Facts about Pete Seeger

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Pete Seeger is a famous Musician from USA, he/she is still alive and was born May 3, 1919.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 22 quotes who is written / told by Pete, under the main topic Experience.

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Famous quotes by Pete Seeger (22)


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"I fought for peace in the fifties"
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"I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other"
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"I have sung in hobo jungles, and I have sung for the Rockefellers, and I am proud that I have never refused to sing for anybody"
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"Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't"
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"I have sung for Americans of every political persuasion, and I am proud that I never refuse to sing to an audience, no matter what religion or color of their skin, or situation in life"
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"I am saying voluntarily that I have sung for almost every religious group in the country, from Jewish and Catholic, and Presbyterian and Holy Rollers and Revival Churches"
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"Historically, I believe I was correct in refusing to answer their questions"
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"Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't"
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"One of the things I'm most proud of about my country is the fact that we did lick McCarthyism back in the fifties"
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"I think these are very improper questions for any American to be asked, especially under such compulsion as this. I would be very glad to tell you my life if you want to hear of it"
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"I still call myself a communist, because communism is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity is what the churches make of it"
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"I believe that my choosing my present course I do no dishonor to them, or to those who may come after me"
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"I am not going to answer any questions as to my association, my philosophical or religious beliefs or my political beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs"
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"Down through the centuries, this trick has been tried by various establishments throughout the world. They force people to get involved in the kind of examination that has only one aim and that is to stamp out dissent"
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"Again, I say I will be glad to tell what songs I have ever sung, because singing is my business"
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"Some of my ancestors were religious dissenters who came to America over three hundred years ago. Others were abolitionists in New England in the eighteen forties and fifties"
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"I decline to discuss, under compulsion, where I have sung, and who has sung my songs, and who else has sung with me, and the people I have known"
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"But I decline to say who has ever listened to them, who has written them, or other people who have sung them"
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"I like to say I'm more conservative than Goldwater. He just wanted to turn the clock back to when there was no income tax"
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"I love my country very dearly, and I greatly resent the implication that some of the places that I have sung and some of the people that I have known, and some of my opinions, whether they are religious or philosophical, make me less of an American"
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"I feel that my whole life is a contribution"
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"Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't"


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