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Folks don't like to have somebody around knowing more than they do. ...
by Harper Lee

Folks don't like to have somebody around knowing more than they do.
- Harper Lee

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

I think there's just one kind of folks.
Folks.
- Harper Lee

You've really got to start hitting the books because it's no joke out here.
- Harper Lee

 

Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin,
but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
- Harper Lee

It was times like these when I thought my father,
who hated guns and had never been to any wars,
was the bravest man who ever lived.
- Harper Lee

The book to read is not the one which thinks for you,
but the one which makes you think.
No book in the world equals the Bible for that.
- Harper Lee

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Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read.
One does not love breathing.
- Harper Lee

Well, they're Southern people, and if they know you
are working at home they think nothing of walking right in for coffee.
But they wouldn't dream of interrupting you at golf.
- Harper Lee

The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
- Harper Lee

Before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
- Harper Lee

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

We've put more effort into helping folks reach old
age than into helping them enjoy it.
- Frank Howard Clark

It has been my experience that folks who
have no vices, have very few virtues.
- Abraham Lincoln

Many folks think they aren't good at earning money,
when what they don't know is how to use it.
- Frank Howard Clark

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.
- Tobias Smollett

Folks who are getting their strokes in the South are
not as unhappy with Howard Dean.
You don't see anybody starting any movement to get him out of office.
- Gwen Ifill

Folks, I've had the best seat in the house.
Thanks for sharing it, I'll see you down the road.
- Brent Musburger

And you know, we'd go to church.
We were Baptists.
And every now and then there'd be a tent would set up,
and it was the Holiness folks.
And we liked their music.
- Mel Tillis

I know folks all have a tizzy about it,
but I like a little bourbon of an evening.
It helps me sleep.
I don't much care what they say about it.
- Lillian Gordy Carter

But Ship Who Sang remains my favorite story.
I really rocked folks with that and still cannot read
it aloud myself without weeping at the end.
- Anne McCaffrey

This is the kind of problem you want to have!
Country radio has been great to me my whole career.
I can't thank those folks enough.
- George Strait

My feet ain't got nothing to do with my nickname,
but when folks get it in their heads that a feller's got big feet,
soon the feet start looking big.
- Satchel Paige

If you want that good feeling that comes from doing
things for other folks then you have to pay for it
in abuse and misunderstanding.
- Zora Neale Hurston

Folks, this is perfect weather for today's game.
Not a breath of air.
- Curt Gowdy

It is really quite amazing that all of the folks supporting privatization,
from the president on down, keep invoking the name of my grandfather,
Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
- James Roosevelt

That odd idea that one person can go to a foreign part
and in this rather odd voice describe it to the folks
back home doesn't make much sense in the post-colonial world.
- Robyn Davidson

I go wild on a stage.
Some folks have measured us an image.
They pretend us to be saints.
And that image is much tougher to keep up with.
Because that's not who we are.
- Donnie Wahlberg

That's all folks!
- Mel Blanc

Those folks out in the space suits are going to be getting beat up.
- Duane G. Carey

Some of the folks on both sides might be sincere,
but it does seem as if it is only the opposition that
cares about the Bill of Rights most of the time.
- James Bovard

But Patsy, she was a great, great girl.
And Brenda Lee is a wonderful person,
and her mama Grace.
I've known those folks for years and years and years.
- Mel Tillis

Some folks think I painted Lincoln from life,
but I haven't been around that long.
Not quite.
- Norman Rockwell

Racism isn't born, folks, it's taught.
I have a two-year-old son.
You know what he hates? Naps!
End of list.
- Denis Leary

Some folks rail against other folks,
because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.
- Henry Fielding

The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty
soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization
than to what they're organized for.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

We have a plan that creates universal access programs
at the state level which allows folks to access insurance
if they're denied by their insurer.
- Eric Cantor

Remember folks stop lights timed for 35 mph are also timed for 70 mph.
- Jim Samuels

I don't really remember my folks singing to us,
but they read to us.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

It's shades of Vietnam again, folks:
body counts.
- Seymour Hersh

All some folks want is their fair share and yours.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Nowadays, business is all about productivity -
and our folks produce.
- John Hoeven

Most people understand life expectancy has changed
since Social Security started in 1937 when folks lived to be 59 years old.
Today, they live to be 77 years old.
- Jack Kingston

The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them.
- Kin Hubbard

We need to internalize this idea of excellence.
Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent.
- Barack Obama

Tell us exactly - certainly our listeners -
why does it appear that some folks,
certainly in the Democratic Party and in the news media -
seem to be afraid of you?
- Tony Brown

The folks in Mississippi are saying,
'Thank God for Texas.'
- Kinky Friedman

The colored folks been singing it and playing it just like I'm doin' now,
man, for more years than I know.
I got it from them.
- Elvis Presley

Listening is the only way to entertain some folks.
- Kin Hubbard

Most of all, our troops from Alabama said they appreciate
the care packages from folks back home.
- Mike Rogers

Well folks, that's about it for the show tonight.
- John Fahey

I've been to all 50 states, and traveled this whole country,
and 90 percent of the people are good folks.
The rest of them take after the other side of the family.
- Jeff Foxworthy

If only my folks had beaten me, I could have gotten
some material about my miserable childhood.
But as it is, I've had a great life.
- Tim Conway

My God, these folks don't know how to love -
that's why they love so easily.
- David Herbert Lawrence

America enjoys the best health care in the world,
but the best is no good if folks can't afford it,
access it and doctor's can't provide it.
- Bill Frist

Folks never understand the folks they hate.
- James Russell Lowell

For the love of God, folks, don't try this at home.
- David Letterman

In spite of the Depression, or maybe because of it,
folks were hungry for a good time, and an evening of
dancing seemed a good way to have it.
- Lawrence Welk

I used to be friends with Miles Davis.
He didn't like many folks.
I lived across the street from him.
- Rip Torn

Being in space, I'm really looking forward to working
with this team of folks that I'm with.
- Duane G. Carey

There are some people that will be deterred by the
fact that we have nuclear weapons...
But those people are the folks we can deal with anyway.
- Charles Horner

I was two and a half and my folks would put it on the
record player and I would run around the house screaming,
but I haven't been that hip since.
- Leo Kottke

The little words in the Republic of Letters,
like the little folks in a nation, are the most useful and significant.
- Samuel Richardson

I think most folks are good folks.
- Judge Mills Lane

Everybody needs history but the people who need it most are poor folks -
people without resources or options.
- Henry Hampton

I play a couple basic folks songs and break them down.
I did that on a six string.
I can't recall all the songs on it.
There's some finger picking on it.
- Roger McGuinn

Rich folks always talk hard times.
- Lillian Smith

Different strokes, for different folks.
- Sly Stone

Folks, I've been straight for seventeen days...
Not all in a row.
- Sam Kinison

I think as long as there are folks on the fringe who want to make movies,
the indie scene will still be around.
I do think it's getting harder to get them seen though.
- Joshua Leonard

Never lend books, for no one ever returns them;
the only books I have in my library are books that
other folks have left me.
- Anatole France


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