Jason Mraz quotes

  • Another year is fast approaching. Go be that starving artist you’re afraid to be. Open up that journal and get poetic finally. Volunteer. Suck it up and travel. You were not born here to work and pay taxes. You were put here to be part of a vast organism to explore and create. Stop putting it off. The world has much more to offer than what’s on 15 televisions at TGI Fridays. Take pictures. Scare people. Shake up the scene. Be the change you want to see in the world.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Inspirational #Life #Friday

  • I get my most creative energy after a show, so I love to go back to the hotel and compose new material. I generally do it in a rush. I have to get it out, otherwise I can't sleep.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Sleep #Creative #Energy

  • You can turn off the sun, but I'm still gonna shine
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Positive Thinking #Shining #Sun

  • I love the feeling of putting my feet back on the sand after I've been out in the ocean for a while. I love that. I guess the adrenaline calms down when the sense of balance returns in a really grounded way.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Ocean #Feet #Feelings

  • Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #War #Weapons #Unhappiness

  • I feel at home in intimate concert halls. I can take risks and I'm immediately forgiven if the risk is a failure because it's such a cozy atmosphere. It opens up the opportunity for conversation and for interacting with the crowd.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Home #Opportunity #Risk

  • I write a lot of material you've never heard that live inside my sadness. You'll hear a song that lasts six to seven minutes of just beautiful sadness. But I can't just go out on the stage to ask five thousand people to be sad with me for seven straight minutes,
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Beautiful #Song #Writing

  • I love eating healthy and doing the yoga thing, because I think I'm going to live to a thousand doing so. And that's because I don't want to leave here so soon. I want to stick around as long as I can, but I know that's not going to be the case. We're all going.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Yoga #Thinking #Long

  • You don't have to live near the ocean for it to have an impact on you. And you don't have to live near the ocean for you to have an impact on it.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Ocean #Impact

  • My touring isn't about collecting souvenirs and always being on the go. My souvenirs are writing in my journal and creating new music, because that fits easily into my backpack when I'm travelling around the world. It's something that I can share later with fans or with future family members.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Writing #Creating #Fans

  • Lucky to have been where I have been
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Lucky

  • I think surprises are what's great about life: "WHOA! I didn't see that coming!"
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Thinking #Surprise

  • It takes no time to fall in love, but it takes you years to know what love is.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Falling In Love #Fall #Love Is

  • I've always used songwriting as a way to help me organise reality.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Reality #Way #Helping

  • Surrender to life itself and you'll just be rewarded with so many things. And I've been rewarded so many times, in so many mysterious ways. So I have no reason to be disappointed with anything.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Life #Letting Go #Way

  • Sometimes touring can warp reality because you're never in one place long enough to get a feel for it. You don't interact with people long enough to know what real life is. That's why a lot of artists write songs about longing and missing people when they're on the road. I do my best to keep my mind open and I read a lot when I'm on tour, so I hope I have good things to write about. I'm constantly in the songwriting process.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Song #Real #Writing

  • ...open up your heart and the sky is yours...
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Heart #Sky

  • I was a horrible student! It just sort of evolved as I started playing. I guess I became a master of it when I declared myself a wordsmith or a... word-play guy. As soon as I declared it and started that affirmation, I just became it.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Play #Guy #Students

  • If it's a broken part, replace it. If it's a broken arm then brace it. If it's a broken heart, then face it.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Heart #Broken #Wicked

  • EVERYTHING is love, so the only thing that's not love is our resistance to love, is us trying to be separate from the world.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Love Is #Trying #World

  • By the end of the writing process, which is about 80 songs per album, I look at the material and think, what's going to make a difference in someone's life.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Song #Writing #Thinking

  • Love is the only thing that makes the world spin around, I think. It's weird. We have to call it "love," because we have to call it something, but it's not a word. It's an energy. It's an act. It's an action. It's a natural thing.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Love Is #Thinking #Energy

  • I do feel most at home playing live, but the feeling of getting into the studio to see the new songs take shape was really incredible.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Song #Home #Feelings

  • I think anyone who uses the web is smart and will profit.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Smart #Thinking #Use

  • You come to realize that only one person can tell you what's expected of you, and that's you.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Realizing #Expected #Persons

  • Well, I've been happily supporting myself for ten years now on the hustle and trade of live entertainment. I guess my breakthrough moment was when I decided to go for it once and for all.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Years #Hustle #Entertainment

  • The power of yes: that's what allows creativity to breathe and to come in. That's what allows your ideas to become living, breathing, moving dreams in action.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Dream #Moving #Creativity

  • In case you never noticed, the path you never chose has chosen you.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Path #Cases #Chosen

  • What I get on a yoga mat, and from a yoga teacher, has been more beneficial onstage than any other workshop I've ever done.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Teacher #Yoga #Done

  • Sometimes people forget their own greatness.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Greatness #People #Sometimes

  • I thought I was the center of the world and that my parents had nothing to do with me, and I regret that. I wish I had been a little kinder to my family and been friends with them and let them into my life and shared with them the things I was doing rather than feel like I needed to do my life in secret.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Regret #Parent #Secret

  • Transformation is my favorite game and in my experience, anger and frustration are the result of you not being authentic somewhere in your life or with someone in your life. Being fake about anything creates a block inside of you. Life can’t work for you if you don’t show up as you.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Block #Anger #Healing

  • If you have a dream, this is your chance. We don't always have to play it safe because people might think you're weird.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Dream #Thinking #Play

  • If we truly want to have world peace, we have to end human trafficking,
    -- Jason Mraz

    #World #Want #Human Trafficking

  • Creativity is a religion. When you get into it, you will find your life becomes more spiritual.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Spiritual #Creativity

  • You make all the fashion statements just by dressing up your mind.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Fashion #Dressing Up #Mind

  • When I play with the full band, you get to be larger than life, you feel larger than life, and that particular moment in the song where there's passion, you've got nine guys behind you, all driving that sound and that feeling with you. That's like surfing a huge wave, because once you start you really can't stop it, you got it going down a huge mountain...
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Song #Passion #Play

  • I won't give up. Even if the skies get rough.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Giving Up #Sky #Tenacity

  • I struggle with how humankind ended up this way. We made ourselves slaves to money, and we all have to work and be a part of this thing when time is always ticking. And before we know it, a decade has gone by, and did I really get to do everything I wanted to do or say everything I wanted to say?
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Struggle #Gone #Way

  • A picture can say 1000 words but it can also inspire you to write 1000 more.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Writing #Inspire

  • Whenever there's a camera in my face, that's when I feel vulnerable, and then it turns into a little bit of being self-conscious, which I think is the worst kind of vulnerability.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Thinking #Self #Cameras

  • I’ve come to the conclusion that people who wear headphones while they walk, are much happier, more confident, and more beautiful individuals than someone making the solitary drudge to work without acknowledging their own interests and power.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Music #Beautiful #Confidence

  • If I'm having relentless thoughts, I just won't shut up in my head. I know that if I put myself on the mat and just focus on a flow that I will transmute or I will transform, transfer the energy into some other act or put my attention somewhere else, I'll be back. I'll feel stronger not only in my body but most certainly in my brain.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Focus #Brain #Stronger

  • I call it sacred geometry. When everything's just right and it feels really balanced, so that when it unfolds to the next part, you feel totally familiar and at ease within the song.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Song #Ease #Sacred

  • Other people's lives are affected by how you are treating yourself and the way in which you are performing.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #People #Way #Performing

  • My goal is to show everyone that they, too, can do what they love to do.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Goal #Shows

  • In my lifetime, I want to see humanity start being conscious of our waste, the things we buy, and how we can reuse and recycle things. I want people to live harmoniously with our planet. I hope everybody wakes up and appreciates life.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #People #Appreciate #Humanity

  • But that guitar is the perfect companion to the human voice. You rest it against your gut, against your heart, and when you strum it the vibrations go outwards for all to hear, but the vibration also hits you on your body.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Heart #Guitar #Voice

  • When we all sing in unison - sing in harmony - things come to us on levels that are much deeper than can be seen by the naked eye. Much deeper than even our subconscious. Things are happening.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Eye #Naked #Levels

  • Here’s to freedom, cheers to art. Here’s to having an excellent adventure and may the stopping never start.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Art #Travel #Freedom

  • I really want to be able to keep going and I realize that in some aspects I've got to treat myself like an athlete.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Athlete #Want #Able

  • We have the ability to manifest our thoughts: to actually say something and express what our feelings are. That, then, transforms the world and puts something into action.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Feelings #World #Action

  • When I have a breakthrough in music and I hear the melody in my hands: that's when I get compelled - something in my gut just has to rise up and sing and put something to that.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Hands #Breakthrough #Melody

  • I'm a self-taught musician so how I read music is kind of very weak and I kind of read my own version of tablature, I write my own crappy reminders on what I'm playing.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Writing #Self #Musician

  • I know that if I do the right amount of, say, meditation and hot yoga or something, I can move the energy through my body and get rid of my cold within twenty-four hours.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Moving #Yoga #Meditation

  • There's nothing more vulnerable than just standing in front of a thousand people, or ten thousand people, and doing your best to entertain them, touch them in some way.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #People #Way #Vulnerable

  • I love getting a smile out of my girlfriend - that makes me feel like I'm seen, or heard.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Girlfriend #My Girlfriend #Heard

  • I love surfing and bodysurfing. I love getting slammed by the waves - that makes me feel alive. The waves are a good reminder that I'm small and fragile.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Surfing #Alive #Wave

  • I love writing songs with people, which is about really taking risks, throwing yourself over the falls and really seeing what you're made of and seeing how it sticks. Seeing how others react to it, and seeing also how it can become a melody and how it can really take off from your experience. It's a way of seeing life unfold on the page before me.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Song #Fall #Writing

  • When I look back at what musical theatre music and show music meant to me, first of all - more than anything - what it meant to me was work. As I was growing up, I realized that singing and performing was my strong suit.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Strong #Growing Up #Musical

  • I don't follow any of what the pop world is doing. Sometimes I feel like that's a weakness, actually, that I'm too in my own bubble. But I'm really just interested in the inner journey. And pop is all about the exterior world, the material.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Journey #Weakness #World

  • I discovered at 18 that singing and songwriting was my strength. I decided that it was closest to my heart and if I pursued it then there would be no competition. I would just live my life being myself and living my dream.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Music #Dream #Heart

  • Open up your plans and damn you're free!
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Life #Free Life #Plans

  • I had always been singing, all of my life, but it wasn't until I got out of high school and was on my own that I didn't have any accompaniment.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #School #High School #Singing

  • Don't let your mind stop you from having a good time.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Humor #Mind #Good Times

  • Well, I won't give up on us, Even if the skies get rough I'm giving you all my love, I'm still looking up
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Giving Up #Sky

  • Playing live is a lot of fun. You get one shot, ... But at the end of the day, it's all rock 'n' roll.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Fun #Rocks #The End Of The Day

  • The rules of life are made up. The rules only exist in your mind.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Mind #Made #Rules Of Life

  • I basically had the idea when I was 18 that I wanted to write my own songs. I knew it was going to be a long, tough road, and I was like, if I just begin now, by the time I'm 40, I'll be good at it.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Song #Writing #Ideas

  • I write my miserable songs. I write songs about disgust and self-pity. We’re all going to have bummer moments. That’s not the stuff I choose to share.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Song #Writing #Self

  • When hands are joined, no one can point fingers.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Hands #Fingers

  • It was a very bizarre experience for me, to get the songs together, go in there, and try to deliver them as I would perhaps in a live setting. But I realized that I couldn't take on that coffeehouse style that I came from and go in there and burn it up.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Song #Style #Trying

  • I will find a way to you if it kills me if it kills me if it kills me (I think it might kill me).
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Broken Heart #Thinking #Might

  • Cause even the stars they burn, some even fall to the earth. We've got a lot to learn, God knows we're worth it.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Stars #Fall #Earth

  • My parents dreaded the fact that I was changing my life to do this, but I just kept doing it.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Fear #Parent #Facts

  • And when you're needing your space to do some navigating...I' ll be here patiently waiting to see what you find
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Space #Waiting #Patiently Waiting

  • Life can't work for you if you don't show up as you.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Shows

  • A lot of those ideal towns are all starting to look the same, the specifics are starting to disappear. So we need to retain a love for life, a love for one's family, a love for where one's really from.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Love Life #Needs #Looks

  • You can't live the rest of your life carrying a pain because your parents couldn't get along. I choose to spend my life crafting a joy.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Pain #Joy #Parent

  • Traveling has a major impact on what I do, cause all over the world I'm meeting all kinds of people. And relationships is the second major impact that I have. I just enjoy the variety that the world has to offer.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Impact #People #World

  • When I sit down to write a song, I really want the message of healing to thrive and transcend all ages.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Song #Healing #Writing

  • I recently read that it's the left brain that does all that calculating, and the right brain that does the poetry. Somehow I've veered way towards the left. I've been doing it for years. Maybe I do art to balance it out.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Art #Years #Brain

  • Paul McCartney and John Lennon would often write a song a day, so I have the same workmanlike philosophy.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Song #Philosophy #Writing

  • The measure of your character is not what you do when people are looking. It’s what you do when you think no one is looking.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Character #Thinking #People

  • Timeless comes to mind. When you listen to it, you can't tell what year the thing was made. And you don't even care.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Years #Mind #Care

  • The unavoidable kiss, where the minty fresh death breath is sure to outlast his catastrophe.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Art #Kissing #Media

  • If you got the poison, I've got the remedy.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Expression #Poison #Remedy

  • [Writing songs] is no different than explaining to somebody what you dreamed last night: No one ever gives you crap for what you dreamed last night. "I was laying in my bed, and all of a sudden a stallion jumped on my bed and the next thing I know I was in Mars but it looked like my kitchen" . . . That's kind of what I do with my songs, write them in a dream-like manner. It's up to people to swallow it however they want.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Dream #Song #Writing

  • Equality and separation cannot exist in the same space.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Space #Separation

  • And if you're singing to someone, or if they're singing along, and suddenly you're in harmony, then it's actually making a huge difference on a subatomic level that is actually transforming the world.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Differences #Singing #World

  • It takes some silence to make sound.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Silence #Sound

  • Hold your own. Know your name. And go your own way. And everything will be fine.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Names #Way #Fine

  • For every action there’s a reaction. And also, for every action there’s an equal and opposite criticism.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Opposites #Criticism #Action

  • When all of us are acknowledged as the human equals that we really are, there will be no space left for bullying. It will no longer be wrong to choose one thing over another.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Bullying #Space #Humans

  • Whether or not I tour forever, I'm not sure. I would love to spend more time living in harmony with nature rather than flying all over the world and contributing to global warming, you know what I mean?
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Mean #Forever #Flying

  • Two halves don't make a whole. Two wholes make a whole. In my relationship, I was giving myself away to make the relationship better, but in actuality, wasn't doing better by doing that. I became less of a man.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Men #Two #Giving

  • It's from being melancholy and having my human down experiences that I learn, that I overcome, that I transform - and these realizations I put into song. That's what I choose to put in my backpack and carry with me around the world.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Song #Overcoming #Realization

  • The more I travel around the world, the more I see people want the same thing - to be happy. We wouldn't be in a monetary system if we didn't have to work, so if my music can contribute to happiness, then that's my main responsibility.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Responsibility #People #World

  • As an American citizen, one has to vote. If we don't vote, we're not doing our part. We'll become some sort of oligarchy.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Citizens #Oligarchy #Vote

  • I meet people every single day who have heard the music and incorporated it into their lives. I feel like I have a tribe all around the world.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #People #World #Tribes

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