“Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.”
“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.”
“. . .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.”
“He was just one of those really larger-than-life folks. He was so successful because he valued loyalty and played by the rules.”
“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.”
“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,”
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