15 Quotes By Janis Joplin 

“On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone”

15 Quotes By Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin only lived for 27 years, but those years were as intense as it gets. She loved to sing, she loved to live and she loved to see people having fun. She also gave many society outcasts a voice not just through her singing but also her own personal words. We’ve assembled 15 quotes by one of Rock’s most ferocious voices ever.

1

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.

2

I always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was, like other chicks want to be stewardesses. I read. I painted. I thought.

3

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

4

Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin. Now, they are so subtle, they can milk you with two notes. They can make you feel like they told you the whole universe. But I don’t know that yet. All I got now is strength. Maybe if I keep singing, maybe I’ll get it.

5

On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.

6

If I hold back, I’m no good. I’m no good. I’d rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time.

7

I won’t quit to become someone’s old lady.

8

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.

9

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.

10

I’ve been looking around, and I noticed something: how much you really need to be loved. Ambition isn’t just a desperate quest for positions or money. It’s just love – lots of love.

11

I’m one of those regular weird people.

12

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

13

I had a lot of hurts and confusions. You know, it’s hard when you’re a kid to be different. You’re all full of things, and you don’t know that it’s about.

14

Maybe my audiences can enjoy my music more if they think I’m destroying myself.

15

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

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