Quotations on Folk

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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.
- Piers Anthony
(Keywords: Distrust, Folk, Paranoia, Will, Writers, Wrong)

All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song.
- Louis Armstrong
(Keywords: Music, Folk, Song)

The local music community here was dying for a place to record, so we started doing acoustic, folk and bluegrass and then did rock projects for other bands, as well as for my son Tal and my own work.
- Randy Bachman
(Keywords: Music, Work, Son, Community, Dying, Folk, Projects)

Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.
- Charles Baudelaire
(Keywords: Inspiration, Common sense, Folk, Obvious, Sentiment)

There never has been a war yet which, if the facts had been put calmly before the ordinary folk, could not have been prevented. The common man, I think, is the great protection against war.
- Ernest Bevin
(Keywords: War, Facts, Folk, Man, Protection)

That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business - writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played.
- Jackson Browne
(Keywords: Business, Music, Time, Folk, Learning, Play, Song, Writing)

When I really started liking music was when I could play some of it myself, and after a couple of years of playing folk music, I kinda rediscovered those hits that were on the radio all the time when I was a kid.
- Jackson Browne
(Keywords: Music, Time, Folk, Play, Years)

There are no bridges in folk songs because the peasants died building them.
- Eugene Chadbourne
(Keywords: Building, Folk, Songs)

It's fun. I sit down every day and tell stories. Some folk would kill to get that chance.
- Bernard Cornwell
(Keywords: Chance, Day, Folk, Fun)

My father being in the movie business, I thought being an actor would be great. But when I started singing to people in coffeehouses, you know, singing folk music and then, later, singing songs that I started to write myself, I felt more than an affinity for it.
- David Crosby
(Keywords: Music, Business, Father, Thought, People, Actor, Being, Folk, Singing, Songs)

But the West did not last long enough. Its folk myths and heroes became stage properties of Hollywood before the poets had begun to get to work on them.
- Christopher Dawson
(Keywords: Work, Folk, Heroes, Hollywood, Myths, Poets)

I always thought I was singing American folk music.
- Lonnie Donegan
(Keywords: Music, Thought, American, Folk, Singing)

Over and over again, financial experts and wonkish talking heads endeavor to explain these mysterious, 'toxic' financial instruments to us lay folk. Over and over, they ignobly fail, because we all know that no one understands credit default obligations and derivatives, except perhaps Mr. Buffett and the computers who created them.
- Richard Dooling
(Keywords: Computers, Financial, Credit, Experts, Folk, Talking)

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.
- William Feather
(Keywords: Experience, Wisdom, Folk, Nation, Quotations, sayings)

I've never set out consciously to write American music. I don't know what that would be unless the obvious Appalachian folk references.
- Carlisle Floyd
(Keywords: Music, American, Folk, Obvious)

There are divers men who make a great show of loyalty, and pretend to such discretion in the hidden things they hear, that at the end folk come to put faith in them.
- Marie de France
(Keywords: Faith, Men, Discretion, End, Folk, Loyalty)

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.
- Neil Gaiman
(Keywords: African, Comedy, Folk, Freedom, Jokes, Old, Sense)

When I listen to music today, it is about 99 percent classical. I rarely even listen to folk music, the music of my own specialty, because folk music is to me more limited than classical music.
- Tom Glazer
(Keywords: Music, Folk, Today)

We had a certain kind of really big prestige among, I suppose not just intellectual folk, but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature.
- Adolph Green
(Keywords: Nature, Class, Folk, Middle class)

The 1960s were big for folk music, and the Kingston Trio led the way. They were the ones who started it all. The music was fresh and alive. College kids loved it and their parents did, too.
- George Grove
(Keywords: Music, College, Folk, Kids, Parents)

I grew up listening to spiritual music, Blind Willie Johnson and folk.
- Ben Harper
(Keywords: Music, Blind, Folk, Listening, Spiritual)

They were written on cheap blue notebooks bought by poor women. I'm interested in folk tales in the way that medicine and magic in women's stories are all kind of combined.
- Alice Hoffman
(Keywords: Women, Folk, Magic, Medicine, Poor)

I also like the whole idea of fairy tales and folk tales being a woman's domain, considered a lesser domain at the time they were told.
- Alice Hoffman
(Keywords: Time, Idea, Being, Folk, Woman)

The school was prone to dishing out punishments for anything creative that didn't fit with expectation - I just followed the logic and figured the folk club was probably much the same.
- David Knopfler
(Keywords: Expectation, Folk, Logic, School)

My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.
- Mark Knopfler
(Keywords: Music, Idea, Folk, Heaven)

I even played bass for a while. Besides playing electric guitar, I'd also get asked to play some acoustic stuff. But, since I didn't have an acoustic guitar at the time, I used to borrow one from a friend so I could play folk joints.
- Mark Knopfler
(Keywords: Time, Friend, Folk, Guitar, Play)

Well, I think every now and again, some people deserve to get their butts chewed. Every now and again some people deserve a pat on the back. What I try and do is compliment folk who deserve a compliment, and chew folks out who deserve to be chewed out.
- Judge Mills Lane
(Keywords: People, Compliment, Folk, Now)

I knew Bobby Dylan back in the days when he lived in the village. He used to come and see me and sing songs for me, saying they ought to go into my next collected book on American folk music.
- Alan Lomax
(Keywords: Music, American, Folk, Saying, Songs)

Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilised folk to despise war.
- Allan Massie
(Keywords: War, Folk, Man)

But in my imagination this whole thing developed and I started mixing up old folk songs with the Beatles beat and taking them down to Greenwich Village and playing them for the people there.
- Roger McGuinn
(Keywords: Imagination, People, Folk, Old, Songs)

The big turning point, really, was the Beatles' influence on American folk music, and then Roger took it to the next step, and then along came the Lovin' Spoonful and everybody else.
- Barry McGuire
(Keywords: Music, American, Folk, Influence)

When Kenny first came to me, I think he was thinking of making a nice little folk record, but in my opinion, folk music had come to an end and I felt he needed to go to the next step, the next generation.
- Jim Messina
(Keywords: Music, End, First, Folk, Opinion, Thinking)

Skiffle was a name that was attached to what was, in essence, American folk music with a beat.
- Van Morrison
(Keywords: Music, American, Folk, Name)

I wanted to write songs which I think is a different thing. I wanted to write music that is informed by folk music. The chord progressions are obvious references.
- Joanna Newsom
(Keywords: Music, Folk, Obvious, Songs)

I have a deep rooted folk sensibility that I can't get away from completely.
- Joanna Newsom
(Keywords: Deep, Folk, Sensibility)

Folk rock was my real roots. I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention.
- Alan Parsons
(Keywords: Artist, Folk, Style)

At the same time all this was happening, there was a folk song revival movement goingon, so the commercial music industry was actually changed by the Civil Rights Movement.
- Bernice Johnson Reagon
(Keywords: Music, Time, Civil rights, Folk, Song)

I think my election is one of several indications that gay and lesbian folk are being brought more into the center of things. I'd like to think that my election signals my bringing of gay and lesbian folk into the center of the church.
- Gene Robinson
(Keywords: Church, Being, Folk, Gay, Lesbian)

I grew up listening to a lot of soul music, and a lot of folk music.
- Katey Sagal
(Keywords: Music, Soul, Folk, Listening)

This administration and these folk who run Washington are no more interested in our welfare and our well being than the man on the moon. And we have got to start taking our destiny into our hands.
- Tavis Smiley
(Keywords: Being, Destiny, Folk, Man, Moon, Washington, Welfare)

Folk music was out there. Clubs were springing up and they were hot with the college kids.
- Dick Smothers
(Keywords: Music, College, Folk, Kids)

People thought me a bit strange at first; a blond haired, blue-eyed Norwegian who sang Mexican folk songs, but I used it to my advantage and got a job. And so the music became my ticket to education.
- David Soul
(Keywords: Education, Music, Thought, People, First, Folk, Job, Songs)

I like narrative storytelling as being part of a tradition, a folk tradition.
- Bruce Springsteen
(Keywords: Being, Folk, Tradition)

I got hooked into folk music by accident, because that's what white college kids liked when I was a child.
- Stephen Stills
(Keywords: Music, Accident, College, Folk, Kids)

When we moved back to the US, folk music was all the rage. So I traded in my banjo for a guitar.
- Michael Storm
(Keywords: Music, Folk, Guitar)

He helped make Living Things even more crazy than I wanted it to be. He added old-fashioned piano and classical folk music - that weird otherworldly vibe - all these elements got onto the record.
- Matthew Sweet
(Keywords: Music, Folk, Living, Old)

You have to open your mind. I like the ability to express myself in a deep way. It's the closest music to our humanity - it's like a folk music that rises up out of a culture.
- Sonny Terry
(Keywords: Music, Ability, Culture, Deep, Folk, Humanity, Mind, Open)

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
(Keywords: English, Folk, Majority, May, Will)

Jazz is the folk music of the machine age.
- Paul Whiteman
(Keywords: Age, Music, Folk, Jazz, Machine)

It was darn nigh impossible for women in rock in the '70s. There wasn't a mold if you were a woman and you were in the entertainment in the '70s. You were probably a disco diva or a folk singer, or simply ornamental. Radio would play only one woman per hour.
- Ann Wilson
(Keywords: Women, Entertainment, Folk, Play, Woman)



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