"If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Jerry Garcia on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Jerry Garcia on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Jerry Garcia on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Jerry Garcia on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Jerry Garcia on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"I mean, whatever kills you kills you, and your death is authentic no matter how you die."
"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."