''I was at a friend’s house in Beachwood canyon. It was one of those sixties sit-on-the-floor parties. And I heard that song. The next day I said, “What was that song?” It stayed in my mind. I thought it might be an obscure Beatles track. Sounded Lennon-ish . But then I found out it wasn’t the Beatles, it was Badfinger.'' - Harry Nilsson
"I had to force Harry to take a shot with the rhythm section. Even while we were doing it, he'd be saying to the musicians, 'This song's awful.'' - Richard Perry (producer)
"I used to love the song 'Without You' when I was a little girl and I remember that it always made me cry and I always thought it was such a beautiful song. I heard it again when I was in a restaurant, they had it playing over the muzak, and I was like, 'I love this song, I haven’t heard it in so long,' and I just decided that I wanted to cover it, so we did it, and I just think it's an incredible song." - Mariah Carey
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