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I sell escapism. ...
by Jimmy Buffett

I sell escapism.
- Jimmy Buffett

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been.
- Jimmy Buffett

My mother insisted that her children read.
- Jimmy Buffett

Why dont we get drunk and screw?
- 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

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

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

Quitting doesn't enter my mind.
- Jimmy Buffett

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

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

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

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

We are the people our parents warned us about.
- 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

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

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

If life gives you limes, make margaritas.
- 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

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

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 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

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

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed
to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
- Will Rogers

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition.
- Rumi

Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good
stock and hold it till it goes up,
then sell it.
If it don't go up, don't buy it.
- Will Rogers

The advertisers who believe in the selling power of
jingles have never had to sell anything.
- David Ogilvy

Sooner or later, we sell out for money.
- Tony Randall

I used to sell furniture for a living.
The trouble was, it was my own.
- Les Dawson

The superior man understands what is right;
the inferior man understands what will sell.
- Confucius

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us,
we'd all be millionaires.
- Abigail Van Buren

Do not trouble yourself much
to get new things, whether clothes or friends...
Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
- Henry David Thoreau

Freshness is important.
If a game is fresh, new, intriguing,
challenging,
and enchanting, it will sell, and sell well.
- Roberta Williams

To make a film and to sell it to the distributors you need a name.
- Ajay Devgan

People get passionate about a song.
It's been my experience if you put out radio candy,
something commercial, it doesn't sell records.
- Trace Adkins

Minority views expressed in films simply don't sell tickets.
- Karel Reisz

Don't try to explain it, just sell it.
- Colonel Tom Parker

I told you to sell it, not give it away.
- Jerome Robbins

If the other fellow sells cheaper than you,
it is called dumping.
'Course, if you sell cheaper than him,
that's mass production.
- Will Rogers

To finance this trade deficit, the U.S.
has to borrow from the rest of the world or sell American assets like stocks,
businesses, and real estate to the rest of the world.
- Martin Feldstein

I walked along that slippery slope where if you fail through lack of faith,
you sell your soul to the devil.
- Michelle Shocked

The sex element is the most important in the business.
You must sell sex.
- Bobby Darin

I have no stories to sell.
A lot of my relationships are with civilians,
and no one wants to hear about those.
- David Spade

That was the crossover line for us, to be able to play that many shows,
sell them out real quick and have that tribe queue
up outside and still be a mystery to everybody else.
- Peter Garrett

I have a definite talent for convincing people to try something new.
I am a good salesman.
When I'm on form, I can sell anything.
- Brian Eno

I don't want to sell myself short.
You hurt your spouse, not so much by the infidelity,
but by the negative feelings about yourself that you bring home.
- Michael Zaslow

Galleries, and they're all the same,
and rightly so,
they sell work.
- Kim Weston

I'm extremely ambitious.
I don't know why people are afraid to say that.
I won't sell my soul to the devil, but I do want success
and I don't think that's bad.
- Jada Pinkett Smith

We got to know the competition very well.
In the '50s popcorn made a big growth in sales.
Our main push was to produce the best quality and sell
in quality retail outlets.
- Orville Redenbacher

If it sells, it sells.
If it doesn't sell, I'll go make a movie.
- Ice T

I mean, I wasn't stupid.
I knew we'd make money and sell a lot of Dune books.
- Kevin J. Anderson

I don't like that I'm my own commodity,
that I am what I sell.
- Carol Kane

So to make those checks better, I used to steal lollipops
and sell them at school -
but I got caught.
- Method Man

Golf courses sell real estate and that's why they're built.
- Ed McMahon

Sell the public flowers...
things that they can hang on their walls without being uptight.
- Robert Mapplethorpe


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