A wonderful time- the War:
When money rolled in
And blood rolled out.
But blood was far away
Money was near.
An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.
Blues had the pulse beat of the people who keep on going.
Democracy will not come
Today, this year
Through compromise and fear.
Folks, I'm telling you,
birthing is hard
and dying is mean-
so get yourself
a little loving
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.
I do not need my freedom when I'm dead.
I cannot live on tomorrow's bread.
Is a strong seed
In a great need.
I live here, too.
I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.
I swear to the Lord
I still can't see
Why Democracy means
Everybody but me.
I will not take 'but' for an answer.
I'm so tired of waiting, aren't you, for the world to become good and beautiful and kind?
It's such a Bore
Being always Poor.
Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed-
Let it be that great strong land of love
Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme
That any man be crushed by one above.
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
Life is a system of half-truths and lies, Opportunistic, convenient evasion.
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
Money and art
are far apart.
Never look for a worm in the apple of your eye.
No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech.
Oh, God of Dust and Rainbows,
Help us to see
That without the dust the rainbow
Would not be.
The only way to get a thing done is to start to do it, then keep on doing it, and finally you'll finish it.
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
When a man starts out to build a world,
He starts first with himself.
When peoples care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul.
Found 25 occurence(s) in 51,810 quotation(s).