50 Best Jimmy Buffett Quotes

Jimmy Buffett is an American singer, songwriter, musician, author, businessman, and founder of the famous Margaritaville chain. He is best known for his tropical rock sound and persona, which often reflects a lifestyle described as “island escapism”. Here are the best Jimmy Buffett quotes and song lyrics about love, life, ocean, and more that capture the essence of his laid-back and carefree lifestyle.

Born on December 25, 1946, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Buffett has become an iconic figure in the world of Country, folk, rock, and Gulf and Western music.

Throughout his musical career, Buffett has recorded many mesmerizing and heartfelt songs such as “Margaritaville, The Big 8, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Come Monday, One Particular Harbour, and many more.

His music often explored themes of tropical escapism, coastal living, beach life, and the pursuit of happiness.

Jimmy released over 30 albums, of which eight are certified gold and nine are certified platinum or multi-platinum by the RIAA. He is among the world’s best-selling music artists selling over 20 million certified records worldwide.

Besides his music career, Buffett is a renowned author. He has written several books, including memoirs and novels. His writing showcases his love for the sea and island living.

Apart from being a musician and author, Buffett has also ventured into several businesses, most notably Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant chain.

He has also ventured into hotels, casinos, and liquor, making him one of the world’s richest musicians with a net worth of $1 billion.

Over the years, Jimmy Buffett has earned a dedicated fan base known as “Parrot Heads,” who not only go to his concerts and musical events but also embrace his spirit of escapism and relaxation.

Here is the best collection of Jimmy Buffett quotes, song lyrics, and sayings from the legendary musical icon who is known for his enthusiasm for island living, tropical vibes, and a laid-back lifestyle.

Top 10 Jimmy Buffett Quotes

  1. “Fun is about as good a habit as there is.” — Jimmy Buffett
  2. “If life gives you limes, make margaritas.” — Jimmy Buffett        

    Jimmy Buffett Quotes
    Jimmy Buffett Quotes
  3. “Forget that blind ambition and trust your intuition.” — Jimmy Buffett   

    Quotes By Jimmy Buffett
    Quotes By Jimmy Buffett
  4. Be yourself, be pleasant, play hard and have no regrets.” — Jimmy Buffett

    Quotes From Jimmy Buffett
    Quotes From Jimmy Buffett
  5. “People who think too much before they act don’t act too much.” — Jimmy Buffett     

    Famous Jimmy Buffett Quotes
    Famous Jimmy Buffett Quotes
  6. “Life is a journey that’s not measured in miles or years, but in experiences.” — Jimmy Buffett

    Jimmy Buffett Sayings
    Jimmy Buffett Sayings
  7. “If it doesn’t work out there will be never be any doubt that the pleasure was worth all the pain.” — Jimmy Buffett     

    Jimmy Buffett Quotes On Life
    Jimmy Buffett Quotes On Life
  8. “Take it all in… it’s as big as it seems. Count all your blessings. Remember your dreams.” — Jimmy Buffett

    Best Jimmy Buffett Quotes
    Best Jimmy Buffett Quotes
  9. “Life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.” — Jimmy Buffett
  10. “It’s important to have as much fun as possible while we’re here. It balances out the times when the minefield of life explodes.” — Jimmy Buffett

Best Jimmy Buffett Quotes And Song Lyrics

  1. “Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On.” — Jimmy Buffett                      

    Jimmy Buffett Quotes From Songs
    Jimmy Buffett Quotes From Songs
  2. “Life is just a tire swing.” — Jimmy Buffett, (Life is Just a Tire Swing)
  3. “Laugh till you cry, cry till you smile.” — Jimmy Buffett, (Boomerang Love)
  4. “With a little love and luck we will get by.” — Jimmy Buffett, (Love and Luck)
  5. “If there is a heaven for me, I’m sure there is a beach attached.” — Jimmy Buffett 

    Jimmy Buffett Lyric Quotes
    Jimmy Buffett Lyric Quotes      
  6. “I’ve got to be where the wind and the water are free.” — Jimmy Buffett, (Cowboy in the Jungle)
  7. “Wrinkles only go where the smiles have been.” — Jimmy Buffett, (Barefoot Children in the Rain) 

    Jimmy Buffett Song Lyrics Quotes
    Jimmy Buffett Song Lyrics Quotes
  8. “I’d rather die while I’m living than live while I’m dead.” — Jimmy Buffett, (Growing Older but Not Up)
  9. “If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” — Jimmy Buffett, (Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude.)
  10. “We’ve gotta roll with the punches, Learn to play all of our hunches, Make the best of whatever comes your way.” — Jimmy Buffett, (Cowboy in the Jungle)

Jimmy Buffett Quotes About Life

  1. “It’s a sweet life, living by the salty sea.” — Jimmy Buffett
  2. “Changes in lattitude. Changes in attitude.” — Jimmy Buffett
  3. “Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see.” — Jimmy Buffett
  4. “If there’s a heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached.” — Jimmy Buffett
  5. “It takes no more time to see the good side of life than the bad.” — Jimmy Buffett
  6. “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” — Jimmy Buffett
  7. “Some people never find it, some only pretend. But I just want to live, Happily ever after, now and then.” — Jimmy Buffet
  8. “Mind on a permanent vacation, ocean is the only medication. Wishing my condition ain’t ever gonna go away.” — Jimmy Buffett
  9. “Searching is half the fun. Life is more manageable when thought of like a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.” — Jimmy Buffett
  10. “I have always looked at life as a voyage, mostly wonderful, sometimes frightening. In my family and friends, I have discovered treasure more valuable than gold.” — Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett Quotes About Love

  1. “With you, I would walk anywhere” — Jimmy Buffett
  2. “With a little love and luck we will get by.” — Jimmy Buffett
  3. “Indecision may or may not be my problem.” — Jimmy Buffett
  4. “It was too much Tequila, or not quite enough.” — Jimmy Buffett
  5. “I just want to live happily ever after, every now and then.” — Jimmy Buffett
  6. “Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey man, I don’t know and I don’t care.” — Jimmy Buffett
  7. “Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame, but I know it’s my own damn fault.” — Jimmy Buffett
  8. “Be good, and you will be lonesome, be lonesome and you will be free. Live a lie and you will live to regret it, that’s what living is to me.” — Jimmy Buffett
  9. “Come Monday, it’ll be all right. Come Monday, I’ll be holdin’ you tight. I spent four lonely days in a brown L. A. haze, and I just want you back by my side.” — Jimmy Buffett
  10. “There will always be those who feel more comfortable not venturing from the warmth of the hearth, but there are those who prefer to look out the window and wonder what is beyond the horizon.” — Jimmy Buffett

Famous Jimmy Buffett Quotes

  1. “I’m growing older, not up.” — Jimmy Buffet
  2. “If the phone doesn’t ring, it’s me.” — Jimmy Buffett
  3. “Lust for the future, treasure the past.” — Jimmy Buffett
  4. “Only time will tell if it was time well-spent.” — Jimmy Buffett
  5. “Some make the world go round; others watch it turn.” — Jimmy Buffett
  6. “Some of it’s magic and some of it’s tragic but I had a good life all the way.” — Jimmy Buffett
  7. “We got to roll with the punches, pay all our hunches, make the best of whatever comes your way.” —  Jimmy Buffett
  8. “If a hurricane doesn’t leave you dead it will make you strong, don’t try to explain it just nod your head, breathe in, breathe out, move on.” — Jimmy Buffett
  9. “Oh, yesterdays are over my shoulder, So I can’t look back for too long. There’s just too much to see waiting in front of me, and I know that I just can’t go wrong.” — Jimmy Buffett
  10. “It’s those changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same. With all of our running and all of our cunning, if we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane.” — Jimmy Buffett


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