Jerry Garcia Quotes

- Notable Jerry Garcia Quotes Index -

Born: August 1, 1942, San Francisco, California, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Forest Knolls, California, USA, August 9, 1995
Occupation: Music artist

1.
America is still mostly xenophobic and racist. That's the nature of America, I think.
- Jerry Garcia

2.
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

3.
Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life, and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison.
- Jerry Garcia

4.
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

5.
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

6.
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

7.
I mean, whatever kills you kills you, and your death is authentic no matter how you die.
- Jerry Garcia

8.
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

9.
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

10.
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

11.
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

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