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.

— Paul Simon

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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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Improvisation is too good to leave to chance.

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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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Sail on silver girl Sail on by Your time has come to shine All your dreams are on their way See how they shine Oh, if you need a friend I'm sailing right behind.

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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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Believing I had supernatural powers, I slammed into a brick wall.

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And she said 'Losing love is like a window in your heart, Everybody sees you're blown apart, Everybody feels the wind blow.'

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I've got nothing to do today but smile.

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Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.

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Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo.

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No one dare disturb the sound of silence...

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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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About Paul Simon

Quotes 198 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

And so you see I have come to doubt -All that I once held as true ~ I stand alone without beliefs -The only truth I know is you

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The thought that life could be better is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains.

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...music is sometimes the only benign avenue of communication between antagonists.

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Why am I so soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?

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Life I love you, all is groovy.

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When I look back at all the crap I learned in high school, it's a wonder I can think at all.

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Faith is an island in the setting sun, But proof is the bottom line for everyone.

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People ask how I feel about getting old. I tell them I have the same question. I'm learning as I go.

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When I was 15, I made a solo record. It made Artie very unhappy. He looked upon it as something of a betrayal.

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You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen.

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It's very helpful to start with something that's true.

If you start with something that's false, you're always covering your tracks. Something simple and true, that has a lot of possibilities, is a nice way to begin.

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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 feel I should try to reveal. When you hit it right, you produce an emotional response in the listener that can be cathartic. When you're wrong, you're soppy, sentimental.

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I don't like fashion. It's very heartless.

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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 met my old lover on the street last night, she seemed glad to see me.

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Much of songwriting is simply a mystery.

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One man's ceiling is another man's floor.

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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 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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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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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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Kodachrome, it gives us those nice bright colors Gives us the greens of summers Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah! I got a Nikon camera, I love to take a photograph So momma, don't take my Kodachrome away.

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Lord, I am a surgeon and music is my knife. It cuts away my sorrow and purifies my life.

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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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I always get very calm with baseball.

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I think my hight had the most significant single effect on my existence, aside from my brain. In fact, it's part of an inferior-superior syndrome. I think I have an inferior brain and an inferior stature, if you really want to get brutal about 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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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.

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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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I want to rid my heart of envy, and cleanse my soul of rage before I'm through.

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A fundamental requirement, overriding any other for this job, is an understanding of deafness-what it is and how it affects the educational experience.

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These are the days of lasers in the jungle, staccato signals of constant information.

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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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The abstract music is just more interesting because it doesn't really have anything to say, but if it is good, it creates thoughts and feelings, and I enjoy that. For me, once the music creates those thoughts and feelings, I begin to write a song about it.

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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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Time, time, time, see what's become of me, While I looked around, For my possibilities; I was so hard to please

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