Ballads Quotes

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Stephanie Kuehnert
“It's the ballads I like best, and I'm not talking about the clichéd ones where a diva hits her highest note or a rock band tones it down a couple of notches for the ladies. I mean a true ballad. Dictionary definition: a song that tells a story in short stanzas and simple words, with repetition, refrain, etc. My definition: the punk rocker or the country crooner telling the story of his life in three minutes, reminding us of the numerous ways to screw up.”
Stephanie Kuehnert, Ballads of Suburbia

Stephanie Kuehnert
“A lot of ballads are about the mistakes we inevitably make while trying to figure out how to live our lives.”
Stephanie Kuehnert, Ballads of Suburbia

William Wordsworth
“we not only wish to be pleased, but to be pleased in that particular
way in which we have been accustomed to be pleased.”
William Wordsworth, Preface to the Lyrical Ballads

M.L. LeGette
“O sweet, sweet Joanna
How torn my heart!
O sweet, sweet Joanna
Our kiss shall never part!

O sweet, sweet Joanna
How thine eyes do mine miss!
O sweet, sweet Joanna
Lushest green now turned to mist!

O sweet, sweet Joanna
How wicked the under-lord king!
O sweet, sweet Joanna
Who stole our cherished ring!”
M.L. LeGette, The Orphan and the Thief

“And at the end of seven years the Queen of the Faeries pays a tithe to Hell,” Aikin finished, as he joined them. “That’s what it says in ‘Tam Lin’.”
Tom Deitz, Dreamseeker's Road