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" You learn a lot when you're barefoot. The first thing is every step you take is different. "
" No life's worth more than any other, no sister worth less than any brother. "
" My house was filled with music. We had a piano, and my brothers and sisters played instruments. Even though I was around it, I played basketball. "
" When I first started out, I thought it was enough to make an angry song that pointed out the problems of the world. "
" Our country was founded on immigration. We are all occupying Native American land here. At what point do we say 'It's our land, and nobody else can come here.' "
" I'm always trying to find optimistic ways to express myself. "
" With all the people hating and hurting each other, I don't understand how people could get upset about people of the same sex caring for each other. "
" I don't know if it's so grand that I can change the entire world, but I know that I can help one person. So that's the goal. "
" Everyone deserves music. "
" I came up playing in both punk rock bands and hip-hop bands, and I found a more universal way of reaching people, especially with music that has a message to it. "
" Rap has so many possibilities that need to be explored. There are different factions of rap, but some are in a rut. Rap doesn't have to be about boosting egos and grabbing your crotch and dissing women. There's a way to make political and social issues interesting and entertaining to the young rap audience. "
" You get everything you could have ever wished for if you're willing to give that eternal bliss away to somebody else, to give it back. "
" San Francisco has always been a haven for misfits and weirdos. I'm both of those, which is why I came here. "
" I took a trip in 2004, a year after the war started in Iraq. I played music on the streets of Baghdad for Iraqi civilians. I'd also play for U.S. soldiers at night when they were off duty in the bars. Then I would talk to people, and I would film them and ask them about their life and the conflict. "
" I've always found that the poorer the places that I go, the more smiles I see, and the more happiness I see. "
" We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can't bomb it into peace. "
" After a show, I'll get the 16-year-old white kid whose lip is pierced, his head is shaved and his parents hate him, and the young gangster from the screwed-up 'hood, and they say that now they realize there's someone out there who thinks like they do. "
" Music was a central part of my childhood because my mother played organ and piano in the church, and that meant all us kids had to be in the church choir. "
" If we do not change our negative habits toward climate change, we can count on worldwide disruptions in food production, resulting in mass migration, refugee crises and increased conflict over scarce natural resources like water and farm land. This is a recipe for major security problems. "
" The U.S. has historically been the world's largest contributor to climate change. "
" Through music I either tame my demons or unleash them and allow them to be what they are. I don't want the music to be about provocation, I want the music to bring you to a place where you feel at home. "
" Bonnaroo has kind of become the granddaddy of all American festivals. The thing I love about it most is that it wasn't born out of picking the top ten bands off the Billboard chart and creating a festival around it. "
" The corporate media is there to push the agenda of the sponsors, and many of those sponsors are weapons manufacturers. So it stands to reason that you won't get a diversity of opinions on television. "
" The way the music comes to you starts to affect how you listen to music. When you're a kid, it's 'Does it rock? Does it make me feel good? Does it make me tap my feet? Does it make me go to sleep?' "
" I always identified with that feeling of being an underdog. So I always was looking to connect with and meet people from other cultures, to experience people living a different life that I am. "
" I'm not an idealist. I know we're not going to be living in a world that's peace and love all the time. But we can live in a world where we kill each other a lot less. "
" I hope I inspire people to dream bigger than what they are living, but a dream within their reach. "
" Traveling to the Middle East and playing music for people on the street, for soldiers, for people in hospitals, and for people who lost their homes, and seeing people open up through the experience of music really restored my faith in music, in art, and in culture to change things. "
" My usual day is I get up around 11 o'clock and do yoga and then eat afterwards. Then I have sound check and play soccer and do running with the guys in the band after sound check, and then do the show and eat dinner after the show and usually get to bed around 3 o'clock by the time we get everybody on the bus and get rolling. "
" I'm a news junkie who's constantly reading newspapers and magazines. I look around and see what's happening in the world. "
" Collectively, we activists are essential to advancing U.S. policy to help empower marginalized people to lift themselves and their communities out of poverty for good. "