The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
I have a musical called Goodbye and Good Luck, based on a Grace Paley short story. I also have King Island Christmas, and there are 20 different productions of it this year.
In the music industry, we value large success. I realized that while I would like that, that it's not what my writing is about. And if I start making it about that, it becomes impure.
Corn ethanol can help in the short term, but it has serious limitations, and none of this is going to work if we don't dramatically improve the efficiency of our cars and trucks.
I write and direct the Duke University Children's Hospital Benefit every year.
I may not be the most famous songwriter in the world, but you know a David Friedman song when you hear it. It took me a long time to appreciate that.
I wanted to produce Nancy LaMott's albums, so I created my own record company.
I've been doing a lot of studying singing, and I'm thinking of recording an album containing all my old war horses and putting out a songbook at the same time.
I'm not totally altruistic. I've always had great career ambitions. But it has to come out in an organic way. If you push yourself out beyond where you are supposed to be, there's this pressure.
I've written several deeply personal songs this year, which I really love. Some of them came out of intense sadness. This has been an extremely difficult year for me.
As time goes by, I realize that I do trust the wind. And I often write my songs for myself.
I don't like to produce albums. I hate producing albums, as a matter of fact, because I'm an obsessed mixer and I can't leave it alone.
I publish my own music. I'm creating my own songbook. It works that way for me; I'm very independent.
The direct use of physical force is so poor a solution to the problem of limited resources that it is commonly employed only by small children and great nations
I was talking to my spiritual advisor. I got a letter from somebody who said that they were about to kill themselves, but they listened to a song of mine and it saved their lives.
When I got to Broadway, I conducted five Broadway shows.
My career keeps shifting; I keep doing the next thing and it keeps growing.
I have been writing since I was about 20, and at first I wrote in secret and never showed anybody. I was very concerned about making a living, so I conducted.
I'm not comfortable singing in front of people yet. That's going to take another 100 performances.
I've been doing my big theater projects, which take years, and writing a song here and there.
I'm trying to have everything that I put into the world be something that makes a difference in the way I want to make a difference.
I know a lot of people who have tremendous commercial success and they go directly for it. There's something that has always been difficult about that for me.
It's an interesting line that I walk. The AIDS crisis has done a lot for my songs and made them proliferate, and my songs have contributed a lot to that cause as well.