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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.