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Quotes by John Lennon (Page 2 of 2)

Quote: The sun is up, the sky is blue
It's beautiful, and so are you. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

The sun is up, the sky is blue
It's beautiful, and so are you.


Quote: One thing I can tell you is you have to be free. Come together, right now, over me. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

One thing I can tell you is you have to be free. Come together, right now, over me.


Quote: Love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep on watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep on watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.


Quote: I still believe in peace, love and understanding. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

I still believe in peace, love and understanding.


Quote: We're mostly macrobiotic, but sometimes I take the family out for a pizza. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

We're mostly macrobiotic, but sometimes I take the family out for a pizza.


Quote: Instant Karma's gonna get you, gonna knock you right on the head. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Instant Karma's gonna get you, gonna knock you right on the head.


Quote: I want it to sound like an orange. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

I want it to sound like an orange.


Quote: Everybody seems to think I'm lazy
I don't mind, I think they're crazy.
Running everywhere at such a speed
Till they find there's no need. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Everybody seems to think I'm lazy
I don't mind, I think they're crazy.
Running everywhere at such a speed
Till they find there's no need.


Quote: You may say i'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

You may say i'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.


Quote: Life's what happens when you're making other plans. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Life's what happens when you're making other plans.


Quote: When I started, rock and roll itself was the basic revolution to people of my age and situation. We needed something loud and clear to break through all the unfeeling and repression that had been coming down on us kids. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

When I started, rock and roll itself was the basic revolution to people of my age and situation. We needed something loud and clear to break through all the unfeeling and repression that had been coming down on us kids.


Quote: I was a great one as a kid for standing and just looking out a window for hours and hours and hours. Now the TV does that for me, except for the view changes immensely. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

I was a great one as a kid for standing and just looking out a window for hours and hours and hours. Now the TV does that for me, except for the view changes immensely.






Quote: Imagine no possesions, I wonder if you can, No need for greed or hunger, A brotherhood of man. Imagine all the people Sharing all the world. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Imagine no possesions, I wonder if you can, No need for greed or hunger, A brotherhood of man. Imagine all the people Sharing all the world.


Quote: Imagine all the people Sharing all the world. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Imagine all the people Sharing all the world.


Quote: I never went to high school reunions. My thing is, out of sight, out of mind. That's my attitude toward life. So I don't have any romanticism about any part of my past. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

I never went to high school reunions. My thing is, out of sight, out of mind. That's my attitude toward life. So I don't have any romanticism about any part of my past.


Quote: I'm not really a career person; I'm a gardener, basically. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

I'm not really a career person; I'm a gardener, basically.


Quote: Come together, right now. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Come together, right now.


Quote: Remember to let her into your heart. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Remember to let her into your heart.




Quote: Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try. No hell below us, above us only sky. Imagine all the people living for today. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Imagine there's no heaven, it's easy if you try. No hell below us, above us only sky. Imagine all the people living for today.


Quote: The Kingdom of Heaven is within you. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.




Quote: We're crazy about this city. Los Angeles? That's just a big parking lot where you buy a hamburger for the trip to San Francisco. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

We're crazy about this city. Los Angeles? That's just a big parking lot where you buy a hamburger for the trip to San Francisco.


Quote: There's nothing new under the sun. All the roads lead to Rome. And people cannot provide it for you. I can't wake you up. You can wake you up. I can't cure you. You can cure you. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

There's nothing new under the sun. All the roads lead to Rome. And people cannot provide it for you. I can't wake you up. You can wake you up. I can't cure you. You can cure you.


Quote: And So This Is Christmas; And What Have We Done? Another Year Over; A New One Just Begun; And So Happy Christmas; I Hope You Have Fun; The Near And The Dear Ones; The Old And The Young. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

And So This Is Christmas; And What Have We Done? Another Year Over; A New One Just Begun; And So Happy Christmas; I Hope You Have Fun; The Near And The Dear Ones; The Old And The Young.


Quote: A very Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

A very Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear.


Quote: There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.


Quote: Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity.


Quote: Like Paul Kraston said, all I ask in life is a water bed, a TV and a typewriter. Well, I'll just have an ordinary bed, a TV and a guitar. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Like Paul Kraston said, all I ask in life is a water bed, a TV and a typewriter. Well, I'll just have an ordinary bed, a TV and a guitar.


Quote: It's better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn out. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

It's better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn out.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

It's better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn out. I don't appreciate worship of dead Sid Vicious or of dead James Dean or of dead John Wayne. It's the same thing. Making Sid Vicious a hero, Jim Morrison -- it's garbage to me. I worship the people who survive. Gloria Swanson, Greta Garbo.


Quote: You won't get anything unless you have the vision to imagine it. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

You won't get anything unless you have the vision to imagine it.


Quote: Music is everybody's business. It's only the publishers who think people own it. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Music is everybody's business. It's only the publishers who think people own it.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it. If you were going to give Rock 'n' Roll another name you might as well call it Chuck Berry. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first -- Rock and Roll or Christianity.


Quote: For those of you in the cheap seats I'd like ya to clap your hands to this one; the rest of you can just rattle your jewelry! by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

For those of you in the cheap seats I'd like ya to clap your hands to this one; the rest of you can just rattle your jewelry!


Quote: Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one.


Quote: The reason why kids are crazy is because nobody can face the responsibility of bringing them up. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

The reason why kids are crazy is because nobody can face the responsibility of bringing them up.


Quote: Nothing is real. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Nothing is real.


Quote: Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.


Quote: I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us.


Quote: Tame birds sing of freedom. Wild birds fly. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Tame birds sing of freedom. Wild birds fly.


Quote: If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I'll say it. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.


Quote: We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create.


Quote: Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it'll always get you the right ones. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it'll always get you the right ones.


Quote: We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.


Quote: The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction.


Quote: It was like being in the eye of a hurricane. You'd wake up in a concert and think, Wow, how did I get here? by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

It was like being in the eye of a hurricane. You'd wake up in a concert and think, Wow, how did I get here?


Quote: Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law. It's nine-tenths of the problem. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law. It's nine-tenths of the problem.


Quote: I don't know which will go first -- rock 'n' roll or Christianity. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

I don't know which will go first -- rock 'n' roll or Christianity.


Quote: Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough and you have to go and get shot or something. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Guilt for being rich, and guilt thinking that perhaps love and peace isn't enough and you have to go and get shot or something.


Quote: Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.


Quote: He didn't come out of my belly, but my God, I've made his bones, because I've attended to every meal, and how he sleeps, and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. I'm so proud of all those things. But he is my biggest pride. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

He didn't come out of my belly, but my God, I've made his bones, because I've attended to every meal, and how he sleeps, and the fact that he swims like a fish because I took him to the ocean. I'm so proud of all those things. But he is my biggest pride.


Quote: You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.


Quote: Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty.


Quote: We were all on this ship in the sixties, our generation, a ship going to discover the New World. And the Beatles were in the crow's nest of that ship. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

We were all on this ship in the sixties, our generation, a ship going to discover the New World. And the Beatles were in the crow's nest of that ship.


Quote: There's nothing you can know that isn't known. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

There's nothing you can know that isn't known.


Quote: When you're drowning, you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,' you just scream. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

When you're drowning, you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,' you just scream.


Quote: Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip.


Quote: God is a concept by which we measure our pain. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.


Quote: The more I see the less I know for sure. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

The more I see the less I know for sure.


Quote: You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are! by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!


Quote: We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.


Quote: Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first -- rock and roll or Christianity. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first -- rock and roll or Christianity.


Quote: You're just left with yourself all the time, whatever you do anyway. You've got to get down to your own God in your own temple. It's all down to you, mate. by author John Lennon overlaid on photo of photo of author John Lennon with quote

You're just left with yourself all the time, whatever you do anyway. You've got to get down to your own God in your own temple. It's all down to you, mate.


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