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Paul McCartney’s Modesty Continues to Astonish

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“Because we were bloody brilliant. Pure genius, that’s all. We were very good.” —Paul McCartney’s explanation for why the Beatles were able to write almost 300 songs over such a short period of time

“I’m embarrassed to be me because these people are doing a really sad, pitiful, shallow version of what I’ve done. If they want to identify with me then here’s a razor blade. Call me when you’re done and we’ll talk.” —Marilyn Manson, on My Chemical Romance stealing his act [The London Paper]

“I’m so turned off by actors and comics because I think they’re disgusting, and I am one, so I know. Anyone who has a headshot I don’t want to have sex with.” —Comedian Kathy Griffin, on dating in Hollywood [PopMatters]

“Homer Simpson is not a real person; you can’t meet him.” —Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, responding to a fan who asked what it was like meeting Homer Simpson during the band’s cartoon cameo [NME]

“I fell in love with Giuliani years ago, before and during 9/11. I like how he cleaned up the city, even though I was a victim of it. I don’t want to be walking down the street with my daughter and stepdaughter and see smut in the window, even though I’m part of it.”—Porn star Savanna Samson [NYP]
—Lindsey Thomas

Paul McCartney’s Modesty Continues to Astonish