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Jerry Garcia Quotes and Sayings

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Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.
- Jerry Garcia

I have all the patience in the world about Sirens.
For me it's not a Grateful Dead project,
it's a Me project.
- Jerry Garcia

I don't think that Slaughterhouse-Five was successful movie material.
In fact, Vonnegut's books mostly I don't feel are movie material.
- Jerry Garcia

I read somewhere that 77 per cent of all the mentally ill live in poverty.
Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23 per cent who
are apparently doing quite well for themselves.
- Jerry Garcia

 

What we do is as American as lynch mobs.
America has always been a complex place.
- Jerry Garcia

So we are pretty convinced we don't want to play huge
stadiums unless we can play them well.
- Jerry Garcia

And as far as I'm concerned, it's like I say,
drugs are not the problem.
Other stuff is the problem.
- Jerry Garcia

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And the live show is still our main thing.
- Jerry Garcia

I mean, whatever kills you kills you,
and your death is authentic no matter how you die.
- Jerry Garcia

For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part,
the social part.
The real part was the spiritual part.
- Jerry Garcia

Stuff that's hidden and murky and ambiguous is scary
because you don't know what it does.
- Jerry Garcia

Hunter can write a melody and stuff like that,
but his forte is lyrics.
He can write a serviceable melody to hang his lyrics on,
and sometimes he comes up with something really nice.
- Jerry Garcia

Our strong suit is what we do, and our audience.
- Jerry Garcia

And for me there's still more material than 20 lifetimes that I can use up.
- Jerry Garcia

I'm shopping around for something to do that no one will like.
- Jerry Garcia

America is still mostly xenophobic and racist.
That's the nature of America, I think.
- Jerry Garcia

Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life,
and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison.
- Jerry Garcia

The real problems are cultural.
The problems of the people who take drugs as a cultural trap -
I think there's a real problem there,
the crack stuff, the hopelessness of the junkie.
The urban angst.
- Jerry Garcia

But hey, when you live in Watts, you need a little smack to get by,
you know what I mean? You need something soft and comfortable in your life,
'cause you're not going to get it from what's around you.
And society isn't going to give it to you.
- Jerry Garcia

I think it's too bad that everybody's decided to turn on drugs,
I don't think drugs are the problem.
Crime is the problem.
Cops are the problem.
Money's the problem.
But drugs are just drugs.
- Jerry Garcia

I don't know why, it's the same reason why you like
some music and you don't like others.
There's something about it that you like.
Ultimately I don't find it's in my best interests to try and analyze it,
since it's fundamentally emotional.
- Jerry Garcia

But audio is a component of video, so there's always been that anyway,
and although we've never expressed a visual side apart
from the Grateful Dead movie,
I don't find it that remote, you know what I mean?
It's a departure of sorts,
but it's like a first cousin.
- Jerry Garcia

So it's one of those things where we have to -
our problem is pacing ourselves and still reaching
a large enough number of our audience.
Because we don't want to burn the audience.
And we don't want to be excluding anybody.
- Jerry Garcia

I mean, just because you're a musician doesn't mean
all your ideas are about music.
So every once in a while I get an idea about plumbing,
I get an idea about city government,
and they come the way they come.
- Jerry Garcia

If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society,
or whatever you need, whatever quality you need,
real character, we would make an effort to really address
the wrongs in this society,
righteously.
- Jerry Garcia

We're not uncomfortable with it, and we've already
been through enough of the music business where I'm
not really worried that commercial success is going to in some way -
we're already past saving,
you know what I mean? It's too late for us.
- Jerry Garcia

And there's a lot of that stuff with people bringing their kids,
kids bringing their parents, people bringing their grandparents -
I mean,
it's gotten to be really stretched out now.
It was never my intention to say, this is the demographics of our audience.
- Jerry Garcia

The alternate media are becoming important and viable
alternatives to playing live.
Records, videos, that kind of thing.
They're going to start to count for something.
Because there's only a limited amount of us-time available to us.
- Jerry Garcia

I'm not trying to clock scores in this lifetime,
it's just that things are better now than they were like five,
ten years ago.
Music has gotten a lot better.
There's a lot of people who are committed to -
soulfully.
- Jerry Garcia

Yeah, I think we have to.
If we want our shows to be - if we want the quality of the shows to be good,
and we want the energy to be high, and if we want to
be in good enough physical shape to do them,
and not exhaust ourselves on the road,
and not get stale, we have to pace.
- Jerry Garcia

And Warner Bros.
seems to be pretty much into re-releasing all of their catalog.
So there's the Warner Bros.
stuff and the stuff that we have control over,
we're gradually re-releasing it.
Some stuff we don't have control over.
- Jerry Garcia

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over
and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I constantly seek excellence
in all domains that truly matter to me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"I" is a non-stop storyteller, spinning tales
of the past, the present and the future -
constantly editing, interpreting
and directing this inner movie.
- Josh Baran

When you read God's Word, you must
constantly be saying to yourself,
"It is talking to me, and about me."
- Soren Kierkegaard

A relationship, I think, is like a shark.
You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies.
And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall (1977)

If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?
- Henry David Thoreau

Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
- William Penn

I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair.
- Hillary Clinton

Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms,
but which will bloom most constantly?
- Emily Bronte

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
- Michael Korda

When I began my career, I was constantly referred to
as the kid who could play the blues.
- Jonny Lang

It has not been an easy cross to bear.
It has caused considerable confusion.
My husband constantly complained about the awkwardness
of being married to a woman whom he called Sister.
- Sister Parish

Peter Sellers constantly reinvented himself.
- Merrie Spaeth

Our understanding of the world around us is constantly
being redefined and expanded,
and so therefore, it is wiser to be passionate about
seeking for truth than knowing it.
- Bryant H. McGill

The ability to change constantly and effectively is
made easier by high-level continuity.
- Michael Porter

All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.
- Walter Pater

Every suggested idea produces a corresponding physical reaction.
Every idea constantly repeated ends by being engraved upon the brain,
provoking the act which corresponds to that idea.
- Scott Reed

People are constantly clamoring for the joy of life.
As for me, I find the joy of life in the hard and cruel battle of life -
to learn something is a joy to me.
- August Strindberg

I'm married, which means that instead of occasionally
wondering about men from afar,
I actually live with one and can be constantly astounded
by the strange male brain.
- Cathy Guisewite

Our intonations contain our philosophy of life,
what each of us is constantly telling himself about things.
- Marcel Proust

There are ogres and black beasts out there;
you have to be constantly on guard.
- Ted Knight

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are
constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
- George Will

I love being in therapy.
It's just constantly fulfilling for me.
- Jennifer Jason Leigh

Education can counteract the natural tendency to do the wrong thing,
but the inexorable succession of generations requires
that the basis for this knowledge be constantly refreshed.
- Garrett Hardin

I'm constantly revising.
Once the book is written and typed, I go through the entire draft again.
- Chaim Potok

Life is constantly providing us with new funds,
new resources, even when we are reduced to immobility.
In life's ledger there is no such thing as frozen assets.
- Henry Miller

We were constantly moving to different countries and adjusting to new things.
It was such a free feeling.
I'm glad I didn't have a traditional upbringing.
- River Phoenix

Our character is basically a composite of our habits.
Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns,
they constantly, daily, express our character.
- Stephen Covey

You need a routine, to be able to spend some time with a person,
and my lifestyle is constantly on the move.
- Patricia Velasquez

The ego constantly competes with the spirit for control over your inner voice.
- Darren L. Johnson

If I didn't have my camera to remind me constantly,
I am here to do this, I would eventually have slipped away,
I think.
I would have forgotten my reason to exist.
- Annie Leibovitz

I am constantly being told that I have been a big influence for many people,
including other musicians.
- Joan Armatrading

These days, our senses are bombarded with aggression.
We are constantly confronted with global images of unending,
escalating war and violence.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

Chronically homeless means constantly homeless;
it means repeatedly homeless.
- Linda Lingle

I am constantly asked why I never made other films
after 'There's No Business Like Show Business,'
the answer is I was never asked.
- Johnnie Ray

When a great team loses through complacency,
it will constantly search for new and more intricate
explanations to explain away defeat.
- Pat Riley

I had a great time on News Radio, I got to make tons
of money in relative obscurity and learn a lot about
the TV biz and work on my standup act constantly.
It was a dream gig.
- Joe Rogan

It's taken us 10 years, and it was constant excitement.
I was constantly shocked by how evil he could be.
Mao was very, very shrewd but he didn't have human feeling.
- Jung Chang


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