Dar Williams Quotes

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  • I would encourage people to bridge broadly and creatively in their communities, not just because that creates the most fun and resiliency, but also because it creates the most points of access for people to be part of the community, which is what democracy is at its best.

    Fun   Bridges   People  
    Source: www.progressive.org
  • Basically, I have found that people who have tried to start communities out of good feelings or hippie-dippie abstract concepts of love - it doesn't work. But if you just concentrate on what is the identity of your town - its waterfalls, its battles, its notable mill strike or those things - you dig into what your town is from its rock formations to its history to its food. Then this thing called community happens all the time.

    Hippie   Rocks   People  
    Source: chicago.gopride.com
  • I just think the reassurance and the steadiness and the hands-on kindness can make a huge difference.

    Source: www.progressive.org
  • We all do the wrong thing. And then we have to wake up the next morning and live with the fact that we have done things that are wrong.

    Source: www.progressive.org
  • I'm just trying to be part of the movement that decentralizes and hopefully creates peace. By supporting smaller, democratic structures, you can effect change.

    Source: progressive.org
  • I am one of those sort of "lesser" types, those sensitive types, those people who wouldn't have made it on their own if other people hadn't helped them. A straightforward capitalist society would've cut them off and let them die. So I was saved by my friends and by my family and by people who cared about me, and by modern psychotherapy that cared about women.

    Source: progressive.org
  • Sixties folk rock was my original muse and the folk audience-people who listen to music off the beaten track-fostered my career. I definitely don't want to abandon the genre but I also need to make sure I'm Dar Williams first.

    Rocks   People  
  • I would push for more production and Steve Miller would say, "Why do you want to have more production when you have real songs? You don't want to cover up the song."

    Source: chicago.gopride.com
  • The light that stopped the night felt like forgiveness.

    Song: Arrival, Album: The Honesty Room
  • There was this moment in 2003 when I was asked to do a fundraiser for someone who was speaking out against the Iraq war when nobody was. I said, "I will do a fundraiser for that guy." And then my friend John Hall, from the band Orleans...He ran for Congress in my district and won. I did a bunch of fundraisers for him.

    Interview with Gregg Shapiro, chicago.gopride.com. November 3, 2016.
  • Being told that you are good at banter is like being told that you are a good person.

  • "Is it how she moves, or how she looks?" I say it's loneliness suspended to our own like grappling hooks, And as long as she's got noise, she's fine. But I could teach her how I learned to dance when the music's ended.

    Song: As Cool As I Am, Album: Mortal City
  • I'm amazed at the adolescent nature of some of the religious fanatics in our government. And they're full of double standards.

    Source: progressive.org
  • I've watched towns and cities evolve and become very resilient, and fun, and unique, and prosperous on their own terms. And the secret is bridging. It's when the local church has a fun clothing swap fundraiser with a temple, and then the next year they bring in the mosque.

    Source: www.progressive.org
  • I remember doing "As Cool As I Am" and Steve Miller, the producer, saying "I really hear a drum loop here. I want to play it for you." When I wrote it, I thought, "This isn't going to sound very folky. I don't think it's going to go with mandolins and banjos." Then he played the loop for me and it sounded right.

    Interview with Gregg Shapiro, chicago.gopride.com. November 3, 2016.
  • When we learn about ourselves, we can evolve.

    Source: www.progressive.org
  • Arizona is really cool but I couldn't stay there for too long.

  • There's always people who came 600 miles to hear the song you didn't play.

  • Sometimes I see myself fine, sometimes I need a witness. And I like the whole truth, but there are nights I only need forgiveness.

    Song: My Friends
  • Some of us have such incredible things that can keep us from acting. We have the luxury of drinking such good wine, and having such good information at our fingertips. I can look up anything on my computer. And I can call any friend at the drop of a hat on my cell phone. And I can have beautiful clothing and great food in a world where people are being tortured. I have some responsibility for that.

    Source: progressive.org
  • I have odometer readings, kids; all sorts of measurements of what I've been doing for the last 20 years. I get it. I get that it was a while ago.

    "Dar Williams returns to Mortal City". Interview with Gregg Shapiro, chicago.gopride.com. November 3, 2016.
  • I was raised by parents who really admired the religious leaders of the left, as many 60s and 70s liberals did.

  • Everyone has to decide how they're going to appear in their lives, how they're going to put themselves out there to the world.

  • Milwaukee one of my favorite cites; I think Milwaukee is #1.

  • There's a marketing scheme that tells you that pregnancy and child rearing will make you into a moron, that your kids are only happy when you're buying them stuff. It's hard being a parent, but I laugh a lot and smile a lot and really enjoy it. The ratio of laughter to sadness is higher. There's part of me that wants to broadcast that. Parenting only affirmed what I already cared about, and that's good.

    "Seeking a 'Better' world". San Francisco Chronicle Interview, www.sfgate.com. October 9, 2005.
  • Go ahead, push your luck, find out how much love the world can hold.

    Song: After All Williams, Album: Many Great Companions
  • I really value people besides parents who nurture kids.

    "In the Time of Gods : A Conversation With Dar Williams, Plus Chatting With The Sweet’s Andy Scott and Steve Barton". Interview with Mike Ragogna, www.huffingtonpost.com. June 11, 2012.
  • There's the wind And the rain And the mercy of the fallen Who say, "Hey, it's not my place To know what's right" There's the weak And the strong And the many stars that guide us We have some of them inside us

    Song: Mercy Of The Fallen, Album: The Beauty of the Rain
  • I fear that to fall in love with you is to fall from a great and gruesome height.

    Song: Iowa
  • They preach that I should save the world. They pray that I won't do a better job of it.

    Song: Are You Out There, Album: End of the Summer
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    Dar Williams

    • Born: April 19, 1967
    • Occupation: Singer-songwriter