Jason Mraz quote

"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

Born: June 23, 1977

Occupation: Singer-songwriter

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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.

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You win some, you learn some.

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I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend Lucky to have been where I have been Lucky to be coming home again

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If you have nothing but love for your avocados, and you take joy in turning them into guacamole, all you need is someone to share it with.

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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.

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Music was always the distraction, so it was the obvious choice to pursue. My dad always said to find a job I love to do, that way it wouldn't feel like a job. So I did that.

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Careers can disappear just as quickly as they're made, so I'm in no hurry.

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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.

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As an American citizen, one has to vote.

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Everything in life influences my music. I've always used songwriting as a means to share what I think is profound.

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I want to be surrounded by women, I want to be snuggled and cuddled and pampered.

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If I'm in a relationship, that girl gets showered with letters from the road. I pour my heart into it.

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Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.

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My goal is to show everyone that they, too, can do what they love to do.

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

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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.

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Genre-spanning is the effort to make the live show interesting. It's also a great way to challenge yourself as a writer.

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Getting on stage is a bonus, that's my therapy, that's when I can tell stories and it all makes sense.

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I buy records from all across the board. I get kind of a hybrid of influences in my own music.

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I came from Mechanicsville, Virginia, where you have four seasons.

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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.

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I think anyone who uses the web is smart and will profit.

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I'm trying to be more of a gentleman.

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In the words of Michael Jackson: I'm a lover, not a fighter.

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Musicians are so well covered in the press, it would be great to see more outspoken practitioners of green life.

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My parents were always very supportive and accepting. They even shared my curiosity for life, or perhaps I theirs.

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New York City has the most beautiful women.

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I'm not a virtuoso on an instrument. You know, I'm not always singing in pitch. I laugh sometimes my way through the shows, but I'm an honest songwriter who's always tried to bring the audience with me...

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There's a certain feeling of giving, a certain feeling of generosity in love songs. When you sing a song of love, you're actually giving something to yourself, too. You're singing and casting these affirmations...

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Well, for me, what I've learned at the very end of this, love is sharing, and I think that really is, for me, the best place to go to experience love, is sharing.

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I listened to the radio, so I was influenced by everyone from Michael Jackson to Milli Vanilli. But thankfully my dad had a collection of Cat Stevens albums while my mom was listening to jazz.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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Well, my view before was a Western view, and I certainly understand marriage equality and civil rights, equal rights for all, but having visited developing nations and some of the poorest nations in the...

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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.

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You know, there's still a lot of great songwriters out there who hand in songs. And there's a lot of brilliant singers and performers out there who sing other people's words. I enjoy doing both.

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

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Well, it kind of hurts when the kind of words you write And kind of turn themselves into knives And don't mind my nerve you can call it fiction 'Cause I like being submerged in your contradictions, dear...

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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.

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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...

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

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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:...

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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.

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You don't need a vacation when there's nothing to escape from.

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A picture can say 1000 words but it can also inspire you to write 1000 more.

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When hands are joined, no one can point fingers.

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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).

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I won't give up. Even if the skies get rough.

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Open up your plans and damn you're free!

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You're an island of reality in an ocean of diarrhea.

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And it's okay if you have to go away Oh just remember the telephone works both ways And if I never ever hear them ring If nothing else I'll think the bells inside Have finally found you someone else and...

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I'm dreaming of sleeping next to you and feeling like a lost little boy in a brand new town I'm counting my sheep and each one that passes is another dream to ashes And they all fall down. - Sleeping to...

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Do you ever wonder what happens to the words that we send Do they bend, do they break from the flight that they take And come back together again with a whole new meaning In a brand new sense, completely...

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Oh my, justifying reasons why Is an absolutely insane resolution to live by ((Live High))

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You are the mountain, you are the rock You are the cord and you’re the spark You are the eagle, you are the lark You are the world and you’re remarkable You’re the ocean eating the shore You are...

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But you are beautiful And you better go show it So go look again You gotta be true to your own If you really wanna go to the top Do you really wanna win Don’t believe in leaving normal Just to satisfy...

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Well you are fresh Your face is fabulous Don’t forget you’re one of a kind When nobody’s checking the deeds you’ve done And nobody’s hearing your cries You make all the fashion statements Just...

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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.

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You can turn off the sun, but I'm still gonna shine

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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...

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You make all the fashion statements just by dressing up your mind.

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

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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.

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Lucky to have been where I have been

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When I fall in love I take my time There's no need to hurry when I'm making up my mind You can turn off the sun but I'm still gonna shine and I'll tell you why.

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I just loved the power of positive thinking, letting yourself go.

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If we truly want to have world peace, we have to end human trafficking,

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Are you prepared to take a dive into the deep end of my head?

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Life can't work for you if you don't show up as you.

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...open up your heart and the sky is yours...

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

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Don't let your mind stop you from having a good time.

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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.

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It takes some silence to make sound.

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Hold your own. Know your name. And go your own way. And everything will be fine.

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There's no shame in being crazy...

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So often the woman forgets her own greatness and she goes a little bat sh-- crazy sometimes. So its up to the other half to love that person back into the person we know them to be.

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It's when you cry just a little, but you laugh in the middle that you've made it.

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

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