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Arlo Guthrie, American Musician ( July 10, 1947 - )

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We live in an increasingly sophisticated world that makes it difficult to make simple comments on stuff. There are too many people on both sides of the border who are taking advantage of circumstances and the situation.~Arlo Guthrie

World Simple People

Basically, I think you need two things to get by in this world: a sense of humor and the ability to laugh when your ego is destroyed.~Arlo Guthrie

Humor World Ego

At the same time the folk boom was happening, the civil rights movement was happening, the anti-war movement was happening, the ban the bomb movement was happening, the environmental movement was happening. There was suddenly a generation ready to change the course of history.~Arlo Guthrie

Change Time History

Folk music is music that everyday people can play, and it inspired a lot of people to make their own music. That trailed into making your own pop music, and that's why garage bands started springing up everywhere.~Arlo Guthrie

Music People Play

If you do anything for 40 years, you can do it comfortably. And it will always be good. But unless you're willing to risk it being bad, it can never be great.~Arlo Guthrie

Good You Can Do It Great

I don't want a pickle, just want to ride on my motorsickle.~Arlo Guthrie

Ride Want Pickle

Building walls isn't going to work in the long run. Some people are happy with the wall in Israel, but somebody will get a weapon someday and knock it over or something. Walls aren't the answer between countries, though.~Arlo Guthrie

Work Happy People

Everyone has a responsibility to not only tolerate another person's point of view, but also to accept it eagerly as a challenge to your own understanding. And express those challenges in terms of serving other people.~Arlo Guthrie

Challenge Responsibility

My only description for me is that there's no throwaway people. That's the creed that I live by. It doesn't matter if I'm singing or not. That's the kind of person that my father and mother wanted me to be. The end obligation is to make people feel good about who they are.~Arlo Guthrie

Mother Father Good

Yes, I was born in Coney Island. The Holy Land.~Arlo Guthrie

Born Island Land

Everywhere I go, I see all kinds of people at my shows - conservatives, liberals, new-agers, teen-agers, old pensioners. And for those people to have something in common is real interesting to me.~Arlo Guthrie

People Me Real

You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in.~Arlo Guthrie

Light Dark You

But think of the last guy. For one minute, think of the last guy. Nobody's got it worse than that guy. Nobody in the whole world.~Arlo Guthrie

World Think Nobody

I'd rather have friends who care than friends who agree with me.~Arlo Guthrie

Friends Me Care

There's only one God. Call him whatever you want.~Arlo Guthrie

God Want You

We would turn everything into songs in those days.~Arlo Guthrie

Everything Turn Days

Greed and globalization aren't just America's fault.~Arlo Guthrie

America Greed Fault

There are people all over the world who are willing to exploit others. You can't just point the finger at America.~Arlo Guthrie

World People America

The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living.~Arlo Guthrie

Death Living Dead

You get people talking about being worried about their art, and dances... their culture being wiped out or taken over, and yet these same people are taking advantage of their people to use them as cheap labour.~Arlo Guthrie

Art Culture People

I don't do anything on stage that allows me to become a trained seal, where you're just doing the same thing over and over.~Arlo Guthrie

Me Doing You

My mother had introduced me to a lot of my father's friends because she believed that I would get to know the guy my dad was better through his friends than just in the hospital visits.~Arlo Guthrie

Mother Father Dad

People were talking about songs of the common man in order to make the common man. With Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly, they were so common it was just uncommon.~Arlo Guthrie

Man People Talking

My dad's songs were really written to make certain people feel as though they had some kind of value. Because they were told from where they work and from the countries they had immigrated from that they did not.~Arlo Guthrie

Work Dad People

With the advent of radio and recording, music became an industry rather than just a tradition.~Arlo Guthrie

Music Tradition Industry

I thought I would be governor of Massachusetts. I stood on a pile of my old albums and said, 'I'm the only one with a record to stand on.'~Arlo Guthrie

Stand Thought Said