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I am saying voluntarily that I have sung for almost
by Pete Seeger

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 Seeger

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.
- Pete Seeger

Again, I say I will be glad to tell what songs I have ever sung,
because singing is my business.
- Pete Seeger

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 Seeger

 

I want to turn the clock back to when people lived
in small villages and took care of each other.
- Pete Seeger

I feel that my whole life is a contribution.
- Pete Seeger

Education is when you read the fine print;
experience is what you get when you don't.
- Pete 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 Seeger

I fought for peace in the fifties.
- Pete Seeger

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 Seeger

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 Seeger

Some of my ancestors were religious dissenters who
came to America over three hundred years ago.
Others were abolitionists in New England in the eighteen forties and fifties.
- Pete Seeger

I decline to discuss, under compulsion,
where I have sung, and who has sung my songs,
and who else has sung with me, and the people I have known.
- Pete Seeger

But I decline to say who has ever listened to them,
who has written them, or other people who have sung them.
- Pete Seeger

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 Seeger

Historically, I believe I was correct in refusing to answer their questions.
- Pete Seeger

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 Seeger

I believe that my choosing my present course I do no dishonor to them,
or to those who may come after me.
- Pete Seeger

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 Seeger

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 Seeger

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 Seeger

There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love -
every man works his oar voluntarily!
- Saint Francis de Sales

Man is pre-eminently endowed with the power of voluntarily
and consciously determining his own point of view.
- Ernst Mach

Power intoxicates men.
It is never voluntarily surrendered.
It must be taken from them.
- James F. Byrnes

The United States prefers that Iraq meet its obligations voluntarily,
yet we are prepared for the alternative.
- George W. Bush

Schumacher wouldn't have let him past voluntarily.
Of course he did it voluntarily, but he had to do it.
- Murray Walker

I voluntarily inflicted a certain level of insanity on myself.
- Jonathan Franzen

It is the lash of hunger which compels the poor man to submit.
In order to live he must sell - 'voluntarily' sell -
himself every day and hour to the 'beast of property.'
- Johann Most

My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism.
I put myself before the public voluntarily.
- Victoria Woodhull

If we do not voluntarily bring population growth under
control in the next one or two decades,
the nature will do it for us in the most brutal way,
whether we like it or not.
- Henry W. Kendall

The closer and more confidential our relationship with someone,
the less we are entitled to ask about what we are not voluntarily told.
- Louis Kronenberger

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor;
it must be demanded by the oppressed.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you do a practice and train your attention to hover in the present,
then you will build the internal capacity to do that as needed -
at will and voluntarily.
- Daniel Goleman

When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force.
When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered.
- Dorothy Thompson

We will fight race destruction through thick and thin
and never CO exist voluntarily with it.
- Tom Metzger

Had the United States not acted in Iraq,
Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi would likely not have
declared his weapons programs,
submitted to international inspections and voluntarily dismantled its programs.
- Jim Gerlach

The only way that has ever been discovered to have
a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market.
And that's why it's so essential to preserving individual freedom.
- Milton Friedman

The colored man is in the South to stay there.
He will not leave it voluntarily and he cannot be driven out.
He had no voice in being carried into the South,
but he will have a very loud voice in any attempt to put him out.
- Timothy Thomas Fortune

The aim of the tests carried on with these syllable series was,
by means of repeated audible perusal of the separate series,
to so impress them that immediately afterward they
could voluntarily be reproduced.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community
is so intent on building bridges,
then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from
ground zero and move it whether it's uptown or somewhere else,
but move it away from that area, the same as the pope
directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz.
- Peter King

But without a caring society, without each citizen
voluntarily accepting the weight of responsibility,
government is destined to grow even larger,
taking more of your money, burrowing deeper into your lives.
- Jeb Bush

No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size.
Government programs, once launched, never disappear.
Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing
to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!
- Ronald Reagan

The only successor to President Putin is President
Putin himself and we could of course dream about President
Putin stepping down voluntarily and picking out successor
which would be probably as bad as him.
- Garry Kasparov

I did not destroy the 43 volumes of my diary,
which report on all these events and the share I had in them;
but of my own accord I handed them voluntarily to the
officers of the American Army who arrested me.
- Hans Frank

Our legislation addresses broadcasts over the public airwaves,
but I hope the cable and satellite industries see the
importance of this issue and voluntarily create a family
tier of programming and offer culturally responsible products.
- Charles W. Pickering

At issue in the Hiss Case was the question whether this sick society,
which we call Western civilization, could in its extremity
still cast up a man whose faith in it was so great
that he would voluntarily abandon those things which men hold good,
including life, to defend it.
- Whittaker Chambers

If the large power voluntarily abstains from using
its full power or feels the strategic situation to
be such that it cannot do so,
it in effect loses the advantage of being a big power.
- Elliot Richardson

The other classes of which society was composed were,
first, freemen, owners of small portions of land,
independent, though they sometimes voluntarily became
the vassals of their more opulent neighbors,
whose power was necessary for their protection.
- Thomas Bulfinch

I've sung my whole life.
I've taken lots of voice lessons and I love to sing.
But I've never really sung professionally at all.
- Liv Tyler

Sonnets are guys writing in English,
imitating an Italian song form.
It was a form definitely sung as often as it was recited.
- Steve Earle

So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls,
why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

She danced a jig, she sung a song that took my heart away.
- William Allingham

I had a lot of coaching for the movie and no,
I have never sung professionally before.
- Christopher Atkins

I stopped caring so much about what people might think
if I sung about love and humanity.
- Wayne Coyne

The fat lady hasn't sung yet.
We'll wait until we get a look at what is in the motion passed on third reading.
- Bobby Orr

I kind of fell into acting, but I have sung and trained
since I was in the eighth grade.
- Tia Carrere

When you write a song you have an idea of how it should
be sung but it doesn't work out that way if someone else records it.
- Barry Gibb

I sang opera, I sang show tunes.
I got into a rock band for a while.
I've sung a lot of different things.
- Tom Wopat

I've had a wordless phase, and that's still not entirely over:
what I sing is not always literally meant that way,
and you can hear that in the way it is sung.
- Beth Gibbons

I feel I have had a very interesting life,
but I am rather hoping there is still more to come.
I still haven't captained the England cricket team,
or sung at Carnegie Hall!
- Jeffrey Archer

Singing in Gaelic is very, very natural to do.
I think lends itself very much so to being sung.
- Enya

Let authors write for glory and reward.
The truth is well paid when she is sung and heard.
- James J. Corbett

I have never done any other job.
I have sung in bands since I was 15.
I left school completely unqualified.
I have no other training.
- Alison Moyet

I have never sung a whole song on my own before and
I am not the best dancer in the world,
but I would rather try and fall than not not try at all.
- Geri Halliwell

You know, I've sung a lot of emotional songs in my life,
but when you're writing it yourself,
it's very difficult to decide what to reveal.
- Diana Krall

I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long
as it is a language I don't understand.
- Edward Appleton

I've taught Sunday school, I've sung in the choir,
I directed a choir.
- Elizabeth Moon

Sometimes I think the choir gets a little ticked with
me because I haven't sung in a long time and I can sing.
- Della Reese

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
- Voltaire

By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung.
- William Collins

Song Sung Blue took a lot of compressing and refining,
and it has one of my favorite lyrics.
- Neil Diamond


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