And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while— Bruno Mars
The most killer Bruno Mars quotes that will inspire your inner self
It's just all love. That's what music is. That's why music is created. To make people feel good, to uplift people. That's what musicians are for: to give everyone an escape, to let everyone feel good and take people out of everyday problems, so that they can hear music and sing words that are hopefully relatable.
Never had much faith in love or miracles, Never wanna put my heart on the line
You have to be who you are, and hopefully they dig it
Music is not math. It's science. You keep mixing the stuff up until it blows up on you, or it becomes this incredible potion.
You pick up some fans and a handful of haters along the way.
You know, I just do whatever feels right to me! And so that's what you're gonna get!
My goals are - I don't need much. I'm a simple man. I think that success is having fun. And when I'm having fun doing music, I'm happy. If I can make a little money on the side doing it, I'm really happy.
My dream was to not get a day job but to sleep, wake up and do my music.
I want to keep that dream forever.
There's always a bittersweet kind of thing, but I feel like everything had to work out the way it is. Everything that had to happen, happened.
I feel like you have to constantly keep proving yourself, and you have to constantly keep getting out there and showing them you're more than just that one song on the radio that's just playing. And that's what I had to do the first time around; I had to keep going out there and keep performing live.
I think I don't take myself too seriously.
You know as far as, it's a fun life. I take my music serious, but I like to have fun.
You're amazing, just the way you are.
Oh every time I close my eyes I see my name in shining lights
I want people to think of Hawaii and think of palm trees and magical islands and Bruno Mars.
I guess if I'm a product, either you're chocolate, you're vanilla or you're butterscotch. You can't be all three.
It's probably the worst feeling in the world, when you're deeply and madly in love with a woman and you know she's not feeling you the same way, and you don't know why.
If I was a billionaire, I'd be smart with my money.
Doo-wop is special music to me because it's so straightforward and melody-driven and captures emotions.
I love doing shows. I love rocking shows. I love playing instruments. I love singing. If I can find a way to do that and feed my family, then I'm a happy man.
Jimi Hendrix is the greatest guitar player in the world.
.. a guy who mastered that instrument. It was talking when he played. And when he did a solo, he made the guitar cry - or made it sound like it was coming from the devil's amplifier.
I think everybody don't know what color I am.
It's like, "He's not black enough. He's not white enough. He's got a Latin last name but he doesn't have - he doesn't speak Spanish. Who are we selling this to? Are you making urban music? Are you making pop music? What kind of music are you making?"
It's dedicating yourself to your craft.
Spending thousands of hours in a studio learning how to write a song, learning how to play different chords, training yourself to sing. You know, to get better and better.
Whether it be a reggae song, rock song, a love song, the main thing was just to, whatever I was feeling, to try to capture that emotion.
You aspire to be as great as Michael Jackson is as an artist.
I don't think any artist in pop, rock or hip-hop has ever done it any bigger than him. You know what I mean? He's the man.
What I like about Elvis is the same thing I like about James Brown, Michael Jackson, Prince. These guys, back in the day, there was no smoke and mirrors. It was just raw talent. They would step out onstage and command an audience.
The drumming helps a lot when I'm producing songs or writing songs.
My knowledge of drums helps more in that aspect, (although) I don't know, man; I'm not great at any of them.
I know I'm probably much too late to try and apologize for my mistakes.
I got so much love for classical music and I hear so much incredible music.
You should know a bunch of music and have respect for all sorts of genres and styles of music.
Got Chucks on with Saint Laurent; got kiss myself I'm so pretty.
I feel it's my job to continue being a student of music if I want to continue being an artist and a producer of other artists. You have to keep filling your mind with other music. You have to be ahead of the curve.
People can hear my songs are coming from something real.
I mean what I say; I'm not just writing to impress critics or young girls, or older girls. The way I talk is the way I write a song.
I'd like to talk to Bob Marley. I'd just like to ask him what was his method. Bob is one of the greatest songwriters ever. I don't know if people understand how powerful his songs are and the simplicity and genius behind them.
I'm the Nickelodeon version of DangerMouse.
I'm hoping that "Nothin' On You", "Billionaire" and "Just The Way You Are" - songs that I produced... I hope that it's a warning for people. I hope it lets them know that I'm a little unorthodox when it comes to genres and styles.
You can't knock on opportunity's door and not be ready.
I wish I could tell you me and my rock band were traveling around, strung out.
No, we were a family band. Straight Partridge Family.
There will never be another Michael Jackson, a huge pop star since (the age of) 7.
With my being from Hawaii and being very family oriented I don't really have a fear of a tragic ending. I dont see any tragic ending for me.
When everything in life gets so complicated it only takes a day to change it
When it's your time, it is your time.
Be in control. Know who you are. And don't try to be different just to be different.
I felt like I didn't have [any] pizzazz, and a lot of girls say I'm out of this world, so I was like I guess I'm from Mars.
My father's a musician and my mother's a singer.
My dad's originally from Brooklyn and he was a Latin percussionist so I've always had instruments around the house. He used to have a show like a 1950s rock and roll show with Little Richard music. They would do doo-wop songs and stuff like that.
I am so proud and so happy to be Filipino.
I love artists like Prince, who hold on to that element of mystery.
In my songs, I'm not saying something that's never been said before.
The have lyrics aren't going to blow people away. It's the emotion and the melody that drive it home.
I watch the best. I'm a big fan of Elvis. I'm a big fan of 1950s Elvis when he would go on stage and scare people because he was a force and girls would go nuts! You can say the same thing for Prince or The Police. It's just guys who know that people are here to see a show, so I watch those guys and I love studying them because I'm a fan.
I'm a big fan of the young 1950s Elvis when he would just go onstage and control the whole environment.
What I'm hoping is that every album I'm going to do will give my audience something different, and that they'll grow as I do.