Top 90 Jerry Garcia Quotes And Song Lyrics On Love And Life

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Jerome John Garcia was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for being a principal songwriter, the lead guitarist and a vocalist with the rock band the Grateful Dead. He was the founding member and  of this band, which came to prominence during the counterculture of the 1960s

Full name: Jerome John Garcia.

Born: 1 August 1942  Born in: San Francisco, California, United States

Died: 9 August 1995

Occupation: American rapper, singer, and songwriter

These famous Jerry Garcia quotes on love, peace, politics,  life are wise, motivational, and funny which you can relate to.

Jerry Garcia Quotes

  1. “I’m not Beethoven!” ― Jerry Garcia

  2. “It’s all part of it, man.” ― Jerry Garcia

  3. “In my world, everything is legal.” – Jerry Garcia

  4. “I’ve opted for fun in this lifetime.” – Jerry Garcia                                                                             
    Jerry Garcia Quotes About Fun
    Jerry Garcia Quotes About Fun

  5. “What a long strange trip it’s been.” – Jerry Garcia

  6. “Every silver lining has a touch of grey.” – Jerry Garcia

  7. “Every mind is at least as heavy of mine.” – Jerry Garcia

  8. “Well, you know Tom, I’m no health nut.” – Jerry Garcia

  9. “And the live show is still our main thing.” – Jerry Garcia

  10. “Don’t tell me this town ‘aint got no heart.” – Jerry Garcia

  11. “Magic is what we do. Music is how we do it.” – Jerry Garcia                                                 
    Jerry Garcia Quotes About Music
    Jerry Garcia Quotes About Music

  12. “The sun will shine in my back door one day..” – Jerry Garcia

  13. “Our strong suit is what we do, and our audience.” – Jerry Garcia

  14. “Oh well, a touch of gray kind of suits you anyway.” – Jerry Garcia

  15. “If the thunder don’t get ya then the lightning will.” – Jerry Garcia

  16. “You ain’t gonna learn what you don’t wanna know.” – Jerry Garcia

  17. “The pursuit of happiness is such a large of concept.” – Jerry Garcia                                         
    Jerry Garcia Quotes
    Jerry Garcia Quotes

  18. “Listen to the river sing sweet songs to rock my soul.” – Jerry Garcia

  19. “Whistle through your teeth and spit cuz, it’s Alright.” – Jerry Garcia

  20. “I sat down to my supper, was a bottle of red whiskey.” – Jerry Garcia

  21. “Death comes to you no matter what you do in this life.” – Jerry Garcia

  22. “It’s much too late to do anything about rock & roll now.” – Jerry Garcia

  23. “Nothing left to do but smile.” ― Jerry Garcia, The Wisdom of Jerry Garcia

  24. “Run faster, jump higher, reach farther, and you’ll always win!” – Jerry Garcia                                                                                                                                                         
    Jerry Garcia Life Quotes
    Jerry Garcia Life Quotes

  25. “A box of rain will ease the pain, and love will see you through.” – Jerry Garcia

  26. “I don’t know, don’t really care, let there be songs to fill the air.” – Jerry Garcia

  27. “I’m shopping around for something to do that no one will like.” – Jerry Garcia

  28. “All I know is, if you listen to society, you’ll never get anywhere!” – Jerry Garcia                                                                                                                                                     
    Jerry Garcia Political Quotes
    Jerry Garcia Political Quotes

  29. “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.” – Jerry Garcia

  30. “Either you were a hoodlum, or you were a puddle on the sidewalk.” – Jerry Garcia

  31. “And for me there’s still more material than 20 lifetimes that I can use up.” – Jerry Garcia

  32. “You don’t want to be the best at what you do, you want to be the only one.” – Jerry Garcia

  33. “Live life expecting the worst, hoping for the best, and living for the future!” – Jerry Garcia                                                                                                                 
    Best Quotes By Jerry Garcia
    Best Quotes By Jerry Garcia

  34. “Lady finger, dipped in moonlight, writing what for across the morning sky.” ― Jerry Garcia

  35. “Now there is no place you can go where you don’t hear certain types of music.” – Jerry Garcia

  36. “We would all like to be able to live an uncluttered life, a simple life, a good life.” – Jerry Garcia                                                                                                                             
    Jerry Garcia Quotes Images
    Jerry Garcia Quotes Images

  37. “We’re involved in a society which is undergoing some really weird changes now.” – Jerry Garcia

  38. “The bigger issue was the whole takeover of the food industry by big corporations.” – Jerry Garcia

  39. “Truth is something you stumble into when you think you’re going someplace else.” – Jerry Garcia

  40. “Where does it say in the scriptures you can’t get high or raise your consciousness?” – Jerry Garcia

  41. “Somebody has to do something, and it’s just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.” – Jerry Garcia

  42. “America is still mostly xenophobic and racist. That’s the nature of America, I think.” – Jerry Garcia

  43. “A leaf of all colors plays a golden-string fiddle To a double-e waterfall over my back” ― Jerry Garcia

  44. “What we do is as American as lynch mobs. America has always been a complex place.” – Jerry Garcia

  45. “Once in a while, you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look it right.” – Jerry Garcia                                                                                                             
    Jerry Garcia Quotes Pictures
    Jerry Garcia Quotes Pictures

  46. “I mean, whatever kills you kills you, and your death is authentic no matter how you die.” – Jerry Garcia

  47. “To me, that’s the key thing, the pursuit of happiness. That’s the basic, ultimate freedom.” – Jerry Garcia                                                                                             
    Jerry Garcia Sayings
    Jerry Garcia Sayings

  48. “Stuff that’s hidden and murky and ambiguous is scary because you don’t know what it does.” – Jerry Garcia

  49. “So we are pretty convinced we don’t want to play huge stadiums unless we can play them well.” – Jerry Garcia

  50. “So I’ll dance and we will sing for it doesn’t mean a thing to remember that the only time is now.” – Jerry Garcia

  51. “You need to have many points of reference; many places to touch down and make contact with.” – Jerry Garcia

  52. “Standing on the moon with nothing left to do. Lovely view of heaven, but I’d rather be with you.” – Jerry Garcia

  53. “Cats on the bandstand, give them each a big hand, anyone who sweats like that must be all right.” – Jerry Garcia

  54. “We’re like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice.” – Jerry Garcia

  55. “Hang me, oh, hang me, so I’ll be dead and gone. I wouldn’t mind hanging, boys, but you wait in jail so long.” ― Jerry Garcia

  56. “We’re sort of like the town whore that’s finally become an institution. We’re finally becoming respectable.” – Jerry Garcia

  57. “I have all the patience in the world about Sirens. For me it’s not a Grateful Dead project, it’s a Me project.” – Jerry Garcia

  58. “Some things may work, but they definitely won’t work every time. Some things may work at various times.” – Jerry Garcia

  59. “It’s not enough to be the best at what you do. You must be perceived as the only one who does what you do.” – Jerry Garcia

  60. “For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part, the social part. The real part was the spiritual part.” – Jerry Garcia

  61. “What’s been great about the human race gives you a sense of how great you might get, how far you can reach.” – Jerry Garcia

  62. “If you assume you haven’t learned anything yet, there’s no reason your playing can’t stay dynamic all your life.” – Jerry Garcia

  63. “I could have made the film a lot more disturbing than it is, … But my whole point was to inspire people to take action.” – Jerry Garcia

  64. “It’s the same story the crow told me, it’s the only one he knows. Like the morning sun you come, and like the wind you go.” – Jerry Garcia

  65. “Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see. Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.” – Jerry Garcia

  66. “If you’re able to enjoy something, to devote your life to it or a reasonable amount of time and energy, it will work out for you.” – Jerry Garcia

  67. “Seems like everything lead up to this day and it’s just like every day that’s ever been. Sun goin’ up and then the sun it goin’ down.” ― Jerry Garcia

  68. “You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only one who does what you do.” – Jerry Garcia

  69. “We didn’t invent the Grateful Dead, the crowd invented the Grateful Dead. We were just in line to see what was going to happen.” – Jerry Garcia

  70. “I don’t think that Slaughterhouse-Five was successful movie material. In fact, Vonnegut’s books mostly I don’t feel are movie material.” – Jerry Garcia

  71. “There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night, and if you go, no one may follow, that path is for your steps alone.” – Jerry Garcia

  72. “Listening. That’s what music is about. You hear it. And I’d listen to it and something would move me one way or another, and I would try and play it.” – Jerry Garcia

  73. “It’s pretty clear now that what looked like it might have been some kind of counterculture is, in reality, just the plain old chaos of undifferentiated weirdness.” – Jerry Garcia

  74. “We were very fortunate to have a a little time in history when LSD was still legal and were able to experiment with drugs just like we were doing with music.” – Jerry Garcia

  75. “For me, I think the only danger is being too much in love with guitar playing. The MUSIC is the most important thing, and the guitar is only the instrument.” – Jerry Garcia

  76. “What is life but being conscious? And good and evil are manifestations of consciousness. If you reject one, you’re not getting the whole thing that’s there to be had.” – Jerry Garcia

  77. “I read somewhere that 77 percent of all the mentally ill live in poverty. Actually, I’m more intrigued by the 23 percent who are apparently doing quite well for themselves.” – Jerry Garcia

  78. “I equate Deadheads to people that like black licorice. There aren’t many people that like black licorice, but the ones that do, really really like it! Or buttermilk, or whatever..” – Jerry Garcia

  79. “Hunter can write a melody and stuff like that, but his forte is lyrics. He can write a serviceable melody to hang his lyrics on, and sometimes he comes up with something really nice.” – Jerry Garcia

  80. “Done time in the lock-up, done time on the streets. Done time on the upswing, and time in defeat. I know what I’m askin’. I know it’s a lot. Just to say that I love you. Believe it or not.” – Jerry Garcia

  81. “These are bush elections, dull and unpleasant by and large. Doors are closing everywhere and the opportunity to do something adventurous and fun has gotten narrower and narrower.” – Jerry Garcia

  82. “Nobody stopped thinking about those psychedelic experiences. Once you’ve been to some of those places, you think, ‘How can I get back there again but make it a little easier on myself?’” – Jerry Garcia

  83. “The real problems are cultural. The problems of the people who take drugs as a cultural trap – I think there’s a real problem there, the crack stuff, the hopelessness of the junkie. The urban angst.” – Jerry Garcia

  84. “To get really high is to forget yourself. And to forget yourself is to see everything else. And to see everything else is to become an understanding molecule in evolution, a conscious tool of the universe.” – Jerry Garcia

  85. “As a musician, you fall into certain patterns that you’re not conscious of unless you start listening to yourself on tape a lot. If you do that you start recognizing habits; then you have to try and break them.” – Jerry Garcia

  86. “I’m not trying to clock scores in this lifetime, it’s just that things are better now than they were like five, ten years ago. Music has gotten a lot better. There’s a lot of people who are committed to – soulfully.” – Jerry Garcia

  87. “I mean, just because you’re a musician doesn’t mean all your ideas are about music. So every once in a while I get an idea about plumbing, I get an idea about city government, and they come the way they come.” – Jerry Garcia

  88. “If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously.” – Jerry Garcia

  89. “And Warner Bros. seems to be pretty much into re-releasing all of their catalog. So there’s the Warner Bros. stuff and the stuff that we have control over, we’re gradually re-releasing it. Some stuff we don’t have control over.”- Jerry Garcia

  90. “I’ll try any guitar just to see if it’s different in an effort to see if it will lead me anywhere. I’m trying to have a guitar built. What’s needed is better instruments, better amplifiers, better hardware for electric music to get better.” – Jerry Garcia

  91. “See, there’s only two theaters, man that are set up pretty groovy all around for music and for smooth stage changes, good lighting and all that – the Fillmore and The Capitol Theatre. And those are the only two in the whole country.” – Jerry Garcia

  92. “The alternate media are becoming important and viable alternatives to playing live. Records, videos, that kind of thing. They’re going to start to count for something. Because there’s only a limited amount of us-time available to us.” – Jerry Garcia

  93. “So it’s one of those things where we have to – our problem is pacing ourselves and still reaching a large enough number of our audience. Because we don’t want to burn the audience. And we don’t want to be excluding anybody.” – Jerry Garcia

  94. “You need music, I don’t know why. It’s probably one of those Joe Campbell questions, why we need ritual. We need magic and bliss, and power, myth, and celebration and religion in our lives, and music is a good way to encapsulate a lot of it.” – Jerry Garcia

  95. “We’re not uncomfortable with it, and we’ve already been through enough of the music business where I’m not really worried that commercial success is going to in some way – we’re already past saving, you know what I mean? It’s too late for us.” – Jerry Garcia

  96. “I don’t know why, it’s the same reason why you like some music and you don’t like others. There’s something about it that you like. Ultimately I don’t find it’s in my best interests to try and analyze it, since it’s fundamentally emotional.” – Jerry Garcia

  97. “And there’s a lot of that stuff with people bringing their kids, kids bringing their parents, people bringing their grandparents – I mean, it’s gotten to be really stretched out now. It was never my intention to say, this is the demographics of our audience.” – Jerry Garcia

  98. “I don’t think there’s a good excuse for being unhappy. I’m not particularly unhappy, But I know what pain is. I think that life is characterized by pain, partly. Part of the way you can’t tell you’re alive is by how much pain you’re experiencing, or how little.” – Jerry Garcia

  99. “But hey, when you live in Watts, you need a little smack to get by, you know what I mean? You need something soft and comfortable in your life, ’cause you’re not going to get it from what’s around you. And society isn’t going to give it to you.” – Jerry Garcia

  100. “But audio is a component of video, so there’s always been that anyway, and although we’ve never expressed a visual side apart from the Grateful Dead movie, I don’t find it that remote, you know what I mean? It’s a departure of sorts, but it’s like a first cousin.” – Jerry Garcia

  101. “In folk music, I’ve always been fond of the fragment. The song that has one verse. And you don’t know anything about the characters, you don’t know what they’re doing, but they’re doing something important. I love that. I’m really a sucker for that kind of song.” – Jerry Garcia

  102. “You listen to politician making a speech, and it is like hearing nothing. Whereas, music is unmistakably music. The thing about music is that nobody listens to it unless it’s real. I don’t think that you can fool anybody for too long in music. And you certainly can’t fool everybody.” – Jerry Garcia

  103. “Yeah, I think we have to. If we want our shows to be – if we want the quality of the shows to be good, and we want the energy to be high, and if we want to be in good enough physical shape to do them, and not exhaust ourselves on the road, and not get stale, we have to pace.” – Jerry Garcia

  104. “You have to get past the idea that music has to be one thing. To be alive in America is to hear all kinds of music constantly: radio, records, churches, cats on the street, everywhere music. And with records, the whole history of music is open to everyone who wants to hear it.” – Jerry Garcia

  105. “The whole thing is remembering, this is who we are. Remember who we are? We are in reality a group of misfits, crazy people, who have voluntarily come together to work this stuff out and do the best we can and try to be as fair as we possibly can with each other, and just struggle through life.” – Jerry Garcia

  106. “I like all the kinds of music I’ve been into. I’m certainly not a purist in that I will only play country licks in a country song or blues licks in blues stuff. The thing I would like to be able to do is to make the music sound right no matter what it is. If somebody else wants to have a label for it, then that’s their business.” – Jerry Garcia

  107. “… Grateful Dead – that’s it !! … nobody in the band liked it, (the name) I didn’t like it, either, but it got around that that was one of the candidates for our new name, and everyone else said, ‘Yeah, that’s great.’ It turned out to be tremendously lucky. It’s just repellent enough to filter curious onlookers and just quirky enough that parents don’t like it.” – Jerry Garcia

  108. “… We have quite a large area, and that makes it more fun for us – certainly more satisfying, because it doesn’t restrict us to one particular idea or one particular style. The result, I think, is pretty interesting … we don’t expect to make a fortune at it or ever be popular or famous or worshipped or hit The Ed Sullivan Show or the circuses or the big top. As long as we can play, we’ll play, regardless of what it’s for, who it’s for or anything. It’s fun for us – that’s the important thing.” – Jerry Garcia

  109. “What we’re thinking about is a peaceful planet. We’re not thinking about anything else. We’re not thinking about any kind of power. We’re not thinking about any kind of struggles. We’re not thinking about revolution or war or any of that. That’s not what we want. Nobody wants to get hurt. Nobody wants to hurt anybody. We would all like to be able to live an uncluttered life. A simple life, a good life. And think about moving the whole human race ahead a step, or a few steps.” – Jerry Garcia

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