If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.— Paul McCartney
The most unbelievable Paul McCartney quotes that are proven to give you inner joy
In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
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.
Late at night when the wind is still I'll come flying through your door, And you'll know what love is for. I am a bluebird, I'm a bluebird...
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
To this day, if I ever meet grownups who play ukulele, I love 'em.
If you love your life, everybody will love you too.
Take these broken wings and learn to fly.
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.
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 of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty.
If I were dead, I would be the last to know.
You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.
Love is all you need.
There’s nothing as glamorous to me as a record store.
I still believe that love is all you need. I don't know a better message than that.
I have such an admiration for John [Lennon], like most people.
But to be the guy who wrote with him, well that's enough. Right there you could retire and go, 'Jesus I had a fantastic life. Take me, Lord.'
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 LSD. There wouldn't be any more war or poverty or famine.
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".
Having a beard is natural. When you think about it, shaving it off is quite weird.
I meet so many people that just sort of say, "I want to thank you for your music. It really helped me" or "It changed my life."
I think [Transcendental Meditation] is what people need.
They don't need high minded talk, they need results.
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.'
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.
The interesting thing about the Beatles was: The music was one thing, but we kind of symbolized a certain kind of freedom at a time when people of our generation were just growing up and just becoming adults.
When you're wide awake say it for goodness sake, it's gonna be a great day.
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
I think the idea of getting out of a traffic jam and getting out of work each week and going and doing all this stuff would be really exhausting.
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.
It was bad on Linda. She had to deal with this guy who didn't want to get out of bed and, if he did, wanted to go back to bed pretty soon after. He wanted to drink earlier and earlier each day and didn't really see the point in shaving. I was generally pretty morbid.
Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, Tomorrow I'll miss you.
No one is out to break your heart, it only seems that way.
...We can work it out. Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend.
A lot of artists use memories. A lot of prose writers, a lot of poets, a lot of songwriters, refer back to something. Generally it's all you've got, unless you're brilliant and can write totally in the now.
It's not unusual for writers to look backward.
Because that's your pool of resources. If you were to write something now, I bet there's a pretty good chance you'd call on your teenage years, your experiences then, stuff you learned then.
I used to go round to Aunt Mimi's house and John would be at the typewriter, which was fairly unusual in Liverpool. None of my mates even knew what a typewriter was. Well they knew what it was but they didn't hae one. Nobody had one.
I don't know anything about the Appalachian mountains or cowboys and Indians or anything. I just made it up.
I realize now that taking drugs was like taking an aspirin without having a headache.
When you get the money, you still need to keep going;
you don't stop. There has to be something else. I think it's the freedom to do what you want and to live your dreams.
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.
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.
By the time we made "Abbey Road", John and I were openly critical of each other's music, and I felt John wasn't much interested in performing anything he hadn't written himself.
I lost my voice. I'd never had to cancel a show before and I had to walk around with a pad and a pen, writing things down.
If You can play Your stuff in a pub, then You´re a good band.
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.
Life is an energy field, a bunch of molecules.
And these particular molecules formed to make these four guys, who then formed into this band called the Beatles and did all that work. I have to think that was something metaphysical. Something alchemic. Something that must be thought of as magic.
Going to do it to you sweet banana, like it's never been done, and we'll get high, high, high, in the mid-day sun.
I don't take me seriously. If we get some giggles, I don't mind.
Trumpets are a bit more adventurous; they're drunk! Trumpeters are generally drunk. It wets their whistle.