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Michael Franti

American,  Musician
Total Quotes : 26
Beauty World Freaky

All the freaky people make the beauty of the world.

- Michael Franti

Good People Empower

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.

- Michael Franti

Always Places Poorer

I've always found that the poorer the places that I go, the more smiles I see, and the more happiness I see.

- Michael Franti

Love Peace And Love Other

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.

- Michael Franti

Over Very Greek

'Star Wars' is mythology. It's like Greek mythology or Shakespeare. It's the story of good versus evil over a very long span of time. The storytelling is universal and timeless.

- Michael Franti

Strength Through Maybe

All my songs are different, but from the overall experience, I want people to sense that they can overcome and move through difficult times and find strength in my music. Maybe it's a song that makes them cry and move through something else.

- Michael Franti

Learn Take Lot

You learn a lot when you're barefoot. The first thing is every step you take is different.

- Michael Franti

Education Brazil Japan

During my travels in Iraq, Israel, Gaza, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Europe and all over the United States, I have seen and heard the voices of people who want change. They want the stabilization of the economy, education and healthcare for all, renewable energy and an environmental vision with an eye on generations to come.

- Michael Franti

Habits Increased Mass

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.

- Michael Franti

Power Peace Peaceful

Power to the peaceful!

- Michael Franti

Upset Hating Other

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.

- Michael Franti

Affects Been Resonates

The music industry has been hijacked by corporate interests, but the way music affects people and resonates with them hasn't changed.

- Michael Franti

Music Other Experiencing

In Jamaica, the music is recorded for the sound system, not the iPod. It's about experiencing music together, with other people.

- Michael Franti

Love Festivals Granddaddy

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.

- Michael Franti

Book About Affecting

People worry that gas prices are high and how they are affecting their pocket book. But they want to know about renewable energy. People are really starting to question things, and that's made people look to the future in a positive way.

- Michael Franti

Rebel Been Musical

Johnny Cash was a rebel, not only just in the musical sense, but he was somebody who was for the people, and an advocate for labor, for workers, for prisoners, people who have been trapped by the criminal justice system.

- Michael Franti

Sometimes Hardest Thing

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just to stay human.

- Michael Franti

Sunshine Mood Like

Like sunshine, music is a powerful force that can instantly and almost chemically change your entire mood.

- Michael Franti

Sunshine Mood New

Music is sunshine. Like sunshine, music is a powerful force that can instantly and almost chemically change your entire mood. Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose.

- Michael Franti

Young Possibilities Some

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.

- Michael Franti