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Arlo Guthrie

American,  Musician
Total Quotes : 34
Greed Globalization Fault

Greed and globalization aren't just America's fault.

- Arlo Guthrie

World Think Last

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

Want Ride Just

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

- Arlo Guthrie

Environmental Generation

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

Happy Knock Some

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

Both Sides Increasingly

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

Light Dark Stick

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

- Arlo Guthrie

Play Own Springing

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

Me Rather Than

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

- Arlo Guthrie

Fairly Large Dad

I've written quite a variety of songs, everything from kids songs to political satire, and my dad covered a fairly large range, also.

- Arlo Guthrie

Doing Over Trained

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

Challenges Everyone Other

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

Island Yes Holy

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

- Arlo Guthrie

Days Would Songs

We would turn everything into songs in those days.

- Arlo Guthrie

I Think Shared Martha

I think of my parents as a single unit, and it's interesting because they shared so much, and they were totally opposite. My mother, a Martha Graham dancer, had a classical background; my father had a back-porch background.

- Arlo Guthrie

Want Call Only

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

- Arlo Guthrie

Interesting Go Old

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

Think I Think Need

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

Finger Over Willing

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

- Arlo Guthrie

Humor Sense Of Humor Along

Along with a sense of humor, my songs have to be sincere, and they have to be sung from a position of inner conviction.

- Arlo Guthrie