“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.”—Neil Gaiman (via imaan-daar)
“I like being a nice guy. I think a lot of artists are purposely not nice because they feel like it really augments their whole image. I like the idea of not having an image to uphold. I like making records and being good at making records and playing the guitar and singing. And when I am off the job I’m like, ‘Hi, how are you?’ It must be hard to be a hard ass because it takes a lot of dedication to ignore someone.”—John Mayer (via jmmagroup)
‘How many people out there are happy? Are you happy? Are you excited? Let me tell you why you should be happy and excited no matter how bad your shit might be right now. You are young and you have the rest of your life in front of you. You have, we all have, let’s just fucking rock it!…
“Junior year, it’s a little more intense. She says, “What do you want to do with your life?” I’m not on the fence I know exactly what I am to be. And I’m only 17. She said, “Well, all I ask is that you pay attention in class. So if you happen to change your mind in time you can still go somewhere reputable, and do us proud!” So I went downstairs and I played guitar loud.”—
John Mayer, partial intro to Every Little Thing She Does (No Such Thing)
Definitely relevant to my life right now. I’m a junior, 17, and everything is a little more intense. My mom asks me to pay attention in class, and do well so I can go somewhere reputable. Then I go upstairs and listen to John Mayer loud.
“Let me tell you something. When you die, which I hope is many many many many years from now, there’s only one person gonna lay forever in your casket. And it’s you. And unless anyone else wants to come lay on top of you for all eternity, you live your life the way YOU WANT TO.” - John Mayer