I buy records from all across the board. I get kind of a hybrid of influences in my own music.— Jason Mraz
The most profound Jason Mraz quotes that will add value to your life
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.
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.
You can turn off the sun, but I'm still gonna shine
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.
Here’s to freedom, cheers to art. Here’s to having an excellent adventure and may the stopping never start.
Life can't work for you if you don't show up as you.
I came from Mechanicsville, Virginia, where you have four seasons.
I love the sound of the wind in the trees and the song of the birds and the shuffle in the leaves of my many woodland friends.
I think especially with the Internet and the amount of reality shows that are going on, there's no way to keep a secret anymore, so I try to let my project be as much as reality show as I can allow it to be.
When I was in high school, The Dave Matthews Band was a local band, and that was the first time I was starting to connect with a live band that was something that wasn't on the radio or TV.
Everything is perfect. Everything is fine. The rules of life are made up. The rules only exist in your mind. Of course there may be courtesies And closures and laws to abide, But the zeal with which you play Relies on where YOU draw the line
If we truly want to have world peace, we have to end human trafficking.
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.
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.
Whenever I'm in need of inspiration and mantras, I go straight to simple affirmations. 'I am strong', 'I am brave', 'I can do this' and 'I'm awesome'. Whatever you put after 'I am', you will become. 'I am' are the two most powerful words, so make sure what you say after 'I am' is what you want to experience. It's like a magic trick.
Careers can disappear just as quickly as they're made, so I'm in no hurry.
Don't let your mind stop you from having a good time.
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.
I'm trying to be more of a gentleman.
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.
I think anyone who uses the web is smart and will profit.
I am who I am, you are who you are, and everything else is a perception based on acceptance, deception, smoke, mirrors, and so on. It's what's between us that seems to justify our accidental identities.
I hope everyone wakes up and appreciates life.
My goal is to show everyone that they, too, can do what they love to do.
I still go through stages of wanting to try other trades.
When I was young I thought I'd be a magician. And then a cartoonist. Or a professional roller-skater. But there wasn't much support for those on career day.
Last weekend a young man asked me how I remain so positive.
“It seems all the negativity in the world doesn’t affect you,” he said. I had no more than a minute with the young man so I offered this: It’s all about where you choose to put your attention, and I choose to be happy.
My parents dreaded the fact that I was changing my life to do this, but I just kept doing it.
Getting on stage is a bonus, that's my therapy, that's when I can tell stories and it all makes sense.
Sometimes you forget where the heck you are but when you get on stage, you know by the look on the people's faces and the accent in their voices where you might be.
Humans will always endure suffering - even accepting the fact that we're going to die will cause us suffering, and from that stems a little pessimism and negativity that all of us are susceptible to.
There's no shame in being crazy.
I would love to blog daily but I have not been making time for it because my internet is very slow. Everyone should make time for writing.
Music is such a powerful fundraising tool and it's so easy for me to share that and it's such a light.
In the words of Michael Jackson: I'm a lover, not a fighter.
When you play a smaller, more intimate venue, you can have real conversations with your audience, take risks, and stay current. You can also change the set list, on how the day feels or how the audience reacts. When you do arena shows, every arena looks and feels the same. You can't see who is in the room.
I'm totally into new age and self-help books.
I used to work in a bookstore and that's the section they gave me, and I got way into it. I just loved the power of positive thinking, letting yourself go.
It's when you cry just a little, but you laugh in the middle that you've made it.
You just send your love and gratitude to everything that came through the experience and you wish it the best. If you don't wish it the best, then you're only holding on to its failure, you're only holding on to something that needs something from you, whereas if you wish it the best, it's not about you anymore.
Yoga has had a profound effect on my songs and performances.
I don't meditate in the traditional style of sitting and doing nothing. I prefer the zen of paying attention, such as the meditation of yoga flow, or walking meditations. I also consider singing, surfing and gardening to very meditative.
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.
When you choose to be a loving person, it's magical how love comes back to you and brightens someone's day, changing your mood and that of the 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.
You make all the fashion statements just by dressing up your mind.
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.
It takes no time to fall in love, but it takes you years to know what love is.
Our shows are packed with laughter and light-hearted songs to lift the listener from their everyday life. We encourage the audience to participate in any way.
As things grew for me I felt like I was losing myself and wanted to stay true to myself as well. I didn't want to lose any connection I had with the audience. I felt small on a big stage and I felt like I was peaking generically to an audience.
Stress is the result of not listening to your heart.
If you ignore it for too long, and surrender your power to someone else, your chest will explode with panic. I take plenty of time for me.
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.