Quotes by: 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.
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.
I never really got on that well with Yoko anyway. Strangely enough, I only started to get to know her after John's death.
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.
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.
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.
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.
None of us wanted to be the bass player. In our minds he was the fat guy who always played at the back.
I'm often reading a magazine and hearing about someone's new record, and I think, 'Oh, boy, that's gonna be better than me.' It's a very common thing.
My dad, bless him, was a musician. And his dad had thought that his music was rubbish.
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.
It's time to end the cruel slaughter of whales and leave these magnificent creatures alone.
I like the idea that people hear my stuff, and if it's commercially successful, that's a good sign that it's being heard.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.