Paul McCartney Quotes

If a string went (on my guitar) we’d take it out of the piano. And it worked great. We’d find an ‘A’ string and get the pliers out when the fellow wasn’t looking.

There are two things John and I always do when we’re going to sit down and write a song. First of all we sit down. Then we think about writing a song.

I was exposed to many religious arguments on the pierhead, and I came to the conclusion that “God” is just the word “good” with the “o” taken out, and “Devil” is the word “evil” with a “D” added. Really, all that people have done throughout history is to personify the two forces of Good and […]

Buy, buy, says the sign in the shop window; Why, why, says the junk in the yard.

Buy, buy, says the sign in the shop window Why, why, says the junk in the yard.

Hey Jude, don’t make it bad. Take a sad song and make it better. Remember to let her into your heart, Then you can start to make it better.

We did it (the side two medley-“Abbey Road”) this way because both John and I had a number of songs which were great as they were but which we’d never finished.

That became a very big bond between John and me, because he lost his mum early on, too. We both had this emotional turmoil which we had to deal with and, being teenagers, we had to deal with it very quickly. We both understood that something had happened that you couldn’t talk about – but […]

I was rung one day by one of the blokes at the office, who said, “Hey, there’s a rumour started by a DJ in America that you’re dead.” I said, “You’re kidding – just tell him I’m not.” He said, “No, that won’t do. You’ve got no shoes on on the cover (of the ‘Abbey […]

On the “Pepper” stuff, I got into the more melodic bass lines. In fact, some of the best-paced bass playing I ever did was at that time.