I like to sing ballads the way Eddie Fisher does and the way Perry Como does. But the way I'm singing now is what makes the money.
Would those of you in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry.
Show business is really 90 per cent luck and 10 per cent being able to handle it when it gets offered to you.
The first thing an unpublished author should remember is that no one asked him to write in the first place. With this firmly in mind, he has no right to become discouraged just because other people are being published.
My vocation is more in composition really than anything else -- building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army.
All I am certain of right now is that I don't want to go anywhere, and that's not bad for someone who always used to run.
People in England are so bloody nosy.
Sometimes you're the windshield; sometimes you're the bug
"I thought we would be huge - and we were."
We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
You dont have to hold on to the pain, to hold on to the memory.
So hard to find my way,
Now that I'm all on my own.
I saw you just the other day,
My how you have grown,
Cast my memory back there, Lord
Sometimes I'm overcome thinking 'bout
Making love in the green grass
Behind the stadium with you
My brown eyed girl
You my brown eyed girl.
Music can't change the world.
Think globally, act locally.
My mother has always been unhappy with what I do. She would rather I do something nicer, like be a bricklayer.
When you write a song you have an idea of how it should be sung but it doesn`t work out that way if someone else records it.