37 Total Quotes

Ed O'Brien Quotes

Some people over there think we're a bunch of country bumpkins and that we can't play basketball.
Ed O'Brien
#Basketball

I've watched over the years as steel has gone from being the backbone of the American economy to a struggling industry, whose decline has devastated countless families and entire communities.
Ed O'Brien
#Economy

Guaranteeing these benefits is the single most important step the government could take toward restoring the long-term competitiveness of the U.S. steel industry.
Ed O'Brien
#Government

Using GE Energy's 200-watt solar modules will allow us to increase the amount of power generation per square foot of roofing space by 20 percent. This results in savings for our customers on both material and labor costs while reducing the amount of roof space they need to allocate to power generation.
Ed O'Brien
#Power

He's the head. When you cut the head off, the rest of the team struggles.
Ed O'Brien
#Rest

I don't think enough people know what Lance has meant to us this season. He spent a lot of last season injured, but this year he has just been outstanding.
Ed O'Brien
#People

I just don't feel like people know what all we have going on here. Two of our three losses were to some of the best schools in the state (St. Petersburg Catholic and Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer), and our seniors have played really well, too. But in districts the level of intensity is so much higher ? any team can step up.
Ed O'Brien
#People

It gives him a taste of the college level. I expect him to be a beast.
Ed O'Brien
#College

A lot of the time, now, it would seem that the power doesn't reside with politicians. So much power has been given over to corporations.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

At the end of OK Computer we were playing big, big arenas and it wasn't right. You can do those things occasionally but at the time it didn't feel right.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

Bowie is a musician, but he works like a painter. Thom always thought that we should aspire to that.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

Bowie, in the Seventies, was a reference, and it is with that we aspire. He did not stop composing, he changed his style continuously.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

But for the first time, we haven't made a huge leap forward in sound from our last album. Fans who own Kid A should be able to get their heads around it.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

But that's the history of the human race - you can meet wonderful people on both sides, but they'll do horrible things to each other.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

But we will play 6, 7 new songs each evening, approximately a third in the concert. I think it's a good balance. It will be very interesting to see the public's reaction. But i think when we'll play the very first new piece, we will be scared.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

Everyone who's serious about what they're doing must be in constant motion forward.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

For a band like us tracklisting is a massive, massive task.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

I don't read the press, I don't watch endless music TV.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

I think that's what helped us: confidence, respect, the desire to work hard.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

I'm thrilled we've got a new single out, as singles were the way I first got into music as a child.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

It is fantastic to be found in a foreign country.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

It's really weird to be playing chords again. Haven't played chords for a long time. I realised I haven't played chord changes since OK Computer and stuff like that.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

Not in the mornings, I'm always so tired in the morning.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

Of the 25 songs we've recorded there were 24 that we wanted to have on an album. That wouldn't have worked. So when one of our wise managers suggested the idea of considering two different album, it cleared the way for us.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

So we are not doing the traditional album, tour, album, tour, album, tour anymore. We're going to tour when we want to, regardless of whether we've got a record out.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

The thing is, it really did take us too long to get these recordings done. We've had our rough times in the studio in the past, but after four weeks most of the material would have been recorded. This time it seemed like it just goes on and on.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

The thing you worry about is that the rock'n'roll business can turn you and wants to turn you into one of these really sad old musicians.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

There is always some universal proportion, but along with that there are some places where special things happen. Ireland, for example. I've always felt it's interesting to play there. Maybe they just drink more than anybody else.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

There was this discussion to know how long the human ear was really receptive to the music. A 74 minute CD is too long. We thought about making two CDs, 35 minutes each... But the songs need to breathe.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician

We are a weird bunch, we are very disparate.
Ed O'Brien
#English Musician