When I think about the various artists from the 50's and 60's, it is fascinating how they lived and the words they spoke. As you read through the quotes below from a few of the artist's we picked. You begin to see that the same issues they were fighting against, speaking about and in some ways leading the charge, still resonate with the same issues today. And even some of the quote's lend to life and how one feels or lives their life.
Take John Lennon's quote, "Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted". I can relate to that because when I am out with family having fun, spending time just taking it all in and loving and smiling, there is happiness in my heart. It is the greatest feeling and the way I like to spend most of my time, that is the kind of time I find most valuable. And when the fun ends, I (we) always wonder where did the time go. Especially when we are living in the moment, making the most of our time!
The following quote's are as they were spoken and spelled. You may see some misspelled words, but that is how the person wrote them. See which one speaks to you, one that reflects the way you are feeling or living.
John Lennon Quotes:
“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.”
“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.”
“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”
'If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliché that must have been left behind in the sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.”
“Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.”
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”
“The more I see the less I know for sure.”
“Love is the flower you've got to let grow.”
“Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.”
Janis Joplin Quotes:
“Never compromise yourself. You are all you've got.”
“You got to get it while you can”
“You know you've got it, if it makes you feel good.”
“You are what you settle for.”
"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got."
"If I hold back, I'm no good. I'm no good. I'd rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time."
"I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday."
"I gotta go on doin' it the way I see it...I got no choice but to take it like I see it. I'm here to have a party while I'm on this earth...I'm gettin' it now, today. I don't even know where I'm gonna be twenty years from now, so I'm just gonna keep on rockin', cause if I start saving up bits and pieces of me...man, there ain't gonna be nothing left for Janis."
Jimi Hendrix Quotes:
“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.”
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”
“Music is a safe kind of high.”
“It all has to come from inside, though, I guess.”
“You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.”
“All I'm gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.”
“Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.”
“The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.”
“I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.”