A Bunch of Hippie Sayings & Quotes

A Bunch of Hippie Sayings & Quotes

Last Updated on June 26, 2021 by Scott M. Thomas


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We gathered some hippie sayings and quotes with the help of quotesguides.com. 70’s & 60’s hippie phrases are also included in this writing. Hope you’ll love it. You will remember some of this and some you won't. Like they say if you remember all of the 60's then you weren't there.  

“Love is a friendship set to music.” – Joseph Campbell

“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

Time you enjoy wasting, it is wasted time.” – Bertrand Russell


“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” – Joseph Campbell

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

“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.” – Donovan

“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

“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

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed individuals can change the world, indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“She dances to the songs in her head, speaks with the rhythm of her heart, and loves from the depths of her soul.” – Dean Jackson

“No, it’s horses. Hippies don’t eat grass.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“Nearly everyone in the hippie community smokes marijuana, whether they call it pot, grass, hemp, gauge, joint or Mary Jane. The marijuana is the basic background for the shared drug experience.” – Narrator

“Metro City park. Hangout of hippies, old folks and old folky hippies who play folk.” – Inspector Gadget

“He’s an old hippie / And he don’t know what to do / Should he hang on to the old / Should he grab on to the new / He’s an old hippie / This new life is just a bust / He ain’t trying to change nobody / He’s just trying real hard to adjust.” – David M. Bellamy

“I want to be a hippie and I want to get stoned. / I want to be a wonderful guy to leave home.” – Clifford Goldsmith

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there would be peace.” – John Lennon

“A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station.” – Abbie Hoffman

“War is over, if you want it.” – John Lennon

“Never pretend to love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.” – Alan Watts

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

“He who takes a stand is often wrong, but he who fails to take a stand is always wrong.” – Anonymous

“You’re either on the bus or off the bus.” – Ken Kesey

“Be Here Now!” – Ram Dass

“Like a true Nature’s child, we were born, born to be wild.” – Steppenwolf

“Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics.” – Carl Jung

“Your mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work unless it’s open.” – Jordan Maxwell

“Always trust those searching for The Truth, never those who have found it.” – Jordan Maxwell

“The President’s job is not to wield power himself, but to lead attention away from it.” – Douglas Adams

“The so-called Left-Right political spectrum is our creation. In fact, it accurately reflects our careful, artificial polarization of the population on phony issues that prevents the issue of our power from arising in their minds.” – The Occult Technocracy of Power

“To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.” – Bernadette Devlin

“A right is not what someone gives you; it’s what no one can take away from you.” – Ramsey Clark

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James Arthur Baldwin

“If the truth can be told so as to be understood, it will be believed.” – Terence McKenna

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” – Joseph Campbell

“Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” – Bob Marley

“Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight.” – Bob Marley 

Inspirational Hippie Sayings

“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

“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


“And those who were seen dancing were thought 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.” – Anonymous

“You become a hippie when you realize how to be happy.” – Anonymous

“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

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, Live the life you’ve always imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

“All I’m gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.” – Jimi Hendrix

“If I’m free, it’s because I’m always running.” – Jimi Hendrix

“It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.” – Carl Jung

“There was a band playing in my head, and I felt like getting high.” – Neil Young

“I hate the word ‘hippy’. I hate a lot of people, and hippies don’t do that!” – Shannon Hoon

“I love the title of ‘hippy’ because it means someone who is thinking cosmic and futuristic.” – Peter Max


“For me, hipsterism is for one to appropriate the codes of a social class or another milieu that wasn’t theirs originally, in order to define their personality through something different and unique. Which is why a lot of hipsters live downtown, and they’re dressed as farmers. Then you have the Oscar Wilde hipster: the dandy.” – Xavier Dolan

“Hipsters. We all know one. They’re those fun, little, arrogant people who let the ideal of ‘anti-consumerism,’ combined with a hatred for all things normal, dictate their every action.” – Steven Crowder

“Zeus looked like a really buff, really angry hippie.” – Rick Riordan

“A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah.” – Ronald Reagan

“God knows I am not too hippy. Perhaps because I am too much around the hip and I fear fads for, like anybody else, I like something that tends to last.” – Charles Bukowski

“Give a hippie too much money and anything can happen.” – Neil Young

“All hippies around now just represent complete apathy.” – Joe Strummer

“I grew up with counterculture. I’m essentially a hippie, and I’m essentially a folkie.” – Steve Earle

“Looking back, there is nothing wrong with that peace, love and equality that the hippies espoused. In many ways, we have regressed because they were into organic food, back to nature, make love not war, be good to all men, share and share alike – which is what many are talking about now.” – Imelda Staunton

“Perot, the crew-cut, buttoned-down, uber-patriotic, navy veteran bankrolling a former hippie [Steve Jobs] who still preferred to go barefoot, was a vegetarian, and didn’t believe in using deodorant.” – Brent Schlender

“In adolescence particularly there are strong pressures toward introversion on the one hand, and rigid conformity to group action on the other. Both of these, as we saw in the hippie movement of a few years ago, tend to make a fetish of inarticulateness.” – Northrop Frye

“For many people the hippie movement is something to drop into and out of.” – Northrop Frye

“A few years ago it was they who led the cult of doing one’s own thing, but now they are turning increasingly to communes and social settlements, rather like the Utopian projects of the nineteenth century.” – Northrop Frye

“I can’t tell you how much bullshit I’ve been through because I will openly say that I smoke weed. People look at it like it’s this crazy, hippie, fucked-up thing to do. And it’s not!” – Megan Fox

“What kind of hippie am I? Man, I’m a business hippie. I understand the concept of supply and demand.” – Dov Tiefenbach

“I started to laugh hysterically at just about everything that was said, and with a real side splitting kind of laugh which I hadn’t laughed in a long time!” – D. Christopher Totten

“Katrina was a tipping point for millions of Americans. A top insurance executive at Lloyd’s of London said just the other week that if we don’t act now to prevent this looming catastrophe, ‘we will face extinction.’ You know—just a typical, long-haired hippie at Lloyd’s of London.” – Al Gore

“The hippie movement politicized my generation. When it ended, we all started looking back at our own history, looking, in my case, for motives of rebellion.” – Vivienne Westwood

“If you tell me hippies and yippies are going to be able to do the job of helping America, I’ll tell you this: they can’t run a bus; they can’t serve in a government office; they can’t run a lathe in a factory. All they can do is lay down in the park and sleep or kick policemen.” – Spiro Agnew

“If you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in and drop out.” – Timothy Leary

“There’s nothing sadder than an old hipster.” – John Bartlett

“The moon doesn’t consider one phase better than another; she just glows, equally stunning at each turn. Why should we be any different?” – Cristen Rodgers