130 George Harrison Quotes That’ll Fill You With Peace

If you need some guidance for introspection and self-actualization, these George Harrison quotes are perfect for you.

George Harrison was the lead guitarist of The Beatles. He was also famous as an artist who incorporated Hinduism and Indian culture into popular music.

His work as a political activist helped in advocating peace and justice. More than this, George Harrison left a significant impact on his listeners with his kindness and courage to be himself. Read more about what he had to say about life, self, and spirituality.

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And don’t forget to check out these Paul McCartney quotes and John Lennon quotes.

Best George Harrison Quotes

1. “My life belongs to me. My love belongs to those who can see it.” 

2. “Life is like a raindrop on a lotus leaf. Everybody realizes that you’re either a very lucky person or you’re not.”

3. “People have to have a desire within themselves to know who they are and the reason why they are in this body.”

4. “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.”

5. “With every mistake, we must surely be learning.”

6. “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.”

7. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.”

8. “Heaven and hell is right now, right at this moment. You make it heaven, or you make it hell by your actions.”

9. “When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find peace of mind is waiting there.” 

10. “The whole thing of life and all the answers to everything are in one divine law, Karma, action and reaction.”

11. “Sounds are vibrations, and the more you can put into that vibration, the more you can get out, action and reaction, that’s the thing to tell the people.”

12. “The only thing we really have to work at in this life is how to manifest love.”

13. “We are not these bodies, just souls having a bodily experience.”

14. “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. That is the big message.”

15. “Give me love. Give me peace on earth. Give me light. Give me life. Keep me free from birth. Give me hope. Help me cope with this heavy load. Trying to touch and reach you with heart and soul.”

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Inspirational George Harrison Quotes

16. “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?”

17. “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.”

18. “God is actually inside. He lives in our hearts.”

19. “The world is ready for a mystic revolution, a discovery of the God in each of us.”

20. “You’ve got as many lives as you like, and more, even ones you don’t want.”

21. “At death, you’re going to be needing some spiritual guidance and some kind of inner knowledge that extends beyond the boundaries of the physical world. It’s what’s inside that counts.”

22. “All things must pass, all things must pass away.”

23. “Since our problems have been our own creation. They also can be overcome.”

24. “Everyone has a choice when to and not to raise their voices. It’s you who decides.”

25. “If you drop out, you put yourself further away from the goal of life than if you were to keep working.”

26. “The purpose of life is to find out ‘Who am I?’, ‘Why am I here?’, and ‘Where am I going?'”

27. “Everything else can wait, but the search for God cannot wait.”

28. “The more I go inside, the more there is to see.”

29. “All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece but not too much.”

30. “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 Quotes on Love

31. “Love one another.”

32. “With our love, we could save the world.”

33. “Make love, take love, but you should give love and try to live love.”

34. “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 and bad. But basically, that’s it. I think it’s the love that we can generate is equal to the love that we get back. Amen.”

35. “I fell in love, not with anything or anybody in particular but with everything.”

36. “I believe love, and it’s feminine, though not necessarily female counterpart. Romance is a private thing. It’s something I’m not willing to share with the public.”

37. “What’s often in your heart is the hardest to reach.”

38. “If I feel love, I just want to feel more love, and if I feel a bit of peace, I want to feel more peace. But I don’t really have any great ambitions. I feel very happy. I’ve got a lot of good friends. I just want it to be better and more of it, really.”

39. “Helping us all to remember what we came here for. This is love.”

40. “There’s a bottomless heart hooked into all of you, and it’s wondering how much you care.”

Wise George Harrison Quotes That You’ll Need in Life

41. “It’s all in the mind.”

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

43. “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.”

44. “Basically, I feel fortunate to have realized what the goal is in life. There’s no point in dying having gone through your life without knowing who you are, what you are, or what the purpose of life is, and that’s all it is.”

45. “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.”

46. “A little understanding of ‘As you sow, so shall you reap’ is important because then you can’t blame the condition you’re in on anyone else.”

47. “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.”

48. “I’ll tell you one thing for sure, once you get to the point where you’re actually doing things for truth’s sake, then nobody can ever touch you again because you’re harmonizing with a greater power.”

49. “It’s easier to criticize somebody else than to see yourself.”

50. “When the truth gets buried deep beneath a thousand years of sleep, time demands a turnaround, and once again, the truth is found.”

51. “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.”

52. “Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you, make you sore, and what is more, that is not what we are here for.”

53. “Once you realize something, then you can’t pretend you don’t know it anymore.”

54. “The greatest thing anyone can give humanity is God-consciousness.”

55. “We don’t belong here but in the spiritual sky. As I’m fated for the material world, get frustrated in the material world, senses never gratified, only swelling like a tide that could drown me in the material world.”

George Harrison Quotes to Guide You in Finding Your Inner Peace

56. “You see, with the meditation, the natural thing, it comes—consciousness expansion.”

57. “Most people’s reality is an illusion, a great big illusion.”

58. “When somebody does something which everybody really wants to do, then it makes everyone else try a little bit harder and strive for something better, and it’s good.”

59. “I’m really quite simple. I plant flowers and watch them grow. I stay at home and watch the river flow.”

60. “Everyone should have themselves regularly overwhelmed by nature.”

61. “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.”

62. “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.'”

63. “So whatever the true self is, the way to approach it is through that meditation or some form of yoga.”

64. “Everybody should just stay at home and meditate, and they’d be so much happier.”

65. “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.”

66. “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.”

67. “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.” 

68. “Your own space, man, it’s so important. That’s why we were doomed because we didn’t have any. It is like monkeys in a zoo. They die. You know, everything needs to be left alone.”

69. “No matter how good you are, you still need grace to get out of the material world. You can be a yogi, or a monk, or a nun, but without God’s grace, you still can’t make it.”

70. “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 Quotes About God

71. “In the end, you’re trying to find God. That’s the result of not being satisfied, and it doesn’t matter how much money, or property, or whatever you’ve got, unless you’re happy in your heart, then that’s it. And unfortunately, you can never gain perfect happiness unless you’ve got that state of consciousness that enables that.”

72. “It’s God’s love manifest in this world through everything that’s in this world, and all the people in the world.”

73. “In that way, you can see, hear, and play with God. Perhaps, this may sound weird, but God is really there next to you.”

74. “Consciousness and meditation are methods where you can actually obtain God perception.”

75. “If God is unlimited, then He can appear in any form, whichever way He likes to appear.”

76. “Unless you’re doing some kind of God-conscious thing and you know that He’s the one who’s really in charge, you’re just building up a lot of Karma and not really helping yourself or anybody else.”

77. “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.”

78. “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.”

79. “If there is a God, I want to see Him, not only His energy, or His light, but Him.”

80. “Through all ages, great saints have remained as living proof that this non-temporary, permanent state of God-consciousness can be revived in all living souls.”

Short George Harrison Quotes

81. “I’m sitting here doing nothing but ageing while my guitar gently weeps.”

82. “It’s easier to hurt someone and make them cry than it is to dry their eyes.”

83. “Yesterday, today was tomorrow. And tomorrow, today will be yesterday.”

84. “I wanted to be successful, not famous.”

85. “All religions are branches of one big tree.”

86. “Music should be used for the perception of God, not jitterbugging.”

87. “I’m only myself when I have a guitar in my hands.”

88. “The smile on your face is sometimes out of place. Don’t mind no frowns, cheer down.”

89. “The speech of flowers excels the flowers of speech.”

90. “Writing a song is like going to confession.”

91. “It is better to be an outspoken atheist than a hypocrite.”

92. “The Beatles will exist without us.”

93. “If we’d known we were going to be The Beatles, we’d have tried harder.”

94. “I’d rather be a musician than a rock star.”

95. “So let out your heart please, please. From behind that locked door.”

George Harrison Quotes That Speak Volumes About the World

96. “Most people think when the world gets itself together, we’ll all be okay. I don’t see that situation arriving. I think one by one, we all free ourselves from the chains we have chained ourselves to. But I don’t think that suddenly some magic happens, and the whole lot of us will all be liberated in one throw.”

97. “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.”

98. “The saddest thing was actually getting fed up with one another. It’s like growing up in a family. When you get to a certain age, you want to go off and get your own girl and your own car, split up a bit.”

99. “In the end, this world will go under because of the stupidity of people.”

100. “We can go up, or we can do down. I think, generally, the world is going on an upward swing. We’re in a part of a cycle where people are discovering more. The communications are better. We’re getting more into the subtle electricities that control the universe.”

101. “Some things take so long, but how do I explain when not too many people can see we’re all the same, and because of all their tears, your eyes can’t hope to see the beauty that surrounds them. Now, isn’t it a pity?”

102. “Most of the world is fooling about, especially the people who think they control the world and the community. The presidents, the politicians, the military, etc., are all jerking about, acting as if they are Lord over their own domains. That’s basically problem one on the planet.”

103. “You do what you can, can’t do much more than that.”

104. “The ‘intellectuals’ will always have problems because they always need to ‘know.’ They’re often the most spiritually bankrupt people because they never let go. They don’t understand the meaning of ‘to transcend’ the intellect.”

105. “It is an outrage that people can take other people’s lives when they obviously haven’t got their own lives in order.”

106. “We’re trying to impress ourselves in a way. That’s why we keep trying to do things better. We never get satisfied.”

107. “Gossip is the Devil’s radio.”

108. “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.”

109. “When you’re born, your life is like a piece of string with knots in it, and you’ve got to try, before you die, to undo all the knots, but you tie another 20 trying to get one undone.”

110. “People say I’m the Beatle who changed the most, but to me, that’s what life’s about.”

George Harrison Quotes on the Development of Spirit

111. “If we were all perfected beings, we wouldn’t be here in the physical world.”

112. “Without looking out of my window, I could know the ways of heaven.”

113. “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.”

114. “I just have a belief that this is only one little bit. The physical world is one little bit of the universe.”

115. “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-conscious yourself. Hinduism, however, is different.”

116. “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.”

117. “I’ve always wanted to lead an ordered, relatively conventional, and private life.”

118. “Without going out of my door, I can know all things on earth.”

119. “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?'”

120. “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 Quotes on The Beatles

121. “The Beatles saved the world from boredom.”

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

123. “As far as I’m concerned, there won’t be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead.”

124. “The Beatles exist apart from myself. 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.”

125. “Of course, once you’ve been a Beatle, you’re never really out of it. People always want to know what you’re up to, and if you don’t immediately tell ’em, that’s when they start making stuff up.”

126. “They gave their money, and they gave their screams. But The Beatles kind of gave their nervous systems. They used us as an excuse to go mad, the world did, and then blamed it on us.”

127. “It was all part of being a Beatle, really, just getting lugged around and thrust into rooms full of pressmen taking pictures and asking questions.”

128. “We were the Spice Boys.”

129. “I just got so fed up with the bad vibes. I didn’t care if it was The Beatles. I was getting out.”

130. “The Beatles will go on and on.”

Did These George Harrison Quotes Help You Understand Your Soul?

Sometimes, the world is moving so fast that we forget to stop and reflect. In turn, we also fail to take care of ourselves, which causes us to project negatively to the world. 

George Harrison emphasized the importance of taking care of our spiritual energy. His music and art only proved the peace he found within and the love he generated in his life. To this day, his words remind us that the amount of love we give to ourselves is how much love we vibrate around us. 

He is an encouragement to find peace and cast love on the world. We hope that these quotes were able to teach you many things about love and life.

Which George Harrison quote do you like the most? What lessons did you learn from the collection? Let us know in the comment section below.


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