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The only really happy folk are married women and single men.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


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 ~


I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village. He used to come and see me and sing songs for me, saying they ought to go into my next collected book on American folk music.
~By Alan Lomax ~


Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.
~By Tobias Smollett ~


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


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 ~


I'll be damned if I want most folks out there to do unto me what they do unto themselves.
~By Toni Cade Bambara ~


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


One of the best things about folklore and fairy tales is that the best fantasy is what you find right around the corner, in this world. That's where the old stuff came from.
~By Terri Windling ~


Everybody needs history but the people who need it most are poor folks - people without resources or options.
~By Henry Hampton ~


The greatest thing about doing this movie was that Chris and I both were involved in folk music in the '60s. I had a group, but I don't think it was at the same level as Chris, because he's an amazing musician.
~By Eugene Levy ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Common folk didn't have last names in the 8th and 9th centuries.
~By Chelsea Quinn Yarbro ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


I don't really remember my folks singing to us, but they read to us.
~By Mary Chapin Carpenter ~


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


As soon as white folks say a play's good, the theater is jammed with blacks and whites.
~By August Wilson ~


Anybody who runs for president in this country and comes out as strong as the Democrats were about helping the poor folks and black folks is not going to win.
~By Charles Evers ~


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 ~


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


All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song.
~By Louis Armstrong ~


At the same time all this was happening, there was a folk song revival movement goingon, so the commercial music industry was actually changed by the Civil Rights Movement.
~By Bernice Johnson Reagon ~


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 learned a great deal doing Brooklyn Bridge. I was able to take a giant step into the terrible reality that was then. We saw the cattle cars that took folks away. Just knowing it was real, it would be impossible not to feel.
~By Marion Ross ~


Fleetwood Mac are more like a folk-rock band.
~By Ann Wilson ~


Some folk want their luck buttered.
~By Thomas Hardy ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 had a certain kind of really big prestige among, I suppose not just intellectual folk, but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature.
~By Adolph Green ~


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 ~


Let me be clear, the discussions about Social Security are not about the retirement security of those Americans who are 55 or older - the Social Security system for those folks 55 and over will not change in any way shape of form - no ifs, ands, or buts.
~By Norm Coleman ~


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 ~


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


The difference is that with fame comes a spotlight, one which has recently made it impossible to ignore the fact that more and more of those folks we place on pedestals aren't even pausing to consider an option other than lying.
~By Michael Musto ~


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 ~


They criticize me for harping on the obvious; if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves.
~By Calvin Coolidge ~


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 ~


It is really quite amazing that all of the folks supporting privatization, from the president on down, keep invoking the name of my grandfather, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
~By James Roosevelt ~


Some of the folks on both sides might be sincere, but it does seem as if it is only the opposition that cares about the Bill of Rights most of the time.
~By James Bovard ~


I remember growing up always loving the guitar. I used to love to watch the people play on the Country Western shows on TV. My folks told me that when I was just a toddler, I used to pretend I was playing a guitar on a toothpick.
~By Carl Wilson ~


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


That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business - writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played.
~By Jackson Browne ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


I play a couple basic folks songs and break them down. I did that on a six string. I can't recall all the songs on it. There's some finger picking on it.
~By Roger McGuinn ~


These are busy times for the Border Patrol, the customs agents, immigration folks; but if we are going to send these agencies to fight a war on drugs, to fight a war against illegal behavior, we have to send them the proper tools.
~By Bob Filner ~


Most people understand life expectancy has changed since Social Security started in 1937 when folks lived to be 59 years old. Today, they live to be 77 years old.
~By Jack Kingston ~


I'm just a very primitive, infantile folk singer.
~By Robert Wyatt ~


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


Folk is bare bones music.
~By Ben Harper ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


It was 1988, I believe, that I met Grit. We were both appearing in a Canadian Folk Festival and as we sat backstage he handed me his guitar. I played it, loved it, and then found out that he'd made it himself.
~By Tom Chapin ~


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 ~


Now, I've never flown in space; but the folks who have say that on landing day, you know, you've just spent maybe a week and a half, sometimes two weeks in orbit and you're used to the things happening slowly in space.
~By Duane G. Carey ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


I go to eat dinner with my folks when I'm home. I think that's the trick.
~By Brad Paisley ~


Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.
~By William S. Burroughs ~


I had gone full-on folkie; I'd had it with bands.
~By Dan Fogelberg ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Folks can't carry around money in their pocket. They've got to go to an ATM machine, and they've got to pay a few dollars to get their own dollars out of the machine. Who ever thought you'd pay cash to get cash? That's where we've gotten to.
~By Bill Janklow ~


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 ~


The class has become over the years fairly large, running to three hundred or more, but I always insist upon reading all the student folklore collections myself. Although this is a tall order, I look forward to it because I learn so much from it.
~By Alan Dundes ~


This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof.
~By Neil Gaiman ~


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 ~


Folks never understand the folks they hate.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


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 ~

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