Top 10 Jimi Hendrix Quotes

Based on this, Jimi has been crazy - AND in heaven - all along. (AP Photo)
10. "You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven." Based on this, Jimi has been crazy - AND in heaven - all along. (AP Photo)
He's right about this one. What sets guys like Jimi, Clapton and Page apart from the others is their ability to make you feel what they're playing, in addition to hearing it. (AP Photo/EMP/Authentic Hendrix LLC, Graham Page)
9. "Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel." He's right about this one. What sets guys like Jimi, Clapton and Page apart from the others is their ability to make you feel what they're playing, in addition to hearing it. (AP Photo/EMP/Authentic Hendrix LLC, Graham Page)
Jimi is well-known for hitting the wrong note in riffs and solos, only to bend or slide his way out of it and make it sound intentional. Apparently many of us were duped. (AP Photo)
8. "I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes." Jimi is well-known for hitting the wrong note in riffs and solos, only to bend or slide his way out of it and make it sound intentional. Apparently many of us were duped. (AP Photo)
Jimi lived fast and died hard. Thankfully he left us with some beautiful tunes to remember him by. (AP Photo/File)
7. "If I'm free, it's because I'm always running." Jimi lived fast and died hard. Thankfully he left us with some beautiful tunes to remember him by. (AP Photo/File)
While it's true that many artists have been placed on pedestals after dying young, isn't Jimi an exception to that rule? If he were still alive today, he'd probably still be the greatest. (PRNewsFoto/Morrison Hotel Gallery)
6. "It's funny how most people love the dead. Once you're dead, you're made for life." While it's true that many artists have been placed on pedestals after dying young, isn't Jimi an exception to that rule? If he were still alive today, he'd probably still be the greatest. (PRNewsFoto/Morrison Hotel Gallery)
Another brilliant music quote from Hendrix. He illustrated in one statement that musical notes ultimately don't matter, and what truly matters is the emotions that are put into them. (AP Photo)
5. "You've got to know what goes between the notes." Another brilliant music quote from Hendrix. He illustrated in one statement that musical notes ultimately don't matter, and what truly matters is the emotions that are put into them. (AP Photo)
Many artists may claim this today, but only Jimi was so bold to say it back in the late-1960s. (AP Photo/Linda McCartney)
4. "Music is my religion." Many artists may claim this today, but only Jimi was so bold to say it back in the late-1960s. (AP Photo/Linda McCartney)
Jimi's burning guitar at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival remains an iconic moment in rock and roll. Makes one wonder why he didn't make this a post-concert ritual. (PRNewsFoto/Celebrity Vault)
3. "It was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love...I love my guitar." Jimi's burning guitar at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival remains an iconic moment in rock and roll. Makes one wonder why he didn't make this a post-concert ritual. (PRNewsFoto/Celebrity Vault)
No, it wasn't Gandhi who said that, it was Jimi! It's immortal quotes like these that made him a modern-day philosophical genius. (AP Photo/HO)
2. "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." No, it wasn't Gandhi who said that, it was Jimi! It's immortal quotes like these that made him a modern-day philosophical genius. (AP Photo/HO)
We sure did. And we will never stop. RIP Jimi. (AP Photo)
1. "When I die, just keep playing the records." We sure did. And we will never stop. RIP Jimi. (AP Photo)
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