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" My parents were never condescending to us. They treated us like adults from a very young age. "
" Yes it was we, are a few years back parted from our record company and took the album that we were making with them and released it independently in the United States had a number one Independent debut in the United States. "
" Every book has to start with a first chapter, and I think that 'Middle of Nowhere,' 'Mmmbop' and 'Where Is the Love' are good places to start for us. I don't think it's a bad place. "
" Oklahoma is very entrepreneurial. "
" We felt like, first and foremost, we were songwriters. "
" Yes, our band will change and evolve, but we want to establish the reality of what this band truly sounds like. "
" I think Hugh Laurie is awesome. You just want to loathe that guy in 'House' because he is not a friendly person, but somehow or another, he is profoundly charming. "
" For better or worse, we have evolved for sure, but we've also maintained a certain core about who we are, which is we were raised on late '50s and early '60s rock n' roll and R&B, and you can always hear that throughout. And that's just always been who we were. As much as we've evolved, that's stayed the same. "
" It is a growing process. You can't just like beer. You have to start somewhere and learn the different flavors. "
" There are some seminal things that happened in the '70s for me: Billy Joel and Jackson 5. "
" Careers are like roller coasters. You go up, you go down, and you spin yourself around. "
" I just want to write a great lyric and write a great song, and everything else is icing on the cake. "
" We've done enough - and made enough mistakes - to pretty well know how to guide our careers ourselves. "
" Don't misunderstand good manners for passivity. "
" There's something extraordinary about selling millions and millions of albums. "
" Working with Yahoo! allows us to give our fans a chance to listen to our songs, check out the video, purchase our new album, win tickets to our show, and chat with us all in one place. "
" I'm a bit of a hothead in certain circumstances, but you've got to temper it because your fans are there, and they've paid good money to see a show. "
" No matter what, I will always hope for that day when I look around and can say, 'Oh yeah, I wrote a song that touched me emotionally the way that a song like 'She's Got A Way,' by Billy Joel did.' "
" The premise of anything you do - whether it's writing a song or any business - is ultimately that it hinges heavily on your belief in the thing that you're doing and promoting and selling. It's a reflection of who you are in a very deep way. "
" But anyone who knows anything about the music industry knows it's not only about the music. "
" Our songs all carry the same way. "
" I want my kids to know that what I do is work. It's fun, it's a great job, but it's work. "
" When we were younger, we sang at the dinner table. We started doing two part harmony, then three part, and then we added back up tapes and instruments. "
" The most creative person is not the person who can come up with the best idea; it's the one who can take that group of things on the table and assemble them in the greatest multiple of unique ways. "
" It's really crazy to be 36 years old and to have been doing something for 25 years. "
" In some ways, Australian fans are more dedicated and more enthusiastic than some of our most loyal fans in the U.S. "
" Everybody has their ups and downs, and that's what makes you tougher. "
Ups And Downs
" As much as we were very proud of being a pop band, I know we never felt like we fit into that category. "
" Our parents were really, really grounded people but also really ambitious people, meaning they saw our ambition and were willing to help us chase it. "
" I've got angels watching out for me. "
" Hanson plays music that is very much a part of everything. "