Lots of the things we do are dangerous, but life itself is dangerous; nothing is really worth bothering with that isn't full of danger

-Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix

I'd like to get something together - like a Handel, Bach, Muddy waters, flamenco type of thing. If I could get that sound, I'd be happy

Jimi Hendrix
Oh say, can you see, it's really such a mess. Every inch of earth is a fighting nest. Giant pencial and lipstick tube shaped things, continue to rain and cause scream and pain, and the arctic stains from silver blue to bloody red.
Jimi Hendrix

Technically, I'm not a guitar player, all I play is truth and emotion.

Jimi Hendrix
When things get too heavy, just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man. Jimi Hendri
Jimi Hendrix

We want our sound to go into the soul of the audience, and see if it can awaken some little thing in their minds... 'Cause there are so many sleeping people.

Jimi Hendrix
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.
Jimi Hendrix

There are too many heavy songs out nowadays. music has been getting too heavy, almost to the state of unbearable.

Jimi Hendrix
.. I get more of a dreamy thing from the audience - it's more of a thing that you go up into. You get into such a pitch sometimes that you go up into another thing. You don't forget about the audience, but you forget about all the paranoia, that thing where you're saying, 'Oh gosh, I'm on stage - what am I going to do now ?' - Then you go into this other thing, and it turns out to be like almost like a play in certain ways
Jimi Hendrix

Excuse me while I kiss the sky.

Jimi Hendrix
Freaks, they are very prejudiced. You have to have your hair long and talk in a certain way in order to be with them. In order to be the other way you have to have your hair short and wear ties.