The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence.

Joan Baez

Joan Baez

Profession: Singer
Nationality: American

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During the 'ballad' years for me, the politics was latent; I was just falling in love with the ballads and my boyfriend. And there was the beauty of the songs.

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.

As long as one keeps searching the answers come.

I didn't go through the routine of singing in small clubs and doing open mics and working so hard the way a lot of people do and did. It was just an overnight kind of thing.

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

My father was a physicist and also an activist. My first public protest was with my dad at Stanford. I came by all that honestly.

I've never been an optimist.

That's all nonviolence is – organized love.

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

I spend a lot of time with Buddhists. I'm not a Buddhist, but their relationship with death interests me.

If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?

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.

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.