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The class has become over the years fairly large,
by 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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Americans often have trouble enjoying the present moment.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Instead of being presented with stereotypes
by age, sex, color, class, or religion,
children must have the opportunity
to learn that within each range,
some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
- Margaret Mead

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern:
every class is unfit to govern.
- Lord Acton

If he's first class, I'm traveling steerage.
- the movie Libeled Lady (1936)

As I've said many times, the single most oppressed
class in America right now is the teenager.
- Joe Bob Briggs

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country
is no fit to rule another country must admit that one
class is not fit to rule another class.
- B. R. Ambedkar

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
- Orson Welles

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide
which particular representatives of the oppressing
class are to represent and repress them.
- Karl Marx

Money can't buy friends
but it can get you a better class of enemy.
- Spike Milligan

If you travel first class, you think first class and
you are more likely to play first class.
- Ray Floyd

In America there are two classes of travel -
first class,
and with children.
- Robert Benchley

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover
that your high school class is running the country.
- Kurt Vonnegut

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number,
to the specialist of an enlightened matter,
to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
- Charles Eames

At one point in college I was so shy that I'd drop
out of a class if asked to speak in front of other people.
- Joe Flanigan

The thought of' the inferiority of the Negro is drilled
into him in almost every class he enters and in almost every book he studies.
- Carter G. Woodson

I'm only going to be running the Pro Class this season,
that way I can focus on the Pro Championship.
- Ben Jackson

We need a positive economic agenda that invests in
the innovation and growth that will create jobs for
middle class families and ensure that America remains the world leader.
- Rick Larsen

Erotica is simply high-class pornography;
better produced,
better conceived, better executed, better packaged,
designed for a better class of consumer.
- Andrea Dworkin

To middle-class parents, the project team may have
seemed unfit for children,
but it was exactly what I needed.
- Willie Stargell

Class is the sure-footedness that comes with having
proved you can meet life.
- Ann Landers

Everything about the Olympics was first class,
and women were treated as athletes and equals.
- Elizabeth Robinson Schwartz

Karl Malone's too high-class for a bum like me.
- Dennis Rodman

In general, the art of government consists of taking
as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
- Voltaire

Growing up in a particular neighborhood,
growing up in a working-class family,
not having much money, all of those things fire you
and can give you an edge,
can give you an anger.
- Gary Oldman

I class myself as a manual laborer.
- Theodore White

It is impossible for one class to appreciate the wrongs of another.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

In the past the man has been first; in the future the system must be first...
The first object of any good system must be that of
developing first class men.
- Frederick W. Taylor

We don't have a lot of class-conscious filmmaking.
- Roger Ebert

White middle- and upper-class men have a longer journey to go than many people.
- Holly Near

If we do not provide education for every single American,
we are consigning those without an education to second-class status.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

Coming out involves varying degrees of difficulty that are affected by class,
race, religion, and geography.
- Lance Loud

Remember and help America remember that the fellowship
of human beings is more important than the fellowship
of race and class and gender in a democratic society.
- Marian Wright Edelman

Each simian had a much different body suit,
so besides trying to define class across species,
there was a definite attempt to dress each group in different styles.
- Colleen Atwood

England is so defined, the class system,
your education.
I think what was unique about the Canterbury scene.
- Kevin Ayers

I could work out a lot of my emotions by going to class and dancing.
- Suzanne Farrell

With just about every player in Australia,
his whole goal and ambition is to play for Australia.
That's why they're playing first class cricket.
It's just a different attitude.
- Shane Warne

Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young
blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something
that neither their teacher nor they know.
- Vladimir Nabokov

I was an anorexic, beer drinking, class cutting,
doodling, shoplifting, skater chick that was into nature,
art class, and the beach.
- Rebecca Miller

You can't rise as a class.
You have to rise individually.
It's what many of the civil rights-era people don't understand.
- Alphonso Jackson

There is a class system in acting just like in anything else.
Black females fall in a category below black male actors.
- Debra Wilson

Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree,
while the other is in distress, try whether one side;
of the face can smile while the other is pinched.
- Thomas Fuller

The important part of Marxism was its demand for active,
constant, practical, class-war.
- Francis Parker Yockey

It's no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class
Americans are an endangered species.
- Arianna Huffington

Money doesn't buy class.
- Kiana Tom

The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from
a second class citizen to a second class immortal.
- Satchel Paige

I told the students that whatever they did in class was for the wastebasket.
- Imogen Cunningham

The fact is that the diversity in this political class
serves the same interest as diversity in any arena,
which is it stirs the competitive pot.
- Carol Moseley Braun

Class structures are a luxury that we cannot afford.
- H. Rap Brown

These interests of the workers, as the exploited and oppressed,
class of society, are the same in all countries.
- Clara Zetkin

Starting out in a beginner class and really understanding
the fundamentals of yoga is really important.
- Mariel Hemingway

All new states are invested, more or less,
by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always
in favor of rash and extreme measures,
but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men.
- Sam Houston


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