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quote by John Lennon: You know the way people begin to look like their dogs? Well, we're beginning to look like each other. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

You know the way people begin to look like their dogs? Well, we're beginning to look like each other.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: There is an alternative to war. It's staying in bed and growing your hair. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

There is an alternative to war. It's staying in bed and growing your hair.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: I used to think it was mere homesickness, then I started getting it at home. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

I used to think it was mere homesickness, then I started getting it at home.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come.

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

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

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: One thing I can tell you is you have to be free. Come together, right now, over me. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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 i… with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: I still believe in peace, love and understanding. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

I still believe in peace, love and understanding.

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

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

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: I hope someday you will join us and the world will live as one. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

I hope someday you will join us and the world will live as one.

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

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

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; 
Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure;
Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: I want it to sound like an orange. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

I want it to sound like an orange.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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. with background image: 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.

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

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

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: Life's what happens when you're making other plans. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

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

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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 com… with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon


quote by John Lennon: 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. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: Imagine all the people Sharing all the world. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

Imagine all the people Sharing all the world.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: I'm not really a career person; I'm a gardener, basically. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

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

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: Come together, right now. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

Come together, right now.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: Remember to let her into your heart. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

Remember to let her into your heart.

--John Lennon

quote by John Lennon: 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. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: The Kingdom of Heaven is within you. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.

--John Lennon


quote by John Lennon: 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. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: A very Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love.

--John Lennon

Longer Version:

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

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

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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. with background image: 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.

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

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

--John Lennon

Longer Version:

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

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

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

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

--John Lennon

Longer Version:

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 by John Lennon: 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! with background image: 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!

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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 h… with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: War is over ... If you want it. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

War is over ... If you want it.

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

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

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: Whatever gets you through the night. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

Whatever gets you through the night.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: Nothing is real. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

Nothing is real.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

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

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: Tame birds sing of freedom. Wild birds fly. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

Tame birds sing of freedom. Wild birds fly.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it'll always get you the right ones. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity. with background image: 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.

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

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

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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? with background image: 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?

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

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

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

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

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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… with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: There's nothing you can know that isn't known. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

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

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: Everything is clearer when you're in love. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

Everything is clearer when you're in love.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: God is a concept by which we measure our pain. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: The more I see the less I know for sure. with background image: photo of author John Lennon with quote

The more I see the less I know for sure.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are! with background image: 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!

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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… with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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 … with background image: 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.

--John Lennon
quote by John Lennon: 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. with background image: 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.

--John Lennon

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