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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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I'm working on a very long series of paintings based on desert folklore.
~By Terri Windling ~


Princess Rose should indeed be a TV movie, assuming something doesn't go wrong. I don't know how good a movie it will be, because the way movie folk think is different from the way writers think, and I distrust what isn't done my way. This is what I call a healthy paranoia.
~By Piers Anthony ~


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


It was the best route to get folks to understand segregation fast. Civil rights and women's rights had a clear history. Making the transition to rights for people with disabilities became easier because we had the history of the other two.
~By Major Owens ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


The colored folks been singing it and playing it just like I'm doin' now, man, for more years than I know. I got it from them.
~By Elvis Presley ~


I used to be friends with Miles Davis. He didn't like many folks. I lived across the street from him.
~By Rip Torn ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Everybody would grab a guitar and listen to somebody else and call themselves a folk singer. When they didn't know no more songs, they'd run out of them.
~By Brownie McGhee ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


The folks in Mississippi are saying, 'Thank God for Texas.'
~By Kinky Friedman ~


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


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 ~


That odd idea that one person can go to a foreign part and in this rather odd voice describe it to the folks back home doesn't make much sense in the post-colonial world.
~By Robyn Davidson ~


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


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 ~


Folks who are getting their strokes in the South are not as unhappy with Howard Dean. You don't see anybody starting any movement to get him out of office.
~By Gwen Ifill ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I like narrative storytelling as being part of a tradition, a folk tradition.
~By Bruce Springsteen ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


In Venezuela, with Chavez, is really an incredible revolution - a democratic revolution. To begin to put in place things that are going to have an impact on the people of Venezuela. The property owners and the folks who then controlled the media in Venezuela rebelled - worked, frankly, with folks here in the U.S. government - worked to oust him. But he came back with another revolution, and then Chavez began to take very seriously the media in his country. And we've had complaints about this ever since.
~By Mark Lloyd ~


The models for me were more the folk-rock singers of the '60s and '70s.
~By Carly Simon ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


A great philosopher has stated that the worst evil of poverty is, that it makes folks ridiculous; by which, I hope, he only means that, as in the above case, it places them in incongruous positions.
~By James Payn ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~

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April 19 ,2021
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