Hippie Sayings and Quotes

Hippies bring back memories of nostalgia. From the themes of peace and love, music of the era, to the fashion, the hippie counter culture remains popular to this day. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful hippie quotes.

My business is to enjoy and have fun. And why not, if in the end everything will end, right?     

Janis Joplin

Their nineteen-sixties with the flowers in the guns and their summers of love, as if all we'd had was winter, all we'd had was rations. Just very good at keeping quiet, is what we were. We had to be. It was the way. Them with their jet-age.     

Ali Smith

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.     

Jimi Hendrix

If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the '60s, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.     

John Lennon

Never doubt that a small group of thoughful, committed individuals can change the world, indeed it's the only thing that ever has.     

Margaret Meade

I try to be really hippie about things. I'm uptight in all the ways that are really important, but the things my husband and family can benefit from my uptightness, I'm completely lacking.     

Amanda Peet

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.     

Joseph Campbell

Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.     

Abbie Hoffman

Their common denominator of humanism could not be reconciled with the Biblical view of man's depravity after the Fall and his need of salvation. Too late, many ministers began to see that hippie non-conformity with, and rejection of, the world was hardly the same as that high spiritual quest advocated by the Apostle Paul.     

Bob Larson

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.     

Mahatma Gandhi

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.     

Alan Watts

Time you enjoy wasting, was is wasted time.     

Bertrand Russell

Love is a friendship set to music.     

Joseph Campbell

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there would be peace.     

John Lennon

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, Live the life you've always imagined.     

Henry David Thoreau

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.     

Satchel Paige

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.     

James Arthur Baldwin

All we are saying is give peace a chance.     

John Lennon

Down through all of eternity the crying of humanity, tis' then when the hurdy gurdy man comes singing songs of love.     


The hippies wanted peace and love. We wanted Ferraris, blondes and switchblades.     

Alice Cooper

To get the hippie out of certain characters is probably the most difficult thing for me. I was not a hippie by choice but by birth.     

Melissa Leo

And those who were seen dancing were through to be insane by those who could not hear the music.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

There is a secret hippie within me.     

Phillip Lim

We all got up to dance. Oh, but we never got the chance!     

Don McLean

Peace is not the destination. Peace is the way.     


You become hippie when you realize how to be happy.     


I'm a little bit of a hippie at heart, so I always wear things that are comfortable and flowing.     

Carly Rae Jepsen

We all sang the songs of peace.     

Melanie Safka

I'm just an old hippie. You know, peace and love.     

Sherman Hemsley

There was a band playing in my head, and I felt like getting high.     

Neil Young