"Jackson is a tenacious interviewer. Just as his subjects start to relax, he throws them that question from hell you wouldn’t have the nerve to ask, “Tell us about the wife-beating, Richard” - this, to Richard Harris. Match him against someone he believes is a hypocrite and he enters the fray like a latter-day Danton. But Christy Moore, writers Tom Murphy and Paul Durcan, open their hearts because they sense they can trust him."
The Irish Times, reviewing Joe Jackson's book, Troubadours and Troublemakers
"Every celebrity in the world should be interviewed by you, because you ask questions that make the interviewee ask profound questions of themselves."
"I will tell this story once and only once and only to you, because I trust you. I feel that you are a medium and that I can tell my story to, and through you, and that neither it, nor I, will be violated."