Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Noel Gallagher Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
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?
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 put a load of rockstars up on a stage and expect to wipe out global poverty. That’s ludicrous.
Solo artists are generally totally insane. Elton John? Slightly eccentric. George Michael? He’s mad as custard.
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.
I don’t think we live in those times when great art comes out of great adversity.
You can’t really write a full album about your missus. She’ll start getting the wrong idea and start thinking I like her.
You’ve got to be strong enough for love. It’s very easy to be cool and cynical. It’s very difficult to just let yourself go and be in love. You’ve got to be strong enough for that.
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.
The charts are only relevant when you’re top of them!
When a lot of musicians change styles, their songwriting suffers because they want to be different.
There’s enough music in the world. There are enough rock stars.
There’s not enough good things in the world.
You have to make the effort with children. You can’t have them thinking that I reckon I’m special, otherwise they’ll start thinking they’re special. I want them to feel normal for as long as possible because God knows they’ll reach an age when they’ll be told they’re not.
You’ll find people who rib you about their age are petrified about getting old. It doesn’t bother me.
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.
Great music is in the ear of the beholder.
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.’
You can’t afford to think about what might have been. You just be aware of what is.
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.
When I was 16 I’d watch ‘The Godfather,’ but I didn’t think, ‘Right, I’m going to go down the barber’s and get some protection money off him.’
I’ve never been asked to do a collaboration. I guess I just don’t give off that come-and-get-me vibe. I wouldn’t be adverse to doing one with Coldplay or U2 – anyone who sells 50 million albums.
I don’t fall into the category of tortured artist. But it’s not made me more or less anything.
To be quite honest, John Lennon had questionable politics. There was a flip side. He was all peace and love, but he was a very violent character.
If I were in the Beatles, I’d be a good George Harrison.
You don’t have to be great to be successful. Look at Phil Collins.
We shouldn’t need riot police at schools.
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.
I’m a little bit of a control freak when it comes to my music, unfortunately.
Oasis can’t be summed up in one word. I could do a sentence: Boys from council estate made it very, very big.
As I get older, I don’t aggressively pursue songs. All the great ones just appear.
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.
You can’t be a mod and a rocker. You have to choose sides.
Kids and family life are only as good as your wife, and she’s amazing.
I don’t much like ‘Wonderwall,’ but the effect that song has on people, I can’t deny it.
I love the Bee Gees, but only the pre-disco stuff. From ’64 to ’69, I’ve got all their albums.
Oasis were the last great, traditional rock-n’-roll band. We came along before the Internet so, if you wanted to see us, you had to be there. It makes me feel like a righteous old man.
I don’t have the genetic make up of a frontman, but I’m learning how to do it.
Fame is something that is bestowed upon you because of success. Success is something you have to chase.
My son ain’t going to be miserable because he’s going to be the child of a rock star, the end.
I love the NFL. I don’t have a team per se, but I’m into it.
I’ve never felt like I had anything important to say.
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.
I can make going to the dry-cleaners last an entire day, and the dry cleaners might be 150 yards from my front door. You might find it hard to believe, but I am bone-idle lazy.
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 like Chris Martin. I think he’s a really great songwriter.
Producers like to record all the drums first, then they do the bass, then all the guitars, so you’re constantly moving from one song to another.
It’s a sad state when more people retweet than buy records.
Every song that I play I wrote by myself.
I’m against people downloading music.
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.
Women have nine months more experience than you do – nine months to prepare for being a parent.
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.
For the record, I Iike Jay-Z. That’s my opinion.
I’m a happy-go-lucky character. I’m not that miserable. But I can never let anyone into my world.
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’m not technically proficient enough to attempt all kinds of music.
We’re not arrogant, we just believe we’re the best band in the world.
Every album I’ve ever been involved in, on the day that it came out I believed in it.
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.