"When I was five my parents bought me a ukulele for Christmas. I quickly learned how to play it with my father's guidance. Thereafter, my father regularly taught me all the good old fashioned songs."
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."Tony Visconti on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."Tony Visconti on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."Tony Visconti on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."Tony Visconti on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."Tony Visconti on Benjamin Franklin
"Computers have virtually replaced tape recorders."
"My father loved people, children and pets."
"Our last jam session was this past Christmas. Dad played his harmonica, mom sang in English and Italian, and I played guitar. I'm so happy that we could share that musical experience for one last time."
"My dad's sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal - his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends. He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C. Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between."
"No one else in our family was a professional musician so this took an enormous leap of faith on their part."