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Pete Seeger Quotes

Pete Seeger Quotes & Quotations
Pete Seeger
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    Again, I say I will be glad to tell what songs I have ever sung, because singing is my business. Pete_SeegerPete Seeger
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    But I decline to say who has ever listened to them, who has written them, or other people who have sung them. Pete_SeegerPete Seeger
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    But if by some freak of history communism had caught up with this country, I would have been one of the first people thrown in jail. Pete_SeegerPete Seeger
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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_SeegerPete Seeger
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    Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what youget if you don't. Pete_SeegerPete Seeger
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    I am not going to answer any questions as to my association, my philosophical or religious beliefs or my political beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs. Pete_SeegerPete Seeger
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    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. Pete_SeegerPete Seeger
  • 8
    I believe that my choosing my present course I do no dishonor to them, or to those who may come after me. Pete_SeegerPete Seeger
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    I feel that my whole life is a contribution. Pete_SeegerPete Seeger
  • 10
    I fought for peace in the fifties. Pete_SeegerPete Seeger
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    I have sung for Americans of every political persuasion, and I am proud that I never refuse to sing to an audience, no matter what religion or color of their skin, or situation in life. Pete_SeegerPete Seeger
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    I have sung in hobo jungles, and I have sung for the Rockefellers, and I am proud that I have never refused to sing for anybody. Pete_SeegerPete Seeger
  • 13
    I know many beautiful songs from your home county, Carbon, and Monroe, and I hitchhiked through there and stayed in the homes of miners. Pete_SeegerPete Seeger
  • 14
    I like to say I'm more conservative than Goldwater. He just wanted to turn the clock back to when there was no income tax. Pete_SeegerPete Seeger
  • 15
    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. Pete_SeegerPete Seeger
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    I still call myself a communist, because communism is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity is what the churches make of it. Pete_SeegerPete Seeger
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    I think these are very improper questions for any American to be asked, especially under such compulsion as this. I would be very glad to tell you my life if you want to hear of it. Pete_SeegerPete Seeger
  • 18
    One of the things I'm most proud of about my country is the fact that we did lick McCarthyism back in the fifties. Pete_SeegerPete Seeger