Born on New Year’s Eve in 1943 in Roswell, New Mexico, John Denver is one of the most celebrated pure songwriters. His music has been covered countlessly and then covered again many more times.
Denver, who died in a plane crash at the young age of 53 in Pacific Grove, California, composed all-time tracks like “Take Me Home, Country Roads” and “Thank God I’m A Country Boy.” As such, his name has lived on well past his handful of decades on earth.
But outside of his music-making, what did Denver have to say about life, love, and his pursuit of happiness? What were his thoughts on his art and creativity? That’s the substance we wanted to dive into here.
So, without further ado, let’s dive into the best 20 quotes from legendary songwriter, John Denver.