Pharrell Williams on success: “I’ve been hoisted up” by others
From CBS Sunday Morning April 13, 2014
The Grammy-winning producer-singer-songwriter of such hits as “Get Lucky,” “Blurred Lines” and “Happy” tells correspondent Anthony Mason his success comes not from his music, but from an audience making a choice.
Anthony Mason: “Are you afraid if you give yourself too much credit, it would all go away?”
Pharrell Williams: “For sure. You see people spin out of control like that all the time. I mean, those are the most tragic stories, the most gifted people who start to believe it’s really all them. It’s not all you. It can’t be all you. Just like you need air to fly a kite, it’s not the kite. It’s the air.”
That last sentence, right there.
Pharrell Williams has to be one of the most appreciative artists, ever.
Read the entire interview