portrait of George Harrison
At White House, 13 December 1974. Photograph by David Hume Kennerly

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Quotes of the Day for 1 December 2001 – George Harrison

George Harrison, the "quiet Beatle," the youngest of the band, died Thursday at the home of a friend following a battle with throat cancer. "He left this world as he lived in it, conscious of God, fearless of death, and at peace, surrounded by family and friends," according to a statement released by his family. As Harrison said in titling an album thirty years ago: All Things Must Pass. But I'm still saddened.

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The quotes:

[A dark horse is] the one who suddenly pulls out from behind the rest and barrels ahead to actually win the race. The one that nobody's bothered to put any money on. That's me, I guess. The very last one anyone would have ever expected to come out a winner.

Throughout much of our lives, our association with the temporary has risen. This transitory body, a sack of bones and flesh, is considered erroneously as our true body and we have accepted this temporary condition as conclusive.

With our love, we could save the world.

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.'

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

As far as I'm concerned, there won't be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead.
     - All today's quotes are from George Harrison, 1943 - 2001

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