162+ Best John Mayer Quotes & Lyrics: Exclusive Selection

John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayer attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta in 1997 with Clay Cook. Profoundly inspirational John Mayer quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous John Mayer Quotes

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. – John Mayer

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. – John Mayer

Everybody is just a stranger, but that’s the danger in going my own way. – John Mayer

I’d like to think the best of me was still hiding up in my sleeve. – John Mayer

If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it. – John Mayer

The biggest mistake I made and what cost me a lot of enjoyment in my life, was assuming that everybody cared. They don’t. – 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

High School is like a spork: it’s a crappy spoon and a crappy fork, so in the end it’s just plain useless. – John Mayer

Very few things in life are worthy of the kind of emotional distress we put ourselves through. – John Mayer

So scared of getting older, I’m only good at being young. – John Mayer

I think that one of the greatest connections and attractions you can have with somebody, is understanding somebody. – John Mayer

I’m someone who would like to act like I don’t care, but I care. – John Mayer

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

My life’s a sequel to a movie where the actors’ names have changed. – John Mayer

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. – John Mayer

My hits are not hits. – John Mayer

I’m not as surprised in going from playing 1,000 seats to 4,000 seats as I was from 100 to 500 seats. – John Mayer

Never, ever underestimate the power of ‘Id Like that. – John Mayer

If you’re good, and you know you’re good, and you know you’re better than those people getting paid to do it, you still have to have an open ear….Nobody’s music is the enemy of your music…The idea that someone else has made it when they shouldn’t have made it is toxic thinking. – 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

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

I believe in blues, and I believe that it’s been misrepresented. – John Mayer

I am beginning to know what it feels like to be a woman. To have people looking at you all the time. And I’m sorry ladies, I had no idea! But people are looking at me all the time. It’s like I have musical boobies! – John Mayer

Numb is the new deep, done with the old me, and talk is the same cheap it’s been. – John Mayer

There’s a certain lack of gimmickry to what I do that makes people in England go: ‘Where’s the thing? – John Mayer

In a time when everything can be next day and ordered and put on credit and paid for, music to me is promise, all promise, very little realization. It’s the promise of walking into a room with a guitar and not being sure you will leave with an idea that will take, not being sure it won’t slip away from you. – John Mayer

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

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

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

I find myself in situations that I know would be unbelievable pictures and I have to gauge, Is this worth taking the camera out? Am I gonna lose the moment? Am I gonna get a dirty look from Sting? – John Mayer

Friends, lovers, or nothing, we can really only ever be one. – John Mayer

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. – John Mayer

You can’t spell ‘developer’ without ‘devel.’ – John Mayer

If I wake up in the morning and I don’t want to get you a coffee or if I don’t see you for a week and I don’t want to go figure out something to FedEx you, then we’ve got a problem. You can fake the words I miss you, but you can’t fake getting someone a book. – John Mayer

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. – John Mayer

I am not in ‘Us Weekly.’ I’d have to be going out with someone who is in there to be in there myself. – John Mayer

Top John Mayer Quotes About Life and Love

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. – John Mayer

I went to my library, right? And I started to research the Bill of Rights and I did not technically find anything that said all Americans shall eat shrimp with whoever they like. But, I found some things that are close enough to infer that I am within my legal rights to enjoy seafood with whomever I choose. – John Mayer

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

It’s my failure to sound like my heroes that’s allowed me to sound like myself. – John Mayer

It’s very liberating when you finally realize it’s impossible to make everyone like you. – John Mayer

When you’re dreaming with a broken heart, the waking up is the hardest part. You roll outta bed and down on your knees and for a moment you can hardly breathe. – John Mayer

I am who I am because of Dave Matthews Band – John Mayer

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. – John Mayer

When you trust your television What you get is what you got Cause when they own the information, oh They can bend it all they want. – John Mayer

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

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. – John Mayer

Sometimes you tell someone to never call you again; and then the phone rings and you hope it’s them – it’s the most twisted logic of all time. – John Mayer

You look so good it hurts sometimes. – John Mayer

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

Fathers be good to your daughters, daughters will love like you do. Girls become lovers, who turn into mothers, so mothers be good to your daughters, too. – John Mayer

God only knows how much I’d love you if you let me, but I can’t break through at all. – John Mayer

I know the heart of life is good. – 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

We’re supposed to lose our friends to time, at an age when we’re ready to agree to the terms of having lived a long life. Not now. – John Mayer

You make a choice in your life, and it affects your life in all the ways, good and bad. – John Mayer

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

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 favourite 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. – John Mayer

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. – John Mayer

It’s better to say too much, than never to say what you need to say again. – John Mayer

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

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. – John Mayer

Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it. – John Mayer

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

Fear is a friend who’s misunderstood – John Mayer

I’m a mess of unfinished thoughts. – John Mayer

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. – John Mayer

Most times when you try to be all things to all people, you end up being nothing. – John Mayer

They say stay in the lines, but there’s always something better on the other side. – John Mayer

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

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. – John Mayer

When autumn comes, it doesn’t ask. It just walks in, where it left you last. And you never know, when it starts; until there’s fog inside the glass around your summer heart. – John Mayer

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. – John Mayer

Pain throws your heart to the ground Love turns the whole thing around Fear is a friend who’s misunderstood But I know the heart of life is good – John Mayer

By the time I recognize this moment, this moment will be gone. . . But I will bend the light, pretend that it somehow lingered on – John Mayer

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. – 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

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 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

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

When you’re just open but not honest, then you start free-associating garbage. – John Mayer

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?’ – John Mayer

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

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. – John Mayer

I have the obsessiveness of someone who’s a sober, recovering addict displacing his addiction. Except I never had the addiction. – John Mayer

I really don’t want to be a hunk. – John Mayer

I may have taken someone through the wringer psychologically, but I’ve never been sinister. – 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

I don’t have anybody telling me what to do. – John Mayer

I lost my head for a little while. – John Mayer

He doesn’t think he should be on supervision. He thinks he’s too good for it. – John Mayer

We have an immediate and dire need for this. The board has voted already to go ahead with this. – John Mayer

We could finish our season on a winning note. That was certainly our goal. We’re real excited. We really are. We’re getting there. – John Mayer

the trapper keeper is the genisis of OCD for my generation. – John Mayer

I wanted everybody to like me. I thought I was one shuck and jive away in every direction. – John Mayer

Scared of the world outside you should go explore, pull all the shades and wander the great indoors. Though lately I can’t blame you, I have seen he world and sometimes I wish your room had room for two. – John Mayer

So what, so I’ve got a smile onBut it’s hiding the quiet superstitions in my head – John Mayer

It seems like the other 20 people in the county know what is better for us than our own representatives. – John Mayer

It makes you feel like you’re on vacation. It’s the kind of drink that should have an umbrella sticking out of it. It tastes great in the winter months. – John Mayer

That’s a high felony. We want to apprehend him as soon as possible. – John Mayer

I’m thinking about coming out with a full body velour jumpsuit. No joke. If I get tired of playing music, I’ll go home. I won’t come out with a new flavor of ice cream. – John Mayer

I support building a bridge large enough to handle the growth that has occurred and the growth that will occur in the future. – John Mayer

I just sort of lost my head for a little while. – John Mayer

I just don’t see myself in that place where I really want to bop anymore. – John Mayer

I can’t wait to figure out what wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be. – John Mayer

I don’t want to detach. I don’t want to go live in a gated community. – John Mayer

He’s not been cooperative with his conditions of supervision. He’s failed to report, and he’s been involved in other criminal activities. – John Mayer

I can make the most tasteless reference at some point and then go into one of my most earnest songs of the repertoire. – John Mayer

All I want a song to do is just to kind of present an idea. – John Mayer

The emotionally intelligent person is skilled in four areas: identifying emotions, using emotions, understanding emotions, and regulating emotions. – John Mayer

Yeah, that girl is like crack cocaine to me. Sexually it was crazy. That’s all I’ll say. It was like napalm, sexual napalm. – John Mayer

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. – John Mayer

I’ve always said I’ve got the coolest fans, and I brag about you like grandchildren when I talk to other artists – John Mayer

Songs can be Trojan horses, taking charged ideas and sneaking past the ego’s defenses and into the open mind. – 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

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. – 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

What is being black? It’s making the most of your life, not taking a single moment for granted. Taking something that’s seen as a struggle and making it work for you, or you’ll die inside. Not to say that my struggle is like the collective struggle of black America. But maybe my struggle is similar to one black dude’s. – John Mayer

I remember playing the guitar through the amplifier facing out the window of my house onto the street in the summer time – that was social media in 1992. – John Mayer

Lets keep the car in drive and leave it all behind – John Mayer

Fender Custom Shop made this nickel plated Stratbelieve it or not, it sounds incredible. – John Mayer

I feel strikingly domestic. We’re in our own world with two busses and trucks. – John Mayer

Yeah, Under The Table And Dreaming shaped the way that I think about writing songs. – John Mayer

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

I’ve learned to appreciate everything that has been given to me. – John Mayer

In the quest to be clever, I completely forgot about the people that I love and that love me. – John Mayer

The tweets are getting shorter, but the songs are still 4 minutes long. You’re coming up with 140-character zingers, and the song is still 4 minutes long…I realized about a year ago that I couldn’t have a complete thought anymore. And I was a tweetaholic. I had four million twitter followers, and I was always writing on it. And I stopped using twitter as an outlet and I started using twitter as the instrument to riff on, and it started to make my mind smaller and smaller and smaller. And I couldn’t write a song. – John Mayer

I don’t write songs in order to stick it to my exes. I don’t release underground dis tracks. – John Mayer

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

Welcome to the real world, she said to me. Condescendingly. Take a seat. Take your life. Plot it out in black and white. – John Mayer

I came from the last couple of years in a generation where we didn’t have a computer around so we didn’t waste as much time on the internet as we do now so I had large chuncks of time which to devote to doing something. – 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

I’ve realized you can use a fork as a spoon if you use it rapidly enough. – John Mayer

There’s so many inspiring people out there. – John Mayer

How dare you say it’s nothing to me? Baby, you’re the only light I ever saw. – John Mayer

Tore up my heart and shut it down. Nothing to do, nowhere to be. A simple little kind of free. Nothing to do, no one but me, and that’s all I need. I’m perfectly lonely. – John Mayer

You know I used to be the back porch poet with my book of lines, always hoping knowing all the time, I’m probably never gonna find the perfect rhyme. . .For heavier things – John Mayer

I’ll never let your head hit the bed without my hand behind it … – John Mayer

I’m very happy in all aspects of my life. – John Mayer

Disappointment has a name, it’s heartbreak – John Mayer

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. – John Mayer

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. – John Mayer

I’m having the time of my life figuring out this next move. – John Mayer

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

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

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

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

People are really concerned with what other people are saying about them. – John Mayer

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

I believe that my life’s gonna see the love I give returned to me. – John Mayer

I have the obsessiveness of someone who’s a sober, recovering addict displacing his addiction. Except I never had the addiction. – John Mayer

Half of my heart’s got a real good imagination, half of my heart’s got you. – John Mayer

You should have a picture of yourself as a kid in your home so that you remember where you came from. – John Mayer

I’m not an icon. Not even in America. – John Mayer

Nothing feels worse than having to break the stage down before the performance, and I mean nothing. – John Mayer

Sometimes I wish that I was a bong hit, you’d let me in and you would love every minute. – 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

I’m having the time of my life figuring out this next move. – John Mayer