Paul Simon Height

I was eating in a Chinese restaurant downtown. There was a dish called Mother and Child Reunion. It's chicken and eggs. And I said I gotta use that one.

American musician, singer, and songwriter, Paul Simon is one of the most acclaimed songwriters in popular music.

About Paul Simon's Real Height

Everyone knows that Paul Simon is short but how short exactly? Well, an old Playboy interview described Paul Simon as 5 feet 5 inches tall.

Though, most of the newspapers listed his height as 5 feet 3 inches instead and reported that Paul Simon has been obsessed with his short stature all his life.  From what we have seen of Paul, we think his height did look closer to 5'3" rather than 5'5".

It seems fate has played a cruel joke on Paul Simon because now in his 80s he looks even shorter than he used to be. Height loss happens with aging mainly due to compression, dehydration, and curvature of the spine. Though, short people like Paul don't lose as much height as taller ones. 

Anyway, short people shouldn’t take their height so seriously because there are many benefits to being short, and only one benefit of being tall --reaching up to shelves.

The height of Paul Simon in his prime was

5 ft 2½ in (159 cm)

Paul Simon mugshot
"Don't judge me by my height -- judge me by my bank account."

Here are some more Paul Simon quotes.

Smile today.

I've got nothing to do today but smile.

Facing tomorrow.

And I must be what I must be and face tomorrow.

The special days.

These are the days of miracles and wonder.

The ultimate trick.

The trick is, as I know it, is to care like hell and not give a damn at the same time.

Listing vs. talking.

There are two sorts of people in the world: Those who listen and those who are thinking about what they are going to say next.

Simple and good.

It's actually very difficult to make something both simple and good.

On listing.

All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.

Soft in the middle?

Why am I so soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?

On god.

All God requires from us is to enjoy life and love. That's the whole point.

Learning crap in high school.

When I look back at all the crap I learned in high school, it's a wonder I can think at all.

On his artistic life.

My whole artistic life has always been about change, change, change, move on, move on. It's the only thing I find interesting.