"If you have to fight a crowd of boys, it's best to go for the biggest one. That way you won't have to fight them all. The others will see that you mean business and you will win their respect."
"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."Suzanne Vega on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Suzanne Vega on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Suzanne Vega 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."Suzanne Vega on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Suzanne Vega on Abraham Lincoln
"You have to defend your honor. And your family."
"I think people are sexy when they have a sense of humor, when they are smart, when they have some sense of style, when they are kind, when they express their own opinions, when they are creative, when they have character."
"In the end, my pursuit of the elusive New York State driver's license became about much more than a divorced woman's learning to drive for the first time."