Words matter. These are the best Holly Near Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
When an audience comes to one of my concerts, I hope they’ll see themselves, somewhere, in one of the songs.
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.
When the students were killed at Kent State, the cast voted to do a demonstration from the stage, and I abstained.
My creativity and my political work are linked. I don’t do this work out of guilt or out of responsibility.
We who are interested in relative truth have to keep digging for it and not let ourselves be sucked under.
White middle- and upper-class men have a longer journey to go than many people.
Part of being an artist is being willing to be shocked, being willing to be surprised, being willing to be hurt.
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’.
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.
I’m not allowing my perspective to be dictated by the dominant culture.
The war on drugs is a war against the communities.
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.
The women’s movement completely changed attitudes all over the world in ways we’ll never be able to count.
You can’t just leave out one part; the bread won’t rise if the yeast isn’t there.
Leaping away from my mistakes has propelled me forward. It has great force behind it. It makes for great storytelling.
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.
To my great surprise and pleasure, I have had dinner with most of the people living with whom I would like to have dinner.
My parents encouraged thought. You’ll get through life better if you learn how to think.
Language is like songs, like food, like dance-it is the expression of what we think.