124+ Best Bohemian Quotes: Inspirational Selection

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Famous Bohemian Quotes

I’m either dressing like a rocker chick, or I’m looking like I just stepped out of ancient Greece! It all depends on my mood. I love bohemian vibes, too. ― Lauren Jauregui Love Looking Mood Vibes

When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose. ― Bob Dylan

I’m going to make everything around me beautiful – that will be my life. ― Elise de Wolfe

But an artist, he realized. Or rather so-called artist. Bohemian. That’s closer to it. The artistic life without the talent. ― Philip K. Dick

They were all brilliant. They wrote books and painted pictures, and if they ever stopped talking, which I was sure they would never do, they planned to change the world. ― Gloria Whelan, Listening for Lions

In the United States, you can put on a cowboy hat and join the country-western neighborhood. If you’re down below 14th Street in New York City, that’s bohemian; that’s left-wing. ― David Lee Roth

She was born to be free, let her run wild in her own way and you will never lose her. ― Nikki Rowe

Live life for the moment because everything else is uncertain! ― Louis Tomlinson

She was gypsy at heart, her hair was messy, her eyes were wild, and her soul free.

Well, isn’t Bohemia a place where everyone is as good as everyone else — and must not a waiter be a little less than a waiter to be a good Bohemian? ― Djuna Barnes

Do what you want. Life is short. Don’t waste it by pursuing fabricated ideals which force you to do things you hate

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We love our partners for who they are, not for who they are not. ― Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. ― Satchel Paige

We are all a little bit hippy, a little bohemian. We take that from the culture we knew, from the ’70s and the ’80s. ― Nicolas Maduro

The high road of grace will get you somewhere a whole lot faster then the freeway of spite. ― Aaron Lauritsen

Inspirational Bohemian Quotes

Bohemia can be anywhere because it is not a place but a state of mind. ― Arthur Ransome

My business is to enjoy and have fun. And why not, if in the end everything will end, right? ― Janis Joplin

I’m curious about the mix of the effortless bohemian thing with the very modern. ― Matthew Williamson

I am a wild woman. It would take a warrior to tame my spirit. ― Nikki Rowe

My dream is to become a farmer. Just a Bohemian guy pulling up his own sweet potatoes for dinner. ― Lenny Kravitz

At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough. ― Toni Morrison

I like being full of mystery and wonder, people always know im up to something but never know exactly what. ― Nikki Rowe

Long hair is considered bohemian, which may be why I grew it, but I keep it long because I love the way it feels, part cloak, part fan, part mane, part security blanket. ― Marge Piercy

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ― Friedrich Nietzsche

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow. The idea of trust-fund guys who live in Brooklyn in their 30s is really interesting to me. There’s a time and a place where that kind of bohemian lifestyle is appropriate, soon after college, in your 20s. But there are people still living that many years later; they haven’t evolved to the next phase. ― Tim Heidecker

Be a team player, not a bandwagon jumper. ― Aaron Lauritsen

Sometimes, when we cannot attain the freedom we are fighting for, we free ourselves b carving a new path to freedom. ― Christina Westover

In my secret life.
I smile when I am angry,
I cheat and I lie,
I do what I have to do
to get by,
In my secret life. ― Leonard Cohen

A Bohemian life, filled with poetry, it cuts like a knife, without coquetry! ― Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine

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

Eclectic yet classic with a playful bohemian twist is how I’d describe my style. ― Alice Temperley

Choose only one master – nature. ― Rembrandt

The highway of grace will get you somewhere a whole lot faster then the freeway of spite. ― Aaron Lauritsen

The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating. ― Aaron Lauritsen

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. ― Hunter S. Thompson

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. ― John Muir

Positive Bohemian Life Quotes

To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour. ― William Blake

She’s a dark-eyed, red flame, bohemian hurricane. ― Melody Lee, Moon Gypsy

I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees. ― Henry David Thoreau

Things were sort of Bohemian in Montmartre – one lived, one painted, one was a painter – all that doesn’t mean anything, fundamentally. ― Marcel Duchamp

There is no such thing as loving a child too much. ― Aaron Lauritsen

Do not be a magician – be magic! ― Leonard Cohen

Find out who you are and do it on purpose. ― Dolly Parton

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. ― Allen Ginsberg

I was somewhat out of place among my classmates; I could not be as bohemian as they were. ― Erno Rubik

I used to be frustrated about being called bohemian, but I don’t really care now. If that’s what you are, you should celebrate it. ― Alice Temperley

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve always imagined. ― Henry David Thoreau

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. ― Marilyn Monroe

When you’re choosing furniture for your home that’s supposed to express who you are, what you are also saying is you want other people to infer what you want them to infer. What if they see something different? Wouldn’t it be really depressing if you’re trying to be bohemian and instead, they see you as Rush Limbaugh? ― Sheena Iyengar

If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it. ― Frank Zappa

Comfort and security are all well and good, but not at the cost of liberty, love and lustiness. The Bohemian knows that money, property and status have little to do with the content of one’s character, and that professional success and widespread celebration have little to do with talent. Of value to the Bohemian is spiritual integrity and creative freedom. The Bohemian would sooner live in poverty than submit to an undesirable job. ― Robert Wringham, Escape Everything!: Escape from work. Escape from consumerism. Escape from despair.

Their nineteen-sixties with the flowers in the guns and their summers of love, as if all we’d had was winter, all we’d had was rations. Just very good at keeping quiet, is what we were. We had to be. It was the way. Them with their jet-age. ― Ali Smith

Beautiful Bohemian Quotes

Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy —the joy of being Salvador Dalí— and I ask myself in rapture: What wonderful things is this Salvador Dalí going to accomplish today? ― Salvador Dalí

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. — Maya Angelou

Bohemia is nothing more than the little country in which you do not live. If you try to obtain citizenship in it, at once the court and retinue pack the royal archives and treasure and move away beyond the hills. — O. Henry

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

We are the Drifters and Dancers, Sunworshippers and Risk Takers. The Dreamers, The Lovers, Believers and Change Makers. ― Frankie Kerr-Dineen

Whenever I Google for clothes, I always look at what Angelina Jolie is wearing. I love Sienna Miller, and I really like Rihanna’s style, too. There’s the edgy girl, classy girl, and the Bohemian chic girl. I guess I’m all of that combined into one. ― Yuna

The thing that will never go away is that connection you make with a band or a song where you’re moved by the fact that it’s real people making music. You make that human connection with a song like ‘Let It Be’ or ‘Long and Winding Road’ or a song like ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ or ‘Roxanne,’ any of those songs. They sound like people making music. ― Dave Grohl

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. ― William Shakespeare

The idea that I had a bohemian childhood is laughable. ― Joseph Fiennes

Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been. ― Alan Alda

I am inspired by the appearance of a bohemian of the new millennium. I thought it was necessary to update the figure of the bohemian, but not in the traditional way. ― John Malkovich

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars. ― Jack Kerouac

You can understand how the same word used to describe Gypsies in Western Europe came to also describe the poor artists of the Parisian slums ― Karl Wiggins

To risk life to save a smile on a face of a woman or a child is the secret of chivalry. ― Dejan Stojanovic

I was always with a single mom, and we never had schedules or anything. We were just Bohemian, us against the world, which was kind of great, but it certainly didn’t breed security. I’ve gotten hyper-sensitive to schedules and bath time and eating at the dinner table. We don’t just ‘Bohemian’ go out at nine o’clock and go get Chinese food. ― Brooke Shields

When I was in my late 30s, I lit a figure on fire on Baker Beach in San Francisco. It was me, a friend, and maybe eight people, tops. There wasn’t any premeditation to it at all. It was really just a product of San Franciscan bohemian milieu. ― Larry Harvey

Successes are those highlights of life we look back on with a smile. But it’s the day to day grind of getting them that defines the laugh lines etched until the end of time. Enjoy each moment along the way. ― Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

When I met Bob Dylan, I was definitely impressed. This guy had come from the American folk world, but he was very schooled in poetry, too. He’d studied the Beat poets, of course. I grew up in the British bohemian scene. Dylan grew up in the American bohemian scene. So, I was very pleased to meet such a guy. ― Donovan

I make body chains that come from the neck, cross in the middle of your chest, then go around your waist. I mix them with feathers for a gypsy, bohemian style. ― Sofia Boutella

Originally, I was against gay marriage because I was opposed to all marriage, being an old-fashioned gay bohemian. The straight people I knew in the sixties were very much opposed to it. I was, too, and it was never a possibility for gays, but when I saw how opposed the Religious Right was to it, I thought it a fight worth fighting. ― Edmund White

I like to dress pretty basic during the day, but with a sophisticated bohemian spin, and sometimes a little rock chic. At night I like to go glamorous. ― Alessandra Ambrosio

Deep Bohemian Quotes

My sympathies lie with the people; I must go to them directly. I must draw my wisdom from them, and they must give me life. For that reason I have just embarked on the grand, independent and vagabond life of the bohemian. ― Gustave Courbet

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ― Albert Einstein

I grew up in a very urban, bohemian family where everyone was a hippie or a pacifist. It was artistically and intellectually stimulating, but they were definitely not into outdoor sports or activities. ― Alexander Skarsgard

Don’t tell a girl with fire in her veins and hurricane bones what she should and shouldn’t do. In the blink of an eye, she will shatter that ridiculous cage you attempt to build around her beautiful bohemian spirit. ― Melody Lee, Moon Gypsy

I am carefree by nature but that doesn’t mean that I am careless or that I care less. I simply pass on passive aggressive. Why dodge bullets? This world is not a place for cowards. If we are going to shoot, then let’s freaking shoot straight. Energy is easily recognized and understood. I don’t make time anymore for people that I have to interpret beyond what they say and what they are really saying. It’s not my Aspie nature. It is my angel nature. I know everything isn’t always black or white, but I am so over engaging with people who are 50 shades of grey. Be real with me or be gone…. because if we aren’t Really present with others then we are disconnected anyway. ― Mishi McCoy

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. ― Joseph Campbell

You’re either on the bus or off the bus. If you’re on the bus, and you get left behind, then you’ll find it again. If you’re off the bus in the first place — then it won’t make a damn. ― Ken Kesey

Rapunzel is a bit more relatable than the other princesses, especially because she doesn’t even know that she’s a princess until the very end of the movie. I like to think of her as the bohemian Disney princess. She’s barefoot and living in a tower. She paints and reads… She’s a Renaissance woman. ― Mandy Moore

I love ‘Somebody to Love’ by Queen and of course ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is one of my favorites, just because it makes everyone in the room go crazy. Everyone tries to sing along with it, and half the room gets it right and the other half gets it wrong. ― Faith Hill

If it’s going to be a world with no time for sentiment, it’s not a world that I want to live in. ― Christopher Isherwood

I thought of the cool, fresh air of the city I’d always dreamed of living in. The art museums and trolleys and the mysterious fog that blanketed it. I could almost smell the cappuccinos I’d planned to drink in bohemian cafes or hear the indie music in the bookstores I would spend my free time in. I pictured the friends I’d make, my kindred art people, and the dorm room I was supposed to move into. ― Heather Demetrios, I’ll Meet You There

True friends don’t come with conditions. ― Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

There was madness in every direction at every hour. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right… and that we were winning. ― Hunter S. Thompson

Make your interactions with people transformational, not just transactional. ― Patti Smith

My father was stationed at Clark Air Base in the Philippines, which had a hospital where they brought casualties straight from the battlefield. My mother was kind of a sophisticated bohemian, and my father was in the military to make a living. ― Annie Leibovitz

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect. ― Mark Twain

I realized the bohemian life was not for me. I would look around at my friends, living like starving artists, and wonder, ‘Where’s the art?’ They weren’t doing anything. And there was so much interesting stuff to do, so much fun to be had… maybe I could even quit renting. ― P. J. O’Rourke

Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. ― Paulo Coelho

All night, after the exhausting games of canasta, we would look over the immense sea, full of white-flecked and green reflections, the two of us leaning side by side on the railing, each of us far away, flying in his own aircraft to the stratospheric regions of his own dreams. There we understood that our vocation, our true vocation, was to move for eternity along the roads and seas of the world. Always curious, looking into everything that came before our eyes, sniffing out each corner but only ever faintly–not setting down roots in any land or staying long enough to see the substratum of things the outer limits would suffice. ― Ernesto Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

I’m a girl from a good family who was very well brought up. One day I turned my back on it all and became a bohemian. ― Brigitte Bardot

Modelling opened up the world to me. All my friends were bohemian artists and were a little bit appalled when I sold out and did something so bourgeois. I’d say, ‘Come on, guys, with what I earn from this job, we can all go to Morocco.’ ― Christie Brinkley

Fifty years ago, it was the dream of every bohemian artist to be seen getting out of a limousine wearing blue jeans and sneakers. Today, it’s the dream of probably half the people in the country. ― Brad Holland

The term bohemian has a bad reputation because it’s allied to myriad clichés, but Parisians originally adopted the term, associated with nomadic Gypsies, to describe artists and writers who stayed up all night and ignored the pressures of the industrial world. ― Sarah Thornton, Seven Days in the Art World

We really put on a very high energy rock n’ roll show. We don’t go around with our noses in the air. We’re very crazy. But I think when we did ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ people thought we take ourselves very seriously. ― Roger Taylor

The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. …You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. ― Jim Morrison

I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. ― Robert Frost

Art can help a town by attracting a certain Bohemian population that adds life to the bars, character to the streets and a buzz to the name. Employers may then follow. But art can’t do much if every town does it. There aren’t enough Bohemians. ― Evan Davis

The Gucci woman can be the equestrian woman, the woman in the suit, the woman in the flowy bohemian dress, or the couture woman. ― Blake Lively

I do my thing, and you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful. ― Frederick E. Perl

It was my mom and I against the world. We lived in New York in this bohemian lifestyle where an extended group of artists and photographers were like my aunts and uncles. ― Brooke Shields

As a kid I quite fancied the romantic, Bohemian idea of being an artist. I expect I thought I could escape from the difficulties of maths and spelling. Maybe I thought I would avoid the judgement of the establishment. ― Peter Wright

If you want to be free, be free. Cause there’s a million things to be. ― Cat Stevens

All the time, I’ve felt that life is a wager and that I probably was getting more out of leading a bohemian existence as a writer than I would have if I didn’t. ― Christopher Hitchens

Channel a bohemian state of mind with an effortless dress paired with a must have embroidered moto jacket. ― Lubov Azria

My mother had a cotillion, but she wanted to be bohemian. ― Sarah Paulson

If you obey all the rules, you’ll miss all the fun. ― Katherine Hepburn

Bohemian Captions For Instagram

With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair. Mumford and Sons

Last bud not least.

In a sunny state of mind.

Has anyone seen my flower crown?

You belong among the wildflowers. Tom Petty

When your mood matches your floral.

Breathing dreams like air. F. Scott Fitzgerald

When your mood matches your butterfly clips.

Stay wild, moon child.

Nothing but blue skies and sunny vibes.

Too much glitter, said no one ever.

She is like a wildflower; beautiful, fierce, and free.

Sunsets, palm trees, and more music, please.

Living life to the beat of my own drum.