Mary Travers Quotes

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Mary Travers Quotes

The fact that there are singer-songwriters dealing with substantive issues is encouraging. Its important for young people to perceive that there are acceptable avenues of dissent, because we live in a world where dissent is hard-pressed; treated as if it were unpatriotic. Ive always liked the concept of the loyal opposition. It allows for dissent to be a respectable part of the whole.
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Folk music has always contained a concern for the human condition. And since it brings people into it from different points of view, that can help illuminate what a consensus might be to important issues.

— Mary Travers

It was like a miracle. I'm just feeling fabulous. What's incredible is someone has given your life back. I'm out in the garden today. This time last year I was looking out a window at a hospital.

— Mary Travers

Singing 'Blowin' in the Wind' all the places we've been, it takes on a different meaning everywhere. When you sing the line, 'How many years can a people exist, before they're allowed to be free?' in a prison yard for political prisoners in El Salvador; if you have sung it to a group of union organizers, who have all been in jail, in South Korea; if you've sung to Jews in the Soviet Union who have been refused exit visas; if you've sung it with Bishop Tutu protesting apartheid, the song breathes, it lives, it has a contemporary currency.

— Mary Travers

There has to be a certain amount of love just in order for you to survive together. I think a lot of groups have gone down the tubes because they were not able to relate to one another.

— Mary Travers

We've always been involved with issues that deal with the fundamental human rights of people, whether that means the right to political freedom or the right to breathe air that's clean.

— Mary Travers

It is one thing to read about the world, but quite another to see and hear for oneself.

— Mary Travers

If we are going to teach the world to stop hating the different, the other, then we're going to have to start with children.

— Mary Travers

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