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1. "I come from a working class community in eastern Scotland, and I've always been a populist, though not a patronising populist."
Author: Brian Cox
2. "I'm anti-big power. I don't know if that's populist or not."
Author: Brian Lamb
3. "The cable news channels have cleverly seized on the creed of objectivity and redefined it in populist terms. They attack news based on verifiable fact for its liberal bias, for, in essence, failing to be objective, and promise a return to "genuine" objectivity."
Author: Chris Hedges
4. "Salus populi suprema est lex [the good of the people is the chief law]."
Author: Cicero
5. "Populism and elitism are the same thing. They are class prejudices, crude class prejudices that so-and-so, because they are uneducated, is less worthy, or so-and-so, because they are richer or more educated, is unworthy."
Author: David Brooks
6. "Bill Clinton sitting on Air Force One getting his hair cut while people around the country cooled their heels and waited for him, became a metaphor for a populist president who had gotten drunk with the perks of his own power and was sort of, you know, not sensitive to what people wanted."
Author: Dee Dee Myers
7. "At the core of what I'm doing is a belief in the audience, a belief that populism doesn't mean dumbing down theater, but rather giving the audience a voice and a role in experiencing theater."
Author: Diane Paulus
8. "I don't know if I'm a populist artist, but I do try to maintain a spirit of generosity."
Author: Fred Tomaselli
9. "Obama supporters pretended that his 2008 campaign was some sort of populist uprising even as Wall Street overwhelmingly supported his candidacy."
Author: Glenn Greenwald
10. "If you can't be a populist in Arkansas, you ain't going to be a populist in Washington."
Author: Jim Hightower
11. "What created democracy was Thomas Paine and Shays' Rebellion, the suffragists and the abolitionists and on down through the populists and the labor movement, including the Wobblies. Tough, in your face people... Mother Jones, Woody Guthrie... Martin Luther King and Caesar Chavez. And now it's down to us."
Author: Jim Hightower
12. "Populism is not a style, it's a people's rebellion against the iron grip that big corporations have on our country - including our economy, government, media, and environment."
Author: Jim Hightower
13. "Being naked approaches being revolutionary; going barefoot is mere populism."
Author: John Updike
14. "In these troubled times we live in, we should remain vigilant and see through populist arguments."
Author: King Albert II
15. "The crisis of the 1930s and the populist reactions of that time must not be forgotten."
Author: King Albert II
16. "Extremists and populist movements are exploiting people's fear of those who are not like us. We can see the consequences in the form of terrorism and racially motivated violence."
Author: Kjell Magne Bondevik
17. "What in Mandela was seen as an almost saintly ability to conciliate could, in a lesser man, be read as weak-kneed populism."
Author: Mark Gevisser
18. "Class warfare or soaking the so-called rich may make for good populist demagoguery and serve the political ends of the governing masterminds, but it does nothing to solve the grave realities of the federal government's insatiable appetite for spending and its inability to reform itself."
Author: Mark R. Levin
19. "If the euro zone doesn't come up with a comprehensive vision of its own future, you'll have a whole range of nationalist, xenophobic and extreme movements increasing across the European Union. And, frankly, questions about the British debate on EU membership will just be a small sideshow compared to the rise of political populism."
Author: Nick Clegg
20. "My personal political convictions are rooted in the populist political traditions of western Canada."
Author: Preston Manning
21. "In those moments of moving through the streets with people who share one's beliefs comes the rare and magical possibility of a kind of populist communion...At such times it is as though the still small pool of one's own identity has been overrun by a great flood, bringing its own grand collective desires and resentments, scouring out that pool so thoroughly that one no longer feels fear or sees the reflections of oneself but is carried along on that insurrectionary surge. These moments when individuals find others who share their dreams, when fear is overwhelmed by idealism or by outrage, when people feel a strength that surprises them, are moments in which they become heroes—for what are heroes but those so motivated by ideals that fear cannot sway them, those who speak for us, those who have power for good? A person who never feels it is condemned to cynicism and isolation. In those moments everyone becomes a visionary, everyone becomes a hero."
Author: Rebecca Solnit
22. "Although distortion of the past is widespread, the most common travesty is one of omission, wherein populist leaders neglect to mention the crimes committed by their own side or recollect them in such a way that evades accepting full responsibility. That politicians are so able to evoke historical arguments in these ways results from a prior failure of the society to engage in a full and frank encounter with past wrongdoings."
Author: Richard Ashby Wilson
23. "Truth be told, I'm not an easy man. I can be an entertaining one, though it's been my experience that most people don't want to be entertained. They want to be comforted. And, of course, my idea of entertaining might not be yours. I'm in complete agreement with all those people who say, regarding movies, 'I just want to be entertained.' This populist position is much derided by my academic colleagues as simpleminded and unsophisticated, evidence of questionable analytical and critical acuity. But I agree with the premise, and I too just want to be entertained. That I am almost never entertained by what entertains other people who just want to be entertained doesn't make us philosophically incompatible. It just means that we shouldn't go to movies together."
Author: Richard Russo
24. "Julia Louis-Dreyfus is just perfect in 'Veep.' She gets to show off the spiky claws beneath her patrician finesse. The obvious way to play 'Veep' would be to make Louis-Dreyfus a folksy heroine, one with more common sense or populist heart than her enemies. But she isn't one."
Author: Rob Sheffield
25. "Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
26. "As morally troubling and politically charged as the issue of inequality has become, it's not likely to cause a populist revolt. Most Americans still have a generally positive view of the wealthy and, rightly or wrongly, believe they too can make it to Richistan someday."
Author: Robert Frank
27. "Žmogus dažniausiai palužta ne gasdinamas kokiu nors konkreciu priešu, ne del išoriniu aplinkybiu. Dažniausiai ji pribaigia atmintis - kokia nors rakštis iš praeities, kuri apnuodija visa organizma ir virsta nenugalimu košmaru, veliau isikunijanciu i koki nors populiaru kaip pagyvenes šlageriu atlikejas augli ir keleta nekrologo eiluciu."
Author: Sigitas Parulskis
28. "The club is not a business. It's a populist democracy."
Author: Simon Kuper
29. "Ona je kot kmetic, ki zasadi vrt, ko pa zagleda prve poganjke, se zboji, da jim lahko kaj škoduje. Zato si omisli široko plahto, odporno proti vodi in vetru, ter jo razprostre nad svojimi rastlinicami, da jih zavaruje pred slabim vremenom; da bi odgnal listne uši in licinke, pa jih še obilno poškropi z insekticidom. Dela brez predaha, noc in dan misli le na vrt in na to, kako ga bo zašcitila. Potem pa nekega jutra dvigne plahto in doživi kaj neljubo presenecenje: vse rastlinice so segnile in umrle. Ce bi jim pustila svobodno rasti, bi sicer ene pomrle, toda druge bi preživele in poleg zasejanih bi pognale še tretje, ki bi jih zanesla tja veter in mrces. Nekatere bi postale plevel in bi jih populil, druge pa bi morda zrasle v cvetlice in bi s svojimi barvami poživile enolicni vrt. Me razumeš? Je že tako, v življenju je potrebna širokosrcnost; obdelovati svoj mali znacajcek in biti slep za vse okrog sebe pomeni, da sicer dihaš, v resnici pa si že mrtev."
Author: Susanna Tamaro
30. "Vox populi, vox deorum"
Author: Terry Pratchett
31. "For decades, Americans have experienced a populist uprising that only benefits the people it is supposed to be targeting.... The angry workers, mighty in their numbers, are marching irresistibly against the arrogant. They are shaking their fists at the sons of privilege. They are laughing at the dainty affectations of the Leawoof toffs. They are massing at the gates of Mission Hills, hoisting the black flag, and while the millionaires tremble in their mansions, they are bellowing out their terrifying demands. 'We are here,' they scream, 'to cut your taxes."
Author: Thomas Frank
32. "He saw in Populism the first glimmerings of some of the great intellectual upheavals of the twentieth century—naturalism, muckraking, and hard-hitting social satire—which would eventually topple the genteel tradition of the nineteenth century. In a peculiar way, Parrington seemed to think, Kansas was one of the birthplaces of literary modernism."
Author: Thomas Frank
33. "It's innate in me to be a Democrat - a true Southern populist kind of Democrat. There's not a lot of those anymore. I'm not saying I'm right or wrong. That's just the way I feel."
Author: Tim McGraw
34. "Nobody is entirely satisfied with the condition in which he or she lives: we often have the impression that these conditions are getting worse. Whose fault is this? It is tempting to seek a simple answer and an easily identifiable guilty person or group: it is this temptation that produces populist movements and parties."
Author: Tzvetan Todorov
35. "These various remedies, eugenic, educational, ethical, populist and socialist, all assume that either the voters are inherently competent to direct the course of affairs or that they are making progress towards such an ideal. I think [democracy] is a false ideal."
Author: Walter Lippmann
36. "When the Populist congressman "Sockless" Simpson of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, misspelled his hometown while running for office, he said, "I wouldn't give a tinker's durn for a man who can't spell a word more than one way."
Author: William Least Heat Moon
37. "Vox populi, vox Humbug."
Author: William T. Sherman
38. "I would caution against fueling cheap populism. First of all, every German who has spent a vacation in Greece knows that the standard of living there isn't higher than it is in Germany. Second, Greece is paying a high price for European assistance."
Author: Wolfgang Schauble

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