Famous Hippy Quotes
Category: Music

Here are some influential quotes from classic songs of the 60's and 70's, as well as some cool literary quotes from various time periods that continue to inspire us. Links are provided to buy the music or books.

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"The New York State Freeway's closed, man. Far out! "
Arlo Guthrie
Source: Woodstock
"People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around- the music and the ideas. "
Bob Dylan (1992)
"Do you believe in rock 'n roll? Can music save your mortal soul? "
Don McLean
Source: American Pie
"We all got up to dance Oh, but we never got the chance!"
Don McLean
Source: American Pie
"Down through all of eternity the crying of humanity, tis' then when the hurdy gurdy man comes singing songs of love."
Source: Hurdy Gurdy Man
"The relationship between rock and revolution is granting that most musicians are a bunch of avaricious ass-sucking dogs, and most of the song writers (too), myself in many ways included. It's the form or the intention, or the implications of the music that make it interesting to the revolutionary. It's a tool and a tactic for getting children to revolt against the protoplasm that raised them and consider other forms of government, other forms of dealing with the situation. When you coordinate and liberate and release the sexuality and the minds of youth, and can twist it and change it toward a different goal and direction, via rock 'n roll, via fucking in the streets, via dope, via action, direct action ... then you can maybe push this country and we can rewrite the whole structure, based on the kind of energy released by rock 'n roll."
Ed Sanders
"Soul music taught us how to move our ass."
Eldridge Cleaver
"Those times i burned my guitar was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love.I love my guitar."
Jimi Hendrix
"We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first- rock and roll or Christianity. "
John Lennon
"We all sang the songs of peace"
Source: Lay Down
"There was a band playing in my head, and I felt like getting high..."
Neil Young
Source: After the Gold Rush
"Let the sound take you away..."
Source: Magic Carpet Ride
"Do you believe in magic? Believe in the magic of a young girl's soul? Believe in the magic of rock 'n roll? Believe in the magic that can set you free? "
The Lovin' Spoonful
Source: Do You Believe in Magic
"Good morning! What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000. "
Wavy Gravy
Source: Woodstock