Folk Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Folk

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


I guess all songs is folk songs. I never heard no horse sing 'em.
~By Big Bill Broonzy ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 vast majority of English folk cannot and will not consider a picture as a picture, apart from any story which it may be supposed to tell.
~By James Whistler ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Folk rock was my real roots. I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention.
~By Alan Parsons ~


I wanted to write songs which I think is a different thing. I wanted to write music that is informed by folk music. The chord progressions are obvious references.
~By Joanna Newsom ~


I've been getting into Nick Drake lately, the folk singer. Sad, gorgeous stuff.
~By Anthony Doerr ~


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 ~


If the parties get too close together they lose their identities, if they get too far apart you're not going to get a whole lot done because you almost always need to have some folks on the other side of the aisle to accomplish anything.
~By Tom Allen ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


We were like psychedelic folk combined with Sonic Youth's noise.
~By Daisy Berkowitz ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The first one was quite cheap, but that was expensive for us. For my folks to buy on the Never Never. It was quite, you know, a rare object to have and I gained quite a lot of status by having this.
~By Eric Clapton ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


And I'll tell you, honestly, folks that I talk to, the 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in America, that I am one of, understand that we're done with insurance companies dropping us or denying us coverage because of - because we have a preexisting condition.
~By Debbie Wasserman Schultz ~


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


I am fond of depicting the lives of young folks for one thing, and if you have parts for girls or young men, you must absolutely have young people to fill them - that is generally acknowledged now.
~By D. W. Griffith ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.
~By Moliere ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


I see it as one of my jobs to make sure that, it sounds ridiculous, but to make sure the folks are eating, make sure folks are getting enough fluids, make sure folks are, you know, comfortable in the orbiter.
~By Duane G. Carey ~

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