Quotes by Poo Bear

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Wikipedia Summary for Poo Bear

Jason Paul Douglas Boyd (born September 4, 1979), better known by his stage name Poo Bear, is an American songwriter, singer, and music producer. He is best known for being one of Justin Bieber's main collaborators, having co-written many of Bieber's hits (including "Despacito (Remix)", "Where Are Ü Now", "What Do You Mean?", "PYD", "Hold Tight" and "All That Matters"), and for co-writing the song "Caught Up" from Usher's diamond-certified album Confessions.

Quote: I learned years ago that the more honest you are about anything you're doing in life, you can grow and learn from your mistakes. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of sunset
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I learned years ago that the more honest you are about anything you're doing in life, you can grow and learn from your mistakes.


Quote: You can't get tired of something you don't know exists. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing on top of gray rock at beach
Photo Credit: Nathan Dumlao

You can't get tired of something you don't know exists.


Quote: As a songwriter, I got used to being in the background. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of closeup photography of black and brown bird
Photo Credit: Boris Smokrovic

As a songwriter, I got used to being in the background.


Quote: Pop music -- deriving from the word 'popular' -- for me, it's just great to be a part of music that reaches a large amount of people and not just a small amount of people. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of Poo Bear quote; white text on black background

Pop music -- deriving from the word 'popular' -- for me, it's just great to be a part of music that reaches a large amount of people and not just a small amount of people.


Quote: People didn't know that I existed before 'Purpose.' by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of two brown and white dogs running dirt road during daytime
Photo Credit: Alvan Nee

People didn't know that I existed before 'Purpose.'


Quote: People love music, but they also love the lifestyle and glam that comes along with it. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of silver bell alarm clock
Photo Credit: Icons8 Team

People love music, but they also love the lifestyle and glam that comes along with it.


Quote: Being genuinely humble and being myself has helped me succeed in my career. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of brown Scottish fold in brown thick-pile blanket
Photo Credit: Mikhail Vasilyev

Being genuinely humble and being myself has helped me succeed in my career.


Quote: Being a songwriter, my job is just to write songs for people. I'm not attached to them. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of gray and black laptop computer on surface
Photo Credit: Ales Nesetril

Being a songwriter, my job is just to write songs for people. I'm not attached to them.


Quote: People say to me, 'You're a genius; you're great.' I don't know if I'll ever feel that way about myself. Some things, I feel like, are better left for other people to say, and I'm just not into, like, tooting my own horn or bragging or anything. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of Poo Bear quote; white text on black background

People say to me, 'You're a genius; you're great.' I don't know if I'll ever feel that way about myself. Some things, I feel like, are better left for other people to say, and I'm just not into, like, tooting my own horn or bragging or anything.


Quote: I never wanna settle; I never wanna be complacent -- I gotta outwork everybody. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of smiling couple
Photo Credit: Joe Hepburn

I never wanna settle; I never wanna be complacent -- I gotta outwork everybody.


Quote: Most writer's blocks come from people second-guessing to the point where they get discouraged, and they just quit. For me, if I write something and it's not amazing, I don't care because even if I feel like it might not be amazing, it could still be a number-one hit. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of Poo Bear quote; white text on black background

Most writer's blocks come from people second-guessing to the point where they get discouraged, and they just quit. For me, if I write something and it's not amazing, I don't care because even if I feel like it might not be amazing, it could still be a number-one hit.


Quote: I've never stopped writing, I've never slowed down just because I don't have something on the radio or a No. 1 or No. 2 record. That doesn't mean that I'm not in the studio planting seeds. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of Poo Bear quote; white text on black background

I've never stopped writing, I've never slowed down just because I don't have something on the radio or a No. 1 or No. 2 record. That doesn't mean that I'm not in the studio planting seeds.


Quote: Finally, I've reached a place where if I'm working with an artist, they allow me to just do whatever I feel. Growing up, it was like, 'We want another 'Peaches and Cream.' Then you realise... why would you want a 2001 Mercedes Benz when I'm making 2018 Benzes? by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of Poo Bear quote; white text on black background

Finally, I've reached a place where if I'm working with an artist, they allow me to just do whatever I feel. Growing up, it was like, 'We want another 'Peaches and Cream.' Then you realise... why would you want a 2001 Mercedes Benz when I'm making 2018 Benzes?


Quote: I had people telling me how much I sucked and how bad my music was, but I didn't allow that to discourage me to the point where I didn't want to do music anymore. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of Poo Bear quote; white text on black background

I had people telling me how much I sucked and how bad my music was, but I didn't allow that to discourage me to the point where I didn't want to do music anymore.


Quote: When you wake up every day, it's like a new birthday: it's a new chance to be great again and make great decisions. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of brown long coated small dog lying on white textile
Photo Credit: Connor Home

When you wake up every day, it's like a new birthday: it's a new chance to be great again and make great decisions.


Quote: I think the biggest sacrifice I had to make was giving up time and missing out on things. Not going to college and getting the college experience. Or missing important holidays. All my time was spent in the studio. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of Poo Bear quote; white text on black background

I think the biggest sacrifice I had to make was giving up time and missing out on things. Not going to college and getting the college experience. Or missing important holidays. All my time was spent in the studio.


Quote: I'm like this ghost -- you look around, and all you see is the artist. But if you look at the credits, it's still Poo Bear. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of red paint strokes wallpaper
Photo Credit: Chaewon Lee

I'm like this ghost -- you look around, and all you see is the artist. But if you look at the credits, it's still Poo Bear.


Quote: Just because I make something doesn't mean that it's going to be amazing, and most creative people don't like to admit when their music is just okay. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of red textile in close up photography
Photo Credit: James Lee

Just because I make something doesn't mean that it's going to be amazing, and most creative people don't like to admit when their music is just okay.




Quote: I find inspiration by feeling like I haven't done or achieved anything. I push all songs I've written to the furthest part of my mind so I am not thinking of what I've done. I continue to think on what I need to do. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of Poo Bear quote; white text on black background

I find inspiration by feeling like I haven't done or achieved anything. I push all songs I've written to the furthest part of my mind so I am not thinking of what I've done. I continue to think on what I need to do.


Quote: Ideally, it would be cool to actually get to know artists enough to know what their feelings are, what they believe in, what they want people to get from them, what they represent. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of Poo Bear quote; white text on black background

Ideally, it would be cool to actually get to know artists enough to know what their feelings are, what they believe in, what they want people to get from them, what they represent.


Quote: I've watched songwriters, writers, producers, even artists that I've written hits for come and go. But to the world, it looked like Justin Bieber was my first success. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of Poo Bear quote; white text on black background

I've watched songwriters, writers, producers, even artists that I've written hits for come and go. But to the world, it looked like Justin Bieber was my first success.


Quote: Working with Justin Bieber, I learned that he can literally do any genre -- he's a chameleon. His voice is so flexible that he's not locked in to one genre, and it just shows the world that he can really sing anything. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of Poo Bear quote; white text on black background

Working with Justin Bieber, I learned that he can literally do any genre -- he's a chameleon. His voice is so flexible that he's not locked in to one genre, and it just shows the world that he can really sing anything.


Quote: I see my friends who have superstar lifestyles, and it's great to have hundreds of millions of dollars, but at the same time, it's a sacrifice of your own sanity. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of Poo Bear quote; white text on black background

I see my friends who have superstar lifestyles, and it's great to have hundreds of millions of dollars, but at the same time, it's a sacrifice of your own sanity.


Quote: I don't want to be an artist; I don't really want to sing -- though I do sing on a few songs. But I want to be the guy that presents new music from both new artists and established artists at the same time. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of Poo Bear quote; white text on black background

I don't want to be an artist; I don't really want to sing -- though I do sing on a few songs. But I want to be the guy that presents new music from both new artists and established artists at the same time.


Quote: It's cool to have a big record, but it's even cooler for the world to love it and sing along to it in every club word-for-word. It's a real feeling. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of 2 people riding on boat during sunset
Photo Credit: Aman Upadhyay

It's cool to have a big record, but it's even cooler for the world to love it and sing along to it in every club word-for-word. It's a real feeling.


Quote: Back in the Nineties, I was in an RandB group. I signed my first record deal when I was 12. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of silhouette of man standing on hill during starry night
Photo Credit: Joshua Earle

Back in the Nineties, I was in an RandB group. I signed my first record deal when I was 12.


Quote: It's cool to be recognized, but it's not something that I was seeking or sought after. I never wanted to be famous. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of white cat
Photo Credit: Lukasz Szmigiel

It's cool to be recognized, but it's not something that I was seeking or sought after. I never wanted to be famous.


Quote: I had to go through so much trial and error to get all the whack-ness out of my system as a kid. I think everybody has to do that. You have to go through a period of failing in order to get better at it -- whatever you're doing. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of Poo Bear quote; white text on black background

I had to go through so much trial and error to get all the whack-ness out of my system as a kid. I think everybody has to do that. You have to go through a period of failing in order to get better at it -- whatever you're doing.


Quote: My first significant break was when I was 15, going on 16, and my cousin Courtney 'Bear' Sills told me you can make a career out of writing songs. He was the one who put me in with 112. The first song I did with 112 was 'We Can Do It Anywhere.' by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of Poo Bear quote; white text on black background

My first significant break was when I was 15, going on 16, and my cousin Courtney 'Bear' Sills told me you can make a career out of writing songs. He was the one who put me in with 112. The first song I did with 112 was 'We Can Do It Anywhere.'


Quote: I don't know about the rest of the world, but America loves redemption. They love giving people second chances. by author Poo Bear overlaid on photo of close up shot of white flower
Photo Credit: Christian Widell

I don't know about the rest of the world, but America loves redemption. They love giving people second chances.


Toronto is my favourite city in the world.


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