62 Classic Quotes By Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, thanks in large part to his virtuosic playing and musical contributions to the world.

Fans and music connoisseurs all over the world have been touched by his positive outlook on not only music but also life.

Who is Jimi Hendrix?

Who is Jimi Hendrix?

One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century was Jimi Hendrix, an American musician, lyricist, and singer.

Having picked up a guitar at the age of 15, he went on to perform in a variety of venues and eventually became one of the world’s highest-earning performers. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has proclaimed him the greatest electric guitar player in the history of rock music.

Jimi Hendrix, the legendary electric guitar player, was one of the most explosive and influential artists, captivating audiences around the world with his singular style.

Jimi Hendrix was raised by his father after their mother’s heavy drinking caused his parents to divorce. Jimi Hendrix’s father, Al, was aware of his son’s love for music as a child when he spent hours “playing” on a broom.

Jimi began learning to play the guitar after his father finally bought him a real one.

Although he was unable to read music because he had never studied music theory, Hendrix was able to do everything he needed and more “by ear.” A short time later, the aspiring musician began playing live shows with his first group.

Jimi Hendrix produced an incredible body of work in a short period that made him a significant figure in the history of rock music and continues to inspire artists today.

62 Classic Jimi Hendrix Quotes

An influential, talented avant-garde musician, Jimi Hendrix was known for his unique style of blending different musical styles with rock and roll. There are millions of people who love his timeless music and deeply personal lyrics.

He is not only a brilliant lyricist but a wonderful person who is loved and admired around the world because of his beautiful perspective on life. Aside from his deep love of music, he had a lot to say about what it means to live a fulfilling life.

Jimi Hendrix’s best love, life, and music quotes are collected here.

Love Quotes By Jimi Hendrix

Love Quotes By Jimi Hendrix
  1. There’s only one thing I need to really get me there is to hear you laugh without a care.
  1. When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
  1. Don’t use your brain to play it, let your feelings guide your fingers.
  1. To Hell with Heaven, to Heaven with Hell. Unless you send me somebody to love, the truth of you both I’m gonna tell.
  1. The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar.
  1. 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.
  1. There really are other people in the solar system, you know, and they have the same feelings too.
  1. 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.
  1. Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.
  1. You don’t have to be singing about love all the time in order to give love to the people.
  1. The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye…until we meet again.
  1. When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.

Music Quotes By Jimi Hendrix

Music Quotes By Jimi Hendrix
  1.  Well, I stand up next to a mountain, and I chop it down with the edge of my hand.
  1. Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
  1. Purple haze, all in my brain, lately things they don’t seem the same.
    Actin’ funny, but I don’t know why.
  1. Technically, I’m not a guitar player, all I play is truth and emotion.
  1. Wait a minute, something’s wrong. The key won’t unlock the door.
  1. I have only one burning desire. Let me stand next to your fire.
  1. Music is a safe kind of high.
  1. 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.
  1. Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth. None will level on the line. Nobody offered his word.
  1. 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.
  1. I’m tired of wasting all my precious time. You’ve got to be all mine, all mine.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Your people I do not understand, so to you, I shall put an end and you’ll never hear surf music again.

35 Famous Quotes By Jimi Hendrix

  1. What I have to say, I say with my guitar.
  1. I have this one little saying when things get too heavy just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man.
  1. If it was up to me, there wouldn’t be no such thing as the establishment.
  1. See, that’s nothing but blues, that’s all I’m singing about. It’s today’s blues.
  1. When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.
  1. Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
  1. Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.
  1. I say find yourself first and then your talent. Work hard in your mind for it to come alive.
  1. If I’m free, it’s because I’m always running.
  1. I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes.
  1. Even castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.
  1. In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.
  1. One day I want to become a parent. Now that is what the world is all about. Having kids. Like planting flowers.
  1. From the middle of a tomb whose lights burn only for survival, our tired bodies finally understand and obey our beating hearts.
  1. My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art.
  1. 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.
  1. Don’t raise me up, I am but a messenger.
  1. 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.
  1. Excuse me while I kiss the sky.
  1. A broom is drearily sweeping up the broken pieces of yesterday’s life.
  1. 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.
  1. Ain’t afraid no more. After a while, your cheap talk don’t even cause me pain. So let your bullets fly like rain.
  1. All I’m gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.
  1. 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.
  1. With the power of soul, anything is possible.
  1. People still mourn when people die. That’s self-sympathy. All human beings are selfish to a certain extent, and that’s why people get so sad when someone dies. They haven’t finished using him.
  1. I don’t have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might’ve unintentionally hurt somebody else or something.
  1. There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke.
  1. I felt maybe too many people were coming to see me and not enough to listen to me. My nature changed as well
  1. I want to know about the new Mother Earth. I want to hear and see everything.
  1. I’m here to communicate. That’s my reason for being around; it’s what it’s all about.
  1. Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.
  1. You have to give people something to dream on.
  1. 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.
  1. All I’m gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.

Hendrix’s active career as a featured artist lasted only four years, but during that time he changed the course of popular music and went on to become one of the most popular and influential musicians of his time.

As a guitarist who revolutionized the sonic and expressive possibilities of the electric guitar, he penned a classic canon of songs that ranged from hard-hitting rockers to tender, intricate ballads. 

He was also one of his generation’s most enthralling live performers.

And in addition to his visionary work, he was an iconic figure who linked the concerns of white hippies with the concerns of black revolutionaries by dressing black anger in the colorful Carnaby Street costumes.

Joe Davies