Allen Klein Quotes

Allen Klein (December 18, 1931 – July 4, 2009) was an American businessman, music publisher, writers' representative, filmmaker and record label executive, most noted for his tough persona and aggressive, innovative negotiation tactics, many of which established higher industry standards for compensating recording artists. He founded ABKCO Music & Records Incorporated. Klein revolutionized the income potential of recording artists, who previously had been routinely victimized by onerous record company contracts. He first scored massive monetary and contractual windfalls for Buddy Knox and Jimmy Bowen, one-hit rockabillies of the late 1950s, then parlayed his early successes into a position managing Sam Cooke, and eventually managed the Beatles and the Rolling Stones simultaneously, along with many other artists, becoming one of the most powerful individuals in the music industry during his era

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Allen Klein


Today's business and health care climate may not be pleasant. Cutbacks, pay cuts and layoffs do not make anyone's job easy. But that does not mean that the humor need stop.

Allen Klein


And, unlike the earlier bombing on the World Trade Center, a major landmark and symbol of the strength of the financial world was, not just damaged but, totally destroyed.

Allen Klein


Now, a recent study from cardiologists at the University of Maryland, has shown that laughter may have a beneficial effect on the heart.

Allen Klein


Laughing is also good for your respiratory system.

Allen Klein


Zen teaches that once we can open up to the inevitability of our demise, we can begin to transform that situation and lighten up about it.

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When we are dealing with death we are constantly being dragged down by the event: Humor diverts our attention and lifts our sagging spirits.

Allen Klein


Any attempts at humor immediately after September 11th were deemed tasteless.

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Since the goal of my programs is to show audiences how humor can both help them heal as well as deal with not-so-funny stuff, I decided to discuss the events of the previous week, the pain all of us were feeling, and how humor and some laughter might be beneficial.

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Humor can help you cope with the unbearable so that you can stay on the bright side of things until the bright side actually comes along.

Allen Klein


Whether planned or not, humor takes our mind off of our troubles.

Allen Klein


The studies indicate that focusing our attention on someone else, takes our mind off of our own problems. We stay healthier and thereby live longer.

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I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.

Allen Klein


Like sheep that get lost nibbling away at the grass because they never look up, we often focus so much on ourselves and our problems that we get lost.

Allen Klein


Humor expands our limited picture frame and gets us to see more than just our problem.

Allen Klein


In every job, relationship, or life situation there is inevitably some turbulence. Learn to laugh at it. It is part of what you do and who you are.

Allen Klein