Paris, 14/01/64
Press : "How important is it to succeed here ?"
Paul : "It is important to succeed everywhere."
Press : "What about your future?"
Ringo : "None of us has quite grasped what it is all about yet. It's washing over our heads like a huge tidal wave. But we're young. Youth is on our side. And it's youth that matters right now. I don't care about politics, just people."

Washington DC, 11/02/64
Press : "What do you call it, rock'n'roll ?"
Paul : "We try not define our music because we get so many wrong classifications of it. We call it music even if you don't."

New York, 12/02/64
Press : "Paul, what is your aim in life ?"
Paul : "To have a laugh, you know, to be happy."
Press : "John, is it a fad ?"
John : "Obviously. Anything in this business is a fad. We don't think we're going to last forever. We're just going to have a good time while it lasts."

New York, 23/08/66
Press : "Is your popularity beginning to taper off ?"
Paul : "I agree that our popular has hit a peak. But I also agreed with a man who said the same thing last year. An d we were both wrong."
Press : "What do you consider the most important thing in life ?"
George : "Love."
Press : "What is your personal goal ?"
George : "To do as well as I can at whatever I attempt. And someday to die with a peaceful mind."


Paris, 14/01/64
Press : "The French have not made up their mind about the Beatles. What do you think of them ?"
John : "Oh, we like the Beatles. They're gear."

Washington DC, 11/02/64
Press : "You and the snow both came to Washington today. Which do you think will have the greater impact ?"
John : "The snow will probably last longer."
Press : " Why do you think you're so popular ?"
John : "It must be the weather."

New York, 12/02/64
Press : "How much money do you expect to make here ?
John : "About half a crown. Depends on the tax. How much have you got ?"
Press : "Some of your detractors allege that you are bald and those haircuts are wigs. Is that true ?"
John : "Oh we're all bald. Yeah. And deaf and dumb too."

San Francisco, 19/08/64
Press : "In America the current slang is "tough, boss", and "dig".
Paul : "They change all the time."
Press : "What are some of your hip words in England ?"
John : "They're ever changing, you know, madam. "Alec Douglas", that's a big one. "Wilson", everybody does it.
Paul : "Harold Wilson"
George: "Always".
Paul : "Barry Goldwater".
John : "That's a new one over there. It means "drag".
Press : "Ringo, how do you feel about the "Ringo for President" campaign ?"
Ringo : "It's marvelous."
Press : "How about you other guys, how do you feel about Ringo being nominated for President ?"
John : "We think he should win. Definitely in favor."
George : "Yes."
Press : "Would make them part of your cabinet ?"
Ringo : "I'd have to, wouldn't I ?"
George : "I could be the door. "
Ringo : "I'd have George as treasurer.
John : "I could be the cupboard"
Ringo : "George looks after the money."

New York, 23/08/66
Press : "Do you worry about smoking in public ? Do you think it might have set a bad example for your younger fans ?"
George : "We don't set examples. We smoke because we've always smoked. Kids don't smoke because we do. They smoke because they want to. If we changed, we'd be putting an act."
Ringo : "We even drink."
Press : "What careers would you individually have chosen had not become entertainers ?
Ringo : "A hairdresser."
George : "I had a short go at being an electrician's apprentice, but I kept blowing things up, so I got dumped."
Paul : "I don't know...maybe something with art in it."
John : "No comment."
Press : "Can we look forward to any more Beatles movies ?"
John : "Well, there'll be many more. But I don't know whether you can look forward to them or not."
Press : "What is the biggest threat to your careers, the atom bomb, or the dandruff ?"
Ringo : "The atom bomb. We've already got dandruff."


New York, 12/02/64
Press : "What do you think of Beethoven as a composer ?"
Ringo : "He's great. Especially his poems."

New York, 23/08/66
Press : "Won't this make you feel like a caged animal ?"
John : "No. We feed ourselves."