Jimi Hendrix Quotes – The Mind-Blowing Wisdom of a Music Legend

Jimi Hendrix is one of the most iconic and influential musicians of all time. His quotes are as powerful and thought-provoking as his music. Here are some of our favorite Jimi Hendrix quotes to get your day started off right.

Jimi Hendrix Quotes

Jimi Hendrix was one of the most influential and iconic musicians of all time. He was known for his unique style and his legendary guitar playing. Hendrix was a master of improvisation, and his solos were legendary. He was also a prolific songwriter, and wrote some of the most memorable songs of all time.

Hendrix was born in Seattle in 1942. He first started playing guitar at the age of 15. In 1966, he moved to London, where he quickly became a star. He released his first album, Are You Experienced, in 1967. The album was a huge success, and Hendrix quickly became one of the biggest stars in the world.

Hendrix was known for his outrageous stage antics. He often performed while on fire, and he was known for his wild guitar solos. He was also a master of improvisation, and his solos were legendary.

Hendrix died in 1970 at the age of 27. He had been planning a tour of the United States, but he never got the chance to perform it. Despite his short life, Hendrix left a lasting legacy. He is considered one of the most influential and important musicians of all time.

40 Jimi Hendrix Quotes

  1. “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens”

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

3. “Before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean.” 

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

5. “Life is quicker than a blink of an eye”

6. “There’s only one thing I need to really get me there is to hear you laugh without a care.”

7. “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.”

8. “Don’t raise me up, I am but a messenger.”

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

10. “Your people I do not understand, so to you I shall put an end and you’ll never hear surf music again.”

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Famous Jimi Hendrix Quotes

11. “The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye…until we meet again”

12. “I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes.”

13. “Rock is so much fun. That’s what it’s all about – filling up the chest cavities and empty kneecaps and elbows.”

14. “Don’t use your brain to play it, let your feelings guide your fingers.”

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

16. “The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.”

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

18. “Don’t waste your time thinkin’ about bad things.”

19. “All I’m gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.”

20. “Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.”

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Thought-Provoking Jimi Hendrix Quotes

21. “You have to give people something to dream on.”

22. “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.”

23. “I don’t have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might’ve unintentionally hurt somebody else or something.”

24. “Music is a safe kind of high.”

25. “You don’t have to be singing about love all the time in order to give love to the people.”

26. “The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar.”

27. “Peace, love and happiness.”

28. “I’m gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked.”

29. “Excuse me while I kiss the sky.”

30. “I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around.”

More Jimi Hendrix Quotes

31. “My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art.”

32. “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.”

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

34. “I’m tired of wasting all my precious time. You’ve got to be all mine, all mine.”

35. “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.”

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

37. “May I love you away from the evils of today to the dreams of tomorrow, you know heaven has no sorrow.”

38. “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.”

39. “Even Castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.” 

40. “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 is one of the most iconic and influential musicians of all time. He was a pioneer of the electric guitar and helped to redefine the sound of rock music. His legacy lives on today and his music is still enjoyed by millions of people all over the world.

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