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Oasis Quotes


"I love Oasis." - Yoko Ono

"I will always be an Oasis." - Liam Gallagher

"I was a big Oasis fan." - Bryan Greenberg

"Do not pass by the oasis without stopping to drink." - Otto Gross

"An oasis of horror in a desert of boredom." - Charles Baudelaire

"Saddam Hussein is Hitler like Oasis was The Beatles." - Bill Maher

"Each one of us can be an oasis of peace." - Desmond Tutu

"Phoenix, Arizona: an oasis of ugliness in the midst of a beautiful wasteland." - Edward Abbey

"The Earth from here is a grand oasis in the big vastness of space." - Jim Lovell

"A coach can be like oasis in the desert of a runner's lost enthusiasm." - Ken Doherty

"I don't think anybody comes close to The Beatles, including Oasis" - Brian May

"It's hard to imagine a bigger desert oasis than Las Vegas." - Cinnamon Stomberger

"I don't think anybody comes close to The Beatles, including Oasis." - Brian May

"Live are a really good band. I like Stone Temple Pilots, Radiohead I love. Even Oasis." - Nuno Bettencourt

"Oasis were like the bullies I had to put up with at school." - Damon Albarn

"Music is a whole oasis in my head. The creation process is so personal and fulfilling." - River Phoenix

"I actually went to an Oasis concert. I thought they were a brilliant songwriting band." - Tom Stoppard

"Oasis are not just influenced by the Beatles; they actually take stuff. Then they get praised." - Lenny Kravitz

"Sharia is derived from Arabic, and it means an "oasis." In the desert, man needs the oasis to survive. Sharia is not like any other religion or law, because Sharia is an entire system of life." - Anjem Choudary

"I'm Liam Gallagher and I'm in Oasis. The whole world is jealous of me. It should be." - Liam Gallagher

"On your journey to your dream, be ready to face oasis and deserts. In both cases, don't stop" - Paulo Coelho

"Well it's hotter 'n blazes and all the long faces / there'll be no oasis for a dry local grazier" - Tom Waits

"We black men seem the sole oasis of simple faith and reverence in a dusty desert of dollars and smartness." - W E B Du Bois

"Those few members who desert the cause are abandoning an oasis to search for water in the desert." - Neal A Maxwell

"Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking." - Khalil Gibran

"I'd love to collaborate and write a song with Will Gallagher from Oasis. I think he's a great songwriter." - Taylor Momsen

"Every year, thousands of Californians flee that populous paradise for tax-eased small government oasis of America's red states." - Allen West

"I thought if Oasis could get away with sounding like The Beatles, I could get away with sounding like Abba." - Pete Waterman

"Boston is an oasis in the desert, a place where the larger proportion of people are loving, rational and happy." - Julia Ward Howe

"We will fight in every valley, in every street, in every oasis, and every town. We won't surrender again; we are not women; we will keep fighting." - Muammar al-Gaddafi

"In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge." - Colette

"Everything is calm, happier, and less stressed. As soon as you drive into the park, it's like you"ve entered an oasis." - Jemma Kidd

"Rock 'n' roll is about music. Music. Music. Music. It's not about you, it's not about me, it's not about Oasis. It's about the tunes." - Noel Gallagher

"I couldn't take my eyes off him. Like a desert wanderer afraid of mirages, I gazed at my oasis, but he was real." - Laura Whitcomb

"It's the oasis," said the camel driver. "Well, why don't we go there right now?" the boy asked. "Because we have to sleep." - Paulo Coelho

"Everything is calm, happier, and less stressed. As soon as you drive into the park, it's like you've entered an oasis." - Jemma Kidd

"You can't change the desert. You can only take the fastest course through it. Wishing it's an oasis won't make it so..." - Michelle Moran

"I have always loved Waffle House. It's been like an oasis in the desert many times late at night after one of my concerts." - Trace Adkins

"The more bitter the desert experience, the sweeter the water of the oasis. The more I understand myself, the more effectively I can work with others." - Zig Ziglar

"Wisely watch for the sight Of the supernova burgeoning over the barn, Lampshine blurred in the steam of beasts, the spirit's right Oasis, light incarnate." - Richard Wilbur

"We will fight in every valley, in every street, in every oasis, and every town. We won't surrender again; we are not women; we will keep fighting." - Muammar Gaddafi

" that everyone could vote from home, via the OASIS, the only people who could get elected were movie stars, reality TV personalities, or radical televangelists." - Ernest Cline

"Oasis can't be summed up in one word. I could do a sentence: Boys from council estate made it very, very big." - Noel Gallagher

"Colorado is an oasis, an otherworldly mountain place. I've played so many shows in Colorado that I think I'm the Colorado house band." - Brandi Carlile

"In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge." - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

"Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it." - Rachel Field

"I tell the American people solemnly that the United States will never survive as a happy and fertile oasis of liberty surrounded by a cruel desert of dictatorship." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"I did not vote Labour because they've heard of Oasis and nobody is going to vote Tory because William Hague has got a baseball cap." - Ben Elton

"The first CD I had was 'Definitely Maybe' by Oasis, and I had a tape of' 'Parklife' by Blur when I was nine." - Iwan Rheon

"Public radio is the last oasis of free and independent music. For satellite radio channels, you have to subscribe; commercial stations are as corporate as basic cable." - Nellie Mckay

"Remember all those references to Macedonia as the oasis of peace in the Balkans. You only really appreciate it when you have lost it." - Boris Trajkovski

"The trip across Arizona is just one oasis after another. You can just throw anything out and it will grow there, I like Arizona." - Will Rogers

"I grew up in California, which was not - at least in the '50s and '60s - a cultural oasis by any means. Certainly not Orange County, anyway." - Bob Gunton

"Running is ultimately a personal experience. It is a revival of the spirit, a private oasis for the thirsty mind. Yet, its healing power only increases in the presence of others. Run together and the oasis grows cooler and more satisfying." - Amby Burfoot

"It's important that Oasis are rude about everybody and that they get drunk...Fair enough. It's nice, isn't it? But it's nothing to do with me. They came to see us in Manchester and they were very pleasant boys. Very nice. I'd like to see that as a quote. Oasis are very nice boys." - Damon Albarn

"And that, quite simply, is the issue. We live in a finite world with finite resources. Although it may sometimes seem quite big, earth is really very small - a tiny blue and green oasis of life in a cold universe." - David Suzuki

"I think music should be judged on what it is. It should be very high and above everything else. It is a beautiful way of bringing people together, a little bit of an oasis in this messed-up world." - Sonny Rollins

"American and Israel share a special bond. Our relationship is unique among all nations. Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted." - Bill Clinton

"No matter how many detours and adjustments it made, the caravan moved toward the same compass point. Once obstacles were overcome, it returned to its course, sighting on a star that indicated the location of the oasis." - Paulo Coelho

"Oasis were the last great, traditional rock 'n' roll band. We came along before the Internet so, if you wanted to see us, you had to be there. It makes me feel like a righteous old man." - Noel Gallagher

"The [Jewish] Sabbath was not intended to be simply a desert of prohibitions, but rather an oasis for moral restoration and seemly pleasure-one was to eat, drink, even be merry." - Israel Shenker

"The universe is specifically tweaked to enable life on earth-a planet with scores of improbable and interdependent life-supporting conditions that make it a tiny oasis in a vast and hostile universe." - Norman Geisler

"When the good student chooses the honest path, free of perfectionism and faking, music study becomes something refreshingly new: a calm oasis of self-acceptance for those who are so used to driving themselves and trying to please others." - William Westney

"I technically live in the desert - Los Angeles being an artificial oasis - but my interest stems even farther to my own ethnic roots and to my love of antiquity, of the Old World and of the east." - Vera Nazarian

"Of asking nothing of the reader - but offering a still, quiet oasis in the cybersphere to go vertical with God. An island of stillness to know that He is God." - Ann Voskamp

"The barn where I work, it's only 15 minutes or so from Harvard square, so It's very close to the center of Boston, but it happens to be a total oasis. It's completely quiet in there." - Tod Machover

"The [Jewish] Sabbath was not intended to be simply a desert of prohibitions, but rather an oasis for moral restoration and seemly pleasure - one was to eat, drink, even be merry." - Israel Shenker

"The thing about The Dubliners is - line'em up, the hardest rock'n'roll bands in the world, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Oasis, Nirvana, U2 - we're all a bunch of girls next to The Dubliners" - Bono

"Life is full of moments that are good - winning a lottery, seeing a beautiful woman, a great dinner - but the whole thing is tragic. It's an oasis that is very pleasant." - Woody Allen

"I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state sweltering in the heat of injustice and oppression, will one day be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"American and Israel share a special bond. Our relationship is unique among all nations. Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted." - William J Clinton

"I certainly wasn't a fan of Thatcher's politics. People liked to label us as children of Thatcher. What nonsense. The real children of Thatcher came in the 1990s, and had no interest in politics. The Oasis, Britpop scene." - Gary Kemp

"We sit here on the oasis of human consciousness and the verbal plane trying to talk about something that we just have to go and see and do and feel." - Frederick Lenz

"Oasis were the last great, traditional rock-n'-roll band. We came along before the Internet so, if you wanted to see us, you had to be there. It makes me feel like a righteous old man." - Noel Gallagher

"My stepfather introduced me to The London Library when I was about 18; the clientele has definitely changed since then, but it is still a wonderful oasis in the middle of London." - Natascha Mcelhone

"I've heard that Oasis or Coldplay will sell tickets, but they can't sell records. They sold out Madison Square Garden in three hours. And they can't sell albums. I don't know what's going on." - Jez Williams

"In the oasis complex, the thirsty man images he sees water, palm trees, and shade not because he has evidence for the belief, but because he has a need for it. Desperate needs bring about a hallucination of their solution: thirst hallucinates water, the need for love hallucinates a prince or princess. The oasis complex is never a complete delusion: the man in the desert does see something on the horizon. It is just that the palms have withered, the well is dry, and the place is infected with locusts." - Alain De Botton

"Have a great love for Jesus in his divine Sacrament of Love; that is the divine oasis of the desert. It is the heavenly manna of the traveller. It is the Holy Ark. It is the life and Paradise of love on earth." - Peter Julian Eymard

"I have drawn people's attention to the fact that art is a mirage. A mirage, just like the oasis that appears in the desert. It is very beautiful, until the moment when you die of thirst, obviously. But we do not die of thirst in the field of art. The mirage has substance." - Marcel Duchamp

"Too frequently we think we have to do spectacular things. Yet if we remember that the sea is actually made up of drops of water and each drop counts, each one of us can do our little bit where we are. Those little bits can come together and almost overwhelm the world. Each one of us can be an oasis of peace." - Desmond Tutu

"Well, Frank, my thoughts are very similar. The vast loneliness up here at the moon is awe-inspiring, and it makes you realize what you have back there on earth. The earth from here is a grand oasis in the big vastness of space." - Jim Lovell

"Each lodge is an oasis if equality and good will in a desert of strife, working to wield mankind into a great league of sympathy and services, which, by the terms of our definition, it seeks to exhibit now on a small scale." - Joseph Fort Newton

"I have very eclectic taste in music. I like everything from Nirvana, which is featured in the film, to world music, to orchestral and jazz. For me, the nineties were about Oasis, because I was travelling around Britain when that band exploded onto the music scene." - Isla Fisher

"Women have a natural tendency to want to nurture and take care of men. You always think that the guy is going to end up coming around and that you're going to be the one that saves him - like the Oasis song." - Emma Watson

"The Pacific coral reef, as a kind of oasis in a desert, can stand as an object lesson for man who must now learn that mutualism between autotrophic and heterotrophic components, and between producers and consumers in the societal realm, coupled with efficient recycling of materials and use of energy, are the keys to maintaining prosperity in a world of limited resources." - Eugene Odum

"No more cutting grams, and wrapping grands up in rubber-bands, I'm a recovered man, our plans ta discover other lands, suburban places got me seeking for an oasis, cristal by the cases, ladies of all races with dime faces, sex on the white sand beaches of Saint Thomas, though this ain't promised, I'm as determined as them old timers." - Eminem

"All I cared was that she had never lied. She was honest in a world just the opposite, and a cool oasis in my life. She was who she said she was, and everything Sophia, my mother, the pathologically manipulative liar, had never been." - Rob Thurman

" experience the reality was to suffer a boredom as endless as the illness itself...the boredom of insanity was a great desert, so great that anyone's violence or agony seemed an oasis, and the brief companionship seemed like a rain in the desert that was numbered and counted and remembered long after it was gone." - Joanne Greenberg

"Long ago Mars was an oasis of running water.Today the Martiansurfaceis a sterile,barren desert. Here on Earth, who knows what climactic knobs we unwittingly turn,which might one day render Earth as dry and lifeless as Mars. (From the cover of Old Poison by Joan Francis)" - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"It's like if every single male artist dressed up as farmers. In every video they were on a farm. Whether it was Jason Derulo or Oasis, they're always on a tractor, they're always surrounded by sheep and always in boots. And all the songs are about enjoying farming, and this is all you've had for 10 years - you'd think you were going mad." - Caitlin Moran

"Women have a natural tendency to want to nurture and take care of men. You always think that the guy is going to end up coming around and that you're going to be the one that saves him - like the Oasis song." - Emma Watson

"Mimesis has longevity on its side. But Oasis wrote two of the greatest pop songs of all time, each with lyrics that mean less and less the more you think about them. So I'm going to have to go with the Gallagher brothers." - Matthew Zapruder

"From when Oasis first started I thought, Thank Christ someone has picked up on that simple technique of saying they're the best thing on the planet and just fronting it. Liam is a part of a great ancestry of lippy, insecure bastard frontmen." - Ian McCulloch

"It is the one season of the year when we can lay aside all gnawing worry, indulge in sentiment without censure, assume the carefree faith of childhood, and just plain have fun. Whether they call it Yuletide, Noel, Weinachten, or Christmas, people around the earth thirst for its refreshment as the desert traveller for the oasis." - D.D. Monroe

"The thing about bands is everybody wants to be the next Oasis, and that doesn't mean slogging it out around the toilet [gigs], it means, "Give me the check, I need to go to the Levis shop and I need a 1960s Gibson."" - Noel Gallagher

"Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert." - Khalil Gibran

"America is the greatest, freest and most decent society in existence. It is an oasis of goodness in a desert of cynicism and barbarism. This country, once an experiment unique in the world, is now the last best hope for the world." - Dinesh D'Souza

"I never wanted to be a model. My modelling career was nothing but a stepping stone to my acting career and that's all I ever saw it as. A pointless rock in the river that has to be stepped on in order to get to the meaningful oasis of acting." - Halle Berry

"For a lot of kids, the Boys and Girls Club is really a sanctuary, an oasis of sanity and safety for them because their home life is so tragic. Some of these kids have only one parent, and that one is addicted to drugs." - Judge Reinhold

"The POM bottle is sublime, in a way. When you go into a supermarket, you hear that noise everywhere: 'Buy me! I'm going to save your life! I'm going to make you thin!' When you come to that POM bottle, it's like an oasis of calm." - Lynda Resnick

"People are interested in pro football because it provides them with an emotional oasis; they don't want football to get involved in the same types of court cases, racial problems and legislative issues they encounter in the rest of American life." - Pete Rozelle

"I created the OASIS because I never felt at home in the real world. I didn't know how to connect with the people there. I was afraid, for all of my life, right up until I knew it was ending. That was when I realized, as terrifying and painful as reality can be, it's also the only place where you can find true happiness. Because reality is real." - Ernest Cline

"In this oasis of quiet, before the wonderful spectacle of nature, one easily experiences how profitable silence is, a good that today is ever more rare... In reality, only in silence does man succeed in hearing in the depth of his conscience the voice of God, which really makes him free. And vacations can help to rediscover and cultivate this indispensable interior dimension of human life." - Pope John Paul Ii

"In a musical sense, it seemed like all the good intentions had gone awry, very quickly. I mean, we got back from America and Blur had made The Great Escape, which I thought was a really, truly awful album - so cheesy, like a parody of Parklife, but without the balls or the intellect. And Oasis were enormous and I always found them incredibly dreary. There was this uncritical reverence surrounding the whole thing" - Justine Frischmann

"I love Nashville, but I miss the Gulf Coast, the wetlands, and the Delta of Lower Alabama every day. Magnolia Springs is a sweet little town in reality, but, in my heart, it is a kind of mythological oasis. I relive the memory every time I cross the Magnolia River. My memory is probably not accurate, but it's a wonderful memory. So Magnolia Springs lives in my heart as a beautiful, cool, watery place." - Will Kimbrough

"Some of my favourites... there's the classics like Blur and Oasis and Pulp, Suede and The Charlatans, The La's, The Smiths, The Cure, stuff like that. That was a huge part of my teen-years and bands I still listen to right through to this day, but it had a huge bearing on me as a teen and it was some of my favourite music, and is still to this day some of my favourite music." - Mikey Way

"Only in the theatre was it possible to see the performers and to be warmed by their personal charm, to respond to their efforts and to feel their response to the applause and appreciative laughter of the audience. It had an intimate quality; audience and actors conspired to make a little oasis of happiness and mirth within the walls of the theatre. Try as we will, we cannot be intimate with a shadow on a screen, nor a voice from a box." - Robertson Davies

"Everyone desperately tries to find a sound and to pin you to a sound, like Jake Bugg. They say he sounds like Bob Dylan or Oasis... You can't be a new artist and just be yourself. I mean, I have a whole load of different influences that I don't... There's not just one artist... I mean, I really want to be something that someone hasn't heard before." - Tom Odell

"Las Vegas suggests that the thirst for places, for cities and gardens and wilderness, is unslaked, that people will still seek out the experience of wandering about in the open air to examine the architecture, the spectacles, and the stuff for sale, will still hanker after surprises and strangers. That the city as a whole is one of the most pedestrian-unfriendly places in the world suggests something of the problems to be faced, but that its attraction is a pedestrian oasis suggests the possibility of recovering the spaces in which walking is viable." - Rebecca Solnit

"What we would like to do is change the world - make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves as God intended for them to do....We can, to a certain extent, change the world; we can work for the oasis, the little cell of joy and peace in a harried world. We can throw our pebble in the pond and be confident that its ever widening circle will reach around the world. We repeat, there is nothing that we can do but love, and, dear God, please enlarge our hearts to love each other, to love our neighbor, to love our enemy as well as our friend." - Dorothy Day

"I was in rock music in London when it was the height of Brit pop, with The Kinks revival and Suede and Blur and Oasis, and all of those really great bands that were of a certain style. If I'd really been smart and commercially minded, I would have just got myself a blazer and some Stay Press and some Fred Perry tops, and just gone out and tried to do it like everyone else. Instead, I did this ridiculous thing of trying to do this music." - Gavin Rossdale

"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, sons of former slaves and sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day, even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into a oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by content of their character. I have a dream today!" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I'm creating my own oasis in my house. I've got a lot of calming, soothing things around my house. The way it's set up, it's supposed to just be a breath of fresh air. I can find solace in painting and writing. I honestly love what I do, so it's not too much for me. Creating is something I've always been able to do, whether it's making little cartoons or writing a full-length script. It's something I really, really enjoy. I'm trying to make the best of what I've been given." - Ryan Guzman

"I feel that humor, just like Fred Astaire dance numbers or these lightweight musicals, gives you a little oasis. You are in this horrible world and for an hour and a half you duck into a dark room and it's air-conditioned and the sun is not blinding you and you leave the terror of the universe behind and you are completely transported into an escapist situation. The women are beautiful, the men are witty and heroic, nobody has terrible problems and this is a delightful escapist thing, and you leave the theater refreshed." - Woody Allen



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