"Sobering up was responsible for breaking up my marriage. That's what it couldn't stand."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."James Taylor on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."James Taylor on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."James Taylor on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."James Taylor on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."James Taylor on James C. Dobson
"That's the motivation of an artist - to seek attention of some kind."
"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."
"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."