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John Oates Quotes

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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; I have an amazing life that nobody knows about.

It's the music that brings us together.

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

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

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

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

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