- He always wanted to just bring people together… And the concept came about holding hands, like uniting, making this long chain, people getting together…that connection as one. … "This life don’t last forever" (verse from song) ... anda gotta make the best of it and leave something behind that people can really cherish.
Akon, on the unreleased song "Hold My Hand"
- You're an angry dancer. There's rage in your feet.
Fred Astaire, after watching Jackson's performance at Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (25 March 1983)
-We're close, he's a good friend of mine, we definitely have a connection...