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91 Insightful Quotes By Michael Franti For A Lyrical Day

Famous As: Creator and Lead Vocalist with a Hip Hop Fusion Group Called 'Michael Franti & Spearhead'
Born On: April 21, 1966
Born In: Oakland, California, United States
Age: 58 Years
Michael Franti is an amazingly gifted musician, spoken word artist, poet, rapper, singer and songwriter that America takes pride in. He has been a part of many musical projects. He uses music as a tool to convey his thoughts and views on various social and political issues. Along with producing songs for his band, he worked as a composer by creating song track for the movie, ‘Blue in the Face’. Known for creating critically acclaimed and political charged albums, he has produced songs and albums like ‘Yell Fire!’, ‘The sound of sunshine’ and ‘I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)’. As of now he is working as the lead vocalist and creator of his independent project named, ‘Michael Franti and Spearhead’. This band is known for dovetailing hip-hop with other varied styles of music that include rock, folk, jazz, funk and reggae. Franti has always been vocal about his opinions, thoughts and views on matters close to his heart which includes social justice and peace especially in the Middle East. We bring to you a treasury of quotes and sayings by Michael Franti that will give you a glimpse of his mind.
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You can bomb the world to pieces, but you can't bomb it into peace. Power to the peaceful.

You can bomb the world to pieces, but you can't bomb it into peace. Power to the peaceful.

Michael Franti
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.

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.

Michael Franti
All the freaky people make the beauty of the world.

All the freaky people make the beauty of the world.

Michael Franti
I'm always trying to find optimistic ways to express myself.

I'm always trying to find optimistic ways to express myself.

Michael Franti
I'm a news junkie who's constantly reading newspapers and magazines. I look around and see what's happening in the world.

I'm a news junkie who's constantly reading newspapers and magazines. I look around and see what's happening in the world.

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

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

Michael Franti
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.

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.

Michael Franti

My mother, she made sure all of us were treated the same and had the same opportunity to grow and develop, so that when we left the house, we could fly on our own. And she also knew when we got out into the world, we'd treat others that we came across with that same treatment and respect.

Michael Franti
My music is part of the quest I have to find new ways of telling stories, and also, I want to inspire people.

My music is part of the quest I have to find new ways of telling stories, and also, I want to inspire people.

Michael Franti
The more places I go to, the more I realize I understand so little about the world.

The more places I go to, the more I realize I understand so little about the world.

Michael Franti
The way the music comes to you starts to affect how you listen to music. When you're a kid, it's 'Does it rock? Does it make me feel good? Does it make me tap my feet? Does it make me go to sleep?'

The way the music comes to you starts to affect how you listen to music. When you're a kid, it's 'Does it rock? Does it make me feel good? Does it make me tap my feet? Does it make me go to sleep?'

Michael Franti
Music is too loud for just one station, love is too large for just one nation life is too short to make just one decision and god is too big for just one religion.

Music is too loud for just one station, love is too large for just one nation life is too short to make just one decision and god is too big for just one religion.

Michael Franti
I really believe that, as an artist, my opportunity to help to bring about awakening is one that should come from a personal process that someone has, and not from me telling somebody that this is the way it is.

I really believe that, as an artist, my opportunity to help to bring about awakening is one that should come from a personal process that someone has, and not from me telling somebody that this is the way it is.

Michael Franti
Every single soul is a poem.

Every single soul is a poem.

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

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

Michael Franti
Power to the peaceful!

Power to the peaceful!

Michael Franti

All my songs are different, but from the overall experience, I want people to sense that they can overcome and move through difficult times and find strength in my music. Maybe it's a song that makes them cry and move through something else.

Michael Franti

My usual day is I get up around 11 o'clock and do yoga and then eat afterwards. Then I have sound check and play soccer and do running with the guys in the band after sound check, and then do the show and eat dinner after the show and usually get to bed around 3 o'clock by the time we get everybody on the bus and get rolling.

Michael Franti
I really encourage people to travel so we can see how the rest of the world views our country. That's really important. Secondly, as artists, activists, and citizens who vote, we have to begin to vote from our heart.

I really encourage people to travel so we can see how the rest of the world views our country. That's really important. Secondly, as artists, activists, and citizens who vote, we have to begin to vote from our heart.

Michael Franti
It doesn't matter if you're black, white, gay, straight, come from different countries, different language... every single person is significant and is meaningful.

It doesn't matter if you're black, white, gay, straight, come from different countries, different language... every single person is significant and is meaningful.

Michael Franti

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 resources like water and farm land. This is a recipe for major security problems.

Michael Franti

Traveling to the Middle East and playing music for people on the street, for soldiers, for people in hospitals, and for people who lost their homes, and seeing people open up through the experience of music really restored my faith in music, in art, and in culture to change things.

Michael Franti

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 economy, education and healthcare for all, renewable energy and an environmental vision with an eye on generations to come.

Michael Franti
When someone can't afford to wear shoes, it's not just about them not having shoes on that day. It's about a cycle of poverty that exists within their community.

When someone can't afford to wear shoes, it's not just about them not having shoes on that day. It's about a cycle of poverty that exists within their community.

Michael Franti
I came up playing in both punk rock bands and hip-hop bands, and I found a more universal way of reaching people, especially with music that has a message to it.

I came up playing in both punk rock bands and hip-hop bands, and I found a more universal way of reaching people, especially with music that has a message to it.

Michael Franti
With all the people hating and hurting each other, I don't understand how people could get upset about people of the same sex caring for each other.

With all the people hating and hurting each other, I don't understand how people could get upset about people of the same sex caring for each other.

Michael Franti
Everybody's opinion is equally valid, and I feel like everybody should have an opportunity to speak out, and everyone should have the courage to speak out.

Everybody's opinion is equally valid, and I feel like everybody should have an opportunity to speak out, and everyone should have the courage to speak out.

Michael Franti
When I first started, my songs were the politics of anger. As I got older and hopefully wiser, I wanted to be part of the politics of answers.

When I first started, my songs were the politics of anger. As I got older and hopefully wiser, I wanted to be part of the politics of answers.

Michael Franti
Many kids in foster homes have a lot of emotions that are hard to get out. It's important to let them know they can make a difference in the community.

Many kids in foster homes have a lot of emotions that are hard to get out. It's important to let them know they can make a difference in the community.

Michael Franti
My house was filled with music. We had a piano, and my brothers and sisters played instruments. Even though I was around it, I played basketball.

My house was filled with music. We had a piano, and my brothers and sisters played instruments. Even though I was around it, I played basketball.

Michael Franti