"In high school, we studied a lot of poetical forms. I was really interested in the math that was involved and the strange live break ups. That gave me a great amount of respect for a rhymed stanza."
"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."Joanna Newsom on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Joanna Newsom on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Joanna Newsom 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."Joanna Newsom on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Joanna Newsom on Abraham Lincoln