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Paul Simon quotes on beauty, lyrics, time, people, life, wisdom, heart, etc.

19 Top Quotes By Paul Simon

Famous As: Musician
Born On: October 13, 1941
Born In: Newark, New Jersey, United States

Paul Simon is an American singer, musician, songwriter and actor. Considered as one of the best songwriters in the history of popular music, Simon’s musical journey has spanned over sixty years. He has bagged in sixteen ‘Grammy Awards’ for his collaborative and solo works. He was also inducted into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’ twice. In 2007, he earned the ‘Library of Congress’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song,’ becoming the first recipient of the award. Some of his hit number include ‘Diamonds on The Soles of Her Shoes,’ ’50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,’ ‘The Boy in the Bubble,’ ‘Gone At Last’ and various others. Take a look at the compendium of famous quotes by Paul Simon on life, heart, dope, time, lyrics, mother, children, happiness, difficulties, honesty, care, love, faith, etc.

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.

Paul Simon

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.

Paul Simon

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.

Paul Simon

Anybody can do bad work, but not everybody does good work.

Paul Simon

Anthony Heilbut has been a guide and a mentor to me. I know of no one who has the love and depth of knowledge of this extraordinary author.

Paul Simon

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

Paul Simon

And I must be what I must be and face tomorrow.

Paul Simon

And a rock feels no pain; And an island never cries.

Paul Simon

Although I was able to study music with teachers, I never studied lyric writing. I read poetry, and I read other lyricists. But they were never writing in the style or the form that I was interested in.

Paul Simon

All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.

Paul Simon

All I've got to do today is smile.

Paul Simon

All God requires from us is to enjoy life and love. That's the whole point.

Paul Simon

After all those years of automatic success, you don't get nervous any more. It's really necessary to be nervous and be a little bit frightened. It pumps the adrenalin into you and you really get down there and try.

Paul Simon

A songwriter's supreme challenge is being complex and simple at the same time

Paul Simon

A phenomenon occurs but because you're in the middle of it, you just think it's your life-until it's over. And then you look back and say, What an unusual thing happened to me in the '60s.

Paul Simon

...what threatens us today in the world of computers and other invasions of privacy is not a national ID card but a number of other things.

Paul Simon

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

Paul Simon

...everything looks worse in black and white.

Paul Simon

As soon as your mind knows that it's on and it's supposed to produce some lines, either it doesn't or it produces things that are very predictable. And that's why I say I'm not interested in writing something that I thought about. I'm interested in discovering where my mind wants to go, or what object it wants to pick up.

Paul Simon