Folk Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Folk

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I wanted to go to sea when I graduated from high school but my folks talked me out of it.
~By William M. Thomas ~


I like narrative storytelling as being part of a tradition, a folk tradition.
~By Bruce Springsteen ~


The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization than to what they're organized for.
~By Laura Ingalls Wilder ~


I didn't know Charlie before doing the movie, but I was a huge fan of the British Queer as Folk.
~By Nathan Lane ~


The folks in Mississippi are saying, 'Thank God for Texas.'
~By Kinky Friedman ~


This is the kind of problem you want to have! Country radio has been great to me my whole career. I can't thank those folks enough.
~By George Strait ~


Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.
~By Henry Fielding ~


The left has come to regard common sense - the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community - as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


It is always open season on Christian and on white folks because they are the group you can kick and you can get away with it. It is politically correct.
~By Jack Kingston ~


The folks celebrating Jim Bunning are seeing him as an anti-government, anti-spending activist. But to embrace Jim Bunning is to embrace a strange record, if you really are a libertarian, if you really are a deficit hawk, if you really care about spending and responsibility.
~By Rachel Maddow ~


But the other notion is, we also believe that those folks closest on the ground that we're holding accountable for the results can decide, and ought to evaluate which programs get results.
~By Margaret Spellings ~


I always thought I was singing American folk music.
~By Lonnie Donegan ~


I'm very fond of Norfolk. My husband came from there and the kids love it. Devon is beautiful, too.
~By Honor Blackman ~


Listening is the only way to entertain some folks.
~By Kin Hubbard ~


There are divers men who make a great show of loyalty, and pretend to such discretion in the hidden things they hear, that at the end folk come to put faith in them.
~By Marie de France ~


I have no reason to sit home and write songs all day without going out and playing for the folks. And I have no reason to go play for the folks unless I'm writing new songs so they can sort of feed off one another. And I just try to do the best I can.
~By Guy Clark ~


On the other hand, there would be some value in different folks getting together to share expertise and technology; but to the listener, it wouldn't necessarily seem like a single station in the traditional sense.
~By Jamie Zawinski ~


I didn't really have an act per se - a theatrical performance, as opposed to just: here I am, folks, and you're all supposed to be dead quiet while I sing eight or nine songs, then get off the stage.
~By Mel Torme ~


Folks, I've been straight for seventeen days... Not all in a row.
~By Sam Kinison ~


When I was younger, I was in love with everything about the British Isles, from British folklore to Celtic music. That was always where my passions were as a young girl, and so I studied folklore as a college student in England and Ireland.
~By Terri Windling ~


When I really started liking music was when I could play some of it myself, and after a couple of years of playing folk music, I kinda rediscovered those hits that were on the radio all the time when I was a kid.
~By Jackson Browne ~


And you know, we'd go to church. We were Baptists. And every now and then there'd be a tent would set up, and it was the Holiness folks. And we liked their music.
~By Mel Tillis ~


We will never win this war until we understand the effect that Guantanamo Bay has had on the overall war effort. And we'll never get the support of the American people if we can't prove to them that these folks that we're dealing with are not common criminals. We're going to keep them - keep you safe from them.
~By Lindsey Graham ~


I've been to all 50 states, and traveled this whole country, and 90 percent of the people are good folks. The rest of them take after the other side of the family.
~By Jeff Foxworthy ~


One of the things that I always say about bioterrorism, whether it's ourselves at the federal level, folks at the state level, or folks in the private industry, we've done many great things, especially since 9/11.
~By Mike Johanns ~


And no book gives a deeper insight into the inner life of the Negro, his struggles and his aspirations, than, The Souls of Black Folk.
~By Ray Stannard Baker ~


We let folks know we're interested in them and that they're vital to us. cause they are.
~By Sam Walton ~


I really understand what that process is all about and how important it is, especially with young folk and creative folk that love looking for some platform that makes it easier for them to express themselves.
~By Mick Fleetwood ~


Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.
~By Theodor Adorno ~


There are some people that will be deterred by the fact that we have nuclear weapons... But those people are the folks we can deal with anyway.
~By Charles Horner ~


The little words in the Republic of Letters, like the little folks in a nation, are the most useful and significant.
~By Samuel Richardson ~


I was two and a half and my folks would put it on the record player and I would run around the house screaming, but I haven't been that hip since.
~By Leo Kottke ~


Someone asked me years ago if it were true that I disliked Jews, and I replied that it was certainly true, not at all because they are Jews but because they are folks, and I don't like folks.
~By Albert J. Nock ~


Racism isn't born, folks, it's taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list.
~By Denis Leary ~


I was pretty young when my father was prime minister, so it wasn't really a big part of my life. My folks were away a lot, meeting foreign dignitaries and that sort of thing, but it never struck me as odd. If anything it allowed me to get into all sorts of mischief.
~By Julian McMahon ~


I think my election is one of several indications that gay and lesbian folk are being brought more into the center of things. I'd like to think that my election signals my bringing of gay and lesbian folk into the center of the church.
~By Gene Robinson ~


The fact that The Bridge contains folk lore and other material suitable to the epic form need not therefore prove its failure as a long lyric poem, with interrelated sections.
~By Hart Crane ~


The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.
~By William Feather ~


When Kenny first came to me, I think he was thinking of making a nice little folk record, but in my opinion, folk music had come to an end and I felt he needed to go to the next step, the next generation.
~By Jim Messina ~


There is more to folklore research than fieldwork. This is why in all of my other upper-division courses I require a term paper involving original research.
~By Alan Dundes ~


The Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife, actually, was an effort to put something on the mall in Washington so American tourists could walk through America, and in their minds everything on the mall would be American.
~By Bernice Johnson Reagon ~


Remember folks stop lights timed for 35 mph are also timed for 70 mph.
~By Jim Samuels ~


Real folk music long ago went to Nashville and left no known survivors.
~By Donal Henahan ~


I think they do a great job on Queer as Folk.
~By Laura Innes ~


We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
~By George Eliot ~


Somewhere between 50 to 60 percent of the food you eat has been touched by immigrant hands, and it is fair to say some of them are not here as they should be here. But if you didn't have these folks, you would be spending a lot more - three, four or five times more - for food, or we would have to import food and have all the food security risks.
~By Tom Vilsack ~


Over and over again, financial experts and wonkish talking heads endeavor to explain these mysterious, 'toxic' financial instruments to us lay folk. Over and over, they ignobly fail, because we all know that no one understands credit default obligations and derivatives, except perhaps Mr. Buffett and the computers who created them.
~By Richard Dooling ~


White folks hear the blues come out, but they don't know how it got there.
~By Ma Rainey ~


I even played bass for a while. Besides playing electric guitar, I'd also get asked to play some acoustic stuff. But, since I didn't have an acoustic guitar at the time, I used to borrow one from a friend so I could play folk joints.
~By Mark Knopfler ~


My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
~By Mark Knopfler ~


For the love of God, folks, don't try this at home.
~By David Letterman ~


Folks, I've had the best seat in the house. Thanks for sharing it, I'll see you down the road.
~By Brent Musburger ~


Skiffle was a name that was attached to what was, in essence, American folk music with a beat.
~By Van Morrison ~


It was darn nigh impossible for women in rock in the '70s. There wasn't a mold if you were a woman and you were in the entertainment in the '70s. You were probably a disco diva or a folk singer, or simply ornamental. Radio would play only one woman per hour.
~By Ann Wilson ~


America enjoys the best health care in the world, but the best is no good if folks can't afford it, access it and doctor's can't provide it.
~By Bill Frist ~


If only my folks had beaten me, I could have gotten some material about my miserable childhood. But as it is, I've had a great life.
~By Tim Conway ~


We have a plan that creates universal access programs at the state level which allows folks to access insurance if they're denied by their insurer.
~By Eric Cantor ~


Folks don't like to have somebody around knowing more than they do.
~By Harper Lee ~


Well I think that what we're seeing now is that the people feel like they, the people in Congress don't have their consent to govern them. They keep doing things that are incredibly unpopular. And so when that happens, folks get angry.
~By Laura Ingraham ~


We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
~By Barack Obama ~


My feet ain't got nothing to do with my nickname, but when folks get it in their heads that a feller's got big feet, soon the feet start looking big.
~By Satchel Paige ~


When all those city folks try to fix up my talking, all they do is mess me up.
~By Loretta Lynn ~


People that haven't seen us yet are shocked because they think that Alice Cooper must be a female folksinger. They don't expect the whole thing.
~By Alice Cooper ~


What I find interesting about folklore is the dialogue it gives us with storytellers from centuries past.
~By Terri Windling ~


You have to open your mind. I like the ability to express myself in a deep way. It's the closest music to our humanity - it's like a folk music that rises up out of a culture.
~By Sonny Terry ~


A lot of folks are still demanding more evidence before they actually consider Iraq a threat. For example, France wants more evidence. And you know I'm thinking, the last time France wanted more evidence they rolled right through Paris with the German flag.
~By David Letterman ~


I followed most of the 80's bands into the 90's as most of those folks who hadn't moved away were all still active. However, there was a point when I lost track of the new bands coming up.
~By Mark Edwards ~


That was one of the best, exciting things for me to play with them. They were very young and eager to go. I'd been playing with a band that was mostly old folks that had been together so long we couldn't do anything to excite each other.
~By Earl Scruggs ~


Folk music was out there. Clubs were springing up and they were hot with the college kids.
~By Dick Smothers ~


It's taken folk a while to come around, hasn't it? Even the boys in the band weren't too sure about the whole art thing. They just wanted me to concentrate on the music. But they respect it now.
~By Ron Wood ~


In preparation for it, we need to have folks who are trained, we need facilities, equipment and supplies, that are going to be built into our society, and we are going to spend a lot of money on it.
~By Major Owens ~


I usually don't mind giving autographs, but when hundreds of folks with paper and pen start coming at you, it's time to seek shelter.
~By Mary Lou Retton ~


Folks in the bottom half of the economy are already squeezed hard. They will be bloodied and bankrupt if economic policy inadvertently induces a recession.
~By William Greider ~


I got hooked into folk music by accident, because that's what white college kids liked when I was a child.
~By Stephen Stills ~


But in my imagination this whole thing developed and I started mixing up old folk songs with the Beatles beat and taking them down to Greenwich Village and playing them for the people there.
~By Roger McGuinn ~


The roster of Nobel Peace Prize winners, though it has some strange people on it from time to time, tends to feature folks who fought for social justice in a nonviolent and constructive way somehow.
~By Guy Burgess ~


I developed some unique software to public it on the web that I call the Folklore Project.
~By Andy Hertzfeld ~


I looked it at like this way. To get folks to like you, as a screen player I mean, I figured you had to sort of be their ideal. I don't mean a handsome knight riding a white horse, but a fella who answered the description of a right guy.
~By Gary Cooper ~


Well folks, that's about it for the show tonight.
~By John Fahey ~


In fact, I believe that we need better sex education in our own culture, here in America, so that young folk learn about things like venereal disease before they encounter it.
~By Piers Anthony ~


I just want to go through Central Park and watch folks passing by. Spend the whole day watching people. I miss that.
~By Barack Obama ~


Folks who are getting their strokes in the South are not as unhappy with Howard Dean. You don't see anybody starting any movement to get him out of office.
~By Gwen Ifill ~


In spite of the Depression, or maybe because of it, folks were hungry for a good time, and an evening of dancing seemed a good way to have it.
~By Lawrence Welk ~


Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


Princess Rose should indeed be a TV movie, assuming something doesn't go wrong. I don't know how good a movie it will be, because the way movie folk think is different from the way writers think, and I distrust what isn't done my way. This is what I call a healthy paranoia.
~By Piers Anthony ~


It's time to get real, folks. Hope and change ain't working. Hope and change is not a solution. Hope and change is not a job.
~By Herman Cain ~


I suppose my little Martin acoustic guitar is quickly becoming a prize possession. It's a lovely guitar. I bought it at the Cambridge Folk Festival in 2001 before I had cleaned up.
~By Graham Coxon ~


The big turning point, really, was the Beatles' influence on American folk music, and then Roger took it to the next step, and then along came the Lovin' Spoonful and everybody else.
~By Barry McGuire ~


My academic identity is that of a folklorist, and for many years I have taught only folklore courses.
~By Alan Dundes ~


Being in space, I'm really looking forward to working with this team of folks that I'm with.
~By Duane G. Carey ~


We continue to fight for good jobs that pay well and jobs that last. Helping to get folks back to work is about helping them to regain their dignity and pride. That's what families care about.
~By Jodi Rell ~


The space and light up there in Norfolk is wonderfully peaceful. I find myself doing funny things like gardening, and cooking, which I rarely do in London.
~By Jeremy Northam ~


The kind of society which we still have is maybe, in some cases, getting worse. Competition is becoming a virtue. Intense competition drives people to go more and more into self-interest. Even to see other folks as competition.
~By Major Owens ~


My parents were born in Norfolk and spent their early years working in the big houses of that rural English county, my mother as a cook and my father as a handyman and chauffeur.
~By Paul Nurse ~


In Venezuela, with Chavez, is really an incredible revolution - a democratic revolution. To begin to put in place things that are going to have an impact on the people of Venezuela. The property owners and the folks who then controlled the media in Venezuela rebelled - worked, frankly, with folks here in the U.S. government - worked to oust him. But he came back with another revolution, and then Chavez began to take very seriously the media in his country. And we've had complaints about this ever since.
~By Mark Lloyd ~


I also like the whole idea of fairy tales and folk tales being a woman's domain, considered a lesser domain at the time they were told.
~By Alice Hoffman ~


We are thinking ahead to long-term care, aware that many folks don't plan ahead and won't be ready. We want to see to it that people will have choices.
~By Christine Gregoire ~


Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seem indispensable.
~By Kin Hubbard ~


The local music community here was dying for a place to record, so we started doing acoustic, folk and bluegrass and then did rock projects for other bands, as well as for my son Tal and my own work.
~By Randy Bachman ~


I think all old folk's homes should have striptease. If I ran one I'd have a striptease every week.
~By Cynthia Payne ~

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