Paul McCartney is an all around amazing guy, he is so rad, so neat!! And helllloooo he’s a Beatle! What a guy! Paul has been around a while, he’s had a pretty unbelievable life.

Obviously, he has some amazing quotes, these are my favourites!

 


“I don’t work at being ordinary.”


“You’ve get to believe in yourself. ..it really is true, because that’s one thing about the Beatles…Man, we believed in ourselves. We knew we were good.”


“To this day, if I ever meet grownups who play ukulele, I love ’em.”

“There are only four people who knew what the Beatles were about anyway.”

 

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“If you love your life, everybody will love you too.”


“Nothing pleases me more than to go into a room and come out with a piece of music.”

“Songs have some kind of structure that connects with people’s hearts.”

 

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“I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.”


” I think [Transcendental Meditation] is what people need. They don’t need high minded talk, they need results.”

“A hundred years from now, people will listen to the music of the Beatles the same way we listen to Mozart.” (true)

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“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.”


“You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.”


“I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity… to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when i see them cooperating like that.”

“I have not practiced how to be a singer without an instrument.”

 

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“George wrote Taxman, and I played guitar on it. He wrote it in anger at finding out what the taxman did. He had never known before then what could happen to your money.”

“I am alive and well and unconcerned about the rumors of my death. But if I were dead, I would be the last to know.”

“I never really got on that well with Yoko anyway. Strangely enough, I only started to get to know her after John’s death.”

“Why would I retire? Sit at home and watch TV? No thanks. I’d rather be out playing.”

 

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“What I have to say is all in the music. If I want to say anything, I write a song.”


“Theres nothing as glamorous to me as a record store.”

“I think people who create and write, it actually does flow-just flows from into their head, into their hand, and they write it down. It’s simple.”

“Out of all those millions and millions of planets floating around there in space, this is our planet, this is our little one, so we just got to be aware of it and take care of it.”

 

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“The interesting thing about the Beatles was: The music was one thing, but we kind on symbolized a certain freedom at a time when people of our generation were just growing up and becoming adults.”


“It was Elvis that really got me hooked on beat music. When I heard ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ I thought, this is it.”


“I can’t manage without homeopathy. In fact,  I never go anywhere without homeopathic remedies. I often make use of them.”

“I definitely did look up to John. We all looked up to John. He was older and he was very much the leader; he was the quickest wit and the smartest.”


 

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Paul and John

 

“Being in the audience actually looks like quite a lot of fun.”

“It (LSD) opened my eyes. We only use one-tenth of our brain. Just think of what we could accomplish if we could only tap that hidden part! It would mean a whole new world if the politicians would take LSD. There wouldn’t be any more war or poverty or famine.”

 

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“One of my biggest thrills for me is sitting down with a guitar or a piano and just out of nowhere trying to make a song happen.”


“We got into music to avoid a job, and to get lots of girls.”

“Love doesn’t come in a minute, sometimes it dosen’t come at all.”


 

Honestly, I think The Beatles would have been MORE successful if their hair had been like this the whole time.
Honestly, I think The Beatles would have been MORE successful if their hair had been like this the whole time.

 


“If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat. That’s the single most important thing you could do. It’s staggering when you think about it. Vegetarianism takes care of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty.”


“That’s the terrible thing about not growing up. You lose friends. It’s inevitable. It’s not like it’s a surprise. But it is terrible.”


“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

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 “I think the ‘Just say no’ mentality is so crazed. I saw a thing in a women’s magazine the other day. ‘He smokes cannabis, what am I to do? He laughs it off when I try to tell him, he says it’s not really harmful…’ Of course you’re half hoping the advice will be, ‘Well, you know it’s not that harmful; if you love him, if you talk to him about it, tell him maybe he should keep it in the garden shed or something,’ you know, a reasonable point of view. But of course it was, ‘No, no, all drugs are bad. Librium’s good, Valium’s good. But cannabis, ooooh!’ I hate that unreasoned attitude.”

“I support decriminalisation. People are smoking pot anyway and to make them into criminals is wrong. It’s when you’re in jail you really become a criminal.”

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“When we were starting off as kids, just the idea of maybe going to do this as a living instead of getting what we thought was going to be a boring job, was exciting.”

“The medical argument for animal testing doesn’t stand up. Even if it did, I don’t think we should kill other species. We think we’re so much better; I’m not sure we are. I tell people, We’ve beaten into submission every animal on the face of the Earth, so we are the clear winners of whatever battle is going on between the species. Couldn’t we be generous? I really do think it’s time to get nice. No need to keep beating up on them. I think we’ve got to show that we’re kind.”

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 “When I sit down to write a song, it’s a kind of improvisation, but I formalize it a bit to get it into the studio, and when I step up to a microphone, I have a vague idea of what I’m about to do.”

 “I am a vegetarian because I realized that even little chickens suffer pain and fear, experience a range of feelings and emotions, and are as intelligent as mammals, including dogs, cats, and even some primates.”

“I knew the words to 25 rock songs, so I got in the group. Long Tall Sally and Tutti-Frutti, that got me in. That was my audition.”

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“Animation is not just for children – it’s also for adults who take drugs.”

“When you first get money, you buy all these things so no one thinks you’re mean, and you spread it around. You get a chauffeur and you find yourself thrown around the back of this car and you think, I was happier when I had my own little car! I could drive myself!”

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“There must be a better way to make the things we want, a way that doesn’t spoil the sky, or the rain or the land.”

“I had this song called Helter Skelter, which is just a ridiculous song. So we did it like that, ‘cuz I like noise.”

“the beatles were always a great band. nothing more nothing less.”

 


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Thanks for the music Paul! I hope you live forever!