"I'm trying to make a case for those people who don't have a sense of belonging that they should have, that there is something really worthwhile in having a sense of belonging, and recasting and looking at our modern history."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Billy Bragg on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Billy Bragg on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Billy Bragg on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Billy Bragg on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Billy Bragg on Thomas Jefferson