Grateful Dead Quotes

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Jerry Garcia
“We're like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice.”
Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia
“Whistle through your teeth and spit cuz, it's Alright”
Jerry Garcia

“Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right.”
Grateful Dead

“More fun than a frog in a glass of milk.”
Bob Weir

Jerry Garcia
“We're sort of like the town whore that's finally become an institution. We're finally becoming respectable.”
Jerry Garcia

John Barlow
“I'm still walking, so I'm sure that I can dance.”
John Barlow

David Mutti Clark
“And a ride in a hearse tells us we’re all close to that final cruise . . . when the body dies and we move on. It’s just the body, man. It’s just the body. The soul’s already gone. So don’t be afraid of a dead body absent a soul. It’s empty, man. No resident. What you need to worry about is a living body that’s lost its soul. Now that is scary, man.” - Funk N. Wagnalls, owner of the Grim Reapers auto lot, a character in Professor Brown Shoes Teaches the Blues.”
David Mutti Clark, Professor Brown Shoes Teaches the Blues

“Grateful Dead performances were by design not consciously planned, often reaching their artistic peak when the collective stumbled upon something stunning, when "the music played the band," as it were. Instead of using set lists, the Grateful Dead chose songs by experimenting together until a pulse, rhythm, phrase, or riff emerged from the group, suggesting a song. Their collective, improvisatory musical works communicate felling like any other artwork.”
Steven Gimbel, The Grateful Dead and Philosophy: Getting High Minded about Love and Haight

“Eventually they [Sarunas Marciulionis and Don Nelson] got a call from a representative of the Grateful Dead, whose members had been inspired by Lithuania's struggle for independence. Nelson and Marciulionis showed up at the address they were given in San Francisco, which was a small, nondescript garage. 'I thought we were the victim of a practical joke until we opened the door and there was a state-of-the-art recording studio' says Nelson.

'I still remember the Dead were trying out Beatles covers, doing stuff like "Here Comes the Sun" and "Hey Jude"... but they were just kind of working through things and sounding kind of nasally and, well, maybe there was a little pot going on. So Sarunas pulls me aside and says 'Donnie, no way these guys are famous. They're terrible.' '.”
Jack McCallum, Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever

“Life was full: no hacker is worth missing a Dead concert for.”
Clifford Stoll, The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage