Everything government touches turns to crap.— Ringo Starr
The most fulfilling Ringo Starr quotes that will activate your desire to change
Fondest memory of being a Beatle: Having three brothers.
My soul is that of a drummer.... I didn't do it to become rich and famous. I did it because it was the love of my life.
Take a dose of rock and roll, and wash it down with cool clear soul.
Ringo: 'I had no schooling before I joined The Beatles and no schooling after The Beatles. Life is a great education.
I'm left handed and I'm playing a right handed kit.
.. That's why everyone thought, 'Wow, he's a genius,' but all I was doing was trying to play backwards... It's one of those mad accidents, you can't learn it.
That's all drugs and alcohol do, they cut off your emotions in the end.
At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky, because I've made mountains out of molehills. With meditation, I can keep them as molehills.
I used to wear different rings when I first got called Ringo in about 19, about, umm, '59 I got called Ringo.
Gene Autry was the most. It may sound like a joke - Go and have a look in my bedroom, It's covered with Gene Autry posters. He was my first musical influence.
I was the new boy. It was like joining a new class at school where everybody knows everybody else but me.
I know when I feel good when I play. There's a closeness with musicians you only get from playing live, even in the studio it's still playing live. For me, it's what expands my soul.
I was in George Martin's studio in Amsterdam and he was telling me, 'They come in here and it takes them three days to do a bass line.' Well I'm not from that era.
The trouble with leaving your feet on the ground is you never get to take your pants off.
Do you remember when everyone began analyzing Beatles songs.
.I don't think I ever understood what some of them were supposed to be about
Drumming is my middle name.
I'm not sleeping with all the women I appear with.
First and foremost I am a drummer. After that, I'm other things... But I didn't play drums to make money.
When I was thirteen I only wanted to be a drummer.
That's when we decided to stop in '66.
Everyone thought we toured for years, you know, but we didn't. I joined in '62, and we'd finished touring in '66 to go into the studio where we could hear each other... and create any fantasy that came out of anybody's brain.
I mean, women are very important to me. I don't know, they just drive me crazy.
America: It's like Britain, only with buttons.
I don't collect any memorabilia. I wish I'd have kept everything I had. But who knew you had to keep it. Just gave it away. And we lost so much and we didn't look after a lot of it.
I've never really done anything to create what has happened.
It creates itself. I'm here because it happened. But I didn't do anything to make it happen apart from saying 'Yes'
Peace and love, peace and love!
I mean, I was born the day war broke out, but I don't remember all the bombs though they did actually break up Liverpool, you know. I remember when I was a little older, there was big gaps in all the streets where houses used to be. We used to play over them.
I couldn't put my finger on one reason why we broke up.
It was time, and we were spreading out. They were spreading out more than I was. I would've stayed with the band.
I hate click tracks. A lot of people I know like to use click tracks. Like my son is perfect on the click tracks. It makes me to edgy.
You're like the devil with horns in your head, the only way I'll get you is to get you in bed.
I'm not going to say anything because nobody believes me when I do.
And so we went away to play, and we'd come back to Liverpool.
And while we were doing this - 'cuz we did it for two years. And then we'd go to Germany, and that's where I met the Beatles.
There's a woman in the United States who predicted the plane we were traveling on would crash. Now, a lot of people would like to think we were scared into saying a prayer. What we did actually--we drank.
I think we should have understanding and love and peace.
I mean, peace and love has been my situation. You hear that in the song. I'm trying to promote that now: peace and love and understanding.
They paint you red before they sacrifice you. It's a different religion from ours - I think.
The point is it is amazing that the generations have joined in the Beatle madness and love the music. Who knew?
Every time, my syncopation is different, because I can never play the same fill twice. I just can't, never have been able to. Even as a Beatle, they'd say, 'Oh, double-track that.' I don't know how you do that, because when I'm in a fill I'm sort of this blackout, just this pure me coming out and I can't pure me the same, twice. So, that's that.
When you're in a band - before it got to grunge - you dressed the bit.
So yeah, I've always had an attitude with the clothes.
I love Beethoven, especially the poems.
I love the modern technology now.
Ringo: 'I do get emotional when I think back about those times.
My make-up is emotional. I'm an emotional human being. I'm very sensitive and it took me till I was forty-eight to realize that was the problem! We were honest with each other and we were honest about the music. The music was positive. It was positive in love. They did write - we all wrote - about other things, but the basic Beatles message was Love.
I think I'm more prolific in the songwriting.
They said do what you want, because if we don't like it no one will hear it.
I am truly grateful. I'm a grateful human being.
I hate click tracks. I'm to busy in the click track to feel my own heart rhythm, my own soul beat.
I get on with kids and I feel that's because I am one.
I like playing with a live band and I've got my act and we're fine.
The main thing is not to be afraid of that, to get to a place where you'll go gracefully, not screaming and kicking up a fuss.
No, no, no, I don't snort no more, I'm tired of waking up on the floor.
No thank you please, it only makes me sneeze, then it makes it hard to find the door.
I hope the fans will take up meditation instead of drugs.
Ten years from now, it'll all be the blues because that's the only speed I'll be able to play