"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."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Jimmy Buffett on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Jimmy Buffett on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Jimmy Buffett on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Jimmy Buffett on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Jimmy Buffett on Ray Charles
"I'm inspired by people who keep on rolling, no matter their age."
"I hate to mention age, but I come from an era when we weren't consumed by technology and television."
"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."
"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."
"Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been."