We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Harry Connick, Jr. Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I’m not trying to be romantic. I think you can tell when people are trying to be sexy onstage. When I was doing ‘All the Way,’ I was really thinking about my wife. People don’t know my personal experience, but they can tell it’s an honest interpretation.
I’m having a lot of fun, enjoying my life and trying to raise my children.
I have those dreams that you can’t put into words.
I mean these people who work on Broadway, in my opinion, are the most gifted of everyone. I mean they really know how to dance. They really know how to act. They really know how to sing. They know how to perform.
A lot of the music that you listen to now is because of the things that the Meters did, the Neville Brothers did, and they’re there, the guys who invented those beats that the guys sample today. Such an enormous opportunity.
Live theater is just an incredibly powerful medium, and I think anyone who goes, whether they know about it or not, if they see something that sort of fits with them, it’s kind of hard to deny that they had a good time.
I’m able to sometimes express things even more articulately on the piano than I am with singing.
It is really rare to find someone you really, really love and that you want to spend your life with and all that stuff that goes along with being married. I am one of those lucky people. And I think she feels that way too. So the romantic stuff is easy because you want them to be happy.
I’m really boring, man. Like, I’m really dull. And I think people may think that I have this glamorous, fun lifestyle, but it’s pretty dull. But that’s what I like.
When I did the album for ‘When Harry Met Sally,’ I found myself out there in front of this big band, which I had no idea how to do, and they wiped the floor with me. It’s a very specific skill, and I didn’t know how to do it.
Before I had kids I’d go out on the road for months and months at a time, but now I don’t think I’d want to do that anymore, because I’d miss too much time at home, so it’s just a matter of monitoring how much work that I do and how much time I’m on the road.
My dad was the district attorney of New Orleans for about 30 years. And when he opened his campaign headquarters back in the early ’70s, when I was 5 years old, my mother wanted me to play the national anthem. And they got an upright piano on the back of a flatbed truck and I played it.
My life is spontaneous and things just kind of happen.
I’m not a movie star. People know me, but they don’t necessarily know what they know me for. I get recognised, but it’s not like Justin Bieber. It’s a nice thing, people are cool.
You hear about these guys having midlife crises – I don’t see that happening to me.
I get terrible reviews everywhere I go.
We would like to get to a point in our society where people really are colorblind and this message would not have to be told anymore. Unfortunately, we’re not there yet.
I don’t want to say the same lines every night.
My dad and mom believed that you do what you have to do in private and don’t make a big deal out of it. Just try to help people as much as you can.
I think a dad has to make his daughter feel that he’s genuinely interested in what she’s going through.
There are more than 300,000 families in the Gulf region that lost their homes and are waiting for peace of mind. The hurricane exposed the sad reality of poverty in America. We saw, in all its horrific detail, the vulnerabilities of living in inadequate housing and the heartbreak of losing one’s home.
It is really rare to find someone you really, really love and that you want to spend your life with and all that stuff that goes along with being married.
If you can say the lyrics almost like a poem and they stand up, that’s a great thing. Some songs have great lyrics and I don’t like the melodies, and vice versa.
I say sorry to my wife about five times a day for various reasons.
I couldn’t have been luckier with my parents.
My Dad is my hero. He’s 85 now and he is in great health. He is handsome and strong. He has an incredible moral and ethical backbone. I couldn’t have been luckier with my parents.
I just liked the feeling of being on stage.
I always laugh at these rock n’rollers where you can’t understand them. Mind you, it’s not because they’re inaudible or indistinguishable; it’s because they’re too obscure.
I’ve learned that people latch onto labels and stereotypes. There was a period when I was asked in every single interview how I liked being the new Frank Sinatra… I think people will soon realize that I do a lot more than interpret old songs.
Everything that I have professionally, and so much of what I have personally, is because of this great, fair city, and to see it being drowned like this is almost unbearable.
Well, my mother, I knew until I was 13. She died when I was 13.
All the satisfaction I need… comes when I step out onstage and see the people. That’s awesome. I love that.
Golf is good, it means I get some fresh air and exercise, take my mind off work and see some of the landscape of the place I’m visiting.
‘The Christmas Song,’ by Nat King Cole, is not only a masterful performance; to me it just sounds like the holidays. I’ve never sung it, because Nat’s version is so perfect. I gotta leave it alone.
I don’t really get shaken very much. People could heckle me, a spotlight could go out, I could forget a lyric… I’m not operating on somebody’s brain, you know what I mean? So I just think it’s all funny.
I practice and work hard at my music, but I’m not saving lives here.
I’m a natural piano player. So all the practicing I do at this point is in my head. If I don’t play for a year, my chops aren’t going to get any worse. I’ve spent my time playing scales, and I don’t necessarily want to play any faster than I play. So everything I do at this point is more philosophical.
I have done songs here and there. But I have never scored a film. That is something I would like to do at some point.
I was raised in the environment where it really wasn’t about sittin’ around dreaming all the time, it was about practicing and workin’ really hard and if a dream ever came to you, you’d be prepared for that opportunity.
I like my life.
I’d like to move back to New Orleans.
Sometimes you try a song and people don’t respond, or you tell a story and you just hear crickets. But when you play thousands of shows, you start to refine stuff.
There’s an album by Antonio Carlos Jobim – the album with ‘The Girl From Ipanema.’ That’s the most seductive music ever.
You know, I feel as comfortable in an uncomfortable situation as I do when things are going smoothly.
I don’t really find girls to be any more dramatic or delicate than boys; I’ve known plenty of little boys who’ve had miserable breakdowns over things… in fact, I was one of them!
You know what’s funny? I don’t ever feel the need to escape. I have a strong marriage. I like my life. You hear about these guys having midlife crises – I don’t see that happening to me.
You won’t talk to anybody who breaks lyrics down more thoroughly. It’s just a complete deconstruction, and when you start to rebuild, nobody has the capacity to do it like me. Which is not to say I’m better, it’s just that there’s a unique quality to everyone.
I have a big ego, and I’m a confident person, but when it comes down to being a jerk, that doesn’t work for me, I tried it… for about ten years.
Well, I’m an optimist.
I’m not a big goal guy.