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As long as you hate, there will be people to hate.

I think the popular music has gone truly weird. It's either cutesy-wutesy or it's hard, nasty stuff. It's good that this has life again with the youth.

I wanted to be successful, not famous.

I'm a tidy sort of bloke. I don't like chaos. I kept records in the record rack, tea in the tea caddy, and pot in the pot box.

Love one another.

The biggest break in my career was getting into the Beatles in 1962. The second biggest break since then is getting out of them.

There's high, and there's high, and to get really high - I mean so high that you can walk on the water, that high-that's where I'm going.

Try to realize it's all within yourself no one else can make you change, and to see you're only very small and life flows on within you and without you.

We were talking about the space between us all and the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion. Never glimpse the truth - then it's far too late when they pass away.

When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.

With our love, we could save the world.

The Beatles exist apart from my Self. I am not really Beatle George. Beatle George is like a suit or shirt that I once wore on occasion and until the end of my life people may see that shirt and mistake it for me.
- George Harrison

'The good thing about them is that you can look at them with the sound turned down. You know what irritates me about modern music, it's all based on ego.
Look at a group like U2. Bono and his band are so egocentric - the more you jump around, the bigger your hat is, the more people listen to your music.
The only important thing is to sell and make money. It's nothing to do with talent. Today there are groups who sell lots of records and then disappear. Will we remember U2 in 30 years? Or the Spice Girls? I doubt it.'
- on on modern music, U2 and The Spice Girls. BBC News online summary of GHs quotes on his death in 2001

He is the one you would least expect something dramatic to happen to.
He has been a recluse in many ways for the last few years. He is still into spiritualism and spiritual things... he doesn't actually go out a great deal.
- Hunter Davies - Harrison biographer - speaking to Sky News after Harrison was stabbed at home in 1999.

I had a little throat cancer. I had a piece of my lung removed in 1997. And then I was almost murdered.
But I seem to feel stronger. I don't smoke any more. I'm a little more short of breath than I used to be, so I don't see myself on stage lasting a full 14 rounds.
- George Harrison - BBC News online summary of GHs quotes on his death in 2001

It was like having diarrhoea and not being allowed to go to the toilet. I think a lot of people were surprised to see, 'Oh, he writes songs, too.'
- George Harrison speaking to Rolling Stone magazine about his relative lack of contribution to The Beatles' song lyrics.

I don't listen to anything, and I don't read the papers, and I don't watch TV, and I don't go to concerts.
And so my music, it doesn't matter if I did it 20 years ago or if I did it tomorrow. It doesn't go with trends. My trousers don't get wider and tighter every six months. My music just stays what it is, and that's the way I like it.
- George Harrison on his own music, after the 2001 reissue of All Things Must Pass.

The music and the personalities of the band were the background of our lives.
I think people will be very sad at his death.
He was not only a great musician and artist, but he did an immense amount for charity as well, and so he will be very, very sadly missed by people right round the world.
- Tony Blair - UK Prime Minister - in tribute to George Harrison on his death 1st December 2001.

The purpose of life is to find out 'Who am I?', 'Why am I here?' and 'Where am I going?'
- George Harrison in 1992.


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