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My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
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.
Folk music is a bunch of fat people.
I never saw myself as a folk singer.
Pete Seeger is a modest, unassuming, cheerful, and kind-natured man. He's a good folk singer, if you can stand folk singing. And he's such an excellent banjo player that you almost don't wish you had a pair of wire cutters.
P. J. O'Rourke
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.
From Jesse James to Charles Manson, the media, since their inception, have turned criminals into folk heroes.
There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.
Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.
Give ordinary folk the chance to buy the same things as rich people.
Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.
What I like about pop music, and why I'm still attracted to it, is that in the end it becomes our folk music.
I don't have very sophisticated taste in music. I listen to a lot of folk music. I like reggae.
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.
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.'
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.
Conspiracies, since they cannot be engaged in without the fellowship of others, are for that reason most perilous; for as most men are either fools or knaves, we run excessive risk in making such folk our companions.
I come from a line of self-motivated, determined folk - not grand, not high society, but no-nonsense, family-minded go-getters.
The late sixties and early seventies were kind of a breeding ground for exciting new sounds because easy listening and folk were kind of taking over the airwaves. I think it was a natural next step to take that blissful, easy-going sound and strangle the life out of it.
If people have to put labels on me, I'd prefer the first label to be human being, the second label to be pacifist, and the third to be folk singer.
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.
Nobody gets a nervous breakdown or a heart attack from selling kerosene to gentle country folk from the back of a tanker in Somerset.
Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilised folk to despise war.
My masters are strange folk with very little care for music in them.
Johann Sebastian Bach
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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