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Carly Simon Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

I had a mastectomy in 1998, and then chemo.
- 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 always sang standards because the songs I wrote for
myself weren't as easy to sing.
- Carly Simon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

In spite of unseasonable wind, snow
and unexpected weather of all sorts -
a gardener still plants.
And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

He who controls others may be powerful,
but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
- Lao Tzu

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do what you love.
Know your own bone;
gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it,
and gnaw it still.
- Henry David Thoreau

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What are you committed to?
Have you started, or are you still thinking about it -
and making excuses?
Do you work toward your goal each day?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must adjust to changing times
and still hold to unchanging principles.
- Jimmy Carter

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

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

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations.
For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.
- Henry David Thoreau

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

Don't die with your music still inside you.
- Wayne Dyer

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

Look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool
and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today Is More Joyful Than Yesterday,
And Tomorrow Will Be More Joyful Still.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself,
Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more;
having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
- Lao Tzu


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