John Mayer Quotes

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Born: October 16, 1977, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Music artist

1.
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

2.
Atlanta's my musical home. It really was the place where I really came alive.
- John Mayer

3.
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

4.
Have you ever loved somebody, loved her completely, but had to end the relationship for life reasons?
- John Mayer

5.
Hopefully people can see my music is tethered to my brain.
- John Mayer

6.
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

7.
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

8.
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

9.
I scientifically engineer my music to be as accessible as possible.
- John Mayer

10.
I was very successful from a very early age, and I want to keep it.
- John Mayer

11.
I'm a good music provider, and I'm fine with that. I'm a quality music manufacturer.
- John Mayer

12.
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

13.
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

14.
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

15.
I've never done anything because I thought it would look cool.
- John Mayer

16.
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

17.
It's almost charity work, what people have done, turning other people on to my music.
- John Mayer

18.
It's so interesting how success hits people and how they react to it.
- John Mayer

19.
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

20.
Look, demanding somebody do anything in this day and age is not going to fly.
- John Mayer

21.
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

22.
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

23.
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

24.
There are people in the world who have the power to change our values.
- John Mayer

25.
There's a constantly applicable nature to soul music, whereas sometimes pop music can be a periodical.
- John Mayer

26.
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

27.
Who I am as a guitarist is defined by my failure to become Jimi Hendrix.
- John Mayer

28.
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

29.
You get to a certain age where you prepare yourself for happiness. Sometimes you never remember to actually get happy.
- John Mayer

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