60+ Best Jimi Hendrix Quotes: Exclusive Selection

James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix was one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century, rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. The most legendary and inspirational Jimi Hendrix quotes will encourage you to live life the way you want to.

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Most Famous Jimi Hendrix Quotes on Life, Peace, Music and Love

Excuse me when I kiss the sky.

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 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.

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

Music is my religion.

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

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.

When I die, just keep playing the records..

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Not necessarily stoned..but beautiful.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Knowledge is speaking, Wisdom is listening.

Inspirational Jimi Hendrix Quotes

Music Is magic. Music is life.

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

When I’m sad, she comes to me with a thousand smiles.

Please pass me the peace weed, and take some heed. Throw away all that mixed up speed.

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

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

Well, obviously religion must come from inside.

Music is a safe kind of high.

There are too many heavy songs out nowadays. music has been getting too heavy, almost to the state of unbearable.

Peace, Love, and Happiness.

Don’t let your imagination take you by surprise.

You have to give people something to dream on.

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.

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.

Once you’re dead you’re made for life.

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

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

All I play is truth and emotion.

If I live by illusions, you live by excuses.

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.

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.

Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.

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.

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.

With the power of soul, anything is possible.

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