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86 Inspiring Quotes By James Taylor That Will Intensify Your Endearment For Him

Famous As: Singer-Songwriter & Musician - One of the Best-Selling Artists of All Time
Born On: March 12, 1948
Born In: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Age: 75 Years

James Taylor is a renowned American guitarist, singer and songwriter who has bagged in five ‘Grammy Awards’ and has been inducted into the ‘Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’ in 2000. As a child he learned to play cello and then later swapped it with guitar. He has sold more than 100 million albums throughout his career. He began his career in 1968 and was first signed by ‘The Beatles’ Apple record. Taylor has influenced many music lovers and songwriters. Some of his hit numbers include ‘Don’t Let Me Be Lonely’, ‘Fire and Rain’, ‘Something in the Way she Moves’, ‘Shed a Little Light’, ‘Walking Man’, ‘Caroline I See You’, ‘Your smiling Face’, ‘Never Die young’, and ‘Carolina In My Mind’. His first album, ‘Greatest Hits’ was certified diamond and sold more than 10 million copies. His recording ‘Before This World’ was rated the Number 1 album in 2015 in the U.S. We have compiled few famous quotations and sayings by the acclaimed artist which have been curated from his songs, writings, lyrics, verses, books and thoughts. Following is an assortment of quotes and thoughts by James Taylor which he has expressed on varied topics over the years. Hope you will enjoy it.

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Music is like a huge release of tension.

Music is like a huge release of tension.

James Taylor
Never give up, never slow down, never grow old and never ever die young.

Never give up, never slow down, never grow old and never ever die young.

James Taylor
Being on a boat that's moving through the water, it's so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what's important and what's not.

Being on a boat that's moving through the water, it's so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what's important and what's not.

James Taylor
I don't read music. I don't write it. So I wander around on the guitar until something starts to present itself.

I don't read music. I don't write it. So I wander around on the guitar until something starts to present itself.

James Taylor
If I were to try to identify a turning point I'd say that was it - getting clean.

If I were to try to identify a turning point I'd say that was it - getting clean.

James Taylor
It is a process of discovery. It's being quiet enough and undisturbed enough for a period of time so that the songs can begin to sort of peek out, and you begin to have emotional experiences in a musical way.

It is a process of discovery. It's being quiet enough and undisturbed enough for a period of time so that the songs can begin to sort of peek out, and you begin to have emotional experiences in a musical way.

James Taylor
A concert is always like a feast day to me.

A concert is always like a feast day to me.

James Taylor
Once you get that two-way energy thing going, everyone benefits hugely.

Once you get that two-way energy thing going, everyone benefits hugely.

James Taylor
I find it a lot healthier for me to be someplace where I can go outside in my bare feet.

I find it a lot healthier for me to be someplace where I can go outside in my bare feet.

James Taylor
You have to choose whether to love yourself or not.

You have to choose whether to love yourself or not.

James Taylor
Photographers and reporters are mostly after me. They want to know what I read and what I'm like and I don't really know myself, so how can I tell them?

Photographers and reporters are mostly after me. They want to know what I read and what I'm like and I don't really know myself, so how can I tell them?

James Taylor
When I cleaned up some 17 odd years ago, I felt terrible for about six months. The only thing that gave me any real relief was strenuous physical activity.

When I cleaned up some 17 odd years ago, I felt terrible for about six months. The only thing that gave me any real relief was strenuous physical activity.

James Taylor
If the gig's going really well, I'm incredibly happy on stage and really feel good about my life and things.

If the gig's going really well, I'm incredibly happy on stage and really feel good about my life and things.

James Taylor
I think that we're all totally isolated beings and always will be.

I think that we're all totally isolated beings and always will be.

James Taylor
I don't know much about God. But if everything does originate with God, then certainly songs do as well.

I don't know much about God. But if everything does originate with God, then certainly songs do as well.

James Taylor
Songwriting is too mysterious and uncontrolled a process for me to direct it towards any one thing.

Songwriting is too mysterious and uncontrolled a process for me to direct it towards any one thing.

James Taylor
When you write a song, it may come from a personal space, but it very seldom actually represents you. It comes out of a sort of mood of melancholy, somehow. It's almost theatrical.

When you write a song, it may come from a personal space, but it very seldom actually represents you. It comes out of a sort of mood of melancholy, somehow. It's almost theatrical.

James Taylor
There'll come a writing phase where you have to defend the time, unplug the phone and put in the hours to get it done.

There'll come a writing phase where you have to defend the time, unplug the phone and put in the hours to get it done.

James Taylor
Somehow it helps just to take something that's internal and externalize it, to see it in front of you.

Somehow it helps just to take something that's internal and externalize it, to see it in front of you.

James Taylor
It's probably foolish to expect relationships to go on forever and to say that because something only lasts 10 years, it's a failure.

It's probably foolish to expect relationships to go on forever and to say that because something only lasts 10 years, it's a failure.

James Taylor
I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could.

I started being a songwriter pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could.

James Taylor
I had a very moral upbringing, and spiritual in a sort of not very specific way.

I had a very moral upbringing, and spiritual in a sort of not very specific way.

James Taylor
To me, very much of what is artistic is people's very creative and inventive ways out of impossible situations.

To me, very much of what is artistic is people's very creative and inventive ways out of impossible situations.

James Taylor
Ireland, Italy and Brazil are the most musical places for me. They're extremely musical cultures and anything you pitch they basically catch.

Ireland, Italy and Brazil are the most musical places for me. They're extremely musical cultures and anything you pitch they basically catch.

James Taylor
Sobering up was responsible for breaking up my marriage. That's what it couldn't stand.

Sobering up was responsible for breaking up my marriage. That's what it couldn't stand.

James Taylor
I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others.

I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others.

James Taylor
It is the most delightful thing that ever happens to me, when I hear something coming out of my guitar and out of my mouth that wasn't there before.

It is the most delightful thing that ever happens to me, when I hear something coming out of my guitar and out of my mouth that wasn't there before.

James Taylor
I am myself for a living. I don't animate a character.

I am myself for a living. I don't animate a character.

James Taylor
If you're an addict, it controls your life and your life becomes uncontrollable. It's boring and painful, filling your system with something that makes you stare at your shoes for six hours.

If you're an addict, it controls your life and your life becomes uncontrollable. It's boring and painful, filling your system with something that makes you stare at your shoes for six hours.

James Taylor
I believe 100 percent in the power and importance of music.

I believe 100 percent in the power and importance of music.

James Taylor