Quotes by 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
Because when you put on the earphones and go to work, I guess your commitment to art is greater than your lack of commitment to each other. So you always get responsible and serious toward doing your best work from the heart with all the beauty you have within you when it's tape time.
– Art Garfunkel
Before the world gets to know something that's neat, you get to know it. And you're your own spectator of what's coming out of you. And it's really kind of . .. delirious and happy. It made you want to giggle while you were singing, it was so much fun doing these things.
– Art Garfunkel
I did have a lucky thing going on there in my throat.
– Art Garfunkel
I did three and a half years in the architecture school with no real love or feel for it. After quite a while I realized I don't like to pick up a pen and freely sketch and let my imagination run towards structures. And if I don't have that natural desire, what am I doing here? How did I let this illusion go on so long?
– Art Garfunkel
I hated performing. I love to sing but I don't love to sing in front of people. I don't have much of a feel for performing. When I think of performing, I think of being so nervous you want to throw up. That's what performing means to me. Singing in the recording studio when there's no one else around, that's a whole different thing.
– 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
I teach well. I used to really like teaching a lot. I enjoyed it a lot and I was good at it.
– Art Garfunkel
I used to chart the records. I used to listen Hit Parade. I was in love with the Hit Parade for its own sake. I loved the rise and fall of the records with their numbers. Records that went from 11 to four. It killed me because of the numbers. And I had my graph chart of all these things. And I was very mathematical.
– 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 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
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
My parents both sang very casually around the house. My family bought a wire recorder in the forties when I grew up, and they would sing a little into the wire recorder. Not seriously but just to make music around the house, and I must have liked the pleasing sound and their harmony. There was a little singing in my childhood and I could do that myself, I realized.
– Art Garfunkel
My walk across America started in the early 80s when, as a traveler, I took a freighter across the Pacific to Japan. It was the first time I had ever been there. As I pulled into the harbor, I hatched the notion, I will walk the country from coast to coast. Most of the time I was alone with my Sony Walkman and my notebook in my pocket. Over forty more excursions, about three a year, taking about twelve years, I crossed the entire United States.
– Art Garfunkel
Nicole Kidman is a really watchable actress.
– 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
Paul is a very creative artist but I'm more that thorough, meticulous, disciplined nut.
– Art Garfunkel
Paul is like John Lennon. They're feisty. There's a rebellious attitude. You know, that's very acceptable. It's standard rebellious attitude stuff. The public tends to like that stuff. It shows that they're feisty, that they're not busy patronizing the proper-sounding, wholesome phrases of the culture.
– 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
Records became much cruder in the last 20 years. Let's put it that way.
– Art Garfunkel