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Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more
by Alan Dundes

Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more
and more people move from rural to urban sites,
but that has created enormous problems with respect
to environmental pollution and the general quality of life.
- Alan Dundes

Light travels faster than sound.
This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
- Alan Dundes

In my introductory course, Anthropology 160,
the Forms of Folklore, I try to show the students what
the major and minor genres of folklore are,
and how they can be analyzed.
- Alan Dundes

I mentioned that one of the tripartite formulas in
American worldview involves time:
past,
present, and future.
- Alan Dundes

 

Life, it seems, is nothing if not a series of initiations,
transitions, and incorporations.
- Alan Dundes

Americans do believe in progress and there is almost
certainly a kernel of truth in the joke.
- Alan Dundes

My academic identity is that of a folklorist,
and for many years I have taught only folklore courses.
- Alan Dundes

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Polls are frequently taken to try to tease out or determine
likely directions and trends,
but once taken, they belong to the past,
requiring that new polls be taken.
- Alan Dundes

Americans often have trouble enjoying the present moment.
- Alan Dundes

Future orientation is combined with a notion and expectation of progress,
and nothing is impossible.
- Alan Dundes

There is more to folklore research than fieldwork.
This is why in all of my other upper-division courses
I require a term paper involving original research.
- Alan Dundes

Americans have a penchant for the future and tend to disregard the past.
- Alan Dundes

Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures,
for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children,
not grandparents.
- Alan Dundes

If a student takes the whole series of my folklore
courses including the graduate seminars,
he or she should learn something about fieldwork,
something about bibliography, something about how to
carry out library research,
and something about how to publish that research.
- Alan Dundes

In the light of our culture, these are not unreasonable questions and tactics,
but if once again, we try to see the lens through which we look,
we can see that there is far too great an emphasis placed on the future.
- Alan Dundes

Their term project consists of a fieldwork collection
of folklore that they create by interviewing family members,
friends, or anyone they can manage to persuade to serve as an informant.
- Alan Dundes

I have a great advantage over many of my colleagues
inasmuch as my students bring with them to class their
own personal knowledge of national,
regional, religious, ethnic, occupational,
and family folklore traditions.
- Alan Dundes

The class has become over the years fairly large,
running to three hundred or more, but I always insist
upon reading all the student folklore collections myself.
Although this is a tall order, I look forward to it
because I learn so much from it.
- Alan Dundes

They do not merely collect texts; they must also gather
data about the context and the informant and,
above all, write an analysis of the items based upon
the course readings and lecture material on folklore theory and method.
- Alan Dundes

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to
feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
- George Orwell

People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years,
but Mother Nature's memory is long and she will not
let them forget indefinitely.
- Henry Cantwell Wallace

Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
- Daniel Libeskind

People going into the cities for the opportunities
and the towns are getting older,
no young people.
- Rachel Griffiths

Travel gives me the opportunity to walk through the
sectors of cities where one can clearly see the passage of time.
- Jerzy Kosinski

We can see cities during the day and at night,
and we can watch rivers dump sediment into the ocean,
and see hurricanes form.
- Sally Ride

But when I reintroduced the Nation of Islam,
and began to host meetings in cities and thousands
and thousands of people come out.
- Louis Farrakhan

There isn't much discussion of ruling class in America even in Boston,
probably one of the most class-conscious cities in the country?
- Iris Chang

I haven't travelled that much before so this is the
first time I get to see the big cities of Europe.
I've never even been to US.
- Ville Valo

Cities have always been the fireplaces of civilization,
whence light and heat radiated out into the dark.
- Theodore Parker

The tradition you have at the University of Texas is like no other.
It helped me in the future where I got to play in 2
cities that were rich in tradition.
- Roger Clemens

We are, by many measures, one of the more diverse cities in the country,
growing more diverse all the time, and one of the more
harmonious in terms of how we live together.
- John Hickenlooper

There are so many lovely cities around the U.S.,
around the world, that it's almost impossible to pick one.
- Isaac Hanson

When we get piled upon one another
in large cities, as in Europe,
we shall become as corrupt as Europe.
- Thomas Jefferson

The Treasury Department would use the interest from
these securities to hire U.S.
companies to build Saudi Arabia - new cities,
new infrastructure - which we've done.
- John Perkins

Traveling, you realize that differences are lost:
each city takes to resembling all cities,
places exchange their form, order, distances,
a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.
- Italo Calvino

Global warming has melted the polar ice caps,
raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth's great cities.
Despite its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia.
- Godfried Danneels

San Francisco is perhaps the most European of all American cities.
- Cecil Beaton

Towns and cities throughout the United States have
opened their hearts and homes to thousands of families
displaced from their homes as a result of this horrific storm.
- Jo Bonner

We've achieved this feeling, for instance,
with the colors.
The colors in the park are harmonious with each other,
not like in big cities where they don't.
- John Hench

And those are the Rich, who transmit what they have to their Posterity;
whereby particular Families become rich;
and of such are compounded Cities,
Countries, Nations, etc.
- Dudley North

We are in danger of making our cities places where
business goes on but where life,
in its real sense, is lost.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Cities produce in me melancholy or a tension I don't need.
- David Guterson

The trouble with those people is that they think all
the best things are made in the cities.
It is not so.
- Ernest Poole

Snowboarding!
I love it!
Some of the best places to snowboard are Telluride and Park Cities,
Utah.
- Bridget Hall

I have to finish this book tour of almost 30 cities.
- Iris Chang

The cities and mansions that people dream of are those
in which they finally live.
- Lewis Mumford

New York now leads the world's great cities in the
number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move.
- David Letterman

In cities like New York and Austin, there's much more
of a social context for music than in other places.
- John Cale

And one by one the nights between our separated cities
are joined to the night that unites us.
- Pablo Neruda

I should add that I very much enjoy certain cities especially Paris,
New York and Chicago.
- Jim Harrison

If most American cities are about the consumption of culture,
Los Angeles and New York are about the production of culture -
not only national culture but global culture.
- Barbara Kruger

It's a kind of madness in cosmopolitan cities now.
- Sean Connery

Nature made the fields and man the cities.
- Marcus Terentius Varro

Unlike most major American cities, Honolulu is geographically
insulated from the rest of the country.
When disaster strikes we cannot call on neighboring states for assistance.
- Daniel Akaka

Taking the entire globe, if North America and Western
Europe can be called the 'cities of the world',
then Asia, Africa and Latin America constitute 'the
rural areas of the world'.
- Lin Biao

A trait which differentiated New York from European
cities was the incredible freedom and ease in which life,
including sexual life, could be carried on,
on many levels.
- Jerzy Kosinski

When there were fears about the future of this nation's older cities...
when a few of the cities teetered on the brink of bankruptcy,
all eyes were focused on Chicago for contrast.
- Jane Byrne

China's ability to deliver nuclear warheads on American cities is expanding.
- Lee H. Hamilton

Poverty and the rule of race that is called apartheid
drive the Transkeian migrant from security on the land to work in the cities,
and then back again.
- Ruth First

I never yet feared those men who set a place apart
in the middle of their cities where they gather to
cheat one another and swear oaths which they break.
- Herodotus

Australia as a nation, as a set of cities and some regional centres,
that project died a death and we didn't get it up,
but I still think there's merit in that.
- Susan Oliver

Very few cities in the NHL have the history or the
following of the Detroit Red Wings.
- Steve Yzerman

I have never felt salvation in nature.
I love cities above all.
- Michelangelo

As the number of available jobs has decreased in border states like Texas,
cities halfway across America have begun to see an
influx of illegal immigrants in search of employment.
- Spencer Bachus

Cities may now bulldoze private citizens' homes,
farms and small businesses to make way for shopping
malls or other developments.
- Bob Goodlatte

Technological considerations are of great importance
to architecture and cities in the informational society.
- Kenzo Tange

In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and
tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings.
- Stephen Gardiner

A culture, we all know, is made by its cities.
- Derek Walcott

The atom bombs are piling up in the factories,
the police are prowling through the cities,
the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers,
but the earth is still going round the sun.
- George Orwell

All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant.
All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.
- Christopher Morley

Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind.
This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes,
this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.
- Sophocles


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