Pete Seeger Quotes

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Pete Seeger Quotes

Participation - thats whats gonna save the human race.
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Down through the centuries, this trick has been tried by various establishments throughout the world. They force people to get involved in the kind of examination that has only one aim and that is to stamp out dissent.

— Pete Seeger

I am saying voluntarily that I have sung for almost every religious group in the country, from Jewish and Catholic, and Presbyterian and Holy Rollers and Revival Churches, and I do this voluntarily.

— Pete Seeger

My mother was a very good violinist; my father was a musicologist and spent most of his life in academia.

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I decline to discuss, under compulsion, where I have sung, and who has sung my songs, and who else has sung with me, and the people I have known.

— Pete Seeger

I think folk music helps reinforce your sense of history. An old song makes you think of times gone by.

— Pete Seeger

Hope that there are many, many small leaders.

— Pete Seeger

Did you ever want something really bad and then when you finally got it all you could do was stand there and grin at it?

— Pete Seeger

If I had an axe on the evening at Newport when [Dylan] broke out the electric guitar, I'd have cut his cable.

— Pete Seeger

At the audition, your assignment is to find something new in the song. Something you've never noticed before. A breath carried over, a thought that ties the whole thing together. Then take the risk and do it.

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And the people in the houses All went to the University And they got put in boxes Little boxes all the same, Little boxes all the same, Little boxes all the same, Little boxes all the same And they all come out all the same.

— Pete Seeger

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson corresponded for 13 years before they died on the same day. They asked, "How can one have prosperity without commerce? How can one have commerce without luxury? How can one have luxury without corruption? How can you have corruption without the end of the Republic?" And they really didn't know the answer.

— Pete Seeger

When I got out of school, I spent two years just hitchhiking around. Every time I met some old farmer who could play banjo, I got him to teach me a lick or two. Little by little, I put it together.

— Pete Seeger

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