I listen to both oldies and contemporary stations. I enjoy listening to current stuff because there's an energy to it that's inspiring.— Carole King
The most beautiful Carole King quotes to discover and learn by heart
You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face And show the world all the love in your heart.
When my soul was in the lost-and-found You came along to claim it.
I still believe that everyone is beautiful in some way and by seeing the beauty in others we make ourselves more beautiful.
Do the things you believe in, in the name of love.
And know that, you aren't alone. We all have doubts and fears.
It's a very worthy cause. This should happen, and I do believe that tenacity counts. Not going away matters.
Not only do you want to leave the audience wanting more, you want to leave yourself wanting more.
Tonight the light of love is in your eyes, But will you love me tomorrow?
Only love is real...everything else is illusion
Once the inspiration comes, that directs where the perspiration goes.
Way over yonder is a place I have seen In a garden of wisdom from some long ago dream.
In my career I have never felt that my being a woman was an obstacle or an advantage. I guess I've been oblivious.
If there's any answer, maybe love can end the madness Maybe not, oh, but we can only try.
Eric Clapton is my dream guitarist.
You're beautiful as you feel.
I'm a songwriter first...In my career I have never felt that my being a woman was an obstacle or an advantage. I guess I've been oblivious...Sensitive, humbug. Everybody thinks I'm sensitive...There is a downside to having one of the biggest-selling albums ever.
I just sort of try to be a good person;
try to write music that lifts people and makes me feel good to sing.
Sensitive, humbug. Everybody thinks I'm sensitive. Wait until they hear my new album.
I went to the High School for Performing Arts in New York for acting.
I've studied it on and off for years and have done some theater and film.
You can't talk to a man, with a shotgun in his hand.
Now my tapestry's unraveling.
I think Madonna has a great deal of intelligence and capability.
I have a lot of respect for her. She's taken her career and maximized it with intelligence and creativity.
That's one of the things I love about being a songwriter first, last and always, because whether I do it or not, if someone does a great job on it, my work is done.
I'm really getting better at guitar. I'm not trapped behind a piano. You can get out and move with a guitar and still direct the band.
Scary in the idea it could be a little overwhelming to have 70 or 100 clowns in a public space. Intriguing in that it could be something interesting. I'm up for any kind of public art.
You make me feel like a natural man
I went to London and performed in Eric Clapton's concert at the Royal Albert Hall. I'll work with him any time he asks me.
The downside of videos is that it will put my vision in front of other people, so they might not get the chance to create their own.
Traveling around sure gets me down and lonely, nothing else to do but close my mind. I sure hope the road don't come to own me, there's so many dreams I've yet to find. But you're so far away.
I'm like a plant, I reach for the sun.
Sometimes I get a lyric, and the lyric, you know, comes off the page, and goes into my brain and comes out with a melody. Other times, I may create a melody first.
I'd like to know that your love Is love I can be sure of, So tell me now and I won't ask again, Will you still love me tomorrow?
I'd like to know that your love Is love I can be sure of.
It is very common with artists who are of a generation that has already gone by to get overly concerned with, Oh my God I have to sell to the younger generation.
I love that I wrote with all kinds of different people.
Now and forever, I'll remember all the promises still unbroken and think about all the words between us that never needed to be spoken.
I'm a songwriter first.
It's very difficult for me to evaluate my own stuff.
Today's records, even though they may be lyrically repetitive and not saying anything particularly heavy, they have energy.
I used to hate the sound of my voice.
One of the things that I try to be conscious about in crafting a song is the concept of bringing it home. I like to bring it somewhere familiar, someplace that people feel it's resolved, it's settled.
I just want to give it all that I got. I just don't want to waste it.
I write heavily under the influence of James Taylor.
Doesn't anybody stay in one place any more?
I didn't want to be an artist.
When I was younger, I was kind of fearless.
I think it takes more courage to do things when you know more. I was completely naive, and I was like, why can't I do anything I want to do? You know, go for it.
The writing of You've Got a Friend was one of the most incredible experiences because it was mostly inspiration. It just came to me almost as we hear it.