"Sometimes when i look into the mirror is it God who looks back."
"Fuckin' hell, Patsy fuckin' Kensit, I've got 'er fuckin' number and she's madforit."
"Everyone knows that if you've got a brother, you're going to fight."
"Whoever's throwing things like this on
stage...like...if you don't like the music,
fuck off! If there're any more coming on, I'm off. And you gotta deal with all
these people here who are enjoying themselves. If you don't like it, go fucking
hang yourself! Don't be throwing fucking stones on stage like this...
I don't wanna go blind over some fucking dickhead! This one's called...
this one's called Roll With It, dickhead!"
At Slane Castle after a rock was thrown at him on stage.
"I was walking along and this chair
came flying past me, and another,
and another, and I thought, it's gonna be good tonight."
"I refuse to dance. And I can't dance
anyway. I'm not in a band for that.
It's about the music and that's it. I'm not an entertainer.
But I do entertain people, see what I mean? You don't go to an Oasis gig
because the singer's jumping around or because the guitarist does a great
fucking windmill. You've seen one of the our gigs you've seen 'em all.
But if you're into the music, you'll know that we played better the night
before or we can play better."
"Discipline? I don't know the meaning of the word."
"It's a good thing we won, because we
were going to thrash the place if we didn't."
After getting an award
"No,No,No. There are no rules. Show me the rulebook."
"Noel is up there together with John Lennon, at least in my book."
"Who the hell wants to play new songs for swedish fans?"
"The Beatles play guitars, we play
The Beatles got hair, we've got hair.
The Beatles got arms, we've got arms."
On the comparions with the Beatles
"If a guy suddenly appears before me
with a big beard and locks and all that
caper and performed some f***ing miracle, and then said to me,
'Liam, I am God' I'd say, 'Fair enough, it's a fair cop.
I didn't believe in you but fair play, you've got me.
' But until that day comes he can fuck right off."
"Alright, this party's shit and we're
here to liven things up a bit.
You know you're not havin' a good time but you're all too scared to say it,
ya know mate."
At the MTV Music Video Awards in New York 1996
"Those guys who want to kidnap me had
better hurry up and do a good job
because we'll all be waiting for them."
At Maine Road, the band were getting death threats from Man United fans
"Look at you, Whitey - in the group for
one year and already you got the big house
and the car. There's me, right, struggling along for fucking years and then what
happens at Christmas?
'Here you are, Whitey,' goes McGee, 'Here's your X- mas present.'
And it's a car, a fucking car. 'Here you are Liam, lead singer, original member,
who's worked his arse off for years, here's yours.'
Compared to you, nish, fucking nish, and you've been in the group a year.
"I don't believe in death. Death is just a thing, whatever it is."
"Don't like doing them at all. They're
boring because they want you to act,
and I'm not into doing that."
About music vidoes
"Jazz is fucking shit. Jazz is fucking stupid."
"I'm gonna stand on his head and play
I'm gonna do me Roy Castle impersonation on his head."
On George Harrison
"All these snakes coming out of the
closet, all these old farts,
I'll offer them out right on the radio. If they want to fight,
I'll be at Primrose Hill, Saturday 12 o'clock. I will beat the fucking
living daylight shit out of them. They're jealous and senile and not getting
enough fucking meat pies."
On Keith Richards and George Harrison
"I had a dream where i smashed Paul
McCartney from here to Jupiter and back.
He didn't have his seatbelt on."
"Cunt is a great word. I'm a cunt, you're a cunt, he's a cunt. Top swear word"
"Beer is the best drug ever"
"If you don't like it, then fuck off-
don't be in it! I don't know nothing about
that coming down business. Straight up all the way man."
"I give two grand a-fucking-way every
six months. To kids and that.
But I'm not giving any to any other fucker. I do me bit for fucking charity."
"That's what gets me out of bed in the
morning. He's top. A fantastic songwriter.
He's the devil, man. You might as well sell your soul. I'd sell it.
It's better than turning into a cat, isn't it?"
About Noel's songs
"'Talk Tonight', the one he wrote while
he was in San Fransisco with some
fucking bird, that's shit and I fucking hate it. That's not going on no fucking
record of ours. Y'know, he's gonna have to get it together for the album.
Ballads-one on the b-sides maybe one or two on the album, but that's it.
He better cut it out, I'm telling ya. All this feeling down in America, man,
and shit like that."
"I fucking hate sleeping, me. Boring! I
wish I didn't have to sleep, it's such
a waste of time. You're off to the land of fucking nod, dreaming of fucking
dinosaurs and Manchester. I'd rather be up, living."
"I've got loads of books; I buy books
all the time. I just haven't got the time
to read them. The best book I ever read was The Lion, The Witch, and the
Wardrobe, when I was ten. I love the idea of opening a cupboard door, you
step inside and there's a lion and your being chased through the snow."
"It fits me ego. I'd feel empty without
it. I'd feel cheated."
"I want 20! Sell 16 and keep four! Take
the eyebrows off though, they don't
come with the eyebrows."
"If I saw an alien, I'd tell it to fuck
right off because whatever planet he
came from they wouldn't have the Beatles or any deccent fucking music.
So they can fuck right off, I ain't going anywhere with them."
"I've got Muhammed in me, man, Muhammed
Ali, I was watching
'When we were kings' the other day, and he just jumped in me, man.
I've got a bit of Lennon and all that, and now I've got a bit of Ali.
I've got two loudmouth arrogrant bastards inside me.
I like to think so anyway. It's good for me ego."
"There are shitloads of meaning in the
songs. I don't know what they mean,
but there's still meaning there".
On Noel's lyrics.
"The next day, Oasis flew to Paris for
the MTV awards. A very drunk Liam was
interviewed at the party afterwards by one of their girl presenters.
'Everyone says that Liam Gallagher is hard to interview but he is with me now,'
she said, 'so let's see what he's really like. Hello Liam.'
'He-ll-o. My na-me i-s L-i-am an-d I h-a-ve be-een told to sp-eak slo-w be-cau-use
Ma-ncs spe-ak ve-ry fa-st and no-one und-er-st-and-s wh-at we'-re say-ing,'
he slurred. Then he slipped his arm up the girl's back and started rubbing it.
The interview finished a minute later."
Taken from the book; Getting High
"A while ago I asked him how much he'd been in love. He
'People say it's like the Grand Derby, but it's not, it's like the Grand National.'
It took me a while to figure out that the National has jumps and the Derby doesn't
and that represents the hurdles in life. It's like something Confucius could have said.
He's a philosopher. He could start a cult."