Jimi Hendrix was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. Hendrix is considered one of the greatest and most influential guitarists in rock music history. After initial success in Europe, he achieved fame in the USA following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, Hendrix headlined the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival.
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Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
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.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again
Music is my religion
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.
My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art.
All I'm gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.
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?
We have time, there's no big rush.
My nature just changes.
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'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.
If I'm free, it's because I'm always running.
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.
Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.
You have to give people something to dream on.
The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice.
You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar.
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.
The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.
I have this one little saying, when things get too heavy just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man.
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.
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.
Every city in the world always has a gang, a street gang, or the so-called outcasts.
I got a pet monkey called Charlie Chan.
One time I said: maybe I should burn a guitar tonight.
You know smash a guitar or something like that. And they said: yeah, yeah! I said: you really think I should? They said: yeah, that'd be cool. I said: well, ok.
If I live by illusions, you live by excuses.
Music is religion for me. There'll be music in the hereafter, too.
When I'm sad, she comes to me with a thousand smiles.
It's not really into the big mass movement in music that I want to do, you know.
My sons and their wives landed on Mars to start another race.
Been riding broomsticks since she was fifteen.
... with Voodoo Child somebody was filming when we started doing that. We did that about three times because they wanted to film us in the studio, to make us (imitates a pompous voice) 'make it look like you're recording boys' - one of them scenes, you know, so okey, let's play this and then we went into Voodoo Child
Rock is so much fun. That's what it's all about - filling up the chest cavities and empty kneecaps and elbows.
They've imitated me so good that sometimes I hear people copying my mistakes
When things get too heavy, just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man.
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.