“Take it easy, but take it.”

“This land is your land, this land is my land.”

“I ain’t got no home, I’m just a-roamin’ round.”

“I hate a song that makes you think that you’re not any good.”

“I’m a-gonna sing you a hundred verses in ragtime.”

“The note of hope is the only note that can help us or save us from falling to the bottom of the heap of evolution, because, largely, about all a human being is, anyway, is just a hoping machine.”

“Money cannot buy happiness, but it’s a lot more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.”

“It’s a folk singer’s job to comfort disturbed people and disturb comfortable people.”

“You can’t write a good song about a whorehouse unless you’ve been in one.” “I don’t like a pretty girl singing a sad song.”

“Be kind to anybody you meet, for each is fighting a harder battle.”

“Any fool can get complicated but it takes genius to attain simplicity.”

“The best thing to do is to speak from the heart, shoot from the hip, and stay in touch.” QUOTEN

“I hate a song that makes you think that you are not any good. I hate a song that makes you think that you are just born to lose. Bound to lose. No good to nobody. No good for nothing.”

“I’d like to see a world where everyone’s happy, no wars or hungry people around, people being kind to one another, love being the law of the land.”

“I think that a song, when it works, never mind a cure for a rational mind, but a cure for a sick soul.”

“The world is filled with suffering, but it’s also filled with hope and love.”

“I’ll tell you a little secret; there ain’t no cure for love.”

“I write songs for people who want to feel a little bit better.”

“I’m not a politician. I’m a man who loves his country and the people in it.”

“I ain’t a communist necessarily, but I’ve been in the red all my life.”

“There’s a feeling in music that’s like walking on water.”

“I don’t believe in songs about rights and wrongs. If men and women are born free, why do they live in chains?”

“An artist’s duty is to reflect the times.”