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Summary

Paul Simon is a famous Musician from USA, he is 78 years old and still alive, born October 13, 1941.

Biography

Paul Frederic Simon (born in Newark, New Jersey) is an American guitarist, singer and composer.

Simon was first known as one half of Simon & Garfunkel, where he played with Art Garfunkel. His career received another boost when he in 1986 and 1990 made ​​two albums in collaboration with musicians from South Africa.

In 2001 he was awarded the MusiCares Person of the Year.

His son Harper Simon is also a musician.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 45 quotes who is written / told by Paul.

Related authors: Ednita Nazario, Art Garfunkel

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Simon

Famous quotes by Paul Simon (45)


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"We had many more points of agreement than we had points of difference, but we did differ, and the bigger we got, the more insistent we got that each one of us should have his way"
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"We got on American Bandstand, where kids would dance to a record and then rate it. We called ourselves Tom and Jerry. I was Jerry"
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"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"
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"Listen to the sound of silence"
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"I don't consider myself to be a major talent, so the only solace I can take is to hope I'm growing"
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"Having a track record to live up to and the history of successes had become a hindrance. It becomes harder to break out of what people expect you to do"
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"I think I have a superior brain and an inferior stature, if you really want to get brutal about it"
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"How much can you do with two voices? You can sing thirds or you can sing fifths or you can do a background harmony"
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"Faith is an island in the setting sun, But proof is the bottom line for everyone"
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"All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest"
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"Without Arthur's voice, I never would have enjoyed that success"
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"There's something about the sound of a train that's very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful"
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"I don't believe what the papers are saying They're just out to capture my dime, Exaggerating this, exaggerating that"
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"I always get very calm with baseball"
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"Being an artist doesn't mean that you're a good artist. That was the bargain I first made with myself: I'd say, I'm an artist, but I'm not really very good"
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"The record company stay out of my way. Whenever the record is finished, they take it"
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"My whole artistic life has always been about change, change, change, move on, move on. It's the only thing I find interesting"
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"I'm more interested in what I discover than what I invent"
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"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"
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"I don't think that Simon and Garfunkel as a live act compares to Simon and Garfunkel as a studio act"
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"Facts can be turned into art if one is artful enough"
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"A man sees what he wants to see, And disregards the rest"
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"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"
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"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"
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"I rate each album as better than the last one. That's how I see it"
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"As long as you have capital punishment there is no guarantee that innocent people won't be put to death"
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"There must be 50 ways to leave your lover"
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"The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenements halls and whispered in the sounds of silence"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo"
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"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"
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"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"
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"I don't like fashion. It's very heartless"
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"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"
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"When we came into the studio I became more and more me, making the tracks and choosing the musicians, partly because a great deal of the time during Bridge, Artie wasn't there"
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"The thought that life could be better is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains"
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"People often called us perfectionists, but we were not looking for perfection. We were looking for some kind of magic in the music"
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"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"
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"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?"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Anybody can do bad work, but not everybody does good work"


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