Folk Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Folk

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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Folk is bare bones music.
~By Ben Harper ~


There never has been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented. The common man, I think, is the great protection against war.
~By Ernest Bevin ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Folks, I've had the best seat in the house. Thanks for sharing it, I'll see you down the road.
~By Brent Musburger ~


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


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'm an artist, I'm not an academic folklorist.
~By Terri Windling ~


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


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


Everybody needs history but the people who need it most are poor folks - people without resources or options.
~By Henry Hampton ~


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


When Kenny first came to me, I think he was thinking of making a nice little folk record, but in my opinion, folk music had come to an end and I felt he needed to go to the next step, the next generation.
~By Jim Messina ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 think they do a great job on Queer as Folk.
~By Laura Innes ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


That's all folks!
~By Mel Blanc ~


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


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 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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Fleetwood Mac are more like a folk-rock band.
~By Ann Wilson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~

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