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Quotes About the Marriage of Linda Eastman and Paul McCartney


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Linda and Paul McCartney

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The long-term successful marriage of Paul and Linda McCartney is reflected in their statements about one another. Here are quotes about their marriage.

Paul: "Every love song I write is for Linda."
Source: "Linda Louise Eastman McCartney." The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Volume 5: 1997-1999. Charles Scribner's Sons. 2002.

Paul on spending every night with Linda (not counting their time apart when Paul was in jail in Japan): "I always think of Linda still as my girlfriend. That's how we started out in the '60s, just as friends. Whenever I was working late somewhere, I just never fancied it. I thought: Well, I could stay overnight in this posh hotel, or I could go home to Linda. And it was always the brighter of the two options: Yeah, go home to Linda. It was just I liked being with her, quite frankly. I think that's the most difficult thing about losing her, just how much I enjoyed being with her."
Source: Chrissie Hynde. "Tears and Laughter." USAWeekend.com. Oct. 30-Nov.1, 1998.

Linda: "I wasn't looking for another marriage. I had been married before. He is a nice man -- a geologist, an Ernest Hemingway type. But Paul and I married because of convention."
Source: TV.com

Chrissie Hynde about Linda: "Unlike other girlfriends who might take the opportunity while the old guy's out of the house to really lay in, I always felt like Linda never broke rank. She would never say anything to me that she would not have said to you [Paul] if you weren't there."
Source: Chrissie Hynde. "Tears and Laughter." USAWeekend.com. Oct. 30-Nov.1, 1998.

Paul on coping with his grief: "She [Linda] was a really funny lady, very witty. A delicious sense of humour. She was happy. So I use that now. I balance every sad moment with a happy moment. That kind of helps day to day. It helps me get through."
Source: Chrissie Hynde. "Tears and Laughter." USAWeekend.com. Oct. 30-Nov.1, 1998.

Linda: "We spend so much time together, because that's how we like it. I never used to go on girl's nights out, even at school. And Paul has never liked going out for a night with the boys, either."
Source: BrainyQuote.com

Paul: "When we went for a drive, Linda always wanted to get lost. I had an in-built panic about being lost. I always want to know where London is. I don’t want to get to, say, Staines and not know my way back. We would go down to the most obscure places, have a great time, find a little tearoom or a riverbank. She taught me little things like that, to relax and be down to earth. It was very valuable to me then, a great part of the healing process after the Beatles broke up ... Linda was a very natural woman. She loved the fresh air and the freedom and the privacy of the countryside ... She was just a great person to hang out with: very funny, very smart and very talented. "
Source: "Sir Paul McCartney on Linda." TimesonLine.co.uk. 4/06/08.

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