"I love a lot of the New York bands, but Patti Smith stands out. I just read 'Just Kids' and it's an inspirational, well-written account of an emerging New York artist in the late seventies."
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."James Iha on Helen Keller
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."James Iha on Aristotle Onassis
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."James Iha on Robert Louis Stevenson
"Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell."James Iha on Bill Copeland
"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."James Iha on Joseph Campbell
"Well, we didn't have our original drummer on our last record. And most of that album was not played as a band in the studio. It was mostly the world of computers and overdubs. There was very few things played live or worked out as a band."
"So there was something of a learning curve with doing your own thing and people seeing you outside of the band. I mean, people have never really heard my voice before - or heard a whole record of mine before. So it was a completely new experience."
"Even from a listening end now, I'm still completely a fan of music."