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I'm not allowing my perspective to be dictated by the dominant culture. ...
by Holly Near

I'm not allowing my perspective to be dictated by the dominant culture.
- Holly Near

Why do we kill people who are killing people to show
that killing people is wrong?
- Holly Near

Part of being an artist is being willing to be shocked,
being willing to be surprised, being willing to be hurt.
- Holly Near

A lot of artists say, I'm not political.
People are afraid of this word.
- Holly Near

 

I don't believe in nirvana.
If nirvana was handed to us on a silver platter,
this would be the first day of our struggle to keep it.
- Holly Near

We who are interested in relative truth have to keep
digging for it and not let ourselves be sucked under.
- Holly Near

The women's movement completely changed attitudes all
over the world in ways we'll never be able to count.
- Holly Near

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My parents had been involved in the labor movement;
if we'd grown up in the city,
we would have been red-diaper babies.
- Holly Near

People love to hear the mistakes you've made.
- Holly Near

To my great surprise and pleasure, I have had dinner
with most of the people living with whom I would like to have dinner.
- Holly Near

You can't just leave out one part; the bread won't
rise if the yeast isn't there.
- Holly Near

My creativity and my political work are linked.
I don't do this work out of guilt or out of responsibility.
- Holly Near

Leaping away from my mistakes has propelled me forward.
It has great force behind it.
It makes for great storytelling.
- Holly Near

My parents encouraged thought.
You'll get through life better if you learn how to think.
- Holly Near

If I didn't think and feel the way I think and feel,
I couldn't sing the way I sing.
And I like singing the way I sing.
- Holly Near

To be always in a state of wonder is a kind of sensitivity
that can sometimes be an extraordinary blessing and sometimes a real pain.
- Holly Near

When an audience comes to one of my concerts,
I hope they'll see themselves, somewhere,
in one of the songs.
- Holly Near

It is essential that men start being interested in
and excited by how women think.
- Holly Near

If you have the guts to keep making mistakes,
your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.
- Holly Near

The war on drugs is a war against the communities.
- Holly Near

Part of keeping space open is not to try to choose a form -
to spend more time thinking about content,
and let form take care of itself.
- Holly Near

When we make mistakes, say, I'm blessed that I have
an opportunity to learn from this.
- Holly Near

You just keep feeding hogwash to people,
and pretty soon they'll eat it.
- Holly Near

When the students were killed at Kent State,
the cast voted to do a demonstration from the stage,
and I abstained.
- Holly Near

To come to a concert and hear a lot of songs from a
female perspective should not make men say,
'Oh well, that's for women'.
- Holly Near

Language is like songs, like food, like dance-it is
the expression of what we think.
- Holly Near

White middle- and upper-class men have a longer journey to go than many people.
- Holly Near

Once women are not excluded, I don't think any of us
will give a damn what pronouns are used.
That wasn't the point.
- Holly Near

I like this life.
I like it when it's hard, and I like it better when it's not,
but I know you don't get the sweet part without the bitter.
- Holly Near

Music can be used against us as much as it can be used for us.
Muzak can put a whole nation to sleep,
whereas a lullaby is intended to put a child to sleep in a sweet way.
- Holly Near

It's been important to me to be a good activist,
a good thinker, a good musician, a good singer,
and a good entertainer.
You can't do it all, but I have walked those delicate
lines as best I know how.
- Holly Near

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot


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