Janis Joplin Quotes

The more you live, the less you die.

You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.

I just want to feel as much as I can, it’s what soul is all about.

To be true to myself, to be the person that was on the inside of me, and not play games. That’s what I’m trying to do mostly in the whole world, is not bullshit myself and not bullshit anybody else.

Don’t compromise your self, you’re all you got.

Freedom is just another word for when you have NOTHING left to lose.

If you’ve got a today, don’t wear it tomorrow. Tomorrow never happens. It’s all the same day.

Life is too damn short and [screwed] up to go through it silently loving someone and never telling them how you feel. [Screw] the consequences, [screw] the implications of the actions, to hell with it all… whatever happens as a result is better than the nothingness that is inevitable with silence.

As good as you’ve been to this world is as good as it’s gonna be right back to you.

You know you’ve got it, if it makes you feel good.

I’m one of those regular weird people.

You are what you settle for.

Wait a minute, maybe I can do anything.

I think I think too much. That’s why I drink!

You’re only as much as you settle for. If they settle for being somebody’s dishwasher that’s their own f***ing problem. If you don’t settle for that and you keep fighting it, you know, you’ll end up anything you want to be.

When you hold somebody, you gotta hold them like it’s the last minute of your life.

Singing, it’s like it’s like loving somebody, it’s a supreme emotional and physical experience.

It used to make me unhappy, all that feeling. I just didn’t know what to do with it. But now I’ve learned how to make feeling work for me… I don’t know, I just want to feel as much as I can, it’s what ‘soul’ is all about.

The older the grapes, sweeter the wine.

It’s hard to be free but when it works, it’s worth it!

It’s not what isn’t, it’s what you wish was that makes unhappiness.

Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers. You can fill your life up with ideas and still go home lonely. All you really have that really matters are feelings. That’s what music is to me.” – Janis Joplin

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.

I’d rather have ten years of superhypermost than live to be seventy sitting in some goddamn chair watching TV.