Karen Anne Carpenter was an American singer and drummer who was very famous in the 1970s.

She had a beautiful voice and she sang with her brother, Richard. They were in a band together called The Carpenters.

She died of heart failure caused by her battle with anorexia nervosa on February 4, 1983 at the age of 33.

You will find below a curated collection of the best ‘Karen Carpenter’ quotes that you can read and share with others.


Best Karen Carpenter Quotes

Our first single, ‘Ticket To Ride’, was a kind of half-hit, half flop: in some places it was number one, in others it was ash-tray material. ~ Karen Carpenter.

Rainy days and Mondays always get me down. ~ Karen Carpenter.

As long as we’re on the road most of the time, I will never marry. ~ Karen Carpenter.

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People never think of entertainers as being human. ~ Karen Carpenter.

Dedicated to my brother Richard with all my heart. ~ Karen Carpenter.

I feel like the health industry is getting nothing but stronger every day. ~ Karen Carpenter.

Famous Karen Carpenter Quotes

When you’re on the road it’s hard to eat. Period. On top of that, it’s rough to eat well. We don’t like to eat before a show because I can’t stand singing with a full stomach. ~ Karen Carpenter.

Richard is 30, and I’m 26. But the letters we got when we said we weren’t virgins, read as though we had committed a crime. People must have been dumb to have believed that we were that good. ~ Karen Carpenter.

You never get to dinner until, like, midnight, and if you eat heavy you’re not going to sleep, and you’re going to be a balloon. ~ Karen Carpenter.

How can anybody be too thin?. ~ Karen Carpenter.

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Not enough people in this world are happy. ~ Karen Carpenter.

Make it simple to last your whole life long. Don’t worry that it’s not enough for anyone else to hear. Just sing, sing a song. ~ Karen Carpenter.

Top Karen Carpenter Quotes

We came out right in the middle of the hard-rock period… it was hard-rock everywhere! But we were ready to make our music, you know? And it was such a turnaround, I guess it caught people by surprise. ~ Karen Carpenter.

I enjoy money. Not enough people in this world are happy. I’m determined to be contented, and having money from working makes it easier for me. ~ Karen Carpenter.

I had been on a crash diet, and I carried on losing weight afterwards, even though I began eating like mad to counteract it. I’d become stricken with nervous tension which was burning away all my energy. ~ Karen Carpenter.

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Loneliness is such a sad affair. ~ Karen Carpenter.

We had to speak out and tell the truth about us as it is. It’s hell living like a pair of angels. ~ Karen Carpenter.

Popular Karen Carpenter Quotes

We spent an awful lot of time trying to achieve perfection as close as we can come. It’s the foremost thing in both of our minds, at all times. ~ Karen Carpenter.

It’s kinda nice to be remembered by your peers and your fans, because you can achieve a lot of success and be a creep too! But we try to be nice, just normal people. ~ Karen Carpenter.

I couldn’t stand track at 8 a.m. or a cold pool, so they put me in the band and gave me a glockenspiel. ~ Karen Carpenter.

If he listened to music, I listened to music. It was unconscious, but I idolized him so much and we were so close even though we were three years apart. ~ Karen Carpenter.

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I’m just afraid I’m gonna miss it all… being married… being a mother. ~ Karen Carpenter.

I don’t really wanna be the last one singin’ the blues. ~ Karen Carpenter.

The image we have would be impossible for Mickey Mouse to maintain. We’re just… normal people. ~ Karen Carpenter.



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