Sir Richard Starkey, better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor.
He is well-recognized for his work as the Beatles’ drummer.
Best Ringo Starr Quotes
I’m not sleeping with all the women I appear with. ~ Ringo Starr.
Take a dose of rock and roll, and wash it down with cool clear soul. ~ Ringo Starr.
We thought we’d be really big in Liverpool. ~ Ringo Starr.
Well, I’m getting happier all the time, which is very nice. ~ Ringo Starr.
I don’t feel old and I don’t think I look my age. It doesn’t worry me. ~ Ringo Starr.
I like playing with a live band and I’ve got my act and we’re fine. ~ Ringo Starr.
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.
I feel as though that was someone else playing. I was possessed! ~ Ringo Starr.
America: It’s like Britain, only with buttons. ~ Ringo Starr.
Everything government touches turns to crap. ~ Ringo Starr.
It all comes down to who you crucify, you either kiss the past or future good-bye. ~ Ringo Starr.
Last night I had a peace dream… ~ Ringo Starr.
Roy Orbison was the only act that The Beatles didn’t want to follow. ~ Ringo Starr.
I made all my mistakes playing with people. ~ Ringo Starr.
I want to deal with what’s in front of me now to the best of my abilities, and sometimes that’s not very good. But a lot of the days it is really great. ~ Ringo Starr.
I mean, women are very important to me. I don’t know, they just drive me crazy. ~ Ringo Starr.
The Beatles were just four guys that loved each other. That’s all they’ll ever be. ~ Ringo Starr.
I’m warning you with peace and love I have too much to do. So no more fan mail. Thank you, thank you. And no objects to be signed, nothing. Peace and love, peace and love. ~ Ringo Starr.
I never studied anything, really. I didn’t study the drums. I joined bands and made all the mistakes onstage. ~ Ringo Starr.
I love the modern technology now. ~ Ringo Starr.
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. ~ Ringo Starr.
Top Ringo Starr Quotes
Of course I’m ambitious. What’s wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day. ~ Ringo Starr.
Believe me, I wish this song was yours instead of mine. ~ Ringo Starr.
The White Album is important to me for different reasons. One – I had left the band on the White Album. ~ Ringo Starr.
I’ve never had any big ideas about being the solo. ~ Ringo Starr.
We’d get in the car and I’d look over at John and say ‘Christ. Look at you. You’re a bloody phenomenon!’ and just laugh because it was only him. ~ Ringo Starr.
I like Beethoven, especially the poems. ~ Ringo Starr.
I love being in a band. I love playing with other human beings. I’ve never practiced drums unless there was another human being in the room. ~ Ringo Starr.
I’m nervous ahead of every gig. I feel like running away three seconds before I’m due on stage. But I’m all right as soon as I get the mic in my hand. ~ Ringo Starr.
I’d like to end up sort of unforgettable. ~ Ringo Starr.
I hope the fans will take up meditation instead of drugs. ~ Ringo Starr.
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. ~ Ringo Starr.
Popular Ringo Starr Quotes
When I was thirteen I only wanted to be a drummer. ~ Ringo Starr.
From 13, I wanted to play drums. I wanted to play with good people and I’m still doing it. I still love it so that’s why I do it. ~ Ringo Starr.
Wake up meat head, don’t pretend that you are dead. ~ Ringo Starr.
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.
I’m always good for starting a bit of a tune and the first verse, but after that I just can never go anywhere. It takes me years, that’s why I’m so slow. ~ Ringo Starr.
I’ve always felt that a space is as good as a fill. ~ Ringo Starr.
I don’t like talking. It’s how I’m built. Some people gab all day and some play it smogo. I don’t mind talking or smiling, it’s just I don’t do it very much. I haven’t got a smiling face or a talking mouth. ~ Ringo Starr.
That’s all drugs and alcohol do, they cut off your emotions in the end. ~ Ringo Starr.
I used to wear different rings when I first got called Ringo in about 19, about, umm, ’59 I got called Ringo. ~ Ringo Starr.
I don’t particularly like messages, because everybody takes whatever they take from whatever. ~ Ringo Starr.
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.
The second side of Abbey Road is my favorite. ~ Ringo Starr.
You either kiss the future or the past goodbye. ~ Ringo Starr.
I’ve said this over and over again, but I love being in a band. ~ Ringo Starr.
If you could play, I’d play with you all night. But if I’m just playing by myself, it gets boring pretty quick. ~ Ringo Starr.
Books are good. ~ Ringo Starr.
I am the best rock drummer on the planet. ~ Ringo Starr.
People only look at me as a Beatle but my friends look at me as a whole person. That’s how life works, but it’s not bugging me anymore. ~ Ringo Starr.
I get on with kids and I feel that’s because I am one. ~ Ringo Starr.
You know, we can’t go on forever as four clean little mop tops, playing She Loves You. ~ Ringo Starr.
I’m a musician and I’m really blessed, because in my life if I can hold the sticks, I can play. ~ Ringo Starr.
Famous Ringo Starr Quotes
The trouble with leaving your feet on the ground is you never get to take your pants off. ~ Ringo Starr.
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.
People in Liverpool don’t move very far, you know. ~ Ringo Starr.
I think we should have understanding and love and peace. I mean, peace and love has been my situation. You hear that in the song. I’m trying to promote that now: peace and love and understanding. ~ Ringo Starr.
They said do what you want, because if we don’t like it, no-one will hear it. ~ Ringo Starr.
If you made a record, I’d probably pick out tracks that I like and download that. That’s just how it is. ~ Ringo Starr.
I don’t talk about myself in the third person, and I laugh at people who do. ~ Ringo Starr.
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. ~ Ringo Starr.
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! ~ Ringo Starr.
Powerful Ringo Starr Quotes
No, no, no, I don’t snort no more, I’m tired of waking up on the floor. No thank you please, it only makes me sneeze, then it makes it hard to find the door. ~ Ringo Starr.
Being in The Beatles was a short, incredible period of my life. I had 22 years leading up to it, and it was all over eight years later. ~ Ringo Starr.
I’m not going to say anything because nobody believes me when I do. ~ Ringo Starr.
I know when I feel good when I play. There’s a closeness with musicians you only get from playing live, even in the studio it’s still playing live. For me, it’s what expands my soul. ~ Ringo Starr.
So this is America. They must be out of their minds. ~ Ringo Starr.
They paint you red before they sacrifice you. It’s a different religion from ours – I think. ~ Ringo Starr.
I learned to knit in hospital. They give you stuff to do to keep you busy because you’re so ill. ~ Ringo Starr.
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.
You’re like the devil with horns in your head, the only way I’ll get you is to get you in bed. ~ Ringo Starr.
Gaps can be very emotional. I mean, that’s in my drumming. When I drum, you know, I don’t need to drum all over the track. I play with the singer and I can back off. ~ Ringo Starr.
Inspirational Ringo Starr Quotes
I don’t collect any memorabilia. I wish I’d have kept everything I had. But who knew you had to keep it. Just gave it away. And we lost so much and we didn’t look after a lot of it. ~ Ringo Starr.
The drummer’s always going to be there. They’re the floor of the whole deal and everyone can stand up on you. ~ Ringo Starr.
I didn’t play drums to make money. I played drums because I loved them. ~ Ringo Starr.
I’m the greatest in this world. ~ Ringo Starr.
When you’re in a band – before it got to grunge – you dressed the bit. So yeah, I’ve always had an attitude with the clothes. ~ Ringo Starr.
I hate click tracks. A lot of people I know like to use click tracks. Like my son is perfect on the click tracks. It makes me too edgy. ~ Ringo Starr.
A lot of the players I’m with, thank God, we’re all still vertical. We’ve lost so many great players through the years, and we’re still standing, as Elton John says. ~ Ringo Starr.
Drumming is my middle name. ~ Ringo Starr.
I think I’m more prolific in the songwriting. ~ Ringo Starr.
Beatles, women and children first! ~ Ringo Starr.
We will miss George for his sense of love, his sense of music and his sense of laughter. ~ Ringo Starr.
I was the new boy. It was like joining a new class at school where everybody knows everybody else but me. ~ Ringo Starr.
The kids are interested in the music of them. They’re not interested in mop-tops and Beatle boots and crazy suits. It’s all down to the music now – that’s what they hear, and that’s what they love. ~ Ringo Starr.
Ten years from now, it’ll all be the blues because that’s the only speed I’ll be able to play. ~ Ringo Starr.
Inspiring Ringo Starr Quotes
I’ve never broken a bone in my life, or in my body. ~ Ringo Starr.
I’ve never gone to the bedroom when I was starting out and practiced away. ~ Ringo Starr.
I hate click tracks. I’m too busy in the click track to feel my own heart rhythm, my own soul beat. ~ Ringo Starr.
The main thing is not to be afraid of that, to get to a place where you’ll go gracefully, not screaming and kicking up a fuss. ~ Ringo Starr.
I’d like to be in a man band, but with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Keith Richards. We’d have a rocky edge. ~ Ringo Starr.
I feel the older I get, the more I’m learning to handle life. Being on this quest for a long time, it’s all about finding yourself. ~ Ringo Starr.
I am truly grateful. I’m a grateful human being. ~ Ringo Starr.
I am a big Beatles fan. And, you know, unbeknownst to anyone, I used to be one. But I have no problems of putting titles and lines from other songs in my songs, because they’re great lines and great titles. ~ Ringo Starr.
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.
So these were the 97 top Ringo Starr quotes about Life, Love, Music, Drumming and Peace.