Famous Hippy Quotes
Category: Spirituality

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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"Maybe this world is another planet's hell."
Aldous Huxley
"To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries."
Aldous Huxley
"Go with the flow! "
Ancient Hippy Saying
"If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years. "
Bertrand Russell
"Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction."
Bertrand Russell
"To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."
Bertrand Russell
"How does it feel to be on your own, with no direction home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone? "
Bob Dylan
Source: "Like A Rolling Stone"
"When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose. "
Bob Dylan
Source: Like A Rolling Stone
"I've been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one. And I believe it could be someday it's going to come. "
Cat Stevens
Source: "Peace Train"
"Feed them on your dreams. "
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Source: "Teach Your Children"
"The Future is no place to place your better days. "
Dave Matthews Band
Source: Cry Freedom
"You're going to have to change the priorities of your life, if you love this planet. "
Dr. Helen Caldicott
"When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there. "
George Harrison
Source: "Within You Without You"
"The world is ready for a mystic revolution, a discovery of the God in each of us."
George Harrison
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've always imagined. "
Henry David Thoreau
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears the beat of a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away."
Henry David Thoreau
"Sex, drugs, and insanity have always worked for me, but I wouldn't recommend them for everyone. "
Hunter S. Thompson
"…see the whole thing is a world full of rucksack wanderers, Dharma Bums refusing to subscribe to the general demand that they consume production and therefore have to work for the privilege of consuming, all that crap they didn't really want anyway such as refrigerators, TV sets, cars,…and general junk you finally always see a week later in the garbage anyway, all of them imprisoned in a system of work, produce, consume, work, produce, consume, I see a vision of a great rucksack revolution thousands or even millions of young Americans wandering around with rucksacks, going up to mountains to pray, making children laugh and old men glad, making young girls happy and old girls happier, all of 'em Zen Lunatics who go about writing poems that happen to appear in their heads for no reason and also by being kind and also by strange unexpected acts keep giving visions of eternal freedom to everybody and to all living creatures. "
Jack Kerouac
Source: The Dharma Bums, 1958
"the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!" "
Jack Kerouac
"Don't trust anybody over thirty! "
Jack Weinberg
"If you smile at me I will understand because that is something everyone, everywhere does in the same language."
Jefferson Airplane
Source: Wooden Ships
"Time to live, time to lie, time to laugh, and time to die. Take it easy baby. Take it as it comes."
Jim Morrison
""You have to forget about what other people say, when you're supposed to die, or when you're supposed to be loving. You have to forget about all these things. You have to go on & be crazy. Craziness is like heaven."
Jimi Hendrix
"I'm the one who's gonna die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want."
Jimi Hendrix
"Imagine no possesions, I wonder if you can, No need for greed or hunger, A brotherhood of man. Imagine all the people Sharing all the world. "
John Lennon
Source: "Imagine"
"We are stardust, we are golden, and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden. "
Joni Mitchell
Source: "Woodstock"
"And maybe it's the time of year. Yes, and maybe it's the time of man. And I don't know who I am. But life is for learning. "
Joni Mitchell/CS&N
Source: "Woodstock"
"Old hippies don't die, they just lie low until the laughter stops and their time comes round again. "
Joseph Gallivan
"You're either on the bus or off the bus. "
Ken Kesey
Source: "On The Bus"
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."
Mark Twain
"The Medium is the Message. "
Marshall McLuhan
"Be Here Now! "
Ram Dass
Source: "Be Here Now"
"Sock it to me?"
Richard Nixon
Source: Laugh-In
"I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. "
Robert Frost
"If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear a flower in your hair."
Scott Mckenzie
Source: "San Francisco"
"You create your own reality. "
Source: Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts
"They've all gone to look for America."
Simon and Garfunkel
Source: "America"
"Feelin' groovy "
Simon and Garfunkel
"Like a true Nature's child, we were born, born to be wild"
Source: "Born to be Wild"
"We've painted ourselves into a corner where the only choice is real nightmare - triage, epidemic disease, famine, fascism, the collapse of human rights - or a leap to an entirely different level. We've taken business-as-usual off the menu. Now only the extreme possibilities loom."
Terence McKenna
Source: Tripping
"We are all just prisoners here of our own device....You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."
The Eagles
Source: Hotel California
"Let's live for today! "
The Grass Roots
Source: Let's Live for Today
"I'm just beginning to see... The trees are drawing me near, I've got to find out why. "
The Moody Blues
Source: "Tuesday Afternoon"
"You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you'll get what you need."
The Rolling Stones
Source: Let It Bleed
"Hippy is an establishment label for a profound, invisible, underground, evolutionary process. For every visible hippy, barefoot, beflowered, beaded, there are a thousand invisible members of the turned-on underground. Persons whose lives are tuned in to their inner vision, who are dropping out of the TV comedy of American Life."
Timothy Leary
Source: "The Politics of Ecstasy"
"The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion. "
Tom Wolfe
"If it feels good do it! "
"Do your own thing. "
"Black is beautiful "
"Tell it like it is. "
"Keep the Faith! "
"Live and let live."
"Kerouac opened a million coffee bars and sold a million pairs of Levis to both sexes. Woodstock rises from his pages. "
William S. Burroughs