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It's pretty clear now that what looked like it might have been some kind of counterculture is, in reality, just the plain old chaos of undifferentiated weirdness.
I can envisage a new world in which society has a way for there to be music, whose function is to get you high, that's the sort of thing we're hammering at.
To get really high is to forget yourself and to forget yourself is to see everything else;
and to see everything else is to become an understanding molecule in evolution, a conscious tool of the universe.
That's why I think it's important to get high.
- Jerry Garcia
It's a joke. Greed and the desire to take drugs are two separate things. If you want to separate the two, the thing you do is make drugs legal. Accept the reality that people do want to change their consciousness and make an effort to make safer, healthier drugs.
- Jerry Garcia - Rolling Stone interview 1989
Tipper and Al (Gore) came to a show the last time we were in Washington. They're nice people, a nice family. We made every effort not to frighten them.
- Jerry Garcia
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