Carole Kingis an American composer and singer-songwriter...
My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue, an everlasting vision of the ever changing view.
I just sort of try to be a good person; try to write music that lifts people and makes me feel good to sing.
There is a downside to having one of the biggest-selling albums ever.
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.
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.
I listen to both oldies and contemporary stations. I enjoy listening to current stuff because there's an energy to it that's inspiring.
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.
My parents always told me I could be anything I wanted to be.
Sensitive, humbug. Everybody thinks I'm sensitive. Wait until they hear my new album.
In my career I have never felt that my being a woman was an obstacle or an advantage. I guess I've been oblivious.
I used to hate the sound of my voice.
I write heavily under the influence of James Taylor.
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.
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.
It's very difficult for me to evaluate my own stuff.
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'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...
I didn't want to be an artist.
Now my tapestry's unraveling.
You make me feel like a natural man
Eric Clapton is my dream guitarist.
I just want to give it all that I got. I just don't want to waste it...
Doesn't anybody stay in one place any more?
I'm a songwriter first.
Today's records, even though they may be lyrically repetitive and not saying anything particularly heavy, they have energy.
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.
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 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.
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.
When my soul was in the lost-and-found
You came along to claim it.
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.
You can't talk to a man, with a shotgun in his hand.
I love that I wrote with all kinds of different people.
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.
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.
Once the inspiration comes, that directs where the perspiration goes.
If there's any answer, maybe love can end the madness
Maybe not, oh, but we can only try.
You're beautiful as you feel.
Way over yonder is a place I have seen In a garden of wisdom from some long ago dream.
Only love is real...everything else is illusion
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.
Tonight the light of love is in your eyes,
But will you love me tomorrow?
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.
Do the things you believe in, in the name of love. And know that, you aren't alone. We all have doubts and fears.
Not only do you want to leave the audience wanting more, you want to leave yourself wanting more.
I still believe that everyone is beautiful in some way and by seeing the beauty in others we make ourselves more beautiful.
It's a very worthy cause. This should happen, and I do believe that tenacity counts. Not going away matters.
You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face
And show the world all the love in your heart.
I'm like a plant, I reach for the sun...
Most people see him as some guy who didn't rock,
He hit me,but it didn't hurt me,'cuz if he didn't care for me,then I could've never made him mad,he hit me,and I was glad
I should be used to these things, ... But usually there are more friendly faces.
The song is the center ; the song is the key. If you don't have a good song you don't have anything by my value.
A lot of people in America tend to take the military for granted,
It's about connections. I want to connect with people; I want to make people think "Yeah, that's how I feel." And if I can do that, that's an accomplishment.
Everyone has been telling these great James Taylor stories, and nothing for me says it better than this song.
I know it sounds ironic, but I have a good relationship with members of both parties of Congress, ... Mike well knows I oppose his bill and why, so I have to believe that by inviting me, he is trying to make a fair presentation.