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John Mayer Quotes

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John Mayer quotes: lines and lyrics from singer slash dater of dime pieces, Mr. Mayer.

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

“They say stay in the lines, but there’s always something better on the other side.”

“Someday, everything will make perfect sense.  So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, be strong and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.”

“Fear is a friend who’s misunderstood.”

“Whenever they say it can’t be done, remind them that they make a jellybean that tastes exactly like popcorn.”

“If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it.”

“Anybody who’s made it will tell you, you can make it.  Anyone who hasn’t made it will tell you, you can’t.”

“I don’t have anybody telling me what to do.”

“Anybody who tells you to have a fallback plan are people who had a fallback plan, didn’t follow their dreams, and don’t want you to either.”

“Don’t be scared to walk alone.  Don’t be scared to like it.”

“Most times when you try to be all things to all people, you end up being nothing.”

“It’s better to say too much, than never to say what you need to say again.”

“Just be f*cking honest about how you feel about people while you’re alive.”

“I think that one of the greatest connections and attractions you can have with somebody, is understanding somebody.”

“The emotionally intelligent person is skilled in four areas: identifying emotions, using emotions, understanding emotions, and regulating emotions.”

“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.”

“There is too much motivation to become a brand and not enough to become great at something.”

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

“I wanted to be a blues guitar player.  And a singer.  And a songwriter.  Not a shock jock.”

“I love being a famous musician.  I love being the center of attention.  I believe in judging the quality of a song by how much of a hit it sounds like.”

“Playing music to me is as close to having super powers as you can have.”

“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?'”

“Trying to impress my mother with words was one of my favorite pursuits.”

“I hope that, as I get older and my career goes on, that I gain the ability to afford writing things that don’t necessarily have to hit you over the head.”

“Life is like a box of crayons.  Most people are the eight-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.”

“I’d like to think the best of me was still hiding up in my sleeve.”

“I’m interested in living more of a life that’s invisible to everybody and more vibrant to a fewer people that are in my life.”

“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 learned to appreciate everything that has been given to me.”

“No matter what I do, I’m going to earn it.”

“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.”

“I probably had a run in my life where I wasn’t aware that there was anything I couldn’t have.  And it made a monster out of me.  And there’s something very freeing about ‘you can’t.’  And that’s about the right age in your life where you go, ‘Yeah, you can’t.'”

“I’m a good man with a good heart… had a tough time, got a rough start… but I finally learned to let it go.”

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

“Very few things in life are worthy of the kind of emotional distress we put ourselves through.”

“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 – if I can use my own name with myself – the only reason you’re going through these trials is because you’re brave enough to say, ‘I don’t want to detach.  I don’t want to go live in a gated community.’  So, I will continue to make these worldwide dignity mistakes as often as it takes to not make them anymore.”

“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.”

“Someday I’ll fly, someday I’ll soar.  Someday I’ll be so damn much more ’cause I’m bigger than my body gives me credit for.”

“I can’t describe it in words, but I can see it in my head, its color, its light, its shapes, and I’ve managed to synthesize my love for myself by way of many different reasonings and processes, and I’ve been able to really synthesize my own satisfaction and things that do it for me.  They’ve usually been self-taught, self-instructed, self-refined.  So to be with anybody else has to somewhat lie in that comfort zone I’ve created with myself so well.”

“Love is like grass.  If you fall on it, it may leave a stain and some temporary pain.  But you’ll get over the pain, it will eventually stop hurting.  Now maybe the stain ruined your favorite pair of jeans, or maybe it was nothing special that was ruined, but either way the stain remains there.  And with time, it will begin to fade, but it will always be there, a permanent reminder that you, too, once fell.”

“I just wish they’d put a new word in the dictionary bigger than love because love just doesn’t describe what I feel.”

“Pain throws your heart to the ground.  Love turns the whole thing around.”

“May this be the year that things go your way most of the time, and when they don’t, may you have great friends to lean on.”

“I’ve never walked into a restaurant, asked for a table and been told, ‘We’re full.'”

“Who the f*ck do I want to be today?”

“Never, ever underestimate the power of, ‘I’d like that.'”

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

“I mean, I’m quite happy.  I’m happy in all aspects of my life.  I’m very happy in all aspects of my life.”

“I know the heart of life is good.”

“Life is a beautiful thing.  Pack a bag, make a playlist, watch the world.  Don’t speak, just listen.”

“Oh, you can’t make yourself stop dreaming.”

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