I'm only myself when I have a guitar in my hands.— George Harrison
The most useful George Harrison quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
It's being here now that's important.
There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one.
As long as you hate, there will be people to hate.
With every mistake, we must surely be learning.
When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.
Love one another (His last words)
I still practice Transcendental Meditation and I think it's great.
Marharishi only ever did good for us, and although I have not been with him physically, I never left him.
The world is ready for a mystic revolution, a discovery of the God in each of us.
I've heard that while the show was on there were no reported crimes, or very few. When The Beatles were on Ed Sullivan, even the criminals had a rest for ten minutes.
It's easier to hurt someone and make them cry, than it is to dry their eyes.
Sunrise doesn't last all morning, a cloudburst doesn't last all day, seems my love is up and has left you with no warning. It's not always going to be this grey. All things must pass, all things must pass away.
In the end, this world will go under because of the stupidity of people.
Try to realize it's all within yourself no one else can make you change, and to see you're only very small and life flows on within you and without you.
It's all in the mind.
I think people who truly can live a life in music are telling the world, ‘You can have my love, you can have my smiles. Forget the bad parts, you don’t need them. Just take the music, the goodness, because it’s the very best, and it’s the part I give most willingly
Rap music is just computerised crap. I listen to Top of the Pops and after three songs I feel like killing someone.
Give me love Give me love Give me peace on earth Give me light Give me life Keep me free from birth Give me hope Help me cope, with this heavy load Trying to, touch and reach you with, heart and soul
Without looking out of my window I could know the ways of heaven
The Beatles saved the world from boredom.
Give me love, give me peace on earth, give me light, give me life
My life belongs the Lord Krishna now.
I'm just the servant of Krishna. I've never been so humble in all my life, and I feel great!
If people would just wake up to what's real, there would be no misery in the world. I guess chanting's a pretty good place to start.
Life flows on within you and without you.
People are all ignorant, they fear new things, they fear knowledge somehow, I don't know why. Everything that I ever learned was always so great. I never thought so at the time, it was just that little bit more in your mind an expansion of consciousness or awareness.
I can see the Beatles sticking together forever, really. We've been together a long time.
The Beatles exist apart from my Self.
I am not really Beatle George. Beatle George is like a suit or shirt that I once wore on occasion and until the end of my life people may see that shirt and mistake it for me.
No matter how good you are, you still need grace to get out of the material world. You can be a yogi or a monk or a nun, but without God's grace you still can't make it.
Scan not a friend with a microscopic glass, you know his faults, now let the foibles pass.
God's all happiness, all bliss, and by chanting His names we connect with Him.
So it's really a process of actually having a realization of God, which all becomes clear with the expanded state of consciousness that develops when you chant.
No matter how much money you've got, it doesn't necessarily make you happy.
You have to find your happiness with the problems you have, not worry too much about them, and chant Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare.
Without going out of my door I can know all things on Earth.
I never surf (the Net). I don't know the password.
No truth could ever fear me.
Anyway, there is one thing I have learned and that is not to dress uncomfortably, in styles which hurt: winklepicker shoes that cripple your feet and tight pants that squash your balls. Indian clothes are better.
The "intellectuals" will always have problems, because they always need to "know." They're often the most spiritually bankrupt people, because they never let go; they don't understand the meaning of "to transcend" the intellect.
With our love, we could save the world.
The smile on your face is sometimes out of place, don't mind no frowns, cheer down.
It doesn't really matter what chords I play, what words I say or time of day it is, as it's only a Northern Song.
We were talking about the space between us all and the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion. Never glimpse the truth - then it's far too late when they pass away.
We laughed a lot. That's one thing we forgot about for a few years - laughing. When we went through all the lawsuits, it looked as if everything was bleak, but when I think back to before that, I remember we used to laugh all the time.
When you're open to something it's like being a beacon, and you attract it.
From the first time I heard the chanting Hare Krishna, it was like a door opened somewhere in my subconscious, maybe from some previous life.
I'd rather stay home and watch the tube than go out and make myself into a spectacle. I'm not uncomfortable with a social life, but it doesn't appeal to me. It doesn't seem to accomplish anything - it just leaves one wanting for more.
They used us as an excuse to go mad and then blamed it on us.
Gandhi says create and preserve the image of your choice. The image of my choice is not Beatle George - those who want that can go and see Wings. Why live in the past? Be here now.
Christ was the one washing the leper's feet so he was very, very humble, but it's not the way People are putting it down now. They feel as though God is that up there and they are that down there and they don't realise that they are God and that Christ was exactly the same as us but he realises that he was God.
One of the main differences between silent meditation and chanting is that silent meditation is rather dependent on concentration, but when you chant, it's more of a direct connection with God.
Death is just where your suit falls off and now you're in your other suit.
You can't see it on this level, but it's all right. Don't worry.
Badfinger was pretty good. It was a very sad story, though, because the guy, he ended up killing himself, Pete Ham, who was a lovely fellow, he was a good guitar player and a great singer, he wrote, the most famous tune I would imagine is "Without You", you know the Harry Nilsson record.
The response that comes from chanting is in the form of bliss, or spiritual happiness, which is a much higher taste than any happiness found here in the material world. That's why I say that the more you do it, the more you don't want to stop, because it feels so nice and peaceful.
We worked the medley on side two of "Abbey Road" out carefully in advance.
All of those mini songs were partly completed tunes; some were written while we were in India a year before. So there was just a bit of chorus here and a verse there. We welded them all together into a routine.
Part of Krishna consciousness is trying to tune in all the senses of all the people: to experience God through all the senses, not just by experiencing Him on Sunday, through your knees by kneeling on some hard wooden kneeler in the church.