30+ Psychedelic Quotes and Sayings You Should Know

The term psychedelic refers to all drugs that alter consciousness, emotion, and perception.

Psychoactive substances are used recreationally to alter perception, emotion, and thought.


Psychedelic Quotes

I think I’m constantly surprised that adults can’t deal with illogical things or thing that are weird or psychedelic. I’ve never really lost that. ~ Noel Fielding.


To fathom Hell or soar angelic, just take a pinch of psychedelic. ~ Humphry Osmond.

‘Psychedelic’ means mind-expanding. ~ Ian Brown.

It’s mind-altering when you slip into someone else’s shoes. That’s psychedelic, man. ~ Bryan Cranston.


I’m into heavy duty, psychedelic, foreign music. That’s what I like listening to. ~ Action Bronson.

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Best Psychedelic Quotes

I do the protest stuff. I do country and western. I play both acoustic and electric guitar in a lot of different styles, from loud, psychedelic stuff to quiet finger-picking. ~ Eugene Chadbourne.

A lot of Ennio Morricone’s music is just – it’s very soulful, very cinematic, and very psychedelic. ~ Adrian Younge.

I’ve been a huge Psychedelic Furs fan for a long time. I love Butler’s paintings, too. I like all their songs. I’ll even crank ‘Pretty in Pink,’ I don’t care. ~ Norman Reedus.


If life wasn’t real it would be the craziest psychedelic trip ever. ~ Joe Rogan.

I do not view myself as a psychedelic person but as a yogi. Although most link the Beatles with bringing awareness of yoga to the public, it was myself who actually brought yoga into the mainstream in the United States. ~ Peter Max.

When I first started out, I was making really slow, psychedelic ambient music because it was all I could do. ~ Grimes.

Life lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience that primordial shamanism is based on is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego. ~ Terence McKenna.


Surrealism to me is reality. Psychedelic vision is reality to me and always was. ~ John Lennon.

Top Psychedelic Quotes

True, the seed does not intend to move itself with the wind, but neither did I intend to have arms and legs. ~ Alan W. Watts.

Since the 1960s, mainstream media has searched out and co-opted the most authentic things it could find in youth culture, whether that was psychedelic culture, anti-war culture, blue jeans culture. Eventually heavy metal culture, rap culture, electronica – they’ll look for it and then market it back to kids at the mall. ~ Douglas Rushkoff.


I connect the psychedelic dimension to the dimension of inspiration and dream. ~ Terence McKenna.

When I think about the real pioneers of the psychedelic movement in a musical sense, not just the culture, everything had a handmade sort of vibe to it. We’re inventing our culture as we move along into this. ~ Chris Robinson.

Drugs Are the Religion of the People ? The Only Hope is Dope. ~ Timothy Leary.

One psychedelic trip can make you understand more about the nature of reality than 1000s of hours of “doing” science. ~ Robert Celner.

It’s time to move on to the next step in the psychedelic revolution. We’ve reached a certain point, but we’re not moving any more. ~ Ken Kesey.

Through all of history mankind has ingested psychedelic substances. Those substances exist to put you in touch with spirits beyond yourself, with the creator, with the creative impulse of the planet. ~ Ray Manzarek.

I was working with the computer at university and playing jazz in the daytime, buying west-coast psychedelic and early Kraftwerk records in the afternoon, and playing folk at night. I was quite busy! ~ Ryuichi Sakamoto.


I mean people have compared us to like the Grateful Dead and all these like psychedelic sixties bands. ~ Jon Fishman.

I’ve always argued that all Tame Impala melodies are pure pop. It’s just that ‘Lonerism,’ for example, is a completely rumbling, fuzzed out psychedelic rock album. But for me, it was just pop music produced the way that I like to produce it. ~ Kevin Parker.

People get a real kick out of hearing our songs with an orchestra. It makes you feel like you’re in a movie with unexpected bursts of energy. It’s really kind of psychedelic in a way. ~ Cindy Wilson.

Hearing is a subjective experience, but I never really understood that it’s the same with seeing as well. I always thought that everything we see is the same for everyone. But having these more psychedelic experiences of being really, really sad made me realize how brittle reality can be. ~ Robyn.

Psychedelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of a third story window. Psychedelics are illegal because they dissolve opinion structures and culturally laid down models of behavior and information processing. They open you up to the possibility that everything you know is wrong. ~ Terence McKenna.


I always thought it would be good to do a psychedelic movie like ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ ~ Gaspar Noe.

Wise Psychedelic Quotes

Whilst I’m all for psychedelic science – I think it’s fantastic – I don’t think we necessarily have time to wait for the science to tell us these medicines are useful. The indigenous cultures have already shown us the ways. ~ Gail Bradbrook.

I always saw Michael Gambon wearing madly psychedelic socks, and I always thought that’s it is one of the few areas where men can really express color and have a bit of a dandyish quality to their outfit. ~ Daniel Radcliffe.

I was pretty young when my folks were playing those kinds of records, ’70s rock and psychedelic stuff. So I just remember those songs being synonymous with my childhood, and I was always trying to imitate them on piano. ~ Borns.

When you read the psychedelic literature, there is a distinction between the so-called natural psychedelics and synthetic psychedelics that are artificially produced. ~ Stanislav Grof.

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References and Sources:

  1. Psychedelics Quotes – Goodreads
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