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Paul McCartney Quotes

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Paul McCartney quotes: the Beatles billionaire’s best lines.

“You’ve got to believe in yourself.  It really is true, because that’s one thing about the Beatles, man, we believed in ourselves.  We knew we were good.”

“Always the last day of anything is the first day of something new.”

“If you love your life, everybody will love you too.”

“No 
matter how rough it gets, there’s always light somewhere.  The rest of the sky may be cloudy, but that little bit of blue draws me on.”

“I don’t work at being ordinary.”

“I think people who create and write, it actually does flow – just flows from their head to their hand and they write it down.  It’s simple.”

“It’s not unusual for writers to look backward.  Because that’s your pool of resources.  If you were to write something now, I bet there’s a pretty good chance you’d call on your teenage years, your experiences then, stuff you learned then.”

“I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird.  Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.”

“When we were starting off as kids, just the idea of maybe going to do this as a living instead of getting what we thought was going to be a boring job, was exciting.”

“In the 60s, my ambition was to get a car.  And I got one.  We used to always say it when we were kids: get a guitar, a car, and a house.  That was the height of our ambition.  It wasn’t to rule the world.”

“We were just discovering it all, making it up as we went along, and there wasn’t an awful lot of time to think about it.  Which I think is always a good thing.  The more time you’ve got to think about it, the more time you’ve got to worry.  I kind of like just trusting your instincts.  Right, you’re on.  Holy sh*t!  Then you’re off.”

“I remember when John and I were first hanging out together, I had a dream about digging in the garden with my hands.  I’d dreamt that before but I’d never found anything other than an old tin can.  But in this dream I found a gold coin.  I kept digging and I found another.  And another.  The next day I told John about this amazing dream I’d had and he said, ‘That’s funny, I had the same dream.’  So both of us had this dream of finding this treasure.  And I suppose you could say it came true.  I remember years later talking about it: ‘Remember that dream we had?’  ‘Yeah, that was far out.’  So the message of that dream was: keep digging lads.”

“When you get the money, you still need to keep going; you don’t stop.  There has to be something else.  I think it’s the freedom to do what you want and to live your dreams.”

“I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love.”

“In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

“I still believe that love is all you need.  I don’t know a better message than that.”

“I balance every sad moment with a happy moment.  That kind of helps day to day.  It helps me get through.”

“Look, people are allowed their own opinions and they don’t always coincide with yours.  As an artist you just have to keep plugging on.”

“I never look forward, because I have no idea about how any of it happened to getting here.  I’ve no idea how the next five years are going to be.”

“Why would I retire?  Sit at home and watch TV?  No thanks.  I’d rather be out playing.”

“I just always enjoy it; if you really enjoy what you do, you don’t want to stop.”

“To me it’s like, this is what I wanted.  I do like it, I must say.  The attention’s never really bothered me.  I’ve always thought, ‘Okay, you’re famous, you’ve chosen that path.  You can’t blame anyone else.’  As long as you’re enjoying it that’s good.  And when it goes wrong you’re just going to have to deal with it.”

“The good Lord made this world and everything that’s in it.  The way I see it, baby, you got to love it to the limit.”

Next, read Bruce Springsteen’s quotes.  Or Steven Tyler’s.

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