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#1. At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky, because I've made mountains out of molehills. With meditation, I can keep them as molehills. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#2. The drummer's always going to be there. They're the floor of the whole deal and everyone can stand up on you. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#3. I love the modern technology now. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#4. I'm always good for starting a bit of a tune and the first verse, but after that I just can never go anywhere. It takes me years, that's why I'm so slow. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#5. I'd like to be in a man band, but with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Keith Richards. We'd have a rocky edge. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#6. We [the band] had this open door policy - if you walked in the door, you were asked to play - Author: Ringo Starr
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#7. 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' - Author: Ringo Starr
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#8. They paint you red before they sacrifice you. It's a different religion from ours - I think. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#9. I am the best rock drummer on the planet. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#10. 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. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#11. I like playing with a live band and I've got my act and we're fine. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#12. The Beatles were just four guys that loved each other. That's all they'll ever be. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#13. For me, God is in my life. I don't hide from that ... I think the search has been on since the '60s. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#14. I'm left handed and I'm playing a right handed kit ... That's why everyone thought, 'Wow, he's a genius,' but all I was doing was trying to play backwards ... It's one of those mad accidents, you can't learn it. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#15. The kids are interested in the music of them. They're not interested in mop-tops and Beatle boots and crazy suits. It's all down to the music now - that's what they hear, and that's what they love. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#16. When I was thirteen I only wanted to be a drummer. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#17. I don't talk about myself in the third person, and I laugh at people who do. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#18. John had Julian and I had Zak so we'd try to do the fatherly things. We'd try to do manly things too; we'd go to the pub and bring Maureen and Cynthia a Babycham or something- a real Liverpool attitude - Author: Ringo Starr
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#19. The main thing is not to be afraid of that, to get to a place where you'll go gracefully, not screaming and kicking up a fuss. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#20. Ten years from now, it'll all be the blues because that's the only speed I'll be able to play - Author: Ringo Starr
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#21. That's when we decided to stop in '66. Everyone thought we toured for years, you know, but we didn't. I joined in '62, and we'd finished touring in '66 to go into the studio where we could hear each other ... and create any fantasy that came out of anybody's brain. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#22. Believe me, I wish this song was yours instead of mine. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#23. We'd get in the car and i'd look over at John and say 'Christ. Look at you. You're a bloody phenomenon!' and just laugh because it was only him. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#24. I was in George Martin's studio in Amsterdam and he was telling me, 'They come in here and it takes them three days to do a bass line.' Well I'm not from that era. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#25. I mean, women are very important to me. I don't know, they just drive me crazy. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#26. Peace and love, peace and love! - Author: Ringo Starr
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#27. I'm nervous ahead of every gig. I feel like running away three seconds before I'm due on stage. But I'm all right as soon as I get the mic in my hand. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#28. Being in The Beatles was a short, incredible period of my life. I had 22 years leading up to it, and it was all over eight years later. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#29. I'd like to end up sort of unforgettable. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#30. You're like the devil with horns in your head, the only way I'll get you is to get you in bed. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#31. That's all drugs and alcohol do, they cut off your emotions in the end. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#32. I've been asked to write my autobiography and really they only want 8 years (1962-1970), and I keep saying it would be five volumes before I even got into the band! - Author: Ringo Starr
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#33. People in Liverpool don't move very far, you know. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#34. You got to pay your dues if you want to sing the blues ... And you know it don't come easy. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#35. I never take it as any real pressure. It's like my son. I only gave him one lesson. When I went to give him the second one he said, 'Oh, I can do that dad.' I said, 'Now you're on your own.' - Author: Ringo Starr
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#36. And I came back and it was great, 'cuz George had set up all these flowers all over the studio saying welcome home. So then we got it together again. I always felt it was better on the White one for me. We were more like a band, you know. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#37. When you're in a band - before it got to grunge - you dressed the bit. So yeah, I've always had an attitude with the clothes. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#38. I am a big Beatles fan. And, you know, unbeknownst to anyone, I used to be one. But I have no problems of putting titles and lines from other songs in my songs, because they're great lines and great titles. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#39. For me, I want to get across the stage to the people. I want to point at you, thirty, forty rows back, and you know I'm pointing at you, and we're having a laugh and getting it together. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#40. Fondest memory of being a Beatle: Having three brothers. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#41. I learned to knit in hospital. They give you stuff to do to keep you busy because you're so ill. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#42. Everything government touches turns to crap. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#43. I think I'm more prolific in the songwriting. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#44. Wake up meat head, don't pretend that you are dead. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#45. A lot of the players I'm with, thank God, we're all still vertical. We've lost so many great players through the years, and we're still standing, as Elton John says. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#46. I love being in a band. I love playing with other human beings. I've never practiced drums unless there was another human being in the room. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#47. When I'm ninety-five and it's 'This is Your Life' time, they'll still be referring to me as 'ex-Beatle' ... it does have it's advantages. It's still the best way to get a good table at a resturant. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#48. Beatles, women and children first! - Author: Ringo Starr
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#49. I have a trainer who comes three times a week and just listens to me moan ... and I keep fit and keep moving ... and I do watch what I eat. I am a vegetarian ... I can't eat crazy food. I'm highly allergic to onions and garlic and spices ... I've never had a pizza, never had a curry. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#50. I made all my mistakes playing with people. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#51. (Media question to Beatles during first U.S. tour 1964)
"How do you find America?"
"Turn left at Greenland. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#52. Take a dose of rock and roll, and wash it down with cool clear soul. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#53. If you made a record, I'd probably pick out tracks that I like and download that. That's just how it is. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#54. The business is so driven by money, everyone's trying to get it right. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#55. The second side of Abbey Road is my favorite. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#56. I was the new boy. It was like joining a new class at school where everybody knows everybody else but me. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#57. I met The Beatles while we were playing in Germany. We'd seen them in Liverpool, but they were a nothing little band then, just putting it together. In fact, they weren't really a band at all. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#58. I've always been playing with other people, and that's how I learned. I got a kit of drums I couldn't play, but I also knew a guitarist and a friend of mine played bass and could teach us bass, and we just played. And I learned ... - Author: Ringo Starr
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#59. Every night there's a moment that I just wanna go back to bed. I just get nervous. Then I run on (stage) and as soon as I grab the mic then I'm fine. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#60. I'm not going to say anything because nobody believes me when I do. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#61. Ringo: 'I had no schooling before I joined The Beatles and no schooling after The Beatles. Life is a great education. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#62. I don't particularly like messages, because everybody takes whatever they take from whatever. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#63. I've never been able to sit round on my own and play drums, practice in the back room, never been able to. I've always played with other musicians. It's how I play, there's no joy for me in playing on my own, bashing away. I need a bass, a piano, guitar, whatever, and then I can play. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#64. Well, I'm getting happier all the time, which is very nice. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#65. 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. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#66. I feel as though that was someone else playing. I was possessed! - Author: Ringo Starr
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#67. My soul is that of a drummer ... I didn't do it to become rich and famous. I did it because it was the love of my life. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#68. When they come here, the English make a choice: New York or L.A. L.A. suited me better, I just feel comfortable here. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#69. I've never broken a bone in my life, or in my body. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#70. I'm like everyone else, on the stage it's good. Not too much fun in the hotel or the airplane or the bus, but you got to do it. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#71. My occupation is syncopation. But, every time, my syncopation is different, because I can never play the same fill twice. I just can't, never have been able to. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#72. I never studied anything, really. I didn't study the drums. I joined bands and made all the mistakes onstage. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#73. I'm not sleeping with all the women I appear with. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#74. I like Beethoven, especially the poems. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#75. I used to wear different rings when I first got called Ringo in about 19, about, umm, '59 I got called Ringo. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#76. I am truly grateful. I'm a grateful human being. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#77. I think we should have understanding and love and peace. I mean, peace and love has been my situation. You hear that in the song. I'm trying to promote that now: peace and love and understanding. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#78. Gene Autry was the most. It may sound like a joke - Go and have a look in my bedroom, It's covered with Gene Autry posters. He was my first musical influence. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#79. So this is America. They must be out of their minds. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#80. I hate click tracks. A lot of people I know like to use click tracks. Like my son is perfect on the click tracks. It makes me to edgy. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#81. It all comes down to who you crucify, you either kiss the past or future good-bye. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#82. I play weird. I'm always just behind. We [drummers] only have so much room. We're not guitarists. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#83. If you could play, I'd play with you all night. But if I'm just playing by myself, it gets boring pretty quick. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#84. They said do what you want, because if we don't like it, no-one will hear it. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#85. I've never had any big ideas about being the solo. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#86. I'm on my feet and I'm doing what I love to do, and I'm in a profession, as a musician, where we can go on for as long as we can go on. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#87. Of course I'm ambitious. What's wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#88. There's a woman in the United States who predicted the plane we were traveling on would crash. Now, a lot of people would like to think we were scared into saying a prayer. What we did actually
we drank. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#89. I hope the fans will take up meditation instead of drugs. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#90. 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. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#91. I think the most exciting thing is that you expect people our age to know the music, but actually a lot of kids know the music, and if anything is left, we have left really good music, and that's the important part, not the mop-tops or whatever. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#92. I have no anonymity.I've not had a drink in nine and a half years. That's my whole story right there. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#93. I've always felt that a space is as good as a fill. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#94. From 13, I wanted to play drums. I wanted to play with good people and I'm still doing it. I still love it so that's why I do it. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#95. I get on with kids and I feel that's because I am one. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#96. 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. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#97. I'm quite honored by it. They [people] tell me that , 'If it hadn't of been for you, I wouldn't have played drums.' Hey, don't blame me, I was just up there doing my stuff. So no, I never take it as any real pressure. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#98. In 1989 I sort of got back into the music business and one of the reasons I got back in is [that] I put the first All Stars band together. It's actually progressed from that every other year, or every two years, I've put that together ... more and more realizing that's what I do. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#99. We will miss George for his sense of love, his sense of music and his sense of laughter. - Author: Ringo Starr
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#100. Roy Orbison was the only act that The Beatles didn't want to follow. - Author: Ringo Starr
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