Michael Franti

Born: April 21, 1966

Occupation: Poet

Quotes of Michael Franti

Michael Franti

No life's worth more than any other, no sister worth less than any brother.

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You learn a lot when you're barefoot. The first thing is every step you take is different.

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When many little people in many little places do many little things, then the whole world changes.

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Don't let mistakes be so monumental, don't let your love be so confidential, don't let your mind be so darn judgemental, and please let your heart be more influential. Be thankful for all that the spirit...

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Be who you are, nothing more... nothing less.

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We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can't bomb it into peace.

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All the freaky people make the beauty of the world.

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Every single soul is a poem.

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During my travels in Iraq, Israel, Gaza, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Europe and all over the United States, I have seen and heard the voices of people who want change. They want the stabilization of the...

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I think my soul is intact, but my methods of reaching people are completely different.

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I drive a hybrid. It's a Ford Escape. That's my only car.

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Investing now in safe-guarding people by helping them to adapt to climate change, will help save money and lives while building resilience.

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San Francisco has always been a haven for misfits and weirdos. I'm both of those, which is why I came here.

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The U.S. has historically been the world's largest contributor to climate change.

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When I first started out, I thought it was enough to make an angry song that pointed out the problems of the world.

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Bonnaroo has kind of become the granddaddy of all American festivals. The thing I love about it most is that it wasn't born out of picking the top ten bands off the Billboard chart and creating a festival...

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Collectively, we activists are essential to advancing U.S. policy to help empower marginalized people to lift themselves and their communities out of poverty for good.

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I went to Iraq because I wanted to see what one year of occupation had done to Iraqi society, and I went to the West Bank and Gaza Strip because I wanted to see what three generations of occupation had...

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I went to the University of San Francisco on an athletic scholarship. I didn't study in high school. I was just there to get by and to play basketball. But a funny thing happened to me when I got to college....

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If we do not change our negative habits toward climate change, we can count on worldwide disruptions in food production, resulting in mass migration, refugee crises and increased conflict over scarce natural...

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Michael Franti

Music is sunshine. Like sunshine, music is a powerful force that can instantly and almost chemically change your entire mood. Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose.

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The corporate media is there to push the agenda of the sponsors, and many of those sponsors are weapons manufacturers. So it stands to reason that you won't get a diversity of opinions on television.

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Power to the peaceful!

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Through music I either tame my demons or unleash them and allow them to be what they are. I don't want the music to be about provocation, I want the music to bring you to a place where you feel at home

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Every single soul is a poem, written on the back of God's hand

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God is too big for just one religion.

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Michael Franti

It's never too late to start the day over.

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Music has the power to bring people together like no other art form.

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Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just to stay human.

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Michael Franti

Can't keep Love like money in the bank

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It ain't about who ya love, it's all about do ya love.

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The human interest, and the natural interest, and the spiritual interest of this planet need to begin to take a priority over the corporate interest, the military interest, and the materialistic interests.

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My goal has not ever been to change minds, my goal is to open minds.

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A lot of times we look at the whole world and think, 'it's so daunting, how can we change the whole world?' and you don't need to do that, what you need to do is change your world a little bit, and see...

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Every bit of land is a Holy land, and every drop of water is Holy water, and every single child is a son or a daughter of the one Earth mama, and the one Earth papa.

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If the first casualty of war is innocence, then perhaps with each bullet fired, bomb detonated, leader overthrown, wall built, economy destroyed and family member killed, we are not creating goodwill and...

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Television, the drug of the nation, breeding ignorance and feeding radiation...

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The personal revolution is far more difficult, and is the first step in any revolution.

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The music industry has been hijacked by corporate interests, but the way music affects people and resonates with them hasn't changed.

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss