Quotes by: Carole King

Carole King
King at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2012
Born Carol Joan Klein[1]
(1942-02-09) February 9, 1942 (age 74)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Queens College
Occupation Singer-songwriter
Years active 1958–present
Spouse(s) Gerry Goffin (m. 1959; div. 1969)
Charles Larkey (m. 1970; div. 1976)
Rick Evers (m. 1977; div. 1978)
Rick Sorenson (m. 1982; div. 1989)
Children 4, including Louise Goffin and Molly Larkey
Website CaroleKing.com
Musical career
Pop blue eyed soul Brill Building
Piano guitar vocals
Rockingale Ode/Epic/CBS Priority/EMI RCA
Associated acts
James Taylor the City Danny Kortchmar Neil Sedaka Gerry Goffin Louise Goffin Soraya

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
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 life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue, an everlasting vision of the ever changing view.
Carole King
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
I only wanted to be a songwriter. I never wanted to be a singer. And I never wanted to be famous.
Carole King
My one area of vulnerability was I didn't know how to have a healthy relationship with a man.
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
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 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
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
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 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 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
Sensitive, humbug. Everybody thinks I'm sensitive. Wait until they hear my new album.
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
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
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

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