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Mainstream Quotes


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

"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

"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

"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

"Oftentimes you'll see stuff that makes it into the mainstream that has been influenced by things that are clearly not from the mainstream." - Steve Buscemi

"Netflix has already gone mainstream. Not mainstream but they've gone snob. They have an angry housewife who's making all the selections." - Lloyd Kaufman

"[Science fiction is] out in the mainstream now. You can tell by the way mainstream literary authors pillage SF while denying they're writing it!" - Terry Pratchett

"Never change for the mainstream-stay in your lane, and if you're talented and resilient enough the mainstream will come to you." - Russell Simmons

"When Nirvana hit it big, it was overwhelming because we were part of the counterculture. Nirvana didn't go to the mainstream - the mainstream came to Nirvana." - Krist Novoselic

"Never change for the mainstream-stay in your lane, and if you're talented and resilient enough the mainstream will come to you." - Russell Simmons

"The Libertarian Party is a very mainstream party. It's a mainstream philosophy. It's of returning power from Washington to parents, to schools, to businesses in their communities." - Bob Barr

"Every now and again, the alternative culture is cherished by the mainstream for what it is, rather than how it should be, like the mainstream popular music." - Thurston Moore

"Reiki has become a sought-after healing art among patients and mainstream medical professionals." - Mehmet Oz

"Don't rebel against the mainstream only to conform to the underground." - Tomas Kalnoky

"You don't accomplish much by swimming with the mainstream. Hell, a dead fish can do that." - Kinky Friedman

"Lawyers are like beavers: They get in the mainstream and damn it up." - John Naisbitt

"Marco Rubio turns a question about missing Senate votes into an attack on the mainstream media." - Kevin Drum

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

"Education, particularly higher education, will take Africa into the mainstream of globalization." - John Kufuor

"I think Ron Paul's views are totally outside the mainstream of virtually every decent American." - Newt Gingrich

"Mainstream feminism might remember that the war on women always starts with the war on whores." - Molly Crabapple

"I'm not into the whole Austrian type, strongly libertarian economics. I like more mainstream economics" - Robert Sarvis

"Mainstream economics scholarship produces theory without facts (pure theory) and facts without theory" - Michel Chossudovsky

"I think pro wrestling doesn't seem to get a lot of mainstream attention until somebody dies." - CM Punk

"Alternative music is no longer alternative once it's in the mainstream." - Kurt Cobain

"The bias of the mainstream media is toward sensationalism, conflict, and laziness." - Jon Stewart

"My creator owned books sell better than my mainstream books. And that makes no sense." - Kelly Sue DeConnick

"Mainstream media: 80% stuff someone told them. 10% stupidity. 10% arrogance." - Seth Roberts

"Historically the mainstream media has never been particularly friendly to any socially progressive ideas." - Janeane Garofalo

"I'm not into the whole Austrian type, strongly libertarian economics. I like more mainstream economics" - Robert Sarvis

"Alternative music is no longer alternative once it's in the mainstream." - Kurt Cobain

"I don't see Merced appearing on a mainstream desktop inside of a decade." - Andy Grove

"The mainstream usually follows trends, it seldom sets them except for a few films." - Robert Redford

"I think the best person in Hillary Clinton's campaign is mainstream media." - Donald Trump

"Sometimes it's dramatic, but mental health, as a whole, has to become mainstream." - Demi Lovato

"Socialization would be the most successful thing to bring mainstream audiences to online computers." - Tim Wu

"What were the politics of my family? They were mainstream moderate politics." - Bill Ayers

"The people definitely shape the two, put stamps and classify mainstream and underground music." - Kendrick Lamar

"I like that idea that what I do might be mainstream. Might be." - John Mulaney

"I agree that a lot of mainstream corporate sold hip-hop is self-hating." - Bakari Kitwana

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

"I am interested in challenging the mainstream ideas of what is beautiful and what is acceptable." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"The mainstream media showed, for example, no blood and guts resulting from the 9/11 attacks." - Bruce Jackson

"'The Dark Knight' is a really good movie that reached both critics and mainstream audiences." - Anurag Kashyap

"Celtic music will always be around, even if with the mainstream crowds it dies out." - Natalie Macmaster

"Lawyers are like beavers: They get in the mainstream and dam it up." - John Naisbitt

"People are tired of mainstream media's limited and confined portrayal of people of color." - Issa Rae

"There's so many, 'no, black people aren't like that' barriers in mainstream media." - Issa Rae

"My friends are mostly familiar with music that plays on the mainstream radio." - Jessica Sanchez

"Dance music has pushed its way into the mainstream. Which is good for me." - Jessie Ware

"The mainstream is generally garbage. Look at the heavily subsidized theaters." - Steven Berkoff

"I'm going to do everything I can to keep from being mainstream." - Eric Church

"Well I don't think sex and violence have ever stopped a movie from being mainstream." - David Cronenberg

"Because I have success, it doesn't mean I'm part of the mainstream. I'm still an outsider." - Matt Drudge

"If it's accessible by hundreds of millions of people, then it's as mainstream as it gets." - Warren Ellis

"I never wanted to be mainstream as a writer, but look at what's happened." - Anne Enright

"I consider myself a frequent flyer, flying roughly 200 times a year on mostly mainstream airlines." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"When people are very original, sometimes they are original as a way to resist the mainstream." - Michel Gondry

"Let's face it: WikiLeaks exists because the mainstream media haven't done their job." - Jesse Ventura

"What you don't get in the mainstream media is so much of the background material." - Jimmy Wales

"By rejecting abortion-on-demand, we can move our party back to the mainstream." - Robert Casey

"I'm willing to be different than other parents and go against the mainstream." - Amy Chua

"Rock in the mainstream culture has lost a lot of its mojo." - Billy Corgan

"I didn't have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies." - Jodie Foster

"Education, particularly higher education, will take Africa into the mainstream of globalization." - John Agyekum Kufuor

"Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream." - Rush Limbaugh

"What used to be considered conservative values... are increasingly becoming more mainstream values." - Preston Manning

"It's common for cultural shifts to start with young, urban adopters before going mainstream." - Lynn Jurich

"Alex Poots has always made a bridge between highly experimental and the mainstream." - Hansulrich Obrist

"Alternative music is no longer alternative once it's in the mainstream." - Kurt Cobain

"The 'information novel' shouldn't be a curiosity. It should be absolutely mainstream." - Richard Powers

"Over the years the political establishment has frowned if a mainstream politician mentions marriage." - Iain Duncan Smith

"Performance has to be mainstream art. This is what I'm fighting for." - Marina Abramovic

"Mainstream to me equals boring, so I don't want to be doing that." - Marnie Stern

"Anytime rock and metal can get on mainstream TV at all, it's a good thing." - Eddie Trunk

"Protesters should make their own media and not rely on mainstream media to cover them." - Naomi Wolf

"Feminism is just a way for ugly women to get into the mainstream of America." - Rush Limbaugh

"I really appreciate anyone trying to inject art into mainstream film." - Mark Mothersbaugh

"I don't like anything in the mainstream and they don't like me." - Bill Hicks

"I think I am very mainstream - I'm committed to good works in my life." - Peter Jennings

"I am what would be called a 'mainstream feminist,' not a radical feminist." - Joyce Carol Oates

"There's the exciting part about comedy - if you catch an act just before they go mainstream, that's the best. After they hit the mainstream, everything gets watered down a little bit." - Tommy Chong

"She was clothed entirely in two large swatches of leather, the leather fake and shiny in a self-mocking way, absolutely correct for 1993, the first year when mocking the mainstream had become the mainstream." - Gary Shteyngart

"I don't really give a f**k about the mainstream. The mainstream doesn't offer me anything. Why would I offer it anything? I love the world I have. I love the sort of subculture that Green Day represents." - Mike Dirnt

"There's always going to be a fight between mainstream and underground because the mainstream is a very small bubble, and the underground scene is a very small bubble, and they both see themselves as secret societies." - Dawn Angelique

"Pitbull is great with brands. Endorsements with hip-hop artists work because hip-hop artists typically set the most trends... It's every brand's goal to be seen in the mainstream, and hip-hop music has become mainstream music." - Adam Kluger

"I think I'm a very American director, but I probably should have been making movies somewhere around 1976. I never left the mainstream of American movies; the American mainstream left me." - James Gray

"There is a strange depression that hangs over every little town that is no longer in the mainstream of life." - Margaret Craven

"Homosexuals are entering the mainstream, because they're becoming as boring and as tedious as any other splinter group." - Dennis Miller

"Through my fiction, I make mainstream readers see the new Americans as complex human beings, not as just The Other." - Bharati Mukherjee

"Stress is extremely harmful to the body. Even mainstream medicine is recognizing how many diseases stress causes." - Eckhart Tolle

"Electronic music is really weird right, because it is bleeding into the mainstream, but, at the same time, it's fashion." - Nigel Godrich

"I prefer to be subcultural rather than mass-cultural. I'm not interested in hitting the vein of the mainstream." - Jim Jarmusch

"The creative individual is no longer viewed as an iconoclast. He-or she-is the new mainstream." - Richard Florida

"I've always felt quite like an outsider. I don't really belong in the mainstream, and I quite like that." - Nick Lowe

"The best tests of my Christian growth occur in the mainstream of life, not in the quietness of my study" - Charles R Swindoll

"It's better to be the largest independent band from Brazil instead of be the smallest mainstream band." - Fernanda Takai

"I'm glad mainstream culture is starting to catch up to where lesbian-feminism was 30 years ago." - Alison Bechdel

"Images today have now become so extreme that what used to be considered hardcore is now mainstream pornography." - Gail Dines

"The way to find what the mainstream will do tomorrow is to associate with the lunatic fringe today." - Jean Louis

"People are bursting out of the closet, rejecting their parents' wishes to keep the faith. Atheism is becoming mainstream." - Kevin Smith

"Through failure, I found different ways to reverse my problems and get into the mainstream of Hollywood." - Sylvester Stallone

"I'm glad mainstream culture is starting to catch up to where lesbian-feminism was 30 years ago." - Alison Bechdel

"Mainstream media would convince you that there's commercial culture and that's all - but this other music is still here." - Michelle Shocked

"All of our schools need to bring 'learn from doing' into the mainstream education, not just afternoon." - Ray Kurzweil

"I'm really into mainstream rap and R&B, but I never saw myself as intertwined in that world." - Hudson Mohawke

"All of us black comedians are trying to be mainstream, but you don't want to lose the edge." - Jamie Foxx

"Being out of the mainstream is entirely consistent with the way Donald Trump is approaching his presidency." - Tom Gjelten

"Life is a little different from what you would read in the mainstream media inside the White House." - Sebastian Gorka

"One thing that I'm kind of disturbed at is actually being on the television, acting, being in something that's mainstream." - Jeff Buckley

"I think my influence on Donald Trump is way, way lower than what mainstream media has said." - Alex Jones

"Fighting for social justice is not about leaving the mainstream. It is about being right in the middle of it." - Michael Skolnik

"I was always the squarest person in the cool room, and alternatively, sometimes the weirder person at the mainstream table." - John Mulaney

"I kind of thought, wouldn't it be funny to take a swing at being on the weird side of mainstream?" - John Mulaney

"The nonfiction novel or literary memoir as authored by women is usually given a much harder time in mainstream criticism." - Kate Zambreno

"A lot of times, mainstream critics are much tougher on small, independent movies because they can be." - John C Reilly

"I saw what I could [in Mexico City], but we rarely got anything other than big, mainstream American films." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

"All of my favorite records have vocals high in the mix, even if it's music that wasn't necessarily mainstream." - Dee Dee Ramone

"Video games have become this really weird medium where it's not quite mainstream but it's not quite art either." - Mike Tucker

"I much prefer being in the studio or on stage and staying out of the mainstream really." - Ian Astbury

"People think I'm eccentric, cranky. If I'm eccentric because I've never been into mainstream things, then I am eccentric." - Van Morrison

"It is high time to abandon the mainstream and take to the turbulent waters of truly dynamic analysis." - Joan Robinson

"The way to find what the mainstream will do tomorrow is to associate with the lunatic fringe today." - Jean-Louis Gassee

"Chess only appeals to quite a small minority. It does not have the cachet of a mainstream popular sport." - Magnus Carlsen

"A spy, like a writer, lives outside the mainstream population. He steals his experience through bribes and reconstructs it." - John Le Carre

"The Opportunity Divide doesn't just keep our students disconnected from the mainstream economy; it prevents our businesses from growing." - Gerald Chertavian

"Gooseberries should be mainstream berries! Why are chemically fattened strawberries a thing? Why not the delicious gooseberry?" - Andrew Dost

"My husband and I are loyal to our community and very approachable, even though we're kind of mainstream." - Nicole Ari Parker

"I'm saying that there's way more to 9/11 than mainstream media and our government have told us." - Jesse Ventura

"Unless young blacks are brought into the mainstream of economic life, they will continue to be on the curbstone." - Walter Annenberg

"Hollywood today is all about being consistent. All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box." - Dirk Benedict

"I do find that the mainstream media oftentimes is what I would consider off base or has a bias." - Dick Cheney

"If Al Jazeera America becomes just another mainstream TV station, it is definitely not going to succeed." - Wadah Khanfar

"The test of leadership for David Cameron was actually to bring the British Conservative Party back in to the mainstream." - David Miliband

"Most of the time, when the mainstream media reports on something, it never tells the whole story." - Shane Smith

"Obviously, there are conservatives who are in the mainstream and conservatives who would take people's rights away." - Charles Schumer



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