Pete seeger

Pete Seeger Quotes

  • Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple

  • Being generous of spirit is a wonderful way to live.

  • Communism is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity is what the churches make of it.

  • Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.

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  • I feel that my whole life is a contribution.

  • If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.

  • If there's something wrong, speak up!

  • I love my country very dearly, and I greatly resent the implication that some of the places that I have sung and some of the people that I have known, and some of my opinions, whether they are religious or philosophical, make me less of an American.

  • I never refuse to sing to an audience, no matter what religion or color of their skin, or situation in life.

  • I think the world is going to be saved by millions of small things. Too many things can go wrong when they get big.

  • It's a very important thing to learn to talk to people you disagree with.

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  • I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other.

  • Once upon a time, wasn’t singing a part of everyday life as much as talking, physical exercise, and religion? Our distant ancestors, wherever they were in this world, sang while pounding grain, paddling canoes, or walking long journeys. Can we begin to make our lives once more all of a piece? Finding the right songs and singing them over and over is a way to start. And when one person taps out a beat, while another leads into the melody, or when three people discover a harmony they never knew existed, or a crowd joins in on a chorus as though to raise the ceiling a few feet higher, then they also know there is hope for the world.

  • Participation - that's what's gonna save the human race.

  • Songs won't save the planet, but neither will books or speeches.