Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger

If I had a hammer . . . 

“Songs won’t save the planet, but neither will books or speeches.”

“If I had a hammer I’d hammer in the morning
I’d hammer in the evening all over this land
I’d hammer out danger, I’d hammer out a warning
I’d hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land.”
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“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.”

“It’s very important to learn to talk to people you disagree with.”

“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.”

“If there is something wrong, speak up!”

—Pete Seeger (1919-2014), activist, singer, left-winger, “America’s conscience,” died Monday. Obit

• Editorial Comment: If that doesn't make you tear up, there’s something wrong.

PeezPix by Ted Pease 

Glossy Evening

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