The 100 Best Hippie Quotes To Inspire You To Live Freely

Monisha Kochhar
Dec 12, 2023 By Monisha Kochhar
Originally Published on Mar 10, 2021
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A hippie is a counter-culture member who believes in living life to the fullest without any restrictions.

The word hippie's origin is uncertain, but many consider it evolved from the word 'hip,' which means up-to-date or fashionable. Hippies played a significant role in the US to stop the Vietnam war and end violence in Asia.

Have a look at our collection of best hippie quotes. If you need more quotes for a good read, go through Think Outside The Box Quotes and Vegan Quotes.

Inspirational Hippie Quotes

Want to kick start your day? Browse here for an inspiring hippie quote collection.

1."War is over if you want it."

-John Lennon.

2."If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there would be peace."

-John Lennon.

3."Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls."

-Joseph Campbell.

4."We all want to change the world."

-The Beatles.

5."Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free."

-Jim Morrison.

6."Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, Live the life you’ve always imagined."

-Henry David Thoreau.

7."If you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out."

-Timothy Leary.

8."In a gentle way, you can shake the world."

-Mahatma Gandhi.

9."It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves."

-Carl Jung.

10."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."

-Jimi Hendrix.

11."You have to go on & be crazy. Craziness is like heaven."

-Jimi Hendrix.

12."Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching."

-Satchel Paige.

13."Nobody has ever told you that you are good as you are."


14."A right is not what someone gives you; it’s what no one can take away from you."

-Ramsey Clark.

15."The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance."

-Alan Watts.

16."If the truth can be told so as to be understood, it will be believed."

-Terence McKenna.

17."If you don’t like what you’re doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove."

-Timothy Leary.

18."To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else."

-Bernadette Devlin.

19."What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?"

-Erin Hanson.

20."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."

-Jack Kerouac.

21."To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself."

-Thich Nhat Hanh.

22."When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose."

-Bob Dylan.

23."If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem."

-Eldridge Cleaver.

24."Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction."

-Bob Marley.

25."To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."

-Joseph Chilton Pearce.

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

-Jimi Hendrix.

27."Your mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work unless it’s open."

-Jordan Maxwell.

28. "None but ourselves can free our minds."

-Bob Marley.

29."An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

-Mahatma Gandhi.

30."Time you enjoy wasting was is wasted time."

-Bertrand Russell.

31."Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics."

-Carl Jung.

Famous Hippie Quotes

Here are some cool hippie quotes about their beliefs which revolved around happiness and peace.

32."There is enough for everyone. People think that there isn’t enough, so they get as much as they can, so many people don’t have enough."

-Buckminster Fuller.

33."When you find peace within yourself you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others."

-Anne Frank.

34."If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years."

-Bertrand Russell.

35."How does it feel to be on your own, with no direction home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone?"

-Bob Dylan.

36."I’ve been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one. And I believe it could be someday it’s going to come."

-Cat Stevens.

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

-Jimi Hendrix.

38."You’re either on the bus or off the bus."

-Ken Kesey.

39."If you smile at me I will understand because that is something everyone, everywhere does in the same language."

-Jefferson Airplane.

40."When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there."

-George Harrison.

41."All we are saying is give peace a chance."

-John Lennon.

42."Old hippies don’t die, they just lie low until the laughter stops and their time comes round again."

-Joseph Gallivan.

43."We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

-Joseph Campbell.

44."The world is ready for a mystic revolution, a discovery of the God in each of us."

-George Harrison.

45."There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first."

-Jim Morrison.

46."I believe true happiness is derived from helping others and spreading love."

-Skip Stone.

47."One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious."

-Carl Jung.

48."I love the title of 'hippy' because it means someone who is thinking cosmic and futuristic."

-Peter Max.

49."Accept yourself as you are. And that is the most difficult thing in the world."


50."Nobody living can make me turn back. This land was made for you and me."

-Woody Guthrie.

51."You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one."

-John Lennon.

52."You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once."

-Robert A. Heinlein.

53."The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace."

-Mahatma Gandhi.

54."The hippie era was a wonderful time because we still believed we could make the world a better place."


55."Down through all of eternity the crying of humanity, this’ then when the hurdy-gurdy man comes singing songs of love."


56."Time to live, time to lie, time to laugh, and time to die. Take it easy baby. Take it as it comes."

-Jim Morrison.

57."Always trust those searching for The Truth, never those who have found it."

-Jordan Maxwell.

58."We all sang the songs of peace."


59."To get the hippie out of certain characters is probably the most difficult thing for me. I was not a hippie by choice but by birth."

-Melissa Leo.

60."I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect."

-Hermann Hesse.

Hippie Quotes About Freedom

Hippies believed in openness and were against restrictions and regimentation. Here are some short hippie quotes about freedom.

61."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."

-Frederick E. Perl.

62."I’d rather wear flowers in my hair than diamonds around my neck. I don’t want to earn a living I want to live."

-Oscar Wilde.

63."Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed individuals can change the world, indeed it’s the only thing that ever has."

-Margaret Meade.

64."Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect."

-Mark Twain.

65."Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight."

-Bob Marley.

66."You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."

-Bob Dylan.

67."Let him step to the music he hears, however, measured or far away."

-Henry David Thoreau.

68."Nobody living can ever stop me. As I go walking my freedom highway."

-Woody Guthrie.

69."As with most revolutions, the counterculture’s call for total freedom quickly turned into a demand for total control."

-Roger Kimball.

70."Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can. No need for greed or hunger. A brotherhood of man. Imagine all the people sharing all the world."

-John Lennon.

71."And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

-Friedrich Nietzsche.

72."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.

73."The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good when you are near or with them."

-Charles Bukowski.

74."Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit."

-Abbie Hoffman.

75."With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?”

-Oscar Wilde.

76."If you want to be free, be free. Cause there are a million things to be."

-Cat Stevens.

Hippie Quotes About Love

Hippies gave importance to love and being kind to each other. Check out a few of the cute hippie quotes about love.

77."Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."

-Robert A. Heinlein.

78."Love is a friendship set to music."

-Joseph Campbell.

79."Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command."

-Alan Wilson Watts.

80."If someone thinks love and peace is a cliché that must have been left behind in the ‘60s, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal."

-John Lennon.

81."Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within."

-James Arthur Baldwin.

82."Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for."

-Erica Jong.

83."Love is all you need."

-The Beatles.

84."Sharing unconditional love is the best high you can experience."

-Skip Stone.

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

-Jimi Hendrix.

Hippie Quotes About Nature

Hippies believed in being responsible towards nature. Below are a few deep hippie quotes that will ponder you.

86."Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air."


87."To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."

-Audrey Hepburn.

88."No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky."

-Bob Dylan.

89."The thing that gave me tremendous pain psychologically, is man’s disrespect for nature."

-Joni Mitchell.

90."Like a true Nature’s child, we were born, born to be wild."


91."To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries."

-Aldous Huxley.

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

-Janis Joplin.

93."I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

-Robert Frost.

Funny Hippie Quotes

Discover and enjoy our collection of happy hippie quotes which will bring a smile to your face.

94."Nothing like being scolded by a hippie."

-Sarah Dessen.

95."I've been called a career hippie. I like that, I like that a lot."

-Tom Noddy.

96."There is a secret hippie within me."

- Philip Lim.

97."Guess what, I might be the first hippie pinup girl."

-Janis Joplin.

98."I've never been a hippie myself but I'm an honorary hippie."

-Bob Dylan.

99."The hippies wanted peace and love. We wanted Ferraris, blondes, and switchblades."

-Alice Cooper.

100."In my youth, the athletes had crew cuts and the hippies had long hair. Now the athletes have long hair and the hippies are bald."

-Harley King.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Hippie Quotes then why not take a look at The Universe Has Your Back Quotes and Wildflower Quotes.

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Written by Monisha Kochhar

Bachelor of Arts Hons specializing in Modern Languages (French and Spanish)

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Monisha KochharBachelor of Arts Hons specializing in Modern Languages (French and Spanish)

A Modern Languages graduate from the University College London, Monisha with a passion for travel and exploring different cultures. She is fluent in French and Spanish and is currently learning Hindi. Monisha enjoys discovering new foods and is an avid sports fan, following soccer and Formula 1. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and watching TV shows.

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