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Ringo Starr Quotes

Sir Richard Starkey

Ringo Starr quotes: The Beatles drummer drops some wisdom.

“Another day in the life.”

“You got to pay your dues if you want to sing the blues… and you know it don’t come easy.”

“Wake up meat head, don’t pretend that you are dead.”

“Life has a strange path and you’re just on it.”

“It’s great to have plans, but when they change, don’t get upset.”

“You either kiss the future or the past goodbye.”

“The trouble with leaving your feet on the ground is you never get to take your pants off.”

“The business is so driven by money, everyone’s trying to get it right.”

“Music is my lifesaver.  It got me out of the factory, and it was a dream I had.  When I was 13 I only wanted to be a drummer.  My soul is that of a drummer.  I didn’t do it to become rich and famous.  I did it because it was the love of my life.”

“I’ve never really done anything to create what has happened.  It creates itself.  I’m here because it happened.  But I didn’t do anything to make it happen apart from saying ‘yes.'”

“In the band I was in, we knew when we’d done the take, because it just feels good.  It’s like golf.  When you hit that ball right, you know.  You feel it.  You feel the connection.  And connecting is good.”

“Being in The Beatles was a short, incredible period of my life.  I had 22 years leading up to it, and it was all over eight years later.”

“The Beatles were just four guys that loved each other.  That’s all they’ll ever be.”

“I had no schooling before I joined The Beatles and no schooling after The Beatles.  I never studied anything, really.  I didn’t study the drums.  I joined bands and made all the mistakes onstage.  Life is a great education.”

“I’m on my feet and I’m doing what I love to do, and I’m in a profession, as a musician, where we can go on for as long as we can go on.”

“The main thing is, I don’t ever want to go back to work.”

“When I’m 95 and it’s ‘this is your life’ time, they’ll still be referring to me as ‘ex-Beatle.’  It does have its advantages.  It’s still the best way to get a good table at a restaurant.”

“I get by with a little help from my friends.”

“People only look at me as a Beatle, but my friends look at me as a whole person.  That’s how life works, but it’s not bugging me anymore.”

“For me, God is in my life.  I don’t hide from that.  I think the search has been on since the ’60s.”

“Of course I’m ambitious.  What’s wrong with that?  Otherwise you sleep all day.”

“At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky, because I’ve made mountains out of molehills.  With meditation, I can keep them as molehills.  Meditation is a break from thinking.  The benefits to me are quieting my mind and soul down.”

“Well, I’m getting happier all the time, which is very nice.”

“But the feel I have—many of you have asked me about my feel—that just comes from God.  I truly believe that my heartbeat keeps the tempo, because I naturally have great time, as you all noticed, and that’s not blowing my own horn.  I just have great time, and that’s the rhythm of my heart and my soul.”

“I want to deal with what’s in front of me now to the best of my abilities, and sometimes that’s not very good.  But a lot of the days it is really great.”

“I feel the older I get, the more I’m learning to handle life.  Being on this quest for a long time, it’s all about finding yourself.”

“I feel just good.  I feel like I have a purpose.”

“I’d like to end up sort of unforgettable.”

“I’m blessed.  You don’t know where you’re going in life.  It’s one step at a time.”

“I am truly grateful.  I’m a grateful human being.”

“Tomorrow never knows.”

“Take a dose of rock and roll, and wash it down with cool clear soul.”

“I love to paint, I love to play music, I love to make records and I love to go on tour.  I love life.”

“But you get up in the morning and you try to have the best day you can.  And be in the best spirit that you can be!”

“I think we should have understanding and love and peace.  I mean, peace and love has been my situation.  You hear that in the song.  I’m trying to promote that now: peace and love and understanding.”

“Peace and love, peace and love!”

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