When we make mistakes, say, I'm blessed that I have an opportunity to learn from this.
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.
If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.
Leaping away from my mistakes has propelled me forward. It has great force behind it. It makes for great storytelling.
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.
Why do we kill people who are killing people to show that killing people is wrong?
The war on drugs is a war against the communities.
When an audience comes to one of my concerts, I hope they'll see themselves, somewhere, in one of the songs.
Part of being an artist is being willing to be shocked, being willing to be surprised, being willing to be hurt.
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.
The women's movement completely changed attitudes all over the world in ways we'll never be able to count.
You can kill a man but not a song when it's sung the whole world 'round.
The greatest warriors are the ones who fight for peace.
White middle- and upper-class men have a longer journey to go than many people.
My creativity and my political work are linked. I don't do this work out of guilt or out of responsibility.
I'm not allowing my perspective to be dictated by the dominant culture.
We who are interested in relative truth have to keep digging for it and not let ourselves be sucked under.
Peace can start with just one heart.
... when I am willing, all sound is available to me ...
Often thoughts are given to me with the sole purpose of giving them away.
Time has passed through me and become a song.
It is essential that men start being interested in and excited by how women think.
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.
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
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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