"You cannot avoid war in life, you cannot avoid the fear of terrorism, you cannot avoid those things now, they are a part of everyday demeanor."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."John Mayer on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."John Mayer on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."John Mayer on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."John Mayer on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."John Mayer on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"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."