Janis Joplin Quotes.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
Life is too damn short and [screwed] up to go through it silently loving someone and never telling them how you feel. [Screw] the consequences, [screw] the implications of the actions, to hell with it all… whatever happens as a result is better than the nothingness that is inevitable with silence.
To be true to myself, to be the person that was on the inside of me, and not play games. That’s what I’m trying to do mostly in the whole world, is not bullshit myself and not bullshit anybody else.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers. You can fill your life up with ideas and still go home lonely. All you really have that really matters are feelings. That’s what music is to me.вЂќ вЂ“ Janis Joplin
I have to have the ‘umph.’ I’ve got to feel it, because if it’s not getting through to me, the audience sure as hell aren’t going to feel it either.
You know you’ve got it, if it makes you feel good.
You are what you settle for.
It used to make me unhappy, all that feeling. I just didn’t know what to do with it. But now I’ve learned how to make feeling work for me… I don’t know, I just want to feel as much as I can, it’s what ‘soul’ is all about.
You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.
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.
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 always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was, like other chicks want to be stewardesses. I read. I painted. I thought.
It’s not what isn’t, it’s what you wish was that makes unhappiness.
As good as you’ve been to this world is as good as it’s gonna be right back to you.