"Who I am as a guitarist is defined by my failure to become Jimi Hendrix."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."John Mayer on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."John Mayer on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."John Mayer on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."John Mayer on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."John Mayer on Steve Jobs
"You get to a certain age where you prepare yourself for happiness. Sometimes you never remember to actually get happy."
"Look, demanding somebody do anything in this day and age is not going to fly."
"I was very successful from a very early age, and I want to keep it."
"If you get half a million, at a certain stage you probably will get 4 million people, if they are able to hear it. The touring thing is unbelievable. It really is amazing from what we did the last tour even to what we are doing now."
"I look away at car crashes, and I know people who look away at car crashes, because it makes us uncomfortable to watch other people in pain."