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Free instagram-ready hippie quote photos

Here are the quote photos I’m posting on the Retro Vintage Hippie instagram account, and I’m offering them to you for free, to repost or print, or to use how ever you like! The photos are from the amazing Unsplash website. Quotes aren’t mine either, so all of this is for personal use. Simply right-click and save as. Have fun! Oh and I’ll keep adding more freebies so if you don’t want to miss anything, subscribe to our hippie community!


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Led Zeppelin’s Going to California.

I just love these lyrics from Going to California. Can I please go back in time and be that girl Robert Plant is talking about? Haha! What about you hippies, have you found your girl with love in her eyes? Are you someone’s special flowers-in-her-hair gal?


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Jimi Hendrix quote.

This is often the best option, do what you feel!


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You’re either on the bus or off the bus.

Quote from The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, 1968. Ken Kesey is an American writer, most famous for his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and as a cultural icon whom some consider a link between the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the hippies of the 1960s.


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Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.

Let your inner child play!


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You become a hippie when you realize how to be happy.

Hippie (n) One who embraces life to the fullest. Promotes peace, love and happiness. The world needs more hippies!


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The road must eventually lead to the whole world.

Jack Kerouac, born Jean-Louis Kérouac, was an American novelist and poet of French-Canadian descent. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside with William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation.


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Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

Any of you lovely hippies living in a big city? Do you find it hard to be far away from nature? I know I do. I miss the pines so much! I think spending time in nature is indeed a necessity of the human spirit.


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The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.

Because we live in a world of competition and performance, here’s a friendly reminder 🙂


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Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.

I recently made huge changes in many areas of my life. It’s hard, but I think the key is to be patient with yourself at first. Often when these situations come up, it’s because something happened and we’re kind of destroyed. We have to take the time necessary to rest and rebuild ourselves, even if it feels like we’re doing nothing and going nowhere. Then slowly we can start making plans start again, and start seeing this as an opportunity to re-evaluate where we really want to go. Have you ever had to start your whole life over?


to gain which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
To gain which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.

This quote brings all sorts of questions to mind. What would you need to let go, to gain what is worth having?


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Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were walls.

What can you do to follow your bliss today?


John Lennon quote about peace
John Lennon quote about peace.

So true, I have nothing to add to that.


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Friendship is one mind in two bodies.

We hear a lot about love and romance, but let’s not forget about the immense value of friendship.


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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.

Indeed, we’ve all imagined a dream life. Then why aren’t we just living it? What keeps us from doing all the wonderful things we’ve dreamed of? If we take a moment to think about it, we might discover that it’s not much. We might realize that it could be easier than we think. All we have to do right now is take one tiny baby step in the direction of our dreams. Then another 🙂


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Like a tru nature’s child we were born to be wild.

Sometimes when you read lyrics or place them on a certain image, the message hits you, even if you’ve heard the song a thousand times. So simple, and so true. I’m thinking of making this one into a poster for my home, to remind me how important it is to connect with nature. Anyone else interested in having this on their wall?


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Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.

This is an interesting point of you, especially in periods of your life when you feel like you don’t really know what you’re looking for in this “self” research. Create!



I’d love to see what you’re doing with these, and you can share your ideas with others too! Tag me on instagram @retrovintagehippie1 and use the hashtag #retrovintagehippie.

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