Words matter. These are the best Simon Quotes from famous people such as Natasha Rothwell, Paul Simon, Cheo Hodari Coker, Claire Tomalin, Quincy Jones, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
‘Love, Simon’ is incredibly dope, but that’s one specific experience, and I would love to see more versions of that story being told or other stories that we haven’t even seen yet from the LGBTQIA community.
I don’t think that Simon and Garfunkel as a live act compares to Simon and Garfunkel as a studio act.
One of my biggest influences, of course, is David Simon and his work on ‘The Wire.’
Simon Russell Beale is an incomparable speaker of Shakespeare and a superb all-round actor.
I’m probably the only one in the world you can name that’s worked with Billie Holiday, Louie Armstrong, Ella, Duke, Miles, Dizzy, Ray Charles, Aretha, Michael Jackson, rappers. ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ was played on the moon by Buzz Aldrin. Sinatra. Paul Simon. Tony Bennett. I’m the only one.
With ‘Popworld’ I’ve had the most brilliant time and I’m so proud of everything Simon and I have done with the show.
I will never forget walking out on a Saturday night with Simon Cowell and Sharon Osbourne, household names who were opinionated and full of confidence, and I was just this Irish guy.
Making good television is what Simon Cowell does. That’s his business.
When I was a kid, my father would read Neil Simon plays with me, when I was going to bed, as bedtime stories.
Simon Critchley’s ‘The Book of Dead Philosophers’ – it’s a quick thumbnail sketches of philosophers through the ages.
I was incredibly determined – I wrote short stories, I wrote the beginnings of novels. I wrote a little children’s book and sent it to the editor-in-chief of the children’s division of Simon and Schuster and she asked me to write a little children’s book for a series she was doing.
I was told that the fact that I had nothing but good things to say about Judith Regan distinguished me. I enjoyed writing for Judith. I really enjoyed working with Victoria Wilson at Knopf, and Simon & Schuster, they’ve all been great experiences.
I’m going to try and make you take the Beatles and Eric Clapton as seriously as the Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle.
By the time we went to Doctor Simon I think Barney had been totally disabled for at least six months.
The ‘Sodajerker’ podcast is the work of Liverpool songwriting duo Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor.
You can trust a Neil Simon script. Every dot. Every dash; that pause means something. He takes all the jokes out, practically.
‘The Muppet Show’ was huge. I watched it all the time as a kid, and I really loved the way they used music on that. I also remember hearing the radio in the car as a kid, like Stevie Wonder and Simon and Garfunkel.
Simon has always said we’re a chat show pretending to be a music show.
When I achieved the European record for reciting pi in 2004, this captured the imagination of Professor Simon Baron-Cohen in Cambridge, and he finally diagnosed me with Asperger’s that year.
‘Simon’ was always a word-of-mouth book. When it came out in 2015, I don’t know that anybody thought that ‘Simon’ could be mainstream. Publisher Harper Collins loved it in-house, but it wasn’t a lead title. Nobody is more surprised than me that it’s a film. It’s the little book that could.
I remember going up and doing ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ with Paul Simon, Santana playing up there with us.
This guy Simon Helberg, who’s in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins,’ I might have been vaguely patronizing to him because he hadn’t done films before. Gradually, you realize, not only is the guy a much bigger star than me, he’s maybe the richest man I’ve ever met.
‘Simon’ was such a charmed experience.
Every so often, the hospitality industry gives us a champion – a bright spark that lights up a room and makes everyone feel that little bit extra special just by being around them. Simon Lay – aka. Charles Bronson from the East – was such a man.
I was just reading about Paul Simon in ‘Uncut’, and it was fascinating. I never think about him much or think about his music or anything, but it’s interesting to hear his ideas on stuff.
Steve Howe met Paul Simon and said that Paul was very approving of our version of ‘America.’
I don’t have anything against Simon Cowell and ‘The X Factor.’
My husband, David Simon, and I make our livings using our imaginations.
I was completely dumbfounded because not only am I a huge fan of David Simon, but I’m a huge fan of Philip Roth.
I listen to WTF with Marc Maron, although I’m getting annoyed with him, he’s a bit too intrusive and fawning. But he’s done some great interviews in the past, like with David Simon, the writer of The Wire, and Bruce Springsteen. He gets fantastic guests. I just wish he let them talk more.
There is love there. And then there’s times when I can’t even stomach Simon. You don’t have to sit next to him. That’s all I have to say.
Sam was helping animals long before he was Sam Simon. He lived what he believed; his thing was making the world better and having rights for animals, and every area of his life reflected that.
Simon Cowell and I are great friends, and we wind each other up. Rod Stewart and I do the same thing.
I’ve grown up on American songwriters my whole life – listening to Paul Simon and Bob Dylan and people like John Prine – you know, classic, real songwriters. They’ve been the lion’s share of what I’ve really focused on as a writer and as influences, too.
I told Simon, ‘I don’t want to play Oscar. I want to play Felix because Oscar is too easy. He gets all the laughs. Felix is a hard part; that’s the part I want to play.’
‘The Deuce’ came about when David Simon and I were put in contact with a guy who, along with his twin brother, owned a couple bars in Times Square.
Simon Bolivar, when history led him – and as Karl Marx said, men can make history, but only as far as history allows us to do so – when history took Bolivar and made him the leader of the independence process in Venezuela, he made that process revolutionary.
I go on ‘Sunday Brunch’ and Simon Rimmer’s mashed potato is like heaven.
I love Radiohead, which most people don’t expect, and I listen to everything from Stevie Wonder to Steely Dan, Carole King, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Beyonce Knowles, Vampire Weekend, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Burt Bacharach, and Paul Simon.
Simon and I are good pals. We’re friends except when we walk out on ‘The X Factor,’ he always has a go at me. And I never expect it. We’re good friends behind the scenes, we do Westlife together, we are friends.
I like pop music, especially Crosby, Nash, Stills and Young, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon – he’s broken up with Art Garfunkel hasn’t he? – but I can’t study while pop music is playing.
My cousin Simon Bor, the champion of Los Angeles, convinced me to concentrate on running.
The first Christians were formed by the first Easter into a new community that transcended all other commitments, encompassing the tax collector Matthew, a lackey of the occupying Romans, and Simon the Zealot, an insurrectionist.
The ‘My Mother the Car’ script read like Neil Simon compared to the ‘Gilligan’s Island’ script.
I wondered if people might not have had enough of Simon Armitage and wondered whether I hadn’t had enough of Simon Armitage.
Sometimes Lennon needed McCartney and sometimes Simon needed Garfunkel. You’d go mad doing everything on your own.
I hope movies like ‘Love, Simon’ encourage people to be their authentic selves.
I have been working up until recently with Neil Simon, who has been adapting the character to me.
A dream set would include songs by other artists like Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and other favorites. More obscure Heart songs like ‘Wait For an Answer’ and ‘Nada One’ would be fun, plus fan favorites like ‘Love Mistake’ and ‘Language of Love.’ Endless possibilities.
I liked ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs,’ which I did with Neil Simon. I kind of was playing him, as Eugene Morris Jerome, and I played that a few times at the very beginning of my career.
My mother’s side of the family was in the production side of theatre. My grandfather, Jose Vega, was a general manager for Neil Simon shows on Broadway.
I do a lot of American plays. I’ve done a lot of Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and Neil Simon. I was in ‘Sisters Rosensweig,’ ‘Six Degrees of Separation,’ all of that stuff. So we’re very familiar with America. I did 400 performances of ‘Born Yesterday.’ I did 700 performances of ‘They’re Playing Our Song.’
Simon Cowell is the George Bush of the music industry.
I always come back to the gentler stuff like Simon & Garfunkel and the Fleet Foxes’ first album – that’s quite an odd one.
I can’t touch Simon anymore.
You have this idea that Hollywood is all about making money and is very impersonal. But ‘Love, Simon’ is such a passion project for director Greg Berlanti.
You know, Simon he’s an artist representative, but Randy and Paula actually were in the industry as artists so they had, you know, the information that they offered to us from their aspect.
I actually chose to do ‘X-Men’ because I’m working with Simon Kinberg, who’s also a first-time filmmaker who I met on ‘The Martian’ and is an incredible writer and producer.