102 Legendary Jimi Hendrix Quotes from The Iconic Musician

American rock guitarist, singer and composer Jimi Hendrix, born as James Marshall Hendrix on November 27, 1942, is celebrated for redefining the electric guitar, fusing blues, jazz, rock and soul with British avant-garde techniques.

Despite his active career spanning just four years, Hendrix became a significant figure in popular music, praised for his instrumental prowess, songwriting skills and charismatic performances.

He successfully merged genre boundaries, uniting diverse audiences. After serving as a paratrooper, Hendrix spent the early 1960s as a freelance accompanist, later gaining recognition in London in 1966.


With a band named the Jimi Hendrix Experience, he produced hit singles like “Hey Joe,” “Purple Haze,” and “The Wind Cries Mary,” and influential albums including “Are You Experienced?” and “Axis: Bold as Love.” Hendrix’s ambitious vision extended beyond his hard rock band; he aspired to compose more complex music.

His works continue to inspire generations of musicians. The ‘Jimi Hendrix Experience’ was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

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Here is a best collection of Jimi Hendrix quotes.

Best Jimi Hendrix Quotes


You may almost forget the smell of your family. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

There’s a lot of political things happening out there that I’d really have to get away from. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

You know you are a sweet little heartbreaker, foxy lady. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

I have only one burning desire. Let me stand next to your fire. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

The smiling portrait of you is still hanging on my frowning wall. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Been riding broomsticks since she was fifteen. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

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.

Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Is this love, baby, or is this just confusion? ~ Jimi Hendrix.

The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Top Jimi Hendrix Quotes

The Telecaster has two sounds – a good one and a bad one. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

When things get too heavy, just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Every city in the world always has a gang, a street gang, or the so-called outcasts. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

See, that’s nothing but blues, that’s all I’m singing about. It’s today’s blues. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Sometimes music comes across to me just when I am sitting around doing nothing, and then the music makes me think of a few words I might have written. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

I felt maybe too many people were coming to see me and not enough to listen to me. My nature changed as well. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Don’t let your imagination take you by surprise. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

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.

The way I write things, I just write them with a clash between reality and fantasy mostly. You have to use fantasy to show different sides of reality; it’s how it can bend. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Good and evil lay side by side. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Genealogists live in the past lane. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

You know I’ll kiss you for my supper. Yeah, you know I’ll kiss you for my dinner, baby. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

All I play is truth and emotion. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Thoughtful Jimi Hendrix Quotes

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. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Kenny Burrell that’s the sound I’m looking for. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix.


Music is Magic. Magic is Life. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

We gotta stop smokin’, stop, stop. I mean cigarette smoking. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

If it was up to me, there wouldn’t be no such thing as the establishment. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

You got me sitting on the shelf, while you’re out bewitching someone else. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

I wanted to be listened to. I don’t know if they were or not, though. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Excuse me while I kiss the sky. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

And so castles made of sand slips into the sea, eventually… ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Music makes me high on stage, and that’s the truth. It’s like being almost addicted to music. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

I don’t consider myself to be the best, and I don’t like compliments… they distract me. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

It all has to come from inside, though, I guess. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Famous Jimi Hendrix Quotes

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.

Rock is so much fun. That’s what it’s all about – filling up the chest cavities and empty kneecaps and elbows. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

I guess it would be if I wanted to, just lay back and predominantly write songs when I can’t go on a stage anymore. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

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

A broom is drearily sweeping up the broken pieces of yesterday’s life. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Music is my religion. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

The dollar bill is God in the States. All those Pelican people just believe in money and nothing else. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

If I live by illusions, you live by excuses. ~ Jimi Hendrix.


Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

If my baby don’t love me no more, I know her sister will. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

I think that we honor ourselves by honoring our past. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Will the wind ever remember the names it has blown in the past? And with its crutch, its old age, and its wisdom, it whispers no this will be the last. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

We have time, there’s no big rush. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Music is a safe kind of high. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Lots of the things we do are dangerous, but life itself is dangerous; nothing is really worth bothering with that isn’t full of danger. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

I’m trying to get more into other things, where reality is nothing but each individual’s way of thinking. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

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.

Fall mountains, just don’t fall on me. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

The one that rambles for a million miles, yes, I walk down this road searching for your love. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

I’ll always touch you. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Butterflies and zebras And moonbeams and fairy tales That’s all she ever thinks about Riding with the wind. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

It’s not really into the big mass movement in music that I want to do, you know. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

To be with the others, you have to have your hair short and wear ties. So we’re trying to make a third world happen, you know what I mean? ~ Jimi Hendrix.

I try all night to play a pretty note. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Unique Jimi Hendrix Quotes

Well I stand up next to a mountain, and I chop it down with the edge of my hand. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

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.

May I love you away from the evils of today to the dreams of tomorrow, you know heaven has no sorrow. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

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.

I’m gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Ain’t afraid no more. After a while your cheap talk don’t even cause me pain. So let your bullets fly like rain. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

My sons and their wives landed on Mars to start another race. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Drifting, On a sea of forgotten teardrops, On a lifeboat, Sailing for Your love. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Please pass me the peace weed, and take some heed. Throw away all that mixed up speed. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

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. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

This morning came on to me, silver wings silhouetted against the child’s sunrise. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

You’re not the only one accused of hit and run. Tire tracks all across my back, well I can see you’ve had your fun. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Legendary Jimi Hendrix Quotes

Your mysterious mountains I wish to see closer. May I land my kinky machine? ~ Jimi Hendrix.

There was a period when I stopped talking so much, because I was just going through certain things. I just did the gigs and just stayed in, tried to stay away. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

When I die, just keep playing the records. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

As you well know, you just can’t believe everything you see and hear, can you? ~ Jimi Hendrix.

There’s only one thing I need to really get me there is to hear you laugh without a care. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Don’t use your brain to play it, let your feelings guide your fingers. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Of course war is horrible, but at present it’s still the only guarantee of peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

I want to thank you my sweet darling for digging in the mud and picking me up. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

With the power of soul, anything is possible. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

If I had anything to say I’d have a say to everybody. ~ Jimi Hendrix.


Never write a letter while you are angry. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

When I’m sad, she comes to me with a thousand smiles. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

You have to give people something to dream on. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Iconic Jimi Hendrix Quotes

Let me live my life the way I want to. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Sometimes the music people put you into these big, rush things. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Purple Haze all in my brain, lately things don’t seem the same. Actin’ funny but I don’t know why. ‘Scuse me while I kiss the sky. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

If I’m free, it’s because I’m always running. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Sorry for the tune up between time, but what the hell, cowboys are the only ones who stay in tune, anyway… ~ Jimi Hendrix.

I want to know about the new Mother Earth. I want to hear and see everything. ~ Jimi Hendrix.


All I’m gonna do is just go on and do what I feel. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

The world is nothing but a big gimmick. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

Manic depression’s touching my soul. I know what I want, but I just don’t know how to go about getting it. ~ Jimi Hendrix.

So these were the 102 top Jimi Hendrix quotes about peace, music, love, life and success.

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