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Janis Joplin

  • Down on me, down on me, / Looks like everybody in this whole round world / Is down on me.

    • Janis Joplin,
    • "Down on Me," Big Brother & the Holding Company ()
  • [When ex-President Eisenhower's death prevented her photograph from appearing on the cover of Newsweek:] Fourteen heart attacks and he had to die in my week. In my week.

    • Janis Joplin,
    • in New Musical Express ()
  • Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.

    • Janis Joplin,
    • "Me and Bobby McGee," Pearl ()
  • You got to get it while you can.

    • Janis Joplin,
    • "Get It While You Can," Pearl ()
  • I love being a star more than life itself.

    • Janis Joplin,
    • in Deborah Landau, Janis Joplin: Her Life and Times ()
  • You better not compromise yourself, it's all you've got.

    • Janis Joplin,
    • in Michael Lydon, Rock Folk ()
  • Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable.

    • Janis Joplin,
    • in Ms. ()
  • Onstage, I make love to twenty-five thousand people, then I go home alone.

    • Janis Joplin,
    • in Feminist Art Journal ()
  • Maybe my audiences can enjoy my music more if they think I'm destroying myself.

    • Janis Joplin,
    • Associated Press interview with Mary Campbell, in Gillian G. Gaar, She's a Rebel ()
  • It's not easy living up to Janis Joplin, you know.

    • Janis Joplin,
    • in Gillian G. Gaar, She's a Rebel ()
  • It's gonna be a long hard drag, but we'll make it.

    • Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin, U.S. singer, songwriter

(1843 - 1970)

Full name: Janis Lyn Joplin.