Live theater is just an incredibly powerful medium, and I think anyone who goes, whether they know about it or not, if they see something that sort of fits with them, it's kind of hard to deny that they had a good time.— Harry Connick, Jr.
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You have to do things that do good for you and when there's an uncharted course, you have to figure out how to get through it.
If you think of the public lives of people who've been unlucky, it seems showbiz is some tumultuous crazy world but some are fortunate and some unfortunate. All I can do is keep striving to be better.
[My mother is] a half-Chinese, half-Jamaican woman, who grew up the ninth of nine kids, getting a law degree from Harvard. Academically brilliant, but also incredibly strong-willed and ethical. My mother was like that, my sister is, and my wife is too.
Let's kick the tires and light the fires, big daddy.
You know what's funny? I don't ever feel the need to escape.
I have a strong marriage. I like my life. You hear about these guys having midlife crises - I don't see that happening to me.
The two are unrelated. I'm not into turtles or space stuff.
A lot of the music that you listen to now is because of the things that the Meters did, the Neville Brothers did, and they're there, the guys who invented those beats that the guys sample today. Such an enormous opportunity.
I don't really find girls to be any more dramatic or delicate than boys;
I've known plenty of little boys who've had miserable breakdowns over things... in fact, I was one of them!
With imagination, I'll get there.
Life is really like that: there are certain things that are wonderful and certain things that are not so wonderful and what you are going to do about it. With grace and with dignity, move through them. Deal with them.
New Orleans is a city of paradox. Sin, salvation, sex, sanctification, so intertwined yet so separate.
New Orleans is my essence, my soul, my muse, and I can only dream that one day she will recapture her glory. I will do everything within my power to make that happen and to help in any way I can to ease the suffering of my city, my people!
I'm a big fan of [Frank] Sinatra, he was the best at what he did.
The last thing I do is model my career after him, though, because we do different things. He was a great singer and a great actor ... It never crossed my mind to emulate his career, because we have different interests.
You basically have to play everything (in New Orleans), because you're getting calls to play gigs of all different styles, from classical to R&B to funk; modern jazz to traditional jazz.
With a tone so rich, I would never be afraid of the dark. Steinway is the only and the best!
[Being judge] is about being honest and giving everybody a fair shot and telling them what you think. Sometimes it's good and sometimes it isn't. It's more important to be honest than say things to make people feel better. I don't think you have to be rude, but I think you have to be honest. But I think it's really important to be specific: Here's what you did that was great and why. And here's what you did that wasn't great and why.
[Frank Sinatra] was an incredible artist, the best at what he did, but it never occurred to me to model my career after what he did. There was no one I modeled my career after because there was no one else who did what I did.
As you work on something, whether it's a painting or a piece of music, it's going to evolve. A relationship is like that too.
All I can do is worry about me and my family.
I don't really worry about anybody else, they have to do what works for them
I sing because I’ve forgotten how to scream.
[When asked how he's keeping his 12-year marriage to wife Jill fresh] Hookers, drugs. We're playing the field right now.
I struggle every day with trying to be a better dad, a better husband, better musician, better artist. It consumes me, and I don't see an end in sight.
I had an old man moment the other day.
I went into Abercrombie & Fitch to get some jeans and the music was so loud I couldn't stay.
All I really want - when I pray , I don't really ask for anything.
All I want to do is God's will and make the best decisions I can. I don't go out and preach.
No matter what genre of music you play when you rack up a couple years of experience, you have your own point of view no matter who it is that is coming in front of you whether it's a pop artist or a country artist. Whoever.
As a character, you're working within the realm of what's on the [script] page.
In my life I find that memories of the spirit linger and sweeten long after memories of the brain have faded.
I wake up everyday and try to be the best husband, father and entertainer I can be. I'm no different offstage or talking to you or onstage than I am going to dinner with my family. It's all the same place and I apply the same values to all I do. It works for me.
I'm looking at [my daughter] right now.
To think that I am her dad is the greatest honor in the world. She's an amazing kid. We have a great relationship and she is one of my closest friends. I seek her advice. I like to know what she thinks about things, and she's helped me through some really tough times. I just look forward to years of developing that relationship.
I married my best friend. And I listen! Ultimately I've been very fortunate - I understand that that doesn't happen for everybody but it happened for us and we take it very seriously.
They don't make you what you are, you do. You are what you choose to be.
If I keep striving to put on the best quality show based on the values I have, I don't have to think "oh we're crossing the line" because the line is built in. We follow that and do the best quality work we can.
We would like to get to a point in our society where people really are colorblind and this message would not have to be told anymore. Unfortunately, we're not there yet.
There's an album by Antonio Carlos Jobim - the album with 'The Girl From Ipanema.' That's the most seductive music ever.
I'm gay, it's all a big scam. My kids don't even know who their mother is.
I'm able to sometimes express things even more articulately on the piano than I am with singing.
The reasons I never set out to do a talk show is they're formulaic.
People come out, tell jokes and read questions. But that's not what I do, and we built the show around my skill set.
I only tour in short bursts, I'm only ever away from my family and three daughters for a month or two.
Safety's just danger, out of place.
I'm not trying to be romantic. I think you can tell when people are trying to be sexy onstage. When I was doing 'All the Way,' I was really thinking about my wife. People don't know my personal experience, but they can tell it's an honest interpretation.
I just liked the feeling of being on stage.
My parents weren't pushing me, they didn't have to, I was obsessed.
New Orleans is my essence, my soul, my muse...
Many people in and out of showbiz live their lives in different ways. I try to be the best I can be.