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James Taylor Quotes

Americans work a long away ahead of themselves because of the size of the place. To make any impact at all you have to promote yourself with live performances ages before a release.

Being on a boat that's moving through the water, it's so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what's important and what's not.

Certain things in life are more important than the usual crap that everyone strives for.

Fortunately, it doesn't seem to have made a lot of difference to my audience that I'm as bald as a billiard ball!

I am myself for a living. I don't animate a character.

I believe 100 percent in the power and importance of music.

I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others.

I can take criticisms but not compliments.

I don't know much about God. But if everything does originate with God, then certainly songs do as well.

I don't read music. I don't write it. So I wander around on the guitar until something starts to present itself.

I don't take compliments very easily. I think most musicians suffer from low self-esteem to some extent.

I don't think anyone really says anything new.

I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could.

I think people are isolated because of the nature of human consciousness, and they like it when they feel the connection between themselves and someone else.

I think that we're all totally isolated beings and always will be.

I was a functional addict.

I was in chemical jail.

I'm very unstable; there's no stability in a musician's life at all. You live on a bus or on the road hand to mouth and you don't know where your money's coming from.

If I were to try to identify a turning point I'd say that was it - getting clean.

If the gig's going really well, I'm incredibly happy on stage and really feel good about my life and things.