"It is still a surprise when people tell me that I've had an influence on them, particularly when it's someone I really respect."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Bonnie Raitt on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Bonnie Raitt on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Bonnie Raitt on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Bonnie Raitt on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Bonnie Raitt on Abraham Lincoln
"I've watched my peers get better with age and hoped that would happen with me."
"I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool."
"Playing guitar was one of my childhood hobbies, and I had played a little at school and at camp. My parents would drag me out to perform for my family, like all parents do, but it was a hobby - nothing more."
"Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there."
"I just play the music that I love with musicians that I respect, and fortunately, I'm in a position where people are willing to play with me, and perhaps I can do something to help them."
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