"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."
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."Tommy Mottola on e. e. cummings
"The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up."Tommy Mottola on John C. Maxwell
"As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too."Tommy Mottola on Johnny Depp
"As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you."Tommy Mottola on Fran Lebowitz
"We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public."Tommy Mottola on Bryan White
"Everything starts and ends with the song, and working with writers and really learning their process and craft was an invaluable experience."
"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."