Folk Quotes

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

John Buchan

Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.

Charles Baudelaire

The rural folk have already learned how to cope. But the urban people are so dependent on the government for distribution.

Tim Peters

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

Dick Smothers

For the folk-community does not exist on the fictitious value of money but on the results of productive labor, which is what gives money its value.

Adolf Hitler

Cats are mysterious kind of folk - there is more passing in their minds than we are aware of.

Sir Walter Scott

Try everything once except folk dancing and incest.

Sir Thomas Beecham

All music is folk music, I ain't never heard no horse sing a song.

Louis Armstrong

Christ of his gentleness, / Thirsting and hungering / Walked in the wilderness; / Soft words of grace he spoke / Unto lost desert-folk / That listened wondering.

Robert Graves

Readers of novels are strange folk, upon whose probable or even possible tastes no wise book-maker would ever venture.

Edward Verrell Lucas

Most folk are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

Tis e'er the wont of simple folk to prize the deed and overlook the motive, and of learned folk to discount the deed and lay open the soul of the doer.

John Barth

Our lives are to be used and thus to be lived as fully as possible, and truly it seems that we are never so alive as when we concern ourselves with other people.

Harry Chapin

The early valentines are handmade, attractive and great folk art.

Terry Kovel

The folk thing was about civil rights... ... Folk music is the music of the working class, the music of the folks. Blues is folk music.

Otis Taylor

The National Folk Festival is a brand-new festival every year.

Julia Olin

A lot of people might think folk music is dead, but it's so not.

Tom Neff

There's really no better way to learn about folk craft producers than to produce yourself.

Marysia Galbraith

A sympathetic Scot summed it all up very neatly in the remark, "You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk dancing.

Arnold Bax

The old notion that children are the private property of parents dies very slowly. In reality, no parent raises a child alone. How many of us nice middle-class folk could make it without our mortgage reduction?

Marian Wright Edelman

It is the toughest high school, folk-style tournament in the country. Every senior wants to be here and see just where they are on the national stage.

Keith Shields

Music is a fluid art form that picks up echoes of the past and weaves them into a new sound. The distinct sounds of the past merge together to create what we know today as gospel, western, folk, or jazz.

Ryan Lewis

Women are proverbially too individualistic! There is a popular belief, born out of folk-experience, that three women cannot live in unison!

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Associate with well-mannered persons and your manners will improve. Run around with decent folk and your own decent instincts will be strengthened.

Stanley Walker

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Updated On : January 11, 2011
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