“But you’ve got to remember, John and I knew each other when we were teenagers. We listened to the same records. We grew up to those records. We wore the same clothes. We admired the same kind of people. We had the same tastes. That informed the whole business. John and I were like twins. To find someone like that is pretty impossible. And hey, we were also damn good. We just got it on. We were hot. You can’t replace someone like John, and I don’t think he could’ve replaced someone like me.” - Paul McCartney
I just saw a girl who said she saw John Lennon walking down the street in New York wearing a button that said, "I love Paul.” She asked him: “Why are you wearing an ‘I love Paul’ button?”, and he said: “Because I love Paul.
“In fact, after he died, the thing that helped me the most, really, was talking to Yoko about it. She volunteered the information that he had… really liked me. She said that once or twice, they had sat down to listen to my records and he had said, ‘There you are.” – Paul McCartney
When we were kids we always used to say, ‘okay, whoever dies first, get a message through’. When John died, I thought, 'Well, maybe we’ll get a message’, because I know he knew the deal. I haven’t had a message from John. - Paul McCartney (x)
“The phone rang. I picked it up. ‘Can I speak to Paul McCartney?’ asked a woman. ‘He’s busy at the moment. Who’s calling?’ ‘It’s Yoko.’ Joe knew instinctively it really was John’s widow, rather than a hoax. He told everybody to clear the room. ’And Paul took the call. I just closed the door and he was crying – he’d lost his best friend.” - Joe Reddington