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Carly Simon
June 25, 1945 -
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

Being in this business for as long as I've been in it, it's sort of like living in a town or a city before the war and then after the war and then during the reconstruction and then during the time that it sprawls out to the malls.


You know, people want to honor me, and on the one hand I just don't want to be a poster child; but on the other, I want to do something classy and great - something where the residuals will go to the cause.


I took it to heart that in order to be a good person, you never said anything mean about anybody.


We need role models who are going to break the mold.


You usually can't tell what's inspiring until you look back on it.


I remember being onstage once when I didn't have fear: I got so scared I didn't have fear that it brought on an anxiety attack.


I think that most people really know if it's a really great album.


I've gone through the village of my songwriting and my artistry, and I've gone through lots of different phases, including one where it has been very quiet and abandoned me for a few years.


A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars.


Sometimes, but the year I lived in France I started to write songs.


Well, I tried to get a record deal in 1966 or '67, and everyone thought I was too eclectic.


My look was even more solidified when I started singing in Greenwich Village with my sister Lucy. We wore matching dresses as the Simon Sisters.


My father was a classical pianist, and my mother was a singer of just about everything.


The models for me were more the folk-rock singers of the '60s and '70s.


I always think it's interesting to dig a little bit deeper every time you go to someplace that seems like a revelation or a strong connection to an emotional truth.


You know when you take the paint off an old canvas and you discover that something's been painted underneath it? That's what I feel like - that part of the old is coming through the new.


No, because I've never really changed my style that much.


I'm still more comfortable with standards than with my own songs.


But when we listened to the radio, it was Bill Haley and the Comets or the Everly Brothers.


We are in this period now where we all are trying to be in shape physically and deny ourselves any pleasure.


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