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James Taylor Quotes


"James Taylor and God are the reasons I play music." - Garth Brooks

"I write heavily under the influence of James Taylor." - Carole King

"I love James Taylor, Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith and Nine Inch Nails." - Nat Wolff

"If somebody says 'singer-songwriter' to me, the first person I think of is James Taylor. There are plenty of modern singer-songwriters, but there is something about James Taylor that has always resonated with me." - Zachary Levi

"I can't think of any punk who's put on an acoustic and hasn't just tried to sound like James Taylor." - Buzz Osborne

"i like james patterson" - James Patterson

"Mine's Bond - James Bond." - Ian Fleming

"Mine's Bond - James Bond." - Ian Fleming

"James Cameron doesn't do what James Cameron does for James Cameron. James Cameron does what James Cameron does because James Cameron is... James Cameron." - James Cameron

"I started writing when I was 17. I got an acoustic guitar for my birthday after I discovered Bob Dylan and James Taylor." - Jason Reeves

"There is a 'patrician arrogance' to James Taylor that accounts in part for his popularity while it at the same time explains the critical resistance to his work." - Jon Landau

"Go in peace, James Carstairs." - Cassandra Clare

"David James is a cretin." - Paolo Di Canio

"My dad listened to a lot of James Taylor when I was growing up. We had a couple of his cassettes in the car, and we'd go on a lot of long family car trips. It was either strange musicals or James Taylor - or Whitney Houston. It was quite the combination there." - Jessie Mueller

"A LeBron James team is never desperate." - Lebron James

"Please put out the light, James." - Theodore Roosevelt

"I'm the fourth best James Bond." - Roger Moore

"I could never be James Bond." - Kevin James

"James Remar is a student of life." - James Remar

"In the early 60s, folk music seemed to be very popular. In the early 70s, people like James Taylor, John Denver, Jim Croce and Cat Stevens brought back the interest in acoustic music. Today, we don't hear anything." - Paul Stookey

"Probably my favorite artists to listen to James Taylor, Stevie Wonder - I haven't gone back in a really long time and really listened to them - my first guitar influences. It's been awhile since I revisited that." - Jonny Lang

"Or like in the early 70's when we had the reaction against acid rock and all the fuzz tone, and feedback, and the noise. And you had James Taylor and everyone went acoustic and that." - Lester Bangs

"I was signed to A&M, I was signed to Lou Adler, who had a company within a company, which was A&M Records, and everything - James Taylor, Rita Coolidge, Carole King - I worked on all of that stuff." - Merry Clayton

"George Washington, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Ulysses Grant, Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower all rode their wartime heroics into the White House." - Jeff Greenfield

"I am at my core a singer/songwriter a la James Taylor or a la Billy Joel. It's not that I don't want to work with people, but I do just love doing my own thing." - Brian Mcknight

"Having listened to great songwriters like James Taylor and Carole King, I felt there was nothing new that was coming out that really represented me and the way I felt. So I started writing my own stuff." - Amy Winehouse

"Who doesn't love a little Taylor Swift in their life? You know you need a little Taylor Swift in your life." - Dan Reynolds

"If you ever hear anybody refer to Elizabeth Taylor as Liz Taylor, you can be pretty sure the person does' know her." - Dominick Dunne

"James Woods is great. I actually did a movie with James Woods in 2000: 'John Q.'" - Kevin Connolly

"The Petition of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Chapman Johnson, Joseph C. Cabell, James Breckenridge, John Hartwell Cocke, and Robert Taylor the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia ... Respectfully representeth ... That the value of science to a republican people, the security it..." - Thomas Jefferson

"I tell my assistant "I'm busy! unless it's Jesus or Taylor (Swift) don't bother me"" - Scott Borchetta

"Elizabeth Taylor is not beautiful, she is pretty-I was beautiful." - Ava Gardner

"Future is like an asshole. Everybody has one.-John Taylor (Nightside Series)" - Simon R. Green

"Someone should make a Kickstarter to get Taylor Swift a booty." - Diplo

"The work of Henry James has always seemed divisible by a simple dynastic arrangement into three reigns: James I, James II, and the Old Pretender." - Philip Guedalla

"The first time I met James Franco, he was dressed like James Dean. He was James Dean, literally, filming a biopic." - Bill Hader

"Im a huge fan of the James Bond genre." - Chris Diamantopoulos

"Our souls are knit. We are one person, James." - Cassandra Clare

"Perhaps [James Herondale] loved vice for vice's own sake." - Cassandra Clare

"Without Jimmy (James) Dean the Beatles would never have existed." - John Lennon

"I didn't see any furry little James Bonds." - Larissa Ione

"Henry James chews more than he bites off." - Henry Adams

"James Lipton: The most pompous arrogant failure in history." - David Cross

"I'm so unfamiliar with the gym, I call it James!" - Ellen Degeneres

"Too many!' James shouted, and slammed the door behind him." - Susan Cooper

"You'll stay with me?' Until the very end,' said James." - J K Rowling

"David James Elliott and I keep in touch via phone." - Patrick Labyorteaux

"And it's impossible for me to read Henry James." - Norman Maccaig

"James Garner is like a peaceful river through our chaos." - Kaley Cuoco

"James Brown is the reason I play guitar." - Kevin Eubanks

"I don't just wanna be James Franco's little brother." - Dave Franco

"The art gods cooked up something special for James Ensor." - Jerry Saltz

"What kid doesn't want to pretend they're James Bond?" - Jamie Dornan

"I am a big devourer of James Baldwin." - Don Lemon

"Journalism consists largely in saying Lord James is dead to people who never knew Lord James was alive." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Yes, Isaac Taylor, who has just published 'The World of Mind,' is the Isaac Taylor, author of the 'Natural History of Enthusiasm.' I dare say by this time there is a want of fatty particles in his brain." - George Eliot

"Listening to Eric Taylor is better than reading a Larry McMurtry novel and easier on the eyes." - Ralston Bowles

"Jamie Foley - he's a very different energy to [director] Sam [Taylor-Johnson]. The whole experience was actually quite different." - Jamie Dornan

"The papers are portraying Rafa as a parrot, just like they did when they showed Graham Taylor as an onion" - Bobby Gould

"Every single problem I ever have is healable by Taylor Swift. If I ever I have an issue, Taylor has gone through it - she gives the most thought-out answers. And what I love about Taylor is that she does believe in the whole love story and Prince Charming and soul mates. Because of her, I haven't lost faith." - Selena Gomez

"Sometimes you see these people who are just so-God-so affected by all of it, where ambition has taken precedence over happiness. But when I meet people who really embody this serenity of knowing that they have had an amazing life-James Taylor, Kris Kristofferson, and Ethel Kennedy... They just seem to be effervescent." - Taylor Swift

"I grew up listening and looking up at these people and laughing at Carol Burnett and singing James Taylor songs. And same with Smokey Robinson. So they were such a huge influence as a child that to actually sit alongside them and perform on the same bill was an amazing experience for me." - MC Lyte

"I have insanely dorky taste. Basically, if you're a woman, and you're under any kind of emotional duress, and you sing a song, I will listen to it forever. It's odd being a 37-year-old heterosexual male who owns nothing but Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos. But I'll go against that at first and play something boring like James Taylor." - Matthew Perry

"This is a James Taylor moment and we are stuck with a piano player who wants to sound like Enya and a southern funk band that, somewhere along the line, fell into thinking Alabama is a sweet place to call home." - Don Miller

"My dad was undeniably famous when I was a kid - he was on Wogan and Clive James and the radio every week, but as far as I was concerned he wasn't famous enough. My best friend was Ben Brooke-Taylor. His dad Tim was in The Goodies - that was famous." - Giles Coren

"When I was 17 I got a guitar for my birthday and started discovering Bob Dylan and James Taylor and the whole '60s thing, and that made me want to make songs, to go beyond just playing an instrument. I needed to write I guess." - Jason Reeves

"Liz [Gillies] doesn't really listen to anything new, besides Adele, Ariana Grande, and stuff like that. She loves '70s music and old '60s songs. She loves songwriters from the '70s that I hate, like Jim Croce and James Taylor, and she loves Stevie Nicks and old jazz classics." - Denis Leary

"James Taylor is the kind of person I always thought the word 'folksinger' referred to. He writes and sings songs that are reflections of his own life, and performs in them in his own style. All of his performances are marked by an eloquent simplicity." - Jon Landau

"James Taylor may be an all-American boy but he isn't Horatio Alger, and the lionizing of many rock stars by the rock press has as much to do with old fashioned rags-to-riches stories as does the straight culture's deification of its idols." - Jon Landau

"My dad is a huge folk music fan, so growing up, there were always records playing in my house. Carole King, James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, the Beatles - I grew up with this music, and I was aware of how special this music was to a lot of people." - Jake Epstein

"'Gorilla Man' is a composite of a few individuals, but the song itself was actually inspired by James Taylor. I spied his 'Gorilla' album laying on my floor and in some altered state, instantly started singing the chorus. It was fun to write. There's an old notebook with at least three more verses in it somewhere." - Caitlin Rose

"I started playing guitar and writing songs when I was 15. I think what mainly sparked my interest was just the fact that I grew up listening to Cheryl King, Joni Mitchell, and James Taylor, and was just always inspired by that sort of organic art, and organic songs and just very natural songwriting that came out of some of those artists." - Kate Voegele

"Sean Connery wasn't the Scottish James Bond and Daniel Craig wasn't the blue-eyed James Bond. So if I played him, I don't want to be called the black James Bond." - Idris Elba

"Faithful continued prayer is one key to answered prayer. As James expresses it, "You do not have, because you do not ask God" (James 4:2)." - John F Walvoord

"Theres a wealth of information on James Dean, and everybody has an opinion on him. James Dean made some kind of impression on everybody." - Dane Dehaan

"Gunn, like me, has a James Bond obsession. He would love to be James Bond, and it's a great role that I would love to be, someday." - J August Richards

"You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray [the confessed assassin of Martin Luther King]. We miss you, James. Godspeed." - Rush Limbaugh

"If they had offered me James Bond, I probably couldn't have gone to England anymore in my life. James Bond with an accent? That would have been something." - Antonio Banderas

"That is the mystery: Reading Henry James can yield prose that is contrary to James, yet inspired by him. Who can understand this?" - Joyce Carol Oates

"I think James Bond is a spy. He's not superhuman. Calling him a superhero is like calling James Bond movies "comic-book movies."" - Kurt Busiek

"I feel sorry for James Blunt, he has to wake up every morning and think 'Oh my God, I'm James Blunt, what have I done?" - Bill Bailey

"This is a film that really inhabits the proper world of James Bond. I mean, James Bond lives in a world that is violent and dangerous." - Timothy Dalton

"I feel sorry for James Blunt, he has to wake up every morning and think 'Oh my God, I'm James Blunt, what have I done?'" - Bill Bailey

"I mean, Rick James was just a man-made image, the image I created. Just trying to live Rick James almost killed me." - Rick James

"There's a wealth of information on James Dean, and everybody has an opinion on him. James Dean made some kind of impression on everybody." - Dane Dehaan

"What my first son James did was allow me to care for something in this world when I couldn't care for myself. James saved my life." - Colin Farrell

"You can't really dance properly to James Brown. If you dance to James Brown, you look like an idiot. There's a lot of jerking." - Sandra Bullock

"I'm a little old-fashioned - I like it when the man opens the door and I like it when a man pays for me. I particularly like it when they pay for dinner or whatever, because I've pretty much done the opposite, but for the exception of James [Taylor], where we split everything down the middle. I've been the larger money earner in practically all of my relationships. There's equality and there are positive differences, which are complimentary." - Carly Simon

"What happened was, I always wanted to be a singer/songwriter kind of guy like a James Taylor or Crosby, Stills and Nash type of thing; I went to a lot of coffee houses and used to watch all those guys, but I never had the nerve to get up and do it because singing seems so personal and intimate to me. It was too revealing." - Kevin Nealon

"Never be ruled by possessions, and never, ever make wealth more important to you than your self-respect and your dignity." - Lady Taylor" - Julie Garwood

"I was in awe sometimes listening to Mick Taylor . Everything was there in his playing - the melodic touch, a beautiful sustain and a way of reading a song." - Keith Richards

"King Stephen was a worthy peere, His breeches cost him but a crowne; He held them sixpence all too deere, Therefore he call'd the taylor lowne." - Thomas Percy

"What's it like kissing Taylor Lautner." - Robert Pattinson

"My friend Taylor Swift's new album, 1989." - Karlie Kloss

"You know, Taylor, I told his manager that your reputation in this firm is that you can go head-to-head with any man. And win." - Julie James

"The public me, the one named Elizabeth Taylor, has become a lot of hokum and fabrication - a bunch of drivel - and I find her slightly revolting." - Elizabeth Taylor

"I have sparred with commenters as a music writer (on The Rumpus, among other places, see e.g., my review about Taylor Swift), and that was plenty of training!" - Rick Moody

"I've got to bring it 'cause they're going to compare me to that Taylor [Lautner] kid, and if I don't bring it, I'm just going to get crushed." - Michael Trevino

"With all due respect to Taylor Lautner and his 18-pack abs, my werewolf is going to be 100 times cooler!" - Michael Trevino

"My friend Taylor Swift's new album, 1989." - Karlie Kloss

"Elizabeth Taylor has a big heart. She recently built a halfway house for girls who don't want to go all the way." - Red Buttons

"I thought bringing those two [Taylor Sheridan and David Mackenzie] together, odds are you're going to come up with something pretty good." - Jeff Bridges

"Can we rename [Taylor Swift] Pinocchio Swift?" - Piers Morgan

"The idea that Taylor Swift would become the giant pop icon of 2015, 2016 - she's really good, but I don't think it's written in the stars." - Cass Sunstein

"You know, Taylor Lautner, with a body like that, he should be taking his shirt off. For me, it's not so essential." - Max Irons

"You know what, I am not gonna lie, that Taylor Swift 'Trouble' song? I can't resist that song. Her melodies are very catchy." - Jacob Artist

"I have an electric Fender and a Telecaster. I have a Taylor and a Martin. I want to get more guitars for more sounds." - Ross Lynch

"I'm a Taylor Swift fan, definitely." - Maisie Williams

"James Brown lives, as long as someone steps out of their body and dances uncontrollably." - Al Sharpton

"On his telepathic understanding with James Worthy- It's almost like we have ESPN." - Magic Johnson

"I thought LeBron James was just going to be another addition to help me score" - Ricky Davis

"We should throw the Epistle of James out of this school..." - Martin Luther

"James McMurtry is a true Americana poet - actually he is a poet regardless of genre" - Michael Nesmith

"Guarding LeBron James has to be the hardest job in basketball." - Steve Kerr

"I was the bridge between the Michael Jordan era and LeBron James era." - Allen Iverson

"One scientific epoch ended and another began with James Clerk Maxwell." - Albert Einstein

"I invented rock & roll. Jimi Hendrix was my guitar player. James Brown was my vocalist." - Little Richard

"(James) Anderson has a gift from the gods: he could swing an orange." - Geoffrey Boycott

"There's one major difference between James Bond and me! He is able to sort out problems!" - Sean Connery

"The new critique you're gonna start hearing about James Franco, is 'He's spreading himself too thin." - James Franco

"But I also directed Jack Barrymore and Ronald Colman and James Stewart, to name a few." - George Cukor

"James Franco, acting, teaching, directing, writing, producing, photography, soundtracks, editing - is there anything you can do?" - Natasha Leggero

"Jem?" he said. 'It is you, James?' 'Who else?' Jem's voice." - Cassandra Clare

"I hate that Alex [James] and Damon [Albarn]. I hope they catch AIDS and die." - Noel Gallagher

"I think perhaps the greatest book ever written was Ulysses by James Joyce." - Frederick Lenz

"There'll be a black lesbian in the White House before I'm James Bond." - Rupert Everett

"Now I feel like James Bond. Suave and intelligent, breaking all the codes while looking fabulous." - Jim Butcher

"Your life has more blue in it than a James Cameron movie." - Ron Currie Jr.

"James Dean was the damaged but beautiful soul of our time." - Andy Warhol

"Mario you are a great chef but you look like a homeless James Gandolfini." - Jim Norton

"James Joyce: His writing is not about something. It is the thing itself." - Samuel Beckett

"Why don't you write books people can read?(to her husband James)" - Nora Barnacle

"James gave the huffle of a snail in danger. And nobody heard him at all." - A A Milne

"LeBron James has cemented himself as one of the GREAT PLAYERS of ALL TIME." - Stephen A. Smith

"I will say this, I will rely on [Mike ] Pompeo and [James] Mattis and my group." - Donald Trump

"There was another Cleveland rally [of Hillary Clinton] - this one with LeBron James." - Mara Liasson

"About James Clemens's Wit'ch Storm: Nothin'g sa'ys q'uality fantas'y l'ike misuse'd apos'tro'phes." - James Nicoll

"James Blunt - who recently got voted more annoying than paper cuts." - Bill Bailey

"When I go let it be like James Dean, I don't want to die slow." - Ralston Bowles

"Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles." - Ian Fleming

"Robert Pattinson is rebel cool incarnated - the James Dean of the undead." - James Wolcott

"You are nearly there," said James. "Very close. We proud of you." - J K Rowling

"Henry James was one of the nicest old ladies I ever met." - William Faulkner

"For me, it's all about The Dubliners by James Joyce. I love The Dead." - Evan Dando

"The second host that I had was an actress I didn't know named Susan St. James." - Dick Ebersol

"My name is James Guckert. Well, when you read it, it's always pronounced some other way." - Jeff Gannon

"No action hero is more closely associated with cars than James Bond." - Richard Hammond

"But James Gandolfini and Edie Falco, they did such great work, especially in the last show." - Michael Imperioli

"I don't take modern hip-hop as real. It's entertaining, it's fake, like James Bond." - Emmanuel Jal

"I created Batman about 10 years before Ian Fleming created James Bond." - Bob Kane



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