John Mayer - Quotes

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.' ---->>>

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.

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.

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

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. ---->>>

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.

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.

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

Sometimes it feels like my life is just one long day.

Sometimes it feels like my life is just one long day.

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?' ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

Trying to impress my mother with words was one of my favourite pursuits. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

No matter what I do, I'm going to earn it. ---->>>

When you're just open but not honest, then you start free-associating garbage. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

I quit the media game. I'm out. I'm done. ---->>>

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.

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.

I've learned to appreciate everything that has been given to me. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

I believe in blues, and I believe that it's been misrepresented. ---->>>

I'm very happy in all aspects of my life. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I love being the center of attention. ---->>>

I really don't want to be a hunk. ---->>>

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

I wanted everybody to like me. I thought I was one shuck and jive away in every direction. ---->>>

I'm trying everything I can not to be jaded 'cause I don't like jaded musicians. ---->>>

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.

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.

I've never been a bad boy. ---->>>

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

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

I lost my head for a little while. ---->>>

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

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

I'm the only person I know who's got a bunch of money. ---->>>

People are really concerned with what other people are saying about them. ---->>>

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.

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.

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. ---->>>

If you told me I was going to live to 240, I would take 10 years off and try and act. I don't have that kind of time, so I'd much rather stick to playing guitar. ---->>>

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

There's a certain lack of gimmickry to what I do that makes people in England go: 'Where's the thing?' ---->>>

There's so many inspiring people out there.

There's so many inspiring people out there.

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. ---->>>

I don't want to detach. I don't want to go live in a gated community. ---->>>

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

I get recognized somewhere in between like local meteorologist and national meteorologist. ---->>>

I'm not an icon. Not even in America. ---->>>

All I want a song to do is just to kind of present an idea. ---->>>

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

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

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

I just like collaborating. ---->>>

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

My hits are not hits. ---->>>

Nothing feels worse than having to break the stage down before the performance, and I mean nothing. ---->>>

I just sort of lost my head for a little while. ---->>>

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

I don't have anybody telling me what to do. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-16, 1977
Birthplace: in Bridgeport, Connecticut, The United States
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Occupation: Musician

John Clayton Mayer (; born October 16, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in nearby Fairfield. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta in 1997 with Clay Cook. Together, they formed a short-lived two-man band called Lo-Fi Masters (wikipedia)