Paul McCartney Quotes


Best 37 Quotes by Paul McCartney – Page 1 of 2

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

“A lot of artists use memories. A lot of prose writers, a lot of poets, a lot of songwriters, refer back to something. Generally it's all you've got, unless you're brilliant and can write totally in the now.”

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

“Criticism didn’t really stop us and it shouldn’t ever stop anyone, because critics are only the people who can’t get a record deal themselves.”

“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.”

“Having a beard is natural. When you think about it, shaving it off is quite weird.”

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

“I don't have any desire to learn. I feel it's like a voodoo, that it would spoil things if I actually learnt how things are done.”

“I don't work at being ordinary.”

“I realize now that taking drugs was like taking an aspirin without having a headache.”

“I realized marvelling at nature was a deep pleasure of mine.”

“I still believe that love is all you need. I don't know a better message than that.”

“I think Transcendental Meditation is what people need. They don't need high minded talk, they need results.”

“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.”

“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.”

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“There’s a biological basis for music, and that biological basis is the similarity between music and speech. That’s the reason we like music. Music is far more complex than the ratios of Pythagoras. The reason doesn’t have to do with mathematics, it has to do with biology.”

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

“If you can play your stuff in a pub, then you’re a good band.”

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

“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.”

“None of us wanted to be the bass player. In our minds he was the fat guy who always played at the back.”

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

“One may not eat what has a face.”

“Sadness isn't sadness. It's happiness in a black jacket. Tears are not tears. They're balls of laughter dipped in salt. Death is not death. It's life that's jumped off a tall cliff.”

“Somebody said to me, 'But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.' That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, 'Now, let's write a swimming pool.'”

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

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

“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.”

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

“Transcendental Meditation gives me an island of calm
in the midst of so much turbulence.”

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“Yeah, I had gay friends. The first thing I realized was that everybody's different, and it becomes obvious that all of the gay stereotypes are ridiculous.”

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