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A collection of quotes and thoughts by John Denver on music, peace, songs, fear, life, writing,inspiration, religion, alone, love, peace, art and comfort.

32 Notable Quotes By John Denver For The Rhythm Divine

Quick Facts

Famous As
Singer-songwriter

Born On
31 December 1943 AD

Died On
12 October 1997 AD

Born In
Roswell

Founder / Co Founder
Windstar Foundation, Windstar Records, The Hunger Project

Died At Age
53

John Denver was an American singer, record producer, actor, activist and songwriter. He is regarded as one of the most popular solo acoustic artists of all time. Denver ruled the 1970s and became one of the most successful singers by way of record sales and popularity. He specialised in western, country and rock music and became one of the most well-known exponents of these genres. Denver’s songs had themes that resonated with a wider audience and some of his favourite subjects included his love for nature, his apathy towards large cities and his struggles with relationships. Some of his hit songs include ‘Sunshine on my Shoulders’, ‘Annie’s Song’, ‘Take Me Home’ ‘Country Roads’, ‘Thank God I’m a Country Boy’ and ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’ among many others. Denver’s songs are still popular across the globe. His legacy lives on in his songs and thoughts that he expressed through his music. Denver spoke passionately about a range of subjects that were close to his heart and gave voice to those thoughts in his songs. Following is a collection of some famous quotes and thoughts by John Denver that convey a deep meaning besides pumping you to tap your feet.

I get an awful lot of fan mail, and I read all that I can.

- John Denver

Love is why I came here in the first place.

- John Denver

To live on the land we must learn from the ocean, to be true as the tide and free as the wind swell.

- John Denver

Horses are creatures who worship the earth as they gallop on feet of ivory. Constrained by the wonder of dying and birth, the horses still run, they are free.

- John Denver

The nuclear arms race is like two people sitting in a pool of gasoline spending all their time making matches.

- John Denver

Home grown tomatoes, home grown tomatoes What would life be like without homegrown tomatoes Only two things that money can't buy That's true love and home grown tomatoes.

- John Denver

The best thing you have to offer the world is yourself. You don't have to copy anyone else. If you do, you're second best. To achieve success is to be first, and that's being yourself.

- John Denver

Aspen is the life to live, see how much there is to give. See how strongly you believe, see how much you may receive.

- John Denver

No one person has to do it all but if each one of us follow our heart and our own inclinations we will find the small things that we can do to create a sustainable future and a healthy environment.

- John Denver

Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong

- John Denver

The Earth is our mother just turning around, with her trees in the forest and roots underground. Our father above us whose sigh is the wind, paint us a rainbow without any end.

- John Denver

Relax, ease back in your seats and let the music take you wherever it does.

- John Denver

Perhaps love is like a resting place, a shelter from the storm. It exists to give you comfort, it is there to keep you warm, and in those times of trouble when you are most alone, the memory of love will bring you home.

- John Denver

I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life - whoever you are, whatever our differences.

- John Denver

The future of life on Earth depends on our ability to see the sacred where others see only the common

- John Denver

I'm leaving my sorrows and all my memories behind to see what I find, somewhere in the shade near the sound of a sweet singing river, somewhere in the sun where the mountains make love to the sky.

- John Denver

I've always liked to think that we put ourselves in the circumstances in life that will support us moving through to wherever it is our spirit is going.

- Take Me Home: An Autobiography, John Denver

My faith will proclaim it is so - we are never alone.

- John Denver

So welcome the wind and the wisdom she offers, follow her summons when she calls again. In your heart and your spirit, let the breezes surround you. Lift up your voice then and sing with the wind.

- John Denver

Fear does the choosing between right and wrong.

- John Denver

You Fill Up My Senses

- John Denver

So many things I long for have so often been denied

- John Denver

On the road of experience, join in the living day; if there's an answer, it's just that it is that way.

- John Denver Songbook: Guitar Songbook Edition, John Denver

Peace is a conscious choice.

- John Denver

Commit yourself to do whatever it is you can contribute in order to create a healthy and sustainable future - the world needs you desperately. Find that in yourself and make a commitment - that is what will change the world.

- John Denver

I would make my job a work of art. I would like whatever it is that I'm doing - everyone's experience of me, everyone's interaction with me, everyone's discussion, conversation, relationship with me - [to be] an event within which they get to see who they are. I would make of my life a work of art.

- John Denver

I suppose that's a question most often asked of me by people who would like to make a positive contribution towards a sustainable future and a healthy environment. There are so many things that need to be done that sometimes it seems overwhelming. I try to remind everyone that no one person has to do it all but if each one of us follows our heart and our own inclinations we will find the small things that we can do, and together we will come up with enough to create a sustainable future and a healthy environment.

- John Denver

Faith is a kind of knowing; it is different from hope. My faith is that life is purposeful; of that I'm sure. There is a God, there is intelligence, there is consciousness. And behind all of this, there is incredible compassion.

- John Denver

There's an aspect of human nature in which we want to think we're better than somebody else. They're a different color. They speak a different language. They have a different name for the Creator. Whatever it is, that makes it okay for me to hate them, to try to get some of their land or some of their resources.

- John Denver

Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same.

- John Denver

Death is not an ending, but a symbol of movement along the path upon which we are all traveling. As it may be painful to lose contact with the physical aspect of one we love, the Spirit can never be lost. We have been and always will be a part of each other.

- John Denver

There has never been a time on Earth like we see today. What we need are more ways to experience our interconnectedness - it is a precursor to deep love. So in this quickening light, with the dawn of each new day, let us look for love. Let us no longer struggle. Let us ever become who we most want to be. As we begin to be who we truly are, the world will be a better place.

- John Denver