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Joan Baez Quotes





Action is the antidote to despair.
[Action]
 

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.
 

Hypothetical questions get hypothetical answers.
 

I've never had a humble opinion in my life. If you're going to have one, why bother to be humble about it?
[Self Confidence]
 

I've never had a humble opinion. If you've got an opinion, why be humble about it?
 

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

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.
 

Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try to give their best qualities to men- bring them softness, teach them how to cry.
[Helping Other People]
 

It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
 

Nonviolence is a flop. The only bigger flop is violence.
 

That's all nonviolence is - organized love.
 

The easiest kind of relationship for me is with 10,000 people. The hardest is with one.
[Human Relations]
 

The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one.
[Friendship]
 

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

To sing is to love and affirm, to fly and soar, to coast into the hearts of the people who listen, to tell them that life is to live, that love is there, that nothing is a promise, but that beauty exists, and must be hunted for and found.
[Enthusiasm]
 

You don't get to choose how you are going to die or when. You can only decide how you're going to live.
 

You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live.
 

You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
[Decisions]
 

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