Carly Simon

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

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I just want to show off my scar proudly and not be afraid of it.

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Do you know how many concerts I've done in my whole life, in more than 35 years of performing? Sixty-four.

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

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

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My scar is beautiful. It looks like an arrow.

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There was a French singer, Francoise Hardy — I used to look at her pictures and try to dress like her.

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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.

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Sometimes my boyfriend would write the lyrics and I would write the melody, and other times I would start from scratch. Or sometimes I would take a local poem and put that to music.

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As a singer I tried on all these hats, these voices, these clothes, and eventually out came me.

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

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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.

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Then I went through a big Peggy Lee stage, then I became Annie Ross, then Judy Collins.

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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.

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

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

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