|"Better living through chemistry.
Source: Dow Chemical advertisement
|"Avoid all needle drugs. The only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon."|
|"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed
by madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at
dawn looking for an angry fix,
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient
heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the
machinery of night,
who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high
sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness of
cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities
|"Comin' into Los Angeles,
Bringin in a couple of keys.
Don't touch my bags if you please, Mr. Customs Man.
|"But I would not feel so all alone, everybody must get stoned."|
Source: Rainy Day Women nos. 12 & 35
|"When you smoke herb it reveals you to yourself."|
|"Music and herb go together. It's been a long time now I smoke herb. From 1960's, when I first start singing."|
|"We're pro-choice. We think everyone should have the right to smoke pot or not.
|"Electrical banana is gonna be a sudden craze. Electrical banana is gonna be the very next phase. They call it Mellow Yellow..."|
Source: Mellow Yellow
|"Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope.
Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
|"Whether drugs lead to illumination or degradation depends on the spirit in which one takes them."|
Source: Drugs and Magic
|"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."|
Hunter S. Thompson
|"One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small. And the ones that mother gives you don't do anything at all. Go ask Alice, when she's ten feet tall."|
Source: White Rabbit
|"Remember what the doormouse said, Feed your head!
Source: White Rabbit
|"We were very fortunate to have a a little time in history when LSD was still legal and were able to experiment with drugs just like we were doing with music."|
|"Out here on the perimeter there are no stars, out here we is stoned, immaculate."|
|"Drugs are a bet with your mind.
|"I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown.
|"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."|
Source: Purple Haze
|"Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most."|
|"Businessmen they drink my wine, come and taste my herb."|
Jimi Hendrix version
Source: All Along the Watchtower
|"He'll fly his astral plane, takes you on a trip around the bay, brings you back the same day, Timothy Leary...
Source: Legend of a Mind
|"I watched the needle take another man.
Source: The Needle and the Damage Done
|"It's better to burn out than fade away."|
|"The classic relationship with grass that early hippies had was that it's better when shared with friends. You can't get really high with a bad attitude. Kindness and sweetness exhilerates your stone. Stolen grass doesn't get you as high. The old hippie ethic really counts."|
|"We wouldn't be here if it weren't for psychedelic drugs. In terms of the role of psilocybin in human evolution on the grasslands of Africa, people not on drugs were behind the curve. The fact is that, in terms of human evolution, people not on psychedelics are not fully human. They've fallen to a lower state, where they're easily programmed, boundary defined, obsessed by sexual possessiveness which is transferred into fetishism and object obsession. We don't want too many citizens asking where the power and the money really goes. Informed by psychedelics, people might stop saluting. "Take your political party, your job, whatever, and shove it.""|
|"I think the real test of psychedelics is what you do with them when you're not on them, what kind of culture you build, what kind of art, what kind of technologies... What's lacking in the Western mind is the sense of connectivity and relatedness to the rest of life, the atmosphere, the ecosystem, the past, our children's future. If we were feeling those things we would not be practicing culture as we are."|
|"I get by with a little help from my friends, get high with a little help from my friends.
Source: With a Little Help From My Friends
|"Jo Jo left his home
in Tucson, Arizona, for some California Grass.
Source: Get Back
|"Drivin' that train, high on cocaine."|
The Grateful Dead
Source: Casey Jones
|"What in the world ever became of sweet Jane? She lost her sparkle, you know she isn't the same. Livin' on reds, vitamin C, and cocaine
All a friend can say is, "Ain't it a shame?"
The Grateful Dead
|"My advice to people today is as follows: If you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out.
Source: The Politics of Ecstacy
|"Acid is not for every brain .... Only the healthy, happy, wholesome, handsome, hopeful, humorous, high-velocity should seek these experiences. This elitism is totally self-determined. Unless you are self-confident, self-directed, self-selected, please abstain.
|"His hair has the long jesuschrist look. He is wearing the costume clothes. But most of all, he now has a very tolerant and therefore withering attitude toward all those who are still struggling in the old activist political ways . . . while he, with the help of psychedelic chemicals, is exploring the infinite regions of human consciousness.
Source: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968).
|"If you can remember the '60s, then you weren't there."|
|"Reality is a crutch for people who can't handle drugs.
|"LSD melts in your mind, not in your hand.
|"Drop Acid, Not Bombs!"|
|"If the door of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to a man as it is, infinite."|