There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva.— Josh Groban
The most astounding Josh Groban quotes that are proven to give you inner joy
My school life was very much a wandering experience.
I was having trouble in school and I was not making a lot of friends. So coming home and actually improvising on the piano and just coming up with melodies was an escape for me.
If I'm in a relationship, I'll go to the ends of the earth.
If I'm on the road and we have a conversation, and she says, "God, I really wish I was there with you right now," I'll hang up the phone, send a car, and have the plane ready.
Every day I lugged my backpack through the halls, waiting for the final bell.
Then I'd race home and hole up in my room, playing the drums and the piano, composing music.
I know that life is a journey I must accept and that pain and confusion are temporary. I know that if I follow my heart, it will lead me where I belong.
If there is one thing that is constant in this world, it is the power of music.
Let me fall. Let me climb. There's a moment where fear and dream must collide.
When I feel confused or depressed, I remember back to junior high and I silently repeat, 'This, too, shall pass.'
Music is what I always turn to when I'm feeling a certain way. It's my reason for everything.
Singing brings out in me what I can't normally bring out in everyday life.
It's an incredible feeling to be able to bare your soul to people you've never met in a way that can make them understand so clearly what you mean. That's what I love most about singing ... it becomes my truest form of communication.
The shower is my time to open up my operatic chops, because of the enormous echo. You sound five times as big in the shower, so I break into some "Nessun Dorma" from Puccini 's Turandot or Pearl Jam. You've got to go big when you're in the shower. There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva.
The songs that I sing and the songs that I write have always just been what I feel my voice does well, and what my inspirations have been and a kind of culmination of everything.
No matter who we are, no matter what our circumstances, our feelings and emotions are universal.
Don't try to be like me. Try to be like yourself. Try to be very good at being yourself.
I'm always so pleased when I can get a song or be given a song that really speaks to me and I can interpret, but if given the opportunity to really write from the heart and try and bring some personality to whatever this genre would be, it was a great opportunity for me.
My life is an unfinished product, but instead of just saying, 'How do I top what I've accomplished,' I decided I wanted to move forward, express my growth and take a big step into the next chapter.
Don't give up. It's just the weight of the world.
I get terrible butterflies. Before I go onstage, I'll have to freak out for five minutes. I scream. It seems to help!
Music is so 100 percent for me that the idea of giving that up in any way, shape, or form would be terrifying to me.
I have to work hard to not look like a nerd all the time.
My friends are the only people I know that don't care about my image. I need to have people who treat me just as Josh, not as Josh the singer.
When you're walking in, basically like a kid a candy store, to a project where there's an endless canon of material, you have to step back from it as a self-indulgence. You have to look at it neutrally.
It's really tough to make a name for yourself without compromising and without fitting yourself into a real specific mold. When I made the choice that I would be involved in every aspect of music and not necessarily make music for radio or MTV, I was saying, 'OK, this is me. You decide who it is.'
After using four different languages on an album, it's tough to decide which one I'm gonna actually learn to speak. I always study the lyric, make sure I know what I'm singing, and try to get the pronunciation as perfect as possible.
Musically, between me and my fans and also me and my team, who between management and record label have always just let me be me, it's fun to pave a path. It's fun to feel like you're doing things your own way. So in that regard I haven't had to worry about any bar but my own.
I wanted to focus on songs that I was inspired by growing up.
I love so many of them from the last 100 years, but I really wanted, for my first step forward, to choose material that has inspired me and got me into the world of musical theater.
As a new artist there's always outside influences trying to tell you how to make a song better for radio and how to do your hair.
Acting was definitely half of what I loved about storytelling and about theater.
So, when I get a chance to do a cameo in a show or do a movie, it's a lot of fun and it's always great stepping outside of yourself and either playing a bizarro version of yourself or playing a character.
When I started in the music business, travel became a huge part of my world, where it hadn't been at all. I visited parts of the world that I'd never been to and found that I was spending maybe 30 days at home a year.
There is a little bit of a head vs. heart kind of battle that happens sometimes with the song. There's the goose bump thing, where the melody or whatever it is just gets you and you don't know why. Sometimes, it's in a genre that you didn't think you liked and, all of a sudden, the song hits you and you just say, wow, I feel the hairs on the back of my neck. I love this song.
No matter who we are, no matter what our circumstances, our feelings and emotions are universal. And music has always been a great way to make people aware of that connection. It can help you open up a part of yourself and express feelings you didn't know you were feeling. It's risky to let that happen. But it's a risk you have to take-because only then will you find you're not alone.
Maybe the gruffness and anger can be done with a purity of sound.
I believe That angels breathe And that love will live on and never leave
I did not practice hours a day for eighteen years to have my success attributed to a myth.
Grobanite makes me think of a type of harmless crustacean.
I got to play a real D-bag lawyer, and comb my hair really awfully and kiss Emma Stone, so it was a really wonderful day on set.
My biggest blast-off hit was 'You Raise Me Up.
' If you ever have a wedding or a funeral, it's a good pick.
Art matters because it is the one true great connector in a world that seems to be very unconnected.
There is a certain... chivalry to the style of singing I normally do. Part of the fun for me will be to leave that at the door.
I think some industries are so far behind the rest of humanity, in the way they see characters and cast shows. Once those walls get broken down, it changes everything.
I still like to keep all the love songs for the Grobanites, I like to make sure that they know those are just for them.
What most people know about me, they know through my music.
This time, I've tried to open that door as wide as possible. These songs are a giant step closer to who I really am and what my music is all about. Hence the title.
I try to have a real close connection with my fans.
That's extremely important. They are the ones that have been there from the beginning and proved everyone else wrong.
I've been aware of my gay fans since album one.
There has been such great support from that community and it has gone both ways.
Even with our differences There is a place we're all connected Each of us can find each other's light, There's so much to be thankful for.
I'd give away my soul To hold you once again
I was the boy who liked to sing his own songs at talent shows, and I was suddenly officially uncool.
When it comes to the acting stuff, I like to show up for a couple days and kind of be outrageous and silly, and go back to my day job.
I like my hair long because I have really big ears.
The honest-to-goodness answer is that Twitter tells me everything, and I have calluses on my fingers from all the mouse-clicking.
It wasn't that I got pinned against my locker, but I was intensely aware that the things I valued weren't shared by anyone. Girls didn't like me, and I had few friends.