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Cynthia Weil Quotes

A lot of guys spend their lives saying no because it's an easier way to keep your job.

Actually I was writing with people that didn't get records.

Although I like the work I've done in the past, I like what I'm writing now even more.

Barry and I were in the middle of building a house, and I was in the midst of having a nervous breakdown, because that's what you do when you build a house.

Barry is an incredible singer. He's even gotten better through the years.

But I'm someone who the more afraid I am, the more I want to do it to get the fear over with.

Even when I think I'm writing really young, they say it's too mature.

I can't seem to write young enough anymore.

I wanted to write for Broadway.

It was kind of like songwriter's boot camp. You had to produce. You had to produce fast. You had to learn.

My nature is to be linear, and when I'm not, I feel really proud of myself.

On the other hand when you are someone who records their own songs you are basically stuck writing for one voice and for one style that can stifle you a bit. It's a real trade off.

Sharing a triumph with someone you love is an incredible high.

She could only write with him at night and she was wasting her days just sitting around. So he thought I could write with her during the day. And that was Carole King.

That first writing session, what Dan Hill calls a creative blind date, is always a real challenge, and you bring that back to your partner when you return to writing with them.

That's what it is every time you walk into the room to write with someone new. It's like, oh god I have to take my clothes off 'my creative clothes' and let them see all of my flaws.

The business today is completely different and it's very producer driven, so that a songwriter needs to have producing chops, be a singer/songwriter, or find a singer to develop.

The main reason he wanted to be a recording artist was because it gives you much more freedom in your writing. You only have to please the artist and the artist is you so you can be more daring and experimental.

There is the great creative part of it. The writing is the best part.

We all have fertile creative periods and times when we can't figure out how we ever did it.