“Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.”
“. . .there is an element of Play that is almost ritualistic in Black folk life. It serves to mediate the tensions, stress, and pain of constant exploitation and oppression.”
“Storytelling is a folk art. All folks do it. It's how we stay connected to each other. It's art because it can be elevated to a very sophisticated level.”
“He was just one of those really larger-than-life folks. He was so successful because he valued loyalty and played by the rules.”
“I tell folks all the time, I'm glad I was able to start out my life like that, but I'm also glad it's over,”
“A folk cannot help you drink water you used to drink with a glass.”
Kagabo Buranga Jacques
“The folk thing was about civil rights... ... Folk music is the music of the working class, the music of the folks. Blues is folk music.”
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