"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."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Jon Landau on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Jon Landau on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Jon Landau on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Jon Landau on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Jon Landau on Ambrose Bierce
"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."
"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."
"I saw rock n' roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen."
"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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