115+ Best Bruno Mars Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Peter Gene Hernandez, known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, and dancer. He is known for his stage performances, retro showmanship, and for performing in a wide range of musical styles, including Pop, R&B, funk, soul, reggae, hip hop, and rock. Profoundly inspirational Bruno Mars quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Bruno Mars Quotes

A grown man should always carry cash, right? I don’t know who told me, but someone told me that a long time ago, and the biggest turnoff is when a guy doesn’t have cash on him. – Bruno Mars

I write a lot of songs about being in love, how beautiful women are but I’ve definitely experienced that other side of love where you’re in a situation where you love a girl so much but you just know for a fact that she doesn’t love you the same. Grenade is the extreme way of saying I’d do anything for you and why can’t I feel you would do the same for me? – Bruno 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. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

A lot of people are really quick to say, That song sounds like this. Or you – He’s tryin’ to sound like this. And I’m always like, You’re damn right I am. That’s how – that’s why we’re all here. You know, we all grew up idolizing another musician. That’s how this works. That’s how music is created. – Bruno Mars

I’m a big fan of the young 1950s Elvis when he would just go onstage and control the whole environment. – Bruno Mars

Be in control. Know who you are. And don’t try to be different just to be different. – Bruno Mars

There will never be another Michael Jackson, a huge pop star since (the age of) 7. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

I can show you in music better than I can tell you in words. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

Got Chucks on with Saint Laurent; got kiss myself I’m so pretty. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

You have to be who you are, and hopefully they dig it. – Bruno Mars

In pop music, the public usually see the results – the hit records, the Grammy Awards performances, the concert tours – but not all the work that goes into getting into the spotlight. And not everyone realizes that, even if you have a lot of talent, chances are you won’t make it. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

Treasure, that is what you are. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

When everything in life gets so complicated it only takes a day to change it. – Bruno Mars

I know I’m probably much too late to try and apologize for my mistakes. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

As proud as I am of Doo-Wops I feel like, ‘Oh, man. People haven’t seen nothing. They don’t even know what I’m about to do,’ and that’s what I can’t wait to show the world. – Bruno Mars

My father moved to Hawaii from Brooklyn and my mother came there as a child from the Philippines. They met at a show where my dad was playing percussion. My mom was a hula dancer. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

I love artists like Prince, who hold on to that element of mystery. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

Everyone calls me Bruno; they don’t ever call me Peter – that was just my government name. – Bruno Mars

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. Talk about awesome. – Bruno Mars

I’m a big fan of songs like Joe Cocker’s ‘You Are So Beautiful’ and Eric Clapton’s ‘Wonderful Tonight’ – songs that go straight to the point. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

You have to envision your life, and then go backwards. – Bruno Mars

Hawaii is paradise. It sounds cheesy to say it, but there’s music in the air there. – Bruno Mars

My dad was just the king of finding these little spots for us to stay that we should never have been staying at. – 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. – Bruno Mars

Ever since I was a kid, this was all I wanted to do. I’ve wanted to do music. I wanted to sing. It’s all I know. – Bruno Mars

When it’s your time, it is your time. – Bruno Mars

I don’t like two stories. I like one story. I never grew up with stairs. I like to stick to what I know. – Bruno Mars

I can’t even speak Hawaiian, but if you go there and listen to a Hawaiian song, you get captured because it’s so beautiful, like the melody is just gorgeous and you know Bob Marley is on the radio every single day. It’s very reggae-influenced down there. Basically, you haven’t been to paradise if you haven’t been to Hawaii. – Bruno Mars

You know, when Michael Jackson does the moonwalk, he’s showing off! When Prince or Hendrix do a guitar solo, it’s confidence! I would hate to be at a show and some nervous wreck is sweating up there and doesn’t feel like he deserves to be there. – Bruno Mars

I feel, as a songwriter, it’s one of the hardest things to do – to sit down and say how you feel. – Bruno Mars

I really wish I knew what I was doing because I’d be writing hit songs every minute. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

I just really care about what people see. I want them to know that I’m working hard for this. The artists that I look up to like, you know, Michael, Prince, James Brown. You watch them and you understand that they’re paying attention to the details of their art. And they care so much about what they’re wearing, about how they’re moving, about how they’re making the audience feel. They’re not phoning it in. They’re going up there to murder anybody that performs after them or performs before them. That’s what I’ve watched my whole life and admired. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

Hawaiian music is beautiful and simple. – Bruno Mars

I don’t throw lavish parties or nothing like that – I just want a bed and a TV. – Bruno Mars

We all grew up idolizing another musician. That’s how this works. That’s how music is created. – Bruno Mars

Every artist should want to be like Michael Jackson – Bruno Mars

Writing for other artists helped me figure out that magic you have to capture to make everyone connect with a song. – Bruno Mars

Someone told me something that stuck with me: You have to envision your life, and then go backwards. I’ve been living by that motto for a while, so I see where I need to be. Now I’m just backtracking and trying to get back up there. – Bruno Mars

I think that success is having fun. – Bruno Mars

I just know that I’m a fan of all different kinds of genres. You’re supposed to be free doing music, and that’s how I feel. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

I’ve had big record label presidents look me in the face and say, ‘Your music sucks, you don’t know who you are, your music is all over the place, and we don’t know how to market this stuff. Pick a lane and come back to us.’ – Bruno Mars

I love that I can talk to my fans through Twitter, to cut out the middle man. Because I’ve done interviews where my words have gotten twisted, so it’s nice to be able to have things coming straight from me. – Bruno Mars

The confidence Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson exuded from stage, I’m a fan of. – Bruno Mars

Never had much faith in love or miracles, Never wanna put my heart on the line. – Bruno Mars

My mother is a singer, my sisters all sing, my uncles are incredible singers and guitar players, so it’s just kind of been like my habitat. – Bruno Mars

Any young, aspiring musicians out there, if music is what you want to do, if music is what you love and your passion. It doesn’t take a fragrance, it’s not about the tabloids, it’s about you putting in the work, practicing every day, practicing your vocals, practicing your instrument, practicing songwriting. Hopefully one day you write the song the whole world wants to get down to. I promise you, if you go out there and sing and you put your heart and soul into it and you follow your dream, one day you’re going to be sitting next to Ellen DeGeneres talking about how you broke records and rocked the Super Bowl. – Bruno Mars

You know, I just do whatever feels right to me! And so that’s what you’re gonna get! – Bruno Mars

If I was a billionaire, I’d be smart with my money. – Bruno Mars

I tend to overthink things. I’m not the guy who screams ‘This is a world smash!’ when I finish a song. – Bruno Mars

In Hawaii, some of the biggest radio stations are reggae. The local bands are heavily influenced by Bob Marley. – Bruno Mars

Honolulu is a melting pot. – Bruno Mars

I came to California and got signed at a young age. And it’s not like you see in the movies, where you start rubbing shoulders with Timbaland and Pharrell, and you become a giant pop star. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

Expect me to give my all. Thats what I do every time I have a show. Give my all. – Bruno Mars

Oh every time I close my eyes I see my name in shining lights. – Bruno Mars

I want people to think of Hawaii and think of palm trees and magical islands and Bruno Mars. – Bruno Mars

Today, 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, from ‘Redemption Song’ to ‘Is This Love?’ and ‘I Shot the Sheriff.’ – Bruno Mars

You know, my sister sings, my brother plays drums in my band. My whole family is a bunch of musicians. – Bruno Mars

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? – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

Becoming famous was never what I wanted to do. There’s a lot of things that come with fame – it’s what people in the limelight have to do. – Bruno Mars

I always say I wanna work with Alicia Keys. I’m in awe of her. – Bruno Mars

I’ve learned people are watching, so don’t do nothing stupid. – Bruno Mars

I just write songs that I strongly believe in and that are coming from inside. There’s no tricks. It’s honesty with big melodies. – Bruno Mars

There are no record companies in Waikiki. – Bruno Mars

If perfect’s what you’re searching for, then just stay the same. – Bruno Mars

I want there to be a piece of me in my music, you know? I genuinely believe that’s the secret of all the success that’s happened (for me). – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

I love the Sex Pistols. I’m a big Beach Boys fan and a huge Zeppelin and Queen fan. – Bruno Mars

Don’t you love it that Prince doesn’t use Twitter? Don’t you think he’s somewhere on a unicorn? – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

I don’t try and be dark, but there are obviously darker emotions that I want to capture sometimes. – Bruno Mars

And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

I’ve definitely seen bands before they made money kind of change their thing on the next tour, and I prefer it when it’s a little more raw. – Bruno Mars

I’m the Nickelodeon version of DangerMouse. – Bruno Mars

My dad was into the 1950s doo-wop era. If you look at those groups, or at James Brown, Jackie Wilson and the Temptations in the 1960s, you’ll see you had to be sharp onstage. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

I can put some chords together and maybe write a song, but I’m learning every day. And that’s the fun part. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

I signed up to be a musician, I want to perform, I want to sing. – Bruno Mars

I grew up with so many different songs that the ones that are fun to play are the ones I want to do. – Bruno Mars

You gotta know what you are, who you are and how you want to be portrayed. – Bruno Mars

You pick up some fans and a handful of haters along the way. – Bruno Mars

Doo-wop is special music to me because it’s so straightforward and melody-driven and captures emotions. – Bruno Mars

I am so proud and so happy to be Filipino. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

To write a song you must have an imagination, to have an imagination you must be free. – Bruno Mars

When I see your face, there’s not a thing that I would change ’cause you’re are amazing just the way you are. – Bruno Mars

I could sing you a thousand and one doo-wop songs. I love the simplicity in that music. It’s not super-poetic, it’s just from the heart. – Bruno Mars

Songwriters, you have to work – you have to wait for residuals. You have to pray that the song’s going to be a hit. And then a year later, you might get a check. – Bruno Mars

I definitely don’t plead guilty to being a heartthrob. – Bruno Mars

You can’t knock on opportunity’s door and not be ready. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

You’re amazing, just the way you are. – Bruno Mars

If you ever forget how much you really mean to me, Every day I will remind you. – Bruno Mars

No one sells a song better than the person that wrote it. – Bruno Mars

I don’t think anyone ever plans to change line-ups, but it’s something that comes with being in bands. I was in a band once and there were always problems – members come and go – and some of the world’s biggest bands have changed line-ups loads! – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

Every time I try to write a song, when I sit down and think I’m going to write, I really want to write a song, and it never works out. It’s always when it hits me unexpectedly on a plane or right before I go to bed, something like that. – Bruno Mars

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. – Bruno Mars

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