No Comments on

Men should always change diapers. It’s a very rewarding experience. It’s mentally cleansing. It’s like washing dishes, but imagine if the dishes were your kids, so you really love the dishes.

No Comments on

I do an hour’s yoga and go running every day. Then I see a picture of myself and I still look like a skinny, potbellied idiot – and I thought I had turned into this superhunk!

No Comments on

All the children of America, up to age seven or eight or nine or ten – they’re really great artists. So here we’ve got this amazing work that very few people pay any attention to, and it’s not valued by the culture.

No Comments on

Economically, unfair trade will benefit nobody in the long run, as poorer countries will be bled totally dry and will become unable to produce anything.

No Comments on

The physical thing of having a man following you around all day trying to take your photograph – it’s eerie. There is a pure physical response. If you go up and kick a dog, it will bite you. But with photographers, you can’t do that.

No Comments on

Anyone who criticises me for talking about fair trade is a few pebbles short of a beach. Because everyone should care about it, just like everyone should care about the environment, because we all live here.

No Comments on

What makes us a bit nervous is, in this instant age, to release something that might take more than one listen. Where everything is instantly judged on YouTube or something! It’s a bit like releasing a horse and cart on a racetrack.

No Comments on

So what Ghost Stories means to me is like you’ve got to open yourself up to love and if you really do, of course it will be painful at times, but it will be great at some point.

No Comments on

You can sometimes get your own feelings across more strongly if you pretend that you’re singing it from someone else’s angle. But it’s always from me. It’s just a new way of framing it.

No Comments on

The word spirit comes from the Latin word for "breath" – spiritu – and the origin of the word spirituality has to do with breath and life force, the mysteries of the ancients and all this. The word is very suspect in much of the art world – the Western art world. Certainly, spirituality has become divorced from religious.

No Comments on

If someone thinks I’m a dickhead, fine, listen to someone else’s record, then. We’re not a totalitarian regime; no one’s forced to listen to Coldplay. It’s actually quite a compliment if you’re something that people can stand against.

No Comments on

I’m not an old-fashioned, booze-and-drugs rock ‘n’ roller. For me, rock ‘n’ roll is all about doing whatever you want. It’s about defying convention and being who you are. I’d rather go swimming or running or kite flying.

No Comments on

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.

No Comments on

The lyrics just come out, and I don’t know where from. I’m an incredible failure in relationships. I think there’s a romantic ideal that I’m aspiring for. I don’t know. The lyrics are always about unsuccessful relationships. They’re not all about the love between a man and a woman. It’s about friendship and family. Deep down there’s a lot of talk about general existence.

No Comments on

From the very beginning of my life, people have always enjoyed it when I was around for a couple of days at a time. So, I think, most people in touring bands are best in small doses. That’s why we turn up in a town, play and then we leave before anyone can get sick of us.

No Comments on

I don’t think you can be a mysterious rock star the same way you could in 1965 because there’s too much information. Everything you do is available all the time. So the only thing you can rely on is not being false.

No Comments on

Some people are into bondage… and some people are into crossdressing.. . and some people are into Coldplay. It’s okay, I don’t mind being a fetish.