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The 50 best quotes of Paul McCartney

The 50 best quotes of Paul McCartney

October 1, 2022

Paul James McCartney (1942 - present), best known for Paul MCCARTNEY , is a British multi-instrumentalist musician, known for being a member of the most popular music band of all time, The Beatles. After the separation of The Beatles in 1970, Paul McCartney continued his musical career in solitaires and forming Wings, another band of great popularity.

Definitely, McCartney is one of the most prolific and popular musicians in history , with almost 80 nominations to the Grammys and 18 statuettes. Also, in 1997, Paul McCartney received the title of Sir Paul McCartney from the same Elizabeth II, Queen of England.

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Along with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, McCartney has been the author of songs as universally known as "Hey Jude", "Yesterday" or "Can not Buy My Love" among dozens of others, besides being a great activist of the vegan movement.

Then, we review the 50 best quotes of Paul McCartney .

1. I'm always writing songs, and I have a lot that I want to record.

Without doubt we are facing one of the most prolific musicians of our time.

2. If the slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.

Well known is that McCartney is vegan and activism is on his agenda for the day.


3. The thing is that we are really the same person. We are four parts of one.

Phrase with which he alluded to the unity that the Beatles formed. They were 4 childhood friends.

4. I think French girls are fabulous.

Wink that McCartney throws to French women.

5. In the end, the love you receive is equal to the love you make.

Legendary phrase that McCartney wrote for the penultimate track of the album Abbey Road, "The End".

6. Microphones are like people, if you shout at them, they get scared.

Phrase where McCartney shows how gentleman he is. Even with the microphones.

7. It is also not uncommon for writers to look back. Because that is your source of resources.

Despite being an innovator, the English genius did not forget the importance of his influences in his music.

8. Why should I retire? Sit at home and watch TV? No thanks. I prefer to be outside to play.

And it was not left in single words, since Paul McCartney continues in active doing tours and taking albums.


9. If you can touch your stuff in a pub, you're a good band.

Phrase that shows us that a band does not need a stadium to be a good band.

10. Think globally, act locally.

Phrase that refers to sustainable environmentalism.

11. I did not get into music to get a job. I got into music to avoid a job and get many girls.

Phrase where McCartney admits that he enjoys music so much that for him it ceases to be a job.

12. Put two songs together, I've always liked that trick when it works.

Musical resource that McCartney uses in the subjects "Golden Slumbers" - "Carry That Weight", in the well-known album Abbey Road.

13. Buy, buy, says the poster in the shop window; Why, why, says the trash in the yard.

One of those phrases where Paul McCartney makes us think about consumerism.

14. I think that, especially in the old days, the spirit of the Beatles seemed to suggest something very hopeful and youthful

The pop success of the Beatles was largely due to the self-consciousness that the British transmitted.

15. I'm always trying to make better music. I do not know if I wrote my best song yet. That is the big question.

Motivating phrase that invites self-improvement and nonconformity.

16. Someone told me "but The Beatles are antimaterialists". That is a great myth. John and I used to sit down literally and say, "let's write a pool."

Funny phrase where the Beatles calculated the money they were going to earn in songs.

17. I am the worst in facts about me or facts about the Beatles.

Despite being the "monkey boy" of the four Beatles, Paul McCartney could become the most mischievous.

18. I think the pop industry is still a game of young men.

And he is right. Nobody knows the music industry better than McCartney.

19. I can not deal with the press; I hate all those Beatles questions.

Well known is that the Beatles ended up saturated by fans and the press. And thanks to that they entered their most experimental stage.

20. One can judge the true character of a man by the way he treats his animal companions.

As a vegan that is, McCartney gives great importance to the treatment given to other animal species.

21. None of us wanted to be the bass player.In our minds was the fat guy who always played in the back.

Funny phrase where Paul McCartney admits that they did not escape from the prejudices with the bass players either.

22. But you know, as a child I would have thought of a vegetarian as a puppet.

In the same line as the previous one, McCartney was also prejudiced with vegetarians.

23. I like the idea of ​​people listening to my stuff, and if it's a commercial success, it's a good sign that it's being heard.

As a master of pop music, McCartney gave great importance to his music reaching the general public.

24. But with writers, there is nothing wrong with melancholy. It is an important color in writing.

The sad songs are often the ones that arrive the most.

25. In real life, the one who does not give up is a brave one.

Motivating phrase of the English musician.

26. Nothing pleases me more than to enter a room and go out with a piece of music.

Phrase where McCartney reaffirms his love for music.

27. I have not practiced how to be a singer without an instrument.

As a multi-instrumentalist that is, McCartney feels more confident singing as he plays.

28. I definitely looked at John. We all looked at John. He was the eldest and the leader; He was the fastest and the smartest.

Everyone had Lennon as a reference, being the oldest and the most charismatic.

29. I'm not religious, but I'm very spiritual.

Interesting phrase where McCartney hints at rejecting religious institutions.

30. It's time to put an end to the cruel slaughter of whales and leave these magnificent creatures alone.

Committed to animalism, it is not the first time we see English involved in activism.

31. The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

During the 60's there was a strong rumor that McCartney died in a car accident. They were aware of the rumor and played with it, leaving hidden messages in songs like "Free As a Bird" or "A Day in the Life".

32. I do not take myself seriously.

Phrase where McCartney admits that he is a joker and that he is the first one he laughs about.

33. Looking back, I think I was always musical. My father was very musical, and I think my mother was musical.

McCartney's talent was not born out of nowhere. He had an important musical origin.

34. The first time you make money, you buy all these things so that no one thinks you are mediocre, and for people to see it. You hire a driver and you find yourself in the back and think, I was happier when I had my own car!

Very interesting phrase where McCartney analyzes how certain comforts do not really fill the soul or lead to self-realization.

35. The Beatles were always a great band. No more no less.

Everyone knows that The Beatles are one of the most legendary bands out there, starting with McCartney.

36. There are only four people who knew what the Beatles were.

In reference to John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and himself. Only they knew what was inside.

37. It's time to become a little child to build a better kind of future. How about?

McCartney in one of those phrases where he appeals to the innocence and kindness of children.

38. I can not do without homeopathy. In fact, I'm never going anywhere without homeopathic remedies. I often use them.

McCartney believed and believes in the alternative medicine that is homeopathy.

39. One of my great pleasures is to sit down with a guitar or a piano and try to make a song.

As a music lover and artist, McCartney knows what makes him happy.

40. I do not work to be ordinary.

In spite of having a carefree character, McCartney was very serious in his work.

41. I hate the idea of ​​success stealing your private life.

McCartney takes most of his life without knowing what privacy is and complains about it.

42. I am alive and well and not worried about the rumors of my death. But if he were dead, I would be the last to know.

Curious and intelligent phrase where McCartney tells us that he will never know of his death.

43. I used to think that anyone who did something weird was weird. Now be that it is the people who call other people who are rare.

Interesting phrase where McCartney questions what people understand by oddities.

44. My career call is somewhat casual.

Modest sentence of McCartney where responsibility for his musical career is subtracted.

45. Animation is not just for children - it's also for adults who take drugs.

Sentence of McCartney where this one makes allusion to the time where the Beatles got into the drug and with it in its most experimental time.

46. ​​For years people have said "oh, Paul sings love songs ...". Well, I know what they mean, but people have always made love songs. I like them, other people like them and also a lot of other people love them.

It is not the first time that McCartney talks about the criticisms he has received for making love songs. Even so, his best answer would be given in 1976 with the release of the song "Silly Love Songs".

47. Queen Elizabeth II is like a mother to everyone who approaches her.

McCartney has always held in great esteem and appreciation the Queen of England Elizabeth II.

48. I do not know how many times I've had to swear throughout my life that I have not died

Another one of those phrases where McCartney laughs at the rumors of his own death.

49. The only thing I have not been able to cure is the fact of being left-handed. It is a difficult habit to change.

In his line, always jocular and witty, McCartney jokes about being left-handed.

50. I am an eternal optimist. No matter how hard life gets, there is always a light somewhere. Maybe the sky is cloudy, but just seeing a little blue, that makes me go on.

One of my favorites from McCartney. There are always reasons to look forward.


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