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.
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.
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.
Facts can be turned into art if one is artful enough.
Without Arthur's voice, I never would have enjoyed that success.
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.
When I was 15, I made a solo record. It made Artie very unhappy. He looked upon it as something of a betrayal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We were always able to sing and blend well together; that's our gift. But aside from that, we're really two different guys.
As long as you have capital punishment there is no guarantee that innocent people won't be put to death.
I don't think that Simon and Garfunkel as a live act compares to Simon and Garfunkel as a studio act.
Mrs. Robinson is a little dated now, but it has nothing to do with Joe DiMaggio.
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.
I don't believe what the papers are saying They're just out to capture my dime, Exaggerating this, exaggerating that.
My life so common it disappears and sometimes even music cannot substitute for tears.
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.