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Elvis was the only man from Northeast Mississippi who
by 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

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

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

 

Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been.
- 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

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

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

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

Why dont we get drunk and screw?
- 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

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

I sell escapism.
- Jimmy Buffett

At 57, to have a No.
1 album, I wasn't expecting it.
- 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

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

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

Indecision may or may not be my problem.
- Jimmy Buffett

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

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

If we weren't all crazy, we'd just go insane.
- 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

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

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

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

My mother insisted that her children read.
- 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

Quitting doesn't enter my mind.
- 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

If life gives you limes, make margaritas.
- Jimmy Buffett

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What can you say about a society that says that God
is dead and Elvis is alive?
- Irv Kupcinet

Before, I was terrified on stage.
I only play guitar during the acoustic songs.
After a while, you can elicit certain responses from the crowd,
like Elvis.
- Andy Gibb

I was obsessed with Elvis Presley when I was little.
- Gina Gershon

Elvis walked over and signed a few autographs over the fence.
They were screaming.
I had never seen this.
- Minnie Pearl

If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the
impersonators would be dead.
- Johnny Carson

Elvis' early music has drama because as he sang he was escaping limits.
- Greil Marcus

I'm just glad to be feeling better.
I really thought I'd be seeing Elvis soon.
- Bob Dylan

I think to just single out a highlight of Elvis's career
is pretty much impossible.
As far as being a fan of his, a lifetime fan,
there were just too many highlights.
- Jackie DeShannon

When I first met Elvis, we had so much in common and became fast friends.
- Wayne Newton

My favorite artists have always been Elvis and The
Beatles and they still are!
- Johnny Ramone

Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis's generosity
to me he always talked very highly about me,
he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing.
- Jackie DeShannon

There were the phone calls and Elvis had asked me to
visit him in Los Angeles.
This was in 1962.
- Priscilla Presley

I don't know anything about music.
In my line you don't have to.
- Elvis Presley

And if there's any hope for America,
it lies in a revolution,
and if there's any hope for a revolution in America,
it lies in getting Elvis Presley to become Che Guevara.
- Phil Ochs

Elvis couldn't leave the hotel except under heavy guard.
It was incredible how they went wild over him.
- Minnie Pearl

Elvis transcends his talent to the point of dispensing with it altogether.
- Greil Marcus

I guess I thought I was Elvis Presley but I'll tell ya something.
All Elvis did was stand on a stage and play a guitar.
He never fell off on that pavement at no 80 mph.
- Evel Knievel

I've been with certain stars; some are caring and pay
attention to their fans and to their fellow performers and some are too busy.
Elvis never seemed too busy.
- Minnie Pearl

I love Johnny Cash, and I respect Johnny Cash.
He's the biggest.
He's like an Elvis in this business,
but no,
he's never been the rebel.
- Waylon Jennings

I knew about Elvis.
Of course, everybody knew about him then.
- Minnie Pearl

Do you realize that I have had five albums in the Top 30.
Elvis and The Beatles have never done that.
I had five singles in the Top 5, I mean,
no one's ever done that.
- Chubby Checker

I didn't have a lot of communication with Elvis.
You had to go through a barricade to get to Elvis.
It was people hanging on every word,
and I felt very uncomfortable a lot of times.
- Mac Davis

I know I'm not going to sing like Aretha Franklin or
Elvis Presley or any of those people.
- George Thorogood

I wanted to come through with my own voice and,
hopefully, have it affect people.
I want people to know that I'm not an Elvis impersonator.
- Lisa Marie Presley

And when Elvis was unhappy, believe me,
everyone was unhappy.
- Priscilla Presley

I'm sure that Elvis was happy for me.
I think he was the kind of guy that enjoyed other people's success,
especially if he had something to do with it.
- Mac Davis

Elvis lived here until thirteen and nobody can really take that from us!
- Henry Dodge

I still have an old painting the Colonel gave me.
It was the first time the Colonel had been back to
the Hilton since Elvis had passed away.
- Mac Davis

Elvis was a big influence to my music,
but Loretta Lynn was, as well.
- Tanya Tucker

Elvis was rock'n'roll.
He came from the poverty and the pain.
- Link Wray

The atmosphere is so tense, if Elvis walked in,
with a portion of chips...
you could hear the vinegar sizzle on them.
- Sid Waddell

Guys like Otis Blackwell and Bobby Darin,
and all the guys who were writing songs for Elvis at the time,
just hanging around, writing songs, talking about music.
- Johnny Rivers


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