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My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house.

Janis Joplin in Father, House, Us

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My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house.

Janis Joplin

On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.

Janis Joplin

On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people and then I go home alone.

Janis Joplin

I've been looking around, and I noticed something: how much you really need to be loved. Ambition isn't just a desperate quest for positions or money. It's just love - lots of love.

Janis Joplin

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.

Janis Joplin

If I hold back, I'm no good. I'm no good. I'd rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time.

Janis Joplin

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.

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Playing is just about feeling. Playing isn't necessarily about misery. Playing isn't necessarily about happiness. But it's just about letting yourself feel all those things that you have already on the inside of you, but you're all the time trying to push

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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.

Janis Joplin

I'm a victim of my own insides. There was a time when I wanted to know everything. It used to make me very unhappy, all that feeling. I just didn't know what to do with it. But now I've learned to make that feeling work for me.

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Now that I'm here where am I?

Janis Joplin

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.

Janis Joplin

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.

Janis Joplin

On stage I make love to twenty-five thousand people then I go home alone.

Janis Joplin

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?

Janis Joplin