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Over 70 Jimi Hendrix Quotes On Life, Peace & Love

In his short, 27-year life, Jimi Hendrix left a legacy as one of the best guitarists of all times. He was already a veteran performer on the R&B music circuit and New York’s Greenwich Village café culture when he started to get famous in the late 1960s as a spokesman for the hippie generation. Hendrix’s iconic performances at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and at Woodstock in 1969 cemented his reputation as the most exciting musician ever to be seen on stage. Although the band that was formed to showcase his instrumental talents, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, recorded only three studio albums, Hendrix leaves a legacy of music and hippie wisdom. 
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.


I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.

When things get too heavy, just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man.

May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future.

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.


When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.

Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.

Jesus shouldn’t have died so early and then he could have got twice as much across. They killed him and then twisted so many of the best things he said. Human hands started messing it all up and now so much of religion is hogwash.

The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar.

Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
All I’m gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.

I will be dead in five years’ time, but while I am here, I will travel many highways and I will, of necessity, die at a time when my message of love, peace, and freedom can be shared with people all over the world.

It all has to come from inside, though, I guess.

The reflection of the world is blues, that’s where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that’s tryin’ to come around.

The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.
Even Castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.

Well I walk right on up to your rebel roadside The one that rambles on for a million miles Yes I walk down this road searchin’ for your love And my soul too When I find ya I ain’t gonna let go.

Spiritually, it’s always there. It gets better and better all the time. One of these days I’ll just finally release all that out.

I don’t really live on compliments. As a matter of fact, they have a way of distracting me. I know a whole lot of musicians, artists out there who hears the compliments and thinks “wow, I must have been really great” and so they get fat and satisfied and they get lost and forget about their actual talent and start living in another world.

I try all night to play a pretty note.

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.

You have to be a freak in order to be different.

I want to get up in the morning and just roll over in my bed into an indoor swimming pool. And then swim to the breakfast table.

Every city in the world always has a gang, a street gang, or the so-called outcasts.

When we go to play, you flip around and flash around and everything, and then they’re not gonna see nothin’ but what their eyes see. Forget about their ears.

I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.

You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.

Music is my religion.

In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.

Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.

If it was up to me, there wouldn’t be no such thing as the establishment.

Music is stronger than politics. I feel sorry for the minorities, but I don’t feel a part of one.

Music is a safe kind of high.

I feel guilty when people say I’m the greatest on the scene. What’s good or bad doesn’t matter to me; what does matter is feeling and not feeling. If only people would take more of a true view and think in terms of feelings. Your name doesn’t mean a damn, it’s your talents and feelings that matter. You’ve got to know much more than just the technicalities of notes; you’ve got to know what goes between the notes.

Are you experienced? Have you ever been experienced?

I try to use my music to move these people to act.

Technically, I’m not a guitar player, all I play is truth and emotion.

To be with the others, you have to have your hair short and wear ties. So we’re trying to make a third world happen, you know what I mean?

You get tired of playing top 40 R&B. I had other ideas.

We have time, there’s no big rush.

Butterflies and zebras And moonbeams and fairy tales That’s all she ever thinks about Riding with the wind.

I don’t have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might’ve unintentionally hurt somebody else or something.

Life is Quicker Than a Blink of an Eye.

I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around.

Music makes me high on stage, and that’s the truth. It’s like being almost addicted to music.

All I’m writing is just what I feel, that’s all. I just keep it almost naked. And probably the words are so bland.

Butterflies and zebras And moonbeams and fairy tales That’s all she ever thinks about Riding with the wind.

Excuse me while I kiss the sky.

With the power of soul, anything is possible.

It’s funny the way most people love the dead. Once you are dead, you are made for life. You have to die before they think you are worth anything.

I don’t want to be a clown anymore. I don’t want to be a ‘rock and roll star.

Don’t waste your time thinkin’ about bad things.

Anybody can do anything, it’s up to themselves. All it takes is the right intentions.

My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art.

I want to thank you my sweet darling for digging in the mud and picking me up.

Who are you to judge the life I live. I know I’m not perfect and I don’t live to be. But before you start pointing fingers make sure your hands are clean.

Pretty soon I believe people will have to rely on music to get some kind of peace of mind, or satisfaction, or direction, actually. More so than politics, the big ego scene. You know it’s an art of words… Meaning nothing.

You have to forget about what other people say, when you’re supposed to die, or when you’re supposed to be loving. You have to forget about all these things.

I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes.

If I’m free, it’s because I’m always running.

We want our sound to go into the soul of the audience, and see if it can awaken some little thing in their minds… ‘Cause there are so many sleeping people.

White collar conservative flashin down the street, pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume my kind will drop and die, but I’m gonna wave my freak flag high.

Music is Magic. Magic is Life.

You have to give people something to dream on.

You don’t have to be singing about love all the time in order to give love to the people. You don’t have to keep flashing those words all the time.

I wish they’d had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would’ve been straightened out.

’m gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked.

Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you’ll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you’re gonna be rewarded.

Don’t use your brain to play it, let your feelings guide your fingers.

Peace, Love, and Happiness.

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