"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.'"
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."Jon Landau on Leo Buscaglia
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."Jon Landau on Dr. Seuss
"Look back, and smile on perils past."Jon Landau on Walter Scott
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."Jon Landau on William Arthur Ward
"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."Jon Landau on Phyllis Diller
"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."
"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."