"As time goes by, I realize that I do trust the wind. And I often write my songs for myself."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."David Friedman on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."David Friedman on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."David Friedman on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."David Friedman on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."David Friedman on Golda Meir
"I don't like to produce albums. I hate producing albums, as a matter of fact, because I'm an obsessed mixer and I can't leave it alone."
"I may not be the most famous songwriter in the world, but you know a David Friedman song when you hear it. It took me a long time to appreciate that."
"My first career was as a coach and a teacher."
"The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations."
"I have a musical called Goodbye and Good Luck, based on a Grace Paley short story. I also have King Island Christmas, and there are 20 different productions of it this year."