James Taylor

1948 -

A Quote by James Taylor on music, pictures, and reality

I don't want to sound too cosmic or anything... but I think that music is a spiritual experience. ...  Music is true.  An octave is a mathematical reality.  So is a 5th.  So is a major 7th cord.  And I have the feeling that these have emotional meanings to us, not only because we're taught that a major 7th is warm and fuzzy and a diminished is sort of threatening and dark, but also because they actually do have these meanings.  It's almost like it's a language that's not a matter of our choosing.  It's a truth.  The laws of physics apply to music, and music follows that.  So it really lifts us out of this subjective, opinionated human position and drops us into the cosmic picture just like that.

James Taylor (1948 -)

Source: Performing Songwriter, May 2002

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A Quote by James Taylor on moon and stars

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Synchronized with the rising moon
Even with the evening star
They were true love written in stone
They were never alone, they were never that far apart

James Taylor (1948 -)

Source: Never Die Young

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A Quote by James Taylor on blue and dream

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Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose
Won't you let me go down in my dreams?

James Taylor (1948 -)

Source: Sweet Baby James

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A Quote by James Taylor

I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.

James Taylor (1948 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by James Taylor on love and people

Shower the people you love with love.

James Taylor (1948 -)

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A Quote by James Taylor

If you feel like singing along, don't.

James Taylor (1948 -)

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A Quote by James Taylor on day, drugs, habits, needs, people, and play

I would advise you to keep your overhead down; avoid a major drug habit; play every day; and take it in front of other people. They need to hear it, and you need them to hear it

James Taylor (1948 -)

Source: at the Berklee College of Music Graduation, 1995

Contributed by: Zaady

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