Quotes by Carole King

Carole King

American singer-songwriter

Alive from: 1942-

Category: Music | Writers (Contemporary)

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    All I needed to do was sing with conviction, speaking my truth from the heart, honestly and straightforwardly, and to offer my words, ideas and music to the audience as if it were one collective friend that I'd known for a very long time.
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    Everybody understands friendship, and friendship is different than love - it's a different kind of love. Friendship has more freedom, more latitude. You don't expect your friend to be as you think your friend should be; you expect your friend just to love you as a friend.
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    Had my grandparents not emigrated when they did, I might have been born Jewish in Eastern Europe during World War II, or I might not have been born at all. Instead, I was born in 1942 in New York City.
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    He moved with some uncertainty, as if he didn't know
    Just what he was there for, or where he ought to go
    Once he reached for something golden hanging from a tree
    And his hand come down empty...
    Source: Tapestry (1971)
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    If there's any answer, maybe love can end the madness
    Maybe not, oh, but we can only try.
    Source: Tapestry (1971)
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    In my career I have never felt that my being a woman was an obstacle or an advantage. I guess I've been oblivious.
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    It seemed that he had fallen into someone's wicked spell
    And I wept to see him suffer, though I didn't know him well.
    Source: Tapestry (1971)
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    Now ain't it good to know
    That you've got a friend
    When People can be so cold.
    They'll hurt you, kiss and desert you.
    And take your soul if you let them.
    Oh, but don't you let them.
    Source: Tapestry (1971) Youve Got a Friend
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    Sensitive, humbug. Everybody thinks I'm sensitive. Wait until they hear my new album.
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    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.
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    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.
    Source: As quoted in The King is Still Alive in The Birmingham Post [England] (6 November 2001)
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    Tonight You're mine completely,
    You give your love so sweetly
    Tonight the light of love is in your eyes,
    But will you love me tomorrow?
    Source: Will You Love Me Tomorrow (1961)
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    Way over yonder is a place I have seen
    In a garden of wisdom from some long ago dream.
    Source: Tapestry (1971) Way Over Yonder
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    When I wake up every morning, I smile and say, 'Thank you.' Because out of my window I can see the mountains, then go hiking with my dog and share her bounding joy in the world.
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    When you're down and troubled
    And you need some loving care
    And nothing, nothing is going right.
    Close your eyes and think of me
    And soon I will be there
    To brighten up even your darkest nights.
    Source: Tapestry (1971) Youve Got a Friend
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