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The 13 best Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) quotes about life


The 13 best Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) quotes about life

Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia was not only known for his talent but also for his unique point of view. The musician unfortunately died too soon at the age of 53 back in 1995 but left the fans many amazing quotes in all the interviews he gave. Rock and Roll Garage selected 13 of his best quotes about life and music gathered by AZ Quotes website.


The 13 best Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) quotes about life:

1- “You need music, I don’t know why. It’s probably one of those Joe Campbell questions, why we need ritual. We need magic, and bliss, and power, myth, and celebration and religion in our lives, and music is a good way to encapsulate a lot of it.”

2- “What we’re thinking about is a peaceful planet. We’re not thinking about anything else, we’re not thinking about any kind of power. And we’re not thinking about any kind of struggles. We’re not thinking about revolution or war or any of that. That’s not what we want. Nobody wants to get hurt. Nobody wants to hurt anybody. We would all like to be able to live an uncluttered life. A simple life, a good life. And think about moving the whole human race ahead a step, or a few steps.”

3- “You ain’t gonna learn what you don’t wanna know.”

4 – “To get really high is to forget yourself. And to forget yourself is to see everything else. And to see everything else is to become an understanding molecule in evolution, a conscious tool of the universe.”

5 – “Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see. Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.”

6 – “If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously.”

7 more Jerry amazing quotes:

7 – “All I know is, if you listen to society, you’ll never get anywhere!”

8 – “I Don’t Think There’s A Good Excuse For Being Unhappy. I’m Not Particularly Unhappy, But I Know What Pain Is, I think That Life Is Characterized By Pain, Partly. Part Of The Way You Can Tell You’re Alive Is By How Much Pain You’re Experiencing, Or How Little.”

9 – “To me, that’s the key thing, the pursuit of happiness. That’s the basic, ultimate freedom.”

10 – “If you’re able to enjoy something, to devote your life to it or a reasonable amount of time and energy, it will work out for you.”

11 – “Live life expecting the worst, hoping for the best, and living for the future!”

12 – “The great thing is the thing of being able to see things through many points of view. That’s enlarging. I mean, it saves you from ultimately from the boredom of having one point of view. Like being locked in a room with nothing but your own point of view. Your own references.”

13 – “What is life but being conscious? And good and evil are manifestations of consciousness. So if you reject one, you’re not getting the whole thing that’s there to be had.”

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