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Wikipedia Summary for Jimmy Buffett

James William Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, actor, and businessman. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an "island escapism" lifestyle. Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett has recorded hit songs including "Margaritaville" (ranked 234th on the Recording Industry Association of America's list of "Songs of the Century") and "Come Monday". He has a devoted base of fans known as "Parrotheads".

Aside from his career in music, Buffett is also a bestselling author and was involved in two restaurant chains named after two of his best-known songs; he currently owns the Margaritaville Cafe restaurant chain and co-developed the now defunct Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant chain. Buffett is one of the world's richest musicians, with a net worth of $550 million.

quote by Jimmy Buffett: It's so god damn cold it's gonna snow until June. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

It's so god damn cold it's gonna snow until June.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: If there's a heaven for me, I'm sure it has a beach attached to it. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

If there's a heaven for me, I'm sure it has a beach attached to it.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Miyama hotel disco bar
He asks if she's a movie star
Her eyes light up they're going far
No time for a room -- it happened too soon
Now they're makin' love in her rent-a-car. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Miyama hotel disco bar
He asks if she's a movie star
Her eyes light up they're going far
No time for a room -- it happened too soon
Now they're makin' love in her rent-a-car.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Any attempts at autobiography before the age of eighty seem pretty self-involved to me. There are a lot of smart middle aged people but not many wise ones. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Any attempts at autobiography before the age of eighty seem pretty self-involved to me. There are a lot of smart middle aged people but not many wise ones.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Is it ignorance or apathy, I forget the lessons taught to me. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Is it ignorance or apathy, I forget the lessons taught to me.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Cheeseburger in paradise! with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Cheeseburger in paradise!

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: When they tried to draft me, I earned a college degree. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

When they tried to draft me, I earned a college degree.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I sell escapism. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I sell escapism.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Without geography you're nowhere. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Without geography you're nowhere.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Find yourself a lover who will glue you to the floor. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Find yourself a lover who will glue you to the floor.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: It's not the tales of Stephen King that I've read,
I need protection from the things in my head. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

It's not the tales of Stephen King that I've read,
I need protection from the things in my head.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: It takes just as little time to see the positive side of life as it does the negative side. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

It takes just as little time to see the positive side of life as it does the negative side.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Moderation is the key so I work certain amout of time and then I take a certain amount of time off. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

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

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: We made it nearly 20 centuries, a bunch of monkeys with PH Ds. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

We made it nearly 20 centuries, a bunch of monkeys with PH Ds.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I know a girl made of memories and phrases, lives her whole life in chapters and phases. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I know a girl made of memories and phrases, lives her whole life in chapters and phases.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: You are your own best teacher. ~Jimmy Buffett. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

You are your own best teacher. ~Jimmy Buffett.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: It is an eternal truth in the political as well as the mystical body, that where one member suffers, all the members suffer with it. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

It is an eternal truth in the political as well as the mystical body, that where one member suffers, all the members suffer with it.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Yes, I am a pirate two hundred years too late. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Yes, I am a pirate two hundred years too late.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Gluttony, do not eat thy neighbor's wife's popcorn. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Gluttony, do not eat thy neighbor's wife's popcorn.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I know I should be leaving this climate, I've got a verse, but can't rhyme it. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I know I should be leaving this climate, I've got a verse, but can't rhyme it.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: If the phone doesn't ring, it's me. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

If the phone doesn't ring, it's me.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: There's a strange sense of pleasure being beat to hell by a storm when you're on a ship that is not going to sink. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

There's a strange sense of pleasure being beat to hell by a storm when you're on a ship that is not going to sink.

--Jimmy Buffett

quote by Jimmy Buffett: I'm getting old, don't wear underwear, and I don't go to church. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I'm getting old, don't wear underwear, and I don't go to church.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: What if life is just a cosmic joke, like spiders in your underwear. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

What if life is just a cosmic joke, like spiders in your underwear.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: The beautiful people in the magazines, got the normal ones living beyond their means. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

The beautiful people in the magazines, got the normal ones living beyond their means.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I can't fax you my love, I can't email my heart. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I can't fax you my love, I can't email my heart.

--Jimmy Buffett

quote by Jimmy Buffett: I ain't no drinking man, but temptation got the best of me. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I ain't no drinking man, but temptation got the best of me.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Life was just a tire swing. 'Jambalaya' was the only song I could sing. Blackberry pickin', eatin' fried chicken, And I never knew a thing about pain. Life was just a tire swing. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Life was just a tire swing. 'Jambalaya' was the only song I could sing. Blackberry pickin', eatin' fried chicken, And I never knew a thing about pain. Life was just a tire swing.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: 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. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

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
quote by Jimmy Buffett: This morning I shot six holes in my freezer. I think I've got cabin fever. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

This morning I shot six holes in my freezer. I think I've got cabin fever.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: We're just recycled history machines, cavemen in faded blue jeans. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

We're just recycled history machines, cavemen in faded blue jeans.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: And there's that one particular harbor Sheltered from the wind Where the children play on the shore each day And all are safe within. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

And there's that one particular harbor Sheltered from the wind Where the children play on the shore each day And all are safe within.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Love is a wave building to a crescendo. Ride if you will, ride it with me. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Love is a wave building to a crescendo. Ride if you will, ride it with me.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Bryl-cream, a little dab will do you. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Bryl-cream, a little dab will do you.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: There's damsels in distress out there, and we got all this beer. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

There's damsels in distress out there, and we got all this beer.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Yeah. I wouldn't do it if it wasn't fun... We're showing people how, in a pretty crazy and whacked-out, dangerous world, you can still have fun. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Yeah. I wouldn't do it if it wasn't fun... We're showing people how, in a pretty crazy and whacked-out, dangerous world, you can still have fun.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Give me oysters and beer, for dinner every day of the year, and I'll be fine. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Give me oysters and beer, for dinner every day of the year, and I'll be fine.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: It's my job to be better than the rest, and that's enough reason to go for me. It's my job to be better than the rest, and that makes the day for me. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

It's my job to be better than the rest, and that's enough reason to go for me. It's my job to be better than the rest, and that makes the day for me.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I made a deal with the devil for a whole lot of money. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I made a deal with the devil for a whole lot of money.

--Jimmy Buffett

quote by Jimmy Buffett: My only contact with the outside world was an RCA Victrola, and Elvis would sing, and then I'd dream about expensive cars. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

My only contact with the outside world was an RCA Victrola, and Elvis would sing, and then I'd dream about expensive cars.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: We need more fruitcakes in this world and less bakers! 

 We need people that care! I'm mad as hell! And I don't want to 

 take it anymore! with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

We need more fruitcakes in this world and less bakers!

We need people that care! I'm mad as hell! And I don't want to

take it anymore!

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: We need more fruitcakes in this world, and less bakers! with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

We need more fruitcakes in this world, and less bakers!

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: There's a little bit of fruitcake left in everyone of us. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

There's a little bit of fruitcake left in everyone of us.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I'm growing older, but not up. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I'm growing older, but not up.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Pack your bags, we're going on a guilt trip! with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Pack your bags, we're going on a guilt trip!

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I still believe in rock and roll, it pays my bills. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I still believe in rock and roll, it pays my bills.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I'd like to be a jellyfish, 'cause jellyfish don't pay rent. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I'd like to be a jellyfish, 'cause jellyfish don't pay rent.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: My head hurts, my feet stink, and I don't love Jesus. It's that kind of morning. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

My head hurts, my feet stink, and I don't love Jesus. It's that kind of morning.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I got quarters in my loafers trying to fight inflation when it only used to take a cent. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I got quarters in my loafers trying to fight inflation when it only used to take a cent.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: They send you off to college, try to gain a little knowledge, but all you want to do is learn how to score. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

They send you off to college, try to gain a little knowledge, but all you want to do is learn how to score.

--Jimmy Buffett

quote by Jimmy Buffett: You better lava me now or lava me not. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

You better lava me now or lava me not.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Mirror that lies, mirror that lies, that can't be me in the gorilla disguise. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Mirror that lies, mirror that lies, that can't be me in the gorilla disguise.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: 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. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

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
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Drive-in, you guzzle gin, commit a little mortal sin. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Drive-in, you guzzle gin, commit a little mortal sin.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I was suppose to be a Jesuit priest or a naval academy graduate. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I was suppose to be a Jesuit priest or a naval academy graduate.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: My occupational hazard is my occupation's just not around. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

My occupational hazard is my occupation's just not around.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Surrounded by stories surreal and sublime, I fell in Love in the Library once upon a time. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Surrounded by stories surreal and sublime, I fell in Love in the Library once upon a time.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Lights are glowing in the palm trees. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Lights are glowing in the palm trees.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I'm living on things that excite me, be they pastry, or lobster, or love. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I'm living on things that excite me, be they pastry, or lobster, or love.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Pickup's washed and you just got paid, with any luck at all you might even get laid. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Pickup's washed and you just got paid, with any luck at all you might even get laid.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I got a PBS mind in an MTV world. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I got a PBS mind in an MTV world.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Be yourself, be pleasant, play hard and have no regrets. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Be yourself, be pleasant, play hard and have no regrets.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Barmaid, bring a pitcher, another round of brew. Honey, why don't we get drunk and screw? with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Barmaid, bring a pitcher, another round of brew. Honey, why don't we get drunk and screw?

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Wasting away again in Margaritaville, searching for my lost shaker of salt. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Wasting away again in Margaritaville, searching for my lost shaker of salt.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Where's the church, who took the steeple, Religion's in the hands of some crazy ass people, Television preachers with bad hair and dimples, The God's honest truth is, it's not that simple. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Where's the church, who took the steeple, Religion's in the hands of some crazy ass people, Television preachers with bad hair and dimples, The God's honest truth is, it's not that simple.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I'd rather die while I'm living then live while I'm dead. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I'd rather die while I'm living then live while I'm dead.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I remember the excruciating school task of writing a three-page term paper. But, oh, that feeling when I was done! I think I drive myself for that feeling of accomplishment. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I remember the excruciating school task of writing a three-page term paper. But, oh, that feeling when I was done! I think I drive myself for that feeling of accomplishment.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Forget that blind ambition, and learn to trust your intuition. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Forget that blind ambition, and learn to trust your intuition.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Only time will tell if it was time well-spent. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Only time will tell if it was time well-spent.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Being rich and famous seems to have its ups and downs. That's the price you pay for being troubadours and clowns. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Being rich and famous seems to have its ups and downs. That's the price you pay for being troubadours and clowns.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Tell me where are the flashbacks they all warned us would come? with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Tell me where are the flashbacks they all warned us would come?

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: The wino and I know the pain of back bustin'. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

The wino and I know the pain of back bustin'.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: 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. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

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


quote by Jimmy Buffett: 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. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

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
quote by Jimmy Buffett: So I'll put on my bob marley tape And practice what I preach Get jah lost in the reggae mon As I walk along the beach. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

So I'll put on my bob marley tape And practice what I preach Get jah lost in the reggae mon As I walk along the beach.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Sail the main course in a simple sturdy craft. Keep her well stocked with short stories and long laughs. Go fast enough to get there but slow enough to see. Moderation seems to be the key. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Sail the main course in a simple sturdy craft. Keep her well stocked with short stories and long laughs. Go fast enough to get there but slow enough to see. Moderation seems to be the key.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I got my hush puppies on. I guess I never was made meant for glitter rock and roll. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I got my hush puppies on. I guess I never was made meant for glitter rock and roll.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I've always found drugs and alcohol somewhat pedestrian. It's like, I don't need an external agent to open my mind. I'm here, conscious, alert, present. Why would I alter that? with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I've always found drugs and alcohol somewhat pedestrian. It's like, I don't need an external agent to open my mind. I'm here, conscious, alert, present. Why would I alter that?

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I'm going back to my parrot head friends. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I'm going back to my parrot head friends.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Is it time for your medication or mine? with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Is it time for your medication or mine?

--Jimmy Buffett

quote by Jimmy Buffett: We got to roll with the punches, play all of our hunches, make the best of whatever comes your way. Forget that blind ambition, learn to trust your intuition -- plowing straight ahead, come what may. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

We got to roll with the punches, play all of our hunches, make the best of whatever comes your way. Forget that blind ambition, learn to trust your intuition -- plowing straight ahead, come what may.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred years to late. Cannons don't thunder, there's nothing to plunder, I'm an over forty victim of fate. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred years to late. Cannons don't thunder, there's nothing to plunder, I'm an over forty victim of fate.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Therapy is extremely expensive. Popping bubble wrap is radically cheap. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Therapy is extremely expensive. Popping bubble wrap is radically cheap.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I was hungry and went out for a bite, ran into a chum with a bottle of rum and we wound up drinking all night. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I was hungry and went out for a bite, ran into a chum with a bottle of rum and we wound up drinking all night.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: I've done a bit of smuggling, I've run my share of grass. I made enough money to buy Miami, but I piss it away so fast. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

I've done a bit of smuggling, I've run my share of grass. I made enough money to buy Miami, but I piss it away so fast.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Back to my childhood where those monsters reside. They snack on innocence and dine on self esteem. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Back to my childhood where those monsters reside. They snack on innocence and dine on self esteem.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends. If I knew, I might toss out my anchor. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends. If I knew, I might toss out my anchor.

--Jimmy Buffett


quote by Jimmy Buffett: Later down the road of life, i made the discovery that salt water was also good for the mental abrasions one inevitably acquires on land. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Later down the road of life, i made the discovery that salt water was also good for the mental abrasions one inevitably acquires on land.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: It was too much Tequila, or not quite enough. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

It was too much Tequila, or not quite enough.

--Jimmy Buffett
quote by Jimmy Buffett: Under the heavens and under the sea there's a friend I don't know, who holds the right key. with background image: photo of author Jimmy Buffett with quote

Under the heavens and under the sea there's a friend I don't know, who holds the right key.

--Jimmy Buffett

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