Joan Baez Quotes

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.

Women Quotes, Men Quotes

The longer you practice nonviolence and the meditative qualities of it that you will need, the more likely you are to do something intelligent in any situation.

Practice Quotes, Nonviolence Quotes

I think music has the power to transform people, and in doing so, it has the power to transform situations - some large and some small.

Music Quotes, Power Quotes


During the 'ballad' years for me, the politics was latent; I was just falling in love with the ballads and my boyfriend. And there was the beauty of the songs.

Love Quotes, Beauty Quotes, Politics Quotes

That's all nonviolence is - organized love.

Love Quotes, Nonviolence Quotes, Organize Quotes

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

Opinion Quotes

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

Men Quotes

I'm lucky to have met so many people who have been involved in peace and who have been peace prize winners.

Luck Quotes

I have hope in people, in individuals. Because you don't know what's going to rise from the ruins.

Hope Quotes

As we know, forgiveness of oneself is the hardest of all the forgivenesses.

Forgiveness Quotes

Action is the antidote to despair.

Action Quotes, Despair Quotes

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

Despair Quotes

I spend a lot of time with Buddhists. I'm not a Buddhist, but their relationship with death interests me.

Death Quotes, Time Quotes

I didn't go through the routine of singing in small clubs and doing open mics and working so hard the way a lot of people do and did. It was just an overnight kind of thing.

Work Quotes

Someone had to change the world. And obviously I was the one for the job.

Change Quotes

4 Top Joan Baez quotes about Violence

The foundation of my beliefs is the same as it was when I was 10. Non-violence.

Belief Quotes, Violence Quotes

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

Nonviolence Quotes, Violence Quotes

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

Violence Quotes

We were raised with that discussion about violence and non-violence, and we all pretty much came up on the side of non-violence. That became my foundation with politics and my livelihood.

Politics Quotes, Violence Quotes