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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Saturday, July 29, 2017 – James Taylor

 

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“People should watch out for three things: avoid a major addiction, don’t get so deeply into debt that it controls your life, and don’t start a family before you’re ready to settle down.”

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

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

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“A concert is always like a feast day to me.”

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“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.”

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“You have to choose whether to love yourself or not.”

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“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.”

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“The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.”

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“We all have to face pain, and pain makes us grow.”

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“Certain things in life are more important than the usual crap that everyone strives for.”

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

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“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.”

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“Music is my living. I enjoy selling my music.”

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

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“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.”

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“If I were to try to identify a turning point I’d say that was it – getting clean.”

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“Knowing when to quit is probably a very important thing, but I just am not ready.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“Things started to get out of control when I began reading that I was a superstar.”

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“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.”

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“Time will take your money, but money won’t buy time.”

Wikipedia:  James Taylor

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