That's just about girls. It's weird that whatever else is on your mind, whether it's the downfall of global economics or terrible environmental troubles, the thing that always gets you most is when you fancy someone
It seems surreal that we're going to play concerts again, because I haven't met anyone who likes us for two years.
I don't mind not being cool.
Coldplay fans are the best in the world. If you like Coldplay then you're obviously very intelligent and good looking and all-around brilliant.
It's very hard to find things that rhyme with North American Free Trade Agreement.
I think it's safe to say that there is no greater place to play in the world than your great city.
Everyone tells me it's very healthy. It's very depressing, but it's very healthy. We always have this bubbling level of vitriol.
I've just come to terms with the fact that there is a group of people out there who is interested in one side of things that I'm not really interested in.
We talked to the guys about having a good [defensive] stand, and they were able to do it.
Somewhere in the world Alan McGee is having a heart attack. He said we'd never make it.
Although it's painful at the time, most of the things that people have said about us negatively - some of them are true and you can work on them, and the ones that you don't agree with, you don't work on.
I get more people approaching me about how good I was in 'Napoleon Dynamite' than being in Coldplay.
If a few companies were less greedy, the people at the bottom woud have a lot more.
Maybe it's because I'm English, but in terms of how people perceive us I only pick up on the negative side of it.
Some people misconstrue our band just to be a commercial venture.
There's a reason why people who've had bad relationships with their parents listen to angry stuff.
We rely more on enthusiasm than actual skill. Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically and people will like it more.
I think as people listen to the album more it'll become its own thing more, but it'll also become apparent how much we've plagiarised. To me, really, at the end of our album we should've had a bibliography.
I never talk about my wife: we're both in public professions but we try to keep our private life private.
Those have been the two biggest challenges of my life: trying to follow Radiohead, and trying to follow Brad Pitt.
It's more egalitarian on the Internet - anyone can put anything up. But in terms of the money it takes to allow a band to get good, there's less of it to invest.
Record sales don't really mean anything. For us, the pressure is imagining some 15-year-old kid in Cincinnati who buys our album and doesn't feel like he wasted his pocket money.
Everyone asks me about being so worried or thinking about existence as if I'm the only person who can't understand why a tree grows the way it does or why a person is in power when they're not that great. These are questions everyone has.
There comes a point where it doesn't matter how many zeroes are at the end of your bank account.
Celebrity culture has gone crazy, and I think the reason is that real news is just not bearable, and it also seems impossible to change anything.