Words matter. These are the best Noel Gallagher Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I don’t much like ‘Wonderwall,’ but the effect that song has on people, I can’t deny it.
Under Thatcher, who ruled us with an iron rod, great art was made. Amazing designers and musicians. Acid house was born. Very colourful and progressive.
I’m against people downloading music.
Rock stardom will die because nobody will make enough money any more to be rock stars.
I don’t live to work; I work to live.
You don’t have to be great to be successful. Look at Phil Collins.
Solo artists are generally totally insane. Elton John? Slightly eccentric. George Michael? He’s mad as custard.
I first came to London when I was 22 and working as a roadie. Having watched the ‘News At Ten’ all my life, I thought Big Ben was going to be massive, but I was underwhelmed.
I don’t think people need to know what colour socks I’m wearing today; I don’t think people need to know what shower gel I’m using. There’s too much information in the world, and there’s no magic or mystery anymore.
There’s nothing good on the news. You’re not telling me CNN is all cats in trees, are you? Nothing can be that good if Piers Morgan is in it, you know what I mean?
My kids have got to work themselves around my life, not the other way. That’s how kids become brats, if you’re there staring at them all the time going, ‘Are you alright?’
There’s not enough good things in the world.
Chart positions are for people with manbags who get to work at 11 A.M. because they’ve been at a digital meeting.
You can’t be a mod and a rocker. You have to choose sides.
I’ve never understood musicians who don’t enjoy doing promotional interviews. I just can’t believe it. I always think, ‘Your life must have been so brilliant before you were in a band.’
I don’t dislike rappers or hip-hop or people who like it. I went to the Def Jam tour in Manchester in the ’80s when rap was inspirational. Public Enemy were awesome. But it’s all about status and bling now, and it doesn’t say anything to me.
We’re not arrogant, we just believe we’re the best band in the world.
Gone are the days when Virgin Records was owned by Richard Branson, a fan of music. Now they’re all owned by some guy who bought it off some guy who bought it off some guy who wants a return on his investment.
When you’re in a band and there’s five of you, you have to accommodate five people in every song.
I’ve never felt like I had anything important to say.
I like Chris Martin. I think he’s a really great songwriter.
Twenty years from now, will we listen to Lady Gaga? No. She might think she is making a stand for the freaks and the weirdos. But they’re not going to have any decent music to play, are they?
Oasis can’t be summed up in one word. I could do a sentence: Boys from council estate made it very, very big.
You can’t afford to think about what might have been. You just be aware of what is.
There’s no reason, ever, to be late. Or early.
I know there’s bands that might write something that sounds like The Smiths, and they’ll go, ‘Oh, it sounds like The Smiths, we’ve got to make it sound not like The Smiths.’
In business, you can have one massive success that earns $50 million overnight, and that’s it. You’re successful. End of story. But in the music business, you have to keep on doing it.
I’m not technically proficient enough to attempt all kinds of music.
I don’t have the genetic make up of a frontman, but I’m learning how to do it.
If I were in the Beatles, I’d be a good George Harrison.
I’ve got my own style on the guitar, sure, and I play rhythm in a certain way, and I use certain inflections. People have said that to me, and I understand it.
I absolutely loved being famous. It was all great, up until the point when it wasn’t.
I don’t like being on television when I’m playing live. I don’t even like being on Jools Holland or any of them programs.
Why is the rest of the world so overcrowded? Nobody lives in America! We’re all squashed up on top of each other in London.
Anything that’s of any use, famous people get hold of it and take it for themselves and it gets a bad rap.
Even in the nineties, when it was mad and there were photographers all around the house, it never occurred to me to send someone else out to get cigarettes. It took me five minutes – went for a walk, gave a wave, went back inside.
I’m used to people being a mile away. That suits me. It’s more nerve-wracking playing in front of people who are two feet away from me.
There’s enough music in the world. There are enough rock stars.
With every song that I write, I compare it to the Beatles. The thing is, they only got there before me. If I’d been born at the same time as John Lennon, I’d have been up there.
American sports are quite masculine. And football – although it’s still played by men all over the world – football compared to American football is quite feminine in its artistry. And there’s no padding. It’s America’s loss, though.
Making records should be fun.
I’m not interested in making money. It’s just that with my talent, I’m cursed with it.
Frontmen come alive when they come onstage.
People say I seem very negative about new music – well, if somebody asks me what I think of Keane, I’ll tell ’em. I don’t like ’em. I’ll obviously take it a step too far and grossly insult the keyboard player’s mam or summat, but I’m afraid that’s just me.
Women have nine months more experience than you do – nine months to prepare for being a parent.
Great music is in the ear of the beholder.
I go into Daunt Books in Marylebone every couple of weeks. My wife Sara demolishes books, but I only buy stuff occasionally. I like boys’ things, spies and the Cold War.
What’s problematic about playing stadiums and driving around in private jets and drinking champagne at 8 o’clock in the morning? What’s wrong with that? I haven’t got a problem with that. I can’t fathom why people would.
I don’t fall into the category of tortured artist. But it’s not made me more or less anything.
When you’re the cash cow that lays the golden goose egg, people are always going to cheer you on, whatever.