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Janis Ian quotes

At the end of the day, all you can hope for is to go on. The older I get, the more I realize that just keeping on keeping on is what life's all about.

I think these last 10 years have seen just a huge shift in the psyche of this country as regards gay people. I think AIDS had a lot to do with it. So many families who really believed they'd 'never met one' were suddenly confronted with their sons becoming ill, and friends of sons. I think that brought a lot of it into the open.

It seems to be part of the human condition to need someone you can look down on. I still don't get that one.

Once you're halfway home, you know that you can probably get the rest of the way there.

Some people would rather stay ignorant and self-satisfied.

The best thing you can learn from the worst times of your life is that it always gets better. It may take a month, a year, a decade, but it will get better if you leave yourself open to it.

I learned the truth at seventeen, That love was meant for beauty queens, And high school girls with clear skinned smiles, Who married young and then retired.

A radio show recently did a beautiful eulogy of me.

Going off the road just leaves me more time to be a writer.

I bought all my friends guitars and I had a good time with my money. But then one day the IRS came knocking.

I feel I was born with the music coming to me, and that's not something to be wasted.

I gave guitar lessons. I tried to join bands. My mom always said it was obvious that nothing was going to stop me.

I mean, I would love to have the career Joan Baez is having in Europe right now, but God knows I don't begrudge her that career.

I played for anybody and everybody from the time I started playing guitar, when I was 10 or 11.

I want to do some fiction writing, I've had some pretty good luck with short stories, I'd like to do a couple of larger things.

It's neat to have finally reached a point where I can accept what I was and what I am.

It's what I do well - I write about things that make people uncomfortable. That's probably the only thing I do better than my peers.

My parents both were doing the Civil Rights Movement, were very involved with the civil rights to Congress. And my friends' parents were as well.

That's an amazing moment, the first time you hear yourself on radio. It's still thrilling.

There will always be those people who are just backward and ignorant. There will always be those people. They need somebody to feel superior to.