Paul McCartney

Born: June 18, 1942

Occupation: Musician

Quotes of Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

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.

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

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 McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

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.

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Paul McCartney

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.'

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Paul McCartney

I've got to admit it's getting better. It's a little better all the time.

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Paul McCartney

I don't work at being ordinary.

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Paul McCartney

Think globally, act locally.

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Paul McCartney

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...

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Paul McCartney

I don't ever try to make a serious social comment.

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

Buy, buy, says the sign in the shop window; Why, why, says the junk in the yard.

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

John's time and effort were, in the main, spent on pretty honorable stuff. As for the other side, well, nobody's perfect, nobody's Jesus. And look what they did to him.

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Paul McCartney

But with writers, there's nothing wrong with melancholy. It's an important color in writing.

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Paul McCartney

I got my first guitar when I was 15, and I just used to fool about with it, more or less, as time went by, though, I got more interested.

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

At the end of the Beatles, I really was done in for the first time in my life. Until then, I really was a kind of cocky sod.

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Paul McCartney

I saw that Meryl Streep said, I just want to do my job well. And really, that's all I'm ever trying to do.

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Paul McCartney

It was Elvis who really got me hooked on beat music. When I heard 'Heartbreak Hotel' I thought, this is it.

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Paul McCartney

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.

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Paul McCartney

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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Paul McCartney

I never look forward, because I have no idea about how any of it happened to getting here. I've no idea how the next five years are going to be.

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Paul McCartney

If children are studying the 20th century, I'm in their text books.

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

My dad, bless him, was a musician. And his dad had thought that his music was rubbish.

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Paul McCartney

I can take pot or leave it. I got busted in Japan for it. I was nine days without it and there wasn't a hint of withdrawal, nothing.

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Paul McCartney

I feel that if I said anything about John, I would have to sit here for five days and say it all. Or I don't want to say anything.

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Paul McCartney

I look a lot busier than I am, as I'm actually a rather sporadic, random person and I'll play a few gigs and then disappear for a while.

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Paul McCartney

Microphones are just like people, if you shout at them, they get scared.

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Paul McCartney

My old school in Liverpool is now a performing-arts school, and I kind of teach there - I use the word lightly - but I go there and talk to students.

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

And I loved Fats Waller. I love his instrumental abilities, his vocal abilities and his sense of humor.

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Paul McCartney

But you know, as a kid I would have thought of a vegetarian as a wimp.

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Paul McCartney

George Martin, he's very good at a very sort of lush, sweet arrangement.

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Paul McCartney

I can't deal with the press; I hate all those Beatles questions.

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Paul McCartney

I hate the idea of success robbing you of your private life.

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

I think I always had a musicality, and I think I could tell a good song from a bad song. And I would appreciate hearing something that was new to me.

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Paul McCartney

I think the pop industry is still a young man's game.

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Paul McCartney

I was still 15 when I met John Lennon at a village fete in Woolton, in Liverpool.

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Paul McCartney

It's also not unusual for writers to look backward. Because that's your pool of resources.

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Paul McCartney

It's time to end the cruel slaughter of whales and leave these magnificent creatures alone.

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Paul McCartney

Looking back, I think I was always musical. My dad was very musical, and I think my mom was musical.

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Paul McCartney

My dad was a particularly polite kind of guy, very courteous.

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Paul McCartney

My so-called career is a haphazard thing.

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Paul McCartney

Putting two songs together, I've always loved that trick when it works.

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Paul McCartney

So, if I'm cooking, I'll be steaming vegetables, making some nice salad, that kind of stuff.

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Paul McCartney

Someone like John would want to end the Beatle period and start the Yoko period. He wouldn't like either to interfere with the other.

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Paul McCartney

You see, my mother was a district nurse until she died when I was 14, and we used to move from time to time because of her work.

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Paul McCartney

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.

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Paul McCartney

We were a savage little lot, Liverpool kids, not pacifist or vegetarian or anything. But I feel I've gone beyond that, and that it was immature to be so prejudiced and believe in all the stereotypes.

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Paul McCartney

She is the rock 'n' roll queen. Weirdly enough, that is one of the things her reign will be remembered for. Queen Elizabeth I, we remember Raleigh; Queen Elizabeth II it's gonna be the Beatles.

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Paul McCartney

The Stones also still have a huge following. Mick Jagger leaps around like a crazy dude. And Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts are playing great too.

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Paul McCartney

To keep the record straight, it wasn't always John and Yoko. We've all accused one another of various business things; we tend to be pretty paranoid by now, as you can imagine. There's a lot of money involved.

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Paul McCartney

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.

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Paul McCartney

Where I come from, you don't really talk about how much you're earning. Those things are private. My dad never told my mum how much he was earning. I'm certainly not going to tell the world. I'm doing...

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Paul McCartney

When I see bacon, I see a pig, I see a little friend, and that's why I can't eat it. Simple as that.

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Paul McCartney

I don't take me seriously. If we get some giggles, I don't mind.

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Paul McCartney

Take these broken wings and learn to fly.

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.

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Paul McCartney

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.

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Paul McCartney

Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm sixty-four?

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Paul McCartney

Some people don't believe in climate warning - like those who don't believe there was a Holocaust.

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Paul McCartney

Long live all us crazy soldiers Who were born under calico skies May we never be called to handle All the weapons of war we despise

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Paul McCartney

I feel like the sixties is about to happen. It feels like a period in the future to me, rather than a period in the past.

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Paul McCartney

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...

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Paul McCartney

My message is a peaceful one and I hope that the idea will spread.

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Paul McCartney

I did cocaine for about a year around the time of Sgt Pepper. Coke and maybe some grass to balance it out. I was never completely crazy with cocaine. I'd been introduced to it and at first it seemed OK,...

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Paul McCartney

I tried heroin just the once. Even then, I didn't realize I'd taken it. I was just handed something, smoked it, then found out what it was. It didn't do anything for me, which was lucky because I wouldn't...

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Paul McCartney

Trumpets are a bit more adventurous; they're drunk! Trumpeters are generally drunk. It wets their whistle.

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Paul McCartney

If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat.

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

It's like if you're an astronaut and you've been to the moon, what do you want to do with the rest of your life?

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Paul McCartney

The best thing I ever saw was a man who loved his wife.

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Paul McCartney

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...

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Paul McCartney

The long and winding road that leads to your door / Will never disappear, / I've seen that road before it always leads me here, / Leads me to your door.

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Paul McCartney

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...

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Paul McCartney

I'm not religious, but I'm very spiritual.

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Paul McCartney

You guys ready to do this?

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

The planet is under pressure and our choices have never been more important. The Food Revolution Summit is an informative and empowering platform which highlights ways to set a new pattern for the future...

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Paul McCartney

There’s nothing as glamorous to me as a record store.

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Paul McCartney

I believe that in the future meditation could be as commonplace in schools and society as eco-awareness is now. It interests me that an ancient cure may be the solution to a modern problem.

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Paul McCartney

There was one moment where they were riding their little ponies in Scotland, and Stella said to me: 'Dad! You're Paul McCartney, aren't you?' 'Yes darling, but I'm Daddy really'.

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Paul McCartney

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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Paul McCartney

Be cool and you'll be alright. That's rock & roll religion.

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

I think it's something to do with the structural quality of the songs. We weren't actually trying to make stuff that was cool, or of the moment, although a lot of it was. We were trying to make stuff that...

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Paul McCartney

You've got 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.

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Paul McCartney

Lady Madonna lying on the bed Listen to the music playing in your head.

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Paul McCartney

When you said you were a terrible singer, I thought you were being humble. But you weren't.

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Paul McCartney

People think once you get famous and rich you move out of the public sphere and you have nothing left to write about. I've heard that - Bruce Springsteen was this real street boy, now he's got this big...

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Paul McCartney

It's a lifelong gift, something you can call on at any time.

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Paul McCartney

For you know that it's a fool who plays it cool, by making his world a little colder.

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Paul McCartney

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.

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Paul McCartney

Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, Tomorrow I'll miss you.

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Paul McCartney

There will be an answer. Let it be.

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Paul McCartney

And when the night is cloudy There is still a light that shines on me Shine on until tomorrow, let it Be ...

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Paul McCartney

Jet, I can almost remember their funny faces

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Paul McCartney

We live in hope of deliverance from the darkness that surrounds us

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Paul McCartney

When you're wide awake say it for goodness sake, it's gonna be a great day.

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Paul McCartney

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...

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Paul McCartney

When I write, there are times -- not always -- when I hear John (Lennon) in my head, ... I'll think, OK, what would we have done here?, and I can hear him gripe or approve.

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

Paul's last words to Linda: "You're up on your beautiful Appaloosa stallion. It's a fine spring day. We're riding through the woods. The bluebells are all out, and the sky is clear-blue".

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Paul McCartney

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...

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Paul McCartney

When we were kids we always used to say, ‘Okay, whoever dies first, get a message through.’ When John died, I thought, ‘Well, maybe we’ll get a message,’ because I know he knew the deal. I haven’t...

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Paul McCartney

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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Paul McCartney

The last time I twerked I was with @katyperry. She was rather good at it!

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

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...

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

George Harrison and John Lennon were the ones most against touring ... I'd been trying to say ..Ah, tourings good and it keeps us sharp .. but finally I agreed with them

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Paul McCartney

When a war is over I think it's a cowardly thing to leave the war behind you in minefields that hit women and children and the most vulnerable. Imagine the war is finished and you go to work and there...

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Paul McCartney

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

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Paul McCartney

We don't eat anything that has to be killed for us. We've been through a lot and we've reached a stage where we really value life.

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Paul McCartney

Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs

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Paul McCartney

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.

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Paul McCartney

Hamburg totally wrecked us. I remember getting home to England and my dad thought I was half-dead. I looked like a skeleton, I hadn't noticed the change, I'd been having such a ball!

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Paul McCartney

I used to think that all my Wings stuff was second-rate stuff, but I began to meet younger kids, not kids from my Beatle generation, who would say, We really love this song.

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Paul McCartney

I think the French girls are fabulous.

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Paul McCartney

When two great saints meet, it's a humbling experience.

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Paul McCartney

If anyone was the Fifth Beatle, it was Brian [Epstein].

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Paul McCartney

Personal differences, musical differences, business differences, but most of all because I have a better time with my family.

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Paul McCartney

Tomorrow may rain, so I'll follow the sun

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Paul McCartney

I thought the only lonely place was on the moon.

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Paul McCartney

It's like there was me, then the Beatles phase, and now I'm me again.

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Paul McCartney

If You can play Your stuff in a pub, then You´re a good band.

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Paul McCartney

And what's the point of changing when I'm happy as I am?

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Paul McCartney

Ringo (Starr) isn't even the best drummer in The Beatles

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Paul McCartney

One may not eat what has a face.

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Paul McCartney

...We can work it out. Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend.

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Paul McCartney

There's nothing like the eureka moment of knocking off a song that didn't exist before - I won't compare it to sex, but it lasts longer.

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Paul McCartney

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.

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