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"When ghettos become the mainstream of society, islands of individuality cannot help but harbor an elite." - Anton Szandor LaVey

"Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream of society." - Rush Limbaugh

"I have no bones to pick and no fight with society. And I'm willing to be and interested in being in the mainstream of society." - Christopher Reeve

"As the mainstream media has become increasingly dependent on advertising revenues for support, it has become an anti-democratic force in society." - Robert Waterman McChesney

"Unlike mainstream civil rights groups, which merely sought integration of blacks into the existing order, SNCC sought structural changes in American society itself," - Julian Bond

"I think [audiences are] more aware now of the contradictions in mainstream culture, the phony piety that permeates society, the inhumane hypocrisy." - Paul Krassner

"I didn't care whether or not it was acceptable to mainstream society to be in a rock band. This is what I wanted to do." - Anne Boleyn

"As the mainstream media has become increasingly dependent on advertising revenues for support, it has become an anti-democratic force in society." - Robert Mcchesney

"We can't just have mainstream behavior on television in a free society, we have to make sure we see the whole panorama of human behavior." - Jerry Springer

"I'm a progressive. What I find is that a subsection within the left that instead of standing for consistency in progressive values, so feminism as applied to mainstream society, as well as within minority communities, gay rights to mainstream society as well as within minority communities." - Maajid Nawaz

"Men build society and society builds men." - B F Skinner

"An armed society is a free society." - Howie Carr

"Science fiction [is] the kind of writing that prepares us for the necessary mutations brought about in society from an ever changing technological world and as a result. The mainstream hasn't excluded SF; the mainstream has excluded itself. No one told Jules Verne he was a science fiction writer, but he invented the 20th century." - Walter Mosley

"Science fiction [is] the kind of writing that prepares us for the necessary mutations brought about in society from an ever changing technological world and as a result. The mainstream hasn't excluded SF; the mainstream has excluded itself. No one told Jules Verne he was a science fiction writer, but he invented the 20th century." - Walter Mosley

"Science fiction [is] the kind of writing that prepares us for the necessary mutations brought about in society from an ever changing technological world and as a result. The mainstream has' excluded SF; the mainstream has excluded itself. No one told Jules Verne he was a science fiction writer, but he invented the 20th century." - Walter Mosley

"In the humanist ideal, the mainstream is where interesting debate, the generating of new ideas and creativity take place. In rational society this mainstream is considered uncontrollable and is therefore made marginal. The centre ground is occupied instead by structures and courtiers." - John Ralston Saul

"The vast majority of the population seems to look down their noses upon self-reliance as some quaint dusty relic, entertained only by the hyperparanoid or those hopelessly incapable of fitting into mainstream society." - Cody Lundin

"One of those blocks (that prevent the 'Middle East from entering the mainstream of modernity') is the orthodox tenet that the Koran and the scriptures contain all the knowledge required to deal with the problems of contemporary society." - Arnold Beichman

"'Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of American culture and society,' and I'm sure in politics, you would have to acknowledge that it has worked." - Rush Limbaugh

"The experience on that movie (Dead Poets Society) was, for lack of a better term, life-altering. Peter Weir has a unique talent for making movies that are intelligent but also mainstream. I've never been terribly successful at doing that." - Ethan Hawke

"The experience on that movie ( Dead Poets Society ) was, for lack of a better term, life-altering. Peter Weir has a unique talent for making movies that are intelligent but also mainstream. I've never been terribly successful at doing that." - Ethan Hawke

"I am sure it must be true that people opt out of the mainstream society because they feel that there are going to be no rewards for them, if they stay." - Mary Douglas

"Mainstream cinema raises questions only to immediately provide an answer to them, so they can send the spectator home reassured. If we actually had those answers, then society would appear very different from what it is." - Michael Haneke

"By definition, poetry works with qualities and dynamics that mainstream society is reluctant to face head-on. It's an interesting phenomenon that by necessity, poetry is just below the radar." - David Whyte

"By including children with different learning abilities in mainstream and specialized schools, we can change attitudes and promote respect. By creating suitable jobs for adults with autism, we integrate them into society." - Ban Kimoon

"The primary victims of Katrina, those who were given the least help by the government, those rescued last or not at all, were overwhelmingly people of color largely hidden from the mainstream of society." - Jonathan Kozol

"I'm mainstream. Always have been." - Bill Walton

"I actually feel pretty inspired and hopeful by the fact that protests are becoming the norm now. They're less part of fringe society and more a part of mainstream society. That's exciting. There is no fringe anymore. We should all be included." - Nelly Furtado

"Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society." - Hubert Humphrey

"Society gives legitimacy and society can take it away." - Willis Harman

"A competitive society is a society of envy." - Dorothee Solle

"A crowded society is a restrictive society; an overcrowded society becomes an authoritarian, repressive and murderous society." - Edward Abbey

"Society, you're a crazy breed." - Eddie Vedder

"Man was formed for society." - Francis Bacon

"I serve society by rocking!" - Jack Black

"Solitude sometimes is best society." - John Milton

"Weve become a plastic society." - Bill Janklow

"Society is founded upon Cloth;" - Thomas Carlyle

"Society: an inferno of saviors!" - Emile M Cioran

"Basis of society: anonymous sweat." - Emile M Cioran

"Society is built upon trust." - Robert South

"Society becomes how you behave." - Eric Liu

"Technology is society made durable." - Bruno Latour

"Society became my glittering bride." - William Wordsworth

"Society : an inferno of saviors." - Emil Cioran

"Basis of society: anonymous sweat." - Emil Cioran

"Society is founded upon cloth." - Thomas Carlyle

"We've become a plastic society." - Bill Janklow

"Society is unity in diversity." - George Herbert Mead

"According to the oral tradition of Witches, we were once the priests and priestesses of a peasant Pagan religion. Members of this secret sect met at night beneath the full moon, for these were the "misfits" and "outcasts" who did not fit into mainstream society. Little has changed over the centuries and the Witchcraft community still embraces individuals frequently rejected in mainstream society. These include gays, lesbians, transgendered individuals, and other people with the courage to live their lives authentically in accord with who they are inside their hearts, minds, and spirits." - Raven Grimassi

"Be out of the mainstream. I'm out of the mainstream. I enjoy it, who wants to be in the mainstream?" - Bill Maher

"I'm not mainstream at all. I can make mainstream music and I make music for mainstream artists, but me, myself, I'm not mainstream." - Pharrell Williams

"The mainstream is always under attack." - Bill Gates

"I would say that I'm pretty mainstream." - Ron Paul

"My proposal happens to be very mainstream." - Noam Chomsky

"I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz." - Kareem Abduljabbar

"Among the more irritating consequences of our flagrantly religious society is the special dispensation that mainstream religions receive. We all may talk about religion as a powerful social force, but unlike other similarly powerful institutions, religion is not to be questioned, criticized or mocked." - Natalie Angier

"Blacks are supposed to rejoice whenever our way of life becomes more mainstream. We seldom do. For we see in it a sanctioning that can only be granted by white society. In other words: If you're white, it's all right. If you're black, step back." - Lena Williams

"More than 2 million people found themselves behind bars at the turn of the twenty-first century, and millions more were relegated to the margins of mainstream society, banished to a political and social space not unlike Jim Crow, where discrimination in employment, housing, and access to education was perfectly legal, and where they could be denied the right to vote." - Michelle Alexander

"The mainstream has lost its way. Crime fiction is an objective, realistic genre because it's about the real world, real bodies really being killed by somebody. And this involves the investigator in trying to understand the society that the person lived in." - Michael Dibdin

"People who don't quite fit society, they are often kind of either under an awful lot of pressure or otherwise not acceptable to the mainstream and that tells us a lot about who we are. The people that don't fit are a great way of reflecting on all of us." - Lenny Abrahamson

"The behavior of the Occupy Wall Street protesters has raised some curious questions about the continuing double standards in our society. When it comes to fascistic leftist behavior, our mainstream media overlooks and excuses it - while conservatives are demonized and blamed for every dead sparrow that falls from the sky." - Jamie Glazov

"America is an open society, more open than any other in the world. People of every race, of every color, of every culture are welcomed here to create a new life for themselves and their families. And what do these people who enter into the American mainstream have in common? English, our shared common language." - S I Hayakawa

"Popular culture does a lot to shape attitudes. You can't compare different communities to each other, but in my lifetime the gay and lesbian community has become much more mainstream in society. I would venture to say it's in part because people began to feel more comfortable when they saw that group on TV." - Jay Ruderman

"The reports that Media Matters have done about sexism in our society and really the mainstream media called Hillary Clinton "castrating," they called her the B word, they called her all kinds of horrible things. And I think in a sense that it raised the awareness in our country, so that we can have a national discussion about it." - Carolyn Maloney

"I do feel like I have always, in my life, been inclined to be on the outside, walk a different path or something. Because of that, and increasingly over the years, my sense of distance from mainstream society or from the way culture works, I have a different kind of perception of it." - Ian Mackaye

"To be an actor in the society in Israel, you have to be ten times better than the Israeli Jews. To get the roles in mainstream theater or to get any role, not typecast as an Arab. And also if you are ten times better, not all the time you get the opportunity." - Ali Suliman

"What my mom failed to understand was that I didn't even want long hair - I needed long hair. And my desire for protracted, flowing locks had virtually nothing to do with fashion, nor was it a form of protest against the constructions of mainstream society. My motivation was far more philosophical. I wanted to rock." - Chuck Klosterman

"Mainstream American society finds it easiest to be tolerant when the outsider chooses to minimize the differences that separate him from the majority. The country club opens its doors to Jews. The university welcomes African-Americans. Heterosexuals extend the privilege of marriage to the gay community." - Malcolm Gladwell

"If you grow up in the South Bronx today or in south-central Los Angeles or Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, you quickly come to understand that you have been set apart and that there's no will in this society to bring you back into the mainstream." - Jonathan Kozol

"Virtual worlds are going to be a major disruptive element for mainstream society. The idea is that you might interact with other people in a manner that is virtually face-to-face. Each person could be anywhere in the world, but they interface with their avatars in a shared virtual world; it would feel like being in a physical room full of people." - Mitch Kapor

"The tablet is not mainstream. Reading off the screen is not mainstream." - Bill Gates

"What I've become good at is bringing things that aren't necessarily mainstream to the mainstream." - Ashton Kutcher

"Meditation is not to get out of society, to escape from society, but to prepare for a reentery into society." - Nhat Hanh

"The only reality is our society, and I mean this seriously, Western Society is a very sick society." - Rob Walton

"Society is a hospital of incurables." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All progress means war with society." - George Bernard Shaw

"Youth holds no society with grief." - Euripides

"The First Bond of Society is Marriage." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Society rests upon conscience, not upon science." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"when women progress, all of society benefits." - Hillary Clinton

"The pest of society is egotists." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Society has no bribe for me..." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We live in a very gynophobic society" - Bonnie Greer

"A nomadic society cannot experience enclosed space." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Society flourishes when people think entrepreneurally." - Reid Hoffman

"Artists are often the barometers of society." - Nancy Pearcey

"The Soul selects her own Society." - Emily Dickinson

"Gambling undermines the moral fiber of society." - Gordon B Hinckley

"Mutual cheating is the foundation of society." - Blaise Pascal

"Society is our extended mind and body." - Alan Watts

"Art starts alone - and convinces society later." - Douglas Davis

"Grief best is pleased with grief's society ..." - William Shakespeare

"...heaven for climate, and hell for society." - Mark Twain

"Women are the architects of society" - Cher

"Destroy the family and you destroy society" - Vladimir Lenin

"Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society." - Francis Of Assisi

"Literature is the expression of society." - Charles Nodier

"Religion keeps society divided. Spirituality unites it." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"I feel today's society is so judgmental." - Wanda Sykes

"I've always explored various areas of society." - Johnny Cash

"Solitude is sometimes the best society." - John Milton

"Habit is the great flywheel of society." - William James

"Society is secretly driven by sales" - Peter Thiel

"The only possible society is oneself." - Oscar Wilde

"And you call yourselves pillars of society!" - Henrik Ibsen

"...eaven for climate, Hell for society." - Mark Twain

"Dining and marriage restrictions stunt Hindu society." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Artists don't create society, they reflect it" - Ben Elton

"Music is always a commentary on society." - Frank Zappa

"Paul Krugman is a danger to society!" - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"Britain's is traditionally a rigid class society." - Robert Reich

"Successful guilt is the bane of society" - Publilius Syrus

"Society is founded on hero-worship." - Thomas Carlyle

"Society exists for the benefit of its members - not the members for the benefit of society." - Herbert Spencer

"A society of children first is a society that nurtures smiling faces in everyone." - Yoshihiko Noda

"We live in a society of an imposed forgetfulness, a society that depends on public amnesia." - Angela Davis

"The entire money structure and materialistic society is a false society..." - Jacque Fresco

"A society that fears knowledge is a society that fears itself." - Bernard Beckett

"What society does to its children, so will its children do to society." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Should not the Society of Indexers be known as Indexers, Society of, The?" - Keith Waterhouse

"A society can exist - many do exist - without writing, but no society can exist without reading." - Alberto Manguel

"We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"No doubt it is easy to demostrate that property will destroy society unless society destroys it." - George Bernard Shaw

"Without society, and a society to our taste, men are never contented." - Thomas Jefferson

"If there is no absolute by which to judge society, society is absolute." - Francis Schaeffer

"Society of thinking men! This kind of society has only one destiny: To Rise!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"When everyone is too busy, don't expect a more productive society. Expect a frantic society." - Jeff Davidson

"My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular." - Adlai E Stevenson

"Should not the Society of Indexers be know as Indexers, Society of, The?" - Keith Waterhouse

"The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education." - Jean De La Bruyere

"Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking." - Ludwig Von Mises

"A society of 'children first' is a society that nurtures smiling faces in everyone." - Yoshihiko Noda

"Over the years, Americans in particular have been all too willing to squander their hard-earned independence and freedom for the illusion of feeling safe under someone else's authority. The concept of self-sufficiency has been undermined in value over a scant few generations. The vast majority of the population seems to look down their noses upon self-reliance as some quaint dusty relic, entertained only by the hyperparanoid or those hopelessly incapable of fitting into mainstream society." - Cody Lundin

"I think so much of our society is geared towards mainstream media and pop culture and so forth. And there's a huge divide between the artist and the fan. And with indie culture that wall is removed. You actually do see the musicians walking around enjoying the show. It's a distinctly different culture and for the 99% of Nirvana fans that caught up with them with Nevermind, my book is gonna give them a whole different take on Kurt [Cobain] and the band." - Bruce Pavitt

"You can never be too sexy for mainstream television." - Erika Jayne

"Usually, environmental programs are not designed for a mainstream audience." - Paul Watson

"I am certainly not a mainstream religious man." - David Ogden Stiers

"Mostly I do films that mainstream Hollywood wouldn't touch." - Jason Patric

"There was a time I had resentment against everything mainstream." - Anurag Kashyap

"I never had a desire to leave mainstream Hollywood. And still don't think that I've left mainstream Hollywood." - Kirk Cameron

"Democrat leaders are not only out of the American mainstream, but are also out of the Democratic mainstream." - Virginia Foxx

"You know, I am a mainstream person with mainstream tastes, and I want to hear the hits." - Robbie Williams

"A free press is not a privilege but an organic necessity in a great society. ... A great society is simply a big and complicated urban society." - Walter Lippmann

"In your time we have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Will dissent be permitted? The answer to that question will determine whether the society is a free society or a fear society." - Natan Sharansky

"Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence." - George Will

"Ideal society is a drama enacted exclusively in the imagination." - George Santayana

"It is our first duty to serve society." - Samuel Johnson



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