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.

Just to show you how wrong one can be: I was in Germany on tour just before “Revolver” came out. I started listening to the album and I got really down because I thought the whole thing was out of tune. Everyone had to reassure me that it was all okay.

It was a hot day in London, a really nice hot day… Barefoot, nice warm day, I didn’t feel like wearing shoes. So I went around to the photo session and showed me bare feet… Turns out to be some old Mafia sign of death or something.

The White Album was the tension album. We were all in the midst of the psychedelic thing, or just coming out of it. In any case, it was weird. Never before has we recorded with beds in the studio and people visiting for hours on end; business meetings and all that. There was a lot […]

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.