Jimi Hendrix

The best quotes by Jimi Hendrix

When the power of love overcomes the love of power
the world will know peace.

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

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

When I die, just keep playing the records.

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.

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.

Music is a safe kind of high.

All I’m gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.

Excuse me while I kiss the sky.

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

Even Castles made of sand,
fall into the sea,

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.

Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.

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

Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.

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

Music is my religion.

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

The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.

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

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

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

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

It’s funny how most people love the dead,
once you’re dead your made for life.

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?

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.

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.

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

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 have this one little saying, when things get too heavy just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man.

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.

I got a pet monkey called Charlie Chan.

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

It’s funny the way most people love the dead. Once you are dead, you are made for life.

Rock is so much fun. That’s what it’s all about – filling up the chest cavities and empty kneecaps and elbows.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

When I played God Bless The Queen, I was wondering if they was gonna dig us, then quite naturally I’d go on and try to get it together.

My nature just changes.

We have time, there’s no big rush.

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

You have to give people something to dream on.

See, that’s nothing but blues, that’s all I’m singing about. It’s today’s blues.

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

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

I was trying to do too many things at the same time, which is my nature. But I was enjoying it, and I still do enjoy it.