Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr. is an American singer, pianist, composer, actor, and television host. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. These Harry Connick Jr quotes will motivate you.
Best Harry Connick Jr Quotes
- “I’ve been all over the world. I love New York, I love Paris, San Francisco, so many places. But there’s no place like New Orleans. It’s got the best food. It’s got the best music. It’s got the best people. It’s got the most fun stuff to do.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “They don’t make you what you are, you do. You are what you choose to be.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “Life is really like that: there are certain things that are wonderful and certain things that are not so wonderful and what you are going to do about it. With grace and with dignity, move through them. Deal with them.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “New Orleans is my essence, my soul, my muse…” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “I think women like to laugh, to have doors opened for them, to have a man walk behind them when they’re going up steps, and in front of them when they’re going down steps. As chauvinistic as that may sound, it’s in my bones.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “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.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “It is jazz music that called me to be a musician and I have always sang the songs that moved me the most.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
“With imagination, I’ll get there.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “‘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.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “You have to do things that do good for you and when there’s an uncharted course, you have to figure out how to get through it.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “Everything I do is part of my passion.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “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.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “I never dated much. I dated one girl before my wife, and that was it.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “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.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
“Let’s kick the tires and light the fires, big daddy.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “Marriage has made me a lot happier and I’m deeply in love with my wife, and I thank God for her every day.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “I struggle every day with trying to be a better dad, a better husband, better musician, better artist. It consumes me, and I don’t see an end in sight.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “To be a good kisser start slow, definitely ramp into it and remember somebody’s on the other side of your mouth!” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “With a tone so rich, I would never be afraid of the dark. Steinway is the only and the best!” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “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.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “In my life I find that memories of the spirit linger and sweeten long after memories of the brain have faded.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
“I say sorry to my wife about five times a day for various reasons.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “[Being judge] is about being honest and giving everybody a fair shot and telling them what you think. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it isn’t. It’s more important to be honest than say things to make people feel better. I don’t think you have to be rude, but I think you have to be honest. But I think it’s really important to be specific: Here’s what you did that was great and why. And here’s what you did that wasn’t great and why.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “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.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “All I really want – when I pray , I don’t really ask for anything. All I want to do is God’s will and make the best decisions I can. I don’t go out and preach.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
“Safety’s just danger, out of place.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “There’s an album by Antonio Carlos Jobim – the album with ‘The Girl From Ipanema.’ That’s the most seductive music ever.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “I’m able to sometimes express things even more articulately on the piano than I am with singing.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “Singers, like Frank Sinatra and myself, we interpret the songs that we like. Not unlike a Shakespearean actor that goes back to the greatest words ever written, we go back to the greatest songs and bring about my interpretation of them.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “I love my wife and I know she loves me. We’re best friends. We’re just lucky to have found each other. It takes a lot of work but I just feel very blessed that I found the right person. It’s a very fortunate situation and not everyone has that.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “If you think of the public lives of people who’ve been unlucky, it seems showbiz is some tumultuous crazy world but some are fortunate and some unfortunate. All I can do is keep striving to be better.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
“My life is spontaneous and things just kind of happen.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “[My mother is] a half-Chinese, half-Jamaican woman, who grew up the ninth of nine kids, getting a law degree from Harvard. Academically brilliant, but also incredibly strong-willed and ethical. My mother was like that, my sister is, and my wife is too.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “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.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “I used to go to Bourbon Street when I was a kid and there would be club after club after club of people who were around when the music started. I mean these are legendary, maybe not so well known, but legendary musicians.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “I like to jump some rope and swing kettle bells to get my blood pumping. It makes my voice sound better, and it clears my head.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “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.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
“As a character, you’re working within the realm of what’s on the [script] page.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “I live in Connecticut, but eventually I’d like to move back to New Orleans. I grew up there; the pace is a bit slower. Plus, I love crawfish and po’boys.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “I have no doubt that the government of this great nation will work with its people to lead New Orleans and the Gulf Coast back to an enlightened, proud, safe part of the world.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “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.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “I’m sure that there are reasonable people that had some reasonable projections about the future of New Orleans, but none of those could include not trying to rebuild the city and make it better than it was before.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “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.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “I’m looking at [my daughter] right now. To think that I am her dad is the greatest honor in the world. She’s an amazing kid. We have a great relationship and she is one of my closest friends. I seek her advice. I like to know what she thinks about things, and she’s helped me through some really tough times. I just look forward to years of developing that relationship.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
“I’m gay, it’s all a big scam. My kids don’t even know who their mother is.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “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.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “You know, I feel as comfortable in an uncomfortable situation as I do when things are going smoothly.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “I just liked the feeling of being on stage. My parents weren’t pushing me, they didn’t have to, I was obsessed.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “You basically have to play everything (in New Orleans), because you’re getting calls to play gigs of all different styles, from classical to R&B to funk; modern jazz to traditional jazz.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “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.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “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.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
“I sing because I’ve forgotten how to scream.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “New Orleans is a city of paradox. Sin, salvation, sex, sanctification, so intertwined yet so separate.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “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!” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “[When asked how he’s keeping his 12-year marriage to wife Jill fresh] Hookers, drugs. We’re playing the field right now.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “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.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “New Orleans is my essence, my soul, my muse, and I can only dream that one day she will recapture her glory. I will do everything within my power to make that happen and to help in any way I can to ease the suffering of my city, my people!” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “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.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “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.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
“I’d like to move back to New Orleans.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “I have worked with Habitat for Humanity for awhile.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “I guess play piano, you know, because that’s the thing I started doing when I was a little kid.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “I get terrible reviews everywhere I go.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “I do the things I like to do. It’s sort of a bigger version of having more than one hobby.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
- “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.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.