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

— Holly Near

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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.

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We are a gentle angry people We are a land of many colors We are gay and straight together We are a peaceful loving people And we are singing, singing for our lives.

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Leaping away from my mistakes has propelled me forward.

It has great force behind it. It makes for great storytelling.

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

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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.

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I am selfish. I reach for the world I want to live in. And I believe in leaving our best we can do to our children

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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.

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

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

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Something happens to me when I witness someone's courage.

They may not know I'm watching and I might not let them know. But something happens to me that will last me for a lifetime. To fill me when I'm empty, and rock me when I'm low.

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

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I am not here for me I am not here to promote my ego I am here to serve the Great Spirit To be a voice for those afraid to speak To be movement for those who are stuck I am here to reveal a mystery To learn something new about myself

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About Holly Near

Quotes 43 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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'.

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The war on drugs is a war against the communities.

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All my life I have gone out on a limb, but I have turned the limb into a bridge, and there is cool, clear water flowing under.

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

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The greatest warriors are the ones who fight for peace.

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My creativity and my political work are linked.

I don't do this work out of guilt or out of responsibility.

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My voice is my instrument. ... It is not in the throat, from where it appears to come. It is in my feet and how they touch the floor, in my legs and how they lift and sink with the rhythm of the song. It is in my hips and belly and lower back.

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In my life, the stories I have heard from my family, my friends, my community, and from willing strangers all over the world have been the true source of my education.

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

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When I am willing, all sound is available to me.

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

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Time has passed through me and become a song.

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Whenever new ideas emerge, songs soon follow, and before long the songs are leading.

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Poverty without a people's government looks like hopelessness, but to see poverty in organized communities is to see relief-in-progress.

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Like any art, the creation of self is both natural and seemingly impossible.

It requires training as well as magic.

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

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It doesn't take long to sum up the major theses of most popular music: he loves me; he left me; I need him; I needed him, but now I need his best friend. Rather limited scope.

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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.

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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.

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People love to hear the mistakes you've made.

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In less than a century we experienced great movement.

The youth movement! The labor movement! The civil rights movement! The peace movement! The solidarity movement! The women's movement! The disability movement! The disarmament movement! The gay rights movement! The environmental movement! Movement! Transformation! Is there any reason to believe we are done?

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You can kill that man but not his song, When it's sung the whole world round...

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

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Peace can start with just one heart.

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Often thoughts are given to me with the sole purpose of giving them away.

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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.

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