150+ The Beatles Quotes for All The Beatlemaniacs

150+ The Beatles Quotes for All The Beatlemaniacs
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Tripboba.com - It's hard not to think about The Beatles when someone asks you what is the greatest band of all time. Their music brings a big influence to modern music and gets so much appreciation from fans and musicians all over the world.

Formed in the '60s, The Beatles has four main members or the Fab Four, which are John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. These four young men work together and write so many great hits, such as Hey Jude, Come Together, Yesterday, Let It Be, etc.

From this inspirational band, Tripboba has collected lots of The Beatles quotes, from their songs and interviews that might inspire or tickle you at the same time.

The Beatles Quotes

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Read some of The Beatles quotes below.

  • “Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away.” - John Lennon

  • “All we are saying is give peace a chance.” - John Lennon

  • “I don’t believe in yesterday, by the way.” - John Lennon

  • “You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!.” - John Lennon

  • “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” - John Lennon

  • “God is a concept by which we measure our pain.” - John Lennon

  • “We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant…. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.” - John Lennon

  • “Changing my life with a wave of her hand.” - Paul McCartney

  • “With life and all I’ve been through, I do have a belief in goodness, a good spirit. I think what people have done with religion is personified good and evil, so good’s become God with ‘o’ out, and evil’s become Devil with a ‘d’ added. That’s my theory of religion.” - Paul McCartney

  • “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.” - Ringo Starr

  • “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.” - Ringo Starr

  • “I never studied anything, really. I didn’t study the drums. I joined bands and made all the mistakes onstage.” - Ringo Starr

  • “I don’t collect any memorabilia. I wish I’d have kept everything I had. But who knew you had to keep it. Just gave it away. And we lost so much and we didn’t look after a lot of it.” - Ringo Starr

  • “I couldn’t put my finger on one reason why we broke up. It was time, and we were spreading out. They were spreading out more than I was. I would’ve stayed with the band.” - Ringo Starr

  • “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.” - Ringo Starr

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

  • “Everything government touches turns to crap.” - Ringo Starr

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

  • “I was the new boy. It was like joining a new class at school where everybody knows everybody else but me.” - Ringo Starr

  • “Do you remember when everyone began analyzing Beatles songs, I don’t think I ever understood what some of them were supposed to be about.” - Ringo Starr

  • “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” - George Harrison

  • “With our love, we could save the world.“ - George Harrison

  • “All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.“ - George Harrison

  • “The Beatles saved the world from boredom.“ - George Harrison

  • “I wanted to be successful, not famous.“ - George Harrison

  • “I’ll give up this sort of touring madness certainly, but music-everything is based on music. No, I’ll never stop my music.“ - George Harrison

  • "As long as you hate, there will be people to hate.“ - George Harrison

  • “Life goes on within you and without you.“ - George Harrison

  • “As far as I’m concerned, there won’t be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead.“ - George Harrison

  • “Try to realize it’s all within yourself no one else can make you change, and to see you’re only very small and life flows on within you and without you.” - George Harrison

  • “I’m really quite simple. I plant flowers and watch them grow… I stay at home and watch the river flow.” - George Harrison

Inspirational Beatles Quotes

Inspirational Beatles Quotes
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Here are some inspirational The Beatles quotes you need to light your life.

  • “As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.” - John Lennon

  • “And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.” - Paul McCartney, 'The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics’

  • “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.” - John Lennon

  • “Show me that I'm everywhere and get me home for tea.” - George Harrison

  • “Music is like a psychiatrist.  You can tell your guitar things that you can't tell people.  And it will answer you with things people can't tell you.” - Paul McCartney

  • “We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections.” - John Lennon

  • “Possession isn’t nine- tenths of the law its nine- tenths of the problem.” - John Lennon

  • “If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliché that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem.  Peace and love are eternal.” - John Lennon

  • “I don’t believe in killing whatever the reason.” - John Lennon

  • “I only had two alternatives. Give up or carry on.” - Paul McCartney

  • “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.” - Ringo Starr

  • "Before Elvis, there is nothing." - John Lennon

  • "It’s better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn out." - John Lennon

  • "If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and, in my art, or music, then in that respect, you can call me that. . .  I believe in what I do, and I'll say it. " - John Lennon

  • "We all have Hitler in us, but we also have love and peace. So why not give peace a chance for once?" - John Lennon

  • "Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground." - John Lennon

  • “I can’t wake you up. You can wake you up. I can’t cure you. You can cure you.” - John Lennon

  • “What we’ve got to do is keep hope alive. Because without it we’ll sink.” - John Lennon

  • “Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” - John Lennon

  • “Art is only a way of expressing pain.” - John Lennon

  • “I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?.” - John Lennon

  • “Love is all you need.” - John Lennon

  • “We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.” - John Lennon

  • “We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.” - John Lennon

  • “It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love.” - John Lennon

  • “Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.” - John Lennon

  • “When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.” - Paul McCartney

  • “But if this ever-changing world in which we’re living makes you give in and cry… Say live and let die.” - Paul McCartney

  • “Bright are the stars that shine, dark is the sky… I know this love of mine will never die. And I love her.” - Paul McCartney

  • “But as for me, I still remember how it was before… and I am holding back the tears no more.” - Paul McCartney

  • “You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs / I look around me and I see it isn’t so.” - Paul McCartney

  • “It was written that I would love you, from the moment I opened my eyes.” - Paul McCartney

Funniest Beatles Quotes

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Here are some of The Beatles quotes and answers from their interview that will make you giggle.

  • "None of us can read or write music. The way we work is like, we just whistle. John will whistle at me and I’ll whistle back at him.” - Paul McCartney

  • "We were just trying to write songs about prostitutes and lesbians.” - Paul McCartney

  • "When I feel my head start to swell, I look at Ringo and know perfectly well we’re not supermen.” - John Lennon

  • "Psychiatrists are a menace.“ - George Harrison

  • “America: "It’s like Britain, only with button.” - Ringo Starr

  • Journalist: "What is the reason you are the most popular singing group today?”
    All four: "Don’t know. No idea.”
    John Lennon: "If we knew, we’d get together four boys with long hair and be managers.”
  • Journalist: "Would you like to walk down the street without being recognized?”
    John Lennon: "We used to do this with no money in our pockets. There’s no point in it.”
  • Reporter: "There’s a ‘Stamp Out The Beatles’ movement underway in Detroit. What are you going to do about it?”
    Paul McCartney: "We’re going to start a campaign to stamp out Detroit.”
  • Reporter: "What do you think of the criticism that you are not very good?”
    George Harrison: "We’re not.”
  • Journalist: "Ringo, how do you manage to find all those parties?”
    Ringo Starr: "I don’t know. I just end up at them.”
    Paul McCartney: "On tour we don’t get out much. Ringo’s always out though.”
    John Lennon: "Ringo freelances.”
  • Reporter: "What will you do when Beatlemania subsides?”
    John Lennon: "Count the money.”
  • Reporter: "What did you think when your airplane’s engine began smoking as you landed today?”
    Ringo Starr: "Beatles, women, and children first!”
  • Reporter: "Girls rushed toward my car because it had press identification on it and they thought I met you. How do you explain this phenomenon?”
    John Lennon: "You’re lovely to look at.”
  • Reporter: "Beethoven figures in one of your songs. What do you think of Beethoven?”
    Ringo Starr: "He’s great. Especially his poetry.”
  • Journalist: "Do you fight among yourselves?”
    John Lennon: "Only in the mornings.”
  • Reporter: "You were at the Playboy Club last night. What did you think of it?”
    Paul McCartney: "The Playboy and I are just good friends.”
  • Journalist: "Why are your speaking voices different from your singing voices?”
    George Harrison: "We don’t have a musical background.”
  • Reporter: "Is it true you can’t sing?”
    John Lennon(pointing to George): "Not me. Him.”
  • Reporter: "What is the biggest threat to your careers, the atom bomb or dandruff?”
    Ringo Starr: "The atom bomb. We’ve already got dandruff.”
  • Reporter: "Do you like topless bathing suits?”
    Ringo Starr: "We’ve been wearing them for years.”
  • Journalist: "When you do a new song, how do you decide who sings the lead?”
    John Lennon: "We just get together and whoever knows most of the words sings the lead.”
  • Reporter: "How do you feel about a nightclub called Arthur, named after your hair style?”
    George Harrison: "I was proud, until I saw the nightclub.”
  • Reporter: "Do you date much?”
    Ringo Starr: "What are you doing tonight?”
  • Reporter: "How did you find America?”
    Ringo Starr: "We went to Greenland and make a left turn.”
  • Reporter: "Don’t you ever get a haircut?”
    George Harrison: "I had one yesterday.”
    Ringo Starr: "You should have seen him the day before.”
  • Journalist: "Ringo, why do you think you get more fan mail than anyone else in the group?”
    Ringo Starr: "I don’t know. I suppose it’s because more people write me.”
  • Reporter: "Do you resent fans ripping up your sheets for souvenirs?”
    Ringo Starr: "No, I don’t mind. So long as I’m not in them while the ripping is going on.”
  • Reporter: "Do you worry about smoking in public? Do you think it might set a bad example for your younger fans?”
    George Harrison: "We don’t set examples. We smoke because we’ve always smoked. Kids don’t smoke because we do. They smoke because they want to. If we changed we’d be putting on an act.”
    Ringo Starr (whispering): "We even drink.”
  • John Lennon: "No more unscheduled public appearances. We’ve had enough. We’re going to stay in our hotel except for concerts.”
    Journalist: "Won’t this make you feel like caged animals?”
    John Lennon: "No. We feed ourselves.”

Beatles Lyrics Quotes

Beatles Lyrics Quotes
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Now let's take a look at these The Beatles quotes taken from their famous songs.

  • ”You know you twist so fine.” - Twist and Shout

  • ”Here comes the sun and I say it's alright.” - Here Comes The Sun

  • ”One thing I can tell you is you got to be free.” - Come Together

  • “Suddenly, I’m not half the man I used to be.” - Yesterday

  • ”In my life, I love you more.” - In My Life

  • ”Yeah, you got that something, I think you'll understand.” - I Want to Hold Your Hand

  • And now my life has changed in oh so many ways.” - Help!

  • "I hope someday you will join us and the world will live as one." - John Lennon, Imagine

  • “Take these broken wings and learn to fly.” - Paul McCartney, Black Bird

  • "There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be." - John Lennon, All You Need Is Love

  • "... We can work it out.  Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend." - Paul McCartney, We Can Work It Out

  • "I am he as you are, he as you are me and we are all together. " - John Lennon, I Am The Walrus

  • "When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find peace of mind waiting there." - George Harrison, Within You Without You

  • “Love is the answer and you know that for sure.” - John Lennon, Mind Games

  • “All you need is love.” - The Beatles, All You Need Is Love

  • "Time wounds all heels." - John Lennon, Time Wounds All Heels

  • “There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done.” - The Beatles, All You Need Is Love

  • “Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.” - The Beatles, Strawberry Fields Forever

  • “The first time I saw that nobody,.” said Ringo proudly, “I knew he was a somebody!.” - The Beatles, Yellow Submarine

  • “I was the walrus, but now I am John. . . and so my friends, you'll just have to carry on.  The dream is over.” - John Lennon, God

  • “Tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun.” - Paul McCartney, I’ll Follow The Sun

  • “All the lonely people… Where do they all belong?.” - Paul McCartney, Eleanor Rigby

  • “And don’t you know that it’s just you, hey Jude, you’ll do / The movement you need is on your shoulder.” - Paul McCartney, Hey Jude

  • “Nothing’s gonna change my world.” - Across The Universe

  • “And when the brokenhearted people living in the world agree, there will be an answer, let it be.” - Let It Be

  • “Try thinking more, if just for your own sake.” - Think For Yourself

Quotes About The Beatles

Quotes About The Beatles
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These The Beatles quotes below are said by others, whether politicians or musicians.

  • “(The Beatles brought) a taste of freedom, a window on the world.” – Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation

  • “The Beatles promoted a cultural revolution in the former Soviet Union that played a part in the demolition of communism in that part of the world,.” – Leslie Woodhead, British Cold War spy

  • “We were driving through Colorado, we had the radio on, and eight of the Top 10 songs were Beatles songs…’I Wanna Hold Your Hand,’ all those early ones. They were doing things nobody was doing. Their chords were outrageous, just outrageous, and their harmonies made it all valid… I knew they were pointing the direction of where music had to go.” – Bob Dylan

  • “This was different, shifted the lay of the land. Four guys, playing and singing, writing their own material … Rock ‘n’ roll came to my house where there seemed to be no way out … and opened up a whole world of possibilities.” – Bruce Springsteen

  • “It was just magic – it was like being hit by a bolt of lightning. I even remember where I was and what I was doing. I was walking down the road in Aston one day, with my light blue transistor radio, and this song came on. I thought, "What the f**k is that?”– Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath

  • “If it hadn’t been for The Beatles, there wouldn’t be anyone like us around.” – Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin

  • “The Beatles were in a different stratosphere, a different planet to the rest of us. All I know is when I heard ‘Love Me Do’ on the radio, I remember walking down the street and knowing my life was going to be completely different now the Beatles were in it.” – Justin Hayward, The Moody Blues

  • “Probably my two biggest musical influences were the Everly Brothers and the Beatles, in chronological order. Both of them have had a very simple-sounding musical style that’s actually quite complex as far as popular songs are concerned.” – Arlo Guthrie

  • “My favorite artists have always been Elvis and The Beatles and they still are!.” – Johnny Ramone, the Ramones

  • “I don’t think anybody comes close to The Beatles, including Oasis.” – Brian May, Queen

  • “The minute I saw The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show — and it’s true of thousands of guys — there was the way out. There was the way to do it. You get your friends and you’re a self-contained unit. And you make the music. And it looked like so much fun. It was something I identified with. I had never been hugely into sports. … I had been a big fan of Elvis. But I really saw in The Beatles that here’s something I could do. I knew I could do it. It wasn’t long before there were groups springing up in garages all over the place. .” – Tom Petty

  • “That one performance changed my life … Up to that moment I’d never considered playing rock as a career. And when I saw four guys who didn’t look like they’d come out of the Hollywood star mill, who played their own songs and instruments, and especially because you could see this look in John Lennon’s face — and he looked like he was always saying: "‘F— you!’ — I said: "‘I know these guys, I can relate to these guys, I am these guys.’ This is what I’m going to do — play in a rock band’.” – Billy Joel

  • “I took one look on the Ed Sullivan Show and it was ‘Fuck school. This makes it.’ I memorized every Beatles song and went to Shea Stadium and screamed right along with all those chicks.” – Joe Walsh, The Eagles/James Gang

  • “The Beatles were the first to actually find that middle path between the artistic and the intellectual, and at the same time still be on the street.” – Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones

  • “The four-headed monster. They gave us our first big hit in England, which was a song they wrote “I Wanna Be Your Man.” And we were very grateful for that because it really broke us in England. Their success in America broke down a lot of doors that helped everyone else from England that followed, and I thank them very much for all those things.” – Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones

  • “When The Beatles arrived, from then on, a thousand different things arose.” – Peter Townshend, The Who

  • “A big influence was seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. They were a quartet and we said, wow, we can do that. If these guys from England can come out and play rock ‘n’ roll, we can do it … We bought Beatle wigs. We went to the drama store, and I guess they were Three Stooges wigs at that time.” – Doug Clifford, Creedence Clearwater Revival

  • “The lightning bolt came out of the heavens and struck Ann and me the first time we saw the Beatles on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show.’ … There’d been so much anticipation and hype about the Beatles that it was a huge event, like the lunar landing: "that was the moment Ann and I heard the call to become rock musicians. I was seven or eight at the time. … Right away, we started doing air guitar shows in the living room, faking English accents, and studying all the fanzines.” – Nancy Wilson, Heart

  • “There is no way I’d be doing what I do now if it wasn’t for the Beatles. I was watching ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ and I saw them. Those skinny little boys, kind of androgynous, with long hair like girls. It blew me away that these four boys (from” the middle of nowhere could make that music. The Beatles were a band, of course, and I loved their music. But they were also a cultural force that made it OK to be different. They didn’t look like everyone else, and they still made the girls scream.” – Gene Simmons, Kiss

  • “The night The Beatles first played The Ed Sullivan Show, boy, that was something. Seeing them on TV was akin to a national holiday. Talk about an event. I never saw guys looking so cool. I had already heard some of their songs on the radio, but I wasn’t prepared by how powerful and totally mesmerizing they were to watch. It changed me completely. I knew something was different in the world that night.” – Joe Perry, Aerosmith

  • “One of my earliest memories was sitting cross-legged on the floor in the living room of the house I grew up in and looking up at the black-and-white TV set and watching the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. I was five years old and I remember thinking, ‘Wow! That’s what I want to do.’ I know it sounds absurd — most five-year-old boys say they want to be firemen or policemen or baseball players, or even the president. Not me. I wanted to be one of The Beatles.”– Richie Sambora, Bon Jovi

  • “After the Ed Sullivan Show, Feb. 9, 1964, at approx. 8:04pm, after that moment every album, every guitar, every set of drums that was ever sold … 10% should have gone right into their pocket!.” – George Thorogood

  • “I think The Beatles are the reason I’m a musician.” – Sting, the Police

  • “John Lennon has been my idol all my life.” – Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

  • “There’s a big jump from ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’ to ‘was she told when she was young that pain would lead to pleasure.’ Michael Jackson can sell records until the end of time, but he’ll never matter to people as much as The Beatles did. Every record was a shock when it came out. Every single was an event.” – Elvis Costello, Elvis Costello & the Attractions

  • “The British Invasion changed everything musically and culturally. Like a “big bang.” there was a before and an after. Ideas changed, music changed, society changed, and the impact of The Beatles alone will keep fans and historians busy forever. A defining moment in the 20th Century that continues to resonate, and will continue strongly for all time.” – Todd Sucherman, Styx

  • “From one generation to the next, The Beatles will remain the most important rock band of all time. The Beatles are the foundation of everything we do. If it weren’t for The Beatles, I would not be a musician.” – Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

  • “They completely turned the world upside down.” – Phil Collins, Genesis

  • “The greatest rock band of all time. Nobody even comes into the same planetary system in terms of songwriting and presentation. They never repeated themselves. They kept going from strength to strength.” – Lemmy Kilmister, Motorhead

  • “Then my mother gave me a copy of “Let it Be.” by the Beatles. It was all over after that. I bought every Beatles album and every album by anyone who hung out with the Beatles- The Stones, The Kinks, The Who, etc. I went through the British Invasion about 20 years too late.” – Miles Zuniga, Fastball

  • “Everybody was influenced by somebody, but I think everybody was influenced by The Beatles.” – Alice Cooper

  • “I fell in love with music through The Beatles. I still think there has never been a band as good as them.” – Adam Levine, Maroon 5

  • “They were a great influence on us because they were songwriters. They broke a lot of rules and they created an artistic credibility in the pop music business which had never been there before.” – Robin Gibb, the Bee Gees

  • “The Beatles showed up with their great sense of humor, their completely infectious pop songs, their “Woooo!.” you know, their everything. It was impossible not to fall in love with them.” – Susanna Hoffs, The Bangles

  • “I do remember actually learning chords to Beatles songs. I thought they were great songwriters.” – Mick Taylor, Rolling Stones

  • “I liked the Beatles because there was so much melody.” – Robert Cray

  • “The Beatles just changed the whole world of music. The big turning point, really, was the Beatles’ influence on American folk music, and then Roger took it to the next step, and then along came the Lovin’ Spoonful and everybody else.” – Barry McGuire

  • “That’s my No. 1 biggest influence. If you’re a rock musician and you say you don’t like The Beatles, then you’re a jerk. You’re just trying to be cool, but you’re really not. You can’t deny The Beatles.” – Jana Peri

  • “You know, I was such a big Beatles fan, and when I’d buy a new album I’d invariably hate it the first time I heard it ’cause it was a mixture of absolute joy and absolute frustration. I couldn’t grasp what they’d done, and I’d hate myself for that.” – Andy Partridge, XTC

  • “And I said, ‘Why not? It’s the truth! Why can’t I say I’m a Beatles fan?’ I used to get criticized for that.” – Buck Owens, musician/singer/songwriter

  • “When I was a kid, I went through a lot of musical phases, and one was when I’d learn everything that The Beatles ever recorded. After I started drums, I fell in love with their music so much that I just wanted to learn everything.” – Eric Carr, KISS

  • “You can’t love music without loving the Beatles.” – Nick Cannon, rapper

These all are The Beatles quotes you, Beatlemaniacs wherever you are. These quotes are proof that The Beatles is the greatest band of all time. It's a grace that the world has ever these talented musicians.


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