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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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Welcome to the retro, vintage, hippie reference!

Looking for a gift for a hippie, retro home decor, a vintage-looking band t-shirt? You’ve come to the right place. Retro Vintage Hippie is the website where you, the modern-day hippie, can find awesome products that fit your retro style! But first of all I’d like to thank you for coming! ♥

What’s on Retro Vintage Hippie

Products I design myself

Looking for clever gift for a retro fan that can’t be found in a store or on Amazon? I happen to design hippie, psychedelic style products! You’ll be sure to make a unique gift with these! 


Personalized retro items

I’ll be presenting customizable retro products from my favorite designers! Choose the color of the sweater, add the bride’s name on a marble paint gift bag, put your face on a tye-dye t-shirt, or offer a retro monogram phone case to a loved one.

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How about some hippie quotes on posters you can download and print at home, as many times as you like? Retro home decor has never been so easy, and affordable! You need printable signs for your rustic wedding? I have that too (along with the matching return adress labels, paper cups, napkins, etc.). I’ll have that ready for you ASAP!


Rustic wedding printable signs

Useful resources, DIY and tips

  • How to throw a retro-themed party
  • Personalized retro gift ideas
  • How to DIY a retro kitchen
  • DIY decorating: a hippie living room
  • 70s fashion inspiration


Because I like to give and because free stuff is fun, I’ll offer various printables free of charge on a regular basis. In fact, let’s start right now! Enter your email below to receive your free Be Hippie printable poster!

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How it started

RVH started with my passion for the music, culture, fashion but above all, the vibe of the 60s and 70s. My vision is to grow Retro Vintage Hippie into a lifestyle brand and to inspire people into a hippie revival! I would be thrilled to see a comeback of those values and chill vibes. In the future, I aim to offer products that leave the smallest footprint possible.

Please allow me to introduce myself…

Like many, I feel like I wasn’t born in the right era. I say I’m a hippie at heart because I value peace, love, friendship, health, nature and I always had an interest (let’s admit it, a weird obsession) for everything related to the 60s and 70s. As a teenager I wore bell bottom jeans, wanted to time-travel to marry young Robert Plant, and listened to Jimi hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and The Doors. That’s when I started playing guitar and chose the rock ‘n roll lifestyle!

I was a salesperson and guitar teacher in a music store for a while and then decided to study music. Even though I wanted to play in a band since I was a kid, it’s only in college I realized how incredibely awesome it really was. Something struck me: all the music students were nice. Lovely people. All of them. How was that even possible? I was a hippie at heart and I had met a bunch of hippies!

As years went by, I had the chance to meet and work with some more amazing folks. Being part of a team of like-minded people is what I love about being a musician and that’s how I started my other website, The Musicians Van. I know what you’re thinking, this van is probably a Westfalia with a peace sign on the front. Well, I told you I was obsessed by everything hippie! Today I work from home, I recently became vegan, I hang out with my cat, I do compost and take care of my plants, so I’m very grateful for my life and I would like for others to have a great life as well.

Join the Retro Vintage Hippies!

What about some retro content in your inbox every now and then? Be a part of this hippie community! You’ll be the first to know about the most recent products I created, the latest freebies and the new blog posts. For a limited time, you get the Be Hippie printable poster for free when you sign in!

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[I know what it’s like to be overwhelmed by an insane amount of emails, so you can trust me, I won’t over-do it.]

What’s that? You want to write a guest post? Yep, I’m totally up for it! Contact me!

What about you, are you a hippie yourself or do you know one? Do you like retro home decor? Do you dress in 70s fashion? I would love to know you!

peace & love

Retro Vintage Hippie


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Coming soon…

  • What’s the history of tie dye?
  • 1970s decorating style: what’s with all the orange and brown?
  • Why did everything have rounded corners?
  • Who invented the smiley face?
  • How to throw a retro party?

If these are the questions that keep you up at night, stay tuned. We are preparing awesome articles for you hippies…