Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Psychedelic Quotes from famous authors such as Robyn, Borns, Stanislav Grof, Kurt Vile, Bryan Cranston. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
Hearing is a subjective experience, but I never really understood that it’s the same with seeing as well. I always thought that everything we see is the same for everyone. But having these more psychedelic experiences of being really, really sad made me realize how brittle reality can be.
I was pretty young when my folks were playing those kinds of records, ’70s rock and psychedelic stuff. So I just remember those songs being synonymous with my childhood, and I was always trying to imitate them on piano.
As long as I had easy access to psychedelics at the government-sponsored research project, most of my energy went into psychedelic sessions.
The last blue collar job I had, I was 29. Even ‘Childish Prodigy,’ I had a day job that whole time. Those early ones, they feel like psychedelic, blue collar records. Especially ‘God Is Saying This to You,’ there’s such urgency in that album.
It’s mind-altering when you slip into someone else’s shoes. That’s psychedelic, man.
Probably every band – you get back to like, The Stones are kind of the tough guys, Beatles are kind of psychedelic, Led Zeppelin was kinda mystical, The Who are kind of mods. You know, you just go right through. Everyone’s kind of adopted their so-called persona or flavor if you will.
As a songwriter, oddly enough, my influences were people like Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, and Buddy Holly. Some psychedelic stuff, too.
Right from the outset, the prevailing mindset in British comics fandom was a radical and progressive one. We were all proto-hippies, and we all thought that comics would be greatly improved if everything was a bit psychedelic like Jim Steranko.
Patients reported that their psychedelic sessions were an invaluable experiential training for dying.
I already had top 10 records before ‘Sunshine Superman,’ with ‘Catch the Wind’ and ‘Colors,’ but this was a real breakthrough for me. It was a consciousness change for songwriting, as people are now saying I initiated the psychedelic revolution with this album, ‘Sunshine Superman.’
Classic rock, psychedelic rock – I like to dig up old music and see what I can get influenced by.
It became much more complicated politically to work with psychedelics because of the unsupervised experimentation with psychedelics, particularly among young people.
I was working with the computer at university and playing jazz in the daytime, buying west-coast psychedelic and early Kraftwerk records in the afternoon, and playing folk at night. I was quite busy!
Many of us who have experienced psychedelics feel very much that they are sacred tools. They open spiritual awareness.
‘Psychedelic’ means mind-expanding.
I’ve got the best parents you could ever ask for. My parents are from New Jersey, and they met in Vermont in college. My Dad grew up listening to heavy, psychedelic music. He’s my biggest fan.
I’m into heavy duty, psychedelic, foreign music. That’s what I like listening to.
We were like psychedelic folk combined with Sonic Youth’s noise.
When I first started out, I was making really slow, psychedelic ambient music because it was all I could do.
When I think about the real pioneers of the psychedelic movement in a musical sense, not just the culture, everything had a handmade sort of vibe to it. We’re inventing our culture as we move along into this.
For more than 10 years, Daniel Snaith has been playing mad scientist with pop and psychedelic music. As Manitoba, and more recently as Caribou, he’s pushed the genres’ limits with electronics and studio trickery.
When you read the psychedelic literature, there is a distinction between the so-called natural psychedelics and synthetic psychedelics that are artificially produced.
I mean people have compared us to like the Grateful Dead and all these like psychedelic sixties bands.
In history, psychedelic plants were used by priests and shamans with a desire to discover the interior.
The Italian duo Dumbo Gets Mad specializes in psychedelics for the sober, bringing experimentation together with detailed pop songwriting.
I do not view myself as a psychedelic person but as a yogi. Although most link the Beatles with bringing awareness of yoga to the public, it was myself who actually brought yoga into the mainstream in the United States.
I’m a very keen baker; I pride myself on my cakes. I go along the classic sponge line, but I like to jazz it up: I’ve made some psychedelic birthday cakes.
I’ve always felt that all the music I’ve made is psychedelic, including Throbbing Gristle.
The Beatles, they brought a whole new dimension to pop music. Of course, the psychedelic period is much more interesting to me, starting with ‘Rubber Soul’ and on to the ‘White Album.’ Great, great records. I was such a Beatles fan. I was very sad when they broke up.
Testify’ went from a clean Motown song to straight psychedelic. Loud and feedback and people was loving it, because Motown was ending now.
Whilst I’m all for psychedelic science – I think it’s fantastic – I don’t think we necessarily have time to wait for the science to tell us these medicines are useful. The indigenous cultures have already shown us the ways.
In teaching color, you teach people how to look something and see the tone in it and break it down to be able to paint it and reproduce that color. But then, I’m psychedelic, so I look at color differently. I like colors that are in contrast with one another, so that they flicker back and forth.
I always saw Michael Gambon wearing madly psychedelic socks, and I always thought that’s it is one of the few areas where men can really express colour and have a bit of a dandyish quality to their outfit.
‘Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era,’ the Whitney Museum’s 40th-anniversary trip down counterculture memory lane, provides moments of buzzy fun, but it’ll leave you only comfortably numb. For starters, it may be the whitest, straightest, most conservative show seen in a New York museum since psychedelia was new.
I have the craziest dreams when I’m digesting a massive amount. It feels so real, it’s psychedelic.