Accepting the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Mr. McCartney used the occasion to applaud President Obama. “Getting this prize would be good enough,” Mr. McCartney said. “But getting it from this president …” He smiled.
Some fella said to me, “Have you had LSD, Paul?” And I said “Yes.” And it was only ‘cuz I was going to just be honest with him. There’s no other reason. I didn’t want to spread it or anything, you know. I’m not trying to do anything except answer his question. But he happened to be a reporter, and I happened to be a Beatle.
We’re constantly being asked all sorts of very profound questions. But we’re not very profound people. People say, ‘What do you think of the H-bomb, of religion, of fan worship?’ But we didn’t really start thinking about these things until people asked us. And even then we didn’t get much time to consider them. What do I think of the H-bomb? Well, here’s an answer with the full weight of five O levels and one A level behind it: I don’t agree with it.
The Beatles Anthology (2000), p. 109
“You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.”
“Close your eyes and I’ll kiss you, Tomorrow I’ll miss you.”
“You were only waiting for this moment to be free.”
“If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat. That’s the single most important thing you could do. It’s staggering when you think about it. Vegetarianism takes care of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty.”
― Paul McCartney