Grace Slick quotes

  • No matter how big or soft or warm your bed is, you still have to get out of it.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Life #Women #Memorable

  • Some of the most interesting and happiest kids I've seen have lived with a lot of different adults, because a kid can go up to one guy and wear him out. And as soon as the adult gets tired, there are five other guys, or five other chicks to go and wear out, and the kid gets to be very bright - and tolerant, you know, with that many kinds of people around.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Tired #Kids #People

  • Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Retirement #Reading #Two

  • It's a bit difficult to get hippies organized into anything, but I think if they get annoyed enough with the stuff that's going down, they're capable of showing up. So anything they consider important, they'll be there.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Hippie #Thinking #Annoyed

  • In school, I learned about artists and how they were free to express themselves. I was allergic to conformity, and the lifestyle attracted me. I wanted to express myself in a way that slammed people up against the wall.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Wall #School #Artist

  • Ideal government would be a very boring job - it would be a matter of organizing a lot of utilities and keeping the wires together and the power plant and all that kind of stuff. It's not a matter of telling people how to live, it's a matter of making it pleasant for them to live. Government should be in the position of distributing food, stuff like that.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Jobs #Government #People

  • I am not strict vegan, because I'm a hedonist pig. If I see a big chocolate cake that is made with eggs, I'll have it.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Eggs #Pigs #Cake

  • It might be a good idea to have government totally by the people - that each person takes four or five hours of the week doing some kind of government job - in other words, along with what you do you also help maintain the government so no one person has total control - I might go down to an office for four hours and do whatever I'm capable of doing - writing out receipts for food distribution in a certain area - but it's all actually a monstrous secretarial job and that's all I think it should be.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Jobs #Writing #Thinking

  • There is an attitude that we should be able to have everything. No, you shouldn't be able to have anything. I'd like a helicopter, but I can't afford a helicopter, so I don't buy one. People are buying stuff they can't afford on credit. I bought my Ford hybrid with cash.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Attitude #People #Able

  • I don't like to be told what to do at all. That's unfortunate because a lot of people come up with good ideas and can direct you.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Ideas #People #Come Up

  • When the truth is found to be lies, and all the joy within you dies.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Lying #Joy #Truth Is

  • You start out performing because it's fun, then you learn more things and you want to do more than go "Na-na-na-na" on a stage. The production end is interesting, writing is interesting, and you learn to coordinate all these things.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Fun #Writing #Interesting

  • Applause is interesting, but I'm a monster with or without it. Something is either well written or it isn't. 'White Rabbit' is not well written, and no amount of applause or royalties can convince me it is. I could have done a better job with those lyrics. They didn't say what I wanted.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Jobs #White #Interesting

  • I was appalled that the San Francisco ethic didn't mushroom and envelope the whole world into this loving community of acid freaks. I was very naive.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Mushrooms #San Francisco #Community

  • I like being in a recording studio. I like watching a song go from the simplicity of the original music.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Song #Simplicity #Recording Studio

  • All rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire
    -- Grace Slick

    #Stupid #Rocks #Age

  • People say Altamont was the end of the 60s. It was unfortunate, but at the time we didnt think of it as signaling anything. The fact that nobody got killed at Woodstock is amazing because that was half a million people. We only had 300,000 at Altamont.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Thinking #People #Half

  • You are the crown of creation, and you've got no place to go.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Crowns #Creation

  • I collect stuffed animals, and toy stores make me happy.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Animal #Toys #Stores

  • I left rock and roll professionally at about 49. That's too long as far as I'm concerned. Some people can do it; it depends on what you were.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Rocks #Rock And Roll #Long

  • I do what I love to do, what I choose to do.
    -- Grace Slick

  • I didn't want to write a book. They made me do it.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Book #Writing #Want

  • It takes a little work to be a vegan, but now it's really possible to have tasty stuff and it's better for you. I say the best test is go as far as you can and see how you feel. Personally, I feel great.
    -- Grace Slick

    #How You Feel #Littles #Tests

  • God is all over the place. And even if He isn't, if it makes me feel good, why not?
    -- Grace Slick

    #Feel Good #Why Not #Feels

  • Death is like taking an intermission when you can't come back. I like living and being around.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Intermission

  • Being in a rock n' roll band was like being in a Sherman tank. Nothing got to you. You were surrounded and protected by men.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Men #Rocks #Tanks

  • I'm very fond of drugs.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Drug #Affection

  • I don't miss anything about the 1960s, not really. I did it. It's like asking, 'Do you miss the fourth grade?' I loved the fourth grade when I was in it, but I don't want to do it again.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Missing #Asking #Want

  • Anyone who's 71 years old would look ridiculous singing rock.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Rocks #Years #Singing

  • I don t wanna see old people on a rock & roll stage.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Rocks #People #Old People

  • The main point for me is moral; animals are sentient beings. I know for some this is a hard argument to accept, but we're not built to eat a lot of meat.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Animal #Meat #Moral

  • Through your life, most people peel away the junk that's not useful, that's superfluous. You are determined to peel that away. I do one thing at a time. One man at a time. One car. One house. One child. One job.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Jobs #Children #Men

  • Woodstock is well known because this country is so hyped on amount. It was big. Half a million people doesn't necessarily mean something is good. It just means it's big.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Country #Mean #People

  • Loss either teaches you to persist in the face of suffering, or hardens you into a bitter cynic. Sometimes, it does a little of both.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Loss #Suffering #Doe

  • If you don't own the stage, you shouldn't be in rock n' roll.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Rocks #Rock N Roll #Stage

  • Prancing around on stage is not the entire purpose of my life.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Purpose #Prancing #Stage

  • 'Feminist comedy,' practically an oxymoron, had a couple of good years after WWII. Chalk it up to the forced female autonomy that occurred during wartime, when Rosie the Riveter went to work in the factories, constructing the Allies' war machines while taking charge of the finances, the home, and the children.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Children #Couple #War

  • I've enjoyed the accommodations offered by police departments from Florida to Hawaii. Any time I saw a badge, something in me would snap.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Florida #Police #Hawaii

  • Jim Morrison was a well-built boy, larger than average, and young enough to maintain the engorged silent connection right through the residue of chemicals.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Boys #Average #Connections

  • I'm 5 feet 7 but my legs weren't long enough to be a big-time model. From the knees up, everything is long but from ankle to knee, if I was in proportion, I'd be 5 feet 9
    -- Grace Slick

    #Feet #Long #Ankles

  • I'm not very good at multi-tasking. Most people aren't, but they think they are. The mind is really better when you're really focused on one thing.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Thinking #People #Mind

  • I'm a commercial artist, both in music and art.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Art #Artist

  • I think old people are scary. They remind you of your own death. People don't like to tell you that.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Thinking #People #Scary

  • I think of myself as a positive agnostic. I don't know, therefore I'm open. I don't know, therefore I'm interested.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Thinking #Agnostic

  • Mainly I make music, and you can do that until you drop dead.
    -- Grace Slick

  • When I was between the ages of five and nine, the soldiers of the Second World War wanted to have Betty Grable, but I wanted to be Betty Grable. She was the epitome of an alluring woman; she had it all as far as I was concerned.
    -- Grace Slick

    #War #Soldier #Age

  • Rock roll is not obscure, it's really easy to understand. So is my painting.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Rocks #Painting #Obscure

  • She's more even -[daughter China] - I think it jumps generations. You get a screwball in one, and then the next one is straight, then you get a screwball. My grandmother was goofy, my mother was straight.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Daughter #Mother #Thinking

  • In Germany I ingested the entire contents of the hotel mini-bar before a show and stuck my fingers in this guy's nostrils because I thought they would fit.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Guy #Germany #Bars

  • I stopped dropping acid for a while after my daughter was born. It's hard to keep an eye on the kid while you're hallucinating.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Daughter #Kids #Eye

  • Insignificant events can take on monumental proportions when your head is full of practically nothing.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Events #Proportion #Insignificant

  • Jerry Garcia used to take his paints on the road. I don't do that. Either I'm a singer or a painter. I'm not good at multi-tasking.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Singers #Paint #Used

  • Things change so fast, you can't use 1971 ethics on someone born in 1971.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Use #Ethics #Things Change

  • My parents were very open about what kind of talent I had. They never pushed me to become an accountant because they knew that would be just absolutely ridiculous. So they were encouraging in what I am able to do with some success.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Encouraging #Parent #Would Be

  • The way I paint is similar to rock in that you don't stand around and say, 'Gee, what are they talking about?' Rock is simple, blunt, colorful. Same with my paintings. You don't stand back and wonder what it is. That's Jim Morrison, that's a panda, that's a scene on the West Coast. It's not abstract.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Simple #Talking #Rocks

  • You don't have to wear fur. They make such great fakes. There's no reason to kill an animal.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Animal #Fake #Fur

  • You can do any number of things in the music business aside from trying to look like you're 25. To me it's embarrassing.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Numbers #Trying #Looks

  • 'White Rabbit' was mostly done in about two days, the music in about half an hour. The music is a 'Bolero' rip-off and the lyrics a rearrangement of 'Alice in Wonderland.' You take two spectacular hits and throw them together, and it's hard to miss.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Rip #Two #White

  • Feed your head. Feed your head. Feed your head
    -- Grace Slick

  • With all due respect to Mick Jagger, who is one of my idols, I think it's a mistake to leap around and sing at 53. When I started, there weren't any women I looked up to. It was Mick. I never saw anybody go on a stage and have that tongue-in-cheek attitude. It was all straight, including the Beatles. I love his attitude, hands on hips and lips out.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Attitude #Mistake #Thinking

  • Man is the only animal that knows he's going to die, so we invent a heaven to keep from going crazy. Most people are hypnotized by organized religion from Childhood.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Crazy #Animal #Men

  • I said I'd be honest, I never said I'd be consistant.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Honest #Being Honest #Said

  • 'Vegetarian' is a slippery word. I don't eat cheese, I don't eat duck - the point is I'm vegan.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Ducks #Cheese #Vegetarian

  • I don't imagine my parents are too excited about my kind of life. The surrounding weirdness bothers them. Still, I think they're pretty good. Their lives are based on what their friends think, just like ours are.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Thinking #Parent #Kind

  • You can't make people change, but the organizers of WorldFest hope that people consider being vegetarian for both moral and health reasons
    -- Grace Slick

    #Change #People #Vegetarian

  • You either evolve or you don't. I don't like old people on a rock n' roll stage. I think they look pathetic, me included. And the fact that I represent an era means I can't just go out there and do all new stuff. They would all say, 'Sing 'White Rabbit,'' and I'd say no? That's rude.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Mean #Thinking #White

  • Woodstock - I didn't see anybody play, except when I was standing backstage waiting to go on, because it was so muddy. And the weather was so horrible, you literally couldn't get there except by helicopter.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Play #Weather #Waiting

  • When you get older, it's not about what you did that you regret, it's what you didn't do.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Regret

  • I don't want to see old people doing rap or rock and roll. It makes me cringe.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Rap #Rocks #Rock And Roll

  • I like Daughtry, I like Nickelback, I like Dave Matthews. I like Beyonce - she's a really good entertainer.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Dave #Nickelback #Matthew

  • If I were gay, life would be a lot simpler. I'm kind of annoyed that I'm not.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Gay #Annoyed #Would Be

  • When you learn that a truth is a lie, anger follows.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Lying #Anger #Truth Is

  • It's really a drag to sit around when you're old, and think, 'Ah, gee, I never went to France.' Go to France. Life is very short; you've got to pack it all in there.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Thinking #France #Life Is

  • I find it amusing on one level, poignant on another, when people try to get recognition from an outside source. It's sad.
    -- Grace Slick

    #People #Trying #Levels