Art Garfunkel quotes

Born
November 5, 1941, New York City, New York.

Occupation
Singer.

Art Garfunkel is an American singer.

By my 40s, I finally got out of my own way, so I could become a life creator; a life giver.
– 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
We’d go to the fraternity house. It was a good place to practice. But we really wanted the kids to overhear us. And whoever heard us would go nuts over it.
– Art Garfunkel
I really got a kick out of some of my performances. I did my job good. I don’t listen to past work often. When I’m making it I play ’em hundreds of times, stroking the record and finessing the mix. When it’s over, it’s gone for years.
– Art Garfunkel
I did have a lucky thing going on there in my throat.
– 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
Will I do another tour with Paul? Well, that’s quite do-able. When we get together, with his guitar, it’s a delight to both of our ears. A little bubble comes over us, and it seems effortless. We blend.
– Art Garfunkel
Paul is a very creative artist but I’m more that thorough, meticulous, disciplined nut.
– 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
Records have images. There are wet records and dry records. And big records.
– Art Garfunkel
I’m precise. I think in proportions. I play games with numbers, and I proportionalise.
– 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
Yes, I like that word. “More” is a prayer to God, isn’t it? Gratitude and plea, all in one.
– Art Garfunkel
I’ve been singing since I was five. It’s my identity.
– Art Garfunkel
I have a very sure-footed sense of what I like, and exactly how much I like it. Give me two listenings of a song, and I can tell you exactly how it sits with me, and…I know my musical taste. I know my ears, I know what I respond to.
– Art Garfunkel
I’m always different. I’m an eccentric man.
– 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