When you think of a hippie, what are the first assumptions that come to mind? Peace, love, freedom, weed, Woodstock, bandannas, tie-dye… But what would a wise hippie have to say? You’ve landed on a page that will provide you with 60+ hippie quotes that are sure to demonstrate at least one trait of the generation’s subculture. We can’t guarantee these were all stated by a hippie – but they definitely portray beliefs of them.
1. Sleep & Love Under the Stars
Hippies were known to be environmentalists and seek out being one with nature (mostly). Many believed in free love as well, making this one of our hippie quotes displaying love for both one another and the night sky.
2. Taking Chances
Try something new. Experience the unknown, to see if you succeed on such a path. Many hippies traveled an unbeaten; unknown path and some were successful in their endeavors, finding the wings they needed to fly.
3. Do You Hear the Music?
This quote carries much hidden meaning, depending how you decide to interpret it. Some of us hear the music; enjoy that which life grants us. Some would rather judge others than join in on personal discovery.
11. A Hippie Soul
Who can truly claim they’ve the soul of a hippie? Apparently there are Millennial hippies these days. But can they really be defined as hippie? Do they have the same beliefs as the true hippies of the Baby Boomers?
16. Bettering Your Self
It’s never a good idea to try to compare yourself to someone else. Each one of us walks a separate path. You should always make it a goal to go futher the next day, bettering both yourself and the circumstances you draw to yourself.
19. Approval Not Needed
You can’t please everyone, keep that in mind. If someone has ill feelings towards you, keep them out of your life and move on. You don’t need them. There are over 7 billion people on the planet. Find others to spend time with.
21. Through a Child’s Eyes
This is one of our hippie quotes that takes you back to childhood, when anything seemed possible and the world was truly beautiful. What happens in adulthood? What experiences take away such thoughts from the mind?
25. One Pill Makes You Larger…
The other makes you small… And the ones mother gives you don’t do anything at all. Go ask Alice… A quote from a famous song that most hippies loved. Can you guess the artist?
27. Travel Everywhere
See the world. It’s easier than you think, so long as you’ve a way to make a little money wherever you go. Hippies can almost be like gypsies, though there are definitely many a differentiation.
28. Your Own Compass, Your Own Life’s Path
One of our hippie quotes that demonstrates the need to follow one’s own path, the one that points you in the right direction that no one else can see or understand.
31. Let Go
Sometimes we can be blind to all that is good and relevant in our lives. We must learn to step back and note what we truly need in our lives and what we must rid ourselves of to move forward.
36. Value the Little Things
It’s always the little things in life that bring true happiness. The time you spend with others is especially important, because you’ll remember the feelings you had when spending time with them.
37. Forever Free
One of our more brilliant hippie quotes, but it can be applied to nearly every type of woman in the world. This quote is something Americans truly believe in as well – whether male or female.
38. A Wild Path
Take the path less trodden. Sometimes it’s okay to be wild. The symbols within the picture above imply this message is coming from someone that believes in Wicca. No matter what your religion is, pay to attention to those haters out there and take the wild path.
40. Plan for a New Day
There is hope and faith in doing something today that should reflect an outcome tomorrow. We continuously do things to help us out the next day, whether its’s doing the dishes, folding the clothes….
45. Kindness is Always the Answer
Nothing is more annoying than when your enemy is extraordinarily kind to you. It makes you want to punch them in the face more – thus the “kill them with kindness” becoming quite understandable.
48. To Be a Modern Hippie
… means you must break free of the norm. It isn’t easy trying to change your life, but trust me, it’s worth every minute of it once you’ve mastered your very self and all that makes you happy.
57. What is In You?
What are your dreams? To become famous, to write a best-seller, to find a cure, to become the next tycoon, to create jobs, etc.? Think of your dream and imagine a world without you fulfilling it. How sad would such a scenario be? Now, think of the world as if you had fulfilled your dreams. Is it a better place? Bet it is.
58. Don’t Just Judge
It can be easy to look at someone and believe your thoughts on them are correct; that your first impression is the right one. But it’s true – we know none of the strangers we encounter. Don’t judge, you never know how much you may relate to someone.
59. Hippies Not Cell Phones
Nothing beats the real interactions between two physical human beings. Cell phones are ultimately making us devoid of real human contact. It will play a significant role on our psyche.
61. Flowers not Diamonds
One of our hippie quotes that raises questions to me… If hippies are about the environment and loving it, then why would they want to kill flowers to wear in their hair? Just sayin’….
62. Wild Flowers for a Wild Spirit
Hippies love wildflowers. Most of them did string flowers in their hair. While I love diamonds, they shouldn’t be so expensive. Only humanity places such value on gems. They themselves know not their worth.
63. Details and Small Moments
Remember, it’s the little things in life that count. Pay attention to every moment, just like when you were a child. Before you know it, life has passed you by and you wonder where all your years have gone.
A truth that’s both hippie and something else – many can relate to this quote as many of us want to travel the world. The only thing missing would be family.