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Art Garfunkel Quotes

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Records have images.
There are wet records and dry records.
And big records.
- Art Garfunkel

Records became much cruder in the last 20 years.
Let's put it that way.
- Art Garfunkel

I did have a lucky thing going on there in my throat.
- Art Garfunkel

We'd go to the fraternity house.
It was a good place to practice.
But we really wanted the kids to overhear us.
And whoever heard us would go nuts over it.
- Art Garfunkel

 

Paul is a very creative artist but I'm more that thorough,
meticulous, disciplined nut.
- Art Garfunkel

When Paul and I were first friends, starting in the
sixth grade and seventh grade,
we would sing a little together and we would make up
radio shows and become disc jockeys on our home wire recorder.
And then came rock and roll.
- Art Garfunkel

After all these years, I'm finally into soccer.
The World Cup is on, and my band is an international group -
they're all around me,
cheering in the hotel bars.
- Art Garfunkel

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So it's mix and match.
Hold your line when you really feel something you're
saying is wonderful and you really want to get this
point across and prove it to your partner by just throwing
it into the tape and letting it speak for itself.
- Art Garfunkel

I'm the kind of person who can hear that stuff.
If you sing along to the radio and you're not going
to sing unison with the melody,
but find the harmony, I find that pretty easy to do.
- Art Garfunkel

I would start seeing, in just the sense I was saying now,
the kind of record it was going to be and what the arrangement demands,
and what my vocal part should be in the record.
This was all emerging as the song was emerging.
- Art Garfunkel

Paul's the writer.
Yeah, I wrote a little of that stuff,
but that's just technically true.
In spirit, and in essence of the truth,
it doesn't matter.
So I don't know, maybe I'm being foolish for not being technical.
Yeah, I wrote a certain portion of the things.
- Art Garfunkel

I like working solo and it was a lot of fun joking
around with the audience,
saying things.
I'm only just learning how to do certain things.
- Art Garfunkel

Rodgers and Hammerstein didn't mean anything to me.
I just wanted to have a hit, I just wanted to be like
those people on the radio.
It was all of a case of the present tense with no projecting into the future,
particularly.
- Art Garfunkel

I was a student at Columbia College,
actually,
in the Architecture school.
Paul would drive in from Queens, showing me these new songs.
I can't remember us working it out.
- Art Garfunkel

I teach well.
I used to really like teaching a lot.
I enjoyed it a lot and I was good at it.
- Art Garfunkel

Paul has more, I think, of a feel for the stage.
Whereas I have it more for the notes themselves.
I love record making and mixing, arranging,
producing.
That I love.
I love to make beautiful things, but I don't like to perform.
- Art Garfunkel

We human beings are tuned such that we crave great melody and great lyrics.
And if somebody writes a great song,
it's timeless that we as humans are going to feel something
for that and there's going to be a real appreciation.
- Art Garfunkel

John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century,
were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester.
It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov

I always turn to the sports pages first,
which records people's accomplishments.
The front page has nothing but man's failures.
- Earl Warren

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
- William Arthur Ward

If you put all the songs together that I've written on band records,
and put it up next to my solo record,
there's definitely a different kind of feel than Billy's songs.
- James Iha

How could they call him wacko? He's sold more records than anybody in history.
- Joseph Jackson

If you will stay with the majority of the Twelve Apostles,
and the records of the Church, you will never be led astray.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

I have records in gold, in platinum,
I have two Oscars,
I have Grammys and so on.
- Celine Dion

Sometimes I'd hear things on other people's records
and I say I wanted it on my records,
but Leslie Kong said, no, it wasn't right and that it wasn't my style.
- Desmond Dekker

George Washington understood that the Bible is the
place where God's records of right and wrong are kept.
- Randall Terry

Libraries keep the records on behalf of all humanity.
the unique and the absurd, the wise and the fragments of stupidity.
- Vartan Gregorian

We made records to document ourselves,
not to sell a lot of records.
I still feel that way.
I put out a record because I think it's beautiful,
not necessarily commercial.
- Stan Getz

It became a question of do I want to be on a label
where it could take three years to put out a record
instead of putting out three records over the same
period of time on my own.
- Matthew Sweet

Good records - from my point of view,
where I grew up which was Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull...
bands that were pushing the envelope a little -
musically and in production.
- Kip Winger

I don't mind The Boss.
I think he's an honest guy.
I have some of his records, not all of them.
I've met a couple of the E-Street guys,
and they seem really cool.
- Henry Rollins

I'm not trying to sound pretentious,
but we did sell 12 million records on the first album,
so we did get paid a little bit.
- Justin Timberlake

Just because people play songs with great technique
doesn't mean the records are better.
- Kenny G

I didn't need to depend on the record company to publish my records.
- Solomon Burke

If you're looking for a deep album or you're looking
for me to talk about past situations,
it's not even about that.
It's just 14 hot records that are gonna make you dance.
- Puff Daddy

People have said to me, You can't write songs.
You can't play an instrument.
But I've got 10 gold records.
- Sonny Bono

I just to put out the best records I can and perform the best I can.
- Dave Lombardo

Wynton told us that Miles sold out, just wanted to make more money,
just wanted to sell more records.
I don't believe that Miles sold out but I'm not in a position to say.
- Ken Burns

Why do we need to wait until somebody sells 10 million
records to give people a show like that? What about us smaller,
hungry folk? At least gimme a curtain!
- Angie Stone

Tower Records is like a temple to me.
I'll stay there for hours.
Nobody can shop for records with me.
It drives them out of their minds.
- Billy Bob Thornton

By providing our school districts with direct access
to criminal information records,
we can help ensure timely and complete information
on prospective school employees.
- Jon Porter

We went for the best overall feel on each song.
There are no musical overdubs at all.
It's a true live record; it's one of the few true live records out there.
- Ben Harper

That Mississippi sound, that Delta sound is in them old records.
You can hear it all the way through.
- Muddy Waters

The trouble with records is that they're too short.
- Mahalia Jackson

Sooner or later a rider will emerge who will win more Tours.
In every sport we have seen how the records eventually
get broken and cycling is no exception.
- Miguel Indurain

After he was assassinated, his family and the men who
had served him continued the lying and began the destruction,
censoring and hiding of JFK's medical records.
- Richard Reeves

When I first started in rock, I had a big guy's audience for my early records.
I had a very straight image, particularly through the mid '80s.
- Bruce Springsteen

This was during a period when I was producing Brazil
'66 records and got infected by Brazilian music.
- Herb Alpert

The records fell easily at first.
Dozens of seconds peeled away with every running of a course,
and I could hardly wait for the next chance to improve.
- Joe Henderson

We've sold over 100,000 records so far,
and we're an independent label.
- Isaac Hanson

And as a nurse, I know very well the importance,
for example, of electronic medical records.
- Lois Capps

All I've ever wanted to do was play music and go on
the road and make records.
- Brody Armstrong

I set records that will never be equaled.
In fact, I hope 90% of them don't even get printed.
- Bob Uecker

The house is in turmoil with records on every space.
In the kitchen and in the dining room is covered with records.
I don't have a big enough house to accommodate everything.
- Marian McPartland

Records used to be documents, but now record companies want product.
- Stan Getz

All I want to do is sing on other people's records.
- Neko Case

But I would argue that a longer war it's more difficult
to keep records than a shorter war.
- Christopher Shays

People get passionate about a song.
It's been my experience if you put out radio candy,
something commercial, it doesn't sell records.
- Trace Adkins

The last two records I liked playing a lot.
- Kim Gordon

It really is no different in the way that we make records and shoot music videos.
I don't think of the movie as being a great leap out
of my current profession.
- Wayne Coyne

We did not get any money from the early records.
It was all taken by crooked managers.
It is just a gangster's paradise.
- Robert Wyatt

Americans spend 3 billion hours per year filling out
tax forms and keeping tax records.
- Jim Ramstad

When you write a song you have an idea of how it should
be sung but it doesn't work out that way if someone else records it.
- Barry Gibb

I think rock records tend to be very expensive.
- Andy Summers

Life is true to form; records are meant to be broken.
- Mark Spitz

I buy records from all across the board.
I get kind of a hybrid of influences in my own music.
- Jason Mraz

How the early priests came into possession of these secrets does not appear,
and if there were ever any records of this kind the
Church would hardly allow them to become public.
- Harry Houdini

I don't believe that a lot of the things I hear on
the air today are going to be played for as long a
time as Coleman Hawkins records or Brahms concertos.
- Oscar Peterson

I actually don't think that I'm gonna sell a lot of records.
- Elliott Smith

Becoming famous and selling a lot of records doesn't change a thing.
- Macy Gray

I remember when I was in my late teens just getting rid of lots of records,
realizing I only ever listened to them when I was reading,
or watching TV, or doing something else.
- Jonny Greenwood


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