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Holly Near Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Holly Near

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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.
- Holly Near

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

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.
- Holly Near

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

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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.
- Holly Near

We who are interested in relative truth have to keep
digging for it and not let ourselves be sucked under.
- Holly Near

I'm not allowing my perspective to be dictated by the dominant culture.
- Holly Near


 

My creativity and my political work are linked.
I don't do this work out of guilt or out of responsibility.
- Holly Near

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

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.
- Holly Near

If you have the guts to keep making mistakes,
your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.
- Holly Near

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

People love to hear the mistakes you've made.
- Holly Near

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

When the students were killed at Kent State,
the cast voted to do a demonstration from the stage,
and I abstained.
- Holly Near

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.
- Holly Near

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

When an audience comes to one of my concerts,
I hope they'll see themselves, somewhere,
in one of the songs.
- Holly Near

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.
- Holly Near

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

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

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

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

The war on drugs is a war against the communities.
- Holly Near

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.
- Holly Near

My parents had been involved in the labor movement;
if we'd grown up in the city,
we would have been red-diaper babies.
- Holly Near

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

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

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'.
- Holly Near

Leaping away from my mistakes has propelled me forward.
It has great force behind it.
It makes for great storytelling.
- Holly Near

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.
- Holly Near

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain PHOTO

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why
the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
- Laurence J. Peter

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls,
so I had to beat them with my mind.
- Martina Hingis

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one.
So I got a cake.
- Mitch Hedberg

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
- Winona Ryder

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to.
She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time,
so we got whipped.
- Loretta Lynn

I would think twice about designing stuff for which
there was no need and which didn't endure.
- Robin Day

Choose love. Choose to release all resentments.
Forgive everyone. Choose to release all regrets.
Forgive yourself for all decisions that you have ever made
that didn't work out as you hoped.
Forgive yourself for any financial decisions
that didn't meet your expectations.
Release your regrets if you choose
the "wrong" spouse or the "wrong" career.
Today, choose love.
Choose to love yourself.
Choose to love your life.
Choose to love all the friends, family, co-workers,
acquaintances, and others who share your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dad taught me everything I know.
Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.
- Al Unser

I quit high school on my birthday.
It was my senior year and I didn't see the point.
This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
- Barry White

I was a brownie for a day.
My mom made me stop.
She didn't want me to conform.
- Sandra Bullock

My mom's a Catholic, and my dad's a Jew,
and they didn't want anything to do with anything.
- Isabelle Huppert

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
- Mother Teresa

I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work,
and I didn't stop until she got home.
- George Stephen

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis

For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants,
like most Lutheran boys.
I got a telescope.
My mother thought it would make the best gift.
- Wernher von Braun

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Disneyland is a work of love.
We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
- Walt Disney

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

I didn't want to marry anybody else in town.
I want my baby to look like you.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Bachelors know more about women than married men;
if they didn't they'd be married too.
- H. L. Mencken

You define a good flight by negatives:
you didn't get hijacked,
you didn't crash, you didn't throw up,
you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food.
So you are grateful.
- Paul Theroux

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
- Satchel Paige

When I turned 60, it didn't bother me at all.
- Yoko Ono

The Russians feared Ike.
They didn't fear me.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The Vatican is against surrogate mothers.
Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
- Elayne Boosler

The earth is like a spaceship
that didn't come with an operating manual.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I crashed my boyfriend's birthday when I was 12 years old.
He didn't invite me and so I showed up.
- Isla Fisher

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich


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