Chris Martin quotes

  • Life is beautiful in all it's colors, even the darker ones, they're here for a reason.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Beautiful #Color #Life Is

  • Some people say we're (Coldplay) talented and some say we're the worst thing ever to happen to music, and it's a bit confusing being in the middle of that.
    -- Chris Martin

    #People #Confusing #Middle

  • 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.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Fathers Day #Kids #Men

  • 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.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Stars #Thinking #Rocks

  • 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 then it will be great at some point.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Mean #Ghost Stories #Painful

  • 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.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Thinking #People #Records

  • I just want to make the best music of all time with my best friends.
    -- Chris Martin

    #My Best Friend #Want #All Time

  • More idiots should just shut their mouths.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Mouths #Idiot #Should

  • Music comes from a place we don't know.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Inspirational Music

  • 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.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Intelligent #Fans #World

  • A band's only unique thing is its chemistry, especially if none of you are prodigious players or particularly handsome. The one thing you have is your uniqueness, so we hold on to that.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Unique #Player #Band

  • 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.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Beach #Talking #Care

  • Looking after your ears is unfortunately something you don't think about until there's a problem.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Thinking #Ears #Problem

  • You gotta wear the right trousers if you're gonna be a rock star.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Stars #Rocks #Rock Star

  • I'd rather be a comma than a full stop.
    -- Chris Martin

  • In my mind, when God made women, he did an amazing job. I think girls are just perfect.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Girl #Jobs #Thinking

  • I would still give my left ball to write anything as good as OK Computer.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Writing #Giving #Balls

  • I have to brush my teeth before I go on stage otherwise I don't feel smart enough.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Smart #Teeth #Goes On

  • College radio is a very important medium that needs to survive in difficult economic times when some stations are being sold off and shut down. College radio is the future for broadcasting stars and pioneers of tomorrow, and we as a band, Coldplay, support the vital mission of college radio and we also support College Radio Day, the day when college radio comes together.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Stars #College #Support

  • There is something glamorous to me in taking a bit of a beating and keeping on going.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Glamorous

  • I'd get sent home from the first audition of So You Think You Can Dance. My dancing is sort of controlled spasms. I fully accept it might appear ridiculous. But it's passionate!
    -- Chris Martin

    #Home #Thinking #Dancing

  • Rihanna is mysterious and fascinating
    -- Chris Martin

    #Mysterious

  • I have my moments - usually twice every album - when I basically lose it.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Albums #Moments

  • 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!
    -- Chris Martin

    #Running #Yoga #Looks

  • I get more people approaching me about how good I was in 'Napoleon Dynamite' than being in Coldplay.
    -- Chris Martin

    #People #Dynamite

  • I don't actually own a car.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Car

  • Anything that we think is incredible and beautiful and wonderful, we ascribe to something that we don't know what it is.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Beautiful #Thinking #Wonderful

  • Anything where we're the butt of the joke, no one tells us about it.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Jokes

  • 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.
    -- Chris Martin

    #People #Painful #Said

  • I could be walking down the street one minute and get a handshake and then get spat on the next. I'm never sure whether to wear gloves or a helmet.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Gloves #Next #Minutes

  • I can't believe we've got away with becoming this huge band. And we still haven't done anything I think is that good yet.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Believe #Thinking #Band

  • Being such a big band is never a problem but it can be distracting.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Band #Problem #Bigs

  • 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.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Band #Internet #Term

  • It's difficult when you're successful, to admit that you need help.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Successful #Needs #Helping

  • 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.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Crazy #Real #Thinking

  • If a few companies were less greedy, the people at the bottom woud have a lot more.
    -- Chris Martin

    #People #Greedy #Company

  • I've never been cool and I don't really care about being cool. It's just an awful lot of time and hair gel wasted.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Hair #Care #Awful

  • So I have probably 1,200 little bits of paper with notes, which when the Ambien really starts to kick in, don't really make much sense. Say what you like about prescription drugs, but they do help when you're sequencing a record.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Drug #Records #Paper

  • I never talk about my wife: we're both in public professions but we try to keep our private life private.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Wife #Trying #Private Life

  • I personally really like getting a proper album with artwork and everything.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Albums #Artwork

  • I think shareholders are the great evil of this modern world.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Thinking #Evil #World

  • I'm competitive with anyone who writes a good song - I don't care if it's a band or solo artist or whoever.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Song #Writing #Artist

  • When you're on your fifth album, you are going to be judged against all your previous work and expectations.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Expectations #Albums #Fifth

  • I don't speak particularly well. That's one of the consequences of being extremely ugly.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Beauty #Ugly #Speak

  • I don't mind not being cool.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Mind #Being Cool

  • Music is split up now into little pockets.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Pockets #Splits #Littles

  • You know, it's possible for two humans to be in a relationship without there needing to be some public reason for that relationship.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Two #Reason #Humans

  • I don't drink, I don't take drugs, I don't smoke.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Drug #Drink

  • I've had tinnitus for about ten years, and since I started protecting my ears it hasn't got any worse - touch wood.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Years #Ears #Woods

  • When the lights go down, that's 30,000 peoples lives colliding. Everyone there working is working for that moment, everyone watching is watching for that moment. It's when you're all in agreement about what you're all doing so it's a wonderful feeling of togetherness and possibility.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Light #Agreement #Feelings

  • Even when other people don’t expect a lot out of you,you have to take the initiative.
    -- Chris Martin

    #People #Initiative

  • 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.
    -- Chris Martin

    #People #Mind #Bondage

  • If your wife went out with Brad Pitt, you'd want to prove yourself, you know what I mean?
    -- Chris Martin

    #Mean #Wife #Want

  • Those who are dead are not dead, they're just living in my head.
    -- Chris Martin

  • I know being on a major label is meant to be antiquated, but we're fine with it.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Labels #Fine #Meant To Be

  • I love 'Last Friday Night' by Katy Perry almost as much as 'Karma Police', and if you want to straddle that line, you have to take the slings and arrows.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Karma #Friday #Night

  • 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.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Running #Country #Long

  • Everything that's happening to you, is what's suppose to be happening to you. So just relax.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Relax

  • The goal is to try and make the perfect song. Which of course will never happen.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Song #Perfect #Goal

  • There's a reason why people who've had bad relationships with their parents listen to angry stuff.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Bad Relationship #People #Parent

  • Those have been the two biggest challenges of my life: trying to follow Radiohead, and trying to follow Brad Pitt.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Two #Challenges #Trying

  • The most extravagant thing I've ever bought is 95 tops all the same.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Extravagance

  • There comes a point where it doesn't matter how many zeroes are at the end of your bank account.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Matter #Bank Accounts #Ends

  • It's very hard to find things that rhyme with North American Free Trade Agreement.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Agreement #Rhyme #Trade

  • Well, I don't like the word 'rock star,' the two words, 'rock star.' Not even 'soft rock star. Not even limestone star. I don't like those words.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Stars #Rocks #Two

  • I think in life everyone needs to be broken in some way,
    -- Chris Martin

    #Thinking #Broken #Needs

  • Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has found his niche in making the sound of solitude a triumphant experience, like Good Will Hunting: The Musical.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Hunting #Solitude #Musical

  • You can never say you're big - I don't think you can ever take anything like that for granted.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Thinking #Granted #Bigs

  • I think it's part of being English, particularly if you are middle-class - you're always looking to be reminded that you are no good and you are always actually embarrassed about being successful.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Successful #Thinking #Class

  • Before our albums are released I feel like we still own it, that we have control over our music. But once it's out there in the world it's no longer ours.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Albums #World #Feels

  • 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.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Mean #Kids #Years

  • I don't mean to sound like a cheap prostitute, but you can call me what you like.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Music #Mean #Sound

  • He helped John Cusak get his girlfriend back.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Girlfriend #Fame

  • 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.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Birthday #Horse #Age

  • Sometimes we have criticism that is very constructive.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Criticism #Sometimes #Constructive

  • Nothing matters except life and the love you make.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Love You #Matter #Nothing Matters

  • I think One Direction are the biggest band in the world, their songs are great,
    -- Chris Martin

    #Song #Thinking #One Direction

  • The idea of Ghost Stories is how to turn something bad into something that gives you an uplift.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Uplifting #Ghost Stories #Ideas

  • 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.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Feelings #Singing #Way

  • Even though the album is an endangered species, can we try and make a coherent and good one, even if it's like making a horse and cart at a Nascar conference?
    -- Chris Martin

    #Horse #Trying #Albums

  • Everything in my life is a fragile decision that somebody else made.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Decision #Life Is #Made

  • I'm just a public-schoolboy. I've got a degree. I'm from a middle-class family in Devon. I've got no story.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Family #Class #Degrees

  • 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.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Thinking #Tree #Doe

  • I think that the fact that a relationship becomes public is a bit of a bummer. Because it can distract from the real reason why you're together, which is that you just like each other.
    -- Chris Martin

    #Real #Thinking #Together