159+ Best George Harrison Quotes: Exclusive Selection

George Harrison MBE was an English musician, singer-songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Profoundly inspirational George Harrison quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous George Harrison Quotes

When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there. – George Harrison

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

It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one. – George Harrison

Everything else can wait, but the search for God cannot wait. – George Harrison

With every mistake, we must surely be learning. – George Harrison

The whole thing of life and all the answers to everything are in one divine law, Karma action and reaction. – George Harrison

My life belongs to me, my love belongs to those who can see it. – George Harrison

People have to have a desire within themselves to know who they are and the reason why they are in this body. – George Harrison

Rap music is just computerized crap. I listen to Top of the Pops and after three songs I feel like killing someone. – George Harrison

It is an outrage that people can take other people’s lives when they obviously haven’t got their own lives in order. – George Harrison

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. – George Harrison

Everyone has choice when to and not to raise their voices: It’s you who decides. – George Harrison

George Harrison quotes

With our love, we could save the world. – George Harrison

Without looking out of my window I could know the ways of heaven – George Harrison

It’s God’s love manifest in this world through everything that’s in this world, and all the people in the world. – George Harrison

The Past is gone, and the future might not even be, the only thing we ever experience is the now, I try to enjoy the minute. – George Harrison

Give me love, give me peace on earth, give me light, give me life – George Harrison

I can see the Beatles sticking together forever, really. We’ve been together a long time. – George Harrison

Everybody would like to be good, that’s the silly thing, everybody always likes it when they’re having a nice time or when they’re happy or when it’s sunny, they all dig it; but then they go and forget about it, they never really try to make it nice. They think that it just comes along and it’s nice if you’re lucky, or if you’re unlucky it’s bad for you. – George Harrison

And the time will come when you see, we’re all one, and life flows on within you and without you. – George Harrison

The action that I’ve started, sometimes I’ll have to face. My influence in motion, rebounding back through space. – George Harrison

Didn’t want to be a star, wanted just to play guitar in this cockamamie business. – George Harrison

God’s all happiness, all bliss, and by chanting His names we connect with Him. So it’s really a process of actually having a realization of God, which all becomes clear with the expanded state of consciousness that develops when you chant. – George Harrison

One of the main differences between silent meditation and chanting is that silent meditation is rather dependent on concentration, but when you chant, it’s more of a direct connection with God. – George Harrison

We’re now the results of our past actions, and in the future, we’ll be the results of the actions we’re performing now. – George Harrison

I was naive and thought we could express our feelings to each other- not suppress them and keep holding them back. Well, it was what I felt, and why should I be untrue to myself? I came to believe the importance that if you feel something strong enough then you should say it. – George Harrison

We’re God too but we don’t realize it. – George Harrison

I remember thinking I just want more. This isn’t it. Fame is not the goal. Money is not the goal. To be able to know how to get peace of mind, how to be happy, is something you don’t just stumble across. You’ve got to search for it. – George Harrison

Sunrise doesn’t last all morning, a cloudburst doesn’t last all day, seems my love is up and has left you with no warning. It’s not always going to be this grey. All things must pass, all things must pass away. – George Harrison

People always say I’m the Beatle who changed the most, but really that’s what I see life is about… you have to change. – George Harrison

For the forest to be green, each tree must be green. – George Harrison

You’ve got to be humble really to be yourself or to get a chance to be yourself. – George Harrison

The smile on your face is sometimes out of place, don’t mind no frowns, cheer down. – George Harrison

The art school party in Liverpool, in a flat in the students’ accommodation, was the first all-night party I ever went to…I puked up next morning. Cynthia was there, and I remember saying drunkenly to her ‘I wish I had a nice girl like you’ – George Harrison

I used to think that having many material things would increase one’s stock of happiness. I found that to be completely untrue. The trappings don’t make the man at all. – George Harrison

The purpose of life is to find out ‘Who am I?’, ‘Why am I here?’ and ‘Where am I going?’ – George Harrison

People are all ignorant, they fear new things, they fear knowledge somehow, I don’t know why. Everything that I ever learned was always so great. I never thought so at the time, it was just that little bit more in your mind an expansion of consciousness or awareness. – George Harrison

Everybody is worried about dying, but the cause of death is birth, so if you don’t want to die, you don’t get born! – George Harrison

Death is just where your suit falls off and now you’re in your other suit. You can’t see it on this level, but it’s all right. Don’t worry. – George Harrison

Inspirational George Harrison Quotes

All I got to be is be happy. – George Harrison

The Beatles saved the world from boredom. – George Harrison

Once you realize something, then you can’t pretend you don’t know it anymore. – George Harrison

I fell in love, not with anything or anybody in particular but with everything. – George Harrison

Gossip is the Devil’s radio. – George Harrison

No matter how much money you’ve got, it doesn’t necessarily make you happy. You have to find your happiness with the problems you have, not worry too much about them, and chant Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare. – George Harrison

We were the Spice Boys. – George Harrison

My son looks more like George Harrison than I do. – George Harrison

Without going out of my door I can know all things on Earth. – George Harrison

Scan not a friend with a microscopic glass, you know his faults, now let the foibles pass. – George Harrison

It’s easier to criticize somebody else, than to see yourself. – George Harrison

If people would just wake up to what’s real, there would be no misery in the world. I guess chanting’s a pretty good place to start. – George Harrison

I think people who truly can live a life in music are telling the world, ‘You can have my love, you can have my smiles. Forget the bad parts, you don’t need them. Just take the music, the goodness, because it’s the very best, and it’s the part I give most willingly – George Harrison

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

Since our problems have been our own creation, they also can be overcome. – George Harrison

Everyone should have themselves regularly overwhelmed by Nature – George Harrison

Heaven and hell is right now. … You make it heaven, or you make it hell by your actions. – George Harrison

You can be standing right in front of the truth and not necessarily see it, and people only get it when they’re ready to get it. – George Harrison

Sometimes I feel like I’m actually on the wrong planet. It’s great when I’m in my garden, but the minute I go out the gate I think, ‘What the hell am I doing here? – George Harrison

Love one another (His last words) – George Harrison

I’m only myself when I have a guitar in my hands. – George Harrison

I believe what it says in the scriptures and in the Bhagavad Gita: ‘Never was there a time when you did not exist, and there never will be a time when you cease to exist.’ – George Harrison

The only thing we really have to work at in this life is how to manifest love. – George Harrison

All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much. – George Harrison

We are not these bodies, just souls having a bodily experience. – George Harrison

In the end, this world will go under because of the stupidity of people. – George Harrison

Why live in the darkness all your life? Why, if you are unhappy, if you are having a miserable time, why not just look at it? Why are you in the darkness? Look for the light. The light is within. – George Harrison

Having played with other musicians, I don’t even think The Beatles were that good. – George Harrison

It’s easier to hurt someone and make them cry, than it is to dry their eyes. – George Harrison

The world is ready for a mystic revolution, a discovery of the God in each of us. – George Harrison

That’s it really; it’s all love, whichever way you look at it, it’s all love. How much you can Get from each other and that’s determined by how much you’re Giving to each other… But it all starts Within our self and then it spreads to those around us, Good & Bad. But basically that’s it, I think it’s the Love that we can generate is = to the Love that we get back Amen – George Harrison

If everyone who had a gun just shot themselves, there wouldn’t be a problem. – George Harrison

Yesterday, today was tomorrow. And tomorrow, today will be yesterday. – George Harrison

The more I go inside, the more there is to see. – George Harrison

I’ll give up this sort of touring madness certainly, but music-everything is based on music. No, I’ll never stop my music. – George Harrison

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

Consciousness and meditation are methods where you can actually obtain God perception. – George Harrison

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. – George Harrison

George Harrison Quotes About Life and Music

Life goes on within you and without you. I just have a belief that this is only one little bit, the physical world is one little bit of the universe. – George Harrison

As far as I’m concerned, there won’t be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead. – George Harrison

The nicest thing is to open the newspapers and not to find yourself in them. – George Harrison

I’ll play what you want or I won’t play at all. – George Harrison

After all we did for Britain, selling that corduroy and making it swing, all we got was a bit of tin on a piece of leather. – George Harrison

America has everything, why should they want us. – George Harrison

The world used us as an excuse to go mad. – George Harrison

You’ve got as many lives as you like, and more, even ones you don’t want. – George Harrison

We’ve seen stories over the past week or two that said we would have a big announcement at E3, but we thought expectations were being set too high, … So we thought we’d get the word out early. – George Harrison

We have had so much of the same background, our musical background and where we came from, and what we listened to in common and all those years we played together, somehow it s made a very deep groove in our memories, and it doesn’t t take much to l – George Harrison

We’re giving both music and video game fans an incredible fusion of entertainment. – George Harrison

Life flows on within you and without you. – George Harrison

No consumer has ever played this new Nintendo system before. But more importantly, no one has ever interacted with video games in this way before. Our next home console will revolutionize how people play and experience video games. – George Harrison

Only the fact that people have written about the reissue have I realized that it spent seven weeks at No. 1. At the time I did it, I can’t remember even taking any notice of it. – George Harrison

Only these days do we have the technology to do what some strategists envisioned in the 1920s, – George Harrison

I either finish this tour ecstatically happy and want to go on tour everywhere, or I’ll end up just going back to my cave for another five years.- Talking about his North American tour in 1974. – George Harrison

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. – George Harrison

It is one of our perennial problems, whether there is actually a God. From the Hindu point of view each soul is divine. All religions are branches of one big tree. It doesn’t matter what you call Him just as long as you call. Just as cinematic images appear to be real but are only combinations of light and shade, so is the universal variety a delusion. The planetary spheres, with their countless forms of life, are naught but figures in a cosmic motion picture. One’s values are profoundly changed when he is finally convinced that creation is only a vast motion picture and that not in, but beyond, lies his own ultimate reality. – George Harrison

I think that it’s the right thing to do . A lot of people were feeling the pressure. – George Harrison

Peach has never been a pushover, but this classically styled game really lets her put the hurt on her enemies. Our damsel in distress has become a powerful leading lady. – George Harrison

Remember- Now- Be Here Now. As it’s not like it was before. The Past was…Be Here Now. As it’s not like it was before. It was. Why try to live a life that isn’t real no-how ? A mind that wants to wander round a corner is an unwise mind. Be Here Now. – George Harrison

Really it comes down to exclusive games, … Who’s got games you can’t get anywhere else? We have strong internal development resources, and the combination of familiar character franchises in a new environment with completely new games for the older audience, and innovative types of game play. Everyone’s going to have pretty graphics. That doesn’t necessarily make the entertainment more compelling. – George Harrison

Like, we’re the Beatles after all, aren’t we? We have all the money you could ever dream of. We have all the fame you could ever wish for. But, it isn’t love. It isn’t health. It isn’t peace inside. Is it? – George Harrison

I’m steppin’ outta this old brown shoe, baby, I’m in love with you. – George Harrison

We’ll try a couple with just these acoustic guitars. – George Harrison

We don’t plan to announce a price cut. We’re going to see how our product is received at E3 and then assess the market. We’re pretty confident in our software library and plan to go forward with the $199 price. – George Harrison

While the Pope owns 51% of General Motors And the stock exchange is the only thing he’s qualified to quote us – George Harrison

We sold our position back to Rare and then they sold the entire company to Microsoft. – George Harrison

Different ideas had been talked about, that we could do the background music or even write a new song or something, but this became the perfect vehicle because we always had a thing between the four of us that if any one of us wasn’t in it, we weren’ – George Harrison

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’. – George Harrison

The Stones are good – nearly as good as the Roadrunners. – George Harrison

After ‘Norwegian Wood’, I met Ravi Shankar at a friend’s house in London, for dinner. He offered to give me instructions in the basics of the sitar, like how to sit, how to hold it, and the basic exercises. It was the first time I had ever really learned these sort of things. – George Harrison

Now as it gets into the mid to late 60’s we found different outtakes or maybe a version of something that had some vocals that were different to the vocals that ended up on the master, so what we have done is present the alternate version. And we have tried to create a lot of the most famous songs but totally different versions of them. – George Harrison

You’re asking me will my love grow / I don’t know, I don’t know / You stick around now it may show / I don’t know, I don’t know – George Harrison

There was this big skiffle craze happening for a while in England… Everybody was in a skiffle group… All you needed was an acoustic Guitar, a washboard with thimbles for percussion, and a tea-chest- you know, the ones they used to ship tea from India- and you just put a broom handle on it and a bit of string, and you had a bass… you only needed two chords; Jing-jinga-jing jing-jinga-jing jing-jinga-jing jing-jinga-jing. And I think that’s basically where i’ve always been at. I’m just a skiffler, you know. Now I do posh skiffle,that’s all it is. – George Harrison

There’ll come a time when all of us must leave here, then nothing sister Mary can do Will keep me here with you. As nothing in this life that I’ve been trying could equal or surpass the art of dying. Do you believe me? – George Harrison

As with all of our launches, it’s always about making sure product is finished and as good as it can be. – George Harrison

It’s gonna sound like them if it is them. It sounds like them now, that’s what I think. It doesn’t, when you say it sounds like the Beatles, people may expect it sound like y’know 65 or 68 or 9 or Abbey Road. But the whole technical thing that has ta – George Harrison

Stockings? Socks! Nobody, we just have them washed. – George Harrison

I picture John physically as someone youthful who made a lot, but I feel him more as an energy, more metaphysically. – George Harrison

Game Boy goes anywhere, and now it fits anywhere, … The incredibly small size of Game Boy Micro belies the powerful technology shrunk into a hip new casing with an intensely bright screen; and at under $100, it’s a must-have. – George Harrison

So it’s really a process of actually having a realization of God, which all becomes clear with the expanded state of consciousness that develops when you chant. – George Harrison

I have suffered for this book; now it’s your turn. – George Harrison

George: [On the ‘Two Virgins’ cover] ‘What I thought of the sleeve then was the same as I think now: it’s just two not-very-nice-looking bodies, two flabby bodies naked. It’s harmless, really – different strokes for different folks. – George Harrison

I want to be successful, not famous. – George Harrison

But I’ve been traveling on a boat and a plane, in a car on a bike with a bus and a train. Traveling there, traveling here, everywhere in every gear. But oh Lord we pay the price, with the spin of the wheel with the roll of the dice. Ah yeah you pay your fare. And if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. – George Harrison

It doesn’t matter whether you’re the king of a country or… a fabulous Beatle; it’s what’s inside that counts. – George Harrison

Just take the music, the goodness, because it’s the very best, and it’s the part I give most willingly. – George Harrison

I never surf (the Net). I don’t know the password. – George Harrison

I’m really quite simple. I don’t want to be in the business full time because I’m a gardener. I plant flowers and watch them grow. I don’t go out to clubs and partying. I stay at home and watch the river flow. – George Harrison

I’ve got my mind set on you. But it’s gonna take money, a whole lot of spending money, it’s gonna take plenty of money. – George Harrison

I’ve heard that while the show was on there were no reported crimes, or very few. When The Beatles were on Ed Sullivan, even the criminals had a rest for ten minutes. – George Harrison

The microscopes that magnified the tears, studied warts and all. Still life flows on. – George Harrison

What’s often in your heart is the hardest to reach. – George Harrison

If I had half a chance, I’d put acid in the Government’s tea. – George Harrison

The Lord is in everything that’s in creation. So, when you look at a tree, it’s really a reflection of God. You see it in other people – that’s him too, you know? – George Harrison

If wed known we were going to be The Beatles wed have tried harder. – George Harrison

Create and preserve the image of your choice, – George Harrison

The thing that pleases me the most about it is that young people like it. It’s given kids from 6 to 16 an alternate view of music to what’s been available for the past 20 years. – George Harrison

Through Hinduism, I feel a better person. I just get happier and happier. I now feel that I am unlimited, and I am more in control of my own physical body. The thing is, you go to an ordinary church and it’s a nice feeling. They tell you all about God, but they don’t show you how the way. They don’t show you how to become Christ-concious yourself. Hinduism, however, is different. – George Harrison

Down through the ages, there has always been the spiritual path. It’s been passed on – it always will be – and if anybody ever wants it in any age, it’s always there. – George Harrison

My life belongs the Lord Krishna now. I’m just the servant of Krishna. I’ve never been so humble in all my life, and I feel great! – George Harrison

Dylan is so brilliant. To me, he makes William Shakespeare look like Billy Joel. – George Harrison

When the truth get’s buried deep beneath a thousand years of sleep, time demands a turnaround.. And once again the truth is found. – George Harrison

Now it may seem so far from where we all are It’s something we can’t neglect It’s something I can’t neglect Now won’t you give some bread to get the starving fed – George Harrison

I don’t wear small shoes, or tight pants that squash your balls. – George Harrison

We have the same qualities as God, just like a drop of the ocean has the same qualities as the whole ocean. Everybody’s looking for something and we are it. We don’t have to look anywhere–it’s right there within ourselves. – George Harrison

You don’t need a passport and you don’t need no visas, you don’t need to designate or emigrate before you can see Jesus. – George Harrison

Even if it’s being a Beatle for the rest of my life, it’s still only a temporary thing. – George Harrison

Do what you want to do And go where you’re going to. Think for yourself ‘Cause I won’t be there with you. – George Harrison

If a car comes past me in a traffic jam with a boom box going, I jump out of my skin. Those big booming basses. I’m just more sensitive to noise these days. – George Harrison

I had no ambition when I was a kid other than to play guitar and get in a rock ‘n’ roll band. I don’t really like to be the guy in the white suit at the front. Like in the Beatles, I was the one who kept quiet at the back and let the other egos be at the front. – George Harrison

I don’t know how you were diverted You were perverted too. I don’t know how you were inverted No one alerted you. – George Harrison

I consider myself perfectly normal, and I don’t know of any part of my life that would be so unusual as to interest the idly curious. – George Harrison

If you drop out you put yourself further away from the goal of life than if you were to keep working. – George Harrison

My mum did encourage me, perhaps most of all by never discouraging me from anything I wanted to do. If you tell kids not to, they’re going to do it in the end anyway. I’d finished all that staying-out-all-night-drinking bit when everybody else came to it. Probably why I don’t like alcohol today. I had it all by the age of 10. – George Harrison

All religions are branches of one big tree. – George Harrison

Oh yeah, gossip. I heard you on the secret wireless. You know the devil’s radio child. – George Harrison

Everybody is worried about dying, but the cause of death is birth, so if you don’t want to die, you don’t get born! – George Harrison

I hope somebody does this to all my crap demos when I’m dead, making them into hit songs. – George Harrison

It’s easier to tell a lie, than to tell the truth. It’s easier to kill a fly, than it is to turn it loose. – George Harrison

Everything is Dinky Doo. – George Harrison