There is an urgent need for Americans to look deeply into themselves and their actions and musical poetry is perhaps the most effective mirror available. Every newspaper headline is a potential song.

Phil Ochs Poetry Quote

In such ugly times the only true protest is beauty.

Phil Ochs Beauty Quote

Even though you can’t expect to defeat the absurdity of the world you must make that attempt. That’s morality that’s religion. That’s art. That’s life.

Phil Ochs Religion Quote

And if there’s any hope for America it lies in a revolution and if there’s any hope for a revolution in America it lies in getting Elvis Presley to become Che Guevara.

Phil Ochs Hope Quote