. Yeah, I don’t deal with current events or pop culture, and I avoid politics like the plague. Max Cannon 
  16. For me, pop culture is very fluid: it’s music, it’s movies, it’s books, it’s art, it’s tech, it’s so many things – and as marketing and brand advocates, we should be able to to take products and services and match them to what’s happening in pop culture. Bozoma Saint John 
  17. I think pop culture underestimates people. The message is, ‘Being yourself is the worst thing you could possibly be.’ But people are still attracted to it. Lykke Li 
  18. I’m starting to wonder if pop culture is in its dying days, because everyone is able to customize their own lives with the images they want to see and the words they want to read and the music they listen to. You don’t have the broader trends like you used to. Douglas Coupland
  19. My hunch is that pop culture began to stagnate the moment Americans started to love the past more than they did the future. Graydon Carter 
  20. If you look at pop culture as the main picture you see of black men, all these kind of threatening pictures and – I think those of us who are artists and who are in media have to think carefully about what those pictures are. Trip Lee 
  21. Because I didn’t have any queer, lesbian, female role models I hated my own femininity and had to look deep within myself to create an identity that worked for me. Pop culture just doesn’t hand us enough variety to choose from. Beth Ditto 
  22. I grew up in this little farm town, and I’ve always dreamt of Hollywood and pop culture, and then I suddenly found myself plopped in the middle of it. Ross Mathews I love pop culture. I love to be inside of it, and step outside and look back in. Nick Rhodes 
  23. Apple Music is trying to create an entire pop culture experience that includes audio and video. If South Park walks into my office, I’m not going to say, ‘You’re not musicians.’ We’re going to do whatever hits pop culture smack on the nose. Jimmy Iovine
  24. Pop culture is like our subconscious. Hanna Rosin I feel like I’m changing pop culture. The Weeknd Never underestimate the power of being popular in pop culture. You have to be able to do something. You can have a good seat at the restaurant, but you still have to pay for the meal. Fame is important, but to be rich is more important. Gene Simmons 
  25. 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 
  26. It’s one thing when other African-Americans try to threaten my race card, but when people outside of my ethnicity have the audacity to question how ‘down’ I am because of the bleak, stereotypical picture pop culture has painted for me as a black woman? Unacceptable. Issa Rae 
  27. It’s my job, too, to keep up with pop culture and what the kids are into ’cause you don’t want to sound like an old man trying to write for kids. I spend a lot of my time spying on them. R. L. Stine 
  28. On ‘America’s Top Model,’ I’ve always told my girls to smile with their eyes. We call it ‘smizing.’ Over the years, it’s actually become part of pop culture. I would be walking down the street, and girls would say, ‘Smize!’ Tyra Banks 
  29. You have to stay updated on trends, social things and pop culture, you need to stay with the times and keep evolving. Corey Feldman 
  30. 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 
  31. It’s part of our pop culture to give animals human personalities and talents. Neil deGrasse Tyson 
  32. Pop culture shapes our ideas of what is normal and what our dreams can be and what our roles are. Politics, of course, decides how the power and the money in the country is distributed. Both are equally important, and each affects the other. Gloria Steinem 
  33. My dad’s quite a conservative person, and he brought me up to be very questioning of the commercial world. He looked down on pop culture. I definitely got the impression that pop was evil and that Britney Spears was evil. Marina and the Diamonds 
  34. ”The way you raise the profile of an issue is by making the issue cool and relevant in pop culture.”  –Linda Sarsour
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Pop culture is never dead. At the same time, those motivational pop culture quotes above remain valid and evergreen till the end of time. We hope you get some little inspiration from our compilations of pop culture quotes above.

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