John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE, was an English singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, and together with Paul McCartney formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century.
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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.
Nothing is real.
Everything is clearer when you're in love.
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.
I resent performing for frisking idiots who don't know anything.
Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty.
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
All we are saying is give peace a chance.
And so this is Xmas for black and for white, for yellow and red, let's stop all the fight.
Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary.
It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.
I thought of nothing else but rock 'n' roll;
apart from sex and food and money--but that's all the same thing, really.
Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
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.
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.
I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!
My defenses were so great. The cocky rock and roll hero who knows all the answers was actually a terrified guy who didn't know how to cry. Simple.
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.
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?
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.
If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'.
We've been on our peace gig, as we call it, for a year solid.
And people say, 'Do you think it's having any effect?' I can't answer that. It's like asking me in the Cavern, 'Are you gonna make it?' In the back of my mind I thought, I'm gonna make it, but I couldn't lay it on the line. And I think that peace is more tangible than Beatles.
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.
I believe in everything until it's disproved.
So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now? Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
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.
Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war --for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more.
We're more popular than Jesus Christ now.
I don't know which will go first; rock and roll or Christianity.
I don't intend to be a performing flea anymore.
I was the dreamweaver, but although I'll be around I don't intend to be running at 20,000 miles an hour trying to prove myself. I don't want to die at 40.