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Carly Simon Quotes

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

I had a mastectomy in 1998, and then chemo.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.