Tom Morello Quotes

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Tom Morello Quotes

Things like rebellion and resistance to authority are absolutely as much a part of the human experience as love and cars are, and its a part that doesnt get covered very much in pop music.
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America touts itself as the land of the free, but the number one freedom that you and I have is the freedom to enter into a subservient role in the workplace. Once you exercise this freedom you've lost all control over what you do, what is produced, and how it is produced. And in the end, the product doesn't belong to you. The only way you can avoid bosses and jobs is if you don't care about making a living. Which leads to the second freedom: the freedom to starve.

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Music, I think, is best when it honestly explores personal demons, and it stirs around in the silt of the psyche to find out what's really there.

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My parents met in Kenya. My father is African, is Kenyan. The Kenyan side of my family was involved in the anti-colonial movement.

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We've been able to have our cake and eat it, too. Every song, every T-shirt, is absolutely a pure expression of what we want to do. And it connects.

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I didn't grow up with my Kenyan family. I grew up in a small, conservative suburb of Chicago.

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My music is made for the people who are willing to stand up to change this world themselves.

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Charles Manson loved the Beatles but didn't understand them. Governor Chris Christie loves Bruce Springsteen but doesn't understand him. And Paul Ryan is clueless about his favorite band, Rage Against the Machine.

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I have another name for what they're terming whistleblowers, and that's righteous heroes. From Bradley Manning to Snowden. They're people of conscience who are unwilling to turn a blind eye to the crimes of our government. And thank goodness for them.

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I think it's crucially important to be present in the lives of your children. They are my most important cause that I fight for. But I also feel an added responsibility that I want to leave them a better world than this one that we have now.

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In my own way, I was a rebellious kid.

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You can kiss my Kiss-loving ass because Kiss was never a critic's band. It was a people's band.

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I've always been on a personal mission to save the guitar.

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If you want to change the world right now, it's not so much a secret how you do it. You put the secrets of a criminal government on the Internet.

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I'd say that one area where my political views have remained unchanged is that, I am opposed to the government spying on everybody.

— Tom Morello

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