Paul Simon Quotes On Singer, Death, Talent, Brian, Sense, Zoo

Paul Simon Quotes On Singer, Death, Talent, Brian, Sense, Zoo

Paul Simon

Paul Simon Quotes :

A man sees what he wants to see, And disregards the rest.

Paul Simon

Anybody can do bad work, but not everybody does good work.

Paul Simon

Artie is a singer, and I’m a writer and player and a singer. We didn’t work together on a creative level and prepare the songs. I did that.

Paul Simon

Artie travels all the time. The rehearsals were just miserable. Artie and I fought all the time. He didn’t want to do the show with my band; he just wanted me on acoustic guitar.

Paul Simon

As long as you have capital punishment there is no guarantee that innocent people won’t be put to death.

Paul Simon

Facts can be turned into art if one is artful enough.

Paul Simon

Faith is an island in the setting sun, But proof is the bottom line for everyone.

Paul Simon

How much can you do with two voices? You can sing thirds or you can sing fifths or you can do a background harmony.

Paul Simon

I don’t believe what the papers are saying They’re just out to capture my dime, Exaggerating this, exaggerating that.

Paul Simon

I don’t consider myself to be a major talent, so the only solace I can take is to hope I’m growing.

Paul Simon

I don’t feel any pressure from fans. But I’m always in some kind of state of emotional turmoil. I would not describe myself as happy-go-lucky. That’s not to say that I’m not happy.

Paul Simon

I don’t think that Simon and Garfunkel as a live act compares to Simon and Garfunkel as a studio act.

Paul Simon

I don’t very often think I’ve done a good job. I don’t like the majority of what I do. I shouldn’t say I don’t like it, but I’m not satisfied with almost everything that I do.

Paul Simon

I lived in an attached house. My father used to drive into the wrong driveway all the time. He’d say, Damn it, how do you tell one of these houses from another?

Paul Simon

I question what emotion Manilow touches. People are entertained by him. But are they emotionally moved? I don’t believe anything that Barry Manilow sings.

Paul Simon

I suppose an artist takes the elements of his life and rearranges them and then has them perceived by others as though they were the elements of their lives.

Paul Simon

I think Bridge Over Troubled Water was a very good song. Artie sang it beautifully. The Boxer was a really nice record. But I don’t think I’ve written any great songs.

Paul Simon

I think I have a superior brain and an inferior stature, if you really want to get brutal about it.

Paul Simon

I try to open up my heart as much as I can and keep a real keen eye out that I don’t get sentimental. I think we’re all afraid to reveal our hearts. It’s not at all in fashion.

Paul Simon

I was eating in a Chinese restaurant downtown. There was a dish called Mother and Child Reunion. It’s chicken and eggs. And I said, I gotta use that one.

Paul Simon

I would be willing to do almost anything to make Art happy. I care about our friendship. The only thing I won’t do is change the essence of my work.

Paul Simon

If you can get humor and seriousness at the same time, you’ve created a special little thing, and that’s what I’m looking for, because if you get pompous, you lose everything.

Paul Simon

I’m more interested in what I discover than what I invent.

Paul Simon

I’m not in it for the money. I like music. I love to write music. I can’t imagine myself not playing or singing or writing. It would just drive me crazy if I didn’t.

Paul Simon

Improvisation is too good to leave to chance.

Paul Simon

It’s a big error to think that because you like somebody’s work, you’re going to like him.

Paul Simon

It’s pointless to be critical of your stuff once it’s done. I don’t spend a lot of time agonising over it. It’s of no importance once it’s finished.

Paul Simon

Mrs. Robinson is a little dated now, but it has nothing to do with Joe DiMaggio.

Paul Simon

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.

Paul Simon

My life so common it disappears and sometimes even music cannot substitute for tears.

Paul Simon

My voice is my improvisational instrument, the melody instrument. The guitar is harmonic structure. I’m not a good enough guitarist to improvise on it.

Paul Simon

My whole artistic life has always been about change, change, change, move on, move on. It’s the only thing I find interesting.

Paul Simon

Not every song I write is ecstasy. And it can happen only one time. After that, when you sing the same melody and words, it’s pleasure, but you don’t get wiped out.

Paul Simon

One of the things that upset me was some of the criticism leveled at Simon and Garfunkel. I always took exception to it, but actually I agree with a lot of it.

Paul Simon
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