"I'm glad about what's happening to the music business. This last crop of people we had in the 90s, who are going away now, they didn't like music. They didn't trust musicians. They wanted something else from it."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."James Taylor on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."James Taylor on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."James Taylor on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."James Taylor on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."James Taylor on Abraham Lincoln
"That's the motivation of an artist - to seek attention of some kind."
"Though 'Fire and Rain' is very personal, for other people it resonates as a sort of commonly held experience... And that's what happens with me. I write things for personal reasons, and then in some cases it... can be a shared experience."
"I know there are people who don't like their audience or like the experience of being recognized or celebrated, but my audience has been very good - they don't bother me and when they do contact me it's usually on the nicest possible terms."
"Performing is a profound experience, at least for me. It's not as if I sit down and play 'Fire and Rain' by myself, just to hear it again. But to offer it up... the energy that it somehow summons live takes me right back, and I do get a reconnection to the emotions."
"Performing is a profound experience, at least for me."