James Taylor Quotes

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James Taylor Quotes

Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground
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I'm trying to look at my blessings and how amazingly well against all odds things have turned out for me.

— James Taylor

Though 'Fire and Rain' is very personal, for other people it resonates as a sort of commonly held experience ... And that's what happens with me. I write things for personal reasons, and then in some cases it ... can be a shared experience.

— James Taylor

I have a studio in a barn at home - we rehearse there, we film there and we record there. It's fun to hang out with my guys and see what comes out next.

— James Taylor

I tend to write out the first iteration of a lyric here and then go over here and make variations on it, on the page opposite.

— James Taylor

It's hard to find a way forward. When you're 18 it happens in huge chunks every day, but after 20 years, growth is much more costly.

— James Taylor

When I cleaned up some 17 odd years ago, I felt terrible for about six months. The only thing that gave me any real relief was strenuous physical activity.

— James Taylor

I know now one thing only matters in these days ... true love ... love and love alone.

— James Taylor

Songs are like myths. Myths are useful because they allow you to cast yourself and your life and your own experience. And for some people, 'Fire and Rain' speaks to them in that way.

— James Taylor

Einstein said that he never could understand it all, the planets spinning in space, the smile upon your face.

— James Taylor

I can't thank you enough for showing up. It's not the same without you.

— James Taylor

Quart of whiskey a day for months working hard on a long poem. Wife hiding bottles, myself hiding bottles. Murderous and suicidal. Many hospitalizations, many alibis.

— James Taylor

Won't you look down upon me Jesus, you've got to help me make a stand. You just got to see me through another day.

— James Taylor

It's the nature of human consciousness to look for trouble constantly, and we find it. We find it.

— James Taylor

People are making a lot of music and higher and higher quality. I can't say the same thing for how people are listening to music. People are hearing music through terrible speakers, little computer speakers, there's a lot to get back to in terms of hi-fi and people listening to better quality, technically better quality music.

— James Taylor

The relationship, the marriage, the commitment, the partnership ... This is the holy ground.

— James Taylor

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