I have hope in people, in individuals. Because you don't know what's going to rise from the ruins.

Joan Baez

Joan Baez

Profession: Singer
Nationality: American

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I'm lucky to have met so many people who have been involved in peace and who have been peace prize winners.

You may not know it, but at the far end of despair, there is a white clearing where one is almost happy.

Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men - bring them softness, teach them how to cry.

I think music has the power to transform people, and in doing so, it has the power to transform situations - some large and some small.

It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.

People say I'm such a pessimist, but I always was. It never stopped me from doing what I had to do. I would say I'm a realist.

The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one.

Someone had to change the world. And obviously I was the one for the job.

We were raised with that discussion about violence and non-violence, and we all pretty much came up on the side of non-violence. That became my foundation with politics and my livelihood.

Nonviolence is a flop. The only bigger flop is violence.

I see a young man playing 'Plaisir d'Amour' on guitar. I knew I didn't want to go to college; I was already playing a ukulele, and after I saw that, I was hooked. All I wanted to do was play guitar and sing.

That's all nonviolence is – organized love.

Action is the antidote to despair.

I've never had a humble opinion. If you've got an opinion, why be humble about it?