"I'm the only person who could bring it back together again. Ian knows how to craft a tune, John knows how to craft a tune. I don't know if any of us are powerful without each other. The magic was the power of four."
"I don’t think no one’s touched us. I don’t want to be George Best, ‘cause you know George Best used to slag everybody off. But I don’t think anyone’s touched the Roses, the heights that we reached musically."
"Everybody's got to feel despair. You can't be eternally happy, or if you were you probably wouldn't know it cos you'd have nothing to contrast it with. You've got to be depressed so that one day you can go up."
"We wrote most of the first album in the few weeks after inking the deal [with Silverstone Records], because we'd blagged the record company. We told Silverstone that we had about 30 or 40 songs, but we only had about eight."