"The whole 'American Idol' way of looking at things is the antithesis of what I grew up with. There are a whole lot of kids wanting to be famous now, whereas if I'd even mentioned that word to one of my teachers, I would have got into a whole load of trouble."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Harry Connick, Jr. 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."Harry Connick, Jr. on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Harry Connick, Jr. on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Harry Connick, Jr. on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Harry Connick, Jr. on Ambrose Bierce
"'The Christmas Song,' by Nat King Cole, is not only a masterful performance to me it just sounds like the holidays. I've never sung it, because Nat's version is so perfect. I gotta leave it alone."
"I love my wife and I know she loves me. We're best friends. We're just lucky to have found each other. It takes a lot of work but I just feel very blessed that I found the right person. It's a very fortunate situation and not everyone has that."
"I've been all over the world. I love New York, I love Paris, San Francisco, so many places. But there's no place like New Orleans. It's got the best food. It's got the best music. It's got the best people. It's got the most fun stuff to do."
"I'm not a movie star. People know me, but they don't necessarily know what they know me for. I get recognised, but it's not like Justin Bieber. It's a nice thing, people are cool."
"I think a dad has to make his daughter feel that he's genuinely interested in what she's going through."