"I didn't know if I had the music for it or if I could pull off the larger concert experience. Then I realized if I can just continue to be myself, I'll be all right."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Jason Mraz on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Jason Mraz on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Jason Mraz on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Jason Mraz on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Jason Mraz on Mark Twain
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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 world, I realize how deep it goes and how much work really needs to be done to create equality for all."
"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."