Inspirational Bohemian Quotes On Life, Love

These Bohemian quotes will inspire you. Bohemian is a socially unconventional person, especially one who is involved in the arts.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Bohemian quotes, Bohemian sayings, and Bohemian proverbs.

Best Bohemian Quotes

  1. “I’m a girl from a good family who was very well brought up. One day I turned my back on it all and became a bohemian.” ~ Brigitte Bardot
  2. “All the time, I’ve felt that life is a wager and that I probably was getting more out of leading a bohemian existence as a writer than I would have if I didn’t.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
  3. “My dream is to become a farmer. Just a Bohemian guy pulling up his own sweet potatoes for dinner.” ~ Lenny Kravitz
  4. “I think that’s a luxury – to have a nomadic life and to be a kind of bohemian. You feel totally free and you can adapt yourself very easily. But at the same time you can totally lose balance because you don’t know where you belong anymore.” ~ Haider Ackermann
  5. “Well, isn’t Bohemia a place where everyone is as good as everyone else – and must not a waiter be a little less than a waiter to be a good Bohemian?” ~ Djuna Barnes

  6. “The modern picture of the artist began to form: The poor, but free spirit, plebeian but aspiring only to be classless, to cut himself forever free from the bonds of the greedy bourgeoisie, to be whatever the fat burghers feared most, to cross the line wherever they drew it, to look at the world in a way they couldn’t see, to be high, live low, stay young forever — in short, to be the bohemian.” ~ Thomas Wolfe
  7. “As a kid I quite fancied the romantic, Bohemian idea of being an artist. I expect I thought I could escape from the difficulties of maths and spelling. Maybe I thought I would avoid the judgement of the establishment.” ~ Peter Wright
  8. “She had acquired some of his gypsy ways, some of his nonchalance, his bohemian indiscipline. She had swung with him into the disorders of strewn clothes, spilled cigarette ashes, slipping into bed all dressed, falling asleep thus, indolence, timelessness…A region of chaos and moonlight. She liked it there.” ~ Anais Nin
  9. “I was constantly being around artists and Bohemian types.” ~ Spencer Dryden
  10. “I used to think then that I was Bohemian, but I know now that I am not. I prefer order and precision to untidiness and looseness.” ~ Conrad Veidt

  11. “I was somewhat out of place among my classmates; I could not be as bohemian as they were.” ~ Erno Rubik
  12. “I am a bohemian person. I don’t speak German, and I live in a foreign country where all the signs are in German. I did that deliberately. I’m like a ghost. Look at how much media and advertising you’re subjected to, this mindless chatter of advertising. I just block it out so effortlessly because it’s all a foreign language to me. It’s really a good thing for my head, living in Berlin.” ~ Anton Newcombe
  13. “I was not a collective person or a bohemian; I was an elitist.” ~ Elia Kazan
  14. “Rapunzel is a bit more relatable than the other princesses, especially because she doesn’t even know that she’s a princess until the very end of the movie. I like to think of her as the bohemian Disney princess. She’s barefoot and living in a tower. She paints and reads… She’s a Renaissance woman.” ~ Mandy Moore
  15. “My mother was a Bohemian – in the good sense of the word. A searcher. And she investigated various religions.” ~ Madeline Kahn

  16. “It was my mom and I against the world. We lived in New York in this bohemian lifestyle where an extended group of artists and photographers were like my aunts and uncles.” ~ Brooke Shields
  17. “I had become a kind of information magpie, gathering to myself all manner of shiny scraps of fact and hokum and books and art-history and politics and music and film, and developing, too, a certain skill in manipulating and arranging these pitiful shards so that they glittered and caught the light. Fool’s gold, or priceless nuggets mined from my singular childhood’s rich bohemian seam? I leave it to others to decide.” ~ Salman Rushdie
  18. “My look is a Modern Bohemian type thing.” ~ Frances Bean Cobain
  19. “It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on.” ~ Jack Kerouac
  20. “Long hair is considered bohemian, which may be why I grew it, but I keep it long because I love the way it feels, part cloak, part fan, part mane, part security blanket.” ~ Marge Piercy

  21. “Channel a bohemian state of mind with an effortless dress paired with a must have embroidered moto jacket.” ~ Lubov Azria
  22. “I was drawn to the arts because I sensed that I was by nature Bohemian, and yet very conservative.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  23. “I don’t lead a particularly Bohemian existence. The main criterion for me is not to be judgemental of other people so long as what they do is not harmful or offensive to others.” ~ Nick Clegg
  24. “One of life’s intriguing paradoxes is that hierarchical social order makes cheap rents and outré artists’ colonies possible. Raffish bohemian neighborhoods flourished in the days of racial segregation; under integration the artistic poor have no safe places in which to create…. If America lacks a vigorous culture it is partly because studios and ateliers have become crack houses.” ~ Florence King
  25. “I am inspired by the appearance of a bohemian of the new millennium.” ~ John Malkovich

  26. “I love ‘Somebody to Love’ by Queen and of course ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is one of my favorites, just because it makes everyone in the room go crazy. Everyone tries to sing along with it, and half the room gets it right and the other half gets it wrong.” ~ Faith Hill , Bohemian quotes love
  27. “I’ve spent a lot of time being bohemian and sleeping on floors, but eventually I want to have kids and I want to bring them up in a secure environment.” ~ Paloma Faith
  28. “I grew up in a very bohemian environment in southern Sweden, so I was always, always, always in black jeans.” ~ Johan Lindeberg
  29. “Money makes people bold and cosmopolitan; if you are poor, you are naturally conservative. Its not easy to be a bohemian when you have to worry about what is going to happen with you and with your next paycheck.” ~ Antonio Munoz Molina
  30. “I changed the course of my life, from the rigidity of mathematics and the corporate rhythm to a more bohemian world.” ~ Andrea Hirata

  31. “If you’ve led a rather bohemian and rackety life, as I have, it’s precisely the cancer that you’d expect to get. That’s a bit of a yawn.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
  32. “The term bohemian has a bad reputation because it’s allied to myriad clichés, but Parisians originally adopted the term, associated with nomadic Gypsies, to describe artists and writers who stayed up all night and ignored the pressures of the industrial world.” ~ Sarah Thornton
  33. “Channeling my inner bohemian in a maxi print skirt and textured denim jacket.” ~ Lubov Azria
  34. “Face it, you hate every single boy on the face of the Earth!” “That’s not TRUE, I just hate all these obnoxious, extroverted, pseudo-bohemian art-school losers” ~ Daniel Clowes
  35. “a certain bohemian, good-witch sort of charm” ~ Michael Cunningham

  36. “She was feeling her bohemian oats.” ~ Steve Martin
  37. “I become obsessed with one thing or one look, a Bohemian look for instance, and then I wear that for a while.” ~ Odeya Rush
  38. “Art can help a town by attracting a certain Bohemian population that adds life to the bars, character to the streets and a buzz to the name. Employers may then follow. But art can’t do much if every town does it. There aren’t enough Bohemians.” ~ Evan Davis , Bohemian quotes life
  39. “But an artist, he realized. Or rather so-called artist. Bohemian. That’s closer to it. The artistic life without the talent.” ~ Philip K. Dick
  40. “I don’t really live the bohemian life. I come to work in Midtown every day, along with all the work-a-day folk.” ~ Wade Guyton

  41. “I think I fish, in part, because it’s an anti-social, bohemian business that, when gone about properly, puts you forever outside the mainstream culture without actually landing you in an institution.” ~ John Gierach
  42. “I’m pretty damn obsessed with Gucci. The fashion. It’s like a painting! The advertising is beautiful and I’ve actually never owned one piece of Gucci in my life and then I was in Paris with my husband for shows and we went to Gucci and I got the brown loafers, a boot and a couple sweaters – it’s totally how I dress. And I love how they’re articulating the girls. They’re bohemian and whimsical.” ~ Gucci Westman
  43. “My path to poetry was slow and meandering. When I eventually found my way to graduate school at 29, making a life as a poet seemed like a bohemian fantasy. But maybe my zigzagging trajectory is just an excuse for tardiness when fear is really the root of any reason I might give. My perfectionism and pace are certainly driven by fear that a poem is imperfect or incomplete. More significantly, my struggle to fully dedicate myself to poetry was a fear of failure.” ~ Robin Beth Schaer
  44. “Whenever I’m feeling kind of down or something like that, or even good, the song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen is a go-to song of mine. It’s like watching a movie, but with your ears.” ~ Casey Abrams
  45. “I really like the bohemian look, and I’m a great fan of mixing vintage and modern.” ~ Kierston Wareing

  46. “I am deeply sensitive to the spell of nationalism. I can play about thirty Bohemian folk songs … on my mouth organ. My oldest friend, who is Czech and a patriot, cannot bear to hear me play them because he says I do it in such a schmalzy way, ‘crying into the mouth organ’. I do not think I could have written the book on nationalism which I did write, were I not capable of crying, with the help of a little alcohol, over folk songs, which happen to be my favorite form of music.” ~ Ernest Gellner
  47. “I was going to public school in the post-World War II, the grey doldrum years. But I was in this extraordinary environment of Manhattan, of Greenwich Village, of bohemian parents.” ~ Anne Waldman
  48. “A lot of kids are moving to Baltimore because we have a great music scene and we’ve got edge. Come on down, we’ve got scary edge. But great edge – it’s still a city you can be a bohemian in.” ~ John Waters
  49. “Growing up, I’d already decided I wanted to be a beatnik. A Bohemian poet, I thought. Or a musician. Maybe an artist. I’d dress in black turtlenecks and smoke Gitanes. I’d listen to cool jazz in clubs, getting up to read devastating truths from my notebook, leaning against the microphone, cigarette dangling from my hand.” ~ Charles de Lint
  50. “I like to dress pretty basic during the day, but with a sophisticated bohemian spin, and sometimes a little rock chic. At night I like to go glamorous.” ~ Alessandra Ambrosio

  51. “My first job was in a Bohemian polka band, the Rejcek family polka band in Abbott. The old man in the band had another blacksmith shop in Abbott, but he liked me. All he had was horns and drums, and I was set up over there with my little guitar with no amps or nothing. I would play as loud as I wanted to, and nobody could hear me.” ~ Willie Nelson
  52. “In such places as Greenwich Village, a menage-a-trois was completed- the bohemian and the juvenile delinquent came face-to-face with the Negro, and the hipster was a fact in American life.” ~ Norman Mailer
  53. “The thing that will never go away is that connection you make with a band or a song where you’re moved by the fact that it’s real people making music. You make that human connection with a song like ‘Let It Be’ or ‘Long and Winding Road’ or a song like ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ or ‘Roxanne,’ any of those songs. They sound like people making music.” ~ Dave Grohl
  54. “My aim is to be understood by everyone. I reject the ‘depth’ that people demand nowadays, into which you can never descend without a diving bell crammed with cabbalistic bullshit and intellectual metaphysics. This expressionistic anarchy has got to stop… A day will come when the artist will no longer be this bohemian, puffed-up anarchist but a healthy man working in clarity within a collectivist society.” ~ George Grosz
  55. “My dad has always been the bohemian.” ~ Leonardo DiCaprio

  56. “No one expects a Broadway musical comedy to be in the vanguard of what is bohemian, raunchy, folkloric, academic or aggressively experimental. That is not its job. Its job is to synthesize musical and social traditions with high-styled vivacity, especially those that dwell on different sides of the tracks in real life. The highbrow meets the lowbrow; sweet meets hot; uptown, downtown, all around the town.” ~ Margo Jefferson
  57. “As a theatrical troupe, the Muppets haven’t exactly been AWOL these past dozen years; the gang rocked YouTube in 2009 with their kick-ass rendition of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ But they’ve certainly been lying low while our twitchy, twenty times have favored snarkier, more air-quote-driven entertainment, even from puppets. And in a way, that showbiz hiatus has worked in favor of The Muppets. For adults, the movie’s gentle, clever, unironic humor feels freshly, trendily retro now, enhanced by laughs provided in cameos from a very up-to-date roster of stars.” ~ Lisa Schwarzbaum
  58. “It’s everybody, I mean. Everything everybody does is so – I don’t know – not wrong, or even mean, or even stupid necessarily. But just so tiny and meaningless and – sad-making. And the worst part is, if you go bohemian or something crazy like that, you’re conforming just as much only in a different way.” ~ J. D. Salinger
  59. “The most abiding memory of visiting Lucian Freud’s studio were his eyes, with the gimlet gaze of a Hooded Falcon. But he made for very relaxing company, quick to be amused at the world and his own peccadilloes. He enjoyed the seedy squalor of his rooms in a posh house in the most desirable part of Holland Park, and living up to his persona as an oddball bohemian.” ~ Charles Saatchi
  60. “I wasn’t a hippie and I wasn’t even a bohemian. I was extremely earnest and serious.” ~ Jane Fonda

  61. “A few years ago, if you had told me I’d be moving back to Glasgow I’d have said, ‘No way’. But it’s changed. It’s much more vibrant, bohemian. But I’m 35 and I’ve become a bit of a homebody, I don’t really go out much. Same in New York. My home could be anywhere but I love Glasgow.” ~ Kelly Macdonald
  62. “I’d been influenced by reading books on art and colonies that existed in Paris and places like that and so when I came to Europe I came to France and I had very little money, and I had to live low and stayed in a bohemian section of Paris with a lot of other students, who were from medical school, science school and art school. We all lived in a kind of communal way and I was challenged politically because I didn’t have a clue and they would ask me questions about the Algerian War, which was very big in France in the late ’50s.” ~ Robert Redford
  63. “I would describe my aesthetic as definitely personal and harmonious with an eclectic yet bohemian sensibility.” ~ Lisa Marie Presley

  64. “I usually go to bed early to read. I read and I always say that I’m not a “bohemian artist;” I need to read for one or two hours in the evening, and the quiet, so I don’t hang out a lot.” ~ Michal Rovner
  65. “Fandango was around before the Internet. Fandango is a Spanish-American dance. It’s a lively tempo dance. It’s almost like the tango. That’s what it says in the Merriam-Webster [dictionary]. The second entry is [defined as] ‘tomfoolery.’ That’s what it says in the dictionary, that’s what I go by. I remember Queen saying it too on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ When I was little I never understood what they meant by ‘do the fandango.” ~ DJ Quik

Bohemian is a person who is interested in artistic and unusual things, for example art, music.

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