Jimi Hendrix Quotes and Sayings

These are inspirational, motivational, wise, sad and funny Jimi Hendrix quotes, sayings, and proverbs that inspire us. See more famous quotes on QuoteLicious.

  • Name: James Marshall Hendrix
  • Known as: Jimi Hendrix
  • Birth: November 27, 1942
  • Death: September 18, 1970 (27)
  • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
  • Star Sign: Sagittarius
  • Occupation: Musician, songwriter, producer
  • Height: 5’11” (177.8 cm)
  • Weight: 155 lbs
  • Net worth: $175 million

 

Jimi Hendrix quotes about death

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

 

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.

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

 

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.

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

 

When I die, just keep playing the records.

 

White collared conservatives, flashing down the street, pointing their plastic fingers at me. They’re hoping soon my kind will drop and die, but I’m gonna wave my freak flag high.

 

People still mourn when people die. That’s self-sympathy. All human beings are selfish to a certain extent, and that’s why people get so sad when someone dies. They haven’t finished using him.

 

Jimi Hendrix quotes about love

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

Peace, Love, and Happiness.

 

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

 

The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye. The story of love is Hello and Goodbye.

 

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.

Jimi Hendrix quotes about music, guitar

 

Music is a safe kind of high.

 

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

 

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.

 

Music is my religion.

 

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

 

Music is the most important thing. I’m thinking of my future. There has to be something new, and I want to be part of it. I want to lead an orchestra with excellent musicians. I want to play music which draws pictures of the world and its space.

 

Music Is magic. Music is life.

 

Through music, you hypnotize people and when you get them at their weakest point, you can preach into their subconscious what we want to say.

 

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 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.

 

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 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Jimi Hendrix quotes to motivate you

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

 

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

 

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
— Jimi Hendrix

 

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

 

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.
— Jimi Hendrix

 

I try to use my music to move these people to act.
— Jimi Hendrix

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.
— Jimi Hendrix

 

We have time, there’s no big rush.
— Jimi Hendrix

 

Excuse me while I kiss the sky.
— Jimi Hendrix

 

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

 

Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.
— Jimi Hendrix

 

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.
— Jimi Hendrix

 

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.
— Jimi Hendrix

 

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.
— Jimi Hendrix

 

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

 

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?
— Jimi Hendrix

 

Even castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.
— Jimi Hendrix

 

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

 

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

 

I got a pet monkey called Charlie Chan.
— Jimi Hendrix

 

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

 

My nature just changes.
— Jimi Hendrix

 

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

 

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