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    When the fad changed from folk to rock, they didn't take along any good writers.
    — Mary Travers
    We hadn't sung together in six years. We realized that we'd missed each other personally and musically, so we decided to try a limited reunion tour. We wanted to work together enough to have it be a meaningful part of our lives, but not so much that it wouldn't be fun.
    — Mary Travers
    tags: work  live  fun  year 
     
    I was raised on Josh White, the Weavers and Pete Seeger. The music was everywhere. You'd go to a party at somebody's apartment and there would be fifty people there, singing well into the night.
    — Mary Travers
    tags: people  night  music 
     
    It is one thing to read about the world, but quite another to see and hear for oneself.
    — Mary Travers
    tags: world  oneself  read 
     
    We've always been involved with issues that deal with the fundamental human rights of people, whether that means the right to political freedom or the right to breathe air that's clean.
    — Mary Travers
    The fact that there are singer-songwriters dealing with substantive issues is encouraging. It's important for young people to perceive that there are acceptable avenues of dissent, because we live in a world where dissent is hard-pressed; treated as if it were unpatriotic. I've always liked the concept of the loyal opposition. It allows for dissent to be a respectable part of the whole.
    — Mary Travers
    tags: people  live  world  young  facts 
     
    If you're serious about singing or acting, which are two art forms that get repetitive, the way to keep the music fresh is to recognize that it is totally impossible for it to ever be the same, night after night. You open your mouth and you'd like a certain sound to come out of it, but it doesn't always come out exactly like you thought it was going to come out!
    — Mary Travers
    Folk Music Has Always Contained a Concern for the Human Condition.
    — Mary Travers
    tags: human  music 
     
    Looking out at this quarter of a million people,... I truly believed, at that moment, it was possible that human beings could join together to make a positive social change.
    — Mary Travers
    tags: people  human  moment  positive 
     
    If we are going to teach the world to stop hating the different, the other, then we're going to have to start with children.
    — Mary Travers
    tags: children  world  child 
     
    There has to be a certain amount of love just in order for you to survive together. I think a lot of groups have gone down the tubes because they were not able to relate to one another.
    — Mary Travers
    tags: gone 
     
    It was like a miracle. I'm just feeling fabulous. What's incredible is someone has given your life back. I'm out in the garden today. This time last year I was looking out a window at a hospital.
    — Mary Travers
    tags: time  miracle  year  garden 
     
    I was raised to believe that everybody has a responsibility to their community.
    — Mary Travers
    We've learned that it will take more than one generation to bring about change. The fight for civil rights has developed into a broader concern for human rights, and that encompasses a great many people and countries. Those of us who live in a democracy have a responsibility to be the voice for those whose voices are stilled.
    — Mary Travers
    All of us are subject to being passive to the social ills around us. It's a struggle not to become, by staying silent, an accomplice.
    — Mary Travers
    tags: struggle 
     
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