Top 435 Mainstream Quotes

In this post, you will find great Mainstream Quotes from famous people, such as Jenna Wortham, Neill Blomkamp, Victor Koo, Linda Colley, Shaggy. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

If anything, Twitter helps me read about perspectives o

If anything, Twitter helps me read about perspectives outside of mainstream media and learn about new authors, artists, and ideas that I don’t always get exposed to in my regular media diet.
I think filmmakers in general are, as the tools become more and more advanced, you’re able to tell stories in a way that I think is more realistic. The technology just wasn’t there up until pretty recently, and it takes a bit of time for the normal artistic way of approaching something to become a mainstream thing.
The advertising market in China is big and is still growing at a considerable pace. While online video is emerging as a mainstream advertising solution, it still represents a relatively small portion of advertising budget in China.
In Britain, British history is naturally a mainstream subject. Step outside your own narrow specialism, and you can find yourself treading on someone else’s toes. But in America, British history is an eccentric, minority pursuit, and while this can be intellectually isolating, it also permits extraordinary freedom.
When I was doing dancehalls, nobody was doing well in dancehalls. Dancehalls was not mainstream music that was blazing charts and knocking down barriers. This was an underground phenom.
A lot of YouTubers get that mainstream celebrity, they get these big deals, maybe a book deal or a TV deal or whatever it is they aspired to do, and they kind of abandon ship on what got them to that point.
I don’t think the mainstream media understands people of color are multidimensional. For some reason, there’s an idea that only white people are relatable. I don’t think it’s necessarily racist. But it’s odd, because the people who watch the most television are black women, so we should be represented in more ways.
Rand Paul does not like being compared to his father Ron any more than sons named Bush like to dance in their father’s shadow, but the crucial difference is that while the Bushes all hail from the relative mainstream of the GOP, the Pauls have an ideological tributary virtually to themselves.
I guess I’m concerned that vulgarity has now officially entered the mainstream of our culture, and I think people have to respectfully stand up and say, ‘No thanks.’
I wanted to shoot straight, mainstream, somehow off-beat. Not only realistic West, which is quite unfamiliar to the world’s populationeven to a lot of Americans.
North-east films are still not on a national level. But ‘Axone’ is a mainstream film. I found the script very authentic and also very funny.
Hollywood does seem like the holy grail. Not to diminish anything from other countries, but it’s the most mainstream and hardest to be a part of because there are so many people in it.
Eline Powell
There’s so many, ‘no, black people aren’t like that’ barriers in mainstream media.
Being mainstream is fun.
I’ve always been interested in exploring difficult subjects for the mainstream.
My only agenda is, I would like to see mainstream America more empowered to set an agenda.
Performance has to be mainstream art. This is what I’m fighting for.
The sense that I get is that every election cycle, the mainstream press devolves more and more.
The mainstream thinks that every skateboarder aspires to be in the X Games.
Washington is totally out of touch with mainstream America.
Lately, I’m spending more and more time working with non-rock musicians and leaving the mainstream – almost dissolving into another world, musically.
Disability in the Middle East is viewed through a different lens because you’re in wartime countries where it’s much more mainstream, so I was just never ‘other’d.
Washington, D.C. is not on the side of mainstream and main street America.
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.
When it comes to American Indians, mainstream America suffers from willful blindness.
I’m willing to be different than other parents and go against the mainstream.
I like hip-hop personally. It is a genre I am very attached to and have been listening to all my life. But I have always engaged with foreign artistes, never with mainstream Indian hip-hop rap space.
Independent films are where you really get to cut your teeth and have some fun and do the things that mainstream Hollywood doesn’t want to do.
Seeing the world around you clearly is a critical step in developing an idea for a business, carrying out that idea, and then thriving with an ongoing concern. Through choice, predilection, lack of education, impatience, or other causes, the entrepreneur lives, in a way, outside the mainstream.
After 20 years and 250 mainstream films, I thought I should have in my library at least 50 films, films that will be talked about when I am no more.
Blockbusters run the mainstream industry. We may never again have a decade like the 1970s, when directors were able to find such freedom.
I've spent my entire adult life encouraging minority co

I’ve spent my entire adult life encouraging minority communities to get involved in mainstream society, civic society.
I would say that I’m pretty mainstream.
When we are part of mainstream cinema, we want our movies to be seen by maximum viewers.
Tovino Thomas
It’s hard for our sport to pass into the mainstream, to make it onto ‘SportsCenter.’
I think the best songs are being written by the very under-stated, under-appreciated indie artists. The thing that separates them from mainstream success is they either consciously or unknowingly refuse to deliver on a big chorus.
Ryan Tedder
Uh, I think so many things have happened in the mainstream that definitely brought awareness and attention to a cappella. The ‘Pitch Perfect’ movies, ‘The Sing-Off’ – I mean, the college a cappella scene definitely has become really hot, which is definitely wonderful.
I’m as far outside of the mainstream political establishment as you can get.
I think it’s good for ‘Drag Race’ to be moving toward the mainstream. I’m grateful for the move to VH1. I’m glad that one million people watched the first episode of Season 9. Our message is one of love and acceptance and truth and strength and perseverance, and I believe it should reach everyone, near and far.
I like to go from mainstream movies to more artsy films. I don’t sign on for the money. Maybe I should, but I don’t. There’s always a good reason for doing something.
When you’re making an adaptation, you have to make content for the fans; otherwise, you’ll get something that won’t even be accepted by the mainstream. You want to make something that the fans will approve and the mainstream will enjoy.
As an actor, I am only excited about doing good work – be it in mainstream Hindi cinema, Hollywood, a French film, or a Marathi movie.
It’s such a more mainstream demographic that watches ‘Total Divas.’
The scientists who attack mainstream religion, rather than striving for peaceful coexistence with it, damage science, and also weaken the fight against fundamentalism.
A lot of times the mainstream public loves something, critics will hate it and then they’ll think the public is stupid and they’re above the public.
I don’t think I’m an angry person. I think I’m a person who’s angry. I’m angry at the Bush administration; I’m angry at the right wing media. And by that I don’t mean the media is right wing. I mean, there is a part of the media that’s not the mainstream media. That’s Fox, that is ‘The Wall Street Journal’ editorial page.
When you never see yourself in the mainstream format, you are stripped of the strength of your identity.
I just consider myself a Republican, none of this hyphenated stuff. I was a mainstream conservative Republican, and most people are in that category.
Bob Dole
I wasn’t passionate about food until I’d been cooking for a while. I started long before food became part of the mainstream media. I just wanted to cook, period.
There are very very few narratives in mainstream that are actually about the woman.
I’m one of those artists that nobody ever sees coming. We started with Virgin in 1993. If you look at the climate of that time in reggae and you were to pick the top five people that’d have a shot at having mainstream success, I was nowhere in that equation at all.
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.
I know in our mainstream culture, the loudest voices and the most shocking voices are the ones that get the noise.
I’m on the board of the Sierra Club Foundation and am myself a big environmentalist. But the way to make the biggest difference is to change mainstream behavior.
Never has the political class or the mainstream media that covers them been more out of touch with the American people than they are today.
I’ve always been interested in showing our films to international audiences. The easiest way is through the festival circuit, a big marketing platform for films that aren’t big enough to be in the mainstream race.
I would like to point to the extraordinary lengths the mainstream media will go to maintain a sensationalist story.
But I don’t want to be stamped a serious actress. I am a very goofy person, too. I want to do mainstream films.
I don’t think international cinema is ready to embrace mainstream Indian cinema unconditionally. Even Mira Nair’s ‘Monsoon Wedding‘ didn’t get to the Oscars after being nominated for the Golden Globe Awards.
I’m a performer and have managed to get my performing into the mainstream consciousness of the world, I guess.
I want to balance my projects. Ideally, I’d like to do at least one indie film, a mainstream movie, and a TV series in a year – the best of both worlds.
I feel I’ve been deliberately sidelined by the mainstream filmmakers, but I don’t let that bother me. If I start thinking about that, I’ll lose focus on what I need to do and have to do.
I like mainstream cinema. I like films that are definit

I like mainstream cinema. I like films that are definitely commercial. I try and stick to that as much as possible.
I think I fall into a lot of cracks in terms of I’m too something. I’m too this, I’m too that. And my music has never really had a home. I’ve been this floating alternative. I’m too mainstream for alternative. I’m too alternative for mainstream. And I’m just kind of wandering.
I was inspired by the classic rock radio of the Seventies. They separated Chuck Berry and the Beatles from the Led Zeppelins and Bostons and Peter Framptons of the time. In many ways, classic rock became bigger than mainstream rock.
I was this classic film school snob who thought mainstream cinema was synonymous with bad cinema.
‘The Lunchbox’ is the kind of cinema that is true to its word and not cluttered or corrupted by some of the mainstream pre-requisites. I love the way I make movies, but there are certain stories that need to be told in a certain way, and ‘The Lunchbox’ is that movie, and I’m so proud to present this movie.
I’ve been lucky enough to do a few editorials in the U.K., but I’ve never even been on a casting for mainstream commercial work. When I try to understand it, I think people are scared to try something new.
Meditation is a practice that is considered mainstream: The NFL uses it, the NBA uses it, heart patients use it. It’s very easy to consider yourself a meditator and not be too alternative-minded.
The kind of theater that I do is sort of ‘narrative realism,’ which I think in the broadest sense is legitimate to say is mainstream. I mean, in a certain sense, Suzan-Lori’s plays have had mainstream levels of success. But Suzan-Lori is in some ways not a narrative realist.
I can only speak from experience, but as a little kid I remember Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes, Dawn Staley and Cynthia Cooper. I remember the mainstream media being involved and how much exposure they received.
You gotta look beyond the mainstream… the mainstream’ll drown you, you know? There’s always a pulse in the underground that I love. And the pulse in the underground is what keeps heavy metal alive.
I never thought I would work in mainstream superhero comics or Valiant or Marvel. I just set out to make the kinds of stories I wanted to make, which at the beginning was small personal stuff like ‘Essex County.’
If you look at most mainstream filmmaking, to be honest, some of these films aren’t even asking questions anymore at all.
Criticisms of mainstream media bias have been a staple of the conservative movement and talk radio from the beginning.
When you hear Bollywood, you think about everything mainstream, song-and-dance, hero-heroine. I don’t think that will ever go away.
I went to Northwestern in Chicago, in Evanston, and then I ended up trickling down in Chicago theater. I did a bunch of plays, but I was non-equity. For a lot of people, non-equity means you’re not yet professional. But for me, if you’re in a mainstream theater, you’re doing something real.
In the past, I’ve always written about my experiences, and people related to that, but there’s a lot of other things that I’ve never written about that people have gone through. I’m still keeping it young and edgy, but I’m definitely putting more of a mainstream twist to it.
Anyway I feel myself a bit on the edge on the art world, but I don’t mind, I’m just pursuing my work in a very excited way. And there isn’t really a mainstream anymore, is there?
That, to me, is the real crossover: a mainstream artist singing in Spanish.
Birtherism is a fringe issue that’s way out of the mainstream, and it’s disturbing when you see people you… have some level of respect for, whether it’s members of Congress or even Donald Trump, falling into that category.
Science fiction is the ugly stepchild of mainstream literature, and fantasy is the ugly stepchild of science fiction, and tie-in novels are the ugly stepchild of fantasy… and on and on and on.
People are tired of mainstream media’s limited and confined portrayal of people of color.
I think if I’m controversial it’s not because I set out to be. It’s because I’ve never felt comfortable being part of someone else’s mainstream community.
I consider ‘Dope‘ a part of the new mainstream.
Fans tend to think that if you fall in love with an artist… and then he gets bigger, and he grows, and he starts to make a different sound, ‘He’s changing on us.’ But with me, I created all types of sounds from the get go, so you can never say I’m changing; you can never say I’m going mainstream or I’m selling out.
It’s nice to see how much the mainstream fashion community has been so accepting of it. It’s very exciting to see that folks finally want to make plus-size mainstream.
I’ve often used the extremes in my work to comment on the mainstream. I think that sometimes a subject that I’m working on, like popular culture, is so present all around us that they’re hard to see. It’s like: How do you see the air you breathe? How do you see how it affects you?
Lauren Greenfield
The Opportunity Divide doesn’t just keep our students disconnected from the mainstream economy; it prevents our businesses from growing.
Skills development as a means to income generation is the key to integrate vulnerable migrants into the mainstream of society and to equip them for an eventual return home.
I don’t look at it as mainstream country versus outsider.
I’ve always been the opposite of mainstream. I march to my own beat. It’s the only way I know.
I have heard Science Fiction and Fantasy referred to as the fiction of ideas, and I like that definition, but it’s the mainstream public that chooses my books for the most part.
The test of leadership for David Cameron was actually t

The test of leadership for David Cameron was actually to bring the British Conservative Party back in to the mainstream.
If you can go out with your live show and turn people on to that, where you have that fan base that’s religious and they’re going to come see you when you’re in that town, once your radio success is gone and you’re not a mainstream guy anymore you can still go out and play your shows.
I’m not a mainstream artist. But I’ve seen my kids being born; I’ve seen them take their first steps, I’ve seen them grow up and start school. That’s worth more to me than any umpteen million dollars.
I did a few mainstream clubs in Birmingham when I started out. Racist comedy was absolutely the norm. Every act was doing it and when blokes talked about their wives or women in any way it was always derogatory.
In the late ’90s, R&B was dominant in the radio, and the white kids were taking it mainstream.
I grew up singing ballads, but what I really wanted to get into was the mainstream music on the radio because I really love the beats and everything.
The underground always has the best ideas. Sometimes those underground artists transcend and make it to the mainstream, but most of the time, the big guys just steal from us.
One of the things that ‘Love, Simon‘ is doing that hasn’t been done before is it’s a gay teen rom-com with a mainstream wide release and the backing of a studio that previous gay rom-coms have not had. I’m really excited by that.
I think that’s a part of what motivates me in my teaching and writing. Once the Gospel feels mainstream and becomes a nicely organized, orchestrated belief system, frankly, I don’t think there is even an attraction to the human spirit.
The mainstream needs Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O’Donnell. The mainstream needs RuPaul.
Switched at Birth‘ has an amazing cast, including an Oscar winner and two Emmy nominees. The writing is very innovative, and the show’s producers have redefined U.S. TV by launching a mainstream show which includes multiple deaf cast members whose characters communicate only in ASL (American Sign Language).
The ‘information novel’ shouldn’t be a curiosity. It should be absolutely mainstream.
There is much about the shared terrain of being a black person in the United States that is not seen on small or silver screens or in museums or best-selling books, and much of what gets ignored in the mainstream thrives, and is celebrated, on Twitter.
I’m not really interested in participating in mainstream culture. Participating in the mainstream music business is, to me, like getting involved in a racket. There’s no way you can get involved in a racket and not someway be filthied by it.
Any way that I can use my career or my platform to push along transgender visibility in the mainstream and society serves me on a personal level in that it will make day-to-day existence when I’m not doing this that much easier.
I’ve had mainstream readers complain that the book is really a romance, and romance readers complain that the book isn’t a romance – with the same book! It really depends on the individual reader‘s expectations going into the story, and that’s very hard to predict person to person.
To ask whether the mainstream media has a conservative or liberal bias is like asking whether al-Qaida uses too much oil in their hummus. It’s – I think they might use too much oil in their hummus – but it’s the wrong question.
I don’t really have control over my direct impression on people anymore. I used to be the person putting my CD in people’s hands. But I’m kind of a mainstream artist now. Not by choice.
Protesters should make their own media and not rely on mainstream media to cover them.
Mainstream Bollywood music has fallen into some sort of a rut where melody, which was very important ’till the ’90s, is out of favor.
In 2016, makeup has become an incredible passion and hobby for men and women, but it hasn’t become mainstream.
I like mainstream movies that are completely off the wall.
I don’t think I’m mainstream. I think what I am is lots and lots of different cults. And when you get lots and lots of small groups who like you a lot, they add up to a big group without ever actually becoming mainstream.
I sort of straddle the linebetween personal movies and mainstream Hollywood.
I don’t see it in terms of changing things, but rather using language and music as weapons for fighting a mainstream media which is predominately right wing, and loyal to the political framework and its corporate interests.
Very rarely does a mainstream film push the envelope. A film that’s so-called mainstream and questions certain norms, certain notions of morality, and gets away with it opens doors. It means the common man, the majority of the people, have accepted it.
Javed Akhtar
Because if Asian American content is seen as a trend, the way that like leggings are in, then that’s not true representation or inclusion. The mainstream doesn’t have to worry about that.
I think that Christians should have confidence, we have always been part of the mainstream conversation, and if we don’t join in often what you hear gets hectoring and mad, just people on the margins.
I am a kid who grew up watching mainstream Hindi films like ‘Sholay,’ ‘Satte Pe Satta’ and ‘Mr India.’
I was always smitten by the mainstream Hindi commercial cinema.
Minority ethnic issues need to be mainstream issues.
I've always tried to twist the ideas of beauty that are

I’ve always tried to twist the ideas of beauty that are maybe considered to be ugly by the mainstream. I was already kind of toying with that when it comes to baldness, which came from a discussion with my mother about how to be considered a beautiful woman if you’re bald.
I want to give back and show my gratitude to the indies. At the same time, cherish the mainstream projects I’ve been getting.
This idea of feminism as a party to which only a select few people get to come – this is why so many women, particularly women of colour, feel alienated from mainstream western academic feminism. Because don’t we want it to be mainstream?
Most of my work has been independent movies outside the mainstream system.
It’s seldom that you find great moments in television. Usually you remember – in ‘Breaking Bad‘ or any of these other great shows – you remember situations or characters. Not moments. But I have to say, I can make the same argument for mainstream movies, which have bad narratives and also no memorable moments.
We have been fortunate enough to do something that has always been out of the mainstream and yet have an audience for what we do.
The arrival of ‘Star Wars‘ signalled the full absorption of the former counterculture into a new mainstream.
At the Harvard Business School, I really felt I had gained the ability to resolve difficult issues. But I also felt that I wasn’t in the mainstream with my fellow students. During job-hunting season, for example, everybody shaved their beards for interviews. I thought, ‘This is crazy.’ So I grew a beard.
Thomas G. Stemberg
Being subjected to Islamophobic abuse makes integration less likely and amplifies the views of the extremists rather than the mainstream. It’s divisive and dangerous and puts British lives at risk.
The music I listened to as a kid – the Stones, the Beatles – that was so rebellious at the time, it became mainstream.
Ian Schrager
Dance is merging with the more mainstream hip hop/R&B scene, and there will be new ideas and sounds.
When people are very original, sometimes they are original as a way to resist the mainstream.
Mainstream pop is a bit more introspective and emotional now, like how Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ is everyone’s favorite song, and it’s so heartbreaking.
Rather than embracing mainstream, majority-held positions, 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have made it exceedingly clear that they will sacrifice themselves on the altar of the radical left – endorsing positions held by a select few and fueling an unstoppable tailwind behind President Trump‘s reelection.
But I think the thing I’m proud of about the film is that there aren’t many films – either independent films or mainstream Hollywood films – that are like this; it’s of its own times, and it’s the film Mike Nichols wanted to make.
I’m interested in people who are dwelling outside the mainstream. And very often, those people happen to be woman of color.
Look at Daft Punk and Kanye West. The song ‘Stronger‘ was inspired by a Daft tune. Once the hip-hop scene opens up to all the great music that came out of dance, it will continue to spread to the more mainstream audience.
I’m saying that there’s way more to 9/11 than mainstream media and our government have told us.
Generally, we tend to believe that royalty is only for mainstream Hindi commercial cinema music and maybe some popular ghazal singer or pop singer but we never think that classical music is played at so many places.
Javed Akhtar
I felt that mainstream comedy caters to men and people don’t even notice.
I am loathe to say I have a strategy in the broadcasting work I do, but I do think it is possible to be a priest who has something to contribute to mainstream media as long as you aren’t completely mad.
Dallas is more in line with mainstream America. But Houston‘s farther down on the map where it’s a little different. I think it’s the slowness of our culture, how we move slow. It’s hot in here, you know. We got our own culture, our own slang, a little bit our own way of doing things.
Sippy Films have made some fabulous mainstream movies.
I think of my books as mainstream and that’s were most people who read them look for them in book stores.
I’m fearful the Democratic Party is already moving too far to the left. I want to push the Democratic Party to be more in touch with mainstream America, and on some issues, that’s more left, and on some issues it might be more right.
As the mainstream media has become increasingly dependent on advertising revenues for support, it has become an anti-democratic force in society.
What was once a fringe idea – finding a way to use the record levels of overseas capital to finance new projects in the United States – is now mainstream. The support is there; we just have to work out the details.
As I see it, there’s mainstream comedy – and then there’s me, out in the badlands.
Rik Mayall
We need to make sure these Islamic terrorist organizations don’t become mainstream. We’re fighting an ideology as much as a group of radical terrorists.
I wanted to try and change the idea of what we call mainstream. So many times what we call mainstream is upper middle class white suburbia. And anything outside of that is considered niche.
My proposal happens to be very mainstream.
I think R&B is way bigger in America. It's not really t

I think R&B is way bigger in America. It’s not really that mainstream in the U.K.
I am convinced that this approach, a mainstream Democratic approach, commands the strong support of the American people, and presents a sharp and compassionate contrast to the Republican abortion position which offers no real hope or commitment to mother or child.
The few movies I can even think of that I watch over and over would be the Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton movie ‘Boom!’, ‘Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!’, and ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.’ I wouldn’t call any of them mainstream.
I was surprised to see how much the mainstream environmental movement hates the ELF.
The distinctions of what makes a book one genre or another can sometimes be a bit muddy, but generally it’s a matter of projecting who the audience will be, which is a judgment that’s based on the subject matter. ‘Mainstream’ is the cleanest label for a book that draws readers of both sexes and from a wide age-range.
Therese Fowler
MTV definitely has the effect of narrowing the range of music that hits the mainstream. On the other hand, isn’t that the effect of television in general?
Ann Powers
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.
It’s time for a trans hero in a mainstream comic.
Mainstream America, in the long run, will always stand for highly qualified, impartial judges and for a fair process and for senators who do their jobs and vote – not who unfairly smear good men like Judge Alito.
Look at ‘Avatar:’ the foreign ticket sales were over twice the domestic returns. The mind boggles at those kinds of numbers, but that’s what you get when you effectively reach out to a global audience. If that kind of thing came to comics, it would undoubtedly change how people perceive the mainstream industry.
I am happy that I could contribute my bit and enable the use of colloquial Telugu words in mainstream films and literature.
It’s okay to do a small role in mainstream cinema like ‘Aurangzeb’ or ‘Yaariyan.’ But it’s films like Rituparno Ghosh’s ‘Memories Of March’ and Avinash Kumar Singh’s ‘Listen Amaya’ that sustain me as an actress.
All of the mainstream French media – all of them – were jumping out of their pants to make people vote for Macron – all of them.
I stopped seeing mainstream films 15 years ago. They are absolutely unbearable.
I’m a proud mainstream musician, but having said that, I do firmly believe there’s more to musical talent in India than just Bollywood.
A barrier for me – which has been both a strength and a weakness – has been my taste. The kind of things I’m interested in aren’t always mainstream.
Randa Haines
You know, I am mainstream America, and it really doesn’t matter what party you’re in. When you call your children and you say ‘How are you?’ – and what you are really asking is, ‘Do you still have your job? And are you able to make the mortgage payment?’, That resonates across the state, not across party lines.
That’s the whole point of my trying to achieve success in mainstream pop – to have straight people sing to my music that has a ‘she’ pronoun in it.
I consider myself a frequent flyer, flying roughly 200 times a year on mostly mainstream airlines.
By some estimates, 80% of rap music is bought by white youth. And this makes for another irony. The blooming of white alienation has brought us the first generation of black entrepreneurs with wide-open access to the American mainstream.
Black and awkward is the worst, because black people are stereotyped as being anything but awkward in mainstream media… Black people are always portrayed to be cool or overly dramatic, anything but awkward.
Anytime rock and metal can get on mainstream TV at all, it’s a good thing.
So how do you make it as a mainstream entertainer? Who knows? But I think you have to be uncomfortable, right? You have to make yourself uncomfortable. All success stories depend on that. That’s why I might start sleeping on hardwood floors and taking cold showers.
People need to realize that because black people have been established in the U.S. for a lot longer than in the U.K., the culture’s a lot more embedded. We will get there with how comfortable they are with rap in the mainstream, but we’re way behind them.
I don’t believe that to be mainstream you have to be foolish. I don’t think you have to be a buffoon to sell. I think you can be logical, aesthetic and still work within the mainstream format.
I don’t have any problem with drag being more mainstream… I enjoy the fact that we’re moving toward a place where people are a lot more open.
Through my fiction, I make mainstream readers see the new Americans as complex human beings, not as just ‘The Other.’
I’ve never been a mainstream kind of guy.
When Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour leadership – not once, but twice – and defied the mainstream media’s expectations to gain Labour seats in the 2017 election, it was no surprise to those of us who have always backed Corbyn and his agenda for change.
Lilith Fair was a great experience for us the first time we played it. We were… not a new band, but a new band as far as mainstream kind of airplay or success.
It will take time for the idea of decentralized trust through computation to become a part of mainstream consciousness, and until then, the idea creates cognitive dissonance for those accustomed to centralized trust systems.
Andreas Antonopoulos
Mainstream media is the enemy... but now it's time to a

Mainstream media is the enemy… but now it’s time to act on the enemy before they do a false flag.
Alex Jones
Comic books have gone mainstream. The audience is there.
John Wesley Shipp
Now that the sport has gone mainstream, there’s a lot of money in fighting. It’s always what I’ve loved to do.
Twitter has always been that refreshing place where I can quickly find out what is going on in my tech world. I follow mostly entrepreneurs and VCs – some who I know and some who I don’t know. I have a few companies in my feed. But no newspapers, no magazines, and no mainstream media.
Well I don’t think sex and violence have ever stopped a movie from being mainstream.
I’ve always looked towards mainstream. Many offers have come but they’ve been the wrong kind of offers. They are not the right business decisions for me to take.
I’m always honored to see my music and New Orleans Bounce make its way into mainstream culture.
My track record suggests that I’m not quite a mainstream darling, that’s for sure. I don’t want to only cater to a small audience, but it’s just kind of worked out that way.
The biggest thing that I’ve noticed since the move to Barcelona was announced is just how positive the comments have been. It was not just in the mainstream media, but also on social media.
Actors, like it or not, their voices carry deeply into the culture: people look towards them for attitudes, for right or wrong, and today, the mainstream media doesn’t really balance the unheard.
Even if you have something that you can contribute to society, very often society doesn’t view you that way. Because when you are The Other, the first response by the mainstream, if you will, is to ostracize.
I love mainstream music.
I had the experience last year of directing my first feature while I had a 1-year-old son and while I was also pregnant, so I am now well aware of the difficulties women who are rearing children face when they’re also trying to make headway in mainstream of film.
While we were filming ‘Munna Bhai MBBS,’ we didn’t think we were doing some kind of mainstream cinema. I only knew that I was doing a different kind of cinema.
Before I found out what poker really was I had this picture in my mind of men smoking cigars and having all these chips and like going all macho and crazy. I don’t think there’s been that much done in the mainstream community to change that perspective.
I’m going to do everything I can to keep from being mainstream.
Many of the mainstream agricultural scientists, especially at the agricultural schools, but at all of our major universities, are tied into all sorts of contractual relationships and consulting relationships with the life science companies.
Radio helps you break into a whole different audience. Radio has so much power. And that’s my mission: to not only break into the EDM audience, but to break also into the mainstream audience.
I grew up on the commercial film format. I have grown up all my life watching films and they have all been mainstream commercial cinema.
It’s great to engage with the mainstream media to get messages out, but the most empowering tool is to create records of our lives, and our own images, which are not filtered through judgements, biases, or misunderstandings.
You won’t really get a lot of the mainstream, lovey-dovey side because that wasn’t a part of my life in the beginning.
Young Buck
We are now welcoming a world where fashion is not bogged down by binary gender norms. The trend is moving beyond symbolizing its wearers’ identity or gender. It’s now being accepted by the mainstream as more of a look, both on the catwalk and the high street.
We will build in Britain a cyber strike capability so we can strike back in cyber space against enemies who attack us, putting cyber alongside land, sea, air and space as a mainstream military activity.
When I started playing in bands, we had to be apologetic for what we did. We had to be apologetic because the mainstream was so bad.
I pay attention to lyrics and I know what rap fans care about. I try to write for the average listener and I’m conscious of the mainstream without selling out.
The Democrats and the mainstream media can only cover up for this man so much. But this is something and I said this before, Joe Biden is not a fine wine. He is not going to get better with time.
Chess only appeals to quite a small minority. It does not have the cachet of a mainstream popular sport.
With the rise of identity politics, the expression of naked prejudice against members of a supposedly privileged group has become mainstream.
The mainstream media and most of the political establishment are too quick to slander as ‘nativist’ the advocacy of barring of Islamist radicals from legal entry into the United States.
The mainstream media describe Antifa as ‘antifascist,’ but, in fact, it is a far-left paramilitary-style movement of anarchists and communists agitating for a revolution.
Andy Ngo
There’s not a lot of pop music in the mainstream that makes you feel scared, that makes you wonder what’s happening.
I want mainstream artists to accept Latino artists as e

I want mainstream artists to accept Latino artists as equals without us having to sing in English.
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.
You know, I am a mainstream person with mainstream tastes, and I want to hear the hits.
My own early crusade for same-sex marriage, for example, is now mainstream gay politics. It wasn’t when I started.
For me, it was important to keep my name in ‘mainstream Hollywood.’
Reality TV has its perks and has given me a ton of exposure, not only in WWE, but also in mainstream media.
Even if you only want to write science fiction, you should also read mysteries, poetry, mainstream literature, history, biography, philosophy, and science.
While mainstream media is led by profit, ratings and popularist culture and filtered by the current political climate, Alternative Media is lead solely by the convictions of the campaign and film maker.
Ben Edwards
I want to ideate with people and come up with something through which I can rehabilitate people who are handicapped in some way and integrate them with people into mainstream. That’s the bigger plan!
You can do pretty much anything you want to do in America as a black, including become president. Still, the legacy of our victimization, of our suffering and exclusion from the mainstream of American life, has left its mark.
Because I have success, it doesn’t mean I’m part of the mainstream. I’m still an outsider.
Let me be very frank. I make films keeping within the mainstream and my cinema is popular cinema. I love it this way.
Maybe the mainstream needs someone like me.
I feel like in general that if Mandy Rose won the title, it would be more relevant. I have what it takes to be that mainstream woman on every billboard, on every poster, on every talk show.
If the movies that I’m going to make anyway go mainstream, that would be the coolest thing ever. But I have set up a plan that I’ve been working on for a long time.
Evan Glodell
I have a problem with the present definition of commercial films. To me, ‘Ghare and Baire’ is an absolute mainstream film. There are also many films I have worked in that have been called art films by many. But I consider commercial.
Growing up, I remember watching TV, and I didn’t see a lot of people who looked like me, especially someone who passed as a glamorous model on a mainstream TV show.
The fact is, when you hear the Republican candidates on immigration, when you see them and hear them talk about contraception, mammograms, abortion, and not the economy, it’s clear to me they’re moving farther and farther away from the mainstream.
I want to tell the children of Kashmir that they should read, write, and learn and come to the mainstream.
The only two shows I watch are ‘Walking Dead‘ and ‘Nashville,’ but both just went off the air for a couple of months, so I feel like I have to be productive because I’m not sitting around waiting for the next episode of zombies or mainstream country music.
Caitlin Rose
A lot of what used to be known as gay culture – broadly speaking, homoeroticism and being camp – has been brought into mainstream culture. I think we should be moving to an era where it’s just sex.
According to me when former governors join the political mainstream, the whole cause propagated for autonomy of the institutions, itself gets impacted. When they dwell into statements which are politically loaded, rather than during their tenure as a governor, it is far easier to analyse those statements.
You can get really left of centre influences in mainstream pop. Michael Jackson and Prince are some of the most progressive artists ever if you actually dissect their songs there’s some crazy stuff going on.
We’ve never gone mainstream. Once you’ve been around on TV for 10 years, people will assume that you’re mainstream because they recognise you.
Great numbers of Asian Americans do not fit the model minority or ‘tiger familystereotypes, living instead in multigenerational poverty far from the mainstream.
I could have been a cult writer if I’d kept writing surrealistic novels. But I wanted to break into the mainstream, so I had to prove that I could write a realistic book.
One Missed Call,’ it was regarded as a mainstream film for my career because it was big budget and filmed in Japan and it really opened wide in Japan, it did really well commercially. So I was really surprised.
The national Democratic Party has embraced abortion on demand. I believe this position is wrong in principle and out of the mainstream of our party’s historic commitment to protecting the powerless.
When I was a young artist, I liked and was interested in belonging to the mainstream comics group. I didn’t introduce myself as an author, but only as a designer.
David Mazzucchelli
There’s nothing that makes me feel better than being on these mainstream shows, whether it’s ‘The View,’ ‘Colbert’ or whatever, and saying, ‘It’s a privilege to be black.’ Oh, I love that.
Streaming TV shows, movies, and other types of video over the Internet to all manner of devices, once a fringe habit, is now a squarely mainstream practice. Even people still paying for cable or satellite service often also have Netflix or Hulu accounts.
Bitcoin as a globally distributed public ledger - that'

Bitcoin as a globally distributed public ledger – that’s the thing I’m most excited about going forward. Thinking about how to use Bitcoin in new and innovative ways. In the meantime, we have the boring uses of Bitcoin that are in the process of going mainstream.
Gavin Andresen
The mainstream is always under attack.
I read so much Harry Potter, that’s, like, all I wanted to talk about. I watched stuff like ‘Lizzie McGuire.’ I watched things that were very mainstream but white, and I went to a predominately white school.
‘Simon’ was always a word-of-mouth book. When it came out in 2015, I don’t know that anybody thought that ‘Simon’ could be mainstream. Publisher Harper Collins loved it in-house, but it wasn’t a lead title. Nobody is more surprised than me that it’s a film. It’s the little book that could.
My job is to act, whether in indie or mainstream films.
I believe people who are looking for a fresh idea and spirit have received Danielson. The conservative Christian press have been quite mean to us, but the mainstream ‘secular‘ press has been very, very nice.
Daniel Smith
The caricatures that the mainstream media and the Democrats have about Republicans have taken hold.
In the broader American culture – the mainstream media, the world of the arts and entertainment, the high-tech world, and the entire enterprise of public and private education – conservatism suffers a decided ill repute.
I like to take risks and do weird things and stuff that’s not normal compared to other Hollywood movies. Not stuff that’s totally avant garde and daring, but doing stuff that’s in other languages and not using stars and using real people – things that they generally don’t do in mainstream films.
Drag is never going to be completely mainstream because it’s still a queer art form.
It may not be ‘mainstream,’ but there’s always a market for science fiction.
I always idealized the mainstream cartoonists and the packed schedule they worked under.
We have to train our kids better and really enforce in them that no matter what mainstream media and pop culture and all of the terrible things around us say – that it’s OK to tear people down, that somehow it will make you feel better, and it’s OK to gossip about people – it won’t make you feel better.
Mainstream media’s representation, or its guerrilla decontextualization, of black men’s lives in particular can set the stage for erroneous assumptions capable of damaging an individual or a nation.
I go to watch the so-called mainstream films for different reasons. I certainly like those films if they are giving me something new to look out for.
I feel like I am just an entertainer. It does not matter what form I take to perform and entertain. I think I deserve being called a performer because you don’t call Tyler Perry a drag queen. You don’t call Will Smith a drag queen and all the other mainstream artists who use the aesthetic of drag to entertain.
I wanted to do a show about a family that is absolutely black. Because as Du Bois has shown, we do have to live a double consciousness every day in the world. We have to walk our path and walk the mainstream path, and there’s never really been a show that’s talked about what that’s like.
I don’t wanna go full mainstream and have my followers go ‘What happened?’
The mainstream sort of presentation of the civil rights movement was not something that I directly inherited.
I think it’s good that we’re not embarrassed that we’re comic book creators anymore. It’s good that people are able to make a good living at doing it, and not doing the traditional sort of mainstream fare.
Jonathan Hickman
I’m mainstream, and I have pretty chart-tastic tastes. I don’t often veer away from a big melodic song with big words for big stadiums.
For me, film is an extremely powerful way of conveying a message to a mainstream audience.
I want to make it clear: it’s not that I hate mainstream cinema. It’s perfectly fine. There are a lot of people who need to escape, because they are in very difficult situations, so they have the right to escape from the world. But this has nothing to do with an art form.
I mean, MTV or the mainstream media can tell you one thing, but when there are 40,000 people in front of you, who cares about all that?
I don’t care what’s happening in the mainstream of country music. I haven‘t in a long time.
Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left.
While I am a huge proponent of us as Africans telling our own stories and countering the negative stereotypes out there since no one else will, I am also cognizant of the power that the mainstream Western media still has on shaping perceptions of the continent.
If insurance companies paid for lifestyle-management classes, they would save huge sums of money. We need to see that alternative medicine is now mainstream.
When Rock was on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ that’s what propelled him into the mainstream and made everyone realize, ‘Holy crap, this guy is really talented.’
I think it would be awesome for us to do collaborations and to try to gel with the mainstream.
A lot of people get into alternative music as part of their identity. It’s something that isn’t the mainstream, that their brothers and sisters don’t know about, and that their parents don’t like. It’s something they can have as their own.
I think 'Total Divas' has brought the women more mainst

I think ‘Total Divas’ has brought the women more mainstream and so many opportunities. However, I’ve always thought, if I’m supposed to be on the show, I’ll be on the show. It’s all about timing.
Those of us who were 12 or 13 when the war started were absolutely thrown into the mainstream. We had to grow up instantly and take care of ourselves.
Angela Lansbury
Relative to the taxi industry, Uber is a sustaining innovation; that is, it makes customers‘ lives better. Uber targeted mainstream markets with a better service for existing customers, and it succeeded in serving them better than the incumbents.
An actor is an actor. There should be no labelling – mainstream actor, art film actor, serious actor, comic actor.
Obviously, I agree with Trump on many of his criticisms of the mainstream media. You can absolutely argue that their failure to report honestly, to get outraged before we could, and to collude with the Clinton campaign directly led to the rise of Trump.
Digital Asset has a revolutionary technology platform that eliminates the counterparty risk and lack of transparency that has hindered mainstream adoption of cryptographic technology.
I’m a big fan of horror films, particularly ‘Friday the 13th.’ It’s one of the only genres that weaves abstract experimental techniques into the mainstream; having to be spooky requires a little more creativity.
I didn’t have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies.
I think I’m a crossover athlete to get the sport into the mainstream media.
I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz.
I’m interested in continuing our conversation about the discomfiture I picked up in the mainstream media with one particular element of this debate. It was this discomfort with a law against adultery.
I think Edward Sharpe’s music is counter-cultural music in the strangest sense where you have a time now where love, optimism, hope and community are uncool and not part of the mainstream culture.
Alex Ebert
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
The force I represent is Virginia‘s New Mainstream. It looks forward, not backwards. It tries to unify people, not divide them.
‘Goodnight Moon‘ is a staple of any nursery bookshelf. So, too, are ‘Harold and the Purple Crayon’ and ‘Madeline.’ These books are just as much a part of mainstream reading culture as ‘The Catcher in the Rye,’ and they are passed down from generation to generation.
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.
Granted, there are times when, for business reasons, you do something that’s more mainstream. But even then, I try to find something that has a dark or subversive aspect.
Steve Earle had a mainstream career. Dwight Yoakam had a mainstream career. Willie Nelson did. But they always made good music, they always stuck to who they were. They weren’t relying on radio like a lot of people are in Nashville.
The Protestant Reformation had a lot to do with the printing press, where Martin Luther‘s theses were reproduced about 250,000 times, and so you had widespread dissemination of ideas that hadn’t circulated in the mainstream before.
The sword of contempt has kept the judiciary away from searching public scrutiny, particularly within the mainstream media. The judiciary is obviously happy to live with this situation as well.
Quietly, President Obama has done warrantless wire tapping. And it was hardly covered. I don’t know if any of the mainstream press bothered to cover it.
As far as Memphis being underrated, I feel like a lot of people have slept on Memphis music when it comes to breaking through into the mainstream.
I’ve always been weird, and into weird stuff that has a hard time finding mainstream success.
Mainstream media can be controlled, right. Because messaging from mainstream comes from that particular news outlet or whatever. Then you have the top people driving that messaging, and then that’s what it is, right? Social media can really stir up a higher level of panic. If you think about it, it’s not controlled.
Dr. Disrespect
The advent of the Internet exposed the fact that the old business model for newspapers was broken. The world wide web fundamentally changed the media eco-system, challenging established journalistic practice in what is known as the mainstream media: radio, television, newspapers and magazines.
Lionel Barber
I hope we see more avenues for representation. More TV shows and films starring queer people, especially QPOC and nonbinary folks, more mainstream press coverage of our artwork and fashion, and more representation of our interests within politics.
I don’t see many explosions or ten-car crashes in the course of my life, so I don’t put them into my movies. I would love to live in a society where ‘My Dinner with Andre’ made $100,000,000. Then I would be in the mainstream. I could do that stuff easier than I could do ‘Meatballs.’
The mainstream media spins stories that are largely racist, violent, and irresponsible – stories that celebrate power and demonize victims, all the while camouflaging its pedagogical influence under the cheap veneer of entertainment.
Primarily, a festival is a platform to sell films that are not meant for the mainstream audience. Cultural exchange is also important aspect of a film festival.
I have been offered roles in mainstream films which have not been interesting to me. They have been too insignificant.
You’ll be fooled if you only get your hip-hop from the mainstream, you know. The things that move people are not just found in the mainstream cultures. And when we talk about hip-hop in general, hip-hop’s basically preoccupied with life.
I don't like anything in the mainstream and they don't

I don’t like anything in the mainstream and they don’t like me.
I thought it would be so cool to be a musician, but I always thought it was impossible, because I would never be accepted in mainstream media. The fact that I’m able to tour North America and around the world is an incredible blessing, and I am thankful every time I do it.
It’s great to see Latino music coming to the mainstream, but at the same time, there are also a lot more styles to explore: African music, Indian music, Chinese music.
So much of the mainstream media has taught us what beauty is, but everyone is beautiful.
I will support the Republican nominee. I don’t think that’s going to be Donald Trump. My party has historically nominated someone who’s a mainstream conservative.
I feel like, as musicians, we need to fight the Spotify thing. I feel that in some ways what’s happening in the mainstream is the last gasp of the old industry. Once that does finally die, which it will, something else will happen.
Conscious listening is very largely overlooked in the mainstream of education. It’s such an important skill in life. And yet we expect children to pick it up from home or from peers informally.
I think I might like to try film again just as an experiment, but I know that I could never do the mainstream thing again.
In the Dobbsian view of America, the mainstream media isn’t evil because it’s liberal but because it’s lazy. And Washington is utterly corrupt, has sold out, Democrats and Republicans alike. And corporate America is an insatiable pig.
It’s wonderful to be appreciated for being quirky, and to see Zooey Deschanel and the quirky, indie film types get mainstream play is amazing for women, because women are much more complicated than what we’ve see on TV in the past.
For some time, destitution has been a harsh reality for asylum seekers, migrants, and refugees who are unable to access mainstream accommodation and support. Delays in the asylum and appeals process can leave them in limbo for years without money, shelter, and advice.
Alex Poots has always made a bridge between highly experimental and the mainstream.
You have to understand that the I.D.W. emerged as a response to a world where perfectly reasonable intellectuals were being regularly mislabeled by activists, institutions, and mainstream journalists with every career-ending epithet from ‘Islamophobe’ to ‘Nazi.’
Eric Weinstein
Some of the hip-hop stuff people get into is exciting, because there’s a passion and there’s something to explain to a more mainstream audience, so you get these passionate writers who want to express their love for rap and hip-hop, which is cool.
I talk about being a ‘what’ to people. Like, being gay in mainstream society is a different kind of ‘what’ than being black. They don’t always jive. It’s confusing and leads to these really awkward personal stories that have just been in me for awhile.
I remember doing ‘La Bamba’ and thinking, ‘Do you really think that Latinos will be accepted in mainstream?’ and I said, ‘Someday I hope so, but there is no guarantee.’
A lot of mainstream photographers seem not to think about what they’re doing or feel any responsibility toward anything. By the time they’re done, the models don’t have any trace of themselves left. This thing about looking young with no wrinkles or expression is all so boring, really.
When I look at public opinion, I’m not far out of the mainstream. I’m in it, in many respects. In some respects, public opinion goes beyond anything I’ve ever said.
When it comes to war, we focus more on the mainstream coverage of the event, rather than the event itself. People dying is never funny. Protest puppets are always funny.
In the ’90s, the radio was still alive with all different kinds of points of view, and I think that’s why people are longing for that time. It was the first time that alternative music broke through to the mainstream.
Mainstream’s never appealed to me, really. I mean, I’ve become popular over the years in certain areas. But mainstream, you know, I would rather the mainstream come to me.
Number one in high school, when I was sort of entrenched in the street life, if you will, the major thing that kept me plugged in the mainstream was athletics. I played basketball throughout high school. I also played football, but I played basketball throughout high school.
I never wanted to be mainstream as a writer, but look at what’s happened.
When you’re part of a society where you’re constantly having to define your identity and sort of negotiate with what the mainstream culture thinks you are, you have less energy and time to figure out who you are when you go home at night.
I really appreciate anyone trying to inject art into mainstream film.
Mark Mothersbaugh
Back in the ’90s, we saw prominent non-film artists like the Bombay Vikings do a splendid job on old classics and people danced to those new tunes without ever feeling that the song had been spoiled. We slowly saw this trend creeping into mainstream cinema.
Some people ask how the conservative media can continue to defend Trump. It’s very easy for them: No matter how bad Trump is, the mainstream media and the Left will always be worse, you know? Don’t expect Rush Limbaugh to turn on him.
I think more people feel like they’re outside of the mainstream these days – there’s more people who are doing their own thing, feeling that it’s not bad to be a weirdo and respecting other people’s differences. And all that kind of goes into the big ol’ B-52 philosophy.
We’ve had really good mainstream publicity for these books and both Wanted and Chosen were snapped up as movie deals before each series even ended so I’m honestly just pinching myself.
Mark Millar
I don’t think it is deniable: whenever we, I, conservative media, are really interested in something, the mainstream media purposely avoid it.
My ‘Devdas’ was a tribute to all the mainstream masters, from Mehboob Khan, K. Asif, and V. Shantaram to Raj Kapoor. I am not saying critics shouldn’t have criticised my film. But they should have judged the film within the genre and format that I had chosen.
I think there's this idea that if we put up a play with

I think there’s this idea that if we put up a play with all African-Americans or all Latinas, or even if we mix it up, then it won’t really sell to a mainstream audience. At the end of the day, what’s going to drive the story being told is what’s going to drive people to the seats.
Looking ahead, we see the popularity of eSports exploding as competitive gaming becomes more mainstream and eSports leagues like ‘Call of Duty‘ World League and Overwatch League driving greater engagement and viewership.
The Conservatives do not want to go into an election with the leaders‘ relative ratings as they are – but it is depressing to hear that plans are afoot to paint Miliband as the Michael Dukakis of British politics: part of a metropolitan elite with no understanding of mainstream concerns.
Every once and a while there’s a point where mainstream and garage kind of cross.
It’s important to be able to have representation for black queer women, because I feel like there’s not much representation for them in the mainstream.
We have a new lower class that’s large and growing that has fallen away from a lot of the basic core behaviors and institutions that made America work, and we have a new upper class that’s increasingly isolated from and ignorant of mainstream America.
My attraction to the Church of Satan… is the same thing that initially attracted me to punk rock. It was something that wasn’t very entirely popular, and it was sort of like the adversary to mainstream culture and beliefs.
Bhangra is a beautiful dance form slowly making its place in the mainstream dance forms worldwide.
I’m not really that keen on mainstream; I’m not interested in doing the normal films. I do tend to go for the quirky, different scripts.
I took an internship at Focus Features while I was in film school. I was really interested in how specialty movies were marketed and found their audience despite being about topics that were outside of the mainstream.
‘Islamism’ itself is such a broad and nearly meaningless word as used by the mainstream Western press, including everything from Turkey‘s AKP party to al Qaeda.
Because of network neutrality rules, activists can turn to the Internet to bypass the discrimination of mainstream cable, broadcast, and print outlets as we organize for change.
Pop music has always been about the mainstream and what appeals to the public.
In mainstream literature, a trope is a figure of speech: metaphor, simile, irony, or the like. Words used other than literally. In SF, a trope – at least as I understand the usage – is more: science used other than literally.
If you start any large theory, such as quantum mechanics, plate tectonics, evolution, it takes about 40 years for mainstream science to come around. Gaia has been going for only 30 years or so.
It’s funny how comedy is, you look at people like French and Saunders, when they started out they were very alternative. A lot of those alternative comedians have ended up being mainstream, they know that longevity is about being mainstream.
Film festivals give less of a platform to mainstream films because they already have a market.
Fans don’t know what they want. Fans are like, ‘Oh, I want the stuff that you did in the last album because I really liked it, and if you don’t do that, I’m not going to be your fan no more.’ Or they’ll be like, ‘I didn’t like that project. He doesn’t sound like him on it,’ or ‘You’re wack. You’re mainstream now.’
I don’t really know what ‘selling out’ is exactly. I would sell out if I could, but nobody’s buying it. I would love to go mainstream, but my comedy is too edgy. It’s always too dirty. It’s always too filthy. I’m dying to sell out. But I love doing comedy, I love touring, and I think I would do everything for free.
Perhaps the time has come to cease calling it the ‘environmentalist’ view, as though it were a lobbying effort outside the mainstream of human activity, and to start calling it the real-world view.
I think that, in terms of mainstream storytelling, the rebel gets off way too easy. We’re way too hard on the insiders and way too soft on the outsiders.
I got things like the lotus position long before anybody else did, or at least in the mainstream. But I had fun. I guess my legs are pretty flexible, so I used to get a kick out of doing things like that. I would get into a full lotus with my legs and then roll around.
Experimental film by the ’70s had become much more mainstream after ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ and stuff in the late ’60s, when you were seeing bigger movies where people were exploring the medium a lot more.
Personally, I can’t stand violence. In any standard American mainstream movie, there’s 20 times more violence than in any one of my films, so I don’t know why those directors aren’t asked why they’re such specialists for violence.
On economic policy, my support of smaller government, lower taxes and economic reform is consistent with the mainstream of the Republican Party in the United States and with many Democrats as well.
Everything changed after ‘Love Shack.’ We went ‘mainstream.’ ‘Love Shack’ set what people viewed us as, because a lot of people didn’t realize we had a career before that.
I would love to hear all types of Christian artists played all over the world. I’d love to hear good, positive mainstream music played all over the place. I’d love to be able to bring music together. But I have not deserted Christ. I have not deserted my faith.
Stacie Orrico
I want young women to see my name on ‘Avengers Assembled’ and to know that there are women who write mainstream superhero comics, and if it is something that interests them, it can be done.
We’ve had real strong aboriginal male artists who’ve crossed over to the mainstream who have toured the U.K., who have been a massive influence on myself and many, many communities around Australia.
I think for diners, it is about crafting an identity around food which we have not really had in a mainstream way in this country. So there is a mass movement of people who identify themselves through their food preferences or even just that they prioritize food – that’s where we get this idea of being a foodie.
Dana Goodyear
Due to the closure of many deaf schools in the U.K., deaf children are forced to attend mainstream school. I don’t mind this idea: I think it’s inclusive, and it better prepares children for life in a hearing world. I don’t mind this idea – if that child gets the right support.
I always wanted to be known as the Norman Rockwell of t

I always wanted to be known as the Norman Rockwell of television, and ‘Happy Days‘ represented the part of me that wanted to make mainstream America laugh.
I don’t think I’m kind of universally known. I think in the indie world I’m probably better known than in some mainstream Hollywood terms.
How much closer can I get to the common ear, the mainstream, and how much it can still be from this other world, this other place? That’s the line I keep trying to tread but have my wings extend more on both sides.
I cut myself off from the mainstream of jazz. It stood me in good stead later on, as a musician.
Dave Van Ronk
Believe me, I’ve known a lot of journalists, and their opinions on most subjects are wrong. If the entire mainstream media is aligned against Trump, it is just about the best endorsement he could hope for!
I feel privileged that I’ve been able to get anywhere, with my quote-unquote limited mainstream appeal, given my race and subject matter. Of course, I always have my masters to fall back on.
Personally, many of my views are not in the mainstream as I am a centrist-libertarian.
We’re not really an underground band anymore, and we’re not a mainstream band, either.
The majority of people are straight, and movies, with their bigger budgets and burdensome marketing costs, will try to appeal to as many people as they can. As the means of production and distribution become more democratized with advances in technology, more gay stories will make their way to the mainstream.
It’s really difficult for mainstream – let’s say, cable outlets – to talk about things like income inequality, wealth inequality when the advertisers that are funding their shows are the same corporations that want to ensure that the same system continues.
Who’s like Bill O’Reilly? If there was somebody like Bill O’Reilly, they’d be out there getting ratings. No matter how much the mainstream press dumps on him, the guy constantly delivers an interesting show. He’s unique.
Something on mainstream radio is very in your face with the vocals. I tried that, and it just doesn’t feel like Washed Out. It’s got to have that haziness to it.
If you look closely, you’ll see that Marvel basically has three Thanoses. There is the 1970s Thanos appearing in the movies. This is before he got the Infinity Gauntlet. Then there are the Thanos stories I’m telling. And finally, there is the Thanos that appears in the mainstream Marvel stories.
When Bush first got elected, the very first time there was talk of going to war with Iraq, the mainstream media gave his position total credibility. I didn’t get it then, and I don’t get it now.
The mainstream consumed our culture.
I had an education at a mainstream school, I went to university, I got a job and with my cerebral palsy have been a successful and independent human being and I am proud of who I am.
Music changes constantly, especially when you’re a ‘pop’ artist. What’s mainstream or pop always has new influences, new sounds, and I love that challenge of keeping up with it, which is important as a pop artist.
Pedro Capo
Mainstream Bengali cinema unashamedly tries to copy Bollywood. They forget that they don’t have the kind of budgets that Hindi filmmakers have.
If the 1992 and 2000 elections were any guide, third-party candidates are death on the mainstream parties with which they’re most naturally aligned.
There’s an assumption that women don’t start companies that earn more than X amount of dollars, or that have more than X amount of users, and Bumble is now really growing into one of the main players if you look at all the mainstream social-media platforms.
Let’s face it: WikiLeaks exists because the mainstream media haven’t done their job.
In the Indian film industry, especially those of us who are in mainstream cinema, we invariably play a typical hero’s role. More often than not, we cater to the public perception. However, there is a latent desire in most actors to do a role where you can go all out and experiment.
I think people do not associate me with the mainstream.
Islamophobia has become so mainstream in this country that Americans have been trained to expect violence against Muslims – not excuse it, but expect it. And that’s happened because you have an Islamophobia industry in this country devoted to making Americans think there’s an enemy within.
I have picked ‘mainstream’ films only because there is a story, and there are lovely people attached to it. That’s a conscious decision always for me. What’s the point if there is no story to tell?
To say that everything without exception is going straight to hell is not an alternative vision but only an inversion of the mainstream’s ‘everything’s fine.’
I agree with Ru that it’ll never be mainstream, because mainstream means everybody knows it, everybody loves it, everybody accepts it. That’s never gonna happen with drag, but it’s definitely become more mainstreamed for people that never knew anything about it, being opened up to it as a form of art.
Because appearing to be fair is part of being fair, most mainstream news organizations discourage marching for causes, displaying political bumper stickers or giving cash to candidates.
I just feel like, at any moment, a drag or a trans or a gender-diverse artist that doesn’t fit in a box is ready to break into the mainstream. I want to do my best to put myself in the best position to have that happen for me.
We leave our personal ideologies at the door… We only work for mainstream political parties.
I would quite like to become a mainstream thriller writer, obviously, because I enjoy writing those stories, and it is the best way to secure your career.
My fear is with the onset of mainstream interest in ext

My fear is with the onset of mainstream interest in extreme sports that diversity will be subdued and eventually snubbed out within our great outdoor community. Shouldn’t we question when the leaders of our community try to manipulate our culture into a mono crop?
Women’s sport is embedded in the mainstream consciousness now, and that is a hugely positive thing. That’s not to say that our sport can’t get even more popular – because I think it can – but perceptions have definitely changed for the better.
If Al Jazeera America becomes just another mainstream TV station, it is definitely not going to succeed.
It’s always the minorities who aren’t a part of the mainstream who define what the limits… of the majority are going to be.
Rose Bird
While red carpets always existed, the importance given to fashionable appearances wasn’t that much in the mainstream music space. And now, even though everyone walks the red carpet, singers are expected to just walk down without waiting to be clicked or celebrated.
If the Christian community responds to our music better because maybe we gained a little more credibility in the mainstream, then it’s not ideal, it’s not fun, it’s not sexy, but I’ll take it.
Now that I exist in the mainstream majority, I’m not really so controversial any more, am I? Not really news.
Netflix has always had this interesting ability to get non-mainstream content to be watched by the mainstream.
We have to mainstream everybody. No matter what their circumstances when they were growing up. Part of that is knowing that after they’re finished with school, everybody in this country gets up and goes to work.
It seems that in the rush to be the first one to the story, the media overstates things. Not maliciously; I don’t think they’re intentionally misleading. But the credibility gap is already there, and in this rush to get to the story first, a lot of mainstream outlets just erode their credibility further.
I would love to do better in mainstream Hindi films, but one thing I must say is that my best experience so far has been in the Punjabi film industry, where I’ve been around for more than 11 years.
We must give Trump credit for asking many politically incorrect questions and challenging mainstream Republican dogma on immigration.
Those who say that the West and Islam are eternally irreconcilable have more in common with the Islam extremists than they might like to think, for it’s the very same argument of course advanced by Al-Qaida. And they do have it wrong. We need to work with mainstream Islam.
I think a lot of people who become music fans have that moment where they break from their parents’ music, they break from the radio and MTV – at least in my generation, they did, and MTV isn’t really a thing anymore. And you discover something that defines you, that is outside of the mainstream.
The Democratic Party, the mainstream media are using fear to control people and to control African Americans in particular. You cannot function properly if you live in an irrational fear.
My music isn’t mainstream music.
Five or ten years ago, when it was clear the Internet was becoming a mainstream phenomenon, it was equally clear that a lot of people were being left out and could be left behind.
The Police, they were the guys that were like the gateway to the mainstream. In England, there was a very strong reggae movement that was going on. Anything that was happening in reggae happened out of England. They were brilliant. They could spot a sound that was cool, the ‘it’ sound.
We try to stay on the edge of the mainstream and look at what the most aggressive young kids are running toward.
Dolly Ki Doli’ excited me because it has unique characters. Though it is a smaller film and without a big star, it is still a mainstream film.
I’ve been sort of spoiled on the TV end because HBO feels like a small institution making independent movies. There’s respect for the director’s contribution in a way that mainstream television doesn’t really reflect, I don’t think.
The mainstream media tend to lump everything together. To them, there’s no difference between Madonna, the Rolling Stones, or whatever.
Being with the mainstream isn’t very difficult – the tide is powerful, and it is easy to let it sweep us along with it. But going against the tide is very difficult. First of all, one must recognise very exactly what the tide is and where it is going.
When it comes to Buttigieg, he doesn’t want to reveal what his actual policies are, where his stances are – and for some reason, he is better than all these other candidates in the eyes of mainstream media pundits.
Mostly I do films that mainstream Hollywood wouldn’t touch.
Jason Patric
Within the U.S., you could have argued that most people who watch ‘Mad Men‘ would watch ‘House of Cards.’ But the viewing is much more on par with the large-scale mainstream things like ‘The Walking Dead.’ It was much younger than we thought.
Parks and Rec’ is definitely a mainstream show – the group that watches it on TV on Thursday night is small, but the audience that watches it on things like Hulu, Netflix, and Tivo is enormous.
Adam Lambert’s continued success as one of the world’s best-selling pop stars shows LGBT people that they can be themselves and make it in a mainstream industry that many feel unfairly rejects them.
The poetry and transgression that was so much of surrealism‘s anarchic force has been recruited into mainstream culture. It has been made commonplace by television and magazine merchandising, by computer games and Internet visuals, by film and MTV, by the fashion shoot.
Just about everything put out by Top Shelf and Drawn & Quarterly and Fantagraphics is what I keep up with. And once in a while, I’ll read the more mainstream comics – I like Grant Morrison’s writing and some of Warren Ellis’ stuff, although maybe they’re more on the fringe of the mainstream.
Jeffrey Brown
I feel like an ambassador for surfing at this point. I’m happy to go and play that role and share that where I can in certain areas of the mainstream media that doesn’t get the surfing attention.
Instead of trying to be the queen of cool, it feels lik

Instead of trying to be the queen of cool, it feels like more of an achievement to work with mainstream brands and reach as many people as possible. It’s more unexpected for someone like me.