15 Janis Joplin Quotes That'll Stay With You and Never Leave

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15 Janis Joplin Quotes That'll Inspire You to Live Your Best Life

Many of us tend to hold ourselves back when it comes to living the life we want to live. There are very few who aren't afraid to be their truest selves.

Janis Joplin was one of those people. The unique and eccentric artist wasn't scared to pursue her dreams, no matter the cost. She was a legend if there ever was one in so many ways.

So if you've been preventing yourself from going after what you really want, reading through these Janis Joplin quotes will give you a push in the right direction. Do it for Janis!

Best Janis Joplin Quotes

  • "You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow."

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

  • "The more you live, the less you die."

  • "Why should I hold back now and sound mediocre just so I can sound mediocre 20 years from now?"

  • "Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got."

Inspiring Janis Joplin Quotes

  • "I just want to feel as much as I can, it's what soul is all about."

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

  • "I'm one of those regular weird people."

  • "I always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was."

  • "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

Motivational Janis Joplin Quotes

  • "You are what you settle for."

  • "You know you've got it, if it makes you feel good."

  • "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 to not bullshit myself and not bullshit anybody else."

  • "It's gonna be a long hard drag, but we'll make it."

  • "It's not what isn't, it's what you wish was that makes unhappiness."

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