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32 Janis Joplin Quotes From The Rock And Blues Artist

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Janis was such a revolutionary performer and artist that she instantly shot to iconic heights

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Joplin was not just a famous rock and blues singer; she was a strong and independent woman with a powerhouse of a personality.

Rising from being a nobody to being a rock legend is what her journey is all about. These Janis Joplin quotes will show that she was a truly inspirational singer.

Janis Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on 19 January 1943. She studied at the University of Texas in Austin for a while before dropping out in 1963 to sing folk and blues songs in the Texan clubs. In 1966 she became a vocalist of Big Brother and the Holding Company. Joplin's rendition of 'Ball And Chain', a blues classic by Big Mama Thornton, stunned the entire audience at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967.

Big Brother's first big album under Columbia called 'Cheap Thrills' (1968) gained the number one position on the charts and skyrocketed Joplin's musical value into the dazzling rock and blues icon she is known as to this date. Janis Joplin tragically passed away on 4 October 1970 at just 27. Her posthumous success led to her being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Just three months after her death, her second solo album, 'Pearl', reached number one on the Billboard Charts.

Just like her voice, Joplin's personality was equally mesmerizing. Here are the best of all Janis Joplin quotes that have touched listeners' hearts and captivated their souls. If you liked reading these Janis Joplin quotes, you can also check out these rock and roll quotes or Stevie Nicks quotes too.
 

Janis Joplin Song Quotes And More

Music is a great way to heal your stress and feel calm in stressful situations

Ready to discover the best Janis Joplin quotes? As a singer, Janis was a fierce and strong woman who always strived to live as if she had nothing left to lose. Here are a few Janis Joplin quotes to motivate you.

1. "Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got."

- Janis Joplin.

2. "I'm one of those regular weird people."

- Janis Joplin.

3. "Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers."

- Janis Joplin.

4. "You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow."

- Janis Joplin.

5. "You know you've got it if it makes you feel good."

- Janis Joplin, 'Piece Of My Heart'.

6. "I'd rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time."

- Janis Joplin.

7. "All of a sudden, someone threw me in front of this rock and roll band. And I decided then and there that was it. I never wanted to do anything else."

- Janis Joplin.

8. "I always wanted to be an artist. I read. I painted. I thought."

- Janis Joplin.

9. "I can't talk about my singing. I'm inside it. How can you describe something you're inside of?"

- Janis Joplin.

10. "Because the matter of the fact, as we discovered tat's rain, tomorrow never happens, man..."

- Janis Joplin, 'Ball And Chain'.

Janis Joplin Love Quotes

Joplin was a person who really loved the day she was in and lived for each day; she loved her life more than anything else other than her music, of course! Below are some quotes by Janis Joplin for you to relate to!

11. "Singing, it's like it's like loving somebody, it's a supreme emotional and physical experience."

- Janis Joplin.

12. "When I sing, I feel like when you're first in love. It's that point where two people can get to somewhere they call love, when you really touch someone for the very first time, but it's gigantic, multiplied by the whole audience. I feel chills."

- Janis Joplin.

13. "Don't go looking for Mr. Right. Look for Mr. Right Now."

- Janis Joplin.

14. "I love being a star more than life itself."

- Janis Joplin.

15. "Distance cannot kill this relationship. Time cannot breakdown anything we have. This is a relationship that I am ready to sacrifice and stand up for."

- Janis Joplin.

16. "When you hold somebody, you gotta hold them like it’s the last minute of your life."

- Janis Joplin.

17. "On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone."

- Janis Joplin.

18. "Ambition isn’t just a desperate quest for money or positions. It’s just love – lots of love."

- Janis Joplin.

19. "All any girl really wants is just love and a man. But what man can put up with a rock-n-roll star?"

- Janis Joplin.

20. "If someone comes along, gonna give you some love and affection, I say get it while you can."

- Janis Joplin, 'Get It While You Can'.

The Best Janis Joplin Quotes

Janis Joplin's songs are both beautiful and haunting but create a strong connection with the listener.

Discover the best Janis Joplin quotes here! As a singer and a woman, Janis had to compromise on many things; still, she never let those things hold her down. Hopefully, the Janis Joplin quotes given here will motivate you to do the same. Which of these Janis Joplin quotes inspire you the most?

21. "Oh, Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz - My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends."

- Janis Joplin, 'Mercedes Benz'.

22. "Why should I hold back and sound mediocre now, just so I can sound mediocre twenty years from now?"

- Janis Joplin.

23. "I started out to be a person on the street, just like everybody else. I didn't start out to be a singer. But I got sort of swept up in this singing thing, and after I got involved in it it got really important to me if I was good or not."

- Janis Joplin.

24. "To be true to myself, to be the person who was on the inside of me, and not play some games. That's what I'm mostly trying to do in the whole world."

- Janis Joplin.

25. "I'm not really thinking much... Just sort of, trying to feel."

- Janis Joplin.

Janis Joplin Music Quotes

Are you ready for the final installment of Janis Joplin quotes? Janis Joplin was a singer who had a really soulful voice, so strong and so amazing! These Janis Joplin quotes give a tiny insight into her amazing musical career!

26. "When everything is together - the band, me, the audience, it's boss! It's just like magic."

- Janis Joplin.

27. "Wait a minute, maybe I can do anything."

- Janis Joplin.

28. "I talk to the audience, look into their eyes. I need them and they need me."

- Janis Joplin.

29. "As good as you've been to this world is as good as it's gonna be right back to you."

- Janis Joplin.

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

- Janis Joplin.

31. "What we've had to do is learn to control success, put it in perspective, and not lose the essence of what we're doing - the music."

- Janis Joplin.

32. "Like most girls, I'm always really self-conscious about do I look fat, if my legs are short, if I'm weird shaped, but when I go on stage, man, it never occurs to me. I think I look beautiful."

- Janis Joplin.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Janis Joplin quotes from the famous singer, then why not take a look at these singing quotes or Freddie Mercury quotes too?

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