100 Inspiring Beatles Quotes From The Fab Four

Flora Wilson
Dec 12, 2023 By Flora Wilson
Originally Published on Jan 28, 2021
Edited by Flora Wilson
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One cannot talk about the 60's without showing their  love for the Beatles.

The public was gaga over The Beatles.  No one could ever beat the impact The Beatles had over the crowd, making them the best band of all time. They are seen beyond being the ones who redefined music by making a great impact in the world.

The revolutionary band is one of the most successful band of all time.  Their victory is traced back to influence over the audience with their amazing songs like 'Hey Jude' & 'Don't Let Me Down'. The band broke up after the death of their manager which led to several disagreements among the members, breaking hearts of fans, across the globe.  Eventually, as a tribute to the band, the fab four emerged in 1997.  Do check out 21 Pilots quotes and [Elvis quotes] after you finish this one.  

Inspiring Beatles Quotes

There is a reason why The Beatles are called the most influential band of all time.  They inspired many and to inspire you, we're here with some of the best inspiring Beatles quotes:

1. “As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.”

- John Lennon

2. “And, in the end

The love you take

is equal to the love you make.”

- Paul McCartney, 'The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics'.

3. “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.”

- John Lennon

4. “Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”

- John Lennon

5. “I was the walrus, but now I am John. . . and so my friends, you'll just have to carry on.  The dream is over.”

- John Lennon, 'God'.

6. “Show me that I'm everywhere and get me home for tea.”

- George Harrison

7. “Take these broken wings and learn to fly.”

- Paul McCartney, 'Broken Wings'.

8. “The first time I saw that nobody,” said Ringo proudly, “I knew he was a somebody!”

- The Beatles, ‘Yellow Submarine’.

9. “Music is like a psychiatrist.  You can tell your guitar things that you can't tell people.  And it will answer you with things people can't tell you.”

- Paul McCartney

10. “We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections.”

- John Lennon

11. “Possession isn’t nine- tenths of the law its nine- tenths of the problem.”

- John Lennon

12. “If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliché that must have been left behind in the 60s, that’s a problem.  Peace and love are eternal.”

- John Lennon

13. “I don’t believe in killing whatever the reason.”

- John Lennon

14. “Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see”

- The Beatles, 'Strawberry Fields Forever'.

15. “I only had two alternatives. Give up or carry on.”

- Paul McCartney

16. “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’.”

- Ringo Starr

17. "Time wounds all heels."

- John Lennon, 'Time Wounds All Heels'.

18. “There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done.”

- The Beatles, ‘All You Need Is Love’.

19. “Love is the answer and you know that for sure.”

- John Lennon, 'Mind Games'.

20. “All you need is love.”

- The Beatles, 'All You Need Is Love’.

21. "When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find peace of mind waiting there."

- George Harrison, 'Within You Without You'.

22. ". . . We can work it out.  Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend. "

- Paul McCartney, 'We Can Work It Out'.

23. "I am he as you are, he as you are me and we are all together. "

- John Lennon, 'I Am The Walrus'.

24. "I hope someday you will join us and the world will live as one."

- John Lennon, 'Imagine'.

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25. "Before Elvis, there is nothing."

- John Lennon

26. "It’s better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn out."

- John Lennon

27. "If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and, in my art, or music, then in that respect you can call me that. . .  I believe in what I do, and I'll say it. "

- John Lennon

28. "We all have Hitler in us, but we also have love and peace.  So why not give peace a chance for once?"

- John Lennon

29. "There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be."

- John Lennon, 'All You Need Is Love".

30. "Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground."

- John Lennon

31. "I think people who truly can live a life in music are telling the world, ‘You can have my love, you can have my smiles.  Forget the bad parts, you don’t need them.  Just take the music, the goodness, because it’s the very best, and it’s the part I give most willingly."

- George Harrison

32. “I am alive and well and unconcerned about the rumours of my death.  But if I were dead, I would be the last to know.”

- Paul McCartney

33. “Nobody controls me.  I’m uncontrollable.  The only one who can control me is me, and that’s just barely possible.”

- John Lennon

34. “The Beatles set the rules.  And the rules were: now just because we have long hair doesn’t mean that we’re rebellious.”

- Davy Jones

35. “Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war- for killing people.  We received ours for entertaining other people.  I’d say we deserve ours more.”

- John Lennon

36. “It doesn’t matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I’m a woman or a man.”

- John Lennon

37. “You can go to church and sing a hymn, judge me by the colour of my skin, you can live a lie until you die, one thing you can’t hide is when you’re crippled inside.”

- John Lennon, 'Crippled Inside'.

38. “Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open- hearted vision of people who embrace life.”

- John Lennon

39. “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love.  When we are afraid, we pull back from life.”

- John Lennon

40. “When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind.”

- John Lennon

41. “If I fell in love with you would you promise to be true? And help me understand, because I've been in love before and I found that love was more than just holding hands.”

- The Beatles, 'If I Fell'.

42. “We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.  You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself.  You’ve got to keep watering it.  You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.”

- John Lennon

43. “Love is the greatest refreshment in life.”

- John Lennon

44. “Count your age by friends, not years.  Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

- John Lennon

45. “Everything is clearer when you’re in love.”

- John Lennon

46. “Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream.”

- John Lennon, 'Tomorrow Never Knows'.

47. “Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.  I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that.  That’s what’s insane about it.”

- John Lennon

48. “I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything.  I’ve always been a freak.  So, I’ve been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know.  I’m one of those people.”

- John Lennon

49. “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

- John Lennon

50. “I believe in everything until it’s disproved.  So, I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons.  It all exists, even if it’s in your mind.  Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”

- John Lennon

51. “It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love.”

- John Lennon

52. “There’s an alternative to violence.  It’s to stay in bed and grow your hair.”

- John Lennon

53. “When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad.  For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.  

- John Lennon”

54. “I put things down on sheets of paper and stuff them in my pockets.  When I have enough, I have a book.”

- John Lennon

55. “A dream you dream alone is only a dream.  A dream you dream together is reality.”

- John Lennon

56. “I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it.  It’s just getting out of one car, and into another.”

- John Lennon

57. “Give it time and it will grow.”

- John Lennon

58. “Your own space, man, it’s so important.”

- George Harrison

59. “The more I see, the less I know for sure.”

- John Lennon

60. “Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given, never forgotten, never let it disappear.”

- John Lennon

Song Lyrics Quotes

The songs that the Beatles left us with were indeed some of the most beautiful songs from the record rack - tea caddy, mind is waiting, I am the walrus being few of their masterpieces admired even today. To make you hum those songs we are bringing you our collection of song lyrics quote from The Beatles, read and enjoy:

61. “Oh please, say to me, you'll let me be your man, and please, say to me you'll let me hold your hand.”

- The Beatles, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’.

62. “Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends.  Oh, I'm going to try with a little help from my friends.”

- The Beatles, ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’.

63. “Here comes the sun, here comes the sun and I say it's all right.”

- The Beatles, ‘Here Comes The Sun’.

64. “And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain.”

- The Beatles, ‘Hey Jude’.

65. “Something in the way she moves.  Attracts me like no other lover.  Something in the way she woos me.  I don't want to leave her now.”

- The Beatles, ‘Something’.

66. “Hold me tight, let me go on loving you... So, hold me tight, tonight, tonight.  It's you, you you you.”

- The Beatles, ‘Hold Me Right’.

67. “Maybe I'm amazed at the way you love me all the time, maybe I'm afraid of the way I love you.  Maybe I'm amazed at the way you pulled me out of time and hung me on a line, maybe I'm amazed at the way I really need you.”

- The Beatles, ‘Maybe I'm Amazed’.

68. “Sounds of laughter, shades of life are ringing through my open Ears Inciting and inviting me.  Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns, it calls me on and on, across the universe.”

- The Beatles, ‘Across The Universe’.

69. “Blackbird singing in the dead of night.”

- The Beatles, ‘Blackbird’.

70. “Little child, won't you dance with me? I'm so sad and lonely, baby take a chance with me.”

- The Beatles, ‘Little Child’.

Best Beatles Quotes

The Beatles, the 4 geniuses were the best thing to happen to rock music and brought the best in people. The people admired their personality, hair, music, acceptance, lyrics, pretty much everything.  That's why we're here with the best Beatles quotes.

71. “If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create.”

- John Lennon

72. “Love is like a flower; give it time and it will grow.”

- John Lennon

73. “And when the broken-hearted people living in the world agree there will be an answer, let it be.”

- The Beatles, 'Let It Be'.

74. “I’m really glad that most of our songs were about love, peace and understanding.”

- Paul McCartney

75. “Get out there and get peace, think peace, and live peace and breathe peace, and you’ll get it as soon as you like.”

- John Lennon

76. “Christianity will go.  It will vanish and shrink.  I needn’t argue about that.  I’m right and I’ll be proved right.  We’re more popular than Jesus now.”

- John Lennon

77. “I now realize that taking drugs is like taking an aspirin without having a headache.”

- Paul McCartney

78. “I’d like to end up sort of….  Unforgettable.”

- Ringo Starr

79. “I really thought love would save us all.”

- John Lennon

80. “Everything government touches turns to crap.”

- Ringo Starr

81. “The Beatles spent their lives not living a communal life, but communally living the same life.  They were each other’s greatest friends.”

- Hunter Davis

82. “They had a great time in the studio and there were enormously happy times.  They would fool around a lot and have a laugh, particularly when overdubbing voices.  They were very funny.”

- George Martin

83. "The four of us were very close.  Very possessive of each other in a way.  We didn't like strangers much. "

- Ringo Starr

84. “The thing is, were all really the same person.  Were just four parts of one.”

- Paul McCartney

85. “Our friends called us the four- headed- muster because we were never apart. "

- Paul McCartney

86. “Each other’s presence seemed to bring out the best in them.”

- Hunter Davis

87. “We pulled up at some big gates and someone said 'Oh yeah, were going to see Elvis', and we all fell out of the car laughing, and trying to pretend we were not silly; just like a Beatles cartoon.”

- George Harrison

88. “Don't carry the world upon your shoulders.”

- The Beatles, ‘Hey Jude’.

89. “We were tight.  That was one thing that really could be said about us; we were really tight at friends.”

- George Harrison

90. “We could argue a lot amongst ourselves, but we were very, very close to each other and in the company of other people and situations we'd always stick together. "

- George Harrison

91. “With every mistake, we must surely be learning. "

- The Beatles, ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’.

92. "And what's the point of changing when I'm happy as I am?"

- Paul McCartney

93. "I don't work at being ordinary."

- Paul McCartney

94. "Everyone should have themselves regularly overwhelmed by nature."

- George Harrison

95. "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there."

- George Harrison, 'Any Road'.

96. “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away / Now it looks as though they’re here to stay / Oh, I believe in yesterday.”

- The Beatles, ‘Yesterday’.

97. “Doesn’t have a point of view / Knows not where he’s going to / Isn’t he a bit like you and me?”

- The Beatles, 'Nowhere Man'.

98. “Words are flowing out

Like endless rain into a paper cup

They slither while they pass

They slip away across the universe”

- The Beatles, ‘Across The Universe’.

99. “Though I know I'll never lose affection / For people and things that went before / I know I'll often stop and think about them / In my life I love you more”

- The Beatles, ‘In My Life’.

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Flora Wilson

Flora enjoys exploring new places and outdoor spaces. Having recently moved to London, she is passionate about her new home city, although she has a soft spot for all things Brum. She is skilled in embroidery, sewing, and cooking, and loves to create large meals for her loved ones. In her professional career, Flora has worked in children's theater, television, and festivals, always striving to create magical experiences.

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