Ringo Starr Quotes

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(Media question to Beatles during first U.S. tour 1964) "How do you find America?" "Turn left at Greenland.
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An interview: Interviewer: How do you sleep with long hair? Paul McCartney: How do you sleep with short hair? George Harrison: How do you sleep with your arms and legs still attached? Paul: It's just as much bother. Less, even. John Lennon: Short hair has to be trimmed. Ringo Starr: Yeah. John: That's why we have parties! Paul: Yeah, that must be it! We can't sleep with all this long hair!
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Peace and love, peace and love!
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The Beatles were just four guys that loved each other. That's all they'll ever be.
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Of course I'm ambitious. What's wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day.
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America: It's like Britain, only with buttons.
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Everything government touches turns to crap.
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You got to pay your dues if you want to sing the blues...And you know it don't come easy.
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I was the new boy. It was like joining a new class at school where everybody knows everybody else but me.
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Last night I had a peace dream...
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Ringo: 'I had no schooling before I joined The Beatles and no schooling after The Beatles. Life is a great education.
Ringo Starr (The Beatles Anthology)
A lady that I know just came from Colombia. She laughed because I did not understand. She held out some marijuana uh-huh, said it was the finest in the land. I said, no-no-no-no, i dont smoke it no more. It only makes me fall on the floor.No thank you please, it only makes me sneeze, and then it makes it hard to find the door. A lady that i know just came from Morrocco, Spain. She laughed because i did not understand. She held out a ten-pound bag of cocaine, said it was the finest in the land. I said no-no-no-no, i don't *sniff* no more, it only makes me fall on the floor. No thank you please, it only makes me sneeze, and then it makes it hard to find the door. A lady that i know just came from Tennesee. She laughed because i did not understand. She held out a jug of moonshine, uh-huh, said it was the finest in the land. I said no-no-no-no, i don't drink it no more, it only makes me fall on the floor. No thank you please, it only makes me sneeze, and then it makes it hard to find the door. Ringo Starr's No-No Song
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I never studied anything, really. I didn't study the drums. I joined bands and made all the mistakes onstage
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Ringo: 'I do get emotional when I think back about those times. My make-up is emotional. I'm an emotional human being. I'm very sensitive and it took me till I was forty-eight to realize that was the problem! We were honest with each other and we were honest about the music. The music was positive. It was positive in love. They did write - we all wrote - about other things, but the basic Beatles message was Love.
Ringo Starr (The Beatles Anthology)
Love is all you need" - The Beatles - "And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love, you make" - The Beatles -
The Beatles (Beatles Stereo Box Set)
As usual, Ringo Starr uttered the best break-up quote: “This is all news to me.
Tim Riley (Lennon: The Man, the Myth, the Music - The Definitive Life)
Ringo: [On the 'Two Virgins' cover] 'The cover was the mind-blower - I remember to this day the moment when they came in and showed me. I don't really remember the music, I'd have to play it now. But he showed me the cover and I pointed to the 'Times': 'Oh, you've even got the Times in it...' as if he didn't have his dick hanging out. I said, 'Ah, come on, John. You're doing all this stuff and it may be cool for you, but you know we all have to answer. It doesn't matter; whichever one of us does something, we all have to answer for it.' He said, 'Oh, Ringo, you only have to answer the phone.' I said, 'OK, fine,' because it was true. The press would be calling up, and just at that point I didn't want to be bothered - but in the end that's all I had to do: answer the phone. It was fine. Two or three people phoned and I said: 'See, he's got the Times on the cover.
Ringo Starr (The Beatles Anthology)
Harrison’s visit to Dylan’s Woodstock sessions and his invitation to Eric Clapton to solo on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” convinced him that an outsider could revive stalled sessions. Dylan and the Band treated Harrison as an equal, while in his own band, Lennon and McCartney persistently patronized his material, even as it began to peak. (Lennon, in fact, sat out most of Harrison’s Beatle recordings from here on out.) Taking in an ally could only ease Harrison’s reentry into the contentious Beatle orbit. Along with lobbying for Ringo Starr to replace Pete Best, bringing Preston into the Get Back project stands as a defining move for Harrison: he single-handedly rescued Let It Be, and pushed his material throughout 1969, until Abbey Road featured his best work yet.
Tim Riley (Lennon: The Man, the Myth, the Music - The Definitive Life)
There was a Ringo album coming down the pike, and a reunion, at least by the three of them (Harrison, Lennon, and Starr), that was all planned out. That was going to be Lennon’s next move after the world tour,” Douglas continues. “He talked fondly about McCartney every night, and he always wanted to redo certain Beatles songs, but he really spoke more like he really loved those guys. The only person that he was pissed at was George, because George put out this memoir [I Me Mine] and John was really, really pissed about that. I remember him saying, ‘How do you write about your life and not talk about the guy whose band you were in?
Tim Riley (Lennon: The Man, the Myth, the Music - The Definitive Life)
The concerts went off as Concert for Bangladesh on August 1 (afternoon and evening shows), with Ringo Starr double-drumming next to Jim Keltner and an all-star band, including Billy Preston, Leon Russell, Klaus Voormann, Badfinger, and Eric Clapton. Reunion rumors evaporated the minute Harrison introduced Bob Dylan, who hadn’t performed widely in America since his motorcycle accident in 1966. Except for the Woody Guthrie memorial concert with the Band in 1968, Dylan hadn’t appeared on a New York stage since 1966, and he quickly upstaged everybody by reworking five songs that signaled a larger return to form. Once again, Harrison trumped expectations by bringing in a ringer.
Tim Riley (Lennon: The Man, the Myth, the Music - The Definitive Life)
The Oreo cookie invented, the Titanic sinks, Spanish flu, Prohibition, women granted the right to vote, Lindbergh flies solo across the Atlantic, penicillin invented, stock market crashes, the Depression, Amelia Earhart, the atom is split, Prohibition ends, Golden Gate Bridge is built, Pearl Harbor, D-Day, the Korean War, Disneyland, Rosa Parks, Laika the dog is shot into space, hula hoops, birth control pill invented, Bay of Pigs, Marilyn Monroe dies, JFK killed, MLK has a dream, Vietnam War, Star Trek, MLK killed, RFK killed, Woodstock, the Beatles (George, Ringo, John, and Paul) break up, Watergate, the Vietnam War ends, Nixon resigns, Earth Day, Fiddler on the Roof, Olga Korbut, Patty Hearst, Transcendental Meditation, the ERA, The Six Million Dollar Man. "Bloody hell," I said when she was done. "I know. It must be a lot to take in." "It's unfathomable. A Brit named his son Ringo Starr?" She looked pleasantly surprised: she'd thought I had no sense of humor. "Well, I think his real name was Richard Starkey.
Melanie Gideon (Valley of the Moon)
Amid great anticipation, Giacomo slowly lowered the electrode into the callosum. As is commonly done in neurophysiology, the recording system was hooked up to a loudspeaker so that the rat-tat-tat of the neurons firing could be heard. We were ready to hear the Morse code of the brain. Then it happened. The electrode pierced the callosum. Instead of the rat-tat-tat we expected, the loudspeaker boomed with the excruciatingly clear voice of Ringo Starr singing, “We all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine.” Giacomo looked up from the cat and calmly said, “Now that is what I call high-order information.” Some kind of electronic ground loop had been closed, and we were picking up the local radio station. We all laughed, though we knew this brain code thing was going to be a long haul.
Michael S. Gazzaniga (Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience)
Just because everybody loves The Beatles doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with The Beatles.
A.D. Aliwat (In Limbo)
When John Lennon was asked if Ringo Starr was the best drummer in the world he replied “In the world? He’s not even the best drummer in The Beatles!
Tyler Backhause (1,000 Random Facts Everyone Should Know: A collection of random facts useful for the bar trivia night, get-together or as conversation starter.)
The final straw was his affair with Maureen Starr, Ringo’s wife.
Pattie Boyd (Wonderful Tonight)
Books are good.
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Richard Starkey … aka Ringo Starr.
Jeffrey B. Burton (The Keepers (Mace Reid K-9 Mystery, #2))
None of the other Beatles attended. Just as Paul and Linda were exchanging vows, George was being arrested for drug possession at his own home. He attended the reception. John and Yoko were in the studio completing their second joint LP, Unfinished Music No. 2—Life with the Lions. And Ringo Starr was filming The Magic Christian, with Peter Sellers. No other Beatles were present eight days later, when John married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.
Allan Kozinn (The McCartney Legacy: Volume 1: 1969 – 73)
Ringo Starr. Chuck Lorre: Well, it was a fun conversation based on Simon’s haircut and physical appearance that you could buy the genetic link to Richard Starkey. [Laughs] I think the idea started with Simon, and it was a good idea. I think we pursued it to the point where we got a solid no [from Starr’s team]. But if not Ringo, then I wanted his impact to be such that we didn’t actually see him, but we saw the fact that he’s missing from this character’s life. His absence was more important than casting the character. Simon Helberg: That would have been the most absurd twist to find out Howard is actually the son of a Beatle from a wild night in the ’70s where Mrs. Wolowitz and Ringo had blacked out at the Rainbow Room or something, but it was never to be. Basically I’ll be working on my own Big Bang fan fiction in twenty years and selling it at Comic-Con. But yeah, we never did get to meet him.
Jessica Radloff (The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series)
In the early to mid-’70s, a small loft located up a short set of wooden stairs in the Rainbow led to the lair of the Hollywood Vampires. In short, the Vampires were a celebrity drinking club. Formed by my friend Alice Cooper, it consisted of a rotating cast of characters depending on who was in town at any given time. The principles were, aside from Alice and myself, Ringo Starr, Micky Dolenz, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, and on occasion, John Lennon. Outside of these gatherings I didn’t spend a whole lot of time in the Rainbow; it just wasn’t my sort of place.
Bernie Taupin (Scattershot: Life, Music, Elton, and Me)
The death of their manager Brian Epstein was the beginning of the end for The Beatles. While Yoko Ono did try to fill the power vacuum and exacerbate the cracks created by Epstein's loss, she was not solely responsible for The Fab Four's demise. As with every big event, there are many actors, factors and complexities at play and no one simple explanation for everything.
Stewart Stafford