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From Jesse James to Charles Manson, the media, since their inception, have turned criminals into folk heroes.
Some folk want their luck buttered.
Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.
Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.
Give ordinary folk the chance to buy the same things as rich people.
What I like about pop music, and why I'm still attracted to it, is that in the end it becomes our folk music.
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 mean, the genuine roots of culture is folk music.
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.
Hip-hop is the last true folk art.
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.
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
I come from a line of self-motivated, determined folk - not grand, not high society, but no-nonsense, family-minded go-getters.
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.
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.
My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
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
Bruce Springsteen's a rock star. Elton John is a rock star. I'm a folk musician. Honestly, I think that's true.
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.
I tend to be freer on the piano. I never took guitar lessons, so my reach exceeds my grasp - what I hear in my head I don't always know how to play. But I love to play over something else. I'm not a self-starter. I get kind of bored with the same three folk chords that I know.
I didn't have a manifesto. I had some discontent. It seemed to me that midcentury mainstream American science fiction had often been triumphalist and militaristic, a sort of folk propaganda for American exceptionalism.
Folk is bare bones music.
Being unprepared makes me nervous. I'm old-fashioned show folk.
John C. Reilly
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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