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  1. Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.


  2. Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. Lennon lyric explained on Quora


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


  4. 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 live as one.


  5. Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.


  6. I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love.


  7. A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

    • beatles

  8. You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.


  9. Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.


  10. Love is the flower you've got to let grow.

    • love

  11. As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.


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


  13. The more I see the less I know for sure.


  14. God is a concept by which we measure our pain.


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


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

    • beatles

  17. If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.


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


  19. 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.


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


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


  22. 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.


  23. Woman is the Nigger of the World.

    • women

  24. Nothing is real.

    • beatles

  25. 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.


  26. I resent performing for frisking idiots who don't know anything.


  27. Everything is clearer when you're in love.

    • love

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


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


  30. And so this is Xmas for black and for white, for yellow and red, let's stop all the fight.




John Lennon image quotes

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  1. Picture quote by John Lennon about imagination

    Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.


  2. Picture quote by John Lennon about friends

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


  3. Picture quote by John Lennon about creativity

    Creativity is a gist. It doesn't come through if the air is cluttered.


  4. Picture quote by John Lennon about friends

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


  5. Picture quote by John Lennon about time

    Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.


  6. Picture quote by John Lennon about real

    The more real you get the more unreal the world gets.


  7. Picture quote by John Lennon about friends

    Being honest may not get you many friends, but it'll always get you the right ones.


  8. Picture quote by John Lennon about self

    It's weird not to be weird


  9. Picture quote by John Lennon about people

    The more real you get the more unreal the world gets.


  10. Picture quote by John Lennon about perspective

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


  11. Picture quote by John Lennon about life

    When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy". They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life


  12. Picture quote by John Lennon about life

    Life is what happens to you while youre busy making other plans


  13. Picture quote by John Lennon about dream

    A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.


  14. Picture quote by John Lennon about world

    The more real you get, the more unreal the world gets


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About John Lennon

Name John Lennon
About 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
Quotes 84 quotes
Nationality English
Profession Musician
Birthday October 9, 1940
Top topics peace, beatles, love, believe, people

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What are the best peace quotes by John Lennon?


  1. 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 live as one.

    • beatles

  2. You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.

    • peace

  3. If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.

    • 1960s

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


  5. All we are saying is give peace a chance.


  6. 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.

    • peace

  7. 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.


  8. It just was a gradual development over the years. I mean last year was 'all you need is Love.' This year, it's 'all you need is Love and peace, baby.' Give peace a chance, and remember Love. The only hope for us is peace. Violence begets violence. You can have peace as soon as you like if we all pull together. You're all geniuses, and you're all beautiful. You don't need anyone to tell you who you are. You are what you are. Get out there and get peace, think peace, and live peace and breathe peace, and you'll get it as soon as you like.

    • peace

  9. I'm not claiming divinity. I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can... But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.


  10. 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.


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What are the best beatles quotes by John Lennon?


  1. 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 live as one.

    • beatles

  2. A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

    • beatles

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

    • beatles

  4. If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.

    • 1960s

  5. Nothing is real.

    • beatles

  6. I thought of nothing else but rock 'n' roll; apart from sex and food and money--but that's all the same thing, really.

    • beatles

  7. I realized that kids everywhere go for the same stuff; and seeing as we'd done it in England, there's no reason why we couldn't do it in America too.

    • beatles

  8. 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.

    • beatles

  9. 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.

    • beatles

  10. Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.

    • beatles

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What are the best love quotes by John Lennon?


  1. Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.

    • love

  2. Love is the flower you've got to let grow.

    • love

  3. If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.

    • 1960s

  4. Everything is clearer when you're in love.

    • love

  5. 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.

    • behind

  6. 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.

    • love

  7. I'm not claiming divinity. I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can... But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.

    • answer

  8. 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.

    • being

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

    • love

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What are the best believe quotes by John Lennon?


  1. 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.

    • confidence

  2. I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!


  3. I'm not claiming divinity. I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can... But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.

    • answer

  4. 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.

    • believe

  5. 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?

    • believe

  6. I believe time wounds all heels.


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What are the best people quotes by John Lennon?


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

    • music

  2. These critics with the illusions they've created about artists - it's like idol worship. They only like people when they're on their way up... I cannot be on the way up again.


  3. 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.

    • believe

  4. My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.


  5. I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people.


  6. Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry.


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

  • another

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

  • music

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 thought of nothing else but rock 'n' roll; apart from sex and food and money--but that's all the same thing, really.

  • beatles

All we are saying is give peace a chance.

  • chance

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?

  • being

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.


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.

  • peace

I realized that kids everywhere go for the same stuff; and seeing as we'd done it in England, there's no reason why we couldn't do it in America too.

  • beatles

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.

  • behind

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

  • another

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.


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

  • christianity

I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!

  • believe

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.


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.

  • beatles

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.


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.

  • beatles

Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry.

  • people

For a long time I wasn't listening to music, to the rock and roll stuff on the radio, because it would cause me to get sweaty--it would bring back memories I didn't want to know about, or I would get that feeling that I'm not alive 'cause I'm not making it. And if it was good, I hated it 'cause I wasn't doing it. And if it was bad, I was furious 'cause I could've done it better...

  • music

The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that's making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it?


I've had the boyhood thing of being Elvis. Now I want to be with my best friend, and my best friend's my wife. Who could ask for anything more?

  • marriage

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 believe time wounds all heels.

  • time

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.


The pressures of being a parent are equal to any pressure on earth. To be a conscious parent, and really look to that little being's mental and physical health is a responsibility which most of us, including me, avoid most of the time, because it's too hard...To put it loosely, the reason why kids are crazy is because nobody can face the responsibility of bringing them up...


The joy is still there when I see Sean. 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 his things. But he is my biggest pride.

  • parenting

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.

  • christianity

The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.

  • trouble

Everybody loves you when you're six foot in the ground.


It just was a gradual development over the years. I mean last year was 'all you need is Love.' This year, it's 'all you need is Love and peace, baby.' Give peace a chance, and remember Love. The only hope for us is peace. Violence begets violence. You can have peace as soon as you like if we all pull together. You're all geniuses, and you're all beautiful. You don't need anyone to tell you who you are. You are what you are. Get out there and get peace, think peace, and live peace and breathe peace, and you'll get it as soon as you like.

  • peace

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.

  • love

Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? All the rest of you, if you


I'm not claiming divinity. I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can... But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.

  • answer

I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people.

  • change

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


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


Songwriting is about getting the demon out of me. It's like being possessed. You try to go to sleep, but the song won't let you. So you have to get up and make it into something, and then you're allowed to sleep. It's always in the middle of the night, or you're half-awake or tired, when your critical faculties are switched off. So letting go is what the whole game is. Every time you try to put your finger on it, it slips away. You turn on the lights and the cockroaches run away. You can never grasp them...


And God help Bruce Springsteen when they decide he's no longer God... They'll turn on him, and I hope he survives it.


I'd never met a woman I considered as intelligent as me. That sounds bigheaded, but every woman I met was either a dolly-chick, or a sort of screwed-up intellectual chick. And of course, in the field I was in, I didn't meet many intellectual people anyway. I always had this dream of meeting an artist, an artist girl who would be like me. And I thought it was a myth, but then I met Yoko and that was it.

  • women

Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.

  • beatles

When you're thirty-five, you can't take as much booze ... and I always got a little violent on drink...So it was kind of self-destructive suicide side of me, which is resolving itself for the better, I believe, because I never enjoyed it...


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.

  • believe

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?

  • believe

My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.

  • artist

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.


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

  • love

These critics with the illusions they've created about artists - it's like idol worship. They only like people when they're on their way up... I cannot be on the way up again.

  • again

You can't cheat kids. If you cheat them when they're children they'll make you pay when they're sixteen or seventeen by revolting against you or hating you or all those so-called teenage problems. I think that's finally when they're old enough to stand up to you and say, 'What a hypocrite you've been all this time. You've never given me what I really wanted, which is you'.


The postman wants an autograph. The cab driver wants a picture. The waitress wants a handshake. Everyone wants a piece of you.


The worst drugs are as bad as anybody's told you. It's just a dumb trip, which I can't condemn people if they get into it, because one gets into it for one's own personal, social, emotional reasons. It's something to be avoided if one can help it.

  • drugs

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.

  • being

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

  • christianity

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.


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