We reckoned we could make it because there were four of us. None at us would've made it alone, because Paul wasn't quite strong enough, I didn't have enough girl-appeal, George was too quiet, and Ringo was the drummer. But we thought that everyone would be able to dig at least one of us, and that's how it turned out.— John Lennon
Unforgettable Ringo quotations
Ringo: 'I had no schooling before I joined The Beatles and no schooling after The Beatles. Life is a great education.
I don't care what anybody says about Ringo. I cut my rock-n-roll teeth listening to him.
Well, for that matter, I was also a good friend of Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Francis Bacon, Albert Einstein, and John, Paul, George, and Ringo." He pauses, seeing the blank look on my face and groaning when he says, "Christ, Ever, the Beatles!" He shakes his head and laughs. "God, you make me feel old.
I used to wear different rings when I first got called Ringo in about 19, about, umm, '59 I got called Ringo.
Johnny Ringo to me was just the best antagonist that I've ever played, because I played him as a guy who has a death wish and had done everything that he wanted in life. As far as he was concerned, a gun fight was about as exciting as it was going to get.
Man, the Beatles were so high, they let Ringo sing a coupla tunes. Tell me they weren't partyin'.
Ringo isn't the best drummer in the world. He isn't even the best drummer in the Beatles
Ringo had this habit of lighting up two cigarettes, one for Maureen at the same time that he lit his own. I remember thinking it was a loving thing to do and wishing John did it for me. But that would have been too obviously demonstrative, maybe, for John.
John's relationship with each of the other Beatles was different.
He was at his most relaxed with Ringo, who often had him in stitches with his jokes.
Every night I fell asleep to a different Beatles album.
So I'm very familiar with the Beatles; Ringo was my favorite Beatle until I grew up and then changed. I made the switch over to George Harrison just in time to regain my cool.
You could live in Winnipeg a thousand years and not meet Ringo, Paul McCartney, or Bob Dylan.
John Lennon and Ringo Starr liked my songs.
I used to write songs and they heard me sing songs on stage in London.
You're always frustrated, you don't have the chance to do a song on the album, like the Beatles did with Ringo and George, or like Led Zeppelin, where everybody was given a chance to contribute. There never is a chance with the Stones.
Ringo is one of the world's true humans.
The only one out those four guys, who did not have an agenda. Ringo was just into the music.
Pope John Paul would be more popular if he called himself Pope John Paul George and Ringo.
Ringo is Ringo, that's all there is to it.
And he's every bloody bit as warm, unassuming, funny and kind as he seems. He was quite simply the heart of the Beatles
As I said to Ringo, I was in a successful Rock N Roll band.
He was in a band that changed the world. That's the difference.
I'd like to be in a man band, but with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Keith Richards. We'd have a rocky edge.
I can't believe I did a peace sign on TV - like Ringo Starr!
I was quite responsible for stirring things up.
I conspired to get Ringo in for good; I talked to Paul and John until they came round to the idea.
Here are some funny songs, there are some songs that we didn't even remember.
I heard this song that Ringo is singing, I still don't know the title of it, but it is got the most amazing lyrics and it's a quite a good production. And quite a good tun
We were like the Beatles, Dad.' 'I know you think that, sweetie' 'Seriously. Mom is John, you're Paul, I'm George, and Ice Cream is Ringo.' 'Ice Cream,' I said. 'Resentful of the past, fearful of the future...everytime we saw Ice Cream sitting there with her mouth open, we'd say, Poor Ice Cream, resentful of the past, fearful of the future.
The Beatles, Paul, John, George and Ringo have done more for the fall of Communism than any other western institution.
I just got a call one day from Ringo asking me if I wanted to go out on the tour. It was as simple as that. He was putting together this band and he heard of me in the context of doing this and he gave me a call. I jumped at the chance.
The title came rather early in one of Ringo's more tired and emotional moments.
I wanted to have the adoration of John Lennon but have the anonymity of Ringo Starr. I didn't want to be a frontman. I just wanted to be back there and still be a rock and roll star at the same time.
The greatest good fortune of my return to Cambridge in 1946 was that there, in the spring, I met Elizabeth Fay Ringo. We were married a few months later.
I met Paul in 1967, Ringo in 1985, and I saw George Harrison in a nightclub somewhere in L. A. I never met John.
It's the team that matters. Where would The Beatles be without Ringo. If John got Yoko to play drums the history of music would be completely different.
I'm the light skinned version of Mandingo, I've seen more Beatles and Jagged Edges than Ringo.
It is inescapable that Ringo was the catalyst for the others.
He certainly completed the jigsaw and The Beatles, with Ringo, became a magnet for the great camera artists of the world, a target for the jaded, lately hostile eyes of people who had hardly known that popular music existed.
My cousins and I used to play Beatle wives.
We all wanted to be married to Paul, but John was O.K. too. None of us wanted Ringo. Or even worse, George.
More than any other drummer, Ringo Starr changed my life.
The impact and memory of that band on Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 will never leave me. I can still see Ringo in the back moving that beat with his whole body, his right hand swinging off his sock cymbal while his left hand pounds the snare. He was fantastic, but I think what got to me the most was his smile. I knew he was having the time of his life.
The Beatles is over, but John, Paul, George, and Ringo.
..God knows what relationship they'll have in the future. I don't know. I still love those guys! Because they'll always be those people who were that part of my life.