The best Quotes by Alan Dundes

The best Quotes by Alan Dundes

Alan Dundes (September 8, 1934 - March 30, 2005) was an American folklorist. He spent much of his career as a professional academic at the University of California, Berkeley and published his ideas in a wide range of books and articles

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.
The study of folklore is largely the study of particular folklore genres: myth, folktale, legend, ballad, proverb, riddle, superstition, etc.
Future orientation is combined with a notion and expectation of progress, and nothing is impossible.
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures, for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children, not grandparents.

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California has officially announced that jaywalking is now no longer a crime. So congratulations to the Californians who like walking places. This is great news for the six of you.
Trevor Noah in The Daily Show - October 2022
New Mexico. It's another state. I mean, it's like California, just less traffic.
Lalo Salamanca in Better Call Saul - Season 6 Episode 5
We all have our little faults. Mine's in California.
All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.
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Helsinki may not be as cold as you make it out to be, but California is still a lot nicer. I don't remember the last time I couldn't walk around in shorts all day.
The apparent ease of California life is an illusion, and those who believe the illusion real live here in only the most temporary way.
Things are tough all over, cupcake. An' it rains on the just an' the unjust alike... except in California.
Silk Spectre in Watchmen -
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I read the Life magazine articles about free love and free dope in California. At age 20 I drove to Los Angeles.
That's the great thing about California, you can almost go to the mountains and almost go to the beach on the same day.
Leonard Hofstadter in The Big Bang Theory - Season 11 Episode 11
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You know what's remarkable? That England looks in no way like Southern California.
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It's the edge of the world
And all of Western civilization
The sun may rise in the east
At least it's settled in a final location
It's understood that Hollywood sells Californication
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I drank when I was pregnant with you, you turned out fine. There's everybody saying 'don't drink, don't smoke'. I swear - Texas is turning into California.
In California, they don't throw their garbage away - they make it into TV shows.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to California - and that's pretty much the same thing.
Who's the more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?
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I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.
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The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
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The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
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That's the misery: Stupid people are so confident, the wise ones full of doubt.
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Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
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Brom: "Because you can't argue with all of the fools in the world."
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You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
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"There's perfect men around every corner", said God an made the Earth round.
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Working out makes people more comfortable with their naked bodies. So does Tequila.
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Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.
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Bacteria is the only culture some people have.
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If you're not careful, Netflix & Chill can turn into Disney+ & Children pretty damn fast.
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Work eight hours and sleep eight hours and make sure that they are not the same hours.
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On behalf of the American people, I thank Joe Biden for his extraordinary leadership as President of the United States and for his decades of service to our country. I am honored to have the President's endors*ment and my intention is to earn and win this nomination.
Kamala Harris - Juli 2024
Just overwhelmed with gratitude. What an honor it is to run alongside President Donald J. Trump. He delivered peace and prosperity once, and with your help, he'll do it again.
J. D. Vance - Juli 2024
The central premise of the Biden campaign is that President Donald Trump is an authoritarian fascist who must be stopped at all costs. That rhetoric led directly to President Trump's attempted assassination.
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