Paul McCartney's Greatest Ever Quotes
He's known for writing some of the greatest ever songs and Paul McCartney has plenty of great quotes too - we look at some of his best
1. On making music
“One of my biggest thrills for me still is sitting down with a guitar or a piano and just out of nowhere trying to make a song happen.”
2. On being a vegetarian
“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.”
3. On John Lennon
“John's time and effort were, in the main, spent on pretty honourable stuff. As for the other side, well, nobody's perfect, nobody's Jesus. And look what they did to him.”
4. On The Beatles
“There are only four people who knew what the Beatles were about anyway.”
5. On what it is to be 'weird'
“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.”
6. On retiring
“Why would I retire? Sit at home and watch TV? No thanks. I'd rather be out playing.”
7. On being 'cocky'
“At the end of the Beatles, I really was done in for the first time in my life. Until then, I really was a kind of cocky sod.”
8. On The Beatles
“With the Beatles, we'd been very spoiled because we had George Martin who worked for the record label we were going to be signed to. That was very fortunate, because we grew together.”
9. On those 'death' rumours
“The rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” - in the 1960s, some fans were convinced that McCartney had been killed in a car crash.