The Beatles Quotes

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“I Wanna Hold Your Hand.’ First single. Fucking brilliant. Perhaps the most fucking brilliant song ever written. Because they nailed it. That’s what everyone wants. Not 24-7 hot wet sex. Not a marriage that lasts a hundred years. Not a Porsche or a blow job or a million-dollar crib. No. They wanna hold your hand. They have a feeling that they can’t hide.”
Rachel Cohn, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, 'The Beatles did'.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Timequake

George Harrison
“The Beatles saved the world from boredom.”
George Harrison

John Lennon
“Everybody seems to think I'm lazy
I don't mind, I think they're crazy.
Running everywhere at such a speed
Till they find there's no need.”
John Lennon

Ringo Starr
“Peace and love, peace and love!”
Ringo Starr

Erik Pevernagie
“Some details in life may look insignificant but appear to be vital leitmotifs in a person's life. They may have the value of "Rosebuds" of Citizen Kane or "Madeleine cookies" of Marcel Proust or "Strawberry fields" of the Beatles. People regularly walk down the memory lane of their early youth. The paper boats of their childhood are recurrently floating on the waves of their mind and bring back the mood and the spirit of the early days. They enable us to retreat from the trivial, daily worries and can generate delightful bliss and true joy in a sometimes frantic and chaotic life. ("Paper boats forever" )”
Erik Pevernagie

George Harrison
“That's it really; it's all love, whichever way you look at it, it's all love. How much you can get from each other and that's determined by how much you're giving to each other. But it all starts within our self and then it spreads to those around us, good and bad. But basically, that's it, I think it's the love that we can generate is equal to the love that we get back ... Amen.”
George Harrison, Cloud Nine

John Lennon
“Love, Love, Love. All you need is love. Love is all you need.”
John Lennon

George Harrison
“Your own space, man, it's so important. That's why we were doomed because we didn't have any. It is like monkeys in a zoo. They die. You know, everything needs to be left alone.”
George Harrison, I, Me, Mine

Paul McCartney
“Lady Madonna lying on the bed
Listen to the music playing in your head.”
Paul McCartney

Joe Hill
“I liked AC/DC," Lee said. "If you were going to shoot someone, you'd really want to do it while you were listening to them."
"What about the Beatles? Did you feel like shooting anyone listening to them?"
Lee considered seriously for a moment, then said, "Myself."
At the same time he was laughing, Ig was distressed. Not liking the Beatles was almost as bad as not knowing about them at all.”
Joe Hill, Horns

The Beatles
“Hey Jude, don't make it bad, take a sad song and make it better.”
The Beatles

David Levithan
“First single. Fucking brilliant. Perhaps the most fucking brilliant song ever written. Because they nailed it. That’s what everyone wants. Not 24-7 hot wet sex. Not a marriage that lasts a hundred years. Not a Porsche or a blow job or a million-dollar crib. No. They wanna hold your hand. They have such a feeling that they can’t hide. Every single successful love song of the past fifty years can be traced back to ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand.’ And every single successful love story has those unbearable and unbearably exciting moments of hand-holding. Trust me. I’ve thought a lot about this.

About "I wanna hold your hand" by The Beatles”
David Levithan

The Beatles
“Life goes on, brah!”
The Beatles

“I just got into the Beatles a couple of years ago, you know, I like it.”
Ziggy Marley

Erin Entrada Kelly
“None of it mattered, because there was music.”
Erin Entrada Kelly, Blackbird Fly

Lauren Myracle
“Mother Superior jump the gun...
-The Beatles, Happiness is a Warm Gun”
Lauren Myracle, Bliss

Paul Cornell
“Captain Midlands: "I met the real you once."
John (Lennon) the Skrull: "You're meeting the real me now."
Captain Midlands: "I told him to get his bleedin' hair cut.”
Paul Cornell, Wisdom: Rudiments of Wisdom

Stewart Stafford
“The Dead Rock Star's Bar by Stewart Stafford

I went for a drink in The Dead Rock Star's Bar,
Phil Lynott was drinking whiskey in the jar,
Jimi Hendrix was rocking the place,
Elvis Presley was stuffing his face,
Sid Vicious was grumpy and gruff,
Freddie Mercury strutted his stuff,
Marvin Gaye had plenty of soul,
Lennon and Cobain compared bullet holes,
Jim Morrison declared he was The Lizard King
Buddy Holly sported an aeroplane wing,
Such an array of talent leaves one's mouth agape,
But they're all still alive on CD and tape,
Wherever you live, you don't have to travel far,
To have a damn good time at The Dead Rock Star's Bar.

© Stewart Stafford, 1996. All rights reserved.”
Stewart Stafford

Olivia Sudjic
“Man with goatee. Man who looked like a Beatle. All the Beatles at once. Woman wearing newspaper hat. I'd grown used to how weird New Yorkers were, and I could fit them into types.”
Olivia Sudjic, Sympathy

“Wenner’s unabashed idol worship had so often embarrassed them—starfucker, they grumbled behind his back—but now here he was with an actual Beatle. And Yoko! Who could deny this? The hirsute supercouple were smaller than anybody imagined, but John Lennon still towered over Jann Wenner, who at five six so often found himself gazing up at his heroes like a boy vampire.”
Joe Hagan, Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine

Petra Hermans
“You call it music? I call it rubbish.”
Petra Hermans

Petra Hermans
“I am not interested in your pity about yesterday. All those songs were never meant, to be.”
Petra Hermans

Curtis White
“Everybody of my generation has the same memory. We were twelve or thirteen or we were twenty-one, for that matter, and we were going to be veterinarians or we were, like Ringo, going to own a hairdresser’s parlor. We walked into the record store and saw the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. We thought together, 'Life can be other than it has been.”
Curtis White, The Idea of Home

Viv Albertine
“I grew up with John Lennon at my side, like a big brother.”
Viv Albertine, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys

Barack Obama
“And there was the time Paul McCartney serenaded my wife with “Michelle.” She laughed, a little embarrassed, as the rest of the audience applauded, and I wondered what Michelle’s parents would have said back in 1965, the year the song came out, if someone had knocked on the door of their South Side home and told them that someday the Beatle who wrote it would be singing it to their daughter from a White House stage.”
Barack Obama, A Promised Land

“Coincidentally, those likeable young lads from Liverpool had just peaked at number two in the UK pop chart with their second single, 'Please Please Me'. The Beatles they were called. What a funny name that was. I was four years old and I loved The Beatles... and Fireball XL5.”
Wayne Hussey, Salad Daze

A.D. Aliwat
“Just because everybody loves The Beatles doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with The Beatles.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

A.A. Albright
“I think all of the Montagues lived here in the sixties.  I’m sure I remember Pru telling me once about her mam and dad compelling the Beatles to play a secret gig in Riddler’s Edge.”
A.A. Albright, Old-School Witch

Holly Goldberg Sloan
“I know that the Beatles were a big-deal music group that changed the way people thought about getting haircuts. They sang songs that were pretty good because you can still listen to the today and not get angry.”
Holly Goldberg Sloan, Short

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