"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."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."David Friedman on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."David Friedman on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."David Friedman on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."David Friedman on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."David Friedman on Ambrose Bierce
"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."
"My first career was as a coach and a teacher."
"As time goes by, I realize that I do trust the wind. And I often write my songs for myself."
"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."