"I've always had questions about what it meant to be a protester, to be in the minority. Are the people who are trying to find peace, who are trying to have the Constitution apply to everybody, are they really the radicals? We're not protesting from the outside. We're inside."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Gil Scott-Heron on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Gil Scott-Heron on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Gil Scott-Heron on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."Gil Scott-Heron on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."Gil Scott-Heron on John Lennon
"You have to learn and keep learning."
"Music has the power to make me feel good like nothing else does. It gives me some peace for a while. Takes me back to who I really am."
"Everything that's bad for you catches on too quickly in America, because that's the easiest thing to get people to invest in, the pursuits that are easy and destructive, the ones that bring out the least positive aspects of people."
"Every once in a while, you live long enough to get the respect that people didn't want to give while you were trying to become a senior citizen."
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