John Mayer quotes

  • Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding your self that everything happens for a reason.
    -- John Mayer

    #Strong #Everything Happens For A Reason #Self

  • If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it.
    -- John Mayer

    #Life #Commitment #Dedication

  • Half of my heart's got a real good imagination, half of my heart's got you. . .Half of my hearts got a right mind to tell you that half of my heart won't do.
    -- John Mayer

    #Real #Heart #Imagination

  • Sometimes I wish that I was the weather, you'd bring me up in conversation forever. And when it rained, I'd be the talk of the day.
    -- John Mayer

    #Inspirational #Life #Motivational

  • This is not to say, there never comes a day I'll take my chances and start again. And when I look behind on all my younger times, I'll have to thank the wrongs that led me to a love so strong.
    -- John Mayer

    #Strong #Looks #Chance

  • The saddest kind of sad is the sad that tries not to be sad. You know, when sad tries to bite its lip and not cry, and smile and say, "No I'm happy for you"? Thats when it's really sad...
    -- John Mayer

    #Trying #Lips #Kind

  • Trying to impress my mother with words was one of my favourite pursuits.
    -- John Mayer

    #Mother #Trying #Favourite

  • I'd like to think the best of me was still hiding up in my sleeve.
    -- John Mayer

    #Thinking #Hiding #Best Of Me

  • I've never walked into a restaurant, asked for a table and been told, 'We're full.'
    -- John Mayer

    #Tables #Restaurants

  • Whenever they say it can’t be done, remind them that they make a jellybean that tastes exactly like popcorn.
    -- John Mayer

    #I Hate You #Popcorn #Done

  • A man's got two shots for jewelry: a wedding ring and a watch. The watch is a lot easier to get on and off than a wedding ring.
    -- John Mayer

    #Wedding #Men #Two

  • So scared of getting older, I'm only good at being young.
    -- John Mayer

    #Getting Older #Scared #Young

  • I knew what I wanted to do when I was 13 and I had to go through four years of high school to get out. That's a blessing, because I never had to lay on my bed staring up at the ceiling going, 'What am I going to do with my life?'
    -- John Mayer

    #School #Blessing #Years

  • I love you more than songs can say, but I can't keep running after yesterday...
    -- John Mayer

    #Goodbye #Running #Song

  • Everybody is just a stranger, but that's the danger in going my own way.
    -- John Mayer

    #Way #Stranger #Danger

  • Have you ever loved somebody, loved her completely, but had to end the relationship for life reasons?
    -- John Mayer

    #Reason #Ends

  • I'm a mess of unfinished thoughts.
    -- John Mayer

    #Unfinished #Mess

  • High School is like a spork: it's a crappy spoon and a crappy fork, so in the end it's just plain useless.
    -- John Mayer

    #School #Useless #Spoons

  • You make a choice in your life, and it affects your life in all the ways, good and bad.
    -- John Mayer

    #Choices #Way #Good And Bad

  • People want to see musicians sing things that come from their own mind and own heart in real time, responding to the moment for them.
    -- John Mayer

    #Real #Heart #People

  • You get to a certain age where you prepare yourself for happiness. Sometimes you never remember to actually get happy.
    -- John Mayer

    #Birthday #Age #Remember

  • Fear is a friend who's misunderstood
    -- John Mayer

    #Misunderstood

  • They say stay in the lines, but there's always something better on the other side.
    -- John Mayer

    #Lines #Sides #Something Better

  • I have these accidents, these mistakes, these self-inflicted wounds, and then I tear my head to shreds about it for days.
    -- John Mayer

    #Mistake #Self #Tears

  • Who I am as a guitarist is defined by my failure to become Jimi Hendrix.
    -- John Mayer

    #Failure #Who I Am #Hendrix

  • Sometimes it feels like my life is just one long day.
    -- John Mayer

    #Long #Sometimes #Life Is

  • What I've learned in my life, it's a very interesting social study for me, to go back and forth between being the guy at home and being the guy on the road and being the guy in studio and being the guy in the interview. The environment around you has so much to do with your character, and when I'm home, my character really changes quite a bit.
    -- John Mayer

    #Character #Home #Interesting

  • When you do an interview with me, you're talking to a cheap imitation of the person that I really am. There's no magic in my words, it's just me talking.
    -- John Mayer

    #Talking #Magic #Interviews

  • Numb is the new deep, done with the old me, and talk is the same cheap it's been.
    -- John Mayer

    #Done #Numb

  • There's a constantly applicable nature to soul music, whereas sometimes pop music can be a periodical.
    -- John Mayer

    #Soul #Sometimes #Pops

  • Look, demanding somebody do anything in this day and age is not going to fly.
    -- John Mayer

    #Birthday #Age #Looks

  • I need some kind of emotional stake in it to write my lyrics, assuming that place. It might just be an emotion I understand but am not currently experiencing necessarily.
    -- John Mayer

    #Writing #Emotional #Needs

  • I've never done anything because I thought it would look cool.
    -- John Mayer

    #Looks #Done

  • I can't even explain to you how terrible that feels, that I equate dating a woman with punishment, shame, guilt, disappointment, reproach, reprimand, persecution. It's a nightmare.
    -- John Mayer

    #Disappointment #Punishment #Dating

  • My fear is that I go up to the girl of my dreams and say 'I'm sorry, but I've got to say hello to you,' and she slides the stool back and gets up and walks away, saying, 'Not for me, Bub. I don't want anything to do with you.'
    -- John Mayer

    #Girl #Dream #Sorry

  • I'm not as surprised in going from playing 1,000 seats to 4,000 seats as I was from 100 to 500 seats.
    -- John Mayer

  • Maybe someday you can accuse somebody of being a poseur by selling out and playing blues music, but that's just not going to happen in my lifetime.
    -- John Mayer

    #Someday #Lifetime #Selling

  • Sometimes I get so bold and I'm so confident about what I'm doing that I actually try to be more of a dork because it's a really liberating feeling to experience what it's like to not care.
    -- John Mayer

    #Feelings #Trying #Care

  • It's so interesting how success hits people and how they react to it.
    -- John Mayer

    #People #Interesting

  • In the quest to be clever, I completely forgot about the people that I love and that love me.
    -- John Mayer

    #Clever #People #Quests

  • I've learned to appreciate everything that has been given to me.
    -- John Mayer

    #Appreciate #Given

  • I feel strikingly domestic. We're in our own world with two busses and trucks.
    -- John Mayer

    #Two #World #Truck

  • You gotta be able to explain things to yourself when the lights go off and you get in the bed. You gotta deal with you at the end of the day.
    -- John Mayer

    #Light #The End Of The Day #Bed

  • I'm willing to make compromises based on someone I think is the one, but I think it's psychologically important to people when they're famous to be the only famous person they know.
    -- John Mayer

    #Thinking #People #Important

  • If you get half a million, at a certain stage you probably will get 4 million people, if they are able to hear it. The touring thing is unbelievable. It really is amazing from what we did the last tour even to what we are doing now.
    -- John Mayer

    #People #Lasts #Half

  • So scared of getting older I'm only good at being young So I play the numbers game to find a way to say that life has just begun.
    -- John Mayer

    #Games #Play #Numbers

  • How dare you say it's nothing to me? Baby, you're the only light I ever saw.
    -- John Mayer

    #Baby #Light #Saws

  • You know I used to be the back porch poet with my book of lines, always hoping knowing all the time, I'm probably never gonna find the perfect rhyme. . .For heavier things
    -- John Mayer

    #Book #Knowing #Perfect

  • By the time I recognize this moment, this moment will be gone. . . But I will bend the light, pretend that it somehow lingered on
    -- John Mayer

    #Light #Gone #Moments

  • Tore up my heart and shut it down. Nothing to do, nowhere to be. A simple little kind of free. Nothing to do, no one but me, and that's all I need. I'm perfectly lonely.
    -- John Mayer

    #Lonely #Loneliness #Heart

  • The night I was recognized for 'Daughters' at the Grammys was the night this record started. I knew I had bought the time to learn everything I needed before I started this one. 'Continuum' is not a shot in the dark, it's not a guesstimation.
    -- John Mayer

    #Daughter #Dark #Night

  • I'm not deluded enough to think that everyone who knows my name is a listener. You know, I hope that part of that interest - part of that public interest - has to do with me still making records that people like.
    -- John Mayer

    #Thinking #Names #People

  • Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you're really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I've got a few missing.
    -- John Mayer

    #Color #People #Missing

  • I may have taken someone through the wringer psychologically, but I've never been sinister.
    -- John Mayer

    #Taken #May #Sinister

  • I look away at car crashes, and I know people who look away at car crashes, because it makes us uncomfortable to watch other people in pain.
    -- John Mayer

    #Pain #Car #People

  • I hate being the heartbreaker. Hate it. If I date somebody and it doesn't work out, it's another nightmare for me.
    -- John Mayer

    #Hate #Work Out #Nightmare

  • I feel my shows are like a late-night talk show that we settle down and do every night.
    -- John Mayer

    #Night #Down And #Settling

  • I don't write songs in order to stick it to my exes. I don't release underground dis tracks.
    -- John Mayer

    #Song #Writing #Order

  • I'm singing what I want to sing based on the emotion of what that day feels like. That's what comes out of my mouth and guitar. That impacts people. They know anything can happen.
    -- John Mayer

    #Impact #Guitar #People

  • You cannot avoid war in life, you cannot avoid the fear of terrorism, you cannot avoid those things now, they are a part of everyday demeanor.
    -- John Mayer

    #War #Everyday #Terrorism

  • Ladies, if you want to know the way to my heart... good spelling and good grammar, good punctuation, capitalize only where you are supposed to capitalize, it's done.
    -- John Mayer

    #Heart #Way #Done

  • I have the obsessiveness of someone who's a sober, recovering addict displacing his addiction. Except I never had the addiction.
    -- John Mayer

    #Addiction #Sober #Recovering

  • I scientifically engineer my music to be as accessible as possible.
    -- John Mayer

  • I wanted to be a blues guitar player. And a singer. And a songwriter. Not a shock jock.
    -- John Mayer

    #Player #Guitar #Singers

  • I was very successful from a very early age, and I want to keep it.
    -- John Mayer

    #Birthday #Successful #Age

  • I'm a good music provider, and I'm fine with that. I'm a quality music manufacturer.
    -- John Mayer

    #Quality #Fine

  • I'm not an icon. Not even in America.
    -- John Mayer

    #Icons #America

  • I'm very happy in all aspects of my life.
    -- John Mayer

    #Aspect #Very Happy

  • I've figured out my learning curve. I can look at something and somehow know exactly how long it will take for me to learn it.
    -- John Mayer

    #Curves #Long #Looks

  • I've realized you can use a fork as a spoon if you use it rapidly enough.
    -- John Mayer

    #Use #Spoons #Enough

  • My hits are not hits.
    -- John Mayer

  • There's so many inspiring people out there.
    -- John Mayer

    #People

  • Atlanta's my musical home. It really was the place where I really came alive.
    -- John Mayer

    #Home #Atlanta #Musical

  • Every song I put on a record could be a single and I just pack my bags for it... and the minute it takes off, I'm not gonna be home for a while.
    -- John Mayer

    #Song #Home #Bags

  • I believe in blues, and I believe that it's been misrepresented.
    -- John Mayer

    #Believe #I Believe #I Believe In

  • I get recognized somewhere in between like local meteorologist and national meteorologist.
    -- John Mayer

    #Meteorologists

  • It's very liberating when you finally realize it's impossible to make everyone like you.
    -- John Mayer

    #Impossible #Realizing #Like You

  • I like giving people something they don't want to miss the next time. It's a show with little twists and turns and curves. It has me being silly and stupid and compassionate and completely deep.
    -- John Mayer

    #Stupid #Silly #Curves

  • I hope that what it comes down to at the end of the day is that people believe that I believe what I'm singing. It comes down to being believable. You don't have to be likeable; generally, though, I think I am.
    -- John Mayer

    #Believe #Thinking #People

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