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.
Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.
Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.
The American Indians were Communists. They were. Every anthropologist will tell you they were Communists. No rich, no poor. If somebody needed something the community chipped in.
But I decline to say who has ever listened to them, who has written them, or other people who have sung them.
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 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.
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.
If I've got a talent, it's for picking the right song at the right time for the right audience. And I can always seem to get people to sing with me.
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. I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other.
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. 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.
The world would never amount to a hill of beans if people didn't use their imaginations to think of the impossible.
The world will be saved by people fighting for their homes.
I feel that my whole life is a contribution.