You know the way people begin to look like their dogs? Well, we're beginning to look like each other.
There is an alternative to war. It's staying in bed and growing your hair.
I used to think it was mere homesickness, then I started getting it at home.
Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come.
The sun is up, the sky is blue
It's beautiful, and so are you.
One thing I can tell you is you have to be free. Come together, right now, over me.
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.
I still believe in peace, love and understanding.
We're mostly macrobiotic, but sometimes I take the family out for a pizza.
I hope someday you will join us and the world will live as one.
Instant Karma's gonna get you, gonna knock you right on the head.
Love is the answer, and you know that for sure;
Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.
I want it to sound like an orange.
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.
You may say i'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
Life's what happens when you're making other plans.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine all the people Sharing all the world.
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.
I'm not really a career person; I'm a gardener, basically.
Come together, right now.
Remember to let her into your heart.
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.
The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.
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.
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.
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.
A very Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear.
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love.
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.
Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity.
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.
It's better to fade away like an old soldier than to burn out.
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.
You won't get anything unless you have the vision to imagine it.
Music is everybody's business. It's only the publishers who think people own it.
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.
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!
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.
War is over ... If you want it.
The reason why kids are crazy is because nobody can face the responsibility of bringing them up.
Whatever gets you through the night.
Nothing is real.
Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.
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.
Tame birds sing of freedom. Wild birds fly.
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.
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.
Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it'll always get you the right ones.
We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction.
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?
Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law. It's nine-tenths of the problem.
I don't know which will go first -- rock 'n' roll or Christianity.
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.
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.
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.
You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.
Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty.
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.
There's nothing you can know that isn't known.
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.
Everything is clearer when you're in love.
Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
The more I see the less I know for sure.
You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!
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.
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.
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.