"I saw rock n' roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Jon Landau on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Jon Landau on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Jon Landau on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Jon Landau on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Jon Landau on William Shakespeare
"On the surface, rock and roll changes at an amazing pace. The influence of a figure like the Maharishi can appear and disappear in a matter of months. Talk about old fashioned rock and roll finds itself dead before it begins."
"What makes the Stones' arrogance so divine is that we all believe that long ago and far away they weren't rich and famous but poor and struggling, just like us."
"To her audience, Janis Joplin has remained a symbol, artifact and reminder of late Sixties youth culture. Her popularity never derived from her musical ability, but from her capacity to link her fantasies of freedom and immortality with ours."
"It didn't matter that Charlie Chaplin may not have been a great director or a great anything else. He made great movies."
"Bob Dylan has always sealed his decisions with the unexplainable. His motives for withholding the release of the magnificent 'Basement Tapes' will be as forever obscure as Brian Wilson's reasons for the destruction of the tapes for 'Smile.'"
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