"I mean, whatever kills you kills you, and your death is authentic no matter how you die."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Jerry Garcia on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Jerry Garcia on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Jerry Garcia on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Jerry Garcia on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Jerry Garcia on Helen Keller
"I don't know why, it's the same reason why you like some music and you don't like others. There's something about it that you like. Ultimately I don't find it's in my best interests to try and analyze it, since it's fundamentally emotional."
"We're not uncomfortable with it, and we've already been through enough of the music business where I'm not really worried that commercial success is going to in some way - we're already past saving, you know what I mean? It's too late for us."
"Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life, and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison."
"I mean, just because you're a musician doesn't mean all your ideas are about music. So every once in a while I get an idea about plumbing, I get an idea about city government, and they come the way they come."
"I think it's too bad that everybody's decided to turn on drugs, I don't think drugs are the problem. Crime is the problem. Cops are the problem. Money's the problem. But drugs are just drugs."