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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2012-07-14

In honour of the hundredth anniversary of his birth, a handful of quotations from Woody Guthrie (b. 1912-07-14, d. 1967-10-03):

"I ain't a communist necessarily, but I been in the red all my life."

"Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple."

"Anyone who uses more than two chords is just showing off."

From "This Is Our Country Here":

"This is our country here as far as you can see no matter which way you walk or
No matter what spot of it you stand on
And when you have crossed her as many times as I have you will see as many ugly things about her as pretty things [...]

"[...] I seen the pretty and I seen the ugly and it was because I knew the pretty part that I wanted to change the ugly part,
Because I hated the dirty part that I knew how to feel the love for the cleaner part. [...]"


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