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55 Iconic Jimi Hendrix Quotes From The Legendary Musician

Jimi Hendrix quotes are not only relevant to the world of music but also life in general.

Jimi Hendrix is an American music artist, lyricist, and singer who influenced the world of music with his iconic guitar playing and avant-garde style of music.

Having started playing guitar since he was 15 years old, he went on to perform in gigs and later became the highest-paid performer in the world. He is described as the best instrumentalist in rock music history by the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame because of his unique talent in playing the electric guitar.  

Jimi Hendrix was well known for his distinctive style of fusing different genres of music with rock and roll making him a highly influential, talented avant-garde musician. His iconic music and soulful lyrics have garnered many fans worldwide. His beautiful view of what life is makes him not only a gem of a lyricist but a wonderful soul loved and appreciated all around the world. He had a lot to say about how to live life and the deep-seated passion that he had for music. Here is a list of some of the best Jimi Hendrix quotes about love, life, and music. So if you like rock music do check out these awesome Jimi Hendrix quotes.

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Jimi Hendrix Love Quotes

The best Jimi Hendrix quotes are from his song lyrics and his sayings about love, life, and music as well.

Jimi Hendrix is considered to be one of the most celebrated musicians known for his iconic guitar skills and musical contribution to the world. His beautiful view on not just music, but also life, has warmed the hearts of fans and music connoisseurs worldwide. Here's a list of some of the finest Jimi Hendrix quotes and his opinions on love.

1. "Peace, love and happiness."

-Jimi Hendrix.

2. "There's only one thing I need to really get me there is to hear you laugh without a care."

-Jimi Hendrix, 'You Got Me Floatin''.

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

-Jimi Hendrix.

4. "Don't use your brain to play it, let your feelings guide your fingers."

- Jimi Hendrix.

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

-Jimi Hendrix.

6. "Move over Rover, and let Jimi take over."

-Jimi Hendrix, 'Fire'.

7. "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.

8. "There really are other people in the solar system, you know, and they have the same feelings too."

-Jimi Hendrix.

9. "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."

-Jimi Hendrix.

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

-Jimi Hendrix.

11. "You don't have to be singing about love all the time in order to give love to the people."

-Jimi Hendrix.

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

-Jimi Hendrix.

Famous Jimi Hendrix Quotes

Jimi Hendrix has not only blessed the world with his music but also his words. Here is a list of famous Jimi Hendrix quotes.

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

-Jimi Hendrix.

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

-Jimi Hendrix.

15. "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.

16. "Don't raise me up, I am but a messenger."

-Jimi Hendrix.

17. "Music is my religion."

-Jimi Hendrix.

18. "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."

-Jimi Hendrix.

19. "I felt maybe too many people were coming to see me and not enough to listen to me. My nature changed as well."

-Jimi Hendrix.

20. "I want to know about the new Mother Earth. I want to hear and see everything."

-Jimi Hendrix, 'Up From The Skies'.

21. "I’m here to communicate. That’s my reason for being around; it’s what it’s all about."

-Jimi Hendrix.

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

-Jimi Hendrix.

23. "You have to give people something to dream on."

-Jimi Hendrix.

24. "Success, to me, is like doing your utmost, achieving the ultimate. Well, I have not done that. I think I shall always be looking for success."

-Jimi Hendrix.

25. "All I'm gonna do is just go on and do what I feel."

-Jimi Hendrix.

Jimi Hendrix Music Quotes From Songs

Jimi Hendrix's music blesses our ears and his lyrics soothe our souls. Here is a list of Jimi Hendrix quotes from his famous songs.  

27. "Well, I stand up next to a mountain, and I chop it down with the edge of my hand."

-Jimi Hendrix, ‘Voodoo Child’.

28. "Purple haze, all in my brain, lately things they don't seem the same.

Actin' funny, but I don't know why."

-Jimi Hendrix, 'Purple Haze'.

29. "Wait a minute, something's wrong. The key won't unlock the door"

-Jimi Hendrix, 'Red House'.

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

-Jimi Hendrix, 'Fire'.

31. "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, 'Room Full Of Mirrors'.

32. "Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth. None will level on the line. Nobody offered his word"

-Jimi Hendrix, 'All Along The Watchtower'.

33. "I'm tired of wasting all my precious time. You've got to be all mine, all mine."

-Jimi Hendrix, 'Foxy Lady'.

34. "I'm goin' way down south, way down where I can be free. Ain't no one gonna find me, ain't no hangman gonna. He ain't gonna put a rope around me, you better believe it right now, I gotta go now."

-Jimi Hendrix, 'Hey Joe'.

35. "Ridin' down the highway of desire. He says the free wind takes him higher. Tryin' to find his heaven above, but he's dyin' to be loved, dyin' to be loved."

-Jimi Hendrix, 'Ezy Ryder'.

36. "Look up at some of those airplanes risin' and takin' to see the ones that are flyin' too low yeah. Come on back up to Earth, my friend. Come on back up with me."

-Jimi Hendrix, 'Power Of Soul'.

37. "Your people I do not understand, so to you I shall put an end and you'll never hear surf music again."

-Jimi Hendrix, 'Third Stone From The Sun'.

The Best Quotes By Jimi Hendrix

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38. "What I have to say, I say with my guitar."

-Jimi Hendrix.

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

-Jimi Hendrix.

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

-Jimi Hendrix.

41. "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."

-Jimi Hendrix.

42. "See, that's nothing but blues, that's all I'm singing about. It's today's blues."

-Jimi Hendrix.

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

-Jimi Hendrix.

44. "Music is a safe kind of high."

-Jimi Hendrix.

45. "Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."

-Jimi Hendrix.

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

-Jimi Hendrix.

47. "I say find yourself first and then your talent. Work hard in your mind for it to come alive."

-Jimi Hendrix, ‘Cherokee Mist: The Lost Writings’.

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

-Jimi Hendrix.

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

- Jimi Hendrix.

50. "Even castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually."

- Jimi Hendrix.

51. “To Hell with Heaven, to Heaven with Hell. Unless you send me somebody to love...the truth of you both I'm gonna tell."

-Jimi Hendrix, ‘Cherokee Mist: The Lost Writings’.

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

-Jimi Hendrix.

53. "One day I want to become a parent. Now that is what the world is all about. Having kids. Like planting flowers."

-Jimi Hendrix.

54. "Technically, I'm not a guitar player, all I play is truth and emotion."

- Jimi Hendrix.

55. "From the middle of a tomb whose lights burn only for survival...our tired bodies finally understand and obey our beating hearts."

-Jimi Hendrix, ‘Cherokee Mist: The Lost Writings’.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Jimi Hendrix quotes then why not take a look at Paul McCartney quotes, or Freddie Mercury quotes.

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