"Having a track record to live up to and the history of successes had become a hindrance. It becomes harder to break out of what people expect you to do."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Paul Simon on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Paul Simon on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Paul Simon on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Paul Simon on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Paul Simon on Thomas Jefferson
"As long as you have capital punishment there is no guarantee that innocent people won't be put to death."
"Faith is an island in the setting sun, But proof is the bottom line for everyone."
"I would be willing to do almost anything to make Art happy. I care about our friendship. The only thing I won't do is change the essence of my work."
"I don't consider myself to be a major talent, so the only solace I can take is to hope I'm growing."
"If you can get humor and seriousness at the same time, you've created a special little thing, and that's what I'm looking for, because if you get pompous, you lose everything."