Baby booty, juicy fruity, truck stop cutie, road side beauty, I'm in love with you.— James Taylor
The most helpful James Taylor quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
It won't be long before another day, were gonna have a good time.
And no ones gonna take that time away. You can stay as long as you like
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.
Television news is now entertainment, and the stories are being written by the people that have a special interest in them.
The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.
In my mind I'm going to Carolina. Can't you see the sunshine, can't you just feel the moonshine? Ain't it just like a friend of mine, to hit me from behind, and I'm goin' to Carolina in my mind.
I find it a lot healthier for me to be someplace where I can go outside in my bare feet.
I'm trying to look at my blessings and how amazingly well against all odds things have turned out for me.
Whenever I see your smiling face, I have to smile myself, because I love you, yes I do.
I've seen fire and I've seen rain I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend But I always thought that I'd see you again.
Never give up, never slow down, never grow old and never ever die young.
I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others.
I'm very unstable; there's no stability in a musician's life at all. You live on a bus or on the road hand to mouth and you don't know where your money's coming from.
I know now one thing only matters in these days... true love... love and love alone.
I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could.
I played the cello from when I was ten, and then I bought a guitar from the father of some friends of mine and played that for a while. And then when I was fourteen or so, I bought a guitar - a real nice one - in Durham, North Carolina, that I worked with up until I was about twenty-five.
I believe 100 percent in the power and importance of music.
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.
Music is like a huge release of tension.
I don't take compliments very easily.
I think most musicians suffer from low self-esteem to some extent.
It is the most delightful thing that ever happens to me, when I hear something coming out of my guitar and out of my mouth that wasn't there before.
To be a musician, especially a singer-songwriter - well, you don't do that if you have a thriving social life. You do it because there's an element of alienation in your life.
I don't read music. I don't write it. So I wander around on the guitar until something starts to present itself.
If you think my music is sentimental and self-absorbed, I agree with you.
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 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.
There'll come a writing phase where you have to defend the time, unplug the phone and put in the hours to get it done.
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 think that we're all totally isolated beings and always will be.
I can take criticisms but not compliments.
It is a process of discovery. It's being quiet enough and undisturbed enough for a period of time so that the songs can begin to sort of peek out, and you begin to have emotional experiences in a musical way.
In the beginning, there was a kind of energy that - like an urgency to express myself, and the songs just couldn't be held in. But I think it changes, the nature of how that - what that energy is. And I need to court the muse in a much more serious way.
There ain't no doubt in my mind that love is the finest thing around
I was in chemical jail.
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.
Americans work a long away ahead of themselves because of the size of the place.
To make any impact at all you have to promote yourself with live performances ages before a release.
There's been plenty of adversity, starting the moment he was born.
He had a respiratory crisis, and it was touch and go for a week whether he would survive. I think ever since, you can feel this pulse in the guy, an almost physical enthusiasm.
Sobering up was responsible for breaking up my marriage. That's what it couldn't stand.
The report falsely asserts that global warming is causing more extreme weather events, more droughts, more record high temperatures, more wildfires, warmer winters, etc., when each and every one of these false assertions is contradicted by objective, verifiable evidence.
Ireland, Italy and Brazil are the most musical places for me.
They're extremely musical cultures and anything you pitch they basically catch.
Songwriting is too mysterious and uncontrolled a process for me to direct it towards any one thing.
I have a love-hate relationship with the Grammys because I don't see the music world as a competitive sport.
You have to choose whether to love yourself or not.
I've written a number of songs over the years and it's a big part of my life, this sort of tension between a longing for home and the call for the open road. It's sort of like a tug between two families. I even love to miss my home.
All it really needed was the proper point of view. No one's gonna bring me down.
Certain things in life are more important than the usual crap that everyone strives for.
I sometimes wonder how many of these lifetime achievement awards you can accept before you have to do the decent thing and die.
My brother Alex fell in love with rhythm and blues early and gave me a strong dose of it.
Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose Won't you let me go down in my dreams?
If the gig's going really well, I'm incredibly happy on stage and really feel good about my life and things.