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Michael Franti Quotes

The music industry has been hijacked by corporate interests, but the way music affects people and resonates with them hasnt changed.
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You can bomb the world to pieces, but you can't bomb it into peace. Power to the peaceful.

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During my travels in Iraq, Israel, Gaza, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Europe and all over the United States, I have seen and heard the voices of people who want change. They want the stabilization of the economy, education and healthcare for all, renewable energy and an environmental vision with an eye on generations to come.

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You learn a lot when you're barefoot. The first thing is every step you take is different.

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All the freaky people make the beauty of the world.

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People worry that gas prices are high and how they are affecting their pocket book. But they want to know about renewable energy. People are really starting to question things, and that's made people look to the future in a positive way.

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The corporate media is there to push the agenda of the sponsors, and many of those sponsors are weapons manufacturers. So it stands to reason that you won't get a diversity of opinions on television.

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My parents said sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you. But I always felt a sense of exhilaration after a fight; it was the names that really hurt me.

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The U.S. has historically been the world's largest contributor to climate change.

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Bonnaroo has kind of become the granddaddy of all American festivals. The thing I love about it most is that it wasn't born out of picking the top ten bands off the Billboard chart and creating a festival around it.

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Not all artists have a responsibility to be socially or politically aware, but they do have a responsibility to make great art. They have to find some truth and put that in their music.

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My house was filled with music. We had a piano, and my brothers and sisters played instruments. Even though I was around it, I played basketball.

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When I first started, my songs were the politics of anger. As I got older and hopefully wiser, I wanted to be part of the politics of answers.

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I think that fear comes about when there's things in the world that we want to change, things we're scared or angry about, and we can't change them, and so we become fearful; we develop anxiety.

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When many little people in many little places do many little things, then the whole world changes.

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It ain't about who ya love, it's all about do ya love.

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My mother and father took me in and provided everything for me - the love, nurturing, basic necessities - to give me the space to grow wings, so that when I went out into the world, I could fly.

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Love is the action of soul satisfaction.

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