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40+ Jimi Hendrix Quotes

"If I’m free, it’s because I’m always running." - Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix Quotes

Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle in 1931 and soon became one of the greatest artists of all times. His guitar skills and his wonderful music made him make history and be remembered even nowadays as one of the best musicians on earth. 

Apart from his music, he also left us some great lyrics and quotes. We have compiled the best Jimi Hendrix quotes for you to apply his valuable lessons to your everyday life.

1“Excuse me while I kiss the sky.”

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

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

4"A broom is drearily sweeping up the broken pieces of yesterday’s life."

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

6"Knowledge is speaking, Wisdom is listening."

7"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."

8“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

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

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

11"Ain’t afraid no more. After a while your cheap talk don’t even cause me pain. So let your bullets fly like rain."

12“All I play is truth and emotion.”

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

14"I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to."

15“Music is a safe kind of high.”

16"I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes."

17"We have time, there's no big rush."

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

19"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."

20“I don’t consider myself to be the best, and I don’t like compliments… they distract me.”

21"I have only one burning desire. Let me stand next to your fire."

22"I got a pet monkey called Charlie Chan."

23"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."

24"Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel."

25"The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again."

26“And so castles made of sand slips into the sea, eventually.”

27“Music is my religion.”

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

29"My nature just changes."

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

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

32"Peace, Love, and Happiness."

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

34"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."

35"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."

36"There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke."

37“The night I was born, Lord I swear the moon turned a fire red.”

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

39"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."

40"Are you experienced? Have you ever been experienced?"

41“Life is pleasant! Death is peaceful! It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”

42“You have to give people something to dream on.”

43"I'll always touch you."

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