40+ Best Jimmy Buffett Quotes: Exclusive Selection

James William Buffett is an American singer, songwriter, musician, author, actor, and businessman. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an “island escapism” lifestyle. Inspirational Jimmy Buffett quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Jimmy Buffett Quotes

It takes no more time to see the good side of life than it takes to see the bad.

If we weren’t all crazy we would go insane.

Life is just a tire swing.

Moderation is the key. So I work certain amount of time and then I take a certain amount of time off.

I’ve got a Caribbean Soul, I can barely control.

I’d rather die while I’m living than live while I’m dead.

Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been.

Still I search the constellations, for the tiny grains of sand, where the sand of the ocean, meets the salty piece of land.

Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too.

One of the inescapable encumbrances of leading an interesting life is that there have to be moments when you almost lose it.

Where it all ends I can’t fathom, my friends. If I knew, I might toss out my anchor.

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

I’m growing older, but not up.

Top Jimmy Buffett Quotes

Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance. That translates into pacing a story, pleasing a reading audience.

Well, I’m still here. Didn’t have to go to rehab, and I’m not broke.

Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see.

Weather is here, wish you were beautiful.

People who think too much before they act don’t act too much.

Changes in latitude. Changes in attitude.

It’s a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Mind on a permanent vacation, ocean is the only medication. Wishing my condition ain’t ever gonna go away.

Forget that blind ambition and trust your intuition.

If it doesn’t work out there will never be any doubt that the pleasure was worth all the pain.

Songwriters write songs, but they really belong to the listener.

Mother, Mother ocean, I have heard your call. Wanted to sail upon your waters, since I was 3 feet tall.

If there’s a heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached.

Lust for the future, treasure the past.

Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don’t know and I don’t care.

It’s important to have as much fun as possible while we’re here. It balances out the times when the minefield of life explodes.

With a little love and luck we will get by.

I’m inspired by people who keep on rolling, no matter their age.

If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.

Indecision may or may not be my problem.

Some of it’s magic and some of it’s tragic, but I had a good life all the way.

It’s a sweet life, living by the salty sea.

If life gives you limes, make margaritas.

We are the people our parents warned us about.

Life is a journey that’s not measured in miles or years, but in experiences.

Searching is half the fun; life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.

I sell escapism.