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The 1960s were big for folk music, and the Kingston Trio led the way. They were the ones who started it all. The music was fresh and alive. College kids loved it and their parents did, too.
~By George Grove ~


What we want the folks in Ethiopia to know is that we are behind them in the democratic process. We know it is not perfect, as we are still working on ours; but we wish them success in this great and noble endeavor.
~By Jack Kingston ~


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 ~


Folk is bare bones music.
~By Ben Harper ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking."
~By George W. Bush ~


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 ~


They do not merely collect texts; they must also gather data about the context and the informant and, above all, write an analysis of the items based upon the course readings and lecture material on folklore theory and method.
~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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


Sure, I get the blues. But what I try to do, is apply joy to the blues, you know? I don't know if it's a technique, or just being bent that way, being raised by the folks I was raised by.
~By Jeff Bridges ~


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 way to entertain some folks is to listen to them.
~By Kin Hubbard ~


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


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 ~


My masters are strange folk with very little care for music in them.
~By Johannes Sebastian Bach ~


Many folks think they aren't good at earning money, when what they don't know is how to use it.
~By Frank Howard Clark ~


Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me.
~By Anatole France ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Jazz is the folk music of the machine age.
~By Paul Whiteman ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Folk-rock hasn't changed much over the decades since the Byrds started it.
~By Steve Forbert ~


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 most folks are good folks.
~By Judge Mills Lane ~


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


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


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


It's fun. I sit down every day and tell stories. Some folk would kill to get that chance.
~By Bernard Cornwell ~


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 ~


More than anything else, I want the folks back at home to think right of me.
~By Elvis Presley ~


All some folks want is their fair share and yours.
~By Arnold H. Glasow ~


Rich folks always talk hard times.
~By Lillian Smith ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


I have a deep rooted folk sensibility that I can't get away from completely.
~By Joanna Newsom ~


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 ~


My family, frankly, they weren't folks who went to church every week. My mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew but she didn't raise me in the church, so I came to my Christian faith later in life and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead.
~By Barack Obama ~


If you take myth and folklore, and these things that speak in symbols, they can be interpreted in so many ways that although the actual image is clear enough, the interpretation is infinitely blurred, a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine.
~By Diana Wynne Jones ~


He helped make Living Things even more crazy than I wanted it to be. He added old-fashioned piano and classical folk music - that weird otherworldly vibe - all these elements got onto the record.
~By Matthew Sweet ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


People thought me a bit strange at first; a blond haired, blue-eyed Norwegian who sang Mexican folk songs, but I used it to my advantage and got a job. And so the music became my ticket to education.
~By David Soul ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


I have a better internal and intuitive understanding of folklore and myth than science and technology, so in that way fantasy is easier.
~By Sarah Zettel ~


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 ~


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 ~


We don't need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables - the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers - to maintain their identity. You appreciate differences.
~By Jane Elliot ~


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 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 ~


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 ~

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