Pete and Toshi Seeger
Pete Seeger at age 88 photographed on 6-16-07 at the Clearwater Festival 2007 by Anthony Pepitone
“Folk singer Pete Seeger entertaining at the opening of the Washington labor canteen in 1944. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt pictured in center.”
Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
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.
Songs won’t save the planet, but neither will books or speeches. Songs are sneaky things; they can slip across borders.
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.
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 want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other.
Normally, I’m against big things. I think the world’s going to be solved by millions of small things.