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John Trudell was a poet, a Native American rights fighter, an agitator, an author, among other things.

John Trudell was a Native American who was born on 15 February 1946. After his 4 years of service in the navy, he decided to quit to get a résumé to bring the change he wanted to see in the world.

These John Trudell quotes include best of John Trudell thinking quotes, quotes about his native Indians, and if you've read his books like 'Stickman: Poems, Lyrics, Talks, a Conversation' or 'Lines From A Mined Mind' you'll love to read the famous John Trudell quotes from books. As he was an activist you'll also find John Trudell quotes on his famous Native Americans quotes. Being an actor rather, an artist, you'll also find quotes from the musical journey of Trudell. Don't forget to share these Trudell quotes and John Trudell poems quotes with others. These Trudell quotes are quite insightful and can really be relatable for anyone across the planet.

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Philosophical Quotes By John Trudell

John Trudell was the author of three books and was famous because of his profound thoughts. Here are some quotes from John Trudell which may resonate with you. These John Trudell quotes are really great and when you go through these John Trudell quotes, it will move you.

1. “All that I am is me."

- John Trudell.

2. “I am just a human being trying to make it in a world that is rapidly losing its understanding of being human.”

- John Trudell.

3. "Every human being is a raindrop. And when enough of the raindrops become clear and coherent they then become the power of the storm."

- John Trudell.

4. “The strength of the poetry as we enter into whatever it is we are entering into, will be determined by the clarity of the thinking we put into it.”

- John Trudell.

5. “We’re not Indians and we’re not Native Americans. We’re older than both concepts. We’re the people, we’re the human beings.”

- John Trudell.

6. “I’m basically a starving artist.”

- John Trudell.

7. "So I'm not really a poet or a writer or an actor or an activist; I'm me, and these are things that I do.”

- John Trudell.

8. “Life is all about the spirit.”

- John Trudell.

9. “Because we are all of an oral tradition in our beginning histories, the voice of the poet in this particular society will be heard.”

- John Trudell.

10. “Sometimes when it rains, it's not that simple, when the sky has reasons to cry.”

- John Trudell.

11. "As human beings it is time to take responsibility for the power of our Intelligence and use the power of our intelligence to think coherently. This isn't about whether we can or we can't. This is about whether we will or we won't."

― John Trudell, 'Lines From A Mined Mind: The Words Of John Trudell'.

12. "Protect your spirit, because you are in the place where spirits get eaten."

- John Trudell.

13. “As human beings how we use our intelligence to perceive reality dictates how we will use the power of our intelligence”

― John Trudell, 'Lines From A Mined Mind: The Words Of John Trudell'

John Trudell Quotes On Politics

John Trudell quotes will make you feel inspired.

Being an activist and an author John Trudell was very vocal about his thoughts on the failing situation of politics at that point in time towards the Native Americans, or as they were called, the Indians. Activista still quote John Trudell in their speeches.  John Trudell quotes may be easy to find but to really understand John Trudell quotes, you have to understand them from a cultural perspective.

14. “I’m not looking to overthrow the American Government, the corporate state already has.”

- John Trudell.

15. “No matter what they ever do to us, we must always act for the love of our people and the earth. We must not react out of hatred against those who have no sense”

- John Trudell.

16. “It’s like there is this predator energy on this planet, and this predator energy feeds on the essence of the spirit.”

- John Trudell.

17. "One Earth, one mother - one does not sell the Earth."

- John Trudell.

18. “All politics to me - Indian or white - is an illusion preventing us from being authentic because we're communicating through something that isn't real to us.”

- John Trudell.

19. “The power of our intelligence, individually or collectively IS the power; this is the power that any industrial ruling class truly fears: clear coherent human beings.”

- John Trudell.

20. “When one lives in a society where people can no longer rely on the institutions to tell them the truth, the truth must come from culture and art.”

- John Trudell.

21. “The average human being in America is going through some sort of hard times - physical, emotional, psychological. Everybody's carrying a bit of bone days in them.”

- John Trudell.

22. “There have been some positive things that have happened for the tribes, but it's a constant, vigilant fight about protecting what resources we have in terms of land and rights.”

- John Trudell.

23. “I'm a member of the American Indian Movement, and I'm from the indigenous nations of the Western Hemisphere.”

- John Trudell.

Quotes For Music By John Trudell

John Trudell quotes for aspiring musicians.

If you're a musician, you'll relate to these John Trudell quotes. Don't forget to share these John Trudell quotes with your musician buddies.

24. “I consider the electric guitar to be like a drum with strings. It became the drum of the Baby Boom generation. And the drum has always been the center of the tribe, a new electronic tribe.”

- John Trudell.

25. "I wanted to take the power of thought and the word, along with the power of speaking and heart, and see if we could wire what was coming out of us as humans with electric instruments."

-John Trudell.

26. “When I left politics in the early Eighties and started writing and recording, my idea was that I could have an influence further down into other generations. That Natives could come into the culture through arts and music.”

- John Trudell.

27. “I'm not a musician making words to go with my music.”

- John Trudell.

28. “I find there is room in music to talk with music."

- John Trudell.

29. “I am just a human being trying to make it in a world that is rapidly losing its understanding of being human.”

- John Trudell.

30. "People can participate with music."

- John Trudell.

31. "Every song I've ever written always starts with the words because I want the music to be the musical extension of the feelings of the words, and not the words being the emotional extension of the feeling of the music."

- John Trudell.  

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for John Trudell Quotes then why not take a look at Activism quotes, and Social Justice quotes.

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