The following is a collection of quotes from (or about) Harry Nilsson.
Harry Nilsson Quotes
Harry Nilsson on Performing Live
Performing is another occupation. Sometimes it is inviting. I like the idea of spontaneity. But you can't change anything in a concert. I may leave my socks on the floor but I'm something of a perfectionist. I can stop the tape in the studio. If I went on stage and things didn't work out I'd probably say let's do it another time and walk off.
-  "Pop Pagliacci" Newsweek (1972-01-10) (Volume: 79 Issue: 5)
Harry Nilsson on John Lennon
The most important thing I learned from him was to follow through, to finish what you start. If you say you’re going to send someone a postcard, send a postcard. He always followed through.
We were good friends. We were roommates twice, once in New York and once in L.A. But all those stories you hear, they were a little blown out of proportion.
Harry Nilsson on Songwriting