Ringo Starr's best quotes

7 July 2022, 13:39 | Updated: 7 July 2022, 14:23

Ringo Starr, Beatles legend
Ringo Starr, Beatles legend. Picture: Steeve-x-foto/Alamy Stock Photo/Aaron Rapoport/Corbis/Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images

The legendary Beatles drummer celebrates his birthday on 7th July, so let's 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 in August 2021
    Ringo Starr in August 2021. Picture: Steeve-x-foto / Alamy Stock Photo
  2. "I never practice"

    To Rolling Stone, 2019

    Ringo Starr performing live in Munich, 1966
    Ringo Starr performing live in Munich, 1966. Picture: Prisma by Dukas Presseagentur GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo
  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 celebrates his 24th Birthday at BBC Lime Grove Studios in Sheppards Bush, London, Tuesday 7th july 1964. The Beatles were at the BBC to film an insert for "Top of The Pops".
    Ringo Starr celebrates his 24th Birthday at BBC Lime Grove Studios in Sheppards Bush, London, Tuesday 7th july 1964. The Beatles were at the BBC to film an insert for "Top of The Pops". Picture: Trinity Mirror / Mirrorpix / Alamy Stock Photo
  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 play the Apple offices rooftop in January 1969
    The Beatles play the Apple offices rooftop in January 1969. Picture: Dom Slike / Alamy Stock Photo
  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 on the set of the film Help!, 1965
    Ringo on the set of the film Help!, 1965. Picture: MARKA / Alamy Stock Photo
  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: TCD/Prod.DB / Alamy Stock Photo
  7. Reporter: "How do you find America?" "Turn left at Greenland.”

    From A Hard Day's Night, 1964

    Ringo Starr on the set of A Hard Day's Night in 1964
    Ringo Starr on the set of A Hard Day's Night in 1964. Picture: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo
  8. "I've got blisters on my fingers!"

    from Helter Skelter, 1968

    Ringo Starr on the set of 'The Magic Christian. 1969
    Ringo Starr on the set of 'The Magic Christian. 1969. Picture: Getty Graham Stark/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
  9. "Drumming is my middle name."

    Drumming Is My Madness (1981)

    Ringo Starr performing live in July 1992
    Ringo Starr performing live in July 1992. Picture: dpa picture alliance / Alamy Stock Photo
  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)

    ritish singer Ringo Starr performs during the concert with his All Star Band at the Prague Congress Centre, Czech Republic, on June 19, 2018.
    ritish singer Ringo Starr performs during the concert with his All Star Band at the Prague Congress Centre, Czech Republic, on June 19, 2018. Picture: CTK / Alamy Stock Photo
  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: George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney
    The Beatles: George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. Picture: MARKA / Alamy Stock Photo

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