110+ Yoko Ono Quotes On Art, John Lennon And Dreams

Top 10 Yoko Ono Quotes (BEST)

  1. Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life.
  2. A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
  3. You change the world by being yourself.
  4. Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90. Time is a concept that humans created.
  5. Smile to the future and it will smile back to you
  6. Every drop in the ocean counts.
  7. Imagine a dolphin dancing in the sky. Let it dance with joy. Think of yourself at the bottom of the ocean watching.
  8. Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.
  9. Healing yourself is connected with healing others.
  10. Be silent in a group of people See what they reveal to you.

Yoko Ono Short Quotes

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  • Look at yourself in the mirror and don't be afraid to notice how beautiful you are.
  • See what you can do. See what you want to do. See what you will do about it. Find your way out.
  • The 1960s were about releasing ourselves from conventional society and freeing ourselves.
  • Look at a star in the sky not as something unreachable but as a planet you would visit one day.
  • Keep going until your efforts start to make things better in your hometown.
  • Every moment in our lives is a miracle we should enjoy instead of ignoring.
  • Tape the sound of friends laughing together. Save it for a rainy day.
  • Cosmetics is a boon to every woman, but a girl's best beauty aid is still a near-sighted man.
  • You may think I’m small, but I have a universe inside my mind.
  • When I turned 60, it didn't bother me at all.

Yoko Ono Quotes On Art

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I thought art was a verb, rather than a noun. — Yoko Ono

Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity. — Yoko Ono

I really feel that artists or musicians are controversial people. Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity. If people are not doing that, they're not artists - they're artisans. — Yoko Ono

But only art and music have the power to bring peace. — Yoko Ono

Performance art is going to be the future. Plays on Broadway are so restricted. But performance art is like haikus, just one line thing. And it's more casual but more interesting. — Yoko Ono

Art is like breathing for me. If I don't do it, I start to choke. — Yoko Ono

My career? I never think of it as a 'career.' Art and music and all those things that I'm creating are just part of me. — Yoko Ono

The first idea, the first art piece I ever did, was when I was four. I cut the seed of a pear in half and the seed of an apple in half in put those two halves together and planted the seed, hoping a very strange tree might grow. And I never stopped. — Yoko Ono

Art for me is like breathing. When I stop breathing, what happens? — Yoko Ono

I never went to art school and I never thought of going to an art school. It was just a way of manifesting these ideas I had. Ideas came to me that I needed to express. — Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono Quotes On Love

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The opposite of love is fear, not hate. — Yoko Ono

Mirror becomes a razor when it's broken. A stick becomes a flute when it's loved. — Yoko Ono

Be kind to yourself this evening. Buy something for yourself. Treat yourself to a meal. Look in the mirror and give yourself a smile — Yoko Ono

Remember love. Remember our hearts are one. Even when we are fighting with each other, our hearts are beating in unison. I love you. — Yoko Ono

We get shy about saying things like I love you. Life is so short. It's crazy, that we hesitate to express our true thoughts to each other. — Yoko Ono

The regret of my life is that I have not said 'I love you' often enough. — Yoko Ono

All my life, I have been in love with the sky. Even when everything was falling apart around me, the sky was always there for me. — Yoko Ono

There's a long life ahead of you and it's going to be beautiful, as long as you keep loving and hugging each other. — Yoko Ono

John wrote with a very deep love for the human race and a concern for its future. — Yoko Ono

Real success is doing things right every day by not forgetting to express love to your friends. — Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono Quotes On John Lennon

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Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on 8 Dec 1980. — Yoko Ono

My husband John Lennon was a very special man. A man of humble origin, he brought light and hope to the whole world with his words and music. — Yoko Ono

Most of the fans of John Lennon and maybe John and Yoko are younger than me. — Yoko Ono

After my husband John Lennon passed away, I tried to smile for my health. — Yoko Ono

When people get cynical about love, they should look at us [Yoko and John Lennon] and see it is possible — Yoko Ono

We are very lucky really, because we can create our own reality, John [Lennon] and me, but we know the important thing is to communicate with other people. — Yoko Ono

Artists are magicians and I definitely think John Lennon was a Wizard. — Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono Quotes On Imaginative

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Imagine the clouds dripping Dig a hole in your garden to put them in — Yoko Ono

Your thoughts create reality. The most pragmatic way to create world peace is to use your power of visualization. Think Peace, Act Peace, Spread Peace, Imagine Peace. Your thoughts will soon cover the planet. The most important thing is to believe in your power. It works. — Yoko Ono

When you're imagining peace, you can't kill anyone. That's good isn't it? — Yoko Ono

IMAGINE PEACE: Think PEACE, Act PEACE, Spread #‎ PEACE . — Yoko Ono

Imagine painting all the statues in the world in the color of the sky — Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono Quotes On People

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Nobody's life is a bed of roses. We all have crosses to bear, and we all just do our best. I would never claim to have the worst situation. There are many widows, and many people dying of AIDS, many people killed in Lebanon, people starving all over the planet. So we have to count our lucky stars. — Yoko Ono

I think that all women are witches, in the sense that a witch is a magical being. And a wizard, which is a male version of a witch, is kind of revered, and people respect wizards. But a witch, my god, we have to burn them. — Yoko Ono

People say that this new generation is so used to the Internet that their heads are already different. They can't read a book from beginning to end. That is not a tragedy. The book changes form. — Yoko Ono

If someone is unpleasant to you, draw a halo around his or her head in your mind. He/she is an angel who came to teach you something. — Yoko Ono

Confusion has become a state of mind, more of less; we're trained to be confused. Quite simply, the people in power are keeping us down, keeping us docile and keeping us consuming with this confusion. It's a cultural confusion and it is deliberate. — Yoko Ono

I admire all people who are trying to be a good power in this chaotic world. — Yoko Ono

Some people think that movements, such as the movements in ballet, are a higher cultural expression, whereas some are just dirt. I think it is elitist to think that a trained movement is more acceptable than untrained and possibly unrehearsed movements. — Yoko Ono

I have to be pretty inclusive. I have to be pretty much inside of me rather than going out and finding out what people are doing. I don't have the time to. I just listen to my mind, in a way. — Yoko Ono

People are still thinking of solving problems by violence and war, and that has to stop. — Yoko Ono

All my concerts had no sounds in them; they were completely silent. People had to make up their own music in their minds! — Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono Quotes On Life

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The sky is always there for me, while my life has been going through many, many changes. When I look up the sky, it gives me a nice feeling, like looking at an old friend. — Yoko Ono

Try to say nothing negative about anybody for three days, for forty-five days, for three months. See what happens to your life. — Yoko Ono

Nobody's life is a bed of roses. We all have crosses to bear and we all just do our best. — Yoko Ono

Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. — Yoko Ono

Transform jealousy to admiration, and what you admire will become part of your life. — Yoko Ono

If your life changes, we can change the world, too. — Yoko Ono

Please know that being 80 is not a scary thing. When you're 80, your life is much freer. — Yoko Ono

Your private life is really very important for you. You know, all of us, you know. — Yoko Ono

You are beautiful. Don't ever think you are not. It may be such a compliment that does not come from a man too often. They are shy, proud, and rude. Give yourself some love. And walk as what you are - a beautiful woman. All your life. — Yoko Ono

A lot of things have been thrown at me in life, and I've got through it all without a rule book, taking it one day at a time. — Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono Quotes On Music

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Music is like my security blanket. — Yoko Ono

I just go with the flow, so any style can be in my music - that makes it exciting. — Yoko Ono

I'm into indie music. I think indie is going to bring back the spirit in music. There was a time when it was all about accommodating the music business, the music was getting tasteless, but the spirit is back. — Yoko Ono

In a way the new music showed things could be transformed by new channels of communication. — Yoko Ono

In the '60s, people were still very protective of each field that they belonged to. Avant-garde artists didn't know about rock or pop or jazz. And the jazz people of course didn't want to know about any other music. They were all just kind of protecting their territory. — Yoko Ono

People make music to get a reaction. Music is communication. — Yoko Ono

These days, DJ's are the ones who are bringing fresh sounds to the music world. In fact, they are creating a new spatial music. They are the space transformers of the universe. — Yoko Ono

I think there is a big difference between the music business and music. And my relationship is to music, not music business. I think the business will keep changing, but music won't. Music will be there. — Yoko Ono

To me, the concept of distance is not important. Distance doesn't exist, in fact, and neither does time. Vibrations from love or music can be felt everywhere, at all times. — Yoko Ono

Music is something that even when you close your eyes it gets into your body. — Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono Quotes On World

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Remember, each one of us has the power to change the world. Just start thinking peace, and the message will spread quicker than you think. — Yoko Ono

We are all dreamers creating the next world, the next beautiful world for ourselves and for our children. — Yoko Ono

I have the outsider's vision, which is creating wisdom I can share with the world. The fact that I am misunderstood has always given me an added impetus to work on communication to bridge the gap. — Yoko Ono

We're growing up together, the human race. And we've discovered a lot of things that we didn't know. We're finding our way. Instead of thinking about doomsday all the time, think about how beautiful the world is. We're all together, and together we're getting wiser. — Yoko Ono

I just want to be healthy and stay alive and keep my family going and everything and keep my friends going and try to do something so that this world will be peaceful. That is the most ambitious and the most difficult thing, but I'm there trying to do it. — Yoko Ono

People think that their world will get smaller as they get older. My experience is just the opposite. Your senses become more acute. You start to blossom. — Yoko Ono

The art world was not initially really accepting my kind of work. I was ahead of my time. — Yoko Ono

Fracking kills, and it doesn't just kill us. It kills the land, nature and, eventually, the whole world. — Yoko Ono

I'm a politician. Politics is just a convenience for our life and we just have to create a beautiful world together that would be very convenient for us and just enjoyable. — Yoko Ono

In the Second World War, I was a little girl. I was evacuated in my country. — Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono Quotes On Artists

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I see so many activists... who are artists because they feel that they have the power of communication. — Yoko Ono

True artists are prophets. I don't want to be that prophetic in that sense because it's so lonely. — Yoko Ono

Artists and musicians of the Sixties were definitely into clothes. — Yoko Ono

Artists are going to be the metronome of this society. — Yoko Ono

Sound as medium has an incredible elasticity. So, of course, it is tempting for artists of other fields to try something with sounds. Why not? We are living in the age when there is no limit in gathering all forms of art and music to mix it together if you so desire. — Yoko Ono

People don't remember each tree in a park but all of us benefit from the trees. And in a way, artists are like trees in a park. — Yoko Ono

People accuse artists of being narcissists - of course we are! If we don't like ourselves, who's going to like us? — Yoko Ono

Women artists are still treated differently from men. — Yoko Ono

Many incredible artists die before they were famous. — Yoko Ono

I like artists who have something to say, not wallpaper. — Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono Famous Quotes And Sayings

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I think that all women are witches, in the sense that a witch is a magical being. Don't be scared of witches, because we are good witches, and you should appreciate our magical power. — Yoko Ono

Sometimes I am happy and sometimes not. I am, after all, a human being, you know. And I am glad that we are sometimes happy and sometimes not. You get your wisdom working by having different emotions. — Yoko Ono

The human race is a very, very magical race. We have a magic power of witches and wizards. We're here on this earth to unravel the mystery of this planet. The planet is asking for it. — Yoko Ono

If I was a Jewish girl in Hitler's day, I would become his girlfriend. After ten days in bed, he would come to my way of thinking. — Yoko Ono

I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive. — Yoko Ono

Rather than deal with problems in relationships, I've always moved on. That's why I'm one of the very few survivors as a woman, you know. — Yoko Ono

Power is not something we should be afraid of. Power is great, power is energy. And in terms of energy, the most important energy is human spiritual energy and when I say spiritual, I feel like have to be very careful, I don't mean religious, I mean the energy of the mind, the energy that exists within us. — Yoko Ono

When you are feeling bad, do one thing a day to make your heart dance. It could be a simple thing like looking up at the sky. — Yoko Ono

Experiencing sadness and anger can make you feel more creative, and by being creative, you can get beyond your pain or negativity. — Yoko Ono

The cynicism that you have is not your real soul. — Yoko Ono

I always thought that I was an important musician. If you don't have that confidence, why would you go on and do it? — Yoko Ono

In the '60s we fought for peace, when the Vietnam war was on. We were against the cops and against the politicians, and there was a lot of waving banners and all that. And I think in a way, just as they were enjoying that machoism of war, we were enjoying the machismo of being anti-war, you know? — Yoko Ono

I wonder why men get serious at all. They have this delicate, long thing hanging outside their bodies which goes up and down by its own will. If I were a man I would always be laughing at myself. — Yoko Ono

You can't always be in awe of someone's talent, living with them. — Yoko Ono

I always believed that my work should be unfinished in the sense that I encourage people to add their creativity to it, either conceptually or physically. Back in the 1960s, I was calling for 'Unfinished Music,' number one, and number two, with my artwork - I was taking unfinished work into the gallery. And that's how I was looking at it. — Yoko Ono

No one person could have broken up a band, especially one the size of the Beatles. — Yoko Ono

Marriage is a gamble, let's be honest. — Yoko Ono

Perhaps one feels more pain when parents are there. It's like when you're hungry, you know, it's worse to get a symbol of a cheeseburger than no cheeseburger at all. It doesn't do you any good, you know. — Yoko Ono

I think of John every day. I do try to block it, but December 8th is not the only day I think of him. — Yoko Ono

Loneliness is equal to the radius of one's awareness. — Yoko Ono

Losing my daughter was a very serious pain. There was always some empty space in my heart. — Yoko Ono

The nice thing about the gallery shows is that without having to pay any money you can just go and see it. — Yoko Ono

We don't read people's wishes. The wishes are suppose to be direct communication to the Universe. Your interception will weaken the power of the wish. — Yoko Ono

Faces can lie. Backsides can't. — Yoko Ono

It's a waste of time to think that if you colored a painting red what might have happened if you painted it black. — Yoko Ono

In the present age when communication is so rapid, we should create a different tradition, traditions are created everyday. Five years now is like 100 years before. We are living in a society that has no history. There’s no precedent for this kind of society so we can break the old patterns. — Yoko Ono

We're all water from different rivers, That's why it's so easy to meet, We're all water in this vast, vast ocean, Someday we'll evaporate together. — Yoko Ono

Give death announcements each time you move instead of giving announcements of the change of address. Send the same when you die. — Yoko Ono

Anger is an emotion that is very energetic. It is an ideal emotion to turn it around to make it work as a positive force. — Yoko Ono

If you have too many quotes from other people in your head, you can't create. You have to keep your head empty. That's why I am constantly enjoying the sky, the park, the walk. — Yoko Ono

We created a thing called culture and civilization, and now we're about to lose it because we're trying to destroy everything. And I kind of miss it. I miss culture and civilization. — Yoko Ono

Luckily we never injected because both of us were totally scared about needles. So that probably saved us. And the other thing that saved us was our connection was not very good. — Yoko Ono

I have been known as the minimal and conceptual artist for over five decades. I think I haven't changed much. — Yoko Ono

What all of us artists are doing is using our pain as material to create our work. — Yoko Ono

Mothers are not supposed to give guidance. — Yoko Ono

World peace is one project that we have to do together. — Yoko Ono

Life Lessons by Yoko Ono

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Yoko Ono teaches us to never give up on our dreams, no matter how difficult the journey may be. She also encourages us to embrace our individuality and use our creativity to create something unique. Finally, she reminds us to always be open to new experiences and to take risks in order to achieve our goals.

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