"And if there's any hope for America, it lies in a revolution, and if there's any hope for a revolution in America, it lies in getting Elvis Presley to become Che Guevara."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Phil Ochs on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Phil Ochs on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Phil Ochs on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Phil Ochs on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Phil Ochs on Dalai Lama
"In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty."
"There is an urgent need for Americans to look deeply into themselves and their actions, and musical poetry is perhaps the most effective mirror available. Every newspaper headline is a potential song."
"Even though you can't expect to defeat the absurdity of the world, you must make that attempt. That's morality, that's religion. That's art. That's life."