45 Motivational Janis Joplin Quotes On Success In Life

Janis Lyn Joplin was an American singer-songwriter who sang rock, soul, and blues music. One of the most successful and widely known rock stars of her era, she was noted for her powerful mezzo-soprano vocals and “electric” stage presence. This Janis Joplin quotes will motivate you.

Best Janis Joplin Quotes

  1. “You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.” ~ Janis Joplin
  2. “To be true to myself, to be the person that was on the inside of me, and not play games. That’s what I’m trying to do mostly in the whole world, is not bullshit myself and not bullshit anybody else.” ~ Janis Joplin
  3. “The more you live, the less you die.” ~ Janis Joplin
  4. “I just want to feel as much as I can, it’s what soul is all about.” ~ Janis Joplin
  5. “Freedom is just another word for when you have NOTHING left to lose.” ~ Janis Joplin
  6. “Don’t compromise yourself, you’re all you got.” ~ Janis Joplin

  7. “If you’ve got a today, don’t wear it tomorrow. Tomorrow never happens. It’s all the same day.” ~ Janis Joplin
  8. “You know you’ve got it, if it makes you feel good.” ~ Janis Joplin
  9. “As good as you’ve been to this world is as good as it’s gonna be right back to you.” ~ Janis Joplin
  10. “Life is too damn short and [screwed] up to go through it silently loving someone and never telling them how you feel. [Screw] the consequences, [screw] the implications of the actions, to hell with it all… whatever happens as a result is better than the nothingness that is inevitable with silence.” ~ Janis Joplin
  11. “You are what you settle for.” ~ Janis Joplin

  12. “I’m one of those regular weird people.” ~ Janis Joplin
  13. “I think I think too much. That’s why I drink!” ~ Janis Joplin
  14. “You’re only as much as you settle for. If they settle for being somebody’s dishwasher that’s their own f***ing problem. If you don’t settle for that and you keep fighting it, you know, you’ll end up anything you want to be.” ~ Janis Joplin
  15. “When you hold somebody, you gotta hold them like it’s the last minute of your life.”

  16. “Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers. You can fill your life up with ideas and still go home lonely. All you really have that really matters are feelings. That’s what music is to me.” – Janis Joplin ,Janis Joplin quotes on music
  17. “It used to make me unhappy, all that feeling. I just didn’t know what to do with it. But now I’ve learned how to make feeling work for me… I don’t know, I just want to feel as much as I can, it’s what ‘soul’ is all about.” ~ Janis Joplin
  18. “It’s not what isn’t, it’s what you wish was that makes unhappiness.” ~ Janis Joplin
  19. “Singing, it’s like it’s like loving somebody, it’s a supreme emotional and physical experience.” ~ Janis Joplin
  20. “Wait a minute, maybe I can do anything.” ~ Janis Joplin

  21. “Hippies believe the world could be a better place. Beatniks believe things aren’t going to get better and say the hell with it, stay stoned and have a good time.” ~ Janis Joplin
  22. “It’s hard to be free but when it works, it’s worth it!” ~ Janis Joplin
  23. “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” ~ Janis Joplin
  24. “All my life I just wanted to be a beatnik. Meet all the heavies, get stoned, get laid, have a good time. That’s all I ever wanted. Except I knew I had a good voice and I could always get a couple of beers off of it. All of a sudden someone threw me in this rock ‘n’ roll band. They threw these musicians at me, man, and the sound was coming from behind. The bass was charging me. And I decided then and there that that was it. I never wanted to do anything else. It was better than it had been with any man, you know. Maybe that’s the trouble.” ~ Janis Joplin
  25. “You better not compromise yourself, it’s all you’ve got.” ~ Janis Joplin

  26. “I’m just doing what I wanted to and what feels right and not settling for bullshit and it worked. How can they be mad at that?” ~ Janis Joplin
  27. “I’d rather have ten years of superhypermost than live to be seventy sitting in some goddamn chair watching TV.” ~ Janis Joplin
  28. “The older the grapes, sweeter the wine.” ~ Janis Joplin
  29. “Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.” ~ Janis Joplin Quotes
  30. “I would trade all my tomorrow’s for one single yesterday.” ~ Janis Joplin

  31. “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
  32. “Don’t you know that you’re nothing more than a one night stand?” ~ Janis Joplin
  33. “If I hold back, I’m no good. I’m no good. I’d rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time.” ~ Janis Joplin
  34. “You can feel all things at once, so why not wear all things at once?” ~ Janis Joplin
  35. “I gotta go on doin’ it the way I see it…I got no choice but to take it like I see it. I’m here to have a party while I’m on this earth…I’m gettin’ it now, today. I don’t even know where I’m gonna be twenty years from now, so I’m just gonna keep on rockin’, cause if I start saving up bits and pieces of me…man, there ain’t gonna be nothing left for Janis.” ~ Janis Joplin
  36. “On stage, I make love to twenty-five thousand people; and then I go home alone.” ~ Janis Joplin
  37. “I’m not really thinking much… Just sort of, trying to feel.” ~ Janis Joplin

  38. “You know why we’re stuck with the myth that only black people have soul? Because white people don’t let themselves feel things.” ~ Janis Joplin
  39. “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
  40. “My business is to enjoy and have fun. And why not, if in the end, everything will end, right?” ~ Janis Joplin
  41. “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
  42. “When I sing, I feel like when you’re first in love. It’s more than sex. It’s that point two people can get to they call love when you really touch someone for the first time, but it’s gigantic, multiplied by the whole audience. I feel chills.” ~ Janis Joplin
  43. “If someone comes along, gonna give you some love and affection, I say get it while you can.” ~ Janis Joplin
  44. “I won’t quit to become someone’s, old lady.” ~ Janis Joplin
  45. “If you can get them once, man, get them standing up when they should be sitting down, sweaty when they should be decorous, smile when they should be applauding politely-and I think you sort of switch on their brain, man, so that makes them say: ‘Wait a minute, maybe I can do anything.’ Whoooooo! It’s life. That’s what rock and roll is for, turn that switch on, and man, it can all be.” ~ Janis Joplin

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