How to cite general quotes from pop culture

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Quotes from pop culture/media:

I have collected a handful of my favorite quotes from pop culture. The sections are listed alphabetically and in no particular order. If you’re curious about where it came from or the context, you should read on to find out! Enjoy!

These are a handful of my favorite quotes from pop culture.

Even though they’re popular, these quotes are rare knowledge. The selection is popular because it’s often used in pop culture and has a certain aura. But the section itself is not commonly used, so it’s unlikely that you’ll find this quote anywhere else on Google or Wikipedia.

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For example:

If you’re already studying pop culture, these may help you understand another’s work or spark some ideas for your writing.

If you didn’t know who said this quote before, don’t feel embarrassed that you don’t have the answer to where it came from.

If you didn’t know who said this quote before, don’t feel embarrassed that you don’t have the answer to where it came from.

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It’s okay if you’re unsure how to cite a quote from pop culture. You can write: “The most important thing in life is taking care of yourself and being true to yourself” from the movie Mean Girls (2004). You can also use quotes written down by others or found online at places like Wikipedia or Google Books.

Takeaway: Avoid angry tones when attacking a personality or idea. It may sound like this person is serious, but they do not take criticism well.

General: Avoid writing angrily to ensure your critiques are constructive.

Specific: In the work of others: People often pick up on anger when they read my critique and find it discourteous. As I write more reviews and critique articles, my tone will improve.

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Informational: If you want to see my critique less frequently, I will be happy to answer questions about what I have critiqued for future readers. You can send me a message at the link above with any questions!

Offensive or aggressive tone (“You suck!”)

General: The best way to get someone’s attention by email is to use a friendly tone that doesn’t sound too desperate (or hostile).

Specific: In the work of others: When I critiqued his paper for the first time last year, he was so upset that he accused me of bullying him into immediately changing his form. He denied having said this and deleted all but one email from our correspondence. Fortunately, I recovered all but two emails from our exchange, so feel free to ask him about these if he tries deleting them next time! **For those who have yet to read my article on how an author’s style can influence their audience, please note that many writers react negatively when their writing style is criticized objectively. If you attack their writing style aggressively or sarcastically instead of in a constructive way, you’ll likely convince them that your criticisms are unnecessary and unhelpful. (This happens far more often than people realize.)** When you write a critique with an offensive or aggressive tone :

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