Ringo Starr's best quotes

7 July 2020, 21:16 | Updated: 7 July 2020, 21:21

Ringo Starr poses for a photograph after speaking to the press to promote his new album 'Give More Love' in London on September 14, 2017.
Ringo Starr poses for a photograph after speaking to the press to promote his new album 'Give More Love' in London on September 14, 2017. Picture: CHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP via Getty Images

As the Beatles' drummer turns 80, we look back at his philosophy and words of wisdom.

  1. "I’m warning you with peace and love. I have too much to do, so no more fan mail!"

    YouTube, 2008

    Ringo Starr Performs At Lucca Summer Festival, 2018
    Ringo Starr Performs At Lucca Summer Festival, 2018. Picture: Roberto Serra - Iguana Press/Getty Images
  2. "I never practice"

    To Rolling Stone, 2019

    RIngo Starr in 2008
    RIngo Starr in 2008. Picture: Peter Bynre/PA Wire/PA Images
  3. 'I had no schooling before I joined The Beatles and no schooling after The Beatles. Life is a great education.”

    Beatles Anthology, 2000

    Ringo Starr in October 1963
    Ringo Starr in October 1963. Picture: PA/PA Archive/PA Images
  4. "You know, we can't go on forever as four clean little mop tops, playing She Loves You."

    To David Wigg, 1969

    The Beatles in June 1967
    The Beatles in June 1967. Picture: PA/PA Archive/PA Images
  5. "I used to write songs and I’d present it to the boys, and they would be rolling on the floor laughing, because I’d just rewritten another song and hadn’t noticed it!"

    Rolling Stone, 2019

    Ringo Starr in 2016
    Ringo Starr in 2016. Picture: Scott Gries/AP/PA photowire service
  6. "I don't feel old and I don't think I look my age. It doesn't worry me."

    To Hit Parader, 1969

    Ringo Starr on the set of The Magic Christian in 1969
    Ringo Starr on the set of The Magic Christian in 1969. Picture: Graham Stark/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
  7. Reporter: "How do you find America?" "Turn left at Greenland.”

    From A Hard Day's Night, 1964

    Ringo Starr during the filming of A Hard Day's Night, 1964
    Ringo Starr during the filming of A Hard Day's Night, 1964. Picture: Max Scheler - K & K/Redferns.Getty Images
  8. "I've got blisters on my fingers!"

    from Helter Skelter, 1968

    Ringo meets a Blue Meanie at the press reception for the Yellow Submarine film, July 1968
    Ringo meets a Blue Meanie at the press reception for the Yellow Submarine film, July 1968. Picture: Mark and Colleen Hayward/Redferns/Getty Images
  9. "Drumming is my middle name."

    Drumming Is My Madness (1981)

    Ringo Starr playing the drums in Mexico City in 2011
    Ringo Starr playing the drums in Mexico City in 2011. Picture: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty Images
  10. "I didn't play drums to make money. I played drums because I loved them."

    To The Big Beat: Conversations with Rock's Great Drummers (1984)

    Ringo Starr plays drums during the Concert For Bangladesh in August 1971
    Ringo Starr plays drums during the Concert For Bangladesh in August 1971. Picture: Bill Ray/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty ImagesGetty
  11. "The second side of Abbey Road is my favourite. I love it."

    To Elliott Mintz 1977

    The Beatles - Abbey Road cover
    The Beatles - Abbey Road cover. Picture: Press
  12. "The Beatles were just four guys that loved each other. That’s all they’ll ever be.”

    Beatles Anthology, 2000

    The Beatles, filimg Magical Mystery Tour in 1967
    The Beatles, filimg Magical Mystery Tour in 1967. Picture: Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images