53 John Mayer Quotes From The American Singer

Anusuya Mukherjee
Dec 12, 2023 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Feb 17, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
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John Mayer is an American singer known for his proficiency in the blues and soft rock genres.

John Mayer is known for his powerful lyrics. He wants his songs to present an idea and he wants everyone to understand it, or at least half of it!

John Mayer is a wise man with a wide array of knowledge. He doesn't really conform to a lot of social rules and likes to go his own way.

His take on love and music might be a little different than others but they're beautiful nonetheless. He knows that you can't make every person in your life happy and that's fine.

Here are a few  John Mayer life quotes, famous quotes by John Mayer, John Mayer song quotes, love song quotes and deep song quotes that every Mayer fan will love. You can also check out John Mayer love quotes, funny John Mayer quotes, love quotes from songs and break up quotes from songs

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Best John Mayer Quotes

John Mayer is a philosopher as well as a songwriter. You will often find John Mayer quotes to be deep and they touch your heart. These beautiful John Mayer quotes will remind you should always hope for the next day.

1. "Everybody is just a stranger, but that's the danger in going my own way."

- John Mayer.

2. "If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it."

- John Mayer.

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

- John Mayer.

4. "Trying to impress my mother with words was one of my favourite pursuits."

- John Mayer.

5. "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.

6. "Give me something I can find some familiar comfort in and I’m a happy boy."

- John Mayer.

7. "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.

8. "I'd like to think the best of me was still hiding up in my sleeve."

- John Mayer.

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

- John Mayer.

10. "Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the eight-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.

11. "I told my therapist I’m not really a person, I’m more just a collection of ideas."

- John Mayer.

12. "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.

13. "There is too much motivation to become a brand and not enough to become great at something."

- John Mayer.

14. "I've never done anything because I thought it would look cool."

- John Mayer.

15. "Most times when you try to be all things to all people, you end up being nothing."

- John Mayer.

John Mayer Lyrics Quotes

John Mayer is loved by his fans worldwide for his beautiful lyrics. His lyrics are profound and always have a heartfelt meaning. He wants his songs to carry forward an idea and he does just that. Here are a few lyrics from his songs.

16. "I was the one you always dreamed of

You were the one I tried to draw

How dare you say it's nothing to me?

Baby, you're the only light I ever saw."

- John Mayer, 'Slow Dancing In A Burning Room'.

17. "Just keep me where the light is."

- John Mayer, 'Just Keep Me Where the Light Is'.

18. "I'm so scared of getting older

I'm only good at being young

So I play the numbers game

To find a way to say my life has just begun."

- John Mayer, 'Stop This Train'.

19. "It might be a quarter life crisis

Or just a stirring in my soul

Either way

I wonder sometimes about the outcome

Of a still verdictless life."

- John Mayer, 'Why Georgia'.

20. "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, 'Daughters'.

21. "What do I do with all this

This love that's running through my veins for you."

- John Mayer, 'New Light'.

22. "Young and full of running

Tell me where is that taking me?

Just a great figure eight

Or a tiny infinity?"

- John Mayer, 'Edge Of Desire'.

23. "Who says I can't be free

From all of the things that I used to be

Rewrite my history

Who says I can't be free."

- John Mayer, 'Who Says'.

24. "Half of my heart is a shotgun wedding

To a bride with a paper ring

And half of my heart is the part of a man

Who's never truly loved anything."

- John Mayer, 'Half Of My Heart'.

25. "I can feel love the I want, I can feel the love I need

But it's never gonna come the way I am."

- John Mayer, 'In The Blood'.

26. "I wanna glide down over Mulholland

I wanna write her, her name in the sky

I wanna free fall out into nothin'

Oh, I'm gonna leave this, this world for a while."

- John Mayer, 'Free Fallin''.

27. "One day our generation

Is gonna rule the population

So we keep on waiting,

Waiting on the world to change."

- John Mayer, 'Waiting On The World To Change'.

28. "They love to tell you

Stay inside the lines

But something's better

On the other side. "

- John Mayer, 'No Such Thing'.

29. "I just found out there's no such thing as the real world

Just a lie you've got to rise above."

- John Mayer, 'No Such Thing'.

30.  "I can't be her angel now

You know it's not my place to hold her down

And it's hard for me to take a stand

When I would take her anyway I can."

- John Mayer, 'Neon'.

31. "Yes, I'm grounded

Got my wings clipped

I'm surrounded by

All this pavement

Guess I'll circle

While I'm waiting

For my fears to dry."

- John Mayer, 'Bigger Than My Body'.

32. "You know it's nothin' new

Bad news never had good timing

Then the circle of your friends

Will defend the silver lining."

- John Mayer, 'The Heart Of Life'.

33. "Lightning strikes

Inside my chest to keep me up at night

Dream of ways

To make you understand my pain."

- John Mayer, 'Heartbreak Warfare'.

34. "It's a Friday, we finally made it

I can't believe I get to see your face

You've been working and I've been waiting

To pick you up and take you from this place."

- John Mayer, 'Love On The Weekend'.

35. "Down to the wire

I wanted water but

I'll walk through the fire

If this is what it takes

To take me even higher."

- John Mayer, 'Vultures'.

36. "I will beg my way into your garden

I will break my way out when it rains

Just to get back to the place where I started

So I can want you back all over again."

- John Mayer, 'I Don't Trust Myself'.

37. "By the time I recognize this moment

This moment will be gone

But I will bend the light pretending

That it somehow lingered on."

- John Mayer, 'Clarity'.

38. "Waiting on the day

When my thoughts are my own

When this house is my home."

-John Mayer, 'Waitin' On The Day'.

39. "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, 'Sucker'.

40. "Oh, another social casualty

Score one more for me

How could I forget?

Mama said 'think before speaking'."

- John Mayer, 'My Stupid Mouth'.

41. "When you're dreaming with a broken heart

The waking up is the hardest part

You roll out of bed and down on your knees

And for a moment, you can hardly breathe."

- John Mayer, 'Dreaming With A Broken Heart'.

42. "She puts her quiet hands in mine,

Cause she's the brightest thing I've got

When I'm covered in rain."

- John Mayer, 'Covered In Rain'.

43. "Make your little getaway

My pride will keep me company

And you just gave yours all away."

- John Mayer, 'I'm Gonna Find Another You'.

44. "Belief is a beautiful armor

But makes for the heaviest sword

Like punching underwater

You never can hit who you're trying for."

- John Mayer, 'Belief'.

45. "But I'm not running anymore

Cause I've fought against it hard enough to know

That you love, who you love

Who you love."

- John Mayer, 'Who You Love'.

John Mayer Quotes About Love

As a musician, John Mayer puts his heart and soul into making music. He proud himself on being an artist that produces "good" music instead of just producing "popular" music. His quotes about music will drive home the passion that he puts behind each of his works.

46. "There's a constantly applicable nature to soul music, whereas sometimes pop music can be a periodical."

- John Mayer.

47. "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.

48. "In the past, you just let kids talk. But everyone's listening now."

- John Mayer.

49. "It is too easy to watch music coming out of people's mouths lately and you're not quite sure if it was written with the best of intentions."

- John Mayer.

50. "I'm a good music provider, and I'm fine with that. I'm a quality music manufacturer."

- John Mayer.

51. "I scientifically engineer my music to be as accessible as possible."

- John Mayer.

52. "Hopefully people can see my music is tethered to my brain."

- John Mayer.

53. "All I want a song to do is just to kind of present an idea."

- John Mayer.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for John Mayer quotes then why not take a look at Dionne Warwick, or Ariana Grande.

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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

With a wealth of international experience spanning Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East, Anusuya brings a unique perspective to her work as a Content Assistant and Content Updating Coordinator. She holds a law degree from India and has practiced law in India and Kuwait. Anusuya is a fan of rap music and enjoys a good cup of coffee in her free time. Currently, she is working on her novel, "Mr. Ivory Merchant".

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