Folk Quotes

Jazz is the folk music of the machine age.

Paul Whiteman

Human folk are as a matter of fact eager to find intelligence in animals.

Edward Thorndike

All their sport in the park is but a shadow to that pleasure that I find in Plato; alas good folk, they never felt what true pleasure meant.

Jane Grey

All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song.

Louis Armstrong

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.

Ray Stannard Baker

Jazz is the folk music of the machine age

Paul Whiteman

Folk culture workers should fully tap the rich resources in the country and carry forward the fine traditions to strive for the prosperity of folk culture.

Liu Yunshan

Look at the stars! look, look up at the skies!/ O look at all the fire-folk sitting in the air! / The bright boroughs, the circle-citadels there!

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Blues, spirituals, and folk tales recounted from mouth to mouth . . . all these formed the channels through which the racial wisdom flowed.

Richard Wright

But that’s not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually - their paths were laid that way, as you put it. But I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn’t. And if they had, we shouldn’t know, because they’d have been forgotten. We hear about those as just went on - and not all to a good end, mind you; at least not to what folk inside a story and not outside it call a good end.

J.R.R. Tolkien

The people people have for friends You common sense appall But the people people marry Are the queerest folk of all.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Blind folk see the fairies. Oh, better far than we, Who miss the shining of their wings Because our eyes are filled with things We do not wish to see.

Rose Fyleman

My land is bare of chattering folk; the clouds are low along the ridges, and sweet's the air with curly smoke from all my burning bridges.

Dorothy Parker

Somehow I think it would end up a folk-rock album if it came to pass.

Robert Forster

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.

James Whistler

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