Paul McCartney famous for his Beatles career also was in Paul McCartney and Wings and has a lot of smart stuff to say. Paul McCartney Best Quotes
“In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”
Venus and Mars – Rock Show – Jet – Paul McCartney And Wings 1976 Remastered
“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 can’t deal with the press; I hate all those Beatles questions.”
“I wasn’t really dead.”
“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.
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.
Paul McCartney from The Beatles Anthology
“We’re constantly being asked all sorts of very profound questions. But we’re not very profound people. People say, ‘What do you think of the H-bomb, of religion, of fan worship?’ But we didn’t really start thinking about these things until people asked us. And even then we didn’t get much time to consider them. What do I think of the H-bomb? Well, here’s an answer with the full weight of five O levels and one A level behind it: I don’t agree with it.”
Paul McCartney & Wings – Maybe I’m Amazed [Live] [High Quality]
“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.
“It was Elvis who really got me hooked on beat music. When I heard “Heartbreak Hotel” I thought, this is it.”
While the others had got married and moved out to suburbia, I had stayed in London and got into the arts scene through friends like Robert Fraser and Barry Miles and papers like The International Times. We opened the Indica gallery with John Dunbar, Peter Asher and people like that. I heard about people like John Cage, and that he’d just performed a piece of music called 4’33” (which is completely silent) during which if someone in the audience coughed he would say, ‘See?’ Or someone would boo and he’d say, ‘See? It’s not silence—it’s music.’ I was intrigued by all of that. So these things started to be part of my life. I was listening to Stockhausen; one piece was all little plink-plonks and interesting ideas. Perhaps our audience wouldn’t mind a bit of change, we thought, and anyway, tough if they do! We only ever followed our own noses—most of the time, anyway. ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ was one example of developing an idea.
The Beatles Anthology (2000), p. 212
With life and all I’ve been through, I do have a belief in goodness, a good spirit. I think what people have done with religion is personified good and evil, so good’s become God with ‘o’ out, and evil’s become Devil with a ‘d’ added. That’s my theory of religion.
The Beatles Anthology (2000)
“What a fuc*ing great band we were.”
“I tend not to say much on the phone now. If I leave a message, it’s benign. You edit yourself according to the new circumstances of the new world. I think it would be quite good to get some sort of laws.
Discussing phone hacking.”
“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.”
Paul McCartney & Wings – Band On The Run (Rockshow) [HD]
“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.”
“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!”
Best Paul McCartney quotes
“I’d like to be able to go on holiday and not to have to hold my belly in for two whole weeks.
Of his fear that paparazzi would take unflattering photos.”
“Being in the audience actually looks like quite a lot of fun.”