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Old 03-24-2006, 11:02 PM   #1
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Adam Quotes..

We have a Bono Quotes thread, so can we have an Adam Quotes thread? The man has definitely said some quotable things

Well.. I'll go ahead and get things started anyhow.

JO WHILEY: What's the biggest event of your life so far, it's a major question?
ADAM CLAYTON: So far, well, the biggest one I was there for has to be my own birth, at nine months after my conception. So, that's a big one, and I'm still getting over it.


Okay, I've got way more.. I'll post some a bit later. Everyone feel free to jump in!
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Old 03-24-2006, 11:21 PM   #2
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rattle and hum:

"some say you shouldn't mix sport and politics or music and politics or what ever, well i think that's bull shit"



the best one!!!!!!
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Old 03-24-2006, 11:57 PM   #3
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rattle and hum:

"some say you shouldn't mix sport and politics or music and politics or what ever, well i think that's bull shit"


Yeah, I just love the way he says that. Adam is too cool!
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Correct me if I'm wrong but there's one I love that goes like this:

Interviewer: When is a record done?
Adam: I think it's when it's in the shops.

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BP Fallon: If you were an animal, what animal would you be?
Adam: A giraffe. Why? 'Cause then you'd meet other giraffes.


Adam is very quoteable, he has such a way of giving wry answers to strange questions.
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Ooh, yeah! I love Adam's little quips and comments

"Yeah, I think I'd be a much better woman than I am a man.
I think my talents are more in that direction.
I don't mind dressing up, I don't think it makes much difference, not really.
I'd love to wear women's underwear if the sizes were right but they don't really support you,
you just tend to flop one way or the other." ~ Adam
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In the early days our ambition was just to end the song together!"

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Q: What do you do with the money you would have spent on drink?

Adam: I buy socks. I'm the kind of rich that likes a familiar pair of socks. You know, when you're on that party trip socks and underwear are hard to keep together.

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"I'm famous because I know Bono."
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"How many people really have friendships that have survived 20 years? I value it and think it's an amazing achievement."

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Q: Adam, you are, arguably, the best dressed man in rock. How do you do it?

Adam: That's definitely arguable if you talk to me other three mates.

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Rock 'n' roll is a term that's been heavily abused.
It's not something you can buy in a record shop. It's an attitude


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"To this day I can't really figure it out."- on how U2 won the St. Patrick's Day talent contest in 1978
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"Men should not be forced to wear pants when it's not cold."

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"Sometimes when I am playing, I get to a place where the bass seems to find its own rhythm, and then it becomes just a matter of which notes to push and which ones to hold back on. It's a discipline, really."
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I love reading those quotes..

You see Larry, you let an outsider taste your food for you.
I'm not jealous, but if you need someone to eat off your plate you should always go to your bassplayer.

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"I simulate love-making by beating a piece of wood with a metal wire on which it vibrates"
Adam Clayton, on what he does for a living.
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Beautiful quotes!! Here are some more:

"It was like - throw out technology. Give us a microphone and a bit of tape and you do the bit in between."
Adam describes the simplicity of recording in the legendary Sun Studio, 1989.

"If you believe in a cause, you must be willing to put yourself on the line for that cause."
Explaining why U2 agreed to play in the war-ravaged city of Sarajevo on the ZooTV tour, 1993.

"It was a pretty special couple of years. I mean it was a pretty mad couple of years where reality and fantasy and everything got kinda mixed up big time."
Describing the atmosphere of the ZooTV tour, 1993.

"With that tour, I feel we really pushed ourselves to the limit. I know that we regained a lot of critical credibility; that's nice but to be honest that wasn't something that I really thought about very much."
Adam on the success of the ZooTV tour, June 1994.

From http://www.three chordsandthetruth.net/u2quotes/adam.htm
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One of my favourite Adam quotes also involved Bono and Edge:

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Adam: We're not a packet of cornflakes. You know what I mean.

Bono: That's very deep, Adam. Could you explain that?

Adam: Well, do you buy cornflakes depending on where the money's going?

(pause)

Bono: Good question.

Edge: Fuckin' heavy. (laughter)


The interview this came from is here, if anyone wants to read it.
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great Thanks for the interview too!!
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I think women are the stronger sex. I don't think it's necessarily putting women on a pedestal, but I think it's acknowledging that women are stronger and you need their support and companionship to help you realise your potential as a man. That's an unusual theme in rock & roll. Rock & Roll is usually [very macho]...yeah. - 1992
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ancalagon
One of my favourite Adam quotes also involved Bono and Edge:





The interview this came from is here, if anyone wants to read it.
Thankyou

By the way, here's a link to the interview that my first quote came from: http://www.u2tour.de/news/article832.html

Pretty amusing stuff
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Old 03-26-2006, 04:22 AM   #17
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Thank you for those. I really enjoyed that.
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Old 03-26-2006, 09:39 AM   #18
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ancalagon
One of my favourite Adam quotes also involved Bono and Edge:





The interview this came from is here, if anyone wants to read it.


Thanks for the link to your site! Great work! I love reading those interviews.
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Old 03-26-2006, 09:09 PM   #19
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Quote:
Originally posted by Ancalagon
One of my favourite Adam quotes also involved Bono and Edge:





The interview this came from is here, if anyone wants to read it.
Thank you so much for posting that link, Ancalagon! I had never read that interview, though I'd heard about it before. I printed it out (30 pages!) and read it today-- excellent interview!!

Thanks, again!
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^ 30 pages!! Now I understand why my PDA's memory dropped to 75% so suddenly Ahhhhh these guys are entertaining
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