Friday, March 20, 2009

A Few Words by Jimmy Buffett....

As I sit today, under a palm tree, I am listening to music that puts me in a "state of mind" that can only induce thoughts of island hops, cheeseburgers, volcano's, grapefruits and tiki bars.
So, as I listen, perhaps you might be influenced today by some of the words of Jimmy Buffett.
Y'all have a great weekend!

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

I sell escapism.

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.

I'm a big follower and reactor to weather.

I'm inspired by people who keep on rolling, no matter their age.

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.

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

If life gives you limes, make margaritas.

Indecision may or may not be my problem.

Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance. That translates into pacing a story, pleasing a reading audience.

Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care.

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

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

My mother insisted that her children read.

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

People who think too much before they act don't act too much.

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

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.

Quitting doesn't enter my mind.

Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.

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.

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.

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.

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

We are the people our parents warned us about.

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

Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been.

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


Bacardi Mama said...

Thanks for helping me start my day with the lyrics and thoughts of one of my very favorite people. Hope your day is great.

KBeau said...

I've always liked Buffett. One of the guys in his band, Mike Utley, was in school at the University of Arkansas when I was a student there in the '60's. We called him Budda. It was appropriate to his physique at the time.

Charnita said...

Are you meeting BUNNY with your toes in the sand?????

nancygrayce said...

I like his comment about still being here, not going to rehab and not being broke! These days, not so many can say that!

jennifer said...

We are the people our parents warned us about.

The way our Mommas worry I certainly HOPE we're not those people :D

Great quotes all!

Tammy said...

Well, I must have smiled a lot over the last 40 years! :-)

These were good.