I try to use my music to move these people to act.

I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.

You have to give people something to dream on.

It's funny the way most people love the dead. Once you are dead, you are made for life.

We have time, there's no big rush.

I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.

Gimmicks? Here we go again. I'm tired of people sayin' we rely on gimmicks. What is this? The world is nothin' but a big gimmick isn't it? Wars, napalm bombs and all that. People being burned-up on TV...Yes, we do.

You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.

Music is my religion.

Don't raise me up, I am but a messenger.

I'll always touch you.

And so castles made of sand slips into the sea, eventually..

Life is Quicker Than a Blink of an Eye.

Excuse me while I kiss the sky.

Music is a safe kind of high.

Are you experienced? Have you ever been experienced?

I have this one little saying, when things get too heavy just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man.

Now if 6 turned out to be 9, I don't mind, I don't mind.

Rock is so much fun. That's what it's all about - filling up the chest cavities and empty kneecaps and elbows.

Sometimes you'll want to give up the guitar. You'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded.

Even Castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

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 and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.

All I'm writing is just what I feel, that's all. I just keep it almost naked. And probably the words are so bland.

The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.

White collar conservative flashin down the street, pointing that plastic finger at me, they all assume my kind will drop and die, but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high.

I try all night to play a pretty note.

I will be dead in five years' time, but while I am here, I will travel many highways and I will, of necessity, die at a time when my message of love, peace, and freedom can be shared with people all over the world.

Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.

I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around.

My nature just changes.

The reflection of the world is blues, that's where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that's tryin' to come around.

See, that's nothing but blues, that's all I'm singing about. It's today's blues.

I got a pet monkey called Charlie Chan.

You don't have to be singing about love all the time in order to give love to the people. You don't have to keep flashing those words all the time.

My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art.

I was trying to do too many things at the same time, which is my nature. But I was enjoying it, and I still do enjoy it.

If it was up to me, there wouldn't be no such thing as the establishment.

I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would've been straightened out.

Every city in the world always has a gang, a street gang, or the so-called outcasts.

Well, she's walking through the clouds, with a circus mind that's running wild.

The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar.

To be with the others, you have to have your hair short and wear ties. So we're trying to make a third world happen, you know what I mean?

I don't have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might've unintentionally hurt somebody else or something.

I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.

In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.

If I'm free, it's because I'm always running.

I think everybody should believe in himself. I suppose, in a way, that's also believing in God. If there is a God and He made you, then believing in yourself is also believing in Him. Once you carry God inside yourself, then you're part of Him.

I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked.