John Lennon Quotes

John Lennon Quotes

John Lennon Quotes

John Lennon Quotes

John Lennon Quotes


There are only a few notes. Just variations on a theme.

The more real you get, the more unreal everything else is.

 

I am not the Beatles. I’m me. Paul isn’t the Beatles…The Beatles are the Beatles. Separately, they are separate.

 

If The Beatles or the 60’s had a message, it was ‘Learn to swim. And once you’ve learned swim!

 

The Beatles were just a band that made it very, very big, that’s all.

 

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.

 

Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it.

 

me is for it to be given to me, and to transcribe it like a medium… those moments are what I live for.

 

When real music comes to me the music of the spheres, the music that surpasses understanding that has nothing to do with me, cause I’m just the channel. The only joy for

 

It ( In My Life ) was the first song that I wrote that was really, consciously about my life…. up until then, it had been all glib and throwaway.

 

I always like the studio best, once I got the hang of it and the control. I like it because it’s complete control

 

I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. I think it’s realistic, and it’s true to the theme that has been developing over the years. I like first-person music.

 

“I’ve always thought there was this underlying thing in Paul’s “Get Back.” When we were in the studio recording it, every time he sang the line “Get back to where you once belonged,” he’d look at Yoko.”

 

The Beatles is over, but John, Paul, George, and Ringo…God knows what relationship they’ll have in the future. I don’t know. I still love those guys! Because they’ll always be those people who were that part of my life.

 

Barney Kessel is incredible. He’s just amazing . . . . Nobody can play guitar like that

 

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.

 

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.

 

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

 

If art were to redeem man, it could do so only by saving him from the seriousness of life and restoring him to an unexpected boyishness.

 

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.

 

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.

 

We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.

 

Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them twisting it that ruins it for me.

 

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.

 

Imagine there’s no country it isn’t hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace.

 

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.

 

I think a lot of bad things have happened in the name of the church and in the name of Christ and therefore I shy away from church.

 

They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, I told them they didn’t understand life.

 

People always got the image I was an antiChrist or anti-religion. I’m not. I’m a most religious fellow. I was brought up a Christian and I only now understand some of the things that Christ was saying in those parables. Because people got hooked on the teacher and missed the message. All this bit about electing a President. We pick our own daddy out of a dog pound of daddies.

 

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.

 

It doesn’t matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I’m a woman or a man.

 

I don’t believe in killing whatever the reason!

 

Declare it. Just the same way we declare war. That is how we will have peace… we just need to declare it.

 

When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy.

 

Nobody controls me. I’m uncontrollable. The only one who can control me is me, and even that’s barely possible.

 

For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.

 

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.

 

Creativity is a gift. It doesn’t come through if the air is cluttered.

 

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. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.

 

“All you need is love.” I believe it. It’s damn hard, but I absolutely believe it.

 

They’ll never be able to forget us.

 

if everyone could just be happy with themselves and the choices people around them make, the world would instantly be a better place!

Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns it calls me on and on across the universe.

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John Lennon Quotes on Dreams

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

The dream is over. I gotta get down to reality. The good old days is garbage.

I was the walrus, but now I am John…and so my friends, you’ll just have to carry on. The dream is over.

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.

John Lennon Quotes on Friendship

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

I get by with a little help from my friends.

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

Your jeans are full of crap. You’re full of beans, you’re in your teens. You’ve lost your mama’s road map.

Short John Lennon Quotes on Life

Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.

Everything is as important as everything else.

There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done…..

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

Inspirational Quotes by John Lennon

What we’ve got to do is keep hope alive. Because without it we’ll sink.

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

If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’.

Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and openhearted vision of people who embrace life.

Motivational John Lennon Quotes

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

When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind.

Well, I don’t want to be king, I want to be real.

Art is only a way of expressing pain.

John Lennon Songs Quotes on Religion

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.

We’re all God. I’m not a god or the God, but we’re all God and we’re all potentially divineand potentially evil.

We’re not disinterested in politics. It’s just that politicians are disinteresting.

Instant Karma is going to get you.

John Lennon Quotes Everything will be Okay
Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.

John Lennon Quotes about Music

We were always going to dump him when we found a decent drummer.

Music’s all right John, but you’ll never make a living out of it.

Without Jimmy Dean, the Beatles never would have existed.

I don’t miss it. I’m glad it happened, but I don’t miss it.

John Lennon Quotes for Friends

I get by with a little help from my friends.

You’re jeans are full of crap. You’re full of beans, you’re in you teens. You’ve lost your mama’s road map.

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

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

John Lennon Quotes on Christmas

And so this is Christmas…what have you done?

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.

John Lennon Quotes on Elvis

Before Elvis there was nothing.

If there hadn’t been an Elvis, there wouldn’t have been the Beatles.

Elvis died the day he went into the army.

John Lennon Quotes on Politics

I get by with a little help from my friends

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

Possession isn’t ninetenths of the law. It’s ninetenths of the problem.

Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.  I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.

John Lennon Quotes on Happiness

When I hold you in my arms and I feel my finger on your trigger I know no one can do me no harm because happiness is a warm gun.

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

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

Happiness is just how you feel when you don’t feel miserable.

John Lennon Quotes about New York

New York is what Paris was in the twenties. . . the center of the art world. And we want to be in the center. It’s the greatest place on earth. . . I’ve got a lot of friends here and I even brought my own cash.

If I’d lived in Roman times, I’d have lived in Rome. Where else? Today America is the Roman Empire and New York is Rome itself.

John Lennon Quotes about Peace

Imagine all the people living life in peace.

If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal.

Declare it. Just the same way we declare war. That is how we will have peace… we just need to declare it.

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say 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 Quotes about The Sun

When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.

Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun.

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.

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

John Lennon Songs Quotes
Most of the songs came from Europe and Africa and now they were coming back to us. Many of [Bob] Dylan’s best songs came from Scotland, Ireland or England. It was a sort of cultural exchange.

I felt an obligation even then to write a song that people would sing in the pub or on a demonstration. That is why I would like to compose songs for the revolution.

‘Revolution’ . There were two versions of that song but the underground left only picked up on the one that said ‘count me out’.

Meanings of all songs come after they are recorded. Someone else has to interpret them

Love Quotes by John Lennon

I remember a time when everybody I loved hated me because I hated them.

If there’s anything that you want, If there’s anything I can do, Just call on me, and I’ll send it along with love from me to you.

How can I give love when I don’t know what it is I’m giving?

Love is real, real is love.

John Lennon Quotes on Marriage
Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.

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

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. 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. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and openhearted vision of people who embrace life.

John Lennon Quotes on Imagine
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.I hope One day you’ll join us, and the world will live as one.”― John Lennon, Imagine

“Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too

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