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" Anybody can do bad work, but not everybody does good work. "
" 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. "
" 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 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. "
" 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. "
" Who am I to blow against the wind? "
Who Am I
" 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? "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I always get very calm with baseball. "
" When I was 15, I made a solo record. It made Artie very unhappy. He looked upon it as something of a betrayal. "
" 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. "
" Faith is an island in the setting sun, But proof is the bottom line for everyone. "
" The record company stay out of my way. Whenever the record is finished, they take it. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I don't think that Simon and Garfunkel as a live act compares to Simon and Garfunkel as a studio act. "
" We've survived by believing our life is going to get better. "
" I don't like fashion. It's very heartless. "
" Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo. "
" 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. "
" My whole artistic life has always been about change, change, change, move on, move on. It's the only thing I find interesting. "
" We were always able to sing and blend well together; that's our gift. But aside from that, we're really two different guys. "
" I'm more interested in what I discover than what I invent. "
" 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. "
" Without Arthur's voice, I never would have enjoyed that success. "
" It's a big error to think that because you like somebody's work, you're going to like him. "
" 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. "