"In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Phil Ochs on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Phil Ochs on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Phil Ochs on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Phil Ochs on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Phil Ochs on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."
"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."