A popular quote is something that has come to be accepted as a universal truth. No everyone can conjure up a quote that can become popular. Very few people around the world have been able to come up with a quote that can be considered a part of humanity. When something becomes popular, it ceases to become the property of one person. Instead, it becomes the property of humanity in general. Only artists and notable individuals are able to come up with a popular quote. This type of quote is a representation of humanity. It is simply the ability to strike a chord with a sizeable chunk of humanity.