"Everything starts and ends with the song, and working with writers and really learning their process and craft was an invaluable experience."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Tommy Mottola on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Tommy Mottola on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Tommy Mottola on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Tommy Mottola on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Tommy Mottola on Earl Nightingale
"You need to know what makes artists tick. Having been through the process myself as a musician, since I was an early teen, gave me an advantage - understanding them from their point of view, because it's about them, it's not about you - it's their vision and what they're capable of achieving, and you're the conduit."
"Trust is a big word for me. Loyalty and trust, for me, are everything. It's the core of what I'm about and what the people around me hopefully are about. It's a certain thing that gives you a sense of security. It's the biggest factor in everything I do."