Top Funk Quotes

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51. "I like Akon, I like some of Lil Wayne when he uses that funky voice. Anything progressive."
Author: Afrika Bambaataa
52. "I don't like posh hotels. I like small, eclectic hotels, and luxury for me would mean really good company with good food in a really funky, beautiful house in the middle of a field where someone came and serviced the place for us."
Author: Amanda Donohoe
53. "The world doesn't need another clothing company. But it does need a certain funk."
Author: Andre Benjamin
54. "You love SITUATION COMEDIES, whilst holding particular affection for MUSTACHIOED FUNNYMEN. You know, your FOXWORTHIES, your FUNKES, your SWANSONS, but not necessarily your GALLAGHERS PER SE, because you have to draw the fucking line somewhere."
Author: Andrew Hussie
55. "My goal every time I make a record is just to make the funkiest, the best music I could possibly make, both lyrically, and music-wise."
Author: Big Boi
56. "When I leave a room, it's gonna be footprints of funk wherever I stepped, because I'm a soul-funk crusader."
Author: Big Boi
57. "I love old funky things. Color just makes me happy, and things all lined up."
Author: Bobbi Brown
58. "Funk is the absence of any and everything you can think of, but the very essence of all that is. And saying that, I'm saying funk is anything that we create in our minds that we want to do, what we want to be, but we don't have the resources."
Author: Bootsy Collins
59. "I'm not going to play funk licks on a jazz album. That makes no sense."
Author: Branford Marsalis
60. "Shasta was dreadfully frightened. But it suddenly came into his head, "If you funk this, you'll funk every battle all your life. Now or never."
Author: C.S. Lewis
61. "But that kind of falls in line; when you think about it, James Brown was a funk minimalist. All of those parts create a sum that's larger than than the individual parts."
Author: Charlie Hunter
62. "Gdy siedze w korku, serce bije mi z normalna szybkoscia. Nie jestem sam. Utknawszy tam, moge uchodzic za normalnego czlowieka, który wraca do zony i dzieci, który ma dom. Moge udawac, ze moje zycie jest czyms wiecej niz tylko czekaniem na kolejna katastrofe. Ze wiem, jak funkcjonowac. Tak samo, jak dzieci bawia sie w dom."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
63. "Get down!" Azura yells. I have the bizarre urge to yell back, "Get funky!" but fortunately that part of my brain isn't in charge of my reflexes."
Author: D.D. Barant
64. "And a ride in a hearse tells us we're all close to that final cruise . . . when the body dies and we move on. It's just the body, man. It's just the body. The soul's already gone. So don't be afraid of a dead body absent a soul. It's empty, man. No resident. What you need to worry about is a living body that's lost its soul. Now that is scary, man." - Funk N. Wagnalls, owner of the Grim Reapers auto lot, a character in Professor Brown Shoes Teaches the Blues."
Author: David Mutti Clark
65. "Kada ideali, moralni, estetski, religiozni ili socijalni, nisu vise kadri da upravljaju zivotom i da mu odrede kraj, kako se zivot moze odrzati a da ne postane praznina? Strast apsurda je jedina koja jos baca demonsku svetlost na haos. Samo vezivanjem za apsurd, kroz ljubav apsolutno nepotrebnu, to jest za nesto sto ne moze poprimiti konzistentnost ali koje kroz sopstvenu funkciju moze da stimulise zivotnu iluziju. Strast apsurda moze se roditi jedino u coveku u kome je sve likvidirano, ali u kome se mogu pojaviti stravicna buduca preobrazenja."
Author: Emil Cioran
66. "Wir reden nicht viel, aber wir sind voll zarterer Rücksicht miteinander, als ich mir denke, dass Liebende es sein können. Wir sind zwei Menschen, zwei winzige Funken Leben, draußen ist die Nacht und der Kreis des Todes. Wir sitzen an ihrem Rande, gefährdet und geborgen...wir sind uns nahe mit unseren Herzen und die Stunde ist wie der Raum: Überflackert von einem sanftem Feuer gehen die Empfindungen hin und her..."
Author: Erich Maria Remarque
67. "Den Ersten Weltkrieg konnte ich noch absolvieren, ohne zu wissen, wie ein Maschinengewehr funktioniert. Zwei Mal meldete ich zu den Fliegern, einmal, weil ich mich mit dem Oberst verkracht hatte, das zweite Mal honoris causa, als der Untergang des Reiches sich abzeichnete. Gewiss hätte ich damit das Feld meiner Stärke verlassen; der Vater sah das viel besser; er sagte:" Du bist Infanterist und must dabei bleiben. Das ist eine gute Sache; zu Fuss kann man sich immer forthelfen." Das war richtig und gilt für mich noch heute; hundert Schritt zu Fuss sind besser als tausend Kilometer im Flugzeug oder im Automobil."
Author: Ernst Jünger
68. "So you funked it, you funked it, you funked the real thing!"
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
69. "The girl had many virtues: money, a car--a gold-coloured Capri, in which she played the latest funk--a big house and a rich father. When Valentin asked, 'What does your boyfriend do?' she replied, 'But I don't have one, really."
Author: Hanif Kureishi
70. "Ti uspešni ljudi, muškarci i žene, bili su obuceni u ansamble grafitnosive i tamnoplave boje, kao simbole pouzdanosti i poštenja. To vidno polje sacinjeno od ozbiljne poslovne garderobe bilo je tek mestimicno prošarano nekom dezeniranom kravatom ili komadom srebrnog nakita. Neki posmatrac pronicljiviji od Gaja lako bi zapazio nedokucivi karakter tih malih licnih znakova, kao da ne predstavljaju autenticna obeležja licnog ukusa ili sklonosti, vec se svode na cisto ritualnu funkciju, na teoretsku podršku individualizmu, a ne na njegov prakticni izraz."
Author: Hari Kunzru
71. "He found himself grinning at her. His nervousness had disappeared, and suddenly he had a sense of his own size, his physical strength, his own brains and being. Four years, he had earned his own bread and keep, fended for himself, had not only remained alive and well but had put together a small fishing fleet of his own, and kept it alive and functioning and fought the wind and the weather and met a payroll of eleven men in his crews-and be damned with the lot of them if he'd go into a funk over which spoon or knife to use."
Author: Howard Fast
72. "So las ich falsch in deinem Aug, dem tiefen?Kein heimlich Sehnen sah ich heiß dort funkeln?Es birgt zu deiner Seele keine PforteDein feuchter Blick? Die Wünsche, die dort schliefen,Wie stille Rosen in der Flut, der dunkeln,Sind, wie dein Plaudern: seellos... Worte, Worte?"
Author: Hugo Von Hofmannsthal
73. "Mars is really different, into art. Lydia Lunch is more energy. James Chance is more commercial in a different way, in funk and jazz. They were all doing original things, trying to create their own sound and music. I think they're all great."
Author: Ikue Mori
74. "Neo-Hoodoo is the 8 basic dances of 19th century New Orleans' Place Congo- the Calinda the Bamboula the Chacta the Babouille the Conjaille the Juba the Congo and the VooDoo- modernized into the Philly Dog, the Hully Gully, the Funky Chicken, the Popcorn, the Boogaloo and the dance of great American choreographer Buddy Bradley."
Author: Ishmael Reed
75. "Die Sache mit dem Sündenbock funktionierte wirklich, als noch religiöse Kraft dahinterstand. Man lud dem Ziegenbock die Sünden der Stadt auf und trieb ihn hinaus, und die Stadt war gereinigt. Es funktionierte, weil alle, einschließlich der Götter, wussten, wie das Ritual zu verstehen war. Dann starben die Götter, und plötzlich musste man die Stadt ohne göttliche Hilfe reinigen. Statt Symbolen waren richtige Taten gefragt. Der Zensor war geboren, im römischen Sinn. Wachsamkeit hieß die Parole: Die Wachsamkeit aller allen gegenüber. Reinigung wurde ersetzt durch Säuberungsaktionen."
Author: J.M. Coetzee
76. "Niemand würde glauben, wie schön Prag in der Nacht ist, im Glanz des Mondes. Die Menschen schlummern, die Steine sind lebendig geworden, auch in die Standbilder auf der Karlsbrücke kommt Leben. Der Hradcin, schon am Tage majestätisch erhaben, ist bei Nacht noch erhabener. Umflort von der Farbe der Finsternis, erhebt er sich hoch in den endlosen Himmel, und sein Turm, steil aufragend, reicht bis an die funkelnden Sterne. Die Moldau rauscht hymnisch, über ihrem Tal steht der Mond, der sich so manchmal von dem herrlichen Anblick nicht trennen kann; er schaut und schaut, bis ihn die eifersüchtige Sonne verscheucht."
Author: Jan Neruda
77. "God gave man feet for which to walk. And crush grapes. Can I get you a glass of wine? It's homemade, though it kind of smells funky."
Author: Jarod Kintz
78. "Ceri loves Sci-Fi - " Game of Thrones "also - Harry Hole , Lisbeeth Salander, Funky Scando Fiction, Supports Swans, Nirvana,"
Author: Jo Nesbø
79. "Pod kvazi-mitskim totalitetom tehnicke racionalnosti prijeti nam inteligencija bez patosa, inteligencija kojoj nije potreban nikakav jezik koji ima svoj vlastiti smisao jer ionako sve funkcionira bez bilo kakvog proturjecja; ta inteligencija ne zna za spomen jer nije ugrožena nikakvim zaboravom: covjek kao kompjuterizirana inteligencija bez osjetljivosti na patnju i bez morala, ukratko: covjek kao rapsodija nedužnosti jednoga glatko funkcionirajuceg stroja. Treba li doista to biti covjek nakon smrti covjeka?"
Author: Johann Baptist Metz
80. "There's no way out," he announced with satisfaction, "and no amount of wishful dreaming will produce one. The demon won't go back in its bottle, the face-off is for ever, the embrace gets tighter and the toys cleverer with every generation, and there's no such thing for either side as enough security. Not for the main players, not for the nasty little newcomers who each year run themselves up a suitcase bomb and join the club. We get tired of believing that, because we're human. We may even con ourselves into believing the threat has gone away. It never will. Never, never, never.""So, who'll save us then, Walt?" Barley asked. "You and Nedsky?""Vanity, if anything will, which I doubt," Walter retorted. "No leader wants to go down in history as the ass who destroyed his country in an afternoon. And funk, I suppose. Most of our gallant politicians do have a narcissistic objection to suicide, thank God."
Author: John Le Carré
81. "It's easy to fall into a funk and not want to exercise, or to really want that second piece of chocolate cake. I have to say, I fight against those feelings all year. But I try not to let myself sit in a rut like that."
Author: JoJo
82. "When I do uptempo songs, I like to bring in the funk and world music and different elements."
Author: Judith Hill
83. "I lie in a bathtub of cold water, still sweating and singing love songs to myself. I put the gun to my head and cock it.I think of my Grandma and remember that old feeling of being so in love that nothing matters except seeing and being seen by her. I drop the gun to my chest. I'm so sad and I can't really see a way out of what I'm feeling but I'm leaning on memory for help. Faster. Slower. I think I want to hurt myself more than I'm already hurting. I'm not the smartest boy in the world by a long shot, but even in my funk I know that easy remedies like eating your way out of sad, or fucking your way out of sad, or lying your way out of sad, or slanging your way out of sad, or robbing your way out of sad, or gambling your way out of sad, or shooting your way out of sad, are just slower, more acceptable ways for desperate folks, and especially paroled black boys in our country, to kill ourselves and others close to us in America."
Author: Kiese Laymon
84. "Na jawie snisz z otwartymi oczamiCo dzieje sie miedzy nami ze nie poznalemTego kraju co otwiera ci bramyI dokad nigdy wizy nie dostalemCi przez których przeszla muzyka Zdaja sie lasu galezia co drzyUginajaca sie pod ptakamiAle tyCi których wzrok sie sklada z nieprzeliczonych szlifów liczbyCi którzy zongluja funkcjami mgly Ci których paraboliczny umysl blyska jak lustroHipoteza to ich papieros skreconyAle tyTy milczysz z dlonia przy skroniI nie smiem zapytac cie o nic"
Author: Louis Aragon
85. "Your hair is all funky in the morning."
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
86. "Thick, humid air cut with the salty funk of low tide and flip-flops smacking against hardened soles and hair drifting around you like seaweed as the ocean lifts you up toward a cloudless sky and the feeling that you will never be anything but young."
Author: Meg Donohue
87. "White people couldn't do black music back in the day because they weren't funky or bad enough. They weren't from the ghettoes, but hip-hop and R&B changed all of that because white kids want to be down with it. They wanted to learn it so they studied the culture. It's kind of a cool thing because we shouldn't be so separate."
Author: Narada Michael Walden
88. "It was actually my partner, Bernard Edwards, who helped me develop my sort of funky jazz style."
Author: Nile Rodgers
89. "Kellen sighed in exasperation. "I've told you a million times that my funk, as you call it, has little to do with sex.""Then you must be doing it wrong"
Author: Olivia Cunning
90. "Between Prince and my dad's fusion-jazz records, I didn't have a choice in being funky."
Author: Patrick Stump
91. "Look, dude, you've sampled your life, mixed those sounds with a funk precedent, and established a sixteen-bar system of government for the entire rhythm nation. Set the Dj up as the executive, the legislative, and judicial branches. I mean, after listening to your beat, anything I've heard on the pop radio in the last five years feels like a violation of my civil rights."
Author: Paul Beatty
92. "Temelji. To je bilo ono što nam je poklonio trener Graham. Temelji, temelji, temelji. Kao profesor uvidio sam da ovu lekciju mnogi preskacu, najcešce na vlastitu štetu. Uvijek se moraju postaviti temelji, jer onaj zanimljivi i zabavni dio bez njih nece funkcionirati."
Author: Randy Pausch
93. "I have never met one person who likes Grand Funk."
Author: Ritchie Blackmore
94. "Ludzie, którzy pisza historie, zbyt duzo uwagi poswiecaja tzw. glosnym momentom, a za malo badaja okresy ciszy. Jest to brak intuicji tak niezawodnej u kazdej matki, kiedy uslyszy, ze w pokoju jej dziecka raptem zrobilo sie cicho. Matka wie, ze ta cisza oznacza cos niedobrego. Ze jest to cisza, za która cos sie kryje. Biegnie interweniowac, poniewaz czuje, ze zlo wisi w powietrzu. Te sama funkcje spelnia cisza w historii i w polityce. Cisza jest sygnalem nieszczescia i czesto – przestepstwa. Jest takim samym narzedziem politycznym jak szczek oreza czy przemówienie na wiecu. Cisza jest potrzebna tyranom i okupantom, którzy dbaja, aby ich dzielu towarzyszylo milczenie."
Author: Ryszard Kapuściński
95. "I scoured myself with lye soap from head to toe to get the evil funk of demon snot off me. I have flossed things the gods never meant to be flossed and used things that would be toxic to most living organisms. All to sanitize my body for your chewing pleasure."
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
96. "Es gibt eine Menge phantastischer E.T.A.-Hoffmann-Figuren unter den Angestellten vorgerückteren Alters. Irgendwo sind sie steckengeblieben und erfüllen seitdem ununterbrochen banale Funktionen, die alles andere eher als unheimlich sind."
Author: Siegfried Kracauer
97. "Asleep by the SmithsVapour Trail by RideScarborough Fair by Simon & GarfunkelA Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol HarumDear Prudence by the BeatlesGypsy by Suzanne VegaNights in White Satin by the Moody BluesDaydream by Smashing PumpkinsDusk by Genesis (before Phil Collins was even in the band!)MLK by U2Blackbird by the BeatlesLandslide by Fleetwood MacAsleep by the Smiths (again!)-Charlie's mixtape"
Author: Stephen Chbosky
98. "I started buying records in the '80s. I listened to everything new wave, disco, funk synth-pop, rock, but in my house we were listening to bossa nova, tango, and folk."
Author: Steven Sater
99. "Hard times and funky living can season the soul, true enough, but joy is the yeast that makes it rise."
Author: Tom Robbins
100. "Life is sweet when you pay attention. When it doesn't seem sweet, put a sticker on your nose and do a funky dance."
Author: Whitney Scott

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