Folk music is not so much a body of art as it is a process, an attitude, and a way of life; its distinguishing features lie not within the songs themselves, but in the relations of those songs to a folk culture.
In the sphere of natural investigation, as in poetry and painting, the delineation of that which appeals most strongly to the imagination, derives its collective interest from the vivid truthfulness with which the individual Features are portrayed.David Hume
Her position before was sheltered from the light: now, I had a distinct view of her whole figure and countenance. She was slender, and apparently scarcely past girlhood: an admirable form, and the most exquisite little face that I have ever had the pleasure of beholding: small Features, very fair; flaxen ringlets, or rather golden, hanging loose on her delicate neck; and eyes — had they been agreeable in expression, they would have been irresistible.emily brontë
It's kind of interesting to show that the strange Features of quantum mechanics are actually observed. We still don't totally understand what it means.leonard mandel
At different times and in different places I have come to expect certain books to look a certain way, and, as in all fashions, these changing Features fix a precise quality onto a book's definition. I judge a book by its cover; I judge a book by its shape.Alberto Manguel
Racism... is the highest expression of the colonial system and one of the most significant Features of the colonialist.
This world has few redeeming Features, and one is the capacity for people to love one another with great, enduring passion.david gemmell
In some central and important cases, ... the existence of specific power relations in the society will produce an appearance of a particular kind. Certain Features of the society that are merely local and contingent, and maintained in existence only by the continual exercise of power, will come to seem as if they were universal, necessary, invariant, or natural Features of all forms of human social life, or as if they arose spontaneously and uncoercedly by free human action.raymond geuss
If I am right in supposing it to be comparatively easy to make capital-goods so abundant that the marginal efficiency of capital is zero, this may be the most sensible way of gradually getting rid of many of the objectionable Features of capitalism.john maynard keynes
Art is the child of Nature; yes, Her darling child, in whom we trace The Features of the mother's face, Her aspect and her attitude, All her majestic loveliness Chastened and softened and subdued Into a more attractive grace, And with a human sense imbued. He is the greatest artist, then, Whether of pencil or of pen, Who follows Nature.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I am only about half alive a large part of my strength is consumed in sitting up or walking. My nervous system is a shattered wreck, and I am absolutely bored & listless save when I come upon something which peculiarly interests me. However so many things do interest me, & interest me intensely, in science, history, philosophy, & literature; that I have never actually desired to die, or entertained any suicidal designs, as might be expected of one with so little kinship to the ordinary Features of life.h. p. lovecraft
Capitalism cannot be reduced to one or a few Features, but it does possess one relationship, central to its existence and operation, that constitutes the essence of inequality and ineradicable instability: the wage-labor-capital connection that dwells at the heart of the system.herbert schiller
Then, going off, she sprinkled her with juice, / Which leaves of baneful aconite produce. / Touch'd with the pois'nous drug, her flowing hair / Fell to the ground, and left her temples bare; / Her usual Features vanish'd from their place, / Her body lessen'd all, but most her face. / Her slender fingers, hanging on each side / With many joynts, the use of legs supply'd: / A spider's bag the rest, from which she gives / A thread, and still by constant weaving lives.
Good even, good fair moon, good even to thee. I prithee, dear moon, now show to me the form and the Features, the speech and degree, of the man that true lover of mine shall be.walter scott
Perfect competition must hold in product and factor markets, and also (and importantly) in capital markets. The assumption has two essential Features: economic agents must be price takers; and they must have equal power.
One of unique Features of the Yakshgana is the high-pitched voice of the bhagavata .
Then fell upon the house a sudden gloom, a shadow on those Features fair and thin. And softly, from the hushed and darkened room, two angels issued, where but one went in.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
One of the most salient Features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit.
Classical Carnatic music is but the continuance of ancient Indian music as it was prior to the advent of Persian influence and the attendant evolution of the Hindustani style. The Tamil areas in the South had from pre-historic times a well-developed, scientific, distinct style known as Pann. The Indian (later called the 'Carnatic' from the days of the work Manasollasa) and the Tamil Pann had coalesced invisibly during the middle ages and presently the South has the Carnatic music and the North has the Hindustani music - of course, both raga -based with common and distinct Features.
Music always transcends national , verbal , mental and philosophical limitations which account for its universal appeal beyond cultures ... (But) comparison requires common Features or parameters of which few are shared between Classical Carnatic music and genuine Classical Western music.
However the development proceeds in detail, the path so far traced by the quantum theory indicates that an understanding of those still unclarified Features of atomic physics can only be acquired by foregoing visualization and objectification to an extent greater than that customary hitherto...
There are nations, such as the inhabitants of Hindostan, known to be one in descent which nevertheless, contain groups of people of almost all shades of color, and likewise discrepant in other of those important Features on which much stress has been laid.
"What all these people are doing is not aggressive; they are inventing new possibilities of pleasure with strange parts of their body - through the eroticization of the body. I think it's...a creative enterprise, which has as one of its main Features what I call the desexualization of pleasure."
Art is the child of Nature; yes, Her darling child in whom we trace The Features of the mother's face, Her aspect and her attitude.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow