51+ Jimmy Buffett Quotes From The Mellow Musician

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Jimmy Buffett is an American singer, lyricist, music composer, author, actor, and businessman.

James William Buffett was born on the Christmas of 1946. Despite his diversified talents and career interests, Jimmy Buffett is best known for his music which majorly talks about the "island escapism" lifestyle.

Jimmy's first hit was the song called 'Come Monday' released in 1974. However, the most famous song in his career is probably 'Margaritaville' which has become an identification to Jimmy Buffett. He even started a restaurant chain named Margaritaville Cafe which also has become an enormous success like the song with the same name. He co-developed another restaurant chain called Cheeseburger in Paradise. This name has also been conceived from another famous song of Jimmy's. Jimmy Buffett is one of the richest musicians in the world.

In addition to all this, Jimmy is also a compelling author, having written three number one best-sellers. 'Tales From Margaritaville' and 'Where Is Joe Merchant' were New York Times best-selling fiction books; and his memoir named 'A Pirate Looks At Fifty', published in 1998, topped the New York Times best-selling non-fiction list straight away. This is really significant because that made him an author to top both the fiction and non-fiction best-sellers lists; and this is not an achievement you share with many. He has several other notable works as an author, including the novel 'A Salty Piece Of Land' published in 2004, along with a song with the same name.

Fans of Jimmy Buffett are called Parrotheads; and children of them or younger fans are nicknamed as Parakeets. Parrotheads are mostly those who not only love Buffett's songs but also embrace his basic advice to laugh and live to the fullest.

If you like our article on Jimmy Buffett quotes, you may also check out rock and roll quotes and [Jim Morrison quotes].

Best Jimmy Buffett Quotes

Jimmy Buffett quotes are often hilariously deep; that is what makes them the best.

1. "If life gives you limes, make margaritas."

– Jimmy Buffett.

2. "We are the people our parents warned us about."

– Jimmy Buffett.

3. "If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane."

– Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

5. "It's a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning."

– Jimmy Buffett.

6. "Changes in latitude. Changes in attitude."

– Jimmy Buffett.

7. "Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been."

– Jimmy Buffett.

8. "Forget that blind ambition and trust your intuition."

– Jimmy Buffett.

9. "Indecision may or may not be my problem."

– Jimmy Buffett.

10. "I sell escapism."

– Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

12. "Weather is here, wish you were beautiful."

– Jimmy Buffett.

13. "Lust for the future, treasure the past."

– Jimmy Buffett.

14. "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."

– Jimmy Buffett.

Jimmy Buffett Beach Quotes

Most of the Jimmy Buffett quotes have something to do with beach and ocean.

If you love the ocean and the beach, you will definitely like these Jimmy Buffet quotes.

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

- Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

Jimmy Buffett Quotes About Love

Jimmy Buffett quotes are about love, which includes the incredible love for life. Take a look at this Jimmy Buffett quote list below.

21. "Surrounded by stories surreal and sublime,

I fell in love in the library once upon a time."

– Jimmy Buffett.

22. "Some people claim that there's a woman to blame

But I know, it's my own damn fault."

– Jimmy Buffett.

23. "Come Monday, it'll be all right

Come Monday, I'll be holding you tight

I spent four lonely days in a brown LA haze

And I just want you back by my side."

– Jimmy Buffett.

24. "With a little love and luck we will get by."

– Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

Jimmy Buffett Lyrics Quotes

Jimmy Buffett quotes from his song lyrics can fill anyone with joy, hope, and energy.

26. "Wasting away again in Margaritaville

Searching for my lost shaker of salt."

– Jimmy Buffett.

27. "If we weren't all crazy we would go insane."

– Jimmy Buffett.

28. "Don't try to shake it, just nod your head

Breathe in, breathe out, move on

Don't try to explain it, just bow your head

Breathe in, breathe out, move on."

– Jimmy Buffett.

29. "Oh, yesterdays are over my shoulder,

So I can't look back for too long.

There's just too much to see waiting in front of me,

and I know that I just can't go wrong."

– Jimmy Buffett.

30. "It's not the tales of Stephen King that I've read,

I need protection from the things in my head."

– Jimmy Buffett.

31. "Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care."

– Jimmy Buffett.

32. "Take it all in, it’s as big as it seems

Count all your blessings. Remember your dreams."

– Jimmy Buffett.

33. "We got to roll with the punches,

play all our hunches,

make the best of whatever comes your way."

– Jimmy Buffett.

Jimmy Buffett Quotes About Life

These Jimmy Buffett quotes are inspirational.

Jimmy Buffett quotes have the quality to express the deepest of philosophies in the simplest of language.

34. "I'm growing older, but not up."

– Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

36. "I'm inspired by people who keep on rolling, no matter their age."

– Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

42. "Life is just a tire swing."

– Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

47. "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."

– Jimmy Buffett.

Jimmy Buffett Song Quotes

These Jimmy Buffett quotes from his song or about song or music in general are enjoyed by all.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

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

– Jimmy Buffett.

50. "Oh I wish I had a pencil thin mustache

Then I could solve some mysteries too."

– Jimmy Buffett.

51. "Shells sink, dreams float

Life's good on our boat. "

– Jimmy Buffett.

52. "I know a girl made of memories and phrases,

lives her whole life in chapters and phases."

– Jimmy Buffett.

53. "Some people never find it

Some only pretend

But I just want to live

Happily ever after, now and then."

– Jimmy Buffett.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Jimmy Buffett quotes then why not take a look at Paul Mccartney quotes, or singing quotes.

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