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John Mayer – 29 Quotes

 

29 Quotes by John Mayer

 

Hopefully people can see my music is tethered to my brain.

– John Mayer


I’ve never done anything because I thought it would look cool.

– John Mayer


I scientifically engineer my music to be as accessible as possible.

– John Mayer


I was very successful from a very early age, and I want to keep it.

– John Mayer


It’s so interesting how success hits people and how they react to it.

– John Mayer


There are people in the world who have the power to change our values.

– John Mayer


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

– John Mayer


Atlanta’s my musical home. It really was the place where I really came alive.

– John Mayer


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

– John Mayer


I’m a good music provider, and I’m fine with that. I’m a quality music manufacturer.

– John Mayer


It’s almost charity work, what people have done, turning other people on to my music.

– John Mayer


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

– John Mayer


There’s a constantly applicable nature to soul music, whereas sometimes pop music can be a periodical.

– John Mayer


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

– John Mayer


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


I’m getting to a point where everything is becoming streamlined in my life. I’m learning how to stand onstage for two hours and play in front of thousands of people as if I am completely in the moment every moment.

– John Mayer


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


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


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


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