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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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


A lot of times black folks look for love in all the wrong places. You're always looking for somebody to love you, be accepted, and there's the insecurities that are even transmitted through rap. Everyone is trying to aim to please too much.
~By Chuck D. ~


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


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 ~


I even played bass for a while. Besides playing electric guitar, I'd also get asked to play some acoustic stuff. But, since I didn't have an acoustic guitar at the time, I used to borrow one from a friend so I could play folk joints.
~By Mark Knopfler ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


When I listen to music today, it is about 99 percent classical. I rarely even listen to folk music, the music of my own specialty, because folk music is to me more limited than classical music.
~By Tom Glazer ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 grew up listening to a lot of soul music, and a lot of folk music.
~By Katey Sagal ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Remember folks stop lights timed for 35 mph are also timed for 70 mph.
~By Jim Samuels ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


I've never set out consciously to write American music. I don't know what that would be unless the obvious Appalachian folk references.
~By Carlisle Floyd ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


The left has come to regard common sense - the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community - as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


There are forces all around you who wish to exploit division, rob you of your freedom, and tell you what to think. But young folks can rekindle the weary spirit of a slumbering nation.
~By Wynton Marsalis ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 is bare bones music.
~By Ben Harper ~


We didn't have a garage to rehearse in. We had to aggravate the folks in the house. But I got a chance to play in a beer joint, and that's how it started.
~By Charlie Daniels ~


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


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 ~


Somewhere between 50 to 60 percent of the food you eat has been touched by immigrant hands, and it is fair to say some of them are not here as they should be here. But if you didn't have these folks, you would be spending a lot more - three, four or five times more - for food, or we would have to import food and have all the food security risks.
~By Tom Vilsack ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Most of all, our troops from Alabama said they appreciate the care packages from folks back home.
~By Mike Rogers ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Some of the newer folks in the industry, I'm not sure they are familiar with the term acting. They don't understand what it means to play a character rather than just be a personality.
~By Kathleen Quinlan ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~

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