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If a student takes the whole series of my folklore
by 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 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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
- Buddhist Proverb

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots.
I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris,
I used to go out and riot occasionally.
- John Foster Dulles

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

Every time a student walks past a really urgent,
expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college,
it can help reassure him that he does have that mind,
does have that soul.
- Louis Kahn

I'm not speaking as someone who has reached satori or anything else.
I'm a student.
- Sting

I consider myself a student of Hollywood.
- Rob Morrow

However, I learned something.
I thought that if the young person, the student,
has poetry in him or her, to offer them help is like
offering a propeller to a bird.
- Norman MacCaig

I realized what interested me as a student of film
was one thing and the movies that I liked were another.
- Sam Raimi

My real education began when I entered the University
of Chicago in September 1951 as a graduate student.
- James Cronin

When I was an art student in the early 60's before
the acid scene began I was smoking pot just like anyone else who was an artist.
- Bill Griffith

I was not an outstanding student.
I did a reasonable amount of work.
I got generally good - pretty good grades,
but I was not that passionate about getting straight A's.
- Steve Case

I haven't yet figured out how I was made first captain,
because I was not an outstanding student.
I was an adequate student.
- William Westmoreland

The last state to admit a black student to the college
level was South Carolina.
- Constance Baker Motley

I was a fantastic student until ten,
and then my mind began to wander.
- Grace Paley

I was a grad student at UC Berkeley when I bought my
Apple II and it suddenly because a lot more interesting than school.
- Andy Hertzfeld

Berkeley had a liberal element in the student body
who tended to be quite active.
I think that's in general a feature of intellectually active places.
- John Searle

I used to be a regular college student and now I go
all over the country and stay at really nice hotels.
- Steven Hill

You never stop learning.
If you have a teacher, you never stop being a student.
- Elisabeth Rohm

I was an art student at the time, like thousands of others.
- Ray Davies

I've never professed to be anything but an average student.
- Dan Quayle

It is our hope that the AP program can serve as an
anchor for increasing rigor in our schools.
Rigor can be maintained while increasing student participation.
- Gaston Caperton

A student never forgets an encouraging private word,
when it is given with sincere respect and admiration.
- William Lyon Phelps

I cannot say that I was a particularly diligent student,
especially during the lower grades.
- Koichi Tanaka

I would not say that I was, these days,
a 'student' of philosophy, although in my youth I was
quite deeply involved with certain aspects of the British pragmatists.
- Brian Ferneyhough

The issue here isn't whether every student is brainwashed,
it's whether it is appropriate.
- David Horowitz

The first two pictures I did, I played a young student in prep school.
When I did Lifeguard, everyone was saying,
You're so Southern California.
It was a surprise to me.
- Parker Stevenson

I think one of the privileges of being a filmmaker
is the opportunity to remain a kind of perpetual student.
- Edward Zwick

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions,
never know too much to learn something new.
- Og Mandino

Sometimes I feel I can't quite master my written and spoken Spanish,
because I'm too much a student of English.
I would need another lifetime to learn it.
- Sandra Cisneros

When the student has her voice under complete control,
it is safe to take up the lyric repertoire of Mendelssohn,
Old English Songs, etc.
How simple and charming they are!
- Alma Gluck

Become a student of change.
It is the only thing that will remain constant.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Catholic schools prepare every student to meet the
challenges of their future by developing their mind,
yes, but also their body and their soul and spirit.
- David Vitter

I was a student at Columbia College,
actually,
in the Architecture school.
Paul would drive in from Queens, showing me these new songs.
I can't remember us working it out.
- Art Garfunkel

Responsibility for learning belongs to the student,
regardless of age.
- Robert Martin

I was a student in Germany when Hitler came to power.
- Klaus Fuchs

And it was a huge emotional thing to leave the law and become unemployed -
to be a student again.
- David Steinberg

I won vice president of my student body in high school.
That doesn't mean anything.
- Al Sharpton

I want to become a student.
I want to read Chinese history and go on a dig.
- Lou Gerstner

I felt like I was a teacher.
But nowadays, I am as much a student of his.
He writes a lot of what we play.
- Gary Burton

When West End Girls came out on import,
I was a student at Liverpool University.
I'd go to a club in Liverpool and it would come on,
and I'd be really embarrassed.
- Chris Lowe

I came to Ireland 20 years ago as a student,
hitch-hiking round for a week and staying in Dublin.
- Greta Scacchi

My first student film was Orientation,
which was basically the set-up for Animal House.
There are a couple of scenes that we later borrowed in some form.
- Ivan Reitman

Occasionally a student writer comes up with something
really beautiful and moving,
and you won't know for years if it was an accident
or the first burst of something wonderful.
- Howard Nemerov

A student will send me an urgent appeal to hear her,
saying she is poor and wants my advice as to whether
it is worth while to continue her studies.
I invariably refuse such requests.
- Alma Gluck

I did loads of student films and fringe theatre.
I worked for free a lot.
- Christopher Parker

The most dangerous thing about student riots is that
adults take them seriously.
- Georges Pompidou

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.
- H. L. Mencken

Finally, I was no longer a student and was making music for myself.
- Kenny G

I was a student at Harvard, and that's where I learned
about so-called avant-garde music.
Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism and painting
were well known at this time.
- Henry Flynt

Excitement in education and student productivity,
the ability to get a result that you want from students,
go together and cannot be separated.
- Major Owens

You know, it's been proven that 35 to 40 hours a year
with one-on-one attention,
a student can get one grade level higher.
- Dave Eggers

I participated on debating teams and in student government,
and served as senior class president.
- Paul D. Boyer


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