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" A man sees what he wants to see, And disregards the rest. "
" We just did what we'd done when we were an act in the '60s. But I found it impossible to hold a dialogue with 500,000 people. In a certain sense, it was numbing. "
" 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. "
" Faith is an island in the setting sun, But proof is the bottom line for everyone. "
" 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. "
" I don't consider myself to be a major talent, so the only solace I can take is to hope I'm growing. "
" 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. "
" I don't like fashion. It's very heartless. "
" Without Arthur's voice, I never would have enjoyed that success. "
" We've survived by believing our life is going to get better. "
" The record company stay out of my way. Whenever the record is finished, they take it. "
" 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? "
" The thought that life could be better is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains. "
" The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and tenements halls and whispered in the sounds of silence. "
" I always get very calm with baseball. "
" There must be 50 ways to leave your lover. "
" 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. "
" There's something about the sound of a train that's very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful. "
" 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. "
" My whole artistic life has always been about change, change, change, move on, move on. It's the only thing I find interesting. "
" Improvisation is too good to leave to chance. "
" 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. "
" I don't think that Simon and Garfunkel as a live act compares to Simon and Garfunkel as a studio act. "
" When I began making my own albums, the songs became funkier. They were more about the streets. "
" 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. "
" I rate each album as better than the last one. That's how I see it. "
" 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. "
" My life so common it disappears and sometimes even music cannot substitute for tears. "
" I think I have a superior brain and an inferior stature, if you really want to get brutal about it. "
" 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. "
" You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen. "