Jimmy Buffett

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

We are the people our parents warned us about.
Jimmy Buffett

Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been.
Jimmy Buffett

If we weren’t all crazy, we’d just go insane.
Jimmy Buffett

Indecision may or may not be my problem.
Jimmy Buffett

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

Elvis was the only man from Northeast Mississippi who could shake his hips and still be loved by rednecks, cops, and hippies.
Jimmy Buffett

I hate to mention age, but I come from an era when we weren’t consumed by technology and television.
Jimmy Buffett

My mother insisted that her children read.
Jimmy Buffett

To describe my scarce leisure time in today’s terms, I always default to reading.
Jimmy Buffett

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

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

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

Quitting doesn’t enter my mind.
Jimmy Buffett

It’s been wonderful for me, and I feel so privileged to have fans that are that loyal.
Jimmy Buffett

I sell escapism.
Jimmy Buffett

I can only say the first thing that pops into my mind is I remember, years ago, seeing kind of a has-been country singer working – when I first moved to Nashville – in a bar in a Holiday Inn.
Jimmy Buffett

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

At 57, to have a No. 1 album, I wasn’t expecting it.
Jimmy Buffett

I always said that I wouldn’t use a teleprompter, and if I start to sing real flat, I’ll hang it up.
Jimmy Buffett

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

I still consider it a summer job, though. So, I try to maintain that summer job as long as I can. But it’s exciting to be able to have the opportunity to do things I always dreamed of as a kid.
Jimmy Buffett

The stores and the things like that, the business side of things came out at the point when, I’d say probably in the early ’70s, it looked like the year of the singer-songwriter was over, ’cause music changed in our time and the spotlight was out.
Jimmy Buffett

And I try to give the best bang for the buck. I love performing more than anything else.
Jimmy Buffett

You know, as a writer, I’m more of a listener than a writer, cuz if I hear something I will write it down.
Jimmy Buffett

I’m a big follower and reactor to weather.
Jimmy Buffett

And I wound up in New Orleans for all those years and it was a great place, really a catalyst creatively.
Jimmy Buffett

Places I’ve lived since then had to have some kind of uniqueness and character about them. And logically Key West, and then Down Island. So, all of that stuff sort of had it’s roots in New Orleans and went crazy.
Jimmy Buffett

And you find as a writer there are certain spots on the planet where you write better than others, and I believe in that. And New Orleans is one of them.
Jimmy Buffett

Phish and Dave Matthews really know their audiences and really treat them well.
Jimmy Buffett

There’s something missing in the music industry today… and it’s music. Songs you hear don’t last, it’s just product fed to you by the industry.
Jimmy Buffett

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

If life gives you limes, make margaritas.
Jimmy Buffett

If I couldn’t laugh I just would go insane, If we couldn’t laugh we just would go insane, If we weren’t all crazy we would go insane.
Jimmy Buffett

I just want to live happily ever after, every now and then.
Jimmy Buffett

Older and wiser voices can help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen.
Jimmy Buffett

These old ballparks are like cathedrals in America. We don’t have big old Gothic cathedrals like they do in Europe. But we got baseball parks.
Jimmy Buffett

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

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

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