The 9 best Jimi Hendrix quotes about life and music

Jimi Hendrix

Guitarist Jimi Hendrix, that is considered one of the best of all time, unfortunately died too soon at the age of 27 back in 1970. But he left the fans many amazing quotes in all the interviews he gave. Rock and Roll Garage selected selected 9 of his best quotes about life and music gathered by AZ Quotes website.

The 9 best Jimi Hendrix quotes about life and music:

1- “Before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean.”

2 – “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”

3 – “Knowledge talks, wisdom listens.”

4 – “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.”

5 – “May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future.”

6 – “Don’t use your brain to play it, let your feelings guide your fingers.”

7 – “In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.”

8 – “I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes.”

9 – “Anybody can do anything, it’s up to themselves. All it takes is the right intentions.”

The extremely talented musician talked about death and wondered if he would turn 28 in an interview that is on the book “Starting at Zero: His Own Story“, a compilation of interviews he gave during his career.

He said about death and wondered if he would turn 28:

“The moment I feel that I don’t have anything more to give musically, that’s when I won’t be found on this planet, unless I have a wife and children, because if I don’t have anything to communicate through my music, then there is nothing for me to live for. I’m not sure I will live to be 28 years old, but then again, so many beautiful things have happened to me in the last three years. The world owes me nothing.”

“When people fear death, it’s a complete case of insecurity. Your body is only a physical vehicle to carry you from one place to another without getting into a lot of trouble. So you have this body tossed upon you that you have to carry around and cherish and protect and so forth, but even that body exhausts itself. The idea is to get your own self together, see if you can get ready for the next world, because there is one. Hope you can dig it.”

“People still mourn when people die. That’s self-sympathy. All human beings are selfish to a certain extent, and that’s why people get so sad when someone dies. They haven’t finished using him. The person who is dead ain’t crying. Sadness is for when a baby is born into this heavy world.”

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