Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, 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".

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When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die so let me live my life the way I want to.

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

Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it you're gonna be rewarded.

I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around.

Purple haze, all in my brain, lately things just don't seem the same,

Even Castles made of sand fall into the sea eventually.

Excuse me while I kiss the sky.

I don't have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might've unintentionally hurt somebody else or something.

The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello goodbye.

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

In order to change the world you have to get your head together first.

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.

I try to use my music to move these people to act.

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

The reflection of the world is blues that's where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that's tryin' to come around.

I have this one little saying when things get too heavy just call me helium the lightest known gas to man.

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

It's funny the way most people love the dead. Once you are dead you are made for life.

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

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?

It all has to come from inside though I guess.

You don't have to be singing about love all the time in order to give love to the people. You don't have to keep flashing those words all the time.

My nature just changes.

Music is my religion.

When I die I want people to play my music go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.

See that's nothing but blues that's all I'm singing about. It's today's blues.

White collar conservative flashin down the street pointing that plastic finger at me they all assume my kind will drop and die but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high.

If it was up to me there wouldn't be no such thing as the establishment.

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

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.

Music is a safe kind of high.

Music makes me high on stage and that's the truth. It's like being almost addicted to music.

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.

Rock is so much fun. That's what it's all about - filling up the chest cavities and empty kneecaps and elbows.

I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked.

I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would've been straightened out.

I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.

When I played God Bless The Queen I was wondering if they was gonna dig us then quite naturally I'd go on and try to get it together.

I got a pet monkey called Charlie Chan.

All I'm writing is just what I feel that's all. I just keep it almost naked. And probably the words are so bland.

All I'm gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.

When I die just keep playing the records.

If I'm free it's because I'm always running.

Blues is easy to play but hard to feel.

I was trying to do too many things at the same time which is my nature. But I was enjoying it and I still do enjoy it.

It's funny how most people love the dead once you're dead your made for life.

You have to give people something to dream on.

Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world then it can only happen through music.

Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens.

We have time there's no big rush.