Mates Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Mates Quotes from Holly Willoughby, Kiana Madeira, John Bishop, Rachel Bilson, James Nesbitt. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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People will always see things that they want to see but, ultimately, ‘Celebrity Juice’ is about three mates having an absolute laugh.
Holly Willoughby
Truly, I connected with all of my cast mates, which is rare but I think that’s what made ‘Trinkets’ so special.
Kiana Madeira
I am not entirely against horse racing. I even had a share in a horse syndicate with a few mates.
John Bishop
It’s important not to ditch your mates when you’re in a relationship. Lots of girls do it, but you need to remember they will always be there for you.
Rachel Bilson
Love your parents, but don’t have them as your mates.
James Nesbitt
I had 10 wonderful years in Spandau Ballet. It was an incredible way to grow up, to hang out with your best mates, discovering the world, discovering who you are.
Martin Kemp
I spend six months of the year on cruises. Travelling the world with your mates, it’s such good fun and I hope that comes across.
Jane McDonald
By the time I was 29 I’d spent eight years with someone else’s group of friends. I had no idea what it was like to be a woman with mates of her own to socialize with.
Rachel Hunter
Being a comedian, all the stress is there in the moment of doing it. The rest of it is mint: you hang out with your mates, go to the arcades, go to the cinema in the daytime, it’s like being a teenager all the time.
Rose Matafeo
I’m kind of selective of the people that I take photos of. Like, I don’t take pictures of just my friends, but I do like taking pictures of just some of my close mates, especially out in L.A.
Brooklyn Beckham
Despite being quite a shy kid, I was in my element with my mates. I definitely wasn’t shy then. We had a lot of fun, running around town getting into mischief.
Adriano Zumbo
My life changed in 2005 on the day I met my wife, Tamzin. She was in a play called ‘Breathing Corpses’ with James McAvoy, one of my best mates from drama school. I knew who she was, and I’d fancied her quite a bit when she played Melanie Owen in ‘EastEnders.’
Tom Ellis
In humans, smell is often viewed as an aesthetic sense, as a sense capable of eliciting enduring thoughts and memories. Smell, however, is the primal sense. It is the sense that affords most organisms the ability to detect food, predators, and mates.
Richard Axel
When I was younger I started dancing. I picked it up off a couple of mates who were body-popping.
Danny Ings
I have been ‘absorbing’ people – their voices, their mannerisms – all my life, to the point where I am a sort of Frankenstein of different people. My own speaking voice is, in fact, a mixture of how my two best mates speak, because they are cool, and I am not.
Kayvan Novak
I start getting bored and misbehaving if I don’t work hard. It’s fine when you’re younger – you go out a lot and muck around with your mates and drink and stuff – but I’m a bit over that now.
Noel Fielding
I miss that London thing of walking outside and bumping into mates and going, ‘Do you want to get a pint?’
Lena Headey
I’ve always known I could play football. I went to Arsenal and West Ham as a kid, but I took a year out because I wanted to play with my mates and get that competitiveness back. I got that fighting spirit and I never want to lose that.
Jonjo Shelvey
My mates and my family know who I am and that’s all I really care about. Making my parents proud and happy.
Sarah Greene
On stage, I have my three band mates and my guitar in front of me, and mic stand and that’s like your shield – it’s genuinely amazing what having an instrument does for you, it’s like your safety blanket, taking that away is really weird.
Tom Fletcher
The nicest thing people can say about us, is, ‘I turn the telly on for half an hour and go off with me mates, having a laugh.’
Dave Myers
I honestly do feel like the luckiest man alive. I have a beautiful daughter, an amazing wife and not everyone has that. My close mates always laugh at me because I say I’m blessed, but I don’t know what I did to deserve it.
Chuka Umunna
Once I got beat by Mayweather I felt so ashamed. I cancelled all my functions, all my appearances, I didn’t want to walk down the street. I was too embarrassed to even go and have a pint with my mates.
Ricky Hatton
My mates Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe have put together thirty one episodes of a really really nice podcast at Rice as part of the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The ‘Cultures of Energy Podcast’ is so good!
Timothy Morton
I’m a pretty normal person outside of the film world. It doesn’t really affect me when I’m at school or with my mates.
Asa Butterfield
Me and my mates go free running all the time. It’s not my mum’s favourite sport. I’ve probably jumped four metres on to grass and two metres between buildings. It’s nothing like you see on the Internet, with guys jumping off skyscrapers, but it’s fun.
Tom Holland
My mates will tell me they saw me in the newspaper linked to this club and that club, but to be honest it goes in one ear and out the other.
Phil Jones
I’m always good mates with everyone and stay on the good side of people. I never let any bad blood between anyone.
Cody Simpson
When you start getting jobs, and see your mates from drama school, you don’t really want to talk about it, because you have this innate sense of guilt that it’s not fair that others aren’t doing exactly what you’re doing. I do have that.
Benedict Cumberbatch
I was always a bit different. I had a very happy childhood, but I could never hang on to mates.
Gary Numan
I used to enjoy the weekends more with my mates rather than putting in the hard graft to be a top player. If I could turn back time, Id probably appreciate my talent more but everything happens for a reason. Everyone learns from their mistakes and I have.
Gerwyn Price
I go out with my mates and after a drink they’ll ask, ‘How are you a comedian? You’re not the funniest among us,’ And they’re right – I’m not even the funniest in our house.
John Bishop
I still think I’m playing back home in the street in my town with my mates. That’s why I love the game, and mostly, I don’t pay too much attention to social media or look at stuff that’s out there.
Alexis Sanchez
All my mates are massive Leeds fans because I live in Wakefield, but my best friend in the entire world is the Middlesbrough chairman.
Chris Kamara
Maybe if I’d not been able to kick a ball it would have been different, but I doubt it because all my mates are decent blokes now, just normal fellas with families.
Robbie Fowler
I’m a keen musician. Me and my mates have a great times jamming and recording stuff. We have a great band behind us and have turned my nursery-rhyme songs into quite credible pieces of music.
Tom Felton
I always say that I was born in the wrong era. I should’ve been born in the ’70s or ’80s when love meant so much more than it does today. In this busy world, we forget to find each other, fall in love, and go all the way for our soul mates.
Mawra Hocane
When I go out with my mates I’m never the centre of attention. Most of them, and they’re probably right, keep telling me they’re funnier than I am and I’m nicking their life.
John Bishop
I still find trusting people quite hard. I’ve got a couple of mates that I do let in, but that’s it. It’s something I’ve got to sort out – I cut people off.
Robbie Williams
A lot of my mates are actors and it’s lovely to be able to work with friends.
Luke Treadaway
I get frustrated with companies that present themselves as your mates. They use emojis in the messages they send you, and they’re very casual with their back-and-forth. That doesn’t work if they’ve rinsed you of all your money.
Joe Lycett
When I was 16, I played Tallulah in ‘Bugsy Malone’ at the Queen’s Theatre. Me and five others shared a flat together in Blackheath. It was brilliant being 16 and living in London with my mates.
Sheridan Smith
Having captained India for long, it is habitual to discuss with my mates and assess the bowling changes, the bowling changes, the field setting that the opposing captain would do.
Mithali Raj
At the age of 13, I felt it was up to me to decide whether I wanted to go to church or be with my mates, and I chose to go to church.
Gareth Gates
At some of my earliest shows, we used to roll up 20 deep – if my mates can’t come in, I can’t come in. My record label couldn’t understand it: plus-19 on the guestlist?! But that was how it was. Over the years – as it is with everyone, but amplified from being in the public – it’s got smaller and smaller.
Ive always done accents and stupid voices. But I went to school in Hampstead, where most of my mates were Jewish, and Jewish North London humour is so clever that I never thought I was funny.
Hugh Dennis
I started playing football with my mates and my brothers, in the playground or the park or the front garden. It was just about enjoying it, having a good time playing. I wanted to play all the time.
Trent Alexander-Arnold
I was training most nights and was missing out. I was coming back from school and wanting to go out with my mates, but I had to go training.
Daniel James
We were saving, saving, saving then going to France and blowing the money eating. She was a nurse and had never experienced fine dining but she loved it, too. Our mates thought it absurd.
Heston Blumenthal
The me on ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’ is the side I’d show to my mates.
Rachel Riley
It’s like there’s some unwritten rule that if you’re mates, you can say what you want to each other, and you don’t really get that annoyed about it.
Karl Pilkington
I was great mates with Muttiah Muralitharan, dating back to the days when we both played together at Lancashire.
Andrew Flintoff
I often run into wrestlers at comic conventions or wrestling events, and it could be Tito Santana or Demolition, and I’m just flooded with memories. It’s always nice to see one of your old mates, especially the ones who I knew from further back.
Bret Hart
My team mates are fundamental for my characteristics, if they send in crosses I can play inside the area.
Filippo Inzaghi
Different strikers are happy when they score but you have to think about the team – the assist and movements which can give space for your team mates. You can never quit. It’s teamwork.
Raul Jimenez
At 15, I was playing with the C team at Reims and I wanted to leave. It’s a difficult age for a kid – I wanted to go out with my mates, party… girls… that happens to everyone. Luckily, my mum told me: ‘You don’t know what you want, it’s football – it’s your dream and it could be a great job.’ She was right.
Robert Pires
All my mates are West Ham supporters; I went there at 15.
Harry Redknapp
I knew I was famous the day I played football with mates in L.A. I scored a goal and Rod Stewart jumped on top of me. I thought: ‘I had a poster of you on my wall when I was 12.’
Mick Hucknall
It’s nice to see young lads doing well but when it’s your mates you have grown up and played with it makes it even better.
Harry Wilson
I’d be getting texts from my mates saying they’d just got into a club in Liverpool with a fake ID, and what was I doing? I’d have just finished a 20-hour day and be sitting in a hotel room, starving.
Amy Jackson
I remember when I worked at the solicitor’s – you’d go in, talk to your mates for a bit and then get down to work. With us the talking to your mates part never stops.
Bob Mortimer
Music became my focus. At 13, I was jamming with my mates. At 15, I was playing clubs.
Bryan Adams
When I power-walk with a couple of mates, it’s like a men’s club. We talk about what it’s like to be, well, men. It works as exercise and therapy.
Les Dennis
I never talk about me mates behind their backs, you know. I might have a laugh, but whatever I say about them I’ll certainly say it to their faces.
Shaun Ryder
Sometimes supporting is difficult because a lot of people go to a gig to see the main act and to have a beer and a chat with their mates, so a lot of the time, even if you were John Lennon, would not listen to you.
I struggled to get into any sort of team as a kid, but I struggled along and, though it’s amazing how long it has actually taken me, I am finally in the Premiership and to play against my old mates from West Ham, the team I supported as a boy, was unbelievable.
Jimmy Bullard
I talk to my mates about our kids, being too tired and being worn out.
Holly Willoughby
I’m still Sean that me mates went to school with, not Sean the film star. And that’s the way I prefer to be.
Sean Bean
There will be a Jussie Smollett album. I signed to Columbia. So, darling, I’m label mates with Beyonce and Adele and Barbra Streisand.
Jussie Smollett
If you’re at an award ceremony, you’re against your mates.
Imelda Staunton
A guy playing pool in a pub once said to me that they should put me on the telly. It went in one ear and out the other. But then I started thinking about it. I wondered how it all worked, did you have to be best mates with someone at the BBC who you went to uni with in Oxford?
I’m age-appropriate. I dress age-appropriately, I choose mates age-appropriately. I’m a big believer in people should act their age.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.
Charles Lamb
I really like lads and grew up with two brothers and all of their mates. I’m also close to several actors that I’ve played opposite.
Katherine Kelly
I was no different to any other kid of my generation. I played with my mates in the park every day, every spare minute I could.
Steve Clarke
I’d beg to differ from the common perception that real-life soul mates don’t make a good pair on camera.
Hiten Tejwani
When I talk to my mates, they all have their opinion and though I’m a professional who’s played the game and lived it they still don’t agree with me. Every fan thinks they knows best, every fan is passionate about their club and their team and their points are valid because they watch them all the time.
Jermaine Jenas
I’ve no grand designs to conquer the music industry, but I’d love to be able to tell my mates that I’m playing in a pub in Camden one night.
Luke Treadaway
The very rough story is this: Melbourne boy, out of both my parents’ houses at a young age, lived with my grandmother, drama teacher twisted me into doing this TV thing that I thought my mates were doing, too.
Ben Mendelsohn
My girl mates are my minders. They stop people kissing me in clubs.
Sara Cox
It’s so vacuous, this job. You’re constantly looking at pictures of yourself, talking about yourself. Then I come back home, and all my mates want to talk about is me because I’ve been hanging out with Elton John and stuff.
Sam Fender
When I was a teenager, you were either a punk, a skinhead or a mod, or you weren’t on the scene. Me and my mates were skinheads.
Dorian Yates
What works for me is a little bit of training and sensible eating. You know, the Cameron Diaz’s of the world put a lot of effort into it! But you can’t have it all – I like going out for dinner with my husband; I like meeting my mates at Starbucks!
Louise Nurding
It is well known that my husband and Lady Thatcher enjoyed a very special relationship as leaders of their respective countries during one of the most difficult and pivotal periods in modern history. Ronnie and Margaret were political soul mates, committed to freedom and resolved to end Communism.
Nancy Reagan
I don’t have a bunch of mates. I don’t have a man cave. My wife and I, we are each other’s best friend.
Corbin Bernsen
After school I went to work at a builders’ merchant in Stoke. After we finished on a Friday, it was down to the Duke of York for a drink with my mates and a game of darts. Unfortunately for them I had a natural talent and nobody could beat me.
Adrian Lewis
We were pretty good mates until the Beatles started to split up and Yoko came into it. It was more like old army buddies splitting up on account of wedding bells.
Paul McCartney
Finchy is foul. And there is no way I would be mates with him.
Ralph Ineson
Being paid to travel the world with your best mates, you really can’t complain.
Keren Woodward
I would love to do skiing and go with my mates and have a chalet, have a drink, have a good time, and just switch off. Or maybe a marathon or something crazy like that.
Karen Carney
On ‘Sons of Anarchy’, Wendy and Nero are the only characters who really don’t have an agenda that has to do with anything but their love for their children, their love for their mates, their love for their friends.
Drea De Matteo
You know, you hear people talk about soul mates? That one person that you see, and that’s it for you? Well, TOMS is the business equivalent of a soul mate for me.
Blake Mycoskie
Since I was a teenager, I wanted to be in a band with my mates: my pure image of a band.
Josh Klinghoffer
I came from playing in a team with my mates to having the chance to play for Real Madrid.
Lucas Vazquez
I like playing sport. I’m a bit of a design enthusiast, and like spending time with my girlfriend and mates.
Nick D’Aloisio
I speak to my mum and dad about the club, and my uncle and all my mates are big Leeds fans as well. They’re on the up, if you like. It’s a better situation than it was when they were in League One not so long ago.
James Milner
Football-wise, I help with my 12-year-old and his team, and I play football on a Friday with my mates and that’s about it. I always look out for results at Rovers and Southampton mainly, and I go and watch Liverpool when I can.
Rickie Lambert
I treat people throughout the year, my mates with children, every time I see them I give them 40 quid, or I go to Amazon and get them a gift- no one goes without.
Gemma Collins
People think that footballers just have a kick around with their mates. If they win, fine; if they don’t, that’s then fine, too. No pasa nada. No. You have an obligation and responsibility.
Dani Alves
Anyone who’s kicked a ball with their mates and played for their local club knows the buzz of being part of a team, playing without fear or pressure.
Glenn Murray
The one I remember is going into London, as it was for us in Essex, on New Year’s Eve in 1981. There were four of us and we’d had a few lagers on the way. One of my mates threw up in the Tube and then stood up and fell over in it. We thought it was the funniest thing we’d ever seen.
Alan Davies
I like the idea of doing a part which, as a straight guy, is really different to me. I’d just see doing a gay kiss, and a gay role, as something different. Plus I have plenty of gay mates, so I could probably practice with them.
Kelvin Fletcher
Your mates are the people who have been around 10 years or more.
Keith Flint
When I’m sat in the pub with my mates, they’ve got their stories: Richard and Tracy have split up, they went to Arsenal and this fight broke out… My anecdotes are like, ‘I was in this bar, and Michelle Pfeiffer rang, and I had wax in my ear, so I couldn’t hear what she was saying…’
David Thewlis
Over the summer, you do have to take that time to relax and go on holiday with your mates and get away from football.
Ben Chilwell
Playing for India was a memorable journey, and I tried to make it more memorable for my team mates and the Indian cricket fans. I believe that I was reasonably successful in doing so.
Virender Sehwag
Ideally, people find mates with whom they can express both their masculine and feminine sides.
Scott Bakula
Obviously when you grow up in the area you love playing on the street, and to go from playing on the street with my mates to playing at Upton Park is a bit surreal, and 15 years on to still be in the heart of the West Ham midfield is quite good going!
Mark Noble
It still feels like I am just playing with my mates a lot of the time. A lot of us in the England team have grown up playing cricket together and formed very close friendships, which makes the dressing room a very enjoyable place to be.
Jos Buttler
Mates are supposed to look after each other, right?
Adrian Lewis
I always break it down I am three different people. I’m Troy Deeney the footballer, I’m daddy who the kids get to see and I’m Troy which a few of my mates get to see.
Troy Deeney
I don’t feel like a pop star. I like being able to live my life the same as my mates. I don’t get recognised much.
Gabrielle Aplin
Loose Women’ is fantastic. It’s great working with a group of strong, feisty females, who are also your mates. It’s like therapy.
Jane McDonald
Depeche Mode have never got over their teenage awkwardness with each other. We’re still like that. Mates but not mates. That awkwardness is there, only now we have families and kids.
Dave Gahan
On ‘This Is England,’ everyone is mates. The nice thing is that when you watch us, you’re watching a gang. They’re young, and they’re adventurous. There’s a real closeness there.
Joe Gilgun
If both John McCain and Obama were given a sip of truth serum, both would admit they made serious mistakes in choosing running mates in 2008.
Douglas Wilder
The idea of MPs texting and emailing through debates makes my gorge rise, as it does when a minicab driver makes phone calls at the wheel. I’m not paying you to keep in touch with your mates!
Victoria Coren Mitchell
After all, at end of the day, when you’re breathing your last, it’s not your producer, director, or cast mates by your bedside; it’s your children. Keep that in mind.
John Ratzenberger
Being a young Kiwi lad, a young Polynesian boy, I was pretty close to my family. But when I moved to Sydney, I went from training twice a week, playing touch footy with my mates, to working full-time as a labourer and training professionally.
Sonny Bill Williams
I haven’t changed a bit. I go out with my mates, but I probably have to watch what I do a little more.
Travis Fimmel
I have the same mates I always had, I go to the same pub. I’ve got the same wife and kids and the same house. Nothing’s changed.
John Bishop
You know, it’s very easy to have a few beers with people in the music industry and suddenly be friends for life – ‘Let’s work together!’ All of a sudden, you’re trying to form a super group with a few people you’ve met in a club. I’m not into that, myself. Those aren’t your mates.
Keith Flint
I would go to school and try to talk to my mates about music and playing instruments and stuff, and they would turn around and go, ‘What’re you talking about? Shut up.’ And I realised that I was the weird one.
Jack Garratt
I’m so-so on the blastbeat. A couple of my mates play that style. I’m not a huge fan, no – and the only reason for that is because it distracts me from other elements of the dynamics. It’s a little overpowering!
Bill Ward
I am used to just playing football with my mates at Newcastle.
Sean Longstaff
There’s something intrinsically Australian about a bunch of brothers and school friends getting together as a band at a very young age and all pulling together as a band at a very young age and all pulling together as mates to make something happen.
Michael Hutchence
People are used to seeing me with Sue but for Sue and me, the most important thing is always going to be our friendship. We were mates at university – very close mates – long before we did any telly. The work is like a nice little cherry on the cake.
Mel Giedroyc
I came back from the Olympic Games, and straightaway, I’m this role model. So that means I can’t mess around with my mates like I used to because, if I do, people are going to use it to knock me down.
Amir Khan
My life at home is super simple. My local bar with my mates, cooking for my mother, making tables, planting vegetables: It’s the classic idea of the artistic existence.
Glen Hansard
For a lot of lads, they grow up going to matches with fathers or mates. Those Saturday or Sundays where you head over to the stadium probably with a scarf on – knowing every word, every clap and every pause to the supporters’ chants.
Graeme Souness
I saw my mates go off to get apprenticeships on the shipyards and I went off to chase the dream of playing football and made sure I worked hard at it.
Steve Bruce
When I look back at the church I grew up in, I realise that nothing about its behaviour was very Christian. It was just a social club on Sundays where people would meet up with their mates.
James Corden
I work with my brother and best mates, but I wouldn’t give any old plonker a job. With success, I’ve been able to spend more time with family and be financially supportive in a way I never thought I could.
Joe Wicks
I promise hard work and I will do everything to help my team mates.
I just love riding my bike – no more so than at home in Cardiff and in South Wales on the roads where I started out, riding with my mates who I grew up with.
Geraint Thomas