Building walls isn't going to work in the long run. Some people are happy with the wall in Israel, but somebody will get a weapon someday and knock it over or something. Walls aren't the answer between countries, though.
I'd rather have friends who care than friends who agree with me.
There's only one God. Call him whatever you want.
I thought I would be governor of Massachusetts. I stood on a pile of my old albums and said, 'I'm the only one with a record to stand on.'
We would turn everything into songs in those days.
With the advent of radio and recording, music became an industry rather than just a tradition.
If you do anything for 40 years, you can do it comfortably. And it will always be good. But unless you're willing to risk it being bad, it can never be great.
People were talking about songs of the common man in order to make the common man. With Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly, they were so common it was just uncommon.
Along with a sense of humor, my songs have to be sincere, and they have to be sung from a position of inner conviction.
I don't do anything on stage that allows me to become a trained seal, where you're just doing the same thing over and over.
I left the entertainment industry part of my life behind in 1983, when we decided not to work with major record companies anymore.
I'm not just a singer-songwriter doing songs in the key of me.
I've written quite a variety of songs, everything from kids songs to political satire, and my dad covered a fairly large range, also.
Yes, I was born in Coney Island. The Holy Land.
Everywhere I go, I see all kinds of people at my shows - conservatives, liberals, new-agers, teen-agers, old pensioners. And for those people to have something in common is real interesting to me.
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