Zitat des Tages von Janis Joplin:
Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin. Now, they are so subtle, they can milk you with two notes. They can make you feel like they told you the whole universe. But I don't know that yet. All I got now is strength. Maybe if I keep singing, maybe I'll get it.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
Guess what, I might be the first hippie pinup girl.
Who you are is what you settle for, you know?
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable.
You got to get it while you can.
I have to have the 'umph.' I've got to feel it, because if it's not getting through to me, the audience sure as hell aren't going to feel it either.
I got treated very badly in Texas. They don't treat beatniks too good in Texas. Port Arthur people thought I was a beatnik, though they'd never seen one and neither had I.
I won't quit to become someone's old lady.
I'm one of those regular weird people.
Texas is OK if you want to settle down and do your own thing quietly, but it's not for outrageous people, and I was always outrageous.
My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house.
I can't talk about my singing. I'm inside it. How can you describe something you're inside of?
Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz.
If I hold back, I'm no good. I'm no good. I'd rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time.
On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone.
I always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was, like other chicks want to be stewardesses. I read. I painted. I thought.
When I sing, I feel like when you're first in love. It's more than sex. It's that point two people can get to they call love, when you really touch someone for the first time, but it's gigantic, multiplied by the whole audience. I feel chills.
All of a sudden, someone threw me in front of this rock and roll band. And I decided then and there that was it. I never wanted to do anything else.