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I mentioned that one of the tripartite formulas in
by Alan Dundes

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

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

 

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

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

Americans often have trouble enjoying the present moment.
- 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 do believe in progress and there is almost
certainly a kernel of truth in the joke.
- Alan Dundes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

As I mentioned previously, the tools that allow for
optimum health are diet and exercise.
- Bill Toomey

They did that little thing on South Park,
and they mentioned my name and had a character of me
judging a Halloween contest.
It was really funny.That made me the coolest aunt on earth.
- Tina Yothers

Francis Webb is easily our greatest poet and one of
the greatest poets in the world but he's hardly ever mentioned.
- Robert Adamson

As I mentioned, I was a carpenter for a time.
- Jack Vance

All the things we have to remember, and I've mentioned this before,
is that we're all artists.
- Terrence Howard

My background is in hardware design.
I found hardware work to be a welcome change from thousands
of hours of programming and that led to the designs you mentioned.
- David Crane

There are names I do not want mentioned in my home.
- Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

And the buying of new machinery meant not only the
possibility of production,
but even the new technology, 'cos as I mentioned before,
we were back of seven, eight years.
- Gianni Agnelli

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and CSIS have provided
extraordinary co-operation,
as I mentioned earlier.
- Paul Cellucci

Interestingly, the American Embassy mentioned that
our efficient relief effort has significantly improved
the image of the United States among the Pakistani people.
- Jon Porter

I fancy that no good ideas upon that campaign will
be mentioned at any time that did not receive their
share of consideration by General Lee.
- James Longstreet

When liberty is mentioned, we must always be careful
to observe whether it is not really the assertion of
private interests which is thereby designated.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

The fact of the matter is, most of our orders are not supersized.
Less than five per cent are supersized -
that's never mentioned.
The whole issue has been supersized itself.
- Jim Cantalupo

Any time you're mentioned in the same breath as Tony Esposito,
for whatever reason, it's a great honor.
He's one of my idols.
He's one of the greatest of all time.
- Curtis Joseph

The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned,
and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture.
- Gaylord Nelson

There was no male vampire type in existence.
Someone suggested an actor of the Continental School who could play any type,
and mentioned me.
- Bela Lugosi

It has been mentioned that in Trench I there is evidence
of three successive stages of these defences.
- Kathleen Kenyon

It was really amazing.
I mean, he'd never mentioned that he played in the symphony,
like serious violin playing, not fiddle playing.
And he just blew us away.
- Guy Clark

It has yet to be shown by direct biochemical methods,
as opposed to the indirect genetic evidence mentioned earlier,
that the code is indeed a triplet code.
- Francis Crick

Because people have read those things in the newspapers,
they think it is true.
Ten years ago all these things I have just mentioned would have upset me.
- Ruud van Nistelrooy

I don't know if we even mentioned UFOs.
It was to find out why Barney was emotionally upset.
- Betty Hill

Sex and older women used to be considered an oxymoron,
rarely mentioned in the same breath.
- Gail Sheehy

What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America,
that he ever mentioned it.
- Margot Asquith

I thought it was pretty good to be mentioned in a big paper,
so I decided to keep the nickname.
- Dick Lane

Enough people have now mentioned Bill Nye the Science
Guy to me that I now desperately avoid it all costs.
- Alton Brown

For instance, why are we terrorizing this country,
leading with murder and mayhem, when crime is actually on the decline,
as somebody, as somebody mentioned?
- Christiane Amanpour

It's been mentioned or suggested that Paradise will not be well studied,
because it's about this unimportant intellectual topic,
which is religion.
- Toni Morrison

I liked The Slipper and the Rose, as I have already mentioned,
because it was such a lovely film to do.
- Julie Harris

Jim mentioned I was an ALEC member, and that's correct.
- Don Nickles

I can't tell you what an honor it is,
to even be mentioned in the same breath with Arthur Ashe.
This is something I certainly will treasure forever.
- Jim Valvano

And then '74 as I mentioned and then the 1990 world
cup was our team was the team of the reunification you know,
so we were the team for both sides of Germany so now,
you know throughout the last 16 years,
we've melted together.
And now comes the next milestone.
- Jurgen Klinsmann

It is one of the more striking generalizations of biochemistry -
which surprisingly is hardly ever mentioned in the biochemical textbooks -
that the twenty amino acids and the four bases,
are, with minor reservations, the same throughout Nature.
- Francis Crick

Meanwhile, my residence within the Federal lines,
and my acquaintance with so many of the officers,
the origin of which I have already mentioned,
enabled me to gain much important information as to
the position and designs of the enemy.
- Belle Boyd

I think even if I did the research mentioned above,
it would be a total waste of money because if those
people don't believe in the testimonials,
they won't believe in the research at all.
They would say that I made it all up.
So why waste money?
- Alex Chiu

We were now, as I before mentioned, upon this St.
Joseph's trail.
It was evident, by the traces, that large parties were
a few days in advance of us;
and as we too supposed them to be Mormons,
we had some apprehension of interruption.
- Francis Parkman

Amnesty is the magnet.
Other magnets that you mentioned are anchor babies
who get benefits in this country and employer deductions for employees,
even if they are here illegally, which Mr. King is addressing.
- Virgil Goode

It's funny.
Some people remember that a lot more than I do.
I remember certain parts of it, and if everybody who
mentioned that to me had been to the game who said they were at the game,
there'd be 800,000 people at that game,
I think.
- Carlton Fisk

Because of the audience I get and the fact that these
people aren't traditional comics buyers I don't think
the comic industry looks at that and thinks that is
a very respectable thing.
I'm very used to it.
I'm not the guy who wins awards and gets mentioned in magazines.
- Jhonen Vasquez

I have never learned to read or write music so I am
not a virtuoso musician like the others you mentioned.
I am completely unable to play like them because I
never learned classical music,
I just developed my own crazy style!
- Ken Hensley

Our experiments not only proved the existence of a
nervous apparatus in the above-mentioned glands,
but also disclosed some facts clearly showing the participation
of these nerves in normal activity.
- Ivan Pavlov

My sister and I said, Dad, are you doing to do anything
about that? And he mentioned treatments other people
sent him that he'd been working on.
So we thought it would be kind of cool to give these guys a real script.
- Rae Dawn Chong

It's rather splendid to think of all those great men
and women who appear to have presented symptoms that
allow us to describe them as bipolar.
Whether it's Hemingway, Van Gogh...
Robert Schumann has been mentioned...
Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath...
some of them with rather grim ends.
- Stephen Fry

I mentioned the non-competitive spirit explicitly,
because these days, excellence is a fashionable concept.
But excellence is a competitive notion,
and that is not what we are heading for:
we are heading for perfection.
- Edsger Dijkstra

But I can tell you that the issue, on one side,
boils down to money - a lot of money.
And it boils down to people and their connections with this money,
and that's the portion that, even with this book,
has not been mentioned to this day.
- Sibel Edmonds

Ironically, the Canadian naval vessels,
aircraft and personnel in the Persian Gulf I mentioned
earlier who are fighting terrorism will provide more
support indirectly to this war in Iraq than most of
the 46 countries that are fully supporting our efforts there.
- Paul Cellucci

One important measurement issue concerns the fat tails
problem that I mentioned earlier.
VAR is concerned with extreme outcomes.
If the tails of the probability distributions we are using are too thin,
our VAR measures are likely to be too low.
- John Hull

Putin has a lot at stake here and restoring the relationship with the United States,
and there are already signs as Sandy mentioned that
he's moving in the right direction to begin to ascertain
that their trade with Iran is not used for the production of nuclear weapons.
- Frank Carlucci

Again, one of the problems I have with television,
as I mentioned before, is it's trivial in many ways,
and I think that a lot of folks out there are looking
for new metaphors and new ways of thinking about things.
- J. Michael Straczynski

The vampire underworld is much larger than most people could imagine.
It exists in all the cities mentioned in the book,
but also in many, many more.
Teenagers, especially, seem to like to act out vampire fantasies.
- James Patterson

It was extremely important to show that Wilde's sexuality
was not just some intellectual idea.
It was real, and it was about the human body.
To just have mentioned it and not shown it would have been,
I think, peculiar and wrong.
- Stephen Fry

Finally, gentleman, from the considerations above mentioned,
as I cannot consistently with my own honor,
nor with utility to my country, considering the manner
in which Business is transacted here,
remain any longer in this chair, I now resign it.
- Henry Laurens


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