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“Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got.”
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“I'm one of those regular weird people.”
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“Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers. ”
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“On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.”
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“Tomorrow never happens. It’s all the same fucking day, man.”
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“Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?”
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“You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.”
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“You got to get it while you can”
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“There isn't going to be any turning point. ... There isn't going to be any next-month-it'll-be-better, next fucking year, next fucking life. You don't have any time to wait for. You just got to look around you and say, "So this is it. This is really all there is to it. This little thing." Everybody needing such little things and they can't get them. Everybody needing just a little ... confidence from somebody else and they can't get it. Everybody, everybody fighting to protect their little feelings. Everybody, you know, like reaching out tentatively but drawing back. It's so shallow and seems so ... fucking ... it seems like such a shame. It's so close to being like really right and good and open and amorphous and giving and everything. But it's not. And it ain't gonna be.

September 1969
quoted in "The New Yorker" 9 August 1999”
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“Never compromise yourself. You are all you've got.”
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“You know you've got it, if it makes you feel good.”
Janis Joplin, The Best of Janis Joplin (Guitar Tab)
“I'm tired of all these hippie jack-offs”
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“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.” – Janis Joplin”
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“You are what you settle for.”
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“After they see me, when their mothers are feeding them all that cashmere sweater and girdle ----- [expletive deleted by the New York Times], maybe they'll have a second thought - that they can be themselves and win.”
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“‎'Don't compromise yourself - you are all you've got.”
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“At least we know we tend to be afraid. If you object to my plural noun, I'll retract it.”
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“#305 "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."~”
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“You are what you settle for. You are only as much as you settle for”
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