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Janis Joplin Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Sep 2020
Janis Joplin Topics
You know why we're stuck with the myth that only black people have soul? Because white people don't let themselves feel things.
You got to get it while you can.
When I sing, I feel like when you're first in love. It's more than sex. It's that point two people can get to they call love, when you really touch someone for the first time, but it's gigantic, multiplied by the whole audience. I feel chills.
Texas is OK if you want to settle down and do your own thing quietly, but it's not for outrageous people, and I was always outrageous.
Rock on out.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone.
Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz.
My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house.
If I hold back, I'm no good. I'm no good. I'd rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time.
I'm one of those regular weird people.
I won't quit to become someone's old lady.
I got treated very badly in Texas. They don't treat beatniks too good in Texas. Port Arthur people thought I was a beatnik, though they'd never seen one and neither had I.
I always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was, like other chicks want to be stewardesses. I read. I painted. I thought.
Guess what, I might be the first hippie pinup girl.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable.
Freedom's just another word for nothin left to loose. Nothin, don't mean nothin honey if it ain't free. And feelin good was easy, Lord, when he played the blues. You know feelin good was good enough for me, good enough for me and my Bobby McGee.
Oh, Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.
Being In Love
Never Back Down
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