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

— John Lennon

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

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Strawberry fields forever

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Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.

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John Lennon quote Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

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Strawberry Fields is anywhere you want to go

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

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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?

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John Lennon quote Count your age by friends, not years. Co

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

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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.

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

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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.

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John Lennon quote Creativity is a gist. It doesn't come th

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

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

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

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

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John Lennon quote Being honest may not get you a lot of fr

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

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About John Lennon

Quotes 617 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Musician
Birthday October 9, 1940

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.

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

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

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John Lennon quote Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.

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It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love

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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.

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

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John Lennon quote The more real you get the more unreal th

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

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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.

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

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Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

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The more I see the less I know for sure.

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I get by with a little help from my friends.

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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.

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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.

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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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Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting my friends

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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Peace in your mind, peace on earth, peace at work, peace at home, peace in the world.

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Whenever in doubt, turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream.

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Don't hate what you don't understand!

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I want you to make love, not war, I know you've heard it before.

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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.

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

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Nobody loves you when you're down and out.

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I'm not afraid of death because I don't believe in it.

It's just getting out of one car, and into another

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

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

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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.

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

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

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Laurel and Hardy. That's John and Yoko, and we stand a better chance under that guise, because all the serious people, like Martin Luther King, and Kennedy, and Gandhi, got shot.

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The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.

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Tame birds sing of freedom. Wild birds fly.

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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?

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