"Damn, you lay down a deep ass groove, man." (said to a 15-year old Scott Mathews)
"Rock solid and steady but stinky and greasy. The record (I'm in the Mood For Love) we did with John Lee was a dream come true and a very important record to me personally. I also love the songs Scott wrote with Al Anderson."
(San Francisco Chronicle) -- "Scott Mathews is the funniest, smartest, hippest, most talented musician I know."
"Producing is a young man's game -- I'll leave that to you, Scotty. I love the stuff you did with Hiatt, it's much better than what I did!"
"You make me look good. People think I played what you did with Brian."
"Thank you for this all-time achievement." (regarding Supernatural)
"You look like you've been working out."