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27 Inspiring Quotes By Carole King That Will Make You Rock And Roll

Famous As: Composer
Born On: February 9, 1942
Born In: Manhattan, New York City, New York
Age: 80 Years

Carole King is a celebrated American songwriter and singer. She has been tirelessly contributing to the music world since 1958, initially at the ‘Brill Building’ as one of the staff songwriters and then as a solo artist. She is considered to be the most successful female songwriters of the late 20th century of the country. She bagged in four ‘Grammy Awards,’ has been instated in the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,’ twice and has been inducted into the ‘Songwriters Hall of Fame.’ We have rounded some interesting sayings by Carole King which has been curated from her songs, public utterances, thoughts, lyrics, interviews and writings. Following is the collection of famous quotes by Carole King on love, life, time, belief, heart, vision, desire, illusion, people, songs, beauty, careers, dream, albums, career, woman, guitar, art, time, courage, truth, creativity, music, friendship, freedom, voice, history and more.

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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.

Carole King

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.

Carole King

Eric Clapton is my dream guitarist.

Carole King

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.

Carole King

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.

Carole King

I didn't want to be an artist.

Carole King

I just sort of try to be a good person; try to write music that lifts people and makes me feel good to sing.

Carole King

I listen to both oldies and contemporary stations. I enjoy listening to current stuff because there's an energy to it that's inspiring.

Carole King

I only wanted to be a songwriter. I never wanted to be a singer. And I never wanted to be famous.

Carole King

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.

Carole King

I used to hate the sound of my voice.

Carole King

I was taking singing lessons, and they'd say, 'Your voice is too hoarse. You have to do more exercises.'

Carole King

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.

Carole King

I write heavily under the influence of James Taylor.

Carole King

I'm a songwriter first.

Carole King

I've had a remarkable life. I seem to be in such good places at the right time. You know, if you were to ask me to sum my life up in one word, gratitude.

Carole King

In my career I have never felt that my being a woman was an obstacle or an advantage. I guess I've been oblivious.

Carole King

My creativity is an entity unto its own.

Carole King

My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue, an everlasting vision of the ever changing view.

Carole King

My name at birth was Carol Joan Klein. It would take me five decades to appreciate my surname and the history that came with it. Along the way, I would add an 'e' to Carol and acquire several more surnames.

Carole King

My one area of vulnerability was I didn't know how to have a healthy relationship with a man.

Carole King

My parents always told me I could be anything I wanted to be.

Carole King

Sensitive, humbug. Everybody thinks I'm sensitive. Wait until they hear my new album.

Carole King

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.

Carole King

There is a downside to having one of the biggest-selling albums ever.

Carole King

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.

Carole King

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?'

Carole King