Jimi Hendrix was an American rock n roll artist born in 1942. This artist died too young, but not before leaving behind an inspiring legacy of guitar skills and psychedelic blues riffs. It turns out he was quite intelligent as well. Here are some of his most memorable pieces of wisdom.
Number Six: “The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye”
Life being quicker than the blink of an eye was definitely true for this musician, who left the world before he even hit 30. Maybe he was aware, in some way, that his time was coming.
Number Five: “The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar”
Many fans have wondered why it is that Jimi does this. Well, here’s the answer; he sees it as some type of sacrificial thing.
Number Four: “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace”
This is undoubtedly the most famous Jimi Hendrix quote out there, and it’s printed on T-shirts and bumper stickers all over the country. Perhaps he was protesting war and giving a possible reason as to why it seems to be a perpetual part of our human existence.
Number Three: “Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you’ll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you’re gonna be rewarded” – Jimi Hendrix
It’s surprising to hear Jimi say that there have been times that he’s hated the guitar, since it seems to be his life. He would know first hand about the rewards that come from sticking with the guitar, which are showcased clearly by his successful career as a famous musician.
Number Two: “I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes”
This quote is a rather funny one. It was probably rather surreal for Jimi to live being so idolized.
Number One: “I try to use my music to move these people to act”
Music was not just for entertaining, in his mind. He wanted to change the world with it, and inspire people to change the world. Thanks for reading our list of memorable Jimi Hendrix quotes.