James Taylor

James Taylor

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Author Profession: US singer, songwriter
Born: March 12, 1948
Age: 68 years old
Birth Sign: Pisces

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I have a love-hate relationship with the Grammys because I don't see the music world as a competitive sport.

That's the motivation of an artist - to seek attention of some kind.

Once you get that two-way energy thing going, everyone benefits hugely.

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.

I collect hats. That's what you do when you're bald.

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

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.

Music is like a huge release of tension.

People should watch out for three things: avoid a major addiction, don't get so deeply into debt that it controls your life, and don't start a family before you're ready to settle down.

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

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

I find it a lot healthier for me to be someplace where I can go outside in my bare feet.

You have to choose whether to love yourself or not.

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 believe 100 percent in the power and importance of music.

Television news is now entertainment, and the stories are being written by the people that have a special interest in them.

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

A concert is always like a feast day to me.

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

If you're an addict, it controls your life and your life becomes uncontrollable. It's boring and painful, filling your system with something that makes you stare at your shoes for six hours.

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger

Feminism is not just about women; it's about letting all people lead fuller lives. Jane Fonda

I can be a nice person, but if someone is messing with someone I care about, the tougher side comes out a little more. Daniella Alonso

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