|Noel Gallagher Quotes|
"All I ever wanted to do was make a record. Here's what you do: you pick up your guitar, you rip a few people's tunes off, you swap them round a bit, get your brother in the band, punch his head in every now and again, and it sells. I'm a lucky bastard. I'm probably the single most lucky man in the world -- apart from our Liam."
"We are the biggest band in Britain of all time, ever. The funny thing is, that fucking mouthing off three years ago about how we were gonna be the biggest band in the world, we actually went and done it."
"Someone was playing a joke when they made me, you know, 'Let's make this guy a writer and a guitar player, but let's make him write with his left hand but play with his right, and let's have him born in the middle of May and give him a Christmas name like Noel, and let's make him a dodgy, schizophrenic, two-faced Gemini.' Cheers!"
"If I were in the Beatles, I'd be a good George Harrison."
"We're not arrogant, we just believe we're the best band in the world."
"This guy came up to me from some band and he said that 'Man, I'd hate to be you right now, no privacy at all' and I was thinking, 'Sure thing man, I have a fucking Rolls Royce, a million dollars in the bank, a fucking mansion and my own jet and you think you'd feel sorry for me? What are you? I'd hate to be you, broke as hell living in the dole.'"
On Morning Glory:
"There's no new direction. It's not more poppy or more rocky. They're just rock'n'roll tunes. I'll never change the music I write."
"The thing about us is we're honest. If we're asked whether we take drugs, we say yes. I was brought up by my mam not to be a liar."
"In Oasis, (the others) don't take drugs. Me and our Liam do. We'll take anything that's put in front of us because...that's just the kind of guys we are. But we've never been on stage out of it. We've never taken heroin or crack."
"I've got a bit of a headache, a bit of a lump gathering over my eye but if I have another 75 cigarettes and a couple of bottles of gin I'll be all right. I might go to sleep tonight."
Question: "Did you write any songs about your mom or for your mom?"
"Live Forever is sort of about me mum, regardless of what you might have heard from anybody else. It's about me mother."
"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."