looking back my first memory of pete seeger's music was when i was quite young but i didn't realize it until the summer i chose to visit my grandparents in maine. after a busy sunday we gathered in the living room with our bowls of hippie chow (brown rice and veggies) , grandpa tim and i on the couch and grandma ellie on the wingback chair, we turned masterpiece theater on. a documentary on pete's life was on. i was hooked it was amazing. i was baffled not only by the power that music has but the power of one person and his God given talent. he changed the world and unlike nelson mandela people as a whole dont know who he is. he was so cool!
"Being generous of spirit is a wonderful way to live."
“If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.”
“I’ve never sung anywhere without giving the people listening to me a chance to join in - as a kid, as a lefty, as a man touring the U.S.A. and the world, as an oldster. I guess it’s kind of a religion with me. Participation. That’s what’s going to save the human race.”
“The world will be solved by millions of small things.” "It's a very important thing to learn to talk to people you disagree with."
"I feel most spiritual when I’m out in the woods. I feel part of nature. Or looking up at the stars. [I used to say] I was an atheist. Now I say, it’s all according to your definition of God. According to my definition of God, I’m not an atheist. Because I think God is everything. Whenever I open my eyes.”