65 Jimi Hendrix Quotes About Love, Peace, Music, Success

James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”. These Jimi Hendrix quotes will motivate you in life.

Best Jimi Hendrix Quotes

  1. “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” ~ Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix quotes about peace
  2. “Knowledge talks, wisdom listens.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  3. “Before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  4. “May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  5. “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.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  6. “You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  7. “Knowledge is speaking, wisdom is listening” ~ Jimi Hendrix

  8. “Don’t use your brain to play it, let your feelings guide your fingers.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  9. “Technically, I’m not a guitar player, all I play is truth and emotion.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  10. “I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  11. “Music is Magic. Magic is Life” ~ Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix quotes about music
  12. “Don’t waste your time thinkin’ about bad things.” ~ Jimi Hendrix

  13. “I feel guilty when people say I’m the greatest on the scene. What’s good or bad doesn’t matter to me; what does matter is feeling and not feeling. If only people would take more of a true view and think in terms of feelings. Your name doesn’t mean a damn, it’s your talents and feelings that matter. You’ve got to know much more than just the technicalities of notes; you’ve got to know what goes between the notes.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  14. “In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  15. “Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  16. “Anybody can do anything, it’s up to themselves. All it takes is the right intentions.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  17. “Music is a safe kind of high.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  18. “May I love you away from the evils of today to the dreams of tomorrow, you know heaven has no sorrow.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  19. “Excuse me while I kiss the sky.” ~ Jimi Hendrix

  20. “You have to use fantasy to show different sides to reality. That’s how it can bend.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  21. “Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you’ll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you’re gonna be rewarded.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  22. “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.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  23. “You have to be a freak in order to be different.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  24. “Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  25. “I’m gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked.” ~ Jimi Hendrix

  26. “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.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  27. “The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.” ~ Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix quotes about love
  28. “I don’t have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might’ve unintentionally hurt somebody else or something.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  29. “If it was up to me, there wouldn’t be no such thing as the establishment.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  30. “All I’m gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  31. “I think that we honor ourselves by honoring our past.” ~ Jimi Hendrix

  32. “I wouldn’t say that I’m the greatest guitarist ever. I’d say probably that I’m the greatest guitarist sitting in this chair.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  33. “Don’t let your imagination take you by surprise.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  34. “This is your life – you must die by yourself, so for heaven’s sake, live for yourself and no one else. . . .” ~ Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix quotes about life
  35. “Jesus shouldn’t have died so early and then he could have got twice as much across. They killed him and then twisted so many of the best things he said. Human hands started messing it all up and now so much of religion is hogwash.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  36. “If I’m free, it’s because I’m always running.” ~ Jimi Hendrix

  37. “You know you are a sweet little heart breaker, foxy lady.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  38. “The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  39. “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  40. “Happiness is within you… so unlock the chains from your heart and let yourself grow- like the sweet flower you are. I know the answer- just spread your wings and set yourself free.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  41. “Let me live my life the way I want to.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  42. “Genealogists live in the past lane.” ~ Jimi Hendrix

  43. “Purple haze all in my eyes, don’t know if it’s day or night. You got me blowin’, blowin’ my mind. Is it tomorrow or just the end of time?” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  44. “You have to give people something to dream on.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  45. “Oh say, can you see, it’s really such a mess. Every inch of earth is a fighting nest. Giant pencial and lipstick tube shaped things, continue to rain and cause scream and pain, and the arctic stains from silver blue to bloody red.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  46. “Now if I don’t meet you no more in this world, then I’ll, I’ll meet you in the next one, and don’t be late, don’t be late, cause I’m a voodoo chile.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  47. “I want to get up in the morning and just roll over in my bed into an indoor swimming pool. And then swim to the breakfast table.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  48. “I want to thank you my sweet darling for digging in the mud and picking me up.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  49. “With the power of soul, anything is possible.” ~ Jimi Hendrix

  50. “When things get too heavy, just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  51. “My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  52. “The world is nothing but a big gimmick.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  53. “You’ve got to know much more than the mere technicalities of notes. You’ve got to know sounds and what goes between the notes.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  54. “The story of love is hello and goodbye… until we meet again.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  55. “You’re a woman, at least you taste like you are.” ~ Jimi Hendrix

  56. “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.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  57. “Little Wing is like one of these beautiful girls that come around sometimes … you play your gig; it’s the same thing as the olden days, and these beautiful girls come around.. you do actually fall in love with them because that’s the only love you can have. It’s not always the physical thing of “Oh, there’s one over there …”, it’s not one of those scenes. They actually tell you something. They release different things inside themselves … “Little Wing” was a very sweet girl that came around that gave me her whole life and more if I wanted it.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  58. “A girl asked me if she could comb my hair. Nobody can comb my hair, I can’t even comb my hair.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  59. “Music is my religion.” ~ Jimi Hendrix

  60. “I try to use my music to move these people to act.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  61. “My sons and their wives landed on Mars to start another race.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  62. “I found myself in too much of a box situation.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  63. “It’s funny how most people love the dead, once you’re dead your made for life.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  64. “I got a pet monkey called Charlie Chan.” ~ Jimi Hendrix

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