Quotes of Folk

“ I have no problem being with people of different nationalities. ”

- Krzysztof Kieslowski

“ The English have a heavy hearted way of amusing themselves. ”

- Unknown

“ Our two peoples have stood shoulder-to-shoulder in the brotherhood of blood spilled. ”

- Jacques Chirac

“ Life… is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast. ”

- Douglas Adams

“ For most folks, no news is good news; for the press, good news is not news. ”

- Gloria Borger

“ Take away the miseries and you take away some folks' reason for living. ”

- Toni Cade Bambara

“ It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn't it? ”

- Eleanor H. Porter

“ 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

“ When you feel in your gut what you are and then dynamically pursue it - don't back down and don't give up - then you're going to mystify a lot of folks. ”

- Bob Dylan

“ Folks that blurt out just what they think wouldn't be so bad if they thought. ”

- Kin Hubbard

“ Folks never understand the folks they hate. ”

- James Russell Lowell

“ The only really happy folk are married women and single men. ”

- Henry Louis Mencken

“ My land is bare of chattering folk; the clouds are low along the ridges, and sweet's the air with curly smoke from all my burning bridges. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ 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.". ”

- Sir Arnold Bax

“ 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

“ The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them. ”

- Kin Hubbard

“ The truth is the kindest thing we can give folks in the end. ”

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

“ Marriage. It's like a cultural hand-rail. It links folks to the past and guides them to the future. ”

- Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

“ Time for the weather report. It's cold out folks. Bonecrushing cold. The kind of cold which will wrench the spirit out of a young man, or forge it into steel. ”

- Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

“ All music if folk music. I ain't never heard no horse sing a song. ”

- Louis Armstrong

“ The trouble with most folks isn't so much their ignorance. It's know'n so many things that ain't so. ”

- Josh Billings

“ Reputation is what folks think you are. Personality is what you seem to be. Character is what you really are. ”

- Alfred Armand Montapert

“ Try everything once except incest and folk dancing. ”

- Thomas Beecham

“ My own mother died when I was 10 years old. My folks have told me that what little humor I have comes from her. I can't remember her humor, but I can remember her love and understanding of me. ”

- Will Rogers

“ All I want out of life is that when I walk down the street, folks will say, "There goes the greatest hitter who ever lived.". ”

- Ted Williams

“ As a beauty I'm not a great star. Others are handsomer far; but my face — I don't mind it because I'm behind it; it the folks out in front that I jar. ”

- A. H. Euwer

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

- John Buchan

“ Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilized folk to despise war. ”

- Allan Massie

“ Folks who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for anymore than they do. ”

- Elbert Hubbard

“ I haven't got as much money as some folks, but I've got as much impudence as any of them, and that's the next thing to money. ”

- Josh Billings
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