I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee.— Carly Simon
The most unbelievable Carly Simon quotes that will activate your inner potential
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.
I just want to show off my scar proudly and not be afraid of it.
A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.
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.
The sound of birds stops the noise in my mind.
Everyone has problems, and learning to share them is essential.
Hiding pain requires an enormous amount of energy; sharing it is liberating.
You know when you take the paint off an old canvas and you discover that something's been painted underneath it? That's what I feel like - that part of the old is coming through the new.
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'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.
You say we'll soar like two birds through the clouds, but soon you'll cage me on your shelf. I'll never learn to be just me, first by myself.
I've learned that nobody's perfect, and I don't expect myself to be perfect anymore.
My scar is beautiful. It looks like an arrow.
You don't have to prove to me you're beautiful to strangers, I've got loving eyes of my own.
Life is a dream even in its most painful moments, it's a dream that we can dance to.
Anticipation is making me late, it's keeping me waiting.
We need role models who are going to break the mold.
Then I went through a big Peggy Lee stage, then I became Annie Ross, then Judy Collins.
We are in this period now where we all are trying to be in shape physically and deny ourselves any pleasure.
There was a French singer, Francoise Hardy - I used to look at her pictures and try to dress like her.
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 used the physical scar of my breast cancer operation, the scar that I have across my chest as a metaphor for all kinds of scars.
Sometimes my boyfriend would write the lyrics and I would write the melody, and other times I would start from scratch. Or sometimes I would take a local poem and put that to music...I always sang standards because the songs I wrote for myself weren't as easy to sing.
I've always thought of myself as being a warrior.
When you actually have a battle, it's better than when you don't know who to fight.
I had a mastectomy in 1998, and then chemo.
We change our opinions of ourselves so often.
What the outside world thinks is only a small part of our image.
Worrying too much about other people's ears and not my own, I lost my way.
I think that I've got some pretty bad reviews on albums or songs that later proved themselves.
I always sang standards because the songs I wrote for myself weren't as easy to sing.
All men are created equal and all women are created equal as well, but [equality] seems much clearer when it comes to race issues. In the realms of man/woman, man/man, woman/woman love, it seems all up for grabs now. We are exploring so much, but I think we gotta go for the fight for all equality first.
Sometimes, but the year I lived in France I started to write songs.
We went to see all the shows. American musical theater and jazz were very big.
You're lucky you had that when you were 20. I sure didn't. I was overweight, and I had acne.
I'm still more comfortable with standards than with my own songs.
One of the things that has always motivated me to write is the desire to get it out and look at it in an objective way, so that it doesn't cause me any serious pain by staying inside.
Well, I tried to get a record deal in 1966 or '67, and everyone thought I was too eclectic.
As a singer I tried on all these hats, these voices, these clothes, and eventually out came me.
Well, I make every song I sing personal. I've never chosen a song that wasn't.
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.
You know, people want to honor me, and on the one hand I just don't want to be a poster child; but on the other, I want to do something classy and great - something where the residuals will go to the cause.
Sometimes my boyfriend would write the lyrics and I would write the melody, and other times I would start from scratch. Or sometimes I would take a local poem and put that to music.
I took it to heart that in order to be a good person, you never said anything mean about anybody.
I haven't got time for the pain.
No, because I was always nervous about being onstage.
So I suppose this slightly mature fashion sense happened because of what I had.
He was a first-time nonviolent possible offender, .
.. And under the mandatory minimums, he was put in prison for 15 years. Not only does the punishment not fit the crime, but the mandatory minimums don't give judges any discretion to look at the background of the case, to read into the specifics of the case. I don't know a judge who really is in favor of the mandatory minimums.
No, because I've never really changed my style that much.
So many artists who came out during that time, including myself, were able to get on radio. New forms of singer-songwriters developed out of that.
But I'm lost when it comes to you.
I think that most people really know if it's a really great album.