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Ringo Starr Quotes

America: It's like Britain, only with buttons.

And I came back and it was great, 'cuz George had set up all these flowers all over the studio saying welcome home. So then we got it together again. I always felt it was better on the White one for me. We were more like a band, you know.

And in a marriage you can't TRY and be married. You're married or you're not married... as far as I'm concerned.

And so we went away to play, and we'd come back to Liverpool. And while we were doing this - 'cuz we did it for two years. And then we'd go to Germany, and that's where I met the Beatles.

And the White Album is important to me for different reasons. One - I had left the band on the White Album.

Everything government touches turns to crap.

Gene Autry was the most. It may sound like a joke - Go and have a look in my bedroom, It's covered with Gene Autry posters. He was my first musical influence.

George was getting alot of independence for himself in those days. He was writing more, and wanted things to go his way - where, when we first started things basically went John and Paul's way. You know, 'cuz they were the writers.

I couldn't put my finger on one reason why we broke up. It was time, and we were spreading out. They were spreading out more than I was. I would've stayed with the band.

I like Beethoven, especially the poems.

I mean, I was born the day war broke out, but I don't remember all the bombs though they did actually break up Liverpool, you know. I remember when I was a little older, there was big gaps in all the streets where houses used to be. We used to play over them.

I mean, women are very important to me. I don't know, they just drive me crazy.

I'm not sleeping with all the women I appear with.

People in Liverpool don't move very far, you know.

So this is America. They must be out of their minds.

That's all drugs and alcohol do, they cut off your emotions in the end.

That's when we decided to stop in '66. Everyone thought we toured for years, you know, but we didn't. I joined in '62, and we'd finished touring in '66 to go into the studio where we could hear each other... and create any fantasy that came out of anybody's brain.

The second side of Abbey Road is my favorite.

We will miss George for his sense of love, his sense of music and his sense of laughter.

We've got the children so we have to deal with each other because we have to deal with children's problems, you know, and our own problems. But some days it's fine, and then some days we just are at each other's throat.