Folk Quotes And Sayings

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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 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 ~


In fact, I really didn't get enthused about his Secretary of State race until I attended a couple of his rallies and found out there were a bunch of young folks that there were a bunch of young folks that he had been able to recruit on his own.
~By Birch Bayh ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


It is always open season on Christian and on white folks because they are the group you can kick and you can get away with it. It is politically correct.
~By Jack Kingston ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


That's all folks!
~By Mel Blanc ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Over and over again, financial experts and wonkish talking heads endeavor to explain these mysterious, 'toxic' financial instruments to us lay folk. Over and over, they ignobly fail, because we all know that no one understands credit default obligations and derivatives, except perhaps Mr. Buffett and the computers who created them.
~By Richard Dooling ~


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


Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


And you know, we'd go to church. We were Baptists. And every now and then there'd be a tent would set up, and it was the Holiness folks. And we liked their music.
~By Mel Tillis ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


White folks hear the blues come out, but they don't know how it got there.
~By Ma Rainey ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Some folk want their luck buttered.
~By Thomas Hardy ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


We let folks know we're interested in them and that they're vital to us. cause they are.
~By Sam Walton ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


I think as long as there are folks on the fringe who want to make movies, the indie scene will still be around. I do think it's getting harder to get them seen though.
~By Joshua Leonard ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 just want to go through Central Park and watch folks passing by. Spend the whole day watching people. I miss that.
~By Barack Obama ~


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


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 ~


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

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May 29 ,2022
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