35 Inspirational Ringo Starr Quotes About Life

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We all know how incredibly successful Ringo Starr is; 

Starr quickly became recognized as the drummer of The Beatles. The Beatles is considered to be one of the best bands in history and they have sold millions of copies of their music worldwide. 

Today we have an awesome collection of Ringo Starr quotes about life and success. 


35 Ringo Starr Quotes 

1.”Every time, my syncopation is different, because I can never play the same fill twice. I just can’t, never have been able to. Even as a Beatle, they’d say, ‘Oh, double-track that.’ I don’t know how you do that, because when I’m in a fill I’m sort of this blackout, just this pure me coming out and I can’t pure me the same, twice. So, that’s that.” – Ringo Starr

2.“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

3.“I play weird. I’m always just behind. We [drummers] only have so much room. We’re not guitarists.” – Ringo Starr

4.“ At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky, because I’ve made mountains out of molehills. With meditation, I can keep them as molehills.” – Ringo Starr

5.“In 1989 I sort of got back into the music business and one of the reasons I got back in is [that] I put the first All-Stars band together. It’s actually progressed from that every other year, or every two years, I’ve put that together… more and more realizing that’s what I do.” – Ringo Starr

6.“Everything government touches turn to crap.” – Ringo Starr

7.“We [the band] had this open door policy – if you walked in the door, you were asked to play” – Ringo Starr

8.“Let’s make my birthday, July the 7th at noon, Peace and Love Day. Everybody go, ‘Peace and love.’ In the office, on the bus, wherever. It’s still peace and love for me, I’m a product of the 60s and it was a very influential period in my life, and you know, my head was turned around a bit, my eyes were opened as it were. In fact, I even have it on my arm, ‘Peace and love’. I see nothing wrong with peace and love.” – Ringo Starr

9.“I think I’m more prolific in the songwriting.” – Ringo Starr


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10.“I’m on my feet and I’m doing what I love to do, and I’m in a profession, as a musician, where we can go on for as long as we can go on.” – Ringo Starr


11.“My occupation is syncopation. But, every time, my syncopation is different, because I can never play the same fill twice. I just can’t, never have been able to.” – Ringo Starr

12.“The Beatles were just four guys that loved each other. That’s all they’ll ever be.” – Ringo Starr

13.“I never take it as any real pressure. It’s like my son. I only gave him one lesson. When I went to give him the second one he said, ‘Oh, I can do that dad.’ I said, ‘Now you’re on your own.’” – Ringo Starr

14.“Take a dose of rock and roll, and wash it down with a cool clear soul.” – Ringo Starr

15.“I’m a musician and I’m really blessed, because in my life if I can hold the sticks, I can play.” – Ringo Starr

16.“I never studied anything, really.” – Ringo Starr

17.“I hate click tracks. I’m to busy in the click track to feeling my own heart rhythm, my own soul beat.” – Ringo Starr

18.“Of course, I’m ambitious. What’s wrong with that? Otherwise, you sleep all day.” – Ringo Starr

19.“I was in George Martin’s studio in Amsterdam and he was telling me, ‘They come in here and it takes them three days to do a bass line.’ Well, I’m not from that era.” – Ringo Starr


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20. “We will miss George for his sense of love, his sense of music and his sense of laughter.” – Ringo Starr


21. “I’ve always been playing with other people, and that’s how I learned. I got a kit of drums I couldn’t play, but I also knew a guitarist and a friend of mine played bass and could teach us bass, and we just played. And I learned…” – Ringo Starr

22. “I hope the fans will take up meditation instead of drugs.” – Ringo Starr

23. “I have no anonymity. I’ve not had a drink in nine and a half years. That’s my whole story right there.” – Ringo Starr

24. “When I was thirteen I only wanted to be a drummer.” – Ringo Starr

25. “With God’s help, I’ve not had a drink in nine and a half years. That’s my whole story right there. And because of that, I’m doing this. I’m making records, I’m touring. I was so involved in just getting brain damaged, I wasn’t doing anything. I had great ideas, many notebooks filled with notes, some of them I can read and some of them I just can’t read, but I really didn’t do anything constructive, it was all just good ideas. Now I’m trying to lead a constructive life a day at a time.” – Ringo Starr

26. “I’m not sleeping with all the women I appear with.” – Ringo Starr

27. “I am truly grateful. I’m a grateful human being.” – Ringo Starr

28. “Well, I’m getting happier all the time, which is very nice.” – Ringo Starr

29. “I don’t particularly like messages, because everybody takes whatever they take from whatever.” – Ringo Starr


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30.“I like Beethoven, especially the poems.” – Ringo Starr


31.“Do you remember when everyone began analyzing Beatles songs…I don’t think I ever understood what some of them were supposed to be about.” – Ringo Starr

32.“I think we should have an understanding and love and peace. I mean, peace and love have been my situation. You hear that in the song. I’m trying to promote that now: peace and love and understanding.” – Ringo Starr

33.“That’s all drugs and alcohol do they cut off your emotions in the end.” – Ringo Starr

34.“I’m like everyone else, on the stage it’s good. Not too much fun in the hotel or the airplane or the bus, but you got to do it.” – Ringo Starr

35.“Beatles, women and children first!” – Ringo Starr



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Emmy Wallin is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. She is a young Swedish girl from Uppsala, who is currently traveling around the world. Emmy has a big passion for helping others and motivating people. Emmy has been studying celebrities careers, biographies, lifestyles, and net worths for over 3 years. She is the face behind the net worth profiles here on Wealthy Gorilla.


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