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We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation, and following are our diseases.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I became interested in folk music because I had to make it somehow.
I never saw myself as a folk singer.
Folk music is a bunch of fat people.
The only really happy folk are married women and single men.
H. L. Mencken
There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.
All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song.
Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.
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.
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.
I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with.
Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.
There's a similarity between European and North African folk musics.
The genius of a folk melody or story is not the feeling that it's original but quite the opposite - the feeling that it has existed all along.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilised folk to despise war.
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.
I like narrative storytelling as being part of a tradition, a folk tradition.
Some folk want their luck buttered.
Political folk talk a lot these days about 'messaging' - a neologism designed to describe the way in which parties and politicians consciously characterize their efforts. It is only intended to be positive - i.e., 'Our messaging is designed to show we care.'
The novel is the first art form that is an honest-to-god commodity. That's what makes it different from both high art and folk art.
I see a lot of connections between folk and punk music just because they're both subcorporate music - I mean, traditionally.
Pop stardom is not very compelling. I'm much more interested in a relationship between performer and audience that is of equals. I came up through folk music, and there's no pomp and circumstance to the performance. There's no, like, 'I'll be the rock star, you be the adulating fan.'
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.
I came through folk music simply because it was easy to get into it.
I work because I have issues and questions and feelings and thoughts that I want to have a look at. I'm not in need of, or wanting, particularly, to know what other folk are up to.
I'm obsessed with the countryside: woods, forests, fields, lakes, mountains. I'm really into folk music and folklore. But more so I'm into electronic music. I'm into bands that have both aspects, like Boards of Canada is a perfect example. You could listen to that type of music running through a woods. It's kind of what I wanted to achieve.
I've spent hours and hours doing research into Appalachian folk music. My grandfather was a fiddler. There is something very immediate, very simple and emotional, about that music.
I've always been scared of advertising folk. I've met them at parties and I've been to their offices and I've always found them intimidatingly cool. At one company I visited, they held their meetings in a caravan that had somehow been installed in the place, a rather more exotic place to gather than the typical BBC glass box.
Lana Del Rey seems to be bothering everybody because she allegedly 'remade' herself from a folk singing, girl-next-door type into an electro-urban kitty cat on the prowl (of course I like her), and they feel she is inauthentic.
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