87 Best John Mayer Quotes on Life, Love and Friendship

John Clayton Mayer, born October 16, 1977, is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist recognized for his melodic soft rock.

Mayer began playing guitar in his teens and briefly attended Berklee College of Music before moving to Atlanta.

His debut EP, “Inside Wants Out,” was released in 1999. After performing at the South by Southwest festival in 2000, he signed with Aware label, leading to the successful album “Room for Squares” in 2001.

John Mayer

The track “Your Body Is a Wonderland” won a Grammy. His subsequent album, “Heavier Things” (2003), was another hit. Mayer, known for adult-oriented alternative rock, diversified his sound with influences like blues, collaborating with artists like Common and Kanye West.

His album “Continuum” (2006) garnered multiple Grammys. Despite his music achievements, Mayer’s personal life drew tabloid attention.

He explored folk-rock in “Born and Raised” (2012) and “Paradise Valley” (2013) and later joined the band Dead & Company in 2015. His 2021 album is “Sob Rock”.

I have picked the best quotes by John Mayer for you.


Best John Mayer Quotes


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


I am invincible, as long as I’m alive. ~ John Mayer.


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

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

I am who I am because of Dave Matthews Band. ~ John Mayer.

Not worrying is a skill. It’s a skill not breaking down every single moment. ~ John Mayer.


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

Let’s keep the car in drive and leave it all behind. ~ John Mayer.

Numb is the new deep. ~ 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 love you more than songs can say, but I can’t keep running after yesterday… ~ 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.

They read all the books, but they can’t find the answers. ~ John Mayer.

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

You’re not here to line up behind what’s cool, you’re here to share what you truly love even if people aren’t into it at the moment. ~ John Mayer.

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

Top John Mayer Quotes

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. ~ John Mayer.

There is too much motivation to become a brand and not enough to become great at something. ~ John Mayer.


I quit the media game. I’m out. I’m done. ~ John Mayer.

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

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

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.


Disappointment has a name, it’s heartbreak. ~ John Mayer.

Stop falling in love with everything that lets you down, even if your hands are shaking and your faith is broken, even as the eyes are closing, do it with a heart wide open. Say what you need to say. ~ John Mayer.

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

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


Keep me where the light is. ~ John Mayer.

Who says I can’t be free from all of the things that I used to be? ~ John Mayer.

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

Fear is a friend who’s misunderstood. ~ 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.


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

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

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

If you’re loving it this year, hold on because it goes by fast. If you’re not loving it this year, hold on because it goes by fast. ~ John Mayer.


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

There’s so many inspiring people out there. ~ 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.

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

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


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

I realized not long ago that I’m done debating my own merits: “No, I am very good”. ~ 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 wanna run through the halls of my high school, I wanna scream at the top of my lungs. I just found out there’s no such thing as the real world, just a lie you’ve got to rise above. ~ 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.


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

No matter what I do, I’m going to earn it. ~ John Mayer.

I know the heart of life is good. ~ John Mayer.

Somebody told me that this is the place where everything’s better and everything’s safe. ~ John Mayer.


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

How come everything I need always comes with batteries? ~ John Mayer.

Famous John Mayer Quotes

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.

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

The minute hand moves faster than you think it does. ~ John Mayer.

You look so good it hurts sometimes. ~ John Mayer.


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

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

Anybody who’s made it will tell you, you can make it. Anyone who hasn’t made it will tell you, you can’t. ~ John Mayer.

Hopefully people can see my music is tethered to my brain. ~ 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.


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

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

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

Inspirational John Mayer Quotes

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.

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


Half of my heart’s got a grip on the situation, half of my heart takes time. ~ 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.

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.

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

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.


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

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

She’s perfect, so flawless, I’m not impressed. ~ John Mayer.


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

Wherever I go whatever I do
I wonder where I am in my relationship to you
Wherever you go whatever you are
I watch your life play out and take pictures from a far. ~ 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.

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

So these are the 87 top John Mayer Quotes on Life, Love and Friendship from the famous American singer.

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