Hippie Quotes

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Best Hippie Quotes

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. Jim Morrison

Ignore that nightmare in the bathroom. Just another ugly refugee from the Love Generation, some doom struck gimp who couldn’t handle the pressure. My attorney has never been able to accept the Notion often espoused by reformed drug abusers and especially popular among those on probation that you can get a lot higher without drugs than with them. And neither have I, for that matter. Hunter S. Thompson

All I’m gonna do is just go on and do what I feel. Jimi Hendrix

The hippies wanted peace and love. We wanted Ferraris, blondes and switchblades. Alice Cooper

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. James A. Baldwin

When a trapper entered the valley, I reflected back on my life as an Indian. I’m sure as an Indian living on the plains, I trapped animals for their fur and for their meat, I took what I needed for survival, but doing it for profit somehow rubbed me the wrong way. John Paul Cernak

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix

Barefoot conducts his seminars on his houseboat in Sausalito. It costs a hundred dollars to find out why we are on this Earth. You also get a sandwich, but I wasn’t hungry that day. John Lennon had just been killed and I think I know why we are on this Earth; it’s to find out that what you love the most will be taken away from you, probably due to an error in high places rather than by design. Philip K. Dick

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain

When we heard about the hippies, the barely more than boys and girls who decided to try something different we laughed at them. We condemned them, our children, for seeking a different future. We hated them for their flowers, for their love, and for their unmistakable rejection of every hideous, mistaken compromise that we had made throughout our hollow, Money bitten, frightened, adult lives. June Jordan

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. Bob Dylan

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In reality punk people are usually the gentlest, kindest folks you’ll ever know. They’re like hippies, only they wear way more black. Kate Rockland

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell

There’s a limit to my patience with anything that smacks of metaphysics. I squirm at the mention of mind expansion or warm healing energy. I don’t like drum circles, public nudity or strangers touching my feet. Koren Zailckas

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

All things old become new again. In my youth the athletes had crew cuts and the hippies had long hair. Now the athletes have long hair and the hippies are bald. Harley King

A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah. Ronald Reagan

Nothing like being scolded by a hippie. Sarah Dessen

Hippies believe the world could be a better place. Beatniks believe things aren’t going to get better and say the hell with it, stay stoned and have a good time. Janis Joplin

Nowhere have I ever heard of Satan taking the form of an avuncular hippie. No doubt he could. It just seems inefficient. Nick Harkaway

It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves. Carl Jung

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The original Hippies were cool because it was who they were. But the movement grew in numbers because it became the in thing to do. And sad as it is, most of them were plastic Hippies. The original Beatniks did what they did not because they were hip but because it was who they were as a person. These were Carefree Scamps, but the plastic Hippies weren’t carefree at all And besides that, they smelled like an Oxfam shop. Karl Wiggins

Elvis was the only man from Northeast Mississippi who could shake his hips and still be loved by rednecks, cops, and hippies. Jimmy Buffett

Jasper notes that Jesus’s disciples were, essentially, hippies long hair, gowns, stoner expressions, irregular employment, spiritual convictions, dubious sleeping arrangements and a guru. David Mitchell

Time to live, time to lie, time to laugh, and time to die. Take it easy baby. Take it as it comes. Jim Morrison

Jesus Christ, it’s like living with Stevie bloody Nicks, I said, only without the cocaine, which would be more fun. Emily Perkins

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined. Henry David Thoreau

When the hippie era ended and the hangover began, as idealism gives way to disillusionment, the hair of the marchers and Street dancers kept getting longer, and soon it began to tangle. Free love deteriorated into loveless promiscuity, our great electric Kool Aid acid test churned out an entire generation of burnt out old relics, and the hair, once a symbol of freedom, became symbolic of the new face of prison, a lawlessness which taken to its logical extreme would imprison all of society as our growing criminal element took to the streets. Tommy Walker

When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there. George Harrison

So this general with the background in intelligence who is supposed to conquer Afghanistan can’t even figure out what Rolling Stone is? We’re not talking Guns Ammo here; we’re talking the antiwar hippie magazine. Maureen Dowd

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You’re either on the bus or off the bus. Tom Wolfe

They brought the first guy back and the two old hippies sat side by side, seemingly wary of each other. She felt that each, in his mind, was making the case for being the more intelligent and authentic washed up former hippie. George Saunders

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. Timothy Leary

Cleanliness hygiene, the most important of American values at least mythically, is counteracted in spectacular fashion dirt on the body, in the hair, on the clothes; clothes dragging along the street, dusty feet, fair haired babies playing in the gutter but somehow it is still different from real dirtiness, different from a long engrained poverty, from a dirtiness which deforms the body, the hand; hippy dirt is different, it has been borrowed for the holidays, sprinkled over like dust, and, like a footprint, not permanent. Roland Barthes

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

Fell finally led Lucas into a clothing store that apparently hadn’t changed either stock or customers since 69. Every male customer other than Lucas was bearded, and three of the four women customers wore ti dye. Lucas bought an ill fitting leather porkpie hat. In the mirror, he looked like a hippie designer’s idea of an Amazon explorer. John Sandford

Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit. Abbie Hoffman

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Even then, even though hippies were unaware, Peace, Love, and Music was a brand, preying on our nostalgia for an experience few who worship it ever had. Thomm Quackenbush

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it. The second duty is to eat breakfast. I ain’t going. Abbie Hoffman

The hippies became another corporate avatar, another mascot selling sugary cereal instead of free love. Thomm Quackenbush

My real fantasy if I was to drop out would be to live in a mobile home and be a hippie and drive around festivals and have millions of children children with dreadlocks and nose rings and play the flute. Rachel Weisz

The hippies saw themselves as enlightened. They were in fact about as endarkened as it was possible to get, the absolute enemies of Apollo. We need a new 1960s style revolution, but one which is much better thought out with regard to it consequences. Above all, it has to be explicitly allied to Apollonian forces, and explicitly resistant to anarchism, libertarianism and individualistic narcissism. Cataclysmically, 60s individualism mated with Ayn Rand’s anarcho capitalist libertarianism, which detests government, authority and the State. We thus have the worst of Dionysian individualism and irrationalism, and no Apollonian collectivism and rationalism. Joe Dixon

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds! Bob Marley

A person wanted to live a free life. She is depressed because she got stuck in marriage and children. Another person is living a free hippie life. She is depressed because her life seems like a kite without string. The only constant in her life are the tattoos on her body. Shunya

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace. John Lennon

Eugenians are proud of the regional bounty and were passionate about incorporating local, seasonal, and organic ingredients well before it was back in vogue. Anglers are kept busy in fresh waters, fishing for wild chinook salmon in the spring and steelhead in the summer, and sweet Dungeness crab is abundant in the estuaries year round. Local farmers gather every Saturday downtown to sell homegrown organic produce and honey, foraged mushrooms, and wild berries. The general demographic is of hippies who protest Whole Foods in favor of local co ops, wear Birkenstocks, weave hair wraps to sell at outdoor markets, and make their own nut butter. They are men with birth names like Herb and River and women called Forest and Aurora. Michelle Zauner

Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command. Alan Watts

I will be doing two things tonight well 1, Drinking in your establishment and 2, Growing my Hair Long. Kevin Kolenda

The hippies had in mind something that they wanted, and were calling it freedom, but in the final analysis freedom is a purely negative goal. It just says something is bad. Hippies weren’t really offering any alternatives other than colorful short term ones, and some of these were looking more and more like pure degeneracy. Degeneracy can be fun but it’s hard to keep up as a serious lifetime occupation. Robert M. Pirsig

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Nature is an old school, frequented by hippies on weekends. Michael Bassey Johnson

One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words Socialism and Communism draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit juice drinker, nudist, sandal wearer, sex maniac, Quaker, Nature Cure quack, pacifist, and feminist in England. George Orwell

Despite the elder hippie vibe, she was so attractive that I assumed we must be related. Rick Riordan

Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. Erica Jong

All I can say is, it’s a good thing we didn’t win the revolution laughter. We would’ve ended up with people like Abie Hoffman and Eldridge Cleaver at the helm; we would’ve been in big trouble. Big trouble. It would’ve been such a Stalinist purge. All those people that were the top names in those movements back then were all egotistical assholes, it turned out, every single one of them laughter. R. Crumb

The classic relationship with grass that early hippies had was that it’s better shared with friends. You can’t really get high with a bad attitude. Kindness and sweetness exhilarates your stone. Stolen grass doesn’t get you as high. The old hippie ethic really counts. Stephen Gaskin

In the sixties, the Commune emerged as a riposte to the nuclear family. This was an autonomic re creation of not only preindustrial, but pre agrarian life; it was the Return to Nature, but the Commune, like the colleges from which the idea reemerged, only functioned if Daddy was paying the bills, for the rejection of property can work only in subvention or in slavery. It is only in a summer camp College or the hippie commune that the enlightened live on the American Plan room and board included prepaid and one is free to frolic all day in the unspoiled woods. David Mamet

Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you’re really strangers. Mary Tyler Moore

I’m typing away, wondering why I had that Pepsi Throwback at such a late hour. Caffeine is a compulsion. Art is an obsession. Writing is both.

It weaves in and out, this obsession, forming a basket, a basket I can hide in while pulling its lid over top; it shuts out the noise and normalcy of living. It shuts out the people and caffeinated relationships I love so well. Can you live with an artsy hermit? A sketchy betchy, meditative, BabyBoomingPseudoHippie? Then short term visits are in order. Chila Woychik

Though it’s frequently portrayed as this crazy, unbridled festival of rain soaked, stoned hippies dancing in the mud, Woodstock was obviously much more than that or we wouldn’t still be talking about it in 2009. People of all ages and colors came together in the fields of Max Yasgur’s farm. Richie Havens

I wanna say hello to all the ex hippies tonight. I’ve never been a hippie myself but I’m an honorary hippie. Bob Dylan

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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. Jimi Hendrix

The starry eyed idealists of today have submerged their critical faculties beneath a tidal wave of slop marketed by those old hippies who now sell a user friendly dilution of their original enlightenment. Peter J. Carroll

There was a band playing in my head, And I felt like getting high. Neil Young

He said he’d heard the sound of one hand clapping. He said, once his mind took in the wondrous no sound of holy oneness, the empty echo of eternal bliss, he was never the same. He could hear it still, he said, resounding in the ether and tickling the back of his brain. Something not normal was going on with his brain. No argument there. Brenda Marie Smith

Excuse me while I kiss the sky. Jimi Hendrix

They called themselves flower children and advocated free love, yet all too often what they experienced was not so much love as deep disappointment and burned out minds. Gloria Gaither

The absolute defining moment of my life was the day the drug deal went bad. It started out just like any other day, at least for the girlfriend of a dealer. However, this time, it went bad. Really bad. Valerie Fries Wade

Kerouac opened a million coffee bars and sold a million pairs of Levis to both sexes. Woodstock rises from his pages. William S. Burroughs

She’d believed in the promises of the 60s, after all, even if she’d participated only indirectly. Hadn’t they told themselves they would not be like the generation of their parents, trapped in choices they’d made at twenty? Garth Risk Hallberg

Sooner or later, all games become serious. J. G. Ballard

Wikipedia is run by hippies of course the same kind of impractical utopian losers who gave us the first affordable desktop computer and the iPod. Andre the BFG

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open. Frank Zappa

It’s the lifestyle that’s being packaged and sold rather than the actual meaning. Rain Cooper

Imagine all the people Sharing all the world. John Lennon

If anyone seriously thinks by going natural, he will be escaping The Establishment, finally getting away from The Man and from the clutches of the good corporations, I have a bit of bad news. The corporations are way ahead of you. There are high powered boards sitting around half an acre mahogany tables on the thirty third floors of skyscrapers in New York City, and they are meeting right this minute, and they are making decisions on the marketing of the ponderosa pine bark chips, lightly salted. If you slice them thin enough, they approach being edible. Douglas Wilson

If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear a flower in your hair. Scott McKenzie

Their common denominator of humanism could not be reconciled with the Biblical view of man’s depravity after the Fall and his need of salvation. Too late, many ministers began to see that hippie non conformity with, and rejection of, the world was hardly the same as that high spiritual quest advocated by the Apostle Paul. Bob Larson

We all sang the songs of peace. Melanie

I like old hippies so much more than old conservatives. Oliver Markus Malloy

Our deepest fears are like dragons, guarding our deepest treasure. Rainer Maria Rilke

Momma didn’t raise any fool, she put me in fostercare. LightHouse Dann Verner

How many of us go through our days parched and empty, thirsting after happiness, when we’re really standing knee deep in the river of abundance? Sarah Ban Breathnach

We hippies talked of peace and love, and the good men we championed fell because of violence and hatred. Gerald Maclennon

Hippies? Why, I’m the original. Jerry Lee Lewis

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there would be peace. John Lennon

I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown. Jim Morrison

Drugs are a bet with your mind. Jim Morrison

To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else. Bernadette Devlin

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, Live the life you’ve always imagined. Henry David Thoreau

Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics. Carl Jung

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. Timothy Leary

If you don’t risk anything you risk everything. Mark Zuckerberg

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi

I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours. Bob Dylan

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. Jimi Hendrix

No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky. Bob Dylan

Nobody has ever told you that you are good as you are. Osho

If you want to be free, be free, because there’s a million things to be. Cat Stevens

A right is not what someone gives you; it’s what no one can take away from you. Ramsey Clark

The people who invented the twenty first century were pot smoking, sandal wearing hippies from the West Coast like Steve, because they saw differently, he said. The hierarchical systems of the East Coast, England, Germany, and Japan do not encourage this different thinking. The sixties produced an anarchic mind set that is great for imagining a world not yet in existence. Walter Isaacson

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. Alan Watts

The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. Jim Morrison

If the truth can be told so as to be understood, it will be believed. Terence McKenna

We’d go out in Larry’s hippie van and drive out all around Dallas. He loved Chinese food, he’d go in and say. Remember me Major Nelson, me and my friends here are making this show called Dallas, have you got a table for us? It would work every time. Steve Kanaly

If you don’t like what you’re doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove. Timothy Leary

The New York State Freeway’s closed, man. Far out! Arlo Guthrie

If I’m free, it’s because I’m always running. Jimi Hendrix

What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly? Erin Hanson

None but ourselves can free our minds. Bob Marley

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. Jack Kerouac

Do you believe in rock ‘n roll? Can music save your mortal soul? Don McLean

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. Thich Nhat Hanh

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. John Lennon

When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose. Bob Dylan

Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. Satchel Paige

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Eldridge Cleaver

Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. Erica Jong

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. Joseph Chilton Pearce

Hippies are so phony and fake. George Harrison

Imagine no possessions, 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

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Mahatma Gandhi

Old hippies don’t die, they just lie low until the laughter stops and their time comes round again. Joe Gallivan