"Bands from Akron have a sense of humor and don't tend to take themselves too seriously."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Dan Auerbach on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Dan Auerbach on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Dan Auerbach on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Dan Auerbach on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Dan Auerbach on Henry Ward Beecher
"You get to bring your own sound system when you play an arena, all the lights and visual stuff, which I think is really cool. There's something about those old arenas, where it feels larger than life."
"Everybody always wants to rebel against their parents' music, but nobody listened to music louder than my dad."
"I used to be really nervous when I sang. Like, when I was a kid starting young, 18 and 19, and my dad really had to sort of push me to start singing in front of people. Ever since I got out there and really started doing it, the only thing I've ever tried to do is just sort of is be myself, you know, never put on a voice. Sing naturally."
"My mom bought me a white Strat, but that wasn't what I wanted, so I went to a guitar store in Cleveland and - the guy told me it was a really good deal - made an even swap for a blue Teisco Del Ray. I loved that guitar and used it a bunch."