Paul McCartney

Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) British rock musician, song-writer and composer, who became famous as a member of The Beatles.
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It was Elvis who really got me hooked on beat music. When I heard "Heartbreak Hotel" I thought, this is it

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.

Paul McCartney

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds actually wasn't meant to say LSD. It was a drawing that John's son brought home from school. Lucy was a kid in his school.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Paul McCartney

I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird.

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Love is all you need.

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

Paul McCartney

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

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 well.

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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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If slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be a vegetarian.

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.

Paul McCartney

The issues are the same. We wanted peace on earth, love, and understanding between everyone around the world. We have learned that change comes slowly.

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.'

Paul McCartney

I don't work at being ordinary.

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.

Paul McCartney

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

Paul McCartney

Think globally, act locally.

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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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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