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


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


Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
~By Kin Hubbard ~


Well, I think every now and again, some people deserve to get their butts chewed. Every now and again some people deserve a pat on the back. What I try and do is compliment folk who deserve a compliment, and chew folks out who deserve to be chewed out.
~By Judge Mills Lane ~


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


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 ~


In fact, I really didn't get enthused about his Secretary of State race until I attended a couple of his rallies and found out there were a bunch of young folks that there were a bunch of young folks that he had been able to recruit on his own.
~By Birch Bayh ~


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 ~


Why do we need to wait until somebody sells 10 million records to give people a show like that? What about us smaller, hungry folk? At least gimme a curtain!
~By Angie Stone ~


I was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, for a while, about which the less said the better, and then I was in the Mediterranean, about which the more said the better.
~By Harry Mathews ~


Nobody gets a nervous breakdown or a heart attack from selling kerosene to gentle country folk from the back of a tanker in Somerset.
~By Roald Dahl ~


As my career has progressed, I've had the pleasure of playing with the baddest jazz cats on the planet. But that doesn't change my desire to entertain folks. That's really who I am.
~By George Benson ~


Before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
~By Harper Lee ~


I like Celtic folk music, Native American music, and any kind of early music. There isn't a lot of music that I don't like... except for Show Tunes.
~By Terri Windling ~


Privatizing Social Security will take dollars out of young folks' pockets.
~By Max Baucus ~


Well, I don't think it ever did, but in the early '60s I got interested in folk music.
~By Warren Zevon ~


Too many people in government seem to think they are above regular folks, and I said I would expect humility in the way each member of my team served- that they would recognize that the taxpayer is boss.
~By Mark Sanford ~


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 ~


In more recent years, I've become more and more fascinated with the indigenous folklore of this land, Native American folklore, and also Hispanic folklore now that I live in the Southwest.
~By Terri Windling ~


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 ~


While it may take generations of nurturing, nations founded on and grounded in freedom will eventually overcome and prosper. Once free, folks rarely accept anything less, and that includes Iraqis.
~By Trent Lott ~


There's a glorious sense of freedom in comedy, just allowing myself to tell jokes, allowing myself to interrupt myself and tell old African folk stories that I made up - or didn't - and Jamaican stories.
~By Neil Gaiman ~


Now, anybody who thinks that we can move this economy forward with just a few folks at the top doing well, hoping that it's going to trickle down to working people who are running faster and faster just to keep up, you'll never see it.
~By Barack Obama ~


When fairy tales are written in the west, they're known as folklore. In the east, fairy tales are called religions.
~By Paul Henderson ~


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 ~


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 ~


But the West did not last long enough. Its folk myths and heroes became stage properties of Hollywood before the poets had begun to get to work on them.
~By Christopher Dawson ~


I go wild on a stage. Some folks have measured us an image. They pretend us to be saints. And that image is much tougher to keep up with. Because that's not who we are.
~By Donnie Wahlberg ~


I had been playing for about a year and a half when the Beach Boys formed. When our folks went to Mexico on business, we would take the food money they had left us and we would rent instruments.
~By Carl Wilson ~


When I am seriously composing, sometimes a phrase will come into my head, a catch phrase. When I was writing pop songs for a few years, as a career, separate from my folksinging career, I used to write songs for pop singers.
~By Tom Glazer ~


Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.
~By John Buchan ~


My style is to keep folks in place who are good managers and want to win.
~By Tom Hicks ~


Folks, the most insidious part of this whole health care scheme is that all of these vast medical expenditures will become nothing more than government budget items. We individuals will no longer exist. The relationship between a government and citizen will change forever.
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


But, also, before I even go on the Medicare prescription drug debate, I always tell the folks in rural Illinois, and I represent 30 counties south of Springfield down to Indiana and Kentucky, that in this bill is the best rural package for hospitals ever passed.
~By John Shimkus ~


I think as long as there are folks on the fringe who want to make movies, the indie scene will still be around. I do think it's getting harder to get them seen though.
~By Joshua Leonard ~


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 ~


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


I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.
~By Harper Lee ~


In my introductory course, Anthropology 160, the Forms of Folklore, I try to show the students what the major and minor genres of folklore are, and how they can be analyzed.
~By Alan Dundes ~


That's all folks!
~By Mel Blanc ~


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 ~


My stuff was more of a folk coffeehouse thing, with more acoustic guitar, just me doing a single, and then adding on instruments and voices, with emphasis on lyrics and singing and light kind of acoustic jazz.
~By Dan Hicks ~


My God, these folks don't know how to love - that's why they love so easily.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


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


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 ~


I'm an artist, I'm not an academic folklorist.
~By Terri Windling ~


It was really fun. Well, Bobby was just basically a folk singer. He didn't play with any bands or anything, like all the rest of us. Just played his guitar and sang his songs.
~By Barry McGuire ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


My father being in the movie business, I thought being an actor would be great. But when I started singing to people in coffeehouses, you know, singing folk music and then, later, singing songs that I started to write myself, I felt more than an affinity for it.
~By David Crosby ~


From the beginning, we promised folks that they'll see whatever event we cover in its entirety, from gavel to gavel - whether it's the House of Representatives or the Senate. That's the whole reason for being.
~By Brian Lamb ~


When I listen to music today, it is about 99 percent classical. I rarely even listen to folk music, the music of my own specialty, because folk music is to me more limited than classical music.
~By Tom Glazer ~


There never has been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented. The common man, I think, is the great protection against war.
~By Ernest Bevin ~


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


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


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 ~


I haven't got as much money as some folks, but I've got as much impudence as any of them, and that's the next thing to money.
~By Josh Billings ~


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


We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


But Ship Who Sang remains my favorite story. I really rocked folks with that and still cannot read it aloud myself without weeping at the end.
~By Anne McCaffrey ~


We've put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.
~By Frank Howard Clark ~


I love to play; a stage is a safe place for me to be. It's not that way for most folks, but I'd be lost without it.
~By Rick Danko ~


Folks, this is perfect weather for today's game. Not a breath of air.
~By Curt Gowdy ~


Some people just don't seem to understand the concept of fiction. It is fiction; it ain't true, folks.
~By Laurell K. Hamilton ~


Their term project consists of a fieldwork collection of folklore that they create by interviewing family members, friends, or anyone they can manage to persuade to serve as an informant.
~By Alan Dundes ~


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 ~


I grew up listening to a lot of soul music, and a lot of folk music.
~By Katey Sagal ~


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 ~


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 ~


I look forward to the day that a lot of the folks that you all talk about and cover on this network will begin to market products for these families and for these kids coming out of junior high school and high school all across the country.
~By Harold Ford ~


When we moved back to the US, folk music was all the rage. So I traded in my banjo for a guitar.
~By Michael Storm ~


They were written on cheap blue notebooks bought by poor women. I'm interested in folk tales in the way that medicine and magic in women's stories are all kind of combined.
~By Alice Hoffman ~


The only folk I can judge are people like Woody Allen who I think is a genius, largely because I think he has beaten the system. He has his own company, and his films are all his own ideas. It's his direction, and so it comes out the way he imagined it.
~By Nigel Kneale ~


The school was prone to dishing out punishments for anything creative that didn't fit with expectation - I just followed the logic and figured the folk club was probably much the same.
~By David Knopfler ~


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 ~


How can I be a folk? I'm from the suburbs you know.
~By John Fahey ~


All their sport in the park is but a shadow to that pleasure that I find in Plato; alas good folk, they never felt what true pleasure meant.
~By Jane Grey ~


A characteristic of older folksongs, in most cases, is that we don't know their composers or authors. Older folksongs were written often with no commercial purpose in mind. They were passed down by word of mouth, from generation to generation.
~By Tom Glazer ~


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'd rather see folks doubt what's true than accept what isn't.
~By Frank Howard Clark ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Oh yeah, it's great see music and to play music in small places. And it's really fun for me to play here because, you know, I played two feet from people all night. And after all those years, it's great to be able to talk to folks.
~By Bill Kreutzmann ~


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 ~


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


If you want that good feeling that comes from doing things for other folks then you have to pay for it in abuse and misunderstanding.
~By Zora Neale Hurston ~


Human folk are as a matter of fact eager to find intelligence in animals.
~By Edward Thorndike ~


If a student takes the whole series of my folklore courses including the graduate seminars, he or she should learn something about fieldwork, something about bibliography, something about how to carry out library research, and something about how to publish that research.
~By Alan Dundes ~


When I first became famous, I didn't know if I could go where I wanted to because I didn't know how people were going to act. Some folks would scream and holler, and I didn't know what to do with that.
~By Jill Scott ~


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 ~


Again, one of the problems I have with television, as I mentioned before, is it's trivial in many ways, and I think that a lot of folks out there are looking for new metaphors and new ways of thinking about things.
~By J. Michael Straczynski ~


Finally, I have to say that the most surprising aspect has been the speed at which the folks in India adapt to Western practices. They learn fast, really, really fast.
~By Sanjay Kumar ~


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 have a great advantage over many of my colleagues inasmuch as my students bring with them to class their own personal knowledge of national, regional, religious, ethnic, occupational, and family folklore traditions.
~By Alan Dundes ~


This administration and these folk who run Washington are no more interested in our welfare and our well being than the man on the moon. And we have got to start taking our destiny into our hands.
~By Tavis Smiley ~


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've never set out consciously to write American music. I don't know what that would be unless the obvious Appalachian folk references.
~By Carlisle Floyd ~

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