"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."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Dan Auerbach on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Dan Auerbach on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Dan Auerbach on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Dan Auerbach on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Dan Auerbach on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."
"Bands from Akron have a sense of humor and don't tend to take themselves too seriously."
"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."