quote by Frank Zappa

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.

— Frank Zappa

Reckoning Hippie quotations

Time to live, time to lie, time to laugh, and time to die. Take it easy baby. Take it as it comes.

We are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not.

Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another.

A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah.

You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

We are stardust, we are golden and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.

I've been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one.

And I believe it could be someday it's going to come.

The world is ready for a mystic revolution, a discovery of the God in each of us.

It has to be acknowledged that in capitalist society, with its herds of hippies, originality has become a sort of fringe benefit, a mere convention, accepted obsolescence, the Beatnik model being turned in for the Hippie model, as though strangely obedient to capitalist laws of marketing.

Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike -- I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.

It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect.

The hippies wanted peace and love. We wanted Ferraris, blondes and switchblades.

I was the first f****** hippy to enter this business, you know.

.. I was one of the first girls to say I don't give a f*** about this whole supermodel thing.

I used to travel in tennis shoes; I am just not allowed to anymore. I'm an old hippie from San Francisco.

We'd go out in Larry's hippie van and drive out all around Dallas.

He loved Chinese food, he'd go in and say. Remember me Major Nelson, me and my friends here are making this show called Dallas, have you got a table for us? It would work every time.

I studied at UC Santa Cruz before going on to do a grad program at UCLA.

Santa Cruz was like an awesome hippie summer camp. I got to take a vacation from reality and hang out on beaches and in forests.

If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear a flower in your hair.

Hippies believe the world could be a better place.

Beatniks believe things aren’t going to get better and say the hell with it, stay stoned and have a good time.

I'm a former hippie; I did drugs back when they were healthy. The only time I ever did LSD was at Disney World. I didn't go there - it came to me. I was Snow White.

Our deepest fears are like dragons, guarding our deepest treasure.

Sooner or later, all games become serious.

Love is everything it's cracked up to be.

It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved.

Elvis was the only man from Northeast Mississippi who could shake his hips and still be loved by rednecks, cops, and hippies.

Hippies started the ecology movement.

They combated racism. They liberated sexual stereotypes, encouraged change, individual pride, and self-confidence. They questioned robot materialism. In four years they managed to stop the Vietnam War. They got marijuana decriminalized in fourteen states during the Carter Administration.

They won't give peace a chance, that's just a dream some of us had

The film of tomorrow will not be directed by civil servants of the camera, but by artists for whom shooting a film constitutes a wonderful and thrilling adventure.

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.

Because the only people for me are the mad ones.

Imagine no possesions, I wonder if you can, No need for greed or hunger, A brotherhood of man. Imagine all the people Sharing all the world.

Hippy is an establishment label for a profound, invisible, underground, evolutionary process. For every visible hippy, barefoot, beflowered, beaded, there are a thousand invisible members of the turned-on underground. Persons whose lives are tuned in to their inner vision, who are dropping out of the TV comedy of American Life.

Who ever thought that intimacy and spirituality [whatever that means] were freedoms? And if intimacy is, one would think Freedom of Intimacy is abridged rather than expanded by marriage. Ask the nearest hippie.

Do you believe in rock 'n roll? Can music save your mortal soul?

You're either on the bus or off the bus.

My real fantasy if I was to drop out would be to live in a mobile home and be a hippie and drive around festivals and have millions of children - children with dreadlocks and nose rings - and play the flute.

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