65 Paul McCartney Quotes On Success In Life

Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist and bassist for the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. These Paul McCartney quotes will motivate you.

Best Paul McCartney Quotes

  1. “I still believe that love is all you need. I don’t know a better message than that.” ~ Paul McCartney
  2. “In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” ~ Paul McCartney
  3. “We live in hope of deliverance from the darkness that surrounds us” ~ Paul McCartney
  4. “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.” ~ Paul McCartney
  5. “Take these broken wings and learn to fly.” ~ Paul McCartney
  6. “Think globally, act locally.” ~ Paul McCartney

  7. “…We can work it out. Life is very short, and there’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend.” ~ Paul McCartney
  8. “If you love your life, everybody will love you too.” ~ Paul McCartney
  9. “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.” ~ Paul McCartney
  10. “I think globally and act locally.” ~ Paul McCartney
  11. “I don’t work at being ordinary.” ~ Paul McCartney , Paul McCartney quotes on work
  12. “When I write, there are times — not always — when I hear John (Lennon) in my head, … I’ll think, OK, what would we have done here?, and I can hear him gripe or approve.” ~ Paul McCartney
  13. “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.” ~ Paul McCartney
  14. “I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity… to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that.” ~ Paul McCartney
  15. “There will be an answer. Let it be.” ~ Paul McCartney

  16. “Sadness isn’t sadness. It’s happiness in a black jacket. Tears are not tears. They’re balls of laughter dipped in salt. Death is not death. It’s life that’s jumped off a tall cliff.” ~ Paul McCartney
  17. “You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.” ~ Paul McCartney
  18. “I just always enjoy it; if you really enjoy what you do, you don’t want to stop.” ~ Paul McCartney
  19. “When you’re wide awake say it for goodness sake, it’s gonna be a great day.” ~ Paul McCartney
  20. Be cool and you’ll be alright. That’s rock & roll religion.” ~ Paul McCartney
  21. “To this day, if I ever meet grownups who play ukulele, I love ’em.” ~ Paul McCartney

  22. “Nothing pleases me more than to go into a room and come out with a piece of music.” ~ Paul McCartney , Paul McCartney quotes on music
  23. “If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat. That’s the single most important thing you could do. It’s staggering when you think about it. Vegetarianism takes care of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty.” ~ Paul McCartney
  24. “I am a vegetarian because I realized that even little chickens suffer pain and fear, experience a range of feelings and emotions, and are as intelligent as mammals, including dogs, cats, and even some primates.” ~ Paul McCartney
  25. “When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.” ~ Paul McCartney
  26. “There’s nothing as glamorous to me as a record store.” ~ Paul McCartney
  27. “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.” ~ Paul McCartney
  28. “There are only four people who knew what the Beatles were about anyway.” ~ Paul McCartney
  29. “I think people who create and write, it actually does flow-just flows from into their head, into their hand, and they write it down. It’s simple.” ~ Paul McCartney , Paul McCartney quotes on writing
  30. “We got into music to avoid a job, and get lots of girls.” ~ Paul McCartney

  31. “I realized marveling at nature was a deep pleasure of mine.” ~ Paul McCartney
  32. “The best thing I ever saw was a man who loved his wife.” ~ Paul McCartney
  33. “I support decriminalization. People are smoking pot anyway and to make them into criminals is wrong. It’s when you’re in jail you really become a criminal.” ~ Paul McCartney
  34. “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.” ~ Paul McCartney
  35. “Painting is similar to music. You get a couple or words or notes or chords that excite you, and you just follow them and add a bit more and see where it takes you. That’s the thrill for me. It still is a thrill, which is amazing after all this time.” ~ Paul McCartney
  36. “My message is a peaceful one and I hope that the idea will spread.” ~ Paul McCartney
  37. “For tomorrow may rain, so I’ll follow the sun…” ~ Paul McCartney

  38. “Somebody said to me, ‘But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.’ That’s a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, ‘Now, let’s write a swimming pool.'” ~ Paul McCartney
  39. “There must be a better way to make the things we want, a way that doesn’t spoil the sky, or the rain or the land” ~ Paul McCartney
  40. “A lot of artists use memories. A lot of prose writers, a lot of poets, a lot of songwriters, refer back to something. Generally, it’s all you’ve got unless you’re brilliant and can write totally in the now.” ~ Paul McCartney
  41. Love doesn’t come in a minute, sometimes it doesn’t come at all.” ~ Paul McCartney
  42. “One of my great memories of John is from when we were having some argument. I was disagreeing and we were calling each other names. We let it settle for a second and then he lowered his glasses and he said: “It’s only me.” And then he put his glasses back on again. To me, that was John. Those were the moments when I actually saw him without the facade, the armor, which I loved as well, like anyone else. It was a beautiful suit of armor. But it was wonderful when he let the visor down and you’d just see the John Lennon that he was frightened to reveal to the world.” ~ Paul McCartney
  43. “What I have to say is all in the music. If I want to say anything, I write a song.” ~ Paul McCartney
  44. “Close your eyes and I’ll kiss you, Tomorrow I’ll miss you.” ~ Paul McCartney

  45. “I have such an admiration for John [Lennon], like most people.
    But to be the guy who wrote with him, well that’s enough. Right
    there you could retire and go, ‘Jesus I had a fantastic life. Take me, Lord.'” ~ Paul McCartney
  46. “To get a big hit single you’ve got to go a bit dance. You’ve got to go a bit, Britney. I don’t think I can do that – well, I could but it wouldn’t look very seemly!.” ~ Paul McCartney
  47. “I realize now that taking drugs was like taking an aspirin without having a headache.” ~ Paul McCartney
  48. “Out of all those millions and millions of planets floating around there in space, this is our planet, this is our little one, so we just got to be aware of it and take care of it.” ~ Paul McCartney
  49. “It (LSD) opened my eyes. We only use one-tenth of our brain. Just think of what we could accomplish if we could only tap that hidden part! It would mean a whole new world if the politicians would take LSD. There wouldn’t be any more war or poverty or famine.” ~ Paul McCartney
  50. “I think the ‘Just say no’ mentality is so crazed. I saw a thing in a women’s magazine the other day. ‘He smokes cannabis, what am I to do? He laughs it off when I try to tell him, he says it’s not really harmful…’ Of course you’re half hoping the advice will be, ‘Well, you know it’s not that harmful; if you love him, if you talk to him about it, tell him maybe he should keep it in the garden shed or something,’ you know, a reasonable point of view. But of course it was, ‘No, no, all drugs are bad. Librium’s good, Valium’s good. But cannabis, ooooh!’ I hate that unreasoned attitude.” ~ Paul McCartney
  51. “What’s wrong with sentimental? Sentimental means you like stuff.” ~ Paul McCartney

  52. “It’s a powerful thing hearing your friend on a very beautiful song.” ~ Paul McCartney
  53. “No one is out to break your heart, it only seems that way.” ~ Paul McCartney
  54. “Life is an energy field, a bunch of molecules. And these particular molecules formed to make these four guys, who then formed into this band called the Beatles and did all that work. I have to think that was something metaphysical. Something alchemic. Something that must be thought of as magic.” ~ Paul McCartney
  55. “I have not practiced how to be a singer without an instrument.” ~ Paul McCartney
  56. “There’s nothing like the eureka moment of knocking off a song that didn’t exist before – I won’t compare it to sex, but it lasts longer.” ~ Paul McCartney , Paul McCartney quotes on songs
  57. “Having a beard is natural. When you think about it, shaving it off is quite weird.” ~ Paul McCartney
  58. “I can’t manage without homeopathy. In fact, I never go anywhere without homeopathic remedies. I often make use of them.” ~ Paul McCartney
  59. “One may not eat what has a face.” ~ Paul McCartney

  60. “I’m still looking to write a great song…. You always are. You know, you never think, ‘Well, that’s enough … that’s good enough.'” ~ Paul McCartney
  61. “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.” ~ Paul McCartney
  62. “Painting is a magical process that I like, where you conjure something out of nothing; you get a little idea that leads you through … You can go into a trance while you’re doing it, so it’s a nice contrast to real life.” ~ Paul McCartney
  63. “I knew the words to 25 rock songs, so I got in the group. Long Tall Sally and Tutti-Frutti, that got me in. That was my audition.” ~ Paul McCartney
  64. “When I sit down to write a song, it’s a kind of improvisation, but I formalize it a bit to get it into the studio, and when I step up to a microphone, I have a vague idea of what I’m about to do.” ~ Paul McCartney

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