Folk Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Folk

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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 ~


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


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


This is a free country. Folks have a right to send me letters, and I have a right not to read them.
~By William Faulkner ~


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 know folks all have a tizzy about it, but I like a little bourbon of an evening. It helps me sleep. I don't much care what they say about it.
~By Lillian Gordy Carter ~


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 ~


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


Logically, when you talkin' about folk music and blues, you find out it's music of just plain people.
~By Brownie McGhee ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


We need to take responsibility and educate people. That's why black folks don't like me. I always say it's our responsibility to make safe neighborhoods. It's our job to get them cleaned up.
~By Charles Evers ~


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 ~


Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


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 ~


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 ~


I was using them as teachers for technique but I was never trying to be a folk.
~By John Fahey ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The novel is the first art form that is an honest-to-god commodity. That's what makes it different from both high art and folk art.
~By Leslie Fiedler ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


To us, basing stories on christianity is the same as basing stories on Roman mythology, Native American folklore, or unsubstantiated government conspiracies.
~By Richard King ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


There are no bridges in folk songs because the peasants died building them.
~By Eugene Chadbourne ~


Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilised folk to despise war.
~By Allan Massie ~


The 200 years when Britain and the US were the top two economies were an aberration and that will change. The decline of empires has happened much faster than folks think. I believe that gold will be a far better bet in 20 years than the dollar.
~By Tom Winnifrith ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


Different strokes, for different folks.
~By Sly Stone ~


What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


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


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


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 ~


But Patsy, she was a great, great girl. And Brenda Lee is a wonderful person, and her mama Grace. I've known those folks for years and years and years.
~By Mel Tillis ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Some folks think I painted Lincoln from life, but I haven't been around that long. Not quite.
~By Norman Rockwell ~


Those folks out in the space suits are going to be getting beat up.
~By Duane G. Carey ~


Nowadays, business is all about productivity - and our folks produce.
~By John Hoeven ~


It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


I grew up listening to spiritual music, Blind Willie Johnson and folk.
~By Ben Harper ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Most organizations should be pro-active, but philanthropists concerned with poverty should deliberately be reactive, learning from the efforts of ordinary folks who tired of looking the other way as their communities fell apart.
~By Marvin Olasky ~


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


Tell us exactly - certainly our listeners - why does it appear that some folks, certainly in the Democratic Party and in the news media - seem to be afraid of you?
~By Tony Brown ~


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


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 ~


It's shades of Vietnam again, folks: body counts.
~By Seymour Hersh ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


That's all folks!
~By Mel Blanc ~


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 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 ~

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