John Oates Quotes

Quotes : 25

English

Music Age


If you look over the years, the styles have changed - the clothes, the hair, the production, the approach to the songs. The icing to the cake has changed flavors. But if you really look at the cake itself, it's really the same.

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We should have an easier name to pronounce.

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To me, when a great band is playing together, it's amazing for me.

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The thing is, we've changed our style but we've never changed the actual roots of what we've done.

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Swimming upstream in the music business is a hard thing to do.

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If I stopped touring tomorrow, it wouldn't change my life.

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Sometimes, it's just great to bring new people into the mix.

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We've been together since we've been teenagers. I can go away and disappear for two years, and when we get back together, it's like nothing ever has changed.

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It's the music that brings us together.

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In our relationship, we don't have that situation. I don't require what he needs, and he doesn't require what I need. I know what I do

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We collaborate together. We work with other people. We work by ourselves.

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I have a great family, I live an amazing life.

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If it wasn't for music, I doubt whether we'd be friends.

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If something that needs to be done that we don't feel confronting, we do it through the manager.

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Well, before we met I had heard and seen him sing so I knew he was good.

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Well, because we're so different as people. And it's that difference that probably also makes it easy to stay together, because we don't get in each others way.

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You have to know when to strike and when to retreat.

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I do a lot of things behind the scenes. I do a lot of things that don't hit the headlines.

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I just like playing with the band and doing what I do.

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I like playing on stage, don't get me wrong.

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I think people were just starving for good material because they just weren't getting it on the radio.

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I was just glad to meet somebody outside of my group of small town friends who was into music. Somebody else who had aspirations to do something more than sing at a record hop.

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I wish I could see over crowds and small groups of people.

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If Daryl stopped touring it would be a big part of him missing.

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I couldn't begin to name names... in general I have found racers to be some of the most competitive people on the planet... and some of the nicest as well.

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