From Beatles' press conferences..
Question: Beethoven figures in one of your songs. What do you think of Beethoven?
Ringo: He`s great. Especially his poems.
Question: What do you think of the criticism that you`re not very good?
George: We`re not.
Question: What did you think when your airliner`s engine began smoking as you landed today?
Ringo: Beatles, women and children first!
Question: Do you date much?
Ringo: What are you doing tonight?
Question: What do you do when you`re cooped up in a hotel room between shows?
George: We ice skate.
Question: Would you like to walk down the street without being recognised?
John: We used to do this with no money in our pockets, there`s no point in it.
Question: Are you scared when crowds scream at you?
John: More so in Dallas than in other places.
Question: What`s this about an annual illness, George?
George: I get cancer every year.
Question: Do you plan to record any anti-war songs?
John: All our songs are anti-war.
Question: Does all the adulation from teenage girls affect you?
John: When I feel my head start to swell, I look at Ringo and know perfectly well we`re not supermen.
Question: The French have not made their mind up about the Beatles. What do you think of them?
Paul: Oh, WE like the Beatles, they`re gear!
Question: Girls rushed towards my car because it had press identification and they thought I met you. How do you explain this phenomenon?
John: You`re lovely to look at!
Question: Does it make you feel like caged animals, staying in your hotel rooms except for concerts?
John: No, we feed ourselves.
Question: Were you worried about the oversized roughnecks who tried to infiltrate the airport crowd on your arrival?
Ringo: That was us!
Question: There`s a "stamp out the Beatles movement" underway in Detroit. What are you going to do about it?
Paul: We`re going to start a campaign to stamp out Detroit.
Question: Who of you thought up the name "Beatles"?
Paul: I thought of it.
Paul: Why not?
Question: How do you feel about the invasion of your privacy all the time?
Ringo: The only time it bothers us, is when they get us down to the floor and really mangle us!
Question: Who in the world would the Beatles like to meet more in the world than anybody else?
Ringo: The real Santa Claus.
Question: Is your popularity beginning to taper off?
Paul: I agree that our popularity has hit a peak. But I also agree with a man who said the same thing last year. And we were both wrong!
Question: Do you have any special advice for teenagers?
John: Don`t get pimples.
Question: Sorry to interupt you while you are eating, but what do you think you will be doing in five years time, when all this is over?
Ringo: Still eating.
Question: Has success spoiled the Beatles?
Paul: The great thing about it is that you don`t have big worries anymore, when you`ve got were we have - only little ones, like whether the plane is going to crash.
Question: What excuses do you have for your collar length hair?
John: Well, it just grows out yer head!
Question: How do you feel about teenagers imitating you with Beatle wigs?
John: They are not imitating us, because we don`t wear Beatle wigs.
Question: Are you going to get haircuts over in America?
Ringo: What do you mean? We got them yesterday!
Question: Does your hair require any special attention?
John: Inattention is the main thing.