Robbie Robertson - Guitar: The Band has been together 16 years. Together, on the road. We did 8 years in bars, dives, dance halls, 8 years of concerts and stadiums, arenas. We gave our final concert, The Band's final concert, and we called it The Last Waltz.
Levon Helm - Drums: New York, it was an adult portion. It was an adult dose. So it took a couple of trips to get into it. You just go in the first time and you get your ass kicked and you take off. As soon as it heals up, you come back and you try it again. Eventually, you fall right in love with it.
Robbie Robertson - Guitar: We wanted it to be more than just a concert. We wanted it to be a celebration.
Martin Scorsese - Interviewer: A celebration of a beginning or an end?
Robbie Robertson - Guitar: Beginning of the beginning of the end of the beginning.
Robbie Robertson - Guitar: Maybe, I don't know if the years connect or its coincidence or what it is, but, it seems like that's it! That's what The Last Waltz is. I mean, 16 years on the road, the numbers start to scare ya. I mean, I couldn't live with 20 years on the road. I don't think I could even discuss it.