Quotes by American Musician Carly Simon



A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars. Carly Simon

I always sang standards because the songs I wrote for myself weren't as easy to sing. Carly Simon

You're lucky you had that when you were 20. I sure didn't. I was overweight, and I had acne. Carly Simon

Well, I tried to get a record deal in 1966 or '67, and everyone thought I was too eclectic. Carly Simon

Sometimes, but the year I lived in France I started to write songs. Carly Simon

Then I went through a big Peggy Lee stage, then I became Annie Ross, then Judy Collins. Carly Simon

As a singer I tried on all these hats, these voices, these clothes, and eventually out came me. Carly Simon

We went to see all the shows. American musical theater and jazz were very big. Carly Simon

I'm still more comfortable with standards than with my own songs. Carly Simon

Well, I make every song I sing personal. I've never chosen a song that wasn't. Carly Simon

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. Carly Simon

We need role models who are going to break the mold. Carly Simon

No, because I've never really changed my style that much. Carly Simon

There was a French singer, Francoise Hardy - I used to look at her pictures and try to dress like her. Carly Simon
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So I suppose this slightly mature fashion sense happened because of what I had. Carly Simon

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. Carly Simon

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. Carly Simon

My father was a classical pianist, and my mother was a singer of just about everything. Carly Simon

But when we listened to the radio, it was Bill Haley and the Comets or the Everly Brothers. Carly Simon
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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. Carly Simon


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