The Beatles Quotes

Reporter: What do you think of the American girls, opposed to the British girls?
George: They’re the same, only they speak with an accent.

Reporter: You and the snow came to Washington at the same time today.  Which do you think will have the greater impact?
Ringo: The snow.  We’re going tomorrow.

Reporter: Why do you think that you’re so popular all of a sudden?
John: I don’t know.  It must be the weather.

Reporter: What would you do if the fans got past the police lines?
George: We’d die laughing.

Reporter: Are you concerned with the rumor going around that the Rolling Stones are now more important than the Beatles?
Paul: It doesn’t worry us.
John: Cause we manage them.

Reporter: Have you got a leading lady for your movie?
George: We’re trying to get the Queen.  She sells.

Reporter: How many of you are bald, that you have to wear those wigs?
George: I’m bald.
Paul: Don’t tell anyone, please.
John: We’re all bald, yeah.  And deaf and dumb too.
I can really see them saying these things with a straight face…that would be worth a giggle…

Reporter: What do you do when you’re cooped up in a hotel room between shows?
George: We ice skate.

Reporter: Ringo, why do you wear two rings on each hand?
Ringo: Cause I can’t fit them through my nose.

Reporter: (to George) Hi, you’re not married.
George: No, I’m George.

Reporter: Did you write “Ringo’s Theme?”
George: No, did you? You haven’t been reading the little bits of paper, have you, that says who writes “Ringo’s Theme?”

Reporter: Do you think your records are musical?
John: Obviously they’re musical.  It’s music.

Reporter: All right, but what do you call it? Do you call it bossa nova, rock ‘n roll?
Paul: We try not to define it because we get so many wrong classifications of it, it’s no use. We just call it…music? Even if you don’t.

Reporter: With a question mark?
John: We’ll leave that to the critics.
Paul: With an exclamation mark.

Reporter: What do you call your hair-style?
George: Arthur

Reporter: How do you feel about the nightclub, Arthur, named after your hair-style?
George: I was proud…until I saw the nightclub.

Reporter: Why don’t you smile ,George?
George: I’ll hurt my lips.

Reporter: How do you stand in the draft?
John: About 5’11”

Reporter: Is it true that you can’t sing?
John: (pointing to George) not me. Him!

Reporter: Some people have been calling your work “Un-American”.  How do you respond to this?
John: Well, that’s very observant of them.

Reporter: But why is it always the girls screaming at the concerts?
John: If it was just the boys, it would be a bit funny, wouldn’t it?

Reporter: “Did you know, George, that at the corner of 47th Street and Broadway in New York, there is a giant cutout of you on display?”
George: “Of me?”
Reporter: “Life size.”
Ringo: “Nude.”

Press: Is it true that none of you can read or write music?
Paul: None of us can read or write music. The way we work is like, we just whistle. John will whistle at me and I’ll whistle back at him.

Press: Paul, you look like my son.
Paul: You don’t look a bit like my mother.

Press: Recently there has been an article published in Rolling Stone magazine that Day Tripper was about a prostitute, and Norwegian Wood was about a lesbian. What was your intent on writing these songs?
Paul: We were just trying to write songs about prostitutes and lesbians.

Reporter: “You mean you’re brave enough to venture out into the streets without a bodyguard?”
RINGO: “Sure.”
GEORGE: “We’re always on the street. Staggering about.”
RINGO: “Flogging our bodies.”
GEORGE: “You catch John sleeping in the gutter occasionally.”

GEORGE: “Who’s your fave rave?”
PAUL: “I love you!'”
GEORGE: “How gear.”
Reporter: “What do you think is the most important element of your success… the personal appearances, or the records?”
John: “Records. Records have always been the main thing. P.A.’s follow records. Our first records were made, and then we appeared.”

Reporter: “Followed closely by Beatle Dolls. Have you seen them?”
George: They’re actually life size, you know.”

Reporter: “The ones we’ve seen are only about five inches high.”
Paul: “Well, we’re midgets, you see.”

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