Paul James McCartney (1942-present), better known as Paul McCartney, Is a British multi-instrumentalist, known for being a member of the most popular band of all time, The Beatles. After parting ways with the Beatles in 1970, Paul McCartney continued his solo music career and formed Wings, another popular band.
Certainly, McCartney is one of the most prolific and popular musicians in history, With nearly 80 Grammy nominations and 18 statuettes. Also, in 1997, Paul McCartney received the title of Sir Paul McCartney from the hands of Elizabeth II, Queen of England.
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Along with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, McCartney is the author of world famous songs such as “Hey Jude”, “Yesterday” or “Can’t Buy My Love” among dozens of others, in addition to being a great activist of the vegan movement.
Then, we review Paul McCartney’s 50 best quotes.
1. I always write songs and have a lot that I want to record.
We are certainly up against one of the most prolific musicians of our time.
2. If the slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian.
It is well known that McCartney is vegan and activism is on his agenda for the day.
3. The point is, we really are the same person. We are four parts of one.
Phrase with which he alluded to the unity that the Beatles formed. They were 4 childhood friends.
4. I think French girls are fabulous.
Gesture of complicity that McCartney launches to the French women.
5. Ultimately, the love you receive equals the love you make.
Legendary phrase McCartney wrote for the penultimate track on Abbey Road’s album, “The End”.
6. Microphones are like people, if you call them, be afraid.
Sentence where McCartney proves the gentleman he is. Even with the microphones.
7. It is also not uncommon for writers to look back. Because it is your source of resources.
Despite being an innovator, the English genius did not forget the importance of his influences in his music.
8. Why should I retire? Sitting at home and watching TV? No thanks. I would prefer to play.
And it wasn’t just words, because Paul McCartney is still active on tour and album release.
9. If you can play your songs in a pub, you’re a good band.
Sentence that shows us that a group does not need a stadium to be a good group.
10. Think globally, act locally.
Phrase that refers to sustainable ecology.
11. I didn’t get into music to find a job. I took up music to avoid a job and have a lot of daughters.
Sentence in which McCartney admits that he loves music so much that for him it is no longer a job.
12. Putting two songs together, I’ve always liked this trick when it works.
Musical resource that McCartney uses in the themes “Golden Slumbers” – “Carry That Weight”, in the well known album Abbey Road.
13. Buy, buy, says the sign in the window; Why, why, he said of the garbage in the yard.
One of those sentences where Paul McCartney makes us think about consumerism.
14. I think, especially in the old days, the spirit of the Beatles seemed to suggest something very hopeful and young.
The Beatles’ pop success was largely due to the ease with which the British transmitted.
15. I always try to make better music. I don’t know if I wrote my best song yet. This is the big question.
Motivating phrase that invites self-improvement and non-conformism.
16. Someone said to me “but the Beatles are anti-materialists”. It’s a big myth. John and I used to literally sit down and say “let’s write a pool”.
Funny phrase where the Beatles calculated the money they were going to make on the songs.
17. I am the worst in the facts about me or the facts about the Beatles.
Despite being the “monkey boy” of the four Beatles, Paul McCartney could turn out to be the baddest.
18. I think the pop industry is still a young man’s game.
And he’s right. No one knows the music industry better than McCartney.
19. I cannot deal with the press; I hate all these Beatles questions.
It is well known that the Beatles ended up being saturated by fans and the press. And thanks to this, they entered their most experimental stage.
20. A man’s true character can be judged by the way he treats his fellow men.
As vegan as he is, McCartney attaches great importance to the treatment given to other animal species.
21. None of us wanted to be the bassist. In our mind, it was the fat guy who always played in the back.
Funny sentence where Paul McCartney admits that they have not escaped prejudice with bassists either.
22. But you know, how a kid would have thought of a vegetarian like a puppet.
Along the same lines as above, McCartney was also prejudiced with vegetarians.
23. I like the idea of people listening to my stuff, and if it’s a commercial success, it’s a good sign that they’re being heard.
As a master of pop, McCartney attached great importance to his music reaching the general public.
24. But with writers, there is nothing wrong with melancholy. It is an important color in writing.
Sad songs are often the ones that come back the most.
25. In real life, what does not surrender is courageous enough.
Motivational phrase from English musician.
26. Nothing appeals to me more than walking into a room and going out with a piece of music.
Phrase in which McCartney reaffirms his love for music.
27. I have not learned to be a singer without an instrument.
As the multi-instrumentalist that he is, McCartney feels more confident singing while playing.
28. I was definitely looking at John. We all looked at John. He was the eldest and the chief; he was the fastest and the smartest.
They all had Lennon as a benchmark, being the tallest and most charismatic.
29. I am not religious, but I am very spiritual.
Interesting sentence where McCartney alludes to the rejection of religious institutions.
30. It is time to end the cruel slaughter of whales and leave these magnificent creatures alone.
Engaged in animalism, this is not the first time that we have seen English people engage in activism.
31. The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
During the 1960s there was a strong rumor that McCartney died in a car crash. They knew about the rumor and played with it, leaving hidden messages in songs like “Free As a Bird” or “A Day in the Life”.
32. I don’t take myself seriously.
Sentence where McCartney admits that he is a joker and that he is the first to laugh.
33. Looking back, I think I’ve always been musical. My dad was very musical and I think my mom was musical.
McCartney’s talent did not come out of nowhere. He had an important musical training.
34. The first time you make money, you buy all of these things so that no one thinks you are mediocre, and people see it. You hire a driver and you end up in the back and you think I was happier when I had my own car!
Very interesting sentence where McCartney analyzes how certain comforts do not really fill the soul or lead to self-realization.
35. The Beatles have always been a great band. Neither more nor less.
Everyone knows the Beatles are one of the most legendary bands, starting with McCartney.
36. There are only four people who knew what the Beatles were.
As for John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and himself. Only they knew what was inside.
It’s time to become a little child to build a better future. What do you think about it?
McCartney in one of those sentences where he appeals to the innocence and kindness of children.
38. I cannot do without homeopathy. In fact, I never go anywhere without homeopathic remedies. I use it often.
McCartney believed and believes in the alternative medicine which is homeopathy.
39. One of my great pleasures is sitting down with a guitar or piano and trying to do a song.
As the music lover and artist that he is, McCartney knows what makes him happy.
40. I don’t work to be ordinary.
Despite his laid back character, McCartney was very serious about his job.
41. I don’t like the idea of being successful by stealing your privacy.
McCartney spends most of his life not knowing what privacy is and regrets it.
42. I am alive and well and am not worried about rumors of my death. But if he was dead, I’d be the last to find out.
Curious and intelligent expression in which McCartney tells us that he will never know his death.
43. I used to think that anyone who did something weird was weird. Now it’s people calling other people weird which is weird.
Interesting phrase where McCartney questions what people mean by scarcity.
44. My alleged career is an occasional activity.
McCartney’s modest phrase in which he takes responsibility for his musical career.
45. Entertainment is not only for children, it is also for adults who take drugs.
McCartney’s line where he alludes to the time when the Beatles got into drugs and with it in its most experimental era.
46. For years people have said “oh, Paul sings love songs …”. Well I know what they mean, but people have always made love songs. I love them, others love them too and also many others love them.
This is not the first time McCartney has spoken of the criticism he has received for making love songs. Even so, its better answer would give him in 1976 with the exit of the subject “Silly Love Songs”.
47. Queen Elizabeth II is like a mother to all who approach her.
McCartney has always held in high regard and esteem the Queen of England Elizabeth II.
48. I don’t know how many times in my life I had to swear that I wasn’t dead
Another of those lines where McCartney laughs at rumors of his own death.
49. The only thing I couldn’t heal was being left-handed. It’s a hard habit to change.
In his line, always playful and witty, McCartney jokes about being left-handed.
50. I am an eternal optimist. No matter how difficult life is, there is always a light somewhere. The sky might be cloudy, but just seeing a little blue already keeps me going.
One of my McCartney favorites. There are always reasons to look to the future.