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Top-10 Ringo Starr Quotes

  • "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. If you could play, I'd play with you all night. But if I'm just playing by myself, it gets boring pretty quick."
  • "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'."
  • "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!"
  • "George (Martin) was the only person who took a chance on us to make a record. Every other label turned us down."
  • "So we went in and we did the album (the Beatles' first album) in twelve hours ... because we did everything we'd been doing on the road for the last year or so, you know."
  • "Brian (Epstein) was great because he said, 'You know, I think it'd be a great idea if you don't drink and smoke and swear at the audience while you're onstage' ... he changed our image only in making us a bit smarter. They all (the other Beatles) changed my image."
  • "I felt I was a much better drummer than he (Pete Best) was."
  • "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."
  • "The second side of Abbey Road is my favorite."
  • "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."

Ringo Starr Quotes

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