Saturday, November 27, 2021

Quote of the Day (Joan Baez, on Noise, ‘An Imposition on Sanity’)

“If we don't sit down and shut up once in a while we'll lose our minds even earlier than we had expected. Noise is an imposition on sanity, and we live in very noisy times.”—American folk-music icon Joan Baez, Daybreak: An Autobiography (1968)

God, how much noisier has it gotten in the half-century since Ms. Baez wrote this?

The photo of Ms. Baez accompanying this post, was taken at a press conference on Apr. 26, 1966, by Ron Kroon / Anefo. The source is Nationaal Archief, the national archives of The Netherlands.

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