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I always think it's interesting to dig a little bit
by Carly Simon

I always think it's interesting to dig a little bit
deeper every time you go to someplace that seems like
a revelation or a strong connection to an emotional truth.
- Carly Simon

I think that most people really know if it's a really great album.
- Carly Simon

I think that I've got some pretty bad reviews on albums
or songs that later proved themselves.
- Carly Simon

My scar is beautiful.
It looks like an arrow.
- Carly Simon

 

Then I went through a big Peggy Lee stage,
then I became Annie Ross, then Judy Collins.
- Carly Simon

Do you know how many concerts I've done in my whole life,
in more than 35 years of performing? Sixty-four.
- Carly Simon

As a singer I tried on all these hats,
these voices, these clothes, and eventually out came me.
- Carly Simon

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Sometimes my boyfriend would write the lyrics and I would write the melody,
and other times I would start from scratch.
Or sometimes I would take a local poem and put that to music.
- Carly Simon

There was a French singer, Francoise Hardy -
I used to look at her pictures and try to dress like her.
- Carly Simon

We are in this period now where we all are trying to
be in shape physically and deny ourselves any pleasure.
- Carly Simon

No, because I've never really changed my style that much.
- Carly Simon

A really strong woman accepts the war she went through
and is ennobled by her scars.
- Carly Simon

I'm still more comfortable with standards than with my own songs.
- Carly Simon

You're lucky you had that when you were 20.
I sure didn't.
I was overweight, and I had acne.
- Carly Simon

I took it to heart that in order to be a good person,
you never said anything mean about anybody.
- Carly Simon

You usually can't tell what's inspiring until you look back on it.
- Carly Simon

I had this terrible stammer, so I couldn't really speak
properly until I was 16 or 17.
- Carly Simon

I always sang standards because the songs I wrote for
myself weren't as easy to sing.
- Carly Simon

Sometimes, but the year I lived in France I started to write songs.
- Carly Simon

I remember being onstage once when I didn't have fear:
I got so scared I didn't have fear that it brought on an anxiety attack.
- Carly Simon

We need role models who are going to break the mold.
- Carly Simon

So I suppose this slightly mature fashion sense happened because of what I had.
- Carly Simon

Well, I tried to get a record deal in 1966 or '67,
and everyone thought I was too eclectic.
- Carly Simon

One of the things that has always motivated me to write
is the desire to get it out and look at it in an objective way,
so that it doesn't cause me any serious pain by staying inside.
- Carly Simon

I had a mastectomy in 1998, and then chemo.
- Carly Simon

I try to get to those peculiar and particular things
that you never think of to say.
- Carly Simon

But when we listened to the radio, it was Bill Haley
and the Comets or the Everly Brothers.
- Carly Simon

We went to see all the shows.
American musical theater and jazz were very big.
- Carly Simon

My look was even more solidified when I started singing
in Greenwich Village with my sister Lucy.
We wore matching dresses as the Simon Sisters.
- Carly Simon

I just want to show off my scar proudly and not be afraid of it.
- Carly Simon

Well, I make every song I sing personal.
I've never chosen a song that wasn't.
- Carly Simon

The models for me were more the folk-rock singers of the '60s and '70s.
- Carly Simon

My father was a classical pianist, and my mother was
a singer of just about everything.
- Carly Simon

It didn't matter as much because I'm a singer,
not an actress, but my face is more acceptable in a
way now than when I first came on the scene,
because I'm part black.
- Carly Simon

No, because I was always nervous about being onstage.
- Carly Simon

You know when you take the paint off an old canvas
and you discover that something's been painted underneath
it? That's what I feel like -
that part of the old is coming through the new.
- Carly Simon

Being in this business for as long as I've been in it,
it's sort of like living in a town or a city before
the war and then after the war and then during the
reconstruction and then during the time that it sprawls out to the malls.
- Carly Simon

You know, people want to honor me, and on the one hand
I just don't want to be a poster child;
but on the other,
I want to do something classy and great -
something where the residuals will go to the cause.
- Carly Simon

I've gone through the village of my songwriting and my artistry,
and I've gone through lots of different phases,
including one where it has been very quiet and abandoned me for a few years.
- Carly Simon

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Some people care too much. I think it's called love.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We must dare to think "unthinkable" thoughts.
- J. W. Fulbright

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary


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